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  • Dark Side of Disability: Fragile X and Chris Benoit

    Pundits are speculating that the specter of leaving his 7-year old son an orphan may have been the motive for WWE Chris Benoit murdering his son last week. The child had Fragile X Syndrome, a poorly understood genetic disease. Males have only o...

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  • Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Last year, 24 of 50 US states rushed to mandate that all girls (age 11-12) be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) to prevent cervical cancer. HPV is highly communicative via sexual contact and all sexually active females are encouraged ...

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  • Global Healthbeat: AIDS in India

    The first case of AIDS reported in India was in 1986. Today, 5.7 million people in India are living with HIV/AIDS, and all but 500,000 of those are 15-49 years old. A few global NGO’s are stepping forward to help stem the tide. The Kaiser Family F...

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  • What is Supplemental Health Insurance?

    Even if you have a robust employer-provided health insurance plan, you may be surprised to discover what isn’t covered by the plan and what you have to pay out-of-pocket for your health expenses like doctor visits and prescriptions. When you start...

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  • More on MRSA: Online Resources

    Folks seem to be having difficulty accessing information and others who have had similar problems with infections. I have been unable to get information about rehabilitation post-infection so I will be looking for some clinicians to interview nex...

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  • National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    The Arc, an advocacy group working for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is a fantastic resource for families of the disabled. Online Community users can participate in online discussions. 7.2 million people ...

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  • War of Disabilities: HBO's Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq Tells the Stories

    Penetrating wounds from improvised explosive devices (IED) create unique patterns of injuries that are challenges for clinicians and rehabilitation professionals. An upward oblique trajectory through the neck region, coupled with chest wall and l...

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  • Interview with Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS: Part I

    I had the honor and joy to spend some time speaking with Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States. This week I will post a series of excerpts from my interview with this warm and remarkable man. Readers of previous posts kn...

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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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