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Orange County Free Flu Shots Postponed in California – Demand for H1N1 Delays Supplies by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 10:01pm This is the regular flu shot and not the N!N1, which from the report in this story has caused the delay of the normal flu shot given.  Doctors offices and some of the retail clinics, such as CVS have ordered the shot and may have them available if you don’t or can’t wait until the free shots from the County are available.  The  manufacturer of th ... Read on »
Is Arco Gas Leak In Seal Beach Linked to Cancer – Prime Real Estate in Southern California by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Dec 2009 5:14pm This is not too far from where I live and as mentioned is prime real estate territory here.  I’m not in that general area though and far enough away, but I was surprised in reading the story as the tanks ruptured back in 1986, quite a number of years ago.  I have filled up there.  The cleaning began just this July, a while since the bre ... Read on »
Are You Insured by a Technology or Insurance Company – UnitedHealthCare by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 6:10pm I have been asking this very same question in a few prior posts, is this a health insurance company or has it evolved to the point of being a technology focused company with business intelligence software to drive down costs.  One item worth mentioning too is not only the large profits they made second quarter, but the extent of how the company i ... Read on »
Health Insurance Business Under the Radar With Tiered Subsidiaries–Where All the Action Takes Place With Mergers, Acquisi by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 03 Jul 2013 2:29pm In the news today in the OC we have news with MemorialCare Medical Foundation buying into SimonMed imaging with owning over 50% (controlling interest) with yet one more “new” subsidiary called “Wave Imaging, LLC”  This is moving quite fast as it was just in 2011 that the announcement was made that Optum, a subsidiary of United Health Group purc ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 9 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 08 May 2009 10:33pm Cervarix Induces Stronger Immune Response Than Gardasil: Study A head-to-head comparison suggests that GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Cervarix vaccine triggers a stronger immune response against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) than Merck & Co.'s Gardasil. The Glaxo-funded study of 1,100 women, ages 18 to 45, didn't examine whi ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 11 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 May 2009 10:33pm Cervarix Induces Stronger Immune Response Than Gardasil: Study A head-to-head comparison suggests that GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Cervarix vaccine triggers a stronger immune response against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) than Merck & Co.'s Gardasil. The Glaxo-funded study of 1,100 women, ages 18 to 45, didn't examine whi ... Read on »
President Hugo Chavez said Tuesd ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:24pm President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday his government will nationalize Venezuela's privately owned hospitals and clinics if they fail to reduce health care costs. "If the owners of the private clinics don't want to obey the laws, then the private clinics will be nationalized," Chavez said in a nationally televised speech. "Th ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 30 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Dole Fresh Fruit Joins Cantaloupe Recall In response to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in 16 states, the Dole Fresh Fruit Company has joined the recall of cantaloupes grown in Honduras and shipped by an independent grower, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised U.S. grocery companies, produce ... Read on »
Now is the time to write your represenatives in Congress and in your state, about mental health budget cuts by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 12:00am     We are in dire times, Americans. At the last NAMI Education meeting in my county, it was stated by a CEO of a community mental health agency that Florida is cutting its budget for mental health and substance abuse services by some $230 million, leaving nothing left, if this goes through, but some funding for a few crisis un ... Read on »
"The more yoga we do the less we depend on health care. All is within. Be your own health care..." by jane Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 12:57pm “The more yoga we do the less we depend on health care. All is within. Be your own health care professional.” - Tara Stiles Read on »