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
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.