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Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say,,,, FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 25 percent of black women with advanced breast cancer refuse the chemotherapy and radiation treatments that could save their lives, a new study finds. Black women...

50,000 Letters Sent to Notre Dame Alumni Re: Obama; In Letter, Bishop Gracida Urged Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon to Refuse Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 50,000 hand addressed letters were sent to Notre Dame Alumni, and 100,000 post cards for Vatican and Notre Dame officials, urging ND Grads to fight against Obama's scheduled speech. Randall Terry and local Notre Dame Alumni sent 50,000 l...

American Life League: Vatican Says Bishops Must Refuse Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued a statement today in response to an interview in which Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court, stated: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-b...

Indian Doctors Refuse to Help HIV-positive Woman Deliver: Report

An Indian husband was forced to deliver his wife's baby after doctors refused to touch the HIV-positive woman, a report said Friday. The husband told India's NDTV news channel he carried out the delivery as doctors at Meerut Medical College and Hospital in the northern state of Uttar Prade...

Patna Junior Doctors Refuse to Withdraw Strike

Patients continued to suffer at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Monday as junior doctors// refused to withdraw their three-day-old strike demanding security, despite assurances from the Bihar government. The doctors went on strike Saturday midnight following an alleged attack on ...

Pharmacy Board Says Pharmacists Have Right To Refuse Morning-After Pill

The state Board of Pharmacy has voted to allow pharmacists to decline to sell morning-after emergency contraceptive in Washington//. But the governor, some lawmakers and women's rights organizations are furious with this decision. Rod Shafer, executive director of the Washington State Pharmac...

Almost 30 Percent Dentists Refuse To Sign NHS Contracts

A leaked government document has revealed that at least a third of dentists are refusing to sign the new controversial NHS// contracts. This situation is entirely opposite to what Prime Minister Tony Blair had said when he asserted that 95 percent of dentists have signed up. "The majority of ...

Jharkhand Pharmacies Refuse To Sell Viagra

Pharmacies in Jharkhand will not stock or sell Viagra, as they fear it may result in people “going berserk and creating law and order problems//.” "We will not sale the drug as it may lead to some people going berserk and creating law and order problems," said Amar Sinha, general secretary of th...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

...no families, those living with disabilities, and women, especially those in low-income communities. California insurers, including Blue Shield, refuse to initially cover doctor-prescribed and FDA-approved treatments. Some insurers require that patients fail on up to five medicines before they can ha...

Northwest Hospital Introduces Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

...ounds including diabetic and other skin ulcers, injuries that don't receive enough blood flow, burns, traumatic wounds and other chronic injuries that refuse to heal. For more information about the Northwest Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, call (206) 368-1244, or visit our web site at ...

Alcohol and Trauma: Blood Test Gets to the Truth

...mitted with positive BALs after trauma have an alcohol-use disorder, often severe." Fleming dismissed some concerns that insurance companies might refuse payment if a person tests positive for alcohol. "This is like saying they are not going to pay for treatment of a heart attack or asthma or a stroke i...

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

...his document, is now working in solidarity to hold the powers of the world accountable. "We are all health and human rights advocates and we refuse to be pitted against each other," said Paula Akugizibwe of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, "MDGs are simply categories of different ...

American Red Cross Charged With Bio-Hazardous Waste Dumping

... Teamsters File Charge s A gainst American Red Cross for Dumping Biomedical Waste into Open refuse Dumpsters ST. LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union filed a complaint with the Environmental Investigations Divisio...

Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

...g in and out of contact with infected patients. "Nurses will be on the front line of the fight against the H1N1 virus. However, if hospitals refuse to take basic safety steps to protect them from exposure, then infected RNs will be physically unable to continue working and may well become a vector...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

...n agency responsible for regulating many of California's health insurers. The suit alleges that the DMHC has wrongfully allowed insurance companies to refuse to pay for autism treatments, resulting in the denial of critically needed, medically necessary treatment for autistic children. The suit, filed ...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

...outine circumcision, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, which says any benefits are insufficient to justify recommending it. Sixteen states refuse Medicaid coverage of non-medically-necessary circumcisions. Nationally, annual costs related to circumcision exceed $1 billion. ...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...outine circumcision, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, which says any benefits are insufficient to justify recommending it. Sixteen states refuse Medicaid coverage of non-medically-necessary circumcisions. Nationally, annual costs related to circumcision exceed $1 billion. ...

National Patients' Rights Advocate Joins Truman Medical Centers as General Counsel

...argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 6, 1989. Colby's plea before the court ultimately led to the federal constitutional right by patients to refuse unwanted medical treatment. "TMC's mission and work is vital to Kansas City," Colby said. "I have long admired the people that have dedicated the...

Dismantling Roe v. Wade Would Affect All Pregnant Women

...e Inquiry: Race, Class, and Culture in the Forced Medical Treatment of Pregnant Women ); April Cherry ( The Free Exercise Rights of Pregnant Women Who refuse Medical Treatment ); Michelle Oberman ( Women, Fetuses, Physicians and the State: Pregnancy and Medical Ethics in the 21st Century ); Cynthia Daniels...

Largest U.S. Health Insurer Rewarded Employees That Cancelled Coverage of Sick Patients

...tion. This shows that insurance companies will continue to look for inappropriate reasons in the fine print of insurance policies and applications to refuse necessary medical treatment, according to Consumer Watchdog. "The committee's stunning discovery demonstrates both the need for a real public alt...

Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Miacalcin(R)

...rs post menopause with low bone mass relative to healthy premenopausal females. Calcitonin-salmon nasal spray should be reserved for patients who refuse or cannot tolerate estrogens or in whom estrogens are contraindicated. Because Calcitonin is a polypeptide, the possibility of a systemic allergi...

Consumer Watchdog to Congress: Put Patients' Bill of Rights Back on the Table

...echnical language buried in insurance contracts to refuse needed care when care is needed most. Case in point: insurance companies now commonly refuse to cover certain proven treatments for autistic ch...bility and financial consequence for insurers that refuse to honor promises to pay for health care encourage...

Three New ZonePerfect(R) Dark Chocolate Nutrition Bar Flavors Fuel Satisfying and Delicious Snacking

...ark Chocolate Nutrition Bars provide balanced nutrition for busy people who refuse to sacrifice great taste. ZonePerfect Dark Chocolate Nutrition Bars provid...ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars provide balanced nutrition for busy people who refuse to sacrifice great taste. Full-size ZonePerfect Bars are a good source of ...

Compirion Healthcare Cuts Emergency Department Throughput by 50% at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

...short as 2 hours." Before the improvement over 14% of patients got frustrated and left without being seen (LWBS). The Emergency Department had to refuse emergency transfers most afternoons and evenings, that meant going on diversion about one third of the time. Inpatient beds were not available for tho...

Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

...nfection -- a finding that shows the danger faced by children whose parents refuse to have their children vaccinated. That's the conclusion of researchers...arch, said in a Kaiser news release. "It also shows that the decision to refuse immunizations could have important ramifications for the health of the enti...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

... May 26, 2009 (DENVER) Children of parents who refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping ...m the information available why parents elected to refuse vaccines. The study also did not evaluate the side...alth Research. "It also shows that the decision to refuse immunizations could have important ramifications f...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...ER, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Children of parents who refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping ...m the information available why parents elected to refuse vaccines. The study also did not evaluate the sid...lth Research. "It also shows that the decision to refuse immunizations could have important ramifications f...

African-American women with advanced breast cancer often forego vital treatment

... compared with the patients who received recommended care. The authors say the reasons why African American women with advanced breast cancer often refuse necessary care are unclear. They could include socioeconomic and demographic factors, cultural beliefs, healthcare access, additional illnesses, and p...

New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea

...y pressure is the gold standard treatment, it does not adequately serve all patients, with some that fail to tolerate treatment and others that simply refuse treatment," said Dr. Neville Patrick Shine, of St. Johns Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the lead author of a study that tested a surgical treatm...

Manhattan Dentist Inducted Into The Sir Harold Acton Society

... years has grown from a single chair to a large interdisciplinary practice. “My office is much bigger now,” says Dr. Linhart, “but I refuse to lose sight of the reasons for my success—my focus on patient comfort and my continuing education.” He hopes that his donation will ...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

... (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- The number one reason people refuse to evacuate their homes during an emergency is because they do not want to ...ecords to identify your animal. Facts: The number one reason people refuse to evacuate their homes during an emergency is that they do not want to lea...

Industry Coalition Advises Against Use of Dietary Supplements as Swine Flu Remedy, Cure

...dvisory for marketers and retailers, as well as for consumers of dietary supplements: Marketers and retailers of dietary supplements are urged to refuse to stock or sell any supplements that are presented as treating or curing swine flu, and Marketers and retailers should refrain from promoting an...

Turtle Island Oxygen Trust Sponsors Free Hyperbaric Treatments

... Hyperbaric Medical Center of New Mexico, under the directorship of K Paul Stoller, MD, FACHM, is offering this service because most 3rd party payers refuse to reimburse for hyperbaric treatments unless a child has carbon monoxide poisoning or decompression sickness. The access children have to innovative ...

Remuda Ranch Reports Eating Disorders on the Rise Among Elderly

...thers. This makes eating disorder behaviors hard to identify. For those living in nursing care centers or assisted living facilities, it's common to refuse food and become dangerously thin. Typical excuses - "I'm full", "I feel sick", "I have no appetite" - are often accepted at face value. These excuse...

Former MADD National President Joins Innocorp, ltd.

...proud to become a part of a company that continues to contribute new and innovative tools in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. We refuse to accept needless deaths and injuries." "Glynn brings years of experience to Innocorp, related to the problem of impaired driving," said Aguilar...

Innocorp, ltd. Hires Former MADD National President

...Birch. "I'm proud to join a company that continues to contribute new and innovative tools in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. We refuse to accept needless deaths and injuries." "Glynn brings years of experience to Innocorp, related to the problem of impaired driving," said Aguila...

White House Protest Denouncing Obama's Speech at Notre Dame and Proposed Change in Abortion Conscience Regs.

.... area Pro-life leaders and activists will gather at Lafayette Park to protest the change in HHS regs regarding conscience for health care workers who refuse to participate in any way with abortion or chemical birth control. A local physician will be present to discuss the ramifications of the proposed...

Patients' Bill of Rights Too Tough to Read

...ncluded 12 themes -- among them, the right to confidentiality, the right to refuse treatment and to refuse participation in research. PBORs in individual states and hospitals were ex...

A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

...nd low in calories. With vegetables, Coldwell suggested, offer sweet teriyaki sauce or raspberry salad dressing for dipping. And, if children still refuse to eat a particular vegetable, continue to offer it, said Jennifer Williams, associate director of the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Penn S...

Experts from Africa and Asia to Discuss Maternal Health in Live Online Chat

... was signed in 2000. These leaders agreed to achieve the Goals by 2015. Our premise is simple: we are the first generation that can end poverty and we refuse to miss this opportunity. For more information, visit www.endpoverty2015.org . ...
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