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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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  • February is National Cancer Prevention Month!

    Sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), February is a good month to initiate some gradual changes in our lives to prevent cancer. AICR's website provides guidelines for simple dietary changes that will help anyone: make eve...

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  • Money really isn't Everything: Health Advantages of Creative Work

    Doing challenging creative work that you enjoy and having control over your daily routine is the equivalent, in terms of health advantages, of being 7 years younger than your stated age, having 2 more years of education or 15 times higher househol...

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  • Interview with a Hero: Dexter Pitts of HBO's Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq

    Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq is a documentary film from Executive Producer James Gandolfini featuring interviews with ten injured troops who have returned from Iraq. This quiet, elegant film premiered on HBO Sunday September 9, 2007 at...

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  • Haitian Health Concerns Grow Due to Devastating Quake

    As President Barack Obama pledges one of the biggest relief efforts in recent history and begins the 3,500-soldier and 2,200-marine rescue mission to Haiti, it is becoming clear through various correspondents that the situation in the major cities...

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