Health News Archive - June 10, 2008

ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUC) is proud to announce it has signed with Richard Joe Ybarra, MD of South Padre Island, Texas to open the first ERUC in Southern Texas. Dr. Ybarra, a prominent south Texas physician since 1984, will own and operate the first of many ER Urgent Care Centers.

By Tracy Correa and Barbara Anderson, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun.

Sharon Eck Birmingham, DNSc, RN, AtStaff's Chief Nursing Executive and a national leader in evidence-based, outcomes-driven nurse staffing, will outline today, in a presentation at a national nursing informatics conference sponsored by the University of Iowa's College of Nursing, how healthcare organizations can significantly improve patient care by integrating an outcomes-approach to patient acuity measurement.

LAS VEGAS, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CVBT) has entered into a third clinical development agreement.

Perrigo Company has filed an abbreviated new drug application for Fluocinonide cream 0.1%, a generic version of Vanos cream 0.1%. The company believes that it is the first to file an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) with a Paragraph IV certification against Vanos.


Scandinavian scientists believe they may have discovered a gene that could prevent people from eating levels of the poisonous metal arsenic, which can be absorbed by crops like rice.


Extended driving at night impairs an individual’s driving performance, and should, therefore, be limited, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).


Children with a migraine headache are more likely to have sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and lack of sleep, than children without a migraine, according to a research abstract on the effects of headaches on children’s sleep patterns that will be presented on Tuesday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).


As golf carts are used in more settings off the golf course, the number of injuries is rising. According to an article in the July 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, from 1990 until 2006, the injury rate rose more than 130 percent. During this period, nearly 150,000 golf cart-related injuries were recorded in people as young as 2 months and as old as 96 years.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.