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  • Healthy Weight Week: January 21-27

    It seems as if our culture is obsessed with body weight. We are bombarded with reports of an obesity epidemic on one hand and on the other hand, we hear of models getting kicked off the runways for being too thin. The Healthy Weight Network asks u...

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  • Tim Russert: Death due to Sudden Coronary Thrombosis, Age 58

    Everyone was shocked and saddened to learn of Tim Russert's untimely demise on Friday, June 13, 2008. NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of the popular Meet the Press died of a sudden coronary thrombosis. Russert's doctors reported the l...

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  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: 5 Things You Can Do

    Child abuse is everyone's business, and with the economic crisis many people are facing, people are under more stress making children more vulnerable. Stabilization of families works as a strategy to prevent child abuse, but how is that achieved...

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  • How Understanding these 50 Medical Symptoms Can Keep You Healthier

    We all experience aches, pains and ailments at some time or another. Many times we dismiss them as a sign of growing older. However, there are some symptoms that should not be ignored. So, before you swallow another antacid for that heartburn you ...

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  • Measles & Mumps on the Rise in the US Again: Are Vaccines Safe?

    The CDC reported 131 new cases of measles in the first seven months of 2008, none resulting in deaths but 15 resulting in hospitalizations. Despite a call for booster shots for mumps vaccine in the 1990's, with a goal of elimination of the diseas...

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  • Medicare in the News - Payments to Dead Doctors & other Issues

    The Washington Post reported that Medicare has paid millions of dollars for durable medical equipment (DME) prescribed by doctors who were dead at the time of billing. The government established the Medicare Fraud Task Force to try to prevent such...

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  • Thanks Bertalan Mesko for Grand Rounds 3.25!

    Hungarian medical student Bertalan Mesko is shape-shifting medical information and access to it. He is a successful blogger and Wikipedia administrator, he dreams of universal genetic testing for everyone. " My dream is to create a universal dat...

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  • Swine Flu: What You Need To Know

    Swine Flu Update - Tuesday, May 5, 5:00pm:A 33-year-old Texas woman, already suffering from other health problems, died today from the H1N1 virus. Though not yet reflected in today’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this...

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  • November 19th-25th is International GERD Awareness Week

    GERD stands for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, one of the most prevalent of all gastrointestinal disorders. According to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (16th Edition), multi-national population-based studies have shown that up to 15...

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  • Doctors and Nurses Who Participate in Torture

    Will Moore of Florida State University's Department of Political Science reports that 78% of governments around the world use torture against persons under their control, and the US is one of them. While politicians, reporters and the general pub...

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