National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) Jan 19/25

National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) has been observed for more than 30 years. It is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada’s ongoing public health education efforts. Established in 1977 by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC), its goals are: to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking; to prevent people who do not smoke from beginning to smoke and becoming addicted to tobacco; to help people quit smoking; to promote the right of individuals to … [Read more...]

The List Maker’s Get-Healthy Guide, 7 Pains You Should Never Ignore

7 Pains You Should Never Ignore   See which painful symptoms could indicate a health emergency     By the Editors of Prevention Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signals Usually a headache is just a headache, and heartburn is nothing more than a sign that your last meal didn’t agree with you. Except when they’re not. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. More often than not, you have some idea of what’s behind it. But when it comes … [Read more...]

CARE, In a crisis, we are there‏ …

When a typhoon hits, we're there. We are there when a drought causes crops to fail, leaving families desperate for just one meal a day. Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding: we can't predict when they'll come, but we can predict that we'll be there, responding to the most urgent needs. We will stay for as long as it takes. Even with all our trained and dedicated staff on the ground, none of our work is possible without the support of people like you. Your gift will help girls, boys, and … [Read more...]

RAW VS COOKED VEGGIES, The Angel Frequency

Nearly every week, I meet another person who is trying the raw food diet, convinced that heating foods—especially vegetables—destroys disease-fighting nutrients and digestion-enhancing enzymes. But while I’m certainly in favor of anything that gets people to eat more veggies (and I love salads and crudités as much as anyone), recent research contradicts the “raw is always best” contention. Joel Fuhrman, MD, a nutrition researcher, family physician and author of Super Immunity: The Essential … [Read more...]

REAP the HARVEST ~ Dr. Neeta Shah, MD, FACP

Dr. Shah Wants Women & Men to Know ...Reap the Harvest!     The air outside is crisp and chilly. The leaves are changing their hue to vibrant colors of orange, red and golden brown. So are the colors of the healthiest autumn fruits and vegetables. It’s time to harvest and enjoy! In days ago, people ate based on what was available during the season, hence the traditional recipes and ingredients for the holidays. Nowadays almost anything is available … [Read more...]

NORD: 1st Annual U.S. Conference On Rare Diseases & Orphan Products‏

Stellar Lineup of Speakers Announced for U.S. Conference On Rare Diseases And Orphan Products Join all stakeholders – patient advocates, researchers, government, industry, investors – in this 1st Annual Summit featuring thought leaders and focusing on collaboration! You are invited to the 1st Annual U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products to be hosted by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the Drug Information Association (DIA). Additional support … [Read more...]

NORD e-News: July 2011 Edition

NORD e-News: July 2011 Edition Send a Message to Congress on NORD Website Federal budget cuts have been proposed to Medicare reimbursement for drugs and biologics as part of a compromise to raise the debt ceiling. One proposal under consideration is to move orphan products from Medicare Part B coverage to Part D. This could greatly increase the cost for some patients and families dependent on lifesaving orphan drugs and biologics. You can quickly and easily submit a message to President … [Read more...]

TwitterViews – National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day TwitterViews New media has become a crucial tool for relaying health information, sharing resources, developing and maintaining partnerships, promoting events and building community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov and other Federal partners have taken great strides in using new media as a form of outreach and communication, including the use of blogs, Twitter , Facebook , podcasts, e-cards and online videos. We have been … [Read more...]

NORD Foundation – May 2011

May 2011 ~  eNews NORD to Co-sponsor 1st Annual Rare Diseases/Orphan Products Summit NORD will co-sponsor the 1st Annual Rare Diseases/Orphan Products Summit on Oct 11-13, under the auspices of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Collaborating organizations include EURORDIS (the European Rare Disease Organization), FDA, NIH, and Duke Clinical Research Institute. In addition to plenary sessions with senior government, industry, and patient speakers, there will be three tracks at the … [Read more...]

WORLD AUTISM DAY – April 2, 2011

    In a global observance, UN rallies support for people suffering from autism   People with autism need support early on in life. This appeal comes from United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message on World Autism Day observed on 2 April.       The Secretary-General says that some people with autism suffer terrible discrimination, abuse and isolation and this violation of their human rights cannot be tolerated.  "We can support parents. We can create jobs for individuals … [Read more...]

Potassium Iodide for Radiation? – Lissa Rankin, Care2

    Should You Stockpile Potassium Iodide for Radiation?     http://www.rusticgirls.com/disasters/potassium-iodide.php    Apparently, San Francisco and LA health food stores are selling out of potassium iodide supplements because people in California (as well as other West Coast areas) are panicking about the possibility of radiation fallout from the nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. I’ve already received emails from concerned parents warning me to feed my daughter miso soup with seaweed … [Read more...]

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