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Doctors: AMA Has Sold Out Patients & the Profession For A Few Dollars

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons issued the following statement from Kathryn Serkes, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, in response to the AMA's endorsement of House Bill 3200: "The American Medical Associatio...

Teacher and Profession Leader, William A. Grana, MD, MPH, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

Sports medicine leader, and current editor-in-chief of Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, William A. Grana, MD, MPH, will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 's (AOSSM) Hall of Fame, Friday, July 11th during its Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado. ...

Nearing Centennial, Occupational Therapy Profession Launches New Brand

Campaign to Educate Americans on Value of Occupational Therapy and Important Role it Plays Across All Ages. Bethesda, MD (Vocus) March 5, 2009 -- The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced today a new nationwide initiative designed to help educate th...

The Physical Therapy Profession Remains in High Demand

DETROIT, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Physical Therapy month and to celebrate the Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) is encouraging Michigan residents to "Become a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant." Even as Michigan continues to face uncertain econo...

Growing Health Profession Could Unlock Key to a Healthier America

Whole Health Educators Form Army in the Battle Against Chronic Disease Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2008 -- Can overeating be a symptom of negative emotions? Could a skin problem be caused by not getting enough time outdoors, poor diet or anxiety? Yes, says...

Occupational Therapy Month 2008 Highlights Profession as Career Choice

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The numbers don't lie. Demand for occupational therapy services is on the rise and new practitioners are needed to fill that demand. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is using OT Month 2008 as an opportunity to highligh...

AOTA Gets Profession Addressed on House Floor in Federal Loan Repayment Bill

Legislation Goes to Conference Committee Next Before Final Version is Voted On BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A loan repayment program for professions of "national need" will include occupational therapists if an agreement made on the House floor is agreed to by the Sen...

'Putting the Medical Profession on Notice!': Widow Tells Tragic Story of How Her Husband Died Due to Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

'In spirit, Paul is very much alive. His strength and resilience is a legacy and a reminder to our family to remember who he was and where he came from.' TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Putting the Medical Profession on Notice!: Paul's Boo...

Answering Bush SOTU Retirement Reform Challenge, Long Term Care Profession Urges Congress to Enact Bold Reform of Long Term and Post Acute Care Delivery Systems

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Answering President Bush's State of the Union challenge to Congress urging bipartisan enactment of bold solutions to reform the nation's retirement programs, the leaders of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Livi...

The Physical Therapy Profession Remains in High Demand

DETROIT, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan residents looking for a change in career may wish to consider becoming a physical therapist due to the profession's high ranking in demand and job satisfaction, the Michigan Physical Therapy Association said today. The Michigan Department of...

President's Council Projects Growth For Physical Therapy Profession

PTs and PTAs listed as occupations that will "likely grow in importance" ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's aging population and expanded health care coverage will increase the demand for physical therapist (PT) services, says the American Physical Thera...

Michigan Infection Preventionist Receives Carole Demille Award for Outstanding Service, Contribution to Profession

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, of Ann Arbor, Michigan has been named the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). APIC presents the ann...

Healthcare Liaison Graduates Nation's First Credentialed Private Healthcare Advocates - Graduates are Pioneers in Emerging Profession

Credentialing Program Addresses Need To Set Standards For Rapidly Growing Profession; Protect Consumers BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Liaison has graduated the nation's first credentialed private healthcare advocates. The announcement was made today by Healthcare Liaiso...

New Dermatology Nurses' Association President Fairbrother to Work to Increase Visibility of Organization, Profession

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Karrie Fairbrother, BSN, RN, CDE, DNC, has been named president of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA), a national professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in dermatologic care. In her new role as president, Fairbr...

Frustration and Anger of the Medical Profession Highlighted in Archdeacon's Speech

There are real problems in the Health Service, which no Government seems to be able to address satisfactorily, says the Archdeacon of Totnes, the Ven. John Rawlings in his sermon at todays BMAs traditional church service on the eve of its Annual Conference. In his sermon in Torquay, today (...

Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

A recent study shows that doctors are amongst the top victims of workplace crime. They are often threatened and abused by relatives of patients who die during treatment. Without going into who is right and who is wrong the report says doctors are targeted and sometimes made to pay a very heavy pric...

Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

... had to fight extremely hard to be taken seriously when Jake became unwell. It is very clear to me that more work needs to be done within the medical profession to hasten diagnosis, which will improve the long term outcome for other children." Brain cancer has the highest fatality rate of all childhood can...

Detroit Physician Among 10 Finalists for J.H. Kanter Prize

...tion of a physician. Exceptional individuals who are highly dedicated to this mission in their practice deserve the recognition and admiration of our profession and our society." Finalists for the J.H. Kanter Prize include: A Catholic sister who began medical school late in life and works to add...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...e diseases, such as heart and kidney failure, to die peacefully at home, not in a hospital cage. But only recently have pet owners and the veterinary profession begun to fully embrace the idea. The spike in interest is mostly from people who went through the hospice experience with a parent or sibling and d...

Lexi-Comp ONLINE™ for Oral Surgery

...: Lexi-Comp is the industry leader in providing clear, concise, dental-specific content at the point-of-care. The company's commitment to the dental profession is evident in its products and advanced technology, developed to help dental professionals increase efficiency, improve patient care, and avoid liabil...

Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, to speak at Somnomed's First Annual Symposium

... apnea, and because of the serious medical problems associated with both these conditions, it is our belief at Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC that the dental profession has an obligation to the health of the public, to promote the fact that dentistry offers an alternative to CPAP where it is medically indicated."...

UC Davis study highlights work-life issues of female surgeons

...ith the demands of surgical careers, most surgeons would still choose their profession again. Women surgeons, however, are far more likely to postpone having chil...n in its ranks. Based on the survey outcomes, the study team hopes that the profession will develop policies that will help accommodate the long, irregular hours ...

Female Surgeons Like What They Do, Survey Finds

... of the women and 78 percent of the men said they would choose surgery as a profession again, and 84 percent of the women and 61 percent of the men would recommen...ical field, a career in surgery has significant lifestyle implications: The profession is associated with high degrees of patient acuity, significant on-call resp...

New Jersey Dietetic Association Names Ketchum's Jaime Schwartz Young Dietitian of the Year

...ation (ADA), the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at http://www.eatright.org/ . About Ketc...

Healthcare Reform Starts at Home

...lds of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare. APA ' s Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice , deals with is...

Can the relationship between doctors and drug companies ever be a healthy one?

... demonstrating that studies sponsored by pharmaceutical companies were more likely to have outcomes favouring their sponsor, and calls for the medical profession to disentangle itself completely from the money it accepts from the pharmaceutical industry. He highlights the case of pharmaceutical industry distort...

Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

... with HIV or AIDS have an equal opportunity to pursue these occupations. "People with HIV or AIDS should not be denied access to their chosen profession because of outdated laws or unfounded stereotypes and fears. The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is committed to the full and ...

ANA Nurses Stand With Obama in Calling for Healthcare Reform Now

...ident Obama invited registered nurses -- rated as the nation's most trusted profession for seven consecutive years in Gallup's annual survey of professions -- to ...s that currently connect to ANA as affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nu...

NEA Portfolio Companies Selected as Zero2IPO Venture 50 and China Entrepreneur 'Rising Stars' Honorees

...he firm has followed the same core principles: supporting its entrepreneurs, providing an excellent return to its limited partners, and practicing its profession with the highest standards and respect. Through its affiliated funds, NEA focuses on investments at all stages of a company's development, from seed s...

Encompass Group to Offer the Liftaem(TM) Lateral Patient Transfer System

...f four-to-six health care professionals traditionally accomplishes this. Every day the average nurse lifts 1.8 tons per shift. 12% of nurses leave the profession due to back pain, and 52% complain of chronic back pain. Patients may suffer pain, skin tears, abrasions, dislocations, tube dislodgement or even be d...

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

...ation of the Blind, said: "Dr. Jacob Bolotin was a pioneer who overcame low expectations and discrimination to become a renowned member of the medical profession without the benefit of the support services and civil rights protections available to blind people today. The National Federation of the Blind is pro...

MarketArt to Enhance Attendee Experience at AAMSE Annual Conference

...ional organization of more than 900 medical society executives and staff specialists. Through its more than 380 member organizations, it advances the profession of medicine through education, communication of knowledge, leadership development and collaboration. Member organizations include county, regional, st...

Statement by Registered Dietitian and American Dietetic Association President Jessie M. Pavlinac on Health Reform and Conservation of Natural Resources

...sociation is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org . ...

Improving Care for Cardiac Patients is Centerpiece of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Meeting

... "It is an exciting time for cardiovascular imaging," said ASNC President Jennifer Mieres, MD, FASNC. "ASNC2009 showcases how far we've come as a profession and the new research and technology that are helping advance our field and enable us to provide optimal care to our patients. We have been working di...

CMSA Announces Incoming President, Officers, and Directors

...a is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. Based in Little Rock...

APhA Welcomes New Leader

...nistration (MBA) in 1990 from Averett College. Menighan has served the profession in a variety of capacities prior to being appointed as APhA's new leader. M...rience as a pharmacist, volunteer, leader, stakeholder and advocate for the profession will give him a solid foundation for his new role." Menighan's day...

Five Genesis HealthCare Centers To Be Awarded Prestigious National Award

... to create the 3-step national quality award program for the long term care profession in 1996. In 2009, there were 664 Step I applications, 215 Step II applicat...aders across the entire assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance. Genesis Heal...

Focusing on Hispanic Eyecare

...er to determine if you suffer an eye condition or eye disease. This professional can also prescribe medication. Optometrists are the largest eye care profession and provide two- thirds of all eye care services. In summary, an optometrist in the U.S. is a doctor in optometry who diagnoses and treats eye diseas...

Blankenburg Launches New Mobile Computing Startup

...hat healthcare hasn't had the same level of IT adoption as many other industries is that desktop PCs are not conducive to the way in which the medical profession works," Blankenburg said. "Mobile applications fit more naturally with the flow of activity in hospitals and clinics. The potential for cost saving ef...

American College of Surgeons Supports Bill to Create New Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program

...ractice in a designated "frontline scarcity area" for at least two years in exchange for student loan repayment. A frontline scarcity area is a Health profession Shortage Area (HPSA), or an area designated by a state which has a shortage of "frontline care services." "The American College of Surgeons has a...
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