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NCDP Health Care Reform Recommendations Advocate for Diabetes Prevention, Treatment and Care

PRINCETON, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Changing Diabetes ((R)) Program (NCDP), a program of Novo Nordisk, and several member associations today urged President Obama and members of Congress to make the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, one of the natio...

Intercell Supports the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Recommendations of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

- Expanded Guidelines to include availability of IXIARO(R) vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis - IXIARO now available in the U.S. for travelers to Asia, military personnel, others at high risk regardless of the length of visit ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today...

Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs

Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car. Driving restrictions are imposed making these recommendations an important guideline for patients. A consensus statement with recomme...

ViroPharma Announces Meeting of FDA Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology on Bioequivalence Recommendations for Oral Vancomycin Hydrochloride Products

EXTON, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it will convene a meeting of its Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology to discuss bioequivalence recommendations for oral vancomycin hydrochloride capsule...

New Clinical Recommendations for Treating America's Largest Healthcare Epidemic

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes experts today issued new recommendations for the treatment of prediabetes, a condition affecting 57 million Americans, at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. These clinica...

AUA Counters Mainstream Recommendations with New Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

New guidance stresses that PSA testing should be individualized, men should get baseline reading at age 40 LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today issued new clinical guidance - which directly contrasts recent recommendations issue...

AUA counters mainstream recommendations with new best practice statement on PSA testing

LINTHICUM, MD, April 27, 2009The American Urological Association (AUA) today issued new clinical guidance which directly contrasts recent recommendations issued by other major groups about prostate cancer screening, asserting that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should be offered to wel...

Trust for America's Health Supports Recommendations from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in response to the release of the new report Beyond Health Care: Directions to a Healthier America by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commis...

National Council on Disability Makes Recommendations to Create More Federal Job Opportunities for People With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today concluded that current efforts to employ people with disabilities in the Federal Government have not worked well, but makes recommendations for reversing this trend. The paper, Federal Employment ...

Coalition to Protect Senior Care Urges House Ways and Means Panel to Reject MedPAC Recommendations on SNF Medicare Funding

National Shortage of Long Term Care Workforce, Economic Recession and Weakened States Budgets Underscore Need for Medicare Update in FY 2010 Budget JOPLIN, Mo., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of frontline caregivers today said the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission...

AHRQ Issues Recommendations for Safeguarding Children During Public Health Emergencies

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today released two new tools designed to protect and care for children who are in a hospital or a school during a public health emergency. The first tool consists of guidelines to assist pedia...

AIDS care physicians make recommendations to Obama

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (March 2, 2009) HIV-related organizations across the country were recently asked to participate in a conference call with several members of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team. As a result, they were asked to submit top-line rec...

NHPCO Statement on MedPAC Recommendations to Congress

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization released the following statement upon the release of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) March report to Congress. The report includes recommendations to revise the Medi...

National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing on Health Policy Recommendations With Dr. John Mendelsohn

LEADING CANCER RESEARCHER TO OFFER POLICIES TO COMBAT DISEASE, SHAPE HEALTH CARE DEBATE WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. John Mendelsohn, president of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, will outline policy recommendations for advancing the fight against ...

Governor Daniels Solicits Legion Recommendations On Children's Home

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion Department of Indiana has been asked by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to assist in developing possible alternatives to closing the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home at Knightstown. The request came during a pri...

Partnership for Prevention Offers Health Reform Recommendations to Congress

Cover more clinical preventive services, dedicate funding source to public health WASHINGTON,Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today unveiled health reform recommendations to Congress that would strengthen disease prevention and health promotion efforts to tac...

New recommendations by scientific societies about late-onset hypogonadism

Arnhem, 04 December 2008 The January issue of European Urology , the official journal of the European Association of Urology published by Elsevier, will feature new recommendations on late-onset hypogonadism (LOH), recently formulated by major scientific organizations. LOH is a clinical and bioc...

National Association Endorses Recommendations for Contrast Agent Use in Heart Ultrasounds (Echocardiograms)

American Society of Echocardiography Lays out Clinical Applications and Safety Considerations MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) today backed the use of contrast agents, used to enhance echocardiogram images, and provided a guide for physi...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step With Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids From Flu

Flu Vaccination Awareness Campaign Addresses Knowledge Gap, Educates Americans that Electing a President is Not the Only Important Choice to Make this Fall Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2008 -- A new survey of parents of eight-to-17-year olds shows that vaccinatio...

American College of Rheumatology presents recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis therapy

To manage the painful and incapacitating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory joint disease, the majority of patients rely on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). In addition to trusted nonbiologic DMARDs, a number of biologic agents now promise to improve tre...

Current vitamin D recommendations fraction of safe, perhaps essential levels for children

The current recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D for children is 200 International Units (IUs), but new research reveals that children may need and can safely take ten-times that amount. According to a recently accepted report in The Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &...

New E-health recommendations from ACP aim to improve health care quality, safety, and access

May 16, 2008 - Health care may be the fastest growing industry, but it has been slow to adopt the use of technology. While orders at fast food chains are now entirely automated, most physician offices and hospitals still maintain their records on paper. In a new position paper ( http://www.acpo...

APIC Recommendations on Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate National Nursing Home Week (May 11-17), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is issuing five steps every resident and their family can take to become their own advocate and reduce the risk of...

Teen Driving Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Support New Recommendations From the New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission

PHILADELPHIA, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) support the comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations released today by the New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission. If adopted into policy, these recommendations will help to re...

AAHSA Applauds Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) Draft Recommendations for Revising the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Payment System

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) today applauded MedPAC for its persistent work to improve the Medicare SNF payment system, rationalize payments and better target public dollars towards needed patient care. ...

New guidelines update recommendations on colorectal cancer screening

March 6, 2008 A new guideline on colorectal cancer screening released today by an expert group representing a broad spectrum of health care organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Cancer ...

New Guidelines Update Recommendations on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Strong Preference for Tests That Can Prevent Colon Cancer, Including Colonoscopy BETHESDA, Md., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new guideline on colorectal cancer screening released today by an expert group representing a broad spectrum of health care organizations, including the Amer...

APIC Issues Recommendations on How to Have a Healthy Hospital Stay

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 2-8), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is issuing five steps every patient can take to become their own advocate and reduce the risk of developing an...

MedImmune Prepared to Support Implementation of Expanded ACIP Recommendations for Influenza Vaccinations

- School-Based Vaccination Programs Using FluMist(R) May Serve as Model to Help Vaccinate Large Numbers of Eligible Children - GAITHERSBURG, Md, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, the manufacturer of FluMist(R) (Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal), today lauded the U.S. Centers f...

Key Business, Labor and Academic Experts Join Stop Obesity Alliance Panel to Present Policy Perspectives and Recommendations to Reshape The Union

STOP Obesity Alliance sponsors discussion to Rethink Roles of Success, Treatment, Stigma and Research to Overcome Obesity WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory is being issued by Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance: WHO: The Strate...

National Council on Disability to Make Recommendations on Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release its latest report titled, Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions, at a news conference at 1:00 p.m. February 26, 2008, at the U.S. ...

Europe should adopt WHO recommendations for particulate matter cuts

Europe must adopt the World Health Organization (WHO) standard on fine particulate matter pollution if it is to significantly curb needless premature deaths, concludes research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Europe wants to cap average levels of fine particulate matter ...

PHA Supports OIG Recommendations on Emergency Care Policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Following today's release of the HHS Inspector General's (IG) study of emergency care and staffing policies in 109 physician owned specialty hospitals, Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) endorsed the IG's recommendations and called on CMS and Congress to c...

Research finds allergic children exposed to peanuts at younger ages despite recommendations to avoid

The age at which children are exposed to peanuts and have an allergic response has dropped significantly over the last decade, despite recommendations that at-risk families avoid exposing children to peanuts during the first three years of life, according to research led by a Childrens Hospital of...

Commonwealth Fund Commission issues reform recommendations for next president

November 15, 2007, Washington, DCEnsuring that everyone in the United States has health insurance is essential, but it is not enough to drive the kind of reform the health system needs, according to a new report released today by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System...

San Francisco Bay Area Autism Speaks Chapter Endorses Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism Recommendations for Equitable Insurance Coverage for Children With Autism

180,000 Children with Autism in California Lack Proper Healthcare Coverage SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Autism Speaks today announced the organization's endorsement of the California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism's recomm...

Statement from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Today's Joint FDA Advisory Committee Recommendations Regarding Pediatric Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding the recommendations issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee a...

ADA Updates Environmental Recommendations for Handling Waste

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) has updated its best management practices for the disposal of dental amalgam waste to include the use of separators, collection devices installed in dental office plumbing to capture and remove at least 95 p...

Large intensive care study reveals vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients

A landmark Australian and New Zealand intensive care study has provided vital information for the treatment of patients with brain injuries. The results of the SAFE-TBI Study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirm that the choice of resuscitation fluids affects the chanc...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both types of the influenza following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Advisory Committee recommendations July 29 th...
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