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American Humane Association Mobilizes Legendary Red Star(TM) Rescue Team To Save Animals In The Wake Of Oklahoma Tornado
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,¬†May 22, 2013¬†¬†-- American Humane Association is driving its famed Red Star(TM) Animal Emergency Services team into storm-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma to help animals who need rescue and shelter in the wake of the devastating tornado.
May 22, 2013 - 7:30:08 PM
Temporary Tattoos May Put You at Risk
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SILVER SPRING, Md.,¬†May 22, 2013¬†¬†-- Spring break and summer vacation are around the corner ... time to pack your swim suit, hit the beach, and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a temporary tattoo to mark the occasion? Who could it hurt? It could hurt you.
May 22, 2013 - 11:17:01 AM
Vermont Gov. Signs First Death-with-Dignity Law Passed by Legislature in Nation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,¬†May 20, 2013¬†¬†-- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's signing into law at¬†2pm today¬†of the nation's first death-with-dignity bill passed by a legislature is a "breakthrough" moment, according to the nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy group, Compassion & Choices.
May 20, 2013 - 11:45:24 AM
Powerful AIDS Walk New York Community, 30,000 Strong, Raises $5,504,281
May 19, 2013 - 6:26:41 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY,¬†May 19, 2013--Today's 28th annual AIDS Walk New York (AWNY) brought a massive crowd of 30,000 brave participants to Central Park in the non-stop rain.
Sudler's eHealth Group Signs Agreement With NextGxDx
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,¬†May 17, 2013¬†¬†-- Sudler & Hennessey, one of the leading global healthcare communication agencies, announces an agreement between Sudler's eHealth Group and NextGxDx, an online genetic testing marketplace for healthcare providers and hospitals.
May 17, 2013 - 4:18:46 PM
How To Find Out Your Genetic Risk Factors Like Angelina Jolie Did
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO,¬†May 17, 2013¬†¬†-- When Angelina Jolie told the world about her double mastectomy, she expressed a wish for all women with a family history of breast cancer: "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."
May 17, 2013 - 8:42:28 AM
Stigma and Discrimination Jeopardize the Health of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender People
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington DC,¬†16 May 2013¬†(PAHO/OMS) - Prejudice, indifference, hatred, and discrimination all have negative effects on the health of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people (LGBTs) in the Americas and hinder their access to health services.
May 16, 2013 - 3:33:13 PM
Black Lung is Back
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The dangers of coal mining enter the spotlight periodically when disasters strike, but one¬†West Virginia University researcher argues that coal mine dust exposure, which has caused an increase in the prevalence and severity of chronic lung diseases, is happening every day and deserves more attention.
May 16, 2013 - 1:01:10 PM
CDC Study Finds Fecal Contamination in Pools
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A study of public pools done during last summer's swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. ¬†Through the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools.
May 16, 2013 - 12:05:00 PM
Nation Will Be Better Off Because Senate Confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, Health Expert Says
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. -¬†May 15, 2013¬†- "It is good news for the country that, in a bipartisan vote, the Senate today confirmed Marilyn Tavenner to serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She has demonstrated impressive skill and tremendous dedication to improving the quality and coordination of health care during her service as acting administrator.
May 15, 2013 - 6:19:06 PM
International Migration is Projected to Become Primary Driver of U.S. Population Growth for First Time in Nearly Two Centuries
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -¬†International migration is projected to surpass natural increase (births minus deaths) as the principal driver of U.S. population growth by the middle of this century, according to three new series of population projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
May 15, 2013 - 10:18:25 AM
Administration Announces $1 Billion Initiative to Launch Health Care Innovation Awards
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a nearly $1 billion initiative that will fund awards and evaluation to build on the Obama administration's work to transform the health care system by delivering better care and lowering costs.
May 15, 2013 - 9:59:02 AM
Are You Ready for a Medical Mission?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - After 30 years in the medical field and 20 of those years spent leading medical missions in Africa, I have found that many physicians have a strong desire to serve, yet often don't know where to begin or if it is the right move for them both personally and professionally. I believe that by answering a few simple questions, a physician can decide if a mission is right for them.
May 15, 2013 - 9:35:04 AM
Fresh Produce Launches 2013 Apparel Line
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOULDER, Colo.¬†¬†-¬†Fresh Produce,¬†a leading national apparel brand for women, has released new styles and looks with its 2013 summer collection. The line is now available in stores and online at¬†www.freshproduceclothes.com.
May 14, 2013 - 10:41:56 PM
Rice University Has Help for People with Epilepsy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HOUSTON - (May 14, 2013) - Rice University students have created a belt that monitors signs of epileptic seizures and sends information to the caregiver's bedside.
May 14, 2013 - 2:30:41 PM
Women and Non-White Patients More Likely to be Non-Adherent to Medications
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WOONSOCKET, R.I.,¬†May 14, 2013¬†¬†-- High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke, which can be well managed with available prescription medications
May 14, 2013 - 10:19:10 AM
Vermont Becomes First Legislature to Approve Death-with-Dignity Legislation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, ¬†-- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy group, Compassion & Choices, praised the Vermont legislature for becoming the first legislative body in the nation to approve death-with-dignity legislation. Gov. Peter Shumlin has vowed to sign the bill into law.
May 14, 2013 - 9:44:03 AM
New Test for H7N9 Bird Flu in China May Help Slow Outbreak, Prevent Pandemic
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,¬†May 10, 2013¬†¬†-- Breaking research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, demonstrates that a recently developed diagnostic test can detect the new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently causing an outbreak in China.
May 10, 2013 - 12:40:27 PM
Over 23,500 Pedestrians are Killed Yearly in Latin America and the Caribbean
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, D.C., 9 May 2013 (PAHO/WHO) - More than 23,500 pedestrians were killed on the roads in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2010, making pedestrians the most vulnerable group of road users in the region.
May 10, 2013 - 9:33:12 AM
Tips for Making Communities Livable for All Generations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY -¬†Thursday, May 9, 2013 - To help towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. make their communities friendly to an aging population, the MetLife Mature Market Institute has released planning tips
May 9, 2013 - 11:21:32 AM
Discovery of Gene Mutation That Causes Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks Offers New Hope
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BALTIMORE, Md.,¬†May 8, 2013¬†¬†-- In new findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause - a genetic mutation that occurs before birth - of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and port-wine stain birthmarks.
May 8, 2013 - 7:40:06 PM
FDA Alerts Health Care Providers of Lack of Sterility Assurance of Drug Products from The Compounding Shop
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care providers, hospital supply managers, and pharmacists that the FDA's preliminary findings of practices at The Compounding Shop of St. Petersburg, Fla., raise concerns about a lack of sterility assurance for sterile drugs produced at and distributed from this site.
May 8, 2013 - 2:22:13 PM
Healthcare Sector Faces IT Talent Shortage
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A search on Google led Pamela Carter to the field of health information management and technology.¬†Striving to retool her career, the 46-year-old graduated from Community College of Baltimore County in the spring of 2012 and became certified as a Registered Health Information Technician.
May 7, 2013 - 5:38:38 PM
Georgia the First State to Enact Legal Safe Harbor for Physicians
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "The American Medical Association commends Georgia lawmakers for enacting legal protections for physicians engaged in quality and delivery improvement initiatives included in the federal health care reform law.
May 6, 2013 - 7:15:35 PM
Increase in Medical Treatment Caused Greatest Increase in U.S. Health Care Costs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA- The increasing proportion of the population that received treatment for a specific medical condition - called "treated disease prevalence" -- along with higher spending per treated case accounted for most of the rise in health care spending in the U.S. between 1987 and 2009, according to a recent analysis.
May 6, 2013 - 5:25:22 PM
FDA Issues Proposal to Increase Consumer Awareness of Tanning Bed Risks
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.
May 6, 2013 - 3:02:36 PM
Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Receives RealSelf 100 Award for Commitment to Patient Education Through Social Media
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Marina del Rey, CA - May 6, 2013 - Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery (www.marinaplasticsurgery.com), Los Angeles, received a RealSelf 100 Award for commitment to patient education through social media.¬†¬†Only 100 physicians¬†out of more than 5,000 board certified specialists are recognized as a top social media influencer.
May 6, 2013 - 2:17:51 PM
Kaiser Family Foundation Launches All New kff.org
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MENLO PARK, Calif.¬†- The Kaiser Family Foundation today announced the launch of an all new¬†kff.org, the Foundation's popular web destination for its health policy information.
May 6, 2013 - 9:27:34 AM
Join American Humane Association In Celebration Of 'Be Kind to Animals Week,' May 5-11
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 -- American Humane Association has been celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week¬ģ since 1915, when the nation's oldest and largest national organization protecting the welfare of animals created the campaign in honor of all the creatures with whom we share our world.
May 3, 2013 - 11:37:29 AM
About 6 in 10 Recent Moms in Their Early 20s are Unmarried, Census Bureau Reports
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -¬†¬†As of 2011, 62 percent of women age 20 to 24 who gave birth in the previous 12 months were unmarried, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This compares with 17 percent among women age 35 to 39.
May 1, 2013 - 11:20:54 AM
Weill Cornell Reaches $1.3 Billion Goal for its Pioneering Discoveries that Make a Difference Campaign
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY (April 30, 2013) -- Weill Cornell Medical College has reached its goal of raising $1.3 billion, completing the highly ambitious Discoveries that Make a Difference Campaign.
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:45:54 AM
'Catastrophic' Malpractice Payouts Add Little to Health Care's Rising Costs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Efforts to lower health care costs in the United States have focused at times on demands to reform the medical malpractice system, with some researchers asserting that large, headline-grabbing and "frivolous" payouts are among the heaviest drains on health care resources.
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:21:53 AM
Haiti Starts Vaccinating Against Tetanus and Neonatal Tetanus During Vaccination Week in the Americas
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Port-of-Prince, Haiti, 27 April 2013 (PAHO/WHO) - Haiti today kicked off a new campaign to immunize women of childbearing age against tetanus during a launching event for the 11th Vaccination Week in the Americas.
Apr 28, 2013 - 2:44:12 PM
Med Ad News Honors Healthcare Communication Agencies at 24th Annual Manny Awards
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HAMILTON, N.J., April 26, 2013 ¬†-- UBM Canon has announced the winners of the 24th annual Med Ad News Manny Awards. The black-tie gala event, held at Pier Sixty in New York, included the naming of H4B Chelsea as Agency of the Year, Category I.
Apr 26, 2013 - 1:47:16 PM
Stanford Study Examines Cost-effectiveness of Helicopter Transport of Trauma Victims
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - STANFORD, Calif. - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have for the first time determined how often emergency medical helicopters need to help save the lives of seriously injured people to be considered cost-effective compared with ground ambulances.
Apr 25, 2013 - 4:46:44 PM
Consumer Reports: Americans Dish About Docs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - YONKERS, N.Y., April 25, 2013 ¬†-- Let's face it. Americans hate to wait. ¬†In fact, long waits in exam and waiting rooms bother them more than inconvenient office hours or filling out reams of paperwork. ¬† Those are some of the 16 peeves that Consumer Reports captures in its Gripe-o-Meter. ¬†Details are available in the June issue of Consumer Reports and online at¬†www.ConsumerReports.org .
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:48:05 AM
Helping Boston Heal: American Humane Association Mobilizes Famed Therapy Dog Team Offering Comfort at Bombing Site and Other Locations for Children, Families, Mourners
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON, April 24, 2013 ¬†-- One week ¬†after the terror attacks and manhunt in and around Boston, the psychological and emotional trauma is still being felt by so many, especially children.
Apr 24, 2013 - 3:16:05 PM
HHS Would Increase Rewards for Reporting Fraud to Nearly $10 Million
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a proposed rule that would increase rewards paid to Medicare beneficiaries and others whose tips about suspected fraud lead to the successful recovery of funds to as high as $9.9 million.
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:30:52 PM
Human-Animal Bond to Improve the Lives of Both in New and Exciting Ways
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 - In the first national conference to focus on the transformative impact of innovation and technology and their crossover applications for human and animal health, America's top leaders in science, medicine, philanthropy, and business examine how breakthroughs in the fields of human and veterinary health can be accelerated through collaborative research involving all family members (animals and people), especially as catalyzed by new devices and technical advances.
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:37:23 AM
Pharmacists Reveal Top Over-The-Counter Product Recommendations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, DC - The¬†American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and¬†Pharmacy Today recently published the results of the¬†2012 Pharmacy Today Over-the-Counter Product Survey. The survey reveals the over-the-counter (OTC) products pharmacists are recommending most often to their patients.
Apr 24, 2013 - 9:31:52 AM