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Diet, Vitamins May Prevent Injury

WASHINGTON—Weekend warriors take note: Bursts of high-energy athletic activity are not doing much good if you become sidelined by injury from overexertion. Overall wellness takes more than a weekend commitment. Everyone knows that regular, moderate exercise and a healthy diet are central to overall health. And a new study shows 91 percent of orthopedic specialists would add another recommendation to their patients’ wellness regimens: dietary supplements.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Setting the Standards for Life After Childhood Cancer

The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta further improves the quality of life and medical outcomes for childhood and adolescent cancer survivors through its Cancer Survivor program. The program aims to improve continued health care and survivor quality of life.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Virtual colonoscopy at center of policy debate

Reporting from Newark, Del.—With soothing walls of turquoise tile and a vase of orchids on the front desk, the Colon Health Center of Delaware has been selling an alternative to one of medicine’s most unloved procedures—the colonoscopy.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Pet Airways of Delray Beach plans to take off with only dogs and cats aboard

- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Fido and Fifi will soon have their very own airline.

By Guest Column - Friday, April 17, 2009 - Full Story

Baseball’s over the Top Tribute to Jackie Robinson

Sixty two years ago, on April 15, 1947, a young African-American ball player broke major league baseball’s color line by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

By John Lillpop - Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Full Story

Mark Fidrych Was a Rare Bird

Scarcely twenty fours ago my heart leapt into my throat when I learned that former major league pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych had died. 

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - Full Story

GM Prepares for ‘Surgical’ Bankruptcy

The Treasury Department is directing General Motors to prepare for a bankruptcy filing by June 1, despite GM’s assertion that it could still reorganize without such a filing, The New York Times reported unnamed sources as saying on Monday.

By News on the Net - Monday, April 13, 2009 - Full Story

Obama Administration Poised to Rescind Conscience Protection

Representing a coalition of medical and legal professionals, attorneys for Advocates International (AI) and the Christian Legal Society (CLS) today warned the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) against rescinding protections for healthcare professionals’ freedom of conscience currently set forth in federal regulations (45 C.F.R., Part 88) as HHS proposed to do on March 10 (74 Fed. Reg. 10207). In addition to AI and CLS, the Coalition includes the thousands of faith-based health care professionals represented by Christian Medical Association, Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Heartbeat International, and CareNet.

By Christian Newswire - Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Full Story

Money Woes May Force Six Shriners’ Hospitals to Close

WASHINGTON, April 10—The Shriners organization may shutter six of its 22 free hospitals for children, citing rising costs, lagging donations, and a dwindling endowment.

By News on the Net - Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Full Story

Dog overboard found four months later

SYDNEY—A pet dog that fell overboard in rough seas off Australia has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said Monday.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 10, 2009 - Full Story

Protect Patients by Protecting Doctors

As the deadline of April 9 approaches for citizens to send comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on regulations to protect health care providers’ freedom of conscience, Concerned Women for America (CWA) is spotlighting how the regulations also protect patients. CWA’s President Wendy Wright stated:

By Guest Column - Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - Full Story

Uncle Sam as GM’S CEO: Not a Good Thing

- David Magee

When the U.S. government forced General Motors Chairman-CEO Rick Wagoner from his job last week, headlines read that company president Fritz Henderson was taking charge. But in reality, Mr. Henderson only assumed a new title. Uncle Sam took charge of the automaker. And now the business world is watching to see what the collateral impact of such a non-capitalistic arrangement will be.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Full Story

Porsche announces Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3

Porsche is expanding its successful range of SUVs with an exclusive, limited-edition model. The company will build just 1,000 numbered units of the new Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, Boxster S,

By Guest Column - Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Full Story

Obama Weighs Buyout Rage Against Future of Iconic Auto Union

April 2 (Bloomberg)—President Barack Obama, confronting growing public outrage against bailouts, is taking a hard line with the United Auto Workers, the union that supported his election and whose future now hangs in the balance.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 3, 2009 - Full Story

U.S. Auto Sales in March Fell Less Than Estimates on Incentives

April 2 (Bloomberg)—U.S. auto sales tumbled 37 percent in March, less than analysts estimated, as record incentive spending helped blunt the effect of job losses and low consumer confidence.

By News on the Net - Thursday, April 2, 2009 - Full Story

Accelerate efforts to counter the global threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Beijing - Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the disease.

By Guest Column - Thursday, April 2, 2009 - Full Story

My 2009 MLB Predictions

In 2006, I was the subject of derision when I predicted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays would win that year’s World Series.  Much of it was deserved as the team had the worst record in Major League Baseball that season losing 101 games.

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Obama says GM, Chrysler must ‘stand on their own’

U.S. President Barack Obama rejected the restructuring plans from GM and Chrysler Monday and gave the automakers a short window to revise their bids if they want to receive federal bailout money.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Full Story

Canada readies $4B auto lifeline

OTTAWA - The federal and Ontario governments have agreed to extend $4 billion in stop-gap funding for Chrysler Canada and General Motors Canada while issuing a stern warning to the companies and their union that time and patience is running out.

By News on the Net - Monday, March 30, 2009 - Full Story

Proposed Pesticide Ban Presents Problems

The Cosmetic Pesticide Ban is making its way through the Ontario provincial legislature. Normally such would proceed with all the speed of cold molasses. Here, politicians and their bureaucratic accessories are moving with all the enthusiasm of dung beetles heading for an open sewer.

By Wes Porter - Monday, March 23, 2009 - Full Story