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Presenting at Manhattan School of Music.

Mark Janas teaches a program for the vocal students at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. It's a special class of students who do community outreach to both elementary schools, to teach them about opera; and to senior centers,...Show More Summary

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Aggressive?

Pancreatic cancer is often lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease. New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why this is the case. The researchers found a gene known to be involved in nearly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers promotes cancer growth and spread. The […]

10 Things I Miss About the Military

Or a more accurate title would be "10 Things I Miss About My Husband Being Active Duty" because we are still military-connected, and he's the one no longer active duty, but that just seemed too long of a title. In no particular order here are 10 things I miss about being an active duty family:10. Show More Summary

NIH Announces Funding for New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to encourage small businesses to address viral hepatitis research opportunities delineated in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2MB]. Show More Summary

WATCH: Walgreens Pharmacists Treat Diabetes and Other HIV-Related Comorbidities

Diabetes, high cholesterol, and hepatitis C are just few of the conditions that can be treated at Walgreens. read more

Is Fox News Promoting Mandated Medicine (Vaccination)?

Managing Editor's Note: Forget deflated footballs for a moment, measles Hedda Get Better, my sisters doll from 1960. She had measles. is this month's Ebola. Now even Fox News, one of the only news outlets to allow even a bit...

More Evidence of Harm: Thimerosal Found to Disrupt Mitochondrial Function in Cells From People With Autism

Reprinted with permission from Safeminds. By Lyn Redwood In 1999 when I came to the realization that my son had been exposed to over 125 times his EPA daily allowable exposure to mercury from his infant vaccines, I started researching...

Visual AIDS - Postcards from the Edge Benefit

New York City’s 17th Annual Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge Benefit is January 31 Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Dachel Media Update: Measles In the Media

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. There are almost 800 stories...

Sex, Bottoming, and What You've Missed About PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a generic term — it applies to things like malaria drugs and such — but for HIV it's synonymous with Truvada. Turns out, says Jim Pickett, it shouldn't be. read more

National Autism Association: The Leaders in Autism Wandering and Safety Issues

By Kim Staglano A special guest was in attendance at the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Her name is Vanessa Fontaine, and while the name might not ring a bell, you surely remember the name Avonte Oquendo....

Op-ed: When One Activist Movement Knocks Out Another

HIV is resurging among young gay and bisexual men. Here's why we are all to blame. read more

Study of Louisiana Family Unveils Gene Tied to Profound Vision Loss

Researchers uncovered a new gene tied to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa by conducting an exhaustive hereditary analysis of a large Louisiana family with vision issues. According to scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), this family of eye diseases affects more than 200,000 people in the United […]

Need coverage for 2015? There’s still time!

Miss the January 15 deadline? Did you miss the January 15 deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan? Don’t worry, there’s still time. February 15 is the final deadline to sign up for a plan for 2015. Don’t wait until the last minute! Enroll today! Here’s why enrolling is so important: You’re not covered...

What Happens When Governments Say MS Drugs Are Too Pricey?

I’m stuck on this one. In recent days, the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has decided not to widen use of beta-interferon for MS, and the Irish  National Centre for Pharmaeconomics (NCPE) has refused to pay for the oral MS drug Tecfidera. Interesting as well (and I’m not sure exactly how to think of this [...]

#FliptheClinic Seeks Ideas to Disrupt Healthcare

Yes, I know — another catchy “let’s disrupt healthcare” hashtag/campaign. Is there any meat behind it? And as we go about our lives with diabetes, why should we care? That was my reaction too, when I first started hearing about… The post #FliptheClinic Seeks Ideas to Disrupt Healthcare appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Newly Diagnosed With HIV? Here's What's Next

Finding out you're HIV-positive might be scary, but with the proper knowledge, it doesn't have to be. Contributor: Tyler Curry read more


By Kent Heckenlively There are winners and there are losers. And I am in the fight. I'd like you to join me in creating a victory. In one corner is "The Panic Virus" by Seth Mnookin, which I consider to...

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