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Ex-House Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner Warns of Insurance Control Over Health Bill Outcome, Praises House Version, 'Disappointed' by Senate; Weiner and Policy Analyst Jordan Osserman Offer Bill's 'Prognosis'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The differences between the House and Senate health care reform bills aren't just for wonky policy experts," say former Chief of Staff to the House Aging Committee Bob Weiner and Analyst Jordan Osserman. "They translate to real differ...

Mother & Daughter Celebrate Victory Over 'Meth'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "August marks our daughter's fifth year since conquering meth at Narconon California," comments Susan, mother of five and teacher who recalls living with a meth addict. "One day she'd be very nice and the next you'd have thought Satan walked thro...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, based on profiles provided to them of emerging protease inhibitors, surveyed physicians indicate that they will prescr...

North American Spine Society Expresses Concern Over Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation

'Several provisions will put patient access to care at risk' BURR RIDGE, Ill., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As debate continues on proposed health care reform legislation, the "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009" (H.R. 3200), the North American Spine Society (NASS) tod...

Indoor Tanning Association Fights Back Against Media Hype over Tanning Beds

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indoor Tanning Association will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Post condemning the hype related to the recent categorization of tanning beds as a "Group 1" carcinogen. "The Indoor Tanning Association will not stand by and a...

Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care

A meta-analysis of more than 50,000 patients has shown that general practitioners (GPs) have great difficulty separating those with and without depression, with substantial numbers of missed and misidentified. GPs looking for depression make more misidentifications (false positives of depressi...

Photos: One Million Patients Choose Hologic's NovaSure(R) System Over Hysterectomy

BEDFORD, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today a...

Norma McCorvey (Formerly Roe of Roe vs. Wade), Randall Terry, and Over 30 Anti Abortion Activists From 7 States To Confront Nancy Pelosi Over 'Health Care' Reform. Their Message: 'Expect a Tax Revolt. If You Think We Will Willingly Surrender Our Money To

At 3:30 PM, Tuesday, July 28, over 30 pro-life activists to descend on Speaker Pelosi's office at 235 Cannon House Office Building. 'Fireworks' expected. WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Operation Resc...

Tennessee Drug Card Has Saved Residents Over $7.3 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Program officials announced today that Tennessee residents have saved over $7.3 million on prescription medications through Tennessee Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. Tennessee Drug Car...

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- People over the age of 60, especially those with high blood pressure, may experience a "silent stroke" and won't even know it, Australian researchers say. "These strokes are not truly sil...

San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funds Over $1.6 Million This Year to Community Outreach Programs

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of over 100 Affiliates nationwide dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer, recently provided community grants totaling over $1.6 million dollars to support Bay Area b...

San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funds Over $1.2 Million This Year to Community Outreach Programs

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of over 100 Affiliates nationwide dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer, recently provided community grants totaling over $1.6 million dollars to support Bay Area b...

Debate Over Advertising Prescription Drugs to Consumers Goes Online at New ProCon.org Website

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created the new website www.prescriptiondrugs.procon.org to explore the core question "Should prescription drugs be advertised...

Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform

Cost, financing remain volatile issues in the drive for bipartisan support FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- The beginnings of legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system started to emerge from Capitol Hill this week, raising hope among some health-reform advocates that t...

Radiology Benefit Management Could Save Medicare up to $18 Billion Over 10 Years

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medicare program could save between $11.6 and $18 billion in diagnostic imaging costs over the next 10 years by implementing a radiology benefit management (RBM) program similar to those used in the private sector. Currently, 90 percent ...

The Empire State Healthcare Coalition Voices Concern Over the Affordable Health Choices Act

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Empire State Healthcare Coalition expresses its opposition to the Affordable Health Choice Act, which creates a national, government-run health plan to compete with private insurers. The Coalition is concerned that such a public plan would eli...

Scientist Presents Data Countering Medicine's Claim of Increasing Life Span In Midst Of Debate Over Medical Insurance

Retired scientist Robert L. Peck reports in his article, The Great Medical Myth, that U.S. Vital Statistics prove that Medicine has not increased life expectancy, and that the Medical Establishment misleads the public by hiding: iatrogenic induced deaths, Medicine's inability to help 80% of its p...

Omnetics' Multi-Contact Nano Connectors Obtain Digital Transmission Rates Over 2 Gb/sec.

38 AWG Coax Cable on .025” Pitch Connectors. Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) July 13, 2009 -- Omnetics Connector Corporation , the leading manufacturer of nano-miniature ruggedized connectors, has announced its capability of terminating multiple lines of ultra-fine coaxi...

Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs

BALTIMORE (July 9, 2009) Approximately ninety-one percent of dentists say patients complaining about dry mouth are taking multiple medications, according to a nationwide member survey conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is caused by a decrease in saliva...

Matter over mind

A new study suggests activities combining movement and force tax our brains to capacity, countering a long-held belief that difficulty with dexterous tasks results from the limits of the muscles themselves. The findings may help explain why minor damage to the neuromuscular system can at times pro...

Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its latest prevention and treatment numbers, noting in particular that Global Fund-financed programs have put 2.3 million people on treatment for HIV/AIDS, 5.4 million people h...

Brown professor continues debate over recovered memory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Fueling the debate over the controversial psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia, or repressed memory, Brown University political scientist Ross Cheit is challenging claims by two Harvard University psychiatrists. At issue is how to prove whether t...

ICSI Plans Symposium on New Depression Treatment Program That Is Improving Patient Outcomes Five-Fold Over Typical Primary Care

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) will hold a symposium here on October 5 to explain how its DIAMOND program is dramatically improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of care for patients with depression. The DIAMOND progra...

Prestige Care, Inc. Takes Over Operational Control of Former Mary Conrad Center

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington-based senior care provider Prestige Care, Inc. announced today that as of July 1, 2009, it has taken over management and control of the day-to-day operations of the former Mary Conrad Center, now called Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of...

Jim Kerwin of Kerwin Communications Has Donated Over $10,000 to Lavallette Charity Helping Hands Loving Hearts

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Kerwin, President and CEO of Kerwin Communications ( www.kerwincommunications.com ), has donated over $10,000 to benefit local Lavallette charity Helping Hands Loving Hearts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090706/NY42189LOGO ...

OCI Analytic Uncovers Duplicate Billing in Over 4% Of Workers' Comp Claims

DENVER, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- An analytic study by OCI found that over 4% of all workers' comp claims have a duplicate bill sent to a group health plan. OCI conducted the analyses on a large employer from their proprietary Reference Database on duplicate workers' compensation and healthcare pay...

Perot Systems Wins Over $119 Million CDC Contract

FAIRFAX, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER ) announced today that its Fairfax, Virginia-based Government Services Business Unit, won the re-compete for the performance-based contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) valued at ove...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Continues to Ignore Over Medication Risks

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) continues to ignore mention of routine anesthesia over medication risks in the content of its newly launched 'Anesthesia & Me' site. Routine anesthesia over medication affects 99.9% of patients...

Brown Takes Over Reins as Chair of AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of Trustees

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas W. Brown, MD as chair of the AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of Trustees. Keystone, CO (Vocus) June 26, 2009 -- The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports ...

Caregivers at Alameda County Clinic to Strike Over Bad-Faith Bargaining by Clinic Management

Tues. Vigil Precedes Weds. Work Stoppage After Bosses Bar the Door to Consideration of Worker Requests in Talks Over New Contract UNION CITY, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scores of health caregivers at a community clinic in the Southeast Bay Area will strike this Weds. to highli...

President Obama Delivers Historic Victory for America's Kids and Health over Tobacco

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) President Obama today struck an historic blow against the greatest public health...

Almost Half of Those Over 60 Die While Waiting for Kidney Transplant

Study highlights need to get on list quickly, experts say,,,, THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one of every two people over the age of 60 who are hoping for a kidney transplant will die while on the waiting list, new research shows. The study also found that other factor...

National Alliance of Wound Care Has Credentialed Over 7000 Wound Care Professionals

Chronic wounds affect millions of people each year, with costs reaching into the billions of dollars. To help address this healthcare challenge, Wound Care Certified professionals are becoming a growing clinical specialty. GLENDALE, Wis., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Alliance of Wound...

VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The scandal over potentially tainted colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment used at three Veterans' Affairs hospitals made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U...

GNC Customers Donate Over $400,000 for the National MS Society

GNC's Sponsorship of 'Ride Across America' by Phil Keoghan of CBS' The Amazing Race Provides Vehicle to Help People with MS to Live Well PITTSBURGH, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Proving that health-conscious consumers can also be generous contributors to a great cause, GNC is extremely proud t...

Stars Spotlight Personal Triumphs Over Stuttering

Luminaries from politics, Hollywood and Wall Street show the condition can be overcome FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Stars from the world of entertainment and finance spoke out at a gala benefit this week in New York City with one goal in mind: to help lift the stigma around stut...

For Men Over 50, Odds of Eye Discomfort Increases

Use of antidepressants and other medications raise risk, study says FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Here's more bad news for men turning 50: After their half-century mark, about 4 percent of males develop dry eye disease, making it one of the most common eye conditions and reasons ...

IFX anti-TNF therapy associated with clinical benefit over 5 years in patients with active AS

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: After five years of receiving infliximab (IFX) anti-TNF therapy, 61.8% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) showed substantial clinical benefit (ASAS40, ASsessment in AS, 40-response) and 27.6% achieved ASAS partial remission. Moreover, at five ye...

American Lung Association in Iowa Thanks Senators Harkin and Grassley for Votes to Pass Legislation Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Iowa is happy to report the U.S. Senate's 79 to 17 vote in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (HR 1256) today. The American Lung in Association in Iowa applauds Senators Tom Har...

Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure Over Time

Risk increased as sleep duration decreased, researchers found MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who don't get enough sleep are at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study has found. Over the course of five years, Kristen L. Knutson of the Uni...
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