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The Checkup: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Celebrity Bike-Ride Shoulder Injuries

It's likely that lots of people injured their shoulders while riding bikes (more precisely, when falling off bikes) last week; shoulder crackups are among the most common bicycle-related injuries. But the two whose accidents made news are Lance Armstrong and Matt Lauer. Armstrong and Lauer suffered two different shoulder injuries...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bike Safety , Family Health , General Health  
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Should You Circumcise Your Son?

There's new evidence out today that men who are circumcised are less likely to get infected with sexually transmitted viruses. Previous research had found that men who were circumcised were 50 percent to 60 percent less likely to get infected with the AIDS virus. Now, researchers have found that circumcision...

By Rob Stein  |  March 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Motherhood , Teens  
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Seeing Clearly Now, With Two Pairs of Specs

As I type this blog I am wearing new glasses designed to help me see when I am reading a book, papers at my desk or items on my computer screen. (Important business -- not just Facebook!) Jennifer wearing her new distance glasses. (Photo by Jennifer Huget)I got them on...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  General Health  
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A Conversation about Constipation

Let's chat about constipation. That invitation alone ought to provide a certain relief to some of the estimated 4 million Americans who suffer from recurrent constipation. After all, for such a common problem, it's not one we discuss much. As they say, misery loves company.... I got to thinking about...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Chronic Conditions , Family Health , General Health , Nutrition and Fitness  
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What if Nestle Had Told the FDA?

Nestle USA has gotten kudos all around for conducting its own inspections of Peanut Corporation of America factories and for opting not to use PCA's products when those inspections turned up all kinds of unsavory, unsanitary conditions. You can read the detailed reports on the Congressional Committee on Energy and...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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