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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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  • Thanks Bertalan Mesko for Grand Rounds 3.25!

    Hungarian medical student Bertalan Mesko is shape-shifting medical information and access to it. He is a successful blogger and Wikipedia administrator, he dreams of universal genetic testing for everyone. " My dream is to create a universal dat...

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  • Swine Flu: What You Need To Know

    Swine Flu Update - Tuesday, May 5, 5:00pm:A 33-year-old Texas woman, already suffering from other health problems, died today from the H1N1 virus. Though not yet reflected in today’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this...

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  • States of Mind

    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Most of us will glide through these season changes, hunker down with a cup of hot cocoa and begin making lists for holiday shopping. Still, this can be a tough time of year for some p...

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  • CMS releases list of Nursing Homes which Fail to Improve

    Special Focus Facilities Not Showing Significant Improvement Most Recent Months as Region Facility Name Address City State Zip Phone Number Survey ...

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  • Thank you Dr. Tam, for Grand Rounds 3.33: The Blogger that is Eating Manhattan

    TB Tam put together this week's serving of medical writing at The Blog That Ate Manhattan. He had kind words about my post The Barbarian Invasions & National Cancer Control Month, musings about a beautiful film, my father's death from prostat...

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  • Watch HBO's COMA, July 3 at 9PM

    The Terry Schiavo case polarized the US in 2005. Despite the media circus surrounding the story, it was a very tragic family affair hanging on a poorly understood phenomena - persistent vegetative state following Traumatic Brain Injury. With a ne...

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  • Seven Healthy Habits to Prevent Headaches

    The National Headache Foundation is focusing attention on Seven Healthy Habits of Headache Sufferers as we observe the 14th annual National Headache Awareness Week, June 3-9, 2007.Diet: Eat regular meals, avoid known food and drinks that trigger ...

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