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  • Fight of Your Life Club: Prematurity Awareness Month

    Today 1,300 babies will be whisked away from their mothers in the delivery room to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where an incubator will become his or her home for days, weeks or sometimes months. They can break your heart to see, no big...

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  • Scientific Inquiry Leads to Interesting Discovery: Galaxy Star is a Compulsive Tatter

    Duplicate concepts are the bane of terminology editors everywhere. I was trying to tease out tattoo disorder. Is there such a thing? I never heard of it. Couldn't find any reference to it in the Medical Literature, so seeking the wisdom of the...

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  • Watermelon - Relaxes the Blood Vessels & May Increase Libido

    Watermelon & the Fourth of July just go together. The lowly watermelon may have a lot to do with our sense of well-being this holiday weekend - so eat up & enjoy! This lovely vine-growing fruit is rich in phyto-nutrients such as beta-car...

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  • May 28, 2008 is Senior Health & Fitness Day

    Fitness...a Lifetime Investment! is the theme for this year's senior health and fitness day. Americans are living longer - so save your hard earned dollars. Don't waste them on health care for preventable diseases due to a sedentary lifestyle an...

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  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    I wrote a report for biology class in eighth grade about blood, based on the book Blood: The River of Life. Maybe it influenced my career choice - the subject continues to fascinate me. How many people know that the phrase "I wouldn't touch it wit...

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  • Huntington's Disease Awareness Month

    Huntington's Disease has been on my mind a lot lately, and you can read a previous post, Unraveling the Mysteries of Neurodegenerative Diseases for some of my musings. But how do people and families who have the disease cope with it while waiting...

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  • Medicare Agency Releases List of Chronically Underperforming SNF's

    Skilled nursing facilities that receive federal funding - at a cost of over $72 billion to taxpayers- are inspected annually. Criteria for review are:medication errorspreventing accidents and infectionsassisting residents with activities of daily...

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  • Lending a Medically Guided Hand

    In tonight's State of the Union address we heard:"For all Americans, we must confront the rising cost of care … strengthen the doctor-patient relationship … and help people afford the insurance coverage they need. We will make wider use of electro...

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  • New FDA Safety Alert for Avandia (Rosiglitazone)

    There's a new warning out by the FDA regarding the diabetes medication Avandia, generic name Rosiglitazone. Avandia is an anti-diabetic medication that increases the body's sensitivity to insulin in people who have Type 2 (Non-Insulin Dependent or...

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  • Upcoming Events: HBO's COMA, IHI's Shared Quality Agenda & Medicine 2.0

    Summer should be a time to kick back and take it easy (I think?) but it's going to be a busy month here at Healthline. First up, HBO is airing a new documentary, Coma, on July 3, 2007. Directed by documentary filmmaker and producer of Ghosts of...

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