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Community Businesses Impacted by Looming Cuts to Long Term Care Federal Funding

Form Coalition to Mobilize Support for Local LTC Economies WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoCares, a national coalition designed and launched this week as the voice and advocate in Washington, DC for community businesses and organizations that support the long term care indus...

Actuaries: Trustees' Reports Warn of Looming Financial Challenges Facing Retirement Programs

Trust Funds Closer to Depletion According to Latest Projections WASHINGTON , May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2009 Social Security and Medicare trustees' reports issued earlier today highlight the imperative to act immediately to address the challenges facing Social Security and Medica...

Ceasefire Broken in Democratic Republic of Congo; International Medical Corps Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe and Wider Regional Impact

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fighting resumed Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and rebels appeared poised to seize Goma, International Medical Corps is deeply concerned that a humanitarian catastrophe could unfold and quickly spread across the region. In ...

Despite Looming Shortage of State and Local Public Health Workers, Americans Confident Governments are Prepared to Deal with Public Health Threats

New Center for Excellence Poll Highlights Gaps in Safety Net; Need to Cultivate Talent to Fill Critical Public Health Positions WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans are unaware that state and local public health departments are facing a serious shortage of skilled profess...

New Human Services Website Details Economic Importance of Providers, Warns of Looming Crisis if System is Not Fixed Immediately

BOSTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign to Strengthen Human Services, which is committed to ensuring passage of legislation that will equitably compensate human service providers, today unveiled its campaign website, http://www.strengthenhumanservices.org . The site details ...

New Assessment Highlights Breadth and Depth of Looming Public Health Workforce Crisis

Expert Panel to Discuss Significant Health and Safety Impacts, What Needs to Be Done WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) recently completed an assessment of the public health workforce shortage -...

The Widener University 'Elder Pennsylvanian Survey' Finds Pennsylvania's Baby Boomers Anticipate Working Longer, Retiring Later to Help Offset Looming Health Care Costs

CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- According to data from the 2000 US Census, Pennsylvania's population ranks among the second oldest in the United States behind Florida. Widener University, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, recently released "The Wid...

Rising numbers indicate looming cocaine epidemic

Researchers at the University of Florida have reported that the rise in the numbers of cocaine users is likely to lead to an epidemic. Cocaine known as the champagne of// drugs is responsible for the deaths of "Saturday Night Live" comedian John Belushi and basketball star Len Bias in the 1980s, af...

The Looming Controversy Surrounding Facial Transplant

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~Martin Buxbaum Jacqueline Saburido was a very normal girl who was in pursuit of her dreams until 6 years ago. // A tragic incident that occurred on the 19th of September...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

...ould be a 46 percent increase in the demand for cardiothoracic surgeons, but a drop of at least 21 percent in the number of available surgeons. The looming shortage of surgeons is a matter of supply and demand, said lead researcher Dr. Atul Grover, director of government relations for the association. ...
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Video: The Looming Crisis in Cancer Drug Development: 97% of Adult Cancer Patients Do Not Take Advantage of Clinical Trial Programs

American Association for Cancer Research Aims to Raise Awareness about the Importance of Clinical Trial Participation PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- News facts: -- Most Americans with cancer would be receptive to participating in clinical trials if they knew about them. ...

Cardiologists Tackle 'Next Frontier' in Cardiovascular Disease

...by Dr. Tony Das, an interventional cardiologist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, represent the latest treatments for peripheral vascular disease, a looming health concern as the U.S. population ages and more Americans live with heart disease. The country's obesity epidemic will also dramatically increase ...

Rapid Flu Tests May Prove Especially Helpful This Season

...ated American vaccine supply, medical officials and the general public have grown increasingly alarmed about the scarcity of vaccine and the risk of a looming epidemic. It remains to be seen if virulent new strains of flu or an abnormally high incidence of the disease will strike when the nation is pa...
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Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...lies from the two largest water systems, and an outdated statewide water system can't keep up with population growth. With these critical issues looming large, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science are working hard to help alleviate the state's water deficit wi...

Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

... The answer to the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century may be found by thinking small, microscopic in fact. Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

...." The research expands upon previous work showing that women respond to looming sounds sooner than their typically larger, stronger male counterparts -- th... "Strength and cardiovascular fitness predict time-to-arrival perception of looming sounds" (4aPP7) by John Nuehoff is at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21. Abstr...

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 adults manage t...

Biomedical engineers' detective work reveals antibiotic mechanism

...c state, causing it to over-produce hydroxyl radicals, contributing to the cell's death. These findings open up new possibilities in fighting the looming specter of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Knowing some of the specific differences between antibiotics that kill bacteria and those that have a we...

Unexpected large monkey population discovered

...Royal Government began and have remained stable since 2005. The news on primates is not all good. In Cambodia, WCS researchers are concerned that looming threats could jeopardize recent successes. "Despite this good news in Cambodia, the area still remains at risk from conversion to agro-industrial ...

1918 flu antibodies resurrected from elderly survivors

... Nature . The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed nearly 50 million people worldwide, many of whom were young, healthy adults. With fears of another looming flu pandemic stoked by the emergence of "bird flu" in Asia, researchers have wanted to study the 1918 virus and the immune response to it. In 2005...

Wildlife Conservation Society discovers 'Planet of the Apes'

...pe that these results will speed up the classification of the Ntokou-Pikounda zone into a protected area." Across Central Africa, gorillas face the looming threats of hunting for bushmeat and the spread of the Ebola virus, which is lethal to gorillas as well as humans. WCS is working with partners to com...

No-tillage plus

...ten behave differently than temperate soils when being farmed. In tropical regions, soils lose nutrients quickly when cultivated. With food shortages looming and soil quality declining rapidly, new farming techniques are needed to make tropical and sub-tropical farming more productive and sustainable. New r...

Biodesign's Rittmann offers promising perspectives on society's energy challenge

... in finding new ways to meet future energy demands. Skyrocketing gas prices, an uncertain oil supply, increasing demand from around the world, and the looming threat of climate change have made identifying and developing realistic energy alternatives a national priority. For Biodesign Institute researche...
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Helping Young Women Succeed in Today's Unpredictable World

...o plan, particularly when it comes to their careers, finances and relationships. Unfortunately, the reality is that the unexpected often happens -- a looming problem especially in today's challenging economic environment. A new website, www.WhatWillYourPlanBe.com , now offers women much-needed guidance...

Eyeforpharma's Marketing Summit is shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind ever

... Pharma’s Successful changing marketing approaches LONDON, September 8, 2008 / b3c newswire /   – The looming recession certainly does not seem to have hit the European pharmaceutical industry yet.  With more than twice as many registered attendees as in ...

Liberty Screening Services Hires Top Executive to Meet Explosive Demand for its Background-Screening Services

...r many Fortune 500/1000 clients and smaller companies through proprietary, real-time online solutions and products. Despite a slowing job market and looming recession, demand for background screening is exploding, says Mary Hubbell, Liberty's vice president of sales and marketing. Rising employer concern...

Addressing the Pharmacist Shortage: Medco Labor Coalition(TM) Launches National Scholarship Program to Support the Development of the Next Generation of Pharmacists

...elopment of exciting new therapies that hold great promise in addressing the ills of millions of patients. However, numerous national reports reveal a looming healthcare crisis within the next decade -- a national shortage of 157,000 pharmacists needed to, quite literally, fill the prescription healthcare ne...

SAFC Hitech(TM) Joins Aviza and ST Microelectronics for Solid State Technology ALD Webcast

...films, issues related to their development and use, delivery and cleanliness requirements as well as availability, cost and if there are any shortages looming on the horizon." Commenting on SAFC Hitech's participation in the webcast, Dr. Peter Heys said: "The SST webcast combines the three main elements (ch...

International Atomic Energy Agency and National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch Major Initiative to Improve Cancer Prevention and Treatments in Developing Countries

... Cancer Research will expand the capacity of the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy to help developing countries respond effectively to the looming cancer crisis," said Dr. Massoud Samiei, Head of the PACT Programme Office. "We welcome the PACT Fund at NFCR and the opportunity it provides for Amer...

Four steps toward securing more reliable electric power for Wisconsin

...s overtaxed transmission grid could shut down in a New York (or Cleveland) minute. A permanently sputtering economy is not the answer to Wisconsins looming shortage of reliable electrical power. The long-term solution can be found in a mix of technology and policy options readily available to the state: ...

Japanese Continue Relentless Biotech Stake in Midwest

... Council stated that his administration sees biotechnology playing a pivotal role in the future of the nation. Perhaps even politicians are seeing the looming costs of health care and are looking for solutions now to curtail these costs and improve disease outcomes. The Japanese Biotechnology Strategy Cou...

Want to squeeze U.S. pharmaceutical companies? Be careful what you ask for

...ke a look in the mirror. If the face you see belongs to someone who buys into the bashing of U.S. drug companies, you're a part of the problem. The looming shortage of flu vaccine comes down to the fact that very few American drug companies are left in the business of making vaccines. Why? The capital cos...

UW and business leaders outline need for educated workers

...e knowledge economy and creating jobs in Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor John Wiley began by citing an article titled Americas looming Creativity Crisis from The Harvard Business Reader . The article commented on the on the essential elements of a knowledge economy, concentrating on ...
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