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Using Fish Skin to Heal Human Wounds
November 7, 2013 4:23 PM by Chuck Holt
I live in South Florida very near to the Gulf of Mexico, but I’m not exactly an avid fisherman -- although most everyone I know has a good fish story to tell. And while what I’m about to say may sound like another one of those, it is not: There’s a new Read More...
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Extreme Calorie Consciousness
September 17, 2012 3:33 PM by Robin Hocevar
This fall, nutrition advocacy is hot. Last week, McDonald's announced a move to post calorie information on their menu at an earlier date than required by the federal health care bill. In the same timeframe, New York City's Board of Health officially Read More...
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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?
January 18, 2012 3:58 PM by Stacey Miller
Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section. Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Read More...
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Bias in Healthcare
June 20, 2011 5:14 PM by Joe Darrah
The New York Times recently wrote about a male patient at an HIV clinic in the city who was under the impression that he had been living with the disease that causes AIDS for nearly 20 years. Today, thanks to a hunch one of his providers, a nurse practitioner, Read More...
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Sharing Medical Costs With Strangers, Sort Of
June 1, 2011 3:19 PM by Barbara Mercer
In case you haven’t heard, unless you don’t have insurance through an employer that offsets the cost, it can be very expensive (and even then, it can be pricey). For people requiring treatments or medications for chronic conditions, expenses can quickly Read More...
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Not So Sweet?
May 3, 2011 4:21 PM by Candy Goulette
Last year, through a combination of hard work and no food, I was able to lose 60 pounds. I was lighter than I had been in years and felt great. I got rid of all my “fat” clothes and got some new duds more fitting for the, well, more fit me. Unfortunately, Read More...
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Watch Out for Santa! He's Sleep-Deprived and Tipsy
December 16, 2010 11:37 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Ho, ho, ho" is the calling card of the jolly man in red. But no one will be laughing if this sleep-deprived world traveler crashes his team of reindeer through the rooftop. Is there insurance for that? And that's only the tip of the Santa scare... What Read More...
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