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With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying

Expert warns that consequences of osteoporosis go far beyond weak bones,, TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who break a hip have nearly a 25 percent chance of dying in the next five years, a Canadian study has found. The five-year death rate for those who have a spina...

New AMA Ad Emphasizes Common Ground on Health Reform, Shares Vision to Fix Broken System

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underscoring the need for meaningful health system reform for America's patients and physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) is running an ad today emphasizing common ground on health reform to remember what's at stake - access to ca...

Nation Takes a Big Step Toward Learning Which Medical Treatments Work Best, a Major Advance in Fixing Our Broken Health-Care System

Statement by Peter V. Lee and Debra L. Ness, co-chairs of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step forward for our nation's health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for more research on 100 illnesses in its new report, "The ...

National Survey Reveals a Broken System for Chronic Disease Sufferers; National Council on Aging and Health Experts Explore Self-Care as a Viable, Consumer Focused Option for Health Reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Council on Aging: WHAT: The not-for-profit National Council on Aging (NCOA), along with leading health care experts, will unveil the groundbreaking results of their national survey of adults with...

Physicians mending broken hearts

Pediatric surgeons are able to repair complex heart defects with a survival rate of greater than 90 percent, but that doesn't necessarily mean a happy ending for these children and teens. Some may have a great quality of life and others, with the same condition, may not. A study conducted at s...

Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome

Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- New details about the symptoms and outcomes of a relatively rare but potentially life-threatening condition called broken heart syndrome have been collected by U.S. resea...

Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back

Technique called kyphoplasty may benefit those with vertebral fractures, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally-invasive procedure called kyphoplasty reduces disability and back pain for people with acute vertebral fractures, according to researchers who studi...

'The Bold Leadership America Needs to Confront a Broken Healthcare System'

Change to Win Chair Anna Burger Statement on President Obama's address to Congress WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win Chair Anna Burger issued the following statement after attending President Obama's address to Congress this evening. "Tonight, I was reminded ...

Nurses to Congress: Expanding Medicare Could Reverse Job Losses, and Repair Our Broken Healthcare System and Safety Net

Dramatic New Study Presented in Congressional Briefing Today OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a day in which Congress prepared to vote on the Obama administration's proposed $800 billion economic stimulus package, the nation's largest organization of registered nurses said expandin...

New Year's Resolution for Illinois Lawmakers: Fix Broken Health Care System

AARP Calls on Legislature to Make Health Care Top Priority in 2009 SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Bob Gallo, Senior State Director of AARP Illinois: The economic situation is forcing more Illinois families to face a broken health car...

SEIU's Andy Stern Renews Call to Fix Nation's Broken Health Care System, Ease Financial Strain on Working Families, Economy

Top leader of nation's largest union of health care workers highlights connection between economic and health care crises at Senate Finance Committee hearing WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pointing to the combined impact of the health care and economic crises on the lives ...

Ceasefire Broken in Democratic Republic of Congo; International Medical Corps Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe and Wider Regional Impact

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fighting resumed Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and rebels appeared poised to seize Goma, International Medical Corps is deeply concerned that a humanitarian catastrophe could unfold and quickly spread across the region. In ...

The Biology of Broken Bones Leads to New Treatments

Understanding how a fracture heals uncovers "biologic treatments" ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A review of research into how cells and proteins repair fractured bones published in the November 2008 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( ht...

Nursing Home Task Force Says, 'The System Is Broken and Can't Be Fixed'

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A national task force from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) recently reported that the current survey and certification processes used to evaluate long-term care facilities nationwide is broken and beyond repair. A...

AAHSA Survey and Certification Task Force: 'The System Is Broken and Can't Be Fixed'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent, broad-based national expert panel should be convened to re-examine the oversight process for nursing homes, a task force from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) concluded in its final report, "Broke...

DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

The rapid growth in popularity of DNA testing and genetic profiling is proving many skeptics wrong. A recent poll shows that the benefits available from genetic tests outweigh consumers' privacy concerns. From dating, through genealogy, to preventative heart medication, the use of genetic testi...

Pelosi: 'By Literally Fixing Broken Hearts, Dr. DeBakey Has Given Hope and Health to Millions'

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda this morning honoring renowned heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey. Below are the Speaker's remarks: "Good morning. It is a special honor indeed to join ...

Trust for America's Health: New E. Coli Outbreak, Confusion Around Salmonella Show Food Safety System Remains Broken

TFAH Released Report in April, Recommending Systematic Changes WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard Hamburg, Director of Government Relations for Trust for America's Health (TFAH), expressed concern about a new food safety breach today, in the wake of last month's nationwide...

A Broken Heart can Break Lifeline

London: Acute stress on the heart due to bereavement could make the aggrieved die from a broken heart, scientists// said. A British team found that sections in the brain in charge of memory, learning and emotion can upset the cardiac muscle in people who are grieving. They say that importa...

Schwarzenegger Undergoes Surgery for Broken Leg

Actor and governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone surgery for his broken leg. Schwarzenegger broke his right femur while skiing in Sun Valley// in Idaho Dec 23. The surgery took place three days later and doctors used screws and cables to fix together broken fragments of bone. ...

People from Broken Homes Prone to Psychotic Illnesses

People whose parents had separated in childhood could face an increased risk of developing psychotic illnesses than common people//, says a new study. The traditional view has been that psychosis such as schizophrenia is largely a genetic brain disease, and most psychiatrists have believed tha...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

..., it's really almost impossible to de-link smokers from drinkers since the two behaviors tend to overlap so frequently." Blot also noted that, when broken down by cancer type, the number of men with some of the cancers was "not particularly large." The study included all types of cancer from the orig...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

...s are driven by a growing number of people seeking their own coverage and a broken regulatory system that requires BCBSM to cover all individuals rejected by ...ccurs due to cherry-picking by other health care companies operating in the broken regulatory system. BCBSM insures older, less healthy individuals rejected ...

IDEAL LIFE's Remote Monitoring System Benefits Rural North Carolina Communities

...h Carolina's Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) in Ahoskie, NC. "The cost savings was a significant factor, too. IDEAL LIFE has definitely broken the price point glass ceiling." RCCHC was the first federally-qualified health center in the nation to implement a community-based telehealth n...

Pelosi Statement on Energy and Commerce Committee Passage of Health Insurance Reform Legislation

... the full House of Representatives reflect the diversity of our Members. Our legislation includes the best ideas to build on what works and fix what's broken in our health care system. "Our reforms will hold insurance companies accountable, offering stable coverage and lower costs-even if you get ...

President Obama Presented With Startling Book 'The Art of Conscious Parenting' by the American Foundation for Conscious Parenting

...y, but billions of wasted dollars for the government and industry in future medical expenses and lost hours of work due to depression, addictions, and broken homes." In the words of Thom Hartmann, author of "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight; And What We Can Do Before It's Too Late": "If you have, ...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...r of 1993, while playing in an intramural college softball game, Eric attempted to stretch a triple into a homerun. His headfirst slide resulted in a broken neck, rendering Eric a complete quadriplegic. He spent the next 23 days at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, undergoing spinal fusion sur...

Teamsters Launch Campaign To Support Health Care Reform

...omy and adding to the deficit. "I am personally urging Teamsters local unions to get out there and support President Obama's efforts to fix our broken health-care system. This is an unprecedented effort on our part." The Web site features a toolkit for taking action, news, legislative updates...

The Community Oncology Alliance Responds to President Obama's Press Conference Comments Regarding Cancer Patients

...ar-Ledger. 'As we reform health care, we must address the plight of cancer patients... Just as I would treat a sick patient, we must fix a broken system, starting with Medicare.' "We have heard the President's request to the medical community to help shoulder a portion of the price for...

New Anesthesia May Be Safer for Critically Ill

... common side effects that can be fatal to the elderly or certain critically ill patients. "We have shown that making a version of etomidate that is broken down very quickly in the body reduces the duration of adrenal suppression while retaining etomidates benefit of keeping blood pressure much more stabl...

Mass. General team develops potentially safer general anesthetic

...f the drug. "We have shown that making a version of etomidate that is broken down very quickly in the body reduces the duration of adrenal suppression w...ned to be rapidly metabolized by adding a molecule that causes the drug to broken down by natural enzymes soon after producing its effects. Experiments in t...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Approves New Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

.... The femur can break when a child experiences a sudden forceful impact. Take your child to the emergency room right away if you think he or she has a broken thighbone. Explain exactly how the injury occurred. Tell the doctor if your child had any disease or other trauma before it happened. The doctor will ...

BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibitions of Donor Bodies Receives 28 Millionth Visitor.

...t museums around the world, the six editions of the exhibitions--curated 'chapters' from anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens' "HUMAN SAGA" project--have broken attendance records at every stop of their international tour. The only anatomical exhibitions with an established body donation program, th...

Reed Group Will Debut New Predictive Modeling Tool at DMEC Conference

...tion closer to 14 days instead of 48.5 days. "The difference between the physiological recovery time (e.g., the time it actually takes for a broken ankle bone to heal) and the normative predicted duration, aside from medical co-morbidities, can be termed the psychosocial part of the duration,"...

Writing About Injuries or Surgeries?

...jury prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Specifically, AAOS spokespersons could discuss the following topics: surgical options for broken wrists average recovery times for a fractured wrist in the elderly preparing for orthopaedic surgery shoulder surgery and rehabi...

Digitizing Health Records Not Enough; Integrated, Interoperable Enterprises Vital to U.S. Healthcare Transformation

...of the Institute for e-Health Policy's Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics that "Healthcare reform must go beyond digitizing a broken system to enabling an integrated, interoperable one. "Healthcare transformation will come from a connected, integrated, interoperable system...

Statement by USW President Leo W. Gerard on U.S. House Health Care Reform Bill

...982LOGO ) "Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) and their families are appreciative of efforts by the U.S. House leadership to fix our broken health care system by introducing: 'America's Affordable Health Choices Act' (H.R. 3200). The legislation meets President Obama's goals to control run...

United American Nurses Hails House Health Care Reform Bill

...sentatives. In particular, she cited the bill's inclusion of a comprehensive and robust public health care option as a key component in reforming our broken health care system. "Our nurses see every day in our work the results of a health care system that allows far too many people to fall through...

Health Coalition Sends Legislative Proposals for Medical Liability Reform to Congress

...r consideration by Congress. HCLA supports reform of our nation's broken medical liability system in order to provide fair and timely compensation t...pread agreement that the current medical liability system in our country is broken and does not serve patients well. Increasingly, health care policy experts...

PALNET Solves the Pallet Buyer's Dilemma

...reining in the bottom line is so important today. Every penny is being pinched and that brings out a lot of lowball prices and promises that often get broken later. "To make those prices come in as promised, something's got to go. That's almost always the required pallet specifications," Smith adds. ...
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