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  • World Refugee Day: Bleak Picture for Somalis & Iraqis

    June 20 is World Refugee Day and the United Nations wants us all to get informed and get involved in the plight faced by millions. Refugee health is a subject I am particularly passionate about, as I wrote my graduate thesis on it about five year...

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  • New Orleans Continuing Health Crisis: Can YOU help?

    Two years ago, the levees broke in the beautiful, historic American city, New Orleans. 80% of the city was flooded, close to 2000 died and 1.5 million people were displaced. Many remain displaced to this day. In a previous post, I discussed th...

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  • Murder on My Mind

    No matter how great the strides we make in health care and science, the news of homicides is relentless. At least 5 homicides of males were reported in the Bay Area this weekend. Murder is the 10th leading cause of death of men in the US. But t...

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  • Messed Up Guys with Guns: National Youth Violence Prevention Week

    It hurts to write this post. My nephew, David Kofalt, graduated from Virginia Tech last summer. He looks and talks like all the kids you see interviewed on the news. He is smart, sweet, intelligent, articulate, hard working. So was his good friend...

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  • Fourth of July Celebrations, Barbecues, Fireworks, and the ER

    You might have packed the Pepto to protect yourself from Aunt Tillie’s potato salad and the SPF Broad spectrum sunscreen for Uncle George’s bald head, but you should also be mindful about protecting yourself against Independence Day injuries from ...

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  • Summer from Hell: Getting a Handle on Anxiety & Depression

    I am so glad summer is over because for me, it has been a summer from hell. It's not the worst summer of my life - that was the one when my husband died when our daughter was 7 months old and the mountains were on fire. I thought the world was e...

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  • US Healthcare Costs to Double in Ten Years ($4 Trillion)!

    According to a report released by the US Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare costs in our nation will double by the year 2016. That means 20% of our national budget will be spent on healthcare. Authored by economists from the Cente...

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  • Nit Pickers Should Get Their Head Examined

    Your child returns to school, everything is going fine, and then the note comes home from the school nurse. "Dear parent, the school nurse has determined that little Johnny has a small ecosystem growing in his hair and he is being excluded from sc...

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  • Thank You Dr.Dork!

    Once a week Grand Rounds - a carnival of health-related blogs - is hosted by a medical blogger who sifts through multiple entries (and this week it quadruple the normal amount...I can't imagine how many that is but I can only assume it was a lot!)...

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  • Health Care in the Navajo Nation: Dine Hozho

    At Healthline, we love receiving reader feedback from all over the world. This week, we received a greeting from Mr. Kimbrow Talk, a health educator on the Navajo Nation. He reports the challenges of delivering health care and education to his p...

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