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2012-05-01 10:22:27

Nation's Largest Public Health Plan Honored for High-Quality Asthma Care With Environmental Controls LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- L.A. Care Health Plan has been selected to receive the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management for its exemplary efforts to deliver high-quality asthma care that includes environmental controls. "L.A. Care is honored to receive the highest national...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

The National Hispanic Medical Association held its Fall Congressional briefing to increase awareness of Prevention of Disease among Hispanic Communities to Decrease Cost of Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard opened the annual Fall Hispanic health briefing on Capitol Hill calling attention to the fact that the U.S. now spends $2 Trillion for health care expenditures and 75% of these costs are for diseases that could be preventable....

2010-08-12 11:36:00

Partners with Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago to Reduce Asthma Rates Chicago's Asthma Rates as High as Two in 10 Children CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As children with asthma head back to school this fall, the National Asthma Campaign Foundation (NAC) is partnering with Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC) to deliver Fight Asthma Now (FAN), an asthma education program that teaches youth to control and manage their asthma....

2009-08-03 14:28:25

It is widely believed that providing better access to medical care can improve the health of Americans. New research at National Jewish Health indicates, however, that having insurance and a medical provider is not enough to improve asthma control among elementary and middle school students. National Jewish Professor of Pediatrics Stanley Szefler, MD, and his colleagues report in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  that asthma control was poor among...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in disease prevention, announced today that the City of Tempe, Arizona has extended its contract to provide disease management services to employees who have asthma or diabetes and are covered under the City's PPO Medical Plan. Under the new contract, employees with evidence of cardiovascular disease including hypertension and hyperlipidemia will also be eligible to participate. The program, Experience...

2006-07-28 13:48:47

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in three special education students in New York City public schools has asthma, compared to just one in five in the general school population, a new study shows. "That's a huge number" -- it may be that many children in special education are there because they have asthma, co-author Dr. Luz Claudio of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City told Reuters Health. "Managing that disease successfully may remove them from...

2004-11-25 03:00:17

Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD, MSc, is the lead health scientist within the Program Development Branch and team leader of the Public Health Research and Evaluation Team of the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga. His team, including epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, associate research fellows, public health advisors, and program development officers, provides public health research technical assistance within the DDT and...