Health Task Force Raises Awareness about Immunization

By Jackie Anderson PrimeTime Health/Center Services Coordinator Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. Why immunize? Sometimes we are confused by the messages in the media. First, we are assured that, thanks to vaccines, some diseases are almost gone from the United States....
Posted On 29 Jul 2014

Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk – a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014
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Scientists find signs that predict who becomes binge drinker

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor London, England, United Kingdom (4E) – American and British neuroscientists have identified 40 signs that can predict if a teenager will become a binge drinker or not. Among the predictors are a bigger brain;...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014
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UPMC Clinicians Win Beckwith Institute Grants to Engage Patients, Improve Care

PITTSBURGH –To experiment with changes big and small that might better engage patients and improve health care, The Beckwith Institute recently awarded 11 new grants to UPMC clinicians and other staff. The wide-ranging projects include an effort to develop a shared...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014

Planned dams threaten Cambodia’s food security

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (IRIN) – The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say. “Cambodia is going to pay the highest price for dam development basin-wide, to the point of...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014
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U.S. losing 500,000 life years annually from opioid drug deaths, says study

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Toronto, ON, Canada (4E) – Based on the number of Americans dying early from drug overdose, the U.S. is losing half a million life years annually from such deaths, according to a study by Canadian researchers. The...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014
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Ebola infects 2 U.S. doctors in Liberia

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Monrovia, Liberia (4E) – An American doctor and aid worker helping to treat people infected with Ebola in Liberia tested positive for the deadly virus and are now being treated themselves. Christian missionary...
Posted On 27 Jul 2014
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Probing Question: What is Whisper Therapy?

Consider the stress of modern life, with its cacophonous soundtrack of traffic, electronics and construction. It’s no wonder so much of our leisure time is spent in a quest to let go of the workday and unwind. But sometimes our lifestyles conspire against us, and it’s...
Posted On 27 Jul 2014

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to Address Childhood Obesity

UNIVERSITY PARK  – Nearly one-third of Pennsylvania’s children are overweight or obese, with rates tripling in the last 30 years. Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Pen...
Posted On 26 Jul 2014

The Medical Minute: Summer Can be Time to Address Behavior Problems

Summertime is a time for sun and fun, but with kids spending more time at home, it could also be a time of whining and bickering. After weeks of the kids being out of school, some parents have had enough of their behavior and are counting the days until they go back. Some may...
Posted On 26 Jul 2014