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  • Life Cycles: Middle Aged Blues are a Universal Experience

    Researchers in Britain and the US have learned that happiness follows a U curve - peaking in our 20's and reaching a low point for women in their 40's, men in their 50's. Then our overall outlook and sense of contentment rises again as we age.Kno...

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  • August 10-16 is National Community Health Center Week

    The second week of August is dedicated to recognizing the outstanding contributions of Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Centers. They do an outstanding job of providing needed services for America's 44 million uninsured and to those who liv...

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  • Geography Matters: Survival of Children depends on what State they are born in

    The Every Child Matters Education Fund has reported startling findings. 13 million US children live in poverty, 8 million kids lack health insurance coverage and 3 million kids are abused and neglected annually. The state a child is born is a det...

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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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  • 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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  • November 19th-25th is International GERD Awareness Week

    GERD stands for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, one of the most prevalent of all gastrointestinal disorders. According to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (16th Edition), multi-national population-based studies have shown that up to 15...

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