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National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

Draconian Cuts to Medicare Compounded by Further Cuts Proposed in House Healthcare Reform Legislation and Inadequate Medicaid Funding from Weakened State Budgets WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Cares Coalition (CoCares) - a national coalition o...

Therapy Technique Cuts Divorce/Separation Rate By Nearly 50 Percent

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four simple questions on well-being asked at the start of each session of ongoing couples therapy can greatly increase chances for reconciliation and improved relationships, according to a newly published study. The largest clinical t...

Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey

FAIRFAX, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut payments for radiation therapy treatments would cause many cancer centers to close, stop accepting Medicare patients, lay off support staff and reduce services...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cuts to reimbursement for hospital-acquired infections are resulting in adopti...

More Cuts to Hospice Announced: Hospice Community Responds with Virtual Lobby Day on July 15

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's hospice providers are facing proposed cuts of$2.3 billion over a five-year period and $9.8 billion over a ten-year period in the preliminary estimates of the House of Representatives health reform proposal, released la...

Deep Budget Cuts Will Add to Unemployment Rolls at Wrong Time

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A state budget based entirely on cuts will accelerate Pennsylvania's job losses and delay any economic recovery in the state when the recession is over, according to a labor economist with the Keystone Research Center. State House leaders recently annou...

Big Cuts in Family Budgets Usually Means Insurance Gets the Ax

With many struggling in the current economy, families are making big cuts to their budgets. Typically the first large expense to go is car insurance, medical insurance or, most commonly - life insurance. Insure-Net.com urges families to look at other options rather than dropping coverage and offe...

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

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bargaining session yesterday with SEIU Property Services Division, the union representing 1,800 security officers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California and the rest of the nation, talks with Kaiser's security contractor Securitas ended ...

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk for Women

Finding adds to the link between obesity and cancer, experts say,, TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have weight-loss surgery may reduce their risk of developing cancer, but there appears to be no such benefit for men, Swedish researchers report. Obesity is associ...

Proposed Senate Health Care Cuts Will Reduce Health Care Access for All Michigan Citizens

LANSING, Mich., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed Senate cuts of more than $200 million in general fund support for Medicaid could reduce access to health care for many Michigan families and raise costs for everyone if the Senate budget recommendations are adopted by the state House and ...

Neutral Factfinder Rules That Fresno County Home Care Wage Cuts Should Be Stopped

FRESNO, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent factfinder jointly hired by Fresno County and SEIU UHW to resolve the on-going dispute over the County's plan to cut the wages and benefits of 10,000 home care workers in the Fresno area, ruled against the County today and ordered t...

One in Seven Seniors Faces Social Security Check Cuts in 2010

At Least 6.8 Million Affected; Total Could Include Millions More WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Close to seven million seniors -- one in every seven -- will receive a smaller Social Security check next year, according to a new analysis by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). M...

Families, Consumers of Home Care Impacted by Budget Cuts to Hold Noon Vigil Outside Fresno Board of Supervisors Meeting as Clock Ticks Down to July 1st Deadline

FRESNO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Representatives and supporters, including SEIU UHW, of the more than 12,000 families who rely on In-Home Support Services to care for elderly or disabled loved ones will hold a vigil on Tuesday at noon outside of the Fresno Board of Supervisors meet...

Study Results Show CAQH CORE Certification Dramatically Cuts Administrative Costs, Accelerates I.T. Adoption by Providers and Health Plans

Industry-wide Implementation Could Yield $3 Billion of Savings in Three Years WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CAQH(R) announced today that a study of results achieved by health care providers and health plans using the Phase I rules of its Committee on Operating Rules for Information Excha...

Community Businesses Impacted by Looming Cuts to Long Term Care Federal Funding

Form Coalition to Mobilize Support for Local LTC Economies WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoCares, a national coalition designed and launched this week as the voice and advocate in Washington, DC for community businesses and organizations that support the long term care indus...

Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions

SEIU Launches Month of Protests, 48-Hour Vigil, Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, Families and Caregivers LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors, people with disabilities and the people who provide the care that permits them...

Planned Parenthood Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Rescind Harmful Budget Cuts to Women's Health Care

Critics launch misleading campaign NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to rescind his proposal to cut $36 million in family planning funds from the state budget. These cuts would put preventive health care a...

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

MACON, Ga., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Center of Central Georgia has cut its wait times in half after an improvement project along the entire Emergency Service Line, including related inpatient departments, that began in June 2008. Medical Center leadership initiated the project after...

Thousands Gather in Downtown Los Angeles to Protest Drastic Cuts to State's Homecare Program

Crowd sends a clear message to the Governor and Legislators that these cuts must be stopped as they will put lives at risk! LOS ANGELES, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 5,000 homecare providers, care recipients, disability and senior advocates joined other concerned Californians today in a r...

Victory! Colombian Government Cuts Price of Abbott's Lifesaving AIDS Drug Kaletra 55%, Says AHF

Advocates Claim Victory as Government Cuts & Freezes Price at $1,067 USD for Public Institutions and $1,591 USD for Hospitals, Clinics & Private Sector--55% Less than Abbott's Previous Colombian Price Since January, Colombian, Mexican & US AIDS Advocates Protested Steep Price of ...

Budget Cuts for Free Cancer Screening Clinics in New York Could Put Patients' Lives at Risk, Says New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Increased strain on the system will increase misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancers and infections, says Preston Douglas of New York Cancer Malpractice Lawyers Gurfein Douglas LLP New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2009 -- Recent budget cuts in New York State's free cancer...

Obama Administration Rules Against California's Proposed Wage Cuts to Homecare Workers

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major victory for California's 250,000 In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) workers and the 440,000 seniors and people with disabilities who rely on IHSS for daily care, the Obama Administration has ruled that proposed cuts to the IHSS program vi...

EO Medicaid Cuts Would Harm People

Health Care for All Michigan Residents Will Suffer LANSING, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the recession sends record numbers of Michigan residents onto the Medicaid rolls or into hospital emergency rooms with no health insurance, any mid-year cuts to Medicaid would harm peo...

Hospital Staffing Cuts - Pragmatic, Panic or Carefully Planned?

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world sits on the brink of a pandemic flu outbreak, Minnesota's hospitals are attempting to reduce the ranks of personnel most skilled to address emergency health needs. Minnesota Nurses Association, the union representing more than 20,...

Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk

Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too THURSDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a stroke can significantly reduce the odds of a second stroke or a heart attack by controlling their blood pressure and cholesterol, new research shows...

Arbitrator Calls Fresno Board of Supervisors' Planned Cuts to Homecare Workers 'Perverse'; Orders Cuts Reduced

FRESNO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten thousand homecare workers won a partial victory today as an independent Arbitrator called the Board's financial reasoning behind proposed wage cuts "perverse" and ordered the board to lessen the severity of the cuts from an immediate $1.10 an...

Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients

Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture reduces severe dry mouth (xerostomia) among patients receiving radiation for head and neck cancer, a small pilot study suggests. "The quality of life in p...

Recession cuts many, not all plastic surgery procedures

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. Showing sensitivity to weaknesses in the U.S. economy, plastic surgery was not spared from the recession's grasp. According to the newest national procedural statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2008, doctors performed over 12 million ...

Recession Cuts Many, Not All Plastic Surgery Procedures

Smallest year-over-year growth on record for cosmetic procedures ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Showing sensitivity to weaknesses in the U.S. economy, plastic surgery was not spared from the recession's grasp. According to the newest national procedural statistic...

Sir Speedy Whittier and Zultys Announce Advanced Unified Communications Deployment -- Zultys Solution Boosts Responsiveness, Cuts Costs

Sir Speedy Whittier one of the nation's premier print-on-demand and business marketing solutions, and Zultys Inc. a leader in corporate Unified Communications solutions, today announced an advanced Unified Communications deployment that removes business obstacles, increases responsiveness to ...

PSA screening cuts deaths by 20 percent

Screening for prostate cancer can reduce deaths by 20%, according to the results of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) published online 1700 hours CET, today 18 March (NEJM, Online First*). ERSPC is the world's largest prostate cancer screening study and provide...

National, State Long Term Care Leaders Express Concern That FY 2010 Medicare Cuts Undermine, Contradict Intent of Economic Stimulus Law

Seniors' Care Needs, Stability of Long Term Care Workforce Put at Risk by FY 2010 Federal Medicare Cuts; New Lewin Data Validates Importance of LTC Sector to U.S. Economy, Jobs Base, Tax Revenue WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with releasing new national data sho...

CTI Focuses on Late-Stage Drug Approvals and Commercialization and Cuts Operating Costs: to Close Bresso Research Center

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today that it has started a collective dismissal procedure pursuant to Law 223/1991 concerning its Bresso, Italy, (CTE) employees. The collective dismissal will involve a total of 62 employee...

Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks

Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure-lowering drugs should be routinely considered for dialysis patients, because it could protect them from major cardiovascular events and death, say...

MidMichigan Health Cuts Out Trans Fats Beginning March 1

MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unified effort to help address the public health concern of obesity in Michigan, MidMichigan Health will go trans fat free effective March 1. As a result, trans fats will be eliminated from patient meals, cafeteria menus, catering services, v...

CRESTOR Cuts Risk of Stroke by Nearly Half in JUPITER Study

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis from the JUPITER study presented today at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in San Diego, California describes details of the stroke data according to gender, ethnicity and baseline risk factors. This data adds to the primary ana...

Rallies in Five Cities Planned on Friday the 13th to Protect CA Families From the Bad Budget Deal and Permanent, Deep Cuts to Homecare, Education, and Other Vital Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Governor and legislators announced a budget deal that includes temporary revenues in exchange for deep cuts and a budget cap that makes them permanent, SEIU members and community allies from around the state plan to rally in front of th...

Discharge Plan Cuts Hospital Readmissions, Patient Costs

But medication problems persisted in spite of program, study finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who receive detailed after-hospital care instructions are 30 percent less likely to readmitted to the hospital or to visit the emergency department than uninformed patients...

Quadra Cuts the Official Weight Loss Product of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition $25,000 MaxFormation Life Challenge

Weight Loss, Proper Nutrition, and Fitness now no longer just a New Year's Resolution as the $25,000 Max Muscle MaxFormation Life Challenge Energizes a Nation at www.MaxMuscle.com/max-formation/ . Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2009 -- Quadra Cuts, one of the most ant...

Advocates Call on Legislature to Stop Proposed Rx Cuts to the Elderly and Poor

Governor's Budget Eliminates EPIC and Medicaid Wrap Coverage for Prescription Drugs ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the New York State Medicare Part D Coalition, including AARP, the Empire Justice Center, Medicare Rights Center, The Legal Aid Society, Selfhelp Co...
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