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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 ...

FDA Tells Patients to Stick With Diabetes Drug Linked to Cancer

There's no conclusive evidence that Lantus causes malignancy, agency says,,,, WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent studies suggesting that the injected diabetes drug Lantus (insulin glargine) might boost cancer risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ur...

Drummer Eddie Cleland Resumes Life After Brain Surgery and Tells About it at Conference

Drummer for 'Loose Chains' joins researchers, physicians, neurosurgeons and other brain tumor survivors June 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- It is not uncommon for musicians to have to work around scheduling conflicts, but Eddie Cleland, drumme...

Every Picture Tells A Story, Particularly for Those With Epilepsy

Expressions of Courage(R) Art Contest for People with Epilepsy Now Accepting Entries TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The definition of art has been debated for centuries, with most agreeing that art means something different to everyone. For people living with epilepsy, art can be a ...

Patient Command Tells Sec. Sebelius That Existing Technology Can Make Electronic Health Records Interoperable

The key: making it simpler. MCLEAN, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Command(R), Inc. is asking Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to adopt new rules defining how computers should exchange medical records electronically (be interoperabl...

Easy-to-Use Wristband Tells You When to Apply Sunscreen - and When to Hit the Shade

UVSunSense Allows For More Accurate Application of Suntan Lotions, Reducing Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer and Long-Term Sun Damage May is National Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVSunSense wristband, a new, easy-to-use tool that helps p...

Health Workforce Reform Fundamental to Successful Health Reform, AAHC tells Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health workforce reform is a crucial element of health system reform, the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) told the White House this week. "We must change health workforce policy now to ensure we are ready to meet the numerous work...

What Is It Like to Survive a Plane Crash? A Survivor of One of the Worst Small Plane Crashes Tells Her Story

NAPLES, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday's crash of a single-engine turboprop plane in Montana killed 14 people -- half of them children. With a number of plane crashes in recent months, including the February 12th crash of a Continental Airlines commuter plane that killed 50 and January's "M...

Especially Among Children, Prevention is Key to Halting Obesity Epidemic, President of American Dietetic Association Tells Congressional Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A focus on prevention of behaviors that lead to obesity and excess weight, as part of a national program of education, promotion, policy and legislation, offers the best opportunity to halt the country's obesity epidemic, particularly among children,...

Coast IRB Tells Congressional Committee Sting Operation Was Illegal, Unnecessarily Harmful

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel S. Dueber, CEO of Coast Independent Review Board (IRB), testified today before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building. Coast IRB was targeted by the Government Acc...

Young Tells Congress Survival of Postal Service Could Depend on Passage of Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letter Carriers union President William H. Young told a House hearing today that the survival of the U.S. Postal Service, endangered by the greed and recklessness of financial firms and Wall Street, could depend on whether Congress enacts biparti...

Health Reform Must Include Health Workforce, AAHC President Tells Congress

Health system reform will not succeed without coordinated national health workforce planning WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health system reform cannot be successful without simultaneously changing how the nation develops and implements health workforce policy, Dr. Steven A. ...

Is one diet as good as another? U of I study says no and tells you why

Any diet will do? Not if you want to lose fat instead of muscle. Not if you want to lower your triglyceride levels so you'll be less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease. Not if you want to avoid cravings that tempt you to cheat on your diet. And not if you want to keep the weight off long...

NQF's Corrigan Tells Senate Committee That Investing in Health IT Holds Great Promise If It is Focused on Wringing Out Efficiencies and Coordinating Patient Care

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Quality Forum (NQF) President and CEO Janet Corrigan will testify before the Senate HELP Committee Thursday, January 15th to provide guidance on how HIT investments can achieve maximum benefit -- both for our economy and the quality of care o...

In New Jersey, a Blue-Ribbon State Government Commission Tells Governor Corzine and the Legislature: It's Time to Enact Marriage Equality

To Read the Complete Report Online, visit http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/curc.html Making its final recommendation, the New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission says the civil union law 'invites and encourages' harm to same-sex couples and their children The commission cite...

Enjoy Life Foods CEO Tells FDA Grocery Stores Remain A Dangerous Minefield for Food Allergic, Food Intolerant and Celiac Shoppers

At the invitation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Mandell, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Enjoy Life Foods, the country’s leading manufacturer of allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods, provided comments at a public meeting on the use of advisory labeling of allergen...

Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow

Could one day lead to treatments for baldness, researchers say THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have taken a step forward in understanding the mechanisms behind a problem that has bedeviled many men, and some women, for all of history: hair loss. The study identifies...

Pennsylvania Tells Autism Speaks to Stop Talking

PITTSBURGH, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday in a historical and unprecedented move, the Pennsylvania legislature voted nearly unanimously in the affirmative for House Bill 1150 to mandate commercial insurance companies to cover some services for children with autism. The bill, intr...

Philanthropic Health Care Violations of HHS' HIPAA Law Again Near Zero, Federal Government Tells Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the fifth anniversary since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) patient privacy rules went into effect, the Federal government has again conceded there are practically no examples of violations "in the context of fu...

'Workplace Survival': Memoir Tells of Woman Who Developed Lung Disease After Exposure to Dangerous Toxins

IRVING, Texas, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, Dorothy Ferrell was diagnosed with Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease. She never had asthma or allergies and she never smoked. She went to work healthy and ended up with lung disease. Her new memoir, "Workplace Survival: Maintaining Faith Thro...

Governor Rendell Tells Congress 'Prescription for Pennsylvania' Will Improve Health Care Climate for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today told U.S. lawmakers that small businesses struggle under a health care system that fosters spiraling costs, uneven and inadequate quality and little or no coverage for millions of Americans - and states cannot affo...

Hair Tells Tale of Where You've Been

Water molecules in shafts offer up personal history, researchers say MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The water you drink stays in your hair, and it may reveal details about where you've been, new research suggests. By analyzing the makeup of water molecules from human hair, Uni...

'Putting the Medical Profession on Notice!': Widow Tells Tragic Story of How Her Husband Died Due to Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

'In spirit, Paul is very much alive. His strength and resilience is a legacy and a reminder to our family to remember who he was and where he came from.' TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Putting the Medical Profession on Notice!: Paul's Boo...

Why the Web tells us what we already know

The Internet is not the font of all knowledge, despite the plethora of information available at your fingertips. Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have found that while Internet searches do bring up a variety of useful materials, people pay more attention to...

UBC researchers discover 'instruction manual' that tells cancers how to hide from immune system

A mechanism that creates an invisibility cloak for certain cancer cells and allows them to hide from the immune system has been uncovered by a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia. Prof. Wilfred Jefferies and his team found that metastatic tumours (cancers that spread from pr...

AARP CEO Bill Novelli Tells Lawmakers: Controlling Health Care Costs Key to Budget Reform

EMBARGOED FOR 11:01 AM October 31, 2007 WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Congressional testimony today, the head of AARP told lawmakers what American families already know - that the most important fiscal problem facing our country is the skyrocketing costs of health care. ...

Do Not Take the Pill! Dr. Prudence Hall Tells her Teen and Female Patients

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Prudence Hall, founder of The Hall Center in Santa Monica, CA, has always been a strong advocate for the overall health of her patients. It wasn't until she became immersed in treating menopausal patients with bioidentical natural hormones that...

Lafley Tells Shareholders That 'P&G is Designed to Grow'

CINCINNATI, Oct. 9, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, A.G. Lafley, addressed The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shareholders at its annual meeting today. Lafley said, "P&G is a company designed to grow for the short, mid and long term -- c...

HungerFREE Campaign Tells UN: 'Put food on the table'

Opening of the 62nd United Nations General Assembly Tomorrow, September 18th NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 35,000 people dying of hunger every day and governments failing to meet their millennium commitment to halve hunger by 2015, the inte...

A drug-sensitive 'traffic cop' tells potassium channels to get lost

La Jolla, CA Our brains are buzzing with electrical activity created by sodium and potassium ions moving in and out of neurons through specialized pores. To prevent the constant chatter from descending into chaos the activity of these ion channels has to be tightly regulated. One possibility ...

I Am a Muslim With Moderate Views, Haneef Tells Australian Police

India is seeking consular access to Mohammed Haneef, currently detained in Australia, in connection with the failed Glasgow bombing. On Tuesday the Indian External Affairs Ministry summoned Australia's high commissioner, John McCarthy, to express its concern over the treatment of Haneef. ...

Subsidize Solar Water Heaters for Homes, Expert Tells Australian Government

As Australias federal elections near, the leading parties seek to position themselves as great champions of environment. But observers remain skeptical. Like Tim Flannery, the Australian of the Year Professor who has called upon both the ruling conservatives and the opposition to come out wit...

Steve Tyler Tells All About His Beauty Regime

'Aerosmith' frontman Steve Tyler has revealed that the secret of his relatively wrinkle-free visage at the age of 59 is a beauty regime that he follows. The slender rock star, notorious for his wild ways during the band's heyday in the 1970s, says that he applies a special cream under his...

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

A main Nigerian opposition party called Wednesday on US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to admit it carried out unethical drug trials in the northern state of Kano and pay the victims compensation. "The Action Congress has asked... Pfizer to accept that it carried out unethical clinical trials of the ...

Tamiflu: Adverse Reaction Warning, ‘a Must’, Canada Tells Roce

Canada has informed Swiss Pharmaceutical Roche AG to include the warning about potential side-effects of the well known, influenza drug, Tami flu. This advice is close// on the heels of reports about the adverse reaction of the drug, sparking erratic behaviors, hallucination and even inducing self ...

Consider Euthanasia For Severely Disabled Babies, College Tells Doctors

An issue which is likely to arouse strong feelings either way has been brought up by senior doctors at a medical college in Britain - the proposal suggests mercy killing of// new borns who are severely disabled. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology put forth this recommendation ...

Bush Tells Seniors Drug Plan Is A Good Deal

President Bush has heavily endorsed the new Medicare prescription drug benefit and has asked senior citizens in the Midwest to sign up before the May 15 deadline. // "It doesn't cost a dime to look and you're going to save money,'' said Bush. "Seniors are saving about half on their prescription ...

Life Beyond Cancer - Delhi Woman Tells How

Some people see a hopeless end while some others see an endless hope. This is the secret of conquering cancer, say successful cancer survivors. //Anuradha is yet another breast cancer survivor, who now has a success story to share with others afflicted with the deadly disease. She is now trying to ...

Speed up bird flu vaccine, Bush tells experts

The prospects of a bird flu pandemic has created a stir worldwide with US President George Bush getting in on the act and urging vaccine developers to speed up the process of developing a vaccine to combat the same. // Representatives of more than 80 countries and international organizations ...

China tells officials not to hide SARS damage

China, still reeling from an official SARS cover-up, is trying to stop more deception, this time of the extent of economic damage the deadly flu-like virus has caused to the world's sixth-biggest economy. The State Statistical Bureau said the illness, which hit retail sales and foreign investment l...
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