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2014-04-08 08:32:27

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital administrators estimate that one-third of healthcare costs are the result of tests and treatments that aren't medically necessary and ordered to prevent lawsuits, according to a new survey by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare. Ninety-four percent of survey participants affirmed that the practice of defensive medicine drives up healthcare costs in the U.S. They also estimated an average of 57 percent of physicians practice defensive...

2014-04-07 23:26:42

Dr. Ira Williams will join Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute in his Keynote Remarks: Remedying Systemic Problems in the Health Care System. Dr. Williams will speak on The Solution No One Else Is Talking About that is the premise of his book Find The Black Box. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Dr. Williams says, “I have a clear vision of a 21st Century healthcare delivery system that should replace the current unorganized, dysfunctional, and all too often needlessly deadly non-system....

2014-04-07 14:06:09

Nurses guide patients into a trance during the procedure Visualizing a safe place reduces operative pain, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2014. Nurses guided patients into a trance and found it helped patients cope with pain and anxiety during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This year's meeting is...

2014-04-07 13:39:11

Death is not distributed equally around the world. In high-income countries, people typically die in old age of chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular problems. In low-income countries, death comes primarily from infectious and perinatal diseases, and strikes at a young age. But despite massive international efforts to improve global health, a new analysis of nearly 4 million scientific articles finds that research is disproportionately focused on diseases that primarily afflict...

2014-04-07 12:29:18

Company launches new website to enable patients to access lab data under federal rule that takes effect today MADISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Americans nationwide can directly access their personal laboratory data through Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services to about 30% of American adults each year....

2014-04-04 23:38:27

Pleio Health Support Systems released new data from its GoodStart adherence program demonstrating that 41% more patients achieved a PDC (Proportion of Days Covered) medication adherence rate of at least 80% which is the threshold for patients to be considered highly adherent to their medications. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Pleio Health Support Systems released new data from its GoodStart adherence program for hypertensive patients. The analysis was conducted on patients with...

2014-04-04 23:33:11

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of USPM’s web-based health management platform, The Prevention Plan™, to be marketed exclusively by Salud Global in the country of Mexico. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM) is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Salud Global, Mexico City, to co-develop a Spanish based version of...

2014-04-04 23:27:57

A TMJ No More review on the website tmjnomore.com serves to provide users with basic information on this product. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 TMJ No More is Sandra Carter’s 150-page e-book that teaches users how to cure their temporomandibular joint quickly and easily. This e-book helps users eliminate TMJ permanently by breaking healthy destructive habits and make positive lifestyle changes. In other words, users will know how to battle bruxism and stop teeth grinding permanently. As a...

2014-04-04 23:04:23

Updated Resource Serves as Guide for Healthcare Patient Advocates Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces the release of the fifth edition of 'In the Name of the Patient', a comprehensive resource for healthcare Patient Advocates addressing the needs of patients and families. The book reinforces that patient advocacy is a foundational component in the history and actions of the patient experience movement. Authored by current and past Patient Advocates, the...

2014-04-04 16:23:33

White Memorial And Its Executives Contributed Thousands To Hospital and Insurance Groups Fighting A November Patient Safety Ballot Initiative SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In another case of medical negligence almost too gruesome to believe, a hospital accused of letting a patient freeze to death in the morgue will never be held fully accountable because of a 38-year-old cap on malpractice damages in California. The cap that limits accountability for...