Posts tagged: health

U.S. Health Agency Forbids Sensitive Data On Apple MacBooks — Security — InformationWeek

By , April 7, 2008 11:25 am

U.S. Health Agency Forbids Sensitive Data On Apple MacBooks — Security — InformationWeek
In the wake of a widely publicized security breach that left thousands of patient records exposed, the federal government’s National Institutes of Health is forbidding all employees who use Apple’s MacBook laptops from handling sensitive data as of Friday, InformationWeek has learned.

Employees at the health agency who store medical records and other personal information on laptops must use systems that run either on Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)’s Windows operating system or Linux, according to an agency memo.

This is beyond words. Go, read the article, especially the comments. Typical top management CYA BS.

Soak in Epsom Salt : Planet Green

By , April 3, 2008 9:58 pm

Soak in Epsom Salt : Planet Green
Who knew Epsom salt packed such a wallop of health benefits? Also known as hydrated magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt is a powerful source of magnesium, an element the National Academy of Sciences says most Americans are deficient in, resulting in high rates of ailments such as heart disease, stroke, migraines, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, and chronic fatigue.

I’ve used it from time to time for sore muscles and skin infections but had no idea it had any relationship with most of the above ailments.

Moderate alcohol consumption in middle age can lower cardiac risk

By , April 3, 2008 9:16 pm

Moderate alcohol consumption in middle age can lower cardiac risk
The study also identified a subset of new drinkers who consumed only wine. When comparing non-drinkers to wine-only drinkers, drinkers of other types of alcohol, and heavy drinkers, the wine-only drinkers had the most significant reduction in cardiovascular events. Drinkers of other types of alcohol also had an advantage over non-drinkers, but the difference did not reach statistical significance.

I’ve been seeing more and more studies showing the health benefits of limited alcohol intake, especially red wine. While at the health food store the other day I noticed several supplements that were supposed to be the good stuff from red wine without the alcohol. And priced higher than several bottles of wine. πŸ™„

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