Paramedics with extended skills can provide a safe and effective alternative to standard ambulance transfer and hospital treatment for older people with a minor injury or illness.
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Tony Clement, Canada Minister of Health, Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization joined to sign the Declaration of the Health Agenda for the Americas.
Cleveland Clinic announced its Top 10 Medical Innovations list, highlighting technologies which will likely have a big impact on healthcare in 2008.
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission recommended as much as a 25% increase in disability benefits for veterans as compensation for lost quality of life.
FDA seems to be moving "with unusual speed" to organize a private-public foundation to help support the agency.
Center for Alaska Native Health Research will study the health and diet of Alaskan Natives.
Health Canada will extend until June 2008 an exemption from Canada's drug law to allow the supervised drug-injection facility Insite in Vancouver.
Department of Human Resources Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) is pleased to announce the initiation of its DNA collection program.
Giardia lamblia is a strange-looking parasite that swims in the gut, spreads through stool, persists in contaminated water, and is responsible for more than 20,000 reported infections a year in US.
Democratic leaders plan to send to President Bush fiscal year 2008 appropriations bills that would increase funds for health research and other domestic programs.
Senate voted to approve a $648 billion defense authorization bill that includes nearly $950 million for military health care in fiscal year 2008.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to and Quality of Health Care: The policy brief by Jos Escarce of the Synthesis Project, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the prevalence and causes of racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and quality.
The Pay-to-Play Reform was initiated by County Executive Dennis Levinson as part of his year-long government integrity agenda designed to encourage citizen participation and formalize.
Advanced Instruments introduced the world's fastest freezing point osmometer to the biotechnology industry.
FDA has approved Amylin Pharmaceuticals's SymlinPen 120 and the SymlinPen 60 pen-injector devices for administering SYMLIN (pramlintide acetate) injection.
CQ HealthBeat discusses President Bush's veto threat on legislation that would expand and reauthorize SCHIP.
Rates of diseases and other health conditions between high-income and low-income residents in New York City continue to differ greatly, and disparities continue to increase.
The Senate has adopted four additional amendments to the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill aimed at bolstering benefits and assisting injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Editorials examine several recent developments in the presidential campaign related to health care.
As minority and immigrant populations continue to grow across the nation, some states are enacting laws to ensure that physicians receive training in "culturally competent care ... intended to help doctors develop skills to better anticipate and understand patients from different cultures," the AP/Long Island Newsday reports.
When it comes to persuading people to conserve energy, the message 'everybody else is doing it' works better than trying to appeal to people's sense of social responsibility.
Efforts seek to address mental health, HIV testing, death rates, sickle cell disease, other health issues affecting minorities.
CDC will announce recipients of federal funding through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program.
European health decision-makers highlighted the vital role of a skilled professional health workforce in strengthening health systems, and stressed the importance of health systems' reaching the poor and vulnerable.
Researchers have developed a method to identify significant human genetic variability with an unprecedented level of detail.
HHS Secretary praised the bill as an important step forward in ensuring the safety of drugs and medical devices.
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