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Meeting End-Of-Life Needs (A Hospice Library)

The Hospice Institute of Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio has created a specialized library to meet end-of-life educational needs. According to a news item, the library collection of over 1,500 items is accessible to the public. Librarians offer free personalized library services. An online form is available here.

The library has several Web based offerings

**Book Lists

**Pediatric Care Guide

** Bereavement Support Resources

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

When Doctors Admit Mistakes, Fewer Malpractice Suits Result, Study Says

Michigan hospital finds an apology, offer of compensation led fewer patients to sue

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Poultry Litter Leaches Arsenic Into Streams, Rivers: Scientists

Researchers say more careful farm management would cut down on contamination


Chicken feed is sometimes supplemented with roxarsone, an arsenic-containing compound that’s meant to control parasites and promote weight gain. Most of the arsenic is excreted by the chickens and gets mixed in with sawdust and other litter materials in poultry houses. When this litter is cleaned from the poultry houses, farmers use it to fertilize their crops, explained the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Health News Items | , | Leave a comment

Choosing healthier protein-rich foods instead of red and processed meats may reduce heart disease risk in wom

From a news release by the American Heart Association

Study Highlights:

  • Higher consumption of red meat sharply increases the risk of heart disease.
  • Substituting fish, poultry, low-fat dairy products and nuts significantly decreases the risk of heart disease.
  • This 26-year study in women shows the benefits of shifting sources of protein away from red meat

DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2010 — American women who ate more protein-rich foods instead of red meat had a significantly lower risk of developing heart disease, according to a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health, Nutrition | Leave a comment


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