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'Routine HIV Screening Coverage Act' (Waters, D, CA) a 'Crucial Linchpin to Health Care Reform,' says AHF

... the Same Terms as Other Routine Health Screenings. Legislation Could spur Nationwide Compliance with CDC's 2006 HIV Testing Guidelines Recommending ... as other routine health screenings, Congresswoman Waters' bill should help spur compliance with the CDC's guidelines. The only way to truly get control of ...

New Health Plan Payment Models Are Improving Patient Quality and Safety

... payment models health plans have implemented to reward quality and spur improvement. "There is widespread agreement that delivery system ... patient safety, encourage greater adherence to prescribed treatments, spur investments in health information technology, and improve the overall ...

EMD Serono and FAST FORWARD, LLC Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Development of Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

... cure MS. Fast Forward is committed to deploying its resources to spur development of innovative MS therapies and bring them to market as quickly ... the EMD Serono collaboration, complement Fast Forward's ongoing efforts to spur early-stage drug discovery for MS. Both programs will provide critical ...

Successful EHR Programs turn to Orion Health to Solve the Challenge of Interoperability

... Act 2009 outlines goals and grants for health IT investments to spur rapid adoption of electronic medical and health records and to facilitate ... Act 2009 outlines goals and grants for health IT investments to spur rapid adoption of electronic medical and health records and to facilitate ...

Technology Leaders Call on Congress to Support Investments in Digital Infrastructure as Part of Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan

... advantage." "Investments in America's digital infrastructure will spur significant job creation in the immediate term. An investment of $40 ... advantage. Investments in America's digital infrastructure will spur significant job creation in the immediate term. An investment of $40 ...

Achilles Tendon Surgery Advances Speed Recovery

... heel bone that a bone spur, or bump, develops. Shoes can rub against the spur and cause pain. In addition, a painful fluid-filled sac called a bursa can ... correcting this tightness involved severing the tendon, removing the bone spur or bursa, and then reattaching the tendon. New arthroscopic techniques ...

PhRMA Statement on Enactment of FDA Legislation

... -- already the world's best -- and preserve crucial incentives to help spur research and generate critical information about the use of medicines in ... both of which were set to expire on September 30. BPCA has done more to spur research and generate essential information about the use of medicines in ...

Link Between Air Pollution, Stroke Gets Clearer

... Fine particles in lung spur dangerous clots, research shows THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... pollution particles spewed by diesel engines and coal-burning plants may spur blood clots that can trigger heart attacks and strokes, U.S. scientists ...

Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance

... is more dramatic than we've seen." Stoll thinks the report will spur the debate over health care and serve as a catalyst for some form of ... multi-million dollar campaign called "Voice For The Uninsured" to spur action to cover the uninsured," Heyman said. More information For ...

Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

... Less activity, 'comfort eating' might spur obesity, German study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity rates may increase along with rising financial debt, German ...

District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

... consumption by about 4 percent. The District of Columbia can expect the 50-cent cigarette tax increase to prevent more than 1,300 kids from smoking; spur 1,000 smokers to quit for good; save more than 600 residents from future smoking-caused deaths; produce $32.3 million in long-term health care ...

New Custom Hybrid Planetary Gearbox Series from NMB

... an alternative plastic gearbox solution for lower torque and duty cycle applications can be provided. For low noise requirements, the standard spur gearing can be substituted with plastic and cut steel helical configurations. Additional value added options such as encoders, gearbox mounted ...

Study in this Week's Issue of Cell Finds Injected Growth Factor Spurs Heart Regeneration

... of Cell, they show that a growth factor called neuregulin1 (NRG1), which is involved in the initial development of the heart and nervous system, can spur heart-muscle growth and recovery of cardiac function when injected systemically into animals after a heart attack. After birth, ...

New Report Sets a Course for Improving Foster Care Systems

... they guide us in the direction we need to go to improve foster care systems. By shining a light on these innovations, Casey Family Programs seeks to spur the public action and political will to replicate these proven successful practices and policies across the country. The momentum for change ...

Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

... Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that can protect brain cells ...

Simulating medical situations helps students learn, retain basic science concepts

... "We're interested in developing new and innovative ways to teach medical information," Fitch said, adding that the results of the study could spur medical schools to consider more large-group simulation exercises in addition to traditional lectures. "Seeing how things apply to clinical ...

State privacy rules reduce electronic medical sharing by 24 percent, warns Management Insights

... medical records (EMRs) through networks of hospitals and medical providers. In states without such statutes, adoption of EMRs by one hospital is a spur to adoption by others, with one hospital's adoption increasing the likelihood of other hospitals in the local area adopting by 7%. The authors warn ...

Vital New Quality Data on Hospital Readmission Rates Available on Hospital Compare Website

... The HQA believes that the availability and use of clinical quality, patient experience, equity, efficiency, and pricing information will spur positive changes in health care delivery. A cornerstone of our collaboration is H ospit a l Compare ( www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov ) which ...

Stimulus Funds Support VA Energy Conservation Efforts

... from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to investments in clean energy generation and energy conservation. "These investments help spur new energy savings and, at the same time, reduce our environmental footprint," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said. "The President ...

North Carolina Should Increase Cigarette Tax by 50 Cents to Save Lives and Raise Revenue

... North Carolina can expect a 50-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase to prevent some 43,400 North Carolina kids alive today from becoming smokers, spur 26,800 North Carolina smokers to quit for good, save 20,900 North Carolina residents from smoking-caused deaths, produce more than $1 billion in ...

Living Healthily on Less

... To keep physically fit on the cheap, Esco recommends that people: Buy a pedometer. A simple device, which can be bought for less than $20, can spur more activity. "Studies find that just by wearing the pedometer, people walk an extra mile to two miles a day," Esco said. Get a jump-rope. ...

Policymakers, Experts, Public Agree: Physical Activity Plan Needed

... for the national plan and also served on the advisory committee for the first-ever federal physical activity guidelines. Pate believes the plan will spur necessary change for Americans. "A comprehensive National Physical Activity Plan will build on the momentum created by release of the 2008 ...

Wisconsin Tobacco Tax Increase Is Positive Step for Health, but Budget Disappoints by Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

... 4 percent. Wisconsin can expect a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase to prevent some 33,100 Wisconsin kids alive today from becoming smokers, spur 17,000 Wisconsin smokers to quit for good, save 15,000 Wisconsin residents from smoking-caused deaths, produce more than $740 million in long-term ...

National Autism Association Teams Up With 12 Organizations to End Abusive Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

... Mo., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) along with 12 other organizations launched a campaign this week to spur letter writing and raise awareness about dangerous restraint and seclusion practices in schools. The initiative comes on the heels of the May 19th ...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

... cells, multiple types of human cancer cells, laboratory cell cultures, and mouse models - to demonstrate that a surplus of a gene known as GOLPH3 can spur cancer cell growth in a variety of tissues. It is the first gene associated with the Golgi complex, a tiny packaging plant that prepares proteins ...

Physician Wellness Services Names Alan Rosenstein, M.D., M.B.A. as Medical Director

... than calling us in after a problem occurs." In 2006, Dr. Rosenstein co-authored a landmark study of disruptive physician behavior that helped spur the health care industry into action. In response to growing concerns about patient safety, the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare ...

Glen's Markets Adds Discounted Generic Drug Program

... 784 S. Cedar (231) 258-8681 Mancelona 619 N. Williams (231) 587-8491 Sault Ste. Marie 4284 I-75 Bus. spur (906) 635-7273 Traverse City 4144 US 31 South (231) 943-4017 Chum's Corner West Branch 2206 S. M-76 ...

U-M Hospitals & Health Centers Weathers Tough Economic Climate, Plans for Growth

... functions that now occupy leased space elsewhere. The new campus will also help the Medical School attract more research funding that will in turn spur job growth and new ideas to aid human health. The U-M Medical School already has the seventh-highest total of research grants from the National ...

For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good

... Less invasive test might spur more people to be screened, experts say,,,, TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) - CT colonography, a less invasive option to colonoscopy, ...

For Some, Virtual Colonography May Be Just As Good

... Less invasive test might spur more people to be screened, experts say,,,, TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual colonography, a less invasive option to ...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

... the Associated Press reported. A surge in cases of H1N1 swine flu in Australia might have been the final criteria needed to tip the balance and spur a pandemic declaration, agency officials had warned on Tuesday. Cases in Australia rose by more than 1,000 on Monday, with most occurring in the ...

gloStream Announces $7.5 Million Series B Financing Round Co-Led by Beringea and gloStream's Executive Management Team

... Michigan companies. "gloStream has demonstrated that they are one of Michigan's most innovative healthcare companies and have the capability to spur job growth locally while also transforming healthcare nationally," said Beringea director Michael Gross. "gloStream offers the only integrated ...

The Ottawa Hospital and Elekta Forge Long-Term Strategic Partnership Agreement

... and also helped us prioritize what we needed to successfully launch and operate the Queensway Carleton site's service." TOHCC experience will spur Elekta technology development The Elekta-TOHCC partnership agreement will provide Elekta with a wealth of clinical data on the performance and ...

Be a Part of the 1st World MS Day - May 27, 2009

... by sharing their experiences, by donating time and funds to both support MS programs that will help people with MS move forward with their lives and spur MS research to end the disease, and to persuade legislative representatives to take steps that will ensure that people with MS everywhere can lead a ...

HIV prevention program gets a boost from NIMH recovery act funds

... Latino couples. This grant will use funds allocated to NIMH through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to promote economic recovery and spur advances in science and health. "With Recovery Act funds, we're now able to support a number of meritorious and innovative research studies, such ...

Skip the Burgers and Throw Some Veggies on the Grill

... Health concerns raised by barbecued meats spur new ideas for the summer cookout FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- If you're given the choice between a grilled hamburger or a grilled ...

Workplace E-Mail Intervention Program Helps People Sit Less and Eat Better, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... healthy food choices. Kaiser Permanente also offers its 164,000 employees and 8.6 million members free online Healthy Lifestyle programs to spur healthy lifestyle choices to prevent disease and improve health through customized online tools for weight management at www.kp.org that links ...

NORD Sponsors Rare Disease Summit

... and many patients are denied insurance for unapproved treatments. NORD sponsored the summit, he said, to develop a policy agenda for action to spur development of new therapies and ensure that patients have access to them. Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, MD, moderated the event. ...

Mississippi Tobacco Tax Increase is a Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

... percent. Mississippi can expect a 50-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase to prevent some 16,000 Mississippi kids alive today from becoming smokers, spur 9,700 Mississippi smokers to quit for good, save 7,600 Mississippi residents from smoking-caused deaths, produce $372 million in long-term health ...

Actuaries: Trustees' Reports Warn of Looming Financial Challenges Facing Retirement Programs

... will only make future efforts to restore the programs' financial viability more extreme and burdensome to future generations. These findings should spur all stakeholders to reexamine their positions on reforms to these programs and to act in an objective, nonpartisan way to resolve these solvency ...
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