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  • World Breastfeeding Week

    If you've ever given birth to a child (in America at least) or know anyone who has, then you may have heard of La Leche League International. LLLI, a true grass roots group that has flourished into a major international organization, is a formidab...

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  • Tony Takes a Trip - With a Little Help from a Cactus

    You didn't think I would let a week go by without commenting on Tony Soprano's peyote trip in Las Vegas, the latest twist in The Sopranos, did you? Peyote is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic plant material derived from a cactus native to th...

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  • 38th World Conference Lung Health: Cape Town, SA

    This year's theme was Confronting the Challenges of HIV and MDR in TB Prevention and Care. TB is a disease of the poor, and researchers complain that the only people interested in developing drugs for a cure are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati...

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  • Pycnogenol® Helps Relieve Menstrual Pain

    If you are one of the thousands of females who suffer every month with dysmenorrhea (painful menses), you may want to try Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract. Numerous studies show that Pycnogenol decreases pain and the need for pain medication in fe...

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  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month: Blood Cancer Society's CoPay Assistance Program

    September is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Awareness Month. Blood cancers are considered "catastrophic illnesses" in that it is extremely expensive to pay for treatment for them. Until we have health care reform in the US, the society offe...

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  • Thank You Grunt Doc for Hosting Your 6th Grand Rounds!

    GruntDoc, a blog writing, Grand Rounds hosting ER physician in Texas hosted the 200th edition of Grand Rounds this week. Hey Doc - thanks for including my Happy 90th Birthday Nelson Mandela post...Check out Grand Rounds, always some interesting s...

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  • Thanks Over! My! Med! Body! for Grand Rounds 3.41!

    Anonymous! Med! Student!- somewhere here on the Left Coast! writes a savvy little blog Over! My! Med!Body! and hosted Grand Rounds 3.41 this week. Thanks to you Grahamazon for including my COMA: Interview with Liz Garbus post about the HBO docu...

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  • World Refugee Day: Bleak Picture for Somalis & Iraqis

    June 20 is World Refugee Day and the United Nations wants us all to get informed and get involved in the plight faced by millions. Refugee health is a subject I am particularly passionate about, as I wrote my graduate thesis on it about five year...

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  • New Orleans Continuing Health Crisis: Can YOU help?

    Two years ago, the levees broke in the beautiful, historic American city, New Orleans. 80% of the city was flooded, close to 2000 died and 1.5 million people were displaced. Many remain displaced to this day. In a previous post, I discussed th...

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  • Murder on My Mind

    No matter how great the strides we make in health care and science, the news of homicides is relentless. At least 5 homicides of males were reported in the Bay Area this weekend. Murder is the 10th leading cause of death of men in the US. But t...

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