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'Don't judge a book by its cover' is perhaps the most common phrase in the English language used to convey the idea that one should not judge the worth of something based on outward appearance. A wounded warrior, friend, and colleague of mine recently related an event that happened to him. It caused me to again appreciate the wisdom of this old English metaphorical phrase.
Six months after the earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti remains a nation whose people are on fragile ground. With much of the infrastructure destroyed and the capital city of Port-au-Prince devastated, life is still far from normal.
BETHESDA, MD—A new center, dedicated to research, diagnosis, and treatment planning for military personnel suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and psychological health issues is set to begin taking its first patients this year. Full Article
WASHINGTON, DC—A new CDC study reports an 18% national decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections during the first six months of 2009, compared to the previous three years. Full Article
As a father of three daughters, I have a special sensitivity to women’s issues of equality, especially in the workplace. Full Article
WASHINGTON, DC—Although a recent CDC report shows that there has been a small decline in the preterm birth rate in the US, levels of preterm births remain higher than at any point in the 1980s and 1990s, Full Article
WASHINGTON, DC—A new mobile health information service is allowing pregnant women and new mothers to receive free health tips via text messages. Full Article
WASHINGTON, DC—For a civilian victim of sexual assault, the after-effects are devastating. There’s the physical, emotional, and psychological trauma to contend with, as well as having to navigate a world that seems more dangerous than it did before. Full Article
BETHESDA, MD—Eight years ago, results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study on hormone replacement therapy raised serious concerns for post-menopausal women taking estrogen plus progestin, Full Article
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