Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Health News: [health]

Supervisors hold joint meeting to discuss sharing CPC
Clarinda Herald-Journal Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:41 AM PDT
A joint meeting of the Page and Fremont county boards of supervisors was held Tuesday, April 24, at J’s Pizza and Steakhouse in Clarinda to explore the future delivery of mental health services in the

Horse dies; rabies vaccine encouraged for animals
North Fort Myers Neighbor Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:40 AM PDT
The Lee County Health Department is encouraging animal owners to be certain that their pets and livestock are vaccinated against rabies following the death of a horse in North Fort Myers. The rabies death was confirmed last week as the first livestock or domestic animal rabies case in two years.

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, Named Recipient of ABMS’ First Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Award
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:40 AM PDT
The American Board of Medical Specialties announces that Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, has received the first ABMS Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Award. This award recognizes extraordinary national or international contributions to the fields of quality and patient safety, with a particular focus on physician performance, professionalism and the improvement of clinical outcomes.

Needle program needs city site: Health Unit
The Brockville Recorder and Times Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:39 AM PDT
A needle exchange program that is failing to recover more than one-third of the sharps being distributed needs a down-t own disposal site, a public health nurse told Brockville council Tuesday.[...]

Indianapolis girl brings cheer to cancer patients at Riley Hospital
22 WSBT South Bend Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:39 AM PDT
Tatum Parker, 11, created Tatum's Bags of Fun, a non-profit which delivers backpacks to every newly diagnosed cancer patient across Indiana. An Indianapolis girl will bring smiles to many faces Wednesday as she delivers gifts to help entertain cancer patients at the Riley Cancer Center at Indiana University Health.

Express Scripts Judge Denies Bid to Freeze Takeover of Medco
Bloomberg Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:37 AM PDT
Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) defeated a bid to suspend its $29.1 billion purchase of Medco Health Solutions Inc. while a lawsuit challenging the takeover is pending.

State Fixing Insurance Plan Gap
Georgia Public Broadcasting Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:37 AM PDT
State officials are trying to close a shortfall of about $63 million for the health insurance plan that serves state workers and retirees. The amount is a big improvement over a multi-year deficit of more than $800 million the plan originally faced. That prompted double-digit premium hikes and...

5 Health Care Stock Picks on the Mend Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:35 AM PDT
No matter what the Supreme Court decides about health care reform, shares of some insurers should offer healthy returns.

Coco sap sugar exports up 92 percent last year
The Manila Times Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:34 AM PDT
The country’s exports of coco sap sugar almost doubled last year, driven global health concerns, particularly among diabetics and obese people, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) reported on Wednesday.

Be aware of signs, symptoms of meningitis
North Shore News Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:34 AM PDT
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