Microsoft Takes Away Refreshable Stock Quotes for Excel…

June 27, 2010, 2:55 pm

I was updating one of my investment Excel Spreadsheets. I needed to add a refreshable stock quote, so I went to the research pane, typed in my symbol and it tells me that it’s not available. Upon further research, it turns out that the add-in has expired and Microsoft is no longer going to support...

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More Friday Humor – “Sagging” Explained…

June 25, 2010, 12:23 pm

My cousin sent this to me in an email and I had to share it (I don’t know where the pictures originated):

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PREDICTION: Venezuela Will Become Another Textbook Example of Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

June 25, 2010, 11:45 am

I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the situation down in Venezuela or not, but it’s really interesting. We have witnessed Hugo Chavez nationalize various industries over the last few years. Most of this was started back when oil prices were high and could support Chavez&#...

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Amen, Jason Kelly, Amen!

June 25, 2010, 10:40 am

I had a review copy of Jason Kelly’s newest book, Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere: Don’t Be One Of Them*, waiting for me when I returned home from my family vacation. I’m not finished with the book yet so I’m not ready to post a review. However, I do want to share with...

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Not Something We Like to Hear from Our Leadership

June 25, 2010, 10:10 am

“No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.” That was Senator Chris Dodd on the financial overhaul that passed the Senate early this morning. You can read about it here. Here’s to hoping that something significant occurs from this legislation to bite Mr. Dodd...

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When BP Spills Coffee…

June 25, 2010, 9:11 am

A little humor for your Friday:

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Greg Mankiw on Whether or Not We Should Tax Sugary Drinks

June 24, 2010, 3:05 pm

I read an interesting piece by Greg Mankiw on the subject of taxing sugary drinks. The reasons for taxing the drinks are: 1. raise tax revenues 2. curb the consumption of those drinks because they have an adverse impact on society Despite the topic, Mankiw’s piece is interesting, particularly...

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What Caused the Great Depression?

June 23, 2010, 2:43 pm

Something interesting I read in Thomas Sowell’s The Housing Boom and Bust: Revised Edition* was about the Great Depression. I remember being taught that excessive borrowing (margin) used to purchase stocks formed a bubble. The bursting of that bubble and the closing of banks(1) caused the Great...

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Quote of the Day (June 23, 2010)

June 23, 2010, 12:29 pm

“Few things blind human beings to the actual consequences of what they are doing like a heady feeling of self-righteousness during a crusade to smite the wicked and rescue the downtrodden.” – Thomas Sowell Amen.

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Interesting Thomas Sowell Article (WARNING: Political Post)

June 22, 2010, 9:52 am

Just where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that a president has the authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation? Nowhere. That’s a quote from this Thomas Sowell piece I read...

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New Features Simplify Washington Health Online Application

June 29, 2010, 5:50 pm

To simplify the enrollment process for the new Washington Health program, we’ve added enhancements to the online application process. The online application is now integrated with the Standard Health Questionnaire (SHQ). This application also provides ...

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Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

June 30, 2010, 7:00 am

It raises fasting blood sugars. It increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. Millions of people suffer from it. And many don't even know they have it.

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Diabetes Health is the First Diabetes Magazine to Launch iPhone and iPod Touch Applications, DH Mobile

June 29, 2010, 5:00 pm

It is official! Today at the World's largest Diabetes Congress, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 70th Scientific Sessions (Booth 305) in Orlando, Florida, Diabetes Health Magazine ( launched the first diabetes magazine Mobile Application, Diabetes Health Mobile (DH Mobile...

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Lonely Nights

June 29, 2010, 2:00 pm

Dear Diabetes Health, I have been married for 14 years.  I am 36 and my husband is 39, and we have a seven-year-old daughter. About six months, ago my husband found out that he has type 2 diabetes.

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Malfunctioning Pancreatic "Clock" Could Cause Diabetes

June 29, 2010, 9:00 am

A malfunction in the pancreas's "circadian clock*," the built-in timer found in all living things that regulates major biological processes, may be one of the reasons that people develop diabetes.

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Harvard Study Says Brown Rice Twice Weekly Can Reduce Diabetes Risk by 10 Percent

June 28, 2010, 2:00 pm

White rice and brown rice are reminiscent of those old dramas about identical twins, wherein one turns out to be angelic and the other turns out to be bad news.

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Getting Back to Basics When Life Gets In the Way

June 26, 2010, 7:00 am

One day as I was multi-tasking (making dinner, washing dishes, supervising my daughter, returning phone calls), I suddenly grew very annoyed at the music we were listening to. I had recently purchased a children's CD for my daughter, and it hit me that all the songs sounded the same.  What a waste...

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Judge Rules Only Nurses Can Administer Insulin Shots to California Schoolchildren

June 25, 2010, 7:00 am

A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ruled that only school nurses can give insulin shots to children in public schools who have diabetes. The decision by Judge Lloyd Connelly overturned a 2007 California State Department of Education decision that allowed trained school staff, as well as nurses, to...

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Press Release - Double Transplantation Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

June 24, 2010, 7:00 pm

City of Hope researchers have found that bone marrow transplantation with islet cell transplantation shows promise as a treatment for late-stage type 1 diabetes. This combination may enable patients to make their own insulin again.  Results from laboratory research led by Defu Zeng, MD, associate...

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Scientists Have Found the Peptide Trigger for Type 1 Diabetes in Animal Tests

June 24, 2010, 7:00 am

Researchers from the National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found a specific protein fragment, or peptide, that stimulates an immune system attack resulting in diabetes. Their experiments in mice contradict conventional wisdom about such peptides and support work...

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Press Release - AARP's Fat-to-Fit Weight Loss Program Challenges Americans to Lose 10,000 Pounds

June 23, 2010, 7:00 pm

AARP today launched its second annual "Fat-to-Fit Summer Weight Loss Challenge," an online program challenging people to make positive, permanent lifestyle changes to improve their health. AARP's Fat-to-Fit challenge will be hosted on AARP's website ( Fitness expert and author...

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Director's Comments: Substance Abuse Declines with Income Boost?

June 28, 2010, 11:00 pm

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on substance abuse declines with income boost. The transcript is also available. A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests a monthly income supplement comparatively reduced psychiatric disorders, plus alcohol and marijuana...

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New Topic Page: Myelodysplastic Syndromes

June 24, 2010, 11:00 pm

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on myelodysplastic syndromes.Your bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your...

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New Issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

June 23, 2010, 11:00 pm

Read the latest issue of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine. Highlights include:Reducing Childhood ObesityToo Much Salt Breast Cancer Ticks and Diseases

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Live Webcast: Surgery for Mitral Valve Prolapse

June 21, 2010, 11:00 pm

Watch a live webcast of surgery for mitral valve prolapse on June 23 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, and check out the mitral valve prolapse topic page on MedlinePlus. Also, browse through links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual procedures performed at medical centers in the United...

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New Topic Page: Oil Spills

June 21, 2010, 11:00 pm

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on oil spills.The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst spill in U.S. history. It has major environmental and economic effects. It also has the potential to affect human health...

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Don't Get Bugged This Summer!

June 20, 2010, 11:00 pm

Learn about: Insect Bites and Stings Lyme Disease Tick BitesWest Nile Virus

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Director's Comments: Surgery and Medications for Parkinson's Disease?

June 20, 2010, 11:00 pm

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on surgery and medications for Parkinson's disease. The transcript is also available. The quality of life for some British Parkinson's disease patients improved when prescription medications were supplemented by deep brain stimulation surgery in lieu of drug therapy...

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Health Information for Father's Day

June 17, 2010, 11:00 pm

Give your father reliable health information for Father's Day! Send him a link to the Men's Health page.

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Live Webcast: Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

June 15, 2010, 11:00 pm

Watch a live webcast of paraesophageal hernia repair on June 17 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Also, browse through links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual procedures performed at medical centers in the United States.

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