Homeopathy association honors Sen. Tom Harkin
MILWAUKIE, Ore. — The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists on Wednesday honored Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, with an award of appreciation for introducing and supporting legislation that safeguards Americans’ right to choose complementary health care. Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Harkin has been a longtime supporter of patient access to homeopathic medicines, AAHP noted.
"We value the senator’s passion for improving people’s health and holding down healthcare costs through healthier living," stated Mark Land, president of AAHP. "The AAHP and its members deeply appreciate the senator’s support of homeopathic medicines as a healthcare choice."
In photo: AAHP’s J.P. Borneman and Mark Land honor Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
"Throughout my career in Congress, I have been pleased to work closely with AAHP representatives to ensure that my constituents and all Americans continue to enjoy access to a wide range of personalized homeopathic medicines," Harkin wrote in a March 4 letter congratulating the members of AAHP on their 90th anniversary.
Soho Flordis International launches Calorease diet aid
SYDNEY, Australia — Soho Flordis International recently launched Calorease, formulated with a patented fat binder called FBCx, into the U.S. market.
The dietary fiber used by Calorease, binds up to nine times its weight in fat from food, safely removing it from the body before it can be absorbed. Taken with each meal, Calorease can reduce dietary fat by up to 15,000 calories per month without the restrictions of a low fat diet.
FBCx is a natural nondigestible molecule derived from corn. The fiber forms a bond with fat molecules, and then removes them from the body before they can be absorbed. Typical dietary fibers bind to dietary fat at an approximate 1:1 ratio. This small ratio makes common dietary fibers impractical as a weight-loss aid; one would have to consume excessive amounts of typical fiber to have any effect. With Calorease, FBCx binds to fat molecules at a ratio of 9:1.
Safe Kids Worldwide publishes new report outlining medicine poisoning risk among children
WASHINGTON — According to the new report “An In-Depth Look at Keeping Young Children Safe Around Medicines,” released last week by Safe Kids Worldwide, 7-of-10 emergency department visits for medicine poisonings are due to curious young children getting into their grandparent’s or mother’s medicine that was left within reach. The report notes one of the most effective ways to reverse this trend is through safe medicine storage at home and when traveling.
“This report clearly reinforces that parents and caregivers must always keep medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight of young children — every time they are used, especially those used every day,” stated Emily Skor, VP communications and alliance development at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. The report states that of children who visited emergency rooms in 2011 due to medicine poisonings, in 67% of the cases the medication was left within reach of the child in a purse, on a nightstand or counter, on the ground or in a misplaced area like under a sofa cushion.
“Young children are curious, and they can quickly get into medicines or vitamins when parents and caregivers aren’t looking. We encourage everyone who spends time with small children to look at your home through the eyes of a child and to pick a place to store medicines and vitamins that is high up, out of a child’s reach and sight,” Skor said.
To remind parents, grandparents and caregivers about the importance of safe medicine storage, the CHPA Educational Foundation in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its PROTECT Initiative launched the Up and Away and Out of Sight safe medicine storage educational campaign.
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