Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Health workers quiz infected for clues to Asheville salmonella outbreak
Asheville Citizen-Times Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:59 AM PDT
ASHEVILLE â€" Public health workers are spending the weekend re-interviewing everyone stricken by a rare strain of salmonella in efforts to pinpoint the source of the outbreak believed to have started in Buncombe County.

Randy McClain: Journey opens doors in Far East
Ashland City Times Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:52 AM PDT
Terriance Moody, CEO of tele-health firm Dream Systems in Nashville, has returned from a fact-finding mission to China and South Korea. / Dipti Vaidya / The Tennessean

First Scott & White Clinic Fellows installed
Temple Daily Telegram Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:34 AM PDT
Two retired Scott & White physicians and a former Scott & White trustee â€" Dr. Jesse D. Ibarra Jr., Dr. Kermit B. Knudson and Howard William Kruse â€" were installed as the first Scott & White Clinic Fellows during the health care system’s annual spring physician celebration Saturday at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.

Health officials break down what health care reform means for doctors, average citizens during seminar at Scott & White
Temple Daily Telegram Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:32 AM PDT
Repeatedly phrasing their statements as questions, three experts tried to explain what health care reform means to the average citizen, in a Saturday afternoon seminar at Scott & White Memorial Hospital. What needs reforming? Is health care a basic human right? What’s missing? These and other questions were addressed by Dr. Robert W. Pryor, president and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare, who ...

Kupuna health fair celebrates Nursing Home Week
The Garden Island Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:30 AM PDT
The public is invited to share the free senior health fair “Passport to Kupuna Health” Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa‘a.

County warns of rabies,hantavirus
Montrose Daily Press Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:24 AM PDT
The Montrose County Health Department is warning residents of the risks posed by the rabies virus and Hantavirus.

Their bodies ravaged by sickness, Elyria couple's love is undying : Regina Brett
The Sun Press Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:24 AM PDT
For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Columnist Regina Brett writes about what those words mean to a local couple.

Opinion: Vote yes to raise tobacco taxes
Lake Tahoe News Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:09 AM PDT
Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the April 22, 2012, Sacramento Bee. Despite its reputation as an unwelcoming place for smokers, California ranks 33nd among states in taxing tobacco. Smoking-related diseases cost us hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in health care and lost productivity. Thousands of young people get hooked on nicotine each year. California can [...]

Sunny Ridge Health and Rehabilitation in Sheboygan unable to improve federal nursing home rating
Sheboygan Press Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:07 AM PDT
Federal data show that Sheboygans Sunny Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center has been unable to shed inferior government ratings in each of the last three years, even as most Sheboygan County nursing homes showed improvement or garnered mostly positive reviews.

Experts: BSE Case Is No Cause For Alarm
Yankton Press & Dakotan Sun, 29 Apr 2012 01:55 AM PDT
BROOKINGS â€" South Dakotans need not react with fear when eating beef, says Dr. Russ Daly, South Dakota State Public Health Veterinarian, in response to the recent Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) case discovered in California.

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