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  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Hip Fractures

    Use of powerful antacids called proton pump inhibitors puts people over 50 at increased risk of hip fracture, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that taking these drugs for over a yea...

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  • Women Who Drink More Increase Their Risk of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the fifth most common form of cancer worldwide. Earlier this week, scientists at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO 14) in Barcelona, Spain shared findings that it makes no difference whether women drink beer, wine or spirits -...

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  • 1-800-222-1222 Poison Prevention Week

    The US Congress established National Poison Prevention Week in 1961 and we observe it the third week of March every year. Most poisoning victims are children. Preventing accidental poisonings by keeping toxic substances and medications sealed and...

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  • Diogenes Syndrome: Living in Extreme Squalor

    Always looking for positive ways to channel my teenager's energy, I signed us up to help with a church-affiliated community rebuilding project. Hmm...Think Grey Gardens minus The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeouis. We were just along for the ride ...

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  • Healthline in 2008: Dedicated to Improving Health Literacy

    The ability to understand and take advantage of all of the advances in medical science has not kept pace with the discoveries themselves. Improving health literacy is a public health priority for the US Surgeon General - and it's a priority for u...

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  • Big Thanks to RNCentral.com for Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs!

    RNCentral.com honored Healthline's Health Experts network of bloggers in their Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs.We are really happy to be recognized along with many of our friends in the blogging community. Thank you!

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  • Thank You Dr. Keagirl, for Grand Rounds 3.28!

    Dr. Keagirl, a self-described frustrated veterinarian with allergies turned urologist and blogger, hosted this week's version of cyberspace Grand Rounds at her websiteUrostream:Random Thoughts and rants from your Friendly UrologistLots of interest...

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  • Are You Getting Enough Sleep? March 3-9 is National Sleep Awareness Month

    The National Sleep Foundation would like us to take 7 days to get educated about something we never seem to get enough of - sleep! Sleep loss may be costing our economy billions of dollars in lost productivity, and 1500 people die annually due to...

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  • 27% of Teenagers Are Unhappy

    In both UNICEF and BBC reports, teens in industrialized nations report low mood. 7 out of 10 teens report feeling pressure to look good and felt under pressure from school, family and classmates. How do you know when your teen has crossed the ...

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  • Public Health Crisis Due to Negligence at Endoscopy Center

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a campaign to notify 40,000 patients of the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis B, C and HIV is the largest ever in US hist...

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