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Proceed To Article Barbie To The Rescue
Barbie, the doll of mythical fame and fortune has now found a niche in orthopedic medicine. Barbie's flexible knee joint is being used by an anaplastologist from Duke University to make better prosthetic fingers. More...

Proceed To Article Food For Thought
Babies fed a formula-diet enriched with two fatty acids found in breast milk performed better on mental development tests than their control-group conterparts. Some of the control group infants displayed evidence of developmental delay, while none of the enriched-diet infants experienced similiar problems. Read Food For Thought.

Proceed To Article Medical Mistakes
The Veteran's Health Administration has been widely praised for its safety efforts at the 173 US Veteran's Hospitals. When a serious error is reported at a V.A., a pannel of staff members investigates and recommends changes. More....
Proceed To Article Patient Safety Tips
Government agencies, purchasers of group health care, and health care providers are working together to make the U.S. health care system safer for patients and the public. This fact sheet tells patients what they can do to protect themselves. More...

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