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Tenet Nurses, Healthcare Workers Take Action to Protest Sick Leave Cuts

... today against attempts to cut their access to sick leave. Tenet healthcare workers who ... or eliminate access to employees' extended sick leave. "Every day, we are on the ... other caregivers should not go to work if we're sick ourselves. But these cuts will make it harder for ...

Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients

... of insurance policies after a patient gets sick with an expensive-to-treat illness. In her ... not letting insurers cancel coverage or dump sick patients into low benefit policies that ... or HMO from transferring a patient who gets sick into low-benefit policies. Such policies will ...

Consumer Watchdog to Congress: Put Patients' Bill of Rights Back on the Table

... practice of insurers waiting until someone gets sick with an expensive-to-treat illness to then go ... documents bars an insurer from transferring a sick patient into the lowest-benefit policies. As more sick people dominate such policy categories -- called ...

New Report Finds 10 Early Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Outbreak

... for students, parents and employers; sick leave and policies for limiting mass gatherings ... change over time; School closings, sick leave, and community mitigation strategies -- ... of disease ensuring all working Americans have sick leave benefits and that communities are prepared ...

Consumer Watchdog Praises Insurance Commissioner Poizner for Health Insurance 'Rescission' Rules, Pans Schwarzenegger Administration for Failure to Regulate HMOs

... cancellations of coverage after a patient becomes sick with an expensive-to-treat illness. Thousands of ... patients from losing their coverage when they are sick and need it most," said Jerry Flanagan of ... innocent patients uninsured after they get sick and need coverage the ... is very important ...

Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans

... of swine flu. More than 50 students went home sick Thursday with flu-like symptoms. At another ... were absent Thursday, and dozens more were sick at an elementary school, The New York Times and ... before he fell ill. The students who have taken sick in this latest round of infections seem to be ...

U.S. Swine Flu Death Toll Now at 5

... of swine flu. More than 50 students went home sick Thursday with flu-like symptoms. At another ... were absent Thursday, and dozens more were sick at an elementary school, The New York Times and ... before he fell ill. The students who have taken sick in this latest round of infections seem to be ...

More Than 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu: CDC

... of swine flu. More than 50 students went home sick Thursday with flu-like symptoms. At another ... were absent Thursday, and dozens more were sick at an elementary school, The New York Times and ... before he fell ill. The students who have taken sick in this latest round of infections seem to be ...

Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC

... of swine flu. More than 50 students went home sick with flu-like symptoms. At another middle school ... were absent Thursday, and dozens more were sick at an elementary school, The New York Times and ... before he fell ill. The students who have taken sick in this latest round of infections seem to be ...

Swine Flu Closes 3 Schools in NYC

... swine flu. More than 50 students have gone home sick with flulike symptoms. At another middle school ... were absent Thursday, and dozens more were sick at an elementary school, The New York Times and ... before he fell ill. The students who have taken sick in this latest round of infections seem to be ...

Protect Your Young Child And Baby From "Swine Flu" In Four Easy Steps

... tissues immediately after use. If your child is sick have the tissues nearby, along with a trash bag. ... Huff recommends that parents should encourage a sick child to rest, give fluids and keep the tissues ... hands, cover coughs and sneezes, try to avoid sick persons and don't alarm children or others by ...

Survey finds nearly half of Americans concerned they or their family may get sick from swine flu

... they or someone in their immediate family may get sick from swine flu during the next 12 months. ... a face mask could prevent them from getting sick from the swine flu, while more than ... percent) believe that wearing a face mask when sick would help keep them from getting others sick. ...

Pandemic Flu Preparedness Guides for Families, Businesses, Medical Providers, and Community Groups Released by Trust for America's Health

... three to four months. Absentees could include sick employees, those who are caring for others who ... people who are sick, stay at home when you're sick or have flu symptoms, cover your mouth and nose ... services. Understand your company's sick leave and family and medical leave policies. ...

Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan Research Team Discover Chemical That Plays a Major Role in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

... , University of Toronto and Hospital for sick Kids in Toronto key collaborators in study ... and University of Toronto / Hospital for sick Kids. This international team discovered that the ... at the University of Toronto /Hospital for sick Kids in Toronto, Ontario have a longstanding ...

Stay Home with Swine Flu Symptoms? Not Without Paid Sick Days

... serious ... If you have a fever and you're sick or your children are sick, don't go to work and ... in the United States don't have a single paid sick day. The same is true for nearly four in five ... And nearly 100 million workers don't have a paid sick day they can use to care for ...

Challenge in Curbing the Spread of Swine Flu: Half of Workforce Lacks Paid Sick Days

... Control (CDC) has recommended that those who are sick should stay home from work or school to avoid ... found that less than half of workers have paid sick days, and only one in three are able to utilize sick days to care ...

Apollo Unifies All Patient Media With Enterprise Patient Media Manager

... Currently Being Implemented at The Hospital for sick Children FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 8 ... developed in partnership with The Hospital for sick Children, Canada's most research-intensive ... Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, CIO, The Hospital for sick Children. "When we recognized the challenge our ...

FEW Salutes House for Passing Legislation with Federal Worker Provisions; FERS Sick Leave Credit and FERS Redeposit Approved

... the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) sick Leave Credit (HR 958) legislation during a ... the FERS receive no compensation for their unused sick leave when they retire. (In contrast, employees ... Retirement System [CSRS] are credited for unused sick leave when they retire.) The ...

New Report Calls Food Safety System Antiquated, Calls for Reform

... to millions of Americans becoming needlessly sick each year," said Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive ... have to worry about our children getting sick from their school lunch or from a family meal at ... And we shouldn't have to wait until people become sick to learn about food safety problems. We need ...

New Aflac Commercial Asks, 'Who Dun It?'

... Who Pays Cash When You Are sick or Hurt? COLUMBUS, Ga., March 2 /PRNewswire/ ... the mystery benefactor to policyholders who are sick or injured. The spot, called "Who Dun It," ... that Aflac pays cash benefits when you're sick or hurt," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief ...

New Sick Day Guidelines Help Parents Make the Right Call This Cold Season

... of School Nurses and Triaminic(R) send sick Day Guidelines home to help guide parents through ... keeping their child home from school. The sick Day Guidelines, which also provide tips for ... We are proud to partner with NASN on the sick Day Guidelines to help children and their ...

Seven Things that can Kill (or Severely Sicken) Your dog or cat this Holiday Season

... visit to their veterinarian because of a sick pet, especially in these difficult financial ... visit to their veterinarian because of a sick pet, especially in these difficult financial ... there is a huge increase in really, really sick dogs (mostly) and cats (infrequently) seen by ...

Special Immune Cells May Be Key to HIV Resistance

... infected with the AIDS-causing virus don't get sick FRIDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- ... -- people who get infected with HIV but don't get sick -- appear to have super-powered immune cells, ... patients, some of whom have avoided becoming sick for 20 years or more. The AIDS virus is ...

New System Improves Distribution of Donated Livers

... no longer much more likely to die or become too sick for a transplant while on the waiting list, ... 27 percent of black patients died or became too sick for a transplant within three years of ... with 26 percent of blacks dying or becoming too sick for a transplant, compared with 22 percent of ...

Bad Bosses Are Hard on the Heart

... and Community Health -- finds that taking sick leave from your job for mental health raises your ... 1992, there were about 12,500 medically certified sick leaves lasting seven or more working days, ... likely to die early, Ferrie noted. Women took sick leave more frequently than men. The data showed ...

Consumer Reports Survey: Nearly Half of Adults Won't Get Flu Vaccine, Citing Poor Excuses Like 'I Don't Get Sick'

... Option for Prevention; Yet 5% Would Rather Get sick than Go to Work. Plus: Tips for Staying Healthy. ... 5% of people who say they would rather get sick than go to work. The vaccine is available for ... for not getting the vaccine: They do not get sick (45%), they have themselves or know someone who ...

Younger People, Not Seniors, Getting More Colds and Feeling Run Down

... shows that one-in-ten U.S. adults say they get sick as soon as the season/weather changes ... are more likely than men to say they usually get sick when someone in their family is sick (23% vs. 14%) as are those with children in ...

Caregivers Hold Unfair Labor Practice Strike to Improve Quality of Resident Care at Statewide Nursing Home Chain

... Home Workers Struggle to Improve Care for the sick & Elderly at Facilities Owned By ... the delivery of patient care to hundreds of sick and elderly in Bay Area nursing homes. Windsor ... to provide the best possible treatment to the sick and elderly," said Rabbi Jane Litman, co-chair of ...

Consumers, Nurses, Seniors Tell Governor: Don't Break Your Promise to Protect Innocent Patients from Health Insurance Cancellations, Don't Weaken Existing Law

... health insurance coverage after they get sick - so called "rescissions" - leaving patients without health care when they are sick and need it most. Cancelled patients are ... limiting a policy in anyway after a patient gets sick unless the insurer can show that the patient ...

Launch of help2getbetter.com Provides Convenience and Portability to Household Medicines

... and the sale of online sick packs, which changes the way consumers buy ... and fight common illnesses. What makes these sick packs unique is that they are well known brands ... on vacation or being on a business trip, getting sick and not having a drug store or pharmacy ...

Allergy expert has advice for flood victims

... person react at an emotional level. "If you feel sick when you smell mold, make sure what's making you sick is the mold and not the emotions associated with ... Some claim Stachybotrys is the cause of sick building syndrome, in which people occupying a ...

New data show patients using avonex reported less sick leave and short-term disability costs

... beta-1a IM) reported significantly less sick leave, sick leave costs and short-term disability costs than ... that patients taking AVONEX miss less work due to sick leave compared to patients taking Copaxone, ...

Graduates Forced to Join Millions of Uninsured Americans

... lack a usual place to go when they're sick or need medical advice, and an equal percentage ... while she was still a student. "I got pretty sick this year and had to pay out of pocket for ... insurance covered are slim. I'm afraid of getting sick again." Travis, who spent a year teaching ...

Taking on Britain's 'sick note culture'

... GPs should lend a hand to beat the sick note culture that sees millions of working days ... for a change to the way employees are signed off sick by doctors. Almost two-thirds of respondents ... spelling out what a person can do, rather than sick notes signing them off work completely. Fit notes ...

Inter-Con Security Officers to Launch Strikes at Kaiser Hospitals Across California

... family healthcare coverage and do not have paid sick days. By comparison, facility janitors have free ... make a minimum of $11.50/hour and accrue paid sick leave. "Without paid sick days, many of us are forced to work while ...

CCH Outlines 10 Steps to Keeping the Workplace Healthy in the Height of Flu Season

... sick. Other common approaches for discouraging sick workers on the job, according to the survey, ... "With 87 percent of employers reporting that sick employees who show up for work are suffering from ... to ensure they don't unnecessarily pressure sick employees to report for work. 6. Foster a ...

Advances in drug screening: building a better haystack for the needles of tomorrow

... cell knowledge, researchers at The Hospital for sick Children in Toronto, Canada, are screening ... Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at The Hospital for sick Children. We have developed an efficient ... collaboration with clinicians at The Hospital for sick Children, Alessandro Datti, Ph.D., at the Mt. ...

K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent

... to humans; humans are not at risk of getting sick from meat or from contact with animals," Anderson ... supply inspectors would not let an animal that is sick or in poor condition into our food supply." ... and veterinarians must always be aware of sick animals, even ones that do not appear to be all ...

More sick leave given to men by male GPs compared with female counterparts

... 2007: Male patients are given more certified sick leave by male doctors compared with the amount of sick notes given to females by female doctors, a ... male patients a larger amount of intermediate sick leave (6-28 weeks) from work compared with female ...

Norwalk virus: 'Cruise ship' illness challenging and costly to hospitals, too

... - including extra cleaning supplies, staff sick leave, diagnostic tests, replacement staff, and ... Our experience shows that people can get very sick and that it costs a lot to fix the problem and ... private rooms or into the same room with other sick patients. Group therapy sessions in psychiatry ...
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