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100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 registered nurses from across California will rally in San Francisco Wednesday to protest gaps by California hospitals in safety preparation for the H1N1 pandemic, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Commit...

Life Sciences & Health Care Companies Unprepared for Information Security Risks: Deloitte Survey

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolstered by the promise of the information age, coupled with billions of dollars in economic stimulus funding, life sciences and health care companies still may not meet lofty expectations of maximizing the value of data and automation efficiencies...

Generation-X Feels Unprepared for Long-Term Care Costs and the Future, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many members of Generation-X say they feel unprepared for long-term care and do not feel they are taking the necessary steps to prepare for their futures, according to a survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, con...

Most Baby Boomers are Financially Unprepared for a Potential Disability

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most baby boomers say they are financially unprepared for a potential disability, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Baby boomers would have difficulty paying bills and ma...

Health Care Work Force Too Small, Unprepared for Aging Baby Boomers; Higher Pay, More Training, and Changes in Care Delivery Needed to Avert Crisis

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care work force that is too small and woefully unprepared to meet their specific health needs, says a new report from the Institute of Med...

Many Kidney Specialists Feel Unprepared for End-of-Life Decisions

Sixty percent of nephrologists don't feel well prepared to make the decision to stop dialysis in kidney disease patients nearing the end of life // , reports a study in the November Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Nephrologists who are more experienced and more familiar...

Many Medical Students Unprepared for Skilled Prescribing

Many medical students are unprepared for skilled prescribing, warn doctors in this week’s BMJ.Evidence of poor prescribing in the UK is abundant, write Jeffrey Aronson and colleagues.// Effective treatments are often underprescribed and prescription errors are common, especially when new doctors st...

U.S. unprepared to tackle bird flu

It is a sad state in the US state and local health departments, as they are not prepared to tackle the bird flu epidemic because they have not received financial support and guidance from the federal government. // Only few places like Seattle and New York City are prepared but others are lagg...

Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic

The Chief Medical Officer of Ontario has announced that it will be difficult for the authorities to contain a major infectious disease outbreak. Many of Ontario's public health units do not have a medical officer working on a full time basis,// and provincial laboratories are both understaffed and ...

US is unprepared for a bio-terrorist attack

The US based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) has revealed that the country has progressed very little where national security is concerned, even after the 11 September 2001 attacks//. The disaster response systems are still in a poor condition in many of the states. Over 50% of the states in the ...

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Deloitte and Nonprofit Roundtable Host Real-World Disaster Exercise as Next Step in Developing Preparedness Plan for Greater Washington Region

... pandemic enters the United States and our region, ultimately infecting a significant percentage of the local population and overwhelming resources of unprepared organizations. Participants must implement readiness plans to sustain their operations, while taking steps to slow the spread of the outbreak. The sim...
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Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez

Two decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill devastated a vast stretch of the Alaskan coast, governments and industry in the Arctic would be unable to effectively manage a large oil spill, according to a new report by World Wildlife Fund. As the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill approache...

Study finds health professionals, public unprepared for genomic medicine

Although advances in genomic medicine for common adult chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer hold promise for improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment, health professionals and the public are not prepared to effectively integrate these new tools into practice, according ...

Resilience in an aging society: GSA showcases cutting-edge meeting topics

...April 2008 report from the Institute of Medicine. The publication found that America's aging citizens are facing a health care workforce too small and unprepared to meet their needs. Judith Salerno, MD, executive officer of the Institute of Medicine, will serve as discussant. Launch of the MacArthur Founda...

Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment

...r the nomads livestock and declines in plant and animal species. It also has altered a way of life for many nomadic herdsmen, who are now crowding the unprepared cities. Last year, Mongolia awarded its highest honor, the Friendship Medal, to Academy ecologist Dr. Clyde Goulden for his outstanding contribution...

Priming scientists for successful media interviews

...are frequently called upon to provide expert information on hot button issues that pervade the daily news headlines, yet most find themselves woefully unprepared for the bright lights of the television studio or leading questions from a newspaper journalist. A new publication from the American Institute of Biol...

Johns hopkins researchers find link between cell's energy use and genome health

...ered to their complete surprise that the removal of one of them led the cell to turn off 70 percent of its 5,000 genes and die. "We were completely unprepared for such a dramatic event," says Jef Boeke, Ph.D., Sc.D., a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Hopkins and author of the study. "We've nev...

World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says

... troubling on a global scale. While science may be on the brink of unlocking the mysteries of the aging process, Tuljapurkar worried that the world is unprepared for the inequalities that this new knowledge may generate between the world's rich and poor. "Are some people going to be left behind? Are we going...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...locate individuals with recollections on the 1918 flu outbreak. What he's found, he says, should concern anyone. "Most communities were woefully unprepared for the health crisis they faced," said Higgins, who is focusing his research efforts on the ability of Pennsylvania cities to respond. "Those cities ...
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As HIPAA deadline passes even the unprepared are safe for now

Unlike the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy deadline two years ago, the security deadline that passed on Wednesday involves no up-front proof of compliance and many companies may not yet be compliant. This makes sense to many in the field; the HIPAA rule involves to...

Clinical Research Study Focuses on Little Known Behavioral Changes Related to Parkinson's Disease

...rol McLain, a registered nurse and caregiver who responded to the survey said, "As a nurse, I was prepared for the physical problems but I was totally unprepared for the psychiatric issues in caring for my husband." There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for these particular non-physical sympto...

Most developing countries ill-equipped to ensure global biosafety: UN University

... A two-year UN study of internationally funded training programmes in biotechnology and biosafety warns that as many as 100 developing countries are unprepared to effectively manage and monitor the use of modern biotechnologies, leaving the world community open to serious biosafety threats. The report, fro...

Most developing countries ill-equipped to ensure global biosafety: UN University

... A two-year UN study of internationally funded training programmes in biotechnology and biosafety warns that as many as 100 developing countries are unprepared to effectively manage and monitor the use of modern biotechnologies, leaving the world community open to serious biosafety threats. The report, fro...

Living in the Unreal World: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

...ere ready to start and run our own tech companies. At the center of the whirlwind Tech entrepreneurs are shaking their heads knowing just how unprepared we were. That is, they would be shaking their heads except theyre too busy to be reading this column in the first place. The first lesson of tech e...

Tornadoes put technology to work

... in one day and, undoubtedly, took many people by surprise. But thanks to a developing radar and information network, the region was not completely unprepared - weather services, insurance companies and emergency management teams were able to spot the warning signs and avoid heavy loss of life. While tech...

Stem-cell debate, wireless access and other endeavors heat up

... Wisconsin consortium aims for defense business Health records The storms that hit the American Southeast starting in August found a nation unprepared and wondering what could be done better next time. And then we found out that the destruction of hospitals and medical records in the hurricane's path...

Obstructionists block network routing diversity

... Orleans and Louisiana to understand what happens when communication is cut off for whatever reason, and the agencies and remaining infrastructure are unprepared to handle the results. Network architectures have to be updated, and it is no small task. Pumping millions, if not billions of dollars to upgrade t...
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