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Tenet Nurses, Healthcare Workers Take Action to Protest Sick Leave Cuts

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses and hospital workers who provide care at hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation organized an unprecedented national protest today against attempts to cut their access to sick leave. Tenet healthcare workers...

'Go to the doctor? Only if I'm really sick ...'

African American men could be putting their health at risk by avoiding disease screening, in the belief that the results might threaten their masculinity. Because they prove their masculinity through their sexuality and sexual performance, seeking medical advice including HIV/AIDS testing goes aga...

Largest U.S. Health Insurer Rewarded Employees That Cancelled Coverage of Sick Patients

Consumer Watchdog Calls on Congress to Ban Bonuses For Canceling, Delaying or Denying Medical Care WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog called on Congress to ban any health insurance employee from receiving bonuses for canceling, delaying, or denying necessa...

Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients

Congress Should Not Let Insurers Continue to Cheat Consumers in HealthCare Reform WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wittney Horton of Los Angeles, whose own insurance was cancelled after she sought routine medical care, appeared today before the House subcommittee on Government O...

Study questions whether Ontario's primary health care reforms serve the sick and poor

TORONTO, May 25, 2009 Ontario has invested millions of dollars into the healthcare system in response to a serious doctor shortage. But despite improvements in primary care, a study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found Ontario's chronically sick and poor are the ...

Swine Flu Hits Sick People the Hardest: CDC

Meanwhile, vaccine won't be ready for months, World Health Organization says WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Underscoring the belief that the new H1N1 swine flu is no more dangerous than regular flu, U.S. health officials said Tuesday that those hospitalized with the infection wh...

Survey finds nearly half of Americans concerned they or their family may get sick from swine flu

Boston, MAFollowing the declaration of a public health emergency due to the new H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll about how concerned Americans are about the outbreak, how they are responding and what t...

Stay Home with Swine Flu Symptoms? Not Without Paid Sick Days

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Debra L. Ness, President National Partnership for Women & Families: "We all fervently hope that officials are able to quickly bring the swine flu outbreak under control in the United States, Mexico and aroun...

Challenge in Curbing the Spread of Swine Flu: Half of Workforce Lacks Paid Sick Days

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research: As of this release, at least 50 cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in the United States with confirmed cases in six other countries, prompting the World Health...

FEW Salutes House for Passing Legislation with Federal Worker Provisions; FERS Sick Leave Credit and FERS Redeposit Approved

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federally Employed Women (FEW) salutes the House of Representatives for approving legislation (HR 1804) that included two very important federal worker provisions. An amendment was offered by Federal Workforce Subcommittee Chairman Stephen Lynch (D-9-...

Low-income families with sick children often enrolled in high-deductible health care plans

High-deductible health plans are increasingly used by healthy people who are unlikely to incur high medical expenses. But they also end up enrolling many low-income, vulnerable families, finds a study of Massachusetts families from Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School's Department...

Need for Health Care Reform Escalates; One in Four Americans Skip Care When Sick or Injured

Consumers Rate U.S. Health Care System Poorly, According to Deloitte Survey WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care reform heats up in the White House, nearly 40 percent of consumers have expressed discontent with the status quo, rating the U.S. health care system a D or an F. A q...

Mother of Sick Child Donates Millions to Children

MADISON, Wis., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For Shannon Kenitz of Madison, Wisconsin, winning the Grand Prize in the American Way Magazine annual Road Warrior contest has meant hope for a brighter future for many disabled children. Ms. Kenitz is the mother of a special needs child herself, and she's...

Star-Driven Benefit Event to Help Provide Music Therapy to Sick Children

Children's Music Fund offers up an evening of incredible auction items, music and festivity at premier benefit. LOS ANGELES, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 14th, Children's Music Fund will have its first annual "Healing Through Music" benefit featuring world class music, delicious food,...

Help for children with sick hearts

These bacteria carry a special protein sequence, the so-called PARF motif, on their surface. In the renowned journal PLoS ONE Singh Chhatwal and his colleague Patric Nitsche-Schmitz of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig illustrate the role played by PARF in the dev...

Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Sick Kids

Lowering blood glucose levels also cut time in ICU, study finds TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive insulin therapy may reduce the risk of death, infection and the length of intensive care stays for seriously ill children, a European study suggests. Abnormally high blood...

New Sick Day Guidelines Help Parents Make the Right Call This Cold Season

- National Association of School Nurses and Triaminic(R) send Sick Day Guidelines home to help guide parents through the cough and cold season - On average, school-aged children get six to 10 colds every year and some 22 million school days are missed each year(i) SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan...

Study: How Can States Treat a Sick Economy? Call the Doctors

A new study announced today shows that the University of Central Florida (UCF) has the right prescription for an ailing economy - a medical school and growing medical city. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) December 19, 2008 -- A new study announced today shows that the Universi...

If Your Child Says School Makes Him Sick - He Might Be Right

Study Identifies 435 Schools with Toxic Air Pollution While EPA Shirks Responsibility FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning USA TODAY released their study of schools where the outside air poses an unacceptable health risk from chemical contamination to young ch...

Physicians ask EPA, 'Antibiotics to cure sick apples, or sick children?'

Arlington, VAA federal decision to permit the State of Michigan to spray the state's apple orchards with gentamicin risks undermining the value of this important antibiotic to treat blood infections in newborns and other serious human infections, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of Ame...

New data show patients using avonex reported less sick leave and short-term disability costs

Denver, CO June 2, 2008 Results from an analysis assessing the differences in health benefits costs (HBCs) and lost time among employees suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) being treated with injectable disease modifying therapies (DMTs) were presented and announced by Biogen Idec as poster p...

Life Denied: Nurses, Family of Sick Teen March on Health Insurance Company Tuesday

17-year-old boy needs cancer treatment, PacifiCare denies CYPRESS, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses, friends and concerned community members will join the family of Nick Colombo marching on the corporate offices of health insurance giant PacifiCare in Orange County thi...

Attention New York: Please Don't Get Sick on March 4th, Your Doctor Will be in Albany for Malpractice Insurance Reform

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With New York physicians facing a potential surcharge in malpractice insurance premiums of $50,000, in addition to a projected premium increase, an expected one thousand New York physicians will be in Albany's Hart Theater in the Egg, Empire State P...

FTCR: Gov. Schwarzenegger Must Follow Through on Call to Ban Blue Cross From Using Doctors as Double-Agents to Dump Sick Patients

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) sent a letter to the state's HMO regulator calling for swift action to end Blue Cross' practice of conscripting doctors as "double agents," combing medical records for any excuse to d...

Life Denied: California Nurses, Family of Sick Teen March on Health Insurance Company Thursday

17-year-old girl needs liver transplant, CIGNA denies GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses, family and concerned community members will march on the corporate offices of health insurance giant CIGNA in Glendale this Thursday to protest the company's denial of a ...

More sick leave given to men by male GPs compared with female counterparts

LIVERPOOL, UK 12 September 2007: Male patients are given more certified sick leave by male doctors compared with the amount of sick notes given to females by female doctors, a University of Liverpool study has revealed. The report, written by primary care experts at the University, indicates t...

Pay-for-performance may benefit doctors who care for very sick

HOUSTON - (June 1, 2009) Physicians who treat patients with multiple health problems will fare well under pay-for-performance, which bases physician reimbursement on the quality of care provided, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Aff...

Good Kitchen Practices Can Keep You and Your Children From Getting Sick

MCCLEAN, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improper food preparation habits account for many food illnesses, however, such habits are not just found in food processing plants or in supermarkets. They also occur in the home. One third of the participants in a Dutch study of how people prepar...

More Fall Sick from Water Pollution in Tripura

Twelve more people were taken ill Saturday after drinking water from a river contaminated by toxic industrial chemicals in Tripura, taking the total number of people down with poisoning to 48. // "The state government has taken measures on a war footing to make the river water fit for human c...

Doctors’ Own Fear of Death Linked to Hastening Death of Very Sick Newborn

Doctors who fear their own death say they are more prepared than other doctors to hasten death in sick newborns for whom further medical treatment is considered futile,// reveals research published ahead of print in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The findin...

Students Sick after consuming Chicken Dish

A few students of Pinewood elementary in Prince George, Canada are down with food poisoning after a meal of chicken strips were served to them as part of the school’s// weekly hot lunch program. Incidentally a case of food poisoning was registered only after school authorities got concerned whe...

Medical Clowns To Cheer Up Sick Children

Sick children in various hospitals in New York are having a nice holiday with medical clowns hired to cheer them up. // The program is called Clown Care and believes in the saying “laughter is the best medicine.” The Big Apple Circus at New York-Presbyterian Hospital runs this program. It is ...

Obese Women Fall Sick Often

Obesity is known to be the cause of various illnesses like Diabetes , Hypertension etc. Recently it has also been linked to short-term disabilities //like depression and various musculo- skeletal disorders. Over- weight women may face this risk more than obese men says a new finding. Body Mas...

Bank of Stem Cells to Give Hope to Sick Children

Families who fear the transfer of genetic diseases to their progeny have been given new hope with plans for the development of a major NHS bank of babies' stem cells//. Stem cells are the building blocks of life and have the potential to treat diseases such as leukemia. However cord blood ban...

US Government Authorizes CDC To Detain Sick Travelers

Infectious disease experts and the American Civil Liberties Union are questioning the policy to allow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and customs agents to detain travelers //who look like they are suffering from bird flu. The MoU, which is reportedly available with Reuters, also al...

Asian Doctors Caught Issuing False Sick Notes

Disciplinary proceedings are taking place against five doctors, four of whom are Asians who were caught issuing false sick notes in a sting// operation in the UK. The operation was conducted by newspaper reporters who posed as sick patients, and the doctors may be struck of the medical register al...

U.S. To Tighten Sick Passenger, Quarantine Rules

Citing a need to protect Americans from bird flu and other diseases, the US health officials propose regulatory changes requiring airlines and shipping firms to hand over// passenger and crew lists on demand and expand how they report serious illnesses. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Co...

Is Drinking Extra Fluids Safe When You’re Sick

A new study suggests drinking extra fluids may do more harm than good for patients with respiratory infections.// Researchers examined results from previous studies to determine if recommending patients with respiratory infections drink more fluids is safe. Previous data has shown during a resp...

Women who care for sick spouse risk heart disease

A new study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health now reveals that caregiving may be associated with its own health risks. They have found that women who care for a disabled or ill spouse have an increased risk of coronary heart disease. The findings were reported from a long-runn...

The Outbreak of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa In An LA Hospital, Makes 7 Children Sick

White Memorial Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles has shut its neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to new admissions after identifying an outbreak of a potentially// fatal bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Seven children are supposed to be infected with the virulent bacterium, includi...
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