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Michigan Chamber of Commerce Raises Concerns With Flawed Federal Health Care Reform Proposal, Rushed Timeline

LANSING, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed serious concern with Congress' rushed timeline to address health care reform and urged Michigan's Congressional Delegation to demand that legislative leaders reconsider their approach and prio...

New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill

JOPLIN, Mo., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new letter to the three key leaders shaping the developing U.S. House of Representatives' health reform bill - Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Education and Labor Chairman Geor...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts specifically recommend Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as a key omega-3 fatty acid for prenatal development(1, 2, 3). DHA, derived from plants or fish, is consumed in the form of food or nutritional supplements. However, there is increasing ...

Swine Flu Pandemic Causes Public Concerns About Hand Sanitizers

BOISE, Idaho, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that hand washing with soap and water when available or sanitizing with an effective hand sanitizer is critical to minimize the spread of germs during illness outbreaks, such as the H1N1 Influenza...

National Long Term Care Leaders Praise Overall Baucus Health Reform Effort, Express Specific Concerns Moving Forward

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a joint statement from Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), and Alan G. Rosenbloom, President of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home C...

Frontier Airlines Extends Mexico Travel Policy for Customers With Concerns About Swine Flu

Additional flexibility for customers scheduled to travel through May 16 DENVER, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to customer concerns about the presence of the Swine Flu virus in parts of Mexico, Frontier Airlines has put the following travel policy guidelines into place for al...

Facts About Hand Sanitizers as Public Concerns Over the Swine Flu Increase

SKILLMAN, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Major health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend that hand washing and -- when soap and water may not be available -- hand sanitizing with an alcohol-based rub (like PURELL(R) Instant Hand Sanitizer) are ...

Metametrix Announces New Toxic Effects Profiles to Help Combat Growing Concerns About Toxicity and Health

DULUTH, Ga., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily exposure to toxins in the products we use for lifestyle convenience, such as plastics, adhesives, and insecticides, are creating a toxic load on our bodies contributing to chronic illnesses, mood disorders, allergies, and asthma. In light of increased aw...

COBRA-Answers.com Addresses Consumer Concerns Over COBRA Legislation

With new COBRA legislation passed and unemployment numbers continuing to rise, consumers are searching for answers about COBRA benefits and the new stimulus package. A new website, COBRA-Answers.com, provides consumers a resource into the changes of COBRA's continuation of health coverage. COBRA-...

Incidental findings in trauma patients spark concerns for physicians

Nearly one-fifth of trauma patients who undergo CT evaluation have incidental findings, according to a study performed by Columbus Radiology Corp. at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Incidental findings during trauma evaluation are a growing concern for physicians in regards to the diagno...

Sparta Systems to Address Critical Electronic Medical Device Reporting (eMDR) Concerns with Free Webinar

HOLMDEL, N.J., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Sparta Systems, Inc., the maker of TrackWise(R) and the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance management software, is pleased to announce its forthcoming webinar: "Regulatory Report...

New study raises concerns about screen time among urban children with asthma

Urban children with asthma engage in an average of an hour more of screen time daily than the maximum amount American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends. This is the first study to examine screen time among children with asthma. "We know that both asthma and excessive screen time can be ...

New Book Prescribes Quality Guidance for Pharma Industry as Criticism of FDA and Consumer Safety Concerns Surge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Risky Business: Managing the Quality of America's Medicines has been released in its Second Edition by FDAnews. Authored by Robert A. Rhoades, Practice Director, Pharmaceutical Quality & Compliance at Becker & Associates Consulting (Washington,...

Five Leaders From Five Industries to Tackle Concerns Over the Economy and Its Impact on Compliance and Ethics During Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association Audio/Web Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 19, 2009 at Noon CT, compliance and ethics leaders at Best Buy, Dell, Qwest Communications, Textron and Catholic Healthcare West will be discussing how companies should manage rising compliance risk at a time of stagnant or declining budg...

CNA/NNOC Criticizes SEIU Trusteeship: Cites Concerns for Erosion of RN and Patient Care Standards

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing concerns about erosion of RN and patient care standards, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee today criticized the action by the Service Employees International Union to take over its largest California affiliate, Un...

YWCA Survey Shows Greater Economic Concerns Among Black Women Than White Women

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Black women stand apart from White women on a range of worries about workplace, education and health care issues. Major obstacles to their own progress over the next decade cited by greater proportions of Black women than White women include: -- Majo...

International Conference to Focus on Concerns of Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Healthcare Experts Will Share Latest Breast Cancer Information at the Only International Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer DALLAS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expected 800 young breast cancer survivors, caregivers and medical professionals from around the world wi...

Rural/Metro Employee Shareholders Voice Concerns At Company's Annual Meeting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) employed by the Rural/Metro corporation (Nasdaq: RURL ) and members of Teamsters Local 375 attended the company's annual shareholders meeting. Employee shareholders expres...

Doctors raise questions, concerns about FDA suicide warning

SEATTLE, December 8, 2008Medical specialists at the nation's largest professional meeting on epilepsy discussed multiple questions and concerns they have about data presented by the FDA in support of its recent suicide alert on anticonvulsant drugs (AEDs) and the potential effect of the federal ag...

Financial Concerns Top List of Holiday Stressors for Women, Families with Children

American Psychological Association Offers Strategies to Manage Stress and Promote Health during Holidays WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As reports about the extent of the recession in the United States are released this week, a new poll from the American Psychological Ass...

Largest study of fertility patients shows concerns about embryo disposition

DURHAM, NC -- Fertility patients who are done having children feel responsible for the stored, frozen embryos left over from their treatment, yet more than half are against implanting the embryos in anyone else, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center. "This ...

Agriculture, Health Officials Address Food Safety Concerns During Northeastern PA Tour

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State agriculture and health officials touring the state to gain insight and raise public awareness about important food safety issues made four stops in northeastern Pennsylvania today. Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and Deputy Health ...

Rendell Cabinet Secretaries Address Food Safety Concerns During Central PA Tour

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two state officials traveling the state to gain insight and raise public awareness about food issues in the commonwealth brought their tour to Bedford, Blair and Centre counties today. The tour by Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and actin...

Results From Pre-Election Surveys Published in NEJM Show Deep Concerns About State of Health Care With McCain and Obama Supporters Differing Sharply on Directions for New Administration

Analysis Draws from Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Registered Voters in September, As Well As Other Recent Public Polls and Historical Presidential Election Exit Polls MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With only a few days remaining before Election Day, researchers from Harvar...

Employee Concerns About Contracting Serious Illnesses Spark Interest in Personal Insurance Products

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of working Americans covered by insurance are concerned about themselves or someone in their family being diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or another serious illness. In addition, a majority of working Americans covered by insurance ...

Intimacy and Sexuality After Cancer: Questions Answered and Concerns Addressed

The Women's Sexual Health Foundation (TWSHF) released an issue of the Women's Sexual Health Journal devoted entirely to women's sexuality and cancer, a topic the Foundation frequently addresses with healthcare professionals, cancer patients and survivors. Experts answer questions and concerns wom...

National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care Conveys Concerns over CT Colonography

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care is highlighting concerns over the National CT Colonography Study published September 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The evidence must be closely evaluated, and patients n...

Is the salad bar safe? Produce concerns linger after summer scares

COLUMBIA, Mo. Widespread reports had most people afraid to eat tomatoes this summer and when tomatoes were vindicated, eating peppers became a fear. A University of Missouri food safety expert says there is only so much that can be done to assure produce is safe to eat. "We basically want pe...

Registered Nurses at UW Medical Center Hold Candlelight Vigil to Highlight Concerns for Quality and Safe Patient Care

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing more than 1,200 nurses at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), held a candlelight vigil to demonstrate the nurses' concerns for safe patient care over stalled contract negotiati...

SNM expresses serious concerns as isotope shortage looms

RESTON, Va.A shutdown announced yesterday at a nuclear reactor facility at Petten in the Netherlands threatens the ability of countries across the globe to access and obtain radioactive isotopes, which are critical for performing many common nuclear medicine procedures in the United States and wor...

Health Insurance Industry Listens to Health Care Concerns of Utah Small Business Owners

AHIP and Salt Lake Chamber host roundtable discussion as part of national Campaign for an American Solution SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) today met with Utah small business owners at a roundtable discussion on health...

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Ignores Community, Environmental Concerns With Planned Expansion of Mission Hills Facility

Project proceeds despite non-compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (PHCMC) today went ahead with the planned expansion of its Holy Cross Medical Center even as S...

Video: 18th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey(R): Health Care, Economy Major Concerns in Workers' Record Drop in Retirement Confidence

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the growing concern over health care costs and economic issues, American workers' confidence in being able to afford a comfortable retirement decreased over the past year by a rate unmatched in the 18 years of the Retirement Confidence Survey(R) ...

Wal-Mart & Nalgene Removing Toxic Bottles, Place Consumers' Concerns First

U.S. & Canada Declare Health Risks from Bisphenol A FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, announced today, that it was immediately removing baby bottles and other products made with bisphenol A (BPA) from its Canadian stores presentl...

Bi-Partisan Members of United States Senate Formally Raise Concerns About Proposed Cuts to Medicare's Home Oxygen Benefit

Joint Senate Letter asks Lawmakers to Reject Funding Reductions to Benefit which could 'Jeopardize Care' and 'Make Benefit Reform Much More Difficult to Achieve' Letter Draws Widespread Support Among Home Oxygen Community WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Q...

TransUnion Addresses Ohio Attorney General's Concerns Surrounding Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status

The Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform helps hospitals automate charity care determination and reporting processes to support updated IRS Form 990 CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The TransUnion Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform, a solution that automates the process that assists hospitals in ...

Virginia Committee Ignores Parental Rights, Health Concerns of HPV Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council (FRC) criticized the Education and Health Committee of the Virginia Senate for taking action yesterday to kill HB188, a bill sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-District 13). Virginia now has the dubious distinction ...

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Shares World Bank, Global Fund Concerns Over Alleged Corruption at India's NACO

Call on the Prime Minister to Restore the People's Faith in the Government AIDS System NEW DELHI, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and AHF/India Cares today announced its strong support for a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis ...

ASPS Addresses Concerns Regarding BOTOX Treatments

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today addressed concerns regarding the use of botulinum toxin products and adverse events following a recent petition from a consumer group. On January 23, Public Citizen requested the...

ASPS Studies Re-Evaluate Psychological Benefits and Health Concerns of Silicone Breast Implants

Effect on Body Image, Cancer, and Breast-feeding Examined ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plastic surgeons are re-evaluating past scientific findings and developing new knowledge about the effects of silicone breast implants. A recent supplement to Plastic and Re...
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