Saturday, March 21, 2009

Your Health and Fitness

About Health and Fitness..
Reports surface that teens are taking cow drugs for abortions
Veterinary and medical professionals said that they have been warned about a potentially alarming practice among the state's rural youth: teenage girls ingesting livestock drugs to end their unwanted pregnancies.

Brewing up a stroke safeguard?
The role coffee and tea play in a person's risk of having a stroke got a little clearer recently as two large observational studies found that the beverages may actually provide a modest amount of protection.

Patton took on cancer with humor
Mark Patton liked to bill himself as "The World's Most Transplanted Person." Patton underwent three bone marrow-stem cell transplants, plus other stem cell treatments. He survived 18 years with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood canc

Switch in health records boosted
The incentives in the economic recovery act to encourage the conversion from paper to electronic health records could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for the state's health care systems and doctors.

How Stimulus Funds are being Spent
Infant addictions rising, doctors say
"The number of methadone-withdrawing babies has skyrocketed in the last four to five years," said John Glaspey, a pediatrician and neonatologist who works at several area hospitals for Newborn Care Physicians of Southeastern Wisconsin. "The problem right now is much worse than it ever was before."

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