Saturday, May 5, 2012

Health News: [health]

Age limit on retiree health care benefits dropped
Battle Creek Enquirer Sat, 05 May 2012 02:45 AM PDT
Republican leaders dropped a proposed requirement Friday that public school employees reach the age of 60 before getting retiree health care coverage, easing fears that had caused an unusually high number of teachers to consider retiring next month. Gov.

Lying teacher who pretended her three-year-old son was dying of cancer to get paid leave faces jail
Daily Mail Sat, 05 May 2012 02:45 AM PDT
Kelly Baker, 31, also pretended her father had died, as well as inventing health problems to get time off from Cwmcarn Primary School near Newport, South Wales, pictured.

Parents can have significant impact in reducing children's sedentary behaviors
News-Medical-Net Sat, 05 May 2012 02:43 AM PDT
Parents can have a significant impact in steering young children away from too much time spent in sedentary pursuits. This new study, in the American Journal of Health Promotion, found this effect in Hispanic families, whose children are more likely to be sedentary than non-Hispanic white children and who are also especially vulnerable to becoming overweight or obese.

11,000 Cumbrians donĂ¢€™t know they have diabetes
The News and Star Sat, 05 May 2012 02:38 AM PDT
Volunteers are needed to help find the 11,000 people in Cumbria whose health is threatened by undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.

U.N. adopts resolution on young people's sexual and reproductive rights
News-Medical-Net Sat, 05 May 2012 02:29 AM PDT
This RH Reality Check post by the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR) examines a "resolution in support of young people's sexual and reproductive health and human rights" adopted recently by member states at the 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development.

State legislative news: Mass. legislature poised to consider cost control plan
News-Medical-Net Sat, 05 May 2012 02:29 AM PDT
Meanwhile, in Connecticut, the legislature approves a bill giving collective bargaining rights to home health care workers and goes against leadership to gut a bill that would loosen requirements for suing a health care provider.

First report issued on breach of new health info act
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Sat, 05 May 2012 02:28 AM PDT
Newfoundland and Labrador's privacy commissioner says a registered massage therapist breached the Personal Health Information Act by failing to properly safeguard a patient's file.

Carpenter Awards honor cardiologist
The Mail Tribune Sat, 05 May 2012 02:28 AM PDT
Brian Gross, a cardiologist and leader in developing heart care in the Rogue Valley, will be honored today by Asante Health System at the annual Carpenter Awards at Rogue Valley Medical Center.

Wellmark selects 4 cities for health campaign
The Des Moines Register Sat, 05 May 2012 02:23 AM PDT
Four northern Iowa cities have been chosen for the first "Blue Zone" demonstration projects as part of a campaign to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. The winning towns are Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Mason City and Spencer.

Poll shows Obama leading in Virginia despite mixed feelings about the health law
News-Medical-Net Sat, 05 May 2012 02:15 AM PDT
Virginia is viewed as one of the hot states in the presidential campaign. Also, because female voters continue to be considered an important force in the upcoming election, women's health issues are getting a lot of air time.

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