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  • A Vote for Healthline

    Much has gone on since our last post and we're staying super busy at Healthline - we've kept our head down and our fingers on the keyboard and look what it has gotten us - a Webby nomination for the best Health site! In the spirit of short accepta...

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  • Google's PHR: HIPAA? What HIPAA?

    Google has entered the PHR business. This we all know. Some thousands of Cleveland Clinic patients have volunteered to allow Google to store their personal health records (PHR) on-line. Access to the records will be through use of the same ID a...

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  • Dr. Rob, in the style of Dr. Suess, hosts Grand Rounds

    Do not miss this edition of Grand Rounds. Written in the style of a Dr. Suess book, he offers plenty of great medical reading in an entertaining format. Some of the more interesting posts are from diabetic patients who come clean about being non-...

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  • Attention Diabetics: Be Prepared for an Emergency

    Earthquakes, fires, floods - we all have to keep our emergency supply kits up to date and well stocked. People with chronic illnesses have to go even further and be prepared to take care of them selves in event of emergency. November is National...

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  • Preventable Tragedies: Pimp C & Heath Ledger

    Codeine + promethazine + clorazepate + sleep apnea + obesity (BMI 39.2) = DEATH. For Houston rapper Pimp C (Chad Butler), found dead in his hotel room December 4, 2007 , it proved a lethal mix of prescription medications and medical diagnoses.Ox...

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  • Pulmonary Emboli - A Serious Post-op Complication

    Pulmonary emboli - or clots in the lungs are very much on my mind these days. In the space of one month, two friends of mine, both young women (30's) who suffered large bone fractures ended up in ICU post-operatively due to life-threatening pulmo...

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  • New Campaign Launched for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    The fatigue that mounts from a long, hard week at work, or following an all-day bike ride can usually be quelled by a relaxing weekend or a quick nap. But for the one million Americans with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), there is no solace in tha...

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  • South Park Meets Grand Rounds - Thank You, Jake Young of Pure Pedantry

    Training lab rats was making Jake Young a little whack, so he put together a South Park themed Grand Rounds. If you want to learn the cosmetic science approach to some of your favorite rap songs, don't miss the entry and expand your vocabulary to ...

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  • CDC Encourages Late-Season Flu Vaccinations

    U.S. health authorities are preparing for a post-Thanksgiving flu shot push, at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control. Despite a record 110 million doses scheduled to be produced, disribution delays have deprived many state health...

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  • Safe Surgery Saves Lives - Endorse WHO's Checklist

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 234 million major surgical procedures are performed around the world each year. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was created to help operating teams reduce poor incidence of poor surgical outcom...

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