Monthly Archives: July 2015

Can I ever catch up[ on lost sleep?

Here’s the answer from the NY Times: More.

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The New Child Abuse Panic

“Although most of these cases have nothing to do with real child abuse, credulous child welfare officials have too often supported the doctors, threatened parents with loss of custody, and even removed kids from their homes — simply because the … Continue reading

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People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving

“Over the course of a year, Klein tracked more than 600 patients with brain injury, getting more than half of them up and out of bed as early as the first day they were admitted to the ICU. What she … Continue reading

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Americans are slacking on fruits and vegetables, study finds

According to a report from Reuters, less than 15 percent of USA adults are eating enough fruits and vegetables to meet the federal dietary guidelines laid out by the government. We are looking at you, Tennessee, with only 7.5% of … Continue reading

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Death And Dying: Expanding Palliative Care

“Sometimes called “comfort care,” palliative medicine evolved as the norm at hospices, where doctors, chaplains and others long ago became accustomed to working together to make patients as comfortable as possible and ease their suffering, regardless of its source. “Suffering … Continue reading

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Sharing the experience of transplant through summer camp

On Monday, July 20, 50 kids boarded a bus at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park. The occasion? To spend an entire week up north, 100 miles away, at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker, Calif. It was all … Continue reading

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Gene therapy works in cystic fibrosis for the first time

“Over the course of the year, the lung function of people in the treatment group seemed to stabilise, while the control group showed a steady decline in lung power.” More

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