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California Awards Grants for Research Projects in Nonembryonic Stem Cells

In a tacit acknowledgment that the promise of human embryonic stem cells is still far in the future, California's stem cell research program on Wednesday awarded grants intended to develop therapies using mainly other, less controversial cells.

Priority Groups Allow Others More Time to Decide on H1N1 Vaccine

Initially, if you are not one of the five priority groups designated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), you have a little more time to make your decision. Eventually they expect to have enough vaccines for everyone, but for now, supplies are limited.

Kawasaki Disease Gala Loads Stage With Hollywood Stars

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Kawasaki Disease Research with hopes to fund an endowed Chair at the University of California, San Diego for KD programs committed to discovering the cause of this child illness

California Hospitals Urge Nurses Union to Stop H1N1 Scare Tactics

The California Nurses association has called for an Oct. 30 strike at 39 hospitals across California, Nevada and Arizona. Although CNA claims that the strike is about H1N1 preparedness, the labor union has publicly acknowledged that it is in contract negotiations or organizing campaigns at these same hospitals.

Body Mechanics 101

Ahh… the seasons are changing. Summer is over, fall is upon us and soon we'll be decorating our homes for the holidays (not to mention preparing for houseguests). This may mean moving heavy furniture and vacuuming areas that haven’t been touched in awhile, or repetitive bending to clean floors, showers, etc.