It's EveryBody Deserves a Good Massage Week
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals celebrates International Massage Week with their message EveryBody Deserves a Good Massage. Massage has many health benefits besides just making you feel good. There are more than 250 types of massa...
Thank You Eye On DNA for Grand Rounds at the Beach
Thank you to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei and Eye on DNA for including JC Jones' post "Tony Takes a Trip with a Little Help from a Cactus" on Grand Rounds at the Beach.
Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Fracture Risk
Patients over age 50 who take commonly prescribed antidepressants daily are at twice the risk of bone fracture from falling, according to a January 22nd study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study concluded with a 95% confidence interva...
First Ever Patch for Treating Parkinson's Disease Symptoms
Okay, the photo might be a blast from the past for some but you'll get the connection by the time you get to the end of this post!Today the FDA approved the first ever skin patch for treating the symptoms of early Parkinson's disease. Neupro (Roti...
Why Profiling is Good for You
When you were a teen the most important number to know was your SAT score, then in your twenties it was your car's horsepower, and then when you were finally grown-up, it was the interest rate on your mortgage. But one of the most important number...
Healthline Analysis: Election 2008 - The Romney Plan
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) released his health care plan in August 2007. An undergrad of BYU, he went on to pursue advanced degrees from Harvard's Law School and MBA program and was a founder of a successful venture capital ...
Thanks TBTAM For Hosting Grand Rounds
Once a week Grand Rounds - a carnival of health-related blogs - is hosted by a medical blogger who sifts through multiple entries from the medical blogosphere to find the best posts to share. The posts are featured in the host's issue of Grand Rou...
Geography Matters: Survival of Children depends on what State they are born in
The Every Child Matters Education Fund has reported startling findings. 13 million US children live in poverty, 8 million kids lack health insurance coverage and 3 million kids are abused and neglected annually. The state a child is born is a det...
Thank You Daily Interview for Grand Rounds 4.22
I am an interview junkie so I love the blog Daily Interview, who hosted Grand Rounds this week. Thanks for including my interview with US Surgeon General Richard Carmona in a fascinating round up of excellent writing!
Low Carb Diets Don't Raise Risk of Heart Disease
A recent Harvard University study investigated the impact of low carbohydrate and low fat diets on heart disease. The study found that the rate of heart disease was no greater for those following a low-carb diet than for those following a low-fat...