Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Health Updates 29 June 2012

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DC, doctors abuzz after ACA decision: “The nation’s political and physician leaders were in high gear on Thursday in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold virtually all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The day began at … Continue reading

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Health Updates 28 June 2012

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Diet drug approved by FDA: “The first new prescription diet pill in 13 years won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, providing a new option for the roughly one-third of American adults considered obese.  Now the question is … Continue reading

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Why Getting ‘Plastered’ In London Might Not Mean What You Think It Means…

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Heading out to London for the Olympic Games?  Only thirty days to go! You will have a fabulous time, no matter how much it rains – and most surely, it will rain.  Londoners know how to throw a party whatever … Continue reading

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Health Updates 26 June 2012

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Could fertility drugs make kids shorter?  “For those who need help getting pregnant, the thought of having a child who’s a little shorter than other kids probably won’t be much of a worry.  But the question of whether infertility treatment … Continue reading

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Smoke Deflectors

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Tropical storms in the south, wildfires up north.  For sure, volatile weather is back with a vengeance.   And between the flooding and the smoke, there is the off-the-charts, paint blistering heat.  Ah, the lazy, hazy days of summer!  Are … Continue reading

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Health Updates 25 June 2012

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Hotel room germs abound on TV remotes, light switches: “Television remotes and bedside lamp switches are right up there with toilets and bathroom sinks in having the highest levels of bacterial contamination in US hotel rooms, a new study shows.  It … Continue reading

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Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s 40! Title IX!

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Tomorrow, 23 June, marks the 4oth birthday of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.   The result of this legislation, which bans gender discrimination in every area of education?   Generating greater opportunities for girls and women to … Continue reading