This Day In History



1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened 1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia 1794 1st session of US Senate open to the public 1809 Robert Fulton patents steamboat 1810 Napoleon marries Marie- Louise of Austria 1814 Norway’s independence proclaimed 1852 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford St. London) 1861 US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing […]

LIVING WELL

HOW MUCH DOES EXERCISE REALLY AFFECT RISK OF CHRONIC ILLNESS?

Risk is a statistical concept. No one can say exactly how much exercise will reduce an individual’s risk of a given illness. Overweight people with mild hypertension or type II diabetes will probably gain a great deal of benefit from regular exercise programs, while people already fairly healthy may have less measurable reductions in disease risk. Of course, everyone can […]

Dedication

Editorials

The course of scientists’ research into the use of embryonic stem cells to treat patients suffering presently incurable disorders such as Parkinson’s and heart diseases and diabetes continues to be rocky, but breakthroughs do occur. Many in the field have felt the use of these cells necessary because they can be made to produce several kinds of cells to replace […]