Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease
Survey Shows Patient and Healthcare Professionals are 'Out of Sync' About
Potential Serious Health Consequences
WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers approach their Medicare years, a diverse group of healthcare leaders today joined together ...
In Time for Better Hearing and Speech Month: VidaCura.com and Nexear Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Costly Hearing Aids
About 1 in 6 baby-boomers suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids often cost thousand of dollars per pair and are not usually covered by insurance. VidaCura.com and Nexear saves consumers money on over-the-counter hearing aids starting at under $400 and includes a no-risk 30 day trial.
For Some, More Costly Care Is Not by Choice
Study finds poorer, less healthy families are sometimes shunted to high-deductible plans,,
THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many low-income American families with sick children are being enrolled in high-deductible health-care plans, a new study has found.
In 2007, about 10 per...
The Seven Costly Mistakes Healthcare Organizations Make When Purchasing Electronic Medical Records and Health IT
New white paper explains how purchasers of EMR and Health IT can save thousands of dollars successfully evaluating, selecting, and negotiating electronic medical records and Health IT contracts.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 10, 2008 -- Providers, Administrators, CEOs an...
LegalView Re-launching Truck Accident Injury Information Portal with Updated News and Information on the Costly and Dangerous Accidents
LegalView announced the re-launch of its truck accident practice area that will provide victims of these costly
and fatal truck accidents with updated articles and facts to help them overcome the severity of the incident. The truck accident injury information portal will also provide insightful s...
Veterinary Pet Insurance Reports Pet Emergencies a Costly Reality
Pet Owners from California to Mississippi Paying Dearly for Pets' Medical Care
BREA, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy squeezes
consumer's discretionary income, many pet owners are recalculating their
household budgets. The average pet owner typical...
Health Disparities a Costly but Treatable Issue
National Hispanic Medical Association to Showcase Economic Benefits of
Health Care Reform at Congressional Briefing June 24
WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid skyrocketing gas
and food prices, there is one cost Americans can help rein in - the rising
costs fueled by health d...
Large Study Identifies Most Costly Adverse Events in Children's Hospitals
-- May Help Set Priority Targets for Patient Safety Efforts --
PHILADELPHIA, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large study of health
records from 38 American children's hospitals has measured adverse events
that most increase length of stay and overall cost. The researchers say
Large study identifies most costly adverse events in children's hospitals
A large study of health records from 38 American childrens hospitals has measured adverse events that most increase length of stay and overall cost. The researchers say their findings provide useful targets for hospital programs aimed at preventing harm to young patients.
Our study offers a fra...
More patients with drug-coated cardiac stents survive, avoid costly follow-up procedures
(PHILADELPHIA) The more than ten million Americans whove received drug-eluting stents to open their blocked coronary arteries have a bright future, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The findings, among the first large follow-up studies to show a...
Norwalk virus: 'Cruise ship' illness challenging and costly to hospitals, too
A review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided the first solid documentation of expenses and efforts in the United States to stop the infection from spreading among patients, staff and visitors. Total hospita...
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly
U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year
THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes in American youngsters under the age of 20 cost at least $42 million a year, a new study finds.
The incidence is not high -- between two and four per 100,000 young people annually, said Dr...
Limiting Work Hours for Medical Residents Could Be Costly
And it may not lead to fewer medical errors, researchers suggest
WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For years, legislators and patient advocates have called for less grueling hours for medical residents to reduce the chances of medical errors.
Now, new research shows that allowin...
Learning Disabilities If Undetected Early Proves Costly Later
A study conducted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada states that learning disabilities diagnosed late leads to long lasting harmful psychological// effect on people. Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and unemployment are some of the problems faced by people with such disabiliti...
The Evolution of Costly Traits
Darwin has given us a background about how beneficial traits shape up in natural populations,// but one is led to wonder about the manner of development of costly
traits. Two theories have tried to address this challenge – the theory of hitch hiking and theory of kin selection.
The theory of...
Study Explains How Costly Traits Evolve
Darwin explains - how beneficial traits accumulate in natural populations, but how do costly
In the past, two theories have addressed this problem. The theory of hitchhiking suggests that genes that confer a cost to their bearer can become common in natural populations when the...
Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?
This year, Medicare will pay for tens of thousands of heart patients to have high-tech devices implanted in their chests. Called ICDs or //implantable cardioverter defibrillators, the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts back into rhythm and save patients from sudden cardiac death...
Child-Care In Canada A Costly Affair
According to the study conducted by Statistics Canada it said that there is a significant increase in all forms of child care. This study was conducted// over a period of eight-year. About 54% of the children aged six months to five years were in child care in 2002-2003. There was an increase espec...
Frozen fish is costly and also lacks vital nutrients
Supermarkets provide a wide range of frozen Atlantic salmon and grilled fillets. Frozen fish meals are preferred by the elderly, single and those less gifted in the kitchen. //
A new Australian survey has found that these frozen fish meals are missing out on vital nutrients and forking out m...
Cost-effectiveness of cetuximab in metastatic colorectal cancer
...umors had wild-type KRAS.
For all patients, cetuximab showed very high (i.e., unfavorable) incremental cost-effectiveness ratiosmeaning it was very costly
in relation to benefitscompared with best supportive care. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were, however, more favorable for patients whose ...
Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference
...ty for early intervention and education to promote generally recommended lifestyle changes, which in turn may allow the employee to forgo the need for costly
medications, visits to the doctor and missed days of work. Obviously, this also benefits the employer's bottom-line. For those people whom our health ...
Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy
...onic care registry, increased the survival rate dramatically among patients enrolled in the service. It is estimated that more than 135 deaths and 260 costly
emergency interventions were prevented annually as a result of improved care. Now, the latest study results suggest that once the program has helped g...
Gold Standard/Elsevier Launches MedCounselor Consumer Drug Information Modules
... capsules and checks for drug interactions. The modules are indispensable in helping to increase consumer compliance to their drug regimens and avoid costly
and sometimes deadly medication errors.
Developed from Gold Standard/Elsevier's award-winning drug information and medication management conte...
HealthYes! Provides Free Preventive Screening in Support of Round Rock Express
...l stiffness can greatly contribute toward prevention. For suffers of any of these diseases, early detection can mean the difference between a painful, costly
medical crisis and the opportunity to receive potentially life-saving treatments while there is still time.
HealthYes! offers a range of sophistic...
Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies
... "Different patients respond differently to medications, so it's important to have multiple options for treating heart disease given how pervasive and costly
this condition is in our society."
Effient helps keep blood platelets from clumping together and developing a blockage in an artery. Taking Ef...
FDA extends review of Pennsaid(R) diclofenac sodium topical solution
...ainment efforts of customers, purchasing groups, third-party payers and governmental organizations, intellectual property rights disputes, complex and costly
regulation, including healthcare fraud and abuse regulations, manufacturing or supply chain problems or disruptions, rising commodity costs, recalls o...
BD and Direct Relief International Team Up to Provide Free Diabetes Insulin Injection Products to Americans Impacted by the Economic Downturn
... needles through Direct Relief to more than 1,000 community health center and free clinic partners nationwide.
"To avoid the debilitating and costly
complications of diabetes, patients must effectively manage their conditions," said Linda Tharby, President, BD Medical - Diabetes Care. "Insulin inje...
CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients
...rs more efficiently manage costs. This can be achieved as participants are engaged through multiple delivery channels - including convenient and less costly
venues like retail clinics.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO )
The alliance means chronically ill p...
RealMed Named Exclusive Medical Claims Clearinghouse for Physicians by Adventist Health System
...d claim file transmission, and automatic interface of claim changes. Through our partnership with RealMed, we expect to lower our days in AR and avoid costly
delays and denials."
RealMed is in the vanguard of a new era in health care administration that uses the power of the inte...
IDEAL LIFE's Remote Monitoring System Benefits Rural North Carolina Communities
... data and intervene if necessary by contacting the patient's primary care provider. This can help avoid a health crisis that might otherwise require a costly
visit to the emergency room or re-hospitalization - a significant plus for those without close proximity to major medical centers.
"No other re...
STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter
...ew devices will be approved, the likelihood of administrative delays, the need in certain future FDA submissions to satisfy additional and potentially costly
requirements such as third party audits, the cost of defending pending litigation and satisfying judgment in the event of an adverse ruling, for which...
Thoratec Corporation and HeartWare International, Inc. Announce Termination of Proposed Transaction
...irectors have determined that it was in the best long-term interests of Thoratec and its shareholders not to pursue what would likely be a protracted, costly
and unpredictable litigation process. We remain focused on building a much broader market for VADs in treating advanced stage heart failure," he added...
House Energy & Commerce Committee Accepts 'Independence at Home' Pilot Program as Amendment During Health Bill Markup
...d produce savings through preventative care that keeps patients out of more costly
treatment settings. The "Independence at Home" pilot also meets all of the ... in the elderly, and 23% of nursing home admissions, both of which are very costly
forms of care. Researchers estimate that about 25 to 30% of all MRPs in old...
AMERIGROUP Reports Q2 Net Income of $49.6 Million or $0.94 per Diluted Share, Including $0.43 per Diluted Share Positive Impact from Tax Adjustment
...crease membership levels; demographic changes; increased use of services, increased cost of individual services, epidemics, the introduction of new or costly
treatments and technology, new mandated benefits, insured population characteristics and seasonal changes in the level of healthcare use; our ability ...
Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results
...during the second quarter, reflecting the unique aspects of the system in ease of use, accuracy of test results and efficient management of scarce and costly
Total product sales of $39.6 million in the second quarter of 2009 compared to $39...
Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits
...ce, UVC offers an important advantage: It continuously cleans the coil and drain pan surfaces of biofilm buildup, reducing or eliminating the need for costly
manual cleaning and keeping the units in 'as-new' condition so they run more efficiently," Martin explains. "As a result, UVC saves on maintenance and...
President Takes Illinois Woman's Tough Health Care Questions at AARP Town Hall
... as closing the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole," lowering drug costs by approving generic versions of expensive biologic prescriptions, and preventing costly
hospital readmissions to reduce wasteful spending.
For more details on AARP's health reform priorities, visit www.healthactionnow.org .
Ten Secrets for Getting High Quality Plastic Surgery at More Affordable Prices
... to a specialist . Specialists are best trained, equipped and experienced to perform right the first time, thus offering greater odds of avoiding very costly
revisions. I have had to charge double for the revision rhinoplasties when other, inexperienced doctors had done some damage.
9. Try to book y...
Teknipure Cleanroom Wipers Offer Innovative Solutions for Contamination Control Engineers
... refinements to existing technologies and new technologies developed internally. Teknipure's Ultrasonic Sealed Edge is softer, more efficient and less costly
than older "laser" sealing technology.
Cleanroom wipers manufactured by Teknipure are available in a variety of packa...
Health Robotics Announces American Joint Venture With i.v.SOFT
wandering around the hospital, no I.V. Admixtures' audit trails, "What is in
that bag?" or "Who made that dose?" unanswered questions, costly
Admixtures, I.V. waste, and medication errors are commonplace at many
institutions, and well documented in research studies throughout the...