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National Coalition of Front-Line Skilled Nursing Clinicians: Bipartisan Momentum to Stop CMS Medicare Regulation, Subsequent Funding Cuts, Grows in Congress

Caregiver Coalition Applauds Congressional Outcry Over Proposed Regulation That Would Cut Billions From Medicare Funding for Skilled Nursing Care WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) -- a national coalition of front-li...

Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey

FAIRFAX, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut payments for radiation therapy treatments would cause many cancer centers to close, stop accepting Medicare patients, lay off support staff and reduce services...

Louisiana Tells Congress: Stop Healthcare Discrimination

Restoring equal access to Medicare for five million dually eligible people with Medicare and Medicaid improves healthcare finances and decreases healthcare disparities. NEW ORLEANS, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In June 2009, the Louisiana Legislature unanimously passed ...

Contemptible: Governor, State Officials Defy Court Order to Stop Home Care Cuts, Says SEIU

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents more than 200,000 California home care workers, filed a motion with U.S. District Court to hold the State in contempt for illegally cutting the wages of In-Home Supportive S...

Viles & Beckman, LLC: Stop Your Headache NOT Your Liver

FORT MYERS, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acetaminophen is an ingredient found in many over-the-counter and prescription medicines to help relieve pain and reduce fever. Many people refer to acetaminophen by a brand name, Tylenol and prescription brand names, Vicodin and Percocet. ...

Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts

Cuts Beginning October 1 Will Reduce Access to Care for Dying Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 3,524 hospice providers from across the country sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to stop cuts to the Medicare hospice benefit beginning on Octo...

STOP SMOKING ONLINE: Houston Psychologists Develop Groundbreaking, Interactive Stop Smoking Program

- Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States - More than 400,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related disease - Smoking causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS , illegal drugs, car crashes, fires, murders, and suicides combined. -...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

Veterinary neurologist allays fears about cat toxoplasmosis infections for those considering cat adoption during June, which is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Pregnancy and cats need not be mutually exclusive with easy solution to eliminate possibility of infection. Saraso...

Congress Appeals to Obama Administration, Thailand: Stop Hmong Returns to Laos

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Congressional letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Lao-Hmong refugee crisis in Thailand and Laos was sent today by 31 Members of Congress, as more cosigned the letter prior to transmittal. "First, we ask you to directly urg...

Healthcarebluebook.com: DC Area Consumers Must Stop Overpaying for Tests and Treatments

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is the cash price for an MRI of the cervical spine without contrast $1056.00 at an imaging center in Rockville, MD and $2710.00 14 miles away in Chevy Chase, MD? How can two facilities located just outside of Washington, DC vary so much in their pricing for ...

Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

Lifestyle changes have been shown to lower odds, even for those at higher risk,,,, WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although some believe that certain people are destined to get cancer and nothing can be done to change their fate, that's just not the case, experts say. Even pe...

Help Stop Swine Flu - First Ever 24/7 Flu Widget Alert

LUXEMBOURG, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- How can I protect myself and others? What can I do to prevent spreading swine flu? Where did the latest outbreaks occur? All urgent questions related to the threatening pandemic of "Swine Flu", where time is of essence and action needs to be taken immediately. ...

Women with arthritis more likely than men to stop working

Arthritis can have significant physical and psychological repercussions that impact quality of life and for those of working age, it can affect their ability to remain employed. Compared to individuals with other types of chronic diseases or disabilities, arthritis appears to have a more profound ...

Help Stop Swine Fu - First Ever 24/7 Flu Widget Alert

LUXEMBURG, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- How can I protect myself and others? What can I do to prevent spreading swine flu? Where did the latest outbreaks occur? All urgent questions related to the threatening pandemic of "Swine Flu", where time is of essence and action needs to be taken immediatel...

Renowned Smoking Cessation Expert Launches Popular Stop Smoking Seminar in UK

America's favorite Smoking Cessation Expert Franc Tausch is launching the Stop Smoking London Seminar. Attendees of the Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy London event quit smoking in one day, without nicotine withdrawal or weight gain. London, UK April 28, 2009 -- TV- an...

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate Subcommittee Efforts to Prevent Waste and Fraud in Medicare; Association Presents 13-Point Legislative Plan to Stop Waste and Fraud

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security held a hearing on waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. The Amer...

Hypnotherapy Breakthrough: Renowned Smoking Cessation Specialist Helps To Stop Smoking In One Session

Internationally respected and renowned Smoking Cessation Specialist Franc Tausch achieves record success rates with a breakthrough hypnosis technique to quit smoking after only one session Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2006 -- Franc Tausch, PhD, CCHT, of Forever Sm...

A.L.L. Calls on KS Senators to Stop Sebelius as Confirmation Postponed

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As news emerged that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' nomination to Health and Human Services Secretary has been postponed until the end of April, American Life League called on Kansas Senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts to reject the nomination. (Logo...

FDA Warns Drug Makers to Stop Selling Unapproved Prescription Painkillers

Action should not affect consumers or lead to shortages, the agency says,,,, TUESDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned nine companies to stop making 14 unapproved prescription narcotic painkillers. These unapproved products pose a ...

Automate Corporate Minutes and Resolutions; Stop IRS Woes Before They Happen

Low-cost software helps small corporations keep compliant with tedious record-keeping SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Iccomplish, Inc announces the availability of "Quick Corporate Minutes" desktop software that takes the tediousness out of corporate record-keeping and storage. Now small-to...

3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread

E-monitoring of hand washing, better room cleaning and checks on patient transfers are key, studies find,,,, FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A high-tech way of monitoring hand washing, a better means of disinfecting rooms and improved tracking of patients as they transfer from one...

American Association for Homecare Supports President Obama in His Commitment to Stop Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare

American Association for Homecare & Members Urge Congress to Adopt the Medicare Anti-Fraud Legislative Action Plan ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama declared that his administration would "root ou...

Smokers Will Stop for Their Pet's Sake

Study finds nearly 1 in 3 will do so for Fido, if not for themselves MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers who won't kick the habit for their own health will do it for their pets, a new study finds. "We wanted to determine whether pet owners who learned that smoking is bad...

Stop & Shop Issues a Voluntary Recall of Stop & Shop Brand Sundae Cones

QUINCY, Mass., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its manufacturer , The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has recalled its Stop & Shop brand [ice cream] Sundae Cones . The item was removed from store shelves because ingredients in the product were from Peanut Corporation ...

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

Governor's Budget Eliminates EPIC and Medicaid Wrap Coverage for Prescription Drugs ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the New York State Medicare Part D Coalition, including AARP, the Empire Justice Center, Medicare Rights Center, The Legal Aid Society, Selfhelp Co...

Swiss Re's Employer Stop Loss Product Offers US Companies Cost Savings for Self-Funded Health Insurance Plans

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss Re's Employer Stop Loss insurance coverage is providing benefits to the growing number of companies interested in self-funding their employee health plans in the United States. The coverage enables employers to cap their liability and benefit fr...

Ventura County Taxpayers' Group Files Suit to Stop State-of-the-Art Hospitals for Incarcerated Felons

Challenges move to seize billions from state, construct prison health care centers throughout California. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its kind lawsuit was filed this week to prevent a federal judge and his appointed receiver from removing billions of dollars from Californi...

Obama Honors NAMI's Matt Kuntz in Whistle Stop Tour to Inauguration; Veterans & PTSD

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is honored this week by President-elect Barack Obama's selection of NAMI Montana executive director, Matt Kuntz, to accompany him on his whistle stop tour between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. en rout...

Mayo researchers offer new insight into effectiveness of procedure to stop heavy menstrual bleeding

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Experts estimate that 20 percent of women experience excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding at some time during their lives, particularly as they approach menopause. A new, less invasive procedure called global endometrial ablation (GEA) preserves the uterus, while decreasing...

Blocking Oncogene Can Stop Spread of Ovarian Cancer

Lab study showed it had effect on 60% Of malignant cells MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking proteins produced by the oncogene MYC can stop the spread of ovarian cancer, researchers say. An oncogene is a gene that has the potential to help cause cancer. In up to 60 perce...

Riverside County Registered Nurses File a Lawsuit to Stop County's Violation of Federal Law

RNs, members of SEIU 721, Ask for an Injunction in Federal Court to Reclaim Overtime Pay RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registered nurses for Riverside County, including the Riverside County Regional Medical Center, filed a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class-actio...

Parents of Murdered Dating Violence Victim, Legislators, and Teachers Unite to Launch 'MADE' - Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, advocates for teen dating violence education from across the country are coming together at Liz Claiborne Inc. to launch 'MADE' -- Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse. Ann and Chris Burke, educators and parents of Lindsay Ann Bur...

BET Networks Joins the International Call to Stop the Spread of HIV on World AIDS Day Monday, December 1 with a Special Episode of '106 & PARK' Followed by BET News Exclusive 'ARE YOU POSITIVE?'

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the more than one million people in the United States that are living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half are African American. On Monday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. * , World AIDS Day, BET shines a bright light on these alarming statistics by dedicating a full episode o...

Study investigates Gore-tex-type device to stop strokes and mini-strokes

(CHICAGO) A study is under way at Rush University Medical Center using a small, soft-patch device made of a Gore-tex-type material often used to make durable outerwear to close a common hole found in the heart called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in order to prevent recurrent strokes and transie...

American Academy of Dermatology: Stop Skin Cancer On The Spot

New tools aid in diagnosing and detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on current estimates, 8,420 people are expected to die from melanoma this year. In an effort to reverse this sobering trend, dermatologists and ...

Brisk walk could help chocoholics stop snacking

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that a walk of just fifteen minutes can reduce chocolate cravings. The benefits of exercise in helping people manage dependencies on nicotine and other drugs have previously been recognised. Now, for the first time, newly-published research shows ...

New Stop Smoking Aid Offers Unique Teeth Whitening Benefit

Teeth Discoloration a Top Motivator When it Comes to Encouraging Smokers to Quit, New Survey Finds PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokers now have a new motivation to quit, a first of its kind stop-smoking gum with a whitening benefit. Nicorette(R) White Ice Min...

American Association for Homecare Proposes Aggressive 13-Point Plan to Stop Medicare Fraud and Recoup Billions; Calls Steps Essential to Medicare's Health

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tough new steps must be taken to prevent fraud and abuse in Medicare, says the American Association for Homecare, which today announced 13 specific recommendations that could eliminate most of the Medicare fraud attributed to the home medical ...

Heart attack patients who stop statin risk death, say McGill researchers

This release is available in French . Patients discontinuing statin medication following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) increase their risk of dying over the next year, say researchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Their study was published in a...

Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners

It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots MONDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study identifies some women -- but not men -- who might be able to stop taking blood-thinning medication for the clotting condition called venous thromboembolism. Current guidelines call for ...
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