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  • CDC Encourages Late-Season Flu Vaccinations

    U.S. health authorities are preparing for a post-Thanksgiving flu shot push, at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control. Despite a record 110 million doses scheduled to be produced, disribution delays have deprived many state health...

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  • Safe Surgery Saves Lives - Endorse WHO's Checklist

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 234 million major surgical procedures are performed around the world each year. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was created to help operating teams reduce poor incidence of poor surgical outcom...

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  • Give Kids a (Free) Smile Day! February 2

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA). Today, Give Kids a Smile Day, this organization's fifth annual event, more than 14,000 dentists and 37,000 dental team members will pro...

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  • New for Clinicians - Helping Patients with Obesity

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 billion people are overweight and more than 300 million of those people are obese. The cause of the obesity epidemic is decreased physical activity with an increase in consumption of energy rich...

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  • Help Loved Ones Beat the Holiday Blues

    The American Geriatrics Society wants us to know that the elderly are particularly vulnerable to holiday blues at this time of year. People may have health or financial concerns or be thinking of loved ones who are no longer around. If someone y...

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  • American Psychological Association Continues to Participate in Interrogations

    The APA voted to reject a measure that would have banned its members from participating in interrogations. However, they did approve a resolution prohibiting participation in 14 specific methods:sexual humiliationsleep deprivationmock executionsI...

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  • COMA: Interview with Liz Garbus for HBO Special

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major international public health issue. It is estimated that as many as 5 million US citizens may have had TBI and the incidence is higher in Europe and South Africa. Young males (15-24), infants and children ...

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  • Your Questions Answered

    Our regular updates on the H1N1 virus have sparked a lot of questions among our readers, so we've provided a list of your most frequently asked questions and their answers in order to keep you informed, allay your fears, and help keep you safe and...

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  • South Asia Monsoon Creates Staggering Health Crises

    "Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Vietnam have been devastated by flooding, creating health crises effecting 30 million people. Children, comprising 40% of the area population, are particularly vulnerable. People have lost shelter, access to clean w...

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  • September is National Baby Safety Month

    So there's a new baby in the house! No doubt you already child proofed your house prior to baby's arrival, but September is a good time to look around and go over your safety plan for children.Make sure your car seat, stroller and baby carrying ...

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