Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Health screenings coming to Lakeside
West Shore News Wed, 02 May 2012 15:01 PM PDT
Residents living in and around the Lakeside community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Glacier Camp and Conference Center will host Life Line Screening on May 25. The site is located at 17482 O’Neil Road in Lakeside.

Amy Sandberg: The story of human progress is the story of science
Pomerado Newspaper Group Wed, 02 May 2012 15:01 PM PDT
Last week the Obama administration released its much anticipated Bioeconomy Blueprint, an economic renewal plan that is centered on advances in health sciences, agriculture, industrial biotechnology and advanced biofuels.

$3.2 million verdict - Jury awards money to family of former nursing home resident
La Junta Tribune-Democrat Wed, 02 May 2012 15:00 PM PDT
A jury last week ordered Pioneer Health Care Center to pay $3.2 million to the family of a former nursing home resident.

Ask Dr. Joy: Effects of depression and chronic stress
WEEK News 25 Central Illinois Wed, 02 May 2012 14:59 PM PDT
PEORIA, Ill. -- Can the state of your mental health add years to your life?

Bladder tests before urinary incontinence surgery in women may be unnecessary
EurekAlert! Wed, 02 May 2012 14:55 PM PDT
An invasive and costly test commonly done in women before surgery for stress urinary incontinence may not be necessary, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study compared results after both a pre-operative check-up in a doctor's office and bladder function tests to results after only the office check-up. Women who had only the office check-up had equally ...

International award for NZ-based Pacific Leprosy Foundation Wed, 02 May 2012 14:55 PM PDT
The World Health Organisation has singled out the New Zealand-based Pacific Leprosy Foundation for its annual international US$100,000 Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for excellence in public health.

Metro Jackson Go Red For Women Luncheon Promotes Heart Health
WJTV Jackson Wed, 02 May 2012 14:55 PM PDT
Jackson - Local survivors and business leaders show attendees how to go RED in their own fashion.

Worksite wellness training Thursday
The Daily Ardmoreite Wed, 02 May 2012 14:54 PM PDT
Oklahoma employers and human resource representatives are invited to “Make It Your Business,” a program designed to promote employee wellness. The free program is 9 a.m. To noon at the Ardmore Convention Center.   “Make It Your Business,”will explain ways to implement policies and practices that will improve the health of employees, which helps raise morale and productivity and ultimately will ...

Sacked medic recalls knocking on OBL’s door
Gulf Times Wed, 02 May 2012 14:52 PM PDT
A sacked Pakistani health worker recalled yesterday how she knocked on Osama bin Laden’s door just days before he was shot dead by American soldiers, an unwitting pawn in a controversial vaccination programme set up by the CIA to ensnare the Al Qaeda leader.

Five benchmarks employers & HR execs can use to calculate exposure to health reform from human capital catalyst blog ...
PR Newswire Wed, 02 May 2012 14:51 PM PDT
NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- During a recent discussion I had with Lockton's ERISA attorney, Mark Holloway, five areas of exposure emerged related to employers and how they will react to health reform requirements in 2014. You've no doubt heard that 2014 is the year...

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