Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Residents urged to avoid norovirus infections
Hopewell Valley News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:02 PM PST
TRENTON â€" As expected, New Jersey is experiencing an increase in norovirus outbreaks and the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents to take precautions to protect their health.

FDA warns of cholesterol drugs' side effects
San Jose Mercury News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:00 PM PST
Federal health officials Tuesday added new safety alerts to the prescribing information of statins, cholesterol-reducing medications that are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, citing rare risks of memory loss, diabetes and muscle pain.

Delta residents less healthy than rest of province
The Delta Optimist Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:59 PM PST
Residents of Delta and the Fraser Health region are not as healthy as the rest of the province, prompting the health authority to reach out to local governments to try and change that.

Spectrum to sell 11 San Antonio health clubs to Gold's Gym
Daily Breeze Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:59 PM PST
Spectrum Clubs Inc., the El Segundo-based health club operator, said it expects to finalize an agreement by the end of this week to sell its Texas properties to Gold's Gym International.

New program to eliminate language barriers in hospitals
KOLD News 13 Tuscon Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:55 PM PST
Hospitals with Carondelet Health Network will have immediate access to language interpretation by phone or video remote.

Leading Policy Advocate to Headline Duke Global Health Week
Duke University Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:49 PM PST
This March, Duke Global Health Week will kick off with a keynote speech by Laurie Garrett, one of America’s most eloquent and forceful advocates for global health, infectious diseases and disease prevention.

Mental health professionals say PCVS should stay open
The Peterborough Examiner Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:47 PM PST
On the heels of a petition signed by 148 local doctors to keep PCVS open as a regularly functioning high school, a new letter is now heading to Premier Dalton McGuinty signed by 59 Peterborough and area mental-health professionals who say closing PCVS will hurt vulnerable and high-needs youth.[...]

Decision time on health insurance as premiums set to go up tomorrow
Irish Examiner Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:46 PM PST
Hard-pressed families have just hours left to decide on whether they must switch or cancel their health insurance coverage, as premiums for all three insurers are set to rise from tomorrow.

Will, Grundy hospitals host health programs
The Herald News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:44 PM PST
March 2, 16, 30; April 13, 27Free blood pressure check: 9-10 a.m. March 2, 16 and 30; and April 13 and 27 in the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center West Tower Lobby. This free service allows you to keep up with your health and monitor your blood pressure. It is sponsored by the Senior Spirit Department of PSJMC. Call 815-725-9438. March 6Group exercise open house: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 6 ...

The path to nirvana
The Morning Call Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:43 PM PST
Retreats from coast to coast show the way to bliss â€" or at least a smaller waistline Fresh-from-the-farm breakfasts, Tibetan stretching and miles upon miles of hiking trails are just some of the reasons adults are happily forgoing their vacations for health retreats.

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