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Newly Obtained Information Shows That Ousted Union Leaders Plotted and Covered Up Wrongdoing

OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of SEIU UHW will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 9 outside the Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, to release newly obtained information showing that ousted union President Sal Rosselli and other former top union ...

Kids Given Photos of Sunburn Damage Covered Up Better

Study says every preteen should get UV snapshot of what exposure can do to their skin THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Showing middle-school students ultraviolet photographs that reveal the sun damage to their faces makes them less likely to get sunburns in the months following, ...

If You Treated an Illinois Workers' Compensation Patient or a Patient Covered by an Illinois Automobile Insurance Policy and Your Bill was Reduced by a Discount Pursuant to a First Health or CCN PPO Network, Please Read This Notice Carefully As It Affects

FARIBAULT, Minn., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a Summary Notice to inform you of a Class Action Settlement that may affect your rights. You can obtain a copy of the full Notice, which explains your rights in more detail at www. pposettlements .com . The proposed Set...

Go Healthy Announces Agreement in Principle With Dynamic Investments LTD for a Rule 144-A $100 Million Covered Bond Placement

SPRING, Texas, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Go Healthy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GOHE) announced today that the company has reached an agreement in principle with Dynamic Investments, LTD (DIL) to consult on a $100 million covered bond offering. Spiros Sinnis, CEO of DIL, was quoted as saying, "We...

Children with cystic fibrosis not well covered by guidelines for vitamin D needs

Existing recommendations for treating vitamin D deficiency in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are too low to cover the serious need, leaving most at high risk for bone loss and rickets, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. In results of their investigation, publishe...

Uninsured With Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Not Covered by State Healthcare Initiatives

State Healthcare Reforms for the Uninsured Fail to Address the High Percentage of people with Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 17, 2008 -- New data indicates that more than one in four adult Americans without medical insurance have a me...

Essure Procedure Now Covered by Medicaid in California

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conceptus, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTS ) developer of the Essure(R) procedure, the first and only non-incisional permanent birth control method available, today reported that Medi-Cal, California's state fee-for-service Medicaid program, is now c...

Precision Therapeutics Adds 8 Million Covered Lives Under Contract

PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Therapeutics Inc., a leader in personalized medicine, said today it signed contracts with National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN), PlanCare America (PCA), RMSCO, and SEIBA Inc. NPPN, headquartered in Middletown, NY, is one of the largest...

Uninsured Benefit Once They Are Covered by Medicare

Study finds substantial improvement in a number of health conditions THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who are intermittently or totally uninsured in the decade prior to reaching Medicare eligibility experience substantial improvements in health once such coverage kicks in, ...

Population Covered by Dental Benefits Increases

Dental Benefits Market Experiences Largest Increase Since 1998 DALLAS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, 7 million more Americans received dental benefits than the year before, marking a 4.4 percent increase in total dental benefits enrollment, according to the 2007 Joint Dental Be...

Trust Us, Kids ... We've Got You Covered

PHOENIX, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a short weekend getaway. An auto accident. Both parents killed. Suddenly, three children are not only without their father and mother but are without the legal documents to protect them as well. No one thinks it will happen to them, but sadly sometimes it...

Consumer Watchdog Praises CA HMO Regulator's Promise to Reinstate Health Coverage for Wrongfully Cancelled Patients; Cautions That All Health Costs During Gap Must be Covered

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today praised a California state regulator's efforts to begin reinstating the insurance coverage of patients left uninsured, uninsurable and often hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt when their health insu...

Leading National Patient Advocacy Group Delivers Warning to U.S. Patients: Having Health Insurance Does NOT Mean Your Medical Needs Will Be Covered

Non-Profit Foundation Has Assisted Over 6 Million Americans Since Its Inception in 1996 With Rejected Insurance Claims and Coverage Denials NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization providing information...

Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered

Weight-loss drug not approved in U.S. may block brain receptor among some users WEDNESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The weight-loss drug rimonabant has been associated with troubling psychiatric side effects, and now researchers think they have discovered why. A receptor in the...

Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered

Bacteria target immune system cells sent to kill them, study finds MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered a cache of molecular weapons that helps make community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) so virulent. Though more work must...

Increase in Pneumococcal Infections That are Not Covered by Vaccine

Children, native of Alaska, are experiencing increased rates of serious infections caused by strains of pneumococcal bacteria that are not covered by the current childhood pneumococcal vaccine,// according to a study. Before introduction of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7), Alas...

Pneumonia Strains Not Covered by Vaccines on the Rise

A new U.S. government investigation has found new pneumonia strains impervious to available vaccinations// are fast emerging. In Alaska, for instance, the native children are already protected against seven strains of pneumococcal disease due to vaccination. But the rate of serious infection b...

More US Children to Be Covered by Health Insurance

Washington’s governor has made a move that would please even his political// opponents. Governor Chris Gregoire has moved the senate to unanimously approve of a bill that would change the face of the state’s health system. The bill is expected to extend health insurance to 38, 000 ch...

Early Diagnosis of Colon Cancer Increases When Screening is Covered by Medicare

When Medicare was expanded to cover screening for colorectal cancer,// the percentage of patients diagnosed with the disease increased and the use of colonoscopy may have played a pivotal role, according to results of a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Journal of the American Med...

Eden Medical Center makes major cuts in cost covered elective surgeries

Following low reimbursements of funds Eden Medical Center a health affiliate with campuses in Castro Valley and San Leandro has finalized //its decision to call off its program to provide elective cost covered in-patient services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries hitherto made available through the Cali...

Molecule Behind Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

Researchers have discovered that a single molecule is the cause of an autoimmune disease in the central nervous system, called transverse myelitis (TM). This disease is related to multiple sclerosis//. In a study published in the October issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, research...

Genes to Extend Longevity Discovered

Calorie restriction seems to be the key to extend the lifespan of many species through Sir2 gene.// Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston and University of California, Davis, screened for genes that could increase yeast lifespan via Sir2 gene. According to the study published today ...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

...hich the complaint dealt with the treatment of fractures in children. The procedures related to 213 hospitals and doctors from nine federal states and covered 283 complaints. Vinz and Neu also analyzed which specialities were involved in the procedures, as well as the sites of fracture in the individual chil...

Cogdell Spencer Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...dividend of $0.10 per share and operating partnership unit that was paid in cash on July 22, 2009 to holders of record on June 25, 2009. The dividend covered the Company's second quarter of 2009. Outlook The Company's management team expects that FFOM per share and operating partnership uni...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

... products are not affected by the agreement announced today. BCBSM members covered by employers or groups are not affected by the change. The tentative...more than $133 million in 2008 on its policies purchased by individuals not covered by employers. State law requires BCBSM product lines to be "self-sustainin...

Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

... The psychosocial therapy used in the study was conducted by nurses who did nine one-on-one sessions with patients in an eight-week span. The sessions covered such things as how to increase pleasant events, problem solving, caregiver support and identifying and modifying negative thoughts. More informati...

Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

...en our patients and doctors in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to accepting most insurance plans, Kool Smiles is proud to offer services to families covered by Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). Kool Smiles also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with...

Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan

...re IT , finds that the market earned revenues of $710.0 million in 2008 and is estimated to reach $1,097.1 million in 2015. The following segments are covered in the research: business process outsourcing, clinical application outsourcing and infrastructure outsourcing. If you are interested in a virt...

Immigration Attorneys Make Immigration Law & Employment Visas Easier for Foreign Workers, U.S. Employers, Corporations and Corporate Counsel

...en met on the first day that H-1B visas have been available. It remains to be seen for how long the H-1B visa cap remains open and available. Topics covered will include the H-1B cap, which employers are exempt from the cap, the H-1B timeline, how to meet H-1B requirements, the Labor Condition Application,...

DURECT Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial

... a long acting oral formulation of oxycodone intended to treat moderate to severe pain. Based on DURECT's ORADUR(R) technology, which is covered by issued patents and pending patent applications owned by us, REMOXY is designed to resist common methods of prescription drug misuse a...

BCBSGA Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

...rcially available to the general public. The vaccine administration will be covered for members whose benefit plans provide coverage for vaccines. BCBSG...s to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine administration is covered for members whose benefit plans provide coverage for vaccines. Policyholder...

Play it Straight with Swine Flu, AA Travel Insurance Advises

...s from travellers concerned about whether they are covered if they contract swine flu while they are away, th...e quarantined on arrival at their destination, are covered by travel insurance, providing the policy wasn't t... a medical practitioner and the condition would be covered by their insurance." AA Travel Insurance ...

Swine Flu Advice from Confused.com

...should not be prompted by major events such as the outbreak and spread of swine flu to buy cover. Every holidaymaker should ensure they are adequately covered as soon as the holiday is booked. Policies will not only cover you for unforeseen incidences such as illness or accidents, but it will also insure you...

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

...than two medicines before the insurer will cover the medicine that the doctor thinks is the most appropriate treatment. California patients not covered by Medicare deserve the same protections. We respectfully request your office investigate California health plan practices relating to their fail fir...

Do the Swiss Have the Answer to America's Health Care Dilemma?

... that America might want to take a page from the Swiss playbook. In a nutshell: Switzerland has a mandate requiring everyone to be covered by private insurance. Poor people are subsidized as necessary to meet the mandate. There is no employer-provided or government-managed cov...

WellPoint Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

...rcially available to the general public. The vaccine administration will be covered for members whose benefit plans provide coverage for vaccines. WellP...s to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine administration is covered for members whose benefit plans provide coverage for vaccines. Policyholder...

China Medical Technologies Announces the Substantial Completion of an Independent Internal Investigation and Expected Timing of Reporting of Unaudited Financial Results for the Quarter and Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2009 and the Quarter ended June 30, 20

...ent internal investigation and began their investigative work in April 2009 and the investigation lasted for more than three months. The investigation covered not only the entire senior management team but also employees from various key departments of all operating subsidiaries of the Company. The senior ma...

Endologix Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...ess release contains forward-looking statements regarding the proposed offering by Endologix. Endologix intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Exchange Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Drives Kentucky's Largest Electronic Medical Records Initiative With IBM

...our patients," said Alex Rodriguez, chief information officer, St. Elizabeth Healthcare. "Today, only about one-sixth( )of the population in the US is covered by an electronic health record. This major initiative will mean that more than 12 percent of the population of Northern Kentucky and the greater Cinci...

KelseyCare Advantage Enrolls 10,000th Member

...ave no copays for primary care physician visits, no deductibles and little or no premiums. Routine eye exams, hearing exams and hearing aids are also covered and members receive protection against the coverage gap of Medicare Part D by providing generic drug benefits through the gap. In addition, KelseyCar...
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