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Health professionals must show leadership in tackling the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change.
Eight Republican presidential candidates participated in a debate that passed without any questions about health care.
Electronic Health Records
Sixty percent of adults believe the benefits of using electronic health records outweigh the potential privacy risks, according to a recent Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive poll, the Wall Street Journal Onlinereports. The survey, conducted from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, included 2,153adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
The backup of patients with mental illnesses in Georgia emergency departments stems from a lack of available beds at state psychiatric hospitals.
Orange County Register featured an interview with American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Diversity Board Chair Ramon Jimenez, who discussed the importance of cultural competency in medical care.
The potato cyst nematode attacks potato crops all over the world and is particularly devastating in developing countries where the potato is a subsistence crop.
Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) on Tuesday during an appearance at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., said that presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) in 1994 "had nothing but praise" for the health care proposal offered by former President Bill Clinton (D) and then-first lady Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), the AP/Miami Herald reports. According to a recent New York Times article, Giuliani in 1994 said that the proposal was "doing some pretty good things" (Farrington, AP/Miami Herald, 11/27).
Disability Claims For Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs' processing time for disability claims this year increased by an average of six days, according to the department's annual report for Congress, McClatchy/Miami Herald reports. The findings mean that VA is falling further behind in its"attempts to give veterans timely decisions on their disability claims," according to McClatchy/Herald.
AspenBio Pharma has received an official response from FDA regarding AppyScore, the first blood-based screening/triage test for human appendicitis.
Visage Imaging, and Medicsight jointly develop of an advanced CT colonography solution which will be fully integrated with the Visage Thin Client/Server platform.
Pharmacopeia has identified two new lead compounds for advancement in its alliance with GlaxoSmithKline.
Congress efforts to protect patient access to osteoporosis testing and reduce the physical and economic burden of osteoporosis for millions of Americans
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee negotiators seek to revise a health care information technology bill.
Undocumented immigrants from Latin America are 50% less likely than U.S.-born Latinos to visit emergency departments in California.
The increase in hospice patients who live longer than expected has led CMS to demand hundreds of millions of dollars in repayments from facilities that exceed Medicare reimbursement limits.
Alara is showcasing the CRystalView T-Series desktop CR system at RSNA 2007 in Chicago.
Signalife has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market and sell - without prescription - its ambulatory event recorder throughout the United States.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama "intensified the bickering" over the differences in their health care proposals.
Two newspapers recently reported on medical errors.
President Bush likely will not have the ability to obtain congressional approval of major proposals for health care and other domestic policy areas.
New England Journal of Medicine perspectives examine presidential candidates' health plans, SCHIP debate.
HHS is proposing rules to adopt new standards to advance the use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) for formulary and benefit as well as medication history transactions used under the Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Patients with trichophagia eat their own hair. Doctors remove 10 pound hairball from a teenage girl who was suffering from Trichophagia.
If a flu pandemic hits Southwest Washington and the rest of the nation, one of the challenges to public health will be to quickly provide antivirals or vaccinations to the public. To prepare for any possible scenario that would require mass vaccinations, public health agencies in Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Skamania counties are conducting Operation TriPOD, an exercise that will test the agencies' abilities to simultaneously vaccinate large groups of people in multiple locations.
Francis Gingras is ready to undergo a form of brain surgery with many benefits. There's no scalpel, no risk of hemorrhage, minimal chance of infection and a good likelihood of success.
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