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  • The Barbarian Invasions & National Cancer Control Month

    There are some films worth seeing more than once, and this weekend I had a chance to view the French Canadian beauty, Les Invasions Barbes (2003), or The Barbarian Invasions. From director Denys Arcand, this truly brilliant comedy/drama won an A...

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  • Get Ready for a Stress Less Back to School Week!

    For those of us with kids, Labor Day Weekend is a time of preparation and making the transition from lazy days of summer to gearing up for school days and after school schedules. Make things easier on yourself and your children by putting a littl...

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asks us to observe Brain Injury Awareness Month by protecting senior citizens from brain injuries. Millions of Americans are caregivers for parents, grandparents or other elders, but did you kno...

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  • Health Observances Unleashed

    Oftentimes we first learn about a disease or condition when a friend or a loved one announces that have been diagnosed; or when we breeze by the newsstand to catch a glimpse of People Magazine with a celebrity-stricken cover; or a poster on the wa...

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  • Racial Disparities in US Healthcare

    The Commonwealth Fund, A Private Foundation Working Toward a High Performance Health Care System, has published a workbook - a resource to help policymakers understand the racial and ethnic disparities in our health care system. The hope is that ...

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  • Tim Russert: Death due to Sudden Coronary Thrombosis, Age 58

    Everyone was shocked and saddened to learn of Tim Russert's untimely demise on Friday, June 13, 2008. NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of the popular Meet the Press died of a sudden coronary thrombosis. Russert's doctors reported the l...

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  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: 5 Things You Can Do

    Child abuse is everyone's business, and with the economic crisis many people are facing, people are under more stress making children more vulnerable. Stabilization of families works as a strategy to prevent child abuse, but how is that achieved...

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  • How Understanding these 50 Medical Symptoms Can Keep You Healthier

    We all experience aches, pains and ailments at some time or another. Many times we dismiss them as a sign of growing older. However, there are some symptoms that should not be ignored. So, before you swallow another antacid for that heartburn you ...

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  • Measles & Mumps on the Rise in the US Again: Are Vaccines Safe?

    The CDC reported 131 new cases of measles in the first seven months of 2008, none resulting in deaths but 15 resulting in hospitalizations. Despite a call for booster shots for mumps vaccine in the 1990's, with a goal of elimination of the diseas...

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  • Medicare in the News - Payments to Dead Doctors & other Issues

    The Washington Post reported that Medicare has paid millions of dollars for durable medical equipment (DME) prescribed by doctors who were dead at the time of billing. The government established the Medicare Fraud Task Force to try to prevent such...

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