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June 25, 2008

Safety checklist for operations launched

The BBC is reporting that a safety checklist designed to cut the risk of surgical complications is to be circulated to doctors world-wide.  The list has […]
June 25, 2008

Vaccine Myth #11: The DTP Vaccine Caused Deafness in the 1994 Miss America Beauty Pageant Winner

The Miss America winner was reputed to have become permanently deaf because of a bad DTP vaccine, but this story was totally false.
June 24, 2008

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June 23, 2008

Social Ties May Help Cut Dementia Risk

WebMD Health News is reporting a study funded by the National Institute on Aging showing that elderly women who maintain close friendships and strong family ties […]
June 23, 2008

New Testing of Unborn Child for Down’s Could Pose Ethical Dilemmas

A test that can detect Down’s syndrome from the blood of pregnant women, which would be the first reliable noninvasive prenatal test for the chromosomal disorder, […]
June 23, 2008

Mosquitoes: With repellants, you’re covered

USA Today has a great report out on the effective ways to ward off mosquitoes and the sometimes serious illnesses their bites can cause. And, the […]
June 23, 2008

Online services let patients seek a second opinion from home

USA Today reports that online second-opinion services offer patients consultations from specialists based on the medical records that they fax, mail or send via the Internet.  […]
June 23, 2008

John McCain’s wife loves medical mission work

ABC News is reporting that while Americans will be attending church this Sunday, Cindy McCain the woman who could one day be first lady will be […]
January 9, 2012

Diets rich in antioxidants linked to reduced stroke risk

HealthDay reports, “Diets rich in antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman’s odds for a stroke, even if she has a […]
January 9, 2012

Cranberry juice reduces recurrent UTIs in children

Reuters reports for children who have been treated for a urinary tract infection (UTI), drinking cranberry juice every day may reduce the number of recurrent infections.
January 8, 2012

Experts criticize young athletes’ use of energy drinks

USA Today reports that doctors increasingly are warning parents and coaches about energy drinks’ contents, lax labeling requirements, and the risks of high doses of caffeine […]
January 8, 2012

Eating baked, broiled fish helps fight Alzheimer’s

ABC News reports on its website that according to a study presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting, “eating baked or broiled fish may […]
January 7, 2012

Mentored by a Milker of Cows

Long-time readers know of my fondness and appreciation for Bill Judge, a retired dairyman in Kissimmee, Florida, who has been my mentor and coach since the […]
January 6, 2012

Study finds new hip implants work no better than older models

HealthDay reports that “newer, metal-on-metal implants seem to be no more effective than older implants and may sometimes even be more problematic,” according to a study published […]
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