Archive for February, 2013

Changing Up an American Favorite by Using Turkey

Posted by Sienna Mullaly on Feb 27, 2013

It is healthy and the taste may surprise you.  Washington, D.C. – infoZine – American Institute for Cancer Research – Like many dishes, of course, meatloaf it is not without its history. After the Industrial Revolution during the mid-19th century, meat became more available to the average citizen. The lack of refrigeration, however, made many folks reluctant to purchase ground meats since the shopper could not always be certain of age, actual ingredients or quality. The introduction of small meat grinders, though, enabled people to grind their own cuts of meat at home. One of the results was meatloaf – a quintessential part of traditional American cuisine.

Although typically made of beef or pork, or a combination of those meats, this recipe brings the nutritional benefits of turkey into the mix for a great tasting dish. Al Full article…

DHEC Board to meet Thursday

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Feb 26, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control will meet via conference call on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. The call will originate in the Board Room (#3420) at DHEC’s offices, 2600 Bull Street in Columbia.

The meeting agenda is available here.

For media inquiries: Jim Beasley – (803) 898-7769 Email -

A single pill for heart disease prevention?

Posted by Sienna Mullaly on Feb 24, 2013

It isn’t unusual for people with heart disease to take several pills a day—aspirin, a statin to lower cholesterol, a couple to control blood pressure, and maybe a beta blocker to slow the heart rate. Keeping track of all these drugs is a feat of memory and organization. But what if you could accomplish all this with a single pill? The December 2012 Harvard Women’s Health Watch looks at the “polypill,” a combination pill that’s been in development for several years, and that could be available in the not-too-distant future.

Taking several medications in one pill could improve the percentage of people who take their medicines as prescribed. Right now that percentage is “unbelievably bad,” says Dr. Christopher Cannon, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “

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Health Care Spending: A 21st Century Gold Rush

Posted by Sienna Mullaly on Feb 21, 2013

Winston Churchill once remarked, “Americans will always do the right thing, once they’ve exhausted all alternatives.” His observation, at least the second half of it, is proving itself as we continue to struggle with our health care system, especially its out-of-control costs that are crippling the budgets of businesses and government alike.

There is a lot of money in our health care system, and no enforceable budget. That leads to carelessness when it comes to spending that money.

What are some of the reasons health care costs continue to rise? Here are a few examples.

For at least the past 40 years, I’ve heard colleagues say, “We’d better get our fees and charges up now, because next year they’re really going to crack down on us.” It has never happened, yet. The problem is

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