Monthly Archives: February 2009

Rare Disease Day – Feb. 28th, ‘09

   February 28th , 2009, is…   Rare Disease Day         Have you ever heard of Gaucher disease?  I hadn’t either – until I got to know a little girl named Aaliyah & her family.  Gaucher disease is … Continue reading

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National Marfan Awareness Month (FEB)

  February is…     National Marfan Awareness Month       Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which affects multiple systems in the body.  People with the condition are frequently taller than other non-affected members of their family, … Continue reading

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Reglan (metoclopramide) Warning: Tardive Dyskinesia Risks

    Reglan (metoclopramide) WARNING: Tardive Dyskinesia Risks     Reglan (metoclopramide – a drug used to treat gastrointestinal disorders) manufacturers must now add an additional boxed warning to their drug labels about the risk of its long-term or high-dose … Continue reading

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National Cancer Prevention Month (February)

  The Month of February is…   National Cancer Prevention Month       There are a lot of causes for cancer which are yet-unknown; & one’s we don’t  know how to prevent.      However, nearly one-third of cancers … Continue reading

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IHOP’s National Pancake Day – Shrove/Pancake/Fat Tuesday & Mardi Gras (Feb. 24th, ’09)

  February 24th is…   IHOP’s “National Pancake Day”         IHOP began this celebration in 2006, to coincide with “Fat Tuesday” (Mardi Gras) – AKA “Shrove Tuesday” – a time when people prepared for fasting during Lent … Continue reading

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Zonisamide (AKA Zonegran, etc.) Can Cause Metabolic Acidosis

    Zonisamide (AKA Zonegran, etc.) Can Cause Metabolic Acidosis     The FDA is advising that treatment with zonisamide (an adjunct therapy in treating partial seizures in adults with epilepsy), can cause metabolic acidosis in some patients.   Patients … Continue reading

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 22–28, ‘09 – US & UK)

  The fourth week of February (22nd – 28th, ‘09) is…     National Eating Disorders Awareness Week       Eating Disorders Awareness Week  began in 1987, & is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).  The theme for … Continue reading

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