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Health News Archive - February 22, 2009

One-third of El Paso, Texas, residents cross the Texas-Mexico border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for medication and healthcare services, researchers said. Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional campus found cross-border medication shopping and medical attention can present health dangers -- including medications laced with toxic substances that are banned in the U.S.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • 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.