Health Talk: The importance of breast exams

Having been a woman’s health-care nurse practitioner for more than 20 years, I’ve had my share of conversations with women about the importance of breast self exams, routine mammograms and regular appointments with their health care provider.
One of the most common reasons I’ve heard from women as to why they don’t adhere to recommended guidelines is that they don’t have to worry because “there is no breast cancer in my family.”
It might surprise Read the rest of this entry »

American Medical Systems Confirms Fourth Quarter Revenue and

(Unaudited)
(Adjustments are presented on a pre-tax basis)
(In millions, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
January 3, December 29, January 3, December 29,
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Med Diet 'Protects From Disease'

4:49pm UK, Wednesday September 10, 2008
Sticking to a Mediterranean diet provides substantial protection against major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, a study has revealed.
The Mediterranean diet has a reputation for being a model of healthy eating and contributing to better health and quality of life.
It is rich in olive oil, grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and fish, but low in meat, Read the rest of this entry »

Ministry eyes curbs on sales of drugs online

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry hopes to restrict such sales of over-the-counter drugs as it is difficult to guarantee their safety.
But the online sales industry and the government’s Council for the Promotion of Regulatory Reform oppose the ministry’s plan as it will make it more inconvenient for consumers to purchase these drugs.
The ministry, however, considers that a preparatory period is required for local authorities to adapt to the Read the rest of this entry »

OKC police could be tested for drugs, not steroids

Associated Press – November 30, 2008 1:15 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A plan under consideration would allow Oklahoma City police officers to undergo random drug testing, but the list of drugs that would be tested wouldn’t include steroids.
The Oklahoma City Police Department and its officers’ union, the Fraternal Order of Police, are negotiating an agreement to implement the plan in 2009.
Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says he does not Read the rest of this entry »

Cheap generic drugs may not be popular

The
government has taken upon itself a very ambitious task of delivering drugs to
weaker sections at special prices. This is a part of its overall programme of
reaching modern healthcare to masses. It is a daunting task.
The programme will need a very
large number of outlets and hundreds of product-packs in order to be effective
and to create an impact on the healthcare costs of the people.
However, this magnitude of
outlets-product mix Read the rest of this entry »

Female High School Seniors, Their Mothers, Others May Tour Women's

On Oct. 14, 16, 23

All female high school seniors and their mothers, women employed by both local school systems and wives of school system employees are invited to attend a special educational program developed on breast cancer and to take a tour of the Laughlin Center for Women’s Health.
The program is part of a new initiative in the local schools called “Tell Your Mom, Save a Life,” which is being funded from a grant through the Susan. G. Read the rest of this entry »

A stimulus for health care reform

Americans will pay $2.6 trillion for health care this year. According to the Congressional Budget Office, that’s $8,300 per person, or 18 percent of GDP. If we continue on the current course, by 2017 that will rise to $13,000 per person, or 20 percent of GDP.
With so much money being doled out for medical procedures, drugs and the latest devices, it would help to know which treatments, among the myriad possibilities, deliver the best results. But Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness is becoming a lifetime pursuit

At 83 years old, Salvatore Rascati still hits the streets of Wallingford every morning. He starts off at a run and may slow down to a walk for a time, depending on how he’s feeling that day. Though he stopped running races some years back, the two or three miles he logs every morning keep him feeling good.
“When you do it early in the morning, then you feel better,” said Rascati, whose wife Rosemary is a member of the Wallingford Town Council. “You Read the rest of this entry »

Southlake doctor gets 42 months in child porn case 1:09 PM CT

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