CIGNA Whistleblower Calls for More Heath Insurance Accountability in Heath Care Reform
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued by Consumer Watchdog:
Wendell Potter, former head of corporate communications for CIGNA health insurance
Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 8:30 a.m.
Newly Launched Free Choice Foundation Attempts Rescue of Japan's Private Heath Care Network
Founded by Ronald Kessler, an American expatriate living in Japan for the past 30 years, The Free Choice Foundation is a newly established grassroots organization with a core strategy based primarily on President Obama's reform principle of 'guarantee choice' with regards to healthcare.
Book examines heath care delivery in war-torn Africa
Improving health care and addressing social justice issues in war-torn African countries are subjects close to Aaron Buseh's heart.
Buseh, an associate professor of nursing at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee (UWM) who grew up in Liberia, recently published a book focused on improving heal...
Drugs, Doctors and Death: Heath Ledger Becomes Another Victim
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the past
decade, Florida Detox(TM) has successfully treated over 5,000 addicted
patients. Interestingly, Florida Detox(TM) has seen an exorbitant increase
in the ratio of patients using prescription medications, compared to
Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Heath Threat
The WHO in its latest study has indicated that the culprit to most health threat is the indoor air pollution caused by solid fuels// used for cooking and heating. According to the UN 5% of the preventable deaths and diseases are caused by the indoor air pollution.
This study is based on a new...
The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance
... and reopened it as a new 34-bed subacute unit on June 4, 2009, and which is now in fill-up, as well as the continued build in occupancy at Park Manor heath
and Rehabilitation Center, the company's recently-expanded Walla Walla, Washington facility.
The company generated net cash from operations of...
Operation Rescue Announces 'Keep It Closed' Campaign
...bert and other late-term abortion complications that required emergency hospitalization.
Records on file with the Nebraska Department of heath
indicate that Carhart has falsified entries on patient charts, interrupted abortions due to fatigue or exhaustion, engaged in personal phone conversat...
Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact
...nd energy saving innovations by catalyzing the collective purchasing power of the healthcare sector."
About Health Care Without Harm: heath
Care without Harm, an international coalition of more than 473 organizations in 52 countries, is working to transform the health care sector, without ...
Sodexo Offers Landmark Program to Promote Employee Health and Worklife Balance
...ools and resources to create a culture that supports healthier lifestyle behaviors, leading to higher employee productivity and more importantly lower heath
Worklife effectiveness resources like a virtual concierge to improve productivity through offerings ranging from multiple errand...
WellNet Introduces Facebook-like Point to Point Healthcare
...dditional health or wellness services. In a recent ARS features survey, 100% of executive management said that the system provided access to important heath
plan data that they could not access before, while 92% said ARS was crucial to limiting health plan costs. Precision targeting of problem areas increa...
Heath in Medical Technology
Thomson Reuters Study Finds Sharp Increase in Use of Sleep Medications by Young Adults
...c, cognitive and conditioning factors are known to
perpetuate insomnia, and the study found that 25 percent of first-time sleep
aid users had a mental heath
diagnosis in the month prior to sleep aid use.
However, fewer than 10 percent of these new users visited a mental health
professional prior to initiat...
National Healthcare for Homeless Day: August 13th, 2008
...t week's International AIDS Society
conference in Mexico City, TB is one of the leading causes of AIDS
mortality. In the last two weeks both the World heath
Journal of the American Medical Association have urged expanded screening
for communities in which HIV and TB intersect. Screening fo...
Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1b ZFP Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting
...o measure a clinically meaningful change in
the neurological status of patients with DN over time. NIS-LL includes
measures of motor and sensory nerve heath
as well as reflex testing and is
a quantifiable score of neurologic exam. These three measurements have all
been used as primary or secondary endpoint...
Join NPR's David Ewing Duncan, Author Jessica Queller and a Panel of Medical and Legal Experts in a 90-Minute Webcast on Genetic Testing, Genomic Medicine and Breast & Ovarian Cancer
...diagnosis. They are undergoing genetic testing to discover, and to know
what they must do to manage these risks... personalized medicine for
What should a doctor and patient do when a patient tests positive?
What is the risk in taking a "wait and see" appr...
MGI Pharma Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Phase 3 Study
of Aquavan Injection in Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy
...for the 6.5 mg/kg initial bolus dose of Aquavan
and describe a predictable and effective therapeutic sedation
profile in patients with a wide range of heath
comorbidities who are undergoing a variety of common procedures,"
said Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief
Newest Adult Stem Therapy Treats Diabetes
...ng proper insulin levels,
as well as for those who have difficulty accessing appropriate
health care," Weldon concluded.
CONTACT: Kurt heath
of the Office of Representative Dave
Weldon,+1-202-225-3671 or +1-202-210-3844
Web site: http://...
Studies of Drug Resistance May Lead to Individual Therapy for Rare
Nahlen to serve as Deputy Coordinator of the President's Malaria
Initiative (PMI). Dr. Nahlen is a Commissioned Officer in the U.S.
Public heath Service and has most recently served as Senior
Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation, at the Global Fund to Fight
AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Heath in Medical Dictionary
...surname appears in a sample database of 88.7 million names, representing one third of the 1997 US Filmography of Christopher Plummer ... Actors: heath
Ledger, Christopher Plummer , Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell ... Plummer , Minnesota, in Red Lake county, is 79 miles NE of Far...
Heath in Biological News
Unfolding 'nature's origami'
"This breakthrough could have huge implications for understanding the evolution of today's protein sequences and in determining the balance between heath
and disease," says Professor Radford. "It's fundamental science, but significant for our understanding of the mechanisms at work in the human body."
JCI online early table of contents: Jan. 19, 2009
... EDITOR'S PICK: Fetal heath
affected by mother's diet
In the United States, there has been a recent dramatic rise in the number of children classified as obese and diagnosed ...
David Rose to present Howe School lecture on new technologies and business models, Jan. 29
...titled "Everything You Think You Know...Is Wrong: How New Technologies and Newer Business Models are Turning the World Upside Down."
As part of the heath
Lecture Series at the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Rose will discuss the latest technologies and concepts that are essential for do...
Queen's University Belfast plays leading role in Europe-wide tests for safer food
...e fatal in only a small number of cases. However the true effects of long term exposure to these toxins are far from clear and may present significant heath
"Regulatory Authorities and the food industries spend large amounts to monitor and control the safety of both food products and animal feed....
Caltech scientists develop 'barcode chip' for cheap, fast blood tests
... a year or so. It's a pretty enabling technology," heath
To perform the assay, a drop of blood is ... whole concentration range through a single test," heath
The scientists also used the barcode chi...y are also going to have to be done very cheaply," heath
says. "It is our hope that these IBBCs will enable...
Grant supports emerging field of massive data analysis and visual analytics
... unique problems and applications that I haven't studied in the past," said Monteiro.
From law enforcement and intelligence gathering to electronic heath
records and computational biology, the accurate and timely analysis of massive amounts of information is critical to deeper understanding and effectiv...
Otters reveal their identity
...e first time in gathering more accurate data on the otter population in the heath
and pond region of the Oberlausitz Biosphere Reserve. Genetic analyses of t...assumptions about its numbers? Experts estimate the otter population in the heath
and pond region of the Oberlausitz Biosphere Reserve to be anything between...
How and where fat is stored predicts disease risk better than weight
...8 A new study in mice indicates that overeating, rather than the obesity it causes, is the trigger for developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of heath
risk factors that increases an individuals chances of developing insulin resistance, fatty liver, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
How and where...
UCLA/VA partners with ASU to advance biosensor technology for urinary tract infections
...incontinence; and sexual dysfunction in men and women.
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is focused on innovations that improve heath
care; provide renewable sources of energy and clean our environment; outpace the global threat of infectious disease; and enhance national security. U...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...greater rate than their peers, setting themselves up for the negative fallout that accompanies absenteeism. Whats keeping them from school, more than heath
issues, is the stigma and the bullying that accompanies being overweight. Future research should explore this additional, very damaging side effect o...
Heath in Biological Technology
OpGen joins UW, Henry Ford Heath in Improving Brain Tumor Treatment
Madison, Wis. -- OpGen, Inc. , a provider of single-molecule DNA analysis technology, announced Thursday it has commenced an optical mapping study of a deadly type of brain tumor, known as oligodendroglioma. OpGen, based in Madison, is working with the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center and professor o...
BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial Demonstrates a 99.9997% Kill Rate Against Clostridium Difficile Spores (C.diff) in Independent Lab Pre-testing Phase
...ial formulations. Clostridium Difficile spores represents a significant health threat and also is one of the most difficult to eradicate spores in the heath
care area. These impressive independent lab pre-testing results not only validate our internal results but also give us great confidence that our ongo...
Greenway Medical Technologies To Display Live Interoperability Implementations at 2009 DIA Show
...n taking place in San Diego, June 21-25.
During the DIA convention, Greenway(R), with its industry leading and 08 CCHIT Certified(R) electronic heath
record (EHR), Prime Suite 2008, will be participating in the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium's (CDISC) live healthcare link demonstrat...
MMR and Dancing Paws to Participate in Joint Sales Effort to Provide Personal Health Records for Pets
...ly and pet health.
To celebrate the launch of the program, Natural Products for Pets, based in Canoga Park California, will offer a free Personal heath
Record for up to 10 family members, including pets. NPP will give its retailers a national in-store promotional program offering a free 90-day trial o...
Drug Interaction Tool Offered Free in Response to Increasing At-Home Deaths From Medication Errors
...www.mymedicalrecords.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world on any Internet-connected device.
Last year's tragic death of heath
Ledger was widely cited in connection with the release of a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine that found a 564 percent increase in ...
The frontiers of nanotechnology
In the latest installment of the podcast series Trips to the Nanofrontier, journalist Karen Schmidt interviews Caltech chemistry professor Dr. Jim heath
about how computers, healthcare applications and other devices will use nanotechnology to exchange and obtain information more effectively.
But to ...
McCain and Obama on Bio-threat Detection and Pandemic Response: QualSec Weighs in
...e the development of next generation automated detectors that can analyze as well as sample biological agents and feed information real-time to public heath
and emergency management officials."
On the crucial importance of response time in bio-threat detection, QualSec believes that McCain is righ...
SemBioSys' GLA Partner Enters Strategic Alliance for the Sales and Marketing of GLA-Rich Safflower Oil
...al alliance with Bioriginal Food and Science Corp., to market
and distribute High GLA Safflower Oil, an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty
acid with proven heath
benefits, as a nutritional supplement and food
ingredient. SemBioSys was contracted by Arcadia to utilize Arcadia's
proprietary genes and SemBioSys' p...
White Paper Details Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Strategies for Laboratories
...a blended approach to laboratory safety training
Download the free white paper, "Three Proven Strategies for Upgrading
Your Laboratory Environmental heath
and Safety Program," at
Or, for more information contact EH&E directly on the web at:
Shire's ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) Approved in Mexico for Treatment of Hunter Syndrome
...stigator, Division of the Genetic Center of Western Biomedical,
Investigator of the IMSS and Professor of Human Genetics for the Central
University of heath
Sciences, University of Guadalajara. "As a physician,
it's exciting and rewarding to now be able help these patients and their
families and offer them...