Thursday, April 26, 2012

Health News: [health]

Health care not structured in the interest of the patient
News-Medical-Net Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:02 AM PDT
You're enjoying a quiet weekend at home when suddenly you double over in pain. You need emergency appendectomy surgery. How much should it cost? And how much price shopping are you able to do?

Leslie Sansone and Her Dynamic Walk At Home Team Celebrate Their 1st Annual Walk Leader Conference!
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:01 AM PDT
Inspired to lead people to WALK for health and wellness, Certified Walk At Home WALK LEADERS met in Chicago for a weekend of continuing education, walk workouts, networking, and fun!Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Certified Walk Leaders from the number one name in fitness walking, Leslie Sansone and her Walk At Home Team, gathered in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, April 21, 2012 to ...

Insurer Aetna's 1Q profit tumbles 13 percent
Boston Globe Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT
Aetna Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell 13 percent as expenses rose and the health insurer faced a tough comparison to year-ago earnings that included a one-time gain.

St. Paul Chiropractor Supports Proactive Health Care with New Online Resources
GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Healing Hands Wellness Center, LLC in St. Paul, MN announced that the practice has launched a new website. The website is dedicated to empowering patients with free access to online ...

Comment on Documents: Debt collectors visiting emergency rooms
Denver Post Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:59 AM PDT
wonder how many illegal immigrants are visited by these vultures. i know the bill has to be paid and somebody has to do the "job" but most illegal immigrants don't have have credit cards or checking accounts. it seems extreme to me to resort to such tactics so maybe this is another good argument for universal health care. (but not for illegal immigrants)

WellPoint profit falls 8%
Los Angeles Times Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:59 AM PDT
Health insurance giant WellPoint says it was hurt by lower enrollment and rising medical costs. Revenue grew 4% to $15.42 billion in the quarter. Health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. reported an 8% drop in first-quarter profit, hurt by lower enrollment and rising costs.

Abducted Sukma collector's health condition improving, says Raman Singh
New Kerala Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:58 AM PDT
New Delhi, Apr 26 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday said that health of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon had improved after medication.

Executive Director
Philanthropy Journal Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:55 AM PDT
Position Summary The Executive Director is a highly-skilled nonprofit professional that provides leadership, vision and direction to the Affiliate, the broader Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization and the entire breast health community.

Power Plate Wiggles Your Way To Health
CBS Minnesota Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:54 AM PDT
There’s a new machine popping up in gyms across the Twin Cities that’s doing the workout for you. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, there’s a little more to it than that.

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: A Case Study on How Hospitals Can Eliminate Adverse Events and Improve ...
PRWeb Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:53 AM PDT
In this case study, health and patient safety expert for the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, Michael Wong, writes about how St. Joseph/Candler Hospitals have been able to eliminate adverse events and improve patient safety, while reducing costs. 10 years ago, St Joseph/Candler Hospitals had three opioid-related events with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with serious outcomes ...

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