Wake Up Call for Pediatricians & Parents: Underage Drinking
Kids as young as 10 are now using alcohol as their drug of choice, making them at risk for problem drinking as they develop. Heavy drinking in late adolescence leads to neurological and social problems that continue to plague them the rest of the...
Something we can all agree on - New Stem Cell Source
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University has discovered a new source for stem cells - amniotic fluid obtained from amniocentesis. Broad potential stem cells isolated in amniotic fluid have been used to create muscle, bone...
Obese Boy Almost Taken into Protective Custody
An 8 year-old boy in Britain narrowly missed being taken into protective custody today due to concerns about his weight. Connor McCreaddie has been on a regimen of improved diet and exercise over the past six weeks, after his mother sought the he...
Maholo to RNCentral.com for Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs
RNCentral.com honored Healthline's Health Experts network of bloggers in their Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs.We are really happy to be recognized along with many of our friends in the blogging community. Thank you!
La Diabetes Tipo 2: Now the Leading Cause of Death in Mexico
Health officials at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have reported that type 2 diabetes is now the leading cause of death in Mexico, and the third leading cause of death in those living along the US - Mexico border. They estimate that ...
No Child Left Behind? Homicide Rates Soar
Halloween just got really scary for me. I live in a relatively tranquil, quiet community. Two blocks from my house, a high school junior, a girl one year older than my daughter, was shot dead at 10 PM on Halloween. An immigrant from Mongolia wi...
New Orleans: Two Years After the Levees Failed
HBO has been running When the Levees Broke: An American Tragedy hands down Spike Lee's most important work to date, in my opinion. I got just as angry watching it this time around as I did as it unfolded in 2005. The burning question that haunts...
National Birth Defects Awareness Month
Prematurity is the leading cause of death in the first month of life and the rate of premature births has risen 20% since 1990. The March of Dimes wants us to know this is an infant health crisis.The US Surgeon General and the March of Dimes are ...
Thank You Dr. Tam for The Seinfeld Edition of Grand Rounds
The show may have been about nothing, but Grand Rounds 4:42 The Seinfeld Edition, by Dr. Tam of The Blog that Ate Manhattan, is about something - and manages to be both funny and informative. He connected my Watermelon post with the award winning ...
The Barbarian Invasions & National Cancer Control Month
There are some films worth seeing more than once, and this weekend I had a chance to view the French Canadian beauty, Les Invasions Barbes (2003), or The Barbarian Invasions. From director Denys Arcand, this truly brilliant comedy/drama won an A...