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Sinking Economy Hit Hard by Soaring Healthcare Costs, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

Health care reform and controlling insurance costs is essential if we expect to create jobs and rebuild the economy says MedicareSupplementPlans.com . Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) August 7, 2009 -- Medicare and Medicaid costs are overwhelming government budgets as insurance...

HOE Ministries Gives New Hope to Orphans in Ethiopia : Hope For Orphans of Ethiopia Organization to Build Greater Awareness and Solutions to the Soaring Poverty Catastrophe Afflicting Orphaned and Innocent Children in Prison

HOE Ministries, Inc. (Hope for Orphans of Ethiopia), www.hoeministries.org , is a non profit Christian organization founded in January 2007, committed to reaching out to the impoverished orphan children of Ethiopia. WILTON, Conn. (Business Wire EON) November 20, 2008 ...

Accidental Overdoses in the Home Soaring

Study finds huge increase in number of people dying after mixing meds, illegal drugs MONDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a soaring increase in the number of fatal medication errors that occur in people's homes. The report incidentally follows the death ...

Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths Applauds Senator Durbin's Hospital Infection Legislation, but Suggests Some Crucial Additions in Order to Combat Soaring MRSA Rates

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths: "I am glad to see Senator Durbin's bill will use Medicare's purchasing clout to motivate hospitals to reduce infection," said Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., Chairman of RI...

U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring

Rate of increase now outstrips that for heart disease, cancer, data shows WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. spending on mental illness is soaring at a faster pace than spending on any other health care category, new government data released Wednesday shows. The cost of tre...

Rock-Climbing Injury Rate Soaring

First national study finds large jump in ER treatments since 1990 SUNDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As more people rise to the challenge of rock climbing for fun and exercise, the number of injuries related to the sport also increases, according to the first national study on the subj...

Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring

CDC study projects that by 2050, up to 16 million people will have vision problems TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans with diabetic retinopathy is expected to increase from 5.5 million to 16 million by the year 2050, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Cont...

Afghan Opium Production Soaring Out of Control

The annual UN report on illegal drugs has said that opium production in Afghanistan is soaring out of control . The World Drug Report says over 90 percent of illegal opium, which is used to make heroin, comes from Afghanistan. According to a BBC report, the cultivation of opium pop...

Parents To Blame For Soaring Counts Of Binge-Drinkers And Smokers

Britain’s schools watchdog Ofsted, has revealed that smoking and binge drinking among teenage girls have scaled worrying heights all because parents// and teachers make the health risks seem less important than those of illegal drugs and unsafe sex. Accordingly, young people correctly see ciga...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soaring Due To Unsafe Sex

Fresh statistics show a phenomenal rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the Australian sub-continent//. Chlamydia one of the most common treatable sexually transmitted diseases affecting people worldwide, is now reported to have increased four-fold in its incidence rates across the Australi...

Sensor Images Show Soaring Temperature and Pollution Levels in UK

Summer temperatures have been on an all time high in the United Kingdom, and space sensors have also been keeping tabs on the rising temperature and pollution levels. //According to the Met office reports, during the period from 15th to 19th July, the temperatures were a record high in UK along wit...

Kerala Sees Medical Tourism Soaring

With Kerala expecting at least 100,000 medical tourists in the next three years, the therapeutic tourism industry is in the pink of its health//. Foreigners are arriving in Kerala's top hospitals for plastic and cosmetic surgery, facial surgery, dental treatments, cosmetology, hip and knee repl...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

...or the community interventions necessary to reverse this problem in the United States," Dietz said. One of the biggest problems facing Americans is soaring consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks, which add almost 150 calories to the daily diet, Frieden said. Frieden believes that taxing ...

Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity

...or the community interventions necessary to reverse this problem in the United States," Dietz said. One of the biggest problems facing Americans is soaring consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks, which add almost 150 calories to the daily diet, Frieden said. Frieden believes that taxing ...

HowStuffWorks.com Campaign Proves Determination and Curiosity More Powerful than Gravity

...ciation to drive awareness and donations to the organization. "Aaron's achievements are an example of overcoming life's challenges and soaring to amazing heights - literally," said Cindy Brownstein, president and chief executive officer, SBA. "He is one of the over 180,000 individuals living...

Community Hospitals: Dying Breed or Community Cornerstone?

...Newswire/ -- In the widespread discussion of universal health insurance and soaring medical costs, one of America's most cherished traditions -- the hometown c...al closures impacting hundreds of communities since 2000. Viewing soaring costs and reduced reimbursements as symptoms rather than causes of the prob...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

...ccording to a study published in today's Lancet . Researchers at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Oxford University estimated that soaring stress brought on by job losses could prompt a 2.4% rise in suicide rates in people under-64 years of age, a 2.7% rise in heart attack deaths in men b...

High Rx Costs Hammering Illinois' 50+ Population

...P in Illinois. "The high cost of health care is taking a harsh toll on people of all age groups - older individuals in particular are struggling with soaring prescription costs." Key survey findings include: 63% of AARP members in Illinois are concerned about affording their prescription drugs, while...

Danielle Browning: Providing Immediate Help for Individuals in Need of Health Coverage and Career Recreation

... reach my individual goals and the goals of my associates with my business model ( www.DanielleBrowning.biz ) that offers an attractive alternative to soaring medical costs. Having dealt with a Major Illness in my own personal life I am very proud to offer the following needed options to the large growing nu...

Leeds engineers developing bullet proof vests from cement

...lumina plates. In the past UK and US soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have faced shortages of ECBA as production has struggled to keep up with soaring global demand. Cement vests are just one of a range of novel uses for the 2000 year old material that the Leeds engineers are investigating in a t...

Arcadia Resources Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009 Year-End Results

...and convenient for consumers, while delivering long-term value for our shareholders. DailyMed provides a proven and innovative solution to reduce the soaring costs of health care in America, and there is a great deal of rhetoric about such initiatives, we're actually executing in the real world with real re...

WellPoint State Sponsored Business Launches New Program with Arcadia HealthCare to Help Improve Medication Safety, Efficacy and Compliance for Medicaid Members

...der of pharmaceutical services. Moreover, we believe DailyMed and our team of clinical pharmacists offer a market-driven solution to help address the soaring costs of health care in America. While many are talking about such initiatives, WellPoint and Arcadia are delivering value everyday through better pa...

Hilary Duff to Light Empire State Building Commemorating 24th Annual AIDS Walk New York

...k of GMHC and AIDS Walk New York," Miller added. This is the third year the event has been so-honored. About Empire State Building : soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, pu...

Milestone Scientific Grants Sinopharm Exclusive Distribution and Marketing Rights to STA System in China

...eater realization about the quality of medical and dental services in countries such as India and China. Consequently, these countries are exhibiting soaring demand for modern and sophisticated technology and equipment in the dental market." Market research firm Freedonia also notes that "demand for dental...

Lesson From the States: Lack of Cost Controls Derailed California Health Reform, Led to Budget Overruns and Unaffordable Policies in Massachusetts

...es to save dollars, and on covering everyone, which in and of itself won't save big money. "Pushing for expanded health coverage while ignoring soaring health care costs killed health reform in California and threatens the sustainability of Massachusetts' plan," said Carmen Balber, Washington Director...

The American Society of Hypertension Launches Education Program for Hypertension Accreditation

... involvement, as well as social and economic disparities that affect diagnosis, treatment, control and compliance. "The burden of hypertension is soaring worldwide, and healthcare providers and drug makers need to work more closely together to better serve patients," said Dr. Black. "The ASH Accreditati...

iVisit Rx Wins 1st Place in CTIA Wireless 2009(R) CTIA E-Tech Awards for Innovation in Enterprise & Vertical - Healthcare Solution

...uage and top-level industry tools." iVisit and its partners are developing iVisit Rx as a telemedicine and assisted living platform that combats soaring healthcare costs. For example, CELL U CARE is helping patients manage their diabetes condition by providing coaching and intervention, which reduces ...

Fitness Footwear Launches New Range of Fitness Sandals

...when you have so many tasks to occupy your day. That's when wearing a pear of Fit Flops can help to keep you in shape." With sales of Fit Flops soaring since January in anticipation of the warm weather conditions, Fitness Footwear has had to increase their range and stock of the best selling fitness f...

American Heart Association Encourages Walking Activities During National Workplace Wellness Week

...k was initiated by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about the importance of wellness programs like Start! and to address the nation's soaring healthcare costs, rising obesity rates, sedentary behavior and increasing prevalence of chronic disease. It was introduced last year by U.S. Represen...

Study Casts Doubt on Influential Hospital Safety Survey

...eapfrog Safe Practices Survey has problems, Dudley said prior research has validated the first three portions of the survey. With health-care costs soaring and consumers demanding more information, determining how to best measure hospital quality is growing in importance. "We need to do more of it," sa...

The Release Technique, a Solution to Helping Veterans Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

...nt the stressor that triggered their PTSD, even if they have already been diagnosed. In addition, veterans have to endure long waits to get help, and soaring supplemental costs to their private insurance companies if they can't prove that P.T.S.D. resulted from their tour of duty. Lawrence Crane, Dire...

Cord Blood America, Inc. Appoints Somerville Associates, Public Relations Counsel

...ood-America.com -- is playing in preserving umbilical cord blood for the exclusive future use of donating families," says Schissler, referring to the soaring growth in umbilical cord stem cell preservation. He adds that besides current uses, medical research is centering on treatments using umbilical cord ...

National Walk to Work Day is April 3

...ing to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20-74 more than doubled between 1980 and 2006, soaring from 15 percent to nearly 33 percent. Meanwhile, study after study indicates that moderate exercise for 30 minutes per day reduces the risk of heart ...

Together Rx Access(R) Program Expands Eligibility Criteria, Responds to Challenging Economic Times

...e country have been impacted by job reductions, salary cuts, or the loss of health benefits, specifically prescription coverage, adding to the already soaring uninsured population in the United States," said Roba Whiteley, executive director of Together Rx Access. "By expanding the Program's income levels, t...

Online Rx Price Comparison Tools, Drug Discount Card Use Soars in Weak Economy

...nt, Inc., tells Drug Benefit News (DBN) that it intends to significantly increase marketing for its own prescription assistance card, which already is soaring in usage. Go to http://www.aishealth.com/pdf/dbn031309.pdf to read this article in its entirety. PatientAssistance.com, for example, is experien...

National Hispanic Medical Association Conference in NYC Focuses on Increasing the Latino Health Care Workforce

... Reform on March 5, at which NHMA was one of two Hispanic groups there, Obama said it is possible to expand health coverage in the U.S. while bringing soaring medical bills under control. NHMA will issue a report on the recommendations from its conference. Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, N...

Honolulu Opthalmologist Alan R. Faulkner, MD Discusses Advantages of Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) over LASIK Laser Vision Correction

... (Vocus) March 14, 2009 -- Millions of patients have undergone LASIK laser vision correction surgery since its popularity started soaring in the mid-1990’s, resulting in better vision and a reduced need for eyeglasses and contact lenses. However, there are many patients who would l...

New AARP Initiative Encourages Community Members to Help Others Better Manage Their Prescriptions

...bly important to help people of all ages who take medications stay well," said Jennie Chin Hansen, RN and AARP president. "Prescription drug costs are soaring and nearly a quarter of all older Americans skip doses of medicine because of the cost. Helping a loved one or a neighbor complete their Rx Snapshot g...

Frost & Sullivan: Ageing Population and Availability of Preventative Medicines Propels Growth of European Eye Health Ingredients Market

... LONDON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising numbers of baby boomers with eye-ailments and soaring medical costs are causing European consumers to demand innovative diet supplements to protect their eyes and curb any potential eye care-related expen...

Illinois Advocates Take on Health Insurance Industry

...Launch Statewide Campaign Aimed at Tackling Unfair Industry Practices & soaring Costs SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the economy worsens, soaring health insurance rates and unfair industry practices are leaving a growing ...
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