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Biohazardous and Crime Scene Clean Up – Leave It To The Pros

A lot of situations can fall into the category of hazardous clean up such as chemical spills, waste, crime scenes, death, and more.  When this type of stuation arises you want to make sure you have the right resources to assist you in taking care of it.  It is very important that extreme caution is used during these types of clean up.  Horrible situations may arise if the right protocol is not followed.  If you choose not to use a professional certified company, like HSA Engineers and Scientists, you are taking a huge risk.

For example, when a death happens whether due to a crime or natural death, most people think that the hospital or funeral home, police, or the company that comes to remove the remains will take care of the clean up as well.  This is not the case.  This type of situation needs to be handled by professionals that are certified for environments such as crime scene clean up.  Hazardous clean up is very serious as well and must be done correctly.  If not, you can be left with problems that arise later.  You want to make sure the scene is exactly the way it was before the tragedy happened and that all hazardous materials have been removed from the scene.  Professional cleaners who are certified to handle jobs like this will take care of everything and assure safety for all who encounter this environment afterwards.

Robert Bosch Healthcare Joins Continua Health Alliance

Robert Bosch Healthcare Joins Continua Health Alliance
BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continua Health Alliance, the international non-profit open industry alliance, announces new member Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc., a leader in telehealth systems, and a division of the Bosch Group.

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John Muir Health Adopts VMware's SpringSource tc Server to Streamline Application Deployment

John Muir Health Adopts VMware’s SpringSource tc Server to Streamline Application Deployment
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – 08/11/10) – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW – News ), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that John Muir Health , a not-for-profit health care organization with two of the largest medical centers in Contra Costa County, Calif. — the Walnut Creek and Concord campuses of John Muir Medical …

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From texting to apps, using cell phones for health

From texting to apps, using cell phones for health
Washington • What if my blood sugar’s too high today? Is it time for my blood pressure pill? With text messages or more customized two-way interactions, researchers are trying to harness the power of cell phones to help fight chronic diseases. “I call it medical minutes,” said Richard Katz of George Washington University Hospital in the nation’s capital. He’s testing whether inner-city diabetics …

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Toronto Medical Products: Certified Assistance in Health Issues

Toronto health care services, such as AgTa, build their reliability along two fundamental coordinates: one of them concerns the compassionate and skilled presence of health care assistants, while the other deals with the providing of the appropriate Toronto Medical Supply. The two coordinates are essential, no matter the location where the patient chooses to be taken care of. Subsequently, whether dealing with a hospital location or with home care environment, a reliable Toronto health care agency will see that both the Toronto Medical Products and the employed Toronto caregivers meet the underlying requirements of highly professional and unfaltering therapeutic assistance.

As a first consequence, the available Toronto Medical Supply meets all the required standards of modern health care instruments. The Toronto Medical Supply covers both the tools particularly needed by the caregivers (such as various diagnostic kits, part of which can be also used by the patients themselves) and the instruments which become a must for some patients’ normal course of living (as is the case with the patients who need wheelchairs for ambulatory purposes).

The following necessity is that the Toronto Medical Products cover an ample range of the patients’ requirements. In other words, Therapy Products Toronto deal with efficient methods for preventing the development of bothering health issues, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, they handle already installed and various stages of discomfort. To what concerns the preventive facet, Toronto Medical Products see to the providing of the necessary information for the preventing of potential health disturbances, information made available through specialized books. You will find among such Toronto Medical Products the data you need for a healthy life style and indications that will help you preclude, for instance, potential back aches, neck discomforts, head aches and other issues that may develop along with aging. However, the preventive kit is not limited to the strict providing of information through books. Toronto Medical Products also make available the proper means to maintain your health within satisfactory limits. Subsequently, within this particular category of Toronto Medical Products you will find articles such as exercise mats, pillows to help you sleep more comfortably and thus avoid neck and back aches, blood pressure kits you can handle by yourself, and even tooth brushes and bath mitts.

On the other hand, to what concerns the supply of Toronto Medical Products for already installed health disturbances, they can deal with all stages of every condition. Subsequently, the Toronto Medical Supply, apart from offering the tools that a caregiver needs to monitor the patient throughout the day, like stethoscopes, thermometers, scales, and so on, also takes care of the patients with ambulatory needs. For the patient’s comfort when in bed, Toronto electric beds, easily adjustable to the patient’s needs and not difficult to clean are one step further to the assuaging of back and neck pains. Patients, especially those with ambulatory issues, will be choosy about the bed they sleep in; their attitude is highly understandable; why suffer supplementary pain when you can avoid it by acquiring the appropriate available Toronto Medical Products? Patients suffering from osteoarthritis or having been submitted to back/spinal operations will find a pain alleviating tool in the employment these particular items from among the available Toronto Medical Supply.

Moreover, aging patients, but also sportsmen or people who have undergone a back operation, will find Toronto back braces very useful. Toronto back braces, either rigid or elastic, basically regulate or restrict the mobility in the spine so as to reduce pain and to accelerate the spine healing process. You will find the braces you need for your back in the Toronto Medical Supply. Rigid Toronto back braces will be generally used when the patient is up, since they are heavier than the elastic ones. When the patient is in bed, they can be removed. To what concerns the elastic (corset) back supports, they can be used even by people who undergo heavy lifting activities, in order to better protect their spine.

For patients with ambulatory disorders, the Toronto Medical Supply offers both wheelchairs and mobility scooters. It is advisable that Toronto mobility scooters are used by patients who possess the ability to handle the vehicle; in other words, they should not be affected by a disorder which could prevent them from steering a Toronto mobility scooter. Toronto electric chairs, on the other hand, can be operated with less difficulty, but they are heavier due to the fact they also include a battery (a gel cell is preferable, since it is safer for the patient than an acid battery). The Toronto Medical Supply of mobility scooters and wheelchairs can cover the need for various accessories, such as cup or cane holders, headrests, armrests, storage boxes, and so on.

The market of reliable Toronto Medical Products can cover the needs of a various range of patients, from those who simply want to prevent the emergence of unpleasant health conditions to those to require the assistance of tools from the Toronto Medical Supply in order to alleviate already installed discomforts.

Earth Day Remedy Corrects the Bias Against Nature That Reduces Person/Planet Health

Earth Day Remedy Corrects the Bias Against Nature That Reduces Person/Planet Health
To increase personal, social and environmental well being, on Earth Day, April 22, 2010, a spiritual remedy and preventative for many planet-threatening disorders will be available on the Internet.

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Research Roundup: Soda Taxes, Health Reform Timeline, Children's Health Disparities, Best Hospital Practices

Research Roundup: Soda Taxes, Health Reform Timeline, Children’s Health Disparities, Best Hospital Practices
Health Affairs: Soda Taxes, Soft Drink Consumption, And Children’s Body Mass Index – “Using data on state sales taxes for soda and individual-level data on children,” the authors report existing taxes on soda fail to “substantially affect overall levels of soda consumption or obesity rates.” However, the authors also found “statistically significant and substantively larger effects of …

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Intel Health Guide: Diving Head First Into Home Health Monitoring

After over three years of research, development, and market study, Intel announced the launch of the Intel Health Guide, an Intel-branded device for remotely monitoring and managing patients with chronic illness at home.

From Intel’s demo one can see that the device is a laptop computer no keyboard and a reversed touch-screen. Patients can connect and upload blood pressure monitors and other medical devices to communicate results with remote health care providers. In addition to vital sign data collection, the health monitoring software also provides patient reminders, surveys, educational content, and other communication tools.

Although Intel appears to be targeting at the same chronic disease management market, the Health Guide from Intel adds features and functions far beyond its predecessor Health Buddy from Health Hero Network, now a division of Robert Bosch. It will be interesting to see whether or the enhanced functionality such as video conferencing and multimedia content will be the key to market adoption.

The real barriers to adoption of remote monitoring and other chronic care strategies may be less about functionality than about institutional incentives and business models ingrained in our health care system. The health care market with Medicare in the lead still rewards health care providers far more for treating the complications of chronic illness than it does for proactive management and monitoring aimed at preventing them.

The incentive systems that determine the viability of new models of health care enabled by devices like the Intel Health Guide and the Bosch Health Buddy could be about to change, however. With favorable results from the Medicare chronic care improvement demonstration project currently underway from Health Hero Network in Washington and Oregon, Medicare coverage for health care providers to offer home health monitoring services may be around the corner.

Steve Brown is an entrepreneur and active board member in innovative software and Internet businesses. He is the founder and former CEO of Health Hero Network, a pioneer in ehealth and remote health monitoring, acquired by Bosch in 2007. Steve Brown blogs at

Steve Brown is an entrepreneur and active board member in innovative software and Internet businesses. He is the founder and former CEO of Health Hero Network, a pioneer in ehealth and remote health monitoring, acquired by Bosch in 2007. Steve Brown blogs at