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31 May, 2016, 10:00 ET Press Briefing Denouncing Dangerous VA Policy Change to Replace Physician Anesthesiologists with Nurses in Surgery

Physician anesthesiologists and Veterans announce opposition to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed policy that removes physician...


24 May, 2016, 17:20 ET Physician Anesthesiologists, Veterans and VA Anesthesia Chiefs Oppose VA Policy Replacing Physicians with Nurses for Anesthesia Care in Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges Americans to protect our nation's Veterans by opposing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...


12 Nov, 2015, 12:44 ET Physician Anesthesiologists Oppose Legislation Risking Veterans' Lives

To protect our nation's Veterans, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges extreme caution when considering the "Veterans Health Care...


14 Oct, 2013, 10:50 ET Decontaminating The Sanitizer Dispenser, Giving Health Care Workers Their Own Hand Gel Reduces Operating Room Contamination Significantly

Simple remedies - from keeping the antibacterial gel dispenser clean to giving health care workers their own hand sanitizer - can help keep...


14 Oct, 2013, 10:43 ET Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Promising Long-Term Treatment For Chronic Headache Sufferers

 For the more than 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches, relief may be on the way in the form of an electric pulse, according...


14 Oct, 2013, 10:43 ET Women In Labor Can Ditch The Ice Chips And Drink A Protein Shake Instead

 Women in labor can enjoy a chocolate or vanilla protein shake during labor rather than being relegated to the tedium of ice chips, according...


14 Oct, 2013, 10:42 ET Chronic Pain Treatment Cools Hot Flashes In Menopausal Women

 Menopausal women suffer from half as many hot flashes after receiving a non-hormonal chronic pain treatment, according to a study presented at...


29 Apr, 2013, 13:59 ET The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Breaks Ground On New Schaumburg, Ill. Headquarters

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) broke ground Saturday, April 27 on its new headquarters at 1061 American Lane, Schaumburg, Ill. The...


04 Mar, 2013, 17:22 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists Names Manuel E. Bonilla As Chief Advocacy Officer

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the appointment of Manuel E. Bonilla, M.S. as ASA's new chief advocacy officer,...


04 Jul, 2009, 01:15 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists Releases Following Statement Related to Media Inquires Regarding Michael Jackson's Death

In response to breaking news of drugs reportedly found at the scene of Michael Jackson's death, the American Society of Anesthesiologists releases...


22 Jun, 2009, 07:00 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches Web Site Focused on Educating and Empowering the Public about Anesthesiology

Web Site Features "Anesthesia & Me"(C) Checklist to Help Patients Organize Vital Medical Information in Preparation for...


15 Sep, 2005, 01:00 ET American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces New Task Force and Fund to Benefit Hurricane Victims

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the days following Hurricane Katrina, anesthesiologists from all over the country rushed to ask the same...


16 Feb, 2005, 00:00 ET New Study Shows Epidurals Lessen Pain Without Increased Risk of C-Section

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the future pain relief may be available earlier for women in labor, especially first-time mothers. A...


16 Feb, 2005, 00:00 ET New Study Shows Epidurals Lessen Pain Without Increased Risk of C-Section

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the future pain relief may be available earlier for women in labor, especially first-time mothers. A...


30 Jul, 2002, 01:00 ET Nationwide Anesthesiologist Shortage Delays Patients' Surgery

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-of-its-kind nationwide survey of large-hospital administrators reveals a disturbing and dangerous...


05 Jul, 2001, 01:00 ET HHS Releases New Anesthesia Rule to Protect Patients

PARK RIDGE, Ill., July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Medicare anesthesia services rule released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human...


17 May, 2001, 01:00 ET HHS Suspends Clinton Anesthesia Supervision Rule; Doctors Will Be There For Seniors

PARK RIDGE, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The more than 40 million seniors on Medicare will continue to have a doctor involved in their anesthesia...


16 Apr, 2001, 01:00 ET Drug Shortages Point to Larger Health System Problems; Group Urges FDA to Hold Public Meeting to Address Concerns

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A critical shortage of anesthetic drugs, which led to a fact-finding meeting of doctors, pharmacists and...


21 Feb, 2001, 00:00 ET New Survey Presented to HHS Secretary: Medicare Beneficiaries Still Want A Doctor Involved in Their Care

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -? Results of a compelling nationwide survey endorsing a consistent level of care for Medicare patients in...


25 Jan, 2001, 00:00 ET Proponents of Safe Anesthesia Care Bring Critical Issue to New HHS Secretary For Review

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On the day his appointment received Senate confirmation, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)...


18 Jan, 2001, 00:00 ET HCFA Implements Anesthesia Supervision Rule Change, Endangering Lives of Thousands of Seniors Undergoing Surgery

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the American Society of Anesthesiologists is calling on President-Elect George W. Bush to reverse...