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HHS Awards Grants to 11 States

October 13, 2000

WASHINGTON - The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that eleven states have received one-year federal grants totaling $13.6 million to develop plans for providing their uninsured citizens access to affordable healt

Setback for Antibiotics as Heart Treatment

October 13, 2000

A study recently reported in the journal Circulation found that taking antibiotics is not an effective form of therapy for coronary heart disease, disputing two earlier studies from Argentina and England.

Infection Control Odyssey

October 13, 2000

TAMPA, FL - St. Joseph's Hospital will be presenting and Infection Control Odyssey on February 2, 2001 from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

BBA Urged to Give Relief to Nation's Hospitals

October 12, 2000

WASHINGTON - The Federation of American Hospitals is applauding the more than 200 members of Congress that have called on House leaders to address their concern that increasingly negative hospital margins across the nation are negatively

First National HIPAA Summit

October 11, 2000

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) imposes extensive requirements on every aspect within healthcare.

40 States May Loose Health Care Funds for Children

October 10, 2000

WASHINGTON - Forty states may have to forfeit millions in federal funds, allocated for the healthcare of low-income children, because they failed to spend the money in the allotted time.

Bard Nuti Award Presented at APIC Conference

October 10, 2000

COVINGTON, GA - At a recent conference for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Judy Baker, BS, MT, (ASCP), CIC Infection Control Specialist for the Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was presented with the B

BD Safety Compliance Initiative

October 9, 2000

In 1991, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) launched the original Safety Compliance Initiative in response to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This initiative provided education and support to healthcare facilities on sharps safety.

ZYVOX May Lead to Shorter Hospital Stays

October 4, 2000

TORONTO - Data recently presented during the 40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Toronto, Canada show that ZYVOX (linezolid injection, tablets and for oral suspension) may help some patients wi