Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Link between smoking, strokes
Valley City Times Record Thu, 31 May 2012 07:08 AM PDT
May is Stroke Awareness Month, and City- County Health District and the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (the Center) are using the opportunity to underscore how the connection between cigarette smoke and stroke reinforces the need for comprehensive smoke-free policies.

Abrams proved a perfect fit at Dorchester House- After 25 years at post, he is retiring in August
Dorchester Reporter Thu, 31 May 2012 07:07 AM PDT
Joel Abrams, who has led Dorchester House through a transformative quarter-century of modernization and fiscally-responsible growth, will retire in August. The 69 year-old Brooklyn native arrived at the Fields Corner facility in November 1986 and replaced Jim Whouley, a Dot native who had become an icon in the still-adolescent community health center field. For years, Abrams laughs, he was ...

Cape Breton acts to prevent C. difficile outbreaks Thu, 31 May 2012 07:07 AM PDT
The chief executive of the Cape Breton District Health Authority says that experts in infection prevention have been hired to help avoid another outbreak of C. difficile in hospitals.

South Africa: Tenofovir Shortages Endanger Lives Thu, 31 May 2012 07:07 AM PDT
[Health-e] Insufficient production of Tenofovir, a crucial antiretroviral drug that is part of the three-drug combination therapy that AIDS patients need to suppress their virus, has left patients in the public sector taking sub-optimal treatment.

NHS apology for security breach
Greenock Telegraph Thu, 31 May 2012 07:06 AM PDT
A HEALTH board worker has been disciplined after reading a child's confidential computerised medical records. Bosses from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have confirmed that they acted after discovering that the youngster's personal details were 'inappropriately accessed' on 14 separate occasions.

50 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE: Memorial Hospital grows into Baptist Health-NLR
North Little Rock Times Thu, 31 May 2012 07:05 AM PDT
In January 1962, North Little Rock teenagers were dancing to a reissue of Chubby Checker’s “The Twist,” but adults were concerned with serious matters such as the Cold War.

New Indiana rule may save lives for trauma patients
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Thu, 31 May 2012 07:05 AM PDT
INDIANAPOLIS â€" Indiana health officials say a new rule may save the lives of trauma patients.

Medi-Cal users struggle ahead of expansion
The Milpitas Post Thu, 31 May 2012 07:04 AM PDT
As California's Medi-Cal program readies for an influx of 2 million to 3 million people when national health reforms kick in, major challenges lie ahead, including finding enough specialists who will see participants.

Homepage - Granite Falls, MN - Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
Advocate Tribune Thu, 31 May 2012 07:03 AM PDT
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Colebrookdale elementary students learn health and wellness
Boyertown Area Times Thu, 31 May 2012 07:02 AM PDT
COLEBROOKDALE â€" Although the primary focus at Colebrookdale Elementary School (CES) has always been to provide students with a solid education, these days there is also a secondary emphasis on health and wellness.

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