Welcome to October! Influenza season officially starts this month, so make sure you know how to avoid getting sick! If you haven't already, take this quiz to check your knowledge:
Did you know that, according to the organization Save the Children, the United States has the second worst newborn mortality rate in the developed world? Read more in my latest article "High Infant Mortality in the U.S." :
I've been reading The Hospital Stay Handbook - A Guide to Becoming a Patient Advocate for Your Loved Ones, which will be released on November 1, 2007. So far I'm impressed by the author's dedication to patient advocacy as well as her detailed descriptions of how to do it! Look for a review of this book during the month of October!
Be sure to check out our free forums for more news and information on public health issues! I have updated the Diabetes thread, and started a new one on infant mortality. I hope you will stop by and comment!
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