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2008-09-08 09:05:00

The Medical Society of the State of New York just released the results of a survey, which indicate that health insurer rules often force New York State physicians to alter the way they treat patients - and not necessarily for the benefit of patients. Instead, the rules appear to have been developed to increase insurer profits at the expense of the best health practices and patients' health. The survey, based on responses from more than 1,200 New York physicians is carried in the September...

2008-09-04 00:00:05

To: HEALTH EDITORS Contact: Carol Castaneda for the National Hispanic Medical Association, +1-703-369-0414, Cell: +1-703-863-9960, Castaneda77@aol.com WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), spoke at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, St. Paul and discussed health care and health disparities. Rios was the only speaker addressing health care issues at the Republican convention....

2008-09-02 03:00:09

By Ro, Marguerite J Health and health care are family matters. Disease and illness affect not just individuals, but entire families. Caregiving, with all its particular stresses and fulfilling joys, is still the primary responsibility of families. The strength of our communities depends on the health, strength, and well-being of our families. Ensuring affordable access to quality health care for families is therefore a public health priority. What does it take to provide quality health care...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

If you have a heart attack while on vacation, your chances for a positive outcome are better if you seek treatment in a hospital that tends to spend more. While previous research comparing high and low-spending areas in the U.S. suggests that higher healthcare spending does not improve health outcomes, a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management found in a recent study that tourists who become ill and receive emergency care at "high-spending" hospitals have significantly lower mortality...

2008-08-17 21:00:53

By Lindsey Erin Kroskob lkroskob@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - When you call Dr. Jason Bloomberg's medical clinic, don't be surprised when he is the one who answers your call. When you walk in the door for your appointment, he'll also be the one who checks you in, takes your vitals, records your medical history and does the examination. And late at night, he'll be the one cleaning up after a long day. He's a medical one-man show at Access Health Care, and he does it all so he can...

2008-08-08 06:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d848ae/federal_health_it) has announced the addition of the "Federal Health IT Market 2008 - 2013" report to their offering. This is the first time an in-depth report on this growing market and the report contains a baseline market size and a five year forecast for the federal health IT market has been published. The report also analyzes the drivers in the market and the challenges in market transformation that will impact...

2008-07-27 06:00:16

By Bob Lamendola, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 27--South Florida has become the nation's capital for doctors without medical malpractice insurance, experts say, leaving patients at risk of getting little financial help for care after a medical error. Nearly one-quarter of doctors in Broward and Palm Beach counties, more than one-third in the Miami area, and one-eighth statewide opt out of malpractice insurance under a state law that lets them go without coverage, a state physician...

2008-07-23 06:00:20

NEW ORLEANS, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a third of states are not measuring up in the fight against cancer by failing to implement laws and policies that help people fight the disease, according to a new report evaluating state legislative activity on cancer policy issues. The report, developed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network(SM) (ACS CAN) in collaboration with its partner charitable organization, the American Cancer Society, found that 20 states...

2008-07-15 03:00:11

By Meyers, James F Robbins, Anthony S; Gildengorin, Ginny L; Grayson, J Kevin ABSTRACT A comparative study was conducted on patients in military hospitals in response to recent studies at veterans' hospitals showing the possibility that access to an equal-access health care system may reduce or reverse racial differences in mortality outcomes. Using a cohort study of 14,122 military retirees admitted to military hospitals with any of six common medical diagnoses between October 2000 and...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

By Shugarman, Lisa R Sorbero, Melony E S; Tian, Haijun; Jain, Arvind K; Ashwood, J Scott Objectives. We tested the relationship between urban or rural residence as defined by rural-urban commuting area codes and risk of mortality in a sample of Medicare beneficiaries with lung cancer. Methods. We used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data linked with Medicare claims to build proportional hazards models. The models tested hypothesized relationships between individual and community...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.