Privacy Issue Complicates Push to Link Medical Data

with new information technology, as part of an ambitious job-creation program, is imperiled by a bitter, seemingly intractable dispute over how to protect the privacy of electronic medical records.
Lawmakers, caught in a crossfire of lobbying by the health care industry and consumer groups, have been unable to agree on privacy safeguards that would allow patients to control the use of their medical records.
Congressional leaders plan to provide Read the rest of this entry »

Virtua Health Receives CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM Accreditation

Virtua Health is a multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in
Marlton, NJ. Its mission is to deliver a world-class patient experience
through its programs of excellence in cancer treatment, cardiology,
orthopaedics, women’s health, pediatrics, surgery, neuroscience and
geriatrics. A non-profit organization, Virtua employs 7,716 clinical and
administrative personnel, and approximately 1,800 physicians Read the rest of this entry »

'Sex On Beach' Pair Back In Court

3:11am UK, Tuesday September 09, 2008
Two Britons accused of having sex on a Dubai beach are heading back to court in a bid to clear their names and avoid six months in jail.
Vince Acors, 34, of Bromley, south east London, and Michelle Palmer, 36, deny they got intimate in public – something which is strictly forbidden in the Gulf Emirate state.
Their lawyer claims DNA and medical tests failed to prove the duo had sex.
In today’s hearing the Read the rest of this entry »

Udall, Schaffer find common ground

KEYSTONE — Although bitter rivals for a U.S. Senate seat, Congressman Mark Udall and former congressman Bob Schaffer found some common ground Saturday when discussing medical issues at the Colorado Medical Society conference in Keystone.
Schaffer and Udall both expressed the sentiment that the medical field is in need of a better patient-provider relationship.
“My belief is that we have to do everything we can to pursue every strategy possible Read the rest of this entry »

Here are three alternatives to COBRA for health insurance

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September 7, 2008 – September 13, 2008
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July 27, 2008 – August 2, 2008
July 20, 2008 – July 26, 2008
July 13, Read the rest of this entry »

Women need to be aware of heart disease

The death rate of women under 65 who have a heart attack is almost twice as high as the death rate among men. Why? It might be that women are not aware of their risk for heart disease or that they have symptoms of a heart attack that might be different from men’s.
As we mark National Heart Month, it is an opportune time for women to take charge of their heart health. Here are some key things to do for your heart’s sake:
Be aware that heart disease Read the rest of this entry »

Increasing number of nurse practitioners in Ontario

There are four women who have something to be proud of this year. Maureen Loft, Grace Bradish, Patti Staples and Jo-Anne Costello, all nurse practitioners, were among the first in the province to pass the Adult Nurse Practitioner Exam, put forth by the College of Nurses of Ontario last year. And they couldn’t be more excited about it. “It was a tremendous relief,” says Loft, about receiving her results. “It’s great to have the recognition Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Blair Keagy Launches MPAnalytics, Inc. Medical Consultant Group

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Blair Keagy, MD, CEO, is pleased to announce the launch of MPAnalytics, Inc. – a medical consultant group dedicated to helping businesses evaluate the commercial potential of new medical products and technologies.
MPAnalytics provides market analysis and recommendations for new medical devices and technology based on five key parameters: scientific merit, reimbursement potential, competition and clinical Read the rest of this entry »

Veterans Day Highlights Need for Military Mental Health Care

Many studies have demonstrated the significant incidence of mental health problems affecting the military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan: depression, anxiety, substance use disorders. The enormity of the problem was demonstrated in a recent study by the RAND Corporation for example, in which roughly one third of military members returning home from a combat zone was found to suffer from mental health problems. Specifically, finding showed nearly Read the rest of this entry »

The Engine 2 Diet: Is it worthy of all the buzz?

The Engine 2 Diet: Is it worthy of all the buzz?
created by Texas firefighter Rip Esselstyn. Determined to get his co-workers into better shape, Esselstyn created this diet plan to help them lower their cholesterol levels and lose weight. Everyone who participated was successful; one person’s cholesterol went from 344 to 196.
Impressive? Sure. But is it groundbreaking? Not really. This diet is essentially the vegan way of eating, just repackaged Read the rest of this entry »