No Wonder Why Congress Hasn’t Passed Term Limits

September 30, 2010, 9:39 am

Russ sent me a link to this article: How Are the Benefits? For Members of Congress, Not Too Shabby. After reading the article, it’s no wonder why congress isn’t making more of an effort to establish term limits. It also puts a different spin on their “we care about you” rhetoric...

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An Introduction to the 7 Twelve Portfolio

September 30, 2010, 6:00 am

Some of you may remember when I wrote about Craig Israelsen’s portfolio a couple of years ago. Back then, his portfolio consisted of evenly weighting seven asset classes into a portfolio. The goal of the portfolio was to offer lower risk (through diversification) and a good return. You can...

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Warren Buffett’s Search for the Next Walmart

September 29, 2010, 6:00 am

I just read an interesting Motley Fool interview with Prem Jain, author of Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing*, a book that has been in my to-be-read stack for a couple of months. Professor Jain was asked for pointers that investors can use in assessing...

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Jeffrey Hirsch: Dow 38,000 by 2025

September 28, 2010, 11:25 am

Fox Business just ran a story about Jeff Hirsh’s prediction that the Dow will begin a superboom in 2017 that will send it to 38,000 by 2025. Hirsh says that between now and 2017, we will see a sideways market. To get to that number, the Dow would have to have an average rate of return of 8.73...

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Ten for Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 28, 2010, 6:00 am

This is the final Ten for Tuesday for the month of September. Hard to believe we are nearly 3/4ths of the way through the year. 1. First off, Moolanomy is hosting a giveaway. The winner of the giveaway will get a $150 gift card. That’s a nice giveaway! 2. The Unintentional Housewife’...

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BlackBerry to Introduce the PlayBook Next Week?

September 27, 2010, 12:28 pm

It seems everyone is trying to get into the tablet market these days. According to some of the headlines I’m seeing this morning, BlackBerry may introduce their own version of the table computer next week. I have been a BlackBerry user for nearly two years. I love my BlackBerry Bold 9000 and...

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The Recession is Over?

September 27, 2010, 10:38 am

According to the NBER, the recession is over. Not only that, it ended in June, 2009: The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research met yesterday by conference call. At its meeting, the committee determined that a trough in business activity occurred in the U.S. economy...

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Thomas Sowell on the Poor

September 27, 2010, 6:00 am

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent some time this weekend reading (actually, it seems all I do these days is read). I have been working my way through Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy for awhile now. Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite thinkers....

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Press Release - Instant Recess

September 30, 2010, 7:00 am

(HealthDay News) -- Think recess, and you'll probably smile. What wasn't to like about a break in the school day set aside for running and playing, for friends and fun? Now fast-forward to your adult life. What if your workplace started offering recess on the job?

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Diabetes Awareness: Just for a Month, or All Year Long?

September 29, 2010, 7:00 am

Twenty years ago, when I opened Sugar Happy Diabetes Supplies in San Francisco, people would open the front door, lean in, and ask, “I’m curious. Are there enough people with diabetes for you to stay in business?”  My reply was always, “You would be surprised by how many...

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Meetings, Medications, and Meters

September 29, 2010, 6:00 am

I’m back. I started working with Diabetes Health 10 years ago.  At that time, Diabetes Health was the one publication open enough to talk about a subject that was controversial at that time… Lower Carb Options.  That was my column, and I got a lot of slack from it. I didn&rsquo...

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How the New Health Care Law Impacts YOU!

September 29, 2010, 5:00 am

San Francisco - Six months after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, patients and families are beginning to reap rewards.  The nation's new health care law is now delivering protections and cost benefits; yet it will affect consumers differently, and that may cause confusion.  Understanding...

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International Diabetes Summit

September 28, 2010, 2:15 pm

Event Description: The human and economic costs of this epidemic are enormous, diabetes increases the risk for heart disease and other health problems, and therefore it is important to give this disease more attention. The purpose of this forum is to bring together international experts from International...

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International Diabetes Summit: Important Meeting for the Global Epidemic of the 21st Century

September 28, 2010, 2:00 pm

Recognising Diabetes as the Global Epidemic of the 21st century and looking at the high prevalence of debilitating diabetes in the region, the First International Diabetes Summit will be Hosted in United Arab Emirates in Dubai on the 8th and 9th of October with the support from the GCC Health Ministers...

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Press Release - Glucose Meter Plug-in for iPhone

September 27, 2010, 8:00 am

Sanofi-aventis announced the upcoming launch of the blood glucose monitoring (BGM) devices BGStar® and iBGStarTM, developed by sanofi-aventis and its partner AgaMatrix. Due to their convenience, accuracy and ease-of-use, BGStar® and iBGStarTM will help the decision-making process for people...

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UCSF Diabetes Symposium Marks Decade of Research Advances

September 27, 2010, 7:00 am

Diabetes research is on the cusp of new advances in treatment options and in understanding the underlying causes of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Among those are potential treatments using stem cells to regenerate a patient's ability to produce insulin, as well as upcoming clinical trials of a vaccine...

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The Scarlet 'D'

September 24, 2010, 7:00 am

Do you ever wish you could leave your diabetes at home?  Maybe you're at a holiday party, chit chatting with your buds gathered around the bar enjoying an adult beverage (or two), maybe grazing at the table of cookies, cakes and other tempting morsels.  "Oh, I think I'll try one of those.&...

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New Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

September 29, 2010, 11:00 pm

Want to know more about commonly used herbal remedies and dietary supplements? Check out the new herb and supplement information on MedlinePlus.

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Director's Comments: Preventing Teen Aggression & Alcohol Use

September 26, 2010, 11:00 pm

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on preventing teen aggression and alcohol use. The transcript is also available. A post-emergency room visit – education/prevention 30-minute effort – significantly reduced teen aggression and alcohol misuse for three to six months...

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September Is National Cholesterol Education Month

September 26, 2010, 11:00 pm

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Learn more from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Also, visit the MedlinePlus cholesterol topic page.

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September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 19, 2010, 11:00 pm

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Visit the ovarian cancer topic page, which includes an interactive tutorial.

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Director's Comments: Californians' Mental Health Needs

September 19, 2010, 11:00 pm

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Californians' mental health needs. The transcript is also available. Although one in five Californians report they need help with a mental or emotional problem, about one in three with a self-perceived need say they seek a mental health professional for treatment...

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New on NIHSeniorHealth: Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

September 15, 2010, 11:00 pm

Check out the new NIHSeniorHealth topic on peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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Director's Comments: ACL Surgery Urgency?

September 12, 2010, 11:00 pm

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on ACL surgery urgency. The transcript is also available. Supervised rehabilitation and delayed reconstructive surgery may be as beneficial as immediate surgery and similar rehab for active young adults with a torn acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their...

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Med Schools: Health-Care Overhaul To Accelerate Doctor Shortage

September 30, 2010, 2:38 pm

About 33 million uninsured Americans are expected to enter the health-care system because of the new law.

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What Keeps Health-Care Costs Low in Grand Junction, Colorado?

September 30, 2010, 1:27 pm

"Seven interrelated features," including an emphasis on primary care, may help explain Grand Junction's lower costs.

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Grape Liquid Children’s Tylenol Being Shipped Next Week, J&J Says

September 30, 2010, 12:43 pm

About a million bottles will be shipped next week, with four million bottles distributed by year's end.

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Ongoing Coverage of J&J’s Appearance Before House Oversight Committee

September 30, 2010, 9:42 am

We'll update with key developments.

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A.M. Vitals: McDonald’s Says it Needs Health Insurance Waiver

September 30, 2010, 7:44 am

Also: more research on mammography; a push for more E. coli testing; medical intern work hours are shortened.

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The Suspense is Killing Us: Which J&J Med Will Return to Shelves?

September 29, 2010, 5:16 pm

Tomorrow J&J CEO William Weldon will testify before the House Oversight Committee.

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