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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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  • 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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  • National Problem Gambling Awareness Week: March 10-16

    The National Council on Problem Gambling wants to raise awareness about gambling behavior that disrupts lives and destroys families. What are the criteria for problem gambling?Gambling until your last dollar is goneUsing your income and savings to...

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  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: September 15-21

    WARNING: A man is 33% more likely to get prostate cancer than a woman is to get breast cancer.One in six men get prostate cancer35% are under age 65 yearsIf you are over age 40 (35 years old for blacks) GET TESTED!PSA count and DRE (digital recta...

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  • 15 Million Americans with Social Anxiety Disorder

    The Harvard Medical School is reporting that 15 million Americans have Social Anxiety Disorder that interferes with their ability to lead productive social and romantic lives. People with the disorder have difficulty developing friendships and ro...

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  • February is National Cancer Prevention Month!

    Sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), February is a good month to initiate some gradual changes in our lives to prevent cancer. AICR's website provides guidelines for simple dietary changes that will help anyone: make eve...

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  • Money really isn't Everything: Health Advantages of Creative Work

    Doing challenging creative work that you enjoy and having control over your daily routine is the equivalent, in terms of health advantages, of being 7 years younger than your stated age, having 2 more years of education or 15 times higher househol...

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  • Interview with a Hero: Dexter Pitts of HBO's Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq

    Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq is a documentary film from Executive Producer James Gandolfini featuring interviews with ten injured troops who have returned from Iraq. This quiet, elegant film premiered on HBO Sunday September 9, 2007 at...

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  • Healthline Analysis: Presidential Candidates & Their Health Care Plans - Obama

    I will do my best over the coming weeks and months to provide an unbiased analysis of the presidential candidates' positions on health care. Here goes with my first installment with the Democratic front runner, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois (e...

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  • Say Hello to Health Matters

    Welcome to Health Matters, a new blog that lives to share thoughts and insights about the role of technology and policy as it impacts researching the most "considered purchase" of all, our health and that of our loved ones. You'll be hearing from ...

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