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  • National Kidney Month: Do you know how your kidneys are?

    The National Kidney Foundation asks us to observe March as National Kidney Month and March 8th as National Kidney Day. At least twenty cities in the US are offering free screening to detect your risk for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Take this tim...

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  • Calling Dr. Kumar: Real Life "Dirty, Pretty Things"

    Sometimes you just hate being right. One of the reasons I got out of clinical nursing was that, as a floating critical care/ER nurse in a busy teaching hospital, I got tired of watching young poor kids come in through the ER with gunshot wounds, ...

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  • MRSA: Believe it or Not - Maggots as the Cure?

    Put away the expensive antibiotic gels? Maggots might be the best cure for superbug MRSA infections. A University of Manchester team treated diabetic foot ulcers with green bottle fly larvae, Lucila seicata, and 12 out of 13 were cured within 3 w...

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  • June is National Scleroderma Awareness Week - Foundation Calls for More Research

    Scleroderma is a poorly understood chronic debilitating illness leading to hardening of the skin and connective tissue. 14 million people around the world, most of them women, are afflicted with this disease.Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease a...

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  • CDC Health Advisory: Serious Eye Infection due to Contact Lens Solution

    A Health Advisory was released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) May 25, 2007 identifying an outbreak of an amoebic eye infection associated with use of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO...

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  • Thank you Alvaro Fernandez of Sharp Brains for Grand Rounds: Briefing the Next US President

    My cyberfriend, Alvaro Fernandez, over at the tres cool Sharp Brains put together a timely Grand Rounds of all the things we health care types want to tell the next US President. Are you listening? He kindly included my post Healthline Analysis:...

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  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Updates

    While depression is the leading cause of disability in the world, new studies coming out of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that we need to readjust our thinking about bipolar disorder. As a multi-dimensional problem, they ...

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  • Mammograms In The Headlines

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new guidelines this week recommending that women should begin regular breast cancer screening – including getting a mammogram every two years – starting at age 50. For years, it has been widely recomm...

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  • Hospital Errors: Who Pays?

    The Indianapolis Star reports that Medicare, the largest single payer of medical bills in the US, is scrutinizing conditions caused by medical error and considering not paying for them. This ought to shake up the health care industry, because whe...

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  • Record number of chlamydia cases - 1 million in US

    Is everybody forgetting to use condoms? Does everyone think the world is ending and so they don't care any way? I realize the wars and global warming are depressing - but use a condom, people! Gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia - all preventable ...

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