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  • 30 Years of Packing it In: The Great American Smokeout is Nov 16

    It was 1976 when the California Division of the American Cancer Society asked one million smokers to stop smoking. Three decades later, the Great American Smokeout is still a national event. Of course it would have been nice if the program died a...

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  • 48 US Deaths due to Hurricane Ike so Far: 4 Year Old Boy Succumbs to Carbon Monoxide

    As search and rescue teams make their way through the swath of devastation left by Hurricane Ike, the death count is rising. One fatality is a four year old boy who died of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from a generator inside the home. The res...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    Hope you are enjoying reading the Health Observances blog. Since this blog is part of the Health Matters HealthBlog Network I thought you might want to know that we have added two new blogs this week. Freedom from Smoking with expert Lowell Kleinm...

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  • 33rd National Wellness Conference - Stevens Point Wisconsin

    The National Wellness Institute is hosting its annual Wellness Conference although the theme this year may be a bit arcane for most of us. A Visionary Turning: Well Earth, Well People is the title and I think the translation is that for us to be h...

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  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Support Title IX

    February 6, 2008 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, celebrated to honor the achievement of and encourage the participation of female athletes. Besides the obvious health and fitness benefits of participating in sports, adolescent athletes...

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  • John Edwards, the Self-Diagnosing Narcissist

    Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD) is no joke. If you remember your Greek mythology, Narcissus was a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water, while rejecting lovers and leaving a trail of broken hearts. ...

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  • US Military Casualities: Amputations at Record Numbers

    Last summer a report from the Congressional Research Service based on Department of Defense information was sent to Congress detailing the US military casualty statistics in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Twenty percent o...

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  • 2006 Health Calendar at a Glance

    JANUARYCervical Health Awareness MonthNational Birth Defects Prevention MonthNational Blood Donor MonthNational Glaucoma Awareness MonthThyroid Awareness MonthJan 9 - 15 National Folic Acid Awareness WeekFEBRUARYAMD/Low Vision Awareness MonthHeart...

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  • Tony Takes a Trip - With a Little Help from a Cactus

    You didn't think I would let a week go by without commenting on Tony Soprano's peyote trip in Las Vegas, the latest twist in The Sopranos, did you? Peyote is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic plant material derived from a cactus native to th...

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  • 38th World Conference Lung Health: Cape Town, SA

    This year's theme was Confronting the Challenges of HIV and MDR in TB Prevention and Care. TB is a disease of the poor, and researchers complain that the only people interested in developing drugs for a cure are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati...

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