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 June 19, 2009 12:16 PM

Are Pesticides Causing Parkinson's Disease? | Health and Wellness | AlterNet

Health & Wellness  (tags: parkinsons, pesticdes, research, humans, health, healthcare, illness, disease )

Cheryl Su
- 47 minutes ago - alternet.org
cientists are closing in on an inescapable conclusion: Pesticides may be a cause of Parkinson's disease.
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 June 19, 2009 12:14 PM

What's on My Food? - New Website By Pesticide Action Network (PAN)

Health & Wellness  (tags: what, what's, on, my, food, pesticide, action, network, PAN, database )

Kellie
- 15 minutes ago - whatsinmyfood.org
What's On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.
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 June 19, 2009 12:13 PM

Almost Half Of Older Patients Could Die While Waiting For Kidney Transplant

Health & Wellness  (tags: kidney, transplant, nephrology )

Debra
- 9 minutes ago - redorbit.com
Forty-six percent of patients over age 60 currently on the waiting list for a kidney transplant will die before they receive an organ from a deceased donor, reports an upcoming study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
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 June 19, 2009 12:11 PM

For Best Anti-Cancer Boost, Cook Carrots Whole

Green Lifestyle  (tags: carrots and cancer, food, garden, goodnews, health, healthy eating, interesting )

Michelle
- 6 hours ago - msnbc.msn.com
The anti-cancer properties of carrots are enhanced 25 percent if they are cooked whole rather than chopped up beforehand, a study has found.
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 April 20, 2009 7:27 AM

Daffodil Drug's Alzheimer's Help

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, Alzheimer, disease, drugs, medicine, AlternativeMed, treatment, study, research, prevention, illness )

Dee
- 24 minutes ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A daffodil crop grown near Brecon which will be used to produce a drug to fight Alzheimer's disease is ready for harvesting, its growers have said.
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 April 06, 2009 10:07 AM

Omega-3 Kills Cancer Cells

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, omega-3, cancer, disease, diet, illness, healthcare, research )

Dee
- 5 hours ago - sciencedaily.com
Docosahexanoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils, has been shown to reduce the size of tumours and enhance the positive effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, while limiting its harmful side effects.
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 March 17, 2009 8:52 AM

Boy Dies of Cancer After Begging Parents to Take Him to a Hospital

Society & Culture  (tags: children, neglect, abuse, cancer, death, manslaughter, prevention, crime, health, sadness )

Dee
- 12 hours ago - abcnews.go.com
An 8-year-old Ohio boy's pleas to get him to a doctor were ignored by his parents just days before he died of cancer, investigators tell ABCNews.com.
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 March 14, 2009 3:38 PM

American Cancer Society Offers Lodging to Cancer Patients

Health & Wellness  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, Cancer, culture, society, rights, safety, GoodNews, ethics, interesting, news, family, healthcare, illness, humans, interesting, medicine, protection, prevention, treatment )

Kat Moasi
- 12 minutes ago - indiancountrytoday.com
Facing cancer is hard, and having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge...
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 January 27, 2009 8:19 AM

Effective Skin Care Strategies for People in Their Fifties

Health & Wellness  (tags: skin care, care, older, treatment, prevention, health, healthcare )

Stel
- 20 hours ago - webhealthguides.net
Years of exposure of the skin to the sun, use of harsh soaps and cosmetics, high stress levels, reduced elastic and collagen production in the body, reduced production of sebum, skin dryness,...
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 January 25, 2009 10:22 AM

F.D.A. Approves a Stem Cell Trial

Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, discovery, investigation, research, scientists, technology, stem cell research, science, interesting, NewTechnology, study, GeneticEngineering )

Lynne
- 28 minutes ago - nytimes.com
In a research milestone, the federal government will allow the world's first test in people of a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells.
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 January 06, 2009 2:31 PM

Best Low Fat Diet Plan
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, AlternativeMed, diet, health, interesting, nutrition, prevention, protection, treatment )

Zoki
- 3 hours ago - bestdietsplans.com
You should choose a low fat diet that has the energy value that corresponds to the needs of the body, and special attention should be paid to the selection of foods and their way of preparing.
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 December 28, 2008 8:33 AM

Toxic Housing
Health & Wellness  (tags: Lakota, Indians, American Indians, Native Americans, Disease, Illness, Black Mold, health, government, interesting, investigation, prevention, risks, safety, treatment, warning, children, environment, ethics, illness, humans )

Kat Moasi
- 2 hours ago - republicoflakotah.com
"Black Mold" is a term commonly used to describe a slimy, greenish-black substance which can result in serious health risk. This infamous mold is also known as Strachybotrys chartarum and more often as Strachybotrys atra. It has been closely linked to...
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 December 05, 2008 8:31 AM

Breast Cancer Treatment Offers Better Outcome to Women With Implants Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, Body-Mind-Spirit, disease, drugs, health, healthcare, humans, illness, interesting, investigation, medicine, news, prevention, protection, research, risks, safety, science, society, study, warning, treatment, women )

Club
- 1 day ago - clubfemina.com
Women with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone breast augmentation may be treated successfully with a partial-breast radiation treatment called brachytherapy, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society
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 December 05, 2008 8:29 AM

How Healthy Are You? 100 DIY Tests and Quizzes
Health & Wellness  (tags: DIY, Health, Fitness, Quiz, Tests, Internet )

Jollygirl
- 11 hours ago - uspharmd.com
With categories including women's health, men's health, children's and teen health, specific health issues, fitness, nutrition, and more, you will find plenty of quizzes to ensure you are on the right track with you and your family's health.
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 December 05, 2008 8:28 AM

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 November 09, 2008 7:30 PM

Australia: No Residency for Boy With Down Syndrome
World  (tags: government, humanrights, children )

MADARTIST
- 15 minutes ago - hosted.ap.org
Not a positive in the land down under. No offense to those that dwell there, but I really worry about the priorities of those that make this kind of decision about a human being.
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 November 08, 2008 4:39 PM

Syringes Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled Health & Wellness  (tags: warning )

Raymond
- 43 minutes ago - news.aol.com
The Food and Drug Administration said the possibly mislabeled ReliOn syringes could lead to patients receiving an insulin overdose
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SELF WORTH ISSUE October 30, 2008 10:29 AM

The Social Burden of Ugliness
Society & Culture  (tags: ugliness, ugly, appearance, beauty, perception, attractiveness, society, personality development discrimination )

Ombretta
- 3 hours ago - nytimes.com
It is an unfortunate societal axiom that people who are considered attractive get better jobs, better pay, are often considered more intelligent, make more financially-successful marriages. Are there ways to correct this? Yes and no.
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 October 30, 2008 10:17 AM

Women Financially Penalized By Health Insurance Industry
Health & Wellness  (tags: gender, health insurance, inequity, health care costs, insurance industry )

Ombretta
- 1 hour ago - nytimes.com
You are a woman, and you have a twin brother. You're (obviously) the same age and in the same general health. You ask for health insurance quotes with identical coverage. Guess who's going to have to pay a lot more for that policy?
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an article I submitted.... October 27, 2008 8:05 AM

AARP.Org Social Security Hike Largest in 26 Years
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: socialsecurity, GoodNews )

MADARTIST
- 25 seconds ago - bulletin.aarp.org
This could be great news for all!
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 October 24, 2008 1:39 PM

Still Smoking? The Government Has a New Vaccine for You
Health & Wellness  (tags: smoking, pneumococcal disease, vaccine, Advisory Committee on Immunization Pract )

Ombretta
- 3 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has stated that all adult smokers under age 65 will benefit from a vaccine called Pneumovax. It is designed to protect people from the bacteria that cause pneumonia, meningitis & related diseases. But...
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 October 22, 2008 1:12 PM

The Global Viral Forecasting Initiative: Keeping New Diseases at Bay
Science & Tech  (tags: viruses, pandemics, bushmeat, blood, disease, HIV, Ebola. Africa, Nathan Wolfe )

Ombretta
- 6 hours ago - nytimes.com
Dr. Nathan Wolfe & his team devote their time trying to identify & contain potential pandemics before they can wreak worldwide havoc. He's examining primate-to-human & other animal transmissions, because 60% of new human pathogens originate in animals.
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 October 14, 2008 6:44 AM

Chinese Longevity Villages Want to Be Discovered
World  (tags: China, Poyue, Bama County, old age, health, centenarian, long life, tourism )

Ombretta
- 2 hours ago - online.wsj.com
Several Chinese villages, located in a cluster near the Vietnamese border, boast an unusual number of healthy centenarians per capita. Living in the region is reputed to add years to life, and now they want to share this with visitors.
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 October 13, 2008 7:42 AM

Abandoning the Poor, the Elderly, the Uninsured
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospital closings, poverty, health insurance, Detroit, Riverview, Ascension Health )

Ombretta
- 21 minutes ago - online.wsj.com
Ascension Health, the largest non-profit operator of hospitals in the US, posted a last-year profit of $351 million. But they closed Riverview Hospital on Detroit's poverty-stricken east side operated by their Detroit "health ministry."
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 October 07, 2008 7:39 AM

When Is Enough Enough?
Health & Wellness  (tags: biological maintenance, dying, medical treatment, hospitals, doctors, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing homes, prolonging life )

Ombretta
- 1 hour ago - nytimes.com
I think many of us share a similar fear: dying alone, incapacitated, perhaps unable to speak, to remember, to do the simplest thing for ourselves. Read this piece & share your thoughts on prolonging life when real life itself has already departed.
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 September 30, 2008 7:39 AM

The FDA Stam of Approval: What Does It Really Mean?
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, FDA, Food & Drug administration, pharmaceuticals, drug information, prescriptions, remedies )

Ombretta
- 16 minutes ago - nytimes.com
Am informative explanation of the role of the FDA in both prescription and over-the-counter drug dispensation. Learn more about what they do - and don't do.
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 September 24, 2008 3:21 PM


Eat Your Peppers!
Health & Wellness  (tags: peppers, bell peppers, vitamins, minerals, food, health, recipes )

Regina Co
- 8 hours ago - nytimes.com
Chock-full of vitamins, minerals and other essential elements for health, garden peppers add flavor and color to any dish in which they're used. Read more about them and get some good recipe ideas too.
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 September 22, 2008 3:37 PM

Pistachios and Heart Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, medicine, research, disease )

Maria
- 4 hours ago - nhs.uk
It said that a study has shown that the nuts bring down levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood. Pistachios contain lutein, an antioxidant found in fruit and leafy green veg,
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 September 17, 2008 6:18 PM

Fooling With Food: Does Adding Nutrients Really Help?
Health & Wellness  (tags: neutraceuticals, food engineering, health benefits, fortified food, nutritional supplements )

Regina Co
- 11 hours ago - nytimes.com
Boosting food with extra and often unrelated nutrients is the big thing now. Fish oil in orange juice, powdered vegetables in chocolate - will we actually reap health benefits from foods into which manufacturers are adding neutraceuticals?
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 September 12, 2008 8:24 PM

Good News for Americans With Disabilities: Major Expansion of Workplace Protections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: workplace, disabilities, the disabled, US Senate, Congress, law )

Regina Co
- 4 hours ago - nytimes.com
The Senate passed a bill that will enhance workplace protections for disabled workers. This bill will be integrated with a similar measure that passed the House in June. Workers won't have to choose between treating conditions & losing protections.
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 September 08, 2008 6:46 AM

'Stand Up to Cancer' Raises $100M Plus
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, death, disease, health, prevention, research, study )

Dee
- 7 hours ago - abcnews.go.com
A campaign to raise money for cancer research that culminated in a telethon airing simultaneously on all three major U.S. networks brought in more than $100 million for the cause, telethon organizers announced today.
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 September 08, 2008 6:34 AM

Shutting Out the Victims: Big Pharma Seeks Protection From Lawsuits
Business  (tags: pharmceutical companies, lawsuits, US Supreme Court, medical liability, dangerous drugs, prescription drugs, patients' rights, Big Pharma )

Regina Co
- 1 day ago - latimes.com
Lawsuits against the makers of faulty government-approved medical devices are already forbidden. Now companies that manufacture both prescription and over-the counter-drugs are asking the Supreme Court for the same protection. Outrageous!
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 September 07, 2008 9:43 AM

Baby Boomers - WE Are the Biggest Druggies
Society & Culture  (tags: baby boomers, pot, drugs, demographics, substance abuse, addiction )

Regina Co
- 22 minutes ago - ajc.com
A US government survey released this week reports that illicit drug use by people between the ages of 55 and 59 rocketed up 116% in the past five years. Whoa, dude!
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 September 06, 2008 9:30 AM


Genetic Pathways for Brain & Pancreatic Cancer Mapped
Science & Tech  (tags: cancer, genetic research, pancreatic cancer, brain tumors, tumors, genes, medical research )

Regina Co
- 13 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The most comprehensive study ever conducted on human tumors revealed 12 core pathways in pancreatic cancer & 3 core pathways in brain cancer that genes use to mutate into deadly tumors. But they also found that no human tumors are identical.
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 September 06, 2008 9:25 AM

Find Out What Drugs the FDA Is Investigating
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical industry, Food & Drug Administrations, prescription drugs, drug investigation )

Regina Co
- 1 hour ago - washingtonpost.com
The FDA is initiating quarterly listings of pharmaceuticals it's investigating. There will be a list every three months on the FDA website. Of course, it will give us only partial info so as not to tick off Big Pharma, but it's probably worth checking.
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 September 04, 2008 8:03 AM

Long-Term Medical Consequences Tied to Food-Borne Pathogens
Health & Wellness  (tags: food poisoning, e.coli, salmonella, medical research, food safety, disease )

Regina Co
- 47 minutes ago - washingtonpost.com
E. coli, campylobacter, salmonella & other pathogens cause misery in their acute stages, but medical research is now linking food-borne pathogens to long-term afflictions with serious consequences that surface long after the acute stage has subsided.
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 August 17, 2008 5:50 PM

Cough Medicine Ingredient Helps Fibromyalgia Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: fibromyalgia, guifenes )

Sweet
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 day ago - canada.com
Guifenes, found in many cough medicines, helps ease symptoms of fibromyalgia.
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 August 13, 2008 9:26 AM

Plant-Based Diets: An Overview of Options for Optimal Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: protein, cancer, disease, food, animal, plant )

Alf
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 21 minutes ago - naturalnews.com
A wealth of research indicates that more than 10% of calories from protein leads to many chronic illnesses, including cancer. On average, Americans consume more than this amount, yet a collective fear of not getting enough "quality" protein persists.

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 August 08, 2008 8:50 AM

Fingering the Culprit
Science & Tech  (tags: fingerprints, desorption electrospray ionization, identification, medical targeting, surgery, substance detection, Prosolia, mass spectrometry )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 hour ago - nytimes.com
Your fingerprints can now be analyzed to discover what you've touched. The analyzer that does this - if it can be miniaturized and automated - will also be able to find molecules associated with cancer in the human body.
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 August 07, 2008 2:20 PM

Homeless in Los Angeles: Pawns in a Massive Medical Fraud
Health & Wellness  (tags: medical fraud, the homeless, Los Angeles, FBI )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 6 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Several arrests have been made by the FBI in connection with a scheme that used the most helpless - the homeless - to defraud government programs of $millions$. Hospital staff even went to areas where the homeless congregate to recruit them with cash.
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 August 04, 2008 7:26 AM

A New Route to Rejection
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Business  (tags: health insurance, life insurance, prescription records, prescription drugs, privacy, medical records, loss of privacy, electronic snooping )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 54 minutes ago - washingtonpost.com
One of the blessings of electronic information is access to heretofore hard-to-get information. One of the curses of electronic information is the access to heretofore hard-to-get information. Insurance companies are taking advantage of this. Read how
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 July 29, 2008 5:20 PM

Disease and History
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Society & Culture  (tags: disease, history, society, plagues, contagion, health, lifestyle )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 2 hours ago - health.usnews.com
Informative piece on how the great plagues of humankind have affected - and continue to affect - our social, political, economic and cultural history. A great read!
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 July 06, 2008 9:36 AM

Pain in Fibromyalgia Is Linked to Changes in Brain Molecule
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Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, health, healthcare, medicine, research, treatment, fibromyalgia, chronic pain )

C C
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 18 hours ago - newswise.com
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a key linkage between pain and a specific brain molecule, a discovery that leads to new insight into Fibromyalgia, an often-baffling chronic pain condition.
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 July 04, 2008 4:36 PM

When Parents Become Children: Caring & Coping
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Society & Culture  (tags: aging, caregiving, seniors, elderly parents, Alzheimer's, old age )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com
Many of us will - or even now - face the prospect of caring for parents who can no longer cope alone. Even those parents who are generally okay still drive or insist on doing chores they shouldn't.This is an ever-increasing problem for us, their children.
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IF THIS DOESN'T ANGER YOU, NOTHING WILL February 21, 2008 7:30 AM

The Supremes Protect Medical Device Manufacturers - Another Bush Victory
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Bush, corporate protections, law, lawsuits, liability, health, FDA )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 hour ago - nytimes.com
In a decision renderted yesteray, "the makers of medical devices...are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency’s specifications." THE FDA???
Another way to say, YOU lose if THEIR Faulty devices Kill you or a loved one....NO protection for us!!  [ send green star]
 
 February 17, 2008 1:23 PM

Chinese Drug Manufacturer Whose Ingredient Led to 4 US Deaths Not Certified to Make Pharmaeceuticals
Health & Wellness  (tags: China, heparin, pharmaceuticals, outsourcing, unregulated production )

Cate
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
Another fine example of how the world is being harmed by the greed of manufacturers who outsource their production to China, a country that doesn't adhere to any kind of safety and health standards. 4 people in the US died from their carelessness.
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 February 17, 2008 1:21 PM

Options, Advice Often Overwhelm Cancer Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, advice, opinions, cancer coaches, treatment, humans, health, healthcare, protection, study, warning, interesting, research, illness, disease )

John
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - usatoday.com
The advice made her head spin: Have the lump removed. No, let them take the whole breast. Chemo? Radiation? Everyone seemed to have an opinion. "I just shut everyone down around me," said Bernie Brann, a newly-diagnosed cancer patient
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 December 08, 2007 1:33 PM

This plea for help comes from a friend of mine in another group. Tell me if you know where this could get posted to get more readers and help.

I received this email from my daughter, Diane. Diane has been struggling with schleroderma for the past 13 years. She is the mother of two beautiful children, has a wonderful, loving husband and a family that cares for her very much. We have watched her live as normal a life as possible defying her orignal doctor's prognosis that she would live 5 years after her diagnosis. That was 13 years ago! However, the disease is now affecting her lungs and kidneys and she has the opportunity to receive treatment that gives her the hope of overcoming this dreadful killer and spend many more years caring for her children and her family.

I am not asking you for money; what I am asking you to do is to look at her story and then possibly provide some ideas for fundrasing, or information for organisations that might be able to help her get the money she needs for the treatment. Her goal is to have treatment starting in January. The cost is $100,000 plus the expenses accrued from having to travel from Phoenix to Chicago. She has been able to raise just over $13,000 so far, but that is not near enough for this chance she has to battle this disease.

Thank you for reading Diane's story. And thank you for any help you may be able to provide.

I wrote a letter to Bob Saget and he has forwarded diane's story to The Schleroderma Reseach Foundation. We are hoping for a miracle!

Any ideas that you may have to get this information out to as many people as possible would be a great help also. The more people who see her story, the more might be inclined to contribute through the website she provided in her email.

She is such a beautiful woman who is sweet and generous to others. It is time now to try and give something to her that will allow her the chances of overcoming this killer disease and give her the opportunity to see her children reach adulthood.

I wrote Bob Saget because his sister died of this disease in 1991. He has been a supporter of research for this since his sister was diagnosed with it.



"Hey everyone. We have been praying for a long time that I would be healed from the disease that I have (which is scleroderma). Most of you know that I am trying to raise $100,000 so that I can have an adult stem-cell transplant to treat this disease. Insurance won't cover it because it is investigational. Friends are trying really hard to come up with ideas to get big money quickly.

If any of you have ideas please contact me. We want to be able to start the procedure in January but will need the money first. We held a benefit concert the other night and raised $5400.00 in one night so any idea could help. Pass this around to your good friends and if they have ideas great, or if they want to send some money every little bit helps!!!

Below is information for sending in contributions.

Make checks payable to: NTAF Southwest Stem Cell Transplant Fund

Note in Memo section: In Honor of Diane Krum

Mail to: NTAF
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd., Suite F-120
Radnor, PA 19087

If anyone wants more info have them visit:

www.transplantfund.org

Just type my last name: KRUM in the yellow box to the right and hit submit.

Thanks. I appreciate each of you and am blessed to be a part of such a big, wonderful family!!!

Loves...Diane"



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 November 05, 2007 9:54 AM

Itching Will Soon Go as Science Cracks Dandruff Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, technology, discovery, health )

Jim
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 hour ago - timesonline.co.uk
The researchers have mapped out the genome of Malassezia globosa, a fungus that lives and feeds on human skin, causing itching and the familiar silvery flakes that sprinkle the clothing of sufferers.
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 November 05, 2007 9:44 AM

Prenatal Vitamins Shown to Reduce Children's Risk of Cancer Health & Wellness  (tags: folic acid, vitamins, prenatal vitamins )

SilverLad
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 hour ago - newstarget.com
Taking folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant can nearly halve the chance of a child getting a common cancer before the age of 18, new evidence from a Toronto children's hospital shows. The study, from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, was.....
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 November 05, 2007 9:36 AM

Walgreen to Open More in-Store Health Clinics Health & Wellness  (tags: )

June
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 468 days ago - today.reuters.co.uk
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore company in terms of revenue, on Monday said it plans to open more health clinics within its drugstores, marking the latest move by a pharmacy chain to offer health services
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 October 09, 2007 11:10 AM

How Your Mother's Hips Can Raise the Risk of Cancer Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, research, risk, risks, women )

Sue
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 9 minutes ago - dailymail.co.uk
Women whose mothers have wide hips could be seven times more likely to develop breast cancer, researchers have warned.
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 October 05, 2007 7:33 AM

New Drug Developed to Destroy Three Childhood Cancers Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, children, drugs, treatment, interesting )

Cathryne
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 22 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
A new drug developed to destroy tumour cells in three child cancers has shown promising results according to doctors. Experiments suggest it can kill tumour cells from bone tumours called osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma that affect young people and
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 October 05, 2007 7:31 AM

Neglect of Aged An 'Outrage' Health & Wellness  (tags: eldery, nursing homes, diapers, long term health care, smitherman, mcginty, ethics, funding, carehealthcare )

Sunshine
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - thestar.com
The Ontario government is helping to break its own laws when it lets nursing homes leave elderly residents lying for hours in urine-soaked diapers, according to a legal opinion prepared for the Ontario Federation of Labour
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 October 05, 2007 7:30 AM

FDA Fish Recommendations Challenged Health & Wellness  (tags: fish, FDA, recommendations, government, warmings, women, pregnant )

Eduardo
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - webmd.com
A coalition of nutrition experts and groups, including several federal agencies, on Thursday challenged government warnings that pregnant women limit their fish consumption because of contamination.
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HEALTH NEWS TO NOTE ON C2NN October 04, 2007 7:56 AM

Drug Derived From Chillis Is Hailed as a Breakthrough in Pain Relief Health & Wellness  (tags: medicine, pain relief )

Rosie
Butterflies
- 12 minutes ago - news.independent.co.uk
A substance found in chilli peppers has been used to create a painkiller which prevents suffering without the usual side-effects of conventional anaesthetics.
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