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Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adding psychosocial therapy to treatment with antidepressants helps improve depression and recovery in people who've had a stroke, a new study suggests. "One-third of patien...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

(PHILADELPHIA) A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically dev...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

Study shows they're at increased risk of psychological distress years later THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new r...

Air Methods to Report Second Quarter Financial Results After Market Close on Thursday, August 6, 2009

DENVER July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM ) will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 after the close of the market on Thursday, August 6, 2009. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 6,...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

It’s been since November of 2006 since the FDA approved silicone breast implants for use in most breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures. One Huntsville, Alabama plastic cosmetic surgeon reflects on the benefits of the decision and discusses why he believes silicone offer...

Court Slaps Former Officials of SEIU-UHW with Preliminary Injunction After Finding They 'Filched' and 'Sabotaged' Union Property in Effort to Create a New Union

Despite Negative Impact on Members, Sal Rosselli and Others Tried to Make their Former Union "Ungovernable," U.S. District Court Judge Finds OAKLAND, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California today granted SEI...

Providence Service Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results on Monday, August 10th After the Market Closes

TUCSON, Ariz., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced that it is scheduled to report financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009 on Monday, August 10, 2009, after the market closes. Provide...

Twinlab's(R) Mobile Beach Bash Heats Up After a Successful Kick-Off of the 2009 RateYourAbs.com Contest

MIAMI, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful kick-off in Galveston, Texas and Tampa, Florida, Twinlab, a pioneer and a leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, continues to blaze its trail along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. This weekend Twinlab's 2009 Mobile Beach Ba...

Get Screened America Goes After The 'Silent Killers'

DULUTH, Ga., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Get Screened America is bringing potential life saving tests and screenings to NHRA -- National Hot Rod Association -- fans at selected national events this fall. The Get Screened America pavilion, exhibiting at several recent NHRA race ev...

Life after chemotherapy: Daily tasks, quality of life may be affected, MU researcher finds

AUDIO: Stephanie Reid-Arndt, assistant professor of Health Psychology at the University of Missouri, discusses the issue of cognitive decreases following chemotherapy treatm...

Social support buffers adolescent depression after terrorist attacks: Ben-Gurion University

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 20, 2009 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have conducted a "before and after" study of depression and terrorist attacks in adolescents, demonstrating that strong social support from friends is a buffer from depression in terrorism-related stress. ...

Probiotics Supplement May Help After Gastric Bypass Surgery

In study, patients lost weight faster and avoided vitamin B deficiency FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a probiotics supplement after gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight faster and avoid vitamin B deficiency, a new study finds. Probiotics are the "good" bact...

Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RNs from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have filed an urgent plea with the state of California to step in and force Sutter Solano Hospital to provide nurses with proper safety equip...

New oral agents may prevent injury after radiation exposure

(Boston) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and collaborators have discovered and analyzed several new compounds, collectively called the ''EUK-400 series,'' which could someday be used to prevent radiation-induced injuries to kidneys, lungs, skin, intestinal tract and b...

Withdrawal syndrome after consumption of 'Spice Gold'

A clinical report from Dresden supports the impression that "Spice Gold" is strongly addictive. In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ( Dtsch Arzteblatt Int 2009: 106[27]: 464-7), Ulrich S. Zimmermann, from Dresden Technical University, and his colleagues describe a young ...

Questions to Pharmacists Rise After Michael Jackson's Death

Consumers more alert to overdose risks from prescription drugs, survey suggests THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- News reports about a possible link between pop star Michael Jackson's death and his alleged abuse of prescription drugs may have increased the public's concern about pre...

Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Steenblock of Mission Viejo, California, a pioneer in clinical applications of stem cells, is pleased to report the results of a 16 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy. The patient had right side paralysis and spasticity since birt...

Larger hospital units have lower miscarriage rates after invasive pregnancy tests

A study of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - two invasive procedures to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects - were 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively. The research, published in ...

Congress Resumes Health Care Talks After Independence Day Break

Congress members are expected to resume debates the Monday following the Fourth of July break. To keep citizens aware of the dilemmas and decisions to be made in regards to family health insurance rates, FamilyHealthInsurance.net is compiling the latest information. Min...

Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years

Prostate cancer patients who receive brachytherapy and remain free of disease for five years or greater are unlikely to have a recurrence at 10 years, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the official journal of the American...

Cardinal Health Appoints Bruce Downey to Board of Directors; John McCoy Retires From Board After 22 Years

DUBLIN, Ohio, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health today announced that Bruce L. Downey will join the company's board of directors effective upon the completion of the planned spinoff of CareFusion Corporation, replacing John B. McCoy who has retired from the board for personal reasons...

Prostate cancer patients disease free after five years likely to be disease free after 10 years

Prostate cancer patients who receive brachytherapy and remain free of disease for five years or greater are unlikely to have a recurrence at 10 years, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the official journal of the American...

Study examines liver transplantation after drug induced acute liver failure

Liver transplantation offers a good chance for survival for patients with drug induced acute liver failure, however, certain pre-transplant factors are associated with worse outcomes. Patients who are on life support, who have elevated serum creatinine, and children whose liver failure was caused ...

Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End

Too often, EMS crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient to hospital, study finds TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Chances of surviving a heart attack that occurs outside of a hospital are slim, but paramedics often take people who have died to a hospital anyway because a va...

Maybe Men Aren't So Picky After All

Women can be just as selective when choosing mates, study finds MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women and men are equally selective when picking a mate, according to a U.S. study that challenges the belief that men are less choosy. Northwestern University psychologists recruited...

Elite Athletes Use Active Recovery Muscle Stimulator to Prevent Muscle Soreness After Exercise

The Active Recovery program uses Compex Sport electrostimulation therapy to help athletes' muscles recover faster. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2009 -- Muscle soreness plagues almost every athlete after an intense workout and can sideline an athlete for days after a co...

Positive CHMP Opinion for JAVLOR(R) in Metastatic Treatment of Bladder Cancer After Failure of a Prior Platinum-Containing Regimen

CASTRES, France, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboratoires Pierre Fabre announce today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific advisory committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), has issued a positive opinion supporting approval and is recommending to ...

A.L.L. Promises Caritas Christi Investigation After July 1

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League executive director Shaun Kenney announced a new campaign to investigate whether young mothers will be referred for abortions by Caritas Christi, the Boston Archdiocese-affiliated healthcare provider, after its joint venture with C...

Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study adds compelling support for current recommendations that people who first get clot-dissolving treatment for heart attacks should have a...

Physician Receives Bachelor's Degree After 50 Years

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It took a 43-year career in medicine to get it, but David Lichtman, MD, chair of Orthopaedics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center , finally received his bachelor's degree last month. Dr. Lichtman can now add "Bachelor of Sci...

Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

Expert urges use of alternative to 'toxic' treatment,, WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors who are treated with radiation therapy have a greatly increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack, also called a "mini-stroke," new research has found. ...

Study Shows Increases in Working After 65 and Using Commercial Insurance

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Deft Research recently released the 2009 Age-In Study, which describes the expectations of those aged 63-64 for their retirement and health insurance. The study also develops a picture of health insurance preferences and priorities among persons in this group....

Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients

Congress Should Not Let Insurers Continue to Cheat Consumers in HealthCare Reform WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wittney Horton of Los Angeles, whose own insurance was cancelled after she sought routine medical care, appeared today before the House subcommittee on Government O...

Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

Screening is urged because many people have no symptoms, researchers say FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer heart damage after vascular surgery face a higher risk of dying within the next few years, even if they show no symptoms of heart problems, a new study has fo...

Trimming the fat boosts blood recovery after marrow transplant

Seeking ways to improve blood recovery after chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered that fat cells, which accumulate in bone marrow as people age, inhibit the marrow's ability to produce new blood cells. Their study, published online June ...

Twelve Year-Old Girl With Facial Paralysis Is Smiling Again After Cutting-Edge Facial Plastic Surgery

As a two-year-old, Adyana developed facial paralysis following a routine cold. Although she and her family were otherwise happy and healthy, little Adyana could no longer smile. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Born in Puerto Rico, Adyana later moved to Florida...

Anesthesia Can Make Patients Vomit After Cosmetic Surgery - World's Top Expert Says PK Anesthesia Is Better

Before now, patients' number one anesthesia satisfaction issue never had an entire chapter dedicated to this persistent, unpleasant side effect of general anesthesia -- postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Dr. Christian Apfel, the world's foremost PONV expert, cites PK anesthesia as a non-PO...

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda Dedicated 15 Years After Genocide to Provide Healing Community to African Orphans

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Shares Lessons Learned Serving Orphans from the Holocaust in Israel NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- " I feel like it's a miracle to come to the Village to live, because I was in a bad life. I don't have parents. I don't have a famil...

Fatigue common after myocardial infarction

Half of all patients who undergo myocardial infarction are experiencing onerous fatigue four months after the infarction. The patients who are most fatigued are those who perceive the infarction as a sign of chronic illness, those who experience the illness as difficult to control, and those who b...

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...
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