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  • Music and the Brain

    Researchers at Helsinki Brain Research Centre have reported cognitive recovery in stroke victims who listen to music during rehabilitation. Stroke patients who listened to music a couple of hours a day were happier, more focused and had improved ...

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  • Kidney Failure Linked to Diabetes, Obesity and Sedentary Lifestyle

    The number of kidney failure patients also diagnosed with diabetes increased by 114% between 1995 and 2004, according to a study by the Canadian Institute of Health Information. “Diabetes is the fastest growing cause of end-stage renal disease,”...

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  • Thank you Dr. Emer for Grand Rounds 50! Remember September 9 10:30 PM HBO: ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ

    Thank you for including a link to my post Remember September 9 10:30 PM HBO: ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ in Grand Rounds 50, a round up of medical writing in this week's blogosphere - on Parallel Universes... You can preview the promo here...

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  • WHO says: Male circumcision should be part of HIV prevention

    Researchers have known for years that circumcision significantly reduces the spread of HIV virus in men, and that uncircumcised men are 3 times more likely to contract HIV. Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis...

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  • Headache Awareness: Menstrual Migraines

    Migraine headaches are not life threatening but can be so disabling you sometimes feel you are dwelling in a twilight state between life and death. The pain is so crippling you can not participate in your every day life. My first experience with ...

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  • Thank You Dr. Rich for a Very Patriotic Grand Rounds!

    DrRich is a cool guy who writes books and blogs about our crazy health care system. (Are you listening, presidential candidates?) He hosted Grand Rounds for the 4th of July and put together a very patriotic round-up to honor the 232nd birthday of...

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  • Diary of a Tired Black Man: The Movie

    A friend of mine, a self-proclaimed tired black man, gave me a copy of a movie to review that is really making some noise. First-time filmmaker Tim Alexander created Diary of a Tired Black Man , a hybrid of documentary and drama as a forum to ad...

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  • Hug a Tree? It's Trails Advocacy Week February 11-14

    Forget chocolates and (blood) diamonds. Take a hike with your loved ones for Valentine's Day. The American Hiking Society celebrates Trails Advocacy Week and if you don't have a favorite trail, this week is good time to discover one. Click on t...

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  • More Questions than Answers in US Bioterrorism Case

    If the FBI's theory that the only significant bioterrorism case in US history, resulting in 5 deaths and 17 illnesses, originated from the US biodefense program, the implications for the US public are profound. Two US Senators - Patrick Leahy D-V...

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  • Step Up For 9.4 Million Uninsured Children in the US

    The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) wants us all to step up on behalf of the almost 10 million uninsured children in our nation. Step up and join these children and CDF's Healthy Child Campaign today by sending an email to your Members of Cong...

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