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2014-05-22 08:28:23

HALIFAX, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is holding a national conference on health care to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the public system and to health care workers' rights. Local union leaders and members in the health care sector will gather in Halifax from May 23 to 25 at the Delta Halifax to hear from leading experts in health care and to discuss the future of Canada's publicly funded system. Prominent medical professionals and leaders from across the country...

2014-05-21 00:20:49

Nearly 9 in 10 ER Docs Report Psych Patients Being Held in Their ERs WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to take effect. In an online poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 86 percent expect emergency visits to increase over the next three years. More than...

2014-05-20 23:04:51

CDPHP and Independent Health collaborate to improve health care in respective communities. Albany and Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 CDPHP and Independent Health, two health plans nationally recognized for customer service, provider partnerships and innovative approaches to improving community health, today announced a strategic alliance to explore opportunities to enhance their efforts to further transform health care in their respective communities, while remaining independent. The...

2014-05-14 08:30:54

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR; "Semler"), an emerging medical risk-assessment company whose mission is to develop, manufacture and market patented products that identify the risk profile of medical patients to allow healthcare providers to capture full reimbursement potential for their services, today announced the appointment of Wayne T. Pan, M.D., Ph.D., to the company's board of directors. Dr. Pan will also serve as a member of...

2014-05-07 12:29:59

Sequester cut to cancer drugs exacerbating America's cancer care crisis, limiting patient access to community-based care and driving up Medicare costs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and cancer care professionals from across the country are asking lawmakers in Congress this week to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from applying the sequester cut to Medicare payments for cancer care drugs as part of a "Virtual Hill Day" supported...

2014-05-05 12:28:58

Tell Us How You Really Feel CMHA wants to know, "Are you phine or fine?" TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - To mark the beginning of its 63(rd) Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is launching its Be Mind Full initiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, "Are you phine or fine?" By defining "Phine" as, "saying you're fine when you...

2014-04-27 12:20:58

TORONTO, April 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. Ved Tandan envisions a health system that breaks down the walls between hospitals, doctors' offices and the community - where care is truly centered around the patient, and teams of providers come together to deliver seamless, highly coordinated care to patients wherever they are, whenever they need it. As the new president of the Ontario Medical Association, Dr. Tandan pledged today that he will work toward this future by beginning to dismantle...

2014-04-23 16:29:11

Initiative Ensures Government Accountability, Provides Billions in Federal Matching Funds PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of health care providers and community groups announced today that they have collected and are submitting more than one million voter signatures statewide in order to qualify the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 for the November ballot. The measure builds upon SB 239, an important bipartisan agreement...

2014-04-09 12:31:36

OTTAWA, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has seized the unauthorized drug, "L-Showm Weight Loss Pills", being sold at the U-Box store, located at 2809-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC. Health Canada testing found that it contained an undisclosed ingredient, phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein, which was previously used as a laxative, is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side-effects associated with phenolphthalein include...

2014-04-08 12:32:37

OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - CADTH today announced the recipients of the Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment. As well, in celebration of the agency's silver anniversary, two new awards have been established: the Maurice McGregor Award recognizing rising stars in health technology assessment (HTA), and the CADTH 25th Anniversary Medal honouring individuals whose hard work and dedication have helped to establish and maintain HTA as a vital...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.