Women's Health

  • Recognizing the Contributions of the Immortal Henrietta Lacks

    posted by Dr. Brian Wilson on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Dr. Brian Wilson, OB/Gyn specialist, shares how a young black woman, Henrietta Lacks, died from cervical cancer in 1951 but a sample of her cells survived, multiplied and were invaluable in health research. The discoveries from her cells led to the polio vaccine, gene mapping and IVF treatment, among others, and resulted in her being named the 'mother' of modern medicine. Learn more about this slice of American health history.

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