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Entries by Kate Kelly from 08/2009

Common Misunderstandings About Health Care Reform

| Posted 08.03.2009 | Politics

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal last Friday caught my attention because of the way it illustrated the many common misunderstandings about health care reform.

Four Health Care Reform Issues We Are Ignoring

| Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

As a health and medical writer, here are four issues that are not always clearly explained when the potential changes in our health care system are discussed.

The Politics of Mercury and Your Teeth

| Posted 08.11.2009 | Politics

The recent FDA ruling that mercury used in dental amalgam fillings is not at a level high enough to cause harm in patients was the next volley in what is an ongoing discussion about the safety of mercury.

"Green" Light Bulbs Have Mercury: Who Knew?

| Posted 08.18.2009 | Green

The move toward greater energy efficiency Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs is more complex than consumers might realize because all fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, a known neurotoxin.

The American Spirit Personified

| Posted 08.25.2009 | Healthy Living

Presidential debates are a relatively recent phenomenon, originally suggested in 1956 by a University of Maryland student by the name of Fred A. Kahn. I spoke with him about a month ago.