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2008-02-13 18:01:03

Warning that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed 10% reduction in Medi-Cal payments will likely result in many physicians treating fewer Medi-Cal patients, family medicine physicians are opposing the cut. "This cut would be devastating to patient care," said Carla Kakutani, MD, president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Kakutani is joined today by physicians from Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Jose,...

2007-08-21 15:14:13

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ- TV/Channel 7, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Henry Ford Health System: Department of Pediatrics and Gardener White Furniture will give thousands of Detroit metro area children a "boost" at the 30th annual "HEALTHY LIVING FOR KIDS" program. This year the program will be held Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Since its inception in 1977, "Healthy...

2007-08-09 09:02:47

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC announced today that it is offering convenient back-to-school physicals and immunizations at affordable costs and without appointments. With school opening soon across the country, parents are running out of time to meet school health requirements. Through RediClinic's back-to-school program, students, accompanied by their parents, can receive a health exam and all of the necessary immunizations at RediClinics located in Wal-Mart, H-E-B and...

2006-05-16 11:44:49

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Donor backing for a scheme to save 10 million lives in Africa and Asia by securing finance for vaccination programs is gathering pace with three new countries signing up, a senior official said on Tuesday. The International Finance Facility for Immunizations (IFFIm) aims to increase the amount of money available for immunizations and developing new vaccines by securing long-term donor funding as collateral for bond issues. The financing plan is a pilot of the...

2006-05-08 12:42:09

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reached almost 24 million children in its last polio immunizations but may have another vaccination round in some regions to be sure of stamping out the disease by 2008, officials said on Monday. Over the past year polio, once considered virtually wiped out globally, has infected hundreds in Indonesia. Naydal Rusdal, a health ministry official, said up to 99.6 percent of the targeted 24 million children across the archipelago were vaccinated in last...

2005-06-21 17:45:00

The recent shortage of flu vaccine, which eventually became a surplus, points to problems with vaccine financing and production. Various solutions to these problems have been proposed, but there has been no consensus on the path to take. In an article published in the July issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a summary of the findings of the Vaccine Financing Workgroup of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) suggests several steps to improve the present situation....


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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