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Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Plan B, Coming Soon to A College Campus Near You

Michael January 31, 2013

In a follow up to a recent article on our site, regarding the loosening of regulations with regards to over-the-counter sales and availability of Plan B, a Pennsylvania university is now allowed to continue giving out the contraceptive from their vending machine. According to a statement from campus officials at Shippensburg University, federal officials and… Continue Reading »

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Ground Beef Recall is the Source for Salmonella Cases in 5 States

Michael January 30, 2013

Déjà vu or simply more cases of negligence—the Centers for Disease Control have linked sixteen Salmonella cases to last week’s recall of over 1000 pounds of ground beef to two plants in Michigan. The food poisoning cases span five states and there may likely be more as reports come in. As of now the CDC… Continue Reading »

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Report Says America is Rich But Sick

Michael January 29, 2013

According to CNN.com, a recently released report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, is in the headlines because it reports that Americans have “shorter lives and poorer health.” Apparently, people are shocked. So why is it that the United States gets such a low grade when America spends more than the 16 other… Continue Reading »

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The Aging Brain Degrades Sleep Quality Leading to Memory Loss

Michael January 28, 2013

According to a recent study, as reported in The New York Times, as the brain ages it affects sleep quality which is why scientists believe the memory degrades—in part. A report in the journal Nature Neuroscience, asserts that structural brain changes occurring naturally as we age interfere with sleep quality. This lack of quality sleep affects… Continue Reading »

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January 25 | Week in Review

Michael January 25, 2013

Headlines Why Some Hospices Turn Away Patients Without Caregivers At Home Supreme Court dismisses hospitals’ Medicare lawsuit Rural hospitals get temporary funding relief ED visits after hospitalization: New quality measure? Biggest losers of readmission penalty: Big hospitals, safety nets Culture, Politics Still Collide on Roe v. Wade’s 40th Planning for bacteria in cancer patients may… Continue Reading »

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From The Editor: One Flu Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Michael January 25, 2013

As I sit here still coughing and sniffling, the flu bug trying desperately to keep its hold on my immune system, I’d like to make a brief observation. My observation is about the flu shot. If I were a conspiracy theorist, which I am not, I could see the validity of the argument that flu… Continue Reading »

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