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1 hr ago | Rock Hill Herald

Panel eyes dry needling by physical therapists

The Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, which meets Wednesday in Newark, has been charged with developing regulations to add dry needling to the definition of the practice of physical therapy.


Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Health

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

5 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

A patient in a California hospital is being tested for a possible Ebola infection, according to a hospital official's statement.


Related Topix: Kaiser Permanente, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Sacramento, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting.


Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi, Als, Health

FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow.


Related Topix: Genetics, Cambridge, MA

AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

The company announced in October 2013 that federal officials were looking into the 18,000-patient study, which began in 2009.


Related Topix: US News, Plavix, Clopidogrel (generic)

Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades.


Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Health Insurance, Health

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Survey shows ongoing struggle against hunger

Need outside help to feed your family? You're in solid company. A new survey reveals that one in seven Americans -- more than 46 million people -- relies on charitable programs and services to get the nutrition they need to remain healthy.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Non-Profit, Entertainment

Western Michigan medical school starts year

TV reports the Homer Stryker School of Medicine Class of 2018 kicked off the year on Monday.


Related Topix: Stryker, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Concentric Medical, Stryker Endoscopy, Oakland University

Mon Aug 18, 2014

ABC News

In New Book, Ryan Takes on Stubborn GOP Orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Alcoholism, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Entertainment

KWNN-FM Stockton

Charlie Sheen Puts Twist on Ice Bucket Challenge

After being challenged by Ryan Miller, the husband of his Anger Management co-star Noureen DuWolf, Charlie Sheen did what so many celebrities have done recently and took on the ALS Foundation's Ice Bucket Challenge.


Related Topix: Charlie Sheen, Celebrities, Als, Health

WTOC-TV Savannah

Doctors ID new ways to get more kids vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Mumps


Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK -- Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.


Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Lexington Herald-Leader

Community Health details attack on patient records

The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June.


Related Topix: Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Franklin, TN, Social Security, Personal Finance

SC hospital gets 4 tablets to reach young patients

The tablets are being presented in a ceremony in the hospital's pediatric sickle cell clinic on Monday.


Related Topix: Childrens Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Asthma Control Program getting $500K grant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says asthma affects over 25 million Americans, with increased occurrence among children, women, minorities, and urban demographics.


Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry, US Politics, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Study: Changes Needed in W.Va. to Reduce Smoking

It says West Virginia's daily adult smoking rate didn't fall below 20 percent of the population between 1995 and 2010.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

WFAA-TV Dallas

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.


Related Topix: 20/20, Entertainment, Television, Alcoholism, Health

Daily Herald

Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?

In this Aug. 11, 2014, photo, Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis that affects the spine, poses in Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif.


Related Topix: Arthritis, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Sacramento, CA, Health Insurance

Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy

More than 1,100 laboratory incidents involving bacteria, viruses and toxins that pose significant or bioterror risks to people and agriculture were reported to federal regulators during 2008 through 2012, Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy More than 1,100 laboratory incidents involving bacteria, viruses and toxins that pose ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Bird Flu, Health, Influenza

WWWM-FM Toledo

Report: Christina Aguilera Gives Birth to Baby Girl

According to the publication, the singer and her fiance, Matt Rutler, welcomed the baby at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: CedarsSinai Medical Center, Cedars Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry