Billy Graham released from hospital after fall

Published: October 13, 2008
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (AP) – Evangelist Billy Graham is back home after a night in the hospital.
Graham, who turns 90 next month, fell late Friday at his North Carolina home when he bent over to pet Sam, his golden retriever, and the dog got under his feet.
Hospital officials say the evangelist was sore and bruised but not seriously injured.
Graham’s spokesman, Larry Ross, says Mission Hospital in Asheville Read the rest of this entry »

Aetna and Earvin “Magic” Johnson — Working Together to Improve

Aetna and Magic Johnson Enterprises announced the “Team
up for a Healthy Tomorrow” initiative in
January 2008. The principal goals of the three-year collaboration are to
create a dialogue and action in diverse urban and suburban communities
to help people understand the health resources available to them, and
encourage them to take a more active role in their health and wellness.
In addition, the initiative Read the rest of this entry »

Piven Leaves Show Amid Concerns for His Health

comedy “Speed-the-Plow.”
Mr. Piven, the actor and “Entourage” star, left the production this week after having previously sought an early release from the play. Mr. Piven’s doctor said he should not continue to perform because he was suffering from elevated levels of mercury, which may have been the result of large amounts of fish in his
.
On Thursday the producers of “Speed-the-Plow” said that Mr. Read the rest of this entry »

Gov. Paterson to Propose $4 Billion in Taxes and Fees to Close Deficit

ALBANY — Gov.
will propose a $4 billion package of taxes and fees on a range of items, from sugary soft drinks made by Coca-Cola and Pepsi to luxury items like furs and boats, when he unveils his plan to close a deficit that has ballooned to $15 billion, people with knowledge of the plan said on Sunday.
Higher taxes will also be imposed on health insurers and a sales tax exemption on clothing and footwear under $115 will be eliminated, though Read the rest of this entry »

We asked, and they answered — Kane County coroner

We asked, and they answered — Kane County coroner
Candidates in the upcoming election were asked to answer a series of questions. We’ll publish some of those answers here. For the full candidate surveys, go to blogs.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconblog.
Charles West, 66, a Republican, is a two-term incumbent. His challenger is Stan Hickrod, 44, a Democrat.
What makes you the most qualified candidate in this race? Discuss your accomplishments. Read the rest of this entry »

Raising awareness on AIDS

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The rate of Pitt County residents reported to be infected with HIV/AIDS is on level with the state average, according to the North Carolina Profile for HIV/STD Prevention & Care Planning.
The report shows Pitt County averaged 22.6 HIV/AIDS cases per 100,000 adult and adolescent persons during the last three years, slightly higher than North Carolina’s rate of 22.4. Pitt County’s rate is the 25th highest when ranked among Read the rest of this entry »

Nibbles: Gene mutation alters fat breakdown, plus getting diet

that allowed their bodies to process triglycerides very quickly, causing them to have
. That’s the healthiest combination for avoiding heart problems. They also have relatively plaque-free arteries, researchers said. The gene was found after a group of Amish people were given a fat-filled milkshake and had their triglyceride levels checked afterward. Most had high levels for several hours after drinking, but these few showed low levels that barely Read the rest of this entry »

Berlin Heart's EXCOR(R) Pediatric Receives Unconditional

The following US centers are participating in the IDE study: Arkansas
Children’s Hospital (AR), Boston Children’s Hospital (MA), Children’s
Hospital of Wisconsin (WI), Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
(CA), Mott Children’s Hospital (MI), Riley Children’s Hospital (IN), Seattle
Children’s Hospital (WA), St. Louis Children’s Hospital (MO), Texas
Children’s Hospital (TX), Children’s Hospital at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham Read the rest of this entry »

Pfizer, Bayer, Boehringer Clot-Busting Drugs May Reap Billons

Pfizer, Bayer, Boehringer Clot-Busting Drugs May Reap Billons
Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) — The first new drugs in 60 years to
prevent vein-clogging clots are emerging from research
laboratories and may bring billions of dollars in sales to
Johnson & Johnson, Bayer AG and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.
The new blood-thinning medicines are designed mainly as
alternatives to warfarin, a widely prescribed 60-year-old pill
that prevents blood clots in heart-attack Read the rest of this entry »

Women's Health & Counseling Center and the Bonefish Grill to host

November 9, 2008 – November 15, 2008
November 2, 2008 – November 8, 2008
October 26, 2008 – November 1, 2008
October 19, 2008 – October 25, 2008
October 12, 2008 – October 18, 2008
October 5, 2008 – October 11, 2008
September 28, 2008 – October 4, 2008
September 21, 2008 – September 27, 2008
September 14, 2008 – September 20, 2008
September 7, 2008 – September 13, 2008
August 31, 2008 – September 6, 2008
August 24, 2008 – August Read the rest of this entry »