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2013-12-12 12:26:40

New Proposal Would Fulfill Promise of the FMLA, Says Leading Champion of Both Bills WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans have no access to paid leave when babies are born or serious personal or family medical needs arise, but that will change when Congress passes the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. This badly needed legislation will be introduced for the first time today by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D - N.Y.) and Representative Rosa...

2013-12-11 08:33:06

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey of farmers and ranchers by American Farmland Trust and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows the need for Congress to pass the Farm Bill, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. AFT and the University surveyed farmers and ranchers who have benefitted from the bill's Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program. "The Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program is one of many critical agriculture programs...

2013-12-10 12:32:44

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year there is a battle in Congress to stave off the automatic Clinton-Gingrich "sustained growth rate" (SGR) cut in Medicare physicians' fees that was enacted in 1997. Each year, Congress has delayed it, meaning that the following year's cut, according to the formula, is more draconian, explains the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). The 2014 cut under SGR would be 24.4%. Since most doctors' overhead...

2013-12-10 08:26:58

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), the industry leader in digitizing, converting, and reorganizing content, announced today it has entered into a co-operative agreement with the Library of Congress (LOC) to act as an agent for deposit of eSerials on behalf of publishers to fulfill mandatory deposit demands and deposits in support of copyright registration at the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress. This agreement follows a Request for...

2013-12-09 20:21:42

Lawmakers Call for Window & Skylight Proposal with "Realistic Consumer Expectations" WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House Representatives have called on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to take a closer look at a recent ENERGY STAR proposal that is harmful to consumers, and to rethink how the ENERGY STAR program is managed. "We urge the EPA to review the proposed ENERGY STAR specifications for windows, doors and...

2013-12-09 12:26:41

- Radiation therapy leaders call for comprehensive payment reform to improve the quality of care for life-saving cancer care - WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Radiation Therapy Alliance (RTA) - a nonprofit organization representing 227 community-based radiation therapy centers - today commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for withdrawing the proposal to cap certain freestanding radiation oncology reimbursements at the OPD/ASC rates...

2013-12-05 16:23:11

Calls on the White House and Congress to strengthen outdated electronic communications law WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a National Day of Action on ECPA reform, Digital 4th released a 'Reform ECPA' radio advertisement, which will run in the Washington, D.C., area, along with a video highlighting the need for reform and the diverse coalition of groups behind the effort. The federal law on Internet privacy - the Electronic Communications Privacy...

2013-12-05 12:32:46

New White Paper Outlines Best Practices to Deploy an SDP to Protect Application Infrastructure from Network-based Attacks ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --CSA Congress 2013 - The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization which promotes the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, today announced the release of the Software Defined Perimeter Report, a new white paper report that explains the Software Defined...

2013-12-05 04:20:58

MELBOURNE, Australia, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2(TM)) presented today at a symposium during the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), show that only 29% of people with diabetes report that their healthcare team ask for their input when making their treatment plans. Furthermore, only 33% said they were encouraged by their healthcare professional to ask questions...

2013-12-04 23:20:32

The 11th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 7-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce J. Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System and Inova CFO Richard Magenheimer, will be a featured keynote presenters and address how partnerships and collaborations are driving the health care business model forward. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 The 11th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 7-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce J. Knox Singleton, CEO of...