'Say Yes to Your Health'

Three panel discussions and more than 20 booths — all addressing womens’ health issues — will be set up Monday at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center for the 2008 Women’s Health Fair.
The fair, free and open to the public, runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Theme this year is “Say Yes to Your Health.”
The booths and presentations cover a broad range of topics focusing on men and children as well as on women’s health issues.
“Women traditionally Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Lifestyle Programs Key To Managing Breast Health

After completing active treatment for breast cancer, women may need to consider a number of important lifestyle changes to optimize their health and lower the risk of recurrence.
At the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, one of Canada’s most prominent treatment facilities at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, a new program is helping women do just that. Led by Nurse Clinician Linda Muraca, the Taking Charge: Healthy LIFEstyle Choices for Women after Breast Read the rest of this entry »

Some students pursue vegetarian diet

Like many ISU students, sophomore elementary education major Kelsey Kaatz stopped including meat in her diet as a way of helping the environment.
“When you have more cows, you’re putting more methane into the atmosphere. This causes the temperature to rise,” Kaatz said.
Livestock, which are generally raised for consumption, emit excessive amounts of methane, increasing global warming. Fuel emissions from meat transport and the amount of energy Read the rest of this entry »

FDA Classifies As A Class I Action An Urgent Medical Device

Physio-Control, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced the FDA has classified as a Class I action the company’s recently initiated and completed voluntary urgent medical device recall of 249 fully automatic LIFEPAK CR Plus automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Certain fully automated devices manufactured from May 2004 through April 2007 are mis-configured with the software intended for semi-automatic AEDs. With Read the rest of this entry »

Huntley fitness center raises the bar(bell)

Carolyn Chesta, co-owner of Snap Fitness in Huntley, believes she has heard virtually all the excuses for not working out on a regular basis.
Some, she admits, find the regimented routines boring, while others can’t bear the thought of missing their favorite television shows.
The center offers 24/7 access via a key card locking system for those who might otherwise be tethered to their TV. In fact, clients who don’t feel a positive difference Read the rest of this entry »

Mars Pet Food Recall Announced 9/12/08

Mars Pet Food announced a voluntary recall of many brands of dog food and cat food on 9/12/08 due to “potential contamination with Salmonella”. The recall only affects products sold in the United States.
Products affected include Old Roy Dog Food, Pedigree Dog Food, Special Kitty Cat Food and several lesser known brands including Members Mark Pet Foods and Wegman´s Pet Foods. The press release states: “Salmonella can cause serious infections Read the rest of this entry »

On the Agenda – Oct. 5, 2008

•Susquehanna Angel Collectors, luncheon meeting and annual silent auction, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, The Moveable Feast, 350 Highland Drive, Mountville; $8. For reservations, call Mary Klemmer, 285-7403, by Oct. 17.
•Chess, open to all ages and skill levels, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy; free. Call the library, 653-1510.
•Lancaster Scrabble, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Willow Valley Manor North, Read the rest of this entry »

Fat Bastards told to diet or die

A group of fat bastards have been told by their doctors that they must stat losing weight immediately or risk ending up dying of fatness.
“I'm surprised at the straight talking of the medical practitioners”, said the spokesman.
Stores have reported an increase in diet pills and laxatives since the announcement.
“I had two fat fucks in here just this very morning”, said one local storeowner, “bought a whole bunch of pills and new-fangled Read the rest of this entry »

Inspire Pharma says FDA concluded review of IND for INS117548

(RTTNews) – 
Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ISPH:
) announced that review period by the FDA relating to its Investigational New Drug Application for INS117548 Ophthalmic Solution for the treatment of glaucoma has been concluded. The clinical testing for INS117548 could be proceed, the company said.
The company said that currently it is targeting the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial by the end of 2008 to evaluate Read the rest of this entry »

Open competition aims for health care reform

competition for health care reform could pose the institute’s most daunting challenge yet.
The California-based foundation, which helped launch the first private manned space flight in 2004, is teaming with the insurer
WellPoint Inc.
to try to fix the U.S. health care system.
The companies have announced an open competition to devise solutions that improve health care cost and quality, and they are dangling a prize of at least $10 million Read the rest of this entry »