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2008-09-09 12:00:41

Extending its commitment to provide clients with a streamlined continuum of care, BridgeHealth International, Inc. (www.bridgehealthinternational.com) today announced a partnership with Passport Health (www.passporthealthusa.com), the nation's largest provider of travel medical services. BridgeHealth, a premier service provider to businesses and individuals for the delivery of international medical care, now offers the Passport portfolio of comprehensive pre- and post-travel medical services...

2008-08-21 09:00:22

SEATTLE, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Recovery and Services Administration (HRSA) announced Community Health Plan has been recognized for having the highest pediatric immunization rate of any health plan in the state. The annual report assessed six major health insurers that provide medical coverage for Washington families. For children aged birth to two years of age, Community Health Plan had an immunization rate of 76.4 percent for Combination 2(a) immunizations, compared to other...

2008-08-12 06:01:05

By Dan Radmacher dan.radmacher@roanoke.com 981-3356 We wrestle with dilemmas here all the time when making decisions about what to print and what not to print. One repeated discussion is what to do with letters like one we printed last week about the alleged dangers of vaccinations ("Researcher shows vaccine-autism link," Aug. 3). There are many topics such as this where a very vocal contingent tilts against conventional wisdom and the scientific establishment. Think evolution...

2008-08-05 15:00:11

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Stacy Fiedler of National Quality Forum +1-202-783-1300 ext. 179, sfiedler@qualityforum.org Standards emphasize measurement gaps and harmonization WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To fill gaps in assessing clinician performance that can promote higher quality health care, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 67 clinician-level consensus standards relating to cancer care, infectious diseases, perioperative care, and care provided by...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

Physicians at the Apple Valley Medical Center want to remind parents to make sure their children have the proper immunizations before entering school this fall. "Preventing diseases is always better than treating them," said Amy Diede, M.D., family physician with the Apple Valley Medical Clinic, located within the Apple Valley Medical Center. "Diseases once common in the United States, such as polio and whooping cough, have now nearly been eliminated by vaccines." Based on guidelines from...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By Michelle Reese, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Aug. 1--A Chandler health care clinic saw a big jump in patients at its immunization events this summer as parents scrambled to meet a new vaccine requirement before school started. Sixth-graders who are at least 11 years old are required to have the TDaP (tetanus/ diphtheria and pertussis) and meningococcal immunizations for the 2008-09 school year. The requirement created a few busy afternoons at the Chandler CARE Center, formerly known as...

2008-07-30 12:00:21

WICHITA, Kan., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer vacation slowly comes to a close, parents and children alike prepare for the return to school. Getting ready to go back to school often means getting important health screenings and immunizations up-to-date. To help parents, the "Celebrate Your Children, Celebrate You," health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Boys and Girls Club, 2400 N. Opportunity Drive. A variety of free health screenings and valuable health...

2008-07-25 03:00:46

By The Deming Headlight, N.M. Jul. 25--The New Mexico Department of Health is offering special back to school immunization clinics starting next week through August. The Department of Health is also partnering with the New Mexico Immunization Coalition and the New Mexico Primary Care Association to hold 44 immunization clinics August 4 through 9, as part of the Got Shots? Protect Tots! quarterly events. Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil said the clinics offer parents more opportunities...

2008-07-21 12:01:25

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER Guilford County Schools will suspend rising sixth-grade students who do not update their immunizations against three viruses by Aug. 28. The state Division of Public Health requires some students to receive a booster shot for the tetanus, diptheria and pertussis viruses if they have not had the vaccination since July 2003. The rule applies to rising sixth-graders in public or private schools, any child who turns 12 on or before Aug. 1, and new college students....

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2008-07-16 12:00:00

Parents can expect fewer tears and needle pokes the next time their baby needs routine immunizations. Sanofi Pasteur's Pentacel is the first five-in-one vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and "Haemophilus influenzae" type b, or HiB. The combination vaccine reduces by seven the number of shots babies need during the first two years of life, said Dr. Jason Terk, a pediatrician in the Cook Children's Health Care Network in Texas. "Anytime we can prevent these...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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