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...
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...
Tourette Syndrome: It's Not all Swearing
Tourette Syndrome has become popularized in the media - characterized by people blurting out obscenities at inopportune moments. But the truth of Tourette Syndrome is that it is a complex and sometimes subtle neurological disorder. There is a gen...
Why Men are Like Ostriches When it Comes to Their Health
National Men's Health Week: If you ask a brother, father, husband or son the last time they had a check up, you may get a few flailing waves. When it comes to health, men have their heads in the sand. And if you think what you don’t know won’t hur...
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
Okay, I don't know a whole lot about gambling and I'm probably one of the few people whose favorite part of Vegas was the endless all-you-can-eat buffets. The fact however is that even though most people can separate themselves from the bells, sir...
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...
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...