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
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.