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December 24, 2008
December 23, 2008
December 22, 2008
December 21, 2008
December 20, 2008
December 19, 2008
December 18, 2008
December 17, 2008
December 21, 2008 – December 27, 2008
December 14, 2008 – December 20, 2008
December 7, 2008 – December 13, 2008
November 30, 2008 – December 6, 2008
November 23, 2008 – November 29, 2008
November 16, 2008 – November 22, 2008
November 9, 2008 – November 15, 2008
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SPH Magazines leads industry

DESPITE an increasingly competitive environment, SPH Magazines continues to dominate the local magazine industry.
The latest Nielsen Media Index ranked SPH Magazines titles Her World and Female as first and second respectively in the English women’s fashion and beauty magazine segment. Her World’s readership was 214,000 while Female has 138,000.
Its other titles, like Men’s Health and Home & Decor, also scored with their target audience. According Read the rest of this entry »

State fines Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS—State health officials say they’ve reach a settlement with Desert Spring Hospital in Las Vegas over problems with its mammography program.
Nevada Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden say the hospital has agreed to pay a $228,000 fine and comply with addition monitoring to ensure the problems are fixed.
The hospital was cited with nearly 230 violations following a recent state inspection. The state says it found quality Read the rest of this entry »

Two-year-old Linda boy struck and killed by SUV

LINDA, Calif.—The California Highway Patrol says a 2-year-old boy darted out of a Linda house and was struck and killed by an SUV backing down a driveway.
The boy died Sunday afternoon at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
CHP Officer Mike Berndel says the toddler apparently ran out through an open door, across the yard and on to a long private driveway.
The driver, 30-year-old Linda Parker, of Grass Valley, Read the rest of this entry »

Hana Biosciences to Present At the 20th Annual Piper Jaffray

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov 20, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) —
Hana Biosciences
, a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, today announced that executive management will participate in the 20th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference to be held December 2 through December 3, 2008 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Steven R. Deitcher, M.D., President and Chief Executive Read the rest of this entry »

Study Finds Multi-Vitamins May Offer No Health Benefits To Women

February 10, 2009 8:38 a.m. EST
Miami, FL (AHN) – A new study found that taking multi-vitamins did little to ward off cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses in post-menopausal women.
Study co-author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, a professor of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, said taking multi-vitamins doesn’t appear to do any harm, but there doesn’t seem to be any benefits either.
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Health care politics: threading the needle

Texas is looking at a pot of new federal health care dollars — between $5 billion and $6 billion — that’s as big as the stimulus bill’s bonanza for public schools. The General Accounting Office estimates Texas should receive $5.45 billion in new Medicaid money from the stimulus package over the next couple of years.
And today, state social services czar Albert Hawkins (at right, AP photo) told House budget writers that there’s nearly $400 million Read the rest of this entry »

Health calendar

Send items for the health calendar at least two weeks in advance to Health Calendar, Asheville Citizen-Times, P.O. Box 2090, Asheville, NC 28802; fax to 251-0585; or e-mail Melanie Moore at
ADDICTION RECOVERY MEDITATION GROUP: Introduction to transcendental meditation, led by addiction counselor Milton Burrill and meditation teacher Tom Ball. Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut St. Call 254-8416 for meeting times.
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS: Read the rest of this entry »

Police continue probe into murder-suicide of Wilmington family

Early Tuesday, officials said, Lupoe, an X-ray technician at Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles who had recently been laid off, roamed room to room with a handgun and fatally shot his wife and children.
Investigators said he faxed a bitter, rambling two-page letter to a local television station, blaming his employer for his actions. Though his wife and children were already dead, he also called the station threatening to kill his family, investigators Read the rest of this entry »

Leading London Neurosurgeon, Sim Farar, Partners with Los Angeles

– Lesley Stein, CPT fitness expert, is going the extra mile to help baby boomers reduce their risk of memory loss through an educational seminar that links nutritional health and fitness to brain activity.
On November 1st, 2008 Lesley Stein partnered with one of London’s leading neurosurgeons in an effort to combat memory loss, especially for those born between
1946 and 1964. Together, they have created and implemented the SML Plus Health Program.
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