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Former health secretary to head up Clinton Foundation
6 Mar 2015 at 4:54pm
Donna Shalala, a former U.S. secretary of health and human services, will lead the nonprofit Clinton Foundation after its previous chief executive resigned in January, former President Bill Clinton announced on Friday. Shalala, who has a decades-long friendship with the Clintons and served in Bill Clinton's cabinet, will become the foundation's president and chief executive officer in the coming months. The announcement was made onstage at a youth conference for the Clinton Global Initiative, an offshoot of the foundation, at the University of Miami. Hiring her puts the family's philanthropy in the hands of a trusted ally at a time when Hillary Clinton, who oversees the foundation alongside Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, is mulling a run for president as a Democrat in 2016.
West Virginia bans abortions after 20 weeks over governor's veto
6 Mar 2015 at 3:18pm
(Reuters) - The Republican-controlled West Virginia legislature on Friday banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, overriding the governor's veto and joining 11 other states in prohibiting abortion at that point. The state Senate voted 27-5 to override the veto by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat. The state House of Delegates had voted to override his veto on Wednesday. Planned Parenthood said in a statement that bans on abortion after 20 weeks had been passed in 11 other states since 2010.
The One Change That Will Save Your Life
6 Mar 2015 at 2:31pm
Almost dying may not give you bragging rights, but what it does give you is the ability to offer sound advice about how to pull through a gam-changing experience. Two years ago, when I was unable to breath, pee, poop, talk, and sit up on my own, I had a choice to make. I could let my head swarm like termite infestation eating away at the sound...
Former health secretary to head up Clinton Foundation: WSJ
6 Mar 2015 at 2:12pm
Donna Shalala, a former U.S. secretary of health and human services, will lead the nonprofit Clinton Foundation after its previous chief executive resigned in January, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Shalala, who is personally close to the Clintons and served in President Bill Clinton's administration, would take over after a somewhat dramatic period for the foundation, the paper said, citing unnamed sources. Hiring her to run the foundation puts the charity in the hands of a trusted family ally at a time when Hillary Clinton is mulling a run for president in 2016. Former President Clinton founded the foundation in 2001 to focus on global issues such as health and leadership.
Diabetics can avoid problems with attention to heart risks
6 Mar 2015 at 1:49pm
By Roxanne Nelson Even if they haven't been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetics with classical heart-risk factors like smoking and elevated ?bad? cholesterol are at heightened risk of serious heart-related ?events? and death, according to a new study. Among people with diabetes but not heart disease, researchers linked more than a third of cardiovascular ?events? - such as heart attack and stroke ? and 7 percent of deaths to inadequate control of heart risk factors. ?The take home message from this study is that adults with diabetes can reduce their risk of cardiovascular events, and patients should work together with their provider to set a care plan including goals and strategies to reduce modifiable risk factors,? said lead author Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez, a research investigator at HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business
6 Mar 2015 at 1:46pm
I started OTOY with my business partner when I was 24. My partner is a technical genius, software engineer and was very well respected in his field by this point. In order to get the company off the ground, he needed to focus almost entirely on the development of our software. There was a ticking time clock for the technology and every moment...
Billionaire Warren Buffett Says His Diet Is Like A Six-Year Old's, And His Bo...
6 Mar 2015 at 1:43pm
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, recently told Fortune magazine a little about the diet portion of his formula for success.You'll be happy to know that Buffett is definitely not a health nut.Click Here to see Billionaire Warren Buffett Says His Diet is Like a Six-Year Old's, and His Body is 'One Quarter Coca-Cola'In...
Ohio State football player showed no signs of a brain disease - coroner
6 Mar 2015 at 1:39pm
An Ohio State football player who committed suicide last year did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease sometimes found in athletes with repetitive brain trauma, a coroner's report said on Friday. Kosta Karageorge, 22, a non-scholarship reserve defensive lineman in his first year on the football team, had been reported missing several days before he was found dead in Columbus, Ohio, with a gunshot wound to the head in late November. "There is no evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy but there are nonspecific findings consistent with subacute to remote prior concussive injury," the Franklin County Coroner's office said in a statement. His mother had told police Karageorge, who also wrestled for Ohio State, suffered several concussions and had been confused at times.
FDA issues mobile app to search for drug shortages
6 Mar 2015 at 1:21pm
By Reuters Staff The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week issued a mobile app specifically for searching for information about drug shortages. App users can identify current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and drug discontinuations. Drug shortages can delay or deny patient care and known shortages may lead doctors to rely on alternatives that may be riskier or less effective. ?The FDA understands that health care professionals and pharmacists need real-time information about drug shortages to make treatment decisions,? Valerie Jensen, associate director of the Drug Shortage Staff in the FDA?s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a news release.
Ohio State to require vaccinations for incoming students
6 Mar 2015 at 1:11pm
Incoming students at Ohio State University's Columbus campus will be required to provide proof of vaccinations for measles and a number of other communicable diseases starting in August, a school spokesman said on Friday. Ohio State will continue to allow the roughly 12,000 new students to seek vaccination exemptions based on religious, medical or philosophical grounds similar to those in Ohio elementary and secondary schools, spokesman Gary Lewis said.
Jodi Arias trial to cost Arizona taxpayers more than $3.2 million: officials
6 Mar 2015 at 1:09pm
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The trials of convicted murderer Jodi Arias in Arizona will end up costing taxpayers more than $3.2 million to cover defense and prosecution expenses during the closely watched proceedings, county officials said on Friday. The court determined at the start of the proceedings that Arias was unable to afford her own defense, and the latest estimates show her lawyers have billed Maricopa County more than $3.1 million during the case, the officials said. Officials had declined to release any cost estimates in the case until the penalty phase retrial was complete. "Even this defendant under our law, under our Constitution, is entitled to a defense," County Attorney Bill Montgomery told reporters after the judge announced on Thursday that the second jury had failed to reach consensus on Arias' sentence.
Your Syndrome's Missing Benefit
6 Mar 2015 at 12:46pm
The prestigious Institute of Medicine recently issued a comprehensive report on the vexing condition long known as both "chronic disease syndrome" and "myalgic encephalomyelitis." The report, commissioned because of the frustrations engendered by the enigmatic condition for patients and providers alike, runs to 305 pages.For our purposes here,...
For upper-body warm-ups, stretch multiple muscles at once
6 Mar 2015 at 12:38pm
Although athletes and coaches often swear by stretching, many common pre-workout routines may not actually enhance performance, said lead author Matt McCrary, a master?s degree candidate at the University of Sydney. Higher load dynamic warm-ups are "the best bet" in most situations, said McCrary. For the upper body, these include push-ups, dumbbell back flys, and resisted lateral raises, he told Reuters Health by email.
Prosecutors in Colorado cinema massacre trial seek to restrict graphic images
6 Mar 2015 at 12:26pm
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the murder case against Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes are asking that crime scene and autopsy photographs and videos of victims be restricted at the upcoming trial, court records showed on Friday. In a filing, the prosecutors request that Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour rules the graphic images can only be shown to the jury, lawyers and himself, and not to the courtroom gallery or be broadcast by news media. Defense lawyers do not object to the request, prosecutors said. Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to fatally shooting 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more inside a suburban Denver cinema in July 2012 during a midnight screening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty for the onetime neuroscience graduate student if he is convicted.
Final round of six-way kidney swap begins at San Francisco hospital
6 Mar 2015 at 12:06pm
Doctors at a San Francisco hospital began a final round of kidney transplant surgeries on Friday in a rare organ-transplant chain from living donors that will result in healthy kidneys going to six sick people. The first three pairs of donors and recipients were recovering after Thursday?s operations at California Pacific Medical Center, said hospital spokesman Dean Fryer. ?The patients are getting some much-deserved rest.? The next round of three transplant operations began at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, he said. Among those recovering from Thursday?s surgery was Zully Broussard, 55, of Sacramento, California, a so-called altruistic donor who had triggered the domino effect involving 12 people.