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  • June is National Scleroderma Awareness Week - Foundation Calls for More Research

    Scleroderma is a poorly understood chronic debilitating illness leading to hardening of the skin and connective tissue. 14 million people around the world, most of them women, are afflicted with this disease.Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease a...

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  • CDC Health Advisory: Serious Eye Infection due to Contact Lens Solution

    A Health Advisory was released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) May 25, 2007 identifying an outbreak of an amoebic eye infection associated with use of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO...

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  • Thank you Alvaro Fernandez of Sharp Brains for Grand Rounds: Briefing the Next US President

    My cyberfriend, Alvaro Fernandez, over at the tres cool Sharp Brains put together a timely Grand Rounds of all the things we health care types want to tell the next US President. Are you listening? He kindly included my post Healthline Analysis:...

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  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Updates

    While depression is the leading cause of disability in the world, new studies coming out of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that we need to readjust our thinking about bipolar disorder. As a multi-dimensional problem, they ...

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  • Mammograms In The Headlines

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new guidelines this week recommending that women should begin regular breast cancer screening – including getting a mammogram every two years – starting at age 50. For years, it has been widely recomm...

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  • Hospital Errors: Who Pays?

    The Indianapolis Star reports that Medicare, the largest single payer of medical bills in the US, is scrutinizing conditions caused by medical error and considering not paying for them. This ought to shake up the health care industry, because whe...

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  • Record number of chlamydia cases - 1 million in US

    Is everybody forgetting to use condoms? Does everyone think the world is ending and so they don't care any way? I realize the wars and global warming are depressing - but use a condom, people! Gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia - all preventable ...

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  • Finding the Right Supplemental Dental Insurance

    40% of Americans are not receiving the dental care they need. And 70% of Americans either don’t have dental insurance or the ability to pay for full-price dental work out of pocket. Even those who have work-sponsored dental insurance may be surpri...

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  • Best Buddies Month - and Developmental Disabilities Awareness

    March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Best Buddies is a program that matches people with intellectual disabilities with volunteers for one-on-one friendships and employment integration. Best Buddies is a non-profit inter...

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  • Global Healthbeat: Good News from Africa - Measles Deaths Decline

    Six years ago, 2001, The Measles Initiative was launched to reduce the number of deaths by measles. In 5 years time, 360 million children around the world were vaccinated and measles deaths in Africa subsequently plunged by 74%. Today, the World...

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