As America ages, fitness centers evolve to include head health

Herman Schuler knows what he wants to say but he sometimes can’t find the word — like when the Thousand Oaks senior tried one recent day to describe the hobby he enjoys with his wife.
“We went all over the United States and to Paris,” said Schuler, 74. “I like to to ”
He stopped. Concentrated.
“Yes, travel,” he said. “I can’t find the word sometimes and I get so mad.”
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New York's 'Real' housewife Bethenny Frankel has a diet plan for you

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 1:25 AM
The struggling economy is working wonders for Bethenny Frankel. At least for her diet plan.
One of New York’s straight-shooting “Real Housewives,” she claims the secret to skinny is akin to financial planning in her new book, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinny Girl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting” (Simon & Schuster, out March 2009). “It’s a no-more-dieting-forever book,” says Frankel, a natural-food Read the rest of this entry »

Recession Scrambling Health Spending in US

TUESDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) — Although millions of Americans have lost their jobs — and their health insurance — during the current recession, health care spending in the United States is expected to have its largest single-year increase in 2009.
That’s the surprising conclusion of a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
“Private spending [spending by private health insurance] is expected to Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency vet hospital on Cape goes bankrupt

ape Cod’s only 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday.
The Cape Animal Referral and Emergency Center, which listed $1 million to $10 million in debt in a court filing, plans to remain open round-the-clock while it attempts to reorganize its business operations.
CARE’s attorney, Nina Parker, attributed the privately owned hospital’s troubles to fewer pet owners being able to afford Read the rest of this entry »

Morgan County Jail Diet beats NutriSystem

January 12, 2009 08:59 am
Who says eating corndogs three meals a day isn’t “nutritionally adequate?” You got your two food groups — bread and meat — right there on a handy stick. Slap a little ketchup on it, and you’ve got your veggie serving for the day.
Y’all, I could have saved all that money I just spent on NutriSystem — it would have been much cheaper to go on the Morgan County Jail Weight Read the rest of this entry »

Cardinal cuts forecast on weak hospital spending

(Adds details, company comments)
NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) – U.S. drug wholesaler Cardinal
Health Inc (
) cut its fiscal year forecast on Thursday,
because delayed hospital spending is hurting equipment sales.
The weakness is coming in Cardinal’s clinical and medical
products segment, which Cardinal plans to spin off into a
separate company in the middle of 2009.
“With the delay in hospital capital spending, we expect
softness in our Read the rest of this entry »

Expansion of TCI mental health facilities authorized

MADISON —The Department of Corrections received state approval for plans to expand Taycheedah Correctional Institution’s mental health facilities.
Department officials called the expansion their “number one priority” for the current budget period,
The federal government has threatened to sue the state if it doesn’t makes the mental health facilities at the women’s prison equal to those at men’s prisons in the state.
A year ago, then U.S. Attorney Read the rest of this entry »

Hearing to end life support for abused baby is canceled 1:40 PM CT

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House Votes to Expand Children’s Health Care

, the House on Wednesday passed a bill to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program. President Bush twice had vetoed similar legislation.
Mr. Obama will probably be able to sign the bill within days of taking office on Tuesday. The Senate might take action within a week.
The House vote was 289 to 139. Supporters never mustered more than 273 votes for similar legislation in the last two years.
The bill, which would extend coverage Read the rest of this entry »

GTx Submits FDA Application For New Drug

Memphis-based GTx announced Tuesday morning that it had submitted a new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of bone fractures in men undergoing drug therapy for prostate cancer.
Bone loss is a side effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which is the primary treatment for advanced prostate cancer. GTx has filed an application for toremifene 80 milligrams, an oral selective estrogen receptor modulator Read the rest of this entry »