Skywalk provides passage to knowledge

In 1970, Harris Rosen joined Disney Company as Director of Hotel Planning; he was instrumental in the development and planning of the Contemporary Resort Hotel and the Polynesian Village Hotel. Thirty-nine years later he earned an induction into the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame. He purchased his first hotel in Orlando, Florida, the Quality Inn International, now known […]

Black box warnings: Petition aims to curb prescription drug overdose crisis

Pennsylvania Department of Health joins other public health agencies in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue warnings for dangerous combination of medications amid prescription drug overdose crisis.  Members of the public are invited to participate at Change.org. Last month,  the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced it is joining city and state health directors from […]

Pre-dental procedure protocol: preventing infection

Serious bacterial infections following dental procedures are rare, and the vast majority of people don’t need to take antibiotics or take any other precautions prior to dental procedures, Dr. Faton Bytyci told LiveScience.com . The resident physician at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, co-authored a report that will help other medical professionals protect their patients from potential […]

Baseball mainstay, advocate against smokeless tobacco dies at 90

The voice of Major League Baseball’s Game of the Week broadcasts, Joe Garagiola, became an advocate against tobacco in baseball later in his career. His visits to major league camps on the topic included “blistering and at times graphic presentations to players,” according to usatoday.com. (Shown, in 2004, in an Arizona Republic photo, Garagiola holds a poster of baseball player Bill […]

SmileOnU provides assistance in Cambodia, Nicaragua

BB Maboby Bahadarakhann’s humanitarian efforts exemplify the reasons she was selected by a juried panel in 2015 as a Lucy Hobbs Project Humanitarian Award recipient from among nominees across the U.S. In late December 2015, SmileOnU, representatives from a nonprofit organization founded by BB Maboby Bahadarakhann, traveled to Cambodia to provide dental services to those in need. […]

89 days to have a hand in an FDA decision

For the next 89 days, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will accept public comment on a proposed ban on the use of powdered medical gloves. Afterward, it will review the new information and make a final decision. According to a report by Newsweek.com, on Monday the FDA issued the proposal, saying “the substance on the latex—meant to make it easier for surgeons and physicians […]