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Pork industry assures customers pork is safe

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. pork producers, responding to a swine flu outbreak that has escalated into a public health emergency, said Sunday their product is safe and that consumers cannot catch the virus by eating properly cooked food.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Texas officials ‘aggressively’ look for swine flu

SAN ANTONIO — Texas health officials on Sunday were asking hospitals and doctors to take samples from flu patients so they could aggressively survey for a new strain of swine flu that has killed dozens of people in Mexico and sparked fears of a global pandemic.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

No confirmed cases of swine flu in Ontario

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, says that there are no confirmed cases of swine flu in Ontario.

By Guest Column - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Six ‘mild’ cases of swine flu confirmed in Nova Scotia, B.C.

Health officials in Nova Scotia and British Columbia are reporting “mild” cases of swine flu, the first confirmed Canadian cases since an outbreak of the illness began in Mexico several days ago.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Mexico declares national emergency amid outbreak

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon declared a national emergency Saturday, authorizing federal officials to quarantine the sick, shut down public events and businesses, and take other measures to contain the virus’ spread.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

US pork groups urge hog farmers to reduce flu risk

WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. pork groups have issued specific precautions about swine flu after an unusual new strain of influenza killed at least 81 people in Mexico and popped up in the United States and, possibly, Britain and New Zealand.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Drug and vaccine makers on standby over swine flu

LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Drugmakers said on Sunday they could supply millions of doses of medicine and were ready to work on a vaccine against a new type of swine flu that has killed up to 81 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Inside the Home of a Swine Flu Victim

When Patrick Henshaw’s son became sick last Friday, little did he know that the 18-year-old had acquired a potentially deadly disease that made its way across the U.S.-Mexico border—the swine flu.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

-Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON, - A new and unusual strain of swine flu is likely widespread and impossible to contain at this point, experts agree.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Swine Influenza update

Geneva- In response to cases of swine influenza A/H1N1, reported in Mexico and the United States of America, the Director-General convened a meeting of the Emergency Committee to assess the situation and advise her on appropriate responses.

By Guest Column - Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Full Story

Concern Grows Over Possible Swine Flu Pandemic

MEXICO CITY —  A strain of flu never seen before has killed as many as 61 people in Mexico and has spread into the United States, where eight people have been infected but recovered, health officials said Friday.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 24, 2009 - Full Story

Swine Flu Shutting Down Mexico!

In my earlier report, I warned that third world Mexico appeared to be the source of the swine flu that has cropped up in California and Texas.

By John Lillpop - Friday, April 24, 2009 - Full Story

Morning sickness leads to smarter kids: study

FOR every woman who has choked down dry toast to quell morning sickness comes new Canadian research suggesting an upside to that nausea: It may lead to brighter children.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 24, 2009 - Full Story

Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights

Reviewed by Dan Shapiro, Policy Analyst, Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership

By Troy Media - Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Full Story

Lunch With A Patriot

imageThe aroma of Italian home cooking filled the restaurant as Jack Marino and I sat down for a little lunch. Our meeting was planned so that we could meet in person for the first time, and so that we may discuss strategies for selling more copies of his movie, Forgotten Heroes. He brought me a new copy of the movie for me to buy, since I had given away my previous copy to someone who needed it more than me - a Vietnam Veteran.

Thanking the Vietnam War Veterans was the primary motive behind the creation of the film. After realizing that Hollywood’s films about Vietnam Vets were designed to portray these warriors in a bad light, Jack Marino set out to create a film that thanked the Vietnam troops, and welcome them home. From that desire, he wrote, directed, and produced Forgotten Heroes.

Jack Marino began his journey in Boston, where his love of movies led to an acting on the stage, specifically specializing in Shakespeare.  Marino also was a movie buff, watching movies over and over, paying attention to the dynamics of the picture, the complexities of the productions, and memorizing the lines and acting strategies of the performers.  Later, when directing his movies in Hollywood, a lot of his style emerged from him simply mimicking the greats of motion picture past.

The film, Forgotten Heroes, incorporates all that he has learned throughout the years, and except for a small hiccup or two, watching the film you would not know that it is a low budget, independent film.  The work is surprisingly professional, shot in a manner that captures the Vietnam War, and portrays our Vietnam Vets as they really were, heroes that never lost touch with their humanity.

Hollywood royalty, however, rejected the film, despite accolades from critics, and the professionalism of the finished product. As the major distributors turned their backs on the film, Jack Marino’s fighting spirit took hold, and he vowed to get the movie out there to the public, even if it meant distributing it himself.

The film, starring William Smith as a Russian General attempting to defect during the Vietnam conflict, packs action and humanity into a tight package. While leading the Russian defecter through the jungles of Cambodia, the United States Marines accompanying him, while originally untrusting and victims of their own stereotypes of Soviets, learn that their prize is more than just another communist.

In addition to being a fantastic film, when you purchase Forgotten Heroes $5 of the purchase price is donated to the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Fund.

When you decide to buy a copy of the DVD, if you can, I suggest you buy more than one copy. Have a few as gifts to your friends and family, and one more copy to give to a Vietnam Veteran that will appreciate this fine theatrical work. The Movie is available at

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Vitamins for Men – Three Tips So That You Can Make the Right Choice

Jayson Hunter of Prograde Nutrition offers advice on how to choose the best vitamins for men. He believes that nowadays vitamins are being specially developed for the nutritional requirements of men. There are many vitamins for men available in the market, making it difficult for men to choose the right vitamin supplement for their needs.

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

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