The Skanner Newspaper - Health http://www.theskanner.com/news/health Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:19:15 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Simplify Holidays with Alzheimer's Patients http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/22235-simplify-holidays-with-alzheimers-patients http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/22235-simplify-holidays-with-alzheimers-patients Consider every event from the point of view of your family member who has disease or another dementia, even happy events can be terrifying  

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Health Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:58:40 -0800
Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Diabetic Eye Disease http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/22106-don-t-turn-a-blind-eye-to-diabetic-eye-disease http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/22106-don-t-turn-a-blind-eye-to-diabetic-eye-disease Tips to help you set your sights on healthy vision   

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Health Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:18:11 -0800
African Union Chief Asks Donors to Support Universal Healthcare for Africans http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21963-african-union-chief-asks-donors-to-support-universal-healthcare-for-africans http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21963-african-union-chief-asks-donors-to-support-universal-healthcare-for-africans The Ebola crisis highlights needs for transportation, medical equipment and personnel to fight the pandemic and other diseases   

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Health Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:05:45 -0700
Investigations Underway to See if Disease Sickening Children Has Reached Seattle http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21825-investigations-underway-to-see-if-disease-sickening-children-has-reached-seattle http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21825-investigations-underway-to-see-if-disease-sickening-children-has-reached-seattle Hundreds of children in the Midwest have been hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness  

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Health Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:09:49 -0700
Concussions a Greater Problem for Black Youth http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21484-concussions-a-greater-problem-for-black-youth http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21484-concussions-a-greater-problem-for-black-youth Federal government estimates that 5.3 million U.S. citizens are living with disability as a result of a traumatic brain injury such as an untreated sports concussion

 

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Health Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:37:52 -0700
First Lady Defends Healthy School Lunch Plan http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21287-first-lady-defends-healthy-school-lunch-plan http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21287-first-lady-defends-healthy-school-lunch-plan Michelle to Republicans: Don’t play politics with our kids health 

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Health Tue, 27 May 2014 20:20:26 -0700
Community Health Workers Step Up for Afrocentric Training http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21216-community-health-workers-step-up-for-afrocentric-training http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/21216-community-health-workers-step-up-for-afrocentric-training Urban League, Capacitation Center build core group of African and African American community health workers for the expanding health care economy

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) Health Mon, 12 May 2014 18:11:19 -0700
Healthy Food: Meatless Monday with Potatoes http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/14991-healthy-vegetarian-food-2012-07-11 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/14991-healthy-vegetarian-food-2012-07-11
Fabulous recipes

Join the national Meatless Monday campaign and pledge to reduce your meat intake, one Monday at a time. It's a fun way to explore meatless eating

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david@theskanner.com (David Kidd) Health Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:02:00 -0800
Tabouli: Good Food on a Tight Budget http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/16812-good-food-on-a-tight-budget-2012-12-06 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/16812-good-food-on-a-tight-budget-2012-12-06
Salad information to protect human health and the environment. Teaching families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and better nourishment from those foods, as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign.
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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner) Health Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:25:00 -0800
Obamacare: What's in It for You? http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/20076-obamcare-whats-in-it-for-you-2013-09-30 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/20076-obamcare-whats-in-it-for-you-2013-09-30 Obamacare, in Oregon Health Care Reform, is about far more than expanding access, it makes a difference for African Americans. Talking points on the Obama Care ruling: is it a threat to democracy or victory for all Americans? You can compare plans, get help to pay, and sign up for through the online health exchanges.

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Health Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:01:38 -0700
Sausages Are One of the Earliest Prepared Foods http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18954-sausages-are-one-of-the-earliest-prepared-foods-2013-06-25 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18954-sausages-are-one-of-the-earliest-prepared-foods-2013-06-25
The USDA defines the content of sausages and limits their fat content

Sausages are one of the earliest prepared foods. In ancient times efficient butchers saved the various scraps of organ meats, blood and fat, salted them and stuffed them into tubular casings, and preserved them by curing, drying, or smoking.

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david@theskanner.com (David Kidd) Health Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:49:15 -0700
Thrifty Meals http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18238-thrifty-meals-2013-04-18 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18238-thrifty-meals-2013-04-18
Pizza Meat Loaf; Baked Spicy Fish; Potato Cakes.   
From "Recipes and Tips for Healthy Thrifty Meals" by the Unites Stated Department of Agriculture
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david@theskanner.com (David Kidd) Health Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:59:55 -0700
Beijing Fears Over 4-Year-Old Bird Flu 'Carrier' http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18201-beijing-fears-over-4yearold-bird-flu-carrier-2013-04-16 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18201-beijing-fears-over-4yearold-bird-flu-carrier-2013-04-16
Doctors: Worrying development could make the spread of the infection more difficult to monitor

(CNN) -- Doctors say the discovery of a 4-year-old carrier of the H7N9 bird flu virus who shows no symptoms of the potentially lethal virus is a worrying development that could make the spread of the infection more difficult to monitor.


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Health Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:12:09 -0700
Video: Death Toll Rises to 11 in China Bird Flu Crisis http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18178-video-death-toll-rises-to-11-in-china-bird-flu-crisis-2013-04-12 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18178-video-death-toll-rises-to-11-in-china-bird-flu-crisis-2013-04-12
Hong Kong is on alert and plans to test imports of poultry from the Chinese mainland

A patient from Shanghai has died of the bird flu bringing the death toll in China's outbreak to 11.  Forty-three  people have been infected, the World Health Organization said Friday. Of the five latest cases to be confirmed by a laboratory, three are from Zhejiang and two from Shanghai. Their ages range from 53 to 86.


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Health Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:16:52 -0700
Got Health Insurance? How Oregon's Health Care Reforms Will Affect You http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18134-no-health-insurance-how-oregons-health-care-reforms-will-affect-you-2013-04-09 http://www.theskanner.com/news/health/18134-no-health-insurance-how-oregons-health-care-reforms-will-affect-you-2013-04-09
Obamacare: Oregon's version likely will help low-income and middle-income Oregonians

Oregons health exchange will offer comparison information for plans and also financial help for everyone under 400 percent of the Federal Poverty level. The state also likely will expand Medicaid to 200,000 more low-income people. See where you fit.

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helen@theskanner.com (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Health Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:54:40 -0700