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Health Beats: October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010 | Ginny

Beats this week:

1) October 6th may be just another fall day to most people, but here at Erie we’re celebrating “Erie Day!” In1988 Chicago’s mayor declared today as Erie Family Health Center Day, so break out your Erie teal and white colors and celebrate the quality health care that Erie’s been providing since 1957!

2) Obama’s former Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is an official candidate in the race for the mayor of Chicago. After announcing his candidacy via video on his website,, Emanuel has begun reaching out to local Chicagoans through his “Tell it Like it Is” listening tour.

3) In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, ebrary, an online database, has compiled a collection of breast cancer publications from a variety of governmental organizations. To learn more about the latest in breast cancer information and research, click here.

4) The 2010 Noble Peace Prize for Medicine went to Robert Edwards of Britain, a key developer of in-vitro fertilization, which has resulted in 4 million births worldwide.

5) New research points to sleep as a key factor in diabetes development. A studied published in the Annals of Epidemiology showed that those who get less than six hours of shut eye a night are more likely to develop diabetes.