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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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  • Alternative Medicine & Thyroid Disease: New Book by Stephen Langer, MD

    For those of you who just can't get your thyroid questions answered, reinforcements have arrived!Solved: The Riddle of Illness Your Amazing Thyroid and How You Can Work with it to Control Arthritis, Obesity, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and...

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  • Wall-to-Wall Cancer

    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, ...

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  • Get Active! Get Outdoors for National Great Outdoors Month

    Americans (yes, norteamericanos y sudamericanos) have always been passionate about our outdoor spaces, loving expansive views and wide open places. June is a time to celebrate the great outdoors by participating in a wide range of recreational ac...

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  • 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...

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  • Stemming the Tide of Diabetes: Screening for Pre-Diabetes

    Researchers at RTI International, North Carolina report an epidemic of diabetes in the US, correlated to this country's rising rate of overweight and obese people. Thomas Hoerger, Ph.D., author of a study published in Diabetes Care based on resea...

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