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Internists tackle key health reform issues

WASHINGTON Monographs addressing individual mandates, tax exclusion and a public plan option were released today by the American College of Physicians (ACP). The new policy papers are: Individual Mandates in Health Insurance Reform Reforming the Tax Exclusion for Health Insurance A Public...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Miami UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety has successfully launched a hand hygiene compliance (HHC) pilot project with the help of two Michigan-based technology businesses who specialize in health care real-time locatin...

Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer

Family bonds, dedicated scientists set their sights on the bone malignancy chordoma THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- As a child, Daniel Alter had blazing headaches that doctors explained away as lazy eye or asthma. He pushed himself through Boy Scout hikes until one day he fel...

Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

International screening program and new drug show promise in studies WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- In the minds of most Americans, tuberculosis is a disease of the past. However, statistics show it's still a major global health problem. That's why two studies in the June ...

The Year of Affordable Healthcare Brings Together San Francisco Community Groups to Tackle Healthcare Crisis

Local Roundtable First in a Series of Community Discussions on Improving Access to More Affordable Healthcare and Medicine SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the leading generic pharmaceutical company, today held the first in a series of community round...

Technology Leaders, Patient Groups and Community Advocates Launch Effort to Tackle Chronic Disease Crisis in Washington State

Microsoft Corp., The Moyer Foundation, Group Health, The Technology Alliance, UW TechTransfer all partners in new initiative SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- An alliance of leaders in health care, business, and community advocacy today launched the Washington state chapte...

In Two Weeks, Top CEOs From U.S. and Aboard Tackle Obama's Health Reform Plans at 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 14-16, Washington

Angela Braly, Newt Gingrich, Michael Leavitt, Steve Burd, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus join 1,700 leaders for three-day summit on the present and future or health care WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Top leaders from health care, business and government will convene at the World Health ...

New Online Program Helps Parents Tackle Childhood Obesity

Alere's groundbreaking Healthy Kids Program offers tools for family health - Childhood obesity at near epidemic levels; costs estimated at $14 billion annually - Employers and health plans increasingly bearing the burden of costs - First of its kind personalized solution that provid...

Cooperative Exchange Meeting to Tackle Stimulus Package Effects

DALLAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooperative Exchange announces that it will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from Noon to 4pm (CDT) in downtown Chicago, IL in conjunction with HIMSS '09. There will be a business meeting, but a large portion will be devoted to pres...

Bioengineered proteins: Trial confirms new way to tackle cancer

Re-engineering a protein that helps prevent tumours spreading and growing has created a potentially powerful therapy for people with many different types of cancer. In a study published in the first issue of EMBO Molecular Medicine , Canadian researchers modified the tumour inhibiting protein, vo...

Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- In what they called a "landmark agreement," former President Bill Clinton and the American Heart Association announced Thursday the launch of a national init...

ACL Injury Prevention Program is First in Nation to Tackle Growing Problem

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's first - and only - program aimed at taking a wide-scale community prevention approach to decrease non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among female high school athletes is working, and as a result, is being expanded in R...

YMCA Helps Community Members Tackle Economic Stress

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago recently unveiled a health and wellness initiative aimed at helping Chicagoland adults and families cope with the increased stress levels that they are experiencing. According to the American Psychological Association's Stress ...

Five Leaders From Five Industries to Tackle Concerns Over the Economy and Its Impact on Compliance and Ethics During Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association Audio/Web Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 19, 2009 at Noon CT, compliance and ethics leaders at Best Buy, Dell, Qwest Communications, Textron and Catholic Healthcare West will be discussing how companies should manage rising compliance risk at a time of stagnant or declining budg...

Doctors of Indian origin unite to tackle global health problems - the creation of The first ever Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

Chennai - at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention in Chennai, January 7-10, a consortium of health care professionals was created - GAPIO - the world's first comprehensive health care organization with an emphasis on improving health provision and addressing health inequalities in India. ...

Texas and North Carolina Students Tackle Lifesaving Research in Chemistry and Genetics, Taking Home the Grand Prize at Nation's Premier High School Science Competition

$100,000 WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE 2008 SIEMENS COMPETITION IN MATH,SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Wen Chyan of Denton, Texas, Wins Individual Grand Prize; Sajith M. Wickramasekara of Raleigh, North Carolina and Andrew Y. Guo of Cary, North Carolina, Win Team Grand Prize NEW Y...

UT trainees tackle health information technology issues

Many health care providers are overloaded with information. And more is coming. At The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston (SHIS), research trainees are learning how to address the many issues raised by the explosion in e-information. SHIS recently received a 5-...

Researchers Tackle CLL, Diabetes and Trauma-Hemorrhage

Molecular Medicine, a bimonthly, biomedical journal published by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, strives to understand normal body functioning and disease pathogenesis at the molecular level which may allow researchers and physician-scientists to use that knowledge in the design of ...

Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections

Medicine, math and engineering combine to reveal how sepsis and less severe infections occur - and what might be done to stop or prevent them U-M Health Minute: Today's top health issues and medical research ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a leading cause of death...

Georgetown University Med Center reproductive health researchers tackle public health concerns

Washington, DC. Involving men in family planning, partner communication about sex and sexual health, and tailoring teen specific reproductive health services are among the cutting-edge topics being presented by researchers from Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health at the Amer...

UNC School of Social Work helps China tackle growing pains

CHAPEL HILL As China gears up for the Beijing Olympics, a burgeoning relationship between U.S. and Chinese social workers is helping ensure that the world's most populous nation can deal with its growing pains at the same time that it's coming of age. The problems vary widely from helping vic...

Experts, Advocates Tackle Challenges of Autism, Architecture

READING, Pa., July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts in a variety of professions gathered today to address the challenges of providing quality education to children with autism and designing accessible public spaces for people with disabilities. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commissio...

Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle

Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection TUESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Most drugs aimed at suppressing HIV target proteins lying on the virus itself, but new research suggests that focusing on the human host's immune cells might work even better. That's ...

New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle factors and medication recommendations are among the topics covered in the guidelines for treating resistant hypertension released Monday by the Ameri...

Joining efforts to tackle heart disease

Heart disease is a preventable condition, yet 2 million people die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) annually in Europe. Cardiovascular disease is now affecting younger generations due to unhealthy lifestyles and causes 30 to 40% of all premature deaths. Recent studies have highlighted the mounting...

International and Domestic Leaders to Convene to Tackle Health Issues in the Arab American Community

DEARBORN, Mich., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of Arab Americans is growing. In fact, the United States has the second largest concentration of people of Arab descent outside of the Middle East. As the Arab American population grows, so do their healthcare needs. Like many othe...

San Antonio Employers Look to Wellness Programs to Tackle Rising Health Insurance Premiums

Humana and Local Brokerage Firm Offer Innovative Programs to Gain Members, According to New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of healthcare market intelligence, reports that San Antonio employers, ...

Health and Technology Leaders Tackle Challenge of Managing Consumers' Identities in Web-Based Personal Health Tools

Report is newest addition to the Connecting for Health Common Framework Experts encourage knowledge-based authentication and call on National Institute of Standards and Technology to study current identity-proofing practices WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The critical c...

Experts Agree That One Case Is Too Many; Tackle Tough Issue of Anesthesia Awareness

- Stryker Instruments Launches OR-Live Information Resource Portal to Advance Public Understanding of Rare but Traumatic Event - NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A dynamic panel of researchers, anesthesia professionals and a patient/advocate assembled this week at a forum for healthcar...

Europe to tackle brain disorder research by linking industry, academia

Attempts to cure brain-related disorders have proved less successful than therapies for other major conditions such as heart cancer, even though just as many people suffer from them. About 600 million worldwide each year are afflicted by depression alone, more than any other condition except heart...

Professional Football Takes the Field to Tackle Prostate Cancer

Teams challenge men to get screened for each point scored CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Football fans are known for going to great lengths to show support for their favorite team -- camping out for tickets, sitting in stadiums in freezing temperatures, traveling great distan...

Brands Tackle the Childhood Obesity Issue During M2Moms(TM) - The Marketing-To-Moms Conference

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Dean, president and CCO of KickSkirt, Inc., will lead a panel discussion on how brands can help moms improve the health of their children while also improving their bottom line during the 3rd Annual M2Moms(TM) - The Marketing-To-Moms Conference, Oct...

UNH, state health agency, private industry and NASA to tackle Lyme disease

DURHAM, N.H. -- Armed with satellite imagery, field samples, human Lyme disease case data, and mathematical models, an interdisciplinary research team from the University of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and the private sector will conduct work on the ec...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

Children in Somerville town in Massachusetts are losing in a way that's making other communities in the US take notice. The kids of Somerville, a town of 80,000 outside Boston, have been taking part in a nutrition programme aimed at helping them learn healthy eating habits that stay with t...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

If the Indian truck drivers are known to be more prone to HIV than any other segment of the population, in the US too they are more at risk of contracting a whole range of health problems than most others . They account for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths. Obesity is rampant amon...

Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

Turning salt water into drinking water is not a solution to tackle global water scarcity. Attention should rather be paid to conserving supplies, as desalination is an expensive , energy intensive process that releases a vast amount of greenhouse gas, the WWF has said in its report. "Desali...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

BMA Scotland today [Monday 25 June 2007] published a five point plan to tackle Scotlands alcohol problem. The five demands where highlighted in a new paper published by BMA Scotland on the opening day of the BMAs annual UK conference in Torquay. Alcohol kills six people every day in Scotla...

Taking The Bull By The Horns- Australia To Tackle Bullying In Schools

Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who raised concerns about school bullying has decided to give more power to school principals to equip them against the menace. The Prime Minister will announce this move at a meet unveiling the Governments new education agenda. Yet, critics of ...

25,000 Needless Deaths Each Year Due to Failure to Tackle Blood Clots in Hospital

Up to 25,000 people may die needlessly each year due to the failure to prevent blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE) in UK hospitals , say experts in this weeks BMJ. Their warning follows the publication of official guidelines on the issue last month by the National Institute f...

American State Lawmakers Make Moves To Tackle Autism

Senators worried over New Jerseys claim to the highest autism rate in America, have pushed toward law proposals to promote research into autism and provide lifetime care for those with the disorder. A recent U.S. study of childhood autism, the largest so far, has found that about 1 in 152 have the...
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