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Health Notes: Youth workshop: Learning about obesity prevention
Health and Fitness: A Youth Perspective Youth Advocate for Obesity Prevention

Health Center Event Promotes Programs
The Community Health Center will hold a health fair Thursday to raise awareness about its services.

Health board denies cleaning 'cuts' create risk
A HEALTH board rejected claims by Labour yesterday that "cuts" to cleaning jobs are putting patients' health at risk.

Health-care jobs boost area income
Health-care jobs may be keeping Springfield incomes afloat. A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on per capita income released Tuesday showed income in the Springfield metro area was up 1.2 percent from 2008 to 2009. Income in most other metro areas was down or flat.

Health reform assures growth for PCHC
Pueblo Community Health Center is guaranteed to grow under provisions of health care reform legislation, according to Executive Director Donald Moore.

Health Tip: Eat Lots of Fiber
Title: Health Tip: Eat Lots of Fiber Category: Health News Created: 8/10/2010 8:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/10/2010

Health Tip: Let a Stress Fracture Heal
Title: Health Tip: Let a Stress Fracture Heal Category: Health News Created: 8/10/2010 8:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/10/2010

Health aide charged after infant and fetus remains found
A home health-care aide from Reading is being held on $5 million bail after the remains of an infant and a fetus were discovered in her apartment.

Health planner
Health fairs: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday, NorthShore Health Centers' Scottsdale location, 3564 Scottsdale St., Portage; Stacy McKay Health and Education Center, 6450 U.S. 6, Portage; Lake Station Medical Center, 2490 Central Ave., Lake Station; free cholesterol screenings for adults who fast 12 hours before the test, free hearing screenings for ages 3 to 5; "Kids Nutrition Day in the ...

Health boss is reappoined
HEALTH bosses have reappointed their current chairman for another four-year stint.

Health Central: Need partner to pursue big goals
Health Central, the only independent hospital in the Metro Orlando area, is looking for a partner, preferably one that is big, powerful and operates in the black.

Health board delays meeting
The Calhoun County Board of Health has postponed its regular meeting until later this month because of the Kalamazoo River oil spill.

Health Central seeks merger to grow services
In a continuing effort to provide complete and quality health care to the West Orange community, Health Central in Ocoee has decided to explore an affiliation with a larger health care system.

Health Law Limiting Tax Deductions for Executive Pay at Insurance Firms
Congress is using the new health- care law to limit tax deductions for executive pay at medical insurance companies in a bid to prevent corporate officers from personally benefiting from expanded enrollments.

Health Canada eyes tighter rules for alcoholic energy drinks
Health Canada could soon tighten its rules for caffeine in food to deal with alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine beverages being marketed as pre-mixed alcoholic energy drinks.

Jackson Health System reports some good financial news
Jackson Health System's governing body has received several pieces of good news: It expects to get up to $50 million from Washington, the hospital had a surplus of $4 million in June and its auditors say an oft-criticized financial measurement is now working correctly.

Cardinal Health Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Improve Health Care Efficiency, Quality
DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced that, for the third consecutive year, it has awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to help U.S. hospitals, health systems and community health clinics improve the efficiency and quality of care. Forty organizations in 25 states have been awarded grants ranging from $7,500 up to $37,500 as part ...

Mental health services 'in free fall'
Mental health services are in "free fall" at a time when the demand for services was never greater, according to the Psychiatric Nurses' Association (PNA).

Health advisory issued for South Florida beach waters
The Broward and Miami-Dade County Health departments have issued advisories warning swimmers to steer clear of certain beaches because of high levels of bacteria.

Health board reviews proposal on school sex ed
Meeting last Wednesday, the board heard district health director Dr. Claude Burnett propose the next step, a policy that includes not just abstinence, but also information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases.

Health Centers to help expand Vt. dental coverage
Expanded dental facilities at the Plainfield Health Center are part of a broader effort to increase access to dental care throughout Vermont. Dentistry - Health - United States - Professional - Pennsylvania

Health Net Ready to Provide Millions to Keep Health Clinics Open
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net ready to provide up to $7 million to help ensure continued access to vital care in the Central Valley.

Health care reform in the sights of Rubio health plan
Health care reform should be replaced with simpler measures, according to Florida US Senate candidate Marco Rubio.

Health Care Reform Expected to Help 30 Million Women in America
Health Care Reform was the focus of a U.S. non-profit group that analyzed the Affordable Care Act. The review says that 30 million women will benefit from healthcare reform. Karen Davis, president of The Commonwealth Fund in New York, says the law subsidizes health insurance for as many as 15 million currently uninsured women and strengthens existing coverage for 14.5 million women who are ...

Health Department Warns About Whooping Cough
Health departments are reminding people about the importance of getting vaccinated for whooping cough.

Health giant Johnson & Johnson discloses new subpoenas over consumer recalls, factory problems
Johnson & Johnson disclosed Wednesday that the health products giant has now received multiple subpoenas from federal prosecutors related to repeated recalls of Tylenol and other consumer he...

Primary Health Plans First Bond Sale Under New Compliance, Review Reports
Primary Health Care Ltd. is planning to sell A$125 million in retail bonds to help repay debt and for general corporate purposes, the Australian Financial Review reported, without saying where it got the information. The sale will be the first that takes advantage of new rules by regulator Australian Securities and Investments Commission to reduce compliance hurdles, the newspaper reported.

Health Update On Ricky Steamboat, SummerSlam Sells Out, WWE In Vegas
Regarding Ricky Steamboats health, he is expected to make a full physical recovery but will never wrestle again. The WWE Hall of Famer has been able to work out... Continue reading...

Health Officials Remind People to Get Vaccinated for Whooping Cough
August 11, 2010 ELMIRA-- Tioga County health officials are concerned after five cases of Whooping Cough were reported in the past two weeks. Whooping Cough - or Pertussis - is a highly contagious disease spread by coughing or sneezing.

HEALTH NOTES
Announcements HEALTH FAIR!: Sea Mar is celebrating 25 years of service in Mount Vernon this week by hosting Health Fair! on Saturday, Aug. 14, and offering a series of free health

Jackson Health reports some good financial news
Jackson Health System's governing body has received several pieces of good news: It expects to get up to $50 million from Washington, the hospital had a surplus of $4 million in June, and its auditors say an oft-criticized financial measurement is now working correctly.

Health Unit Work Taking Shape
Improvements to the Sebastian County Health Unit, delayed for four years, are beginning to be realized.

Marin Health Council gets new lease on life
The Health Council of Marin has a six-month reprieve. The 16-member council was eliminated two weeks week as an advisory board to the Board of Supervisors, but after council protests it received six more months to serve as officials study its role.

Community Health Care Center's are nationally recognized
Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM) - Community Health Care centers all across the nation are being recognized for their services. Mayor Johnny DuPree presented a proclamation to the Hattiesburg Family Health Center for it's accomplishments in providing health care for those in need.

Health Insurance Scams Alert
WASHINGTON, D.C. - You've likely seen or heard ads offering health coverage and medical discounts for low monthly fees. But the Federal Trade Commission and 24 states, including Texas have filed lawsuits against 54 companies accused of using fraudulent and deceptive practices to bilk consumers out of millions of dollars. The ads promise a cure for the uninsured, for just $5 a day. Medical ...

Primary Health Care Says a A$100 Million Bond Issue Is Under Consideration
Primary Health Care Ltd. said its considering a A$100 million bond issue. Still, the company said theres no assurance that it will proceed with the proposal.

Health care package for CAFGUs out
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines More than 2,600 government militiamen in Negros and their families can now avail of basic health package services from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth).

Health Trust should acknowledge public
Re Jackie Bueno Sousa's Aug. 11 Can you deliver the right cure for Jackson board?: I know at least one reason why only 15 applications were received from the community to serve on the Public Health Trust. In 2005, believing then as I do now that a new direction was needed for Jackson Health System, I submitted an application to be considered for the PHT.

Mental health bill for 2008 was $5.3 billion: Report
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the country is spending more and more to deal with its mental ailment burden. This emerged from a report from the AIHW saying that finances spent on mental health services between 2007 to 2008 were $5.3 billion. Of this around 60 per cent came from state and territory governments, 36 per cent from the Commonwealth, and the rest ...

Health Department offers school immunization and physicals
The Hernando County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunizations each Thursday afternoon Aug. 5-26. Appointments are now being scheduled for the Spring Hill clinic location at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd., and for the Brooksville clinic location at 300 S. Main St. and can be made by calling 352-540-6800, Ext. 82299.

Health system must change: Tebbutt
The NSW health system is unsustainable by any measure, the state's health minister Carmel Tebbutt says.

Health on the Hill - August 11, 2010
Kaiser Health News staff writer Mary Agnes Carey talks with KFF's Jackie Judd about the latest health-related news, including the congressional approval of a state aid package that includes $16 billion in federal Medicaid assistance (8/11).

Health care second-biggest area employer
Health care is the second-largest employer in the Wichita area, contributing nearly $2.5 billion to the payroll annually and generating $203.7 million in taxes, according to a new analysis.

Kane health officials warn of lettuce recall
AURORA Kane County Health Department officials are warning that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling 2,825 cases of Veggie Lovers Salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria contamination that can cause foodborne illness.

Health-plan scams targeted
REUTERS WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators are cracking down on a growing number of companies that fraudulently sell so-called medical discount plans by telling consumers they work like health insurance and cover medical costs. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday it is working with 24 states to crack down on sellers of medical discount plans who market them as health insurance that covers ...

Health Clinic to serve low-income residents
Posted By: Elishah Oesch At a time when health care is a major issue and a major expense, some new help is on the rise. In Benton Township, a 10 million dollar health clinic to serve low-income residents

New health care facility to offer pediatric care, later hours
MIDDLETOWN - When Primary Health Solutions opens the doors to its health care center, officials there say the quality of life for locals will improve.

Health officials urge early flu shots
The bathing suits might be still out, but health officials are urging residents to get flu shots as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

Manitoba Health aims to make better use of records
Manitoba Health wants to help clinics make better use of their Electronic Medical Records. Although about 30 per cent of clinics in Manitoba do keep electronic medical records, said Dr.[...]

Coastal Health Alliance names new leader
The Coastal Health Alliance has named Rafael Gomez as its next executive director. Gomez, a manager with the San Francisco Health Plan, previously served as a program officer with the California Health Care Foundation.

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