Archive for March, 2009

Washington state House budget plan: $4B in cuts

The state House of Representative rolled out a budget proposal with about $4 billion in cuts Tuesday, a day after the state Senate offered its own proposal. (2 mins to go)

Super-chemo targets cancer spreading to the liver

Bill Darker grinned as he headed into the operating room for a dramatic experiment: A super-high dose of chemotherapy dripped directly into his cancer-ridden liver, 10 times more than patients normally can tolerate. (3 mins to go)

Obama: Automakers Must Do More

Obama says auto industry needs to do more to get help. (2 mins to go)

Stroke-blocking device shows promise, doctors say

ORLANDO, Fla. — A novel device to treat a common heart problem that can lead to stroke showed promise in testing, but not without risk, new research shows. (1 min to go)

Groups find common ground on health care overhaul

Groups representing consumers, businesses, insurers, doctors, nurses and hospitals said Friday they have reached agreement on how they would like to see the nation’s health care system overhauled. (46 secs to go)

Canadians using more prescription drugs

A company that tracks pharmaceutical sales says the number of prescriptions filled by Canadians rose by more than seven per cent in 2008 over the previous year. (2 mins to go)

NJ jobless rate continues to climb in February

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s jobless rate climbed to 8.2 percent in February, nearly a full percentage point above January’s rate of 7.3 percent. (2 mins to go)

Upson Regional generates $142 million for economy

In 2006, Upson Regional Medical Center generated more than $142 million in revenue for the local economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. (2 mins to go)

Purchase Exams

By Mark A. Akin, D.V.M. The old axiom, Let the Buyer Beware? is never more true than when considering a horse for purchase. Horses rarely come with a money back guarantee and it is important to do your homework before you buy. (2 mins to go)

Protesting the perks

A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits yesterday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout. (2 mins to go)