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IT was a nagging shoulder pain and I thought a session with the masseur would soon put it right.
The masseur gave me a good rub-down and I felt wonderful but the pain returned. It became so unbearable that I had to visit a doctor and he pointed me in the right direction, to a physiotherapy and sports injury centre in Petaling Jaya.
The physiotherapist, Sara Premkumar, told me what I painfully knew by now: The massage had worsened my condition.
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Sussex family moves ahead with legal action

SUSSEX – It will be up to a judge to decide if Kia owes the Gray family of Sussex more than a promise to repair its rotten car if the family agrees to absolve the car company of responsibility for its poor health.
Greedy is not a word Crystal McLaughlin-Gray would use to describe herself, but she cannot accept an offer while her young family is still running to doctors.
Shortly after the Grays bought the car new from Saint John Kia in 2006, they Read the rest of this entry »

China Sky One Medical begins production at Jin Chuang; reaffirms

(RTTNews) – 
China Sky One Medical Inc. (CSKI:
) announced Tuesday that it has started production at Peng Lai Jin Chuang Co.
Jin Chuang, a subsidiary of China Sky One Medical, develops, manufactures, and distributes pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China.
China Sky said it expect Jin Chuang to contribute $3 million to $5 million to sales in fiscal 2008, and about $0.95 million to $1.55 million Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Recall Needed Company Approval – FDA Has No Teeth

deliberately sold contaminated products, the federal government still needed the company’s permission prior to announcing a huge recall of its products. Current rules require the wording of the recall statement to be approved by the corporation before the
can publish it. Presently, the FDA relies on
even if they are undergoing criminal investigation. Some Democrats in Congress, however, are trying to get this changed by giving the agency
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Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2009

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of
A glitch during an annual software upgrade last August at Veterans Affairs health centers around the country exposed some patients to incorrect drug doses, delayed treatments and other medical errors, according to internal documents obtained by the
While no evidence of serious harm was shown, the VA only began issuing safety alerts to medical centers on Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness Magazine Shares Celebrity Workout Routines, Diet Secrets

Fitness Magazine Shares Celebrity Workout Routines, Diet Secrets and Exercise Programs to Achieve a Red Carpet-Ready Body features celebrity workouts, diets and exercises by Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Kelly Ripa, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Angelina Jolie.
New York, NY (
) February 18, 2009 — is sharing
, diet secrets, and exercise programs to achieve a million-dollar body. Read the rest of this entry »

‘08 health benefits costs contained in Atlanta area

Atlanta employers tamed their health benefits costs in 2008 better than their counterparts nationally, according to a survey released this week.
A nationwide survey by consulting firm Mercer found that while U.S. employers saw their health costs rise by 6.3 percent this year, employers in Atlanta had just a 2.6 percent increase.
A few employers here had their benefit costs actually decrease from their 2007 figure, said David Foster, an Atlanta-based Read the rest of this entry »

Ladies, Magnolia is coming Monday; get a sneek peek sample online

The Fall/Winter edition of Magnolia is coming Monday.
The women’s magazine debuted in Greater Rome in June with the motto “Celebrating the Lives of Local Women.”
The free magazine will be available at more than 50 locations around town, including stores and boutiques, salons, restaurants, offices, the library, the Greater Rome Visitors Center and the Rome News-Tribune.
Magnolia editor Charlotte Atkins says the upcoming edition Read the rest of this entry »

What percentage equals a raw diet?

What percentage equals a raw diet?
It’s a great question and one that has attracted quite a bit of debate.
So, I was more than a little intrigued when I stumbled upon this episode of
, in which
tackles this issue head on.
I really appreciate his perspective on the subject and thought that all of you raw-curious, carrot crunchers out there might, as well.
I’m no expert. All I can say is what works for me. I try to maintain a Read the rest of this entry »

Publisher Rodale lays off 10 percent of work force

The company that publishes Men’s Health and Runner’s World magazines is laying off 10 percent of its work force.
Rodale Inc. said Monday the economic downturn is forcing it to cut costs by shedding 111 positions.
The magazine and online media company says it will lay off 73 of the approximately 700 employees at its eastern Pennsylvania headquarters in Emmaus (eh-MAY’-uhs). The remaining 38 reductions will come at its New York City Read the rest of this entry »