Data Mining For DoD Health

Contracts naturally come in all sizes, shapes and flavors. Here’s
U.S. Department of Defense
Chooses Phase Forward to Support FDA-Sponsored Drug Safety Initiative.”
. The contract involves an effort to use powerful data mining software to examine the medical records of some 12 million people, a company spokesman told us.
The stated aim is to improve the safety of prescription drugs through “rapid evaluation of DoD healthcare data on Army Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness fees are taking a hike Memberships raised about 40 percent

Twinsburg — Although memberships for the Twinsburg Recreation Center will increase by as much as $150 per year in 2009, city residents will see only a slight increase in price.
Council recently approved increasing the cost of an individual membership from $211.20 to $303, a senior membership from $189.60 to $279 and a family membership from $404.40 to $560.
But Twinsburg residents will receive a $75 discount on individual and senior memberships Read the rest of this entry »

Roger Rasheed takes aim at Casey Dellacqua's fitness

WOMEN tennis players are under renewed attack for carrying “excess baggage”.
Leading coach Roger Rasheed has re-ignited the weight debate, focusing on the physical condition of Australian Casey Dellacqua.
Dellacqua, who
on Monday night, has been accused of returning from the off-season short of peak fitness.
Are Australia’s women out of shape? Leave us your comments below
“She may have had some injuries, she’s had a shoulder, but that doesn’t Read the rest of this entry »

Slimmer mayor credits walks, workouts, diet

October 11, 2008
We have the Oprah diet, the Pritikin diet, the Jenny Craig diet. Now, enters the Jerry Sanders diet . . .
Along with the city's budget, San Diego's mayor has become noticeably slimmer since the first of the year. In fact, he has lost more than six inches in his waist and between 40 and 50 pounds (he's not exactly sure because he doesn't weigh himself) in the past 10 months. He didn't have his stomach stapled Read the rest of this entry »

Health care plans: Obama vs. McCain

: Give consumers more choices by providing more access to insurance
plans in other states. Tax workers on the value of their job-based health
insurance to try to offer more equality between people who get coverage
through their jobs and people who buy their own. Workers now get health
benefits tax-free, but people who buy their own insurance outside work don’t
get a similar tax break.
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Chowing down on Ari Armstrong's low-carb food-stamp diet

My first question is, of course, whether freedom-loving Armstrong had chosen to live here solely because he’d be on Independence Circle.
No, he replies, but it was a nice bonus.
Then we get down to business. While Armstrong whips himself up a large lettuce-and-tomato salad topped off with roasted turkey, I tuck into the provisions I’d brought along. Since Armstrong’s shoestring budget hadn’t accounted for dinner guests, he’d informed me I would Read the rest of this entry »

Caregivers get no holiday, though friends, family help

Want to lighten the load of friends and family who care for aging relatives and friends with Alzheimer’s disease. Mayo Clinic resaerchers came up with these tips:
• Next time you go to the grocery store, ask, “How about I pick up some milk and a few other basics for you?”
• Ask if you can hang out with the patient so the caregiver can take a few hours off for him or herself.
• Baked an extra chicken or banana bread and tell them you’re Read the rest of this entry »

Zimbabwe's Cholera Epidemic

This is the VOA Special English Development Report.
American officials say Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice will join talks on Zimbabwe this week at the United Nations.
The State Department says the Security Council has failed to take meaningful
action to end the country’s political and health crisis. Zimbabwe faces a
cholera outbreak that also threatens its neighbors. Many Zimbabweans have crossed
the border into South Africa for treatment.
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Health dept. sick from bad food

Health dept. sick from bad food
Forty-two people attending a county health department Christmas party at a restaurant in southern Illinois got sick from the food.
The cause of the outbreak hasn’t been pinpointed, but Phyllis Wells, head of the Lawrence County Health Department, thinks it was the buffet.
The common denominator among those who fell ill during the Dec. 15 gathering of 72 people at a Lawrenceville restaurant appears to be the Read the rest of this entry »

CLP backs former candidate on booze, drugs charges

CLP backs former candidate on booze, drugs charges
October 26, 2008 09:01:00
October 26, 2008 09:49:00
Northern Territory Country Liberal Party president Rick Setter says a former CLP candidate facing criminal charges will continue as a party member unless he is found guilty.
Former candidate for Arafura, Tristan James Mungatopi, will appear in the Darwin Magistrate’s court again next month on charges of bringing drugs into a prescribed area.
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