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Several Minnesota Medical Groups Improve Care for Patients Served by Minnesota Health Care Programs, but Disparities Gap Remains

MN Community Measurement issues second annual report on health care disparities - the first of its kind in the nation MINNEAPOLIS, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the care provided to patients insured by Minnesota Health Care Programs, including MinnesotaCare, improved since the ...

Fast food meals are smaller, have fewer calories than food served at restaurants

West Lafayette, IN December 17, 2008 A new study in the Review of Agricultural Economics compares fast food and table service meals at restaurants. Results show that both are larger and have more calories than meals prepared at home, with the typical fast food meal being smaller and having few...

Where vets served affects frequency of ER visits but not hospital stays

INDIANAPOLIS Five years post-conflict, individuals who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War were 25 percent more likely to visit an emergency department than veterans of the same era who were not deployed, but were no more likely to have a hospital stay or an outpatient visit, according to a ...

Chem Rx Corporation Surpasses 67,000 Beds Served

- Exhibits Growth In All Existing Markets - LONG BEACH, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chem Rx Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHRX, CHRXU, CHRXW), a leading provider of institutional pharmacy services, today announced that it has surpassed 67,000 beds served, a five percent increas...

Chem Rx Surpasses 65,000 Residents Served

- Exhibits Growth In All Existing Markets - LONG BEACH, N.Y., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chem Rx Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: PMQC, PMQCU, PMQCW), the third largest long-term care pharmacy, today announced that it has surpassed 65,000 beds served. The Company experience...

Alcohol Agency Probe If Lohan was Served Alcohol Before Car Crash

The agency that controls alcoholic beverages in California has got in touch with the Beverly Hills Police Department to find out whether an underage Lindsay Lohan was served alcohol before a weekend car crash. California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators also want to k...

Unsuspecting Customers Served With the Hepatitis A Virus?

The public have been warned about a potential hepatitis risk for those who ate at an Auckland McDonald's restaurant just before Christmas.// Authorities suspect that those who consumed food from McDonald's Greenlane on the evening of Dec 15th carry the risk of contracting Hepatitis A. The medi...

Preschoolers eat more when served in bigger helpings

Preschool children in the age group of 4 to 6 years of age will eat as much as they are served// in a single helping. New research on pediatric behavior suggests that preschool children eat as much as they are served on their plate in any one time. Till date it was accepted that these children...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...ring perpetrators to justice, and recover stolen funds for the Medicare program." Trial evidence established that Russell, Pacheco and Milanes served as the medical staff for M&P Group of South Florida Inc. (M&P Group) and Tendercare Medical Center Inc. (Tendercare), which purported to speci...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes and Solicitation of Consents to Related Indentures

...ordinated Notes tendered their Notes in the Offers. The Offers were settled today. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Banc of America Securities LLC served as the Dealer Managers and Solicitation Agents for the Offers. About Duane Reade Founded in 1960, Duane Reade is the largest drug st...

Garry O'Grady Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Institute

... minimally invasive surgery. He was a member of the Urology Products Marketing Team, and was a member of Olympus's top sales group. Mr. O'Grady also served as a sales representative for Ciba-Geigy and was a member of Ciba's Circle of Excellence. Prior to his pharma positions, Mr. O'Grady was an officer i...

More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

...hat all food items offered now derive 30 percent or less of their calories from fat, and 100 percent of foods are trans-fat free. Fresh fruits are now served regularly, and a salad bar has been installed in the school to improve access to fresh vegetables. West New York Public School #5, an elementary...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

... the Company's board of directors. Mr. Johnson has served for more than 38 years in leadership capacities wi...es' leading healthcare providers. He most recently served for 25 years at Sutter Health, a non-profit health...nd Hawaii, where he was President and CEO. He also served for 13 years with Intermountain Healthcare based i...

Greg Fischer Named AvMed Health Plans' New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

... team to continue the success of bringing the brand to the market." Fischer has more than 15 years of health plan experience. Most recently he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Blue Cross & Blue Shield (BCBS) of South Carolina. There, he was responsible for all marketing and s...

Schering-Plough to Webcast Special Meeting of Shareholders

...nd consumer health care products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and other stakeholders served by its colleagues around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, N.J., and its Web site is www.schering-plough.com . ...

Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet

...f of podiatry at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, served as guest editor. Boston (Vocus) August 6, 2009 -...f of podiatry at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, served as guest editor. In the special section, Dr. Ioli and the editors of th...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... Inc. Michael Scaife, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Product Development, Contrave Program. Dr. Scaife has previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Safety, Regulatory Affairs and Quality for Chiron Biopharma, and in similar roles with Nektar Therapeutics, Elan Ph...

Integralis Expert Resource Available to Discuss Twitter Denial of Service Attack and Web 2.0 Security

...ric wrote the business plan for Global SprintLink and as Director led the deployment of one of the largest international networks of its time. He also served as VP of IT Global Services at the Discovery Channel where he managed their worldwide IT infrastructure. Web 2.0 Video Link : In "Managing Ris...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

....S., due in large part to the ongoing involvement of American troops in the Middle East. As many as 18% of the 1.5 million American soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past eight years have suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury, reports the New England Journal of Medicine. ...

AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

...ral outcomes. The announcement was made at the Association's annual meeting. The program will be offered in the Chamblee neighborhood, which is served by the North DeKalb Health Clinic. The clinic is part of the satellite neighborhood network of clinics of Grady Health System in the Metro Atlanta are...

Ben Shappley Joins Amedica's Leadership Team

...perience in both management and senior management roles. Most recently, he served as CEO and President of SpineMatrix. Prior to that, he was President of Theken Spine. Mr. Shappley has served in senior management positions in various companies including Therics Corpo...

Stereotaxis Names Daniel Johnston as Chief Financial Officer

...the next level." "I would also like to thank Jim Stolze for his many contributions to Stereotaxis. During the more than five years that Jim has served as CFO of our Company, he has been a key player in our success in driving revenue, reducing expenses and enhancing efficiencies in the organization. ...

4th Annual Case for Inclusion Report Ranks All 50 States on Community-Based Support

... people who experience all types of disability, more than 65% of the people served by UCP have disabilities other than cerebral palsy. The nationwide network...e Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Sun and PBS . He served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives on the Health and Human Ser...

YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

...YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. From urban areas to small towns, YMCAs have proudly served America's communities for nearly 160 years by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Visit http://www.ymca.net to find your local YMCA....

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

... of care -- an effort referred to by health-care insiders as "comparative effectiveness" research. Blood transfusion is an area that could be well served with stronger, research-based guidelines, since the current clinical practice is all over the map, said study co-author Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...nt involving charges of illegally inflated charges for the drug Lupron, and served as co-counsel on the Visa/Mastercard litigation which resulted in a $3 billion settlement, the largest anti-trust settlement to date. HBSS also served as counsel in a $850 million settlement in the Washington Public Power Supp...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

...Streamline Health effective immediately. J. Brian Patsy, who had previously served as the Company's Chairman of the Board since the Company's inception, will ...gs, secondary offerings and private placements. Prior to William Blair, he served in various roles in the healthcare practice of Deloitte Consulting where he...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

... Liza's broad capabilities and unique perspective will enable her to make valuable contributions to our practice and our business." Dr. Solomon served for nine years as director of the AIDS Administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she had responsibility for managi...

Novo Nordisk Appoints Per Falk, M.D., Ph.D., as Vice President for Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs for North America

...president to establish the Experimental Medicine unit in Denmark. Later he served the company in Tokyo where he was responsible for drug development and mark...iology in AstraZeneca's CV/GI research unit in Molndal, Sweden. He also has served as a lecturer and associate professor at Karolinska Institute, as well as a...

Article Now Available: Are Special Orders Draining Your Budgets?

...c and private enterprises across the globe to manage spend, drive ROI, and advance their critical missions. SciQuest's deep understanding of its served vertical markets combined with a broad supplier network and intuitive, online shopping experience increase user and contract adoption while improving ...

Brain Fitness Reduces Risk of Onset of Depressive Symptoms

...e group did computerized brain exercises, a second group took classes in memory strategies, a third group took classes in reasoning and a fourth group served as a control that engaged in no special activity. Earlier reporting on the study found that the brain fitness exercise participants improved...

UBA offers Free Webinar: NAHU Executive VP and CEO to Discuss Health Reform Bills

...he media, government agencies and elected officials at all levels, the insurance industry and the public. Prior to becoming the EVP/CEO of NAHU, Janet served for many years as the head of NAHU's government affairs department, working with members of Congress and agencies of the Executive branch, supervising...

Andrew Allen joins Navvis & Company

... health systems and hospitals, most recently from Ascension Health where he served as president for the western states operation group, and also held senior e...on planning and interim executive management. Before Ascension, he served for seven years with the Carondelet System in St. Louis, MO in both chief o...

Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

... medical care. A related study, from researchers at Alliant International University in California, found that more than half of those vets who had served in Afghanistan or Iraq reported significant problems with sleep. After interviewing 375 military personnel, 84.7 percent of them male, the researchers...

On the Heels of the Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Leading Dermatologist Weighs in on Sun Protection Myths and Facts

...Dermatology at both St. Luke's Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York City. Dr. Deleo has always had a great interest in education and served as the Director of Residency Training and the Medical School Teaching Program in Dermatology at Columbia-Presbyterian. He is presently Director of Re...

CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients

...like retail clinics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The alliance means chronically ill patients served by CVS Caremark's Accordant Common disease management programs will be managed and have access to expanded offerings provided by Alere, a leader in he...

Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care

...ocations internationally. "Our relationship with Comfort Keepers is the largest geographic expansion of DailyMed to date, and will help seniors served by Comfort Keepers across the nation safely and correctly manage their prescriptions," said Marvin R. Richardson, president and CEO of Arcadia. "In a...

Innophos Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ted successful production tests of several additional food grade salts to enable a shift in focus from detergency to the multiple food market segments served by salts and acid. In addition, evaluation efforts are continuing according to plan on the Baja California Sur, Mexico phosphate mineral rights conces...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

...g written for exactly. "One wonders if the medication is being used as a possible panacea for a number of psychosocial issues which might be better served by counseling," Kotrla said. "Who's really taking these medications?" Caine said. "It's not clear that it makes anyone healthier. That's a fundame...

Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

...inical cancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974, Massey has served as an internationally recognized center of excellence. It offers more clinical trials than any other institution in Virginia, serving patients in Rich...
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