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Why eat organic foods?

The physical benefits of eating organic are related to the level of toxins found in conventional food that are not found in organic foods.

Chinese Firms Linked to Tainted Heparin Still Supplying U.S.

By Anna Edney Courtesy of Bloomberg News Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Two Chinese companies implicated in supplying contaminated ingredients three years ago to Baxter International Inc. for its blood thinner heparin are still supplying product to the U.S., Republican lawmakers said. Baxter recalled the blood thinner in 2008 amid reports of deaths and allergic reactions. […]

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Fall Harvest Foods

Fall is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors and observe the changes Mother Nature is treating us to. Cooler temperatures, changing colors and falling leaves provides a beautiful backdrop.

Relieving Pain in America

Click for link to article Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required the Department of Health […]

Gears for Good Bike Ride – Day 1

Gears for Good is a bike ride to raise funds and support for Helping Hands. Helping Hands is an emergency financial assistance program that aids hundreds of people with bleeding disorders each year. This program assists with basic living expenses such as mortgage payments, food and electric bills to help an individual or family through […]

Swimming Introduction

Swimming is very often recommended as a safer type of exercise for people who have hemophilia. A swimming pool can provide both a place for kids to play with less risk of joint injury and an excellent way to exercise your whole body.

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15th This Year

From the Medicare Rights Center: Did you know that there are new dates to remember for Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment Period? Starting in 2011, Fall Open Enrollment (also known as the Annual Coordinated Election Period, or ACEP) begins on October 15 and lasts through December 7. During this period, people with Medicare have the right […]

Understanding the Debt Ceiling and the "Super Committee"

In early August the President signed into law the Budget Control Act of 2011, which is reported to save approximately $917 billion over the next ten years and will raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion, therefore carrying the government through the end of 2011. The bill also establishes a new joint Congressional committee that […]

Medical mystery: UMass doctors race to counter rare blood disorder

By Geraldine A. Collier Courtesy of Worchester Telegram & Gazette Doctors are taught in medical training to “look first for the horses, not the zebras.”  In other words, look first for the typical causes of symptoms before exploring more exotic possibilities. But, former Worcester School Superintendent John Durkin wouldn’t be alive today if his doctors at […]

America's Innovation Agency: The FDA

By instilling confidence in U.S. products and technologies, we stimulate economic growth and open markets overseas. By MARGARET A. HAMBURG Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal There are encouraging signs that the pharmaceutical industry’s pipeline of new products is not as stalled as some say.  Already in 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved […]

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