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Gains on Uninsured, Reducing Shortages of Nurses/Physicians, Health Care Funding Among Session's Successes

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Legislature made significant improvements to Texas health care that will benefit consumers as well as health care providers. Small businesses and low-income individuals in the Texas High Risk Pool will find health insurance coverage more a...

Workforce shortages in mammography could threaten early detection rates for breast cancer

At the current rate of production for new mammography professionals, there will be drastic reductions in the number of mammography professionals per woman age 40 years and older over the next 15-20 years, according to a study performed at the Center for Health and Workforce Studies at the Albany S...

Dallas area cornea shortages could benefit from national study

DALLAS April 1, 2008 Surgeons and patients from UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Southwestern Transplant Services Center joined in a landmark study showing that corneas from older donors are as successful for transplants after five years as is tissue from younger donors, allowing possible e...

Critical blood shortages eased by new technology

East Hills, NY (Sept. 19, 2007) -- Each year in the U.S. millions of blood donors see a critical part of their donation literally go down the drain. Of the 14.4 million units of whole blood collected annually, a majority (about two-thirds) of the four million whole blood-derived platelet concentra...

Hispanic Workers Ages 50+ May Help Employers Solve Potential Future Labor Shortages

But Many Older Hispanics - the "invisible" Boomers - Face Workplace Challenges WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older Hispanic workers can play a dynamic role in helping solve long-term challenges for many employers, as the traditional labor pool of workers ages 25-54 stagnates...

Ochsner and Australia Partner for Long-Term Solution to Physician Shortages

Collaboration with University of Queensland Medical School in Australia Provides Overseas and New Orleans Education for U.S. Medical Students NEW ORLEANS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Health System ( www.ochsner.org ) and The University of Queensland Medical Sch...

Organ Donation: An Advancing Science Hindered by Supply Shortages

7,200 Americans die each year waiting for a replacement organ that never arrives SUNDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- More than 98,000 Americans are clinging to life this very second, and their only chance for survival is a dead person's generosity. The science of organ transplantati...

UK Doctors Fear Shortages Could Hit Public Health Drive

The drive to boost public health in the UK could be hit by a shortage of doctors. Public health trainee doctors say government primary care reforms mean stalling of their careers and withdrawal of consultant posts. // The uncertainty surrounding primary care trust mergers in England under Co...

UK Committee Warns on Food Shortages Due to Flu Epidemic

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has issued a warning that if a bird flu pandemic were to hit Britain, there would be a severe shortage of food. // The Committe has called on ministers to step-up efforts to collaborate on an international level and has asked the Government t...

Osteopathic Medical Education Will Help With Shortages

First-year enrollment at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine is projected to increase// to more than 4,474 in 2011-12, a 45.3 percent increase since 2002-03. With the addition of COM Mesa of AT Still University of Health Sciences, in Mesa, Arizona; the Debusk College of Osteopathic...
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Bethesda-Based NHSi Wins $2M Grant for Blood Technology

...age Platform will reduce the adverse side effects of life-saving blood transfusions and streamline blood-bank operations -- alleviating periodic blood shortages and increasing pre-operative autologous (self-donated) blood donations. "This research represents a paradigm shift in the approach to storage of ...

USAID Provides Malaria Assistance to Zimbabwe

...t (USAID) continues to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe, who are in the midst of an expanding humanitarian crisis. An ailing economy, food shortages and the cholera epidemic have left the people of Zimbabwe in danger of other health risks. USAID, through the President's Malaria Initiative, i...

Novel Therapeutic Approaches May Transform Treatment and Improve Patient Outcomes in Several Platelet Disorders

...ytopenia, found that patients can be safely and effectively transfused with a low dose of platelets, a strategy that can reduce costs and help prevent shortages in the blood supply. A total of 1,272 patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia (which is caused by failure of the marrow to produce p...

State, Federal Officials Remind Health Care Workers, Other at-Risk Individuals to Get Annual Flu Shot

...cted against influenza than ever. Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza." In recent years, vaccine shortages or shipment delays posed problems for some people seeking flu shots. That is not the case this year, as vaccine manufacturers expect to produce up to ...

Indevus Receives Approvable Letter From FDA for VALSTAR(R) for Bladder Cancer Therapy

...CIS) of the urinary bladder. VALSTAR was removed from the market in 2002 due to impurities in the original formulation and was placed on the FDA Drug shortages List. Indevus solved the impurity issue and submitted a chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) NDA supplement to the FDA in May 2007. The FDA app...

Choosing Lab Quality Management Software

...es and accreditation management challenges which were exacerbated by staff shortages and growing test volumes. The lab realized that better document control was...ssment! As healthcare labs like Lakeridge Health struggle with staff shortages and increasingly stringent quality requirements, successful managers will c...
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MCS® + 8150 System

Description:...ood collection centers throughout the world are facing difficult times as they strive to improve the safety of the blood supply in the face of chronic shortages and a constantly shrinking donor base. Clearly, these centers must find ways to become more self-sufficient, to better manage their existing donor poo...
Company:Haemonetics

Sysmex UF-50™ Fully Automated Urine Cell Analyzer

Description:...ncy and standardization to the clinical laboratory. The UF-50 is an excellent analyzer for clinical laboratories who need automation to address labor shortages and clinical needs....
Company:Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex UF-100 Fully Automated Urine Cell Analyzer

Description:...cy and standardization to the clinical laboratory. The UF-100 is an excellent analyzer for clinical laboratories who need automation to address labor shortages and clinical needs....
Company:Sysmex America, Inc.

LabScheduler Version 3.0

Features:...ule in minutes rather than hours Maintain proficiencies effortlessly View and print custom reports and schedules Pinpoint overtime and personnel shortages Creates alternate schedules when unexpected absences occur Creates unbiased schedules Tracks skills and skill levels Maintains proficiencies o...
Company:LabScheduler, LLC

SoftTech Health Lab QMS (Quality Management System)

Features:...processes to provide better service Reduce risk with better safety QI tracking Optimize workloads and reduce overtime, and thereby: Cope with shortages of qualified lab personnel ...
Company:SoftTech Health
Shortages in Biological News

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...chieve high water recoveries. Such advances are of great importance to Australia and many other places in the world, where many communities are facing shortages in fresh water supplies and are becoming more reliant on saline water sources." "We envision a future where many of these systems are deployed a...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

...y-making." "For developing nations the situation is more regrettable, given that many of these countries, particularly in Africa and Oceania, face shortages in food supply," says coauthor Rashid Sumaila at the University of British Columbia. "We know, for instance, that in many of these nations, shark popu...

NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...y monitored by ground-based sensors. They also targeted West Africa to demonstrate the possibility for improving the assessment of drought-caused food shortages on the region's dense population. "Many developing countries are relying on limited and highly variable water resources," said Bolten. "And typical...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... http://www.ustream.tv/channel/acslive . Must-reads from C&EN: Water purification is becoming big business in China In the wake of growing shortages of clean drinking water worldwide, water purification is becoming big business in China, the world's most populated country. An estimated 200 million ...

Students least informed about environmental science are most optimistic

...ponsibility for environmental issues. Green at 15? showed that the vast majority of students were familiar with issues including air pollution, energy shortages and extinction of plants and animals. For most countries, there was no strong association between the students' sense of responsibility for environmen...

Biofuels ignite food crisis debate

... near as productive as projected. Their findings (1) are published online this week in Springer's journal Human Ecology . In the context of global shortages of fossil energy oil and natural gas in particular governments worldwide are focusing on biofuels as renewable energy alternatives. In parallel, alm...

Gene's past could improve the future of rice

...found in a variety of rice that has genes making it drought-resistant. Scientists could breed those genes into domesticated rice in Africa where water shortages can devastate crops. ...

Fractional dose of scarce meningitis vaccine may be effective in outbreak control

... campaigns. The study's findings contributed to a 2007 WHO recommendation that a fractional dosing strategy be utilized in the event of severe vaccine shortages during a meningitis epidemic. ...

Springer to publish Fisheries Science as of 2009

...ngerLink. Editor-in-Chief Toshio Takeuchi said, "As the world's population continues to grow in the coming years, we will continue to confront food shortages together with environmental pollution and habitat destruction. For these reasons, fisheries science and its allied scientists must expand into a wider...

MIT: A quicker, easier way to make coal cleaner

...e gas. But an MIT analysis suggests an intermediate step that could get construction moving again, allowing the nation to fend off growing electricity shortages using our most-abundant, least-expensive fuel while also reducing emissions. Instead of capturing all of its CO 2 emissions, plants could capture ...
Shortages in Biological Technology

Arizona-Based SenesTech, Inc., Partners With Australia to Stop Starvation Due to Rice Shortages

SAN DIEGO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new chemical fertility control technology that could substantially reduce the devastating impacts of rodents on rice production in developing countries is being featured at the BIO 2008 International Convention in San Diego, California from the 17th through...

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Disclose Discovery of Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

...ment comes at a time when recent studies, including one by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, are warning of declining crop yields and global food shortages as a result of climate change. According to a United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization report prepared for ministers of the G-8, the number a...

Lightwave Logic, Inc. Announces the Addition of Anthony J. Cocuzza, PhD to its Technology Team

...ams, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control....

Health Robotics Announces Results of the European Union-Sponsored SafeChemo Project

...ly limiting the throughput of the aseptic unit. Technicians love working with CytoCare(TM), it improves their role and they feel better." Staff shortages and pressure from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) drove Capital Region Pharmacy to validate CytoCare(TM). Seni...

Sentry Logistic Solutions Offers Outsourced Vaccine Storage & Distribution Service

...re history as well as product receipts, shipments and expiration dates; -- Rapid response to public health crises such as disease outbreaks, vaccine shortages and disruption of the vaccine supply; and -- Flexible short-term, long-term, emergency and contingency vaccine storage, logistics and distribution p...

Wall Street Journal Highlights Blood Management, Strategic Healthcare Group LLC, and Dr. Timothy Hannon

...ical community about blood management as a way to improve the efficiency and quality of care simultaneously." Rising blood costs, intermittent blood shortages and quality of care concerns are encouraging blood centers and hospitals to find more efficient ways to manage blood products. The Strategic Blood Man...

American Red Cross Expands Agreement for Strategic Blood Management(TM) Services from Strategic Healthcare Group LLC

...ission to provide the best possible service to our client hospitals and optimal outcomes for their patients." Rising blood costs, intermittent blood shortages and quality of care concerns are encouraging blood centers and hospitals to find more efficient ways to manage blood products. The Strategic Blood Man...

Water purification down the nanotubes

... Nuclear Desalination, researchers in India explain how carbon nanotubes could replace conventional materials in water-purification systems. Water shortages and lack of access to safe drinking water will continue to grow as major global problems. At present, more than one billion people lack access to safe...

Hoana Medical and Hawai'i Union Health and Welfare Trust Funds Partner to Fix Healthcare

...s are a critical element to delivering quality care at the bedside. Nursing shortages are a growing concern in the patient safety arena, with nursing shortages contributing to higher nurse-patient ratios, which results in less patient ...

A Perfect Storm Threatens Patient Access to Specialty Medical Care

...ulting from them totaled $339 billion in 2004. Now, as the need for specialty treatment mounts, at least three independent sources project physician shortages in the United States of between 55,000 and 200,000 by 2020. In particular, the supply of orthopaedic surgeons, specialists in treating bone and joint ...
Shortages in Biological Products

Endotoxin Testing from AbD Serotec

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