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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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  • Global Healthbeat: Getting a Handle on Cancer in Developing Countries

    The Global Health International Council convenes in Washington D.C. May 29 - June 1, and one topic experts will be discussing is that of cancer in the developing world. In the past year or so, researchers and organizations like WHO, and INCTR hav...

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  • Seven Healthy Habits to Prevent Headaches

    The National Headache Foundation is focusing attention on Seven Healthy Habits of Headache Sufferers as we observe the 14th annual National Headache Awareness Week, June 3-9, 2007.Diet: Eat regular meals, avoid known food and drinks that trigger ...

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  • Healthline Analysis Election 2008: Candidates Speak Out on Mental Health

    One in four Americans have mental health problems, so the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) asked them about their positions on the subject.Clinton:Supports expanding mental health services, preventive mental health servicesSupports menta...

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  • US Execution by Lethal Injection: The Medicine Behind The Headlines

    In defiance of the International Court of Justice ordering the US government to grant a stay of execution to five Mexican nationals facing execution, the US state of Texas executed by lethal injection convicted child rapist and murderer, Jose Med...

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