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...
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 ...
AUDIO from Medialink and Kellogg's: Hit the Day's 'Reset Button' with a Surprisingly Indulgent Wholesome Snack
NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding time to treat the "you" in yourself is important to maintaining a balanced life, especially during stressful times. Here's more on a how you can do just that with the right simple snack.
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Perot Systems Webinar: An Industry Perspective on the HIT Standards Committee's Framework for 'Meaningful Use'
PLANO, Texas, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONCHIT) Standards Committee will release its draft standards for "meaningful use." Details about "meaningful use" have been highly anticipated by leaders in the healthcare industry, an...
MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program
NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting on teen pregnancy, one of the most controversial and thought provoking topics today, MTV's "16 & Pregnant" season finale hit
series highs among both P12-34 (1.9) and total viewers (2.1 million) on Thursday, July 16, ranking as the num...
As Lawsuits Hit the MTA, Personal Injury Lawyers Consider How Much is Too Much, or Too Little
As the MTA once again tries to get the New York Legislature to change the law regarding personal injury accidents, New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman weighs in.
New York, New York (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 -- Each year, New York City's chronically cash-strapped m...
Healthcare Travel Exhibition & Congress Predicts Worldwide Healthcare Travel Revenue to Hit US$100 Billion by 2012
SINGAPORE, June 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Rising healthcare standards
together with the growing demand for more affordable treatment will keep the
Asian market for medical tourism buoyant, according to experts speaking at the
Healthcare Travel Exhibition & Congress today at Fairmont Hotel, S...
Women's Sexual Health Issues Hit Home
U.S. survey finds two-thirds have had sex-related stress, anxiety
THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that 70 percent of American women have experienced a sexual health issue, and 22 percent felt very or extremely concerned about it.
The survey defined a sexual ...
MUSCLEPHARM Products Hit Vitamin Shoppe Shelves With a Bang!
DENVER, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- MUSCLEPHARM(R) LLC, the rising star of the Sports Nutrition Industry, is proud to announce their much-anticipated product launch through each of Vitamin Shoppe's 400+ locations nationwide.
"We are very excited about this nationwide launch of our entire line of ...
Pages to Doctors Don't Always Hit the Mark
Mistakes can cause treatment delays and jeopardize care, review suggests,,,,
FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Brian Wong, a physician and lecturer at the University of Toronto, was enjoying a rare Saturday off and not on call when his pager unexpectedly beeped.
"I answered th...
Perot Systems Webinar: An Industry Perspective on HIT Policy Committee's Framework for 'Meaningful Use'
Highly anticipated announcement shapes landscape for both healthcare providers and consumers
PLANO, Texas, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yesterday, June 16th, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONCHIT) Policy Committee released its policy framework for "meaningful use,"...
IVANS Hit Experts Available To Discuss the Dept. of HHS Recommendation Of “Meaningful Use” and How Potential Tighter Standards Will Impact the Provider Community
MEDIA ALERT: IVANS, Inc. has been regularly engaging its healthcare provider customers in discussions about healthcare reform, the importance of Medicare to their business and the steps providers should take in implementing technology to address short and long-term healthcare objectives.
Travel Advantage Network Employee and Her Dog Hit the Road for Arthritis Foundation
MILLERSVILLE, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row judges at the Arthritis Walk thought Travel Advantage Network 's Chantal Boyer looked the most like her dog. She's pretty happy about that. It happens to be the culminating event of a month-long effort to raise $1...
Lloydspharmacy Reveals Hayfever Misery to Hit One in Two People by 2060
Lloydspharmacy has revealed that the UK's hayfever time bomb is to explode in the coming years
London, UK (PRWEB) June 13, 2009 -- New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK's hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condit...
AmeriCares and Boehringer Ingelheim Open New, Expanded Free Clinic to Help Families Hit Hardest by Economic Hardship
Clinic provides needed services with increasing numbers losing access to healthcare
DANBURY, Conn., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and AmeriCares Free Clinics today announced the opening of a new, expanded clinic in Danbury to serve the medical needs of the working poor at a ti...
Memory Takes a Hit During Menopause
Study finds women do not learn as well for a time, but bounce back,,,,
MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Science is now backing up what women have long claimed: Memory and learning take a hit
Research published in the May 26 issue of Neurology finds that women...
Productivity Takes a Hit From Obesity, Diabetes
More lost time signals need for workplace interventions, experts say
WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Obese workers with diabetes are less productive than their normal-weight co-workers, says a U.S. study.
Researchers surveyed 7,338 working adults about missed work time, reduce...
Women's Mental Health Hit Hard by Recession, Yet Many Show Resilience and Resourcefulness in Coping With Stress
-- New survey shows women focus on others, at expense of their own mental health --
ARLINGTON, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two-thirds of American women interviewed for a survey released today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) say that the nation's sagging ec...
Easy-to-Use Wristband Tells You When to Apply Sunscreen - and When to Hit the Shade
UVSunSense Allows For More Accurate Application of Suntan Lotions, Reducing Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer and Long-Term Sun Damage
May is National Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVSunSense wristband, a new, easy-to-use tool that helps p...
Singers Hit High Notes in Free Voice Screening at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
(Part of World Voice Day, April 16, 2009)
NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rich mix of rock 'n rollers, sopranos and musical theater singers in the New York area received a comprehensive voice check-up and a stroboscopic exam of their vocal cords in April at the second annual ...
Illinois Hospitals Hit Hard By Recession
Preserving Health Care Funding Critical to Protecting Patients and Health Care Safety Net
NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois hospitals are being dramatically affected by the state and national economic crisis, according to a survey conducted by the Illinois Hospital...
User Centric Offers New Service, Usability Diagnostics, to Measure HIT Usability
CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to increased attention about clinical productivity and adoption of Health IT (HIT), User Centric, Inc. ( www.usercentric.com ) - a user research firm based in Chicago, Illinois - announced a new service for the healthcare industry called Usability ...
Wynonna Judd and alli(R) Hit The Road for a Healthier America
Weight Loss Partners Begin Nationwide Mobile Bus Tour to Promote
Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Celebrate Star's 25 Years in Music
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today alli and Wynonna Judd announced the kick off for a nationwide mobile bus tour, further promoting the brand's comm...
Elderly Hardest Hit in Latest Version of Stimulus Bill
NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by a new bureaucracy, the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.
The Federal ...
Kids and Their Families Are Hit Hardest During Flu Season, According to Thomson Reuters Study
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A research brief from the
Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters found that 5.6 percent of children used
health services due to influenza-like illness (ILI) during the 2005-2006 and
2006-2007 flu seasons -- more than double the rate for adults.
Physician use of HIT in hospitals linked to fewer deaths and complications, lower costs
New York, NY, January 26, 2009A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine , finds that when physicians in hospitals use health information technology (health IT) to its full potential there are fewer deaths, fewer complications, and lower health care costs. The study, supported b...
Obama Pajama Party, Sleeper Hit at Inauguration
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Three nights of successive parties in Washington have left many celebrants making comparisons between the balls they attended and the ones they wish they had attended. The balls have run the gamut from large, "official" balls with thousands of celebrants to smal...
U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High
Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says
TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans newly infected with the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and syphilis continues to rise, federal health officials reported Tuesday...
Staph Infections Hit Professional Football Hard
NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Jurevicius, Tom Brady, Peyton
Manning, Kellen Winslow. Unfortunately, during the past few months the list
of top professional football players affected by Staphylococcus Aureus,
commonly called staph, seems to read as a who's who of the National Football...
Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier
Different tests may be needed to detect rising blood pressure in these men, experts say
MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Young black American men have higher central blood pressure and stiffer blood vessels than white males, indicating that black men are developing high blood pressu...
Clarinol(TM) CLA and Puregels(R) Featured on Hit Television Show 'Living in Style'
CHANNAHON, Ill., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the hit
show 'Living in Style' will highlight the weight management benefits of
Clarinol(TM) CLA. 'Living in Style' is a half-hour news magazine television
series and is featuring the benefits of Clarinol(TM) CLA, with its clinically
Dermatologists Debunk Myths, Offer Advice for Conditions that Hit Below the Belt
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- While spider veins, varicose veins,
cellulite and pedicures gone awry may sound like the makings of a
modern-day horror flick, the scary part is these dermatologic conditions
and associated problems can strike anyone at anytime. In fact, much of what
Current Economic Situation Prompts Increased Smoking, Delay in Quit Attempts, Middle and Low-Income Americans Hit Hardest
One in Four Smokers Stressed About State of Economy Smoking More on
Washington, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American
Legacy Foundation(R) -- the nation's largest public health foundation
dedicated to reducing tobacco use in the U.S. -- announced the results of a
Cojo to Hit the Streets of LA for 2008 Walk for PKD
Fashion correspondent Steven 'Cojo' Cojocaru forms Team Cojo to fight PKD
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by his own life-saving
kidney transplant, fashion critic and Entertainment Tonight correspondent
Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru is taking steps to help the 12.5 million people
Internationally adopted children hit puberty earlier
Experts claim that internationally adopted children can undergo puberty at an early age making them more susceptible to a variety of health risks as adults: abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even certain cancers.
But are internationally adopted children reall...
ACP says Medicare should increase payments for physicians that use HIT to improve quality
(Washington) "The benefits of widespread adoption of interoperable Health Information Technology (HIT) will be significant, leading to a higher standard of quality in the U.S. healthcare system," Yul D. Ejnes, MD, FACP, told the House Ways and Means Committee subcommittee on Health today. "Unfo...
New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas' Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation
Texas Health Care Association: Rising Energy and Food Costs, Existing
Medicaid Squeeze Already Pose Problem for Texas Facilities
AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study
analyzing how Medicare budget cuts proposed by the Bush Administration will
impact rural Amer...
Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens
Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests
MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- The first signs that men are at higher risk of heart disease than women appear during the adolescent years, according a new study that tracked boys and girls through their teens.
What Drives Hillary to Get Up Every Morning and Hit the Campaign Trail?
RealAge reveals deficiency in energy among American women
SAN DIEGO, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- How does she do it? What is it that
drives Hillary Clinton despite the physical and emotional strain she's
experienced on the campaign trail? That's the question Katie Couric posed
to Clinton, ...
Trial Date Set for Victim Hit by Ambulance
Louis Del Barba Severely Crippled in Crash in Oakley, California, Last Year
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- April is set for the trial
date of Louis Del Barba vs. American Medical Response, Inc., in Superior
Court, County of Alameda, for damages when an ambulance driven by the