Safe Toys for Tots: Five Tips for Giving
It's been a rough year for toy makers who have tried to cut corners by using toxic materials in manufacturing. Thousands of kids suffer toy related injuries every year. So how do we know what toys are safe?The American Academy of Pediatricians of...
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...
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 Trent McBride @ pathtalk.org for GrandRounds
Trent McBride writes pathtalk.org, a weblog about pathology, for those of us who are fascinated by all things micro. This week he hosted Grand Rounds 4.16, an illuminating compilation of the best writing in the medical blogosphere. Thank you so ...
Interview with Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS: Part II
Healthline is privileged to have Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, as a member of our Board of Directors. He also serves at the renowned Canyon Ranch where he is vice chairman of the company, and is president of the ...
Canyon Ranch - Be Your Best Self At Any Age!
In 1979, Mel and Enid Zuckerman opened Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Mel was close to 50 years old, 40 lbs. overweight with diagnoses of asthma, hypertension, ulcers, diverticulitis and a hiatal hernia. He led a sedentary lifestyle, never exe...
HBO's Hear & Now: The Joy of Communication
HBO premiered the documentary film Hear and Now last night. It is a love story of a fascinating, quirky, intelligent, loving couple who happen to be deaf and the parents of three hearing children. One of the children, award winning filmmaker Ire...