Saturday, May 17, 2008 General News
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1. BEAUTY: WHAT'S COOL FOR EYES THIS SEASON? GITA BASS, NYC-based celebritymakeup artist, has created some of the most eye-catching looks for the likesof Minnie Driver, Heidi Klum and Keira Knightly, and she says this season isabout daring styles: "Lots of people are afraid of trying new things with eyemakeup, but with the return of bold colors and dramatic liners this season,the eyes are definitely center stage. Not every look works for everybody, butthere's never been a better time to experiment. The season's eye trends areeasy to achieve if you have the right colors and tools." Bass is available todiscuss the summer's hottest looks in eye makeup and how to create them, herfavorite makeup tips and must-have beauty tools. News Contact: ChristinaOcchipinti, Phone: +1-914-241-0086, ext.14 (5/16/08)

2. HEALTH: ANY DOG BITE SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. HENRIP. GABORIAU, M.D., leading Northwest facial plastic surgeon: "Dog bites are apublic health problem. The latest numbers published by the Center for DiseaseControl (CDC) indicate that there is a dog bite epidemic in the United States.Almost 5 million victims annually -- about 2 percent of the entire population-- are victims of dog bites. Eight-hundred thousand of these victims requiremedical attention. About 30 people die each year from dog bites. Countlessmore bites go unreported and untreated. Most of the victims who receivemedical attention are children, half of whom are bitten in the face. Any dogbite should be seen immediately by a medical professional in order to be pro-active about the type of scar that is created. Otherwise, the wound can healwith a really bad scar. Dog bite wounds need to be seen even when the victimthinks damage is minimal." Dog Bite Awareness Week is May 18-24. News Contact:Patricia Vaccarino, Phone: +1-206-979-3380 (5/16/08)

3. HEALTH: EPA MUST ENACT BETTER AIR-POLLUTION STANDARDS. EDGAR GIL, healthprogram manager with the NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR HISPANIC HEALTH: "Too often,the Environmental Protection Agency has failed its basic public healthresponsibility to tell us whether or not we have clean air and clean water.The federal government must enact standards that better protect us all. It's amatter of good health." Gil is participating in the Health and EnvironmentAction Network's Bike to Work Day, May 16, by riding his bike to work with aneco-pac to monitor air and water pollution. News Contact: Adam J. Segal, Phone: +1-202-422-4673 (5/15/08)

4. HEALTH: GROWING NUMBER OF ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS. DR. ALAN DENGIZ, leadingnational Alzheimer's expert and geriatrician: "This week, high-profile figureslike Sandra Day O'Connor addressed the Council of Aging (U.S. Senate)regarding the growing number of Alzheimer's patients, and the devastation,challenges and impact it has on both the patient and the family caregivers.Alzheimer's is a devastating disease for the patient and its family, butunderstanding the disease and knowing what resources, care and treatmentoptions are available can help them cope better. There are over 5 millionAmericans with Alzheimer's, and this number is expected to grow to 7.7 millionby 2030, an increase of over 50 percent." News Contact: Lynn Blenkhorn, Phone: +1-508-851-0930 (5/16/08)

5. HEALTH: KEEP YOUR HOUSE, FAMILY AND YOURSELF ALLERGY-FREE THIS SPRING.MARTHA HOWARD, M.D., CHICAGOHEALERS.COM practitioner, suggests that there aremany ways people can avoid allergy illness without the use of over-the-counterand prescription drugs: "Many people are in the midst of finding remedies andcures for migraines, sniffles, sore throats and every other side effect thatcomes along with spring weather. Checking a home for allergy hazards isessential and good for you and your kids. Dirty air ducts in the heatingsystem, dust mites in

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