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  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week: Unequal Burden

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) observes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week April 20- 26, 2008. NCI has continually demonstrated leadership in bringing the issue of health disparities of ethnic minorities to the forefront of the healthca...

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  • Hurricane Season: September is National Preparedness Month

    Hurricane Gustav has blessedly dwindled into a tropical storm, but Hannah, Ike and Josephine are reported to be following behind him, forming in the Atlantic Ocean. Homeland Security wants us all to be Prepared, Plan and Stay Informed. Please p...

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  • Stem Cell Therapy Repairs Heart Damage

    New research out of the University of Miami has found that stem cells can reverse the damage caused by heart attacks. The study used 53 human patients that were treated with the stem cell product Prochymal within 10 days of their first heart attac...

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  • Nurses Make a Difference Every Day! National Nurses Week, May 6 - May 12, 2008

    The American Nurses Association observes National Nurses Week this week. Nurses are college educated and trained professionals serving the community in a myriad of ways. Nursing is a science but also the art of caring for people. There are 2.4 ...

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  • Pain Got You Down? Watch CBS Evening News with Katie Couric 6:30 PM February 19-21

    Chronic pain is a serious public health problem plaguing millions of sufferers. The estimated costs to society are $100 billion in terms of lost productivity, medications, and other treatments. Pain affects 1 in 4 people and causes more disabili...

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  • FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Fibromyalgia: Lyrica

    Millions of people suffer from the mysterious, chronic condition of fibromyalgia. There is no known cause for this syndrome of chronic pain, fatigue and sleeping difficulties - and no definitive treatment. On June 21, 2007, the US Food and Drug...

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  • Hurricane Katrina Death Tally 1000 - Half of them Elderly

    With a new hurricane bearing down on New Orleans and the surrounding area, a new report from Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness finally provides us with death toll post Katrina - 3 years on. Hurricane Katrina struck on August 29, 20...

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  • Watch ADDICTION on HBO Thursday March 15, 2007 9PM ET/PT

    Substance abuse and addiction are projected to exceed a half trillion dollars annually in the United States due to health care expenditures, lost productivity, and crime. Given this grim picture, the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) has partne...

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  • Spring Break is Coming! Is your guy Manorexic?

    The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on health and safety issues for young adults. With Spring Break coming soon, we are asked to observe National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week. The Washington Post shares...

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  • 26 million US Citizens Face Chronic Kidney Disease - Most Unaware they Have it

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that increased incidence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity are escalating the incidence of chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease is silent - symptoms are subtle - and most folks are unaware the...

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