Staying away from politics and conventions these days is easier said than done. Thus, the short blog posts -- we're a nonprofit and while we do try to educate about health reform and Medicare, we try to stay out of electoral politics (although I do get into that stuff on my personal Facebook page if you're interested.
New diseases -- drug-resistant TB, a new tick-born heartland virus. Farm use of antibiotics defies scrutiny. Standford scientists question advantages of organic meat and veggies. Relief of asthma at a price. Use of inhalers may affect growth. Does any of that make any sense at all?
Trying a new line of attack in heart disease -- attacking inflammation. This fascinates me. Think of all of the inflammatory illnesses -- and then think of a single cause. Wouldn't that be something?
HHS has stated that it will not tolerate health discrimination in health care against transgendered.
A new program teaches doctors to treat addiction.
Kids with autism are bullies more than other kids. As a fat kid, I sort of doubt kids with autism are bullied more than fat kids or Downs kids or any kids who are different. But it all sucks. Peter Paul & Mary's song Don't Laugh at Me comes to mind.
A rare infection prompts neti-pot warning. Think twice, folks.
That's it. Have a great day. Jennifer