/EIN News/ -- When: Wednesday, March 6, 1 p.m. Where: Illinois State Capitol Building Press Room SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Illinois Nurses Association is holding a press conference to advocate for The Safe Patient Limits Act (HB2604 and SB 1908). More than 100 nurses representing a wide spectrum of health care settings are signed up to rally for passage of the bill, which INA argues would save lives by designating limits on how many patients can be assigned to a registered nurse in acute care settings in Illinois hospitals. The bill is sponsored by Fred Crespo (D.-Hoffman Estates, Ill.). The Senate Bill (SB 1908) is sponsored by Cristina Castro (D.-Elgin, Ill.) Under current law in Illinois, there is no limit on how many patients an RN can treat at one time. “Safe Patient Limits are safer for patients and nurses. On a medical-surgical unit, for each patient over four an RN is assigned, the likelihood of death increases by … [Read more...] about Illinois Nurses Association Holds Press Conference to Advocate for Safe Patient Bill
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opinion Editorial Board Naples Daily News, USA TODAY NETWORK - Florida Published 8:05 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 The Aug. 28 primary campaign is heating up with candidate forums and the debating of two major referendums on the Collier County ballot. Those not yet registered still have time. The registration books close at midnight Monday, July 30, if you want to cast a ballot in the primary. Traditionally, election season meant editorial boards of newspapers and their associated websites recommended or endorsed candidates in election contests and weighed in on ballot issues. Times have changed as the ability for candidates to communicate with voters directly through websites and social media advanced. Gannett, the parent company of the Naples Daily News, owns a half-dozen newspapers and affiliated websites in Florida. Most aren’t endorsing candidates this election. The News-Press in Fort Myers was the latest to decide against doing so. Our editorial board has decided to … [Read more...] about Editorial: Newspaper endorsements waning, Daily News continues
/EIN News/ -- Press Release - No. 17/2018 Zealand Pharma presents two dasiglucagon milestone studies at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Low doses of dasiglucagon effectively counteract low blood glucose in people with type 1 diabetes Long-term safety and tolerability of dasiglucagon confirmed Results support use of dasiglucagon in a dual-hormone artificial pancreas system for automated management of type 1 diabetes Copenhagen, June 23, 2018 - Zealand Pharma ("Zealand") announces today that results from two studies on dasiglucagon will be presented at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Orlando, Florida, in the U.S. held June 22-26 2018. Abstract No.'s 1230-P, and 102-OR will be presented today, Saturday June 23rd 2018. Dasiglucagon has the potential to create a paradigm shift in the treatment of people with insulin dependent diabetes using an automated artificial pancreas system. … [Read more...] about Zealand Pharma presents two dasiglucagon milestone studies at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Seth Soffian The News-Press Published 4:46 p.m. UTC Jun 12, 2018 After all the emails, phone calls, politcking and public input, the Florida High School Athletic Association voted Tuesday morning to stick to its original position: no mandate for ice tubs in case of heat stroke. The state agency voted, not unanimously, at its board of directors meeting in Gainesville to “strongly recommend” that schools have access to ice tubs, as well as special thermometers that calculate heat stress. But after delaying in late April its first vote on the safety equipment, the board – and FHSAA staff attorney Leonard Ireland – reiterated its original thinking: a mandate is the domain of the state Legislature, not the state agency. More: High schools: FHSAA refusing to change stance on heat illness safety equipment More: Is your high school football player safe from heat stroke? More: Beat the Naples, Fort Myers heat: 15 fun things to do indoors More: Heat wave will … [Read more...] about Florida High School Athletic Association: no mandate for ice tubs in case of heat stroke
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the head table of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at The Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images If I were White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after comedian Michelle Wolf’s smoldering roast of her at the White House Correspondents Dinner, I would try to have a sense of humor. Maybe I would even crack a joke about comedy being as hard to nail as the right smoky eye. But there’s scant evidence of a sense of humor in any quarters, as yesterday the host of the routine, the White House Correspondents Association—the press’ supposed institutional watchdog—went so far as to apologize to the very person working overtime to debase truth in journalism.For the past year and a half, Trump’s White House has berated, mocked, skewered, incited violence against, and openly lied to and about reporters. The … [Read more...] about Trump’s Team Can Handle the Truth About Their Lies—Why Can’t the Press?