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‘Feminine Touch’ helped blaze trail for all women docs

The latest book by a clinical professor at Lakewood Ranch’s Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine postulates that by welcoming trailblazing women students into the first osteopathic colleges in America in the 1890s, the osteopathic medical profession helped open the doors for all women doctors in the United States.

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The painful irritation of eczema

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It’s common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically and then subside. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.

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Adopted son wants to live with biological mother

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his biological mother. She was completely out of the picture until a couple of years ago when she suddenly showed up, telling us that she’d completely changed her life and wanted to re-establish contact with “her” son. At first, it was just phone calls. Then she asked for daytime visits, then overnights. Then he wanted to go on vacation with her last summer. In the meantime, he’s become more and more difficult to live with – moody and disrespectful, mostly, and his grades have taken a nose dive. He’s told us he doesn’t want to live with us anymore. I think he believes there will be no rules with her and he’ll be able to eat ice cream all day long, figuratively speaking. What should we do?

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'The Feminine Touch' is a powerful tool in osteopathic medicine

An upcoming PBS documentary, based on a book by LECOM clinical professor Dr. Thomas Quinn, explores the role that women have played in the history of osteopathic medicine.
Richard Dymond rdymond@bradenton.com
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'The Feminine Touch' is a powerful tool in osteopathic medicine

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