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Health chief: Give couples right to choose contraception mode
Health Secretary Enrique Ona has expressed support for a provision in the reproductive health bill that calls for giving couples access to information on all forms of contraception and the right to choose which of these contraceptive methods would be most appropriate for them.

Health ministry mulling physician salary overhaul
01 September 2010 AMMAN - The Ministry of Health Ministry of Health is currently studying a proposed payroll system to improve the financial situation of ministry doctors, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2010
Title: Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2010 Category: Health News Created: 8/30/2010 12:10:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2010

Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe Around Stairs
Title: Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe Around Stairs Category: Health News Created: 8/30/2010 10:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2010

Health Tip: Snug Shoes Can Damage Feet
Title: Health Tip: Snug Shoes Can Damage Feet Category: Health News Created: 8/30/2010 10:10:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2010

Health tourism could boost Jamaica's economy, says doctor
CARDIOLOGIST Dr Ernest Madu believes a number of Jamaica's health and economic problems could be solved if proper infrastructure is put in place to establish a health tourism sector on the island.

Health secretary won’t tell Aquino to quit smoking
Health Secretary Enrique Ona is not about to advise President Bbenigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to quit smoking, despite concerns aired about the President’s physical fitness and the well-documented reports of smoking’s ill effects.

Health chiefs defend rise in complaints
Complaints about services provided by Rochdale's health trust almost doubled last year. Some 49 complaints from patients were received by NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale in 2009/10 compared with 27 for the same period the previous year.

Health concern
FOOD accounts for a big part of our lives. Literally, there is healthy food and there is unhealthy food. Though we blissfully ignore the fact, fast food is very unhealthy. Fast food shortens your life and causes you to experience health problems.

Health fair scheduled Sept. 12
A health fair will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the St. Mary Immaculate gym at 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield. The fair is sponsored by Good Shepherd Council No. 5573 of the Knights of Columbus.The fair will include representatives from Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Shaklee Health & Wellness, Joliet Area Community Hospice, Illinois Retina Associates, Lotriet ...

Sept. 4 Blood drive: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4, Braceville Fire Department, 102 W. Main St. Sign up online at, or call Julie at 815-436-0154 to reserve a donation time. Walk-ins welcome. Sept. 6 CPR for the health care provider: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6, Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. Intended for health care professionals, this course ...

Health briefs
Blood pressure check Silver Cross Hospital offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337. Alzheimer's, dementia support Dr. Michael Thomas, medical director of Smith Crossing in Orland Park, will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the free ...

Health notes
Times staff Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Health notes No-cost amplified phones available The Deaf and Hearing Connection recently announced the availability of no-cost amplified telephones at the Aging Well Center in the Long Center at 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. The Deaf and Hearing Connection offers amplified telephones and related equipment at no cost to permanent Florida residents who are ...

Health-care program is scheduled
Keep informed about the new health care bill and what it means to you if you are on Medicare.

SeeChange Health Teams Up with California State Parks to Support Healthier Lifestyles by Providing Reimbursement for ...
SAN FRANCISCO----SeeChange Health Insurance Company, a provider of value-based health insurance plans to employers, has partnered with California State Parks to provide reimbursement to its members for day use park fees.

Outcomes Health Information Solutions Strengthens IT Team
ALPHARETTA, Ga.----Outcomes Health Information Solutions, LLC, a leading healthcare data abstraction and analytics company, announced the appointment of David Jeans as the new Vice President of Data Management and Chief Enterprise Architect.

Higher Health Costs Ahead - IT Management
The immediate impact of health-care reform is expected to lead to higher costs for employees, according to a new survey from the National Business Group on Health. Employers are expected to raise percentages on premiums, out-of-pocket maximums and other associated health expenses.

Metropolitan Health Networks and SeniorBridge Partner to Launch In-Home Care Management Pilot to Improve Care and ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. & NEW YORK----Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. , , a leading provider of healthcare services in Florida, and SeniorBridge, a national health management company, today announced the launch of a unique year-long care management pilot program that is expected to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life while reducing the overall cost of caring for Medicare beneficiaries.

NC health dept. recommends flu vaccinations for all; plenty to go around
RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Public Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging everyone to make flu vaccination a priority this season. Unlike last year, vaccine is plentiful, available and not restricted to particular age groups.

Jackson Health System gives up billing claims
Every month, Jackson Health System gives a Pennsylvania company $10.4 million in uninsured patients' bills for which the public hospital has not tried to collect a penny.

Russian health watchdog supports night alcohol sales ban across country
Russia's chief health inspector said on Wednesday he fully supports the ban on night sales of alcohol which comes into force in Moscow on September 1, and hopes similar bans will be applied across the country.

Health care reform comes to Racine
RACINE COUNTY - If you've been wondering when health care reformmight start to affect Racine, the White House has some answers forat least three local employers.

5 Health Care Funds for a Healthy Portfolio
These low-risk investments spot benefits in health care reform to provide stability to portfolios.

Health officials investigating three illnesses
By Kate HesslingTribune Staff Writer PIGEON — Health officials are investigating three local cases that could be — but have not been confirmed — E. coli infections.

Q&A with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Promises health care reform is beneficial
Sebelius explains health care reform and convinces people that the new law actually will provide some help and relief.

Health Net Strives to Exceed $75,000 Goal Through Annual Golf Classic Despite Hard Economic Times
LOS ANGELES----Health Net, Inc., today announced its upcoming 12th annual Health Net Charity Golf Classic & Casino Event at Sunset Whitney Country Club on Saturday, September 18, 2010, in Rocklin, Calif., to raise funds for the local organization, Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Health Minister Defends Spending On LHINs
The local health integration networks have spent $33 million in consulting fees over the past four years.

Pender health official retires along with chief
Pender County health department’s administrative officer Gwen Smith will retire Sept. 30, at the same time as Health Director Jack Griffith.

Health care reform to be topic
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network will host a one day conference, “Making Sense of Health Care Reform,” Oct. 26 at the Owego Treadway Inn.

Health Tip: Don't Drive After Drinking
(HealthDay News) -- Drinking and driving is not only against the law, but it's a major threat to your health -- and that of others on the road.

CM health stable: Danam
Hyderabad, Sept 1 : Health Minister Danam Nagender on Wednesday described the health condition of Chief Minister K Rosaiah as 'stable'.

Health EASE 'Move Today' exercise program slated
ROSELAND – The East Hanover and Roseland Health Departments will be sponsoring the Health EASE “Move Today” exercise classes beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, and running to Wednesday, Dec. 15. The classes will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Tom Rinaldi Recreation Center, 5th Street, Lurker Park, East Hanover.

Health departments offer osteoporosis exercise program
ROSELAND – The East Hanover and Roseland Health Departments will be offering Project Healthy Bones a 24 week osteoporosis and exercise and education program for older women and men at risk for, or who have, osteoporosis.

Primary Health Care - Three Decades Of Federally Mandated Health Care Services
Amid all the sound and fury surrounding the national health care debate, the rhetoric and controversy and shouted questions – Is access to medical attention a commodity or a right? Is nationalized health care affordable, or even possible?

Health Discovery Corporation Announces Strategic Partnership with Adaptive, Inc.
SAVANNAH, Ga.----Health Discovery Corporation is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Adaptive, Inc., a market leader in helping international companies and government agencies to capture, organize and manage the data they create.

Health News: FDA looks to curb abuse of cough medicine
WASHINGTON -- Federal health regulators are weighing restrictions on Robitussin, NyQuil and other cough suppressants to curb cases of abuse that send thousands of people to the hospital each year.

Health informatics partnership is launched to expand informatics work force, improve health globally
( American Medical Informatics Association ) AMIA, the US-based association for informatics professionals, has launched a non-profit, wholly owned subsidiary organization called the Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP) to serve as an international center for collaborative initiatives on health informatics.

Health Leaders Gather To Discuss WHO's Work In Africa
Health leaders from 46 African WHO member states gathered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Monday for the 60th session of the Africa Committee of the WHO, Agencia AngolaPress reports. According to the news service, meeting attendees will discuss a report on the WHO Africa's activity in the region during the 2008-2009 period to evaluate the success and challenges associated with efforts to ...

Today's Opinions: Health Law's Benefits For Workers; Dropping Repeal Efforts; The End Of Health Brokers
Will Health Overhaul Provide Better Care For U.S. Workers? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution This legislation will undoubtedly help our workers and our businesses, both large and small, afford health coverage. Politicians of all stripes should recognize the opportunity the health reform law presents to propel our country forward (Rep. Jim McDermott, 8/30). Reaping Benefits Of The New Health Care ...

More Health Overhaul Policies Settle In
The tangible effects of some early-arriving health overhaul policies are beginning to surface. The Wall Street Journal: "Almost 2,000 employers and unions will be eligible to submit retirees' medical bills for reimbursement by a $5 billion federal fund, the Obama administration will disclose Tuesday, suggesting the fund will be spread widely but thinly." General Motors, Pepsi, Alcoa and Pfizer ...

Public Backing For Health Overhaul Wanes As Obama Administration Prepares For Midterms
Kaiser Health News: Public support for the new health law slipped in August, "a development sure to stir concerns among the Obama administration and congressional Democrats seeking to shore up support for the law in the months leading up to the mid-term elections." The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found 43 percent of Americans viewed the law favorably, which is down from 50 ...

Wellpoint Health Services Opens New Clinic Location in Edmonton
EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2010) - Wellpoint Health Services Corp., a leader in corporate and occupational medicine across Canada, today announced the grand opening of a new clinic in Edmonton, Alberta. The company has acquired an existing clinic, The Doxx at Kingsway, which will become Wellpoint Health Corp. as of September 1, 2010.

SCAN Health Plan Named One of Arizona's Most Admired Companies
PHOENIX----SCAN Health Plan Arizona, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage plan, has been selected by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ as one of the recipients of the inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards .

Community Health Centers receives accreditation
Community Health Centers has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes Community Health Centers from other health care facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients.

Health care reform is a reality: Now what?
What: Health care reform is a reality: Now what?

Tech News: Feds Name Health IT Certifiers; IBM Seeks To Crack China's Health Sector
Federal health officials gave two firms -- the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology in Chicago, Ill., and the Drummond Group in Austin, Texas, -- the power to certify electronic medical record vendors effective immediately, The Hill reports. "As providers move toward mandatory adoption of EHR systems, HHS created an incentive program designed to encourage the transition ...

Latino health fair scheduled for Woodland High Sept. 26
There will be a free health fair sponsored by the Network for A Healthy California Latino Campaign and the Tzu-Chi Foundation for Latino Health Awareness. The health fair is set to begin at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept.

Health Careers program gives local students career exploration opportunity
Staff photo by Bob Livingston From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., several Mt. Carmel High School students each morning report for class at the Home Health Care Building at Wabash General Hospital.

Health minister rejects MS therapy trial
The Canadian government will not fund a clinical trial of the so-called liberation therapy for multiple sclerosis at this time, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says.

Qld Health downplay superbug fears
QUEENSLAND Health has downplayed fears a virulent antibiotic-resistant bug is loose in Bundaberg Hospital.

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