HIV Infections in NYC Three Times National Rate
4800 people, most of them men who had sex with men (MSM) contracted HIV in NYC in 2006. NYC is considered the epicenter of the HIV epidemic, with 100,000 people living with the illness. Black and Latino men in their 30's and 40's have the highes...
April 6-12 is National Public Health Week - Tell Congress to Take Action on Climate Change
Climate change seems to be on everyone's mind - it is the theme for this year's American Public Health Association (APHA) observance of Public Health Week. The themes for today and tomorrow are Greening of Work and Home.Be Green at Work:Telecommu...
Salmonella Sickens People Across U.S.
UPDATE Friday 11/3/06:Restaurant tomatoes have been identified as the culprit in the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 183 people across 21 U.S. states and Canada, with 22 hospitalizations. "We identified tomatoes eaten in restaurants as the ...
It's Come to This: Lottery for Health Insurance in Oregon
New risk factor identified for early death - lack of health insurance. In the US, 18,000 preventable deaths occur annually due to lack of health insurance coverage, costing the nation $65- 130 billion dollars. 600,000 people in Oregon are uninsure...
Thank You Laurie Edwards at Chronic Dose for Grand Rounds Vol. 4 No. 50
Author/blogger Laurie Edwards at Chronic Dose hosted Getting Educated Medical Grand Rounds this week. Thanks for including my post Have the Olympics Inspired You to New Fitness Greatness? in this delightful edition of Grand Rounds.
La Diabetes Tipo 2: Now the Leading Cause of Death in Mexico
Health officials at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have reported that type 2 diabetes is now the leading cause of death in Mexico, and the third leading cause of death in those living along the US - Mexico border. They estimate that ...
Thank You Dr. Tam for The Seinfeld Edition of Grand Rounds
The show may have been about nothing, but Grand Rounds 4:42 The Seinfeld Edition, by Dr. Tam of The Blog that Ate Manhattan, is about something - and manages to be both funny and informative. He connected my Watermelon post with the award winning ...
No Child Left Behind? Homicide Rates Soar
Halloween just got really scary for me. I live in a relatively tranquil, quiet community. Two blocks from my house, a high school junior, a girl one year older than my daughter, was shot dead at 10 PM on Halloween. An immigrant from Mongolia wi...
New Orleans: Two Years After the Levees Failed
HBO has been running When the Levees Broke: An American Tragedy hands down Spike Lee's most important work to date, in my opinion. I got just as angry watching it this time around as I did as it unfolded in 2005. The burning question that haunts...
National Birth Defects Awareness Month
Prematurity is the leading cause of death in the first month of life and the rate of premature births has risen 20% since 1990. The March of Dimes wants us to know this is an infant health crisis.The US Surgeon General and the March of Dimes are ...