Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
Too many men I know and love have died of prostate cancer and its complications - my father, my grandfather, the fathers and grandfathers of friends. In Canada and US, Cancer Societies are observing Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, urging men to t...
Men's Health: Gift of Health with our NEWEST Product Feature
Human Kinetics and the American College of Sports Medicine present Healthline’s exclusive new Health Books On-Line. If you want to get serious about your health and make some lifestyle changes, Healthline wants to be your partner. We ma...
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What You Need to Know Now about MRSA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted today an important clinician update about community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). School closures and student deaths due to the so called Superbug a...
Shingles Vaccine Recommended to All Over 60
The U.S. Center for Disease Control has recommended that everyone over 60 be vaccinated against shingles. The sweeping nature of this recommendation is due to widespread exposure to the chicken pox virus, which causes shingles. Said Dr. William ...
Crisis for US Elderly
Economic bad times are hitting senior citizens especially hard, reports AARP. Americans age 55 years and over are struggling with medical bills along with mortgage, credit card payments and rising gas and food prices. The bankruptcy rate for sen...
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is a founding partner of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. The good news is that homicides and suicides in youth are going down. The bad news is that violence rema...
If You're Happy and You Know it, Take a Pill
Before I go onto my little rant I would like to state that I am NOT a doctor. Further, I do not have a medical background. I am an average Joe, typical American, and though I am learning more and more everyday about health information by working a...
Celebrities and Schoolkids: Money for Haiti Coming from All Directions
The citizens of the world are responding en masse to the January 12 disaster in Haiti, mainly in the form of money. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been tracking the overwhelming response to fund-raising efforts across the US. In a January 18 re...
June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month
The Scleroderma Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those effected by scleroderma through support, education and research. The Foundation website is a wealth of valuable, in-depth resources about this complex illness.Research: The...