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A Very Medical Miracle

Madeline Mann once weighed less can a can of soda making her the tiniest surviving newborn known to medicine. Next week, she enters high school as something even more exrtaordinary- a honor student who likes to play violin and Rollerblade.

"Her survival wasn't the miracle; her development was." says Dr. Jonathan Muraskas of Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, Ill. She was Born 27 weeks into her mothers pregnancy, she weighed just 9.9 ounces, less than any surviving baby in medical history. Just 10 inches long, smaller than a football. She rested easily in the nurses hand.

Madeline, now 15, weighing 61 pounds and measuring 4 feet 7 has no major medical problems.

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The New Yorker

The Advice Columnists Who Prescribe Literature as Medicine
The New Yorker
A field of advice columns that lob texts at people's troubles has flowered recently, from the Times' “Match Book” to Lit Hub's “Dear Book Therapist” to the Paris Review Daily's “Poetry Rx.” The series run the gamut from straightforward recommendation ...

New Scientist

Medicine for sick koalas turns out to actually kill them
New Scientist
Medicine for sick koalas turns out to actually kill them. Koalas have a chlamydia problem. Gerard Lacz / REX / Shutterstock. By Bob Roehr. Curing chlamydia in koalas can be just as deadly as the disease itself, and now we know why. In humans, chlamydia ...

New York Times

Traditional Medicine
New York Times
Traditional healing practices, like Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Native American medicine, have existed for millenniums and provide health benefits. By suggesting caution in the case of “alternative” treatments used largely by affluent white ...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine explores medical marijuana research
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine want to study the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat diseases. The potential for state supported research is growing even though marijuana remains federally classified ...

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I quit medicine for philosophy, and I'm still stressed
In emergency medicine, stress dominates staff and patients. STEEX/Getty Images. The patient said he fell off a roof, but the nurses were onto it. They'd seen him before, when he'd rocked up to our emergency department a few weeks earlier angling, under ...

Kaiser Health News

Women In Medicine Who Experience Sexual Harassment Add ...
Kaiser Health News
Lawsuits and complaints about sexual harassment are piling up in the health care industry as women take on doctors, peers and co-workers.
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New Hattiesburg doctor practices new medicine
WMC Action News 5
At the end of her physical medicine rehabilitation training, she became fascinated with the effects of nutrition on health. "That kind of led to functional medicine, and after learning and being able to see the results in my patients, I really had to ...


Music and art is a natural medicine to the 'mind and soul' of teen
Music and art is a natural medicine to the 'mind and soul' of teen. Music, art can be sooth the soul of struggling teens. Author: Reginal E. Payne II, Special to USA TODAY, USA TODAY. Published: 12:55 PM EST January 14, 2018. Updated: 3:06 PM EDT March ...

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Rexburg Standard Journal

Nuclear medicine machine purchased by Madison Memorial
Rexburg Standard Journal
Madison Memorial Hospital recently replaced its “Nuclear Medicine Machine,” allowing for better quality images to be picked up on body and brain scans. The new equipment, officially termed the GE Nuclear Medicine Discovery 630, is more effective at ...

Medical Xpress

Medicine that slows balding may turn stiff vessels supple, helping vital organs
Science Daily
Shoykhet and a collaborator Beth A. Kozel, M.D., Ph.D., co-designed the study and co-led experiments at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). The research team's manuscript was finalized and published after Shoykhet joined Children's ...
Medicine that slows balding may turn stiff vessels supple, helping ...EurekAlert (press release)

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