Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Hamilton Co. Health Dept. Releases Youth Risk Survey Results on Physical Activity and Nutrition
WDEF Chattanooga Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:02 PM PST
New numbers from the Hamilton County Health Department reveal an alarming snap shot of our children's health. The Youth Risk Survey found the majority of Hamilton County's High School students don't meet national guidelines for physical activity and nutrition. But the county's working on ways to change that. Nearly 60 percent of our students say they spend three or more hours of time looking at ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure halts partnership with Planned Parenthood: No effect on Asheville office
Mountain Xpress Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:59 PM PST
NPR is reporting that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure â€" the nation’s largest breast cancer charity â€" is halting its partnership with Planned Parenthood. According to NPR a rift in the two women’s health organizations has been brewing for a while, mainly over an investigation in Congress of Planned Parenthood. NPR quotes Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America ...

Marco Rubio Introduces Bill to Reverse Contraception Mandate on Religious Employers
The Christian Post Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:58 PM PST
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill that would allow all religious employers an exemption to a requirement that health care coverage include contraceptive services.

City Room: Model in Anti-Obesity Ad Criticizes the Campaign
New York Times Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:58 PM PST
Beth Anne Sacks, who appears in one of the anti-obesity ads from the city's health department, said "the ad of me doesn't scare me."

DREAMers Declare Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day
New America Media Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:57 PM PST
 Immigrant youth around the country are holding vigils as part of “Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day” in response to the imminent deportation of Yanelli Hernandez, a young undocumented immigrant who has attempted suicide while in detention. Hernandez is slated for...

Minnesota begins destroying newborn blood samples
Pioneer Press Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:55 PM PST
The Minnesota Department of Health is beginning to destroy blood spot collection cards to comply with a ruling last year from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

W.Va. moves to tighten rules for sport concussions
Washington Examiner Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:54 PM PST
The Associated Press The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. West Virginia lawmakers want to add more teeth to a regulation requiring athletes suspected of suffering a head injury be evaluated immediately by a health professional. The Senate Education Committee advanced the bill Tuesday but it must still clear another committee before it could go to the full Senate for a vote. Legislators want ...

Cancer warning for Brazilian Blowout
WCPO Cincinnati Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:54 PM PST
Brazilian Blowout could be harmful to your health.

Non-Prescription Meds Save Health System Billions
WTAJ-TV Altoona Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:53 PM PST
The money we spend on aspirin and other non-prescription medicines may be saving the country billions of dollars.

Skaggs hospital seeks partner, could be sold to larger health care company
KY3 Springfield Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:53 PM PST
The hospital opened in Branson in 1950 and has expanded many times. BRANSON, Mo. -- The Skaggs Regional Medical Center board signaled Tuesday that it might be willing to sell its hospital and related enterprises to a larger health care company. The company issued a news release and held a news conference.

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