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One Million Americans - and Counting - Come Out Against President Obama's Health Care Plan

Petition drive by National Center for Policy Analysis and Salem Radio Network captures 1 million signatures WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Salem Radio Network announced today the 1 millionth signature ...

BD and Direct Relief International Team Up to Provide Free Diabetes Insulin Injection Products to Americans Impacted by the Economic Downturn

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Direct Relief International announced today the launch of a new nationwide program to help people with insulin-dependent diagnosed diabetes who have been affected by the current ...

Survey Finds 64% of Americans Unaware Sunscreen Inhibits Vitamin D Production

FERNDALE, Wash., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 64 percent of Americans surveyed are unaware sunscreen hinders the body's ability to produce vitamin D - a nutrient found to support the immune system, bone strength, colon health and more.* The survey was conducted by WELLESSE...

As the Government Continues to Work Toward Health Care Reform, Medtipster is Providing a Free Solution to Rising Health Care Costs for Americans Right Now

TROY, Mich., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- While legislators debate over how to reform America's failing health care system, many of the country's citizens are struggling to afford the cost of care. According to a recent Consumer Reports study, 28% of Americans have taken dangerous measures th...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the start of the HIV epidemic, it appeared that some of the people who were infected with the virus were able to ward off the fatal effects of the disease longer than others. Recent studies have begun to unravel the cause of this phenom...

More Americans Have Cell Phones Than Dental Coverage

PORTLAND, Ore. July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies link poor oral health with a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and delivery of premature or low birth-weight babies. Despite these documented risks, 45 percent of the U.S. population is living without dental insurance - nearly ...

Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans

Could be targets for new treatments, researchers say FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Federal researchers have identified five genetic variants associated with high blood pressure in black Americans that could hopefully become targets for therapy to prevent and treat this major risk...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joins Americans Against Food Taxes; Calls Health Care Reform Effort a Job Killer

LANSING, Mich., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has joined Americans Against Food Taxes, a new coalition of large and small businesses, working families and concerned individuals formed to oppose new taxes on beverages and food, such as a tax on juice drinks and ...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help the general public better understand the relationship between vitamin D and the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has issued a position statement on vitamin D, sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The Council recom...

New Poll Shows Americans Continuing to Move Toward Pro-Life Position on Abortion

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American people continue to move to the pro-life perspective on abortion according to the latest Moral Compass survey by the Knights of Columbus and Marist Poll. The poll mirrored findings of other recent surveys, showing that more Amer...

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Improving Emergency Preparedness for the 54 Million Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walmart Foundation has made a $500,000 grant to further the work of the National Organization on Disability's (N.O.D.) Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI). N.O.D. is nationally recognized amongst emergency managers and the disability...

National Survey: Americans Fear Paying for Cancer Treatment As Much As Dying of the Disease

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced results of a national survey that reveals the inability to pay for cancer care is among Americans' top fears about the disease. Seven out of ten report being very concerned about paying for cancer treatment if they ...

Barilla(R) and Celebrity Fitness Coach Bob Greene Challenge Americans to Discover the Great Taste of Whole Grain

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding a simple way to eat healthier without sacrificing taste just got easier. With the Barilla "That's Whole Grain?" Taste Challenge, pasta lovers are invited to discover the great taste of Barilla Whole Grain. From now until December 31, 2009, anyone who tries ...

On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says FRIDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Older people in the United States scored better than their counterparts in England on a memory and awareness test, possibly because of differences in levels of depression and education...

Over One Thousand Blind Americans to March in Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing and Martha Reeves to Participate in March DETROIT, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States, will hold its third March for Independence on July 6 in Detroit, Michigan. ...

AUDIO from Medialink and AARP: Helping Older Americans Buy Groceries in a 'Snap'

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 3.6 million Americans over age sixty-five are living in poverty. Many must choose between going to the grocery store and paying their bills. Here's more from one advocacy group who wants to make sure no one, especially the elderly poor, has to make t...

1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global trek, officials say THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 1 million Americans have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu, which continues to produce mild illness and a fairly quick recovery in patients, U.S. healt...

Too Few Americans Get HIV Test Early Enough

Late diagnosis costs lives that could be saved with powerful treatments, CDC says THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans with HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their disease and miss out on the optimal benefit of effective treatments, U.S. health officials repor...

Mary Harned Joins Americans United for Life, Set to Oppose Sotomayor Confirmation

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Chief Counsel on the Judiciary Committee staff of Senator Tom Coburn, Mary Harned has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Of Counsel to assist in spearheading America's oldest national pro-life organization through its efforts to coun...

ZoneDiet.com Survey Reveals That Body Insecurity Prevents Nearly Half (49%) of Americans From Engaging in Summer Activities

Zone Diet makes it easy for men and women to achieve a healthy balance and enjoy the outdoors DANVERS, Mass., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've thought twice about attending a pool party because of the swimsuit requirement, you're not alone. A new survey from ZoneDiet.com reveals that 70...

New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Including Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in National Health Care Reform; All Demographics Report Personal Experience With the Disease

Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Poll Shows Widespread Concern about Cost of and Access to Treatment BALTIMORE, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll conducted for the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative found that, regardless of race, age, where people ...

While the Dangers of Sun Exposure are Widely Understood Americans Fall Short of Adequately Protecting Themselves from the Sun

NEUTROGENA(R) Releases Results of Sun Protection Survey LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, so why did 60% of American adults report that they rarely or never put on sunscreen ? NEUTROGENA (R) , the #1 dermatologist reco...

12th Annual Health Confidence Survey: Americans Show Support for Several Health Coverage Options, But Their Views Could Change as More Details Emerge

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares to debate a major overhaul of the nation's health care system, Americans already have formed opinions in support of several proposals to expand coverage that have been part of the preliminary discussion, according to the 12th annu...

Daisy Brand(R) Cottage Cheese Invites Americans to Freshen Up Your Fridge

Contest promotes steps to a healthier lifestyle, offers chance to win a Whirlpool(R) LATITUDE(TM) refrigerator DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The first step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle starts in the refrigerator, but it can be difficult when the refrigerator is filled with tempting, e...

The Pressure Is on for African Americans with Hypertension

External Pressures in Life Related to Jobs, Family and Finances Coincide with Neglect of a Critical Internal Pressure - High Blood Pressure PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of African Americans with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) say ...

Insurance Leader Praises Senator Kennedy for Promoting Long-Term Care Aid for All Americans as Part of Health Reform

While Diverging from Kennedy On Some Points, Denise Gott Agrees that Everyone Needs Protection for Longer-Lasting Illnesses and Disabilities, Not Just Acute Ones KIRKLAND, Wash., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The traditionally conservative insurance industry can come to terms with a Democratic Congr...

Glowing TV Screens Keeping Americans Up at Night

Too much late viewing adding to sleep deficit, researchers warn MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many generations ago, a dark night sky and fatigue probably signaled it was time to go to sleep. Today, Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and the Desperate Housewives are more influential i...

New Survey Shows Americans Strongly Support Guaranteed Dental Coverage in Healthcare Reform

June Is National Smile Month CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. adults (63%) think that it is important that dental coverage is part of an overall health reform package, and 40 percent say it is very important, according to a new public opinion survey commissioned b...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

Fitness and Diet Expert Bob Greene's Solution to Cope - Eat Healthy, Crunchy Foods and Exercise More CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As financial insecurity mounts and stress levels rise, Americans are paying more attention to their bottom lines than their waistlines. In fact, a recent survey...

Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!)

- Four Million Americans Suffer in Silence ... From Constipation(1): From Connecticut to California, the United States is a Constipation Nation! - NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While it might not be surprising to learn that most Americans are not comfortable talking about constipation, the...

Where Do Americans Spend More Than a Week Each Year? Not on Vacation...

Survey Flushes Out the Secrets of Americans' Bathroom Habits MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's "powdering your nose" or settling in for a good read, Americans spend a significant amount of time in the bathroom. According to a recent Yankelovich survey, many Americans spen...

Bill Saunders Joins Americans United for Life, Set to Expand Efforts to Protect Human Life Internationally

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William L. "Bill" Saunders today joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Counsel. Mr. Saunders will be leading the development of an international edition of AUL's definitive legal guide Defending Life and contributing ...

Poll Finds Americans See Long-term Services and Supports as a Priority, Not an Option, for Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that long-term services and supports should be included in national health care reform, and will frankly be surprised if they are not, according to a poll conducted by the Mellman Group, sponsored by the America...

Consumer Reports Poll: Thirty-One Percent of Americans Never Use Sunscreen

One in Five Adults Say They've Been Examined For Skin Cancer YONKERS, N.Y., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-one percent of Americans polled by the Consumer Reports National Research Center said they never wear sunscreen. But consumers aren't oblivious to the sun's risks: 22 ...

New Longevinex Advantage(R) Designed for Americans Who Want to Live Longer and Look Younger

SAN DIMAS, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- While scientists believe they are on the frontier of discovering technologies that will produce super longevity, the curse of living longer is looking older. Now a new resveratrol-based dietary supplement - Longevinex Advantage(R) - has been designed for a...

More Than 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu: CDC

Confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect virus' actual spread, experts say FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimat...

One in Five Americans Pee in Pool; Almost Half Admit Unhygienic Pool Behavior

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Water Quality & Health Council Offer Ways to Curb the Tide of Rising Recreational Water Illnesses ARLINGTON, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know what's in your public pool? Findings from a recent survey show that when it com...

Many Americans Worry About How People With HIV/AIDS Fare in the U.S. Health System

Research shows that support for increased funding coexists with fears and stigma NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans voice concern about how those infected with HIV fare in the U.S. health care system, according to "Impressions of HIV/AIDS in America" a new focus grou...

50 Million Americans Can Have Their Pie & Eat It Too!

AYER, Mass., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Never again will cream pie be off limits to the 50 million Americans with lactose intolerance, thanks to Nasoya(R) Silken Creations, the first-ever non-dairy dessert starter. "Silken Creations has all the sweet, creamy taste and texture of traditional pie-m...

Polls Show Americans Concerned About Swine Flu, Taking Actions to Protect Themselves

Red Cross Survey Findings show people are following common sense practices to prevent the spread of flu- proper hand washing, visiting the doctor and staying home when sick WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewsiwre-USNewswire/ -- One in three Americans is worried about the swine flu (H1N1) outbrea...
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