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3 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Biographical information on Joseph Swedish

CAREER: Former CEO of the health care systems Trinity Health Corp. and Centura Health Corp. Also has served as an executive for the hospital operator HCA Holdings Inc. and as a board member for the insurer Coventry Health Care, which competitor Aetna Inc. acquired in 2013.


Related Topix: Coventry Health Care, Children's Specialized Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Aetna, Insurance, University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina, Duke University

7 hrs ago |

U of I to receive health care innovation award

The grant is among $360 million in prospective innovation awards announced Wednesday by new Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.


Related Topix: Nursing

11 hrs ago | EDGE

Vermont's Gay Oasis :: Frog Meadow

Vermont's Frog Meadow is billed as "A country bed & breakfast and massage oasis for men."


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Health, Massage Therapy, Fitness, Yoga

Wed Jul 09, 2014

News Journal

Cancer drug finds new use as fertility treatment

The study focused on women with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, one of the most common causes of infertility in women.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Breast Cancer

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

A drug used in some popular sleeping pills was among the most commonly involved sedatives, especially in adults aged 65 and older.


Related Topix: Ambien, Zolpidem (generic)

Celgene says Otezla falls short in added use study

The Summit, New Jersey, company said Otezla did not achieve a statistically significant improvement when compared to a placebo in a study of patients with a painful spinal joint disorder called ankylosing spondylitis.


Related Topix: Biotech, Celgene, Healthcare Industry, Psoriatic Arthritis, Health, Arthritis, Summit, NJ

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding.


Related Topix: Cancer, Smoking, Lymphoma, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

The Winnipeg Free Press

Ebola outbreak not right for testing experimental vaccines, drugs: experts

The largest Ebola outbreak in history is defying the containment efforts of affected countries and international response teams, leading to calls from some quarters to use experimental drugs or vaccines to try to stop the deadly virus.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, MT, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Modesto Bee

'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast to return Sept. 5

5 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific to see for yourself. Dozens of broadcast and cable networks will again donate a simultaneous hour of commercial-free airtime to carry the fundraiser "Stand Up to Cancer."


Related Topix: Cancer, Health

WFAA-TV Dallas

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.


Related Topix: Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Combining patches, meds effective in quitting smoking

Researchers found in a study released Tuesday that combining nicotine patches and the prescription medicine varenicline was more effectivein helping participants quit smoking than using varenicline by itself.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Smoking, Health, World News, South Africa,

AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant

Dong-Pyou Han has pleaded not guilty in federal court to four counts of making false statements in research reports.


Related Topix: Iowa State University, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

NewsTalk 1230

Nurse: VA Medical Staff Stole Morphine From Dying Patients

Vials of morphine were systemically stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and replaced with water and saline so that dying veterans got the wrong treatments, a longtime VA nurse told The Daily Caller.


Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Albany, NY

Park Record

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Park City, UT

The Armonk Daily Voice

Westchester Medical Center Plastic Surgeon Speaks Dog Bites, Children

Children are the most common victims of dog bites in the United States, according to the national Centers Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Westchester Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Oregon: Agency's control over modified crops is limited

In a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said state law allows it to create "control areas" for genetically engineered crops to deal with pests and disease.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Genetics, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Asbury Park Press

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline4 in 10 US homes...

Check out this story on That's twice the rate from just five years ago, although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

The Jackson Sun

Hospital settles with New Mexico woman over body-cavity search

A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1 million settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials after she was subjected to a body cavity search, her attorneys said Monday.


Related Topix: Emergency Medicine, ACLU, El Paso, TX, World News, Mexico


Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

On June 30, The Massachusetts' House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, African-American, Breast Cancer

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors use hookah

The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, Education Etc., UC San Francisco