Monday, May 7, 2012

Health News: [health]

GOP Plan Boosts Pentagon, Cuts Social Programs
KTVN Reno Mon, 07 May 2012 10:53 AM PDT
Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services  to protect the Pentagon's budget.

Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030
Detroit Free Press Mon, 07 May 2012 10:51 AM PDT
If Americans continue to pack on pounds, 42% may end up obese by 2030, and 11% could be severely obese, adding billions of dollars to health care costs, according to new projections released today.

Ravenswood Family Health Center gets $5M grant
Palo Alto Weekly Mon, 07 May 2012 10:48 AM PDT
by Sue Dremann An East Palo Alto community clinic that offers medical and dental services to some of the Bay Area's neediest individuals and families has been awarded a $5 million federal grant by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Maine Hospitals Providing More Charity Care
WABI Bangor Mon, 07 May 2012 10:43 AM PDT
The amount Maine hospitals spend on free care has doubled in the past five years as many people have lost insurance during the poor economy and companies have shifted an increasing amount of health care costs onto employees. The Maine Hospital Association says the state's 36 nonprofit hospitals p . . .

Double-Reverse Ruling Saves Planned Parenthood Funding For Now
Austinist Mon, 07 May 2012 10:43 AM PDT
In the on-again, off-again state funding battle for the women's health organization, Planned Parenthood, three appellate judges in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Texas must continue to include the provider in Texas' Medicaid program. [ more › ]

Health Department urges whooping cough vaccination
KGWN-TV Cheyenne Mon, 07 May 2012 10:40 AM PDT
Wyoming's state health officer is urging people who spend time around babies to get vaccinated against whooping cough.

Vaccinations by pharmacists
Louisiana Weekly Mon, 07 May 2012 10:37 AM PDT
It has become commonplace to receive an annual flue vaccination at the local pharmacy. That’s a good thing because pharmacies can be a low-cost, convenient way to get this kind of routine health service.

Joy passionate about life, health after 'Biggest Loser' experience
WCNC Charlotte Mon, 07 May 2012 10:37 AM PDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A week after "The Biggest Loser" season 13 finale came to an end, contestant Emily Joy stopped by NewsChannel 36's studios Monday to talk about the show and life.   Joy talked with NewsChannel 36's Ira Cronin about "The Biggest Loser's" season finale, her goals in life and her plans now that her season came to an end.    "I coming down from this giant high of the finale," Joy ...

Abbott Labs settles dispute over drug claims
WTOP Radio Washington, DC Mon, 07 May 2012 10:37 AM PDT
Health care company Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pay a $100 million national settlement over the illegal off-label marketing of its anti-seizure drug Depakote

Pharmaceutical Co. To Pay $1.5 Billion In Nat'l. Settlement
WRIC 8 News Richmond Mon, 07 May 2012 10:33 AM PDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Health care company Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pay a $100 million national settlement over the illegal off-label marketing of its anti-seizure drug Depakote.

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