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Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine

Out-of-pocket spending hit $33.9 billion in 2007, government report shows,, THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine in 2007 alone, U.S. health officials report. CAM includes medical practices and pro...

Americans Spent $33.9 Billion Out-of-Pocket on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BETHESDA, Md., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the previous 12 months, according to a 2007 government survey(1). CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and p...

Breakthrough Nursing Home Alternative Now Available to Cincinnati Elders and Their Families at Deupree Cottages

CINCINNATI, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati elders and their families can now choose a breakthrough alternative to traditional nursing homes. The new Deupree Cottages on Erie Avenue bordering Hyde Park offer a warm, inviting home supported by 24-hour professional nursing care. Here eld...

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Leads to Cancellation of HIV/AIDS Summer Camp. One Heartland Announces Campaign to Fund Alternative Camp Session for 82 Children.

WILLOW RIVER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- One Heartland recently notified 82 children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty just hours before they were scheduled to travel to Willow River, Minnesota that their camp session was cancelled. The session, part of the organization's Camp He...

Natural Healers Discusses How Alternative Medicine Careers Provide a Little 'Wellness' in a Tough Economy

Natural Healers discusses naturopathy and alternative medicine in mainstream health care, and the many holistic health career opportunities available in the wellness industry today. Seattle, Washington (Vocus) July 23, 2009 -- The many diverse disciplines that constitut...

SedationFacts.org Presents Content on Policies and Conditions Regarding Alternative Methods for the Administration of Propofol

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SedationFacts.org, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhanced site content addressing policies and conditions related to Non-anesthesiologist Administered Prop...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Atrius Health Sign Alternative Quality Contract

Two leaders in Massachusetts healthcare collaborate to transform delivery of care. Boston, MA (Vocus) July 20, 2009 -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. (BCBSMA) and Atrius Health announced today that they have signed a new five-year Alternative Quality...

Evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine treatments now available

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2009 -- More than one-third of Americans use complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). The vast majority of patients use CAM in addition to, rather than instead of, a conventional medical regimen. With more and more conversations about CAM taking place at the point of c...

Skinovative(R) Announces a Safe Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternative With the Launch of Zerona(TM) Laser.

HOUSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinovative(R), one of the country's premier aesthetic medical facilities, has just added the newest FDA approved non-invasive body contouring procedure, the Zerona(TM) Laser, to their list of treatment options. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/200...

Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc. Signs an Agreement with Healthy Directions, LLC, America's Largest Publisher of Alternative and Complementary Health Newsletters to Distribute its MedFlash EPHR

PALM CITY, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Connectyx (Pink Sheets: CTYX) - Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement where Healthy Directions, LLC will be promoting and selling Connectyx's MedFlash products through its ...

Winnipeg Veterinary Company Pharm-Vet Produces Essential Oil-Infused Mosquito Spray That's a Welcome and Safe Alternative to Controversial Deet-Based Repellants

WINNIPEG, Canada, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Every summer, the bloodsuckers send Canadians swatting and running for cover. And for good reason. More than just creatures with an annoying buzz, mosquitoes inflict bites that hurt, itch and cause human flesh to swell and redden. An even more ...

Camp Promise Rallies To Provide Massachusetts Children With Alternative To MDA Canceled Summer Camp

Camp Promise to Provide Second Chance at Summer Recreation for Children with Muscular Dystrophy Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2009 -- In immediate response to the Muscular Dystrophy Association's decision to cancel the remainder of its annual summer camp program due to th...

New B-SURE Pads Are The Ideal Alternative Product To Use For Mild Fecal Incontinence - Small, Discrete, Absorbent - Order Online At www.birchwoodmedical.com

Now there's an alternative product to deal with mild fecal incontinence instead of bulky pads or diapers. The innovative product is B-SURE® Anal Leakage Pads. These pads have a unique shape so they fit in place without tape, pins or other fastening devices. Soft, smooth and lint free, once in...

New skin cancer patch: Possible alternative to surgery

TORONTOA new study shows that a radioactive skin patch can safely and successfully treat basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancers, according to researchers at the SNM's 56th Annual Meeting. The skin patch, which delivers the radioactive phosphorus-32, is nontoxic and coul...

Travis McCoy, Lead Vocalist & Songwriter of Alternative Hip Hop Band Gym Class Heroes, Travels to South Africa, Philippines and India as MTV International's 2009 Staying Alive Foundation Ambassador

MCCOY TO CREATE NEW TRACK INSPIRED BY HIS JOURNEY Follow McCoy's Trip at http://www.theunbeatentrack.com LONDON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Travis McCoy, lead vocalist & songwriter of Gym Class Heroes and MTV Staying Alive Special Ambassador today joined Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice ...

Positive Behavior Support Is the Progressive Alternative to Restraints and Seclusion in Schools

New Guide Presents State-of-the-Art Information on Positive Behavior Support Strategies for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Schools WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent special education report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrated t...

Nuchia Foods' Gluten-Free Chia Seed Flour Is a Tasty, Low-Fat Alternative Flour

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Chia Seed Flour is the buzz when it comes to gluten-free baking and alternatives to highly processed wheat flour. Chia Seed Flour is made from the tiny chia seeds. The chia seed was the super food of the Aztec warriors. It is the most nutritious grain availabl...

'Common Sense Pediatrics': Combining Alternative and Traditional Medicine in Everyday Practice

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since she was 6 years old, Dr. Cornelia Franz dreamed of being a physician. After years of hard work and education she has her own private pediatric practice and enjoys dealing with young patients and their parents every day who want better health and mor...

In Time for Better Hearing and Speech Month: VidaCura.com and Nexear Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Costly Hearing Aids

About 1 in 6 baby-boomers suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids often cost thousand of dollars per pair and are not usually covered by insurance. VidaCura.com and Nexear saves consumers money on over-the-counter hearing aids starting at under $400 and includes a no-risk 30 day trial. ...

New Botox(R) Alternative Dysport(TM) FDA Approved, Ready to Rumble

NORTH DALLAS, Texas and PLANO, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for beauty now goes wrinkle-to-wrinkle, as Botox's rival, Dysport(TM), has received FDA clearance and is expected to begin their challenge to Botox(R) sometime within the next sixty days. The arrival of Dysport(TM) into the ...

Popular gaming system may offer radiologists an alternative way to view patient images

The popular Wii gaming remote may offer radiologists a fun, alternative method to using a standard mouse and keyboard to navigate through patient images, according to a study performed at the New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY. The remote may also offer rad...

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Offers Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids

National OB-GYN Group States Uterine Artery Embolization 'Safe and Effective' for Appropriately Selected Patients FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with painful uterine fibroids are more likely to opt for a minimally invasive procedure over hysterectomy in the months ahead. ...

Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking

Clinicians who don't know about studies won't use findings, survey suggests MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of practicing clinicians in the United States aren't aware of two major federal government-funded clinical trials of complementary and alternative (CAM) the...

New alternative to biopsy detects subtle changes in cancer cells, Stanford study shows

STANFORD, Calif. A drop of blood or a chunk of tissue smaller than the period at the end of this sentence may one day be all that is necessary to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In a study to be published A...

Hip Resurfacing Championed as a Bone-Preserving Alternative to Total Hip Replacement

Hip resurfacing market growing at over 25% annually, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) US Markets for Large-Joint Reconstructive Implants 2009 report, hip resurfacing will be the fastest-growing s...

New Focus Placed on Alternative Financing as Hospitals Seek Competitive Advantage During Challenging Economic Conditions

Specialized Leases from Elekta Facilitate Sharing of Financial Risk and Return ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and health systems are facing a "perfect storm" as traditional financing options close, revenue is squeezed by layoffs and federal cuts, and investment income dwindles. C...

ADD-care -- A Natural, Homeopathic Alternative Reducing Symptoms Related to Attention Deficit Disorder

ADD-care provides a natural and homeopathic alternative for reducing the symptoms related to attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without a prescription and without negative side effects. Findings included in a study of chronic medication use in chi...

Botox Alternative May Safely Smooth Forehead Lines

Reloxin is already approved outside US, but not all experts are convinced by new study,,,, MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of Botox drug called Reloxin appears safe and effective in reducing forehead wrinkles, a new study finds. The use of Botox to reduce forehead wr...

Stereotaxis Signs Agreement With Leading Leasing Specialist to Offer Alternative Financing to Hospital Customers

Agreement with Relational Technology Solutions Provides Hospitals with Financial Flexibility for their Purchase of Niobe(R) Magnetic Robotic Systems ST. LOUIS, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Relati...

Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis

Sonohysterography (SHG), a simple ultrasound technique commonly used to evaluate the uterine cavity, improves the diagnostic capability of transvaginal ultrasound in detecting adenomyosis (a common benign condition of the uterus that causes dysmenorrhea, abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain),...

Healthcare Sector Leaders Urge Obama, Congress to Invest in Alternative Energy and Green Jobs in Healthcare

Ask for Provisions in Stimulus Package to Help Hospitals Become Sustainable ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 57,000 new jobs, 26,800 of which will be new clean energy jobs, could be created in the United State...

Broadlane Offers Clients Capital Equipment Disposition Alternative through MEDmarketplace.com

Broadlane is pleased to announce its relationship with MEDmarketplace.com®, the world's largest online marketplace for buying and selling surplus medical equipment and supplies. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2009 -- Broadlane is pleased to announce its relation...

Deep Web Technologies' Mednar Is Rated the #1 Alternative Health Search Engine

AltSearchEngines.com says Mednar is the "hands down winner" SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep Web Technologies' Mednar has been named the 2008 best health information search engine by AltSearchEngines.com , a well-respected blog that focuses on specialty search engines. Mednar (...

Funky Monkey(TM) Snacks Offer All-Natural, Go-Anywhere Alternative For New Year's Dieters

FISHERS, Ind., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As nearly every nutritionist and diet expert agrees, the key to losing weight is to consume fewer calories and increase one's daily intake of fruits and vegetables. All well and good. But how to fit more fruit and vegetables into a busy lifestyle? ...

Treadmill Desks: A Healthy Alternative on the Heels of FDA Warnings of 25 Weight Loss Products

25 diet products have received stern consumer warnings from the FDA for potential dangers yet a simpler, safer, more effective solution exists. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 24, 2008-- Undeclared ingredients in weight loss products which could pose serious health risks m...

Your Chemist Shop Offers Patients a Revolutionary Alternative to Other Hair Loss Treatments for Both Men and Women

Your Chemist Shop is offering patients who suffer from thinning hair and hair loss with an all-natural product called Revivogen that combats hair loss and thinning hair with all-natural DHT blockers with no side effects. Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) December 18, 2008 -- Your ...

Top CEOs and Other Executives Gather in Miami to Address Economic Crisis, Alternative Energy, Health Care and More

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the historic economic crisis and just days before the new administration takes its place in Washington, leading CEOs and other thought leaders will gather at the University of Miami to address the financial crisis, along with ...

Yulex Introduces Optiprene Medical-Grade Natural Rubber Emulsions Made From Its Safe and Natural Alternative to Hevea Latex

MARICOPA, Ariz., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation announces the release of its ground-breaking line of Optiprene(TM) natural rubber emulsions. The line launches with four medical-grade formulations. Optiprene HA and KOA Natural Rubber Emulsions are formulated for use in surgical or examin...

According to a New Government Survey, 38 Percent of Adults and 12 Percent of Children Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 38 percent of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over and nearly 12 percent of U.S. children aged 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a new nationwide government su...

38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments

As do 12% of children, new government survey says WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 38 percent of U.S. adults and 12 percent of children use some type of complementary and alternative medicine, a new U.S. government survey finds. Complementary and alternative medi...
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