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H1N1 Swine Flu Map and Resources via the University of Iowa

April 28, 2009

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http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/swineflu H1N1 is not transmitted by consuming pork products. There is of yet NO evidence that any pigs have contracted or are ill from this outbreak of H1N1. “Swine flu” is a disease of pigs, practically speaking in this case, in name only: There’s been no evidence yet of pigs getting sick, in either Mexico […]

NYT 4-26-09: Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals

April 26, 2009

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Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals By ROBERT PEAR Published: April 27, 2009 Available online: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/health/policy/27care.html Some of the proposed solutions, while advancing one of President Obama’s goals, could frustrate others. Increasing the supply of doctors, for example, would increase access to care but could make it more difficult to rein in costs. The […]

“Heart Muscle Renewed Over Lifetime, Study Finds” from NYT 4-3-09

April 3, 2009

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Heart Muscle Renewed Over Lifetime, Study Finds By NICHOLAS WADE Published: April 2, 2009 About 1 percent of the heart muscle cells are replaced every year at age 25, and that rate gradually falls to less than half a percent per year by age 75, concluded a team of researchers led by Dr. Jonas Frisen […]