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Book Review: Conquering Diabetes &#8211 A Patient-Oriented Approach

It’s almost impossible to walk into a bookstore or look at a bestseller list these days without seeing some new “miracle cure” health book. Conquering Diabetes by Dr. Ann Peters isn’t in that category. Rather than promise miracle solutions, it offers a practical, patient-oriented approach toward dealing with diabetes. There’s …

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Bullying (and bullied) girls

Two books about the horrible things done to girls, most often by other girls. One is the application of the label “school slut”. Now I think about it, every school, college and similar collection of adolescents or young adults with which I have been involved had a school slut, or, …

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Grasshopper Snatches Pebble

David Carradine, who isn’t Chinese and only looks vaguely Asian because he squints a lot, is back in the spotlight with his title role in the Kill Bill films and with today’s DVD release of the first season of Kung Fu. I loved Kung Fu when it ran on TV …

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Pain Killer by Barry Meier

Politics play a critical role in how medical patients are treated. Cultural norms and the politics that implement those norms determine even what is considered a treatable medical condition in the first place. Nowhere has the politics of medicine been more evident over the last century than in the treatment …

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Diet Doctor Knocks Noggin, Expires

Dr. Robert C. Atkins, 72, the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet guru, died several days after suffering a severe head injury during a fall: Atkins died Thursday at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center after falling on an icy sidewalk April 8, said his spokesman, Richard Rothstein. He underwent surgery to remove …

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