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18.3 million baby boomers could benefit from the Affordable Care Act

December 13, 2010 8:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) 18.3 million men and women ages 50 to 64 stand to benefit from provisions in the Affordable Care Act that expand access to affordable health insurance, assure that all health insurance provides a standard comprehensive benefit, prevent insurers from denying...

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HealthSouth declares dividend on preferred shares(2)

December 13, 2010 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Inpatient rehabilitation services provider HealthSouth Corp. said Monday its board has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $16.25 on its 6.5 percent Series A convertible perpetual preferred stock.The dividend is payable on Jan. 18, to holders of record on Jan. 3.

HealthSouth declares dividend on preferred shares

December 13, 2010 3:45 pm | News | Comments

Inpatient rehabilitation services provider HealthSouth Corp. said Monday its board has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $16.25 on its 6.5 percent Series A convertible perpetual preferred stock.The dividend is payable on Jan. 18, to holders of record on Jan. 3.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The health of health care depends on it

December 13, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) A study of the observations and conclusions of third-year medical students provides insight into how future physicians acquire knowledge of respectful and disrespectful professional behavior.

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3rd Annual Dream, Discover and Deliver Awards Presented

December 13, 2010 1:34 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Three national healthcare leaders received the Dream, Discover, and Deliver Awards respectively at the College of Nursing & Health Innovation's annual awards program.read more

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Accountable care organizations could dramatically affect radiology practice

December 13, 2010 1:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Decision support, employment models, new teams could remake incentives that today drive radiology ordering.

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Baxter buying back up to $2.5 billion in stock

December 13, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug and medical-product company Baxter International Inc. said Monday its board of directors approved a buyback of up to $2.5 billion in common stock.Baxter said it has about $600 million remaining under a previous $2 billion buyback program approved in July of 2009. The company has about...

Stocks end mixed ahead of Senate vote on tax deal

December 13, 2010 12:45 pm | by DAVID K. RANDALL - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Stocks ended flat Monday after expectations that a tax-cut package will pass the Senate kept them higher for much of the day.The tax-cut compromise brokered by the White House and Republicans was scheduled for its first Senate vote late Monday.If enacted, the package will extend tax cuts passed...

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Fitch puts Tenet ratings on positive watch

December 13, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fitch Ratings on Monday placed Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s ratings on a watch for a positive review, citing a $3 billion buyout bid from fellow hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc.The ratings apply to about $4.3 billion in outstanding debt, as of Sept. 30.Currently, Fitch assigns a "B-," or...

Indian study reveals that three-quarters of hip fracture patients are vitamin D deficient

December 13, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A study from New Delhi India has revealed high rates of vitamin D deficiency among hip fracture patients, confirming the conclusions of similar international studies which point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for hip fracture.

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Researchers show rapid rise of hip fracture rates in Beijing

December 13, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Data show that hip fracture rates are rising very rapidly in Beijing, due to the growth in the number of elderly people and increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

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Widespread vitamin D deficiency a concern in Asia

December 13, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and...

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Dip-pen nanolithography with a porous tip generates nanopatterns with viruses

December 13, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

One process used to produce nanoscopic structures like ever-smaller integrated circuits, biosensors, and gene chips is known as dip-pen nanolithography, in which the nanotip of an atomic force microscope is used to "write" a pattern directly on a substrate.

Enso invests into Carbodeon to boost nanomaterials in Finland

December 13, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Enso Holding Ltd [Guernsey] has acquired majority of shares of Carbodeon Ltd Oy [Finland] and has made a significant equity capital injection into Carbodeon.

Sustainability risks drive businesses and government to target the supply chain

December 13, 2010 10:37 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

A recent report by Ernst & Young LLP identifies five climate change and sustainability risks that executives should consider as they respond to growing demand to eliminate waste from their supply chains and to report on these initiatives. The demand

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