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Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

... how to use the latest technology to help keep abuse survivors safe, thanks to a new program created ... initiative will enable victims and survivors of abuse to use technology as a powerful tool to seek help ... up at a time when support services for victims of abuse are in jeopardy. It's Verizon's proven commitment ...

Emdeon Closes The Sentinel Group Acquisition, Implements First Customer in Less than 30 Days

... a recognized leader in healthcare fraud and abuse management services, was acquired by Emdeon on ... providers and payers. Integrating fraud and abuse detection logic within Emdeon's existing network ... "Furthermore, the in-stream nature of fraud and abuse detection logic, coupled with Emdeon's existing ...

Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

... researchers report. "Elder self-neglect and abuse really have severe consequences," said study ... according to the study and editorial. abuse can include physical or sexual abuse, ... chance that they would die in the year after the abuse was reported was more than twice as great as it ...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

... a research associate professor at the Substance abuse Research Center of the University of Michigan. ... visit the U.S. National Institute on Drug abuse . SOURCES: Sean Esteban ... Ph.D., research associate professor, Substance abuse Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann ...

American Association for Homecare Supports Crackdown on Medicare Scammers in Houston, Boston, New York, Louisiana

... for Healthcare Reform and Stop Waste, Fraud, and abuse in Medicare ARLINGTON, Va., July 30 ... from seniors and patients. Reducing fraud and abuse in Medicare is an effective way to reduce ... includes tough measures to eliminate fraud and abuse before it starts. "We have zero tolerance ...

Clyde C. Tuggle, Senior Vice President at The Coca-Cola Company, Elected to CASA* Board

... -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced today ... their work to educate Americans about substance abuse is a tremendous honor," said Tuggle. "My goal is ... needed to study and combat all types of substance abuse as they affect all aspects of society. CASA and ...

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council Partners With the National Institute of Mental Health

... with mental health, alcoholism, and drug abuse disorders. The Outreach Partnership Program is a ... with support from the National Institute of Drug abuse (NIDA) and in collaboration with the Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ...

Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

... are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging ... adults have the right to live a life free from abuse and neglect, which can take many forms," said ...

National Report Ranks Oklahoma as a Top State for Mental Health Services

... Department of Mental Health and Substance abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and Oklahoma Health Care ... national awards, including: Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Science ... Department of Mental Health and Substance abuse Services The Oklahoma Department of Mental ...

Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse

... recent media attention on Diprivan (Propofol) abuse , the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place , ... rather than self-medicating. abuse in the Healthcare Industry Dr. ... training programs reported at least one case of abuse by physicians or other healthcare workers over ...

Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse

... recent media attention on Diprivan (Propofol) abuse , the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, one of ... recent media attention on Diprivan (Propofol) abuse , the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place , one ... training programs reported at least one case of abuse by physicians or other healthcare workers over ...

Coming Clean About The Cleaner - Phoenix House's Chief Clinical Officer David Deitch on Intervention, and the Recovery Process That Follows

... the nation's largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility. "The ... experience in the development of drug abuse treatment systems for adolescents and adults. ... one of the nation's leading non-profit substance abuse prevention and treatment service organizations, ...

A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians

... tragedies, of prescription chemical addiction and abuse are being discussed, these articles offer crucial ... direction and optimism. Addiction to and abuse of prescription opioid drugs are prevalent, and ... have the greatest risk of opioid dependence and abuse among health care providers. Also in the ...

Intimate abuse study finds clear links with poor health and calls for holistic primary care approach

... the 2,746 responses found a clear link between abuse and poor health and are calling for policy ... responded. "The data on intimate partner abuse was collected separately from married and ... this study is that it looked at intimate partner abuse in conjunction with a range of health factors to ...

Abused Kids Face Higher Cancer Risk

... News) -- Adults who experienced physical abuse as children are more likely to develop cancer ... researchers concluded that childhood physical abuse is associated with a 49 percent increased risk of ... activity -- the association between childhood abuse and cancer remained significant, they found. A ...

Insurance May Be Hazardous to Your Health: "They Figured It Was Cheaper to Kill Me"

... whose family has endured three generations of abuse at the hands of health insurers. She thought the ... (1) that she says cleared the way for HMOs to abuse consumers. "Government can impose policy ... Systemic problems with health insurance abuse persist and can threaten people's lives and ...

America's Silent Crisis: Addiction -- Downturn Fuels Rising Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Phoenix House Study Reveals

... the nation's largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility. " Eighty-eight percent of the population feels that drug abuse is at either serious or crisis levels today, ... as well. And they can often escape into substance abuse and addiction. At Phoenix House, we have been ...

Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of Successful Pre-IND Meeting with FDA for Abuse Deterrent Narcotic

... regulatory pathway for submission of an abuse deterrent immediate release oxycodone. ... technology Smart/Script(TM) is the basis of the abuse deterrent characteristics of the product. For the ... drug liking and reinforcement and increases the abuse liability of the drug. Once a drug is loaded into ...

Is Your Teenager Using Prescription Drugs Behind Your Back? TestCountry Drug Test Panel Numbers Tally with NIDA Fact Sheet Reports on Prescription Drug A

... then it could mean that prescription drug abuse among teenagers is on the rise. TestCountry.com, ... those used for determining prescription drug abuse in teenagers. San ... then it could mean that prescription drug abuse among teenagers is on the rise. ...

National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Act Receives Senate Support

... effects of controlled substance misuse, abuse and trafficking. The ultimate goal of NASPER is ... ASIPP CEO and Chairman of the Board. "The abuse of prescription drugs continues to be a problem ... weapon in the fight against prescription drug abuse that will allow physicians to ...

The Rasansky Law Firm Publishes Guide for Identifying, Preventing Childcare and Daycare Abuse

... and growing number of daycare and childcare abuse reports, noted Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky ... and Acting on Claims of Daycare and Childcare abuse ," a guide for identifying and preventing day ... abuse, and key issues involved in daycare abuse and neglect cases handled by the attorneys at the ...

Phoenix House Offers Hope for Addicts in Hamptons Community

... the nation's largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. "But in all ... and vocational services. "Alcohol and drug abuse is on the rise during this economic crisis, and ... one of the nation's leading non-profit substance abuse prevention and treatment service organizations, ...

Statement of James P. Firman President and CEO, National Council on Aging on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2009

... -- In recognition of World Elder abuse Awareness Day , the National Council on Aging ... as many as 5 million seniors suffer from elder abuse and neglect each year, costing the nation $2.6 ... of older Americans who have suffered from elder abuse to make a strong case for passage of this ...

At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

... from the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol abuse and Alcoholism. Binge drinking also increased ... director of the division of alcoholism and drug abuse in the psychiatry department at the New York ... research, U.S. National Institute on Alcohol abuse and Alcoholism; Marc Galanter, M.D., director, ...

Inverness Medical Innovations Proposes to Acquire Concateno plc

... is a leading European supplier of drugs of abuse testing products and services with 2008 revenues ... position in the European point of care, drugs of abuse testing market is a perfect complement to our existing drugs of abuse business, which operates primarily in the United ...

New CASA* Report Finds Federal, State and Local Governments Spend Almost Half a Trillion Dollars a Year on Substance Abuse and Addiction

... May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse and addiction cost federal, state and local ... to Shoveling Up II: The Impact of Substance abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets, a new ... by The National Center on Addiction and Substance abuse (CASA) at Columbia University . The CASA ...

Childhood Sexual Abuse Might Spur Early Periods

... report. The finding suggests childhood sexual abuse may increase the likelihood of early periods. ... Study and found that 43 percent reported physical abuse and 18 percent reported sexual abuse when they were children. The study found that ...

Methamphetamine Use Triples Among Pregnant Rehab Patients

... mothers seeking treatment for methamphetamine abuse tripled from 1994 to 2006. In 1994, ... according to the U.S. National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA). Treatments aimed at changing behaviors ... "But, they're aware of the stigma associated with abuse behavior and they may be reluctant to seek care. ...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Examine the Psychological Impact of Child Abuse

... to a new Mayo Clinic study, a history of child abuse significantly impacts the wide range of ... in San Francisco. The impact of child abuse already is known to increase the risk of suicide; ... characteristics of depressed victims of child abuse is scarce. Although the findings of the Mayo ...

Mayo Clinic researchers examine the psychological impact of child abuse

... to a new Mayo Clinic study, a history of child abuse significantly impacts the wide range of ... in San Francisco. The impact of child abuse already is known to increase the risk of suicide, ... characteristics of depressed victims of child abuse is scarce. Although the findings of the Mayo ...

Study finds higher prevalence of early menarche among survivors of childhood sexual abuse

... The results suggest that a history of sexual abuse may increase the risk of early menarche (i.e., ... , examined the prevalence of sexual and physical abuse in childhood among more than 35,000 ... of childhood abuse: 43 percent reported physical abuse and 18 percent reported sexual abuse. Women who ...

Here to Help(TM): Unique Program Combines Direct Personal Assistance With Web-Based Resources to Improve Opioid Dependence Treatment Outcomes

... (WHO) and the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA). It is a treatable medical condition that ... and death. SUBOXONE(R) has potential for abuse and produces dependence of the opioid type , ... Benckiser Healthcare Ltd. (1) Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA ...

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Target Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the South Pacific

... Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in Tonga, an island nation near Samoa in the ... Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in Tonga, an island nation near Samoa in the ... the countries they visit. With drug and alcohol abuse among Tonga's youth a critical concern to ...

SAMHSA Honors Goldie Hawn, Youth Across the Country in Celebration of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

... resilience. The event was part of the Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's ... www.samhsa.gov/children . The Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a ... the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental ...

Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat

... industry, patients, consumer groups, and drug abuse prevention advocates released a national strategy ... abuse. "Rising rates of prescription drug abuse are the result of a combination of factors and ... of CLAAD , the Center for Lawful Access and abuse Deterrence. CLAAD's National Prescription ...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate 'STOP' Act, Which Aims to Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse

... more tools needed to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare system before it starts. The ... and direct measures to stop waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare program," said American ... tough, effective steps to stop waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare's home medical equipment (HME) sector ...

Emdeon Announces Agreement to Acquire The Sentinel Group, a Leader in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Management Services

... is a recognized leader in healthcare fraud and abuse management services. The acquisition is subject ... Garvanian will join Emdeon as its Fraud and abuse Product Champion. The Sentinel Group evolved ... leader in the healthcare anti-fraud and abuse industry, has one of the most experienced teams ...

Partnership for a Drug-Free America / MetLife Foundation Survey Shows More Parents Are Talking With Their Teens About Cough Medicine Abuse

... addressing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse with their teens. The Partnership/Metlife Parents ... and talking to their kids about cough medicine abuse just as they would about any substance abuse behavior." The latest PATS-Parents results ...

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

... Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads ... and persistent trends in teen drug use -- teen abuse of prescription medications. This nationally ... parents' perception of the risks posed by teen abuse of prescription (Rx) medications -- an entrenched ...

Former U.S. Drug Czar, 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey, to Highlight Vanguard Breakfast Breakthrough Event 8 a.m. Friday, May 1, Washington Golf and Country Club, Arlington

... (Ret), will highlight Vanguard Services Substance abuse Treatment Centers' Breakthrough Breakfast with state, county, and local political and drug abuse treatment leaders and will speak at the 8 a.m. ... a leading national model program in treating drug abuse as a health problem and removing the stigma of ...
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