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  • AMD awareness month - Are You at Risk?

    Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 65. Prevent Blindness America observes the month of February as a time to raise awareness about this important health issue, which not too many people kn...

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  • Integrating IT into the Fastest Growing Sector of the US Economy - Healthcare

    Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN), Chairman of the US House Committee on Science and Technology, has introduced a bill (H.R.2406) authorizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop guidelines for promoting fully int...

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  • Safe Toys for Tots: Five Tips for Giving

    It's been a rough year for toy makers who have tried to cut corners by using toxic materials in manufacturing. Thousands of kids suffer toy related injuries every year. So how do we know what toys are safe?The American Academy of Pediatricians of...

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  • National Hemophilia Month: Project Red Flag

    Project Red Flag is the National Hemophilia Foundation's (NHF) campaign to raise awareness about women's bleeding disorders. 2.5 million women in the US have bleeding disorders, most commonly von Willebrand disease (VMD). VMD is the most common o...

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  • HIV Infections in NYC Three Times National Rate

    4800 people, most of them men who had sex with men (MSM) contracted HIV in NYC in 2006. NYC is considered the epicenter of the HIV epidemic, with 100,000 people living with the illness. Black and Latino men in their 30's and 40's have the highes...

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  • April 6-12 is National Public Health Week - Tell Congress to Take Action on Climate Change

    Climate change seems to be on everyone's mind - it is the theme for this year's American Public Health Association (APHA) observance of Public Health Week. The themes for today and tomorrow are Greening of Work and Home.Be Green at Work:Telecommu...

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  • Salmonella Sickens People Across U.S.

    UPDATE Friday 11/3/06:Restaurant tomatoes have been identified as the culprit in the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 183 people across 21 U.S. states and Canada, with 22 hospitalizations. "We identified tomatoes eaten in restaurants as the ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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