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2014-04-14 12:36:50

Screens included as a recommended resource for Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! federal initiative designed to promote developmental screening of young children NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates' BRIGANCE® Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. This coordinated federal effort is designed to encourage healthy child...

2014-03-19 23:01:21

STC’s innovative consumer access module, MyIR, currently being piloted in Baton Rouge, provides free, secure, authenticated access to immunization records and vaccine forecasts for consumers with a record in the Louisiana immunization information system. A healthier population will result with this consumer empowerment to be proactive with their health, as well as enabling medical providers to keep their patients up to date and create opportunities for preventive services. Scottsdale,...

2014-03-11 08:32:10

2,400 New York day camps are unregulated by the Department of Health and may not meet basic safety standards NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York families choosing a day camp for their child should be aware that not all summer camps are inspected by the Department of Health each year due to a loophole that exists under current New York State Law. Currently, single-purpose day camps are not required by law to follow the same rules and regulations that other...

2014-02-26 12:26:34

Ultra HHA Is Innocent Yet the FBI Raided Us WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday February 27, 2014 at 9 am, members of the Oruh family, Ultra Home Health Agency and supporters will come together to expose years of targeting and marginalization by the DC Department of Health (DCDOH) and now the Federal Bureau of Investigations of the small African immigrant family business that has been in operation since 2004 and has done so with integrity. The...

2014-02-13 16:27:48

New rules go beyond authority of law SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of its 98 member hospitals, the Washington State Hospital Association filed a petition in Thurston County Superior Court to ask the court to invalidate recently adopted Certificate of Need rules. The hospital association's lawsuit asserts that the new rules do not have a basis in the Certificate of Need law, as all agency rules are required to have. The petition can be seen here:...

2014-01-13 16:25:45

March 30 - April 2, 2014, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA MINNEAPOLIS, Jan.13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key federal, state, and local government officials will outline their expectations for health care compliance at the 2014 Compliance Institute on March 30 through April 2, 2014 in San Diego. Among the officials attending and addressing conference attendees are Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson and Chief Counsel to the Inspector General Gregory Demske,...

2014-01-08 23:21:30

Health First (an integrated delivery network) and the Florida Department of Health strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated for the flu to protect themselves and help reduce the spread of this deadly virus. Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Two patients with the flu are currently on life support at Brevard County, Florida hospitals and a woman in her late 30s recently passed away from the flu virus. Healthcare facilities across the state are seeing an increase in flu cases and...

2013-12-04 12:27:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health and public and private partners will be offering free flu clinics throughout Pennsylvania during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, a week dedicated to advising people that it isn't too late to get the flu vaccine. "As families prepare to get together for the holidays, it's a perfect time to remind people of the importance of getting vaccinated," Secretary of Health Michael...

2013-10-02 23:34:34

NYS Funeral Directors Association Applauds Governor's OK Setting Up an Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) ALBANY, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed into law a measure that will bring a fully modern, electronic death registration system (EDRS) to the entire state of New York. Such a system is already in place in New York City, while 43 other states either employ such a system or are actively developing one. The Empire State will...

2013-10-01 23:19:09

Hawaii’s Department of Health is investigating at least 10 cases of acute liver inflammation and failure that have occurred between May and September 2013; a dietary or nutritional supplement is viewed as cause since it is the only common link among patients, reports Parker Waichman LLP. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, notes that Hawaii’s Department of Health...