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Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RNs from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have filed an urgent plea with the state of California to step in and force Sutter Solano Hospital to provide nurses with proper safety equip...

SEIU Local Union UHW-W Refuses to Take Action With Other SEIU Local Unions Against CNA

As CNA Escalates Union-Busting Raids on SEIU Members... LOS ANGELES, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the California Nurses Association escalates shameful and recently violent efforts to raid nurse members from SEIU ( http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/04/battle-of-the-n.h...

Nicole Kidman Refuses to Kick the Butt!

Academy award winner Nicole Kidman is determined not to give up smoking because she believes that one has to 'enjoy life a little'. The Moulin Rouge star said that she is an occasional smoker and agrees that smoking is 'addictive'. However, the 39-year-old is sure that she will war...

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that the life-time ban on donation of blood by gay men will stay, at least for now. Thus it has turned down pleas by associations like the Red Cross and AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) to reverse the ban in...

Court Refuses to Intervene for Law on Surrogate Motherhood

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked a woman advocate, seeking judicial intervention for enactment of a law on the issue of surrogate motherhood and hiring of wombs// in India, to instead approach the government. A division bench of Chief Justice M.K. Sarma and Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed ...

Bombay HC Refuses Mandatory HIV Tests

The Bombay High Court has refused to grant directions for mandatory HIV/ AIDS testing before taking up a job or before marriage.// However they have asked the Maharashtra government to consider framing a policy for the same. The court was hearing a PIL filed by an NGO, Maharashtra Law Gra...

Individual Affected With Bird Flu Refuses Hospitalization

A 17-year-old farmer, Umar Aup, from a remote village in West Java who tested positive for bird flu has refused hospitalization insisting he has a common flu and not avian// influenza. Efforts to persuade the Indonesian teenager to undergo treatment at a hospital in Bandung by health authorit...

Bank Refuses Services to Down's Girl

18-year-old girl, Charlotte Rusher with Down's Syndrome was denied an account at a branch of the Barclays bank, which declared// that she was 'mentally incompetent'. Charlotte and her mother Wendy from Ipswich, were appalled at the treatment meted out to them from the Barclays bank staff. A...

Man Refuses To Take Wife Home Until Drug Is Given

Kevin Piper, a New Zealander says that he was forced to take dramatic action in order to ensure that his insulin dependent diabetic wife received her medications. // He says the local DHB began trying to get his wife's anti-nausea drug only after he refused to take her from the hospital unless prov...

Stone Refuses the Disclosure of the Report in Public

Michael Stone is the convicted murderer of Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter, Megan. Now he is fighting to prevent the publication of a report// which details widespread failures by the authorities in the months before he killed them. From his point of view he says that the disclosure of th...

Patient Refuses To Be Treated In Local Hospital Due To The Fear Of Contracting MRSA

Statistics show that the number of deaths linked to Multidrug Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the northwest has doubled in the past four years//. Patients are refusing to undergo a surgery due to this infection. On such case is that of a widow Freda Geldard, 63 who refuses to be operated...

FDA panel refuses anti-viral cold remedy

An advisory panel voted unanimously against recommending FDA approval for the first antiviral cold medication, dashing company hopes of having the drug on the market in time for this year's cold season. The FDA's Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee cited safety concerns of the drug pleconaril, which...

Announcing the Launch of Chemo-Couture.com

..., races and types of cancer endured. The founders agree that "no matter how one handles the treatments - whether by becoming the warrior that refuses to let cancer slow him down or be retreating to a quiet place where she can focus on wellness and family - everyone needs a little pampering and lost ...

Dr. Dan Tobin, Family Caregiving Expert, Featured on Caring.com

...ort of America , is newly featured as a key expert on Caring.com , a Website providing support for caregivers. " What can I do if my parent refuses to receive medical treatment ?" " How can Mom and Dad stay safe at home while their illness is advancing? " In his role as a Caring.com exper...

Severely Abused Foster Children Sue New York City Child Welfare Agencies After their Failure to Help Them

...ren to be imprisoned by Mrs. Leekin who stole their childhoods, their education and any opportunity to have a family. Even today, the City of New York refuses to accept responsibility." "These children suffered unspeakable trauma and now possess no life skills and face a lifetime of physical and emotion...

Lesson From the States: Lack of Cost Controls Derailed California Health Reform, Led to Budget Overruns and Unaffordable Policies in Massachusetts

... "Costs in the private insurance market will derail health reform if Congress requires that individuals purchase private insurance, or if it refuses to offer an affordable public option that's available to all," said Balber. Massachusetts' health care law overran its projected budget, patien...

50,000 Letters Sent to Notre Dame Alumni Re: Obama; In Letter, Bishop Gracida Urged Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon to Refuse Award

...g at Notre Dame ! Randall Terry states: "We honor former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon, for her courage and integrity, as she refuses to share a platform at Notre Dame with President Obama. We pray that great is her reward in heaven. "Our phones are ringing off the hook with p...

Free iPhone 'Natural Cures' App Launched by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

...ews Channel and he is a frequent guest on Oprah & Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz. As a leading patient advocate for over 25 years, Dr. Teitelbaum refuses to accept money from pharmaceutical or natural product companies, and 100 percent of the royalties for products he develops go to charity. This policy...

Rodriguez and Baseball: 'No Accountability'; 'Disgraceful' News Conference, Says Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner

...d parents, but what is the real message? He gets away with it. He looks forward to playing this season. He looks forward to the rest of his career. He refuses to say his records should be eliminated -- which the Olympics would also do. "Baseball's drug policy is a sham. Unless Baseball bans Rodriguez fo...

Advocates Call on Legislature to Stop Proposed Rx Cuts to the Elderly and Poor

...-retrovirals used to treat HIV/AIDS, and anti-rejection drugs used by organ and tissue transplant recipients -- when a Medicare prescription drug plan refuses to cover them. These budget changes contradict the state's assurance last year that the elderly and poor would not go without the medication they...

KRAUSE, KALFAYAN, BENINK & SLAVENS, LLP, Announces Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Scripps Health, et al.

...nce billing occurs when a dispute arises between a medical service provider and HMO over the reasonable value of medical services provided and the HMO refuses to pay the full amount of the bill submitted. Rather than pursuing the HMO, the medical service provider bills the patient for the unpaid amounts in ...

A Study In This Month's Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease Reveals Hope For Recovery From Suicidal Thinking And Treatment Resistant Mental Illness

... springs from real factors -- like a patient's willingness to change, or her trust in a doctor. In any case, no drug can help if a patient neglects or refuses to take it, which happens in the culture at large 50 to 70 percent of the time, depending on the diagnosis. At Austen Riggs, by contrast, non-complian...

body image body essence Exhibition Opens at University of Miami

...rted perspectives. Solemn issues of scarring, fatigue and fertility can be found in some pieces, as well as explorations of "chemo brain" or hair that refuses to grow back the same as before. After his wife's death in February 2006, Magnan created the sculpture "Echo" in recognition of the courage and...

A New Meaning of Thanksgiving: Miracles for Many, Prayers for All as Healing Services Come to San Francisco

...azed at the change of his wife's condition and grateful for her complete recovery, invited Dr. Nemeh to hold a three-day ecumenical event. Dr. Nemeh refuses to accept credit or acclaim for Mary Richards' recovery or that of the thousands of others who have been healed through prayer. "God, and only God, ...

HealthMadeEasy.com: Our Healthcare System Is Hemorrhaging

... and are reimbursed by Medicare at a higher rate. Medical liability insurance costs have sky rocketed over the past ten years and the current congress refuses to even schedule hearings about this acute problem which is driving costs up and threatening our health care system. Many congressmen and senators of ...

Caregivers Hold Unfair Labor Practice Strike to Improve Quality of Resident Care at Statewide Nursing Home Chain

...hat they will lock them out from returning to work. Caregivers are trying to negotiate improvements in the quality of care for residents and Windsor refuses to discuss them despite its poor track record of care. In addition, nursing home workers are seeking to gain affordable health insurance, job security...

Honda Criticized for Discriminatory Insurance Practices

...e having difficulty getting pregnant. Those doctors and health care professionals became concerned when they discovered Honda Manufacturing of Alabama refuses ART coverage for same sex couples. "I was surprised and a little disappointed. I thought that big businesses in the United States were, by and large...

Caregivers Demand Better Patient Care at Eight Bay Area Nursing Homes

... proposals to help ensure quality resident care by reducing staff turn-over and establishing an employee training and education fund. However, Windsor refuses to adopt the caregivers' proven solutions to raise standards for resident care. "The biggest responsibility of my job is to provide the best possibl...

Caregivers at 8 Bay Area Nursing Homes Protest Unsafe Resident Conditions in Salinas

...y reducing staff turn-over and establishing an employee training and education fund. However, bargaining has been unsuccessful so far, because Windsor refuses to adopt their proven solutions to raise standards for resident care. Windsor should be investing in quality of care and their workforce, not lining t...

Caregivers at 8 Bay Area Nursing Homes Protest Unsafe Resident Conditions in Fremont

...y reducing staff turn-over and establishing an employee training and education fund. However, bargaining has been unsuccessful so far, because Windsor refuses to adopt their proven solutions to raise standards for resident care. Windsor should be investing in quality of care and their workforce, not lining t...

Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA

... Sanctuary, reported emitting 172 pounds of mercury pollution to the Toxic Release Inventory in 2006. The Davenport kiln is one of those for which EPA refuses to release data gathered in 2007. -- The Lafarge site in Alpena, Michigan is a five-kiln plant, and in 2006 was the nation's third largest cement pl...

It's the Same Old Song: 'Accentuate the Positive' as New York State Department of Health Releases Statewide Hospital Infection Rates

... stop reimbursing hospitals to treat them beginning October 1, 2008. Central line infections should never happen. It is shocking that New York State refuses to follow Medicare's example. New York's Medicaid program for low-income patients continues to pay for treating infections contracted in hospitals, in...

FDA Says, 'Wait' To Dying Men; Coast-To-Coast Prostate Cancer Demonstrations on May 30th in Protest of FDA Failure to Approve Safe, Effective Immunotherapy

...ation and to this day they have not properly responded to our Petition, which seeks immediate access to Provenge for these desperate men. The FDA also refuses to respond to the CareToLive Freedom of Information Act request, which they know would prove that a few FDA insiders, who cared more about serving the...

Secretary Cortes Calls Latino Community to Action Against Ailing Health Care System

...group. Nationally, lack of health insurance was responsible for twice as many deaths as homicide in the same year. "The Rendell administration refuses to accept that 767,000 of our fellow Pennsylvanians face each day in fear that there is no affordable health care for them, their loved ones, or their...

African Journey of a Lifetime With Alicia Keys! - Documentary Follows Keep a Child Alive's Outreach to Communities Affected With HIV/AIDS

...we meet inspiring children, families and communities in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. The documentary is a breathtaking journey of a generation that refuses to give up. In under an hour, Alicia introduces viewers to so many eye-opening topics surrounding the AIDS pandemic-from the Gogo grannies and the Aga...

Renaissance Health Publishing, LLC Warns the Public that ConsumerLab.com is Not Independent and Labels the 'CL Seal of Approval' a Worthless, Paid-For Advertising Gimmick

... are being duped by ConsumerLab.com in a number of ways: -- The very name ConsumerLab.com is misleading, as they are not a lab -- ConsumerLab.com refuses to open their records of who has paid for (and passed and failed) testing for the "CL Seal of Approval" -- ConsumerLab.com issues sensationalized...

Mitt's Millions Can't Buy Iowans Health Care Reform

...talking Mitt Romney seems to think he can spread the wealth around and charm Republican primary voters and caucus-goers into ignoring the fact that he refuses to offer clear answers on issues like health care, immigration reform or the war in Iraq," said Democratic National Committee spokesman Damien LaVera....

FDA petition would protect public from dangerous drugs

... scientifically superior non-animal testing methods when those alternatives exist. Petition signatories include a plaintiff in a Vioxx lawsuit who refuses to accept the recently proposed settlement with Merck because she is concerned that misleading animal drug testing will continue to put consumers at r...

Mismanagement at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Results in Chronic Staff Shortages, Budget Issues

... Union Says VA refuses to Act in Good Faith with Employees, Leads District in Discrimination Complaints WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federat...

Remarks by President Bush, Senator Bob Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala on Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors Report Implementation

... is Ryan Groves. While serving with the Marines in Iraq in 2004, he lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg in a rocket attack. Today, he refuses to allow his disability to stop him from living his life. He's going to Georgetown. He wants to be a lawyer. He travels using the Segway. He's an amaz...
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