New report details health effects of Sept. 11 attacks

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Downtown YMCA gets brand-new fitness equipment

. It’s bringing Detroiters the latest and greatest in cardio and strength equipment, and that’s exactly the goal, says executive director John Harris. “We want members, this community, to experience the latest, most well-made, most reliable, most functional equipment,” he says.
stationary bikes feature interactive video screens with an online component that allows users to track their workouts and even compete with other cyclists. New Precor treadmills, Read the rest of this entry »

Pharmasset and Roche Obtain FDA Consent to Start a Phase 2b Study

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Pharmasset, Inc.
(NASDAQ: VRUS)
announced today that they and their development partner, Roche, have agreed with the FDA on the final design for a phase 2b trial with R7128, a nucleoside inhibitor of hepatitis C (HCV), slated to initiate in the first quarter of this year.
“We are pleased that R7128 is advancing into a large phase 2b trial,” stated Michelle Berrey, MD, MPH, Pharmasset’s Chief Read the rest of this entry »

BioReference Laboratories, Inc to Speak at the Oppenheimer 19Th

BRLI is the third largest full service laboratory in the United States
and the largest independent laboratory in the Northeastern market,
primarily a clinical testing lab servicing physician offices with
concentrations in the focused markets of esoteric testing, molecular
diagnostic, anatomical pathology and correctional health care. GenPath
is BRLI’s national oncology laboratory.
Superior Science and Read the rest of this entry »

Denny Hamlin taken to hospital after hard wreck

Associated Press
10.05.08,
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TALLADEGA, Ala. –
Denny Hamlin was taken to a Birmingham hospital Sunday after a tire failure led to a hard crash at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR said Hamlin was alert and awake, but was transported for futher observation. Hamlin was complaining of a headache and was favoring his right foot after his slow exit from his crumpled car.
“The tire went down and it was quite a shot,” Joe Gibbs Racing Read the rest of this entry »

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Highlights Medicare Drug Benefit

President Mary Grealy and former Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) announced Wednesday the
national campaign to raise awareness of the Medicare Part D open enrollment period,
reports. Grealy said the campaign will consist of television advertisements, media and grass roots persuasion. According to a Medicare Today survey about seniors’ opinions of the 2003 Medicare law, 90% of current beneficiaries are satisfied with the program, Read the rest of this entry »

Celgene, FDA: Doctors Should Look For Alternatives To Blood Clot Drug

Celgene, FDA: Doctors Should Look For Alternatives To Blood Clot Drug
Posted on: Thursday, 1 January 2009, 15:42 CST
The FDA posted a letter to its Web site on Wednesday from Celgene Corp. warning users of blood-clot busting drug Innohep that new findings suggest the drug may lead to death in the elderly.
The letter urges doctors to suggest alternative drugs for patients with a blood clot condition known as deep vein thrombosis due to newly-reported Read the rest of this entry »

Unbreakable Fitness offers unconventional workout

An old-time strongman who has honed his strength and skill bending steel and iron is bringing some of that toughness to a new fitness center that offers people a workout unlike any other they’ve probably experienced before.
Adam Glass, a staff sergeant at Minot Air Force Base who is trained in the art of bending metal items such as large nails and horseshoes, opened Unbreakable Fitness this past September. The gym is located at 101 S. Main St. in Read the rest of this entry »

Hong Kong awaits test results to find cause of avian flu outbreak

HONG KONG, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — A health official of Hong Kong said here Saturday laboratories in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland will study carefully test results for the samples taken from a chicken farm where a recent avian flu outbreak occurred.
Dr. Leung Ting-hung, Acting Controller of the Center for Health Protection in Hong Kong, said on a radio program here Saturday that health authorities will check whether there is any virus mutation Read the rest of this entry »

Free men's health conference planned for SC

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