Thank You Eye On DNA for Grand Rounds at the Beach
Thank you to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei and Eye on DNA for including JC Jones' post "Tony Takes a Trip with a Little Help from a Cactus" on Grand Rounds at the Beach.
Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Fracture Risk
Patients over age 50 who take commonly prescribed antidepressants daily are at twice the risk of bone fracture from falling, according to a January 22nd study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study concluded with a 95% confidence interva...
First Ever Patch for Treating Parkinson's Disease Symptoms
Okay, the photo might be a blast from the past for some but you'll get the connection by the time you get to the end of this post!Today the FDA approved the first ever skin patch for treating the symptoms of early Parkinson's disease. Neupro (Roti...
Why Profiling is Good for You
When you were a teen the most important number to know was your SAT score, then in your twenties it was your car's horsepower, and then when you were finally grown-up, it was the interest rate on your mortgage. But one of the most important number...
Healthline Analysis: Election 2008 - McCain's Competition & Affordability Health Plan
John McCain, Republican Representative who subsequently became Senator from Arizona, first elected in 1982 has a distinguished record of service to the United States of America. He released his Health Plan in October 2007 and here are some of it...
WHO Observes World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. 650 million people in the world today smoke, and eventually they will be killed by their habit. Equally as sad are the hundreds of thousands...
REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 9 10:30 HBO: ALIVE DAY MEMORIES:HOME FROM IRAQ
Beginning Sunday September 9 through September 16, 2007 HBO will be airing the very special documentary by Executive Producer James Gandolfini Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq. I had the opportunity to see the film this weekend and was struck by...
Aplastic Anemia and MDS: I of IV
The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc. observes Awareness Week each December. Aplastic anemia and MDS(myelodysplastic syndromes) are classified as Bone Marrow Failure Diseases (BMFD). These diseases are relatively rare in the U...
How Sweet It Isn't: It's Diabetes Awareness Month
What will cause 35 million heart attacks, 13 million strokes, 6 million episodes of kidney failure, 8 million instances of blindness or eye surgery, 2 million amputations, and 62 million deaths in the next 30 years?*Diabetes.In observance of Ameri...
Thank you Trent McBride @ pathtalk.org for GrandRounds
Trent McBride writes pathtalk.org, a weblog about pathology, for those of us who are fascinated by all things micro. This week he hosted Grand Rounds 4.16, an illuminating compilation of the best writing in the medical blogosphere. Thank you so ...