Aetna 28 Percent Profit Drop Signals Storm Clouds for Healthcare
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 27, 2009 Aetna Inc., one of the largest health insurers in America, announced a 28 percent drop in profit for Q 2 2009.
Mark Bertolini, Aetna's president, attributed the loss to "higher claim intensity, such as services rendered in ...
NurseTesting 2.0 Goes to the Clouds and Invites Developers to Summit
Amistaff Healthcare Technology will be holding a developers summit for companies interested in integrating NurseTesting 2.0 with their software platform.
(Vocus) January 12, 2009 -- Analysts and industry-watchers believe that cloud computing is changing not just the t...
On the Heels of the Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Leading Dermatologist Weighs in on Sun Protection Myths and Facts
...f the UV radiation that reaches the earth's surface year round and are known to penetrate deep within the skin. These rays can also pass through both clouds
and windows and play a role in both carcinogenesis and photo-ageing. Having said that, I usually encourage my patients to wear sun protection on a da...
Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act
...ts sit. It is well past time for them to cleanup or close for good."
"Even today, these ancient coal power plants continue to belch smoky black clouds
in the heart of a major metropolis, putting millions of children, parents and grandparents at risk," stated Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environment...
Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations
...MPH, director of the study's research and professor with the Injury Center. clouds
obscuring mountain peaks and passes are particularly common in Hawaii. The ...evel minimum flying altitude would lead to crashes due to the prevalence of clouds
at or above that altitude. The appeal was rejected by the U.S. Ninth Circui...
Frost & Sullivan Honours Outstanding Achievements in Healthcare
...van is to acknowledge outstanding industry achievements and demonstration of best practices by presenting awards to top companies. With economic storm clouds
gathering in the past 12 months, it has not been an easy period, however those companies who are innovative and adapt their business models have const...
With Spring Here, Use Sun Sense to Enjoy It
...minutes may make hot skin feel better, but they do not prevent burns.
are not a foolproof sunscreen. clouds
filter only about 20 percent of the sun's UV rays, meaning 80 percent still...
Leader in Health Plan Cost Containment Cites Three Economy-Driven Reasons Why Self-Insured Health Plans Should Brace for Claim Increases and Fund Reserves Accordingly
..., Inc. (HDM), a leading, independent provider of health plan analytics for public corporations, Taft-Hartley plans and government agencies, sees storm clouds
ahead for self-insured plans. "If CFOs are not taking today's economy into account in anticipating medical expenses and reserves, employers can be pl...
The Flag Company, Inc. Releases 'Feel Good' Light Lenses to Help Counter Gloomy Economic Outlook
...es can enhance any learning environment.
Want to spruce up a conference room? Try the newly featured cloud set . The two- or three-panel set of clouds
fit perfectly into drop-down door fluorescent lights and instantly rejuvenates the room, giving the impression of a sky light where there is none. Thi...
Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia
... India, Nepal and Pakistan, Ashfaq said. Less moisture over the land in combination with the ambient dry summer air would lead to less moisture in the clouds
and reduced rainfall.
Monsoon moisture flow comes from ocean to land. In the summer, the land warms faster than the ocean. This creates a pressure ...
clouds in Biological News
The physics of star-forming clouds and the urban environment
October 24, 2008 -- From the collapse of star-forming clouds
to the flow of the molten Earth's core, from the combustion of gasoline in your car engine to the coursing blood in your veins, from the aerodynamics of flight to the concentration of microscopic animals in the ocean, many of nature's mo...
UCSD researchers make first direct observations of biological particles in high-altitude ice clouds
A team of UC San Diego-led atmospheric chemistry researchers moved closer to what is considered the "holy grail" of climate change science when it made the first-ever direct detection of biological particles within ice clouds.
The team, led by Kerri Pratt, a Ph.D. student of atmospheric chemist...
Scientists demonstrate the sharpest measurement of ice crystals in clouds
WASHINGTON, July 17----Scientists have created an instrument designed to help determine the shapes and sizes of tiny ice crystals typical of those found in high-altitude clouds, down to the micron level (comparable to the tiniest cells in the human body), according to a new study in Optics Letter...
Satellites illuminate pollution's influence on clouds Clouds
have typically posed a problem to scientists using satellites to observe the lowest part of the atmosphere, where humans live and breathe, because they block the satellite's ability to capture a clear, unobstructed view of Earth's surface. It turns out, however, that these "obstructions" ar...
Nanobacteria in clouds could spread disease, scientists claim
Micro-organisms in clouds
could play a crucial role in the spread of disease and in the formation of rain drops, scientists have claimed.
The radical theories about nanobacteria ?micro-organisms considerably smaller than ordinary bacteria - in clouds
are published in two recent articles in the Jo...
New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems
... Chinook to help understand how water molecules form stable clusters. The work also gives researchers insight into how small particles in the air form clouds
or break them up.
Bacterial transformers: Communities of bacteria live and grow in the soil. And some bacteria have a taste for metals, a talent t...
SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research
...search Investigates Auroral Arcs and High-Altitude clouds
A recent issue of the Journal of Atmospheric ...ptical and Radar Image Measurements of Noctilucent clouds
and Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes," by Michael T...art of the Earth's atmosphere. These high-altitude clouds
may be an indicator for global climate change sinc...
Potentially harmful chemicals found in forest fire smoke
... they cycle through earth and air. Smoke-related alkaloids in the environment can change aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as where and when clouds
form. The study, which was of Ponderosa pines, by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will appear June 1 in...
Winners of Tyler environmental prize announced
...nomists, he linked the phenomenon to a significant decrease in the Indian rice harvest.
Ramanathan also showed that black carbon particles in brown clouds
absorb far more solar radiation than previously thought, contributing to the warming of the upper atmosphere.
"I consider currently Dr. Ramanathan ...
American Institute of Physics announces awards for best science writing
...d together the revolutionary ideas of quantum mechanics into a single interpretation that was displacing old certainties and ways of thinking. And the clouds
of further revolutions in physics were already gathering. Just two months before the Copenhagen meeting, the neutron was discovered. This would lead d...
clouds in Biological Technology
DNA duplication: A mechanism for 'survival of the fittest'
... 'mass extinction' took place. One or more catastrophic events - such as a comet strike or increased volcanic activity - produced widespread fires and clouds
of dust and smoke that obstructed sunlight for a long period of time. These adverse conditions killed off about 60% of the plant species and numerous ...
It's raining pentagons
...lopment of new materials which can be used to seed clouds
and cause rain.
Although the structure of regu...ew ice nucleating agents which can be used to seed clouds
and cause rain, they do not necessarily need to fo...se they play an important role in the formation of clouds
The formation of nanoscale ...
Large-scale community protein annotation -- WikiProteins
...cts in these available resources, such as protein functions or protein-disease relationships. This process created over one million biomedical concept clouds
called Knowlets around each individual concept. The developers of the site now hope that many researchers will follow their call to annotate, via Wi...
World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego
...s reinforced in a particular direction and suppressed in undesired directions. This property combined with the fact that radio waves can pass through clouds
and most other materials that stymie optical communication systems has led engineers to use phased arrays for satellite communications, and for detec...
UW-Madison Laser Device to Study Polar Ice Caps
...efined object, such as a vehicle, or a diffuse object such as a smoke plume or clouds.
Both UW-Madison's and NASA's lasers measure the heights of clouds
and aerosols in the atmosphere from precise measurements obtained by laser pulses calculated against the satellite's orbit and instrument orientation....
Milky Way churning out new stars at a furious pace
...ht and would swamp our detectors."
When completed, the survey will provide a wealth of data from regions of space previously obscured by foreground clouds
of dust and gas. There will be many more surprises, Churchwell says.
The data are being analyzed by a team of about 20 scientists in Madison and ar...
The economy has come roaring back or is that roar just a purr?
...Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan has warned, The free lunch has still to be invented.
The economy is back, for now, but there are some clouds
inside those silver linings. Some fundamental changes must be made before everyone can sing Happy Days down to the last verse.
California stem cell initiative should wake up Washington and Madison
...tem in favor of a state-by-state approach, in which dollars matter more than scientific integrity. California's stem cell dollars won't rain from the clouds
overnight. Bonds must be sold on a market that may be skeptical about medium- and long-term returns. An oversight program must be created to manage Ca...
UW space scientists use Keck telescope to study wild weather of Uranus
...bably the largest group of atmospheric features ever seen on the planet. Spotted in the northern hemisphere of Uranus, the 18,000-mile-long complex of clouds
dissipated completely during the span of a month.
These more dynamic systems seem to develop at northern latitudes where they rise to even higher l...
Drug-delivery patch wins at UW business-plan competition
... they said the price would be comparable to that of thermal imaging devices, another way for firefighters to 'see' in dangerous situations where smoke clouds
The FireSite team includes engineering students Nick O'Brien, Chandler Nault and Mitch Nick, and finance student Brian Burke. They've...
clouds in Biological Definition
...liding molecules they must collide in the correct orientation and possess a certain minimum amount of energy. As the molecules approach their electron clouds
repel. This requires energy - activation energy - and comes from the heat of the system, i.e. the translational , vibrational , and rotational e...
...n of the ocean surface waters thrive and produce more dimethyl sulfide , DMS. The DMS molecules act as cloud condensation nuclei which produce more clouds
and thus increase the atmospheric albedo and lower the temperature of the atmosphere.
Homeostasis is one of the fund...
clouds in Biological Dictionary
...ibles, Car Parts, Food, and the Good Things in Life. Information about blotting in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. ... hide: clouds
blotting out the moon. ... a pad or sheet of blotting -paper. ... Shop for Shu Uemura Blotting Paper 40 Sheets in the cosmetics department of ...
...sorption - spectrum are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References chemical elements ( in chemical element: Stars and gas clouds
) ...an emission, or bright-line, spectrum . When light passes through a gas or cloud at a lower temperature than the light source, the gas absorbs a...