Friday, May 11, 2012

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Income disparities contribute to obesity and other health issues; Cleveland health panel considers solutions
The Sun Press Fri, 11 May 2012 15:03 PM PDT
"Place matters" was one of the themes at the first Healthy Cleveland summit, "Moving Obesity Prevention Ideas into Practice" at City Hall. Cheap, fatty foods like these are too prevalent in some Cleveland neighborhoods.

Allied Health professions see large increase in demand
KTBS Shreveport Fri, 11 May 2012 15:00 PM PDT
Jobs in the health care field are fast growing nationwide. Locally, the demand has meant an spike in interest and applications for the school of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Shreveport.

Who is Jim Kim, Obama’s choice to head World Bank?
Yahoo! News Fri, 11 May 2012 15:00 PM PDT
It's fair to say that surprise was the initial Beltway reaction to President Obama's announcement Friday that he'd picked Dartmouth president Jim Yong Kim as the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank. Kim, a Harvard-trained medical doctor, anthropologist and former World Health Organization official, is not a familiar creature around Washington circles. White House [...]

OPINION: It's time to get the facts about mental health
Belleville Intelligencer Fri, 11 May 2012 14:58 PM PDT
It’s time to get the facts and get over yourself. You may think you’ve heard it all before. Unlikely. You may think you know the facts. Doubtful. The fact is most of us â€" to a troubling degree â€" have misconceptions about mental health.[...]

Tony Balice Clinic: 2012 Friend of Community Mental Health Distinguished Partner
Ionia Sentinel-Standard Fri, 11 May 2012 14:55 PM PDT
The Tony Balice Clinic has been named the 2012 Friend of Community Mental Health Distinguished Partner by the Ionia County Community Mental Health Authority (ICCMHA). ICCMHA provides behavioral healthcare services for Ionia County residents.

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Mental Health Month
Newswise Fri, 11 May 2012 14:55 PM PDT
Last year, 45.9 million adult Americans had a mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health. These conditions affect individuals, their families and loved ones, and communities. Unfortunately, many individuals do not receive needed services and treatment. In fact, estimates show that one-fifth to one ...

Kodak Retiree Bill Faces Changes
YNN Rochester Fri, 11 May 2012 14:53 PM PDT
The State Senate this week passed a bill intended to help Kodak retirees who are in jeopardy of losing health benefits, but not everyone is happy with the legislation. Some parts of the bill will probably get an overhaul.

Fairview's university hospital visited by investigators after AG questions billing practices
Pioneer Press Fri, 11 May 2012 14:53 PM PDT
The federal agency that runs the Medicare health insurance program is investigating concerns related to billing and collection practices at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, a hospital spokesman confirmed on Friday, May 11.

Health advisers back pill to block HIV
Sky News Australia Fri, 11 May 2012 14:52 PM PDT
A panel of US health advisers has endorsed the first drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.

Ensure that children receive health care
Wisconsin Dells Events Fri, 11 May 2012 14:46 PM PDT
Over 525,000 Wisconsinites, including 65,000 children, currently have no health insurance coverage.

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