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$22 Million Initiative Aims to Reverse New Jersey's Nurse Faculty Shortage, Avert Health Care Crisis

Innovative Public/Private Partnership Launches at State Legislative Hearing TRENTON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avert a severe nursing shortage that could cause grave harm to patient care in the state, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce ...

Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

Researchers say it works even when common blood thinners also are taken FRIDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- A drug derived from the magnolia tree appears to be safe and tolerable in preventing blood clots, according to a phase 2 study conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Res...

New Administration, Congress Must Act to Avert Health Workforce Crisis

Coordinated national planning needed to adapt to changing workforce demands and threats WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without action by the new Administration and Congress to develop an integrated, comprehensive, national health workforce policy, the U.S. is at risk of losin...

New decision model seeks to avert flu vaccine mismatch of 2007-2008 season

To avoid producing vaccines that treat the wrong strains during flu season, the FDA should consider deferring some of its selections as well as other changes to the vaccine composition, according to a study by two decision analysts published in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research an...

New report warns current policies will not avert health workforce crisis

WASHINGTON, July 18 - Without immediate action to develop an integrated, comprehensive, national health workforce policy, the U.S. is at risk of losing its status as the global health care leader, states a new report released by the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC, www.aahcdc.org ). ...

ACP implores President Bush to sign Medicare bill today to avert cut scheduled for Tuesday

Washington "Today President Bush MUST join with the large bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress who have listened to concerned patients and doctors by approving H.R. 6331, and sign this bill into law todaythe final day left until Medicare is expected to begin processing claims with dev...

ACP applauds Senate to vote to pass H.R. 6331 and avert physician payment cut

Washington -- The Senate today gave overwhelming, bipartisan approval to legislation to avert cuts in Medicare physician payment updates--the best outcome possible given the difficult circumstances facing us, Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) said t...

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...

More Than 250,000 Additional Public Health Workers Needed by 2020 to Avert Public Health Crisis

Shortage will leave nation vulnerable to disease, bioterror and health threats according to a new assessment from the Association of Schools of Public Health WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While natural disasters, the threat of bioterrorism and ot...

Public Health Experts Argue for Integrated Services to Avert 7 Million HIV Infections by 2010

BALTIMORE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public health professionals argue changes are needed in health systems to scale up HIV prevention with a goal of averting 7 million HIV infections by 2010. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080225/NYFNSP04 ) Major strides ar...

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USAID Provides Malaria Assistance to Zimbabwe

...ve otherwise gone without this integral malaria protection mechanism. The Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe has stated that this accelerated program will avert 4 million cases and will save 3,000 to 4,000 lives. The timing of this intervention is vitally important as it will cover a large portion of the ...
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Personalized medicine

...e total cost of a treatment cycle will be lower overall. Furthermore, the possibilities of the predicitive potential of personalized medicine ought to avert costly intensive care treatment when a disease is established. The response of payers will be influenced by the nature of the relationship they have...
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Curbing coal emissions alone might avert climate danger, say researchers

An ongoing rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide from burning of fossil fuels might be kept below harmful levels if emissions from coal are phased out within the next few decades, say researchers. They say that less plentiful oil and gas should be used sparingly as well, but that far greater sup...

CSIRO enlisted to avert global wheat supply crisis

CSIRO is investigating ways of controlling a devastating new wheat disease strain which could lead to a global wheat production and food supply crisis. Cornell University in the United States, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Development Program, has subcontracted CSIR...

Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity

Using a new form of microscopy to penetrate living lymph nodes, UCSF scientists have for the first time viewed immune cells at work, helping clarify how T cells control autoimmunity. The technique, known as two-photon laser-scanning microscopy, was able to focus deep within the lymph node of a d...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

...Carnegie Mellon's work to understand the water quality impacts from shale gas production in Pennsylvania represents a thoughtful, farsighted effort to avert a problem before it arises. Carnegie Mellon's research resonates with the mission of the Colcom Foundation, which has a long history of assessing and ...

OJ worse for teeth than whitening says Eastman Institute researchers

...gly studying tooth erosion, and are investing significant resources into possible preventions and treatments. "We do not yet have an effective tool to avert the erosive effects, although there are early indications that higher levels of fluoride may help slow down the erosion." A Texas-based company, Be...

Leading scientists and scholars urge action on climate issues

...ge the nation's leadership to take clear leadership towards meet the objectives of the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change, steps necessary to avert a "global climatic catastrophe". In part, the letter reads, "In many political circles around the world, the view has taken hold that nations sho...

Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?

...rld's few remaining cod fisheries. The study appears to have met all criteria for concern that this fishery is threatened. "Can anything be done to avert collapse?" the authors ask. A strategy that would remove selection pressures against shallow-water adapted fish would seem to be the answer. The autho...

Living long, living well

... Waltham, Mass.How does inflammation, brought on by stress, affect aging? What can we do to avert the looming public health and economic crisis of an epidemic of neurologic diseases caused by a rapidly expanding elderly population? How do older adu...

Abandon hope

... and effective," they say. "We need to lift up examples of sustainable living motivated by virtue more than by a dubious belief that such actions will avert environmental disaster." ...

Strategic farming practices could help mitigate global warming

...ions in fossil fuel use needed to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Ridgwell explained. Therefore, scientists are looking for alternatives that might help avert "dangerous" climate change. One set of strategies, called "geoengineering," envisages the creation of novel technological devices that will act as art...
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Wisconsin stands at the center of scientific efforts to avert flu epidemics

Welcome to Wisconsin, the flu capital of North America. Don't take that title the wrong way and run screaming for the nearest border. Wisconsin has yet to become a hot spot for the spread of avian influenza and, it can be hoped, won't become one. However, it may be the place where a possible...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Covidien for Its CT Contrast Delivery System With RFID Enabled Intelligence

...osage of the drug during the procedure. The interface allows the injector to physically alter the RFID label on the syringe. This unique feature helps avert the possibility of erroneous administration. Apart from serving purely as an injection application, the interface determines if the drug being adminis...

Publication Addresses Misconceptions About Emergency Contraception

...evance of this material, in light of the recent report from the CDC that shows an increased incidence of teen pregnancy: "Emergency contraception will avert the problems intrinsic to conception in this age group. Studies show that teen education about Plan B is not associated with any increase in incidence...

ORNL 'resilience' plan to help Tennessee, Mississippi and South Carolina communities beat disaster

... OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2007 A new Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiative could help avert disasters in Tennessee, Mississippi and South Carolina and also lead to more information about climate change. The new Community and Regional Resil...

The Secret of Success: Listen To Customers

...ew release of QuickBooks. The product manager joined a start-up design firm in its earliest days. From that vantage point, he saw the company narrowly avert a payroll crisis because cash flow data didn't accurately reflect cash on hand. The product manager returned to Intuit and designed very useful report...

UW Hospital completes deployment of error-reducing technology

...ed over 75 percent. Nurses have come to appreciate Admin-Rxs ability to avert errors, Rough said Based on data collected in the Admin-Rx software, we kno...rcent of doses scanned generate some sort of warning message to help nurses avert potential errors. Admin-Rx utilizes a hand-held computer that displays, ...

Tornadoes put technology to work

... Madison, Wis. - There is nothing that could have been done to avert the 26 tornadoes that swept through Wisconsin last Thursday. But thanks to technology, warning systems for such storms and aftermath clean-up efforts ...
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