HHS and Ad Council Launch New Nationwide PSA Campaign Urging Vaccination Against the H1N1 Flu Virus

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 7, 2009.  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is joining with the Ad Council to launch a new nationwide public service advertising (PSA) campaign called “Together We Can All Fight the Flu.”  The campaign features television, radio, online[Read More…]

Illinois Weekly H1N1 Influenza Activity Estimates, December 4, 2009

SPRINGFIELD–(ENEWSPF)–December 4, 2009. Illinois H1N1 CumulativeVaccine Allocation*(As of December 3, 2009) Allocated 2,422,300 Ordered 2,403,600 Shipped 2,261,520 * The above table represents H1N1 vaccine allocation for the 10 million people in Illinois who live outside the city of Chicago. Chicago receives an H1N1 vaccine allotment for its’3 million residents directly[Read More…]

More Good News on THC and Cancer

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 18, 2009. For some time we’ve been pointing out the massive pile of evidence that THC and other cannabinoids have potential as anticancer drugs. A new study out of Thailand demonstrates that THC can fight cholangiocarcinoma – cancer of the bile duct. This is a rare but deadly[Read More…]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Recommendations for Breast Cancer Screenting

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2009.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued its recommendations for breast cancer screening.  USPSTF is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical  preventive services. One of the USPSTF’s[Read More…]

Legislation Aimed at Providing Boost for Energy Efficiency Projects in Illinois Signed Into Law

Springfield, IL–(ENEWSPF)–November 13, 2009.  On Thursday, legislation backed by State Representative Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) was signed into law by Governor Quinn.  This legislation allows the Illinois Finance Authority, which provides funding options to help foster private sector job creation, to support energy efficiency projects as Illinois looks for an[Read More…]

California: Lawmakers Hold Historic Hearing On Marijuana Legalization

Sacramento, CA–(ENEWSPF)– State lawmakers heard testimony last week in support of taxing and regulating the commercial production and distribution of marijuana for adults age 21 and older. Members of the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety called for the hearing, entitled "Examining the Fiscal and Legal Implication of the Legalization[Read More…]

Park Forest Nurses Club Dicussion on Mechanisms of Heart Failure

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–November 3, 2009.  The Park Forest Nurses Club will meet on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary United Protestant Church, 425 N. Orchard Drive. Clarissa Miller, RN, MS, CNP will discuss “Mechanisms of Heart Failure.”  All Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, active or inactive, are[Read More…]

Breast Cancer Donation: Check It Out Before Going Pink

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– As National Breast Cancer Awareness month celebrates 25 years of education, many national and local businesses are marketing pink ribbon products and services to support a cure for breast cancer. The Better Business Bureau advises consumers to research donation claims before making a purchase. The BBB encourages consumers[Read More…]