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  • April is National Cancer Control Month

    The American Cancer Society observes Cancer Control Month in April but did you know that the disease hits minorities and the uninsured harder than the general US population? Ethnic minorities and the uninsured are:more likely to get cancermore li...

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  • The Benefits of Genetic Testing

    Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about the second half of my life. The fact that I turned 40 last year may be the cause. Or it may be that I’ve had two close friends (same age as me) who’ve recently faced sudden and frightening health scare...

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  • June 27 is National HIV Test Day - Do You Know Your Status?

    This weekend I watched a fascinating movie - Cover a murder mystery filmed in my home town of Philadelphia. It's a mystery with an HIV/AIDS twist and features the main character - a married woman- waiting at a clinic for her HIV test.The CDC esti...

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  • It's About Time: Chad Finally Demobilises Child Soldiers

    As a mother, a nurse, and a woman, few reports have caused me more anguish than those of children as young as seven years old, dragged off to fight in wars they can't possibly understand. It is Safe Kids Worldwide Month to promote prevention of ac...

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  • STEPtember 2008: America on the Move!

    Do you want to turn the tide against the two pound per year incremental weight gain of most adults in America? Do you want to buck the trend of growing obesity rates and diminishing health in our country? Then join America on the Move (AOM) thi...

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  • New Orphan Drug For Pulmonary Hypertension

    On Friday June 15th 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Letairis (ambrisentan) is an endothelin receptor antagonist which belongs to a broader class of drugs known ...

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  • EMR 2015: Practice Fusion Cuts to the Chase

    EMR? PHR? Everyone wants it, everyone says we need it, but what is it and how should we get it? The US healthcare system continues to be strained by spiraling costs, inconsistent care and inefficient, poorly coordinated delivery. Integration of...

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  • Something we can all agree on - New Stem Cell Source

    The Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University has discovered a new source for stem cells - amniotic fluid obtained from amniocentesis. Broad potential stem cells isolated in amniotic fluid have been used to create muscle, bone...

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  • Wake Up Call for Pediatricians & Parents: Underage Drinking

    Kids as young as 10 are now using alcohol as their drug of choice, making them at risk for problem drinking as they develop. Heavy drinking in late adolescence leads to neurological and social problems that continue to plague them the rest of the...

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  • Thank you, Susan Palwick, for Grand Rounds 3.49!

    Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good hosted Grand Rounds this week and my post, Diary of a Tired Black Man: The Movie, made the Second Cut. Not surprising since the subtitle of the blog is Science Fiction Progressive Christianity and Other Improbab...

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