Saturday, April 28, 2012

Health News: [health]

Business owners look to avoid looming tax
The New Britain Herald Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:56 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.

Augusta Health Opens Clinic in Crozet
NBC 29 Charlottesville Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:52 PM PDT
A Shenandoah Valley health care provider is celebrating its expansion across the mountain. Augusta Health is launching its Convenient Care Clinic in Crozet's Old Trail Village.

‘Depression and diabetes all hang out together,’ health expert says Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:46 PM PDT
Treating some diabetic patients for depression could help prolong their lives, says a leading U.S. diabetes expert.

In hopeful fiscal sign, health spending is flattening out
Pioneer Press Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:44 PM PDT
WASHINGTON - 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.

Cardinal Dolan Exclusive on PIX11 News Closeup
WPIX 11 New York Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:24 PM PDT
Timothy Cardinal Dolan declared that President Obama is in violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution over his health care policy.

Free Medical Clinic Held for the Uninsured
KEZI 9 Eugene Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:23 PM PDT
By Chris Curtis SPRINGFIELD,Ore.--A group of doctors and volunteers are offering free medical assistance to those without Medicare or health benefits. The event is being held at the McKenzie Medical Clinic this weekend by the Cascade Medical team. Everyone is invited. The event will run from 8 a.m. til 12 p.m. on Sunday. "We are trying to meet the needs of everyone. A role we play is to get ...

Letters: Act now to fight cervical cancer
Guardian Unlimited Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:13 PM PDT
When Jade Goody died at 27 of cervical cancer in 2009, a spotlight was shone on one of the world's most devastating female diseases. About 99% of all cervical cancers are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) and in 2008 the Department of Health ruled that all 12- and 13-year-old girls would receive a vaccine against the virus, which also causes genital warts and other cancers. It is estimated ...

Folks "dancing for diabetes" in Ellis Square
WTOC 11 Savannah Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:12 PM PDT
In addition to the dance contest, there were also general health screens and plenty of free resources to educate the public about diabetes. The leader of the winning dance team got the chance to kiss the pig.

Ryan Howard cleared for baseball activities, heading to Phillies’ spring training complex
NBC Sports: HardballTalk Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:08 PM PDT
Hey, it’s positive Ryan Howard health news! According to Jim Salisbury of, the 32-year-old first baseman has been cleared for baseball activities and will report to the Phillies’ spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida on Monday morning to begin daily workouts. He will begin by fielding ground balls and playing catch before progressing to…

National disabilities health center moving to Ala.
WDEF Chattanooga Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:07 PM PDT
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) â€" A national disabilities health center that provides information on wellness and physical activity for people with disabilities is moving to Alabama in about a month. The Birmingham News reports ( ) The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability has been in Chicago for the last 13 years. The center is set to open at the Lakeshore ...

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