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FDA Warns of Compounded Drug Recall by Texas Firm
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals' plant in Temple, Texas. The inspections revealed production problems in several lots of drugs that were supposed to be sterile. The company is now ...
Illinois Insurance Subsidies in Place for Now
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:25 PM
Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Contradictory rulings were issued Tuesday by two federal appeals court panels. One said the federal government couldn't offer financial assistance to people in states like ...
Red Cross Has Urgent Need for Blood Donations
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:01 AM
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red ...
FDA Warns Against Powdered Caffeine
Friday, July 18, 2014 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal. It is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consuming it. The FDA said teenagers and young adults may be particularly drawn to the caffeine ...
New Long Term Hospital Coming to Paducah
Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:52 AM
It's unknown exactly how large the facility is going to be, and whether they plan to team up with one of the hospitals already here, but a new Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is coming to Paducah sometime in 2015. ContinueCare, a Community Hospital Corporation subsidiary based in Plano, TX, has announced plans to open five new LTACH facilities across the nation, with Paducah being one of ...
Lourdes Mission Fund Receives Gift from Banterra
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:37 PM
Banterra Bank made a $2,000 gift to Lourdes Foundation’s Sister Marie Moore Patient Mission Fund, which supports the needs of indigent patients with medications, transportation, medical equipment and clothing when they are discharged from Lourdes. “We are so grateful to Banterra for their generous gift,” said Tara Miller, President of Lourdes Foundation. ...
Murray Hospital Hosts Stroke Camp-Seeks Volunteers
Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:20 AM
The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be hosting a Stroke Camp for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members September 12-14 at Lake Barkley Convention Center. The camp offers a variety of activities tailored to the challenges stroke survivors face, including crafts, games, music, water aerobics and hiking/walking. There are also educational ...
Lourdes Co-Sponsors Chronic Disease Workshops
Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:00 AM
Do you struggle with managing a chronic disease such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or any other chronic conditions? There are free classes just for you. Beginning July 15, Lourdes is co-sponsoring The Living Well Workshops to assist individuals in learning better management of chronic diseases or that of a family member. The workshops are based ...
Lourdes Offers Living Well Workshops
Sunday, June 22, 2014 2:13 PM
Do you struggle with managing a chronic disease such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or any other chronic conditions? There are free classes just for you. Lourdes is co-sponsoring The Living Well Workshops, free classes to assist individuals in learning better management of chronic diseases or that of a family member. The Living Well Workshops are based ...
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