Archives for May 2011 HealthDest

Archives for May 2011  HealthDest

Boy drowns during outing from mental health center

Police in Richmond say the group of about a dozen teens from Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center was swimming in the Whitewater River on Monday with an adult supervising. Police Lt. Bryan Ervin tells the Palladium-Item that a current eddy from an old bridge nearby likely cause the boy to go under water in… more

New Colorado rules not curbing growth of medical-marijuana industry

As Colorados new tougher regulations on the medical marijuana business take hold — rules its sponsors predicted would curb sales — the industry is showing remarkable resilience. The state Department of Revenue is preparing to issue its first dispensary licenses and to aggressively enforce the new regulations. Still, of the 818 dispensaries that originally applied… more

Business travel takes toll on workers health

Judith Briles crisscrosses the country as a consultant and is well-acquainted with the bumps of the road. Unhealthy meals, hit-and-miss hotel rooms and travel delays can all take a toll. Johan Nilsson, AFP/Getty Images Johan Nilsson, AFP/Getty Images Ive always told the client part of my speaking/consulting fee is based on the pain … on… more

Crescent health center faces a perfect storm

Federal budget cuts couldnt come at a worse time for Dubuques Crescent Community Health Center. A $600 million budget cut to community health centers was included in the federal budget approved this spring. The cut doesnt impact Crescents base grant but the base grant only covers 22 percent of the centers cost. This is… more

Romney and health care: In the thick of history

Of the estimated 460,000 Massachusetts residents without insurance (another survey put the figure at more than 650,000), about 168,000, or 37 percent, earned enough to pay for basic coverage. Another 106,000 were poor and eligible to enroll in MassHealth, the Medicaid program, with half the cost reimbursable by the federal government. That left 36,000 short-term… more

Political Blotter: Stark holds mental health workshop for members of Congress

This is a sampling from Bay Area News Groups Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at May 26 May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and so Rep. Pete Stark ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus joined today with… more

Arizona Attorney General Sues US Justice Department Regarding Arizona Medical

Editors ChoiceMain Category: Litigation / Medical Malpractice Also Included In: Public Health Article Date: 29 May 2011 18:00 PDT email to a friend   printer friendly   opinions  

Health department gets pot card powers June 1

When Gov. Brian Schweitzer allowed the law to go into effect May 14, the power to issue cards under the old marijuana law was immediately repealed for the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The new restrictive law isnt fully implemented until July 1, but on Wednesday the health department is granted emergency powers… more

Slow UConn idea down; and discount for illegals

Maybe Governor Malloys idea to spend nearly $900 million to turn the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington into a job-generating center of biological science research is a great idea. But at such a price, the question must be: Compared to what? So far the answer is: Nothing. The idea was sprung on the… more

Watch Video Future of healthcare goes online (2:02) The internet is helping to dramatically change the way you interact with your doctor. It is all part of a government strategy for coping with the projected doubling in demand for healthcare over the next 10 years. Youve got healthcare potentially doubling in demand over the next… more