8-Year-Old Baylor Fredrickson Needs Your DNA to Survive (VIDEO)

 

Although Asian Americans are in high demand, you do not have to be Asian American to become a living bone marrow donor. For more information on joining the Donor Registry — regardless of your ethnic background — visit Be the Match. All it takes is a swab of your cheek to have your DNA entered into the registry. Patients’ DNA is then put through the system for potential matches. It costs nothing for you — even if you are matched to a patient in need.

 

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Counting Mixed-Race America Grows Ever More Complex

“The National Center for Health Statistics collects vital statistics from the states to document the health of the population. When it comes to collecting birth certificate information, though, the center encounters a problem: 38 states and the District of Columbia report race data in the new and more expansive manner that allows for the recording of more than one race. But a dozen states do not, because they still use old data systems and outdated forms. As a result, the center cannot produce consistent national data for what it calls “medical and health purposes only.”
To get around that problem, the center reclassifies mixed-race births using a complex algorithm. For example, a birth to a parent who marked white, Asian and Native American would be declared just one of those races, depending on a number of variables in a probability model, like sex, age of the mother and place of birth. (Birth data is reported, in most cases, by the race of the mother.)”

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Reuters TV | Skin bleach fears grow after Japan cosmetics recall

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July 31 – Japanese cosmetics giant Kanebo says thousands of Asian customers are suffering from skin discoloration after using whitening products that the company recalled earlier this month. Sarah Toms reports.

Community Village‘s insight:

I’m not sure if this brand was sold in the U.S. or not.

Also this news is from July 31st 2013 so hopefully people will not still see this product in the market.

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Dark Chocolate Really Is Healthy

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“In the photo above, you have a photo of two of our favorite things…chocolate and wine.  I’m not going to talk about the wine for now; that’s for another posting.”
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Healthcare for People, Not Profit

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If you think you’re covered by health insurance, think again. According to a 2007 study in the American Journal of Medicine, illness and medical bills caused 62% of all bankruptcies and most of those people were insured and middle class. Meanwhile, “the five largest health-insurance companies racked up combined profits of $12.2 billion, up 56 percent over 2008”, according to a report by Health Care for American Now based on SEC filings.
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Drenched in Tears and Rolling in Dough (via I Tried Being Tasteful…)

so funny =D

Drenched in Tears and Rolling in Dough This email was in my inbox this morning.  I thought it was too good not to pass along, if only for its audacity and tragic, literary overtones. I’ve highlighted one word that leaped out at me in particular because of its jarring juxtaposition with the overall humanitarian tone of the plea. The sender doesn’t disclose the country of origin so where, in your opinion, do you think it came from?   Beloved, I am drenched with tears while writing this … Read More

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