Eugenics in this Newest of Millennia

The Hippocratic Oath written in the 5th century BC in ancient Greece was an oath historically taken by all healthcare practitioners swearing to practice medicine honestly. This oath was meant to encourage integrity among doctors, and ensure the minimization of negative effects their work might have on people. Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and … [Read more...]

What Really Matters? – Leave a comment…and change a life‏!

Blogust is a month-long digital dialogue bringing 31 of the most influential online writers together to help change the world through their words. The 31 Blogust bloggers will participate in a blog relay, with one blogger posting each day for the month of August 2013. Every comment they receive to their posts throughout the month will trigger a donation by Walgreens to provide a vaccine for a child in need around the world. Every 20 seconds, a child dies of a disease that could have … [Read more...]

Hepatitis Awareness Month, Mothers Can Make a Difference

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday and then observe Women’s Health Week (May 13-19), it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. Since May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, I would like to highlight perinatal hepatitis B transmission and the actions needed to eliminate this preventable disease. An estimated 1.4 million Americans are living with chronic (lifelong) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. … [Read more...]

care2 – Invest in Life-Saving Vaccines for Kids‏

Each year, pneumonia and diarrhea kill more children than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, but we can help. Tell world leaders to save lives by funding two proven pneumonia and diarrhea vaccines. » Vaccines are the best way to save millions; they've proven to be cheap, easy to give and, most of all, effective. Not only do they save lives now, vaccines dramatically reduce the likelihood of future disabilities and illness, making sure that children have the chance to grow up to be … [Read more...]

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