Longitude Health Offers Diabetes Q&A Sessions Hosted by Resident

Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health
) is a privately held, investor-backed
company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and
productivity improvement solutions for mid-size, self-insured
businesses. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide
incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and
enable social networking support for a completely collaborative
solution leading to Read the rest of this entry »

Medical Mutual doubles payment

CEO Dale Jenkins attributed the decline to an $8.9 million loss realized from the sale of investments, principally Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferred shares, whose value collapsed after the federal government seized the mortgage giants.
In 2007 Medical Mutual realized a $1.4 million gain on investments.
So how can Medical Mutual pay a larger distribution when its profit is down? Last year the company paid off its $10 million debt, so it won’t Read the rest of this entry »

Child, 3 crew killed in US medical copter crash

A medical helicopter taking a 1-year-old girl to a Chicago hospital apparently clipped a radio tower wire before crashing and burning in a suburban forest preserve overnight, killing all four aboard, authorities said Thursday.
It was the sixth fatal crash involving medical helicopters this year, according to federal data.
The helicopter carrying 1-year-old Kirstian Blockinger of Leland, Illinois, was headed for Children’s Memorial Hospital in Read the rest of this entry »

Two 'everyday heroes' feted at inaugural women's health convention

Erin Meier, left, and Betty Kennedy
Rick MacWilliam, The Journal
On Saturday, Kennedy was honoured by hundreds of women for her efforts at the inaugural Speaking of Women’s Health Conference as an “everyday superhero.”
“Children need family. They need love more than anything else,” Kennedy said. “People can open up their wallets all they want and they can donate food all they want, but if the children don’t have a family, love, support, we lose Read the rest of this entry »

UCSF wins $7.5M grant to address health worker shortage

said Tuesday it has won a $7.5 million grant from the
to help address the shortage of health-care workers in Tanzania, in East Africa.
The two-year grant will support a collaboration between UCSF Global Health Sciences and Tanzania’s Muhimbili University of Health Allied Sciences, that nation’s only public university of health sciences, to develop and implement strategies for Dar es Salaam-based Muhimbili and other African institutions Read the rest of this entry »

Editorial: Obama must speak for our children on health care

Barack Obama must speak for America’s uninsured children. George Bush claimed to care, but when it came to health coverage, he left behind one out of every nine kids in the United States — 8.6 million in all.
Few groups suffer more from government budget cuts than children, and it’s no secret why. They don’t vote. That’s one reason why Bush dismissed pleas to expand the state children’s health insurance program known as SCHIP. He also saw Read the rest of this entry »

Vendors sought for Fruita health fair

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fruita is currently looking for health-field-related vendors to participate in its annual Sweetheart Health Fair Feb. 21.
Last year’s fair included vendors from the Mesa County Health Department, Family Health West, chiropractors, and alternative healing practitioners.
Health fair goers received free mini-massages from massage therapists, as well as free spinal exams by chiropractors. There was also a jazzercise demonstration.
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Building a Healthy Community, One Child at a Time

Like many other Americans this past Tuesday, I was moved by
’s inspiring call to duty.
“Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans,” he said during his
address. “Their memories are short, for they have forgotten what this country has already done, what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose and necessity Read the rest of this entry »

Great care at Vail Valley Medical Center

I want to extend my thanks and appreciation for the assistance and care given me on Monday, Jan. 26.
While walking to work after getting off the bus, I fell on the ice by the Avon Center. I fell rather hard, causing me to break my upper arm, near the shoulder. Upon entering my place of employment, FirstBank, 911 was called. Very quickly, both the fire department and the ambulance arrived. I was transported to the emergency room of Vail Valley Medical Read the rest of this entry »

Health officials worry as fewer people get flu vaccines

10:25 PM CST on Friday, January 16, 2009
With the flu season starting to gear up, North Texas public health officials are concerned that fewer people have been vaccinated against the virus.
The Garland Health Department has even slashed its vaccine price to $5 — down from $20 — in an effort to get more people to protect themselves before the season peaks in February.
“We’re concerned that we Read the rest of this entry »

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