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National League of Cities Commends President and Congress on Work Towards Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of America's cities and towns, National League of Cities President Kathleen Novak, mayor, Northglenn, Colo., commends President Barack Obama, the House of Representatives, and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Commi...

American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) commends the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for its re-categorization of indoor tanning devices as carcinogenic to humans. This classification places indoor tanning in t...

FRC's Tony Perkins Commends Pro-life Lawmakers Who Oppose Federal Funding of Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council ( FRC ) President Tony Perkins today applauded the strong stand of a group of pro-life lawmakers who at a news conference today on Capital Hill demonstrated that federal funding of abortion is contained in the cur...

American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends Texas for Enacting the Most Restrictive Indoor Tanning Law in the Country

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill into law that will prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices for all Texans under the age of 16.5 and will require in-person parental consent for those between the ages of 16.5 and 18. "The Ame...

TSI Healthcare Commends Efforts of New Healthcare IT Plan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TSI Healthcare Inc., a leader in healthcare information systems sales and support, announced its eager support of the American Stimulus Bill and the development of an educational web seminar on the topic. The bill features a minimum of $19 bill...

DaVita Commends Kidney Care Partners for Launch of PEAK Campaign

Programs Designed to Address High Risks for New Dialysis Patients Making a Difference in Cutting Patient Mortality Rates DENVER, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today...

Rep. Lewis Commends Kidney Care Partners' Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Georgia

- "PEAK" Campaign: "Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" to reduce mortality by 20 percent, extend 10,000 lives by the end of 2012 - WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners announced the launch of a voluntary quality improvement campaign ple...

Coalition Commends Senators Baucus, Grassley for Including Prevention, Wellness of Chronic Disease in Recent Paper on Coverage Policy Options

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and Ranking Member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for prioritizing prevention and management of chronic diseases and their risk factor...

TFAH Commends President's 2010 Budget

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health commends the Obama Administration for increases in the fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget for public health programs that will help improve the health of Americans. "The President is walking the walk when it comes to funding p...

US Oncology Commends Governor Sebelius' Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kansas Governor a Strong Choice Due to Experience in Navigating Complex Health Care Access Issues, Working Across Party Lines to Promote Reform WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Oncology, which supports one of the nation's largest cancer treatment and research networks ...

The Epilepsy Foundation Commends Rock Star Prince for Talking About It

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation applauds legendary rock star Prince for sharing his childhood experiences with epilepsy. Prince revealed he had epilepsy during PBS's Tavis Smiley show . The award-winning musician said, "I used to have seizures when ...

APS commends President Obama's commitment to greater investment in science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Physical Society commends President Obama's commitment to doubling the budgets at key science and technology agencies; implementing policies that will enhance science and math education; and laying the foundation for directing more than 3 percent of the nation's gr...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commends UK Government for Maintaining Its Commitment to the World's Poor

SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation welcomes today's news that the UK Government will deliver on its promises to the poorest people in the world, despite the current economic downturn, and achieve the EU target to increase development assistance to ...

The AACR commends Senators Kennedy and Hutchison on the 21st Century Cancer ALERT Act

PHILADELPHIA ― On Thursday, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced legislation that will renew the war on cancer by modernizing and advancing the national cancer program of the United States. The 21st Century Cancer ALERT (Access to Life-saving Early detection, Res...

Frost & Sullivan Commends Nycomed for Excellence in Product Differentiation Innovation

LONDON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The "2008 European Tissue Sealants & Topical Hemostats Product Differentiation Innovation Award" is conferred on Nycomed in recognition of its revolutionary product - TachoSil. The innovative surgical patch, TachoSil is poised to be the future of the European t...

Illinois Hospital Association Commends Governor for Protecting Health Care in State Budget Proposal

NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) today lauded Governor Pat Quinn for making health care a top priority in his state budget proposal for fiscal year 2010 and for not cutting critically needed Medicaid funding that supports care for more t...

The National Kidney Foundation of Florida Commends Senator Thad Altman, Representative Ritch Workman for Co-Sponsoring 'Common Sense' Legislation Widely Hailed as 'Good for Patients, Good for Taxpayers, Good for Florida'

SB 1022/HB 675 Bill Would Provide Access to Medigap as Additional Coverage Option For Florida Kidney Failure Patients Who Qualify TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKF of Florida) praised Senator Thad Altman and Representative Ri...

Virtua Commends Gov. Corzine's Charity Care Funding Plan

Proposed 2010 state budget maintains charity care spending level MARLTON, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard P. Miller, President and CEO of Virtua Health, praised New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard and the administration for...

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Commends President Obama's Initial Steps in Removing the Bans on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a driving force in creating a world free of MS. To advance this goal, the Society continues to seek ways to prevent, slow the progression or repair the effects of MS. One channel is by supporting scientifica...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Commends President Obama's Decision to Lift Federal Restrictions on Stem Cell Research

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation joins millions of Americans today in commending President Obama for lifting previous restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. Peter T. Wilderotter, president...

Save Abandoned Babies Foundation Commends Illinois Hospitals for Being 100% in Compliance in Displaying 'Safe Haven Signs'

CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois was the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring every hospital, fire station, police station and emergency medical facility that is required to accept a relinquished newborn infant in accordance with the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protec...

NACDS Commends Obama's Shared Commitment on Accessible, Quality and Affordable Healthcare

Today, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE submitted a letter to President Barack Obama commending his commitment to healthcare reform on the eve of the first White House Health Care Summit. ...

CWA Commends Obama Administration Steps Toward Universal Health Care

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Communications Workers of America commended President Obama's strong support for health care reform and the administration's proposed budget that will move our nation closer toward the goal of universal health care. "With his budget plan, th...

FRC Commends Effort to Protect Pro-Life Riders, Prevent Taxpayer Funded Abortions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council commends the over 180 Members of Congress who signed a letter directed to the White House urging support for long-standing pro-life policies in upcoming appropriations bills. These riders prohibit tax dollars for domestic and...

Trust for America's Health Commends Congress, Obama Administration for Historic Investment in Prevention and Wellness

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commends the U.S. Congress for supporting more than $1 billion for prevention and wellness in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. The investment will support more than 20,000 public health jobs and he...

Investor Group Commends Jim Merselis for Joining Trinity Biotech's Board of Directors & Announces Conference Call Invitation

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An investor group in Trinity Biotech plc (Nasdaq: TRIB ), an Irish based developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products, is delighted that Jim Merselis has joined the company's board of directors. In addition to expressing support for Mr. Merseli...

ACP commends Congress for including health care reform in economic stimulus legislation

Washington, February 11, 2009 "The House of Representatives and the Senate are to be commended for including an important 'down payment' on health care reform in the economic stimulus bills," Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians, said today. "I urge c...

American Dietetic Association Commends Congress and President for Passage of State Children's Health Insurance Legislation

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dietetic Association commended Congress and President Obama Wednesday, February 4, for enacting the State Children's Health Insurance Program into law. The $32.6 billion legislation, similar to a bill vetoed by President Bush in 2007, ex...

Following Ceremony with President Obama, UAN President Ann Converso, RN, Commends New Administration on Meeting with Labor Leaders and Reinstating Pro-Worker Policies

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attending a meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other national labor leaders, UAN President Ann Converso, RN, brought the voice of staff nurses to the White House as she hailed the new president's early commitment...

Health IT Now! Coalition Commends House Decision to Pass Health IT Legislation in Economic Recovery Package

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health IT Now! Coalition applauds the House's important decision to allocate $20 billion of the $819 billion included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for incentives to promote the adoption of electronic medical records. "We are ...

National Health Care Coalition Commends New Congress' Focus on Fighting Chronic Disease in House Stimulus Package

Inclusion of Prevention and Disease Management Funding a Major Step Forward WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for including chronic disease prevention and management initiatives in the ...

Investor Group Commends Clint Severson for Joining Trinity Biotech's Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- An investor group in Trinity Biotech plc (Nasdaq: TRIB ), an Irish based developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products whose shares are traded in the form of American Depository Receipts on NASDAQ, is encouraged that Clint Severson has joined the com...

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) Commends SSA's New 'Compassionate Allowances Process'

NPAF Joins Efforts to Accelerate Disability Determinations WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) commends the Social Security Administration's new "Compassionate Allowances Process" for disability determinations, which will accelerate the ...

PHA Commends House Passage of Tobacco Legislation

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E) Executive Director American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for today passing the Family Smoking and Tobacco ...

AIDS Action Commends Senate Passage of PEPFAR Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Action applauds the Senate for overwhelming, bipartisan passage of the Lantos/Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act (S 2731), which reauthorizes the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Reli...

American Lung Association Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association commends and thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act today. As part of the overarching Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, the...

American College of Physicians commends MedPAC June 2008 report to Congress

Washington -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) today commended the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) for its recognition of the importance of primary care in a well-functioning health-care delivery system in its June 2008 Report to Congress. ACP commended MedPAC in a letter to...

American College of Medical Genetics Commends the Signing of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act

BETHESDA, Md., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) applauds the signing into law of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act (S.1858) sponsored by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and 21 co-sponsors including ACMG's Maryland Senators, Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) an...

AARP Commends Illinois U.S. Reps for Voting to Protect People in Medicaid

Association Urges Senators Durbin and Obama to Quickly Pass Companion Bill and Send Measure to President CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- AARP commended the supporters and cosponsors of the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008, which passed today in the U.S. House of...

Lung Cancer Alliance Commends Leadership of MA State Senate

First-ever State Funded Lung Cancer Research Bill Given Hearing in Joint Committee on Revenue WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance praised the efforts of State Senator Susan Fargo for helping shepherd first-ever lung cancer research funding bill throu...
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