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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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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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