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Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

Truth-teller Wendell Potter Asks White House Officials to See Insurance Crisis First-Hand SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog: In private and public messages to federal Office of Reform chi...

Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

LOS ANGELES, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu, the organization's national spokesperson, has started a fundraising campaign to encourage his fans to get involved with Starlight and support its mission to help seriously i...

AHIMA Enters Multinational Arena to Support HIM Worldwide Advancement

Leading HIM professional association in U.S. officially opens first Global Services Office CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Information Management Association today announced the official opening of a Global Services Office in Brussels, Belgi...

Indy Lights Racer Charlie Kimball Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Him Down

American Race Car Driver Partners with Novo Nordisk and Proves His High Performance Career is Possible with Diabetes PRINCETON, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced a partnership with 24-year-old race car driver, Charlie Kimball, now ...

If Your Child Says School Makes Him Sick - He Might Be Right

Study Identifies 435 Schools with Toxic Air Pollution While EPA Shirks Responsibility FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning USA TODAY released their study of schools where the outside air poses an unacceptable health risk from chemical contamination to young ch...

Young Man With Severe Disabilities Wins Right to Services From State Enabling Him to Live At Home

Equip for Equality Obtains Federal Injunction Against the State for Violation of the ADA's Integration Mandate CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following two years of federal court litigation under the ADA's "integration mandate," Equip for Equality has obtained a permanent injunc...

Britisher Enraged for Court's Action Against Him for Smoking

The landlord of a pub in an English seaside resort on Friday became the first person to be called to court for flouting a new law outlawing smoking in enclosed public spaces. Local council inspectors in Blackpool, north-west England, served seven separate court summonses on Hamish Howitt a...

Indian Born Dr. Death Claims All Charges Against Him are Dropped

Indian born rogue surgeon, Dr. Jayant Patel has apparently told his neighbours in the US, that charges of manslaughter against him in Queensland, and causing death due to negligence, have been dropped. Dr Patel, dubbed Dr. Death has been linked to 17 deaths at Bundaberg Base Hospital, Queensland. ...

Strengthen Your Childs Immunity Give Him A Cat

Research in Sydney has shown that children who grow up with cats are less likely to develop allergies than those who live in a cat free house. // The studies conducted on 500 children born to families with no cats as pets, found that if they acquired a cat in their first five years of life they wer...

PM’s off-handed comment puts him in troubl

Prime Minister John Howard has allocated $1.1 billion in health reforms. But his off-handed statement has outraged mental health groups. // Mr. Howard said that there was more mental illness previously which we are not aware off and hence the best thing is to move on with one’s life. This c...

‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl

Bhagipur (Orissa): A visually-challenged man, is an inspiration today for all of his villagers and now not only makes his own living but also helps other physically challenged people both in spirit and kind//. Srinivas Jena became blind at the age of five years old. Many of his neighbours su...

Brian Lara Opens Cancer Center Named After Him

Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara has thrown a punch at the West Indies Cricket Board at the formal opening of a cancer center named after him. He commended the persons and organizations involved in the construction and management of the Brian Lara Cancer Center for their "team...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Apologizes, Lung Surgery an Option for Him

The 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer who has riveted the attention of the entire US media for a few days now has profusely apologized for unwittingly exposing fellow air passengers to a much feared strain of TB. Meanwhile his doctors are holding up the possibility of surgically removing the infected...

Father Who Killed Epileptic Son Says He Misses Him

David Carmichael, who killed his epileptic son in July 2004 has for the first time spoken of his pain. In an interview to London Free Press, Carmichael who is at the Brockville// Psychiatric Hospital said he was haunted by his son's memories. "I wouldn't want any family to go through what our...

Dr Ozone's Past Catches up with Him

Hellfried Sartori, known to most as the notorious Dr Ozone who used industrial solvent to treat terminal illnesses, has been found to have a history of alleged fraud//, malpractice and corruption spanning more than two decades in 14 American states. Sartori, a convicted felon and discredited ...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...wledged that she was paid extra by Marrero to manipulate blood samples to justify the false claims. Marrero testified that Pacheco worked directly for him to determine what drugs would be falsely billed to Medicare. On March 14, 2009, prior to the jury verdict and while trial was ongoing, Pacheco ...

Greg Fischer Named AvMed Health Plans' New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

...ident and COO. "He has spent many years in health insurance and health plan operations, sales and marketing, and finance, and we are thrilled to have him bring that knowledge to our organization." "This is a company that acts as a trusted advisor to its members, offering highly personalized, high...

White House Launches 'Fishy' Expedition

...e American political tradition: Dissent," said Perkins. "The right to free speech seems to be, for the President, a rather pesky annoyance that keeps him from having his way on health care. Well, welcome to representative democracy and the reality of opposing viewpoints, Mr. President. And for the nex...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

...after climbing Mt. Fuji, and he wanted to go to the doctor. The leader gave him water, and told him to go to his room and work through it. Afterward, Veum-Smith, Hanson and St...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

... Koch affirmed his decision to provide hospice care for Midnight. And he would do it all again -- even spending $12,000 for treatments, which has left him in debt, for the young stray that showed up on his back porch all those years ago. "She was such a big part of my life," said Koch. "I was just giv...

US Oncology Announces Retirement of R. Dale Ross and Appointment of Bruce Broussard as Chairman of the Board

...ent. Broussard stated, "It has been a privilege to work with Dale over the past nine years, and I am grateful for his leadership and mentoring. I wish him the best in retirement and his ongoing support and counsel." Vice Chairman Lloyd K. Everson, M.D. will continue in his role of fostering and ex...

George Barrett Named Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health

... and will culminate in the planned spinoff of CareFusion - enabling two companies to better serve their customers, employees and shareholders. We wish him all the best in his next chapter of life." In addition, the Cardinal Health board authorized a $500 million share repurchase program, primarily...

Frank Sepe's New 'Fitness as a Lifestyle Collection' Sells Out Within 3 Hours of Airtime During First-Ever HSN Debut

...r brands," said Joy Mangano. "Everyone that meets him immediately aspires to be as healthy and fit as he..., fitness encyclopedias, and you may have even see him on a handful of romance novels. Frank is a fitness...e, paired with his true fitness expertise, has led him to spread the message of getting fit, motivating y...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

...alth. Jon has been a strong voice on the board that I have relied on for advice and input and I look forward to working even more collaboratively with him in the coming years. As the Company continues to grow, Jon's healthcare financing and strategic advisory expertise will be instrumental in Streamline ...

One Million Americans - and Counting - Come Out Against President Obama's Health Care Plan

...he U.S. health care system. The Wall Street Journal has called Dr. Goodman "the father of health savings Accounts," and The National Journal declared him the "winner of the devolution derby" because his ideas on ways to transfer power from government to the people have had a significant impact on Capito...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

...t-handle tears and horizontal cleavage tears with missing volume. This new implant which Stone calls a "regeneration template" was invented by him in 1986 and used in his first human patient trial in 1990, but then took a lengthy course through the FDA. The implant marketed by ReGen Biologics Inc...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

...l's story   At 11 years old, Michael's rare liver disease put him on the transplant list hoping for a second chance at life. Just two years later, he was hospitalized due to his disease and begged the doctors to let him return home as he waited for his transplant. While his wish was granted, he...

Cardiome Announces Management Transition

...forts to build Cardiome through this transition and beyond. I want to thank him for his dedication and tremendous contribution to Cardiome, and I wish him well in this next phase of his Cardiome career." Mr. Rieder, 63, became C...

Larry Schreiber Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin

...sibility activities dedicated to promoting health and wellness throughout Wisconsin. "Larry has an impressive and diverse background that makes him the right candidate for this job," said Dennis Casey, the Central Region president who oversees five Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in the Mi...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...al Nurse Liaison to improve communication between the Surgery Center and the physician's office. Her duties included calls to the physician to remind him of case times, and to ensure patient and chart readiness by obtaining all workups, test results and medical clearances ahead of time. Physicians who c...

Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

...a Sleep Medicine Clinic says, "Adding more sleep deprivation to someone with an existing sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea can throw him or her over the edge. This extra sleep loss can potentially harm mood, ability to function at work, and even negatively affect the entire family."...

AMERIGROUP Foundation Honors Warehouse of Hope Founder Craig Parson as a 'Healthy Hero'

...swire/ -- The AMERIGROUP Foundation today announced it is honoring Craig Parson, the founder of Warehouse of Hope in Douglasville, Ga., by designating him a "Healthy Hero." In 1995, as the 36-year-old Parson was recovering from a massive heart attack, he decided to change his life and start helpi...

PDL BioPharma Elects Barry Selick to Its Board of Directors

...of Directors. "Barry's experience as a seasoned biotechnology executive and his extensive knowledge of PDL's humanization technology will allow him to make valuable contributions to our strategy and operations as we seek to maximize the value of our antibody humanization patents and related assets...

NutraCea Announces Additions to Management Team; Chief Operating Officer Extends Employment Contract

...ctical and strategic repositioning of the business. Short stated, "I'm thrilled to have Leo re-commit to NutraCea. I look forward to partnering with him and other key members of the senior management team to implement changes that we believe will develop a sustainably profitable business. Leo's deep k...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

...t of the motor skills they need when they are older," McCall explained. He said that movement training should start early. "As a kid is 2 or 3, get him into gymnastics or martial arts or dance," McCall said. "Between 4 and 8, don't worry about sports." "Sports should be secondary to movement," he s...

Professor Bruce Beutler Joins aTyr Pharma's Scientific Advisory Board

...nd his ability to turn his discoveries into therapeutics that have had a significant impact on the improvement of human health. We are honored to have him on our scientific advisory board as we think he will make valuable contributions to the understanding and development of aTyr Pharma's novel class of ...

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...meanor. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has received the significant honor of being only one of 15 plastic surgeon...

Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance

...ity Langone Medical Center, said that advertising has definitely played a role in people's perceptions of these drugs, noting that many people now ask him for medications by name. He added that another reason may be word-of-mouth endorsements from people who are taking these medications and have been hel...

Holy Ground Farm, Inc Announces Impotency Resolved by Simple Non-Invasive Method

...ues that are holding them back. "I felt like a 20-year-old!" said Dave after using a glyph that he found in the manual that was given to him by a friend. The morning after he used the glyph he found his virility had completely returned. "Having never heard of this modality of heal...

Regence BlueShield of Idaho Announces Executive Changes

...e market, and to enhance outreach to the Latino community. "I could not be more pleased to welcome Scott to Idaho, and to provide my support to him in his new role," said Stellmon. "I have had the pleasure of working with Scott for many years, and he is the right person for the job. His tremendous...
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