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Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mother of an autistic child joined Consumer Watchdog and its attorneys today to announce a lawsuit against the California Department of Managed Health Care ("DMHC"), the Schwarzenegger Administration agency responsible for regulating many...

Minnesota Passes Legislation Allowing Mid-level Oral Health Provider

CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History was made on May 13, 2009, as Minnesota became the first state to pass legislation allowing a "mid-level" oral health provider into state statute - enabling students who are educated under the Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner (ADHP) m...

AAID Hails Florida Court Verdict Allowing Advertising of Bona Fide Dental Credentials

CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida judge has ruled that a state law restricting how dentists can advertise credentials issued by bona fide professional organizations is unconstitutional and violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution. The American Academy of Implan...

Parties in Los Gatos Hospital Acquisition Agree on Terms Allowing El Camino Hospital an Early Close of Escrow

Re-opening now scheduled for mid-July; existing medical equipment to be acquired as part of purchase MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a presentation to the Los Gatos Town Council last evening, El Camino Hospital officials announced that the property owner, Tenet...

Insmed Announces FDA Issues Statement Regarding Position on Allowing Patients With ALS Access to IPLEX(TM) Under an IND

RICHMOND, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM ), a developer of follow-on biologics (FOB) and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement on its website in regards to the agency's position on allowing p...

Ingenious Med Adopts Rapid Software Development, Allowing Customers to Drive Product and Technology

ATLANTA, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenious Med (IM), the leader in inpatient practice management information systems, announces recent adoption of rapid development methodology. Rapid development aims at aligning software development directly with client's needs, resulting in a more usable and...

MAQUET Opens North America's First VARIOP Prefabricated Operating Suite System, Allowing Space Reconfiguration in Hours, Less Disruption Than Traditional Construction

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Inc., a subsidiary of the Swedish-based Getinge Group and one of the oldest and largest surgical equipment companies in the world, has announced that it has completed North America's first installation of its advanced, prefabricated VARIOP operatin...

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Light Cigarette Lawsuits Is Victory for Consumers and Health

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a major victory for consumers and public health by ruling that smokers can use state consumer protection laws to sue Philip Morri...

AmericanHealthPlan.org Blog Launched to Push Plan Allowing Any American to Buy into Medicare

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new health care blog launched today, AmericanHealthPlan.org, is dedicated to providing high quality and affordable health care by giving all Americans an option to buy into Medicare regardless of age. Insurance companies argue, like banks hav...

AIDS Action Applauds Introduction of a New Bill Allowing Federal Funds to Support Syringe Exchange Programs

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, July 30th, Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY) introduced the Community AIDS and Hepatitis Prevention Act, a bill which, if passed, will remove all legal barriers to States and local jurisdictions to spend federal funding that they re...

Bill Allowing Medical Privacy Intrusion Fails in Sacramento; Anti-Privacy Bill by Auto Insurers Faces Vote Wednesday

Consumer Watchdog Hails Assembly Push Against Sale of Patients' Prescription Information to Marketers; "Big Pharma's Lobbying Steamroller Is Out of Gas," Says Advocate. SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill allowing marketers hired by drug companies to secretly access...

Streamline Health's Document Management Solution Integrated into Oacis, Allowing Clinicians to Access Patients' Information - Either Scanned or Electronic

Emergis accelerates CHUM and MUHC migration to complete electronic records CINCINNATI and MONTREAL, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) and Emergis Inc., a TELUS company, today announced the deployment of an integrated document management and work...

New Poll From Lake Research Shows Americans Support Allowing Physicians to Own and Operate Hospitals

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American public believes doctors and physicians would do a good job running hospitals in their community and they want doctors to make decisions about patient care and how hospitals are run. They believe doctors should be allowed to own hospi...

Consumer Advocate Speaks Out Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy; Author Received $21k from Bill Benefactors

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights: What: A consumer advocate will speak out against proposed legislation that would create a loophole in existing law which bars the sharing of private m...

Consumer Advocate to Testify Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights: What: A consumer advocate will speak out against proposed legislation that would create a loophole in existing law which bars the sharing of private medical...

AAPM statement on DEA ruling allowing multiple prescriptions for controlled substances

GLENVIEW, Ill. The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) supports todays Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ruling, which allows multiple prescriptions for controlled substances when appropriate. This DEA Final Ruling, Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances...

MediNotes EMR Now Interfaces With 76 Practice Management Systems, Allowing More Medical Practices to Replace Their Patients' Aging Paper Medical Records

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MediNotes Corporation, a leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) systems for small to mid-size medical practices, today announced that MediNotes e reached another technological benchmark by now interfacing with 76 Practice Management S...

60% of Infertile Couples are Okay With Allowing Unused Embryos for Stem Cell Research

DURHAM- A survey conducted amongst a thousand patients who have undergone fertility treatments using frozen embryos, has revealed that more than half of them are willing to allow the use of unused embryos for stem cell research. This was revealed during a study led by researchers at Duke Universit...

Officials Indicted for Allowing a Fast Food Joint Teeming With Rats in New York to Function

Third Word Officials may take heart. Their counterparts in the Health department of the much-vaunted New York have been blamed for allowing// a fast-food joint swarming with rats to continue to function. The city health inspector responsible for the “shoddy audit” resigned Monday. The infe...

EU Considers Allowing Cloned Meat, Milk on Market

Meat and milk from cloned animals could soon become available in the EU, depending on the outcome of a European Food Safety// Authority scientific review. EFSA reported yesterday that the European Commission had asked it for advice on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal ...

Fertility Clinics Allowing Parents To Select Gender

A survey conducted by the Genetics and Public Policy Center (GPPC) says that fertility clinics in the US are allowing parents to choose their kids' gender by using// a method called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). This was initially intended to allow embryos to be screened for deadly genet...

Doctors Protest Against Allowing Nurses To Perform Minor Surgeries

Doctors have expressed their resentment against the NHS proposal to allow nurses to perform routine, minor surgical procedures. Some doctors have stated the move as being equivalent to entrusting airhostesses // with the responsibility of aircraft control. Furthermore, the British Medical Ass...

Dentist Banned From Practicing For Allowing Boyfriend to Work on Patients

LONDON - 39-year-old Mogjan Azari, a dentist who was jailed for one year in 2005, has now been struck off the register and is banned from practicisig. Azari allowed her boyfriend Omid Amidi-Mazaheri, who was unqualified to practice //on her patients with devastating consequences. Mazaheri pract...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

... Ultrasound can detect infants turned in the womb, allowing time for decisions,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Babies poised to enter the world feet first can pose serious complications for the...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

...ipe and barcode reader for store loyalty cards or employee identification badges. The barcode reader can also generate multimedia product information, allowing consumers to retrieve tailored product information for general merchandise, HBA, OTC and Rx products. Biometric testing includes blood pressure, weigh...

Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives

...Micromedex reference data and patient education monographs are readily accessible to Price Chopper pharmacy staff from within their dispensing system, allowing quick access to the answers they need without disrupting their workflow. "Price Chopper is very committed to positively affecting patient out...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...olicy, land use, housing, transportation, local budgeting, aging, and environmental sustainability. By bringing different perspectives to bear, allowing participants to grapple with hard choices and examine them from different viewpoints, Viewpoint Learning's special-purpose dialogues -- with the publi...

Detroit Physician Among 10 Finalists for J.H. Kanter Prize

...alth Legacy Partnership. "These physicians should be highlighted for devoting their best years to minimizing suffering where it should not exist, and allowing all of society to benefit from their devotion." The top ten finalists for the J.H. Kanter Prize include: Alabama - Steven Stokes, M.D. ...

Lipo-Flavonoid Launches New Video Testimonial

...s." "Supplementing with Lipo-Flavonoid in combination with making a few lifestyle changes helped restore Debby's inner ear fluid balance allowing for proper functioning of the hearing nerves, which stopped the ringing," explains Dr. Cheng. I feel great, and I'm enjoying living a normal...

State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety

... public," Cortes said. "Creating a freestanding board of regulation for massage therapy will allow practitioners' needs to be more directly addressed, allowing for efficiency and professionalism in business." The State Board of Massage Therapy met today in Harrisburg to begin drafting preliminary re...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

...ced a grim prognosis, with few surviving five years after diagnosis unless they received bone marrow transplants. Imatinib has reversed that prospect, allowing 95 percent of people with CML to survive five years. Yet it soon became clear that the disease almost always returns without maintenance treatments...

MultiVu Video Feed: SCIELE PHARMA ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ULESFIA(TM), FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED NON-NEUROTOXIC HEAD LICE TREATMENT

...nts of blood from the scalp every few hours. To survive, lice breathe through sophisticated breathing holes that close upon contact with most liquids, allowing the lice to go into suspended animation and survive for hours without respiration. Ulesfia's unique mechanism of action is facilitated through the use...

Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation

...tee meetings. If procedures are put in place to make the selection of advisory committee members more transparent, then the government could consider allowing scientific advisory committees to have a limited number of closed meetings under specific circumstances. Transparency in the use of scientific l...

GenVault's GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

... a dry state. Of major significance is the fact that DNA recovered by GenSolve(TM) is suitable for downstream analysis on state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to capitalize on the resources we have to facilitate population scale studies", said Professor Gary Shaw of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanfor...

TrinityCare Senior Living Announces Further Expansion in Houston Area

... and more than double the number of residential units available to seniors. We expect to announce additional funding agreements later this year, thus allowing us to fulfill our growth expectations," concluded Sapaugh. About TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc. TrinityCare Senior Living ("TrinityC...

Office Evolution Partners with Eco-Friendly ISONAS to Improve Client Security and Access Technology

...he new system was provided by ISONAS , a security systems company based in Boulder, Colorado. The Isonas system is IP based with a central database allowing for simple control over many locations. Isonas makes every effort to keep its products eco-friendly. By using green materials in both products and pac...

Are kids today truly more autonomous?

...early and mid-twentieth century. Dr. Rutherford concludes: "Today's parents face demands that require near-constant surveillance of their children. allowing children more autonomy to express themselves and their disagreements at home may well be a response to the loss of more substantial forms of children'...

AccuVein Vein Illuminator Receives European CE Mark

...itioners around the globe," said Stephen P. Conlon, President of AccuVein. "Furthermore, Europe provides a significant growth opportunity for AccuVein allowing us to build upon our successful launch in the United States." AccuVein recently achieved an International Organization for Standardization (ISO...

CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients

... pharmacies," said Ron Geraty, CEO of Alere. "This extends our reach, offering even more face-to-face and personalized services while at the same time allowing us to develop a close working relationship with the largest pharmacy health care company in the U.S." This alliance will allow for more timely,...

Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care

...ng senior care issue by providing in-home care services such as meal preparation, incidental transportation, medication reminders, and other services, allowing clients the opportunity to stay in their homes. Each office is independently owned and operated. For more information, please visit www.comfortkee...
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