It's hard to believe that the release of Lioness:Hidden Treasure, the posthumous album from Amy Winehouse, is less than one month away, and with it comes a first listen of one of the late singer's previously recorded tracks. New York's Hot 97 premiered the Winehouse-Nas duet "Like Smoke" on Wednesday, a gorgeous Winehouse original that was produced by Salaam Remi in 2008 and now pairs the late singer's soulful voice with the words of the New York rapper. In between Winehouse's chorus, Nas thinks about the future while grappling with the death of his friend ("I be out in London, Camden, hunting for the answers why the God take away the homie/ I can’t say that I’m a firm believer that we all meet up in eternity. Just hope the big man, show me some courtesy"), reinforcing her idea that "like smoke," certain relationships stay with you over time. Winehouse's full album is out on December 5 and also includes acclaimed duet "Body & Soul," with Tony Bennett. Listen below. 


U.S. Senator encourages bone marrow donation.

Health & Medicine Week April 19, 2004 2004 APR 19 - ( & -- Senator Dick Lugar helped the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) by encouraging members of the U.S. Senate and their staff to join the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry, a life-saving resource for individuals with severe blood diseases like leukemia who cannot be matched with donors from their own families. in our site bone marrow donation

Senator Lugar provided essential support for the NMDP's Capitol Hill donor drive.

"We are extremely appreciative of Senator Lugar's efforts in making this drive possible," said NMDP chief executive officer Dr. Jeffrey Chell. "He has demonstrated his strong commitment to protecting this important health care resource.

"The work of the NMDP represents a tremendous success story due in large part to the wisdom of Congress and the altruism of the American people who have supported us since we began operations in 1986.

"As a result, the NMDP is the largest, most successful Registry in the world - which has given hope to nearly 20,000 patients." Congress created the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry in 1986 to help the 30,000 people who are diagnosed with fatal blood diseases each year. Currently, the NMDP lists more than 5.2 million volunteer donors and more than 30,000 umbilical cord blood units. this web site bone marrow donation

By the end of this year, the NMDP will have facilitated 20,000 transplants. The NMDP is a life-saving program that offers help and hope to individuals who often have nowhere else to turn.

Only about 30% of patients with severe blood diseases can find a matched donor in their family.

The rest need to find matching unrelated donors. The NMDP's National Registry of more than 5 million volunteer donors is a central repository of all the information needed to find those matches, making it possible to bring donor and patient together with a potentially life-saving transplant.

The NMDP also sponsors research, performs advocacy services for patients and coordinates a national Network of transplant centers, collection centers, donor centers, cord blood banks and other facilities.

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to its mission to extend and improve life through innovative cell therapies. The NMDP has facilitated more than 18,000 transplants throughout the world for patients with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia and aplastic anemia, as well as certain immune system and genetic disorders.