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Federal Judge Orders Schwarzenegger Administration to Comply with Order That Blocks State Reduction for IHSS Worker Wages

State must comply - NOT DEFY - by close of business today! OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ruling issued late yesterday afternoon, Judge Wilken of the U.S. District Court ordered California to comply with her June 25, 2009, ruling which halts the State...

Contract Talks for 1,800 Security Officers at Kaiser Permanente Break Down - Major Cuts to Worker Healthcare are at Issue

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bargaining session yesterday with SEIU Property Services Division, the union representing 1,800 security officers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California and the rest of the nation, talks with Kaiser's security contractor Securitas ended ...

Stroudsburg PA Woman Earns Governor's Achievement Award as 'Direct Care Worker of the Year'

HERSHEY, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cari Medinas of Stroudsburg today received the first Direct Care Worker of the Year award, presented by Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall during the Governor's Achievement Awards ceremony at the PA Partners Conference. "It is very appropri...

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-...

Smithsonian Worker Exposed to Asbestos Files Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint

Smithsonian Whistleblower and Asbestos Experts to Dispute Smithsonian's Assurances That National Air and Space Museum is Safe for Workers and Public WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 17, to...

Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) social work associate was convicted yesterday by a jury on four counts of honest services mail fraud, violating the criminal conflict of interest statute and making a false statement to agency officials, A...

Consumer Watchdog Says California Nursing Home Patients' Quality of Care in Jeopardy Under SEIU Takeover of United Health Care Worker Facilities

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned that the move by SEIU International to take over nursing home worker unions in California will lead to degradation of the quality of patient care, as the agreements negotiated by SEIU tend to put the interest of nurs...

Medical Clinic Executives and Worker Plead Guilty to $5.3 Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The owners and operators of two Miami medical clinics, along with a phlebotomist at one of the clinics, have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Medicare program in connection with a $5.3 million HIV and cancer infusion fraud scheme, Acting Assistant Att...

Allied Health Worker Shortage Strains Community Clinics

Eight in 10 Report Staffing Challenge; Clinics Struggle to Bridge Gaps SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new survey of community clinics in California show that the shortage among allied health workers is putting a great strain on these nonprofit health organizations. Thi...

AmeriCares Relief Worker Arrives in Myanmar

Organization Continues with Efforts to Gain Clearance for Airlift of Medical Supplies STAMFORD, Conn., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An AmeriCares emergency relief expert arrived in Myanmar earlier today to assess the crisis situation and continue with efforts ...

Case Dropped Against Healthcare Worker Who Was Arrested While Providing Care to an Elderly, Disabled Man in Los Angeles Home

- Attorney Mark Werksman States 'Justice Was Served' - LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office dismissed a case against Yolanda McGriff, a Los Angeles- based healthcare worker who was arrested while providing nursing and home health care to ...

Most U.S. Companies Do Little to Boost Worker Health Benefits

Executives typically ignore data on plans that give best value for money, study finds WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Many large American companies aren't implementing strategies and programs to improve the quality and value of their workers' health benefits, concludes a study in the Nov...

Free Diabetes Community Health Worker Training

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following public service announcement is being issued by FMQAI: Helping Florida's one million diabetics happens one person at a time. You could be that person. The Every Diabetic Counts Medicare Project is looking for committed volunteers t...

Social Worker in Jharkhand Spreads AIDS Awareness Through Music

A social worker in Jharkhand is using music to spread awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other health issues. Shankar Nayak, a 33-year-old resident of Gumla district, about 130 km from Ranchi, formed a music troupe and started visiting villages to spread awarene...

HIV-infected Indian Worker in Bahrain Dies

An HIV-infected Indian worker in Bahrain died, days before he was to return to India to be reunited with his family.// A free visa worker, Muthanna Poshanna, 46, died following complications from the HIV and tuberculosis he was suffering from, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News news...

Infected health worker possibly infects babies in the hospital

The diagnosis of Tuberculosis in a health worker in London created a lot of commotion which led to the testing of more than 200 babies//. TB is a curable disease and is characterized by cough, phlegm, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. It usually affects the lungs but remains dormant for many yea...

An infected worker of as sandwich chain spreads it!

According to federal health officials reports a single employee of a sandwich chain joining work early after suffering from a stomach virus infected more than 100 // office workers who ate party-sized submarine sandwiches last year. The cause of infection as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

Healthcare Worker Arrested For Administering Noxious Substances

A 45-year old woman was arrested on suspicion of administering noxious substance to the patient in the hospital. The woman is working at the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge// and was thought to give lethal doses of drugs to the patient. Hence she was arrested by the Cambridgeshire police. ...

Ontario Court Awards Compensation To Paralyzed Worker

A polish migrant in Canada has termed as thrilling and relieving, after four tough years a court victory that entitles him to a compensation of 130, 000 US dollars. Ryszard Kolbuc won a lawsuit challenging his insurer Ace Ina Insurer ,when they refused to pay him accident coverage after h...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...ssue when sneezing or coughing (use a shirt sleeve if tissue is unavailable). If flu is suspected, the affected person should contact a health-care worker as soon as possible. People at high risk (due to pregnancy, or medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes) should take antiviral medication immedia...

NetMotion Wireless Boosts Mobile Productivity for Bell Ambulance

...ile workers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and across various networks. NetMotion's award-winning mobile VPN, Mobility XE, enhances mobile worker productivity at more than 1,600 of the world's most respected organizations across multiple industries including utilities, healthcare, communications...

AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

...s program is unique in that it promotes a team approach to diabetes care. Each member of the team -- physician, diabetes educator and community health worker -- supports and builds upon one another's work," said AADE President Marcia Draheim, RN, CDE. "Success will be measured by many factors including clin...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...e workers has a few human facilities considering building special wings for terminally ill pets, Marocchino said. Sharen Meyers, a long-time social worker for human hospice, made plans to open an end-of-life care facility for animals later this summer after her employer had her research the idea but deci...

CMC Limited and FileVision LLC Announce Partnership to Provide Business Productivity Solutions to a Global Market

...ld class consultancy services will help companies rapidly automate existing manual and document intensive processes, dramatically increasing knowledge worker productivity. As more companies try to find areas to trim their budgets, the automation of processes is increasingly seen as a way to not only...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

...If your admitting doctor or hospitalist isn't doing a good job of coordinating care, you have options, such as working with a patient advocate, social worker or case manager to coordinate your care. But remember, you may have to ask for their help. Stay vigilant about problems : Just because a hos...

Kaiser Permanente Approves $11 Million in Community Benefit Grants

...schools during the school day. The money will also be used to staff programs throughout the system during non-school hours and to support an outreach worker to ensure students are enrolled in a health insurance plan for which they are eligible. Youth in Denver, Colo., who are 17 and younger may use ...

Court Slaps Former Officials of SEIU-UHW with Preliminary Injunction After Finding They 'Filched' and 'Sabotaged' Union Property in Effort to Create a New Union

...(SEIU-UHW) is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western United States with more than 150,000 members. We unite every type of healthcare worker with a mission to achieve high-quality healthcare for all. More at: www.seiu-uhw.org . ...

Oral Chemotherapy Offers Patients a More Convenient, Less Invasive Treatment Option

...vice for non-English speaking patients, measures to help patients circumvent financial barriers including an on-site financial counselor, and a social worker to assist with emotional, social, support or transportation issues. About Aptium Oncology Aptium Oncology has 25 years of experience manag...

Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Labor, HHS, Appropriations Bill, Which Lifts Ban on Needle Exchange

... "The fiscal year 2010 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill includes strong increases for key health, education and worker training initiatives, including NIH research, Pell Grants, Head Start and clean energy jobs. "Sound science is an essential component of good...

Change to Win Statement on Minimum Wage Increase

...d passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation that would allow workers to bargain with employers for better wages, benefits and job security. worker consumption is what drives our economy. In order to expand America's purchasing power, we need to expand the paychecks of workers. "Even wit...

Study finds rapid growth in health costs hurts economic performance of US industries

...unions may preclude wage cuts; other employers may be prevented from reducing wages by the need to pay competitive wages or a desire to avoid damaging worker morale. Pressure to increase compensation, in turn, may lead employers to reduce health benefits, cut employment and raise prices, ultimately resu...

Economic Stimulus Package to Provide COBRA Subsidies to Laid-Off Workers, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...us Budget Reconciliation Act, allows workers to temporarily keep group health insurance benefits lost upon becoming unemployed. To be eligible, a worker or a family member must have been involuntarily terminated from employment and eligible for COBRA between September 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009, wi...

Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections

...icians, infection control practitioners, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to maintaining the utmost quality of patient care and healthcare worker safety in all healthcare settings. See www.shea-online.org . Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), a professiona...

BD/PEPFAR Lab-Strengthening Initiative Marks Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB in Sub-Saharan Africa

...tem, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Uganda Ministry of Health. Over the course of the training period, overall lab worker test scores increased from an average of 35 percent prior to training to 88 percent, representing a 151 percent improvement. In addition, Uga...

Reed Group Will Debut New Predictive Modeling Tool at DMEC Conference

...c mood disorders usually takes 48.5 days to return to work. Using the two sets of durations, a case manager could easily see that making sure the worker has appropriate behavioral support early in the healing process could bring the absence duration closer to 14 days instead of 48.5 days. "Th...

American Health Assistance Foundation & Asbury Methodist Village to Host Special Community Screenings and Discussion of HBO Series The Alzheimer's Project

...Health Assistance Foundation Researcher and Asbury Methodist Village Social worker are Featured Facilitators CLARKSBURG, Md., July 17 /PRNewswire-U...he has facilitated an Alzheimer's support group and is currently the social worker for Morning Glory Terrace, the special neighborhood at the Wilson Health Ca...

American Society for Clinical Pathology Joins the National Healthcare Career Network

...ave joined together to provide job placement and advancement opportunities; career development tools, training, scholarships and resources to mitigate worker shortage challenges facing the healthcare marketplace. "ASCP is extremely involved in workforce issues, and the NHCN’s mission and stra...

HealthFitness Makes Compelling Case for Employee Health Management

...that EHM has moved beyond employee health awareness to being more of an evidence-based, data-driven model as companies strive to show the link between worker productivity and business success. Reynolds cites a Watson Wyatt 2007/2008 productivity study that shows organizations with highly effective...

Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York

... a common byproduct of decomposing garbage. According to the New York Times article , questions were immediately raised by about the lack of worker training for this dangerous job. Preliminary evidence indicates that all three men were probably unaware of -and untrained in- the danger. The article...

Risky sexual behavior among male clients of Tijuana sex workers heightens risk of HIV transmission

... the majority Mexican or Hispanic (about 80%) and single, never married or divorced (57.5%). During the past year, clients had sex with an female sex worker an average of more than 25 times and over half of them reported having unprotected sex during the past four months. While only half of clients repo...
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