Doctor Thomas Frazier to join Autism Speaks as Chief Science Officer

New York, N.Y. – On January 19, 2017, Autism Speaks announced that clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas Frazier II, PhD, is joining the organization as its chief science officer effective April 1, 2017. Dr. Frazier comes to Autism Speaks from Cleveland Clinic Children’s, where he has directed its Center for Autism since 2013. Previously, he was the autism center’s research director. Dr. Frazier’s clinical interests include the assessment and behavioral treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder. His research includes pioneering work on the potential under-diagnosis of autism in girls…




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How Nurses Can Better Support the Elderly

As a nurse, it is your responsibility to look after all of your patients. However, elderly patients often require special care and attention – and with an aging population, more and more nurses are finding themselves looking after increasing numbers of the elderly, with many requiring end-of-life support from healthcare professionals. With the population aging at a rapid rate, it’s important for nurses to understand what they can do in order to take better care of and support the elderly more as a whole. Better Education As a nurse, you…




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I.C.O.N Salon’s Press Pamper Party kicking off the holidays with some of the top stylists in the country

On December 4th, 2013, I.C.O.N Salon’s Press Pamper Party kicking off the holidays with some of the top stylists in the country. The event was held at at I.C.O.N. Lab Salon located at 20010 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills, CA. from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Walking into I.C.O.N. Lab Salon, it was clear that Santa was all about the TLC and I was ready to sample all of the services on site. Starting off with a fresh-pressed pomegranate juice from Mr. Juice (MrJuicemenu.com), I was immediately greeted by I.C.O.N’s lovely facialist Eiko Page. Eiko told me she’d been an esthetician for over…




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GLAAD, Sylvia Rivera Law Project unveil new PSA series as part of Transgender Awareness Week

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Online petition calls on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Health Commissioner to repeal discriminatory health regulation excluding transgender New Yorkers November 15, 2013 – NEW YORK, NY – The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) and GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today released a series of PSA videos featuring transgender advocates and allies highlighting the critical issue of healthcare access for transgender people. The videos feature Reina Gossett, a transgender woman working in New York City who today launched a Change.org petition calling Governor Andrew Cuomo…




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Free Community Health & Job Fair at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in partnership with Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA

St. Vincent Medical Center MHAP Center & St. Genevieve Catholic Church Free Community Health & Job Fair in partnership with The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles. The *Free Community Health & Job Fair is set for October 26, 2013 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 14061 Roscoe Blvd.,Panorama City, CA 91402 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Remember to dress to go for job interview and bring your current resumes for job applicants. St. Vincent Medical Center MHAP Center & St. Genevieve Catholic Church Free Community Health & Job Fair event is in partnership with…




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Deadline missed, US slides into government shutdown

The United States lurched into a dreaded government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, after Congress failed to end a bitter budget row after hours of dizzying brinkmanship. Ten minutes before midnight, the White House budget office issued…







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US warns of microbes resistant to antibiotics

At least two million people per year in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and 23,000 die from those infections, a new study says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said these numbers are only a conservative…







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FREE Women and Girls Health Fair at APAIT Health Center May 10, 2013

APAIT Health Center Celebrates Mother’s Day with “Our Health, Our Power” or “Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Poder” A Free Health Fair for Women & Girls. APAIT Health Center proudly kicks off “Our Health, Our Power” on Friday, May 10 to honor Mother’s Day.  Free health check-ups and education will be provided.  Participants will receive free blood pressure screenings as well as blood sugar, anemia and bone density evaluations.  Women will also be given referrals to mammography services and free consultations with a medical provider.  All participants will have the opportunity to…




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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Advice to Avoid Winter Blues

ROCHESTER, Minn. — As winter begins, temperatures drop and hours of daylight fade, it’s not uncommon for people to begin feeling sluggish, moody or stuck in a funk. Those symptoms are typical of someone experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a type of depression that typically occurs during the winter. As many as 1 in 5 Americans have SAD, and 75 percent are women, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Symptoms include sleeping too much, overeating, loss of energy, social withdrawal and difficulty concentrating. People in northern climates are more likely to experience…




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Remarks by the USA President on Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

On June 28, 2012, the President of the United States of America made an speech from The White House Office of the Press Secretary on Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Watch video here: or read the speech here:. East Room 12:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Earlier today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — the name of the health care reform we passed two years ago.  In doing so, they’ve reaffirmed a fundamental principle that here in America — in the wealthiest nation on…




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FDA approves Belviq to treat some overweight or obese adults

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride), as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, for chronic weight management. The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater (overweight) and who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol (dyslipidemia). BMI, which measures body fat based on an individual’s weight and height, is…




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Former President Bill Clinton, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates and humanitarian Sir Elton John to address XIX International AIDS Conference

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, (Burma) to address the conference by video. Some 25,000 Scientists, People Living with HIV, and Other Stakeholders expected to attend AIDS 2012. Official Conference programme now online. On Wednesday, 13 June 2012 (Washington, D.C., USA) – Organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates, and humanitarian Sir Elton…




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VA Long Beach Names newest Blind Rehabilitation Center Major Charles Robert Soltes Jr., O.D.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 it was announced that the VA Long Beach Healthcare System will dedicate seven new buildings and officially designate VA’s newest Blind Rehabilitation Center the “Major Charles Robert Soltes Jr., O.D. Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Center” on Wednesday, morning 25 January. The 30 month project created over 200,000 sq. ft. of new construction and will be occupied by programs including Pharmacy, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Employee Education System, Human Resources, Blind Rehabilitation Center(BRC),and a new Canteen with both an eatery and retail store. The BRC was named after the first military…




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Fifth Largest Health System in the Nation Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is now Dignity Health

On January 23, 2012 Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the fifth largest health system in the nation, announced that it has changed its name to Dignity Health as part of a governance restructure that will position the organization to succeed in a changing health care environment. This name and structure reflect who we are and what we stand for,” said Sr. Judy Carle, vice chair of the Dignity Health Board of Directors and a Sister of Mercy. “The value of dignity is embedded in our culture. Our mission, vision and values…




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UCLA Health System Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Patients Data Breach

On Thursday, December 22, 2011  Southern California Public Radio is reporting that The UCLA Medical Center faces a class-action lawsuit in connection with the recent data breach that compromised the privacy of more than 16,000 patients. Attorneys with the Los Angeles law firm Kabateck, Brown, Kellner filed the class action suit in Superior Court. The suit claims the UCLA Health System (Regents of the University of California) breached the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act when a hard drive containing personal patient information was stolen from a doctor’s home on Sept. 6. The records…




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