Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Health News: [health]

Georgia Health Sciences University incubator business produces green tea gum to help fight dry mouth
The Augusta Chronicle Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:19 PM PST
Right now, they are just bright green squares of gum. But Dr. Stephen Hsu hopes they are just the start of green tea-based consumer products that will translate into jobs in Augusta and the state.

C. difficile rates at Burnaby Hospital worst in B.C.
Burnaby NewsLeader Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:17 PM PST
Burnaby Hospital's rates of a highly contagious and dangerous bacteria are so high and badly managed, Fraser Health risks legal action.

Century to pay health insurance, reopen plant
The Charleston Gazette Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:16 PM PST
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A health-care agreement between Century Aluminum and retirees "paves the way" to reopen the Ravenswood plant that closed three years ago and laid off more than 650 workers, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Wednesday evenin...

Philly challenge to map thousands of AEDs could go national
CNET Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:14 PM PST
The MyHeartMap challenge encourages laypeople to hunt down life-saving automated external defibrillators and use their smartphones to transmit photos and locations to researchers building a database. Originally posted at News - Health Tech

Correction: Healthcare Fraud Scheme story
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:14 PM PST
DALLAS - In a Feb. 28 story about a massive health care fraud scheme, The Associated Press, relying on a federal indictment, erroneously reported a subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina named Trailblazer Health Enterprises processed Medicare payments for home health service agencies in Texas.

FDA approves first 4-in-1 flu vaccine
Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:12 PM PST
Federal health officials have approved the first vaccine that protects against four strains of the common flu.

Health Fair to provide free screenings, info
Seminole Chronicle Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:12 PM PST
Staying healthy can be an uplifting experience, one that can spirit a person to new heights in almost every way imaginable. The Metro Church will be looking to deliver that message later this month when it holds its inaugural Health Fair on the ...

Hagens Berman Continues HMA Investigation, Reminds Investors 26 Days Remain Before Deadline
PR Newswire Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:08 PM PST
BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman is continuing its investigation into Health Management Associates Inc., (NYSE: HMA) for alleged violations of securities laws, and wishes to remind investors that the deadline to move for lead plaintiff is March 26,...

Health Resources
Everett Herald Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:08 PM PST
Providence Regional Cancer Partnership: 1717 13th St., Everett. Call 425-297-5500 or see for more information: Click on “Support Services,” then, on the right side of the page, click on “Classes” or “Support Groups.”

First vote looms on Obama birth control policy
CBS 46 News Atlanta Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:07 PM PST
Democrats and Republicans, both eager to rouse their respective political bases in an election year are fighting fiercely over President Barack Obama's mandate that health insurers cover the cost of contraceptives.

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