National Health News
By Editor on March 7, 2013
A 60-year-old nonprofit patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and research has named Lynn Hanessian, as the new Chair of their National Board of Directors.
By Editor on February 28, 2013
Researchers at Oxford University in England are investigating the impact of omega-3 supplementation on reading ability, memory and behavior in children of elementary school age. This new research provides promising evidence on the benefits of adequate omega-3 fatty acids for children who find reading difficult.
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By Editor on December 2, 2012
Depending on taste, alligator meat is a delicacy, a novelty dish or downhome good eatin’. At the Vermilion Gator Farm, it’s a valuable by-product of a bigger operation.
By Editor on August 27, 2012
After three hours of difficult labor, the new mother had a vaginal injury unlike any that Dr. Michael Brown had seen before. It wasn’t life threatening, but it was uncomfortable. The obstetrician turned to his computer and searched the medical literature. Nothing relevant came up.
By Editor on August 25, 2012
The Lance Armstrong Foundation said on Friday that donations rose sharply as fans of the cancer nonprofit pledged support, but the organization faces long-term questions about its future now that its cycling champion founder was stripped of a record seven Tour de France titles.
By Editor on August 22, 2012
Each year ReviveHealth, a hospital public relations firm in Santa Barbara, Calif., asks hospitals to name the most problematic payers. This year’s loser: WellPoint
By Editor on August 15, 2012
While minor injuries are a largely unavoidable part of an active childhood, one of the most important aspects of a nanny’s job is to keep her charges safe and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than nine million children between infancy and 19 years of age are seen in emergency rooms across the United States each year.
By Editor on August 11, 2012
San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston, part of the United States Army Medical Command, has been named as “A Top Wired Hospital in the United States” according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.
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By Editor on August 8, 2012
Komen Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker announced plans to move to a new management role focusing on revenue creation, strategy and global growth as chair of the Komen Board Executive Committee when the search for a new senior executive has been completed.
By Editor on July 27, 2012
With the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the entrance of the Olympic Flame which ignites the Cauldron to signals the start of the Games; numerous members of the U.S. Olympic team have close ties to Texas, its universities and training facilities. This Kaiser Health News story gives insight into the teams medical insurance program.