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Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today. Older individu...

PJTV Invites Citizens to Engage in Virtual Health Care Forum on July 22

Congressmen Eric Cantor, Tom Price and Dave Camp to Answer Questions Live LOS ANGELES, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pajamas TV will host key lawmakers, health care specialists, and policy experts in a Virtual Forum on Health Care at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July...

Dialysis Patient Citizens Endorses Kidney Community Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients

DPC Pledges Support for Kidney Care Partners "Promoting Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" (PEAK) Program WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) - a national, non-profit, patient-governed organization dedicated to improving quality of life for...

Senior Citizens Bureau Creates New Resourceful Divisions

Programs Give Seniors Helpful Solutions HOUSTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Senior Citizens Bureau (SCB), the nation's largest non-profit organization for seniors, with over 500,000 members, has established two new divisions: Funeral Planning and Support & Financial and Retirement Plannin...

Joplin Citizens and Health Organizations Call on Missouri Gov. Nixon for Study, Action on High Incidence of Birth Defects and Chronic Diseases in Community

JOPLIN, Mo., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local and national public health organizations joined the Steelworkers Union today in calling on Governor Jay Nixon for a thorough investigation and action to alleviate the rising incidence in Joplin of birth defects and chronic diseases, which may b...

BD Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by CRO Magazine

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that it has been named to the annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer) Magazin...

The Senior Citizens League's Comments on U.S. Supreme Court Case Wyeth v. Levine

Oral Argument Scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2008 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 14, 2008, The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) filed an amicus brief in support of a courageous Vermont woman's fight to preserve her common law right to damages for the amputation...

Dialysis Patient Citizens Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

Educating Americans about the Importance of Kidney Health Remains Key Element for Organization WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) -- a nationwide, non-profit patient advocacy group comprised of more than 23,000 dialysis and pre-dialysis patients an...

PA Homecare Association kicks off Annual Conference: Homecare advocates speak about the importance of re-balancing the healthcare system to ensure care to the citizens of the state

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- About 100 health care professionals who still make house calls converged on the state Capitol today for the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA). While their overall focus was to persuade the General Assembly to increase sta...

Pennsylvania Pharmacy 'Carve-out' Poses Risks for Commonwealth's Neediest Citizens and Taxpayers, National Organization Testifies

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is urging State lawmakers to reject a risky proposal by the State Department of Public Welfare to assume management of pharmacy benefits for as many as one million Medicaid enrollees in the ...

Governor Rendell Says Passage of PA ABC Would Help More Than 36,000 Uninsured Citizens Living in the Lehigh Valley

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that there are more than 36,000 uninsured adults in Lehigh and Northampton counties -- nearly 5,000 of whom are on a waiting list to receive health care coverage -- who urgently need the state Senate to appr...

Send Me An Angel(TM) Pairs Senior Citizens With Their Peers in Alternative Care

New program provides concierges companionship that goes beyond caretaking SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Send Me An Angel(TM) Inc., a new company that provides individualized care services customized for ailing parents and grandparents today announced it will launch its most innovative...

Target Data Research Sponsors Forgotten Citizens Who Are in Need of Public Guardianship To Support and Manage Their Healthcare and Personal Needs

TAMPA, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Target Data Research (TDR) President R.J. Slutz announced today the agreement to sponsor the 2008 fifth annual Step'N Forward fund raising campaign which will be held at the world famous Gaspar's Grotto. "We are pleased to support Step'N Forward and the ...

Senior Citizens Bureau Empowers Today's Seniors: National Non-profit Serves as Community Resource for Seniors, Their Children, Caregivers and Even Advocates

HOUSTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While many of today's seniors are retiring into what they hope will be a more relaxed, enjoyable way of life, they want to stay connected to the "real world." They need to know what's happening, and have access to trustworthy information and resources. In addit...

Most UK citizens susceptible to hepatitis B infection

The failure of the UK to introduce universal hepatitis B immunisation means that most UK citizens are susceptible to infection, warns an infectious diseases expert in this weeks BMJ. The UK is one of the few developed countries that still does not routinely immunise children against hepatitis B...

Proposed Senate Health Care Cuts Will Reduce Health Care Access for All Michigan Citizens

LANSING, Mich., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed Senate cuts of more than $200 million in general fund support for Medicaid could reduce access to health care for many Michigan families and raise costs for everyone if the Senate budget recommendations are adopted by the state House and ...

Medicaid Health Plans of America Lauds Stimulus Bill's Conference Agreement Which Provides $90 Billion in Medicaid Relief for Nation's Most Vulnerable Citizens

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) , the leading trade association solely focused on representing Medicaid health plans, applauded House and Senate negotiators who agreed to include provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Surprise U.S. Supreme Court Decision Helps Michigan Citizens

DETROIT, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision which will now allow Michigan citizens to sue drug companies if they are injured by a drug. Prior to this decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of Michigan...

Governor Rendell Declares Senior Smiles Day in Pennsylvania; Goal is to Improve Oral Hygiene for Senior Citizens

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today joined the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) and the Alliance of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (APDA) in recognizing October 5, 2007, as Senior Smiles Day in Pennsylvania. "Maintaining good oral hygiene is esse...

Many Senior Citizens in the Grips of Malnutrition

Malnutrition appears to be a common condition among the senior lot in Australia. This is not a good sign as it can slow their recovery process from an illness or accident. A study of 102 patients recuperating at Sydneys Prince of Wales Hospital showed that almost 80 per cent were malnouris...

India's Senior Citizens Number Nearly 77 Mn

India is home to over 76.6 million people over the age of 60. According to data available with the health ministry, the country has 76,622,321 persons aged 60 and above. With nearly 14 percent of the elderly population, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 11.6 million elderly. M...

Many Indiana Citizens Do Not Possess Health Insurance Coverage

Many citizens in Indiana do not possess health insurance coverage, a worrying trend, experts have warned.// Statistics have shown that since 1994, the number of people without insurance coverage has shot up by 223,680. This has affected the prevailing rates of insurance premiums, which have ...

Portugal’s Citizens Vote to Legalize Abortio

Portugal’s Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates is smiling. His move to lift a ban on abortion has born fruit with 59 percent// of those voting doing so in favor of the ban being lifted or, legalizing abortion. Portugal is among Ireland, Malta and Poland- strong catholic nations that prohib...

American Senior Citizens Granted More Time

In an announcement by the US government on Thursday, elderly persons who had failed to receive information on time from UnitedHealth group, regarding their plans for// medical health insurance by Medicare, will be given an extra time period of 45 days, to enroll for the Part D program. The He...

How to Bell the Fat? –Most U.S Citizens Concerned, Reveals Surve

An insightful nation wide survey conducted by a US research company has highlighted the overriding opinion of people, about what they consider a formidable health// problem facing society and their children today. The telephonic survey detailing the response from 800 adults, found that nearly...

Senior Citizens Advised to Sign up for Drug Plan 2007

Medicare prescription drug plan 2007 commences on November 15 and will continue till December 31, during which time people can enroll.// This benefit program was started in 2006 for senior citizens and the disabled people across America in order to reduce prescription drug costs. The benefi...

US Citizens Told To Stockpile For Bird Flu Outbreak

US citizens in Hong Kong have been advised to build a three-month stockpile of food, medicine and water in their homes// in case of a bird flu pandemic, a news report said Tuesday. An advisory has been sent out to all 60,000 registered US citizens in the former British colony urging them to p...

Can 'Designer' Cities Keep Citizens Physically Fit?

One of the most advanced nations of the world today, Britain had to face the embarrassment of being labeled as the most 'obese nation in Europe' last week. //In a recent report by CABE it was brought to light that more than one –fourth of the nation's population can be declared obese and overweight...

Teachers are Creators of Enlightened Citizens in the Country- Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India greeted the teachers by saying that we have to remember Dr. S. Radhakrishnan’s words that ‘teachers should be the best minds in the country’.// He emphasized that teachers are builders of our society and creators of enlightened citizens in the country. Dr....

Many American senior citizens fall into the “Doughnut Hole”!

The Starks take prescription drugs worth $200 every month for several problems ranging from arthritis to emphysema and heart failure. So, Donna and Grover Stark enrolled// in Medicare Part D, the new federal prescription-drug plan, last December. Since the Coventry AdvantraRx plan paid for mo...

HIV Infected Senior Citizens Suffer From Depression

According to the study conducted by Stephen Karpiak, a former research scientist at Columbia University Medical School// it was found that many senior Americans above 50 years living with HIV/AIDS suffer from moderate to severe depression. This study was conducted in New York and1,000 HIV-posi...

Hong Kong Citizens Fear over Poisonous Vegetables in Local Markets

Concerns of citizens over the poisonous vegetables found in local markets has paved for the establishment of a voluntary registration system// for local farms. Additionally, supermarket chains in Hong Kong would be required to set up a comprehensive tracking system for farm produce, according to of...

Shangai Citizens to Monitor Billboards

China's largest metropolis, Shangai proposes to start a citizen advisory panel, preventing advertisers from featuring billboards// with images that would offend local sensibilities. The move follows a series of recent complaints over a huge billboard in the city's commercial Xujiahui area that ...

Pet Project: Lifestyle Touch Ups for Senior Citizens and Their Beloved Pets

Blacksburg: Procter & Gamble and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) have forked out a competitive grant of $40,000 to a Virginia Tech team led by Ed Dorsa // , associate professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Affairs for the development of new products and systems that c...

President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)

In an attempt to manage the ever-increasing health care cost and increase the availability of medical insurance, the U.S. President, George W. Bush has urged the citizens to invest // in health saving accounts or HSAs that comprises of pretax dollars. At the time of need, the funds can be mobilized...

France plans to protects its citizens from bird flu

France Health Minister Xavier Bertrand as said that the French government would be taking strict control measures to protect their people from a pandemic bird flu infection, the ministry has presented a proposed plan program to combat flu infection spread.// France has a population of 62 million an...

Exercise To The Rescue Of Senior Citizens

Mary Nicholson, currently 71 years worked as a flight attendant. She started exercising two years back and finds it too addictive. According to her// she was very keen that she be agile and strong. She is presently training at the Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center. Her exercise regimen includes ...

Boom In Sexually Transmitted Infections In Senior Scottish Citizens

Sexually transmitted diseases like HIV are increasing exponentially in over-50s in Scotland causing widespread concern. Official figures reveal that the rate// of sexually transmitted diseases had more than trebled in this segment of the population. Infections like chlamydia and herpes are al...

Seniors: Get Your Checkbooks Ready

...e system, this provision would shift billions of dollars in costs to senior citizens who rely on these critical services. "This provision does nothing bu...s of laboratory tests away from the government and onto the backs of senior citizens on fixed-incomes," said Dr. Mark Birenbaum, Administrator for the American ...

Greg Fischer Named AvMed Health Plans' New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

...rnment. AvMed is one of Florida's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, and is solely focused on providing health coverage to Florida citizens and businesses. AvMed is one of only a few health plans in the United States that enjoys dual "Excellent" accreditation status for both its commercial...
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