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The Associated Press The New York City Board of Health voted yesterday to approve a new version of a law requiring fast-food outlets to display calorie counts on menus, hoping the fat-filled truth will shock New Yorkers into eating healthier. The regulation, which takes effect March 31, was altered slightly after a judge rejected the… Continue Reading Do you want 600-calorie fries with that?

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A report today from the Food and Drug Administration contains some disturbing news – that surgeons leave parts of medical devices inside patients nearly 1,000 times a year. “Patients may not be aware that this has occurred,” said Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “CDRH receives nearly 1,000… Continue Reading Medical devices left inside patients 1,000 times a year

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The Western Strategies Center will unveil its first report: the state of local health care at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Carnegie Room of downtown’s Penrose Library. Created by former Congressional candidate Jay Fawcett, WSC is a nonprofit organization that serves as a clearinghouse of information on local issues. In its report, the… Continue Reading Western Strategies Center to present health care report

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Penrose recognized for joint replacement

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center for 2007-2009. The designation means that Penrose-St. Francis has met quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards. UnitedHealthcare developed the designation program to give its members information about total joint replacement hospitals meeting their quality criteria. The designation is… Continue Reading Penrose recognized for joint replacement

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Memorial names interim CEO

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The Memorial Health System Board of Trustees has named Larry McEvoy, M.D. as interim CEO and announced that Dick Eitel will retire on March 31. McEvoy joined Memorial Health System during October as chief medical officer. He’s a board-certified fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and received his medical degree and internship/residency training at… Continue Reading Memorial names interim CEO

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Depression might hinder HIV treatment

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Depression hinders HIV treatment protocols, but effective medication reverses that outcome. Kaiser Permanente published the information from the largest study of its kind in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. It looked at 3,359 HIV-infected patients across the nation to measure the effects of depression – with and without selective anti-depression medication – on… Continue Reading Depression might hinder HIV treatment

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HSAs continue to expand, even as programs change

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Health savings accounts will continue to grow between 40 percent and 50 percent annually during the next five years. But that growth will be marked by rapid change and serious growing pains. Continue Reading HSAs continue to expand, even as programs change

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Three years after Medicare Part D prescription drug programs became part of the Medicare services, beneficiaries are becoming savvier about the program and its benefits. Continue Reading United Health Group identifies savvy Medicare consumers

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Delayed heart treatment increasing death rates

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In nearly one-third of cardiac arrest cases, delayed hospital response lead to brain damage and death, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A study released today identified 6,789 patients who had cardiac arrest at 369 hospitals across the nation and found that many hospitals delayed defibrillation response for more than two minutes. Reasons… Continue Reading Delayed heart treatment increasing death rates

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Small business group addresses health care crisis

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“I think the insurance companies are lobbying so heavily at that level, it will be left up to the states,” she said.
While the principles set up by the small-business group are laudable, she doesn’t believe reform will be comprehensive. Continue Reading Small business group addresses health care crisis

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