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Need for Health Care Reform Escalates; One in Four Americans Skip Care When Sick or Injured

Consumers Rate U.S. Health Care System Poorly, According to Deloitte Survey WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care reform heats up in the White House, nearly 40 percent of consumers have expressed discontent with the status quo, rating the U.S. health care system a D or an F. A q...

New survey: More than half of US chronically ill adults skip needed care due to costs

New York, NY, November 13, 2008Compared to patients in seven other countries, chronically ill adults in the United States are far more likely to forgo care because of costs; they also experience the highest rates of medical errors, coordination problems, and high out-of-pocket costs, according to ...

High Costs Force Third of Americans to Skip Needed Health Care

AFL-CIO report found 95 percent of those surveyed feel U.S. system needs overhaul TUESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of Americans -- even those with health insurance -- say high costs force them to skip needed medical care, a new survey shows. And one-quarter of the re...

Lifetime Television Launches Third Annual Don't Skip a Beat Multi-Platform Heart Health Awareness Initiative

- Effort Part of Lifetime's Nonpartisan Every Woman Counts Election Year Campaign to Encourage Women to Speak Out on Issues That Matter Most - NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in concert with the kick-off of American Heart Month, Lifetime Television launches its third annual Don't Sk...

US adults most likely to report medical errors and skip needed care due to costs

Washington, DC, October 31, 2007At a time when the U.S. spends more than double what other countries spend for medical care$6,697 per capita in 2005a new Commonwealth Fund seven-nation survey finds that U.S. patients are more likely to report experiencing medical errors, to go without care because...

For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip

Today's chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation to the brain isn't necessary for most children with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, new research has found. In fact, doctors from St. Jude Children's Research Hos...

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

Thousands of young girls are skipping insulin jabs to stay slim. They are doing this at the risk of of blindness, heart disease and even death. Diabetes UK says that ups to a third of young women with the disease miss the life- saving injections or drastically reduce the dose so they can s...

New Moms Must Not Skip Meals

Women who have just given birth should not worry about getting their bodies back into shape immediately, a leading Germany// health insurer said. "A woman's body has enough to do after a baby arrives," said Waltraud Pfarrer, listing milk production and hormonal adjustment as examples. N...

The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

...out-of-pocket in excess of $800 a month for access to new medications. "Studies have also shown that patients will avoid filling prescriptions, skip doses, or cut pills in half because of costs. Stopping medication can lead to greater disease severity, and for people with lupus, could result in org...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

...o. Antivirals work best if taken early on in the illness, so it's best to take them at the first sign of symptoms. Brands to Buy and Brands to skip Also in this issue, in a side by side comparison, Consumer Reports identifies the Consumer Reports Best Buy Drug choices to treat eight co...

Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles

...problems with the teeth such as chips, cracks, and stains; however, the idea of numbing shots or a drill coming at their teeth are enough to make them skip treatment altogether, making the problem worse. For the last six years, The Dental Implant Associates, specializing in cosmetic dentistry and dental ...

American Hygiene Habits Getting Worse: International Study Reveals More Illness-Causing Germs Than Ever in American Kitchens

...en faucet, should be regularly sprayed down with a disinfectant, such as LYSOL((R)) Disinfectant Spray. To reduce the chances of cross contamination, skip the sponges and instead clean kitchen surfaces with a disinfectant product before preparing food and immediately after surfaces have been in contact w...

The Path to Pregnancy: Fairhaven Health Offers New Natural Products to Help Couples Conceive

...ovulation date can prove challenging. Hormonal imbalance is an underlying factor of cycle irregularity and may cause women to not ovulate at all or to skip periods. Being overweight, excessive exercise and high stress levels can also contribute to irregular cycles. Fairhaven Health Products to Help Co...

High Rx Costs Hammering Illinois' 50+ Population

...ce increases at 9.3%. Currently, generic versions of these drugs are not available, leaving consumers to either pay exorbitant prices or be forced to skip the medication altogether due to cost. The survey highlights the need for solutions to the growing problem. As part of its push for national h...

4 out of 5 CA Voters Demand Health Insurer "Code of Conduct"

...rising costs of health care and why nearly a third put off doctor visits or skip medication to save money." This week, a New York Times editorial on ...ost two in five voters (38%) say they have had to put off a doctor visit or skip taking a medication to save money. Voters in California believe health...

Contract Talks for 1,800 Security Officers at Kaiser Permanente Break Down - Major Cuts to Worker Healthcare are at Issue

...e, a member of the Bargaining Committee. Julia protects the Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center, yet the new healthcare costs have forced her to skip daily medications and routine blood tests to manage her diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. "I am very upset, but we officers are com...

Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH

...ay in the UK, this may provide an opportunity to take your pet with you. But even though your dog is not going into kennels, it does not mean you can skip the booster vaccine because, if you do take your dog on holiday, it is likely to come into contact with other dogs. "It's still important to keep...

Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

...esearchers note FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with asthma face a higher risk of complications if they catch the flu, yet many skip their annual shots, new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The lack of vaccinations among those with asthma m...

Your arteries on Wonder bread

...ting high carb foods. It is a first in medical history. The results were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Time to skip the wedding cake? "It's very hard to predict heart disease," says Dr. Shechter, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American He...

Organization Announces End Prostate Cancer Tour

...use of the massive amount of people who care passionately about the cause," skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer, said. "We must...t(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. skip Lockwood https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?...

As the Summer 'Shower Season' Kicks Off, Suave(R) Skin Reminds Moms Everywhere to 'Shower Yourself Beautiful'

... is by wearing an alluring fragrance that makes her feel beautiful. She can skip perfume, which can feel heavy on skin in the summer, and try Suave(R) Natur... Wear an alluring fragrance that makes you feel beautiful. skip perfume, which can feel heavy on skin in the summer, and try new Suave(R) N...

Kimberly-Clark Teams Up With Sports Legends to Launch 'The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer'

...imonials from all five of the campaign's ambassadors. "Our hope for future generations is that prostate cancer becomes a thing of the past," said skip Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer of ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer. "We commend Kimberly-Clark and the Depend brand for their commitment ...

Eltman, Eltman & Cooper: The Nation's Leading Judgment Enforcement Firm

...ue factors that contribute to Eltman's judgment enforcement success. The firm uses former police detectives led by a high-ranking NYPD commander --not skip tracers-- to locate debtors and assets. They do this with a degree of professionalism that is unique in the industry. Eltman's network management i...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

...unhealthy cravings when the pressure starts to get to you. If the office is where you feel the most stress, then keep a healthy snack at your desk and skip the trip to the vending machine. Smart options include fruit, such as grapes and oranges, a few teaspoons of peanut butter spread on a Wa...

Bayer Diabetes Care Launches A1CNow(R) SELFCHECK, a New A1C Monitor for At-Home Use

...sk of serious complications by 40 percent(1). "A1C testing is an important measure of long-term diabetes management, however, some patients will skip having their A1C tested because they're worried about what their healthcare provider will say if their A1C levels are not good," said Steve Edelman, M...

Compliance and cost: Bitter pills to swallow in the age of oral chemotherapy

...er patients greater freedom and independence during their treatment, physicians say use of the new medications also poses more chances for patients to skip doses, miss prescription refills, and take their drugs in a dangerous way. An increasing number of cancer patients who receive chemotherapy now do so ...

Humor, Mobile Devices Enhance a New Heart-Health Campaign for Hispanics

...as been used in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Ugly Betty . "You have to discipline yourself. Reach for a piece of fruit once in a while and skip the fries. Go to the gym, take a walk, put on some music and dance instead of sitting on the couch and watching TV. It's about taking the baby steps t...

Champions Shawn Johnson & Phil Jackson Wear Energy Muse Jewelry

... Top Athletes Use Energy Muse Jewelry As Their Lucky Charm LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- It was more than just the skip in their step and the twinkle in their toes that synched the win for Olympic medalist Shawn Johnson and partner Mark Ballas on Season 8 finale of "Dan...

Kaine Lauds President Obama's Agreement With Health Care Industry Groups to Reduce Health Care Costs

...e almost doubled and health care premiums have grown three times faster than wages. Rising costs are crippling businesses and too many people delay or skip medical care all together because it's too expensive. Reforming health care is the key to restoring financial stability and securing our fiscal future...

7 of 10 women are uninsured or underinsured, or have medical bill, debt, access problems

...percent of women accrued medical debt or reported problems with medical bills in 2007, compared to 36 percent of men. Women were also more likely to skip tests and screenings: almost half of women (45%) delayed or did not receive a cancer screening or dental care because of costs, compared to 36 percent...

ABCs and No Skinned Knees: Study Reveals Various Barriers to Physical Activity in Child Care

...ying outdoors on the playground." The child care providers said that during playtime, children learn gross motor skills, such as learning how to skip and throw a ball. They noted that children who master gross motor skills at an early age tend to become more self-confident than other children, win m...

Extreme makeover: Stanford scientists explore new way to change cell's identity

...done," said Blau. "Currently, inducing pluripotency in adult cells is time consuming and inefficient. We'd like to improve on that, or explore ways to skip that step altogether. We're coming at the problem from all angles." ...

Women's Gynecological Exams: Another Victim of the Troubled Economy?

...ificant results from the survey include: One in three women has not had a gynecologic exam in the past year. 28.5 percent will skip seeing a gynecologist and will only see their primary care physician. 23.2 percent will only get their annual exam if they have a problem. ...

Team ZERO to Run to End Prostate Cancer in 2009 ING New York City Marathon

... cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. skip Lockwood https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=86483 ...

Protect Yourself with Hand Washing Help from Bath & Body Works

...ss. In scents like Coconut Lime Verbena, Nectarine Mint and Midnight Pomegranate, PocketBac leaves hands smelling as fresh as they feel. Plus, you can skip the clinical scent stock up with PocketBac to keep in your car, purse, at the gym, in your schoolbag or at home. Stay safe and protect yourself...

New National Survey Reveals Eight in 10 Seniors Satisfied With Medicare Drug Benefit

...st seniors agree that their plan is delivering what it said it would when they signed up, and almost three in ten now get medications they once had to skip or ration. Prior to the addition of Part D coverage, millions of Medicare beneficiaries had coverage for hospital and doctor expenses, but not pr...

Living and Loving with Prostate Cancer: Men Deserve Better

...re of the far reaching effects of the disease and to encourage a more open, communicative and holistic approach to its treatment and management. skip Lockwood, Executive Vice President and CEO of ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer explains, "There is still much to be done to improve the ...

How to Raise an Eating Disorder-Free Child

...table. Telling you often that ate already at a friend's or relative's house, or that she will take breakfast with her to eat at school, in order to skip meals. Evidence of purging behaviors - - laxatives, diet pills, diuretics - - and there may be signs that she is vomiting after meals (i.e. she exc...

Global AIDS Alliance Fund Welcomes Eric Goosby to Office of The Global Aids Coordinator

... Analysis of President Obama's FY10 budget framework http://aidsalliance.3cdn.net/7a04d58500f1f150e3_7ym6b9eds.pdf Contact skip Moskey Cell 202-420-0837 ...

Occupational Therapists Use Sensory Integration to Help Autistic Children Find Fitting Social Behaviors

...ps people develop the life skills needed for living independent and satisfying lives, and it's also helpful for children diagnosed with ASD," said Dr. skip Freedman, Executive Medical Director at AllMed Healthcare Management ( www.allmedmd.com ), a leading independent review organization (IRO). "Occupat...
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