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Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

Truth-teller Wendell Potter Asks White House Officials to See Insurance Crisis First-Hand SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog: In private and public messages to federal Office of Reform chi...

Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccination...

Hispanic Alliance Urges Congress to Work Through Recess on Health

"With one-third of Hispanic American adults uninsured, Congress must get this right" WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With one-third of Hispanic American adults uninsured, the Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute today urged Congress to work through its ...

In Letter to Congress, NORD Urges Action on Healthcare Reform

DANBURY, Conn., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter regarding health care reform was sent to all members of Congress today by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): July 31, 2009 Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of the 30 mill...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vacci...

Eliminate Cost-Sharing for Medicaid Preventive Services, Partnership Urges House Committee

WASHINGTON July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to prohibit cost-sharing to Medicaid patients for recommended clinical preventive services. Partnership President Robert J. Gould praised an amendmen...

Ex- White House Drug Spokesman Urges 'Double Drug Treatment'; Bob Weiner and Policy Analyst Zoe Pagonis Highlight 'Drug War's Wrong Focus'

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zo...

Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today. Older individu...

UDW Urges 'No' Vote On State Budget; Demands 'Shared Sacrifice' From All Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a last minute plea to state legislators, the UDW Homecare Providers Union tonight urged a "No" vote on the state budget agreement reached earlier this week by Gov. Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders. Branding t...

Expressing Growing Concern, THCA Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Protect Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care as Health Reform Debate Proceeds

Potential Size of Cumulative Federal Medicare Cuts as Part of "Reform" Jeopardize Viability of Already-Troubled Texas Medicaid Program; Seniors' Care at Risk, Local Jobs Base Threatened AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing growing concern t...

NACDS Urges Clarifications, Enhancements in Two Pharmacy Reimbursement Provisions in House Healthcare Reform Legislation

Continues to Support Goals of Healthcare Reform Alexandria, VA (Vocus) July 20, 2009 -- Today, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE sent a letter to the Chairman of the Committee on W...

PFCD Urges Congress to Address Real Cost-Driver in Health Reform in Light of New CBO Statement

CBO Announcement Says Current Legislation Does Not Include Cost-control Efforts, Costs Will Increase WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent announcement by CBO Director Douglass Elmendorf about current legislative drafts proposed by the S...

Raise Federal Alcohol Tax to Finance Prevention Trust Fund, Partnership Urges House Chairmen

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged chairmen of the three congressional committees crafting the House version of a health care reform bill to raise the federal excise tax on alcoholic beverages and apply those revenues to a special fund t...

New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the discussion regarding health care reform moves through Congress and is debated in the public forum, a new policy statement from the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) urges all parties to include adolescent and young adult health issues in t...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sometimes fatal "superbug" is popping up in hospitals, other health care settings and even communities where healthy people live. It's called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, (MRSA "mer'-sa"). Health experts urge common-sense steps b...

Urban Caucus Chair Urges Caucus Members to 'Get the Job Done' for Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus, releases this statement as the three House Committees with jurisdiction over health policy prepare to introduce legislation on health care for all Americans: "The oppo...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

Also recommends dosing limits for OTC products that contain acetaminophen, like Tylenol or Excedrin, because of link to liver damage. TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Popular prescription drugs like Vicodin or Percocet, which combine acetaminophen with an opiate narcotic, should b...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

Liver harm fears could lead to ban on Vicodin, Percocet, new dosing recommendations for Tylenol TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health advisers recommended on Tuesday to lower the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and ma...

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...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Urges General Assembly to Support Children's Health Insurance Program

CHIP, Pa's recognized children's health-care leader, may be faced with harsh decisions FOLSOM, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that Pennsylvania families should not have to worry about losing health insurance for their children -- especially durin...

HMS Urges Healthcare Reform Measures to Manage Costs, Target Resources, Fight Fraud

Cost Management Provider for Government Programs Outlines Ways to Lower Costs and Expand Health Coverage for More Americans NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS , the nation's leader in cost management services for government health and human services programs, to...

Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Signing of Tobacco Control Legislation Into Law; Urges Action on Lung Cancer

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate tobacco products was signed into law at a White House ceremony today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) The federal ...

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...

AMP urges inclusion of molecular diagnostic tests in comparative effectiveness research

Washington, DC June 12, 2009 -- The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) today released the text of a comment letter it has provided to the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in which AMP sets forth its recommendations for priority areas on which to foc...

Brain Injury Association of America Urges President Obama to Include Cognitive Rehabilitation for Returning Service Members as a Part of TRICARE Coverage

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an estimated 20% of injured American soldiers who have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan experiencing a possible traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has today called on President Obama to extend milita...

Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC announces an initiative to have all dentists screen their patients for both snoring and sleep apnea. New York, NY (Vocus) June 2, 2009 -- Because obstru...

MDS Nordion Urges Government of Canada to Complete MAPLE Project to Address Current Medical Isotope Supply Shortage

OTTAWA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today urged the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to consult with international experts and obtain their assistance toward activating the MAPLE pr...

FDA Report Urges Tougher Acetaminophen Warning

The risk of overdose, and potential liver damage, is still too high, agency says,, THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- One month after mandating stricter warning labels about the risk of liver damage from the painkiller acetaminophen, U.S. regulators are contemplating even tougher sta...

MyOutcomes Urges Government Leaders to Employ Consumer-Driven Outcomes Management in Reforming Behavioral Health System

White Paper Recommends Proven Solution for Improving Quality, Cutting Costs SILVER SPRING, Md., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MyOutcomes, LLC, a partnership focused on delivering consumer-driven outcomes management systems, today issued a white paper calling on the Obama Administration an...

Planned Parenthood Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Rescind Harmful Budget Cuts to Women's Health Care

Critics launch misleading campaign NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to rescind his proposal to cut $36 million in family planning funds from the state budget. These cuts would put preventive health care a...

Americans United for Life Memo Urges Senators to Consider New Abortion Polling Data Showing Majorities of all Parties Oppose Judicial Activism, Support Abortion Regulations

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today sent a letter to all U.S. Senate members urging them to consider new abortion polling data when they evaluate the President's Supreme Court nominee. The data reveal that Democrats, Republicans, and Independe...

Disability Activist Urges Obama to Escalate Stem Cell Research to End Paralysis For Millions of Americans

Cody Unser Comments on President Obama's Town Hall Acknowledgement of Economy's Toll on Disabled ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cody Unser, a 22-year-old student at University of Redlands and head of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation, commends President Obama f...

With Obesity Key Driver of Rising Health Care Costs, National Business Group on Health Urges Tax Code Changes

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underscoring the enormous strain that obesity places on our nation's health care system and economy at-large, the National Business Group on Health today released new data from Dr. Kenneth Thorpe documenting the staggering costs associated with obes...

The Quigley Corporation Issues Open Letter to Stockholders; Urges Stockholders to Reject Dissident Ted Karkus' Solicitation Efforts

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quigley Corporation, (Nasdaq: QGLY ) , www.quigleyco.com , today announced it has issued an open letter to stockholders urging them to reelect its experienced and highly qualified Board of Directors by voting the WHITE proxy card by ...

Red Cross Urges Families and Communities to Prepare During Swine Flu Outbreak

Washing Hands, Recognizing Symptoms Key to Prevent Spread WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washing hands and paying close attention to symptoms of illness are just some of the things the public can to do help reduce the risk from the swine flu (H1N1) outbreak, the American R...

Cardinal Rigali Praises House Re-Introduction of 'Pregnant Women Support Act,' Urges Co-Sponsorship

"Pregnant women need our assistance now so that abortion is not promoted to them as their only choice" WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Rigali, chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), wrote to all U.S. Represen...

Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May

It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month SATURDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Free asthma screenings will be offered at more than 200 sites across the United States in May, which is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Adults and children with symptoms such as whee...

PA Secretary of Health Recognizes Pennsylvania Volunteers; Urges Greater Citizen Involvement

'National Volunteer Week' is April 19 - April 25 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today praised Pennsylvania's volunteers for selflessly giving their time to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters and urged other citizens to...

American Society of Hematology Urges Congress to Increase FY2010 NIH Funding by at least 7 Percent, Calls on Public to Join Effort

The American Society of Hematology is working with patient groups to increase federal funding of the National Institutes of Health by encouraging consumers to watch a short video that illuminates the life-saving potential of biomedical research and use the Society's online advocacy tool to contac...

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

Free oral cancer screenings also being held at select NASCAR races this year CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Lori Hamilton, wife of late NASCAR racing legend Bobby Hamilton, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2009 Oral, Head &...
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