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Independent / Provider-Sponsored Administrative Cost Trends Increase in 2008 as Ratios Decrease on Product Mix Change

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Per member administrative costs grew by 11.5% in 2008, compared with 4.9% in 2007. Adjusting for the shift in product mix towards Medicare Advantage, administrative expense growth increased by 6.2% in 2008 from 3.1% in 2007. By contrast, administrative expenses...

Youth and Driving Don't Always Mix Safely

Teens' opinions of their driving prowess pose risks on the road, experts say,, SATURDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Teen drivers are more likely than adults to crash their car, due to their youth and inexperience -- but don't try telling them that. Studies have found that teens have...

Now Available Online, The Pillow Bar is the Right Mix of Luxury and Necessity

The custom made pillows provide the answer to the perfect night's sleep DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded just 12 months ago, The Pillow Bar is a free-standing, patent pending kiosk that contains all of the ingredients needed to create a luxurious customized down pillow. The product...

Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

Findings may explain why breast-fed infants less likely to be overweight later FRIDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- The mix of bacteria in a baby's gut may predict whether that infant will become overweight or obese later in life, a new study suggests. Babies with high numbers of bif...

New report: private/public insurance mix is most practical way to achieve universal coverage

October 18, 2007, New York, NYHealth insurance reform plans that build on a mix of private and public health insurance, where costs are shared among government, employers, and enrollees would have great potential to move the system to high performance and would be the most practical to implement a...

Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix

Taking a prenatal vitamin no longer needs to conjure images of choking down a large pill. Impact Nutritionals, Inc. launches its first product, S7 Prenatal™ Drink Mix, the first of its kind. The company, run by 3 moms, was established on the premise that supplements should taste good and...

Beverage Industry Continues Cutting Calories in Schools, Delivering on Its Commitment to Change Beverage Mix

SECOND PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS BEVERAGE CALORIES SHIPPED TO SCHOOLS SLASHED BY 58 PERCENT NEW YORK, Sept 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today shows that the beverage industry continues to significantly cut calories in schools two years into a three-year implementation perio...

Warning for teens: Teeth and jewelry don't mix

Skin piercings might be the rage among teens, but researchers from Tel Aviv University have found good reasons to think twice about piercing one's tongue or lip. Dr. Liran Levin, a dentist from the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University has found tha...

New Drug Mix to Extend Life of Transplanted Kidneys

It is great news for kidney recipients as well as those on the waiting list. Scientists now announce the extended life spans of transplanted kidneys// by a priceless two times, through a mix of varied drugs. Scientists from the University Hospital in Cardiff who detailed their work in an organ ...

Transformed Pizzas- for Those Who Mix Health and Pleasure

Food makeovers are next. Chemists in this department claim they have discovered the healthier pizza, ‘tossed’ with antioxidants//. Pizza bakers have known for some time that longer-baking times and higher temperatures can enhance the flavor of pizza. The new study shows that these intense bak...

Researchers Find Mix of Biomarkers Predicting Mortality

Previous research has uncovered a range of biological markers that can predict disability, morbidity and mortality in older adults. In this study, the researchers// analyzed 13 biomarkers representing neuroendocrine and vascular functions and immune and metabolic activity over 12 years in 1,189 hig...

HIV Blood Test Mix Up

A possible labeling mix-up among about 135 people, whose blood were tested on the same day by PathWest, has a led to a re-test among 90 people as one of the patient's blood// showed up HIV positive in an initial test in April. The pathology center has conceded that it did not notify the right...

Coffee king American Flavor 3 in 1 Coffee mix contains undisclosed milk protein

Ottawa - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a warning for those who are allergic to milk, to avoid consumption of the Coffee king American Flavor// 3 in 1 Coffee mix brand. This product is said to contain a milk protein ingredient which the manufacturers have not disclosed on the...

Type 2 Diabetes Could Be Tackled Using Curry Colouring and Fat Mix

A new treatment has been developed by an immunologist Dr Brendan O'Sullivan of Brisbane, for Type 2 diabetes, which will put a stop to the skyrocketing rates// of medicines that is available for diabetes in Australia. The Senior Research Officer and his team at UQ's Centre for Immunology and C...

Hookah And The Gums: A Dangerous Mix

An article published in the November issue of the Journal of Periodontology says that smoking a hookah or a water pipe has the same effect on the gums as smoking a cigarette//. Both promote periodontal disease and are equally devastating as far as the oral hygiene is concerned. The article no...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

...e prior year quarter, primarily due to a favorable mix of products sold as compared to the prior year qua...llion. Based on the current and forecasted mix of products sold, the Company is raising its guida...any's current expectation that a favorable product mix will continue to benefit its overall margins. ...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

...e second quarter of 2008; Same-store skilled mix by revenue increased to 49.6%; The company's... their teams. "Despite muted occupancy and skilled mix growth in isolated areas, we are pleased to report that our same-store skilled mix nonetheless rose by 11 basis points, and earnings ...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

...ased nearly two million (8.6 percent) and free cash flow increased by $58 million. Our gross margins increased 120 basis points even in the face of a mix shift towards lower margin international products and a charge related to performance issues on a discontinued product. Our operating expenses, exclu...

AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ncrease of 60 bps as compared to 26.4% for the same quarter last year. The year over year and sequential increase mainly reflected a shift in business mix and tight management of direct costs. Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses (excluding restructuring costs) for the second ...

New Book Helps Those with Bipolar Disorder Manage Diets - and Lives

...h mania and depression." About Bipolar-Lives.com Bipolar-Lives is one of the Internet's leading sites on bipolar disorder, offering a unique mix of the latest research, practical tools and personal stories. For more information, contact Freeman at 850-294-6806, or visit http://www.bipolar-live...

Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...impacting gross margin by 2.1%. Favorable product mix and cost reductions were the main drivers of the h...econd quarter 2009 reflects a favorable geographic mix of income compared to the second quarter 2008, and...ected to remain highly sensitive to the geographic mix of income due to the Company's inability to recogn...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

... 2009 compared to $219.5 million for the same period in fiscal 2008. This decrease was primarily due to fewer Selenia systems sold, as well as product mix and configuration differences, resulting in a reduction in Selenia product revenues. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in service reve...

Innophos Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...sphoric Acid in Mexico. The effects of volume and mix on revenue were negative $102.1 million, or 38.7%,...roduct lines did not fully offset lower volume and mix effects on revenue across all product lines. ...us the second quarter 2008 due to lower volume and mix effects on revenue across all product lines and lo...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...nfection. In response, the Sterile Processing Team, driven by Perioperative Services Director Kim Perry, began working with physicians to improve case mix while Anderson hospital administration invested more than $50,000 in the purchase of new equipment for gynecology, orthopedic and general surgery, plu...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...nce the first quarter of 2003 that the company generated cash from operating activities. This milestone was made possible due to improvement in sales mix and the significant progress in the management of operating expenses and working capital. That progress also contributed to the positive EBTIDA report...

PDL BioPharma Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... not limited to, the following: The expected rate of growth in royalty-bearing product sales by PDL's existing licensees; The relative mix of royalty-bearing products manufactured and sold outside the U.S. versus manufactured or sold in the U.S.; The ability of our licensees to rece...

Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...or Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs); the company's ability to successfully introduce and sell products in clinical markets other than HAIs; the mix of products sold, which can affect gross margins; the rate of environmental biothreat testing conducted by the USPS, which will affect the amount of c...

The Mills Group LLC Announces ElderCare/PrimePlus Service

...e persons, taking care of the daily demands of independent living may become too burdensome. We feel that ElderCare/PrimePlus Services offer the right mix of protection and assistance to help the golden years truly be happy ones." Please check out our website at www.tmg-llc.com or please feel fre...

Covance Reports Second Quarter Revenue of $466M and EPS of $0.66

...008. The effective tax rate in the second quarter was 27.0%, down from the 29.0% rate last quarter, due primarily to a shift in the geographic mix of our earnings. We expect that the effective tax rate will be in the 28.0% range on a prospective basis. The Company's investor conference cal...

National Coalition of Front-Line Skilled Nursing Clinicians: Bipartisan Momentum to Stop CMS Medicare Regulation, Subsequent Funding Cuts, Grows in Congress

...the increasing complexity of care provided to SNF patients and more analysis is needed to understand other market factors that may impact the SNF case mix ... It is my hope that the Administration will refrain from finalizing the forecast error proposal until Congress secures passage of its health reform...

Comprehensive Online Video Added to Media Categories Tracked by BurrellesLuce

... Public relations professionals can now add edited online video to the mix of media that BurrellesLuce monitors and delivers to their BurrellesLuce 2....09 -- Public relations professionals can now add edited online video to the mix of media that BurrellesLuce monitors and delivers to their BurrellesLuce...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 GAAP EPS of $0.46; Adjusted EPS $0.61; Company Raises 2009 Outlook

...tegration of strategic transactions; the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of strategic transactions; variability of revenue mix between the Company's Brand, Generic and Distribution business units; periodic dependence on a small number of products for a material source of net r...

WellPoint Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

... The Local Group benefit expense ratio was unfavorably impacted by business mix changes and a slight increase in health care utilization. Premium a...ly impacted the Company's Local Group benefit expense ratio due to business mix changes and a slight increase in health care utilization. The Company is r...

Generation Rescue and AutismOne Join Forces to Help Children

... Ed Arranga, executive director of AutismOne said, "The possibilities are endless. We need a dream team to win and Generation Rescue's crucial mix of education, analysis, outreach and inspiration immediately impacts the debate. Their commitment and passion provides the critical mass to help chang...

New survey report: Primary care emphasis included in workplace wellness programs

...ns firm providing market trend research and analysis that leads to results-oriented marketing communications and public relations programs for a broad mix of clients -- those who purchase, pay for and provide health care. For more information, visit www.health2resources.com . This press release was ...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010

...of Fiscal 2010 as compared to 21.7% during the corresponding period of Fiscal 2009, due to the creation of the inventory reserve, lower sales, and the mix of distributed products weight over manufactured products, we believe we will remain competitive in marketing and distribution product sales and manuf...

Hoag Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly Facility

...tation of Healthcare Organizations and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care services, including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, orthopedics and women's health. National Resear...

Employers See Well-Designed Worksite Health and Wellness Programs as Strong Value in Down Economy

...ns firm providing market trend research and analysis that leads to results-oriented marketing communications and public relations programs for a broad mix of clients--those who purchase, pay for and provide health care. For more information go to www.health2resources.com . ...

Grupo Casa Saba Announces Quarterly Earnings Report 2Q09

...ipation as a percentage of total sales went from 3.17% in 2Q08 to 2.38% in the second quarter of 2009. There were marginal changes in the sales mix during the quarter. Private Pharma sales represented 85.20% of total sales (compared to 83.70% during the second quarter of 2008), while Government Ph...

NBTY Reports Third Quarter Results

...ts Directive and Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive in Europe and Section 404 requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; (xxvii) the mix of NBTY's products and the profit margins thereon; (xxviii) the availability and pricing of raw materials; (xxix) risk factors discussed in NBTY's fil...
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