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Glaucoma Survey: Half Unaware of Preservative-Free Beta-Blocker, Ophthalmologists Cite Benefits of Preservative-Free Medications on Ocular Comfort and Quality of Life

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent survey of ophthalmologists across the nation, virtually all (97%) believe preservative-free glaucoma medications can enhance the ocular comfort of glaucoma patients, while 86% believe that preservative-free glaucoma medications can enhance p...

Physicians Favor Patient Involvement in Decision Making, But Cite Barriers Such as Time and Money

Reform movement could break down barriers and reduce over-treatment and waste in system BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Most primary care physicians would like their patients to be better informed about their medications, the tests they undergo, the lifestyle changes that would improve their...

Scientists and Investigators Cite Need for Radon Regulation to Prevent Lung Cancer- Call Current EPA Efforts Ineffective

A growing chorus of experts, including scientists testifying before the President's Cancer Panel, investigators at the U.S. EPA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and leading health organizations are urging the EPA Administrator to use regulatory authorities authorized by Congress to protec...

PFCD Experts Cite Health Information Technology as Key Investment for Economic Stimulus

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PFCD Executive Director Ken Thorpe and Alan Aviles, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, spoke to reporters today about the potential inclusion of health information technology (HIT) in the econo...

Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners,, TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The number of female cardiologists in the United States doubled in the last decade, but under-representation of women in the profession and discrimination continue to be problems, according...

PFCD Experts Cite Health Care as Next Financial Casualty on Horizon

Thompson, Thorpe Call on Nation's Leaders to Address Rising Health Care Costs WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, co-chair of the Wisconsin chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), and PFCD Executive D...

National Staff Nurses Union Endorses Obama for President; UAN Leaders Cite Obama's Commitment to Working Families, Health Care Solutions

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the United American Nurses, AFL-CIO, announced today that the union of staff nurses endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president of the United States and will be working to ensure that Obama is elected. "After a long and ca...

Fate of France's Cheeses in Doubt as Producers Cite Health Risks

The fate of one of France's best-loved cheeses is in question after the two biggest manufacturers of "real Camembert" -- the traditional variety made with untreated "raw" milk -- stopped production, citing health risks for the consumer. To the fury of purists, Lactalis and the Isigny Cooperat...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

...0% of those who say they do not intend to have an eye exam in the next year cite not being able to afford an exam as a reason not to have one. In the United...a (17%) and the United States (13%) are more likely than other countries to cite lack of insurance or insufficient coverage for eye exams as a barrier to ma...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

... 1-infected treatment-naive patients, over 60 percent expect to start treatment for most or all of their patients with telaprevir. Surveyed physicians cite improved efficacy as the most important attribute influencing their prescribing decisions for hepatitis C virus. "Eighty percent of the physic...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

...e Workplace , commissioned by RWJF in 2006. The new "Wisdom at Work" report finds that companies that have successfully retained older workers cite the following reasons for their success: sustained commitments by corporate leadership; corporate cultures that value aging; and compensation packages...

WIN Global Poll Finds Concern Of Swine Flu Decreasing Despite Not Being Prepared For A Pandemic

...mber of the WIN network said, "Although recent news headlines have been more focused on celebrities, the economy and politics, we should not lose cite that swine flu is still affecting people all around the world." For more information on the WIN Swine Flu global study, please contact Steve Lev...

New report: Individual health insurance market failing consumers

...s in employer plans: 11 percent of those with employer insurance had deductibles of $1,000 or more in 2007, up from 5 percent in 2003. The authors cite the declining economy, stagnant wages, and rising health care costs over the last decade as the driving forces behind why fewer working-age adults hav...

New global subsidy for malaria medicines must ensure quality of care

...access to artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) for malaria, and fears about growing resistance to the drugs. Dr. von Schoen-Angerer and colleagues cite a recent household survey across 18 African countries that found only about 3% of children under five years with fever had received an ACT. The aut...

Addiction scientists call for end to executions for drug offenders

...rent for drug-related offences, since it is usually poor and replaceable mules and "runners" who are likely to be caught and executed. The authors cite the UN statement that capital punishment should be imposed only for "intentional crime with lethal or other extremely severe consequences", and argue ...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

...st can check for potential problems." Known complications of oral piercings include: Pain - People who have oral piercings cite pain as the first thing they notice after the procedure. Swelling - Piercing may cause swelling of the tongue. According to the American Den...

National Survey: Americans Fear Paying for Cancer Treatment As Much As Dying of the Disease

...their own current insurance plans. They see higher taxes as the mostly likely disadvantage of a government-run health plan (74%), while more than half cite negative impacts on treatment and quality of care: longer wait for medical appointments (62%), less coverage of expensive cancer medications or treatm...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following...

CareFusion Corporation Launches International Jazz Festival Series

...is delivered worldwide. Medication errors and hospital-acquired infections are two of the biggest challenges facing the medical industry. Reports cite the annual cost of medication errors to be $3.5 billion in the U.S. and $3 billion per year in top five European countries. In addition, there are an...

MasterCard Extends Agreement With OptumHealth

...ts can help physicians and other health care providers streamline and manage medical payment transactions. A recent MasterCard survey shows physicians cite patient convenience, safety and security for their office, guaranteed payment, and ease of recordkeeping as among the top benefits of payment card acc...

Confectionery Industry Forecast Is Sweet: Globally Inspired Flavors, Eco-Friendly and Health Minded Trends Lead New Product Innovations

...duct development in the confectionery industry overall. Within the health category, drivers include: 35 percent of industry leaders cite portion control as the leading influencer. The popularity of snack-sized products and 100-calorie packs, which give consumer the full flavor of their ...

Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!)

... constipation once a week or more. Oh the Embarrassment But, despite these high numbers, 77% of folks would rather talk about religion, 72% cite politics and 58% said they'd rather discuss sex than constipation! Suffering in Silence... According to the survey, less than half (47%) o...

Physicians can lead health care reform through payment and delivery system reforms

...gs should be linked both to health insurance coverage for all and comprehensive reform of the health care delivery and payment systems. The authors cite reforms physicians could champion to eliminate waste and avoidable complications, such as integrated systems of care, innovative payment models includ...

Schools and Cities Send 9.7 Million Messages During Swine Flu Outbreak with Blackboard Connect(TM) Platform

...ates on potential cases and precautionary measures being taken to help control the spread of disease and eliminate undue panic in communities. Experts cite the importance of rapid and consistent communication of accurate information in minimizing the impact of a public threat. For the Los Angeles Un...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

...parents elected to refuse vaccines. The study also did not evaluate the side effects of vaccines. The study findings are important for parents who cite low risk of infection as a reason to choose fewer or no immunizations, and for researchers who are concerned that decreased immunization rates could l...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...ents elected to refuse vaccines. The study also did not evaluate the side effects of vaccines. The study findings are important for parents who cite low risk of infection as a reason to choose fewer or no immunizations, and for researchers who are concerned that decreased immunization rates could l...

Frail elderly disaster

...rgency response personnel. In short "age-responsive" actions must be identified and integrated into risk assessments and disaster response plans. They cite recent examples of heat waves in France, Greece, and the USA, and the US 2005 hurricane season, where such an approach may have reduced considerably t...

Alimentary Health's Probiotic Technology Launched Nationwide in the US

...terology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and additional peer reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine continue to cite the benefits and clinical effectiveness of Bifantis as a way to help build and maintain an ongoing natural defence against digestive imbalance. In a r...

Americans Say Maintain or Increase Funding for Global Health and Development, But Take Care of Problems at Home First in the Recession

...t (60%) should be "very important" factors in setting aid priorities. Fewer cite reasons such as whether a country is friendly toward the U.S. (36%) or whet...nt say it "will lead to meaningful progress." The public is most likely to cite corruption (80%), widespread poverty (71%) and a lack of political leadersh...

VISTAKON to Introduce ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA

...r satellite radio devices in their cars," explains Susan Resnick, O.D. "Besides struggling with their vision, many of these contact lens wearers also cite problems with dryness and discomfort and consider abandoning contact lens wear despite a strong desire to continue wearing them. The synergy of a prov...

Kids Group Scores Obama, Congress in 100 Days Report Card

...kers - our children." The report card gave high marks to President Obama on the subject of Early Head Start, Head Start and child care. "To cite just one example, President Obama's commitment to quadruple funding for Early Head Start is fiscally and morally commendable," said Bentley. "Studies ...

Video: IAVA and Ad Council Build on Success of Groundbreaking Veterans Campaign with New Friends and Family Element

... seeking help because of the stigma associated with treatment or fear of being diagnosed with a mental illness. Those who do seek help, however, often cite their family as the catalyst for support. Yet, many families today do not know how to broach the subject constructively and struggle with ways to appr...

Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease

...important in patients CAD, since PAD may limit active participation in cardiovascular rehabilitation following coronary interventions. Many physicians cite the lack of space, time and resources as barriers to implementing a systematic PAD screening program, however new guidelines by the American Heart Ass...

Six in Ten Say Family Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost

...re). The survey suggests the public recognizes that rising health care costs are a primary culprit in Medicare's financial troubles: eight in ten cite this as a "major reason" for the program's difficulties, putting it at the top of a list of seven possible causes. But at the same time, roughly seven...

Majority of doctors skeptical of organ transplantation practices in China

... to do so. The practice of transplant tourism has been decried by numerous national and international healthcare organizations. These organizations cite serious concerns about clandestine international brokers, surreptitious payment, coercion of organ donors (and/ or donor families) and substandard med...

Health-care reform should start with paying evidence-based financial incentives to doctors

... aren't taking prescription heart medications that, for patients with mild coronary artery disease, could be just as effective as PCI. The authors cite a recent COURAGE (Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive drug Evaluation) trial which followed 2,000 patients with mild to moder...

More Social Security Disability Applicants Are Seeking Representation

...r information about the SSDI process. The wait for benefits can last from two to four years. Customers who have chosen Allsup for representation often cite the convenience and time savings as well as the expertise. Read more by visiting the Personal Stories section on Allsup.com. One story features a form...

YMCA of Metro Chicago Offers Financial and Stress Relief in Down Economy

...in America survey, 76 percent of Chicago residents cite money as a significant source of stress; 69 percent cite the economy; and 66 percent cite work. From April 18-May 3, the YMCA will wai...

New Focus Placed on Alternative Financing as Hospitals Seek Competitive Advantage During Challenging Economic Conditions

...best possible care for their patients and remain competitive, without waiting - perhaps years - for the available capital." Mr. Tagawa goes on to cite a number of forces creating financial difficulties for hospitals. "Hospitals have seen their investment portfolios decline, potentially creating debt ...

As a Result of the FDA Investigation Into TNF-Alpha Inhibitors, 30 Percent of Surveyed Rheumatologists Have Altered Their Prescription Patterns for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

...Dancella Fernandes, Ph.D. "MCOs that plan to alter the reimbursement of TNF-alpha inhibitors expect to be more cautious in granting approval, but none cite the intention of routinely refusing reimbursement for autoimmune indications." TNF-alpha Inhibitors in Pediatric Crohn's Disease and Juvenile Id...
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