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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...engthen and expand access to care for children and seniors by: Providing funding to assure continued and expanded coverage for millions of children from lower-income families through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Protecting access to Medicare by funding positive physician payment...

Motorists Getting Greyer, Greener, Thriftier: Nissan's Ghosn

...eople. (That means) more money in the hands of the seniors and more seniors on Earth," he said. Car makers like Nissan must therefore develop more speciality cars with device...

Rural Work Ethic Curbs Elderly Heart Care

...e is the most common reason for hospitalization of seniors in Canada. In addition rural patients are more likely to be hospitalized than their urban counterparts, and due to differences in prescribing, are less likely to get the drugs they need at the right dosages, Clark said. Preliminary results of the s...

States' Spending may Help Keep Childless Seniors Independent

...w that spending more money on these services helps seniors avoid or delay placement in a nursing home." Som...the risk of nursing home admission among childless seniors by 35 percent. Using data from a national survey of first long-term nursing home admissions occurr...

Policy Changes Have Direct Effect on Nursing Home Care

...tio has a direct impact on the quality of care our seniors receive." Harrington based her analysis on staffing reports submitted by nursing homes to the federal government and data from multiple other sources. She examined the hours that nurses worked in nursing homes in 2002 and analyzed the data against ...

Long Island Seniors Rally for Rx Affordable Prescription Drugs and Cell Phone Protections

...ng this much needed consumer protection bill. Most seniors buy a cell phone to use in case of an emergency. Improved maps and disclosures will allow them to know whether or not their phone will work in a certain area," said Bill Hall, a Setauket resident and Volunteer Regional Coordinator for AARP on Long Is...

New AMA Survey Finds Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors

.... The impact of the cuts will reverberate beyond seniors who rely on Medicare. America's military families ...take a long, hard look at how Medicare cuts affect seniors who rely on the program for health care, and all patients who rightfully expect high-quality care." ...

Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5

...ss Day Conference in Virginia focuses on children, seniors and community development -- A Chefs' Affaire in ...nger -- from working parents to young children and seniors in every state across the nation. It combines original data and research from America's Second Harve...

Army to Conduct Psychological Tests During Recruits to Curb Suicides

... sentenced two soldiers to death for killing their seniors in 2006. Another measure recommended by the DIPR committee is the introduction of a cadre of combat psychologists who would be trained both in soldiering and in countering stress-related issues. "These combat psychologists would move with soldiers ...

Surge in Senior HIV Survivors Prompts New Treatment Studies

...ung people at traditional AIDS support groups. The seniors have different needs, which may not be met, or they may be uncomfortable talking about issues, such as sex, among younger people. “The telephone, as a tool for delivering support, is financially and psychologically easier for many older adults,” ...

Seniors Encouraged To Make Use Of Medicare’s Freebie

An initiative focused on motivating seniors and others with Medicare to make the most of Medic...ides health insurance coverage to about 43 million seniors and the disabled. The first week of the campaign will focus on events in Rhode Island, Massachusett...

John Hopkins Hospitals- Now at Tokyo

...spital or clinic around the country. This is while seniors are reimbursed for as much as 90 percent of the cost. Emphasis on basic medical services for all of Japan's 128 million people has created four times the number of hospital beds per capita than the U.S., and raised costs that are forcing the Japane...

Optimum Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels Essential for Cognitive Function in Seniors

...um folate were also significantly more likely than seniors in other categories to have anemia, a condition ca...olate." Vitamin B12 deficiency, which affects many seniors due to age-related decreases in absorption, can impact the production of DNA needed for new cells, a...

Seniors Not Taking Enough Vitamin K

A recent study finds that many seniors are still not meeting the recommended intake of vitamin K although older adults seem to consume more vitamin K than younger people.This study was recently published// in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. Sarah Booth, PhD, la...

Is the Drug Plan, Favoring Politicians?

...y Plus, a formidable body, that takes the cause of seniors forward, spearheaded a study, which drew a comparison between the prescription drug plans of elected and public officials, with that of public drug plans in British Columbia and Ontario. The plans supervised by the federal government for aboriginals,...

Americans in Dark About Shingles

...he age of 85 will have had shingles.” And although seniors are at higher risk, shingles can affect people of all ages. The first signs of shingles may not be visually noticeable. People often experience tingling, burning, itching or pain. During the first few days of symptoms, fluid-filled blisters will br...

Illicit Drug Use Among U.S Teen’s Declines, but This is Not the End of the Stor

... closely were the 10th-graders at 28%. High school seniors showed an 18 percent reduction in the use of drugs. There was a discernible decline in the use of alcohol as well. Despite the good news about decline in the use of illicit drugs, the use of painkiller Vicodin, recorded a high among all three grad...

Targeting a Single Gene Could Inhibit Bone Decay and Stimulate Bone Growth

...with a drug we may be able to help the millions of seniors with osteoporosis.” Dr. Choi was recently named the 2006 winner of Korea’s prestigious Ho-Am Prize for his work in osteoimmunology. The award recognizes scholars and researchers who make outstanding achievements by international standards while enc...

Depressed Seniors in Primary Care Benefit Most From Team Approach

...Depression exacerbates physical health problems in seniors and vice versa. Source-Newswise SRM...

Lesser Calories for Longer Life

...he next 25 years to about 72 million by which time seniors will account for nearly 20 percent of the population, up from just 12 percent in 2003. Four prominent gerontologists, among them Dr. Miller, published a paper earlier this year calling for the government to spend $3 billion annually in pursuit of a ...

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