REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Specialists at Children's Hospital

Normally, urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder via the
ureters. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) occurs when urine that dwells in
the bladder flows back into the ureters and often back into the
kidneys. Children with VUR may present before birth as prenatal
hydronephrosis (an abnormal widening of the ureter) or with a urinary
tract infection. Some may be diagnosed because of a family history,
even though they may be without symptoms. Others Read the rest of this entry »

FACTS Fitness Announces Expansion of Corporate Wellness and

The Corporate Wellness and Fitness division will provide the following
services: employee wellness and fitness programs, comprehensive fitness
assessments, nutritional counseling, cutting edge group fitness programs,
corporate bonding programs and more. FACTS Fitness has been serving the
greater Philadelphia area for over 12 years with professional training and
fitness services. The expansion of the company will allow FACTS Fitness to
provide Read the rest of this entry »

Early treatment of diabetes 'can reduce deaths by 13 per cent'

Ensuring that patients’ blood sugar levels were closely regulated also led to them being 15 per cent less likely to have a heart attack.
More than two million people in Britain currently suffer from Type 2 diabetes, the most common kind, and experts estimate that that number could increase to four million by 2025, because of lifestyle issues such as obesity.
Diabetes occurs when the body loses the ability to control its blood sugar levels.
The Read the rest of this entry »

Fit Kids promotes fitness, fun

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Tennessee is ranked third in the nation for childhood obesity and 47th for overall health status.
Because of this high ranking, Congress passed Public Chapter 1001 for the 2007-2008 school year, making 90 minutes of physical activity per week mandatory for elementary and secondary schools.
“This is where we come in to play,” Fit Kids Coordinator Amy Greene said.
A non-profit organization, Fit Kids Read the rest of this entry »

Doomed by mum's diet: Calorie- cutting during pregnancy 'puts your

Women who count calories during pregnancy could be condemning their unborn children to a lifetime of obesity, scientists have warned.
It is thought that a lack of food in the womb alters the programming of the baby’s fat cells, leading to weight problems in later life.
As they grown into adulthood the child  may find their body is still trying to compensate for the food shortages it experienced years before, a science conference heard yesterday.
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Apple chief executive Steve Jobs bids to quell rumours about his

line yesterday – and attempted to quell speculation about his health.
The physical wellbeing of the 53-year-old has been the subject of much concern recently, with investors worried that the company could suffer a dramatic reversal of fortunes if its talismanic co-founder was forced to step down through illness.
Speculation reached fever pitch after Jobs – who is in remission from a rare form of pancreatic cancer – looked gaunt and unwell Read the rest of this entry »

Colon Cancer Controversy

gives me a chance to bring up the phenomenon of a guideline that gets cemented into place as a hospital quality measure even if the premise behind it is controversial or shaky. The study shows that almost two thirds of hospitals fall short of such a standard that took effect last year: A minimum of 12 lymph nodes should be cut out and sent to the pathology lab in all patients who have a section of
No surgeon challenges the absolute necessity Read the rest of this entry »

Health ministry starts nationwide haul of infant kidney stone cases

BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — China’s Health Ministry said here Friday that it has launched a nationwide investigation into the infant kidney stone cases with a domestic milk powder, Sanlu formula, involved and asked all local health agencies to report relevant cases immediately.
The number of cases as to 24:00 Sept. 11 should be reported to the ministry by 17:00 Sept. 12, the ministry said in a notice issued on Friday.
“Similar cases in the future Read the rest of this entry »

Rudy! Ranbaxy Hires Giuliani to Fight FDA Ban

If Rudy Giuliani’s dream had come true, he’d be barnstorming the country right running for president. Instead, he’s working for Indian generics giant Ranbaxy.
imposed by the FDA earlier this week. The agency cited problems at two of the company’s Indian manufacturing plants.
Ranbaxy is a big global player and its U.S. sales account for more than 20% of its revenue, this morning’s
. Ranbaxy drugs account for 2% or Read the rest of this entry »

Asian culture and community column

12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, September 18, 2008
To submit items for Asian Culture and Community, e-mail metro
A “Symphony of Autumn” will bring not music but flowers to Dallas this month. And it also brings three teachers from Japan.
events starts today at Bent Tree Country Club, 5201 Westgrove Drive in Dallas.
, director of the Sogetsu Instructors Committee, and teachers
will demonstrate Japanese floral arrangement at a 10 Read the rest of this entry »