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Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows

...paid premiums and out-of pocket expenses and 11.3 coming in the form of employer contributions and taxes. Further, while in all three cases per capita health care expenditures have grown at a rate of three percent, income has been growing at a slower rate for middle income families: 0.6 percent for t...

House Energy & Commerce Committee Accepts 'Independence at Home' Pilot Program as Amendment During Health Bill Markup

...he medication-related problems in the elderly and the valuable role of the pharmacist in correcting them." Older adults, who take more medications per capita than any other age group, are at highest risk for medication-related problems (MRPs). Although people over age 65 make up only about 12% of the popula...

Do the Swiss Have the Answer to America's Health Care Dilemma?

... According to its proponents, the Swiss system results in health care which is comparable to that in the most affluent U.S. states, while its per capita health costs are 40 percent lower than in the U.S. Switzerland currently has 80-plus separate health plans competing for business, from which S...

New Report Estimates State Retiree Health Care Liabilities at $558 Billion

...Unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities (UAAL) for many governments are large in absolute value and relative to total state expenditures, debt, and per capita income of the state. For others they are not. Actuarial statements reveal substantial differences in total unfunded retiree health care liabilit...

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Acquires Drugstores in Beijing

...eijing. Beijing is the capital city of China and one of the four municipalities under the jurisdiction of the central government. Beijing's per capita GDP amounted to RMB63,000 in 2008. At the end of 2008, Beijing had a total residential population of approximately 14 million, and a large number of v...

Research output in developing countries reveals 194 percent increase in five years

...earch4Life countries (countries not eligible due to their GNI per capita), 22% in Band 1 countries (eligible countries with less than $1250 annual per capita income or GNI) and 30% in Band 2 countries (eligible countries with $1251 to $3500 GNI). Five years on, between 2002 - 2008, the same figures are dra...

Oncology Care Quality Improvement Program Introduced by Bipartisan Coalition Dedicated to Better Cancer Care Nationwide

...ity of life. The OCQI will provide payments to participating oncology groups - based on their meeting of defined performance goals as well as per capita expenditure targets created by CMS - to be allocated from half of the program savings generated by the participating group. The other half of the pro...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

...ealth resources." Some small island nations with relatively healthy populations like Micronesia and the Solomon Islands receive more health aid per capita than disease-stricken countries like Niger and Burkina Faso. Mali and Colombia have about the same level of sickness, but Colombia receives three time...

Providing health insurance for US children would be cheaper than expected, study says

...hort compared the children's health care in the United States to the care provided in other industrialized countries and found that despite higher per capita spending, "the United States ranks third-highest among 30 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in the percentage of the po...

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda Dedicated 15 Years After Genocide to Provide Healing Community to African Orphans

... nearly one million people were killed, even more people were displaced, the country was left in ruins, and, today, Rwanda has the world's highest per capita orphan population. These children were not only robbed of their families, of their homes, and of their communities, but also of their hope for a viab...

Rx for Africa, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent for Strategic Alliance with Rusan Pharma, Ltd. of India

...d Health Organization (WHO), which is also approved by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and already marketed in some CIS & African countries. Per capita the highest number of deaths and the highest mortality from TB in the world are in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Tuberculosis is a huge problem in our region,...

Legal loophole exposes Canadians to drug advertising banned in US: UBC research

...d five had been subject to Health Canada safety advisories. Despite the recent increase in drug advertising in Canada, the study shows Canadian per capita spending is still far below the U.S. level. From 1995-2006, U.S. companies spent more than $38 billion on ads to the public for prescription medicines...

Study: Smoking bans do not cause job losses in bars and restaurants

...ndent on alcohol sales would experience a catastrophic effect." In the study, the researchers calculated the bar and restaurant employment on a per capita basis to allow for the different sizes of the communities examined and the varying number of relevant businesses in each community. For each month, th...

Partial bans on smoking don't save jobs in restaurants and bars

...en cities in Minnesota from 2003 to 2006, using data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Employment was based on per capita figures to allow comparison among non-urban, small cities, suburban and large cities for a 45-month period. The range of employment in restaurants and...

Victory! Colombian Government Cuts Price of Abbott's Lifesaving AIDS Drug Kaletra 55%, Says AHF

... effective against HIV." Kaletra in Colombia Colombia is a lower-middle income country with an average income per capita of $2,600 per year.(1) The country has one of the most serious HIV/AIDS problems in the region: 170,000 people living with AIDS and a rapidly rising H...

With Obesity Key Driver of Rising Health Care Costs, National Business Group on Health Urges Tax Code Changes

... The prevalence of 11 chronic conditions associated with overweight and obesity grew 180 percent from 1997 to 2005; Average per capita health spending increased by 40 percent from 1997 to 2005, but the average for the 15 costliest conditions - all associated in some way with obesity -...

Regence Foundation Grants $390,000 to Improve Health Care Safety Net

...ve a special emphasis on rural, low-income and uninsured people in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Currently, Jackson County has the third highest per capita rate for psychiatric hospitalizations in Oregon. Returning Veterans Project (RVP) (Portland, OR): $20,000 to help RVP continue providing fr...

Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

... also affected the incidence of drinking and driving fatalities, the researchers said. "We found a direct relationship between beer consumption per capita between drinking and driving accidents," Fell said. "We'd like to have underage beer drinking per capita, but that information isn't available." R...

Taming Wide Variations in Spending Key to Health Reform - New England Journal of Medicine Commentary from Dartmouth Atlas Project

... The researchers project that, at current spending rates, Medicare will be $660 billion in the red by 2023. But by reducing the annual growth in per capita spending from 3.5 percent, the national average, to 2.4 percent, the rate in San Francisco, Medicare could save $1.42 trillion and turn the deficit in...

Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern

...and area covered." According to the report, "Mercury in Fish: An Urgent Global Health Concern," the risk is greatest for populations whose per capita fish consumption is high, and in areas where pollution has elevated the average mercury content of fish. In cultures where fish-eating marine mammals ...

Stakeholders and public should use 20 specific health indicators

... sexually active and do not use condoms, placing them at risk for sexually transmitted infections Health Systems Health Care Expenditures per capita health care spending Insurance Coverage percentage of adults without health coverage via insurance or entitlement Unmet Medical, Dental, and Prescr...

Sweet Surprise: Even Former Critics Dispel Long-Held Myths About High Fructose Corn Syrup

...h fructose corn syrup), but rather an overall increase in calories from all food sources including fats and all other nutrient groups. -- Per capita consumption of high fructose corn syrup has declined in the United States in recent years, but obesity rates continue to rise. -- High fructo...

Report finds extensive use of illicit alcohol

...hlights from the report include: In Ukraine, unrecorded or noncommercial alcohol consumption exceeds recorded alcohol consumption (10.5 vs. 6.09 per capita consumption in liters, respectively) Unrecorded alcohol consumption also exceeds recorded alcohol consumption in many African countries, including Et...

Misonix Subsidiary, Sonora Medical Systems, Announces a Major Ultrasound Probe Study

... standard in hospitals around the world in insuring the proper functionality of these ultrasound transducers. In fact, Sweden has more First Calls per capita than any other country and requires First Call testing of probes prior to their use." Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and CEO of Misonix, said, "...

Johnson & Johnson Establishes Wellness & Prevention Platform with Acquisition of HealthMedia, Inc.

...mprove medication compliance." "At Johnson & Johnson, a focus on health and wellness, including HealthMedia's programs, has helped to reduce our per capita health-plan costs and improve overall employee health and productivity. We are confident that a combination of proven products and services will enabl...

New Cosmetic Trends Change the Face of the Australian Botox Market

...ancosmeticinstitute.com.au/wrinkles/ [wrinkles] rather than to fix them." It is currently estimated that Australians consume more Botox per capita than any other country. The Victorian Cosmetic Institute has two locations in Melbourne, Australia and features a team of specialised cosmetic doc...

Gulf Coast Dialysis Caregivers, Volunteers Brace for Hurricane Ike; Prepare to Maintain Power, Continued Access for Patients to Life-Saving Treatment

...ocates Work with Local Kidney Community to Prepare for Storm's Impact CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the highest per capita population of kidney failure patients in the nation, the Gulf Coast region is bracing to avoid a potential healthcare crisis as Hurricane Ike nears, t...

Medco CEO Unveils Pragmatic Blueprint for Health Care Reform; Reducing Costs by Upwards of $1 Trillion

...ty care to more Americans. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080909/NY32513 ) Noting that the United States spends twice as much per capita on health care as most other developed nations - but achieves no better clinical outcomes - Snow's plan addresses the technological, regulatory, clini...

Introducing Findley Davies' New Suite of Dependent Eligibility Audit Services: TbV4

...sition their functions from parent to coach. Findley Davies' annual health care trend survey indicates average Medical/Rx trend (i.e. changes in per capita health claims costs) for 1/1/09 renewals is 12%. What other cost of doing business, besides fuel, is increasing as fast as health benefits? Furthermor...

Deportation Tied to Higher HIV Risk for Men Injecting Drugs

...n the U.S./Mexico border, is on a major route for both migrants headed to the United States and drug trafficking. The largest number of drug users per capita in Mexico live here and an estimated 5,000 female sex workers can be found in the city's busy zona roja (red light zone), the researchers said. All th...

AARP the Magazine Names the Top 10 Healthiest Places to Live in America

...y eating and not smoking; the area has one of the lowest cancer mortality rates in the country; Naples-Marco Island has the second most golf holes per capita in the country. AARP The Magazine's special report examines which cities excelled in key areas of longevity, vitality, and wellness. Ames, IA was th...

Legal and ethical issues in medical physics

...atients, but it conversely adds to growing costs that have made health care insurance unattainable for many others. The United States spends twice per capita on health care compared to other advanced nations, yet it ranks comparatively low in length of life, infant mortality and other public health statisti...

Family resources, parenting quality influence children's early cognitive development

... observing interactions between mothers and their children, and by observing the home environment) and families' economic resources (specifically, per capita income) to determine how these factors influence children's cognitive development. They also looked at the influence of factors such as mothers' educa...

ATV study to improve fit, safety among kids

...e, said Dr. Bernard. "ATVs are the fastest growing part of the motor sports industry and Kentucky is one of the leading states in the country in per capita ATV death rates over the last five years," said Bernard. "Kids are going to ride and there is little that can be done to prevent that. However, there ...

Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to New England economy

...and $6 million in academia. Vermont has both the highest rate of pet ownership in the region and the nation74.5 percentand the region's highest per capita spending on veterinary clinical services ($97). Additionally, the state boasts the region's highest rate of veterinary practice ownership (52 percent ...

Healthcare Industry Spending on Telecommunications Services Hits $55 Billion Over Next Five Years, Says Insight Research

...Many of the trends we predicted in our previous study of the health care and telecommunications segments have come to pass, including increases in per capita spending, insurance premiums, and rates of treatment," says Insight Research president Robert Rosenberg. "Telecommunications and information technolog...

Governor Rendell Says PA ABC Will Help Low-Wage Small Businesses Pay for Employee Health Coverage

...d to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit: http://www.governor.state.pa.us . County Adult Basic Total Number Uninsured % Uninsured Per capita Waiting List of Adults Adults Adults Uninsured (19-64) (19-64) Ranking Erie ...

Spending Doesn't Improve Patients' Perception of Care

...nducted a survey of Medicare beneficiaries. Per capita spending on Medicare beneficiaries varies widely a...lth-care quality and compared their answers to per capita spending in various regions across the United States. There was a strong link between per capita spending and receiving more medical care, such as ...

Weill Cornell science briefs May 2008

... the presence of chickens. The scientists also determined that socio-economic factors contributed to risk: an increase of only $1 (USD) per day in per capita household income was associated with a substantial 11 percent decrease in infection risk. The researchers believe that improving sanitation can greatl...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Says Enactment of PA ABC Would Help More Than 8,000 Uninsured Adults in Schuylkill County

...s . County Adult Basic Total Number of Uninsured % Uninsured Per Waiting List Adults (19-64) Adults (19-64) Adults capita Uninsured Rankin...
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