The Skanner Newspaper - Health Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:48:54 -0700 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner Newspaper) Healthy Food: Meatless Monday with Potatoes
Fabulous recipes

Join the national Meatless Monday campaign and pledge to reduce your meat intake, one Monday at a time. It's a fun way to explore meatless eating

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Tabouli: Good Food on a Tight Budget
Salad information to protect human health and the environment. Teaching families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and better nourishment from those foods, as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign.
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Obamacare, what's in it for you? (David Kidd) Health Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:34:59 -0700 Obamacare: What's in It for You? Obamacare, in Oregon Health Care Reform, is about far more than expanding access, it makes a difference for African Americans. Talking points on the Obama Care ruling: is it a threat to democracy or victory for all Americans? You can compare plans, get help to pay, and sign up for through the online health exchanges.

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Sausages Are One of the Earliest Prepared Foods
The USDA defines the content of sausages and limits their fat content

Sausages are one of the earliest prepared foods. In ancient times efficient butchers saved the various scraps of organ meats, blood and fat, salted them and stuffed them into tubular casings, and preserved them by curing, drying, or smoking.

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Thrifty Meals
Pizza Meat Loaf; Baked Spicy Fish; Potato Cakes.   
From "Recipes and Tips for Healthy Thrifty Meals" by the Unites Stated Department of Agriculture
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Beijing Fears Over 4-Year-Old Bird Flu 'Carrier'
Doctors: Worrying development could make the spread of the infection more difficult to monitor

(CNN) -- Doctors say the discovery of a 4-year-old carrier of the H7N9 bird flu virus who shows no symptoms of the potentially lethal virus is a worrying development that could make the spread of the infection more difficult to monitor.

Health Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:12:09 -0700
Video: Death Toll Rises to 11 in China Bird Flu Crisis
Hong Kong is on alert and plans to test imports of poultry from the Chinese mainland

A patient from Shanghai has died of the bird flu bringing the death toll in China's outbreak to 11.  Forty-three  people have been infected, the World Health Organization said Friday. Of the five latest cases to be confirmed by a laboratory, three are from Zhejiang and two from Shanghai. Their ages range from 53 to 86.

Health Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:16:52 -0700
Got Health Insurance? How Oregon's Health Care Reforms Will Affect You
Obamacare: Oregon's version likely will help low-income and middle-income Oregonians

Oregons health exchange will offer comparison information for plans and also financial help for everyone under 400 percent of the Federal Poverty level. The state also likely will expand Medicaid to 200,000 more low-income people. See where you fit.

]]> (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Health Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:54:40 -0700
Obamacare: In Oregon Health Care Reform Is About Far More Than Expanding Access
Health officials say reforms will save money by focusing on prevention and basic care

Legislators in Oregon's state capitol are working on dozens of bills that will decide exactly what Oregon's health care system will look like in 2014 and beyond. What's for sure is that Oregon's answer to Obamacare will do much more than simply expand health insurance coverage. 

]]> (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Health Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:11:35 -0700
Judge Orders Morning-After Pill Available Without Prescription
Order overturns decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

(CNN) -- A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription.

Health Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:33:03 -0700
Video: Obama Proposes Changes to Medicare and Social Security in New Budget
Official: Plan would include $400 billion in savings to Medicare over 10 years

 President Barack Obama's upcoming budget plan will include proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare plus some new tax increases in an effort for the president to reach a deal with Republicans. The plan quickly drew criticism from liberal groups Friday.

Health Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:28:02 -0700
Obama Seeks $100m to Unlock Mysteries of the Brain
BRAIN initiative aims to help find new ways to treat, cure, and prevent brain disorders

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain in hopes of boosting the understanding and treatment of brain disorders.

Health Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:21:46 -0700
OSHA Cites Former Pal Youth Center in East Portland for 'Serious' Asbestos Violations
Former Board Member says those who spoke up were \"shut down" or \"forced out"

A report from the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration has cited the Police Activities League for three violations, two labeled "serious" at the youth center at 424 N.E.  172nd, raising concerns about the potential risk to children and staff of exposure to asbestos, present in the floor tiles of a girls' restroom and a staff restroom.

]]> (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Health Mon, 01 Apr 2013 03:03:47 -0700
Power Up with Delicious Protein-Rich Recipes
By adding peanuts it is easy to make a protein-boosting snack

It takes a lot of energy to keep up with today's busy lifestyle. Between juggling work, family, friends and activities, people are often looking for something to help them keep going. Many are turning to nutritious, plant-based sources of protein, such as peanuts, to help provide long-lasting energy throughout the day. By adding peanuts it is easy to make a protein-boosting  meal

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