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Nurse Response Partners With Healthwise to Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions on Health

Focus on prevention and information can lead to healthier lives ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurse Response announced today a partnership with Healthwise(R) to rollout a new consumer health tool that will complement the quality telehealth services it currently provides to its customers. ...

Henry Ford Hospital: Unique Patient Study -- No Informed Consent

DETROIT, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is embarking on an unusual study intending to reduce brain damage or death of patients resulting from prolonged seizures before arriving at the hospital. But because the patients are unconscious during the seizure, they will not be able to pr...

Emmi + KidsHealth = Prescription for Informed and Involved Patients

Leaders in patient-centered health information extend collaberation to provide interactive pediatric healthcare education and resources for hospitals, physicians, and families. Chicago, IL and Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) March 26, 2009 -- Emmi Solutions ®, the award-win...

Anesthesia for Children: Getting Informed Consent Under Duress

Anesthesiology residents categorize the difficulties they face Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) March 5, 2009 -- The practice of obtaining informed consent from patients and families enters difficult territory when it comes to administering anesthesia, finds a study from Children...

Betsy McCaughey Responds to Poorly Informed Critics

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There has been enormous public controversy over the piece published on bloomberg.com (2/9/09) regarding health provisions in the President's stimulus bill. Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D. states: 1) While it is true that the office of the National Coordin...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wins First Health Journalism Award from Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the first news organization to receive an award for Excellence in Health Journalism from the Boston-based Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. The Foundation, which presented the award yesterday at ...

Nippon Life Benefits Partners with Best Doctors to Help Members Make More Informed Health Care Decisions

Plan Members Now Have Access to Advanced Medical Expertise When Faced with Critical Decisions about Their Care NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nippon Life Benefits, a leading provider of employee benefit solutions to U.S. companies, today announced that its members will have access to Best ...

New Medicare Advantage Marketing Rules Help People Make Informed Choices, Allsup Says

Regulation highlights need for complete, unbiased information on Medicare choices. Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) November 19, 2008 - Medicare beneficiaries trying to sort through their healthcare options for 2009 should welcome new rules designed to protect them against over...

APTA Podcast Helps Voters Make Informed Decisions on Presidential Candidates' Health Care Plans

PHYSICAL THERAPIST LEADERS PROVIDE ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES' HEALTH CARE PROPOSALS ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans head to the polls to cast their votes in the Presidential election, health care is a top priority; approximately one in three America...

Families Can Make Informed 2008 Presidential Campaign Decisions With FamilyEducation & Infoplease

Trusted Parenting Site Offers Positions on Family Issues for Candidates Clinton, McCain & Obama BOSTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Presidential Campaign is one of the most riveting in recent history. As our country makes crucial decisions about who will be our 44t...

Debate over safety of gene therapy trials focuses on issue of informed consent

New Rochelle, NY, January 22, 2008Can a patient who agrees to participate in a safety study of a gene therapy protocol give truly informed consent and understand the risks involved when the consent forms are highly technical and the physician or institution seeking their consent has a stake in the...

Ways to improve informed consent are testable, study says

New ways to make sure people are adequately informed about the risks and benefits of taking part in a clinical trial can be field-tested for effectiveness as vigorously as new medical treatments themselves, a study led by a Johns Hopkins bioethicist suggests. Informed consent, a mainstay of e...

Schwarzenegger Signs Bill to Remove Written Informed Consent for HIV Testing; "Most Important Change in Public HIV/AIDS Policy in Years," Says AHF

AB 682 (Berg, Garcia, Huffman), the California Routine HIV Screening Bill, a Bi-Partisan Bill, Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the California Medical Association, & the Health Officers Association of California, Will Improve Health Outcomes & Reduce HIV Transmission SACRAMENTO, Cali...

Filing for Reconsideration/Press Conference ACUNA v. TURKISH, Historic Informed Consent Abortion Case to the New Jersey Supreme Court

SHREWSBURY, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Rosa Acuna and Harold J. Cassidy: WHAT: Filing of motion for reconsideration and Reargument in the New Jersey Supreme Court as last step before U.S. Supreme Court filing Rosa Acuna, the plaintiff in the histo...

Innovative Healthcare Experience Reports from HealthLat Make Patients More Informed

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a recent law signed by President Bush, patient safety remains in jeopardy. Necessary information about treatments and procedures is still unavailable to average citizens. Now patients can buy a collaborative experience report from HealthLat (http...

Primary School Children Will Be Weighed And Parents Informed If They Are Obese

In a bid to combat the rising problem of childhood obesity health officials will weigh primary schoolchildren aged four to 10 years and inform their parents// if there is a danger that the kids are obese. The Independent on Sunday reported that ministers have decided to overrule the Children'...

Be well informed and better advice the key to better living

Neary, a naturopathic physician and chairman of the physical medicine department at Bastyr University in Kenmore wants dietary supplements come as prescriptions. "People need someone qualified to help them manage what supplements they take," Neary said.// The management has become even more c...

Women Poorly Informed About Contraceptive Options: Doctors Blamed

Despite official ruling that states women should be ensured wide access to contraceptive services, most women who visit medical centers are not informed about latest and long-lasting contraceptive forms // (contraceptive implants, injections) by their physician. If only this were to be implemented,...

Stroke risk factors:how informed are we?

The journal of the American Medical Association published a recent comparative study done by researchers from the University of Cincinnati who analyzed results from a telephone survey of people living in greater Cincinnati// region. The survey involved 2170 respondents who were asked to name u...

When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

...edicine. Medical errors also increase length of hospital stay and health-care costs. Parents can help prevent medical errors by being an active and informed member of their child's health-care team and by taking part in every decision about their child's health care, says the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Res...

MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

...found to identify the quality of long-term care as have the questions in this book," Rantz said. "It has the potential to help millions of people make informed choices so that older persons receive the quality of care and lives that they deserve." ...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...ans parents need to be thinking about their own plans." "The guidance we are providing today will give school officials the tools they need to make informed decisions about how to decrease exposure to the flu while limiting the disruption of day-to-day learning in schools," Napolitano added. "What we do...

NutraCea Announces Forbearance Agreement With Bank and Provides Update on Business Strategy and Transactions

...resolved. Short, concluded, "Management will strive to keep our shareholders, employees, partners, lenders, suppliers and other constituents informed as we work to reposition NutraCea, to explore additional opportunities to monetize assets currently invested in non-core activities and to right size ...

NBCH Calls for Cost Containment and System Transformation in Health Care Reform Legislation

...tion easily accessible and transparent to the public; 3) reforming the fee-for-service payment system; 4) empowering consumers to make better and more informed choices along the full spectrum of their health and health care journey; and 5) creating a failsafe mechanism and establishing an independent entity t...

Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test

... Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg, director of Duke's Center for Genomic Medicine, said in the news release. "This [new] approach could lead to more precise, informed and tailored therapy -- essentially, personalized care for infectious disease," he said. "That's better for the patient and better for public health i...

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

...or energy of Stahr the next day. Stahr was a student ambassador leader on a trip to New Zealand where another student died. The Hills were not informed of her prior safety record. While Tyler was dying in the hospital, Aberle and Hanson went through Tyler's personal belongings and took photographs of ...

Decision Resources' Updated Rheumatoid Arthritis Report Now Includes Forecast for Rigel Pharmaceuticals' Fostamatinib Disodium

...ers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www.DecisionResourcesInc.com. All company, brand, or product names contained in this docum...

U.S. Payers Intend to Limit Preferred Coverage to Only One Immune Biologic

...ers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Both HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary are Decision Resources, Inc. companies. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www...

EANS-News: Alapis Announces its Share Capital Increase to Raise c. EUR 451.1 million

...s and other assets, in order to further support its growth strategy in the Greek and South-Eastern European healthcare markets. Alapis has been informed that Lamda Partners L.P., a private equity fund, has irrevocably undertaken to participate in the share capital increase through one or more of its wh...

Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

...broplasty as the first-line treatment. "I think we should take the middle road," Kallmes said. "We should discuss with the patient in a completely informed manner what the options are, and I think we have options. I still counsel patients that they should try ongoing medical therapy but I don't think it's...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

...pt across the country and had largely disappeared. Although it is impossible to predict the course that H1N1 will take, planning for it can be informed by the experiences of the recent past. The article, "Public Health and Medical Responses to the 1957-58 Influenza Pandemic," was published in ...

While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

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UBA offers Free Webinar: NAHU Executive VP and CEO to Discuss Health Reform Bills

...ienced benefits professionals - are uniquely prepared to share their collective wisdom with busy employers who want the assurance that they are making informed choices in a complex and rapidly changing employee benefits marketplace. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Members go to extraordinary length...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

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CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients

...rove and promote disease management and medication adherence efforts. The alliance can deliver information that clients can use to be engaged and make informed health care decisions. The strategic alliance does not affect patients receiving service from Accordant Rare Disease Management business. ...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

...s meatballs, then go for a ride on his Suzuki. But excitement turned to tragedy that evening. A few hours later, Lynda received another call; this one informed her that Michael had been in an accident. When Lynda and her husband arrived to The Ohio State Medical Center, Michael was on a ventilator and his br...

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

... companies, Anthem is working to make health care cost and quality information more widely available and provide consumers the tools they need to make informed decisions about their health care. I look forward to building upon Anthem's success in these areas and continuing our work to improve the health of th...

New InfoLogix M24 Mobile Clinical Assistant Will Enable Hospitals to Access Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Directly at the Point of Care

...ns worldwide, the Mobile Clinical Assistant platform is revolutionizing the way that hospitals are delivering care to their patients, by enabling more informed and immediate decisions at the point of care, helping to reduce medication administration errors, and easing workloads," said Louis Burns, vice presid...

Generic Erosion of Established Agents Will Offset Growth From Uptake of Emerging Therapies in the Market for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...ared to an estimated 40% decline in LASIK procedures. On July 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Division of Bioresearch Monitoring informed the Company that the restrictions of the "integrity hold" put in place by the FDA on August 3, 2007 have been removed. The removal of the integrity h...
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