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  • This 4th of July - Leave Fireworks to the Pro's

    We all love fireworks displays. Fireworks are low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for entertainment and aesthetic purposes. The Chinese invented fireworks in the 12th century BC as an aesthetic use of their invention of gunpowder, and firewor...

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  • Rice Wars - the Poor are Hungry

    Rice provides 20% of all the food calories consumed by humans on our planet. It is a staple food for half of the world's population - most of them the poor. We are in a global crisis - a rice shortage while food prices are rising due to increases...

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  • Big Love Meets Managed Care: WellPoint's David C. Colby

    Maybe money can buy you love. David C. Colby, CFO of the nation's largest health insurer, Wellpoint, had a total compensation package of $4, 253,859 and, in addition to two ex-wives, was juggling 16 girlfriends (that we know of), many of whom wer...

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  • The SeX Files: Transgender Issues

    I can't recall any major crises in my life about my gender - I was born a woman, I will die a woman. I find men fascinating, perplexing, maddening at times - but I have never wanted to be one. Homosexuality and even cross-dressing have never see...

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  • Not Your Mothers' Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is one of the oldest documented afflictions known to womankind; from those living in ancient times, to women living in the modern world, and every culture in between. We went from no treatment at all for the disease in Egyptian times...

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  • October is Children's Health Month: Requiem for Deamonte Driver

    We can celebrate and observe Children's Health Month in the context of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applying ten years of environmental protection research to protecting the lives of children. But the devil is in the details. On Febr...

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  • XDR-TB: Extremely Drug Resistant, Extremely Scary

    Tuberculosis has likely plagued humanity since the origin of our species. In 460 B.C., Hippocrates identified Phthisis (Greek for wasting) as a fatal disease that was most prevalent in the population at that time. Throughout human history, tubercu...

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  • Sun Protection - it's not Just for Girls

    Melanoma, the most virulent form of skin cancer, takes over 8,000 American lives each year. Middle-aged and older men are the most likely victims of skin cancer and teen age boys the least likely to use sunscreen. Baseball players are particularl...

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  • How are we doing on resolutions 2008? It's Healthy Weight Week

    How are you doing with your resolutions for a healthier you this year? We are three weeks into this new year and I hope you are eating more fruits and vegetables and walking more. That's all for this month of January. Just eat more produce and ...

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  • Childhood Injury Prevention Week: September 1-7

    Let's all work together to keep our children safe! The As Safe As Possible Campaign wants us all to know: 20.6 million kids are injured each yearthat's 56, 000 kids a day!22, 000 children die each year due to injuries60, 000 are permanently di...

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