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Health News Archive - April 26, 2009

Federal health officials have confirmed 11 human cases of swine flu in the United States -- seven in California, two in Texas and two in Kansas. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said they have deployed seven epidemiologists to San Diego County and Imperial County, Calif., and one senior medical officer to Texas to provide guidance and technical support for the ongoing epidemiologic field investigations. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people, a statement from the CDC said. The viruses contain a unique combination of gene segments that have not been reported previously among swine or human influenza viruses in the U.S.

Federal health officials have confirmed 11 human cases of swine flu in the United States -- seven in California, two in Texas and two in Kansas. In Mexico, as of Sunday, 81 deaths were deemed likely linked to the new strain of the virus with more than 1,300 reported ill, CNN reported, noting 22 students and three teachers in Zealand, who returned from a trip to Mexico, may be infected with the virus. Canada, South Korea and Japan have issued travel notices or tightened restrictions to brace against the virus the World Health Organization calls an emergency of international concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said it has deployed experts to Texas and San Diego County and Imperial County, Calif., for epidemiologic field investigations.

Honeywell HomMed LifeStream(TM) Connect and LifeStream(TM) View improve workflow and productivity while reducing costs BROOKFIELD, Wis., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) HomMed, a world leader in telehealth and remote patient care, today announced LifeStream Connect and LifeStream View as two new offerings in the Honeywell LifeStream Telehealth Ecosystem.

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Several months after being told that they would need to get blood tests for HIV and hepatitis, thousands of veterans are growing increasingly frustrated as government officials refuse to share any additional information about the troubling warnings.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that the new strain of swine flu that has already killed 68 people in Mexico has the potential to become pandemic.

Hospitals are cutting services and staff, while more patients are in need of assistance WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six out of ten hospitals nationally are seeing a greater proportion of patients without insurance coming through their emergency departments, according to a new survey from the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.