Health disparities emerge on modern civil rights front

“In black history, people often felt there was nothing they could do about their health,” Tillery said. “They accepted diabetes as a little sugar or high blood pressure as just part of life or the way things are. But we have seen people realize that they do control their own health. This movement, like any movement, will have to rise up from the people who demand better health care.” Said O’Toole, “It’s not just an individual tragedy. They affect the quality of life and our competitiveness in the global economy. It’s that big when you’re talking about inclusion and diversity.” Steve Schwalbe, senior vice president of strategy and communications at TriHealth, is a Health Gap board member. “I think about low birth weight and how we have such great hospitals and doctors in this region,” he said.
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Health Fears Grow In Damascus With Reported Chemical Attack

Men wearing masks walk along a deserted street that was hit by what activists said was a gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Ain Tarma on Wednesday.

The Syrian government has always referred to rebels as terrorists. But the Syrian authorities have yet to issue any clear statements putting to rest Damascenes’ concerns for general public safety. There have been no statements on the quality of the air in the city, or the safety of the food supply and water, and whether civilians need to take any extra precautions. One of the suburbs where the chemical attack may have taken place is Ghouta, an agricultural area that supplies much of the fresh produce, meat and dairy to Damascus. At a recent gathering of several Damascenes in the urban middle class neighborhood of Maysat, one mother of three, Salwa, said she cried “for hours” on Thursday after learning the news. And now she was worried about what to feed her children.
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States scramble to get health-care law’s insurance marketplaces up and running

An estimated 7million people are expected to use these portals to purchase health coverage in 2014. Graphic See how the states have sided on some of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. More health and science news Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar Some officials are preparing for hiccups or delays as the health-care laws Oct. 1 deadline nears.
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Murad plans health retreat

100 days of summer

True beauty comes from healthy habits, says Dr. Howard Murad of the namesake skin care line. “To me health and beauty are synonymous. When you’re healthy, you’re going to be more beautiful,” he says. Now he’s taking that philosophy beyond the confines of his dermatology practice in El Segundo by offering an immersive weekend health retreat at the Parker Palm Springs in September.
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Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors

AP Health Care Exchange

A doctor checks monitors during a catheterization lab heart procedure. (Photo: Toby Talbot, AP) A 100-plus-page guide will be sent to 52 million Medicare beneficiaries next month Enrollment in marketplace health plans, or exchanges, begins Oct. 1 and runs for six months On Oct. 15, a two-month sign-up period for private health plans for millions of Medicare beneficiaries begins SHARECONNECT TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE While the Obama administration is encouraging uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage on the new online insurance marketplaces, federal officials are planning a campaign to persuade millions of seniors to please stay away don’t call and don’t sign up.
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Health Dept. says Oklahoma smoking rate declining

“That’s phenomenal,” Cline said. “This is the best news we’ve heard in a long time.” The percentage of Oklahoma residents who have never smoked increased from 49.2 percent in 2011 to 52.4 percent in 2012, an increase of about 100,000 people. And the percentage of those who smoke every day decreased from 19.9 percent in 2011 to 17 percent in 2012. In addition, cigarette purchases across the state have decreased.
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How to Take Care of Oily Skin

Mexico to See Quality Skin Care Growth

Mexico to See Quality Skin Care Growth

This little effort of yours will help varnish excess oil from your skin. Remember to apply a sunscreen: The use of sunscreen is very important for those who have oily skin. This type of skin is extremely prone to pigmentation. Make sure you apply an SPF with minimum 20+ before you step out of your house. Do not apply too much make-up: The use of make-up tends to spoil your skin. Thus make sure that you only use the basics. Instead of applying a liquid foundation, choose a compact instead.
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Consumption of skin care in Mexico has been boosted by a rapid recovery from the economic crisis in 2009. Its economy on the mend, Mexico is forecast to record faster GDP growth than Brazil by the end of this year. Although healthy however, a volume CAGR of 4.4% keeps skin care just out of the top three health and beauty sectors in Mexico to 2017, while the sectors value is projected to grow at a slightly lower CAGR of 4.1%. Facial care accounts for over half of the entire skin care sector in Mexico, with value and volume shares at 55.5% and 55.4%, respectively. Growth is slightly below the average at 4.1% value and 4.3% volume. However, body care, with less than half the share, is forecast to see the highest growth in the sector.
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Free Educational Literature on Skin Care Aids Available

Free Educational Literature on Skin Care Aids Available

Reviva is making available, at no cost, bulk copies of Beauty News for distribution at point-of-contact. The new Beauty News full-color and illustrated 12-page brochure lists scores of common skin problems, along with solutions. It is an educational resource, Stephen Strassler, Reviva Labs founder and president, says. Topics include Skin Salon Secrets, multiple, typical problems — and answers, anti-aging and skin beauty knowledge, plus individualized programs. For a free copy, contact Reviva Labs at 800-257-7774 or by Fax at 856-429-0767. Note to Editor: For review, or free product for specific problem, contact: Elena Cruz, American News Services, at 29 Bala Ave., Ste.
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Spa Sonic(r) Skin Care System Face & Body Polisher Now Available at Target.com, Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com

Prior to launching at Target stores nationwide, Spa Sonic was exclusively sold in the finest spas and salons across North America. Consumers now have the opportunity to bring home the salon device of choice amongst Americas most prestigious spas. Availability: $60.00 via http://www.target.com , http://www.walgreens.com , http://www.drugstore.com and many other online and in-line retailers nationwide. Now available in white, lavender and pink shades. Four bonus attachments included. Long lasting AA battery four pack no need to charge. Four removable rotating brush heads offer a variety of benefits: Small Brush: The small facial brush is made of soft bristles, specially designed for tender facial skin and to reach every contour and groove of the face.
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Why You Need A Morning And Nighttime Skin Care Routine

What is your skin care routine?

Dr. Murad recommends adding antioxidants in the morning as well either through veggies and fruit for breakfast or in your skin care products so your skin is ready to face the day and the potential environmental damage we all face.Dr. Murad Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30($49, murad.com)includes antioxidants thatprotect against free radicals and fatty acids that increase the skins elasticity. Nighttime At night, you should focus on products that help nourish your skin and also repair it. He recommends applying a thicker, more highly-concentrated moisturizer just before bed. The bodys cells are replenished with nutrients and are being regenerated at night, so this is the time to optimize the delivery of the raw materials your skin needs. Theres truth to the phrase beauty sleep: During your sleep cycle, your body repairs each of its systems, says Dr.
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Skin care, nail spa biz opens near waterfront

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French skin care market will be boosted by face care say analysts

E-mail Address Kamedis Expands Into the U.S. With Distribution Through Natural Partners to Naturopathic Practitioners August 6, 2013 10:36 AM EDT Tweet Send to a Friend TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — (Marketwired) — 08/06/13 — Kamedis Bio-Herbal Skin Care, today announced it is launching its herbal based, clinically proven skin care product line, developed especially for naturopathic practitioners, into North America. Kamedis scientists have designed clinically proven skin care products to address many common and chronic skin conditions identified in itchiness, redness, irritation, dryness or oiliness, blemishes and dandruff. “Our scientifically developed skin care products are based on botanical formulations that are coupled with modern technology and scientific research,” said Vered Caplan, CEO of Kamedis. “Kamedis naturopathic products have been formulated to be an effective skin care product for short and long term use. The result are high quality, herbal based products available for use with any type of skin.” Kamedis products are based on plants that have been used in traditional medicine with a high safety profile. All Kamedis naturopathic products and have been formulated for optimum skin care.
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Kamedis Bio-Herbal Skin Care Launches Kamedis Naturopathic Line in the United States

Singing from the same songsheet Likewise, Canadean research suggests that facial care will retain its stronghold in the French skin care market, due to customer loyalty for firmly established brands which will keep Facial Care at the top of the category over the next five years. Due to a slow recovery from the global recession, Canadean says the firmly established skin care sector is expected to show a negative growth in value up to 2017. Growth by value is expected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of -0.2 per cent, making it the lowest ranking Health & Beauty sector in the country up to 2017. Volume, however, is expected to grow positively at a CAGR of 0.5 per cent. Facial Care held the largest share of the skin care sector in 2012, and French consumers have a long history of using these products. It is expected that a desire to keep up with beauty routines and a comfort with using established brands will drive growth in the category over the next few years.
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