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The Florida Legislature will soon decide whether the state will expand the Medicaid program to provide health insurance coverage to about 900,000 uninsured Floridians.

February 2013 | Location: Florida | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Government/Public Affairs, Health

Seventeen leading physician groups today released lists of common tests and medical procedures that are not always necessary – and could even cause harm.

February 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Generic drugs have saved the American health care system trillions of dollars. A class of drugs called biologics, which help your immune system fight disease, are often the only treatment options for disease, yet the cost has...

February 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Government/Public Affairs, Health

The month of February has been designated Save Your Vision Month and doctors are encouraging everyone to take this opportunity to have their eyes checked because many serious eye diseases have no early symptoms or warning signs.

February 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation convened leading health organizations in Washington, D.C. to discuss reducing avoidable hospital readmissions.

February 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

One out of every five elderly adults leaving the hospital end up back in a hospital bed within a month. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is convenin leading health organizations in Washington, D.C. to discuss reducing avoidable...

February 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery™ National Tour, which includes a 45-foot purple bus with eight interactive exhibits, will travel through the Dallas area on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

February 2013 | Location: Texas | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

February is "Save Your Vision Month" and the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind Americans to get a painless medical eye exam that could save their vision. Many people wait until they have symptoms to see a doctor,...

February 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

If the current trend continues, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. In fact, every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with the disease. The American Diabetes Association wants as many Americans as possible to be...

January 2013 | Location: National, New York, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington | Category: Health

The poll showed that increasing costs of cigarettes motivated 67 percent surveyed to quit and concerns about the health risks of smoking was a key factor for 58 percent.

January 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

In a special edition of its magazine, Consumer Reports is publishing Ratings of 19 Wisconsin medical groups which, combined, serve nearly half the state's patients. Ratings provide snapshot of care based on three major categories...

January 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Every year, warm bottles of champagne, coupled with bad cork-removal techniques are responsible for causing serious, potentially blinding eye injuries. According to eye medical doctors in the United States, incorrect popping of...

December 2012 | Location: National | Category: Health

Every year, warm bottles of champagne, coupled with bad cork-removal techniques are responsible for causing serious, potentially blinding eye injuries. According to eye medical doctors in the United States, incorrect popping of...

December 2012 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

(New York, November, 2012) – Everyone knows that germs can cause diseases, illness, or even death, and that they remain a serious public health threat today.

November 2012 | Location: National | Category: Consumer News, Environment, Government/Public Affairs, Health, Justice/Legal

STRO’s Annual Meeting is the premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees. As part of this year’s conference, Charles Simone, MD, Radiation Oncologist with University of...

November 2012 | Location: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania | Category: Health, Science

Study Concludes the Daily Drug Administered For Prostate Cancer Resulted In Improved Sexual Function

November 2012 | Location: Massachusetts, New York | Category: Health, Science

Relapse-Free Survival Rate at 5 years Was 93 Percent

November 2012 | Location: Massachusetts, New York | Category: Health, Science

As seniors across the country make New Year's Resolutions to live healthier and happier lives, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has a suggestion to add to their lists: "Get a dilated eye exam."

November 2012 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Golden Globe and Emmy award winning actor Kelsey Grammer, star of the critically acclaimed STARZ Original series "Boss," recently completed a public service announcement for the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

October 2012 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

ASTRO’s Annual Meeting is the premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees. As part of this year’s conference, Robert C. Miller, MD, Radiation Oncologist at the Mayo...

October 2012 | Location: Minnesota | Category: Health, Science

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