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Hairdressers Cut Skin Cancer?

Winston Churchill said, “The maneuver which brings an ally into the field is as serviceable as that which wins a great battle.” Gaining the support of President Roosevelt and the United States, of course, turned the outcome of World War II. Now the British are looking at a new ally for a different battle: the […]

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Rethink the Food Label

With one in three Americans obese, we need help from every quarter to get back to great health. So thank you, Good Magazine and UC Berkeley, for hosting a contest to redesign the nutrition label so that it’s actually helpful. Because the FDA is redoing the labels after 20 years, maybe they’ll find some inspiration from […]

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Iron Fish that Saves Lives

This little iron fish is saving lives. In the summer before he started graduate school, Chris Charles joined a research project in Cambodia with Research Development International, an organization focused on iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). The deficiency impacts billions worldwide and can result in a range of health problems, from fatigue to death. Chris extended his […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Illuminations

For a dozen years, the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has lit buildings, monuments, bridges around the world to illuminate the importance of breast health. See photos of the pink lit global landmarks that remind millions of the importance of early detection. The campaign points out that there is one chance in eight of a woman […]

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Tear Down the Hospital Walls

How does a hospital system vastly extend its reach into underserved communities? Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare (MLH) in Memphis says it’s through trained volunteers. In an innovative program, developed by my long-time friend Gary Gunderson, MLH partnered with almost 400 local congregations that identify key volunteers who (after intensive training) help the patients through their stay […]

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