Ortho Evra Users - The Verdict Is In!
The FDA today announced that it has approved that Ortho McNeil, the manufacturer of the Ortho Evra Contraceptive Transdermal Patch make some changes to the medication's label. The label will now include results of a new study that found that women...
When we think of cancer, we can usually conjure up an image of a tumor growing in one central location; the breast has breast cancer, the pancreas has pancreatic cancer and the prostate gland has prostate cancer. To visualize cancer of the blood, ...
Healthline Secures Financing and Partnerships
Thanks to the wonders of technology (DVD's), this weekend I saw William Wylers' 1958 classic film, The Big Country. The days of settling a piece of land with 100 miles of fence and some ranch hands are gone, but the basics of a successful venture...
Viruses Behaving Badly
Filoviruses can cause severe hemorrhagic fever in primates and humans. It was first recognized in 1967 in an outbreak in laboratories in Germany and Yugoslavia. Did you know Ebola killed 5,000 gorillas in central Africa in 2006? Family: F...
5 Ways to Stop Sickness, Cold!
About 25% of our staff is out this week or part of it due to illness, mostly minor, but some serious enough to require hospitalization. Over lunch, we were discussing ways to stay healthy at work. I offer these friendly tips for staying well:Disin...
Go Blue for World Diabetes Day
November 14 is World Diabetes Day, the main global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. Over 150 countries and territories across the globe will mark the day in one way or another as a moment to pause and recognize the over 285 million people...
Thank You Scott at Polite Dissent for Grand Rounds 4.26
Polite Dissent: Comics, Medicine and Politics & Fun! hosted Grand Rounds this week and included my post Health Concerns of Prostitutes in a Western style round-up of a score of stories...Thanks Scott & great job of hosting!
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Eating disorders is a term that includes various diseases - anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating, and February 25th-March 3rd 2007 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so in the spirit of awareness and enlightenment I would like to seize the...
Food Label Calorie Counts All Wrong
And just when you thought you had your calorie intake under control, your healthy dinner plans set, and your weight loss goals just around the corner. A new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association shows that res...
Hurricane Season: September is National Preparedness Month
Hurricane Gustav has blessedly dwindled into a tropical storm, but Hannah, Ike and Josephine are reported to be following behind him, forming in the Atlantic Ocean. Homeland Security wants us all to be Prepared, Plan and Stay Informed. Please p...