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Bayer HealthCare Announces Recipients of 2009 International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship

BOSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today the recipients of the 2009 World Federation of Hemophilia's International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship. This Bayer-supported initiative provides hemophilia education and training to nurses in developing countries - areas where hemop...

Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award Recipients Announced

The award recognizes outstanding journalism demonstrating the essential role of humane animal research in medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) today announces the winners of the 8th annual ...

Finding a New Doctor Becoming More Difficult for Medicare Recipients Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

The American College of Physicians estimates the number of internists will decline by 2025, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission indicates finding a new primary physician became more difficult for seniors—meaning that Medicare recipients should consider shopping early for the best...

American Psychiatric Foundation Names 2009 Recipients of Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health

Awards Honoring Mental Health Programs Supported by a Grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. ROCKVILLE, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhancing the quality of care and increasing awareness of and access to mental health care for underserved minority communities are all values held by the...

Organ Donor Families, Transplant Recipients Journey to State Capitol to Urge Passage of Key Donor Designation Legislation

SB 552 (Padilla) Designed to Educate First-Time Drivers on Organ and Tissue Donation SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Families of organ and tissue donors will join organ transplant recipients at the State Capitol on April 28 to urge lawmakers to pass SB 552 (Padilla), which would ...

Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families

Event Marks World's Largest Gathering of Cochlear Implant Recipients DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies, brings together cochlear implant recipients and their families for the third Cochlear Celebration on March 26-29 in Ana...

ASGE's Birthday e-Card Reminds Recipients to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer!

Study shows that sending screening reminders near a birthday increases colorectal cancer screenings OAK BROOK, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has created a birthday e-Card featuring cartoon characters Peter and Polly Polyp(...

Consumer Watchdog: Health Insurers & Drug Companies Contributed $5.5 Million to Top 10 Senate and House Recipients Since 2005

Senator Max Baucus, Leading Architect of Health Care Reform, Received More Industry Contributions Than Any Other Democrat WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers contributed $5.5 million to the top 10 recipients in the U.S. Senate and Ho...

American Psychiatric Foundation Announces Recipients of Helping Hands Grants

Awards Honoring Mental Health Programs Supported by a Grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. ROCKVILLE, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) has named three universities as the recipients of Helping Hands Grants. Each school will receive a grant of u...

Liver transplant recipients with hepatitis B may need lifelong antiviral treatment

Patients who undergo liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related liver damage should receive lifelong antiviral treatment to keep the disease from coming back. A new study shows that they lack cellular immunity against the disease, making recurrence likely if antiviral treatment is withdrawn. Th...

Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients To Get Extra $250 By Summer

Allsup explains one-time $250 bonus coming from $787 billion national stimulus package Belleville, Ill – Social Security Disability Insurance recipients can look forward to receiving a one-time $250 bonus payment by early summer, according to Allsup , which repre...

Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2009 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL(R) National Child Care Teacher Awards(TM)

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) announces the winners of the 2009 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL(R) National Child Care Teacher Awards(TM). Fifty exemplary early care and education teachers and providers from ac...

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and American Thoracic Society Announce Recipients of 2009-10 Research Awards

CPF and ATS to Jointly Award $200,000 to Advance Understanding and Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the world's leading professional organization for pul...

Social Security Disability Recipients See Benefits Increase In New Year, But May Not in 2010

Cost-of-living adjustment helps Social Security beneficiaries; Allsup outlines other benefits of SSDI Belleville, Ill. - Jan. 23, 2009 - With the arrival of 2009, Social Security disability recipients are seeing their monthly benefits increase with the annual cost-of-li...

Look Before You Leap: Allsup Cautions Medicare Recipients about the Prescription Drug Donut Hole

Knowing prescription drug needs and options is essential for enrolling in the right Medicare plan Belleville, IL (PRWEB) December 5, 2008 -- Millions of people never hear of the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole" until they've fallen into debt trying to c...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Announces Recipients of 2008 Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

DALLAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two researchers who translate math into better patient care and one scientist focused on stopping breast cancer in its tracks are this year's winners of the Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in basic research and clinical research. They will be honored D...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for $18 Million Dollar Initiative to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

Nationwide initiative aims to engage 6th to 8th grade youth in groundbreaking community-wide approach to build healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence and abuse Blue Shield of California Foundation joins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in one of the largest national investme...

Liver transplant recipients have higher cancer risk

A new Canadian study comparing cancer rates of liver transplant patients to those of the general population has found that transplant recipients face increased risks of developing cancer, especially non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and colorectal cancer. Risks were more pronounced during the first year of f...

LIFE Foundation Announces 2008 realLIFEstories Award Recipients to Illustrate Benefits of Life and Disability Insurance

Insurance Professionals and Their Clients Featured in Newsweek and to be Honored in San Diego ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans acknowledge that insurance is important and necessary, but don't fully appreciate the need for insurance protection unti...

SSDI Recipients Ask: When Do I Get My Benefits?

Report shows increase in Social Security Disability Insurance recipients; time-intensive process of receiving benefits can include 60 to 90 days to receive funds, says Allsup Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) June 25, 2008 -- The number of people receiving their Social Security...

Study concludes no racial disparities in long-term outcomes in recipients of liver transplants

CHICAGO (May 19, 2008) New research published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows long-term survival and liver rejection rates are equivalent for African-American liver transplant patients as compared with patients of other races. The study also suggests that although other f...

Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls

Some not clear on risks of problems, two surveys find THURSDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Two new surveys suggest that many heart patients with implanted devices aren't aware of recent recalls and don't understand the dangers they might face. The surveys are small, but they point t...

American Pain Society announces recipients of Clinical Centers of Excellence Awards

GLENVIEW, IL, April 10, 2008 The American Pain Society (APS), www.ampainsoc.org , today announced the recipients of its second annual Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards recognizing the nation's outstanding pain care centers. Six multidisciplinary pain programs were recogniz...

American Pain Society Announces Recipients of Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards

Six Awardees Honored for Achievement in Multidisciplinary Pain Care Include Specialty Programs in Occupational Health and Pediatrics GLENVIEW, Ill., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Society (APS), http://www.ampainsoc.org, today announced the recipients of its second annual Cl...

American Psychiatric Foundation Announces Recipients of 2008 Helping Hands Grants

Awards Honoring Medical Students for Community Mental Health Service Projects Supported by a Grant From Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. ROCKVILLE, Md., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) has named five universities as the recipients of Helping Hands Gran...

U.S. House Votes to Block Medicare Recipients From Access to Over 200 of America's Best and Safest Hospitals.

Lobbyists for corporate hospitals sneak prohibition on to Mental Health Parity Bill notes PHA. WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a stunning move, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prevent America's Medicare recipients from being admitted to some...

Cochlear implant recipients experience improvement in quality of life

Alexandria, VA Cochlear implant recipients experience a significant improvement in their quality of life, and have improved speech recognition, according to new research published in the March 2008 issue of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The German study evaluated the quality of life o...

Scientists confirm new virus responsible for deaths of transplant recipients in Australia

February 6, 2008 In the first application of high throughput DNA sequencing technology to investigate an infectious disease outbreak, scientists from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIRDL) in Melbourne, Australia, the C...

New Genetic Technology IDs Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients

Could be used to help against many illnesses that evade diagnosis, experts say WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic-sequencing technology has enabled the fastest-ever identification of a deadly virus, one that killed three transplant patients, researchers report. The ...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Announces $1.8 Million Investment to Add Nurses, Improve Nurse Education Grants Awarded to Recipients in 28 Counties

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the investment of $1.8 million to expand nurse education opportunities and help increase the number of nurses in Pennsylvania. "We are faced with the serious challenge of finding skilled, qualifi...

2007 Human Research Protection Award Recipients Announced

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winners of the 2007 Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement Institute. Winners were: -- University of Kentucky (UK), for its best p...

Most Medicare Recipients Ignore Colorectal Cancer Screening

Only one-quarter seek lifesaving tests, new research find MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of Americans in Medicare aren't getting screened for colorectal cancer, a major killer, even though the screening is free, a new study finds. In fact, the percentage of enrolle...

2007 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2007 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Honorees were selected in all four award categories. The honorees, by a...

ER Visits Mostly by Medicare, Medicaid Recipients

But government study also shows uninsured accounted for almost 1 out of 5 ER patients FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 50 million, or 42 percent, of the 120 million visits made in 2006 to U.S. hospital emergency departments were billed to the Medicaid and Medicare pro...

National Cancer Coalition Announces Angel Grant Recipients

RALEIGH, N.C., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent Angel Grant recipients, which include: Dr. Steven Brem of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Julie Blatt of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Dr...

NephCure Foundation Announces Research Grant Program Recipients

Seven applicants receive a total of over $1.7 million BERWYN, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NephCure Foundation (NCF) has awarded more than $1.7 million to researchers in its 2009 Scientific Research Grant Program. The announcement was made by Henry Brehm...

The Center for Health Design and Facilities Guidelines Institute Announce 2009 Research Funding Recipients

CONCORD, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Health Design (CHD), a research, education and advocacy non-profit, announced today it has awarded research funds for the project: Improving the Waiting Experience in the Emergency Department: A Two Phase Stud...

Text Messaging Medication Reminders Significantly Reduces Organ Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients

Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Pediatric Gastroenterology Department published results from a promising yearlong study conducted with pediatric liver transplant patients using CareSpeak Communications' MediM AS medication reminder system to keep them taking critical medication on schedule. By sending...

National Cancer Registrars Association and Impac Software Announce Best Paper Award Recipients

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Impac Software joined the National Cancer Registrars Association's (NCRA) Journal of Registry Management (JRM) today to announce recipients of the Seventh Annual Impac Software-JRM Best Paper Award. Impac Software and JRM, the official journal of the N...

Some donor factors affect outcomes for HCV-positive liver transplant recipients

Two new studies address donor factors that could affect outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). One found that donor steatosis, or fat in the liver, does not affect liver disease progression or three-year survival in recipients with or without H...
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