A Bit More Healthy Archive July 2010

Californians Should Get Vaccinated

Californians Should Get Vaccinated

With five infant deaths and 1,500 confirmed cases, "whooping cough is now an epidemic in California."

HEALTH The year 2010 is on target to experience the most Californian deaths in 50 years. As of July 16, California had recorded 1,500 cases of pertussis, also called whooping cough — a fivefold increase during the same period in 2009. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease.

Working With Obsessive People

Working With Obsessive People

Employing or working with obsessive persons can be challenging and rewarding.

HEALTH Do you envision someone with OCPD as a fast-food employee discarding a dozen hamburgers because the meat is not centered on the bun?

Updated Statistics for Alzheimer’s Disease

Updated Statistics for Alzheimer’s Disease

Contrary to the misquoted designation, "old-timers," Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.

Synopsis

RESEARCH The Alzheimer's Association published its new 74-page report entitled 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures. It conveys the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, families, local and state government and the nation's healthcare system.

Navigating the New Site

Navigating the New Site

This website has been redesigned with you in mind.

WEBSITE Cosmetically, the new site is easier on the eyes. But many useful enhancements have been implemented beneath the surface. Most importantly, much has been accomplished without breaking prior links (one directory name was shortened). If you do happen to land on the dreaded "Not Found" page, there's a search field.

Less Breast Cancer With Adjuvant Drug

Less Breast Cancer With Adjuvant Drug

Postmenopausal women reduce chance for tumor recurrence when breast cancer therapy is supplemented with aromatase inhibitors.

RESEARCH Experts from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) reviewed available clinical research and issued guidelines for oncologists. Aromatase inhibitor works by reducing estrogen production.

Charting Fad Diets

Charting Fad Diets

"Lose 20 pounds in 10 days!"

DIET A new report out this week finds that more than two thirds of states (38 total) have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In one study, 60 percent of parents of overweight children inaccurately identified their child's weight as healthy or even underweight.