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Fertility management, iPhone app style

Consider this: Approximately one-third of pregnancies in the United States are not planned; that’s about 3 million per year. More than 34 million iPhones and iPod Touches are being used in the U.S. market today. CycleBeads© is a scientific, clinically tested, internationally known family planning tool that helps a women know when she is most-…

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Healthy People 2020 released, offers new goals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released Healthy People 2020, which “provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.” The new agenda has more than 40 health categories including new topics like adolescent health, dementias, including Alzheimer’s, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health. Additional topics new to…

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Weekly round-up

Here are some stories we’ve been reading this week. Got something to add? Share it in the comments. Gates seeks to contain military health costs (NYT) America’s health agenda for 2020 includes new topics and goals (LA Times) Being slightly overweight can put you at risk, study says (U.S. News & World Report) Switching gears:…

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Check out Google Insights for trends in health and policy

Web users already know that Google searchers are a treasure trove for advertisers. A search for “stop smoking” leads to region-specific ads next to the search results, such as those for the “Vapor Stick As Seen On TV,” or the “Quit For Life Program.” For public health researchers, Google searches are also a jackpot of…

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Today is World AIDS Day

It being December 1st, it was quite obvious to me what I would write about today- World AIDS Day. In pursuit of news articles on the topic of the day, these are the headlines that jumped out at me: Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian go ‘dead’ for World AIDS Day, ‘Runway’ Designer Does T-Shirts for World…

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