AADR says yes to more dental insurances

This news bit goes out to parents and professionals alike. It’s time we stop using that “toothache excuse” for school and office absences, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) says. In the Oral Health Care Within Health Care Reform policy statement issued by the association on July 14, 2009, it was stressed that the need to attend to one’s oral and dental aches is urgent, as poor oral care can result in other serious problems—health-related and not.


According to the AADR, U.S. employees take 164 million hours off from work in a year, only to attend to a toothache or a gum irritation. Similarly, children are absent from school for 51 million hours a year, to be free from dental pain. The association has concluded that these periodontal diseases create the same full-body inflammatory response as other internal ailments would, yet they receive much less attention. The AADR claims that many Americans—more than 80 million, to be exact—have applied for medical insurance, but not for dental insurance.


In line with this, the association recalled what the U.S. Surgeon General mentioned in 2000. Back then, the Surgeon General called upon everyone to recognize the importance of oral health measures. He even proposed that lawmakers \"build an effective health infrastructure that meets the oral health needs of all Americans and integrates oral health effectively into overall health.”


Today, the AADR recommends that continued information dissemination regarding accessible and affordable oral health insurance must be conducted among Americans, if that would mean better oral health and, in turn, general health, as well.



AADR says yes to more dental insurances

This news bit goes out to parents and professionals alike. It’s time we stop using that “toothache excuse” for school and office absences, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) says. In the Oral Health Care Within Health Care Reform policy statement issued by the association on July 14, 2009, it was stressed that the need to attend to one’s oral and dental aches is urgent, as poor oral care can result in other serious problems—health-related and not.
 
According to the AADR, U.S. employees take 164 million hours off from work in a year, only to attend to a toothache or a gum irritation. Similarly, children are absent from school for 51 million hours a year, to be free from dental pain. The association has concluded that these periodontal diseases create the same full-body inflammatory response as other internal ailments would, yet they receive much less attention. The AADR claims that many Americans—more than 80 million, to be exact—have applied for medical insurance, but not for dental insurance.
 
In line with this, the association recalled what the U.S. Surgeon General mentioned in 2000. Back then, the Surgeon General called upon everyone to recognize the importance of oral health measures. He even proposed that lawmakers "build an effective health infrastructure that meets the oral health needs of all Americans and integrates oral health effectively into overall health.”
 
Today, the AADR recommends that continued information dissemination regarding accessible and affordable oral health insurance must be conducted among Americans, if that would mean better oral health and, in turn, general health, as well.

Adventure Travel Basics
Adventure Travel Basics will help you define your personal adventure travel style and offers suggestions about the types of trips that might fit your dream list. Here you'll find tips for planning your vacation and packing for a trip, plus where to find companies that offer the trips you dream about taking. Subtopics Equipment, Supplies & Gifts Articles & Resources Sort By : Guide Picks | Alphabetical | Recent Purchase a Travel Package or Plan Your Own Trip? This piece discussed the differences between purchasing a travel package and planning the adventure travel trip yourself.

Africa Travel Planning
Deals and Discount Travel to AfricaDiscounts and deals on flights, safaris and tours to Africa are listed in this article. Find the best web sites offering discounts and deals for travel to Africa. Top Destinations in AfricaAfrica has a lot to offer visitors; culture, natural beauty, wildlife, beaches, history, vibrant cities and above all adventure. These picks highlight what I consider the best in each of these categories. African Vacation PlannerOverview of what to see and do in Africa. This Africa vacation planner includes all the highlights Africa has to offer.

American College of Surgeons: Member Services: Medical Student Membership
Medical Student Membership Medical students in accredited medical schools in the United States, Canada, and international countries (allopathic and osteopathic) are eligible to apply for Medical Student Membership. The application fee is $20.00 and is not refundable. Annual dues will not be required to continue the membership but it will expire upon graduation from medical school. The surgery department's Chair must sign the application or submit an accompanying letter verifying the student's current status.

Apartments and Villas in Spain Including Barcelona, Madrid and the Costa del Sol; Spanish Apartments and Villas
Entry Requirements--Passports/Visas Travelers can enter Spain after showing a valid passport or, where applicable, an ID card which proves his or her identity and corresponds to international agreements and reciprocity. Citizens from Andorra, Austria, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Switzerland as well as all those who belong to the EEC are only required to present their ID card. The citizens of Denmark are an exception. Depending on the length of stay, citizens of certain countries are obliged to get a visa. In case of doubt, it is advisable to check with the Spanish consulates.

Area Resources - St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Portsmouth, NH
Area Homemakers: 436-9059. Homemakers do light housekeeping, errands and laundry. There is a charge for this service, unless you qualify otherwise. When the homemakers come out to see you for the initial visit, they will determine what the service will cost you. Adult Day Programs: Greater Seacoast Adult Day Program: 436-8615,140 Court St., Portsmouth, NH Rockingham County Adult Medical Day Care: 679-5335, North Road, Brentwood, NH. Both of these programs provide medical day care of elders. You must call the day program to arrange for an onsite visit or a home visit before the elder being able to attend.

August 2006
The Food and Drug Administration';s (FDA) decision today to allow Plan B, the emergency contraceptive (EC) manufactured by Barr Pharmaceuticals, to be sold without prescription (over-the-counter) to women age 18 and older is a step in the right direction for women';s rights and reproductive health, but it is an incomplete victory. For several years, NOW leaders and community activists have pressured the FDA to approve easier access to emergency contraception.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law -- Advocating for the Civil Rights and Human Dignity of People with Mental Disabilities
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2007-- Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) told policymakers and mental health advocates today that letting insurance companies define mental illness when setting limits on coverage is “bogus.” Kennedy and other policymakers addressed nearly 100 members of the mental health community during the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law's “Working Breakfast” at the Columbus Club in Washington, DC. Kennedy yesterday, with Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN), introduced “The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act ”(H.R.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law -- Advocating for the Civil Rights and Human Dignity of People with Mental Disabilities
Way to Go: School Success for Children with Mental Health Care Needs “Way to Go"-It means praise for a child and a roadmap for policymakers and is the title of a new Bazelon Center report that lays out a new direction for child mental health systems linked to a new movement in education. The report and companion fact sheets document how states and school districts have successfully combined school-wide positive behavior support with effective mental health services to foster a school environment that is conducive to learning and improves children's lives.

Bazelon Center: Action Alerts
FeedForAll v1.0 (1.0.1.0) Your Chance to Speak Out for a Federal Parity Law January 22, 2007—Americans who have experienced mental illness or addiction have a chance to tell Congress about the need for equal access to health insurance in hearings around the country in coming weeks. The hearings are part of "The Campaign to Insure Mental Health and Addiction Equity," sponsored by Representatives Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN). http://www.bazelon.org/takeaction/2007/PARITYLAW012207.html Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:14:09 -0500 Danger! Red Tape Ahead!

Breeder Reaction
THE PRACTICE OF SCREENING at fertility clinics poses a simple yet difficult-to-answer question: Should there be a right to reproductive assistance? The very fact that we're asking this question shows how radically things have changed. Up until the birth of Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, in 1978, if you couldn't reproduce, you couldn't reproduce. You adopted or went childless or spent a lot of time with other people's kids, and that was the end of that.

Budget and appropriation
The following stories deal with Penn State's state appropriation and operating budget. Spanier goes to Harrisburg to make case for Penn State's funding Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was in Harrisburg Feb. 22 for a hearing before the House Appropriations Committee on the governor's proposed 2006-07 funding for Penn State. This is Spanier's 11th appearance before the committee as president of Penn State. "The funding a state provides to its public institutions not only sends a definitive message about its priorities, it also provides a hint of what the state's future may hold," said Spanier.

Business and Technology Articles
Business and Technology Articles NetworkTestTools.com Adds Next Generation Console Server, Network Resource ManagerGillaspy Associates, has added the next generation of out-of-band console servers to NetworkTestTools.com. The Envoy Network Resource Manager appliances deliver unprecedented functionality by combining the localized control and survivable connectivity of a console server with the intelligence of an enterprise software solution. The result is the active, secure management required to manage today's distributed infrastructures and it's what makes our solutions truly next-generation.

California Senator Reintroduces Single-Payer Health System Legislation
State Watch | California Senator Reintroduces Single-Payer Health System Legislation [Feb 28, 2007] California state Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D) on Tuesday for the third time introduced legislation (SB 840) that would eliminate health insurers and create a state-run, single-payer health insurance system, the Los Angeles Times reports. The system would be funded by payroll and income taxes. A 2004 study by the Lewin Group found that a single-payer system in California would expand insurance coverage to 6.5 million uninsured residents and reduce the state's health care spending by about $8 billion.

Chinese 'Optimistic' About Retirement
Improbable as it may seem, a survey by a multinational insurance firm found that many Chinese people regard retirement as an "active, financially favorable new life". Results of the survey, compiled by AXA-Minmentals Assurance, a Sino-French joint venture insurance company in Shanghai, showed that Chinese people's optimism and voluntarism toward retirement is "quite similar" with that of the West, according to Jamie McCarry, chief executive officer of AXA-Minmentals.

Chola MS ties up with Hyundai Motor
Chola MS ties up with Hyundai Motor NT Bureau Chennai, Mar 14: Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited (Chola MS), a joint venture between the Murugappa Group and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, Japan, has become a preferred insurer for Hyundai cars. An agreement to this effect was signed between Chola MS and Hyundai Motor India here yesterday. Through this tie-up, all Hyundai customers would be able to insure their vehicles at the dealer points and avail post-accident, near cashless repairs of insured vehicles at all Hyundai dealerships.

City Mayors: Mayors running the world's cities
Russian regional elections News: Russian regional elections, held on 11 March 2007, were won by two parties backing the Kremlin government of President Putin. United Russia emerged as the strongest party in 13 out of 14 regions where elections took place, while the remaining region was won by Fair Russia, a party only created four months ago by pro-government groups. It is forecast that United Russia will end up with more than 50 per cent of seats in the country's regional assemblies. More Tokyo is number one among the richest cities in the world Statistics: Greater Tokyo stands unrivalled in the world.

CMS Announces Companies Participating in Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Medicare | CMS Announces Companies Participating in Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit [Sep 23, 2005] CMS on Friday released the "first details" about which companies will be providing prescription drug coverage under the new Medicare drug benefit, AP/Yahoo! News reports. Eight insurance companies will offer coverage nationwide, while other insurers will offer coverage regionally. According to AP/Yahoo! News, beneficiaries will have at least 11 plans to choose from and those in larger states, such as New York and Texas, will have a choice of about 20 plans.

Counterpunch
Since I don't believe in "peak oil" (the notion that world production is peaking and will soon slide, plunging the world into economic chaos) and regard oil "shortages" as contrivances by the oil companies and allied brokers and middlemen to run up the price, I fill my aging fleet of 50s and 60s era Chryslers with a light heart, although for longer trips these days I fill an 82 Mercedes 240D with diesel.

Extensive Explanations
24.It crosses your mind that your jokes group may have seen this list already, but you don't have time to check so you forward it anyway. 25.You got this e-mail from a friend that never talks to you anymore, except to send you jokes from the net. 26.This e-mail has 20 different disclaimer notes at the bottom, telling you that the information is confidential, but you forward it anyway.

Fellowships
The Center's "scholars in residence" are so in both name and fact. Fellows are expected to work from their offices at the Center and to participate in appropriate meetings organized by the Center. Fellows are also expected to present their research at our informal internal Work-in-Progress seminars, and to attend the Work-in-Progress presentations given by their colleagues. In addition, fellows are encouraged to make a more formal presentation to the public such as a colloquium, seminar, workshop, or other form of meeting. The Center expects all fellows to seek ways to share their expertise with the Washington policy community.

for prospective graduate students
A completed application. Complete the electronic application located here. For other application options, please click here. A non-refundable application fee of $60.00. If you did not process your fee payment online via the On-line Application you may send it to the Enrollment Services Office using the Credit Card/International Check form. One complete set of transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and graduate work completed or in progress.

Gatorade Tough on Teeth?
That doesn't mean that Gatorade and other sports drinks are necessarily harder on your teeth than are Coke and other soft drinks. But it may be a surprise that they aren't any better, either, says researcher Leslie A. Ehlen, a student at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry. "I don't think everybody realizes how erosive these things are, especially Gatorade and Red Bull," Ehlen tells WebMD. "People need to be aware that all sorts of beverages can be causing dental erosion." Ehlen presented the study at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research in Orlando, Fla.

GP says skin patients are caught out by board rules
Under the knife: Waiting for treatment Pain-free mobility available at a pricePublic sector keeps respectable distance Patients with suspected skin cancer are being squeezed out of the public health system, an Auckland GP says. Dr David de Lacey, who practises in low-income Glen Innes, said patients he referred to the Auckland District Health Board with suspected malignant melanoma were being rejected since last year. The board's skin department now asked for laboratory proof - from tissue taken from the suspect skin spot - before it accepted patients.

Granite Bay Press Tribune : Community
Health care and transportation were the hot topics last Tuesday at a town hall meeting held by state Assemblyman Ted Gaines at his Roseville district office. Standing on a chair to address the crowd of more than 50, Gaines, R-Roseville, answered residents' questions during the second of his nine scheduled town hall meetings set throughout the district. Many residents, like Sandy Kubel, a Roseville resident and nurse, had health care on their minds. "Health care is so expensive and for those who don't have insurance, it is more expensive than it is for you and I," she said to Gaines.

Health care still lags in post-storm New Orleans
ighteen months after Hurricane Katrina, the health care system in New Orleans remains in such disarray that patients with heart disease and cancer are getting inadequate care, local medical authorities told Congress yesterday. By one estimate, they said, the number of deaths might have increased by more than 40 percent from pre-Katrina figures. The federal government has pumped in millions of dollars in aid, but hospitals and clinics that care for the poor - already strained before the storm - have yet to recover.

Health Economics
Econ 496, 895 Health Economics (3:3:0). Prerequisites: ECON 103. Determinants of Health. Supply, Demand, and Institutions of Health Insurance and Care. Evaluation of Market Failure Rationales for Regulation. Reccomended Texts: (None are required.) Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano, Economics of Health and Health Care, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall Business Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 0-13-100067-5, Sample Price $93. Charles E. Phelps, Health Economics, Addison Wesley Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 0-321-06898-X, Sample Price $94. Joseph P. Newhouse And The Insurance Experiment Group, Free For All?

HMO Dental Insurance Plan

The health maintenance organization (HMO) dental insurance plan is the type of insurance that requires some type of prepayment from a patient. The patient, in turn, is provided with dental care from providers within the network. Of course, if the patient wishes to use the service of a dentist outside the network, he or she will have to pay the entire bill, which is known as a capitation dental insurance plan.
 
A dentist within the network receives his or her payment once a month by the insurance provider, and this payment is usually fixed. This is one of the differences between an HMO and preferred provider organization (PPO) dental insurance plan. A dentist who is within the network may agree to lower the cost for the patient provided that the insurance company refers other patients to the dentist so that he or she may have more clients, and therefore a greater income.
 
An HMO dental insurance plan covers the following services: basic dental services. This includes cleaning, dental exams and X-rays, and other procedures such as dental crowns, dentures and bridgework. These procedures, however, are slightly less common. Furthermore, part of the cost of these procedures is shouldered by the patient. Nevertheless, the costs of the basic dental services are not shouldered by the patient.
 
The advantages of an HMO dental plan lie in the absolute entitlement of an eligible patient to dental care. This means that despite the lack of full compensation, the patient will still be treated. There are a number of companies that provide a variety of dental plans. These may help patients weigh the coverage he or she needs against the amount of money he or she is willing to pay for dental care.

Homeland Security ... How To Prepare
What You Can Do to Prepare Finding out what can happen is the first step. Once you have determined the events possible and their potential in your community, it is important that you discuss them with your family or household. Develop a disaster plan together. 1. Create an emergency communications plan Choose an out-of-town contact your family or household will call or e-mail to check on each other should a disaster occur. Your selected contact should live far enough away that they would be unlikely to be directly affected by the same event, and they should know they are the chosen contact.

ID Refusniks To Be Prisoners In Their Own Country
Steve Watson People who attempt to resist the forthcoming Big Brother ID card and database system in the UK will never be able to leave the country according to the Government official in charge of the scheme. As the UK Daily Mail reported last weekend: James Hall, the official in charge of the supposedly-voluntary scheme, said the Government would allow people to opt out - but in return they must "forgo the ability" to have a travel document.

Ignagni Testifies on Capitol Hill Regarding Health Care Options for Small Businesses
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Implants Give Denture Wearers Reason To Smile
HOUSTON -- Embarrassment, trouble eating and sore spots are just some of the common complaints for those who wear dentures every day. But a Houston dentist is providing a new and improved solution that keeps them in place, without pain, reported KPRC-TV in Houston. The surgical implants act like artificial tooth roots, stabilizing dentures. Jean Duley now enjoys eating sandwiches again, for the first time in years. "There are so many foods that I can eat now that I couldn't before," she said. Dentures prevented her from eating a lot of foods and made her self-conscious. "If I was around strangers, I didn't want to talk," she said.

jaspernewsboy.com News Story
Jasper http://www.jaspernewsboy.com/news/2007/0314 Copyright 2007 The Jasper en-us Tue, 13 Mar 2007 23:34:49 EST 'Jasper's Day' 03/14/2007 Front Page http://www.jaspernewsboy.com/news/2007/0314/front_page/001.html
Heralding it as "Jasper's Day," Michael Ward, Chief Executive Officer for Tiger Truck, formally announced the company's purchase of the LP sawmill plant on Hwy. 63 East.
By JIMMY GALVAN Managing Editor 03/14/2007 http://www.jaspernewsboy.com/news/2007/0314/front_page/001.

Kilimanjaro Guides and Porters Union June Newsletter
Kilimanjaro Guides and Porters Union (Ltd by membership shares) (www.kilimanjaro-union.com) was established in September 2003 by most of the experienced Guides and Porters in Tanzania. The main goal is to put Guides and Porters together and where they can meet to discuss issues, share experience, teach and learn from each other. This came into mind after seeing the problems that Porters and Guides face on Kilimanjaro! Treated as ";Luggage beast,"; exploited even by their fellow workers on Kilimanjaro.

Late Fall 2006 issue of AT Advocate - MEDICAID, MEDICARE and WORK
Coverage . for [personal assistance services], as well as for prescription drugs, durable medical equipment, and basic health care are powerful and proven tools for individuals with significant disabilities to obtain and retain employment. 42 U.S.C. 1320b-19(a)(4)(emphasis added). Individuals with disabilities have greater opportunities than ever before, aided by . innovations in assistive technology, medical treatment and rehabilitation. 42 U.S.C. 1320b-19(a)(7). The availability of AT can make a tremendous difference in the ability of an individual to work, even when that individual has a severe disability.

More Vitamin D May Mean Healthier Gums
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with higher blood levels of vitamin D may be less likely to develop gum disease, a new study suggests. Using data from a national U.S. health survey, researchers found that teenagers and adults with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 20 percent less likely than those with the lowest levels to show signs of gingivitis -- a milder form of gum disease in which the gums become swollen and bleed easily. It's too soon, though, to start soaking up the sun or popping vitamin D for the sake of your gums, according to the study's lead author, Dr.

My Politics
December, 1966: Bush, after having "a few beers," stole a Christmas wreath from a hotel in New Haven Connecticut. Arrested for disorderly conduct. 1967: Bush is arrested for disorderly conduct when he storms onto the Princeton University football field, climbs onto the field goal crossbar, and tries to break off a piece as a souvenir. November 8, 1967: Bush defends the use of a red-hot coat hanger to brand pledges in The New York Times, claiming it is defensible because the resulting wound is equivalent to "only a cigarette burn." Before branding pledges, Bush would show them a full-sized branding iron to frighten them.

New Breast-Cancer Treatment Approved: GlaxoSmithKline Drug Tykerb Targets Tumors. It Could Be a Top
By Sabine Vollmer, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Mar. 14--Regulators approved a new breast cancer treatment Tuesday, offering hope to women with an aggressive form of the disease. The medicine, Tykerb, will initially benefit only a small group of patients who have exhausted all other options, about 28,000 of the women with HER2-positive tumors, named for a protein inside the cell. Several studies are under way or planned to broaden the use of the drug, discovered by GlaxoSmithKline scientists in Research Triangle Park. Over the next five years, Tykerb could become a big seller for GSK. The British drug maker, which has a U.S.

Over 100 Strains Of HPV - No Cure
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the world. It is estimated that 5.5 million people worldwide are infected annually. Sexually active individuals have an 80 to 85% chance of being infected at some time in their life. The virus invades human epithelial cells (a type of skin cell), including the oral mucosa, esophagus (throat), larynx (voice box), trachea (airway), conjunctiva of the eye, and the anal and genital areas.

Profile of the Trillium Corporation
The answer from Dun & Bradstreet and Trillium honchos is a guarded "yes," as the provider of 400 jobs here (whitecollar, this time) shifts its assets and repositions itself in the global market. Little alarms started going off at EOW and at The Bellingham Herald (which is itself now tightening its financial belt through layoffs and conveniently-timed vacations) when the timber giant began dumping its Port assets and trimming back its contracts hereabouts. Herald newshound Scott Ayers and EOW editor Tim Johnson kept stumbling across each other's scents searching for this story.

Rare Diseases
Studies of vasculitis disorders seeking volunteers The Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, is recruiting volunteers for the following studies of vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) disorders. Longitudinal Protocol for Giant Cell Arteritis Clinical and laboratory information will be collected on individuals with giant cell arteritis to study the disease over an extended period of time. Longitudinal Protocol for Takayasu's Arteritis Clinical and laboratory information will be collected on individuals with Takayasu arteritis to study the disease over an extended period of time.

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ALBANYNew York State bishops met as a group here with Governor Eliot Spitzer for the first time since his election Monday (March 12) and outlined their views on legislative initiatives that concern Catholics in the state. In a 50-minute session described as cordial and open, held in the State Capitol on the eve of the Public Policy Forum, seven diocesan bishops took turns in commenting on issues that reflect the agenda of the State Catholic Conference.

ReadingGroupGuides.com - Kill Me by Stephen White
"Stephen White has always been a rock solid writer. But this book should turn heads. Big, provocative and down right gripping, this is his best yet." author Michael Connelly ""KILL ME" is that rarest of creations a thinking-person's thriller. In this age of the same-old, same-old fiction, White's novel stands dizzyingly above the pack. The concept is unique (and brilliant), the writing is sharp, observant and wry (White's trademark), and every page of this compelling tale is filled with perfectly realized human emotion about life, death and family. Superb.

Returns Policy
For Australian customers, please consider sending registered mail or Express Post Bag for your return package. For overseas customers, please consider insurance for your return package. Bad Backs cannot be responsible for packages that are lost by mail. Original shipping costs are non refundable (exceptions – wrongly shipped or faulty products). Shipping cost for returns is at the customer';s expense. After inspection to ensure the product is returned in original and working condition, refunds or credits are issued within 7 days of product receipt by Bad Backs.

Seniors with Diabetes
Articles & Resources Sort By : Guide Picks | Alphabetical | Recent Diabetes Management Challenges For SeniorsSeniors face many additional challenges when diagnosed with diabetes. Not only is the risk for Type 2 diabetes more common as people get older, but physical, financial and medical issues are often compounded as people age. Not enough insurance coverage, co-existing medical problems, difficulties with transportation, lack of social support, being unable to be physically active, all these can come into play when elderly patients are diagnosed with diabetes. Endocrine Changes in the ElderlyAccording to A.D.A.M.

September 2006
The Hunted has a curious little scene, early on. We see Tommy Lee Jones getting out of a helicopter. We already know that he';s the hero of the movie, because he';s Tommy Lee Jones. We already know that he';s a skilled tracker and a serious mountain man from an earlier scene where he helps an injured wolf in the Canadian Rockies. We already know that he';s there to track a killer in the Oregon woods for the FBI. So what';s the first thing he does? Check the killer';s tracks? Follow the clues? No, he puts his hands on his knees and throws up. Jones';s character doesn';t like heights.

SHELLIE WINKLER TO HEAD EDELMAN'S...
February 21, 2007, New York - Edelman, the world's largest independent public relations firm, has hired Shellie Winkler in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Health in the Eastern Region. Winkler will work out of the firm's New York office and serve on the leadership teams for Edelman's Health sector and Corporate & Public Affairs practice. Winkler will collaborate extensively with colleagues in a highly matrixed convergence of practices to address the reputation and organizational communications needs of health sector clients.

States Can Succeed in Insuring Kids
Local coalitions can play a role in helping youngsters without coverage, a new USC study finds. In the absence of federal and state reform offering universal health care coverage, local coalitions can make a big difference for children without health insurance. That assessment was made according to a study by USC researchers to appear in the April issue of the American Journal of Public Health and now available online. A study of 28 California counties or regions with Healthy Kids coalitions found that their efforts have linked 85,000 youngsters with health insurance coverage.

Studies Examine Preventive Health Programs, Breast-Feeding, Disparities Among Children, Availability of Language Services in Medicare Prescription Plans
Recent Releases | Studies Examine Preventive Health Programs, Breast-Feeding, Disparities Among Children, Availability of Language Services in Medicare Prescription Plans [Feb 28, 2007] "Community Health Interventions: Prevention's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities," Center for American Progress: According to the report, community-based programs that assist individuals in modifying risky behaviors can be successful, though the outcome is dependent on funding.

SUPPLEMENTING HEALTH INSURANCE WITH DENTAL AND VISION COVERAGE

Sometimes even the most comprehensive health insurance plans do not provide coverage for dental and vision care, or severely restrict patient access to these important services.  Purchasing extra coverage for dental and vision care services can be a smart way to supplement an existing health insurance policy or obtain essential coverage to help you and your family stay healthy.
A dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) is typically the least expensive option for supplemental dental insurance.  Members of DHMOs are required to choose from an approved list of network providers and, as long as patients use an in-network provider, most services are fully covered including cleanings, x-rays, braces, implants, and even some cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and veneers.  A small co-payment for services is often required, but there are no limits to the number of times members can see their doctor during a calendar year.
Dental indemnity plans give patients complete freedom to choose any provider they wish.  Indemnity insurance will pay a portion of the fees related to services and the insured individual is responsible for the remaining balance.  These kinds of plans are usually the most expensive option, but they remain an attractive possibility because of their flexibility. 
Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) are less expensive than an indemnity plan, but usually cost more than a DHMO.  Patients have the option to choose a provider from the PPO’s approved network or to pay slightly more out of pocket to see an oral healthcare professional outside of the group’s network.
A scheduled plan reimburses patients for a set amount of money based on a list, or schedule, of covered services.  For example, if a policyholder’s dentist charges $50 for a routine cleaning and insurance pays $25 according to the schedule, the patient is responsible for the remaining $25.  Many scheduled plans set a maximum calendar year benefit, which means that a patient is responsible for any and all charges that exceed this amount in a single year.  There are also yearly deductibles, and some plans require a waiting period before patients are allowed to seek certain types of care.
Dental discount plans are not the same as insurance.  For an annual membership fee, patients are given a card that provides access to specially discounted rates on services.  All costs are paid out of pocket by plan members.  Usually these discount plans offer unlimited use within an approved network of providers.
Vision insurance can help defray the costs of things like annual eye exams, eyeglass frames and lenses, contacts, and even vision correction procedures like LASIK surgery.
A vision benefits package provides services in exchange for an annual premium.  There are usually yearly membership fees, deductibles and patient co-payments, as well.  Like dental discount plans, vision discount programs offer comprehensive, unlimited care at discounted rates.  These plans may require an annual membership fee and deductible.
Both dental and vision supplemental insurance are relatively inexpensive and are a good investment if your comprehensive health plan does not offer coverage, or limits access to these services.
 
 

The Agribusiness Examiner #489
Canada's barley farmers, long insulated from the vagaries of global trade by the government-backed Canadian Wheat Board, will vote next week on whether to break free. Some farmers view the 72-year-old board, which buys and sells their product on the world market, as inefficient. If the barley farmers are allowed to bolt, wheat farmers could follow, marking the biggest change in Canada's huge grain business in three generations. Farmers like Doug McBain, who has harvested barley on 1,500 acres of high country prairie all his life, are among those agitating to leave.

The Brain Tumor Foundation
Mission: To guide and support patients and their families through the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor. Download our organizational brochure here (1.2 MB PDF file) Founded by Patrick J. Kelly, M.D., F.A.C.S., the Joseph Ransohoff Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center, The Brain Tumor Foundation treats the whole patient by addressing their social, financial and emotional demands and by raising public awareness of brain tumor issues.

The Dollar Stretcher
Putting foreign taxes to domestic use - If you paid foreign taxes, you have a choice on how to use them to cut your U.S.

Tradeshow Innkeeper Services Real Estate Broker Sale Consultant Products
Reinforce your identity with Cloth & Clay .Hospitality Mugs and gifts.custom pottery and ceramics Fullers' Soaps .Natural hospitality products for your guests. Trinity Candle Factory.Natural wholesale hospitality products. Improve guest security and your revenue with an in-room safe from Knox Electronic LDT. "Advanced Technology for Security Products". Are your competitors booking more rooms than you in the summertime?Do you need to find an economical way to cool off those unique guest rooms? Carleton-Stuart Corporation has the answers for you. What do you do when the power goes out?.Generac: Emergency Power Systems.

trip, the coastalsurvey travel section
trip 1999-2002, click map for info The first place to look for anyone planning a trip abroad is the US State Department's site, or for pre-2002 info their archive site, an omnibus resource for world travelers. See the Travel Warnings section for basic country beta and the Medical Information section for a rundown on travel insurance and medical emergencies overseas. The British Foreign Office maintains a similar site at www.fco.gov.uk Got your shots? Check the Centers for Disease Control for vital information on everything from cholera outbreaks to vaccines for Japanese encephalitis.

Turning 50 news
March 12 (theparliment.com) The European commission has unveiled details of a match between an EU all-star XI and Manchester United marking the 50th anniversary of the EU. Full story on eupolitix.com Followers mark bin Laden's 50th birthday March 12 (AP) Followers of Osama bin Laden flooded Islamic websites with pledges of allegiance, videos and pictures Saturday to mark the Al-Qaida leader's 50th birthday, reflecting his importance as a militant symbol even though he has not shown his face for years. Full story on tehrantimes.com Johnson: How does anyone survive turning 50?

UK Diseases Websites
Featured SitesThe Insurance Surgery - Specialise in providing life and travel insurance to clients with existing medical conditions. Also provide competitive quotations to clients without health problems Map AllergyLife.com - Everything you want to know about allergies, from what causes them, how you can be tested and what you can do about them. Map Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas Center - The Patient Centered Guides Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma resource center is for families coping with NHL. Includes information on symptoms and diagnosis, support organizations, books, online reference material and news.

Vicarious candidate, virtual candidate
Vicarious candidate, virtual candidate Monday, Feb 26, 2007 By John Brummett We're likely to elect as our next president a person who has lived in the White House and was a disaster.That may not be as worrisome as it sounds. Smart people learn from mistakes. There's been a moderate, pragmatic, temperate and altogether competent six-year stint in the U.S. Senate since.We probably can better judge by actions taken in one's own behalf rather than by actions resulting from a not always gratifying association with another.

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society
The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) is one of the largest immigrant organizations on Vancouver Island. VIRCS is a charitable society meaning that we are not established for a profit-making purpose. Our commitment is to the immigrant community at large, not for any specific ethnic group. We want to make sure that immigrants are treated with dignity and respect. In order to live up to our commitment we want the community to become a partner in our efforts. The information you are going to read on this website has been created in response to the inquiries of friends of VIRCS and members of the community at large.

Visas and staying on
Entry Visas If you are from Canada, USA or Israel you do not need a visa to enter the country. You may stay in the country for up to 30 days within a six-month period, counting from the first date of entry. It doesn't matter whether you leave and re-enter the country within that period, as the total number of days is what matters. Travellers who are not citizens of the US or the countries listed above should obtain an entry visa in advance from the Bulgarian Embassy or Consulate in their country.

WisPolitics.com
WisPolitics E-Profile: A.J. Wilson A.J. Wilson, chief of staff to Assembly Minority Leader Jim Kreuser, is a graduate of UW-Madison and the University of Miami Law School. He enjoys fishing and golfing and says in a new WisPolitics e-profile that if he weren't working in the Capitol, he'd be "practicing law or running a bait shop/gu.

Work out your problems
BALANCEWASHINGTON – The body of evidence supporting exercise as a treatment for depression and other mood disorders continues to grow. Many psychiatrists and psychologists urge their patients to get more exercise and make other lifestyle changes. But perhaps no one takes this idea further than Washington therapist Jane Cibel, a licensed clinical social worker and certified personal trainer who conducts traditional talk therapy while clients walk on a treadmill or crank out dumbbell curls.

Working For Us
Army Benefits Center - Civilian: The ABC provides services in the following program areas: * Retirement (CSRS & FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Federal Employees' Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Survivor Benefits (death and dismemberment) ANSWER: Welcome to ANSWER! From this page you may view the status of your resume, your referral preferences and status of the jobs for which you have applied. You may also view the resume and supplemental information currently on file in the Central Resumix database.

Www.soaw.org News Story
School of the Americas Watch is hiring an Development & Operations Coordinator to be based in Washington, DC. The position is full-time with health benefits, paid vacation and holiday time. Salary is negotiable, and there are opportunities for skills development.

Your Views: How long should you wait for an operation? - 14 Mar 2007 - Your Views, reader comment and debate on current events - New Zealand Herald
We asked about your experiences. Here is the latest selection of your views: Jeremy I was on the waiting list for 18 months, waiting to have a colonoscopy done, since I have had pain and problems, which could suggest a problem in the region. I have family history too, with both my parents and my older brother having had pre-cancerous polyps removed. One of my grandmothers perished from bowel cancer. So what did the Govt do? They took me off the waiting list saying my case did not merit the test ? "not enough evidence of a condition". Duh, that is what the test is for. I guess they want me to pay the $1400 myself. Well, I suppose I could.