Happy 49th birthday Medicare

reginatierney July 31, 2014

  Happy 49th birthday Medicare Forty-nine years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson found himself in Independence, Missouri. Although he was surrounded by a gaggle of politicians, distinguished guests and Secret Service agents, the president was armed only with a…

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How Dr. Heimlich got his maneuver 40 years ago

reginatierney June 16, 2014

The odd term “café coronary” refers to the act of choking on a mouthful of food, often taken from a bountiful plate at a restaurant. To many people witnessing such an event, the victim looks like he is suffering from…

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Typhoid Mary’s life sentence in quarantine

reginatierney April 10, 2014

Read Article HERE: Typhoid Mary’s Life Sentence in Quarantine   North Brother Island is a 16.5-acre bump of land jutting out of the East River, 1,500 feet east of 140th Street in the South Bronx and…

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How to save a dying heart

reginatierney December 3, 2013

READ In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern health and medicine on their anniversaries, like the world’s first human heart transplant on Dec. 3, 1967. In the photo…

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The painful story behind modern anesthesia

reginatierney November 8, 2013

The Painful Story Behind Modern Anesthesia BY: DR. HOWARD MARKEL In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine on their anniversaries, like the groundbreaking use of anesthesia on a…

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The real story behind penicillin

reginatierney September 29, 2013

The Real Story Behind Penicillin In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine on their anniverseries, like the development of penicillin on Sept. 28, 1928. Above: Jean-Claude Fide…

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A Curious Inspiration for the First Stethoscope

reginatierney August 19, 2013

A Curious Inspiration for the First Stethoscope In a monthly column for the PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine, like the invention of the stethoscope. Photo By BSIP/UIG via Getty Images…

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How ‘Going Under the Knife’ Became Much Less Deadly

reginatierney August 19, 2013

How ‘Going Under the Knife’ Became Much Less Deadly   Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine, like the advent of antiseptic surgery, in a monthly column on the PBS NewsHour. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP…

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A Hormonal Happy Birthday

reginatierney August 19, 2013

   A Hormonal Happy Birthday   The word “hormone” made its scientific debut 108 years ago today.  The word hormone has long been a familiar part of the English vernacular. It can refer to a wide variety of things from…

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