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Makers of the High-Tech 'Thermal Angel Blood Warmer' Say Lawmakers Should Look for Private Sector Solutions During Health Care Debate

DALLAS, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Washington policymakers grapple with health care reform legislation, Texas-based Estill Medical Technologies, Inc. -- the maker of the high-tech Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer -- is delivering high-impact, low-cost healthcare sol...

Key Lawmakers to Appear in Citizen-Led Health Care Forum On PJTV.com

LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the lead up to the vote on the new health care bill, Pajamas TV will host policymakers, doctors, and other experts in a Virtual Forum on Health Care at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 22 that will be streamed live at www.PJTV.com ...

FRC's Tony Perkins Commends Pro-life Lawmakers Who Oppose Federal Funding of Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council ( FRC ) President Tony Perkins today applauded the strong stand of a group of pro-life lawmakers who at a news conference today on Capital Hill demonstrated that federal funding of abortion is contained in the cur...

Patient Advocates From All 50 States Gather in Nation's Capitol to Meet With Lawmakers and Urge Passage of Comprehensive Health Care Reform

PAF Hosts Representatives in Effort to Promote Healthcare Access for All WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients and representatives from the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) -- a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation as...

Boycott Prevails in Sham SEIU Vote; Lawmakers and Advocates Join Healthcare Workers in Opposing Forced Union Merger

Less than 10% of 309,000 eligible voters cast ballots in statewide election while caregivers file over 125,000 protests LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statewide vote of healthcare workers conducted by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), b...

California Lawmakers Unveil Legislative Effort on Autism

Package of bills crafted based on California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism report SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers will unveil a comprehensive legislative package of eight bills to address the issues related to the ris...

Ad Campaign Urges Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Stop Waffling and Pass Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund today launched a newspaper and radio advertising campaign urging key Pennsylvania lawmakers to stop waffling and pass a comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces and protects all Pennsylvanians f...

273 Lawmakers Put Kids First

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a statement from Greg Tarpinian, Executive Director of Change to Win, on the House's failure to override President Bush's veto of SCHIP. "Change to Win applauds the efforts of the Congressional Democrats and some courageous Republicans to overr...

Hospitals and the Coalition to Protect Florida's Drivers Applaud Lawmakers for Reviving No-Fault Insurance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida drivers won a major victory today when the Legislature voted to reinstate the state's 36-year-old no-fault auto insurance law. The reformed law, which protects both people and property and fights fraud, passed both chambers with overwhelming su...

Disabled Veterans Leader Presses Issues with Key Lawmakers

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans begins a series of meetings with key lawmakers seeking their support for budget reform legislation to ensure sufficient, timely and predictable funding for veterans' health care. He also is urgi...
Lawmakers in Medical Technology

Michigan Catholic Conference Welcomes Announcement of Non-Embryo Destructive Stem Cell Research Advancement

...m cell-like state while avoiding the ethical and moral landmine of intentionally destroying human embryos. It is the hope of the Conference that state lawmakers will pursue legislation that enables non-embryo destructive stem cell research to flourish in Michigan, such as measures introduced last year that pro...

American Lung Association Celebrates 101st Annual Christmas Seals Campaign

...ght for cleaner air," said Toomey. The American Lung Associations is working to prevent lung disease and promote lung health by working with lawmakers to protect the air we breathe, conducting clinical research on lung disease, and teaching children with asthma and their caregivers to understand and ...

American Meat Institute Calls WCRF Panel Recommendations on Meat Consumption Extreme and Unfounded

...access to this federally funded data, which shows that red meat and processed meat were not associated with colon cancer." Media reports indicate that lawmakers are now asking Harvard why the study has not published given its completion three years ago, given its federal funding and given the significant impac...
Lawmakers in Biological News

Public trust doctrine could aid management of US oceans

... DURHAM, N.C. -- Since Congress lifted a moratorium on offshore drilling last year, federal lawmakers have grappled with the issue of how best to regulate U.S. ocean waters to allow oil, wave and wind energy development, while sustainably managing crit...

University of Kansas graduate student researcher takes aim at deadly brain tumors

...t you need to succeed in the real world in terms of communication and learning to be a leader." Most recently, Ciaccio presented her work to Kansas lawmakers at the Graduate Student Research Summit in Topeka, after placing highly in the recent Graduate Research Competition held at KU. ...

State fund advances titanium powder research, 9 other Iowa State projects

...Fund, a state economic development program, will help advance the titanium powder project and nine others on the Iowa State University campus. Iowa lawmakers agreed in 2005 to appropriate $5 million per year for 10 years to support economic development programs and research projects at Iowa's Regent univers...

Ecology, economics and soil societies brief Congress on post-wildfire resource management

... On Wednesday, 9 July, three prominent scientific societies sponsored briefings on Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers about how to manage natural areas after they have been impacted by wildfire. Jointly sponsored by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Council on ...

'Revolutionary' CO2 maps zoom in on greenhouse gas sources

...al climate change. The United States accounts for about 25 percent of global CO 2 emissions. The increased detail and accuracy of Vulcan will help lawmakers create policies to reduce CO 2 emissions while also increasing scientists' understanding of the sources and fate of carbon dioxide, researchers say. ...

Scientists outline novel approach to ecosystem management

...short-term results rather than looking at the longer term benefits. The researchers conclude that ecologists should assume the role of liaison between lawmakers and managers. Scientists provide an appropriate interface between stakeholders and managers, say the authors. Awareness among stakeholders, policy ...
Lawmakers in Biological Technology

Four ways lawmakers could help Wisconsins high-growth economy

Some might say the legacy of the 2005-2006 session of the Wisconsin Legislature wasn't formed on the Assembly or Senate floor, but in court, where a few former leaders were prosecuted for illegally using state resources for campaigns. Others might say this Legislature will be remembered for debat...

Eight lawmakers named to Speaker's IT task force

Madison, Wis. - Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch , R-West Salem, and State Rep. Phil Montgomery , R-Green Bay, have named eight legislators to serve on the Speaker's Task Force on Information Technology Failures. The bipartisan task force is charged with exploring a number of failed information...

In a fast-paced economy, lawmakers must pick up speed

Madison, Wis . - For reasons that may be as innocent as a choked calendar, legislative progress has stalled on a bill that would trade Wisconsin's city-by-city regulation of the cable television industry for statewide video franchises. The bill, which would create jobs, help many consumers and s...

Comprehensive Health Reform: A Must Pass This Year

... programs as the recently reauthorized State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). "PhRMA is committed to working with President Obama and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and will continue to support policies that encourage and strengthen innovation, improve patient access to medicines and exp...

Ethical evaluations of nanotechnology

...at passed the House last year with overwhelming bi-partisan support by a vote of 407 to 6. The Senate was expected to mark up similar legislation, but lawmakers ran out of time during the session. "Every emerging technology offers us a new opportunity to engage stakeholders in a social and ethical debate. The...

Panel blasts federal nanotech risk research strategy

... under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has been widely criticized by consumer groups, chemical industry representatives and congressional lawmakers from both major parties as lacking a clear vision and the resources necessary to improve understanding of the potential risks posed by nanomaterials. ...

Consumer Product Safety Commission not ready for nanotech

...fically far more diverse than phthalates, increasing the complexity involved in understanding their toxicology. "It took decades of research before lawmakers found the political will to keep lead and phthalates out of toys. It could take a very long time to research and ensure that potentially dangerous nan...

Healthcare Industry Faces Mounting Pressure to Prevent On-The-Job Violence, Says Veteran Safety and Health Attorney

... mounting pressure to protect their employees, says LeClairRyan's Joseph P. Paranac, Jr., a veteran occupational safety and health defense attorney. lawmakers in states like New Jersey, Washington, Alabama and Oregon have already passed statutes aimed at reducing violence against nurses and other healthcare ...

MedApps Selected as Dell-NFIB 2008 Business Excellence Award Finalist

...ng the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through a unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. NFIB's mission is to promote and pro...

Improved governance needed to realize nanotech's benefits

...st American farmers an estimated $300 million annually in lost sales and much more in products that never made it to the marketplace. Congressional lawmakers are currently discussing amendments to and reauthorization of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research & Development Act, which helps sets the roadmap...
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