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  • Dr. Ira Helfand Speaks At The UN

    Added September 14, 2015

    On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Dr. Ira Helfand spoke before the Untied Nations General Assembly as part of a panel addressing the pursuit of a nuclear weapons free world.

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  • Hiroshima Anniversary

    Added August 4, 2015

    What Obama should say on Hiroshima anniversary By Ira Helfand Updated 4:02 PM ET, Fri July 31, 2015   JUST WATCHED Story highlights 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing is August 6 Ira Helfand: President Obama should speak out on nuclear issue Ira Helfand is co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War […]

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  • Contusions & Sprains

    Added July 30, 2013

    What are contusions and sprains? Contusions, or bruises, are damage to skin, muscle or bone where there is no break in the skin. Commonly these may appear “black-and-blue”. Sprains are injuries from excess stretching of ligaments supporting joints. How do they occur? Falling or being struck with an object can commonly cause contusions and abnormal […]

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  • Pneumonia/Pneumonitis

    Added July 29, 2013

    What are pneumonia & pneumonitis? Pneumonia is an infection of the lung where fluid and white blood cells, or pus, fill the air spaces and normal respiration is impaired. Pneumonitis can be considered an early or mild pneumonia. They are common in smokers and persons with lung diseases, but can develop in healthy individuals following […]

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  • Sinusitis

    Added July 21, 2013

    What is sinusitis? Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus, the air filled cavities adjacent to the nasal passage. Sinusitis commonly affects the ethmoidal sinuses, located between the eyes; and the maxillary sinuses, located in the cheek bone. How does it occur? Germs that cause sinusitis are contagious, including viruses and bacteria.  Irritation from smoke and […]

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  • Lyme Disease

    Added July 16, 2013

    Lyme disease is an illness transmitted by the deer tick.  The deer tick is smaller and less common than the dog or wood tick.  Not all deer ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and even if you are bitten by an infected deer tick, there is only a small chance that you will […]

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  • Influenza

    Added July 11, 2013

    What is influenza? Influenza (also called the flu) is a viral respiratory infection usually causing acute fever, body aches, cough, and fatigue. The influenza virus may cause more severe symptoms than the common cold.  The elderly, young children, people whose immune systems are impaired, and people who have chronic medical problems are more susceptible to […]

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  • Poison Ivy

    Added July 4, 2013

    Poison ivy is an itchy skin rash caused by contact with oil from the poison ivy plant. In other parts of the country the same type of rash can be caused by contact with poison oak and poison sumac, plants which contain the same chemical but which don’t grow in New England. The skin rash […]

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