Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month: Switch to HFA Inhalers
Every asthmatic has an inhaler - but did you know that beginning January 1, 2009 it will no longer be legal to manufacture or sell CFC inhalers in the US? CFC's are chlorofluorocarbons propellants that have been used in MDI's (metered-dose inhale...
Are You Walking Around with HIV?
National HIV Testing Day: Each year, on June 27, National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) organizes National HIV Testing Day, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Admini...
Thank You Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds Smack Down!
Doc Gurley writes Posts from an Insane Health Care System for his blog. He hosted Grand Rounds this week and included my post, Diogenes Syndrome: Living In Extreme Squalor in the Smack Down. (Hey, did anybody catch Dr. Phil's show Secret Inside: ...
Thank You Jeffrey Loew for Grand Rounds 4.27
Australian medical student Jeffrey Loew hosted Grand Rounds this week and included my post Racial Disparities in US Healthcare. Check out his compilation of fascinating reading & enter a diabetes contest (I did).
WHO says: Male circumcision should be part of HIV prevention
Researchers have known for years that circumcision significantly reduces the spread of HIV virus in men, and that uncircumcised men are 3 times more likely to contract HIV. Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis...
Headache Awareness: Menstrual Migraines
Migraine headaches are not life threatening but can be so disabling you sometimes feel you are dwelling in a twilight state between life and death. The pain is so crippling you can not participate in your every day life. My first experience with ...
Thank You Dr. Rich for a Very Patriotic Grand Rounds!
DrRich is a cool guy who writes books and blogs about our crazy health care system. (Are you listening, presidential candidates?) He hosted Grand Rounds for the 4th of July and put together a very patriotic round-up to honor the 232nd birthday of...
Labor Day 2007: New Face of Labor - Hired Guns
Our President has made a surprise visit to Iraq to meet with General Petraeus and assess the situation. Next Sunday, September 9, 2007, HBO will air Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq and I have been writing about the types of injuries our servic...
World Suicide Prevention Day
Worldwide, approximately one million die by suicide (30,000 in the US) each year. And for every committed suicide there are at least 20 suicide attempts: It is estimated that there is one attempt made every minute. In response to this worldwide c...
Part III of Interview with Dr. Richard Carmona 17th Surgeon General of U. S.
This week we have been running excerpts of an interview we were privileged to have with 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona MD, M.P.H., FACS. This is the final part and we hope that Dr. Carmona will find time in his busy sc...