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NBCH Calls for Cost Containment and System Transformation in Health Care Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ --Today the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of nearly 60 employer-based health care coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents across the United Sta...

Despite Attacks, A.L.L. Calls on Catholic Organizations to Condemn 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League President Judie Brown called on three of the top Catholic charitable organizations to condemn the Obama healthcare plan in the wake of an emerging scandal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/2008110...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

But notes dental devices pose no great risk to most people; consumer organization aghast at ruling TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities on Tuesday placed tighter safety controls on the use of mercury dental fillings. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wil...

CIGNA Whistleblower Calls for More Heath Insurance Accountability in Heath Care Reform

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued by Consumer Watchdog: Who : Wendell Potter, former head of corporate communications for CIGNA health insurance When : Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 8:30 a.m. ...

Charlotte Attorney Calls on North Carolina Senate to Pass "Comparative Negligence" Bill in Order to Better Protect Injury Victims in State

Herbert Auger, veteran personal injury attorney, notes that North Carolina is one of just four states to deny any monetary award if injured party is even slightly to blame for accident Charlotte, N.C. (Lexis Nexis) July 23, 2009 -- The North Carolina State Senate needs ...

Tijuana Newspaper, Zeta Tijuana, Releases Detailed List of Day Care Center Owners and Their Total Earnings; Interchildren, Inc. Calls for Newspaper Boycott

TIJUANA, Mexico, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following press release is being issued by Interchildren, Inc. In the aftermath of a horrific incident which occurred in Hermosillo, Mexico, where 40+ children perished in a childcare center fire, Mexican news, media and the government have cr...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joins Americans Against Food Taxes; Calls Health Care Reform Effort a Job Killer

LANSING, Mich., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has joined Americans Against Food Taxes, a new coalition of large and small businesses, working families and concerned individuals formed to oppose new taxes on beverages and food, such as a tax on juice drinks and ...

Texas Humane Legislation Network Calls for Puppy Mill Crackdown

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 emaciated, parasite-infested dogs were seized from a puppy mill operating near Bowie, Texas on July 7. The dogs, confined in filthy, overcrowded conditions, were seized just weeks after the commercial breeders' lobby defeated a bill in the Texas L...

Global AIDS Alliance Calls on President Obama to Honor His Campaign Promises on Global AIDS and Education

WASHINGTON, July 08 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of President Obama's visit to Ghana, Global AIDS Alliance executive director Dr. Paul Zeitz called on the President to honor his campaign promises on U.S. responses to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and on education of the world's children....

Intimate abuse study finds clear links with poor health and calls for holistic primary care approach

Nearly a quarter of married and cohabiting women who took part in a survey said that they had been sexually, psychologically or physically abused by their partner, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing . Researchers who studied the 2,746 responses...

State's Good Government Agency Calls for Reforms at Stem Cell Agency

Key 'Little Hoover' Recommendations Follow Consumer Watchdog's Proposals SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's good government agency, The Little Hoover Commission, today called for management and structural reforms at the state stem cell agency after an eight-...

Cardin Calls on NIH to Utilize Small Businesses for Extramural Research Projects

NIH declines to attend field hearing exploring use of Recovery Act funds ROCKVILLE, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD ), chaired a field hearing today of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Rockville, MD, entitled " ...

On HIV Testing Day, HIVMA calls for health care reform to make testing routine every day

Arlington, VAThis Saturday, June 27, HIV Testing Day, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) urges everyone to get tested for HIV, a vital step in linking people to lifesaving care and reducing the spread of new infections. As Congress takes up health care reform, HIVMA calls on policymakers to do m...

Accordia Global Health Foundation Calls for Greater Investment to Build African Healthcare Leadership

To improve health outcomes in Africa over the long term, the continent’s healthcare leadership must be strengthened and expanded at the individual, institutional, and network levels, Accordia Global Health Foundation’s new report concludes. Washington, DC (V...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Calls for Blood Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Dahlman, senior vice president of public policy for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), testified today before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations, calling for funding for a dedicated, stand-alone blood cancer research...

LA County Calls for Repeal of Federal Cell Tower Health Preemption

RESIDENTS SAY 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!' AS SUPERVISORS TAKE A STAND LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in early June to actively seek and support federal legislation to repeal portions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 t...

Kaiser Permanente Calls for Health Policy Support and Community Advocacy to Curb Childhood Obesity

Healthy Environment and Communities Critical to Wellness Efforts LOS ANGELES, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's presence this week at the National Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles highlights the need for a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to stop the health crisis...

Education International Calls for an End to Child Labour

BRUSSELS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year at this time, members of Education International (EI) join with other trade unions and concerned citizens around the globe to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June. "Ten years ago, the international community adopted the landmark I...

Life Beyond Cancer Women's Retreat Calls for Applications

HOUSTON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Beyond Cancer (LBC), an advocacy program of the US Oncology Foundation , is calling for applications from cancer survivors, oncology nurses, social workers, oncologists, primary care physicians, and LBC alumni. The retreat, held Dec. 10 - 13 at the Mir...

Lung Cancer Alliance Calls American Cancer Society's Claim of Progress Selective

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the American Cancer Society's claim of "progress in cancer fight" earlier this week was based on "selective culling of statistics and ignores the dismal truth that we have made very little progress on the most letha...

Coalition Calls on Secretary of Health to Make Hospital Emergency Preparedness a Priority

Coalition proffers a 6 Point Action Plan on infectious waste control during a pandemic WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an op-ed in Monday's Washington Times (link below), Emergency Preparedness Coalition says that the H1N1 Swine flu and previous issues, such as SARS, have ...

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action

Greater Investments Public Health a Must Federal Leadership Needed to Focus Policy Actions at the Federal Level (PRWEB) - Today, on the second annual World Hepatitis Day , more than 200 viral hepatitis groups around the world have planned observances to raise global aw...

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action

Greater Investments in Public Health a Must Federal Leadership Needed to Focus Policy Actions at the Federal Level WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the second annual World Hepatitis Day, more than 200 viral hepatitis groups around the world have planned observances to raise...

Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Release of Sri Lankan Doctors

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) demands the immediate release of three Sri Lankan physicians whom the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) detained on May 16, 2009. Cambridge, MA (Vocus) May 18, 2009 -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) demands the immediate release of three Sri...

PRN Calls on Obama Lawyers to Stand Down in Their Drug War on Patients and Doctors

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pain Relief Network (PRN) is calling on the Obama Administration to require the Department of Justice to join the organization's recent filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Sharon Joh...

Carnival Cruise Lines to Resume Port Calls in Mexico

MIAMI, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines will resume visits to Mexican ports of call based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which is no longer recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico. Once all voyages with previously modified itineraries...

AMTA Applauds Craigslist Decision, Calls for Protection of Massage Therapists

EVANSTON, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Massage Therapy Association(R) (AMTA(R)) views the decision by Craigslist to remove its 'erotic services' section as an opportunity to clarify for the public that prostitutes who claim to provide massage are not massage therapists. "The public a...

GAA Calls For a Worldwide Response to President Obama's Global Health Budget Shortfalls

"The President and U.S. Congress need to hear world voices, especially voices from Africa, about the devastating impact of the President's broken campaign promises." - Dr. Paul Zeitz, GAA executive director WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an email sent today to more than 12...

President of IDF calls for government focus and spending on diabetes and other NCDs

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that its President, Professor Martin Silink has called on governments worldwide to recognize the severe impact of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases and take immediate action to ameliorate the threat. Speaking today at the E...

Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio Visits Capitol Hill to Support Drug Courts and Calls on Congress to Put a Drug Court Within Reach of Every American in Need

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trey Anastasio, lead singer of the rock band Phish and proud Drug Court graduate, visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 6, to participate in a day-long celebration marking the 20th Anniversary of Drug Court. Mr. Anastasio joined the National...

Video: Paula Deen Calls on America to Reject Myths, Misinformation; Enjoy a Pork Chop Tonight

SAVANNAH, Ga., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity cook Paula Deen has heard enough of the myths and misinformation surrounding the safety of pork since the H1N1 flu virus was detected in Mexico recently. Now she is speaking out. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswir...

President Obama Calls for a New Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's budget for FY 2010 that was released today proposes a total of $164 million for a new teen pregnancy prevention initiative. This includes competit...

NABP Position Paper Calls for Action Against Proliferation of Rogue Internet Drug Outlets

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) released a position paper on May 5, 2009, examining the flagrant lawlessness of Web sites selling prescription medicine over the Internet. "To see why this 'wild west' of an electroni...

Sen. Carolyn Allen Calls for Patient Rights and Treatment Option Awareness

Free pamphlet offers answers and resources to help patients advocate for themselves PHOENIX, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Carolyn Allen joined the director for the Arizona Department of Insurance and others on Thursday, April 30 to commend a new free pamphlet developed to educate patients about...

PHR Calls for Investigation of American Psychological Association's Ties to Pentagon

Newly released internal American Psychological Association documents indicate that the 2005 APA's ethics task force on national security interrogations developed its ethics policy to conform with Pentagon guidelines governing psychologist participation in interrogations. ...

Current Health Medical Group Makes House Calls to Combat Swine Flu Epidemic

Current Health Offers Individuals Timely Access to High Quality Medical Care When It Is Needed Most San Francisco, Calif. (PRWeb) May 1, 2009 - As the swine flu epidemic nears a full pandemic, San Francisco Bay Area doctor's clinics and hospital emergency rooms have bee...

IAEA calls for enhanced radiation protection of patients

Vienna, EMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY - 29. APRIL 2009 AT 13.00 CET -- Advances in medical imaging techniques are allowing doctors to detect hidden diseases and make ever more accurate diagnoses. But radiation safety experts at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) say that overuse of hig...

Automated Calls May Help Doctors Monitor Patients

Study reports success in tracking medications, reducing workload,, TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- An interactive voice system makes it easier for medical staff to monitor patients who are taking warfarin or other blood thinners, a Canadian study reports. People taking anticoa...

Anchor Capital Calls on BioScrip Board to Pursue Cost Reductions While Exploring Strategic Sale to Unlock Shareholder Value

Argues That Best Opportunity to Maximize Shareholder Value Is Through A Sale to A Strategic Acquirer. RALEIGH, N.C., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchor Capital, a stockholder of BioScrip, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOS ), announced today that it has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of BioScrip in...

Arbitrator Calls Fresno Board of Supervisors' Planned Cuts to Homecare Workers 'Perverse'; Orders Cuts Reduced

FRESNO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten thousand homecare workers won a partial victory today as an independent Arbitrator called the Board's financial reasoning behind proposed wage cuts "perverse" and ordered the board to lessen the severity of the cuts from an immediate $1.10 an...
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