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Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

Truth-teller Wendell Potter Asks White House Officials to See Insurance Crisis First-Hand SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog: In private and public messages to federal Office of Reform chi...

Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccination...

Hispanic Alliance Urges Congress to Work Through Recess on Health

"With one-third of Hispanic American adults uninsured, Congress must get this right" WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With one-third of Hispanic American adults uninsured, the Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute today urged Congress to work through its ...

In Letter to Congress, NORD Urges Action on Healthcare Reform

DANBURY, Conn., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter regarding health care reform was sent to all members of Congress today by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): July 31, 2009 Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of the 30 mill...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vacci...

Eliminate Cost-Sharing for Medicaid Preventive Services, Partnership Urges House Committee

WASHINGTON July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to prohibit cost-sharing to Medicaid patients for recommended clinical preventive services. Partnership President Robert J. Gould praised an amendmen...

Ex- White House Drug Spokesman Urges 'Double Drug Treatment'; Bob Weiner and Policy Analyst Zoe Pagonis Highlight 'Drug War's Wrong Focus'

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zo...

Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today. Older individu...

UDW Urges 'No' Vote On State Budget; Demands 'Shared Sacrifice' From All Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a last minute plea to state legislators, the UDW Homecare Providers Union tonight urged a "No" vote on the state budget agreement reached earlier this week by Gov. Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders. Branding t...

Expressing Growing Concern, THCA Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Protect Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care as Health Reform Debate Proceeds

Potential Size of Cumulative Federal Medicare Cuts as Part of "Reform" Jeopardize Viability of Already-Troubled Texas Medicaid Program; Seniors' Care at Risk, Local Jobs Base Threatened AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing growing concern t...

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McCaughey Urges Use of First NYS Hospital Infection Report

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Betsy McCaughey of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) urges families to make use of hospital infection rates made available by the NYS Department of Health today. "Now patients can learn which hospitals in their area have the lowest infecti...

Leader in Prostate Health Urges Prostate Cancer Screening in Face of Contradicting Data

DENVER, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data evaluating the impact of screening on mortality provides mixed messages on the value of prostate cancer screening. The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in prostate canc...

ASGE Urges Patients to Seek a Qualified Endoscopist Before Undergoing a Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer

Canadian study finds that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates, but raises concerns about detection of colorectal cancer on the right side of the colon OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that c...

The COSHAR Foundation Urges Parents to Ensure Children Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

National immunization program reaches more than 11,000 churches since its launch in April CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for flu season, The COSHAR Foundation today urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable illnesses -- including the flu. Th...

Video: Novartis Vaccines and PTA Battle Flu: Public Health Vaccination Initiative Urges Families 'Let's Fight Flu Together!'

- Partnership aims to provide convenient access to vaccination - helping keep kids and teachers in school and parents at work - "Let's Fight Flu Together!" initiative supports CDC's new vaccination recommendations which include children six months to 18 years old(1) - Campaign goal is to i...

Joint Commission Urges Patients to 'Speak Up' About Pain

Education campaign coincides with Pain Awareness Month OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pain is just a part of life, right? Maybe not. Pain is actually one of the main reasons that Americans seek medical treatment, and untreated pain can have serious effects -- slo...

Consumer Group Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Stem Cell Bill Into Law

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should sign a stem cell public accountability bill, SB1565, into law, Consumer Watchdog said today. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sheila Kuehl and Sen. George Runner, was passed with overwhelming bipartisan supp...

CDC Urges Pre-Teen Vaccination With New Public Service Announcements

Campaign encourages parents to protect their 11- and 12-year-olds from meningitis, whooping cough, and the virus that causes cervical cancer ATLANTA, Aug 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Dise...

The Oral Cancer Foundation Urges HPV Vaccination for Males

For the public health, we need to fast-track research and approvals now, says foundation NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of a study published this month in the journal Cancer, and recent supporting science related to HPV and oral cancer in the New Engla...

California Legislature Passes Historic HIV Testing Bill (AB 682); AHF Urges Governor to Sign Crucial Lifesaving Legislation

AB 682 (Berg, Garcia, Huffman), the California Routine HIV Screening Bill, Cleared the Legislature Today; Bi-Partisan Bill, Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the California Medical Association, & the Health Officers Association of California, Will Improve Health Outcomes & Reduce ...
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Top scientific meeting urges coordinated response to economic and environmental crises

A fix for the economy must address ecological threats, a top international scientific meeting here has urged. Human society is moving dangerously beyond the planet's natural limits in a striking parallel to the financial debt crisis. "We're running the planet like a subprime loan," Dr. Johan Rocks...

Expert urges FDA to take action to reduce BPA exposure

COLUMBIA, Mo. In the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ), researchers report a significant relationship between urine concentrations of the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities. ...

Carnegie Mellon urges industry to broaden carbon footprint calculations

PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon University researchers are urging companies to embrace new methods for following the trail of dangerous carbon emissions that are responsible for much of the world's global warming threats. Because there is no universally accepted way of calculating som...

Physician-scientist urges improved drug regulation to ensure heart safety of non-heart drugs

Recommendations by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Dr. Jeffrey Borer Emphasize Need for Better Attention to Cardiovascular Effects, Beginning With Early Studies and Continuing Past Drug Approval NEW YORK (Dec. 28, 2007) -- Current regulatory policies should be strengthened to ensure accept...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures, according to University of Rochester researchers who present their analysis in the April journal, Transfusion. The practice of removing the w...

New journal article urges use of animal serum-free media for growing live cells

In the March issue of Trends in Biotechnology, scientists and doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recommend using only animal serum-free media to grow live cells in the laboratory. At issue is the use of fetal calf serum, which is obtained by puncturing the heart o...

AACR applauds nomination of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to be the new NIH director

...The AACR looks forward to working with Dr. Collins as new scientific discoveries transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The AACR urges the Senate to confirm him with haste. ...

Study finds DNA barcoding requires caution without closer examination

...cal traits, and points out that DNA barcoding needs to be accepted with great caution as these groups have not been tested with the technique. He also urges caution against limiting the identification, or in some cases even the definition of a species to a small sequence of DNA. He suggests that the search...

Scientists urge world leaders to respond cooperatively to Pacific Ocean threats

... May 13, at 6:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time to government officials gathered at the World Ocean Conference in Manado, Indonesia. "The scientific community urges governments to respond now, cooperatively, to these threats before their impacts accelerate beyond our ability to respond." The consensus sta...

Experts lay to rest long-held misconceptions about high fructose corn syrup at ILSI-USDA workshop

...ine since 1999, it is far more likely, writes Dr. White, that this increase in total calories was due to Americans eating more of everything. White urges more care in interpreting experimental data that claim to demonstrate metabolic effects for fructose-containing sweeteners. "It is inappropriate to ex...
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TechNet Urges Swift U.S. Senate Approval of FCC Nominees Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell

Upon confirmation, Mr. Genachowski will serve as the next FCC Chair; Mr. McDowell has served on Commission since 2006 WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today hailed the nominatio...

Biotechnology Value Fund Urges Stockholders to Remove and Replace Current Board of Avigen, Inc. in an Effort to Protect and Maximize Stockholder Value

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. ("BVF"), today announced that it has sent a letter to the stockholders of Avigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGN ) urging stockholders to remove the current members of the Avigen Board and replace them with BVF's four new, stockholder-oriente...

IDF Urges Healthcare Providers to Address the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Treating These Closely-Related Conditions Requires New Clinical Practices and Research to Reduce Personal and Public Health Costs SAN FRANCISCO and BRUSSELS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention warned today that rec...

Lilly CEO Urges Policy Prescriptions to Help Ensure Public and Private Biotech Investments Generate Dividends and U.S. Job Growth

BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), provided insight into the future of life sciences and a roadmap for ensuring that key players' significant investments in the sector are rewarded. He made his r...

Lilly CEO Praises Massachusetts' Leadership in Biotech, Urges Policy Prescriptions to Help Ensure State's Investment Generates Dividends and Jobs

BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), praised the Bay State for its investment in biotechnology and provided insight into the future of life sciences and a roadmap for ensuring the state's significa...

Hepatitis B Foundation Testifies Before Congressional Appropriation Committee and Urges More Federal Funding for Hepatitis B

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hepatitis B Foundation President Dr. Timothy Block testified about the public health challenge of chronic hepatitis B before the Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services on March 13 in Washington, DC, at ...

National stem-cell panel, including UW profs, urges close watch on research

Research institutions should create oversight committees to guide human embryonic stem-cell studies according to common guidelines, a panel of experts, including two University of Wisconsin-Madison professors, said on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. "In the absence of federal guidelines broadly gove...

Madison company urges disaster warning upgrades

Madison, Wis. - An improved warning system could have lessened the negative impacts of Hurricane Katrina, say representatives of a Madison company involved in emergency communications. "There was a three- to four-hour delay after the levees were breached, where people could have been alerted t...

Doyle urges passage of federal stem cell bill

Madison, Wis. - Meeting with families across the state that have a personal interest in medical research, Gov. Jim Doyle called on Congress to act on House Resolution 810, a bill that would lift the ban on federal funding for research on new human embryonic stem cell lines. Doyle, traveling ...

Doyle urges Senate to loosen stem cell restrictions

Washington, D.C. - With the opening of a U.S. Senate debate on stem cell policy just hours away, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle again urged Senators to overturn President Bush's ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. During a morning visit to the West Salem home of Samuel and...

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