Understanding Medicare Part D: Prescription Plans
The six-week enrollment period for the Medicare prescription drug plan is coming up soon - enrollment begins November 15 through December 31, 2007 for the 2008 plans. Medicare's drug plans are subsidized by the US federal government and offered t...
5 Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
The CDC reported this week that the majority of Americans - especially minorities - are still not aware of the 5 warning signs of a heart attack. Since heart disease is still the #1 killer in our country, let's review:Chest pain or discomfortJaw,...
Death by Taser: The Medicine Behind the Headlines
Baron Pikes of Louisiana, USA, died in January 2008 in police custody after being Tasered 9 times while handcuffed. Winn Parish Coroner Dr. Randolph Williams ruled Pikes death a homicide at the hands of arresting police officer, Scott Nugent, who...
Obese Boy Almost Taken into Protective Custody
An 8 year-old boy in Britain narrowly missed being taken into protective custody today due to concerns about his weight. Connor McCreaddie has been on a regimen of improved diet and exercise over the past six weeks, after his mother sought the he...
Maholo to RNCentral.com for Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs
RNCentral.com honored Healthline's Health Experts network of bloggers in their Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs.We are really happy to be recognized along with many of our friends in the blogging community. Thank you!
A Word on Antibiotic Overuse
The data may be new, but the issue has become a perennial one: the overuse of antibiotics. Earlier this week, the University of Nebraska reported the results of two national surveys on the issue. These polls have estimated that between approximate...
After the Fires: Safe Clean Up
Fires raging in California are destroying lives and property. People returning to their homes to clean-up may feel overwhelmed and bewildered. With so many electronics, synthetics and other toxic products in our homes these days, it is important...
AUTISM: The Musical Premieres on HBO March 25 at 8PM
HBO rocks. They keep bringing these crazy love stories to TV - and Autism: The Musical is yet another. The movie ends with Stevie Wonder's song As, fitting for this testament of love mothers have for their children. The fathers love their aut...
Thank You Kerri, at Six Until Me for Grand Rounds 4.48
Kerri hosted Grand Rounds again and did a great job using a Dewey Decimal theme. Thanks for including my post Can You Help Jenny? along with some other enlightening summer reading!Kerri is another diabetic blogger, like Manny Hernandez, founder ...
Global Healthbeat: Doctor s Without Borders Top Ten Underreported Humanitarian Crises 2007 - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, a landlocked country in southern Africa of 12 million people, once had the one of the best health systems in Africa. Today - due to political turmoil, 80 % unemployment, food shortages and general chaos - the health system is collapsing....