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...
Healthline Analysis: Election 2008 - The Romney Plan
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) released his health care plan in August 2007. An undergrad of BYU, he went on to pursue advanced degrees from Harvard's Law School and MBA program and was a founder of a successful venture capital ...
Thanks TBTAM For Hosting Grand Rounds
Once a week Grand Rounds - a carnival of health-related blogs - is hosted by a medical blogger who sifts through multiple entries from the medical blogosphere to find the best posts to share. The posts are featured in the host's issue of Grand Rou...
Labor Day 2007: New Face of Labor - Hired Guns
Our President has made a surprise visit to Iraq to meet with General Petraeus and assess the situation. Next Sunday, September 9, 2007, HBO will air Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq and I have been writing about the types of injuries our servic...
World Suicide Prevention Day
Worldwide, approximately one million die by suicide (30,000 in the US) each year. And for every committed suicide there are at least 20 suicide attempts: It is estimated that there is one attempt made every minute. In response to this worldwide c...
Part III of Interview with Dr. Richard Carmona 17th Surgeon General of U. S.
This week we have been running excerpts of an interview we were privileged to have with 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona MD, M.P.H., FACS. This is the final part and we hope that Dr. Carmona will find time in his busy sc...
It's EveryBody Deserves a Good Massage Week
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals celebrates International Massage Week with their message EveryBody Deserves a Good Massage. Massage has many health benefits besides just making you feel good. There are more than 250 types of massa...
Thank You Eye On DNA for Grand Rounds at the Beach
Thank you to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei and Eye on DNA for including JC Jones' post "Tony Takes a Trip with a Little Help from a Cactus" on Grand Rounds at the Beach.
Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Fracture Risk
Patients over age 50 who take commonly prescribed antidepressants daily are at twice the risk of bone fracture from falling, according to a January 22nd study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study concluded with a 95% confidence interva...
Meditation as Adjunctive Therapy in Depression
"Meditation and CBT help us see how our own thoughts create distress - we can begin to see the negative messages we send ourselves and the mental traps we get caught in. Mindfulness helps us see our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensati...