Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Lee County Health Department, state funding work on area tobacco prevention
Keokuk Daily Gate City Thu, 10 May 2012 11:11 AM PDT
FORT MADISON â€" For several years the Lee County Health Department has received Community Partnerships funds from the Iowa Department of Public Health to work on tobacco prevention programs.

Mayor concludes conversation about health
The Powell River Peak Thu, 10 May 2012 11:11 AM PDT
City of Powell River Mayor Dave Formosa has concluded the community benefits from being part of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). “We do have the best of both worlds,” he said. “The case is closed. We are happy to be where we are.”

Fidelity: Couples Need $240,000 for Retirement Health Costs
US News & World Report Thu, 10 May 2012 11:10 AM PDT
Health expenses could further increase if the health care reform law is repealed.

New report illustrates impact of sequestration to medical research
EurekAlert! Thu, 10 May 2012 11:10 AM PDT
The report "Sequestration: Health Research at the Breaking Point," released today by Research!America, demonstrates the damaging consequences of potential automatic spending cuts, or sequestration, to the nation's medical research enterprise and public health, and offers examples on how these cuts would delay scientific discoveries that could lead to new treatments and cures for deadly diseases.

Statement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee ...
PR Newswire Thu, 10 May 2012 11:10 AM PDT
Legislation Would Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Treatments BETHESDA, Md., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health...

Deploying State-of-the-Art Technology at a New Hospital - Project Management - News & Reviews -
Baseline Thu, 10 May 2012 11:09 AM PDT
The objective was to build a state-of-the-art hospital that would fuse cutting-edge health care with the hospitality and service of the world's finest hotels.

Press Release
PharmiWeb Thu, 10 May 2012 11:08 AM PDT
BETHESDA, Md., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Â The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee approval of legislation to include consultation with rare disease experts and patient advocates as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) systematic drug review process.

Mental Morgan, Washington counties health centers see 5-year high in clients
The Fort Morgan Times Thu, 10 May 2012 11:07 AM PDT
Mental health centers in Morgan County and Washington County are at five-year highs for the numbers of people requesting services.

Washington battles whooping cough epidemic
Federal Way Mirror Thu, 10 May 2012 11:05 AM PDT
With Washington experiencing one of the worst whooping cough epidemics in decades, Gov. Christine Gregoire announced May 3 that she's releasing additional funds to the state Department of Health (DOH) to help combat the dangerous disease.

Which commute is the healthiest?
Fox News Thu, 10 May 2012 11:04 AM PDT
The longer you commute, the worse your health, according to the latest in a string of studies showing that sittingâ€"even in a carâ€"is bad for you.  The question: Is it being sedentary for so long that raises the risk or is it the stress of driving, or both? And is another type of commute, like taking a train or bus any better for you?

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