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Aging Institute May Die Before its Time, Due To Economic Conditions Yet Washington Based Non-Profit Organization Forges Ahead with Scheduled Landmark Conference

In the face of the most difficult economic times in 20 years, the much-anticipated first Think Tank Summit and Town Forum, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, on The Healthcare Challenges & Opportunities for America's Aging Population, scheduled for T...

Sebelius Places Interests of Late-Term Abortionists Ahead of Unborn Children

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a pro-life bill that increases reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions and allows lawsuits against them i...

SaltWorks' Gourmet Sea Salts Are a Step Ahead of a Top Food Trend for 2009

WOODINVILLE, Wash., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The world is waking up to the pure, undiluted flavor and health benefits of all natural sea salt. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090323/SF86284 ) Consumers and manufacturers alike are discovering the incredible taste and pur...

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Executive Order Places Politics Ahead of Science, Says Michigan Catholic Conference

LANSING, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long today released the following statement regarding an executive order to be issued by President Obama that permits federal taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research: ...

AirWare, Inc., Maker of Brez(R) Premium Breathing Aids Offers Tips for Safely and Soundly Springing Ahead During the Switch to Daylight Savings Time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWare, Inc., maker of Brez premium nasal breathing aids, the first commercially available device for inside the nose that is clinically proven to reduce snoring and increase overall sleep quality for the bed partner, today released five tips to help con...

America's Best Hospitals Way Ahead of World Health Organization on Surgical Checklist Use

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent hoopla surrounding published research citing the patient safety benefits of surgery checklists would suggest medical experts have stumbled onto a startling new tactic to prevent medical error. In reality, research from the World Health Organizati...

Public health and human rights: The work ahead of us

On December 5, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The New York Academy of Sciences will host a half-day symposium to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event, "Public Health and Human Rights: The Work Ahead of Us," will evaluate progres...

Child Life Council Urges Parents to Think Ahead to Ease Child's Hospital Visit

- Educational Program Prompted by Nearly 30 Million Annual Childhood ED Visits in US - ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking a child to the emergency department (ED) is a journey that parents dread making, but with approximately 30 million children's visit...

Lumension Security To Host Industry Webinar On Staying Ahead Of Threats

Webinar Addresses Today's Pressing Security Challenges and Outlines Ways to Effectively Address New and Emerging Threats with Lumension Security Vulnerability Management Solution Scottsdale, Ariz (PRWEB) September 17, 2008 -- With the dramatic increase of remote employe...

Red Cross Getting Ahead of Fay as More Rain Falls Across State

Florida not out of the woods with Tropical Storm Fay WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Floridians should stay alert as Tropical Storm Fay continues her slow march up the Florida peninsula. The Red Cross is providing food and shelter for affected Florida residents and has more she...

Americans Attending Beijing Olympics Should Plan Ahead for Medical Emergencies

RADNOR, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As tens of thousands of Americans prepare to attend the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing, China, the prospect of unexpected injury or illness -- and how to deal with it -- is in the minds of many. "Finding adequate, appropriate medical care in foreign la...

Scientists race to stay ahead of the drug-taking and genetic manipulation that threatens sport

The race to ensure that scientists stop drug-taking athletes from damaging sport by using performance enhancing drugs or undergoing genetic manipulation is a constant challenge, according to a major four-decade review by three of the World's leading experts on doping in sport. Writing in the A...

Demand for NutraCea Rice Bran Oil Prompts Major Expansion of Irgovel Plant Ahead of Schedule

PHOENIX, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (OTC Bulletin Board: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB), nutrient research and technology, announced today that they have accelerated their plans to expand the recently acquired Irgovel plant located in Pelotas, Brazil ...

Tango Classes Put Parkinson's Patients a Step Ahead

Findings suggest spins, turns of the passionate dance improve mobility, balance WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is the tango a dance of romance and passion, it also helps improve balance and mobility in people with Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researche...

Sanofi-aventis Announces 2007 Earnings Ahead of Guidance Sharp Rise in Proposed Dividend

Adjusted net income excluding selected items(1) Q4 2007: euro 1,429 million (up 4.5%), i.e. euro 1.07 per share (up 5.9%, or up 18.3% in U.S. dollars(2)) FY 2007: euro 6,961 million (up 5.9%), i...

Mardi Gras Means Lean Times Ahead But That Doesn't Mean the Party's Over

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 100 million Americans are plagued by high cholesterol, which can lead to chronic heart disease and early death. So the Healthy Monday campaign suggests Americans take the idea of Fat Tuesday and Carnival to heart -- and take a break from meat-he...

Fi-Med Management, Inc. Acquires California and Utah-based Mediplete, Looks Ahead to Another Year of Growth

WAUWATOSA, Wis., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin-based Fi-Med Management, Inc. announced last week the acquisition of Mediplete, a growing medical billing firm with offices in Utah and southern California. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080130/AQW173 ) The acquisition, com...

Stay Ahead of Head Injuries

Experts offer tips on keeping homes safe SATURDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- In 2006, an estimated 1.1 million people were treated at U.S. hospital emergency departments for head injuries related to common household products and settings such as ladders, steps, and showers, the feder...

DNC: With Orr Appointment, Bush Republicans Put Partisan Ideology Ahead of Good Policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the Democratic National Committee: Yesterday, news broke that Susan Orr, a staunch anti-family planning advocate, has been appointed to head the U.S. contraception programs at the Department of Health and...

Spring Forward? Plan Ahead

Sunday's time change can be easier with some advance preparation FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- You already know you'll lose an hour of precious sleep when the clocks shift forward into daylight saving time early Sunday morning. But you may not know that you could lose a lot mo...

Actuaries: Priority on Health Reform and Retirement Security Signals Tough Choices Ahead

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuarie s announced today its support of efforts to address the nation's long-term fiscal challenges and is urging policymakers to reach bipartisan solutions to reform the U.S. health care system and restore r...

U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Predicts Robust Growth Ahead

DALLAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing aging and the declining health status of the 78 million Baby Boomers in conjunction with skyrocketing health costs in the United States, U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. is predicting robust growth for the company in the years ahead. "According to a recen...

US Government Pushes Ahead With New Meat Inspection System

The US government is to push ahead with a new risk-based meat inspection system in April despite concerns raised by industry and consumer groups. // Federal meat inspectors will be conducting "robust" risk-based inspection (RBI) in 254 processing plants in 30 locations starting in April, said...

Forge Ahead On Folate Fortification

AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today said the AMA is yet again calling for immediate mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid. // Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recommended in October last year that mandatory fortification be introduced in Australia, but implem...

Thailand Goes Ahead With Licenses for Generic Drugs

Thailand has okayed the issue of compulsory licenses for inexpensive versions of heart disease and AIDS drugs,// a move, not likely to sit well with pharmaceutical bigwigs. Health Minister, Mongkol Songkhla, confirmed that the laws are in place and are effective. According to the Health Minis...

‘Natural Spring’ Starts A Week Ahead Now Than Before: UNH Scientit

According to a new report by the UNH scientist, the beginning of 'natural spring' starts a week ahead than before. // The effect, which is a result of global warming, has made an impact in the entire natural occurrence, thereby creating a ripple effect in all the happenings takes place in nature. ...

India To March Ahead in The Global HealthCare Competition

The central government is supporting a programme named the "golden triangle" in which three institutes are working together to validate medicine protocols //for the global market.These are the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Department o...

Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead

As is the case with most other developing countries, plastic bags have become a terrible environmental threat in Uganda. As the situation seems to be spiraling out of control, the government has announced a ban on the all pervasive plastic bags. In Uganda they are called buveera , and t...

Inhaled Insulin Study Moves Ahead

Results of phase I study of Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s pulmonary insulin produced with Baxter's Promaxx microsphere technology and administered using a small,// standard dry powder inhaler was absorbed systemically with no reported cough or shortness of breath. Baxter presented the phase I dat...

Loss and damage to the brain cells possible with lead exposure in years ahead

Major loss of brain cells and damage to the brain tissue is possible in individuals exposed to lead after 18 years. This latest study is available in Neurology,// the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, May 23 2006. The study examined 532 former employees of a chemical manufacturing p...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...osest to the birth canal. But though the numbers are small, experts say the risks can be big. Because of this, knowing about a breech presentation ahead of time can help the parents-to-be and their doctor decide what to do -- whether to try to rotate the baby in the womb or prepare for a Cesarean deliv...

Midwest Medical Aesthetics Helps Defy Nature and Wrinkles with Artefill

...ody over time and require repeat injections to maintain wrinkle correction. A skin test is required prior to treatment or approximately four (4) weeks ahead of time, to ensure a patient is not allergic to the collagen or anesthetic in Artefill. Artefill is only offered by a select group of physicia...

China Pharma Events Keep Growing For UBM

... - 25 June, the combined events hosted 1,651 exhibitors from 17 countries and welcomed nearly 23,700 visits. Accordingly, numbers were notably ahead of the 1,400 exhibitors and 19,500 visits in 2008. At 82,100 sq. m. the exhibition area was 25% larger than last year. And in only its third year, the...

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

...t it turns out that their actions are more harmful than helpful in many cases," Blumberg said. "This is an instance in which clinical practice got way ahead of research. And changing the liberal use of transfusions is going to be difficult despite the evidence showing it is usually not essential." The ...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

...ent past. The article, "Public Health and Medical Responses to the 1957-58 Influenza Pandemic," was published in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism ahead of print at: http://www.liebertonline.com/toc/bsp/0/0 . Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science , a ...

NMPI Launches Fifth Portable Cardiology Unit

...and steadily increasing, Mr. Millett anticipates adding a sixth camera before the end of the year. "Expansion is actually running about 6 months ahead of schedule. The acquisition of a sixth camera was originally planned for the second quarter of 2010, but we are revising our projections forward to ...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

... Check complaints. Call the state department of insurance to see whether current members have logged complaints against the plan. Plan ahead for changes. For example, if having children is in the plan, keep that in mind when selecting a plan; look for one that pays for prenatal care and we...

Scott & White Leadership Invited to National Forum on High Quality, Low-Cost Health Care

... of delivering care in this country," said Dr. Knight. "While everyone presenting was proud to be invited, we all acknowledged we have a long journey ahead in continuing to improve quality and the patient experience, while reducing costs." Among the best practices cited at the conference by Scot...

ATS Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...continue to be encouraged by the performance of our new product introductions and progress within our R&D pipeline," commented Mr. Dale. "Looking ahead over the next twelve months we expect to continue the expansion of our market positions in heart valve therapy and surgical ablation through the intro...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

...analyzed and a manuscript for publication is under development. We expect the manuscript will be submitted for publication by the early fall, slightly ahead of our original plan," Mr. Kaysen added. "Macroplastique continues to build sales momentum in the U.S.," said Mr. Kaysen. "In the U.S., we are ...
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