Archive for the ‘Men’s Health’ Category

Rehab Programs for Doctors Face Scrutiny

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Recent publicity has led to increased scrutiny of confidential, state-run rehabilitation programs for physicians, the Associated Press reported Dec. 19.

An estimated 8,000 doctors with addiction problems are enrolled in treatment programs; most states have them, and California’s medical board made headlines last year when it voted to abolish its physician-assistance program after a review found that it didn’t help doctors recover and could put patients at risk.

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Fears About Releasing Crack Offenders Called Overblown

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Warnings about a flood of released prisoners by federal officials and others opposed to lowering penalties for crack-cocaine offenders don’t hold water, the Chicago Tribune reported Dec. 18.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission recently voted to reduce the crack penalties and make them retroactive to offenders already imprisoned. Opposing that decision, acting U.S. deputy attorney general Craig Morford said it would “make thousands of dangerous prisoners, many of them violent gang members, eligible for immediate release.”

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Avoid Alcohol to Prevent Holiday Heart Attacks

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Alcohol, rich food, and increased levels of stress and excitement are a recipe for a potentially fatal holiday heart attack, according to researchers who studied spikes in coronary death rates around Christmas and New Year’s.

The Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 17 that researchers have studied the phenomena of the “Merry Christmas Coronary” and the “Happy New Year Heart Attack”: Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 are the two deadliest days of the year for heart attacks, and the heart-disease death rate is 33 percent higher in December and January than the rest of the year.

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Merck Arthritis Study

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

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N.J. Police Criticize Plan to Scale Back Drug-Free Zones

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

A plan to cut back on the broad swaths of some cities covered by Drug-Free School Zones in New Jersey is meeting some resistance from police, the Home News Tribune reported Dec. 17.

Currently, the law calls for harsher penalties for drug offenses that take place within 1,000 feet of a school or 500 feet of a park. But in some urban areas, overlapping zones effectively mean that offenders face increased punishment no matter where in town their offenses occur.

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Cancer Kills 7.6 Million Worldwide, But U.S. Rate Down

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Alcohol, rich food, and increased levels of stress and excitement are a recipe for a potentially fatal holiday heart attack, according to researchers who studied spikes in coronary death rates around Christmas and New Year’s.

The Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 17 that researchers have studied the phenomena of the “Merry Christmas Coronary” and the “Happy New Year Heart Attack”: Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 are the two deadliest days of the year for heart attacks, and the heart-disease death rate is 33 percent higher in December and January than the rest of the year.

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Snitching Foe Indicted on Drug Charges

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

A West Baltimore, Md., man who filmed an infamous DVD warning against cooperating with police in criminal cases has been indicted on felony drug charges, the Baltimore Sun reported Dec. 13.

Akiba M. Matthews, 35, a cameraman who filmed the Stop Snitching DVD, was charged with heroin distribution and possession, firearms possession in connection with a drug crime, and gun possession by a convicted felon. He could face life in prison if convicted of all charges.

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Healthy Snack Alternative

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

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Alternative Medicine For Arthritis

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

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10 Food Safety Guide For The Holiday

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

10 Food Safety Guide For The Holiday

It is holiday time, and everyone is getting ready to cook up a feast. This includes everyone’s favorite dishes, from stuffing to pumpkin pie. Friends and families are gathering together and sharing in the love that speaks so loudly this time of year. There are many things rushing through our minds during this time of year, but one of the things that most people forget to consider is food safety. This is actually a very important issue, when you consider how much cooking is going on, and you want to make sure that you take care in the preparation of your food in order to ensure that no one gets sick.

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