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Health News Archive - December 18, 2005

By Lee, Stacey I; Keltner, Norman L "You know I used to become unglued whenever the neighborhood kids would ride their bikes through my lawn. Since I've been taking Prozac I just don't give a shit. Tell the little bastards to come on.

By Pope, James E; Hudson, Laurel R; Orr, Patty M Disease management has been defined as a system of coordinated health care interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant (Disease Management Association of America, 2005).

By Gardner, Marcia R Germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular hemorrhagic infarction, and periventricular leukomalacia are common brain injuries in preterm infants that can have significant long- term influences on children's development, physical skills, and cognitive functioning.

By Ewing, Whitney Merrill; Allen, Patricia Jackson Cow milk protein intolerance (CMPI) affects 3% of infants under the age of 12 months and is often misdiagnosed as GERD or colic, risking dangerous exposure to antigens.

By Anthony Spangler, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Dec.

Most new college students dread the "Freshman 15" -- the typical number of pounds they'll gain during that first year. But two studies highlight simple ways they can keep that number as low as possible.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]