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2014-05-27 08:28:40

WILL CALL FOR MORE TREATMENT AND EXPERTISE TO ADDRESS COUNTRY'S 23 MILLION TREATMENT GAP, EXPLOSION IN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, HARMFUL TRENDS MAKING DRUGS MORE AVAILABLE, AND HOW TO ASSURE NEW LAW CALLING FOR 'PARITY" FOR DRUG TREATMENT IS IMPLEMENTED LA QUINTA, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's former Drug Czar, Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, and CEO Jerry Rhodes of CRC Health Group, the country's largest treatment provider, will open a three-day Western...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

xanax abuse on the rise
2014-05-24 06:29:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a report showing that the abuse of Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is rising in the US — as is the number of emergency room visits associated with the drug. "We're seeing growth in the number of people who are getting into trouble with these drugs," says Pete Delany, director of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality,...

2014-05-23 08:25:53

~Sanitation Creations earns second place with $12,000 DANVILLE, Va., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Dickinson of 3F, LLC, captured first place and $15,000 in the area's first joint Virginia and North Carolina Big Launch Challenge organized by The Launch Place and First Flight Venture Center. Second place went to Liz Morris of Sanitation Creations with a cash prize of $12,000. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140523/90869 3F makes and sells high-performance yarns to...

2014-05-22 23:08:55

Real-time Clinical Surveillance Web Software Easily Configured for Early Detection Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 VigiLanz, a digital healthcare technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, announced today that its real-time clinical surveillance and quality software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is now configured to help U.S. health care providers and clinicians combat the Middle East Respiratory (MERS) virus. The first case of MERS in the United States was confirmed on May 2,...

2014-05-22 08:30:27

Superbug-slaying robot eliminates 99.9 percent of pathogens PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palos Community Hospital has added TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) to its patient safety and infection control arsenal and will be using the UV disinfection robot in patient rooms as well as surgical suites to eliminate harmful pathogens after traditional cleaning routines are carried out. "The acquisition of this technology is simply another way we are working to protect the integrity...

2014-05-22 08:29:31

Health system will add RL6:Infection to its suite of RL6 patient safety software TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, creators of innovative and easy to use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that Trillium Health Partners of Mississauga, Ontario, has selected RL to provide automated infection surveillance throughout its organization. RL Solutions' infection prevention software, RL6:Infection, will complement the health system's existing infection...

2014-05-21 10:53:21

The Lancet In this Review, researchers led by Dr Brian McCloskey, who coordinated the Health Protection Agency's seven year preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games, report that although no major public health incidents arose during the Games, the biggest challenge was reassuring the organizing committee, government, media, and the public that there were no health-protection concerns. The authors point out that although the overall risk of public health problems, including...

2014-05-20 12:33:52

OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The United States, Canada and Mexico have adopted a set of principles and guidelines on how the three countries' governments will share in advance public information and communications products during health emergencies of mutual interest. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Canada's Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and Mexico's Secretary of Health Mercedes Juan signed a Declaration of Intent, formally adopting the principles and...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...


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