National HIV Testing Day
More than 40 million people around the world are infected with HIV and nearly one million of them are Americans. Our knowledge about AIDS and the virus that causes it, HIV, have grown exponentially over the past few decades but not enough for us ...
Focus on Diabetes: November is American Diabetes Month
For the month of November, I will cover the important topic of diabetes here at Health Observances, honoring the important work the good people at the American Diabetes Association do every day. 21 million children and adults in the US now have d...
Global Healthbeat: Getting a Handle on Cancer in Developing Countries
The Global Health International Council convenes in Washington D.C. May 29 - June 1, and one topic experts will be discussing is that of cancer in the developing world. In the past year or so, researchers and organizations like WHO, and INCTR hav...
We the People want Health Care Reform: A Commonwealth Fund Report
The Commonwealth Fund published a report this week illuminating what We The People want in health care reform. What are we adults over age 19 hoping our presidential candidates can deliver this time next year?Candidates views on health care will ...
Home on the Range of Motion: It's National Physical Therapy Month
People often first learn about physical therapists from their doctors after they have experienced an injury such as a bone fracture, or after a surgical procedure--say after a rotator cuff repair--that dampens their ability to function like they u...
The Best of the Medical Blogosphere
Some early adopters of the medical blogosphere have started a weekly collection of blog posts called "Grand Rounds," which is an aggregation of interesting blog posts from other medical bloggers. I wanted to give a note of thanks to the host of th...
May 17: National Employee Health & Fitness Day
National Employee Health & Fitness Day is a national health promotion observance sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). Workplace health and fitness promotion programs are win-win propositions, and we're all abo...
Medical Doctors and Genocide - Dr. Karadzic Captured
First Do No Harm - it's the time honored Hippocratic Oath of all medical doctors. But there is more: I consider for the benefit of my patients and will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyo...
REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 9 10:30 HBO: ALIVE DAY MEMORIES:HOME FROM IRAQ
Beginning Sunday September 9 through September 16, 2007 HBO will be airing the very special documentary by Executive Producer James Gandolfini Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq. I had the opportunity to see the film this weekend and was struck by...