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...
First Ever Patch for Treating Parkinson's Disease Symptoms
Okay, the photo might be a blast from the past for some but you'll get the connection by the time you get to the end of this post!Today the FDA approved the first ever skin patch for treating the symptoms of early Parkinson's disease. Neupro (Roti...
Why Profiling is Good for You
When you were a teen the most important number to know was your SAT score, then in your twenties it was your car's horsepower, and then when you were finally grown-up, it was the interest rate on your mortgage. But one of the most important number...
Thank You Daily Interview for Grand Rounds 4.22
I am an interview junkie so I love the blog Daily Interview, who hosted Grand Rounds this week. Thanks for including my interview with US Surgeon General Richard Carmona in a fascinating round up of excellent writing!
Low Carb Diets Don't Raise Risk of Heart Disease
A recent Harvard University study investigated the impact of low carbohydrate and low fat diets on heart disease. The study found that the rate of heart disease was no greater for those following a low-carb diet than for those following a low-fat...
Healthline Analysis: Election 2008 - Clinton's Health Plan
As First Lady in the 1990's, Hillary Clinton introduced an ambitious plan for universal health care coverage as the head of then President Clinton's Task Force On National Health Care Reform. The plan failed for any number of reasons, and Clinton...