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    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care

    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care
    Twenty-five percent of Americans are more than one hour from a U.S. hospital that's most prepared for a time-sensitive medical emergency, U.S. researchers say. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study said that if bleeding to death from an injury, having a heart attack, or having a stroke, the common denominator is time. Since little is known about which U.S. ...
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    Calif. Teen's Family Sues Cigna Over Transplant

    Calif. Teen's Family Sues Cigna Over Transplant
    LOS ANGELES – The family of a 17-year-old leukemia patient has sued health insurance giant Cigna Corp. for her death in 2007 after the company initially refused to pay for a liver transplant. The lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the family's attorney, Mark Geragos, alleges breach of contract, unfair business practices and intentional infliction of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Studies: Surgeons Could Save Lives, $20B By Using Checklist

    Studies: Surgeons Could Save Lives, $20B By Using Checklist
    Eight hospitals reduced the number of deaths from surgery by more than 40% by using a checklist that helps doctors and nurses avoid errors, according to a report released online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. If all hospitals used the same checklist, they could save tens of thousands of lives and $20 billion in medical costs each year, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide

    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide
    Forty countries have officially reported 9,830 cases of H1N1 flu, including 79 deaths, the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, said Tuesday. The H1N1 flu, formerly known as swine flu, presented mainly mild cases outside the outbreak in Mexico, said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director general when addressing the 62nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last week. Mexican health officials blamed ...
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    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says

    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says
    ATLANTA – Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts reported Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009

    China Reports 4th Bird Flu Death in 2009
    BEIJING – A woman in China's far west has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Health Ministry said Saturday, the country's fourth death from the virus this year as the biggest festive season approaches. The victim, a 31-year-old woman from Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, had been to a live poultry market before she fell ill ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job

    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job
    After "find a job," put "stay healthy" on your to-do list if you're one of the hundreds of thousands who have lost a job in the past month or if you fear a layoff coming on. Here are key healthcare steps you should take if a pink slip looms, recommended by those who have been there and started their own websites ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Swine Flu Vaccine Efforts Accelerated

    Swine Flu Vaccine Efforts Accelerated
    Scientists worldwide are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus, a U.S. trade publication in biotechnology. "It can take five or six months to come up with an entirely novel influenza vaccine," John Sterling, editor in chief of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, said in a statement. "There is a great deal of hope that biotech ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Congress To Hold Hearing on Peanut Butter Recall

    Congress To Hold Hearing on Peanut Butter Recall
    WASHINGTON – A congressman has announced the first public hearing on the salmonella outbreak that's being blamed on tainted peanut butter. California Democrat Henry Waxman says he wants to focus on the Georgia peanut processing plant at the center of the investigation, which has led to a massive recall. More than 500 people have gotten sick in the outbreak, and at ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?

    Would You Want to Give Birth at Home?
    The New York Times reports, oddly in their Home and Garden section, that there is an increasing number of women choosing to give birth at home because they feel more comfortable in their homes instead of the hospital. Julie Scelfo writes: “Home births have been around as long as humans, but since the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of American women have ...
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    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million

    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million
    ATLANTA — Swine flu has infected as many as 1 million Americans, U.S. health officials said Thursday, adding that 6 percent or more of some urban populations are infected. The estimate voiced by a government flu scientist Thursday was no surprise to the experts who have been closely watching the virus. "We knew diagnosed cases were just the tip of the ...
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    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform

    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform
    CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to lead his effort to design an overhaul of the nation's health care system and shepherd it through Congress. Announcing his choice Thursday, Obama stressed the link between restoring the nation's dismal economy and making health coverage more affordable and accessible to Americans. "If we want to overcome ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    PA Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week

    PA Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week
    Department of Health Secretary Everette James today kicked off National Public Health Week by leading a lunchtime fitness walk around the Capitol complex to bring awareness to the need for all Pennsylvanians to take control of their own health. "As the state agency with the mission to promote healthy lifestyles, we realize that we cannot just talk about the health of ...
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    Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks

    Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks
    ATLANTA – A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link. The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such ...
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    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods

    Kids with Obesity-Linked Gene Like Fattening Foods
    NEW YORK – Scientists may have figured out one reason some people reach for the french fries instead of an apple. It could be a gene that's been linked to an increased risk of obesity. A study of children found those with a common variation of the gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which ...
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    Texas Confirms First Flu Death of US Resident

    McALLEN, Texas - Texas health officials have confirmed the first death of a United States resident with swine flu. Few details were immediately released. But health officials say the patient who died earlier this week was a woman in her 30s who lived in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Carrie Williams, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services, ...
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    New Study: 60 Million Americans Lack Access to Basic Medical Care

    New Study: 60 Million Americans Lack Access to Basic Medical Care
    On Tuesday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, health professionals from across the country will share their experiences and discuss a new report on the startling numbers of people struggling without access to basic health care during these tough economic times. The report, Primary Care Access: An Essential Building Block of Health Reform, will reveal that number of "medically disenfranchised" - ...
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    Gastric Bypass Can Reverse Diabetes in Teens

    Weight loss surgery can reverse diabetes in teens, according to a small study released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and five other medical centers followed 78 teenagers with type 2 diabetes, a condition that occurs when the body doesn't respond to the hormone insulin, which helps metabolize food into energy. Eleven of the study ...
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