Friday, December 28, 2012

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Friday, Dec 28, 2012 10:06 PM EST
Statement: The Deputy Presidential Spokesperson on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 07:05 PM PST
Today, Republic Act No. 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, has been published online in the Official Gazette, after being signed by President Aquino on December 21, 2012. The law will take effect 15 days after its publication in at least two newspapers of general circulation. Continue reading â†'
Flu cases in Pennsylvania spike
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 07:04 PM PST
Numbers for week before Christmas doubled from previous week, state reported. The holidays offer a chance to gather with faraway family and snuggle by the tree. But according to the latest numbers from the state Department of Health, many of us have been sharing a lot more than gifts.
‘It opens your heart’: Canada approves use of ecstasy in study into post-traumatic stress disorder
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 07:03 PM PST
Health Canada is allowing therapists to import MDMA for the first Canadian study using the illegal substance in trauma survivors’ therapy
Local health officials warn of rise in flu & respiratory illnesses
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 07:03 PM PST
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department says it's noticed a significant rise in respiratory illnesses and the flu in the last few weeks.
ACLJ Secures Appeals Court Injunction To Halt Enforcement of HHS Mandate for Illinois Company Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:58 PM PST
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life legal organization that focuses on constitutional law, achieved a significant victory today when a federal appeals court granted an emergency motion for an injunction putting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate on hold â€" preventing it from being enforced against ...
Comprehensive plan takes in Colusa watershed needs
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:57 PM PST
The first comprehensive Colusa Basin Watershed Management Plan is done, a kind of roadmap to the health of an area of more than 1 million acres. The plan has a variety of goals and specific projects â€" each with a suggested implementation or action...
Florida mother's lonely fight ends with disabled son's death
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:57 PM PST
By Carol Marbin Miller, Miami Herald Thursday, December 27, 2012 Tereza Pereira had cared for her severely disabled son at home for most of his life. But she was in her 50s now, working two jobs to stay afloat, and state health administrators had repeatedly refused to pay for enough in-home nursing care to keep Bryan safe. Pereira wanted her teenage son to live at a place called Baby House, a ...
NC Medicaid Services Remain For Dementia Patients
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:54 PM PST
State Health and Human Services Secretary Al Delia says a couple thousand residents are affected by new monthly caps on care and rate reductions that start Jan. 1.
Health of George H.W. Bush 'improving'
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:50 PM PST
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in intensive care at a Houston hospital, but he's improving. Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Friday that the 88-year-old former president is continuing to improve. He says Bush is "alert and, as always, in good spirits." McGrath said Bush's conversations with doctors and nurses at Methodist Hospital now include singing. He said physicians remain ...
Fiscal cliff effect on health care
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:50 PM PST
Medicare provider payments will be cut by nearly 30 percent on Tuesday that would affect nearly 2 million beneficiaries in Ohio, most of them elderly. The cuts stem from Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, which was established to keep payments to doctors under control. But the formula routinely cuts too deep for doctors to continue providing care, so Congress each year since 2003 has ...

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