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$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

BALTIMORE, Aug 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the national health care reform debate, Maryland has taken an important step in fostering the use of interoperable technology to reduce health care costs and improve the quality of care for all Marylanders. The He...

Once Again, House Rejects Amendment Preventing Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After adding abortion coverage and funding last night to the Democratic leadership's health care bill, H.R. 3200, the Energy and Commerce Committee today rejected an amendment to prevent government funding for abortion or health plans that p...

Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs

POMONA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Governor Schwarzenegger line-item vetoed the Department of Public Health's Domestic Violence Program, which provides $20.4 million for 94 domestic violence shelters and centers. Services provided by these agencies in...

National Coalition of Front-Line Skilled Nursing Clinicians: Bipartisan Momentum to Stop CMS Medicare Regulation, Subsequent Funding Cuts, Grows in Congress

Caregiver Coalition Applauds Congressional Outcry Over Proposed Regulation That Would Cut Billions From Medicare Funding for Skilled Nursing Care WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) -- a national coalition of front-li...

TrinityCare Senior Living Announces Funding Agreement for Fifth Senior Living Facility

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TCSR), which develops, manages and owns faith-based senior living facilities, today announced the execution of a funding agreement with Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, I...

Statement By Dr. Paul Zeitz Regarding a Proposed Amendment By Rep. Mark Souder to Prohibit HHS Funding For Needle Exchange

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee approved an amendment by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) which prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs which distribute sterile needles or syringes to pr...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented and historic show of unity, advocates for all the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have charged the leaders of G-8 countries with reneging on their commitments to health by chronicall...

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...

Promising medical trainees receive funding to pursue research in hematology

(WASHINGTON, July 13, 2009) The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announces the 2009 recipients of its Trainee Research Awards. Through this program, which is designed to encourage the pursuit of research and spark an interest in hematology, 40 medical students, undergraduates, and residents w...

Physician Hospitals of America Charges: Hospital Associations Bargain Away $155 Billion in Medicare Funding in Attempt to Destroy Physician Hospitals

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals and Catholic Health Association announced an agreement with the White House and Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) to reduce Medicare hospital spending by $155 billion. Cost saving...

eCardio Receives Significant Investment in Private Funding from Sequoia Capital

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- eCardio Diagnostics , one of the nation's leading providers of arrhythmia monitoring services, today announced that it has received a significant minority investment from Sequoia Capital. This is eCardio's first round of institutional funding since...

Wisconsin Tobacco Tax Increase Is Positive Step for Health, but Budget Disappoints by Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Wisconsin leaders have taken a positive step to protect the state's kids and taxpayers ...

University of Leeds wins $18 million funding to improve the quality of our old age

A new 11m Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering at the University of Leeds will be dedicated to giving people a healthier, fitter, more active old age. The Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have today (Thursday) announced joint funding for t...

Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts

Cuts Beginning October 1 Will Reduce Access to Care for Dying Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 3,524 hospice providers from across the country sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to stop cuts to the Medicare hospice benefit beginning on Octo...

Multivu Video Feed: JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore Testifies on the Need for Federal Funding for Type 1 Diabetes Research

SINGER NICK JONAS AND BOXING LEGEND SUGAR RAY LEONARD TO JOIN NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore will lead a panel before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Go...

TrinityCare Senior Living Announces Funding Agreement for Fourth Senior Living Facility

TRINITY TERRACE TO OPEN NEXT SPRING IN HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TCSR), which develops, manages and owns faith-based senior living facilities, today announced the execution of a fundi...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

Well-heeled donors, private corporations and average citizens sending money to their favorite charities are changing the landscape of global health funding, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The research shows tha...

The Center for Health Design and Facilities Guidelines Institute Announce 2009 Research Funding Recipients

CONCORD, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Health Design (CHD), a research, education and advocacy non-profit, announced today it has awarded research funds for the project: Improving the Waiting Experience in the Emergency Department: A Two Phase Stud...

Early stimulus funding supports research in adolescent addiction

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A Brown University professor is among the first in the country to win a federal research grant funded by national economic stimulus efforts. Robert Miranda Jr., assistant professor (research) with the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addition Studies,...

President of PRN Funding Appointed to Factoring Association Advisory Board

CLEVELAND, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In May, Philip Cohen, president of PRN Funding, LLC, was one of six selected to the International Factoring Association Advisory Board. As a new board member, Mr. Cohen will be asked to provide guidance and feedback to the association's executive dire...

Gains on Uninsured, Reducing Shortages of Nurses/Physicians, Health Care Funding Among Session's Successes

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Legislature made significant improvements to Texas health care that will benefit consumers as well as health care providers. Small businesses and low-income individuals in the Texas High Risk Pool will find health insurance coverage more a...

JOIN Funding Collaborative Connects Philadelphia Workers to Living-Wage Green, Healthcare Jobs

PHILADELPHIA, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) today announced new grants totaling $850,000 for initiatives that will qualify more of the region's underemployed workers and new job seekers for living-wage jobs in the "green" and health care industri...

Economic Stimulus Funding Will Help Increase Energy Efficiency of Williamsport Hospital

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a demonstration of federal recovery funds already at work conserving energy and creating jobs in Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today helped celebrate the completion of the new energy service center...

UNICEF Appeals for Funding to Urgently Assist Displaced Children and Women in Northwest Pakistan

NEW YORK and ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF has appealed for an additional $41.4 million to provide urgent assistance to people displaced by fighting in northwest Pakistan. Over half of the displaced are children. UNICEF Pakistan has now almost exhausted its contin...

Eva's Village, a Comprehensive New Jersey Anti-Poverty charity, Seeks Additional Funding to Meet the Increasing Need Along with a Decline in Donations

Eva's Village ( http://www.EvasVillage.org ), a comprehensive New Jersey anti-poverty charity, is experiencing an increase in need in 2009, and a decline in foundation grants and individual gifts -- Eva's Village, Paterson, New Jersey, seeks additional funding to meet the increasing need. ...

UTSA announces funding for new faculty research

San Antonio In February 2009, the Office of the Vice President of Research at UTSA announced it would offer approximately $242,000 through its Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and its Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC). The programs help UTSA faculty establish new, i...

U.S. Increases Funding for Kenya's Family Planning and Reproductive Health Activities

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that funding for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) activities in Kenya would rise to $17.8 million in 2009. This announcement represents an increase of $7 ...

Early Childhood Funding is Focus of Star Power Event

1,000 supporters to gather May 21 at Capitol to meet with legislators LANSING, Mich., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One thousand parents, children and other early childhood investment supporters are expected at the Capitol Thursday, May 21, to tell state legislators that funding for our youngest cit...

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell: Nurse Practitioners Are Key to Obama Health Care Reform, Call for Increased Federal Funding for Innovative Nurse-Managed Health Care

Solution Already in Place: "Nurse-Managed Health Centers" Essential to Easing Health Care Crisis; Even as Doctor Shortage Worsens, Nurses Are Able to Triple Number of Patients Aided. WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform that focuses on fixing health insurance with...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $2 Million Funding Commitment to Drive Development of Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Pipeline

Initiative is one element of broader strategy to speed biomarkers progress NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research announced a funding commitment of $2 million for Biomarkers 2009 . This fourth round of biomarker funding by MJFF ai...

Americans Say Maintain or Increase Funding for Global Health and Development, But Take Care of Problems at Home First in the Recession

DECLINING VISIBILITY, SENSE OF URGENCY ABOUT HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC ABROAD MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%...

Bertram Receives Organizational Innovation Award at AONE Conference -- Award Sponsor B. E. Smith Also Announces Funding for Three Seed Grants

At the American Organization of Nurse Executives' annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, the newest recipient of the AONE's Organizational Innovation for Nurse Executive Award was revealed: Donna L. Bertram, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FAAN, vice president and chief nursing officer at Texas Health Arlingt...

Statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC on President Obama's Global Health Funding for FY10 as Released by the White House Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC on President Obama's global health funding for FY10 as released by the White House, Tuesday, May 5, 2009: "We are disappointed by the prelimina...

King's-led consortium wins €1 million EU funding for Chinese medicine research

The project entitled 'Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research in the Post-genomic Era' (GP-TCM) will review the current status of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) research, identify problems and propose solutions by applying modern methods of investigation, as well as providing a ...

National Medical Association Receives Funding From Kellogg for Training Community Advocates

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA), the nation's premier membership organization for African-American physicians, today received grant funding in the amount of $120,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This is the first installment of a three-ye...

Getting Closer to Controlling Cancer Requires Funding More Laboratories and Commitment Beyond Two Years of New Stimulus, Weiner and Berg Assert in Denver Post Oped

WASHINGTON and DENVER, April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Getting closer to controlling cancer" requires funding more laboratories and a commitment beyond the two years of the new federal stimulus, say former White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner and a George Washington University Me...

American Society of Hematology Urges Congress to Increase FY2010 NIH Funding by at least 7 Percent, Calls on Public to Join Effort

The American Society of Hematology is working with patient groups to increase federal funding of the National Institutes of Health by encouraging consumers to watch a short video that illuminates the life-saving potential of biomedical research and use the Society's online advocacy tool to contac...

Foundation Radiology Group Raises $10 Million in Venture Funding Led by Chrysalis Ventures

PITTSBURGH, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), a provider of diagnostic imaging professional services to hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, urgent care centers, and long-term acute care institutions, announced today that it has raised $10 million in the company's ...

N. California Researchers Testing Whether Marijuana Chemical Can Slow Cancer Growth, With Funding by Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

Largest Breast Cancer Organization Investing $60 Million to Research Despite Down Economy SAN FRANCISCO , April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testing whether a powerful ingredient in marijuana can help slow the growth of aggressive breast cancer cells is just one of six Bay Area bre...

Management Health Solutions, Inc. Procures Key Funding from Eastward Capital Partners

Management Health Solutions, Inc. (MHS), a leading provider of clinical supply chain management solutions to the health care industry, has secured key funding from Eastward Capital Partners, it was announced today by William Zierolf, Chief Executive Officer of MHS. www.MHSINC.com ...
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