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- Angela's Ashes author Frank McCourt passed away over the weekend, after a battle with melanoma and a recent meningitis diagnosis. Here's a good explanation of how the two conditions are related, and why cancer patients are so susceptible to this type of infection. [Daily News]
- Of all the questions posed to Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor last week at her confirmation hearings, one subject that didn't come up was her health—specifically, her diabetes. Now the blogosphere is wondering, should her chronic disease be considered fair game? [L.A. Times]
- We know how important nurses are to our fragile and overworked health-care system, but not everyone appreciates them like we do. That's why we love this list of 10 things you should never say to a nurse. Heading to the hospital? Read this first. You'll thank us later. [Nursing Link]