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  • Thank You Health Business Blog!

    Thank you to David E. Williams of Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my posting Musings of a Befuddled Pharmacist. Grand Rounds is a compilation of blogs from all across the medical blogosphere that is held once ...

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  • CJD deaths in France due to contaminated HG hormones

    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare neurodegenerative disease. I have only seen one case of it in my career - and it was an forgettable. A young South African physician was reduced to a writhing, wilted mass of humanity, unresponsive and u...

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  • The Weight Debate: Obama’s Pick for Surgeon General

    Right around the time the Senate finished grilling Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s pick for surgeon general—Dr. Regina Benjamin—began her own version of a confirmation hearing in the arena of public opinion.On one side of t...

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  • Not Your Mothers' Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is one of the oldest documented afflictions known to womankind; from those living in ancient times, to women living in the modern world, and every culture in between. We went from no treatment at all for the disease in Egyptian times...

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  • October is Children's Health Month: Requiem for Deamonte Driver

    We can celebrate and observe Children's Health Month in the context of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applying ten years of environmental protection research to protecting the lives of children. But the devil is in the details. On Febr...

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  • XDR-TB: Extremely Drug Resistant, Extremely Scary

    Tuberculosis has likely plagued humanity since the origin of our species. In 460 B.C., Hippocrates identified Phthisis (Greek for wasting) as a fatal disease that was most prevalent in the population at that time. Throughout human history, tubercu...

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  • Sun Protection - it's not Just for Girls

    Melanoma, the most virulent form of skin cancer, takes over 8,000 American lives each year. Middle-aged and older men are the most likely victims of skin cancer and teen age boys the least likely to use sunscreen. Baseball players are particularl...

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  • How are we doing on resolutions 2008? It's Healthy Weight Week

    How are you doing with your resolutions for a healthier you this year? We are three weeks into this new year and I hope you are eating more fruits and vegetables and walking more. That's all for this month of January. Just eat more produce and ...

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  • Childhood Injury Prevention Week: September 1-7

    Let's all work together to keep our children safe! The As Safe As Possible Campaign wants us all to know: 20.6 million kids are injured each yearthat's 56, 000 kids a day!22, 000 children die each year due to injuries60, 000 are permanently di...

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  • Go for a Run, and Help Kids in Need

    The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners to join its NYC Half-Marathon team. Through sponsorships, each runner on the team raises money that will fund free programs for kids from low-income communities. More runners means more money going to kids...

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