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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...

2014-04-07 23:02:32

The elderly aren't dead yet. That is the message of Thomas Jones and John Cotton in the new book, Aging Aggressively. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 These authors want people to take the bull by the horns and take charge of their health. If an elderly American in the United States is over 50 years old, it is important they understand what is going on when it comes to health-care policies and doctor-patient relations so they can aggressively demand the best care. Once people know...

2014-03-24 08:27:51

Medicare payment reform legislation needed to avoid irreversible damage to system serving millions of American seniors WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing closures of community cancer clinics coast-to-coast, mergers with large hospitals, and increasing barriers to accessing care, the nation's leading community cancer care organizations are asking Congressional leaders to pass Medicare reform legislation to stabilize a critical program serving millions of U.S. seniors...

2014-03-10 08:28:25

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-03-06 12:28:11

PRINCETON, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals provided $2.58 billion in added benefits to their communities in 2012 above and beyond the healthcare services they provided to their patients, according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospital Association. The total includes the value of free and discounted care for the poor, uninsured and senior citizens; community health offerings like immunization clinics and other wellness programs; education for future...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'