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With the proven preventability of heart disease, has it always been a major cause of death? Or are modern lifestyle and diet to blame?
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What is it like to be a female surgeon today? Sixty women, including our own Christine Rohde, MD, MPH, FACS, share their experiences in the fascinating new book, Being a Woman Surgeon: Sixty Stories.
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Daniel Hale Williams founded the first black-owned hospital in America, and performed the world's first successful heart surgery, in 1893.
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The 1918 influenza pandemic, known by many as the “Spanish Flu,” had a stark and unique feature: mortality rates were highest among healthy young adults.
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Suffering from lactose intolerance? You’re not alone! In fact, roughly 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant and experience the unpleasant symptoms of bloating, cramps, nausea, and diarrhea after consuming foods containing lactose.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Pancreatic and Breast Cancers Linked by BRCA Gene Mutation

New research on BRCA gene mutations has opened critical avenues for early detection, better targeted treatment, and potentially, prevention, of pancreatic cancer.
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The Gross Clinic: Eakins Masterpiece of Scientific Realism
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