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Daily Archives: May 6, 2010

New Report Warns About Chemicals and Cancer

By |May 6, 2010|Health, News|

SOURCE: The New York Times: May 5, 2010

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.

The cancer panel is releasing a landmark 200-page report on Thursday, warning that our lackadaisical approach to regulation may have far-reaching consequences for our health. (more…)

Do health care professionals perform hand hygiene? UI has an app for that

By |May 6, 2010|News|

Source PhysOrg.com

The availability of the free application on May 5 at the iTunes store coincides with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “5 Moments for Hand Hygiene” campaign. The campaign, which is part of the WHO’s “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” annual initiative, spells out the standard opportunities for health care workers to practice hand hygiene.

“iScrub simplifies the time-consuming and error-prone process of recording observations, analyzing the data, and feeding results back to health care professionals and managers,” said Philip Polgreen, M.D., one of the application’s developers and an assistant professor of internal medicine at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
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Doctors of Chiropractic and Patients Included in UnitedHealth Group Settlement

By |May 6, 2010|News|

Source The American Chiropractic Association

A record-breaking settlement has been reached between the American Medical Association, et al. and UnitedHealth Group—the nation’s largest health insurer— for 15 years of artificially low payments for out-of-network services. More than $350 million has been allocated to compensate impacted providers and subscribers, including doctors of chiropractic and their patients, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

Affected providers and subscribers should have received mailings from UnitedHealth Group that include an overview of the settlement, instructions for filing a claim for payment and proof of claim forms. Claims for payment must be filed by Oct. 5, 2010. Anyone filing objections to the settlement or opting out of the settlement must do so by July 27, 2010.

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