Monday, May 7, 2012

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Health experts urge Idahoans to take precautions against whooping cough
KIVI Boise Mon, 07 May 2012 18:46 PM PDT
Once a person has whooping cough â€" or Pertussis â€" there’s not much that can be done to treat it.

10 Reasons Chicago Bears Will Dominate NFC North in 2012
Bleacher Report Mon, 07 May 2012 18:44 PM PDT
Fresh off the NFL draft and an offseason during which many key players were able to get healthy, the Chicago Bears look into the 2012-2013 season with much to be excited about. They are reloaded and ready to go. With the moves they made in the offseason, in addition to key players regaining health over the offseason, it looks as if they Bears are going to dominate the NFC North this year. Here ...

Calendar of events
Providence Business News Mon, 07 May 2012 18:42 PM PDT
Rhode Island will receive more than $2.3 million as part of a $1.5 billion health care fraud settlement with Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott Laboratories over the illegal off-label marketing of an anti-seizure drug.

Province putting health care at risk: OHC
Cornwall Standard Freeholder Mon, 07 May 2012 18:33 PM PDT
CORNWALL â€" In response to the austerity-heavy Ontario provincial budget, Ontario Health Coalition chapters across the province are gearing up to deliver a message reminiscent of the 1980s hair metal band Twisted Sister: ‘We’re not gonna take it.’ In Cornwall, the message is being delivered by OHC [...]

Latino community center certifies kitchen to promote healthy food
Columbia Missourian Mon, 07 May 2012 18:33 PM PDT
COLUMBIA â€" Comedor Popular, or "People's Kitchen," a kitchen designed to prevent obesity and diabetes, is open and running. The new kitchen inside Centro Latino , located at 206 Austin Ave. in the First Ward, provides more space for services spearheaded by Eduardo Crespi, the founder of the community center.  In March the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services ...

Big Health Care Changes Due in C. Oregon
KTVZ Bend Mon, 07 May 2012 18:32 PM PDT
Federal officials have pledged nearly $2 billion to Gov. John Kitzhaber's plan to revamp health care. Local health care providers say it's good news. The plan calls for more collaboration between health care providers and local leaders. Officials tell NewsChannel 21 that plan will work well here in Central Oregon, because agencies like to work together.

ConsumerWatch: Using Daily Deal Sites For Healthcare Services
CBS San Francisco Mon, 07 May 2012 18:30 PM PDT
Daily deal sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial and Gilt are giving the uninsured and underinsured a chance to afford health care services.

Franklin Hospital hosts special events in Benton
Benton Evening News Mon, 07 May 2012 18:28 PM PDT
Franklin Hospital, 201 Bailey Lane, Benton, is celebrating Hospital Week and hosting a health fair from 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, May 7-12. Reduced cost lab tests are being offered. For more information, call 439-3161.

Stanford Launches $1 Billion Campaign to Advance New Era in Medicine Locally, Nationally and Globally
Business Wire Mon, 07 May 2012 18:24 PM PDT
STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stanford University President John Hennessy today announced the launch of a campaign to transform health care at a local, national and global level. The $1 billion Campaign for Stanford Medicine will make investments in medical research and teaching, build a new Stanford hospital and accelerate the translation of new medical knowledge into leading-edge ...

In budget showdown, GOP favors Pentagon over spending for the poor
Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 07 May 2012 18:24 PM PDT
The Republicans who control the U.S. House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January.

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