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2009-02-11 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Freedom (IHF) warns that both the House and Senate versions of the economic stimulus bill fail to ensure patient consent for health privacy. "Currently, over 600,000 'covered entities' -- such as insurance and data clearinghouse companies -- are legally authorized (without patient consent) to access patients' records," says Sue Blevins, IHF president. "Digitizing Americans' records will make it much, much easier to...

2009-02-06 09:45:24

Vitamins do a body good, but healthy kids who eat a balanced diet don't really need them. A new study, however, finds those are exactly the kind of kids who receive these supplements. Researchers from the University of California Davis Children's Hospital looked at vitamin use, dietary habits, and other factors in more than 10,800 children between the ages of 2 and 17 who were included in a government health survey conducted between 1999 and 2004. Among children considered in excellent health...

2009-02-03 00:35:06

Children and teens with healthier nutrition, active lifestyles, food security and greater healthcare access are more likely to use vitamins, researchers say. Dr. Ulfat Shaikh of the University of California Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento and colleagues analyzed data from 10,828 children ages 2 to 17 who participated in the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. As part of the study, parents filled out questionnaires and participated in household interviews,...

2009-01-23 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Freedom (IHF) warns that the economic stimulus bill mandates electronic health records for every citizen without providing for opt-out or patient consent provisions. "Without those protections, Americans' electronic health records could be shared -- without their consent -- with over 600,000 covered entities through the forthcoming nationally linked electronic health-records network," says Sue A. Blevins, IHF president....

2009-01-15 10:41:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Before increasing federal spending on health IT, Congress should first fix the already-outdated 1996 HIPAA privacy rule to ensure individuals have control over their personal health information," says Sue A. Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom (IHF). "Right now, the HIPAA privacy rule has too many loopholes to ensure true patient privacy," Blevins stresses. IHF released the following analyses regarding proposed federal...

2009-01-08 11:02:00

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act Mandates Label Accuracy, Truth in Advertising and Product Purity WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to misleading statements recently made regarding dietary supplement regulation, the Natural Products Association's Executive Director and CEO, David Seckman, released this statement: Increased scrutiny by professional sports leagues on steroid usage, which the Natural Products Association (NPA) commends, has unfortunately...

2008-10-31 09:00:27

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural health news site NaturalNews.com has teamed with the newly-launched Moxxor company to bring an advanced marine omega-3 supplement to health-conscious consumers. Made from green-lipped mussel oil grown in aquaculture farms off the coast of New Zealand, Moxxor is a nutrient-rich marine omega-3 health supplement made from extremely potent omega-3 lipids shown to enhance and support the body's healthy response to inflammation. To set itself apart...

2008-10-30 09:00:41

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NaturalNews.com, the independent natural health news site read by over one million health-conscious consumers, has posted audio interviews with two health experts: Debra Lynn Dadd, author of "Home Safe Home," and Byron Richards, founder of Wellness Resources (http://www.wellnessresources.com/), a nutritional supplement provider. Both interviews are available as free MP3 downloads from: http://www.naturalnews.com/index-podcasts.html For her interview,...

2008-09-24 21:00:12

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Better Nutrition, (http://www.betternutrition.com/), the country's leading independent health food store magazine, today announces the winners of their Best of Supplements Awards. The awards recognize 50 outstanding supplement products in categories ranging from heart health and immunity to pain relief and cancer prevention. "Our goal is to give health food store shoppers recommendations of high-quality, effective products in a range of...

2008-09-23 09:00:15

On the heels of the recent attempts to severely restrict and further regulate natural supplements and remedies through legislative Bill C-51 in Canada, the increased concerns regarding the US Food and Drug Administration's revisions of the cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices regulations) and ongoing concerns over the severely restrictive European regulatory regime on natural health products, an unprecedented two-day conference concluded last Friday with the formation of an...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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