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Aetna Now Covers Novasys Medical's Renessa(R) Treatment for Incontinence in Women

NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative therapies in women's health, announced today that Aetna, one of the nation's leading health insurers with over 17 million members, is now covering the non-surgical Renessa treatment for stress urinary incontin...

Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey

CENTER CITY, Minn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of four Americans (71 percent) agree that health insurance should cover the cost of addiction treatment - yet most consumers have no idea if their own health insurance would pay for substance abuse treatment, according to the...

Soldiers' Angels Announces Special Wheelchair Covers for Veterans

Germ-fighting "dignity apparel" products specially-designed to the specifications of military support organization Soldiers' Angels are donated to VA facilities for combat wounded and veterans. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2009 -- Soldiers' Angels is onc...

Abuse Pattern Develops as Second Indiana Planned Parenthood Covers Up Statutory Rape of 13-Year-Old

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover footage from a second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic shows an emerging pattern of abuse, as more clinic counselors evade their legal responsibility to report the statutory rape of young girls. The new footage is the second video in Liv...

Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health

Why are so many infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans? Why do we have so little capacity to predict epidemics, or avoid them? Some answers, and possible solutions, can be found in the first trench-to-bench guide to wild primate infectious diseases, published Nov. 17 in the Yearbook o...

APIC Covers Up Extent and Causes of Deadly C. diff

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) announced the results of a nationwide survey on the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospital patients. "Unfortunately, APIC failed to connect the dots," says Be...

New Research Covers Current Trends and Future Directions of the High Performing Pharmaceutical District Sales Managers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "The DMs will be the key to evolving the future sales model," a sales leader said in Best Practices, LLC's latest report. The research establishes that the District Sales Manager (DM) is the cornerstone of pharmaceutical sales force effectiveness. Con...

Pennsylvania Conference Committee Should Approve Smoke-Free Bill That Covers All Workplaces and Protects All Workers

WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: As a conference committee prepares to meet Monday on smoke-free workplace legislation in Pennsylvania, we urge the committee members, the Legis...

'The Polyamory Handbook': New Guide Covers Entire Spectrum of Rapidly Growing Relationship Style

EUGENE, Ore., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a society that hails monogamy as the tried and true form for romantic relationships, many are surprised to find that there is a large group of people who practice polyamory, taking part in more than one emotionally intimate relationship at a time. Others ...

Britneys Letter to Her Fans Covers Issues on Life, Rehab, God and Kids

Britney Spears has blogged again on her official website and is speaking out on some of the issues she's been grappling with since her breakdown. On May 29 Spears penned an 875-word letter on her official website to her fans that covers life, rehab, God and kids. "Recently, I was s...

Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives

...mer Health Solution on its Web portal to provide customers with evidence-based drug information. The Consumer Health Solution provides pill images and covers adverse drug interactions, alternative medicines, and general health, nutrition, and disease topics. "We are pleased to provide this extensive...

Hospice Partners On Call Selects Category 5 Hurricane Rated 1Vault Networks to Safeguard Server and Call Center Infrastructure

...d in Fort Lauderdale, can withstand any disruption caused by natural disaster, system failure or human intervention. The company's comprehensive plan covers business continuity, disaster recovery suites and seats, high-speed IP connectivity, self-contained power, support services, and SAS 70 Type II certif...

Gold Standard/Elsevier Launches MedCounselor Consumer Drug Information Modules

...s will return to often for medication guidance and support." MedCounselor's modules include: Drug Information : Updated "live"; covers need-to-know instructions for all commonly prescribed U.S. prescription drugs, plus hard-to-find information on herbals, vitamins and over-the-counter...

On the Heels of the Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Leading Dermatologist Weighs in on Sun Protection Myths and Facts

...incent Deleo: It is extremely important to wear sunscreen all year round, but of course the sun is more intense in the summer and clothing routinely covers less of the skin in that season. UVA rays constitute 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the earth's surface year round and are known to penetrate d...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...e four years of undergraduate study, culminating in a bachelor's degree. Required undergraduate coursework for pre-optometry students is extensive and covers a wide variety of advanced health, science and mathematics. Optometry school consists of four years of post-graduate, doctoral study concentrating on ...

Tennessee's New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery Launches Comprehensive Website Reaching out to Sufferers of Morbid Obesity

...e, Knoxville, Tennessee bariatric surgeon Stephen Boyce, MD, worked with Rosemont Media®, a medical website design firm, to create a site that covers all aspects of what the New Life Center offers, plus an array of educational information for patients who are suffering from morbid obesity. The site ...

RealMed Named Exclusive Medical Claims Clearinghouse for Physicians by Adventist Health System

...productivity solutions." According to Tim Reiner, Senior Revenue Officer at Adventist Health System, "We chose RealMed because its subscription covers many of our practices' key Revenue Management services at a reasonable monthly price. They have a true software as a service model. RealMed's function...

Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits

... the EPA's "Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR(R)" recognition. MCH is also the first hospital to use a closed-loop ground source geothermal system that covers the facility's entire heating and cooling needs. Through this and other energy-saving measures, MCH is expected to be 24 percent more efficient than a...

Akorn, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Information

...ward-Looking Statements" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as it may be updated in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. That discussion covers certain risks, uncertainties and possibly inaccurate assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical...

As Medical Bills Contribute to 50% of U.S. Foreclosures, CreditFYI Shares 5 Tactics for Managing Medical Debt

...esulting in the medical debt. Tips to Manage Medical Bills 1.   Be an informed policyholder. Know exactly what your health plan covers -- and what it doesn't. 2.   Don't be shy about negotiating a discount with your doctors for any expenses not covered by your plan. ...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Pushes for Senate Bill to Assist Family Caregivers of the Most Severely Injured Veterans

...ction," stated Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director, Steve Nardizzi. "Now, our focus shifts to the more comprehensive Senate bill (S. 801) which covers a much larger majority of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) families and includes a more significant and integral compensat...

The CLASS Act: Retirement In-Security

...ong-term care needs are addressed by their participation in the program. In fact, studies show that many Americans already mistakenly believe Medicare covers their potential long-term care needs. The CLASS Act will serve to add to the confusion, and people will not take the appropriate steps on their own to...

CCH Briefing Highlights Tax Provisions of Health Care Reform Proposals

... blog to help professionals decipher the many codes and puzzles of health care reform. The blog, at http://healthcare-legislation.blogspot.com/ , covers a wide range of health reform issues and draws on the expertise of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business analysts. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business also ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

... kept me out of this devastating debt and the financial circumstances that I'm now in. Despite my own best efforts, I'm fortunate that my employer now covers comprehensive health insurance because as a cancer survivor, otherwise I'm completely uninsurable. People like me, working to build our careers, we ne...

Medicare Agency Announces Decreased Payments to Medicare Advantage Insurers in 2010, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...pecialists. While there is a monthly premium for Medigap policies, Medicare covers as much as 80 percent of a senior's health care costs and the Medigap plan covers (or supplements) the rest. With a Medicare Advantage plan seniors typi...

FDA Approves VITROS(R) Anti-HCV Assay for Use On VITROS 5600(R) Integrated and VITROS 3600(R) Immunodiagnostic Systems

...assays. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics' broad, world-class menu of immunoassays covers major disease states including cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, infecti...oid, metabolic conditions and anemia. The company's VITROS((R)) assay menu covers up to 90 percent of the top 100 assays and 99 percent of laboratory test vo...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Atrius Health Sign Alternative Quality Contract

...ce incentives tied to the latest nationally accepted measures of quality, effectiveness, and patient experience of care. The contract's global payment covers all services received by a patient, including primary, specialty, and hospital care. So, when a doctor spends more time with a patient and helps the p...

Turner Selected by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Manage Construction of 311,000 Sq. Ft. Office Facility Adjacent to CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, GA

...esented in all the world's major markets. The Group's service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is th...

Many Veterans Need Mental Health Care

...d. Mark Kaplan, a professor of community health at the School of Community Health at Portland State University in Oregon, noted that the study only covers vets who have received care at the VA, but there are many more with serious mental health problems that are either seeking care privately or not at al...

Fat Reduction Market in Europe to Soar Despite Economic Downturn

...AL devices, including Cynosure, Eleme Medical, Sciton, Syneron, and others." MRG's European Markets for Body Contouring Devices 2009 report covers the markets for cellulite reduction, skin tightening, fat reduction, and gastric bands in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The report provid...

A New Government-Run Plan Would Impose Significant Financial Losses on California Hospitals

...ntly underpay providers for services. In California, Medicare reimbursements only cover approximately 83 percent of hospital costs, and Medi-Cal only covers 81 percent. Those shortfalls get passed through the health care system, and consumers and employers end up paying higher premiums as a result. Accor...

Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers

...tion that comes from being charged with either a negligent act or failure to perform professional duties. Professional liability insurance generally covers claims alleging errors and omissions, negligence, or misleading statements made on the job. With professional liability insurance for allied healt...

Governor Howard Dean to Appear at Barnes and Noble in Union Square

...about a socialist agenda. As Dean points out, they should check the facts. "America has had 'socialized' medicine since 1964. It's called Medicare; it covers every American over 65, and they are very happy with the program. The rest of America deserves a similar option." In the book Dean also looks...

Tube Feeding Error: Fatal Medical Mistakes

...e Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations . This recently released document covers ordering and labeling of enteral nutrition; enteral formula (medical foods) and infant formula regulation; water and enteral formula safety and stabil...

How to Avoid the Hidden Traps: What Some Insurance Companies Won't Tell You

...s costs are rising in the midst of a weak economy. Make sure that your plan covers the majority of the cost. This is especially important for the elderly, chi...e company will pay toward your coverage. A standard amount is when the plan covers 80 percent and you cover 20 percent. 10. Network Providers: Check to ...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

...baseline body mass index (BMI) was the only non-MRI-based predictor identified." Tibio-femoral cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that covers and protects the bones of the knee. Cartilage damage can occur due to excessive wear and tear, injury, misalignment of the joint or other factors, inc...

Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss

...eased baseline body mass index (BMI) was the only non-MRI-based predictor identified." Tibio-femoral cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that covers and protects the bones of the knee. Cartilage damage can occur due to excessive wear and tear, injury, misalignment of the joint or other factors, inc...

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded 5 Year, $16 Billion Healthcare Contract

...ces to nearly 2.7 million U.S. military personnel and their dependents through 2015. The new TriWest contract is worth approximately $16 billion, and covers military personnel in the Western United States. Blue Shield, a not-for-profit health plan, has served nearly half a million TRICARE members ...

Medizone International, Inc. Has Filed for Patent Protection for Its AsepticSure(TM) Hospital Sterilization System

...ng our ability to obtain 4.4 log/99.994% to 5 log/99.999% kill rates for all of the pathogens of concern in hospital acquired infections. This patent covers disinfection for rooms and their contents within all healthcare facilities, mobile or stationary, and other critical infrastructure such as schools an...

Uroplasty Announces Patent Issuance Related to the Urgent(R) PC System

...g dysfunctions, announced today the issuance of United States Patent No. 7,536,226 entitled, "Electro-Nerve Stimulator System and Methods." The patent covers the company's Urgent(R) PC system and stimulation methods for treatment of the overactive bladder ("OAB") symptoms of urinary urgency, urge incontinen...
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