health

April is National STD Awareness Month

April has been deemed National STD Awareness Month by the Center for Disease Control in an effort to curb STD rates, bring attention to the problem and encourage people to get tested.

Trimming the Budget on Clinics

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, in hopes to save and make more money, is hoping to trim part of the budget by at least $633,000 by raising rates in clinics and shifting people around hoping to not have to lay anyone off.

They are going to do this by first not cutting any services in health care but by slightly raising prices such as the sexually transmitted disease clinic, adult medical visits, and travel immunizations -- and is considering scaling back clinic hours. According to Dr. David Grossman, health commissioner.

Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day – Saturday April 26, 2008!

By creating a healing wave of calm around the planet, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day paints a vision of possibility for humanity each year. Subtly, quietly, providing a profound example to millions who participate or experience it through the media. An annual healing event has quietly spread across the planet. Millions worldwide have experienced the healing benefits of T'ai Chi & Qigong.

A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions

Are toxic plastics lurking in your kitchen?

It’s a question many families are asking after reports last week that a chemical used to make baby bottles, water bottles and food containers is facing increasing scrutiny by health officials in Canada and the United States.

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