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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...

Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Americans in Jeopardy

DXA Task Force Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Protect Patient Access WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to protect patient access to osteoporosis testing and reduce the physical and economic burden of osteoporosis for millions of Americans, Congress introduced the "M...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...mitments made by the most powerful of the world were unacceptably low or worse, not made at all." "At least a million additional lives are in jeopardy because of this economic crisis. We are calling for the world's richest countries to support their words with concrete action and back up their promis...

Americans' Right to Access Natural Health Alternatives in Peril, Says Natural Health Freedom Movement

...blic awareness of natural alternatives. "The unparalleled growth and confidence in science- and fact-based health care alternatives is now in jeopardy at the hands of the pharmaceutical drug lobby," says Dr. Rath. "They have embarked on a campaign to grossly manipulate public opinion and e...

Dr. Brian B. Adams to Join the 'MISSION'

...e in five Americans. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the number one cancer killer of women ages 25 to 29. Outdoor athletes face double jeopardy because perspiration on the skin lowers the minimal erythema dose, the lowest UV light exposure needed to turn the skin barely pink. Skiers are in an ...

Consumer Watchdog Praises Insurance Commissioner Poizner for Health Insurance 'Rescission' Rules, Pans Schwarzenegger Administration for Failure to Regulate HMOs

...at illness. Thousands of California families have been left uninsured through no fault of their own while in the course of medical care, often put in jeopardy of medical bankruptcy and forced to rely on limited public health programs. The draft rules proposed today by the Department of Insurance bar a c...

Medical, Insurance, Automotive and Safety Groups Call on Congress to Make This the "Last Deadly Summer for Teens" by Swiftly Passing Federal Teen Driving Safety Bill

...y from state to state, which has resulted in an uneven patchwork of strong and weak state GDL laws with dangerous gaps that leave millions of teens in jeopardy and contribute to unnecessary deaths and injuries each year. The STANDUP Act provisions are supported by extensive data and research showing the ...

UNICEF Appeals for Funding to Urgently Assist Displaced Children and Women in Northwest Pakistan

...eventable causes. As we work to bring that number to zero, financial support will help us to insure that the lives of children are no longer placed in jeopardy as a result of adult missteps and politics." The massive movement of people has increased to some 2.5 million since early May 2009. They have p...

C4CC Education Fund Launches Discussion Forum for Consumers With Health Insurance Questions

... INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers need answers to questions that loom large when jobs are in jeopardy and medical insurance coverage is at risk. A new discussion forum launching this week at www.simplecoverage.org gives people a chance to ask to...

Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics Forge Emergency Preparedness Agreement

...overtime or involuntary schedule changes for emergency response, leading to untenable options for nurses whose own family might be subject to the same jeopardy as other citizens," said Allina RN and Chairperson of the Negotiating Committee, Marie Stuewe. In contrast, the agreement with Allina recognizes empl...
Jeopardy in Medical Technology

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Awards $300,000 in Bridge Funding for Innovative Research Projects

...emergency bridge funding to four leading Parkinson's disease scientists. The grants will sustain promising investigations that were recently put into jeopardy by the sudden collapse of their primary private funder, The Picower Foundation. The Picower Foundation, whose endowment was managed by Bernard Ma...
Jeopardy in Biological News

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

...oral-dependent fish and to the key species of fish that are needed to help reefs recover from bleaching or storm damage. "This is creating a double jeopardy for both the corals and certain types of reef fish. They are already on the edge because of the overfishing and the additional impact caused by a blea...

Help for climate-stressed corals

...oral-dependent fish and to the key species of fish that are needed to help reefs recover from bleaching or storm damage. "This is creating a double jeopardy for both the corals and certain types of reef fish. They are already on the edge because of overfishing and the additional impact caused by a bleachin...

Parkinson's Disease Foundation awards $300,000 in bridge funding for innovative research projects

...emergency bridge funding to four leading Parkinson's disease scientists. The grants will sustain promising investigations that were recently put into jeopardy by the sudden collapse of their primary private funder, The Picower Foundation. The Picower Foundation, whose endowment was managed by Bernard Mado...

UC Riverside scientist to explore how vegetation affects urban heat islands

...slands and global climate changes." Arizona State University's Sharon Harlan , who is leading the team, noted that people in cities are in double jeopardy due to urban heat islands and global climate change factors that are increasing and intensifying as they interact. "With the mounting effects of c...

Asia's odd-ball antelope faces migration crisis

...ngered as they are strange-looking due to over-hunting. Now, according to a recent Wildlife Conservation Society study, their migration routes are in jeopardy as well. The study, which appears in the latest issue of The Open Conservation Biology Journal, tracked saiga with GPS collars in Mongo...

Stanford researchers say living corals thousands of years old hold clues to past climate changes

... absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These organisms are the equivalent of the bristlecone pine in the deep ocean, he said. They are placed in jeopardy not only by coral harvesters but also by deep-sea trawling and long-line fishing. Clearly a different frame of mind is needed, he said. Its not a rene...

Environmental groups call for increased protection of coral reefs

...ies and the well-being of millions of people, said Roger McManus, vice president for Conservation Internationals Marine Programs. Many reef systems in jeopardy today can be saved and recovered if we all work together to adapt for climate change and to prevent other human-caused stress. We are working in the ...

For crickets, parasitic flies can stop the music

...e findings were clear-cut. Although fewer males sing in the fall, for example, the ones that sing do so far longer, placing themselves at even greater jeopardy of being parasitized by the flies. Brockmann said this may reflect the presence of many more females in the fall, enabling male singers to mate many m...

New design : complete

...cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marked by a loss in the body's sodium content that can result in physical symptoms such as lethargy, disorien...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

...cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marked by a loss in the body's sodium content that can result in physical symptoms such as lethargy, disorien...
Jeopardy in Biological Technology

In a world made smaller by technology, we must learn how that world is laid out

...e age-old fact that much of what happens around the globe is driven by the relationship between people and where they live. Geography is not just a jeopardy category. It doesnt exist so contestants can pinpoint the Sea of Okhotsk or Sierra Leone under pressure. It is the discipline that links the study of ...

Financial transparency is good; performance transparency is better

...tives, academics and consultants feel these measures are too draconian, particularly those that they believe place top executives and board members in jeopardy of going to jail if the financial statements on which they sign off are the slightest bit inaccurate, let alone intentionally fraudulent. While the...

Why repealing the shareholder wage lien law makes sense

...n law. Better not write that check, she says, until you learn more about it. Alone among the 50 states, Wisconsin has what is essentially a double jeopardy law for out-of-state investors in state companies. Under the law, shareholders in a corporation are personally liable for an amount equal to the total...

Fiber-optic infrastructure spurring city economic development

...and saying that isn't a bad benchmark to adopt. They definitely aren't understanding the market. In fact, they are probably putting this country in jeopardy from a global competitiveness standpoint. Put the bandwidth out there and people will use it. Economic development and the ability to attract and m...

FDA: Tortoise, hare, or something else?

..., other than the intrinsic bias, is when scientists and officials who take up safety concerns suffer harsh critique. Ironically, they suffer double jeopardy because the unglamorous business of safety studies is not known for being a fast track to career success. Previous articles by Ogan Gurel Dr...
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