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Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

Innovations in financing, delivery of care are needed to close gaps, experts say,,,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even if Congress extends health coverage to the nation's 46 million uninsured Americans, there's no guarantee that everyone will have access to care -- unless payment...

AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the launch of an Atlanta-based program aimed at improving self-management of diabetes among minority populations. In partnership with Emory University's Latino Diabetes Education Program...

Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology , the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced an innovative implementation at Kool Smiles . Kool Smiles is a rapidly-growing company whose mission is to bring quality dental servi...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumixyl(TM) a non-toxic, non-irritating, synthetic peptide technology shown to significantly help improve the appearance of unwanted discoloration, age spots, sun spots and uneven skin tone is now available through select physicians to help their...

State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its initial meeting today, the State Board of Massage Therapy began drafting preliminary regulations that will protect the health and safety of residents, said Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortes. "By requiring massag...

Office Evolution Partners with Eco-Friendly ISONAS to Improve Client Security and Access Technology

Office Evolution teams with ISONAS Security Systems to provide secure 24/7 access to all their clients at all locations. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 -- Office Evolution announces the completion of its card reader access system which allows all of its clients se...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

Fairhaven Health introduces Nursing Blend, a natural, non-prescription supplement to support breastfeeding women. Bellingham, WA (Vocus) August 4, 2009 -- Are breastfeeding mothers getting all the nutrients they need to ensure the optimal health of mom and baby? Surpris...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

Delivery at 37 weeks helps women with hypertensive disorders, study finds MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Labor should be induced after 37 weeks in pregnant women with mild hypertension disorders such as high blood pressure and mild preeclampsia, according to a new study in The Lan...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

MARYVILLE, Ill., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of bad economic times, Anderson Hospital's Surgery Center is thriving, thanks to the devoted efforts of hospital staff and the assistance of a healthcare consulting firm out of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, Compirion Healthcare Solutio...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2009 The world's top lung cancer specialists, medical professionals and researchers are convening this week in San Francisco, CA for the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Preventio...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Breast computed tomography (CT) scans, already used experimentally to diagnose breast cancer, may also be able to treat it, a California researcher reports. "Breast CT is supe...

Cutting Edge iPhone(TM)/iPod(R) Touch Apps Improve Quality of Life for Those With Celiac/Coeliac & Food Allergies

CHICAGO, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- AllergyFree Passport(R) and GlutenFree Passport(R), internationally acclaimed health education firms, today launched the iEatOut Gluten & Allergen Free(TM) application. iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch users can now experience instant access to saf...

Free Compirion Webinar Promotes Nurse Rounding to Improve Patient Safety

ELM GROVE, Wis., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Art of Nurse Rounding : P rovide a Safer Environment for Patients While Improving Overall Satisfaction Scores is the latest in a series of free webinars presented by Compirion Healthcare Solutions . This important webinar will help Cha...

Landrieu Leads Senate Fight to Improve Health Care For Small Businesses

***AUDIO AVAILABLE*** WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., joined Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Senators Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Jeff Merkley, D-Or...

New Initiative to Improve Mental Health Among Chicago Latinos

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Receives Grant from The Chicago Community Trust to Build Latino Mental Health Providers Network CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latinos, who comprise 25 percent of Chicago's population, are a high-risk gr...

The State of Louisiana and Together Rx Access Join Forces to Improve Prescription Access for Uninsured Residents

BATON ROUGE, La. and ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Louisiana and Together Rx Access announced today the launch of the Together Rx Access(R) FOR LOUISIANA Card to help thousands of eligible uninsured Louisianans access immediate and meaningful savings on pre...

Alegent Health Turns to ThinIdentity(TM) to Improve Caregiver Productivity

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinIdentity Corporation, a leader in improving caregiver workflow in healthcare environments, today announced that Alegent Health is moving forward with plans to implement the ThinIdentity solution throughout its healthcare system. The first installation ...

Teamwork, Technology, and Coordinated Care Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A national forum hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Institute and the National Labor College highlighted best practices for ensuring high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Speakers discussed proven strategies...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care. "We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternativ...

U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Jenna Bush Hager Announce Next Generation Initiative to Improve Lives of Children Around the World

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the launch of UNICEF's Next Generation to engage young adults with UNICEF's mission to save, protect and improve the lives of children around the world. UNICEF's Next Generation steering committee is de...

Carefx Implements Fusionfx at Fletcher Allen Health Care to Improve Anywhere/Anytime Access to Crucial Patient Information

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation today announced the successful deployment of its Fusionfx solution at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a nationally recognized academic medical center that provides advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont ...

New Web site launches $1.7 million project to improve European cancer communications

An initiative to boost cancer prevention, treatment and care throughout Europe by improving communications within the cancer community kicks off today (Monday 20 July) with the launch of a new website: www.eurocancercoms.eu . The project will involve all those with an interest in cancer, from res...

AstraZeneca and Mental Health Research Institute in Australia Announce Collaboration to Improve Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

LONDON, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and The Mental Health Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration agreement to develop new ways of identifying Alzheimer's disease patients at early stages of the disease...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

Markle Foundation, Center for American Progress, and Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings Frame Vision for Information-Driven Health Care Group Urges Public , Broad-Based Commitment to Specific Goals WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-...

Aurora Health Care Sponsors Education Event to Improve Care for the Elderly

MILWAUKEE, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A hospital visit for an older adult can easily turn into a downward slide into a nursing home. In an effort to prevent such scenarios and to improve health care for the elderly, Aurora Health Care is sponsoring a continuing medical education...

U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates U.S. on New Surgeon General, May Improve Health Care for Middle Income Families

U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce congratulates Dr. Regina Benjamin as President Obama's pick for surgeon general. Washington, DC (Vocus) June 14, 2009 --    U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce congratulates Dr. Regina Benjamin as President Obama's pick for ...

Bayer HealthCare Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Hemophilia Research and Improve Patient Care

BOSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that it awarded 20 individuals from nine countries funding totaling nearly $2.5 million through the Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). As the largest program of its kind in hemophilia, BHAP supports innovative research and educa...

Temple University Health System to Improve Supply Chain with Broadlane

Broadlane to provide variety of supply chain and procurement services to hospital Dallas, TX (Vocus) July 14, 2009 -- Broadlane announced today that Temple University Health System, Inc. (TUHS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has selected Broadlane as its provider of s...

Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

VIENNA, Austria, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changes in the brain measured with MRI and PET scans, combined with memory tests and detection of risk proteins in body fluids, may lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's, according to new research reported toda...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improve Chronic Disease Management

HONOLULU, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty care physicians can improve the health of high-risk patients by reviewing electronic health records and proactively providing e-consultations and treatment plan recommendations with primary care physicians, according to a Kaiser Permanente paper published...

Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs

TAMPA, Fla., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With healthcare reform a high priority on the national agenda, Shan Padda, chairman and chief executive officer of Health Integrated, a leading provider of Health Management Solutions, believes the market is strong for companies that can clearly offer solution...

Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety

OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rebuke to the status quo in a deregulated trucking market, the Oakland Commission acknowledged a critical need for Congress to modernize transportation policy so the Port has the legal authority to set and enforce trucking industry standards ...

Intensive management can improve blood pressure in non-adherent hypertensive patients

(Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that patients with uncontrolled hypertension respond to treatment intensification regardless of their degree of adherence to antihypertensive medications. This study, which has been published online in Hypertension...

New strategies to improve treatment and ultimately prevent heart failure in children

INDIANAPOLIS Structural cardiovascular abnormalities present at birth are the leading cause of heart failure in children. Nearly half a million children in the United States have structural heart problems ranging in severity from relatively simple issues, such as small holes between chambers of t...

Knowing Yourself Can Improve Your Health and Happiness

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anthropedia Foundation, a non-profit organization based in New York and St. Louis, has introduced Know Yourself , an innovative DVD series designed for people interested in learning how to develop happier and healthier lives. The series is a ste...

ERT Launches New Online Gateway to Improve Cardiac Safety in Clinical Trials

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ), a leading provider of centralized ECG, ePRO, eClinical technology and other services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device and related industries, announced today the launch of a unique online web interface - My Study Portal(...

Unique Intuitive Service Helps Clients Improve Their Lives

ELLICOTT CITY, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rho Luxfeyr does not want to be labeled as a fortune teller or a psychic because the extrasensory perceptive services that she offers via her Web site ( http://rho-luxfeyr.com ) extend beyond what such individuals offer. "Psychics and fortune tellers...

Vivacare Patient Education Service Enhancements Save Medical Practices Time and Money and Improve Patient Satisfaction

Recent enhancements to Vivacare's Web-based patient education service used by medical practices to deliver health information to patients leads to reduced costs, improved practice workflow and increased patient satisfaction. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Vivaca...

Concord Coalition Warns That Health Care Reform Efforts Must Improve Nation's Financial Outlook

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition today released the sixth installment of its series on Health Care and Medicare. Entitled "Looking Beyond the Administration's 10-Year Reserve Fund: Cost Control Must Do More Than Pay For Expanded Health Insurance Coverage," the...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Ceremonially Signs Four Health Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

Three of the bills were part of the Governor's 'Prescription for Pennsylvania' CAMP HILL, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today ceremonially signed three health care measures that were part of his landmark Prescription for Pennsylvania health care reform p...
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