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'Health Care Reform Must be Abortion-Free,' says Supreme Knight

PHOENIX, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A health care system designed to save lives on the one hand must not become a vehicle for taking lives through abortion and euthanasia," Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said in his annual report at the organization's 127th annual convention her...

New global subsidy for malaria medicines must ensure quality of care

A new subsidy designed to increase access to life-saving antiretrovirals must remain focused on quality patient care if it is to succeed, argues Tido von Schoen-Angerer and colleagues in this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine . The subsidy, called the Affordable Medicines Facilitymalaria...

Congress Must Recognize Homecare as Cost-Effective Part of Health Care Reform

Statement by Tyler Wilson , President and CEO, the American Association for Homecare ARLINGTON, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In their effort to find savings in the healthcare system, the Obama administration and Members of Congress have been eyeing Medicare's hom...

Actuaries: Health Care Reform Must Address Costs

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuarie s is calling on all health care reform stakeholders to revisit cost issues considering recent reports that have questioned the sustainability of new legislation. "Especially given the Congr...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

Markle Foundation, Center for American Progress, and Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings Frame Vision for Information-Driven Health Care Group Urges Public , Broad-Based Commitment to Specific Goals WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-...

Long-Term Care Financing Must Be Part of Health Care Reform

Long-term care financing reform must be included in health care reform. Most Americans are not insured for long-term care, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This article is written by Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO, Ecumen, the most innovative leader of senior housing and ser...

Concord Coalition Warns That Health Care Reform Efforts Must Improve Nation's Financial Outlook

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition today released the sixth installment of its series on Health Care and Medicare. Entitled "Looking Beyond the Administration's 10-Year Reserve Fund: Cost Control Must Do More Than Pay For Expanded Health Insurance Coverage," the...

Latin America must cut blood pressure to thrive

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (26 June, 2009) Combating high blood pressure is a global challenge. But while developed countries have enjoyed reductions in cardiovascular disease over recent decades, Latin America has been less fortunate. In fact new research publish...

Government Must Not Balance Budget on the Backs of the Poor

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Escalating funding issues challenge social service providers in today's economy. Catholic Charities agencies across the country indicate that decreasing funds impact both those they serve and those they employ. As state governments face new bud...

As Biking Popularity Grows, so Must the Spotlight on Safety

Independence Blue Cross Offers Helmet Reimbursement for Safer Bicycling PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Biking has become a popular means of transportation, exercise, recreation, and sport in Philadelphia, where thousands of spectators are gearing up to watch the 2009 Philadelphia Cy...

In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is issued by Narconon International. "More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border," says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network ...

Healthcarebluebook.com: DC Area Consumers Must Stop Overpaying for Tests and Treatments

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is the cash price for an MRI of the cervical spine without contrast $1056.00 at an imaging center in Rockville, MD and $2710.00 14 miles away in Chevy Chase, MD? How can two facilities located just outside of Washington, DC vary so much in their pricing for ...

'Dr. Tiller was a mass murderer; states Randall Terry. 'We must not flinch or waver in our rhetoric or our actions.'

Mr. Terry releases video statement for Pro-life leaders concerning Dr. Tiller's killing. Video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08C9O_4BbcA WASHINGTON, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue. Ba...

Health Affairs Report On Mass. Mandatory Insurance Law Confirms: Strong Public Option Must Be Included in National Health Reform

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today in Health Affairs finds that a Massachusetts law requiring all to show proof of health insurance has resulted in higher costs. This predictable result confirms that President Obama's promised "public option" to private insuranc...

Rarely Used Closed Doors Slammed Again in U.S. Senate Health Care Reform; Sen. Max Baucus Must Publicly Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today invoked rules -- allowing a closed door committee session barring the public, media and with no Congressional Record -- reserved for unusual circumstances, like national security...

AFGE: TSA Must Do More to Protect Its Workforce and the Public

TSA workers not prepared to battle swine flu epidemic WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Security Officers across the country are being made to work with no precautionary measures as they screen passengers who may have been exposed to the swine flu, the American Fe...

PHR: After Senate Report, Psychologists Who Tortured Must Be Held to Account

In the wake of the Senate Armed Services Committee's (SASC) report on detainee abuse, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is calling for the psychologists who justified, designed, and implemented torture for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DoD), to lose their profes...

In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture

Physicians for Human Rights responds to the publication of a long-secret report by International Committee of the Red Cross which concludes that health professionals who participated in interrogations in CIA secret detention centers committed gross violations of medical ethics and in some cases...

Ownership of electronic health information must be addressed, article says

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Clarifying legal rights of patient control over electronic health records could be the key to making the best use of the huge amount of electronic medical information that the "Stimulus" funding will create in the next few years, according to a national commentary co-authored ...

Federal Court Rules FDA Must Reconsider Plan B Decision

FDA Ordered to Make a Decision Based on Scientific Fact, Not Politics NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York rejected the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to limit over-the-counter access to the emergency ...

Health Reform Must Include Health Workforce, AAHC President Tells Congress

Health system reform will not succeed without coordinated national health workforce planning WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health system reform cannot be successful without simultaneously changing how the nation develops and implements health workforce policy, Dr. Steven A. ...

It Must Be Friday Night: Pres. Obama to Issue Deadly Executive Order

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins responded to President Obama's move announced late Friday to overturn President Bush's policy that allowed funding of human embryonic stem cell research without encouraging the destruction of human ...

Pope to Pelosi: Catholic Politicians Must Protect Life

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judie Brown, president of American Life League and three-term member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, issued the following statement today on the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi....

Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too

Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds SATURDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- It wasn't all that long ago that any suggestion that a man had a "biological clock" like a woman, and should father children sooner rather than later, would ha...

American Life League: Vatican Says Bishops Must Refuse Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued a statement today in response to an interview in which Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court, stated: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-b...

Verified Physicians a Must for Ensuring Quality Data From Online Surveys, Finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As online physician panels gain popularity among pharmaceutical and medical device companies that conduct web-based surveys, research shows there is little interest to verify that the respondents in these surveys are indeed genuine physicians. Th...

Comparative Effectiveness Research Must Put Patients First

House Proposal May Limit Patient and Provider Input and Deny Access To Treatment Options WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) today issued the following statement in response to the economic stimulus proposal released by the U.S. House ...

Statewide Smoke-Free Law Must Be Comprehensive, Preserve Local Control and is Not a Substitute for a Significant Tobacco Tax Increase

FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) As the leading h...

Genome-wide Association Studies Must Account for Ancestry

Ask someone where their ancestors were from and odds are that they know. Or maybe not. A new study published in Human Molecular Genetics suggests that scientists using the latest tools to scan the human genome must pay attention to ancestry when analyzing and interpreting their results. ...

The American Federation for Medical Research Says Daschle Must Cure Clinical Research Crisis if Change Is To Take Hold in U.S. Health Care System

BOSTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) announces its full support of Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's appointment to the post of Health and Human Services secretary. Mr. Daschle will serve as President-elect Obama's top administrat...

Fresh Thinking: Harvard Business Review Article Explores When and How Companies Must Reinvent Their Businesses

WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One secret to maintaining a thriving business is recognizing when it needs fundamental change. Given the potentially permanent disruptions and seismic shifts currently affecting many markets -- from autos to media -- creating a new business model has become...

Report Shows Progress in Fight Against Cancer, but Congress, States Must Step Up Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Lung Cancer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement by Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids , was released today : (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Delivering good news for our nation's health, a ...

World leaders must be more open about their health

Anyone who runs for Prime Minister or President should have an independent health examination to ensure their ability to govern, argues a doctor on bmj.com today. Lord David Owen, a trained doctor and member of the House of Lords, says that millions of people are affected by the decisions of ...

New Administration, Congress Must Act to Avert Health Workforce Crisis

Coordinated national planning needed to adapt to changing workforce demands and threats WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without action by the new Administration and Congress to develop an integrated, comprehensive, national health workforce policy, the U.S. is at risk of losin...

Today We Must Be the Change We Need

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Election Day statement by SEIU President Andy Stern: "Paula Hall -- a childcare provider from Tacoma, Washington, who lost her home and all her savings when she got sick and couldn't pay her medical bills -- will vote today. "Samara Knight -- a nu...

State Budget Discussions Must be Broadened to Include Revenue Options

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania policymakers must close a growing hole in the state budget without jeopardizing critical investments in education, transportation, health care, and other core services, said Sharon Ward, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center...

US must enact measures to support the role of IMGs in US health-care delivery, says ACP

(Washington) In a new paper, released today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says that because of the important place that international medical graduates (IMGs) "have and will continue to have" in the internal medicine workforce, the U.S. needs to enact measures that would support their...

Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority SUNDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Children who play school sports need to wear proper safety gear to reduce their risk of injuries, emphasizes the director of sports medicine at Cincinnati Children's...

Pelosi: America Must Stand Up to Cancer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in support of the aims of the "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon, to be aired on all networks tonight: "There is not a person in our country who has not seen a loved one suffer because of canc...

Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64

A seemingly endless number of articles and magazine covers talk about retirement, but the fact is that most Baby Boomers are still not ready for the rocking chair. By 2010, 58 million people--20% of the population--will be 50-64. Sure, they must do some retirement planning, but meanwhile how do...
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