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Modern Medicine: Contraceptives Have Benefits Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

Contraceptives Have Benefits Beyond Pregnancy Prevention
Hormonal contraceptives have useful non-contraceptive benefits, including prevention of endometrial and ovarian cancer and treating menstruation-related disorders, according to an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists practice bulletin published in the January issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Study: Ginkgo biloba has no effect on Alzheimer’s, dementia –

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My Take;

Improving one’s memory should be done all during your life. Proven methods of reading and stimulating your mind throughout childhood, adulthood and beyond should be promoted daily. When early dementia sets in, it is really too late to undo change. E. coli Tainted Beef in 16 States

E. coli-tainted beef infects 21 in 16 states

By Lyndsey Layton
Twenty-one people in 16 states have been infected in recent days with a potentially lethal strain of E. coli bacteria, after consuming beef in restaurants supplied by the same Oklahoma meat company, federal officials said.

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My Take:

Food safety is a constant ongoing problem in this country. Our children’s food in schools is not as safe as it could be. We should be demanding an immediate improvement in this precarious situation.

CALL TO ACTION: Write your congress person and demand action. Support those bills which work to ensure safty at al levels of our food chain. Establish greater funding for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Schools could learn lessons on food safety –

Our Children Are Important!  Why isn’t something being done?

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My Take:

Food borne illnessses (FBI) are prevalent. Imagine between 1998-2007 there were 470 outbreaks of FBI in the nations schools. This contributed to 23,000 children getting sick! Imagine ….. in the USA….. as a parent I AM CONCERNED!!!! A a physician I AM APPALLED! As a US citizen, I AM EMBARRASSED AND DISGUSTED!!!!

CALL TO ACTION: Contact your Representative and Senator in Congress and ask that the bill sponsored by Kristen Gillibrand, D-NY, be supported and pushed through ASAP.

All of our children are at risk,…. it is just a matter of time before they will be affected if not already.

Peace and blessings for the New Year!

Teenage Pregnancy

Living with their choices

By N.C. Aizenman
When the Marquez sisters set out to get pregnant, Edelmira was 14 and Angela was 15.

My Take:
Making decisions always has consequences, some good others bad. It is important to get as much information as possible so that you can make the right decision for yourself. Asking others, friends, elders, teachers, relatives helps to get a better perspective before making those important decisions.

Distance vision is all a blur to more of us

Distance vision is all a blur to more of us LA Times

A study finds that 17% more Americans have myopia than 30 years ago. Close-up computer work could be a reason.

By Shari Roan

December 15 2009

For an increasing number of Americans, life’s a blur. The complete article can be viewed at:,0,6467519.story

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My Take:

Healthy living includes getting regular exercise as well as good nutrition. It is important to get outside and reap the benefits of the sunshine and air around us. Constantly staring at a computer screen in a work module is not helping our bodies maintain the best of health.

Cancer Screening

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Breastfeeding Information

One of the most important gifts each woman can give her newborn is the gift of breastfeeding. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous. For the baby benefits include improved dentition in the baby, reduced risk of obesity and diabetes, and increased intelligence. For the mom benefits include loss of pregnancy weight gain if breastfeeding for a year or more.

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Scratching the surface: Causes of itching in geriatric patients go beyond dry skin

By Lisette Hilton
Winston-Salem, N.C. — A diagnosis of dry skin only scratches the surface of causes of geriatric itching. And the oversimplified diagnosis can lead to inadequate treatment. Dr. Yosipovitch Aging skin is perhaps the most common of causes, says Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology, neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest…

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My Take:

Itching can be quite annoying in anyone but in the elder population it is important to address causes that are different in the younger population. This article reviews specific measures to take to determine cause. A good read.

Can We Be The Real Leaders?

I have been diligently following the Climate Change Conference (CCC) now entering in the final week. It amazes me how the USA cannot take a leadership role especially since we were one of the big contributors to this problem.

In the recent broadcast from Copenhagen, Denmark Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! reports:

US Criticized for Rejecting Climate Reparations

Here in Copenhagen, the Obama administration is coming under criticism for refusing to acknowledge a climate debt to poorer countries suffering the brunt of global warming. This week US climate negotiator Todd Stern “categorically” rejected calls for climate reparations to developing countries. On Thursday, Bolivia climate negotiator Angélica Navarro responded in an address before the alternative summit Klimaforum.

If the US ever hopes to raise it’s credibility amongst the many other nations it is time for us to take the lead and help resolve this ever important issue.