Archive for the ‘Health Notes’ Category

Yoga minus all that pesky effort

May 1st, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Yoga, Yoga Pesky

Certified restorative yoga instructor Jennifer Wesanko assists Rebekka Walker with the Instant Maui pose at the Inner Space Yoga Studio in Vancouver. When Jennifer Wesanko returns from a run, she gets down on the floor and swings her legs up the wall. She’ll hang there for 20 minutes or so, letting gravity give her heart [...]

Partnership aims to improve patient safety

April 27th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Improve Patient, Patient

Launched earlier this month, the Partnership for Patients program aims to help save 60,000 lives and up to $35 billion over the next three years by eliminating preventable injuries and complications — making care safer and less costly. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will invest up to $1 billion in the effort. [...]

Georgia launching review of foster kids’ psych drugs

April 23rd, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Drugs

A national foundation focused on child welfare is footing at least $75,000 of the bill to figure out the best way to conduct an independent clinic exam of children taking mind-altering drugs. Better oversight of antidepressants, mood stabilizers and other psychotropic medications given to foster children is expected to reduce their usage — and their [...]

Children’s health featured at Emory forum

April 17th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Forum

The forum on children’s health is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and local doctors will discuss how toxins in the air and water can cause mental and physical developmental problems for children, along with other health problems.

Kaiser Permanente opening office downtown

April 14th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Office, Office Downtown

On Thursday, the company will open its Peachtree Center Medical Office at 225 Peachtree St. The $2.3 million facility offers adult medicine and dermatology, said Peter Andruszkiewicz, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. The company has 28 facilities in the metro region, officials said.