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Medical Director of Renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home Offers Advice to Seniors on Avoiding Swine Flu

RESEDA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical director for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, the largest single-source provider of senior residential housing in the western United States, today shared the Home's recommendations for symptoms seniors should be on the lookout for and precautions to ta...

'Secrets Revealed By A Medical Collector, The Patient's Guide to Avoiding Bankruptcy'

SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- With 27 years of experience in myriad aspects of the healthcare industry, Barbara Gail Kimberlin-Murphy reveals the behind-the-scenes knowledge she's cultivated in her new nonfiction guidebook, "Secrets Revealed By A Medical Collector, The Patient's Guide to ...

Complimentary Pamphlet on Avoiding Snow Blower Injuries Offered by Chicago Hospital

The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago's Michael Vender, M.D., offers tips to prevent injuries from snow blowers. The pamphlet is available online as a downloadable pdf and also via mail with an attachable sticker. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 20, 2008 -- ...

Immune molecule that plays a powerful role in avoiding organ rejection identified

When a mouse's immune system is deciding whether to reject a skin graft, one powerful member of a molecular family designed to provoke such a response can effectively reduce the visibility of the mouse's own cells and help the graft survive, researchers say. "This is a molecule with huge poten...

U.S. Preventive Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Role of Prevention in Avoiding Heart Attacks

DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Most deaths caused by heart attacks can be avoided by making prevention a number one goal, according to medical experts at U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in disease prevention. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080506/NETU129LOGO ) "It's a...

RF Technologies Assists Healthcare Providers in Avoiding Preventable Injury Conditions to be Denied Reimbursement by Medicare

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandated that healthcare providers will not be eligible for reimbursement of expenses related to preventable hospital injuries effective October 1, 2008 BROOKFIELD, Wis., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Technologies(R) announces that it is pa...

Dietary oil may need help in avoiding any side effects of weight loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio An oil made of natural fatty acids that is sometimes used as a weight-loss supplement may need to be paired with hormones or other substances to prevent health problems that can follow rapid weight loss, a new study suggests. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound naturally ...

Proper Hand Hygiene Is Key to Avoiding Illness During Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time for parents to teach children how to keep hands clean MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, a child puts a hand in his/her nose or mouth. Considering that some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria ...

eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging, and a Promise of Avoiding Breast Biopsies

A new method in ultrasound known as "eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging" will be shown by Siemens Medical Solutions at the ECR 2007 (European Congress of Radiology) in Vienna//, Austria. Physicians hope that this new method, which is an adjunct to regular breast ultrasound examinations, may provide a cl...

Tips for Avoiding Foot Fungus in Communal Bathrooms

Over the past few weeks, many college students left the comforts of home to live in a dorm with hundreds of their peers. Getting away from mom and dad may be great, but dorm-life// also has its downfalls, including the foot fungus and wart-causing virus that can be picked up in communal bathrooms/s...

Preventing Falls May Be Key to Avoiding Disability in Elderly

Physical inactivity, depression and falls all increase risk of developing a disability in later life. But targeting falls may be a particularly effective way to reduce the nation’s disability levels, // according to a new study. Fall-prevention efforts that combine education about risks with e...

Americans Avoiding Risky Foods

According to research surveys its being noted that fewer Americans are eating 'risky' foods that could carry infections//. The foods Americans consume each day are becoming far safer now than ever before, researchers report. The survey on food borne illness, released at the International Confe...

Another Feather In The Garlic Cap: Helpful In Avoiding Breast Cancer

Garlic is no doubt the wonder food. With a plethora of medicinal properties it is a great food. Legend suggests that garlic may ward off evil spirits, such as vampires. Now scientists are finding that garlic, //or a flavour component of pungent herb, may help ward off carcinogens produced by ...

Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer

It is believed that almost one-third of all cancers are preventable by changes in our life style and // food habits. Exercising regularly and loosing excess weight also helps. To lose weight one should also have fiber rich food. The National Cancer Institute in US recently approved the dietary guid...

Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer

It is believed that almost one-third of all cancers are preventable by changes in our life style and // food habits. Exercising regularly and loosing excess weight also helps. To lose weight one should also have fiber rich food. The National Cancer Institute in US recently approved the dietary guid...

Cost-effectiveness of cetuximab in metastatic colorectal cancer

...portant questions about how cost-effectiveness analyses inform coverage decisions. Ideally, personalization of cancer therapy could save money by avoiding treatment for patients with KRAS mutations who do not respond to cetuximab, according to the editorialists. However, this study shows that even when ...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

...ol are good. If you could do that without drugs, so much the better. There are a lot of risk factors that can be managed, and when you do that you are avoiding heart attacks and deaths." The findings should be interpreted cautiously, said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, a professor of medicine at the University of C...

Smart Balance Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

..., Inc. Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) is committed to providing superior tasting heart healthier alternatives in every category it enters by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or reducing saturated fats, total fat and cholesterol. The Company's products include Smart Balance(R) Butte...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

... Cell Science Systems has hundreds of examples of individuals who have successfully reduced or eliminated autoimmune disease symptoms by simply avoiding certain foods for a specified period of time. Annette, an ALCAT tester, suffered from multiple sclerosis symptoms for decades. "It was as if I ...

Nanotechnology Transforms Pain Relief

...nalgesic found in the likes of Bengay(R) and Icy Hot(R), can lead to fatal overdose if applied excessively. MyOmega(R) deters excessive application by avoiding the use of Methyl Salicylate and using a gradual release philosophy to naturally activate potent pain relievers throughout the day. The secre...

Families With Special Needs Children Need Special Financial Strategies

...eone to fulfill caretaking responsibilities when they die, and clearly define the lifestyle they want for the child throughout the child's life. avoiding mistakes. Because of the variety of public and private programs available and the number of professionals and family members who eventually are involv...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

...symptoms with over-the-counter drugs, Consumer Reports recommends using generic versions of Claritin and Zyrtec - loratadine or cetirizine. avoiding Hidden Drugstore Traps No matter your ailment, consumers need to watch out for the following traps at the drugstore when shopping for remedies...

Quark Pharmaceuticals to Participate in IBC's Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: From Concept to Implementation Conference

...n the first siRNA administered systemically to man; and an overview of Quark's strategies to optimize synthetic siRNAs for clinical applications while avoiding off-target effects. The Industry Leadership Forum panel Dr. Thompson will moderate is titled, "RNA Therapeutics - Are We Leveraging on the Pro...

Thoratec Corporation and HeartWare International, Inc. Announce Termination of Proposed Transaction

... failure. The HeartWare(R) Ventricular Assist System features the HVAD(TM) pump, the only full-output pump designed to be implanted next to the heart, avoiding the abdominal surgery generally required to implant competing devices. HeartWare has completed an international clinical trial for the device involvin...

Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010

...ears ahead. We have been successful in improving the financial underpinnings of the company by conservatively managing and growing our cash position, avoiding taking on debt and achieving operating efficiencies that will meaningfully contribute to our financial results going forward. Additionally, we have m...

American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic

...he World Health Organization for confirming what the Academy has known for many years - that ultraviolet light is the primary cause of skin cancer and avoiding excessive exposure to the sun and other forms of ultraviolet radiation, such as indoor tanning, is the solution," said dermatologist David M. Pariser,...

HeartWare to Webcast Annual Meeting

...lure. The HeartWare((R)) Ventricular Assist System features the HVAD((TM)) pump, the only full-output pump designed to be implanted next to the heart, avoiding the abdominal surgery generally required to implant competing devices. HeartWare has completed an international clinical trial for the device involvin...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

...tumor), otherwise known as chemosurgery, would produce better outcomes for retinoblastoma patients, including preserving the eye and vision as well as avoiding intravenous chemotherapy, which is administered over the course of six months to a year and can be frequently associated with port infections and sick...

Ten Secrets for Getting High Quality Plastic Surgery at More Affordable Prices

... 8. Go to a specialist . Specialists are best trained, equipped and experienced to perform right the first time, thus offering greater odds of avoiding very costly revisions. I have had to charge double for the revision rhinoplasties when other, inexperienced doctors had done some damage. 9. T...

What the Medical Biller Knows (That You Should Know)

...g? Will I get the quality I'm looking for? What will it cost? Go for preventative services like cancer screening, but otherwise set a course for avoiding the need for expensive medical care. Eating right, exercising, finding ways to manage your stress are all less expensive and generally more satisfying...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

... warm and irreversibly damage hydatid cysts in a single section, since the entire cyst wall is made necrotic by a peculiar heat-related mechanism; (2) avoiding the use of chemical media, there is no risk of chemical cholangitis or pneumonia, so, unlike PAIR, the existence of cysto-biliary communication would ...

Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight

... But avoiding postpartum sleep deprivation can be tough, experts admit FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- New moms who can't zip up their pre-pregnancy...

'Go to the doctor? Only if I'm really sick ...'

... African American men could be putting their health at risk by avoiding disease screening, in the belief that the results might threaten their masc...alth promoting and health avoidance behaviors. He concludes: "If men use avoiding going to the doctor to exhibit masculinity, then new strategies of health i...

'Go to the doctor? Only if I'm really sick...'

... African American men could be putting their health at risk by avoiding disease screening, in the belief that the results might threaten their masc...alth promoting and health avoidance behaviors. He concludes: "If men use avoiding going to the doctor to exhibit masculinity, then new strategies of health i...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

...now eliminate anti-EGFr antibodies as a treatment option for patients with mutated KRAS tumors and redirect those patients to alternative therapies, avoiding unnecessary treatments in patients who are unlikely to benefit," said Sean Harper. This label update is specific to the utility of KRAS as ...

New Option for Correcting Nearsightedness

...ity as a safe and effective surgical method for correction of myopia, but patients with high [severe] myopia or thin corneas face some restrictions in avoiding the risk of developing keratectasia [a weakening of the cornea]." Earlier reports found that implantable lenses made of a collagen copolymer were e...

DUI Deaths Down 9 Percent in California

...difficult to control than ever before. Riders must get proper training, must wear proper protective gear, and must be extremely mindful of safety and avoiding dangerous situations." To help counter the trend in motorcycle deaths, the CHP has instituted a new campaign to convince riders to take train...

Pederson Immigration Law Group Attorneys Featured in 14th Annual J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference and Job Fair Series

...8, Chicago on September 19, and Baltimore on October 24. Each conference will present seminars on topics such as finding and keeping a J-1waiver job, avoiding the H-1B cap and navigating J-1 waiver and permanent residence options. The series will also include job fairs hosted by employment recruiters to fac...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2009

...me. Instead, we plan to rely on our other potential sources of capital and the projected revenues from Avid and our DTRA government contract, thereby avoiding the additional costs and future repayment of principal and interest associated with taking on additional debt. The original loan we closed last Decem...

Smart Balance to Host Webcast/Conference Call on 2009 Second-Quarter Results

...Inc. Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) is committed to providing superior tasting heart healthier alternatives in every category it enters by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or reducing saturated fats, total fat and cholesterol. The Company's products include Smart Balance(R) Butte...
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