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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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  • Go for a Run, and Help Kids in Need

    The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners to join its NYC Half-Marathon team. Through sponsorships, each runner on the team raises money that will fund free programs for kids from low-income communities. More runners means more money going to kids...

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  • Happy 90th Birthday Nelson Mandela!

    July 18,2008 is the 90th birthday of Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. He spent 30 years in prison for his fight against apartheid and is now a world statesman, fighting for the rights of the poor ...

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  • First Medication for Huntington's Chorea Approved

    Huntington's disease is a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative disorder marked by disabling chorea. Chorea is a symptom of the disease, manifesting in spasmodic, uncontrollable movements that become disabling. The FDA has now approved the medicat...

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  • Rush Remedy Heals People and the Planet

    Rush University Medical Center has come up with an exciting way to go green - recycling unused medical supplies. In a program called Rush Remedy, staff and medical students collect unused medical equipment and supplies and ship them to internatio...

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  • Bernie Mac dies of Sarcoidosis Complications

    Everyone who has ever laughed at a Bernie Mac joke was saddened to hear of his premature death at age 50 this weekend, due to complications of sarcoidosis. Not many people know what sarcoidosis is. The cause of sarcoidosis remains unknown but i...

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  • September is Biodiversity Month in Australia

    Australia wants us to remember the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity all around the world. Why does this important for health? Biodiversity is the web of life - the interconnectedness of living things - the plants a...

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