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Henderson County may modify Pardee oversight

"Henderson County commissioners plan to modify or rescind amendments they made to the Articles of Incorporation for Pardee Hospital in March in an effort to strengthen commissioners’ oversight of hospital matters, the commission chairman confirmed Friday." — [BlueRidgeNow.com]

N.C. health exchange creation gets approval by House

"The infrastructure for a new one-stop shop to help North Carolina residents and small businesses find affordable health insurance has passed the House despite complaints from some Democrats that it doesn't do enough to protect consumers." — [Businessweek]

ParkRidge to host Creation Health Series

"Creation Health is a lifestyle-transformation program designed to help people live life to the fullest by focusing on the eight universal principles of the whole-person health God originally gave at creation. Through these eight principles, people's lives are filled with joy and are empowered to live life to the fullest: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, Nutrition." — [ParkRidgeHealth]

Blog: Do not [breast] feed on demand

"First, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers children's digestive systems to be weak and undeveloped. When we speak of digestive function, we refer to the TCM spleen/stomach organ system. Chinese medical theory says that the spleen likes regularity (meaning eating at regular intervals). It needs time to digest and then rest between meals. Feeding on demand keeps a constant supply of food in the stomach. This causes the spleen to overwork, leading to a weakened spleen system. " — [Tree.com]

“Optional” Medicaid services may be trimmed in N.C.

"North Carolina's Medicaid program, second only to public schools in state spending, could be offering fewer services to save money before a wave of new consumers that is expected to enroll soon because of the federal health care overhaul. " — [Associated Press]

More young people have high blood pressure, study says

"Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have found that young adults may be much more likely to have high blood pressure — traditionally a problem for older people — than previously thought." — [Seattle Times]

Just how clean is Asheville's Splashville water?

"The city of Asheville assures me the water there is perfectly safe and treated with chlorine to kill harmful bacteria and the like. 'The water in the splash pad is treated and recirculated just like the water in a pool,' said city spokeswoman Dawa Hitch. 'Like other public pools, it is regulated by the Buncombe County Health Department.'" — [Asheville Citizen-Times]

N.C. teens could need note to tan inside

"Indoor tanning might not be legal for teenagers if a bill working its way through the General Assembly becomes law. The state Senate bill, known as the Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act, aims to require a medical prescription to use a tanning bed for users under 18. The Senate Health Care Committee adopted the bill May 12." — [StarNewsOnline]

Daily acetaminophen use reduces prostate cancer risk

"Taking an acetaminophen tablet daily for at least five years reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer by 38 percent, researchers from the American Cancer Society reported Monday." — [L.A. Times]

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