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Boston health officials investigating severe infections from "medical tourism" - 1 views

Boston health officials are investigating some reports of severe infections in patients who took a trip to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery. Mycobacterium abscessus, a bacteria that is ...

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Boston health officials investigating severe infections from "medical tourism" - 0 views

Boston health officials are investigating some reports of severe infections in patients who took a trip to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery. Mycobacterium abscessus, a bacteria that is ...

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Thanksgiving dinner's 'sweat equivalents' Eat hard, play hard - 1 views

Sure thing everyone wants to know how to work off Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe cancel your plans to watch movie night or watch football after dinner or maybe why not cancel your plans on going shopp...

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Exercise 'can be as good as pills' - 1 views

A study has found that exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease. British Medical Journal or BMJ's work looked at hundreds of trials linking almo...

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$63 Million Medicare Fraud Sentenced to Former Office Manager for Health Care Solutions... - 1 views

To serve 68 months in prison for her role in a fraud scheme that resulted in more than $63 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Florida Medicaid, A former office manager at the defunct heal...

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Group says: Curb junk food ads aimed at children - 0 views

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    A coalition of medical groups says, Canadian children under 13 shouldn't be exposed to marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages. Calls on food companies to immediately stop marketing foods high in fats, added sugars or sodium to children was made on Thursday's policy statement from the Canadian Medical Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hypertension Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada and others. The proposed advertising restriction includes characters or mascots promoting sugary cereals. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)....
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Springhill group international medical news | is "Vaccine Diplomacy" the Right Prescrip... - 0 views

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    http://springhillmedgroup.com/2013/02/cancer-prevention/ UNDISPATCH>> In an op-ed, published Thursday in the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, suggests that "vaccine diplomacy" could improve relations between North Korea and South Korea. From joint neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatment efforts to scientific alliances, Hotez argues that it could be "a breakout year for science and vaccine diplomacy to reduce the disease burden on the Korean peninsula and promote an unprecedented level of scientific collaboration." But according to experts who study the region, Hotez's vision may be a long shot. "DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea] is extremely distrustful and unlikely willing to expose themselves to lethal transmissible diseases in the name of science or anything else," says Roger Cavazos, an associate at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, which is based in Berkeley, Calif. (South Korea is also called the Republic of Korea).
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Do Infections Speed Up Alzheimer's? Springhill medical group reported>> - 0 views

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    "An increase in brain inflammation, such as that caused by age, diabetes and obesity, is known to increase risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Now scientists at UK's Southampton University are about to start a three-year study, using brain tissue generously donated by people who died with Alzheimer's disease, to see if inflammation caused by infections such as those of the urinary tract or chest, also speeds up progress of the disease." - medical news today In an announcement released on Wednesday, study leader Delphine Boche, Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences at Southampton, says: "Many of the known risk factors for Alzheimer's, like age, obesity and diabetes, increase inflammation in the brain and we think that infections could be another risk factor." "There is already evidence that the immune system is on high alert in people with Alzheimer's and we think that an extra trigger, like an infection, could tip the balance and make immune cells switch from being protective to harmful," she adds. Alzheimer's Research UK has already put £300,000 into the project. The money is part of the charity's £20m investment in leading dementia research in the UK. The study started in January 2013, and will add to the growing pile of evidence that shows how the immune system is implicated in Alzheimer's disease. The Southampton team believes that in Alzheimer's, the immune system goes beyond its role as protector of the body and starts causing damage, like it does in an autoimmune disease. For their study, Boche and colleagues will use brain tissue generously donated by people who had Alzheimer's disease when they died. With reference to donors' medical records, the researchers will compare the brains of those who had infections when they died with those who did not. They will be particularly interested in immune cells known as "microglia", which go around mopping up cellular debris. They will use fluorescent tags to label the cells in the brain, and look
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Highly Pathogenic H5N1: Deadly to Birds and to Humans - 0 views

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    Influenza A virus or more known to us as H5N1 is an avian (bird) flu, an influenza A subtype that has caused outbreaks in domestic poultry in parts of Asia and the Middle East. This is deadly to them and is considered "highly pathogenic" meaning highly disease causing. Although the virus does not usually infect people but infectious that these viruses occurred in humans. Most of these cases have resulted from people having direct or close contact with H5N1-infected poultry or H5N1-contaminated surfaces. There are three types of viruses, A, B, and C, that can cause flu to human. The type A is characterized not only to human but to other mammals and birds too. The virus transmitted by air. The type A virus is composed of two obligatory protein components. One is called hemagglutinin and is lettered H, and the other-neuraminidase (N). And there are 13 variants of hemagglutinin and 9 of neuraminidase, which then can characterized what type of virus it is. Making H5N1 is just out of the many possible variants of the virus structure. Many parts of the world has been infected by the virus such as Asia, parts of Europe, the Near East Africa, birds as well as half of the humans infected did not survive. The outbreaks infected poultry and wild birds, and humans who have direct contact with the infected animal. In most cases, healthy children and young adult and have resulted from direct contact with H5N1-infected poultry or contaminated surfaces were infected. The H5N1 virus does not infect humans easily and in general it remains very rare disease in people. If the person is infected it is not that easy to spread it to another human. However, there has been some human-to-human spread of the virus although it is limited. But scientists are anxious that H5N1 virus one day could infect humans then spread easily from person-to-person because viruses such as influenza have the ability to change. Although at the moment that the virus do not com
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    The Group Springhill Group dedicated to the top standards of ethics and integrity. Springhill Group is developed to offer assistance to all  employees ongoing dedication to perform its important affairs in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and sound ethical business practices. Related Links: * More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/ . * MGMA is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. http://www.mgma.com/ * The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated healthcare delivery systems.  http://www.amga.org Health and Medical Services  Clinical Service Delivery: Responding to the unique needs of  patients and their families by offering skilled nursing care, and home safety evaluations.  Patient-Centered Care: Springhill's patient-centered care is customized to meet the requirements of each patient and allows them to remain in the comfort of their homes.  Quality Improvement: Routine review of policies, processes and procedures enables Springhill Group's to continuously improve its standard of care delivery.  Healthcare Technology: Investment in healthcare technology allows Springhill to further improve services and to greatly enhance communication as well as invest more in the quality of patient care through increased efficiency.
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    Making healthy choices, Living healthy life….. Springhill Health and Medical Group is a professional solution of home health, medical staffing, and wellness services. As a full-service healthcare company, Springhill Group Services has a wide range of experience providing home health, medical staffing, and wellness services in communities nationwide. We are dedicated to delivering our patients with top quality care and are devoted to staffing committed healthcare specialists in a range of conditions with a focus on health compliance. Our aim on customer service and quality care is what makes Springhill Group an experienced nationwide provider of homecare, staffing, and wellness services. Enjoy security, comfort and convenience like you've never known before.
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Samsung, Sony renew rivalry in medical devices - 1 views

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    After trading blows over the last two decades for supremacy in the consumer electronics market, Samsung Electronics and Sony are set to continue their rivalry in the new arena of medical devices. Only a decade ago, the Japanese company led almost every sector in the information technology industry while its Korean competitor trailed behind trying to catch up. Now, Samsung finds itself ahead in major markets such as smartphones and other consumer electronic goods. It remains to be seen whether Sony can strike back in the medical equipment market, where it's experience and sophistication in optical technology and systems could provide an advantage. Both firms are planning aggressive investment in the business during the second half of the year. Following a change of leadership from Howard Stringer to Kazuo Hirai in April, Sony has been vocal about its intentions to find new growth engines, one of them being the medical business. New CEO Hirai said during his inauguration press conference on April 11 that the company plans to make the medical sector a "business worth 100 billion yen ($1.25 billion) in the mid- and long-term." According to statements released on the same day, Sony has set a sales target of 50 billion yen ($629 million) for its 2014 fiscal-year. It is planning to purchase 58.18 percent share of subsidiary Sony Entertainment, which in turn holds 55.19 percent of M3, a medical service provider. The main motivation behind the purchase is to take managerial control of M3. Out of some 280,000 doctors based in Japan, around 200,000 are reportedly subscribed to an Internet information service offered by M3. The Japanese firm is also planning to buy shares of Shinjuku-based lens maker Olympus, which saw its stock price plummet after admitting guilt to the biggest accounting fraud in the country's history. Olympus makes the best endoscopes in the world, a must-have business for Sony in order to successfully venture into the medical arena. The electronics
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Los Angeles Man Tied to Series of Fraud Cases >> Yahoo Groups - 1 views

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    NBC Bay Area >> A Los Angeles man was sentenced to six years in prison last week for his role in a power wheelchair scam, topping what prosecutors say has been a series of Medicare fraud cases. David James Garrison, 50, a former physician assistant, was found guilty by a federal jury for his role in submitting $18.9 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for power wheelchairs and other equipment. The wheelchair case is the third time Garrison has been accused of Medicare fraud. Garrison's physician assistant license lapsed in 2009, said Russ Heimerich, a spokesman for the Department of Consumer Affairs, which oversees many state licensing boards. He said the board examined the tax evasion case and did not see it as grounds for discipline. According to court documents, Garrison's cases involved the use of "cappers" or "marketers" who recruited Medicare beneficiaries to submit to unneeded care or hand over their personal information. That information was used to bill the program for medications, services or supplies that the patients didn't need. In the wheelchair case, prosecuted by the Los Angeles U.S. attorney's office, one witness testified that marketers had to recruit beneficiaries as far as 300 miles from Los Angeles because so many local people had already been used in other fraud schemes. In the first health fraud case linked to Garrison, he was described as an "at large" suspect in October 2007 when then-Attorney General Jerry Brown announced arrests in a $1.5 million health fraud scam.
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Facebook - Springhill Group on Statins Can Cause Diabetes, Memory Loss - 0 views

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    Health regulators are including warning to the medicine labels of popular cholesterol-lowering drugs that they might increase blood sugar and possibly cause memory loss. FDA has publicized last week that there has been alterations in the safety information labels of statins of Merck & Co's, AstraZeneca and Pfizer - medicines that are used by millions of Americans. Statins have long proven that it is effective in reducing the risk of heart attack and other heart disorders and, according to FDA, this new development must not scare people into halting the use of the medicines. FDA announced that they know of studies wherein several patients taking statins might have an increased risk of having high sugar levels in the blood and, eventually, of being diagnosed with diabetes. They have apparently known for 4 years now that statin 'slightly' increases blood sugar but they are insisting that this does not change that statins are effective in reducing heart risk for patients. This is the first time that FDA has officially connected the use of statin to cognitive disorders like confusion and forgetfulness, even though several patients have already reported those problems for years. The drugs affected include big brands such as Vytorin, Crestor, Zocor and Lipitor.
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Blogspot: Turkey - 0 views

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    Turkey's brief response to last week's incident seems to show that a violent retaliation from their side is not happening, although Prime Minister Erdogan has warned that Syria must not test his resolve. Prime Minister Erdogan announced that Turkey had altered its military policies of engagement toward Syria. In his speech to the legislative body also attended by Arab diplomats, Erdogan said, "Every military element that approaches the Turkish border from Syria in a manner that constitutes a security risk or danger would be considered as a threat and would be treated as a military target." Border violations is not something new as the Turks have claimed that Syrian helicopters themselves had repeatedly violated Turkey's airspace, without the latter dealing a hostile response in return. The two nations are sharing a 910-kilometer frontier. NATO has supported Turkey's version of the story and condemned Syria for shooting the plane, though it did not mention any military action for fear of a conflict that could trigger a wider war. During their conference in Springhill Group, NATO officials referred to the event as "another example of the Syrian authorities' disregard for international norms, peace and security, and human life." A senior diplomat of NATO commented that even if the Turks were indeed spying, Syria's reaction is still out of place. "When this happens between neighboring countries, you give a warning and then send up interceptors. You don't just shoot down the plane." Meanwhile, Europe and the US seem to be avoiding a direct involvement in a military confrontation with Syria. Shared from: http://springhillmedgroup.blogspot.com/
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