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Court Slaps Former Officials of SEIU-UHW with Preliminary Injunction After Finding They 'Filched' and 'Sabotaged' Union Property in Effort to Create a New Union

Despite Negative Impact on Members, Sal Rosselli and Others Tried to Make their Former Union "Ungovernable," U.S. District Court Judge Finds OAKLAND, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California today granted SEI...

Elected Officials Voting Against Health Reform Received 65% More in Campaign Donations From Health and Insurance Interests Than Those Voting for Reform

Study explores $187.1 million in health and insurance donations given to 193 members of Congress on five key committees with jurisdiction over health care bills Members of...

Top Obama administration officials to hold rural health community forum

Cabinet Secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, Tom Vilsack and Eric K. Shinseki will p articipate in community forum and hold m edi a a vailability WASHINGTON , July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser...

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 ...

Rendell Administration Officials to Participate in National Flu Summit

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that representatives of his office, the departments of Health and Education, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will participate in a federally sponsored H1N1 Influenza Preparedness S...

Contemptible: Governor, State Officials Defy Court Order to Stop Home Care Cuts, Says SEIU

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents more than 200,000 California home care workers, filed a motion with U.S. District Court to hold the State in contempt for illegally cutting the wages of In-Home Supportive S...

Top Obama Administration Officials to Engage Latino Leaders on Critical Policy Issues in Los Angeles This Week

Three-Day Conference to focus on Education, Health and Sustainable Communities LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 26th Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), a three-day event designed to enhance the governance skill...

ERT Officials Ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell

PHILADELPHIA , June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ), a leading provider of centralized ECG and eClinical technology, ePRO, and other services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and related industries, closed the stock market on 18 June by ringing the famous NASDAQ bell. ...

Return of Swine Flu in the Fall Worries Health Officials

CDC says cases might not remain mild in a resurgence TUESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- As the swine flu continues to spread across the United States -- and most cases continue to be mild -- federal health officials said Monday that they're shifting their focus from individual cases o...

Texas Officials Report 2nd Swine Flu Death in U.S.

Meanwhile, U.S. officials say there's no longer a need to close schools due to outbreak TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- A Texas woman who lived along the U.S.-Mexico border and had chronic health problems died this week after contracting swine flu, state health officials said Tuesd...

Swine Flu Appears Mild And Schools Should Stay Open, U.S. Officials Say

Life in the crisis' epicenter, Mexico, may also be getting back to normal as flu fear ebb TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday said that the current outbreak of swine flu appears similar to the seasonal flu in its severity, meaning that schools across the...

While Swine Flu Cases Are Still Rising, U.S. Officials See Hopeful Signs

The CDC also points to encouraging developments in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States climbed Monday to 286 in 36 states. But, the revised numbers indicate catching up on a backlog...

Swine Flu Cases Still Up, But U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

The CDC also points to encouraging signs in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States climbed Monday to 286 in 36 states. But, the revised numbers indicate catching up on a backlog of lab ...

Although Swine Flu Cases Are Up, U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States climbed late Sunday to 245 in 35 states, according to federal health officials. But, the revised numbers reflected ca...

Health Officials Report Pennsylvania's First Probable Case of Swine Flu

No Confirmed Cases Yet Reported HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported the state's first probable case of swine influenza. Currently, Pennsylvania does not have any ...

NIAID and Chinese officials sign agreement to foster TB research in China's Henan province

Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and from China's Henan Provincial Bureau of Health will meet in Zhengzhou, China, on April 29 to sign an implementation arrangement intended to foster research on tuberculos...

Health Officials Identify Source of Measles, Additional Places of Possible Exposure

Efforts to Contain Measles Outbreak Continue HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department, in coordination with UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, today reported the source of the recent measles out...

Maryland 'We Work for Health' Calls on Elected Officials to Focus on Medical Research and Innovation to Bolster Economy and Find Cures

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members from local business, labor, academic and health care groups, including John Hurson, former Chairman of the Maryland House of Delegates Health & Government Operations Committee, today introduced We Work for Health of Maryland -- a uniq...

Smoking Isn't Falling as Fast as Officials Hoped: Report

CDC says more emphasis needed on tobacco-control programs THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in tobacco marketing and promotion and tobacco-control programs are among the reasons why adult smoking rates are almost twofold higher in some states than others, according to ...

Five Former USAID Officials Ask Obama for Leadership on Family Planning

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five former directors of the Population and Reproductive Health Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today urged the new Obama administration to move quickly to restore U.S. leadership in global family planning ....

Grifols Celebrates Initial Construction of New IVIG Facility with Los Angeles Officials and Dignitaries

Grifols welcomes Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Cal State LA President James Rosser, Councilman Hose Huizar, patient representatives and other dignitaries for the construction dedication ceremony of its new IVIG facility. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Grifols SA (Grifol...

AHP Recession Survey of Nonprofit Health Care Officials Finds Almost Half Expect Reduced Giving in 2009, Leading to Cuts in Hospital Construction and Equipment Purchases

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a deepening recession, only eight percent of hospital fundraising executives who expect to raise less money this year than in 2008 said their institutions would have to curtail critical health care services for the poor and underinsured, accord...

Community Members to Discuss Disability Issues With Elected Officials at Forum in Saint Paul

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Community members have an opportunity to attend a Disability Matters Town Hall Forum from 7- 8:30 p.m., Thursday, November 20, at the Neighborhood House Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul. The town hall forum, hosted by the Minnesot...

Agriculture, Health Officials Address Food Safety Concerns During Northeastern PA Tour

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State agriculture and health officials touring the state to gain insight and raise public awareness about important food safety issues made four stops in northeastern Pennsylvania today. Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and Deputy Health ...

American Lung Association Joins Health Officials to Prevent the Spread of Influenza by Urging People to Get Vaccinated

Newly Updated Flu Clinic Locator Available on http://www.flucliniclocator.org, Helps People Find Local Vaccination Clinics and Stay Healthy WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association is making it a little easier for people to get their flu shot this seaso...

LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years

LegalView described the plight of a former U.S. soldier whose traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were continually overlooked by the military causing severe disabilities only a few years after his discharge. The soldier, who suffered several concussions during the war in Iraq, now deals with memory l...

U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search

As infection toll in outbreak reaches 869, probe expands to include food items normally served with tomatoes TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- With the number of people sickened in the nationwide salmonella outbreak now standing at 869, with 107 hospitalizations, U.S. officials ackno...

U.S. Health Officials Closer to Origin of Salmonella Outbreak

Certain states have been ruled out as source of contaminated tomatoes, they add WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Wednesday they are zeroing in on a source for the recent outbreak of salmonella from contaminated tomatoes. "The question is where specif...

Chinese Officials Cancel Dog Cull in Earthquake Zone

CHENGDU, China, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dogs which survived the devastating earthquake in the Zun Dao township of Sichuan China have a new lease on life after IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - http://www.ifaw.org ) and local officials announced an agreement to end the cr...

PA State Health Officials Encourage Smokers to Quit on 'World No Tobacco Day'

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today urged smokers to quit as part of the May 31 observance of "World No Tobacco Day," which is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke. "Exposure to secondhand smoke causes diseas...

Rep. Boozman, AOA Officials Tour Military Eye Care Facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

AOA Seeks to Aid America's Wounded Warriors Facing Combat-Related Eye Trauma and Vision Damage Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eye wounds and combat-related vision loss have been among the most common types of injury for America's soldie...

New Guidelines Show Smokers Have More Tools to Quit Than Ever, But Elected Officials Must Do More to Help

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The guidelines for smoking cessation released today by the U.S. Public Health Service provide an important reminder to the nation's 45 million s...

Local Health Officials Recognize Threat of Global Warming

But survey finds many aren't prepared to tackle the problem in coming decades THURSDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- While most public health department officials in the United States take the health threat of global warming seriously, the majority say they aren't prepared to confront ...

Key Industry and Government Officials to Address Medical Technology Executives

2008 MDMA Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical device industry leaders, lawmakers, and government officials will gather for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) on June 12th and 13th at the Marriott at Metro Center...

U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine

CDC reports more seizures seen in toddlers given combined shot; experts stress real risk is still low THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are no longer recommending the combination MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) vaccine over the MMR vaccine and a...

Public Health Officials Warn About the Unrecognized Health Hazards of Smoking from a Hookah, Reports the Harvard Mental Health Letter

BOSTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new fad among college students and other young people -- smoking from a hookah -- is raising public health concerns. The centuries-old tradition of smoking from a hookah, or waterpipe, is widely perceived to be less harmful and addictive than smokin...

Tysabri May Cause Liver Damage, Health Officials Say

MS drug also used to treat Crohn's disease can show injury in as little as 6 days WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The controversial multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri can start causing liver damage within six days of the first dose, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. In Janu...

CDC Uses CIBER-Built Solution to Alert Public Health Officials and Public Health Departments

CDC Alerting Services Use Service-Oriented Architecture ATLANTA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR ) has successfully designed, built, and implemented a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based software application called CDC Alerting Service (CDCAS) for the Ce...

National Lt. Governors Association Endorses HERO Campaign; 1st National Association of State Elected Officials Supporting Grassroots Designated Driving Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affirming its commitment to preventing drunken driving tragedies across America, the National Lieutenant Governors Association Executive Committee has voted unanimously to endorse the Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Th...

California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Convene Celebrities, Breast Cancer Survivors and Activists to Challenge Elected Officials to Strengthen Breast Cancer Services

California to Join Nationwide Campaign Challenging U.S. to Close the Gaps in Breast Cancer Care, Survival SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 17 and 18, hundreds of activists from seven California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a series...
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