Sunday, December 11, 2011

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DeSaulnier to tour high school health center
Oakland Tribune Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:01 PM PST
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, will visit with a group of students at the Hercules High School health center on Tuesday, according to the California School Health Centers Association.

Yankton Rural AHEC To House Regional National Disaster Life Support Training Center
Yankton Press & Dakotan Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:59 PM PST
The National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLS), a division of the American Medical Association (AMA), approved the Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center (Yankton Rural AHEC) as the Regional Training Center for Upper Midwest. The NDLS was created in response to the 2001 terrorist attack on the US in an effort to better prepare healthcare professionals, emergency response personnel, and ...

General Surgeon Joins Sanford Vermillion Team
Yankton Press & Dakotan Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:58 PM PST
VERMILLION â€" Sanford Vermillion is pleased to announce that Rob Gustafson, MD, has joined its team of health care providers. Dr. Gustafson, a general surgeon, began practicing at Sanford Health Vermillion Clinic on October 3, 2011.

Cuban medics to stem shortages at hospitals
The Trinidad Guardian Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:51 PM PST
Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan says more than 200 Cuban doctors and nurses are in T&T to help reduce the shortage at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex in Mt Hope and the San Fernando General Hospital.

Qld man in 'altered consciousness'
BigPond News Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:50 PM PST
A man wanted over $16 million Queensland Health fraud is in police custody in Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Dogs’ brain injuries offer insights to human mental health
New Haven Register Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:47 PM PST
On Dec. 1, the New York Times published a tale rather disturbing to those of us who count dogs not only among ‘man’s’ best friends, but our very own.

Local union cries foul over contract with company that makes Oscars
Chicago Sun-Times Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:46 PM PST
Oscar buzz has filled the air, but this time it’s not about the nominees.The union that represents the makers of the iconic Academy Award statue is crying foul over contract negotiations with the Chicago-based awards manufacturer.Teamsters Local 743 blasted the North Side establishment, R.S. Owens & Co., for proposing a three-year deal that includes a wage freeze, cuts to health care benefits ...

Health Squeeze: UK's free health care under threat Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:43 PM PST
When David Evans needed a hernia operation, the 69-year-old farmer became so alarmed by the long wait that he used an ultrasound machine for pregnant sheep on himself, to make sure he wasn't getting worse.

Eastern Arizona Courier Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:41 PM PST
Congratulations to Bryan Macri, left and Anissa Hernandez, staff from the Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services of Safford, who won the Cenpatico of Arizona Knowledge Bowl Championship Nov. 18. Bryan and Anissa won the regional tournament (four neighboring counties) and went on to win the Cenpatico state finals. A total of 25 teams participated with high-intensity questions about ...

Catholic nuns should take contraceptive pills to fight breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer, say two Aussie doctors Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:40 PM PST
Reutersvia Interaksyon.comcites an article written by doctors Kara Britt of Monash University and Roger Short of the University of Melbourne, which was published in The Lancet medical journal. Britt and Short suggest that Catholic nuns should be offered the contraceptive pill "on health grounds" since it would cut their risk of getting breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. The report noted: "The ...

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