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SedationFacts.org Presents Content on Policies and Conditions Regarding Alternative Methods for the Administration of Propofol

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SedationFacts.org, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhanced site content addressing policies and conditions related to Non-anesthesiologist Administered Prop...

Health clinic conditions may be to blame for decrease in primary care physicians

MAYWOOD Adverse work conditions may be to blame for the decline in the number of primary care physicians nationwide, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine . "Unfavorable work conditions are associated with stress, burnout and intent to leave f...

Aging Institute May Die Before its Time, Due To Economic Conditions Yet Washington Based Non-Profit Organization Forges Ahead with Scheduled Landmark Conference

In the face of the most difficult economic times in 20 years, the much-anticipated first Think Tank Summit and Town Forum, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, on The Healthcare Challenges & Opportunities for America's Aging Population, scheduled for T...

63 percent of RA patients suffer psychiatric disorders, with depressive spectrum conditions most likely

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Over half (63%) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also suffer from psychiatric disorders, with the majority of these (87%) occurring in the depressive spectrum, according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Cong...

Obesity and diabetes double risk of HF -- patients with both conditions 'very difficult' to treat

The twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes will continue to fuel an explosion in heart failure, already the world's most prevalent chronic cardiovascular disease, according to John McMurray, professor of cardiology at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and President of the Heart Failure Associ...

Analysis of FDA Adverse Events Data Reveals at Least 106 Serious Conditions Reported Among Reglan Users

An analysis of the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System has identified at least 106 cases of tardive dyskinesia or other movement disorders reported among users of Reglan or its generic version, metoclopramide. Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological disorder chara...

Delta Dental Plans Association and Delta Dental of Minnesota Agree to Conditions Regarding Supplier

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Dental Plans Association and Delta Dental of Minnesota have agreed to conditions for Delta Dental of Minnesota to continue to receive certain services from DeCare Dental fo...

New Hair Product Line Addresses Common Scalp Conditions of Teens and Tweens

Sarah Mullican and Janynne Stahl have launched Totally Texty, a new hair care product line to address the distinct scalp conditions and issues of teens and tweens. An informational website designed around common texting words popular with this age set promotes Totally Texty, formulated to solve a...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Hails Senator Rockefeller, Representative Courtney for Introducing Preexisting Conditions Bill, Ensuring Patient Access to Health Coverage

Rockefeller-Courtney Bill Will End Insurance Coverage Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) -- a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improve...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Hails Senator Rockefeller, Representative Schwartz for Introducing Preexisting Conditions Bill, Ensuring Patient Access to Health Coverage

Rockefeller-Schwartz Bill Will End Insurance Coverage Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) -- a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient ...

Broccoli may help protect against respiratory conditions like asthma

Here's another reason to eat your broccoli: UCLA researchers report that a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...

Sick as a Dog: Pets' Top Medical Conditions of 2008

Largest Pet Insurance Company Reveals Last Year's Most Common Claims BREA, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all the similarities between pets and people are cute and cuddly. Take ear infections, for example, or skin rashes. Not convinced? How about diarrhea? Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI),...

A New Smile: During Tough Economic Conditions Hundreds of Kentucky Children Receive Free Dental Care

Friday, February 6th, local dentists will give over 350 children a new smile! (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 -- Friday, February 6th, local dentists will give over 350 children a new smile! The opportunity comes at a perfect time for many families. It's the seventh year for...

Students from UAB and UPC will experiment under microgravity conditions at the ESA

A group of postgraduate students belonging to the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) were chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and carry out a scientific experiment under microgravity conditions. They will be monitoring how interactio...

Justice Department Reaches Settlement Over Conditions at South Carolina Nursing Care Center

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health regarding civil rights violations at the C.M. Tucker Jr. Nursing Care Center in Columbia, a state-owned nursing home serving approximately 360 resi...

NursingCrossing Posts 12,000-Plus Nursing Jobs in a Week; Stresses the Need for Better Training and Working Conditions for Nurses

The healthcare industry is hale and hearty compared to other industries that have experienced massive layoffs lately. NursingCrossing, a job site catering to nursing professionals, added 12,255 nursing jobs in a single week, bringing the site's job count to a staggering 89,923. With the growing ...

New Website, MyFoodMyHealth, Helps People Manage Multiple Health Conditions Using Delicious Food

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MyFoodMyHealth, Inc. today announced the launch of MyFoodMyHealth ( http://www.myfoodmyhealth.com ), a food and wellness website that provides healthy meal plans, flavorful recipes and online tools designed especially for individuals and families who have multi...

First study to examine rare injuries and conditions of US high school athletes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)Rare injuries accounted for 3.5 percent of high school athletes' injuries 2005 through 2007, according to the first study to examine rare injuries and conditions of U.S. high school athletes. Rare injuries include eye injuries, dental injuries, neck and cervical injuries and dehydr...

Think Tank Investigates the Environmental Conditions Surrounding Health Inequities

DETROIT, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a group of health professionals, community-based organizations, elected officials and other community leaders from more than a dozen states toured neighborhoods in Detroit/Wayne County to solidify participants' understanding of how the county's his...

MINRAD International, Inc. to Discuss Current Business Conditions on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MINRAD International, Inc. (Amex: BUF ), announced today the Company will hold an investor conference call to discuss current business conditions on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 11:00 am ET. The toll free call in number is (866) 901-2585. Th...

Health Plans Propose Guaranteed Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions and Individual Coverage Mandate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans today proposed guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions in conjunction with an enforceable individual coverage mandate. Under the new proposal, health plans participating in the individual health insur...

Dermatologists Debunk Myths, Offer Advice for Conditions that Hit Below the Belt

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- While spider veins, varicose veins, cellulite and pedicures gone awry may sound like the makings of a modern-day horror flick, the scary part is these dermatologic conditions and associated problems can strike anyone at anytime. In fact, much of what is percei...

Eye Conditions Linked with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a good night's sleep helps the brain and body perform better, it's a good guess that sleep problems can cause more than just fatigue. Numerous studies have shown a connection between sleep disorders and medical conditions such as cardiova...

Red Cross Advises Evacuees to Stay Put Until Conditions Are Safe

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although what was once Hurricane Gustav has weakened to a tropical depression, the American Red Cross urges all evacuees to stay away from affected areas until authorities deem it safe to return. "We know people are eager to go home, especially ...

Caregivers at 8 Bay Area Nursing Homes Protest Unsafe Resident Conditions in Salinas

Windsor Healthcare Faced with 360 Health & Safety Violations SALINAS, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nursing home workers at Windsor Skyline Care Center and Windsor Ridge Care Center will hold a joint demonstration Tuesday asking their employer to make needed improvements in resi...

Caregivers at 8 Bay Area Nursing Homes Protest Unsafe Resident Conditions in Fremont

Windsor Healthcare Faced with 360 Health & Safety Violations FREMONT, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nursing home workers at Country Drive Care Center and Windsor Park Care Center will hold a joint demonstration Tuesday asking their employer to make needed improvements in residen...

Binge drinking tied to conditions in the college environment

Boston, MA -- Heavy alcohol use, or binge drinking, among college students in the United States is tied to conditions in the college environment. That is one of the key findings from research conducted by researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (CAS), a landmark ...

Online NHS Health Guides for Long-Term Conditions Released on NHS Choices

LONDON, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of online NHS Health Guides for people with long-term conditions have been launched today on the national NHS website, NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk These online guides take patients through each stage of the journey, from before diagnosis, and thro...

Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Improve Conditions at a Nebraska Developmental Center

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department announced today a settlement with the State of Nebraska concerning the care given to residents of the Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC). BSDC is a state-owned and operated residential facility that serves almost 300...

UNICEF REPORT: Desperate Conditions for Children in Camps Without Clean Water as Cyclone Aftermath Worsens

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The situation for children continues to worsen in Myanmar as thousands of children have been separated from their families, many more are living in desperate conditions in relief camps, and some are drinking water from ponds covered with dead bodies,...

RF Technologies Assists Healthcare Providers in Avoiding Preventable Injury Conditions to be Denied Reimbursement by Medicare

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandated that healthcare providers will not be eligible for reimbursement of expenses related to preventable hospital injuries effective October 1, 2008 BROOKFIELD, Wis., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Technologies(R) announces that it is pa...

Purdue lab works to improve conditions at indoor swimming pools

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers at Purdue University have determined how certain airborne contaminants are created when chlorine reacts with sweat and urine in indoor swimming pools, a step toward learning how to reduce the formation of "volatile disinfection byproducts" that cause respiratory ...

The prevalence and impact of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. Over the next 25 years as the Baby Boom generation continues to age, the toll of this disease will escalate. To have a clear picture of the looming disease burden and its impact on our nations health care and public health sy...

MedPAC Again Fails to Evaluate Overall Economic Conditions in Assessing SNF Funding Requirements

New NGA Report on Worsening State Budget Picture, Ongoing Medicaid Funding Crisis Cited WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commenting on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) draft recommendation that skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) should receive no inflationar...

MultiVu Video Feed: STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT UNVEILS GET FIT, GET RIGHT A PROGRAM TO PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES AND WEIGHT-RELATED CONDITIONS IN TEENS

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation is unveiling Get Fit, Get Right (http://www.getfitgetright.org ), an online program designed to reduce obesity in teens and prevent type 2 diabetes and weight-related conditions such as blindness, amputation, renal failure, hypertension and heart dis...

Use of Technology to Document Comorbid Conditions May Improve Reimbursement, Increase Documentation Accuracy Study Confirms

MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Major financial implications are at stake if healthcare facilities and physicians do not accurately record the health conditions of patients that are present on admission (POA), according to new regulations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

Study Highlights Impact of Chronic Conditions on Working America

Northeast worst region for asthma, Southeast worst for hypertension WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) quantifies the toll common chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension take on American worker...

People With Chronic Conditions Experience Additional Benefits of Cost Savings by Wearing a Medical ID

American Medical ID Announces Customer Survey Findings Regarding Disease Management in the Workplace and Treatment in an Emergency; Key Facts Support the Need for Those with Chronic Conditions or Allergies to Wear a Medical ID HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

INDIANAPOLIS Fair or poor housing conditions are associated with the risk of developing diabetes in urban, middle-aged African-Americans according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology by a team of investigators from Indiana University School of Medicin...

Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

The nation's sickest and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and cost insurers less when they are closely supported by a nurse-physician primary care team that tracks their health and offers regular support, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sc...
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