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What Do People Want for Christmas? Boobs. And New Noses.

Dec 19, 2014
What Do People Want for Christmas? Boobs. And New Noses.

NEW YORK (CNN) - On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … two breast implants, a tummy tuck and a rhinoplasty. That may be a riff on the original, but it’s a tune many are singing this holiday season, as more people are asking Santa to go under the...

Robert's Sister
The Calendars are Here! The Calendars are Here!

The Calendars are Here! The Calendars are Here!

After pairing the artwork of Pegi Foulkrod and the Words of Comfort by Denise M. Brown in a 2015 calendar and pushing the “purchase” button, I started to panic.

The picture doesn't clearly show the words but
they show up on the calendar. August words:
"Believe in yourself - others...

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Brain Abnormality May Cause Some Cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Dec 17, 2014

By Fran Kritz Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a condition that results in the death of thousands of babies in the U.S. each year, may be linked to a brain abnormality in some cases, according to a new study. Researchers at the National Institutes ...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Survivor’s Guilt

“Isn’t she supposed to be dead by now?” I fear those words may be whispered behind my back as I go out in public. It’s true. I couldn't blame the whisperers. I was supposed to be dead. I thought I would be by now too. So why am I not...

Game to 100
Euphemism can’t hide Kings’ nasty business

Dec 17, 2014

“Philosophical differences” – now there’s a lofty phrase that suggests deep analysis by thoughtful individuals contemplating the nature of truth. Think of Plato vs. Aristotle,  Augustine vs. Aquinas or 17th century political theorists Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. But “philosophical … Continue reading

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Children with Delays and their Parents Find Help in Play

Dec 16, 2014

By Heather Tirado Gilligan

The cheerful sound of kids and their parents signing “head, shoulders, knees and toes!” filled a classroom in San Pablo on Monday morning. Despite the smiles and laughter, the play was purposeful, part of a playgroup for children with developmental delays.

If it weren’t for the playgroup, offered at the First 5...

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New Study Finds Ride-on Scooters Lead the Pack for Toy Injures in Kids

Dec 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

About 3.3 million children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for a toy-related injury between 1990 and 2011, says a new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The number of injuries increased about 40 percent during the 22 years observed by the researchers.

The post...

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Palliative Care Poised to Expand Amid Health Reform

Dec 16, 2014

A growing number of palliative care programs are being expanded to chronically ill patients in community clinics and at home, spurred by federal and state health reforms. The post Palliative Care Poised to Expand Amid Health Reform appeared first on Ca...

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Robert's Sister
Note to Self: Get it Together!

Note to Self: Get it Together!

For the past few days I have been trying to write this post in such a way as to not come across as an ungrateful, spoiled brat. 

Hard to do when I have been exactly that.

As everyone knows, I love to decorate for Christmas. (If you don’t know that then...

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Disabled Teens More Likely to be Obese and Use Extreme Weight Loss Measures

Dec 15, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Teenagers with physical or mental disabilities are more likely to be obese compared to teens who don’t have disabilities, according to new research presented at the recent American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

The researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among the disabled teens was 16 percent compared to...

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