By ROBERT PEAR Published: October 22, 2012 WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions and disabilities may find it easier to qualify for Medicare coverage of potentially costly home health care, skilled nursing home stays and outpatient therapy under policy changes planned by the Obama administration. In a proposed settlement of a

The Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is conducting important research. The research consists of two online surveys: one for individuals with brain injuries and the other for their family members or significant others. The survey is designed to collect information about the potential educational needs that these

 MMWR Weekly Volume 61, No. 41 October 19, 2012 PDF of this issue Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables Earn CE MMWR Online Subscriptions Contact MMWR CDC Homepage MMWR RSS Feed How to Add MMWR RSS feeds Learn More About RSS REPORTS Health Hazards Associated with Laundry Detergent Pods — United States, May–June 2012 full text

Congressional Schedule & Budget Congress has adjourned until November 13.  The “lame duck” session following the elections will include decisions on numerous expiring tax cuts.  There are also rumors that a “gang of six (or eight)” Senators are working on a bipartisan compromise bill aimed at avoiding the sequester (automatic cuts).  The outcome of any

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2012 CONTACT: Gavin Attwood 303.355.9969 gavin@biacolorado.org Leading brain injury groups join together to create United States Brain Injury Alliance Formation of new national organization signals growing strength for the brain injury awareness movement. North Brunswick, NJ – In an historic step towards enhancing the quality of life for people affected

Suicide Prevention

Save the Date Facebook Ask the Expert Event: Suicide Prevention Join suicide prevention experts! Monday, September 10, 2012 12:00-2:00 pm EDT Join the Live Chat: https://www.facebook.com/VetoViolence?ref=hl#!/events/278619925576273/ Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United

Public Health Conference

The Network for Public Health Law is hosting the 2012 Public Health Law Conference Practical Approaches to Critical Challenges  October 10–12, 2012 Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia Early registration at a discounted rate is open through September 12, 2012. The conference will include several concurrent sessions focusing on different public health law topics, such as

Health care and advocacy groups join to protect children most vulnerable to influenza CDC News Release August 29th, 2012 – A disproportionately high number of children with neurologic disorders died from influenza-related complications during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, according to a study by scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report in