Monday, January 30, 2012

Health News: [health]

Santorum Family's Trisomy 18 Saga Casts Spotlight On Sad Condition
NPR Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:04 PM PST
News of Bella Santorum's health problems led to rare news media, and Internet interest generally, in the congenital condition known as Trisomy 18, casting a spotlight on a fairly tragic condition.

Texan in health care fraud must repay nearly $10M
Boston Globe Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:03 PM PST
A former Houston cell phone store owner-turned-concert promoter must repay nearly $10 million in a Medicare fraud investigation.

Legionellosis Found in Luxor Hotel Water Samples in Nevada
ThirdAge Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:03 PM PST
  The bacteria that causes Legionellosis â€" or Legionnaires' disease â€" was found in water samples at the Luxor hotel-casino this month after a guest died of the form of pneumonia, health officials in Las Vegas said Monday. The Southern Nevada Health District said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention national surveillance program reported three cases in the past year of Luxor guests ...

Search the Archives
The Spectrum Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:02 PM PST
Among the variable fees are career services, health and wellness, library, student activity and technology. None of these will receive the full amount they requested from the advisory board.

In Jewish fracking debate, it’s the environment vs. energy independenceâ€"and energy’s winning
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:02 PM PST
To frack or not to frack? As concerns mount over the environmental and public health consequences of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, Jewish groups are coalescing around a strategy that supports efforts to extract natural gas from shale rock while seeking to mitigate its worst effects.

McKesson to buy independent, franchise businesses from Katz Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:01 PM PST
U.S. health care giant McKesson Corp. is buying a big part of Edmonton-based drug store operator Katz Group Canada Inc. for $920 million.

June Carbone: Why New Birth Control Benefits Are the Right Choice and Why Religious Conservatives Have It Wrong
The Huffington Post Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:58 PM PST
It is time to recognize the contradictions of a private health care system that exists only because of government subsidies. Avoiding unwanted pregnancies is too important to be left in the hands of a small number of men in robes.

Richard Kirsch: How Many Lives Does the Health Care Reform Cat Have Left?
The Huffington Post Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:56 PM PST
How many lives does health care reform have? The law has survived a slew of near-death moments, but 2012 brings new lethal traps for the first-ever law that makes health coverage a right for almost all Americans.

Poor dental health is linked to overall health
KTVO Kirksville Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:56 PM PST
Poor dental health can lead to poor overall health.

Critics predict major cuts
Chatham Daily News Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:50 PM PST
An action plan announced Monday to transform Ontario's health care system attracted mixed reviews in Chatham-Kent. Officials with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance withheld immediate comment, pending closer scrutiny of the plan by Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews.[...]

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