Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first national study of homeless
people's use of emergency rooms finds that homeless
patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured.
One-third of homeless
Children's Health Fund Receives $500,000 from the Starr International Foundation to Support South Bronx Homeless Health Care Clinic
NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Children's Health Fund (CHF) announced a grant of $500,000 from the Starr International Foundation to support a new health care clinic in the South Bronx for homeless
children and their families.
The Starr International Foundation grant will suppo...
Community Food Banks and Homeless Shelter to Receive Gift of 1,649 Cases of Food from Griffin Hospital Employees
Food delivery in one tractor trailer shipment on Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m.
DERBY, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Griffin Hospital employees will donate 1,649 cases (27,900 cans, jars, packages) of food to the Spooner House homeless
shelter and eight community food banks. Griffin Hosp...
Public Housing for Homeless Alcoholics Saves Money
Removing sobriety requirements cut expenditures in half, study found
TUESDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Providing housing to homeless
alcoholics, regardless of their sobriety status, reduces health-care use and costs, U.S. researchers report.
They evaluated a type of program call...
Grants to Increase Access to Hospice and Palliative Care for Rural and Homeless Veterans Awarded by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is pleased to announce the recipients of its "Reaching Out" grants. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the grants program is designed to increase access to hospice and palliative ca...
Perceptions and experiences of homeless youth vary by race, UCSF study shows
The self-perceptions and life experiences of young homeless
people vary significantly by race, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The findings underscore the need for a more tailored approach to youth homelessness intervention and prevention pr...
Higher rates of mental illness among the homeless in Western countries Homeless
people in Western countries have substantially higher rates of mental health problems than the general population, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in PLoS Medicine this week.
Searching for studies over the past four decades containing data on...
Plight of Homeless Youth Will be Focus of Nov. 20 Times Square Vigil
NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant House International is
releasing its First Annual Report Card on the US Homeless
Youth Crisis, and
gives a bleak outlook for their future. America's kids in crisis will be
the focus of the 18th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless
Downtown Emergency Service Center Releases CHASERS, Free Software for Homeless Service Management and Beyond
SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Downtown Emergency Service
Center (DESC) is pleased to release its CHASERS application as open source
software. DESC uses CHASERS to store and manage information about clients,
services and agency operations.
Created by DESC, CHASERS is both prove...
VA Announces $36 Million in Grants for Homeless Programs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homeless
veterans in 35
states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will get more assistance,
thanks to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants providing $36.7
million to community groups to create 1,526 beds for homeless
Homeless in Medical Technology
National Healthcare for Homeless Day: August 13th, 2008
St. Anthony's Battles Highest Rate of TB Infection in U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco has the highest
rate of tuberculosis (TB) in the U.S., with recurrent outbreaks among the
homeless and marginally housed, according to the most recent study on
DNA Helps Reunite Children With Their Families
...esting to deter human trafficking of children and help reunite abducted and homeless
children with their parents.
Through the DNA-PROKIDS program, DNA sa...h prostitution, forced labor, militant activities, or illegal adoptions, or homeless
children found living on the street. Their DNA profiles will be stored in a...
Homeless in Medical Dictionary
...cted humanity for centuries, so it is perhaps surprising ... well as the nails and are responsible for tinea pedis . ... 152 The Health Care of homeless
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Homeless in Biological News
Straw bale house survives violent shaking at earthquake lab
...thquake as they slept when their poorly built houses collapsed on top of them. The magnitude 7.6 earthquake killed 100,000 people and left 3.3 million homeless
or living in tents.
"Our goal is to get the largest number of poor people into earthquake-safe homes. We want to make it as affordable as possible...
Bamboo instant houses will soon shelter Sichuan quake victims
...ring professor on sabbatical in China has created a prototype of a sturdy, quick-to-build bamboo house designed to help the vast number of people made homeless
by the May 12 Sichuan earthquake.
A first batch of these houses is being sent to the devastated area, with more to come.
Yan Xiao, an expert in ...
New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever
...re to body lice. Medical staff should know to look for Bartonella infections if someone with a persistent, unexplained high fever has a cat, has been homeless
or has been in the Andes Mountains.
“As we continue to discover new pathogens and how humans get infected with them, we improve our ability to ...
AIDS study challenges conventional treatment guidelines for HIV patients
... a database of real-time clinical care and laboratory data; b) the San Francisco Men's Health Study (SFMHS) and the Research in Access to Care for the homeless
Cohort (REACH). This cohort included approximately 12% female and 35% non- Caucasian participants. The second cohort, which the investigators used to ...
Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions
...rming Pet Adoption" will take place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in an ASA session that explores animals and society.
In addition to analyzing 180 homeless
dog postings on a pet rescue Web site, Garcia conducted interviews with traditional animal shelter staff as well as pet rescue volunteers. Furthermore...
Device traps, disables harmful bacteria
... increased settings where people gather and can be affected by such bioaerosols. Among these "high-exposure environments" are correctional facilities, homeless
shelters, healthcare facilities, and public transit systems. Additionally, the advent of hot tubs, hospital therapy pools and other warm-water leisure...
Homeless in Biological Technology
World Renowned Scientists Gather to Share Latest Information on Answer to Wildlife Reproductive Fertility Control
...ally within three years. In addition, SenesTech is also developing a product called ChemSpay that will address the management of the overpopulation of homeless
companion pets, as well as, feral dogs and cats. People in places like India and Russia die from bites by feral rabid animals every thirty seconds an...
Dr. Lawrence Spivack, a LASIK Eye Surgeon Expert Serving Denver, Colorado, Joins Elite Circle of Surgeons Listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons
... addition, he is a staff member for the Stout Street Medical Center for the homeless
and a Board Member of the Colorado Cancer League and the Tragedy Assisted P...the Denver Rescue Mission for his efforts in establishing an eye clinic for homeless
people. Dr. Terrence Spencer has also helped those in need by performing co...
Tishcon Corp Reaches Donation Milestone Exceeds 1 Million Bottles of Multi-Vitamins for Nourish America
...states at over 500 locations
including Head Start, Healthy Start and WIC programs, K-12 public schools
and school districts, community health centers, homeless
shelters, Native American programs, YWCA and YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, City
Park and Recreation Departments, public health departmen...
Jan Gray Joins Resverlogix Board of Directors
...re she administers the multi-million dollar charitable fund. In addition
Jan is a regular volunteer with Inn From the Cold, Calgary's only shelter
families which allows the family to remain together.
About Resverlogix Corp.
Resverlogix Corp. is a leading biotechnology company engaged in the
American Psychiatric Foundation Announces Recipients of 2008 Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health
...n award for providing housing and services to homeless
male veterans and non-veterans who struggle w...rvices and collaborations, HFTB strives to prepare homeless
individuals with the life skills necessary to...award for the work it is doing to ensure that homeless
and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS an...
Baxter and Its Foundation Contribute Nearly $53 Million in 2007 to Address Critical Needs Locally and Globally
... by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, to improve access to healthcare for homeless
individuals who are frequent users of the Cook County hospital. The first of its kind in the nation, the project will help homeless
people with HIV, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions ...
Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
-- Providing Healthcare for the homeless
-- Harborview's satellite clinics in downtown ... of physical and mental health services to the homeless
and uninsured. Care is also provided at homeless
shelters and temporary respite units.
Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires
...ment efforts following the activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.
More than 60 people were killed and thousands left homeless
in the worst forest fires to hit Greece in decades. According to data from ESAs ERS-2 and Envisat satellites, which continuously survey fires burning ...
KGI Names Kerry Howell Vice President for Advancement
...treach, communications and public relations. Before this, she served as
the president and CEO of Mutual Interest, a non-profit organization that
families secure affordable rental housing. She also served
as director of development for ONE/ Northwest and campaign director and
director of busines...
Outpouring of tsunami relief displays power of the Internet
...t how the Internet has contributed to the misery in Southeast Asia. The most likely scenario will be sex traffickers using the Internet to help spirit homeless
or orphaned children into slavery. But that will be the exception, not the rule. The ability of the Internet to accelerate the human response to disas...
Homeless in Biological Dictionary
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