AP IMPACT: US oilfield deaths rise sharply

SNYDER, Texas (AP) — Less than two months into the job in the oilfields of West Texas, Brandon Garrett was sliced in half by a motorized spool of steel cable as he and other roughnecks struggled to get a drilling rig up and running.
Garrett’s grisly end illustrates yet another soaring cost of America’s unquenchable thirst for energy: Deaths among those working the nation’s oil and gas fields have risen at an alarming rate, The Associated Read the rest of this entry »

HRMC fitness center celebrates 10th anniversary

Haywood Regional Medical Center is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its fitness center, and Center Director Scotty Setser invites the community to tour the facility and meet the staff in an open house Saturday, Dec. 6.
Administration felt that a hospital-based health and fitness program would help create a positive expansion of healthcare services for Haywood County residents.
“When we moved over here it was like Christmas,” said Read the rest of this entry »

Does A High-Fat Diet Promote Alzheimer's Disease?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – We’ve been hearing for years about all the bad things that occur when we stay on a high-fat diet. The long list of maladies includes cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, various forms of cancer, liver disease, sleep problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and kidney conditions. Now, a research group from Quebec’s Université Laval has evidence pointing to a high-fat involvement in Alzheimer’s Disease, as well.
But Read the rest of this entry »

Dangerous Drugs Hurt Women Most

Who is hurt most by unsafe drugs marketed to the public?В  A new report says women are most likely to be injured.
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The Bitterest Pill – How Drug Companies Fail To Protect Woman And How Lawsuits  Save their Lives,
is from the Center for Justice & Democracy, a New York based nonprofit group.
It was issued in advance of the Diana Levine case which appears before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, November 3d.В 
“Drugs are Read the rest of this entry »

Medicare launches prescription drug awareness campaign

A national campaign to raise awareness about Medicare’s federal prescription drug coverage has been launched by “Medicare Today.”
This program is designed to provide greater access to prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries, and its upcoming annual open enrollment period for seniors. The campaign will also release the results of a new survey of American seniors.
The Medicare prescription drug annual enrollment period runs from Nov. 15 to Read the rest of this entry »

Can friendship of House and Wilson be mended?

Can friendship of House and Wilson be mended?
Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) always has the medical answers, but he rarely has a clue how to handle personal issues. That character flaw is at the heart of tonight’s season premiere of the popular Fox drama “House.”
At last season’s end in May, the acerbic doctor’s relationship with his sounding board and only friend in the world, Dr. Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), Read the rest of this entry »

Awards surprise, honor NC health teacher

North Central High School teacher Barbi Kern was named the state’s Health Educator of the Year by the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The 32-year-old Zionsville resident, who’s the former North Central gymnastics coach, also garnered the Midwest Health Educator of the Year award.
Question: Were these awards a surprise?
Yes. I was approached by IUPUI Health and Education Department Professor Lisa Angermeier. Read the rest of this entry »

Specialty Hospital of Washington at Hadley names CEO

at Hadley has named Jerry Amato chief executive.
The hospital, located at 4601 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SW, is one of two long-term acute care hospitals in D.C. that specializes in long-term medical care to complex and catastrophically ill patients.
Amato was formerly chief executive of Kindred Hospital of Kansas City, where he managed daily operations, physician recruitment, case management and marketing for the 167-bed acute care facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Lawsuit: Police illegally seized medical pot

Haiku man files civil complaint before his arrest, drug charges
WAILUKU – A little more than a week before he was arrested as the alleged head of a marijuana trafficking organization, Brian Murphy filed a lawsuit complaining the Maui Police Department was interfering with the operation of Patients Without Time, the Paia-based medical marijuana advocacy group he founded.
Representing himself in the 2nd Circuit Court filing, Murphy described how Read the rest of this entry »

10000 Chinese children still sick from milk

10,000 Chinese children still sick from milk
BEIJING (AP) — More than 10,000 children remain hospitalized in China’s tainted milk scandal, Chinese health officials revealed, while the country defended its dairy products Thursday at a meeting of the World Trade Organization.
The Health Ministry said in a statement on its Web site Wednesday that 10,666 children were still in hospitals after drinking milk contaminated with melamine, an industrial Read the rest of this entry »