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  • Unsolved Mysteries: The Continuing Saga of our XDR-TB case

    XDR-TB and all other emerging, infectious diseases have had my attention for a while. For some background information, read:XDR-TB: Extremely Drug Resistant, Extremely ScaryRunaway Bridegroom: XDR-TB Comes (Back) to AmericaOne of my colleagues he...

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  • Thank You Nursing Standard - Clowns Scare Kids

    I am so glad someone finally did a study on this important topic: kids are afraid of clowns. I know I am. I hate clowns. I always have. They freak me out. Coulrophobia, or the fear of clowns, is more common in children than the fear of hospi...

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  • Achilles Tendon Injury Fells China's Hero Liu Xiang

    While the US is riding high on the stunning achievements of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, China's 1.3 billion fans are mourning a fallen hero, Liu Xiang. Liu, 25 years old, won gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics, the first Asian to win the 110 m...

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  • This 4th of July - Leave Fireworks to the Pro's

    We all love fireworks displays. Fireworks are low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for entertainment and aesthetic purposes. The Chinese invented fireworks in the 12th century BC as an aesthetic use of their invention of gunpowder, and firewor...

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  • Rice Wars - the Poor are Hungry

    Rice provides 20% of all the food calories consumed by humans on our planet. It is a staple food for half of the world's population - most of them the poor. We are in a global crisis - a rice shortage while food prices are rising due to increases...

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  • Big Love Meets Managed Care: WellPoint's David C. Colby

    Maybe money can buy you love. David C. Colby, CFO of the nation's largest health insurer, Wellpoint, had a total compensation package of $4, 253,859 and, in addition to two ex-wives, was juggling 16 girlfriends (that we know of), many of whom wer...

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  • The SeX Files: Transgender Issues

    I can't recall any major crises in my life about my gender - I was born a woman, I will die a woman. I find men fascinating, perplexing, maddening at times - but I have never wanted to be one. Homosexuality and even cross-dressing have never see...

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  • October is Liver Awareness Week: Are you protecting your liver?

    The American Liver Foundation reminds us this month to take measures to protect our the health of our liver. Liver disease affects one out of every ten US citizens - 30 million people. A healthy liver is essential to a healthy life because our l...

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  • The Good Die Young: RIP Joshua Scarbary

    My sister called last week to say she was on the way to a funeral for one of my nephew's dear friends - Joshua Scarbary, killed in an occupational accident on December 4, 2007. Only 21 years old, Joshua was tightening a strap on a load of PVC pip...

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  • National Problem Gambling Awareness Week: March 10-16

    The National Council on Problem Gambling wants to raise awareness about gambling behavior that disrupts lives and destroys families. What are the criteria for problem gambling?Gambling until your last dollar is goneUsing your income and savings to...

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