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Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a post-recession America, even though as a nation income levels may rise, middle class families still won't be shielded from the crushing burden of health care costs and will watch their standards of living continue to erode, according ...

Boot Camp for New Dads Now Working with Renowned Katherine Stone - Educating Fathers about Postpartum Depression

In an effort to reach and educate more men about Postpartum Depression (PPD) and what they can do; Boot Camp for New Dads ( http://www.bcnd.org ), a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools, fire stations and churches around North Am...

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces $100,000 in Contributions to Organizations Working to Assist Problem Gamblers

LAS VEGAS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved $50,000 in contributions to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) based in Washington, D.C. and $50,000 for The International Pro...

Nurses Working More in Down Economy

SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation continues to reel from high unemployment and underemployment, nurses are putting in more hours than at this time last year but expect to return to pre-recession work levels once the economy rebounds, according to a recent ...

Study Shows Increases in Working After 65 and Using Commercial Insurance

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Deft Research recently released the 2009 Age-In Study, which describes the expectations of those aged 63-64 for their retirement and health insurance. The study also develops a picture of health insurance preferences and priorities among persons in this group....

Employee Health and Reducing Health Care Costs Focus of Working Wellness Expo June 17

Independence Blue Cross and Philadelphia Business Journal to sponsor and present health expo PHILADELPHIA , June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans spend more than half of their waking hours at work. With health care costs continuing to climb, many employers are looking for ways to help ste...

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Stakeholders Come to Washington, DC for July Working Meeting

Stakeholders will focus on public and private initiatives that advance the medical home model WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As politicians maneuver over the summer months to craft a health care reform bill that will pass muster in Congress, the leaders of the nation's major p...

RA individuals from lower GDP countries keep working despite worse symptoms than richer countries

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in lower gross domestic product (GDP) countries (GDP below $11,000) are more likely to continue working despite higher disease activity and functional disability scores compared to their counterparts in ...

Mobile Massage Team to Sponsor and Exhibit at First Annual Working Wellness Expo

PHILADELPHIA, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Massage Team ( www.mobilemassageteam.com ), a leading provider of on-site seated massage services for corporate wellness programs, promotional events, and special affairs, today announced that the company will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the fir...

LCA Applauds Senate Leadership Team Working to Secure New FDA Regulatory Authority Over Tobacco

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) attended a press conference held by the Senate leadership team guiding consideration of historic legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products. ...

Americans Support U.S. Working to Improve Health in Developing Countries

Efforts Seen as Helping Americans as Well as People in Poor Nations COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the economic downturn, a new poll shows a large majority of Americans support U.S. efforts to improve health in poor countries. This support is grounded in altrui...

Healthcare Professional Is Working to Make a Difference, One Dose at a Time

Environmentally Friendly, Reusable Charts Help Patients Manage Their Daily and Weekly Medications LAWRENCE, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- While President Obama is working to improve the healthcare industry as a whole, it's individual healthcare professionals like Harlyene Goss who are making ...

A Call to Action: NGOs Working in Blindness Prevention and Treatment Convene Special Forum to Address Gender and Eye Health

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the Seva Foundation: WHAT: Leading U.S.-based eye care NGOs are collaborating to host, "Seeing Women: Taking on Gender Inequities in Global Blindness and Care." The inaugural Gender and Eye Health advocacy...

Pennsylvania Working Closely With Federal Partners to Contain Impact of Swine Flu

Federal Health and Human Services Department declares a Public Health Emergency HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is working with federal officials to contain the impact of an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico that resulted in the declaratio...

Up-and-Coming Houston Cosmetic Dentist Soon to Mark 5 Years Working with Family at a Family Dental Practice

Joining the cosmetic and general dentistry practice of her father in 2004, Dr. Ann Fishel has spent nearly 5 years working with Designer Smiles in Houston. With state-of-the-art procedures and a team approach to dentistry, Dr. Fishel is making a name for herself and giving area patients new reaso...

FRC Action: Obama Administration Working to Overturn Pro-Life Laws in Other Countries

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on foreign policy priorities in the Obama Administration, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) asked Secretary Clinton if the Obama Administration is working to overturn other countries pro-life laws and i...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

The 9th Annual Spring Meeting of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP), organised in cooperation with the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA), is being held at the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland, on 24-25 April. Th...

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Stakeholders Convene in Washington, DC for Working Meeting

Thought leaders focus on medical home opportunities, solutions at April 28 conference WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care has moved to center stage in the current political and economic climate. This month hundreds of stakeholders working to place the patient and prima...

Activation of the prefrontal cortex improves working memory

This release is available in Spanish . Psychologists and neurologists invest considerable effort in the study of working memory. In terms of information retention, there is a difference between long-term memory, which is affected in diseases such as Alzheimer, and short-term or working me...

HealthForumOnline Offers New Online CE Course on Working with Transgender Individuals

HealthForumOnline (HFO), announces a new CE course entitled Health Care Needs and Health-Related Disparities: Building Cultural Competence in Working with Transgender Individuals to their extensive online library of nationally-approved continuing education (CE) courses for mental health professio...

One in Five Working Adults Said to Lack Health Insurance

Experts say job losses pose new problems in era of rising costs FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Since Hillary Clinton unsuccessfully led the charge for national health care reform when she was first lady in 1994, about 9 million more Americans -- most of whom are working -- are wi...

More Working People Go Without Health Coverage as Insurance Costs Outpace Income

What's happened in each state since the 1994 federal health reform debate is chronicled in a state-by-state analysis released during 'Cover the Uninsured Week' PRINCETON, N.J., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Congress and the Obama administration discussing how to reform the nation's...

Influenza Infection Costs Employers Billions Each Year; Working Adults Largest Group Not Immunized Annually

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN URGES DETROIT EMPLOYERS TO SEE INFLUENZA AS A CREDIBLE BUSINESS THREAT DETROIT, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza results in billions of dollars in lost wages every year, and recent studies found that an estimated 75 million missed workdays a year, and ab...

Influenza Infection Costs Employees Billions Each Year; Working Adults Largest Group Not Immunized Annually

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN URGES DETROIT EMPLOYERS TO SEE INFLUENZA AS A CREDIBLE BUSINESS THREAT DETROIT, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza results in billions of dollars in lost wages every year, and recent studies found that an estimated 75 million missed workdays a year, and ab...

Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle

Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to use skin cells to create stem cells that can repair damaged hearts, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison report. In late 2007,...

First-of-Its-Kind Program Aims to Reduce Primary Barrier to Breastfeeding for Hourly and Lower-Wage Working Mothers

Corporate Voices for Working Families, Abbott Nutrition, and Working Mother Media Launch Program to Support Breastfeeding in the Workplace WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corporate Voices for Working Families announced today that it has launched an initiative to help solve a pro...

Weizmann Institute scientists create working artificial nerve networks

Scientists have already hooked brains directly to computers by means of metal electrodes, in the hope of both measuring what goes on inside the brain and eventually healing conditions such as blindness or epilepsy. In the future, the interface between brain and artificial system might be based on ...

U.S. House Gets the Job Done for America's Working Families and Delivers Children's Insurance

Hispanic Leaders Urge Senate to Follow House Lead and Pass Legislation that Includes Legal Immigrant Children and Families WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The House of Representatives today put America's working families first on their agenda and delivered peace of m...

HotHead Technologies Working with Schutt Sports to Develop 'Smart' Helmet

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- HotHead Technologies, Inc., an Atlanta-based enterprise committed to improving athletic safety through research-based technology, today announced it is working closely with Schutt Sports to develop a commercially viable heat-sensing helmet insert, whic...

Temporary Cease Fires Not Enough for Humanitarian Aid Groups Working in Gaza

U.S.-Based Alliance of relief organizations offers five action steps to improve response WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the recent three-hour cease fires to allow the delivery of food and medical supplies to residents of the Palestinian territory, upwards of 750,000 peo...

NursingCrossing Posts 12,000-Plus Nursing Jobs in a Week; Stresses the Need for Better Training and Working Conditions for Nurses

The healthcare industry is hale and hearty compared to other industries that have experienced massive layoffs lately. NursingCrossing, a job site catering to nursing professionals, added 12,255 nursing jobs in a single week, bringing the site's job count to a staggering 89,923. With the growing ...

Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Company Working to Protect Healthy Tissue During Cancer Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James M. Golubieski, president of Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC, a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate, announced today that the company has made a $500,000 commitment to Longevica Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company involved in devel...

SEIU's Andy Stern Renews Call to Fix Nation's Broken Health Care System, Ease Financial Strain on Working Families, Economy

Top leader of nation's largest union of health care workers highlights connection between economic and health care crises at Senate Finance Committee hearing WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pointing to the combined impact of the health care and economic crises on the lives ...

Case Western Reserve University study examines working couple's retirement patterns

CLEVELANDWhen retiring, men are more likely than women to move directly from work to retirement, but overall the retirement patterns for dual-income married couples are complex and call for additional considerations in planning for the future, according to a new study from the Mandel School of App...

In Final 72-Hour Push, SEIU Members Get Out The Vote for Barack Obama and Other Working Family Candidates Across the Country

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the final 72-hours of this campaign, more than 100,000 nurses, janitors and other volunteers across the country are joining 4,000 SEIU members, local and international staff who've taken extended time off the job to bring home victory for Barac...

Bright Horizons Congratulates 76 Clients Named to Working Mother's 100 Best

Honors its own Working Mothers Hurricane Heroes WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education, and work/life solutions, salutes its 76 clients that were recently recognized ...

Local Experts Help Women Living and Working with Cancer Even the Score

Coach Holly Warlick Teams Up with Legal and Medical Panel to Offer Real-Life Solutions at the First-Ever Cancer and Careers Seminar in Knoxville KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer and Careers and its founding partner Roc...

AstraZeneca Recognized as One of Working Mother Magazine's '100 Best Companies'

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN), a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, has been named one of the "100 Best Companies" to work for by Working Mother magazine for the seventh consecutive year. This honor recognizes the company's commitment t...

Wyeth Selected for 11th Consecutive Year as One of Working Mother Magazine's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers

MADISON, N.J., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ) announced today that it has been named one of Working Mother magazine's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2008. It is the 11th consecutive year Wyeth has received this honor. Wyeth's selection was based on an evalu...

HHS Designates 11 Communities Working to Improve Quality and Value of Health Care As Chartered Value Exchanges

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today welcomed 11 more community collaborations to a growing national movement to build a health care system where consumers, providers and payers make decisions based on the value and quality of care. These communitie...
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