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2009-05-05 10:28:57

Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital researchers report findings at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting According to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, there are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits. The findings will be reported in a platform presentation at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual...

2009-03-02 13:44:00

CINCINNATI, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As an increasing number of parents are choosing to delay, or even refuse, childhood immunizations for their children, many pediatricians are concerned parents do not fully understand the potential dangers to their children and others. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has created a video and Q&A with Robert Frenck Jr., MD, staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases, to provide evidence-based answers to questions many...

2008-11-07 12:00:23

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of challenging economic times, JEWEL-OSCO PHARMACY(TM) is reinforcing its message to consumers that it actually pays to take their prescription medications properly and take preventative measures, such as flu immunizations, to maintain good health. In response to customer feedback and demand, JEWEL-OSCO today announced that frequent pharmacy customers will have additional opportunities to reduce their grocery bills through the Prescription...

2008-10-09 09:00:52

One of the keys to improving the health of youngsters is moving their immunization histories from paper-based formats to secure online systems accessible to doctors anywhere. To help maintain momentum in this effort, the State of California has renewed a grant allowing Health Net of California, Inc. to continue strengthening one of the nation's largest online immunization registries. "Our goal is to ensure that no child ever suffers from a disease or condition that's preventable by a...

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2008-10-08 07:30:00

A new study shows that adolescent immunization rates are far from optimal, and many are missing opportunities to make sure that teenagers receive recommended immunizations. Dr. Grace M. Lee at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston and associates found that only 67 percent of 24,000 adolescents enrolled in their large group practice in Boston were up to date on their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunizations. Among the records of those adolescents, 74 percent were up to date on their...

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...


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