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JDRF - Walk to Cure Diabetes:
Health & Wellness  (tags: JDRF, diabetes, health, well-being, children, adults, Fundraiser, donation, Walk for the Cure, 2011 )

- 2582 days ago -
Our family is participating in the JDRF Walk for the Cure for the 5th year in a row and we need some help fundraising. Can you spare $1? $5? Diabetes research can be greatly advanced with even the smallest token of your support! We thank you all!
US Government Refuses to Act on Cancer-Causing Zonolite Insulation
Health & Wellness  (tags: zonolite, insulation, asbestos, carcinogens, environmental protection agency, keven mcdermott, wr grace, manchester washington, libby montana, cancer, m i economic g13 economies economy - can, m i economic g13 economies economy - uni, m )

- 2758 days ago -
The law that Cheney supported, if passed, would hamper, if not decimate, the opportunity for injured workers to bring asbestos personal-injury lawsuits against the largest U.S. corporations. These included Grace, and Halliburton, once headed by Cheney.
Cancer Patient's Home a 'Living Laboratory' for Deadly Fibers
Health & Wellness  (tags: zonolite, william cawlfield, insulation, wr grace, heart disease, cancer mesothelioma, cancer, pueblo colorado, libby montana, epa, w r grace, health and medicine, asbestos, asbestos removal, mesothelioma )

- 2758 days ago -
"We have these kids -- 25-year-olds -- in these attics, running wires, doing installations and repairs, crawling through this Zonolite without respirators or a care in the world. Because EPA never told them it could kill them," he said.
Libby, Montana, Declared Public Health Emergency After Decades of Asbestos Exposure
Health & Wellness  (tags: asbestos, environmental protection agency, epa, libby, montana, w r grace co, zonolite )

- 2758 days ago -
Thousands of the company's internal documents showed that officials had known about the danger from the tainted vermiculite for decades and repeatedly tried and failed to remove the asbestos. Grace never mentioned the hazard to its workers or customers.
Biodiversity Loss Raises Disease Risk in Humans, Study Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: biodiversity, declining biodiversity, human health, human disease, ecosystems, loss of helpful species )

- 2756 days ago -
Protection of human health is an ecosystem service provided by biodiversity, as well as drought resistance and carbon storage
Health Care Premiums Could Reach $23,342 By 2020
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care reform, Deficit Commission, Jonathan Gruber, economagic, Commonwealth Fund, premiums )

- 2754 days ago -
The cost crisis in our health care system simply can't be overstated. The rapid growth in cost is the driving force behind our projected long-term public debt and the growth in private health insurance premiums threaten to cripple private industry.
Seth Petreikis, Baby With Complete DiGeorge Syndrome, Denied Medicaid Coverage For Life-Saving Procedure
Health & Wellness  (tags: Baby Denied Medicaid, Chicago, Complete Digeorge Syndrome, Digeorge Syndrome, Dyer, Dyer Indiana, Indiana, Medicaid, Seth Petreikis, Thymus Transplant, Chicago News )

- 2749 days ago -
Of the sixty children who have received the transplant, only two did not survive, and they suffered from other unrelated complications. Indiana still will not payfor the surgery because it is still called "experimental".
Why There's 'No Health Without Mental Health'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Mental Health Assessments, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Health Depression, Mental Health Disorders, Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problems, Mental Health Resources, Mental Health Tests, Health News )

- 2749 days ago -
Mind and body are inextricably linked. A decade ago the Surgeon General of the U.S. tried to capture this relationship by saying, "There is no health without mental health." Millennia ago the Romans said much the same thing, "Sound mind, sound body".
Popular Marijuana Company Goes Public
Health & Wellness  (tags: AlternativeMed, healthcare, health, interesting, medicine, prevention, protection, research, treatment )

- 2755 days ago -
This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been on a tear, but it's nothing compared to the recent highs achieved by an obscure stock known as General Cannabis (ticker symbol: CANA).
Asbestos Dangers Known Centuries Ago, But Battle Continues Today
Health & Wellness  (tags: asbestos, asbestos dangers, zonolite, Canadian government, Poplar River First Nations Reserve, slaves of Roman Empre sickened, Pliny the Elder/asbestos dangers )

- 2758 days ago -
Raven ThunderSky found government records that 46 bags of Zonolite were used in the attic of her tiny family home back when she was a little girl. She and her deceased sisters often played in the fluffy material, having no clue it was lethal.
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