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Families With Special Needs Children Need Special Financial Strategies

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 15 percent of Americans over the age of five have some sort of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Parents with special needs children know they need to create a long-term strategy to provide care for those children after the...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

Improving Morale, Utilizing Innovative Staffing Approaches among Keys to Success PRINCETON, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experienced nurses provide quick and accurate assessments of patient health and well-being, mentor less experienced staff, maintain institutiona...

Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work

More are covered, but gaps in coverage and other problems persist, analysis shows,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- The number of older Americans with access to prescription drug coverage has ballooned since Medicare's Part D program was rolled out almost four years ago, a new a...

Making the difficult task of transporting a child with special needs safer

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study by researchers from the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of Medicine published online July 13, 2009 in the journal Pediatrics reports that the parents of children with special health care needs are doing a good job...

Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows

'Cry embedded in a purr' exploits human psyche, researchers say,,,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's 6 a.m. Your cat has jumped up on the bed and, as he does every morning, lets out a mix of low purr and plaintive cry. The message is irresistible: Get up now and feed me. A n...

THCA on 2009 Legislative Session: Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care Requires Substantially More Investment as Population Ages, Care Needs Grow

$60 Million Medicaid Funding Boost Merely Scratches Surface in Terms of Meeting Seniors' Realistic Needs AUSTIN, Texas, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In summing up the 2009 session of the Texas Legislature prior to the initiation of the special session called by Governor Rick Perry, the ...

Health care outcome boost needs better studies

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (June 25, 2009) Evidence suggests that outcomes in many clinical settings leave a lot to be desired, which means that research into quality improvement (QI) in clinical care has the potential to greatly improve the lot of patients. Now a...

Cooperatives Can Address Health Care Needs if Properly Defined and Adequate Consumer Protections are Established

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health care proposal released yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee includes an option to offer health insurance through cooperatives but leaves many questions about their structure and scope undefined. The National Cooperative Business Associ...

HIVMA supports public plan option to ensure patients' needs are met

Arlington, VAAs Congress drafts health care reform legislation, HIV clinicians urge lawmakers to include a public plan option to ensure affordable access to comprehensive care for HIV patientsnearly 30 percent of whom have no insurance. The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) believes that a public p...

Cox Business Addresses Complex Voice Needs of Health Care Organization

Cox Business VoiceManager Provides Additional Capabilities, More Efficient Operation for Gateway Healthcare PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business announced today that it is addressing the complex communications needs of Gateway Healthcare with the unique, next generati...

Beazley's New Management Liability Coverage is Tailored to Unique Needs of Healthcare Organizations

CHICAGO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- By combining the expertise of its management liability and healthcare teams, Beazley Group (BEZ.L) has developed enhanced management liability coverage that is precisely tailored to the needs of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, long term care...

VA Needs Legislative Push to Inform Veterans of Health Issues Connected to Military Service

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Federal law stipulates that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a responsibility to inform veterans of the benefits they have earned by virtue of their service to our nation while in uniform," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans...

Veterinarian Talks Vaccines: What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know

Dr. Heidi Bassler, medical director at Veterinary Center of Greater Newburyport, will discuss feline vaccines on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Newburyport Public Library located in Newburyport, MA. She will share the questions cat owners should ask their veterinarians and the pros ...

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation To Award More Medical Grants for Child Health Care Needs in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For 7-year-old Alexander, it's meant orthotics and physical therapy so he can run with minimal assistance. For 7-year-old Rebecca, it's an insulin pump for her Type 1 Diabetes. And for 2-year-old Jacob, who has cerebral palsy, it's a wheelchair. All thes...

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation To Award More Medical Grants for Child Health Care Needs in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For 7-year-old Alexander, it's meant orthotics and physical therapy so he can run with minimal assistance. For 7-year-old Rebecca, it's an insulin pump for her Type 1 Diabetes. And for 2-year-old Jacob, who has cerebral palsy, it's a wheelchair. All t...

Health IT Needs of Primary Care Practices Key to Defining "Meaningful Use" of Federal Dollars for Health IT

May 28 Webinar outlines how health IT can facilitate care coordination, integration in patient centered medical home practices ( www.health2resources.com ). Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 12, 2009 -- A new Webinar slated for May 28, 2009, makes the vital connection between ...

Project HOPE Launches Rehabilitation Program to Address Needs of Thousands Recovering from Injuries Sustained During the May 12, 2008 Earthquake

70,000 people injured during the earthquake require long-term specialized care to properly heal Millwood, VA and Beijing, China (Vocus) May 12, 2009 -- On the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan Province, Project HOPE , an int...

New International Alliance Launched to Address Urgent Needs of Palliative Care Patients Worldwide

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the launch of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA), a new global action network designed to focus exclusively on hospice and palliative care development worldwide. More than 100 million people and their families worldwide...

Stopgap DNA repair needs a second step

One can have a dream, two can make that dream so real, goes a popular song. Now a Weizmann Institute study has revealed that it takes two to perform an essential form of DNA repair. Prof. Zvi Livneh of the Weizmann Institute's Biological Chemistry Department has been studying DNA repair for som...

For the First Time in U.S. History, Congress Addresses the Needs of the Congenital Heart Defect Population by Introducing the 'Congenital Heart Futures Act'

There Are Approximately 650,000 Children and 1,300,000 Adults Living in the U.S. with Congenital Heart Defects, a Chronic and Deadly Disease LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Congressman Zack Space (D-OH) today introduced new legislation that, for ...

The REACH Institute: Best Practice Guidelines Address Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care

Child Welfare League of America Publishes Consensus Guidelines NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of more than 80 leading child welfare stakeholders have announced the most comprehensive guidelines ever to ensure quality care and accountability for mental health s...

National Council on Disability Says More Needs to be Done for Service Members and Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released a report recommending changes in the continuum of health care provided to service members and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According ...

U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul

Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Every level of society must contribute to strategies meant to make it easier for people to eat a heart-healthy diet, according to the American Heart Association....

Supports Intensity Scale is effective for identifying needs in people with intellectual disability

Study was conducted with 274 adults with intellectual disabilities currently receiving funding from a state developmental disability agency Washington, DC(February 23, 2009)The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) assessment tool can effectively predict funding for people with intellectual disabi...

VVA Introduces Collaboration Between Veterans and Private Sector to Address Healthcare Needs for Vets

New Veterans Health Council and Web Site Provide Information and Resource Safety Net WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) today formally debuted a new alliance that will offer veterans, their families, and health professionals a new resource for inf...

'The Bold Leadership America Needs to Confront a Broken Healthcare System'

Change to Win Chair Anna Burger Statement on President Obama's address to Congress WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Change to Win Chair Anna Burger issued the following statement after attending President Obama's address to Congress this evening. "Tonight, I was reminded ...

Vietnam Veterans of America Introduces First Collaboration Between Veterans and Private Sector to Address Healthcare Needs for Vets

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Vietnam Veterans of America: WHAT: VVA introduces first collaboration between veterans and private sector to address healthcare needs for veterans WHEN: 12:30 P.M., Wednesday, February 25, 2009 WHERE:...

Oral-B Addresses Children's Oral Health Needs at All Stages of Development During National Children's Dental Health Month

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral-B(R) Stages, the dental professional's #1 recommended toothbrush brand for children, today announced the launch of a campaign in recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month. The campaign will help provide education about the state of chi...

Medical research community needs to speak louder to prevent another Canadian brain drain

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA Canada may not be able to compete globally in tomorrow's economy, and may repeat the brain drain of the mid-90s as a result of the recent federal budget, states an editorial in CMAJ published online today http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.090209 . Health researchers ...

Private Health Care Info Needs Better Safeguards

Current government rules are inadequate, new report finds THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The privacy of Americans' personal health information isn't adequately protected by existing federal government regulation, according to an Institute of Medicine report. The Health Insuran...

New Coalition, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, to Address the Critical Shortage of Healthcare Workers Capable of Meeting the Unique Care Needs of Older Adults

-- Alliance Appoints Alice H. Hedt As Project Director -- WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) -- a new coalition of 25 leading organizations representing older adults and the eldercare workforce, including family caregivers, healthcare profes...

Children with Special Needs Affecting Behavior More Likely to Use Child Restraints Correctly

However, Injury Risk Remains the Same as for Other Children PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of the first large-scale study on child restraint use and injury risk among children with special needs likely to affect behavior (i.e. autism and developmental delays) were rel...

Medical Needs of 6.2 Million U.S. Kids Go Unmet

Study says initiatives should target both coverage and access to health care FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Children who do not have health insurance and no regular source of health care are the most likely to have unmet medical needs, researchers at the University of Michigan C....

Unmet medical needs are most common among vulnerable children

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Despite recent government efforts, the medical needs of about six million children in the United States are not being met, according to data from as recent as 2006. Even more troubling, researchers say, is the substantial growth in those numbers, from approximately 4.5 million ch...

New Vitamin Targets Health Needs of Firefighters

CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When the alarm sounds, firefighters can't hit the snooze button; they have to move -- and their bodies pay the price. However, firefighters can now benefit from a specialized nutritional supplement made specifically for them. Employee Vita, a Chandler...

UJC and Jewish Federations of North America Commit $10 Million for Needs in Southern Israel

Response to Terrorist Missile Strikes NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Jewish Communities (UJC) and the Jewish Federations of North America today committed to raise $10 million to address humanitarian and social needs in southern Israel, part of a major initiative to suppor...

Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Opens New Office in New Castle to Serve Legal Needs of Delaware Families

Full-service civil law firm with focus on personal injury, workers comp and estate planning expands with second office in state, also adds new attorney in Wilmington office Wilmington, Del. (Lexis Nexis) January 6, 2009 -- Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, one of the ...

OnCore System Supporting Research Informatics Needs of the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

A proven and widely adopted research informatics platform, OnCore®, achieved another milestone this fall with the implementation at a world-class multidisciplinary research organization. At the end of September, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW...

Family Needs to Know When Patient Survival Is Uncertain

In most cases, loved ones prefer doctors be honest about possible outcomes, study finds MONDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of families of critically ill patients want doctors to frankly discuss the patient's prognosis even if it is uncertain, a new study finds. ...

Launch of New 'Independent Aging' Company Will Address the Needs of the Growing Senior Population

Univita Health will provide an integrated approach to home-based care and support. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of a new company aimed at promoting and supporting a home-centered approach to independent aging was announced today. Univita Health is introducing new ...
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