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  • Unsolved Mysteries: The Continuing Saga of our XDR-TB case

    XDR-TB and all other emerging, infectious diseases have had my attention for a while. For some background information, read:XDR-TB: Extremely Drug Resistant, Extremely ScaryRunaway Bridegroom: XDR-TB Comes (Back) to AmericaOne of my colleagues he...

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  • Thank You Nursing Standard - Clowns Scare Kids

    I am so glad someone finally did a study on this important topic: kids are afraid of clowns. I know I am. I hate clowns. I always have. They freak me out. Coulrophobia, or the fear of clowns, is more common in children than the fear of hospi...

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  • The Good Die Young: RIP Joshua Scarbary

    My sister called last week to say she was on the way to a funeral for one of my nephew's dear friends - Joshua Scarbary, killed in an occupational accident on December 4, 2007. Only 21 years old, Joshua was tightening a strap on a load of PVC pip...

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  • Drinking Milk After the Expiration Date

    Question: Can I Drink Milk After The Expiration Date?Answer: This is a common question we receive at Healthline and there’ve been plenty of headlines over the past year to keep food safety issues on everyone’s minds. Chances are most of us can co...

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  • Interview with TuDiabetes.com founder Manny Hernandez

    The CDC estimates that almost 24 million people in the US have diabetes. The total costs to the US in terms of both medical care and disability are $174 billion. Millions have it, but according to Manny Hernandez, founder of the popular websi...

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  • Celebrity Drug Overdoses - Who's Really To Blame?

    John Belushi, Dana Plato, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, River Phoenix, Chris Farley, Anna Nicole Smith...and now Heath Ledger. You may have guessed already what the connection is... untimely death due to "accidental" drug overdoses....

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  • Thank You Science Roll for Grand Rounds 4.22: The Future of Medicine

    Bertalan Mesko is a Hungarian 5th year medical student specializing in clinical genetics. He is all about personalized genetics and genomics and just recently presented at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference in Long Beach, CA. He hosted...

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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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  • October is Liver Awareness Week: Are you protecting your liver?

    The American Liver Foundation reminds us this month to take measures to protect our the health of our liver. Liver disease affects one out of every ten US citizens - 30 million people. A healthy liver is essential to a healthy life because our l...

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  • New for Clinicians - Helping Patients with Obesity

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 billion people are overweight and more than 300 million of those people are obese. The cause of the obesity epidemic is decreased physical activity with an increase in consumption of energy rich...

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