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Frequent, Prolonged Periods of Sitting May Lead to Premature Death

New study finds that excessive bouts of sedentary behavior could cause early death

A new study has found that regularly sitting for prolonged periods of time is a risk factor for premature death. The findings were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Oct. 3, 2017.  The study followed nearly 8,000 adults … Continue reading

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Study Estimates Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in USA

A recent study from John Hopkins University urges systemic change to reduce medical error

Researchers at John Hopkins School of Medicine published a report in The BMJ earlier this month that estimates that preventable medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical error includes surgical complications that go … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Africa Stop Ebola” — A Song of Hope and Caring

“Africa Stop Ebola” brings together African music superstars and resonates with encouragement and information about the deadly infectious disease

The word Ebola evokes fear, suspicion and mistrust. Ebola is highly contagious, painful and often ends in death. It begins with symptoms most of us have experienced before: fever, sore throat, muscle pain, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea. But with Ebola, it does not … Continue reading

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