Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Preventing tick-borne ilnesses
The Community Connection Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:37 PM PDT
As warmer weather approaches, it’s natural to spend more time outdoors. If you’re planning activities outside with friends or family, remember that the insects you encounter may not only spoil your picnic or hike, but may also harm your health.

Founder and owner of Asheville seed company also social activist
Asheville Citizen-Times Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:30 PM PDT
The owner of Sow True Seed, Carol Koury is a longtime activist for the environment and women’s health. Her Asheville seed company continues her lifelong commitment to community by donating seeds to various nonprofits.

Arthur C. Christenson
Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:26 PM PDT
ONALASKA â€" Arthur C. Christenson, 95, of Onalaska died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Mulder Health Care Facility, West Salem. Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church. A complete obituary wi

911 dispatchers complete CPR recertification
Register-Star Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:20 PM PDT
Richard Lindmark photo Dispatchers from Columbia County 911 recently completed Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) recertification training. The training, administered by New York State Police Trooper Brennan Keeler, included four hours of instruction designed to provide health care professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated ...

Health care spending shows slowing trend
Boston Globe Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:19 PM PDT
The growth of health spending has slowed substantially in the last few years, surprising experts and offering some fuel for optimism about the federal government’s long-term fiscal performance.

Allscripts Healthcare
Boston Globe Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:18 PM PDT
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., an electronic-health records provider, fired its chairman in a board dispute and three directors resigned in protest. The Chicago company also lowered its full-year forecast, leading to at least seven downgrades by analysts. The chairman, Phil Pead, who joined Allscripts after it bought Eclipsys Corp. in 2010, was dismissed Wednesday. Specifics haven’t been ...

Business owners look to avoid looming tax
The Bristol Press Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:17 PM PDT
NEW BRITAIN â€" A group of small business owners met recently to strategize ways to combat a looming Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The tax, which takes effect in 2014, is expected by some analysts to reduce the ability of small businesses to expand, create new jobs and contribute to the state’s economy.

Plymouth Meeting health coach to speak at Celiac Awareness Tour
The Colonial Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:16 PM PDT
Singer Miley Cyrus too thin? Under recent fire from celebrity watchers who think Billy Ray’s little girl looks underfed, Miley responded: “For everyone calling me anorexic, I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight; it’s about health.”

Our Health-care Complex: First in an occasional series
The Standard-Times Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:13 PM PDT
As we get smarter or sicker, or fatter or older, the practice of medicine has evolved to become a vital part of our lives, treating our ills and nourishing our communities.

Word is getting out about medical translators
Albany Times Union Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:11 PM PDT
Word is getting out about medical translators Times Union Copyright 2012 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 08:52 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 The nonprofit has training centers in Utica and Syracuse where its graduates perform much of the language interpretation services at local hospitals and health centers ...

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