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Health reform proposals could help 13 million uninsured young adults gain coverage

New York, NY, August 6, 2009 Comprehensive health reform proposals now before Congress could help the more than 13 million uninsured young adults ages 19-29 gain coverage, and such reforms would also help ensure that those who now have coverage would not lose it, according to a new Commonwealth Fu...

Study Shows Divorced, Widowed Adults Have Increased Health Risks

Sexpert Genie James Has Solution: Stay Married and Have More SEX! Jacksonville, Fla. (Vocus) -- A new study shows that men and women who are divorced or widowed have an increased chance of facing health risks in the future as opposed to those who are married. ...

Rush University Medical Center studies program to help older adults transition from hospital to home

In light of health care reform measures, Rush University Medical Center has launched a study of its program to help older adults transition from hospital to home. The goal of the study is to determine whether the program, first implemented two years ago, succeeds in reducing readmissions with...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new study released today reveals that adults living in the country's fifth largest city are now faced with a growing health problem; increased prevalence of chronic and complex conditions. Many commonly used therapy classes i...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines are not only for children, but many young adults in the United States are unaware of the need to keep up with their shots, a new survey shows. For example...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Young adults may have grown up in an era of information overload, but they have alarmingly little awareness of the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the need to keep up with vaccinations into adulthood...

VYVANSE CII provided significant efficacy at 14 hours in adults with ADHD

Hollywood, FL July 1, 2009 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from a Phase 3b study that found VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII demonstrated significant efficacy at 14 hours after administration during a simulated...

Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with asthma face a higher risk of complications if they catch the flu, yet many skip their annual shots, new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. ...

Courage Camps Maintain Summer Camp Schedule for Children and Adults With Disabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's two camps, Camp Courage in Maple Lake and Courage North near Itasca State Park, will maintain its summer camp schedule for people with disabilities. A recent Muscular Dystrophy camp held at Camp Courage included 10 participants (camper...

A 50% Increase in Medical Bankruptcies - A Worry for Adults Assisting Aging Parents

LANSING, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released in the American Journal of Medicine http://pnhp.org/new_bankruptcy_study/Bankruptcy-2009.pdf , reported that bankruptcies due to medical debt rose 50% from 2001 to 2007. Elder Law of Michigan experienced a similar ris...

Teens, Young Adults Need More Calcium

Consumption of bone-building dairy products declines in late teens, research shows THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Young people tend to cut down on bone-strengthening dairy products as they enter their 20s -- just when their body needs it most, new research finds. In a study b...

Teens, Young Adults Need More Milk

Consumption of bone-building dairy products declines in late teens, research shows THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Young people tend to cut down on bone-strengthening dairy products as they enter their 20s -- just when their body needs it most, new research finds. In a study b...

Aerobically unfit young adults on road to diabetes in middle age

CHICAGO --- Most healthy 25 year olds don't stay up at night worrying whether they are going to develop diabetes in middle age. The disease is not on their radar, and middle age is a lifetime away. As it turns out, many should be concerned. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg Scho...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

- Phase III data show rapid and sustained remission in more than 90% of Ilaris-treated patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) - Ilaris is the first approved treatment for children as young as four and is given only every eight weeks - Highly selective in targeting ...

Young adults not drinking enough milk

St. Louis, MO, June 15, 2009 Calcium and dairy products play major roles in health maintenance and the prevention of chronic disease. Because peak bone mass is not achieved until the third decade of life, it is particularly important for young adults to consume adequate amounts of calcium, protei...

New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure

Dr. Michael Roizen - Co-Founder of RealAge and Co-Author of the YOU Book Series - Urges America to Get the Real Inside Info on High Blood Pressure and Aim Lower SAN DIEGO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey released today shows that 3 out of 4 (75%) adults with high blood pressure are not a...

Study IDs benefit of donor SCT for adults with acute myeloid leukemia

BOSTON--A stem cell transplant (SCT) from a compatible donor early in the course of disease is the best approach for the majority of young and middle-aged adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a new analysis of two dozen clinical studies. The findings of the study, publ...

Over 2 Million U.S. Adults at Risk of Heart Attacks from Vulnerable Plaque

Potential U.S. Market for Vulnerable Plaque Screening and Treatment: $3.7 Billion VANCOUVER, June 8 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new market research report by iData Research ( www.idataresearch.net ), an international medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research firm, ...

National Survey Finds Nearly All Adults Say They Wash Their Hands After Visiting Public Restrooms, But Most Think They Are Exception

Paper towels picked as preferred and fastest method for drying hands PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In an online survey conducted this spring, 94 percent of U.S. adults said they always wash their hands after visiting a restroom. However, when asked what percentage of other people t...

Governor Rendell Proposes Offering Prescription Help to 30,000 More Older Adults as Part of Plan to Save $60 Million

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced his proposal to raise the income limit for the Lottery-funded PACENET prescription drug benefit for older Pennsylvanians, providing help to an additional 30,000 people who have little or no drug coverag...

Children and Adults with Disabilities Benefit from Circle K's Unwavering Commitment

PHOENIX, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona has been the beneficiary of Circle K's community involvement for over twenty-five years. Locally and nationally Circle K has remained the largest corporate sponsor for the organization that provides comprehe...

Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls

After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- About 69 million Americans over age 40 have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that causes dizziness and makes them up to 12 times more likely to suffer a seri...

Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu

CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957 WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Some older people may have partial immunity to the new H1N1 swine flu virus because of possible exposure to another H1N1 flu strain circulating prior to 1957, a U.S. infectio...

Passage of Illinois House Bill 2290 Adds Crucial Due Process Protection Governing Sterilization of Adults With Disabilities

Equip for Equality's Judicial Victory Leads to Legislative Reform for Adults with Disabilities Under Guardianship CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation to ban the sterilization of adults with disabilities under guardianship...

Video: Academy Award(R) Winner Olympia Dukakis and Husband, Actor Louis Zorich, Encourage Older Adults to Ask.Screen.Know.

Duo Teams up with Novo Nordisk to Urge Eligible Adults Age 65 and Older to Take Advantage of Free Medicare Diabetes Screening Benefit PRINCETON, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Academy Award(R) winner Olympia Dukakis and her husband, actor Louis Zorich, have partnered with Novo Nordisk...

22-year study finds adults aren't active enough

Montreal, May 12, 2009 A new study has sounded the alarm that the majority of Canadian adults are inactive over their lifespan and don't exercise enough during their leisure time. Published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , the study is unique in that i...

BlueChoice HealthPlan Adds Coverage for Young Adults and New Plans for Small Businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective now, BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina has expanded its health plans available to individuals as well as to small businesses. It added a new individual product, BlueChoice(R) for Young Adults, for individuals up to age 30, a...

Video: Adults 'Facing' ADHD: ADHD Allies(TM) Offers Unique Online Community for Adults with ADHD on New Facebook(R) Page

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition commonly thought of as only affecting children, for nearly 9 million adults in the United States, ADHD is very much a reality. According to the National Institutes of Mental Healt...

U.S. Adults 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, According to New Report

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Calls for Increased Immunization Rates among Adults; Launches Comprehensive Web site to Educate Public, Healthcare Providers BETHESDA, Md., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty thousand American adults die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Hu...

Interactive Autism Network opens its doors to adults with autism

The Kennedy Krieger Institute will commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), www.IANProject.org , with the much-anticipated launch of its research initiative for adults and the unveiling of a more user-friendly, easily navigated online community. Launched in Ap...

Recognizing cognitive impairment key to keeping older adults at home

INDIANAPOLIS Doctors, nurses and others who provide health care to older adults are often so focused on acute medical problems that they may miss symptoms of cognitive impairment. A unique educational summit to be held in April and May in Indianapolis focuses on the problem and will enhance the s...

Treating 'Complicated Grief' -- New NIMH Study Seeks 200 Older Adults Suffering from Unrelenting Symptoms of Complicated Grief for Participation in Non-Drug Clinical Trial

Psychiatrist Dr. Katherine Shear searches for treatment of prolonged grief that does not abate over time NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike normal grief, which though intense improves over time, "complicated grief" is the inability to ever recover after the death of a loved one. ...

One in Five Working Adults Said to Lack Health Insurance

Experts say job losses pose new problems in era of rising costs FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Since Hillary Clinton unsuccessfully led the charge for national health care reform when she was first lady in 1994, about 9 million more Americans -- most of whom are working -- are wi...

Many Young Adults Struggle to Manage Multiple Chronic Conditions

Latinos, lower income Californians with chronic conditions most in need of help with care OAKLAND, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent state-wide survey of Californians with chronic conditions, commissioned by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), uncovered surprising statistics ...

Black young adults hospitalized for stroke at much higher rate than whites, Hispanics

Tampa FL (March 13, 2009) -- In Florida, black young adults are hospitalized for stroke at a rate three times higher than their white and Hispanic peers, a new study by University of South Florida researchers reports. The study was presented today at the American Heart Association's Council on Ep...

Study Shows 80% of Adults with Peripheral Arterial Disease Go Undiagnosed

U.S. Peripheral Vascular Treatment Market to Grow to $4.7 Billion VANCOUVER, March 10 /PRNewswire/ - According to iData Research, an international medical device & dental market research firm, an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from lower-limb Peripheral Arterial Disease (P...

Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll

Many are skipping medical, dental visits because of financial concerns MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of adult Americans who have health insurance say they still worry about paying more for their medical care, and nearly 50 percent say they're "very" or "e...

Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say,,,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 50, and your friends have noted that you can't handle that third glass of wine as well as you used to, a new study confirms it's not their imagination. Older adults who are...

Older adults more impaired by social drinking

Older adults may be more affected by a couple of glasses of wine than their younger counterparts are -- yet they are less likely to be aware of it, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , suggest that older adults should...

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Results of its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ganaxolone as Adjunctive Therapy in Adults With Partial Onset Seizures

BRANFORD, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it met its primary endpoint for its Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of ganaxolone as adjunctive therapy in adults with partial onset seizures, a type of epilepsy. In this trial...
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