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Multi-state Medicare Fraud Crackdown Focuses Attention on Recovery Payoffs to Defray Health Reform Costs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of 32 recent arrests for Medicare fraud in Houston, Boston and Miami, discussions are now focusing on how massive recoveries by the government can significantly help defray the costs of current health reform initiatives. This late...

Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles

Split Estate, a new documentary that tells the story of a David versus Goliath struggle raging in the West, joins the stellar line-up at the International Documentary Association's DocuWeeks 2009 with a theatrical release in New York City and in Los Angeles (August 7 - 13). The film will also air...

Capital Bank and Pretty In Pink Capture Attention of NBC's TODAY Show

RALEIGH, N.C. , July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Bank President and CEO B. Grant Yarber will appear in an upcoming segment on the TODAY Show scheduled to air Monday, July 20. A producer, NBC News' correspondent Anne Thompson and crew from the TODAY Show visited Raleigh earlier thi...

Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Tired to Drive

Sleep foundation offers tips on staying alert behind the wheel SATURDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- You can help lower your odds of becoming an unfortunate highway statistic this summer by making sure you are rested before you hit the road, says the National Sleep Foundation. A re...

ADHD Treatment Guide: How to Safely, Effectively Use Medications and Non-Drug Therapies to Treat Attention Deficit Disorder

More than five million Americans currently take medication to manage their symptoms of attention deficit disorder. Yet untold millions remain undiagnosed and untreated for ADHD - partially because the process can be so daunting. A new downloadable eBook from ADDitude magazine aims to simplify thin...

Poor attention in kindergarten predicts lower high school test scores, UC Davis researchers find

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) As thousands of students nationwide prepare to leave high school, a UC Davis study appearing online today in the June issue of the medical journal Pediatrics shows a clear link between attention problems early in school as early as kindergarten and lower high school test...

'Salty' Celebrity Duo Enters Los Angeles Marathon To Call Attention To 'Plumping'

The Foster Imposters Try to Make the Grade at the L.A. Marathon LOS ANGELES, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Los Angeles Marathon had two surprise entries, the Foster Imposter chickens, the infamous and hugely-plumped characters from the Foster Farms television commercials. They took to the r...

Underwriters Laboratories Reminds Parents to Pay Attention to 'Staycation' Safety Hazards

Keep safety top of mind when grilling, swimming and playing in the backyard NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer many families will be trying to beat the heat - and recession - by swapping traditional vacations for trips to the backyard play set or pool and restricting di...

Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

Survey Shows Patient and Healthcare Professionals are 'Out of Sync' About Potential Serious Health Consequences WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers approach their Medicare years, a diverse group of healthcare leaders today joined together ...

South Carolina Dermatologists Win Tennis Fans' Attention With Free Skin Cancer Checks and Sun Safety Tips

Physicians catch high percentage of skin cancers at Women's Dermatologic Society outreach at Family Circle Cup CHARLESTON, S.C., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As champions of sun safety and skin health, South Carolina physicians representing the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) provided free skin...

MedSolutions Joins Call for Increased Attention on Diagnostic Errors

JAMA commentary highlights startling lack of focus on costly problem NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions ( www.medsolutions.com ), a provider of medical cost management services that help health plans control diagnostic imaging costs while improving quality of care, today...

GlaxoSmithKline and Shire Enter Agreement to Co-Promote Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII for Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK ) has entered into a co-promotion agreement with Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY ) for Vy v a n s e(R) , to help improve the recognition and treatment of adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivi...

Surgical Groups Form 'Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All' to Call Attention to Escalating Workforce Shortage

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgical groups, led by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), along with other key health care stakeholders, today announced the formation of Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All, an effort to bring into focus the urgent issues f...

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...

Brain abnormality found in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Researchers trying to uncover the mechanisms that cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder have found an abnormality in the brains of adolescent boys suffering from the conditions, but not where they expected to find it. Boys with either or both of these disorders exh...

Absolutely PR's Maggie Holben Participates In CBSA BioBreakfast Expert Panel "How to Garner Media Attention & Effectively Use Public Relations Tactics"

Absolutely PR's Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, is joining panelists Dee Rambeau, co-founder and managing partner of The Fuel Team and affiliate of PR Newswire, and Rachel Brand, freelance writer and award-winning news reporter during her recent tenure at the Rocky Mountain News, at the February 1...

Published Study Shows Brain Exercises Improve Memory and Attention - And People Notice

Advance Copy of Study Led by Mayo Clinic and USC Now Available Online SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Study results to be published in the April 4, 2009 edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society are the first to show definitively that computerized brain exercises can ...

As State's Cash Flow Crisis Looms, Protesters to Call Attention to Urgent Need for Real Budget Solutions

SEIU and Allies challenge legislators to "Walk a Day" in the shoes of those who see first-hand impact of budget delays and cuts MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd @ 12 NOON ***FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY *** SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the state's c...

When less attention improves behavior

Milan, Italy, 21 January 2009 - A new study conducted at the Centre for Studies and Research in Cognitive Neuroscience of the University of Bologna, and published by Elsevier in the February 2009 issue of Cortex ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cortex ) shows that, in confabulating patients, mem...

Global Attention to Snakebites Is Unmet

Poisonings, deaths pose severe public health threat, especially in underdeveloped areas TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Snakebites pose an important but neglected threat to global public health, new research claims. The comprehensive study, published in this week's PLoS Medici...

Release of Universal Film The Express Draws Attention to Tragedy of Lives Cut Short by Blood Cancer

Rob Brown, Starring as Football Hero and Leukemia Victim Ernie Davis, Is Spokesperson for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2008 Light The Night(R) Walk WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernie Davis, a 1960s football hero who was the first African-Ame...

Unable to focus? Welcome to our distracted society's attention deficit

Cell phones, Blackberries, e-mail, laptops allowing people to bring their work anywhere, news arriving in perfectly condensed and filtered snippets via the Internet and TV, never before has communication been so instantaneous and information distributed so quickly. Never before have people been so...

The German Embassy Would Like to Draw Your Attention to the Press Release of the University of Minnesota Center for German & European Studies to Present Major Healthcare Forum

Experts from Germany and U.S. will discuss quality in health care and universal care. WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the German Embassy: Quote With the U.S. presidential election only a few months away, comprehensive health care coverage fo...

AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Cover the Uninsured Week Focuses Attention on 47 Million Uninsured Americans

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It's "Cover the Uninsured Week," an annual campaign that focuses national attention on the nearly 47 million Americans who live without health insurance. Listen to this report from Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ) at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=35042 ...

For Children With Heart Disease, a Risk of Attention and Behavior Problems

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Schoolchildren who required surgery as infants for congenital heart disease (CHD) run a significant risk of having problems with inattention and hyperactivity, and often require remedial services in school. "These children are at risk for ...

For children with heart disease, a risk of attention and behavior problems

Schoolchildren who required surgery as infants for congenital heart disease (CHD) run a significant risk of having problems with inattention and hyperactivity, and often require remedial services in school. These children are at risk for academic and behavior problems, and our findings reinforce h...

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance to Develop New Online Resources for Adult ADHD

ARLINGTON, Va. and MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) ( http://www.add.org ) and The HealthCentral Network ( http://www.HealthCentral.com ) today announced that members of the senior leadership of ADDA will join the team of...

AMN Healthcare Chairman Devotes Full Attention to Mayoral Race

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS ), the nation's largest healthcare staffing company, announced today that Steven C. Francis, co-founder and Chairman of AMN Healthcare, will not be standing for re-election at the Company's annual shareholde...

First DataBank Launches Campaign to Focus Public and Industry Attention on Medication Error Prevention

Company will donate money to non-profit organizations supporting medication error prevention outreach and education for HIMSS attendees wearing custom wristband SAN BRUNO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- First DataBank, a leading provider of drug information databa...

Study Finds Women Pay More Attention to Their Hair Than Their Hearts

'Desperate Housewives' star Brenda Strong and Metamucil team up to challenge American women to start lowering cholesterol CINCINNATI, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey reveals that for American women, beauty isn't necessarily on the inside. According to the poll by Harris Interact...

Texas Health Care Association Launches New 'Educate '08' Effort to Help Focus Needed Attention on Long Term Care Issues, Medicaid Funding Crisis

Long Term Care Advocacy Group to Invite State House, Senate Candidates of Both Parties to Tour Facilities AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) today announced it will launch a new "Educate '08" informational effort designed to help both...

A New Book on Sexual Medicine Calls Attention to 'The Couple' and Presents State-of-the Art Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine was just released focusing on restoring "the couple" as the main unit for treatment of sexual dysfunction. This book also puts significant emphasis on the thorough evaluation of biological factors (e.g., medical, hormonal, o...

San Francisco City Hall Turns Pink, Draws Attention to Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment

San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Participates in Nationwide Campaign Challenging U.S. to Close the Gaps in Breast Cancer Care, Survival SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 11, elected officials will join advocates from the San...

Major U.S. Healthcare Providers Use MindFit Software to Help Boomers and Seniors Build Memory, Attention Focus and More

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As America's rapidly aging senior population deals with cognitive challenges, healthcare providers across the U.S.-the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged; Maryland's Montgomery County Department of Recreation; and, Senior Friendship Centers throughout ...

Adult-Care.Org, After Its Initial Launch on August 28, 2007, in October 2007 Captures Attention of One of the Fastest Growing NASDAQ Companies, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants in Marketing Partnership

http://www.Adult-Care.org PARTNERS IN MARKETING WITH http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.display Adult-Care.Org, Inc. Partners with McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. to promote ...

October is Liver Awareness Month: The American Liver Foundation Urges All Americans to Pay Attention to Their Liver Every Day of the Year

The Foundation Offers Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Liver NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Urging every American to maintain a healthy liver, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) today observed Liver Awareness Month by releasing 12 tips to combat liver disease, which affects 30 million ...

Selective attention increases both gain and feature selectivity of the human auditory cortex

On Sept. 19, a research report by Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Computational Engineering scientists will appear in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE, showing that selective attention increases both gain and feature selectivity of the human auditory cortex. The ability...

Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids

But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say TUESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Watching more than two hours of television daily during childhood increases the likelihood of attention problems in adolescence, according to a new study. Yet far from ...

Burner Balm Gets International Attention

LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc. (PSH), a Los Angeles-based manufacturing and distribution corporation is proud to announce the continued success and fast-paced growth in its Burner Balm lip balm product division. Burner Balm, a natural lip bal...

Computer exercises improve memory and attention

Study results to be published in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society show that computerized brain exercises can improve memory and lead to faster thinking. Prior studies have shown that older adults perform better on cognitive tests after repeatedly practic...
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