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Why I Thank Presidents Nixon, Bush(41) and Obama This Thanksgiving Day.

Mike Magee Last evening, the night before Thanksgiving Day, I went to sleep shaking my head. I had just watched the 1974 documentary, “Hearts and Minds”, which documented the behaviors of five American presidents from Eisenhower to Nixon, as they distorted the truth and led our country into a disastrous war. Show More Summary

Quadruple amputee undergoes arm transplants, thanks hospital and donor’s family

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Last month quadruple amputee Will Lautzenheiser received the gift of a lifetime: two new arms. An anonymous donation had been made to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and three years after losing his limbs to deadly bacterial infection, the former professor of film production and screenwriting underwent a double arm transplant. Read full article >>

Inhibiting IFN-1 to Partially Restore Lost Cognitive Function

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers are expanding their exploration of signal molecules in the blood that differ in abundance between old and young individuals. Changing the levels in an old individual can somewhat restore stem cell function and partly turn...Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving 2014, Everyone

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last year on Thanksgiving I vowed that, due to my delight at rediscovering Arlo Guthrie's epic Thanksgiving fable, Alice's Restaurant, after the decade or two it lay somewhere in memory limbo, I would the song the annual holiday anthem of...

I’m Thankful for You, Chipur Reader | Wishing You the Best on This Thanksgiving Day

It's important to me on this thanks-theme day to tell you how much I appreciate your visits. After all, without you Chipur doesn't roll. And an opportunity for thousands who endure mood and anxiety woes to catch some sharing, learning, and healing falls by the wayside.

Beware of Nutmeg This Thanksgiving

6 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Too much of the spice can make you feel as if you are "encased in mud"

LGBTQ Refugees Lack Mental Health Care

Mental health care standards for refugees are well below that of the average Canadian read more


The twins are getting their B’nai Mitzvah date soon.  They’ll have their Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah together, which is pluralized to B’nai Mitzvah.  Our shul allows the parents to have some input on the date as long as it falls within some guidelines, so we picked a bunch of days that had emotional significance.  […]

OK, I Need Help and Advice

Out of the blue, yesterday without any warning, someone popped into my life and thanked me for something that I did and for the effect that my action had had on their life. Out of the blue! Someone appeared and then disappeared again. Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving, Diabetes Community!

  Today is a day to give thanks, and like most folks, we’re taking the day off to be with family, watch some football and of course enjoy some good holiday cookings… And this may be just what all of… The post Happy Thanksgiving, Diabetes Community! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

8 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Now you have health reasons to love the spice, too

Thirsty (for knowledge) Thursday: Swim Slower to Get Faster

For today's "Thirsty (for knowledge) Thursday," I'll direct you back to Monday's post about "CSS training." I've done a few workouts based on this idea, and I like it. I got confirmation from 2 other speedy swimmers that the theory behind it is sound and makes sense. So go check out my recent blog post about CSS swimming. p.s. Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving from Age of Autism

We wish all of our readers a very Happy (American) Thanksgiving. We're grateful for your loyal support, interesting comments and daily readership. Let us know what you're grateful for this year in our comments.

Kilian – best trail runner EVER

10 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Kilian Jornet Burgada is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. … … He has run across entire landmasses­ (Corsica) and mountain ranges (the Pyrenees), nearly without pause. He regularly runs all day eating only wild berries and drinking … Continue reading ?

National Briefing | Health: U.S. Smoking Rate Dips Again

10 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The smoking rate in the United States declined to 17.8 percent in 2013, down slightly from 18.1 percent the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Polio Crisis Deepens in Pakistan, With New Cases and Killings

10 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The number of new Pakistani polio cases this year has hit 260, four times as many as last year, and four more anti-polio workers have been killed in the field.


As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to acknowledge that we have a lot for which to be grateful. We are making progress in our efforts to create an AIDS-free generation for many reasons, including: research gains; advances in treatment; better access to health care for people living with HIV/AIDS, thanks to the Affordable Care Act;...

Militants Gun Down Pakistan Health Workers as Polio Crisis Intensifies

12 hours agoHealth : Healthland

There have been 260 new cases of polio diagnosed in the South Asian nation this year

Conversations in 2014: The Global Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

In the lead-up to our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are reflecting on some of the stories that generated interest on our blog in 2014.  Today, we look back at some posts about global efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and move us closer to achieving the...

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