Tag Archives: health care

Promising group could elevate the work of the Iowa Legislature

“I’m starting to think #IowaNice is a myth,” Ankeny software engineer Todd Brady recently tweeted about an Iowa bill to ban transgender girls from playing sports teams. feminine. Every day seems to bring a new proposition to hurt a population that has been written off at the Statehouse. Some of us can barely wait for lawmakers to pack their bags ...

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Reviews | Peak Health Alliance: Our role is to benefit our members

At Peak Health Alliance, this new year marks the end of our third year of health insurance enrollment in Summit County. As chairman of the organization’s board of directors, this is also a great time to reflect for a moment on where the organization began, how it changed the health insurance landscape, and what lies ahead. It’s an even better ...

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Republican bills would cut benefit programs to boost hiring

The proposals the Republican authors rolled out Tuesday would address Wisconsin’s labor shortage by increasing barriers to government assistance programs, including Medicaid, Foodshare and unemployment insurance. While employers have reported increased difficulty in filling vacancies over the past year, analysts have pointed to a series of barriers that have prevented potential employees from accepting employment: lack of access to affordable ...

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News from the entire cantonal region

Life-size board games at the library ALLIANCE – The Rodman Public Library is hosting a day of life-size board games for teens on Tuesday. 12-18 year olds are invited to the Main Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to play classic games – Checkers, Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Trouble and Yahtzee – on a large scale. In Monopoly and Trouble, ...

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OPB looks back on the big questions we sought to answer in 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we look back on a year full of new things. There have been stories like the never-ending COVID-19 pandemic and the effort to draw the boundaries of a new congressional district for Oregon. And there have been surveys that we’ve dug deep into. Here are seven big questions from 2021 that OPB journalists have ...

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CMS Guidance implements oral antivirals in case of failure, limiting patient access to COVID-19 treatments

Pharmacy groups: CMS guidelines on oral antivirals limit patient access to COVID-19 treatment Tweet this The group said, “After more than a year of continued expansion of patients’ ability to access COVID-19 tests, vaccinations and treatments from pharmacists and other pharmacy personnel, CMS’s failure to demand that pharmacists are compensated for tests, patient assessment, and ordering / prescription, in addition ...

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Therapists will no longer take Medicaid patients

As a single mother returning to college, Carla D’Agostino-Vigil enrolled in Medicaid and used government-run health insurance to undergo “life-saving” therapy. So when she graduated and started her own mental health consulting firm in Westminster, D’Agostino-Vigil was adamant that she would open her doors to Medicaid patients. “When it was my turn, I felt very strongly involved,” she said. “The ...

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Alliance for Positive Health adds to its positive mission

Launched in the 1980s as the AIDS epidemic swept the country, the Alliance for Positive Health has broadened its mission in recent years. Stretching from the Hudson Valley to the Capital Region and north to the Canadian border, the not-for-profit social service organization tackles a wide range of chronic diseases and a range related issues in the lives of clients ...

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Columbia student union concedes second round of contract mediation in third week of strike

Earlier this week, the Columbia-United Auto Workers (SWC-UAW) student workers union agreed to move its ongoing bargaining negotiations with Columbia University over their first mediated employment contract. While details remain to be worked out, the SWC-UAW decision is an important step to end the three-week strike of more than 3,000 graduate student-workers for adequate living and working conditions. Columbia strikers ...

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Fall strike wave pits workers against corporate unions

The working class in the United States is entering a head-on conflict with the AFL-CIO union bureaucracy, which is doing all it can to block the development of the biggest wave of strikes in decades. John Deere Workers Strike (UAW Local 838) Tomorrow, the United Auto Workers union forces 10,100 striking John Deere workers to vote on a six-year deal ...

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Thousands of California Kaiser nurses and healthcare workers plan to strike

A union representing thousands of Kaiser Permanente employees on Thursday gave 10 days’ notice to one of the country’s largest healthcare providers, saying they will go on strike from November 15. United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals strike against Kaiser Permanente’s proposals to “lower wages for current employees and cut wages for new workers during ...

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Kaiser’s healthcare workers go on strike

Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers in Southern California sent strike notice to executives on Thursday, informing them of their intention to go on an indefinite strike from November 15 over disputes over a new contract. Up to 28,400 healthcare workers, including a large contingent of nurses, could leave their jobs in southern California. 3,400 more are expected to strike in Oregon. ...

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Healthcare groups cite workforce ‘crisis’

A broad coalition of healthcare groups on Monday (November 1) tried to draw attention to the personnel and financial issues, saying the state must take action to help cope with what those responsible for the industry describe it as a “crisis”. “The workforce shortage is the worst it’s ever been,” said Emmett Reed, CEO of the Florida Health Care Association, ...

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Alliance for Osteoarthritis Action Increases Number of “Appropriate Evidence-Based Interventions for Arthritis” (AAEBI) Recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 7 to 18

Learn more about the 18 recognized AAEBI as well as the review process here: https://oaaction.unc.edu/aaebi/ Tweet this OAAA, based at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, supported this review with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to this structured review, seven “recognized” programs has been show to ...

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Eric Adams welcomes court decision to delay updates to New York City’s municipal retiree health benefit plan

A court ruling to temporarily block Mayor de Blasio’s controversial new retiree health benefits policy was greeted warmly on Friday by Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, who vowed he would not “traumatize” city workers at retirement with regard to their health coverage. A day earlier, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank issued an order suspending the city’s Oct. 31 deadline ...

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Fujitsu and KDDI Leverage 5G Technologies in Partnership to Solve Social Problems

Global ICT giant Fujitsu has made two strategic appointments to its Australian and New Zealand healthcare team as part of its healthcare expansion ANZ. Fujitsu announced the appointment of Ian manovel as head of industry, health, Australia and New Zealand and Anthony Wang as Director of Digital Transformation, Health, Australia & New Zealand. Fujitsu Says In New Role Manovel Leads ...

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‘Dedicated’ clinician who improved cancer outcomes in Leeds and the country retires

Professor Sean Duffy works jointly as Strategic Clinical Manager of the Leeds Cancer Control Program, Program Director and Clinical Program Manager and Alliance Manager for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, as well as up to most recently he had his clinical surgery sessions at St James’s Hospital. At the end of this month, Professor Duffy, “a distinguished and ...

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Kaiser workers to vote on permission to strike in Southern California – San Bernardino Sun

A union of 24,000 nurses from Kaiser Permanente and other workers who say they are understaffed and face an overhauled pay system that would fuel more shortages has announced that its bargaining team will vote next month to authorize a much-needed strike . Southern California nurses, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, physician assistants, speech language pathologists, midwives and optometrists are ...

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IMF Helps Launch Coalition for PBM Reform

IMF-The Food Industry Association has joined forces with five other industry organizations to form a watchdog group overseeing Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Called on Coalition for PBM Reform, the group aims to bring more transparency to what its members consider to be anti-competitive and “opaque” business practices of PBMs. The coalition – whose participants include doctors, pharmacies, retailers, healthcare and ...

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As threat of group home strike looms, nonprofits shut down

Arielle Levin Becker :: File photo from CTMirror.org Gian-Carl Casa, President and CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance Community-based nonprofits that care for people with disabilities in Connecticut find themselves in a delicate position as they face an Oct. 5 strike deadline from union caregivers of staff. Governor Ned Lamont and the legislature set aside $ 184 million in ...

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Nonprofit alliance launches urgent fundraising appeal, state asks for patience

Nonprofits that serve people with behavioral and developmental health disorders are begging the state government to release funding increases. They say the delay is now having an impact on their ability to adequately serve their clients. Some of these suppliers, which are part of the CT Nonprofit Alliance, expressed their concerns at a virtual press conference on Thursday. They said ...

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Barnes Center needs a men’s counseling center

Men are often afraid of being belittled, laughed at or ridiculed for talking about their emotions. Syracuse University must provide male students with the support they need to help de-stigmatize men’s mental health issues. Many men internalize their emotions instead of confronting them, and mental health is rarely discussed among men. The pervasiveness of “bro culture” and toxic masculinity makes ...

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Alumni News – September 2021

Jamella Foster ’17 has always had a passion for sport. Elementary and Middle School basketball and soccer rec league. Cross country in college. High school basketball, athletics, softball and recreational soccer. Four years as a member of the Roanoke College women’s basketball team – her final year as team captain. Quite naturally, Foster, who holds a BA in Communication Studies ...

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Aetna sues NYC, unions over ‘tainted’ health insurance contract

New York’s largest private Medicare administrator is suing the Big Apple and its local union leaders for allegedly awarding a “flawed” $ 34 billion contract to an unqualified competitor. Insurance giant Aetna’s explosive lawsuit against New York City and the municipal labor committee alleges the bidding process was set to favor Alliance, a consortium that includes Emblem Health and Anthem ...

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Newly formed coalition sues Maine over COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

A coalition formed to oppose Maine’s vaccine requirement for healthcare workers has filed a lawsuit against senior state health officials to stop the policy before it goes into effect on next month. The lawsuit of the Alliance Against Health Care Mandates, which announced its formation in late August, is the second court challenge to the warrant to be filed in ...

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EAPM: Paris – such a beautiful horizon for the fight against cancer – Register now!

Hello, healthcare colleagues, and welcome to the first weekly update from the European Alliance for Personalized Medicine (EAPM) – we have news of an upcoming EAPM event in September which will take place during the ESMO Congress , writes Denis Horgan, executive director of EAPM. ‘The need for change ‘ The conference, EAPM’s ninth annual event, is titled “The Need ...

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Public school advocates unite after deadly budget battle

A week after the Wisconsin legislature voted in a special session on school funding called by Gov. Tony Evers without taking any action, Evers told a group of statewide public school advocates that the state budget he signed is “far where we should be” when it comes to supporting education. Governor Tony Evers signs the 2021-23 biennial budget at Cumberland ...

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AACI members choose Winn as president-elect

Newswise – Robert Winn, MD, director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, was elected by the members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) to the position of vice president / elected chair of the board of directors of the AACI. Dr. Winn’s new position is effective immediately. Current AACI President Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris ...

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Rahim Reed retires from the community he helped build

Of all the words in Rahim Reed’s long title – Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Community Relations – the one that meant most to him was “community”. “Everyone supports the community,” said Reed, who retired in June after 20 years in the post he was first to hold. “Everyone loves to be part of a community. HONOR RAHIM RAHIM ...

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Home care workers demand better jobs.

More than 200 home care workers, advocates and partners gathered in Federal Square yesterday afternoon for the #CareIsEssential rally. They demanded better union jobs with decent wages. They also stressed the urgency of prioritizing an industry led by women of color in stimulus packages. At a press conference held before the rally, US Democratic representatives Robin Kelly and Jan Schakowsky ...

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Lung Ambition Alliance: Almost a Quarter of Lung Cancer Deaths Could be Prevented in High-Risk Populations Through Targeted Lung Cancer Screening Globally

LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – A report released today, “Lung cancer screening: the cost of inaction”shows that screening for lung cancer presents a critical opportunity to dramatically improve survival.1 Almost a quarter of lung cancer deaths could be prevented in high-risk populations through the adoption of targeted screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), as based on the results of the NELSON study.2 ...

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With union consent, Indian automakers ramp up production amid raging pandemic

Despite at least 21 deaths and thousands of coronavirus infections among autoworkers in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in the past two months, the party government of the State Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (DMK) demanded that automobile production be carried out essentially at full capacity. . The government has said that “any business that exports or supplies export-oriented industries will ...

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New report aims to make musculoskeletal health a global priority

An international research team has found that despite being the leading global cause of pain, disability, and health care spending, the prevention and management of musculoskeletal health, including conditions such as low back pain , fractures, arthritis and osteoporosis, are globally under-prioritized has developed an action plan to fill this gap. In response to a targeted call from the Global ...

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