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Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

Healthy African American Families, Familia Unida and For Grace to Call for Official Look Into Insurance Company Practices that Deny California Communities Access to Pain Medications LOS ANGELES, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California patient advocacy organizations He...

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) Launched

BERKELEY, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC), the nation's first professional association for people working as healthcare and patient advocates, was launched today in response to the need for a professional ...

National Advocacy Organization Representing Home Oxygen Patients Praises Introduction of Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing a voice to home oxygen patients nationwide, including patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, the National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA) today called the Medicare Home Oxygen The...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

NEWTON, Mass., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sokolove Law LLC, the leader in the reinvention of how people obtain legal services, today launched a telephone hotline to provide consumers with general information about the potential health hazards from the use of tainted Chinese-made drywal...

National Social Security Disability Advocacy Firm Changes Name to "Freedom Disability" and Acquires 22,000 Square Foot Corporate Headquarters in Shelton, CT

SSC Disability (a Social Service Coordinators company) has announced a name change to Freedom Disability and has expanded its operations into a new corporate headquarters in Shelton, CT. The larger 22,000 square foot facility will accommodate the continued growth of the business, bringing hundre...

Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Greater Focus on Patients' Choice and Privacy Rights in Health-Reform Debate

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congressional debate is focused primarily on whether to include a public option for health insurance, many Americans remain concerned about how a mandate for private health insurance will affect their health-care choices and privacy. ...

Kaiser Permanente Calls for Health Policy Support and Community Advocacy to Curb Childhood Obesity

Healthy Environment and Communities Critical to Wellness Efforts LOS ANGELES, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's presence this week at the National Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles highlights the need for a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to stop the health crisis...

Leading Patient Advocacy Organizations United on Health Care Reform Principles

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-eight leading national patient organizations have called on President Obama and members of Congress to enact health care reform that guarantees effective and affordable health and long-term care coverage for all Americans. In a statement iss...

Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

Survey Shows Patient and Healthcare Professionals are 'Out of Sync' About Potential Serious Health Consequences WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers approach their Medicare years, a diverse group of healthcare leaders today joined together ...

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Announces New Food Allergy Initiative Advocacy Steering Committee

Leading parent advocates from across the country join forces to advocate for more research funding to find a cure WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as we continue to mark Food Allergy Awareness Week, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., member of the Board of Directors of the Food Aller...
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AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Calls for AIDS Vaccine Field to Work Together to Analyze STEP Study Data and Determine Best Course to Move Forward

Safety of Trial Volunteers Must Remain Paramount Concern SEATTLE, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) released the following statement today from Executive Director Mitchell Warren in response to the release of new data from the STEP AIDS vaccine stud...

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Voices Disappointment in Trial Result

Applauds Merck's Leadership and Calls for Reinvigorated Effort to Design and Test AIDS Vaccines NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) released the following statement from Executive Director Mitchell Warren about the an...

The First Annual Cervical Cancer/HPV Conference Tackles Controversial Vaccine Issues and Encourages Advocacy

National Cervical Cancer Coalition unites women in joining the fight for education and early detection and prevention of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 women and men gathered at the Hyatt R...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

...ef that the path to optimal bone health can be found through educating and empowering women to more actively manage their disease, six leading women's advocacy groups have joined forces to create the Know My Bones Council. The Council , formed in 2009 with sponsorship and participation from Amgen, unifie...

More Gene Mutations Linked to Autism Risk

...escents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu . About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum dis...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

... Barbara Gordon, executive director of the ICA, an organization providing advocacy , research funding , and education to ensure early diagnosis and op... and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis. The ICA provides advocacy , research funding , and education to ensure early diagnosis and op...

New Bisphenol A Study Is of Very Limited Relevance to Human Health

...ives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care(R), common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $689 billio...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...ticipating in total. Each team will have at least two members from patient advocacy groups to ensure that the perspective of the patients and survivors they re...ency; and nonprofit executive Ellen Ziffren. Representatives of 24 patient advocacy groups are members of SU2C's Advocate Advisory Council. SU2C was formally ...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Support for Kohl-Grassley Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009

...vice and diagnostic companies publicly disclose on their web sites the grants made for professional education and the charitable contributions made to advocacy groups. These units register clinical trials and disclose results of clinical trials on www.clinicaltrials.gov . Johnson & Johnson companies a...

Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells

...ents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu . About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum dis...
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Trichomonas Infection

... to know how long the. infection has been present. ... What are the signs and symptoms of trichomonas infection ? ... Infection Prevention. advocacy and Policy. Overview. Top 5 Actions for the New Administration ... Infection Prevention: this course is designed to help health ... I have tric...

Toxic

...itney Spears Written by: Cathy Dennis; Henrik ... Toxic " enjoyed critical acclaim and international success, topping many singles ... A consumer advocacy group has issued a warning to parents of newborns. The Environment California Research and Policy Center says toxic chemicals can leak out from ... ...

Tardive dyskinesia

...rone on an animal model of tardive dyskinesia . ... The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of ... Tardive Dyskinesia , or TD, is one of ... provides an easy to understand definition for the medical term, tardive dyskin...

Suicide

... and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide . The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of ... Suicide rates are typically ... Men are four times more likely than women to die from suicide . ... Listen to two audio pod...

Short stature

...When to Seek Medical Care. Exams and Tests ... Dwarfism and short stature information, links to national and international support groups, lay advocacy organizations, clinics, genetic counselors and geneticists Short stature is well described as the only symptom of CD in some older children ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...uses pain, swelling, ... Arthritis Glossary. advocacy & Kids' Summit. advocacy Priorities. Access to Health Care ... Arthritis Prevalence. advocacy Headlines. Ambassadors Tool Kit ... Rheumatoi...

Rape

... suffered by a "family friend" at the age ... By David G. Curtis. The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (RCCCNM) provides support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Central New Mexico, and ... ...

Prader

...described in 1956 by Andrea Prader , Heinrich Willi, Alexis... All people with Prader -Willi Syndrome living in New York state will have the ... advocacy of the Prader -Willi Alliance of ... Email: alliance@ prader -willi.org ... Most people with Prader -Willi syndrome have an insatiable ... Fou...

Pku

...mily members be tested? ... Does PKU go by any other names? Where can I find more information? ... Home Page for the National PKU Alliance for advocacy and support of families with phenylketonuria. ... PKU Information Kit. Press. Donate. Conference ... Phenylketonuria ... Treatment of Phenylketo...

Pesticides

...xposed to pesticides in and around the home? ... National regulation of pesticides has a long history. ... Beyond Pesticides is a non-profit advocacy group which advocates the development ... compounds analyzed in water include 76 pesticides and 7 selected ... Most of the pesticides in use t...
Advocacy in Biological News

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

...azil and the United States. An 11-person organizing committee will oversee the meetings with international representation from academic, environmental advocacy and research institutions (engineering.dartmouth.edu/gsbproject). "While there is a natural reluctance to consider change, we must do so since human...

Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

... that equity issues can and must be addressed early on when designing a congestion pricing project," said Kathryn Phillips, who directs transportation advocacy in California for the Environmental Defense Fund. "A well-designed congestion pricing project can deliver clean air and less gridlock to everyone." ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

...king. To address these difficulties, TRND will seek a wide range of collaborations with academic researchers as well as partnerships with patient advocacy organizations, disease-oriented foundations and others interested in treatments for particular illnesses. TRND's leaders hope that the collaborations ...

American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots

...lity protections. Statement of Support from Newborn Screening, Consumer advocacy and Public Health Officials: On April 6-7, 2009, the Regional Genetics and... laboratories, state legal representatives, academic institutions, consumer advocacy organizations and the relevant large federal agencies as well as clinicians...

NIH Clinical and Translational Science Consortium grows to 39 members

... engineers and geneticists; partnering with researchers at minority institutions to enhance outreach to underserved populations, local community and advocacy organizations, and health care providers; creating best practices to improve clinical research informatics tools to analyze research data and manage...

TGen helps promote cancer awareness for vast Navajo Nation

...'s vast Navajo Nation. The 2nd annual Fort Defiance Cancer Awareness and advocacy Conference, sponsored by the Arizona Myeloma Network, is planned 8:30 a.m.-... About the 2009 conference What: Fort Defiance Cancer Awareness and advocacy Conference. Where: Navajo Nation Museum, Arizona 264 and Postal Loop Road,...

Empire State Stem Cell Board awards $12.7 million to Albert Einstein College of Medicine

...suffering from many devastating diseases." Dean Spiegel also noted his appreciation for Governor Paterson's leadership in this area and for his strong advocacy of stem cell research. To date, Einstein has received nearly $14 million from the Empire State Stem Cell Board. In January 2008, in its initial ro...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

... NEW YORK, NY (February 26,2009) Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has committed $5 million to investigate genetic and environmental risk factors for autism. The project will exp...

States expand newborn screening for life-threatening disorders

...editorial published in Pediatrics and launched its advocacy efforts to require comprehensive newborn screening...result of years of intensive bi-partisan volunteer advocacy efforts led by March of Dimes chapters, nearly all...n screening. "It was only thanks to March of Dimes advocacy efforts that the hospital Giana was born in was pa...

The Evolution of Human Aggression: Feb. 25-27 conference

...um on Violence, including experts who deal daily with domestic violence. The Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights advocacy promotes the understanding of human rights and encourages nonviolent conflict resolution and peacemaking. Founded in January 2006, the center is base...
Advocacy in Biological Technology

Touch Bionics appoints Head of Clinical Advocacy

Experienced industry professional hired to promote clinical awareness, support and partnerships in the U.S. BOSTON, MA and LIVINGSTON, Scotland, April 2 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics, developer of the i-LIMB Hand, the world's first commercially available bionic hand with artic...

Atherotech Taps Canyons Medical Center Director, Lipidologist as Chief Medical Officer

...n advanced lipid testing. Cobble succeeds James Ehrlich, M.D., who will continue to serve as a medical consultant to Atherotech while pursuing advocacy efforts for the early detection and prevention of heart disease. "We are honored to have such a respected and passionate champion of cardiovas...

Video: New Way RA(TM) Talk Show Premieres Online for People Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

...taking charge of your health and two-way communication with a doctor. Laurie Ferguson, Ph.D. , Vice President of Research and Education at the advocacy organization CreakyJoints , who speaks about the effect of RA on relationships. Dr. Ferguson offers advice on how to take charge, build a support net...

First U.K. Stem Cell Awareness Rally to Take Place in Manchester, England on August 9th, 2009

...ts available throughout the world. Stem cell advocate Darren Clarke is organizing the Manchester event. Mr. Clarke became involved in stem cell advocacy early in his daughter, Dakota's, life. At three years old, Dakota became the first child from Britain and Ireland to be treated for septo-optic dyspla...

PhRMA Statement on AARP-White House Press Conference

... coverage and services. "Even though we have had policy disagreements in the past, this is an historic coming-together moment. AARP, the largest advocacy organization on behalf of American seniors, clearly recognizes the importance of innovative, cutting-edge medicines to the lives of patients everywher...

Campbell Alliance Launches New Practice Area Focused on Medical Affairs

...ical affairs responsibilities, including the development of a medical affairs capability, medical science liaison deployment, management and training, advocacy planning, publication planning, key opinion leader management, phase IV strategy development, and other areas. For more information on the Medica...

Top CEOs Declare America's Manufacturing Sector Requires Pro-Industry Policies, Capital Management and Innovation to Maintain Economic Leadership

... DETROIT, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Business, nonprofit and advocacy leaders today have called for a recovery of the manufacturing sector that includes enacting pro-industry policies and regulation that drive research a...

New Survey Reveals That More Than Half of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in Europe and Canada Feel Their Disease Controls Their Lives

...the survey were also premiered at a special roundtable discussion between several of Europe's leading rheumatologists and RA patients representing key advocacy organizations from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Italy and Germany. The survey was commissioned by Schering-Plough Corporation and conducted by ...

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Names Dr. Nicholas Hill Recipient of 2009 Award of Excellence in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Care

...d to finding ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. The vision of PHA is to improve the lives of those affected by pulmonary hypertension. More information about PHA is available at www...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Shire Launch Virtual 'IBD March on the Hill' to Increase Funding for Digestive Disease Research

...n Washington, DC today for CCFA's seventh National advocacy Conference "IBD Day on the Hill." The advocates wi...Awareness Act. "We are thrilled to extend our advocacy on the Hill to the online community," said Gary Si...o the IBD patient community and support for CCFA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill." For more informatio...
Advocacy in Biological Definition

Alfred Russel Wallace

...Darwin or the other elite British natural scientists, Wallace was granted far greater access to tightly-regulated British scientific circles after the advocacy on his part by Darwin. Religious views, and application of the theory to mankind In a letter to a relative in 1861 , Wallace wrote: "I think I...

Punctuated equilibrium

...h phyletic gradualism , though critics, notably Richard Dawkins , have argued that phyletic gradualism is merely a straw man . Eldredge and Gould's advocacy of the theory brought punctuated equilibrium much attention, especially since they phrased it in terms that made it appear to be a radical re-thinking...
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Vestibular system

...n important component of the vestibular system . ... The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) provides information, resources, support, and advocacy for people ... Managment System . Genetic Analysis ... The eyes, the muscles and joints, and the vestibular organs of the inner ear send informa...

Linkage group

.... Government relations and strategic consulting. Site features news and links to the federal executive branch, Congress, key legislative issues and advocacy groups . Welcome to THE LINKAGE GROUP . The Linkage Group is a team of experienced business professionals dedicated to creating ... The Li...

Electrophysiology

...by invasive (intracardiac) catheter recording of spontaneous activity as well as of... The Heart Rhythm Foundation focuses on patient education and advocacy for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and other heart rhythm disorders. Electrophysiology . Heart Homepage. Catheter-Based Heart Procedures. Sur...

Cytogenetics

...the cellular components, particularly chromosomes, Cytogenetic Information, chromosomal genetic conditions, links to national and international lay advocacy and support ... Cytogenetics and Chromosomal ... Molecular Cytogenetics encompasses all aspects of chromosome biology and the ... Molecular...

Animals

...ude ending fur and leather use meat and dairy ... Tell PennySaver to Stop Advertising Vulnerable, Free, and Infant Animals ! ... National animal advocacy organization dedicated to ending the institutionalized exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitat. ...
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