North Lawndale basketball player Jermaine Winfield released from

“I didn’t even know I was hit,” Winfield, 16, said. “When I got to the locker room, I took off my pants and saw the blood. Right away, I asked coach (Lewis Thorpe): ‘I’m still going to play on Thursday, right?’.”
The fifth-ranked Phoenix canceled practice Wednesday but will play at Public Red West rival Marshall on Thursday evening. Winfield said he will be on the bench for the game.
After Tuesday’s game at Collins–Lawndale’s home court, Winfield Read the rest of this entry »

Man arrested after 4 killed at hospital, NY home

Man arrested after 4 killed at hospital, NY home
BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Two sheriffs in western New York say a 34-year-old man has been arrested after two people were killed outside a hospital and a couple were slain at their home.
Three people were shot early Saturday in the parking lot of Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport, near Rochester. One of the victims survived.
Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn says Frank Garcia of Hamlin Read the rest of this entry »

A-Rod's educational shot at redemption

Count this writer among the legions of people who sat watching with great curiosity as the infamous Alex Rodriguez ate a wintry spread of humble pie, humiliation and embarrassment on Tuesday afternoon. Good thing he had a bottled water to wash it all down.
The New York Yankees third baseman recalled to the world, in newly remembered detail no less, some of the information surrounding his recent admission that he took illegal, performance-enhancing Read the rest of this entry »

Lack coverage? Health insurance options, resources

Losing your job and starting a new business don’t share much in common.
But for both the newly unemployed and the budding entrepreneur, knowing where to get health insurance — and what kind you need — often poses a challenge.
With state jobless reports growing bleaker by the month and unemployment security officials in Keene reporting a troubling increase in unemployment in the Monadnock Region, the number of uninsured could Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for work? Health care is still a healthy business

Jeff Bledsoe’s arms were bandaged and covered with bruises, but he just considers that part of the learning process.
The 53-year-old Brisbane, Calif., resident, who retired after 19 years as a computer programmer, was studying for a new career in phlebotomy, or blood drawing, by taking a two-week intensive class followed by clinical training.
“There’s not really much in my field right now, so I’ve decided to do something different,” Bledsoe said.
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Mental Hospital cleared for funding

Inspectors have cleared a North Carolina hospital for Medicare and Medicaid funding after finding violations there last month.
Central Regional Hospital officials said Friday that inspectors from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid reported that the hospital’s shortcomings had been cleaned up.
Inspectors identified burned out light bulbs and fire protection system deficiencies at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh and a Read the rest of this entry »

Erotica Key to Great Sex Life with New Fitness DVD, Say Makers of

Erotica Key to Great Sex Life with New Fitness DVD, Say Makers of SexArise!
RAHFA Entertainment Inc.
Billed as the ‘hottest erotic fitness show in the world’, RAHFA Entertainment says it has raised the bar in erotica and erotic, nude fitness for 2009.
“We saw what was out there and there really isn’t anything quite like our show” says John Allen, Senior Communications Director for the five-year-old company, based in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness Expert To File Lawsuit Against Nintendo

Posted on: Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 13:54 CST
A self-proclaimed fitness expert is preparing to file a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, claiming the popular gaming console’s Wii and Wii Fit are causing serious physical injuries due to a lack of proper warnings on their products.
Michael Torchia, the host of the radio talk show “Shape Up America,” says he wants Nintendo to pull their Wii games off the shelves until they Read the rest of this entry »

Sneak Peek 2008: Drugs & Biotechnology

The two top-rated analysts we spoke to from the drugs and biotechnology industry cover completely different groups of drug stocks. However, our bull, Eric Schmidt, and our bear, Ross Muken, agree that 2009 will provide opportunities to investors.
First up is Eric Schmidt.
Cowen and Company’s Eric Schmidt believes that 2009 will be another good year for biotech stocks. “The industry outperformed in 2008, and looking forward there aren’t too many Read the rest of this entry »

Medicare expands coverage for cancer drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare has quietly expanded its coverage for cancer drugs to include some treatments that haven’t gotten the Food and Drug Administration’s full seal of approval.
The change was announced last summer with little fanfare and took effect in the fall. It means that doctors and patients seeking Medicare reimbursement for certain novel treatments won’t have to negotiate with the billing department for payment. But it’s also Read the rest of this entry »