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  • Lancet Retracts Study Linking Autism to Measles Vaccine

    Leading medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday issued a full retraction of a controversial and immensely influential 1998 paper that had linked autism to the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination (often referred to as the "MMR" vaccine). The retr...

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  • Holiday Spirit: Cut Down on Too Much of a Good Thing!

    The holiday party season has started. Don't ruin the holidays for yourself and your loved ones by drinking and driving impaired. Over the legal limit will land you in jail instead of home for the holidays. Designate a driver. Hand your keys ov...

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  • Economic Impact of Birth Defects: Folic Acid Awareness

    January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published a statistical brief of the economic impact of birth defects...

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  • Safe and Sound Sleep for Babies: Hold the Pollution

    Everything is in place. The painted clouds on the ceiling are dry, the car seat is belted tight, the crib has passed all safety regulations, and you are ready to come home with a new baby. Everyone is happy to be home safe and sound. Then suddenly...

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  • YOU Say: Genital Integrity Rules!

    My previous post, WHO says: Male Circumcision Should be Part of HIV Prevention, reporting the World Health Organization's (not my own!) recommendations that male circumcision be part of a comprehensive plan to help prevent HIV transmission hit a n...

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  • January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month: How to Access Care

    Prevent Blindness America has a vision for January - preventing glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease affecting the optic nerve, resulting in a loss of vision. Glaucoma is a silent thief of vision, and many people don't realize the damage is done ...

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  • February 24 - March 1 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Truejeans.com has partnered with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for an Embrace Your Genes Campaign. The idea is to promote healthy body image based on YOUR genetic makeup and find jeans that fit your body type. For every discou...

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  • Shot through the Heart: Dr. Carmona, Nation's Doctor

    Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General states he was "blocked at every turn" by the Executive Branch of the US government. His "travel was monitored" when he wanted to ride a bike with a disabled child - because he would be helping a "polit...

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  • National HIV Testing Day

    More than 40 million people around the world are infected with HIV and nearly one million of them are Americans. Our knowledge about AIDS and the virus that causes it, HIV, have grown exponentially over the past few decades but not enough for us ...

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  • Focus on Diabetes: November is American Diabetes Month

    For the month of November, I will cover the important topic of diabetes here at Health Observances, honoring the important work the good people at the American Diabetes Association do every day. 21 million children and adults in the US now have d...

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