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  • New Orphan Drug For Pulmonary Hypertension

    On Friday June 15th 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Letairis (ambrisentan) is an endothelin receptor antagonist which belongs to a broader class of drugs known ...

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  • EMR 2015: Practice Fusion Cuts to the Chase

    EMR? PHR? Everyone wants it, everyone says we need it, but what is it and how should we get it? The US healthcare system continues to be strained by spiraling costs, inconsistent care and inefficient, poorly coordinated delivery. Integration of...

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  • 30 Years of Packing it In: The Great American Smokeout is Nov 16

    It was 1976 when the California Division of the American Cancer Society asked one million smokers to stop smoking. Three decades later, the Great American Smokeout is still a national event. Of course it would have been nice if the program died a...

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  • 48 US Deaths due to Hurricane Ike so Far: 4 Year Old Boy Succumbs to Carbon Monoxide

    As search and rescue teams make their way through the swath of devastation left by Hurricane Ike, the death count is rising. One fatality is a four year old boy who died of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from a generator inside the home. The res...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    Hope you are enjoying reading the Health Observances blog. Since this blog is part of the Health Matters HealthBlog Network I thought you might want to know that we have added two new blogs this week. Freedom from Smoking with expert Lowell Kleinm...

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  • 33rd National Wellness Conference - Stevens Point Wisconsin

    The National Wellness Institute is hosting its annual Wellness Conference although the theme this year may be a bit arcane for most of us. A Visionary Turning: Well Earth, Well People is the title and I think the translation is that for us to be h...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Thank you, Susan Palwick, for Grand Rounds 3.49!

    Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good hosted Grand Rounds this week and my post, Diary of a Tired Black Man: The Movie, made the Second Cut. Not surprising since the subtitle of the blog is Science Fiction Progressive Christianity and Other Improbab...

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  • Rapid HIV Tests

    In a report issued in the June 22, 2006 issue of The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distributed rapid HIV tests to 230 organizations in the United States and identified 4,650 HIV infectio...

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