There will be no delay in the penalty most Americans face under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law if they fail to obtain health coverage this year, US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday. Sebelius also said there would be no postponement of this month’s deadline for enrolling in coverage through [...]
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The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced the results of its 2013 Pharmacy-based Influenza and Adult Immunization Survey. The survey shows increased administration of numerous vaccines by pharmacists, a growing network of patient referral relationships, and steps being taken toward improved documentation practices. Influenza remained the most commonly administered vaccine (88%) among the practice sites represented [...]
It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics. As MRSA cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number [...]
During a press conference this afternoon [March 12], Susan H. Connors, President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), endorsed the National Brain Injury Surveillance System Act of 2014. Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Rooney (R-PA) introduced the legislation today, which is Brain Injury Awareness Day.
Colon cancer will take more than 50,000 American lives in 2014 making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet more than 90% of colon cancer cases can be prevented by screening. So why have only 63% of Americans aged 50 to 75 been screened for colon cancer? [...]