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Red Star Rescue Team Rushes to Save Over 100 Suffering Animals

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - American Humane Association's renowned Red Star® Animal Emergency Services team rushed to Helmetta, New Jersey at the request of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to help animals in terrible need. The deployment was made possible by Red Star presenting sponsor MARS Petcare US, makers of PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs.

Dec 20, 2014 - 12:18:49 PM

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Strong Neighborhood Ties Can Help Reduce Gun Violence

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-The bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence

Dec 19, 2014 - 5:17:04 PM

News : National
Clinic To Help Prevent Patients From Falling

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center now offers a multi-disciplinary clinic to help prevent falls that can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death.

Dec 19, 2014 - 12:15:27 PM

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Is the Label 'hypoallergenic' Helpful or Just Marketing Hype?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many consumers seek out shampoos, soaps and cosmetics that are labeled "hypoallergenic" or "dermatologist tested," words that imply the products are safe to use.

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:45:26 AM

News : National
Targeted Computer Games Can Change Behavior of Psychopaths

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.- Psychopaths generally do not feel fear and fail to consider the emotions of others, or reflect upon their behavior - traits that make them notoriously difficult to treat.

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:44:52 PM

News : National
Radiologist Launches Company to Improve Patient Communication

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Columbus, GA Millions of imaging tests are performed in the United States each year. Although most of these exams are interpreted by a radiologist, patients usually receive their results from the ordering physician.

Dec 16, 2014 - 5:00:01 AM

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CDC Year in Review: 'Mission: Critical'

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in history. Ebola, however, is far from the only critical mission CDC undertook in 2014.

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:24:43 PM

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Conflating Contraception with Abortion is Part of a Strategic Campaign to Restrict Access to Both

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Leading U.S. antiabortion organizations are promoting the falsehood that some common methods of contraception-in particular, emergency contraception and intrauterine devices (IUDs)-constitute abortion.

Dec 15, 2014 - 12:47:14 PM

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AMA: U.S. Policy Must Not Conflict with Core Values of Medical Ethics

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "The AMA has taken a clear stand that the participation of physicians in torture and coercive interrogation is a violation of core ethical values.

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:16:52 PM

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UNMC Professor Receives Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Steven Hinrichs, M.D., professor and chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pathology and Microbiology, has received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL).

Dec 11, 2014 - 7:55:48 PM

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CDC's Push for Vaping Bans Highlights Need for Oversight of ACA Grant Money

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to the release of a new opinion article on vapor products written by employees of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Dec 11, 2014 - 4:13:43 PM

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Brain Efficiency of Expert Pilots

(HealthNewsDigest.com - Landing an airplane is one of the most difficult piloting techniques to master, and the stats show it: 36 percent of all airplane accidents and 25 percent of fatalities occur during the final approach and landing.

Dec 6, 2014 - 12:09:42 PM

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New Year, New You: Recharge Your Career

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to some career experts, the holiday season or any quiet time at work is a good time to plan, organize, reflect on where you are in your career and where you would like to go.

Dec 6, 2014 - 11:57:32 AM

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UH Team Fights Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HOUSTON,  - Addressing the relentless game of cat and mouse played between antibiotics and bacteria, a pair of University of Houston professors recently received a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dec 6, 2014 - 9:02:10 AM

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The 2014 Holiday Season

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.

Dec 3, 2014 - 4:38:08 PM

News : World
Take on Korean Dog Meat Industry

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SMITHTOWN, New York - (December 3, 2014) - In America, we tend to think of man as dog's best friend. In fact, it's estimated that there are over 70 million of them kept as pets throughout the country. But on the other side of the world in South Korea, it's a whole other tragic story.

Dec 3, 2014 - 11:12:36 AM

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Sons’ Intelligence Linked to Fathers’ Criminal History

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower cognitive abilities than sons whose fathers have no criminal history, data from over 1 million Swedish men show.

Dec 2, 2014 - 7:52:08 AM

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Brain Health an Important Focus for U.S. Army

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - On Veterans' Day, it is of great significance to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country. It is also critical to focus on the health and well-being of those that currently serve or will serve in the armed forces.

Dec 1, 2014 - 1:59:12 PM

News : National
8 Minute Meditation Expanded

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The "Mindfulness Revolution" is here. These days everyone is meditating or learning mindfulness practices, from publishing moguls like Rupert Murdoch to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to entertainment stars like Goldie Hawn and Ellen Degeneres.

Dec 1, 2014 - 1:24:30 PM

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Rooftop Solar Finally Cost Competitive with Grid in U.S.

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rooftop solar panels have always been the province of well-to-do, eco-friendly folks willing to shell out extra bucks to be green, but that is all starting to change.

Nov 28, 2014 - 9:04:53 PM

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The Anatomy Of Gift Giving

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Whether it's the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion that you want to feel special, heeding a few simple hints can help you become known as having a gift for giving.

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:49:47 AM

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Now What? Failed Allergan Deal Strains Valeant

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The drug company teamed up with Mr. Ackman, the hedge fund manager, in a hostile bid for Allergan, the maker of Botox. The deal failed, but because Mr. Ackman had invested in Allergan, he made the kind of fortune that in previous eras were reserved for Persian kings.

Nov 26, 2014 - 1:13:02 PM

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Ask Mary Jo

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Questions this week provide insight and self-understanding with a variety of relationships. Millie, whose husband lives a double life, brings up issues of affairs and cheating.

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:27:58 PM

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5 Ways to Stuff Your Thanksgiving Turkey with Gratitude

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many of us grew up sharing Thanksgiving with family around the dining room table. Our parents or grandparents usually hosted the meal, and we ate with family and became re-acquainted with family we may not have seen since the Thanksgiving before.

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:10:25 AM

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7 Lessons I Learned about Infertility after Adoption, Donor Egg and IVF

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - I know what it's like to long for a child and to wait month after month for the baby that never comes. And I know firsthand the pain of infertility and the difficulties that can come with adoption.

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:49:04 AM

News : National
Seriously Funny Hospital Gowns

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, 2014 - It has been said that "laughter is the best medicine" and entrepreneur Jody Barrett has taken that concept and turned it into quirky hospital wear that is sure to bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones this Holiday Season.

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:01:57 PM

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The Sound of Status: People Know High-Power Voices When They Hear Them

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Being in a position of power can fundamentally change the way you speak, altering basic acoustic properties of the voice, and other people are able to pick up on these vocal cues to know who is really in charge

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:41:58 AM

News : National
The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.

Nov 21, 2014 - 11:22:39 AM

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Herbs and Spices Enhance Heart Health as Well as Flavor

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  -- Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve tgriglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists.

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:10:46 PM

News : National
New Online-Only Contraception Option

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Westport, CT - - Affordability and accessibility are two of the main hurdles women face when purchasing emergency contraception (EC).

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:25:38 PM

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6 Ways to Find Gratitude During the Holidays on Your Infertility Journey

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Thanksgiving is the holiday of food, family, and giving thanks.  Is it possible to find thankfulness in the midst of an infertility journey?

Nov 19, 2014 - 2:08:06 PM

News : National
RxMatch Launches Healthcare Management Platform For Personal Recovery and Sustainable Wellness

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2014 -- RxMatch, a pioneer in digital health management, today announced the launch of its company and its new healthcare platform.

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:00:55 PM

News : National
Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40-Year Study Shows

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction.Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued — and defined — career, family, and success.

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:42:35 AM

News : National
Why Buying Refurbished Equipment Makes Sense

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The use of refurbished healthcare equipment has grown significantly in the past several years as many healthcare facilities seek low-cost alternatives, balancing significant cost pressures, while also needing to upgrade equipment and facilities in order to provide necessary services to patients.

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:31:52 AM

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Discarded Cigarette Ashes Could Go to Good Use — Removing Arsenic from Water

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Arsenic, a well-known poison, can be taken out of drinking water using sophisticated treatment methods. But in places that lack the equipment or technical know-how required to remove it, it still laces drinking water and makes people sick.

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:02:15 AM

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Losartan Shown to be Effective in the Treatment of Marfan Syndrome

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - November 18, 2014 -- People with Marfan syndrome now have expanded therapeutic options for slowing the rate of aortic enlargement, the life-threatening aspect of Marfan syndrome.

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:25:56 PM

News : National
American Humane Association Calls on Nation to Set a Humane Table During the Holidays

National Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Humanely Raised Products

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Thanksgiving approaches this year, American Humane Association went to Capitol Hill to urge Americans to set a humane table for the holidays and support humane farm practices.

 

Nov 17, 2014 - 11:09:42 AM

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New York Area’s First Hospital-Based Medical Helicopter Program

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHASSET, NY - The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the launch of the New York area's first hospital-based Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:24:27 AM

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Island Nursing and Rehab Participates in "Adopt A Soldier", Collection for 106th Rescue Wing

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - (Holtsville, NY: November 13, 2014) - The staff, residents and families of Island Nursing and Rehab Center collected food and other items to send to their new friends at the 106th Rescue Wing of Westhampton as part of the "Adopt A Soldier" program.

Nov 14, 2014 - 8:11:39 AM

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Nine in 10 Health Care Providers Pursuing Telemedicine DespiteHurdles

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON---Health care providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior health care executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP.

Nov 14, 2014 - 8:09:50 AM

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