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May 2004 Archives

H.R. 4280 Harms Victims of Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Bill Passes House; Expected to Stall in Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 21, 2004 -- Although the Greenwood medical liability bill, H.R. 4280, passed the House last week, some expect it to die in the Senate (Morning Call, May 13, 2004). Almost identical to prior unsuccessful legislation, H.R....

At Least 10% of Workers Are Uninsured in Most States

Medical Issues Include Uninsured Workers and Inadequate Health Care May 14, 2004 -- In many states, a large portion of workers do not have health care insurance, according to a recent report prepared for the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In six states, at least one in five working...

Heart Disease Patients Urged to Avoid Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Attack Risk Over 35,000 U.S. deaths per year from heart disease are due to secondhand smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2002; 51(14): 300-303). Now the agency is warning patients with heart conditions to avoid secondhand smoke...