SUCCESS STORY / JOSHUA COFFIELD, 34: From 310 to 197 pounds

> How long he’s kept it off: “I’ve been on my weight-loss challenge since Jan. 1, 2008,” Coffield said. “Along the way, I’ve had several goals that I have achieved. Currently, I’m not trying to necessarily lose any more weight, just continue to be healthy and active.”
> Personal life: Coffield is a Web developer. “My wife and I have been married for 12 years and have two kids, Jackson, 8, and Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Health and Power3 Medical to Present Results of NuroPro(R

Power3 Medical Products, Inc.
is a leading Bio Medical company engaged in the commercialization of
cancer and neurodegenerative disease biomarkers, pathways, and
mechanisms of diseases through the development of diagnostic tests and
drug targets. Power3’s patent-pending technologies are being used to
develop screening and diagnostic tests for the early detection and
prognosis of disease, Read the rest of this entry »

USA. Ocean Medical International at Ft Lauderdale Yacht Show

Ocean Medical will exhibitits new specialised medical kits for Cruising sailing yachts, Sport Fish vessels and even a Paediatric Kit.
Ocean Medical provides the most comprehensive & organised MCA class medical kits available.
Accompanied by a unique one-of-a-kind yacht orientated medical response system, supported by comprehensive Instruction Manuals & Guides, all incorporated into an interactive USB device.
The Instruction Manuals not only Read the rest of this entry »

Texas Senate and House: The Chronicle backs Gallegos, Davis

With a new legislative session in Austin just beyond the new year, Southeast Texans are looking for bold ideas and leadership to solve many issues, including a worsening health care crisis. Harris County leads the nation in rates of uninsured adults and children, a situation that is straining hospital emergency rooms as patients seek help for problems that could have been dealt with at clinics or private doctors. The Chronicle believes the following Read the rest of this entry »

UnitedHealth, WellPoint Earnings May Fall as Employers Lop Jobs

UnitedHealth, WellPoint Earnings May Fall as Employers Lop Jobs
Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) — The $800 billion-a-year U.S. health-
insurance industry, led by
, is bracing for slower growth as workplace health plans
shrink in the economic slump.
Employers eliminated the most jobs in five years in
September, when payrolls fell by 159,000, and economists forecast
cash-squeezed companies will continue to cut back. At the same
time, workers who keep their Read the rest of this entry »

Schering-Plough touts pipeline over competitors'

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Schering-Plough Corp. has many promising drugs in late testing, three awaiting approval, plus years of patent protection for its key products, unlike most of its competitors, Chief Executive Fred Hassan told analysts Monday.
The drugmaker has three drugs awaiting U.S. approval and nine more in final human testing — including a new type of anticlotting drug that could grab some Read the rest of this entry »

FDA Is Faulted for Oversight of Foreign Drugs

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is failing to keep accurate data about foreign drug facilities it is supposed to oversee and often doesn’t follow up warning letters with inspections, according to a report by the investigative arm of Congress.
The report by the Government Accountability Office, to be released Wednesday, comes amid congressional pressure for tighter oversight of foreign drug plants that supply many of the pills Americans Read the rest of this entry »

FDA OKs First Overactive Bladder Gel

Jan. 28, 2009 — The FDA has approved Gelnique, the first and only topical gel to treat
Watson Pharmaceuticals, which makes Gelnique, announced the approval in a news release.
Gelnique’s active ingredient, oxybutynin, isn’t new; it’s an antispasmodic agent that’s already available in oral tablets and in a patch. But in gel form, that active ingredient doesn’t get metabolized by the
, curbing side effects, according to Watson Pharmaceuticals.
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Cop survivor of NY subway shooting leaves hospital

NEW YORK – A police officer who survived a shooting in a
Queens subway station has been released from the hospital where he
was in critical condition for days.
Officer Shane Farina walked out of Elmhurst Hospital Center on
Friday to the applause of colleagues and music from bagpipes.
Farina said he felt “very good.”
Farina was wounded along with Officer Jason Maass as they tried
to arrest a man on Oct. 21 who had illegally used a child’s student
fare Read the rest of this entry »

Health & Fitness Directory

This special Health Care and Fitness Directory is a special joint publication of the Curry Coastal Pilot and the Daily Triplicate newspapers.
The goal of this publication is to provide a more complete picture of the health and fitness services available to the residents of America’s Wild Rivers Coast, the communities of Crescent City and Brookings-Harbor.
Information for the articles in this edition was provided by the health, fitness and other Read the rest of this entry »

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