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Smart Balance Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

( ) PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. The Company reported net sales of $58.2 million, an increase of 21.2% versus year ago, and earni...

Photos: Balance Nutrition and Taste, Reduce Food Waste!

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who eat nutritious foods do better in school, but coming up with healthy back-to-school lunch ideas that children will actually eat can be a challenge for many parents. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.pr...

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

PARAMUS, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) will host a live audio webcast at www.smartbalance.com on August 6, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. EDT to discuss 2009 second-quarter financial results, which will be issued at approximately 8:30 a.m. EDT the same ...

Government Must Not Balance Budget on the Backs of the Poor

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Escalating funding issues challenge social service providers in today's economy. Catholic Charities agencies across the country indicate that decreasing funds impact both those they serve and those they employ. As state governments face new bud...

Pharmaceutical Companies Seek to Balance Quality Assurance & Cost Reduction

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of companies find that a vertical quality and compliance model effectively increases internal efficiencies compared to a horizontal model. However, according to a recent study by Best Practices, LLC's GLOBAL BENCHMARKING COUNCIL, having a sin...

Clearly Contacts Expands Healthy Balance Initiative For Employees

Clearly Contacts, the world's largest online optical store, is pleased to announce the expansion of their Healthy Balance Program for the 140 employees in their Vancouver based offices. The program will enhance the positive workplace environment that Clearly Contacts works hard at maintaining, a...

Smart Balance to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference

PARAMUS, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today that Stephen Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Balance, Inc., will make a presentation at the 29th annual William Blair Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL, at 3:40 p.m. ED...

Smart Balance Holds Annual Stockholders Meeting

BOULDER, Colo., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) today held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Boulder, Colorado. Smart Balance Chairman and CEO Stephen Hughes spoke to stockholders about the Company's progress and growth plans for the future. "Over t...

Beverage Industry Fighting Childhood Obesity by Helping Children Balance Calories

Cutting calories in schools reinforces skills for a lifetime; discriminatory taxes just raise revenue WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity is a serious issue that requires comprehensive and thoughtful solutions, but discriminatory taxes on soft drinks and other beve...

YMCAs Help Families Achieve Healthy Balance in Stressful Times

YMCA Healthy Kids(R) Day Celebrated on April 18 CHICAGO, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when American families face mounting challenges posed by a tumultuous economy, YMCAs continue to provide options for parents and kids to live happier and healthier lives. On YMCA Healthy K...

Stroke survivors improve balance with tai chi

Stroke can impair balance, heightening the risk of a debilitating fall. But a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher has found that stroke survivors can improve their balance by practicing the Chinese martial art of tai chi. Christina Hui-Chan, professor and head of physical therapy at UI...

A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 10, 2009 A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's Disease, according to a study published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease . This study was carried out in 16 university hospital departments of neurology, ...

Young Women Learn to Strike a Balance Between Breast Cancer and Careers

- Against Backdrop of JAMA Report on Post-Diagnosis Joblessness, Legal and Medical Experts Share Real-Life Solutions for Working Through Cancer - DALLAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer and Careers, along with its founding partner Roche, has joined forces with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC...

Regulations Against Balance Billing to Impact Orange County, Calif., Physicians' Bottom Line

Enforcement Impacts Emergency Room Physicians in Particular, According to New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that physicians in Orange County, Calif., fa...

Smart Balance to Webcast Presentation at Roth Capital Partners Growth Stock Conference

PARAMUS, N.J., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today Steven Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Balance, Inc., will make a presentation at the Roth Capital Partners 21st Annual Growth Stock Conference in Dana Point, CA, at 2 p.m. ...

Smart Balance to Bring Milk with More Taste and Less Fat to New York City and Albany Metro Areas and New England

Excellent Source of Omega-3s EPA/DHA and 170% Daily Requirement of Vitamin E PARAMUS, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) today announced that it will launch Smart Balance(TM) Milk in supermarkets in the New York City and Albany metro areas and New Eng...

New Balance Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Partnership

BOSTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- New Balance announced today that 2009 marks the company's 20th year as a proud sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R). New Balance will celebrate this anniversary with the introduction of a pink special edition New Balance 993 running shoe and an expected $1 mil...

Perception of health and balance has direct impact on walking activity, new study says

ALEXANDRIA, VA---December 19, 2008--- New research out of the University of Pittsburgh indicates that patients' perceptions of their own health and balance have an impact on how much they walk. The study was originally published in Physical Therapy (December 2008), the scientific journal of the ...

Smart Balance Presented to the Consumer Analyst Group of New York

CEO Hughes Reviews Strategies and Progress NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced that Stephen Hughes, Smart Balance Chairman and CEO, spoke at a meeting of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) in New York, NY, at noon EST on ...

Marathon Health Joins Forces with New Balance for Employee Health - Associate Health Services Provided at Three Maine Locations

Marathon Health, a leading provider of onsite health services and technology solutions, has announced that New Balance, the athletic products company, has selected Marathon Health to develop, implement and manage onsite health clinics and to provide health services to workers at New Balance facil...

Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance

Simple ways to enjoy the feast without overdoing it WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Ready, set, eat. On Thanksgiving Day, the average American will consume 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat at the average holiday feast, according to a tally provided by the American Council...

Stem-cell sentry sounds the alarm to maintain balance between cancer and aging, U-M researchers find

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Like a sentry guarding the castle walls, a molecular messenger inside adult stem cells sounds the alarm when it senses hazards that could allow the invasion of an insidious enemy: Cancer. The alarm bell halts the process of cell division in its tracks, preventing an error tha...

Smart Balance to Webcast Presentation at Canaccord Adams Global Growth Conference

PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today Stephen Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Balance, Inc., will make a presentation at the Canaccord Adams Global Growth Conference in Boston, MA, at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursd...

Smart Balance Announces Marketing Organization Appointment

PARAMUS, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced an appointment in its marketing organization today. Richard McWilliams has been named to the position of vice president and general manager, core brands, reporting to Gregory Venner, executive vice p...

How molecules out of balance lead to human multiple myeloma and other cancers

An international team of scientists has identified processes that are heavily implicated in human multiple myeloma and other B cell cancers, moving us closer to developing quick tests and readouts that could help in the tailored treatment of patients. B cells, the white blood cells that produce...

Providence Service Corporation Sees Budget Clarity Improving Toward Year End With Budget Issues Impacting Second Quarter and Balance of 2008

Three Material Procurement Awards Could Improve Outlook Second Quarter Results to be Reported Wednesday, August 6th After Market Close TUCSON, Ariz., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced ...

Gentiva Safe Strides(R) Home Balance Therapy Program is Reducing Risk of Dangerous Falls and Relieving Pain for Thousands of Older Americans

96% of Patients in National Survey Showed Reduction in Fall Risk MELVILLE, N.Y., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Safe Strides, the pioneering home balance therapy program from Gentiva Health Services, Inc., is reducing the risk of dangerous falls, relieving pain and increasing se...

West Penn Allegheny Health System Adjusts Balance Sheet

PITTSBURGH, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) officials announced today that a review of the organization's accounting methodology has revealed the need for an adjustment to its balance sheet. The amount of the adjustment is approximately $73 million. West Pen...

New AARP Report Finds Mixed Results Among State Governments' Efforts to Balance Long Term Care Services Under Medicaid

In New York, the majority of Medicaid LTC Funds dedicated to Nursing Homes NEW YORK, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by AARP's Public Policy Institute finds mixed results and promising signs among state government efforts to balance long-term care (LTC) options under Medicaid...

Smart Balance Added to Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes

PARAMUS, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today that it has been included in the broad-market Russell 2000(R) and Russell 3000(R) indexes. Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 27t...

The balance shifts

The risk of contracting a Clostridium difficile infection following operations for which a "prophylactic" antibiotic is given to prevent infection is 21 times greater now than it was just a decade ago, according to researchers from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada. They report their findings...

Smart Balance to Webcast Presentation at Goldman Sachs Consumer Products Symposium

PARAMUS, N.J., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today Stephen Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Balance Inc., will make a presentation at the annual Goldman Sachs Consumer Products Symposium in New York, NY, at 10:50 a.m. EDT on ...

Smart Balance Announces 2008 First-Quarter Results

- Net sales $50.8 million, up 25% versus year ago on operating basis (1) - Gross profit margin 45% - despite historic high commodity costs - Net loss $1.2 million, includes non-cash charges of $3.2 million - 2008 Outlook - Targeted 30% growth in net sales on operating basis (1) PARAMUS, ...

Smart Balance Inc. to Hold Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 21, 2008

PARAMUS, N.J., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) will hold its annual meeting of stockholders at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, 100 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666. Stockholders of record...

IVMD Inc. Announces Fundamental Balance Sheet Restructuring.

(OTCBB: IVME; Frankfurt: I7VF) INVERNESS, Scotland, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - In Veritas announces that it has secured a fundamental balance sheet restructuring leaving it free of all loan note indebtedness, and that it has secured a further equity capital line to ...

Higher Balance Institute Forced to File Suit to Defend Itself

After months of being the victim of continuous false and harmful statements, grass-roots meditation company, Higher Balance, files suit to defend itself. After failed attempts at seeking a peaceful resolution they seek to find a positive. The silver lining? Recovered damages gained given ...

Smart Balance Announces Sales Organization Appointments

PARAMUS, N.J., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced appointments in its sales organization today. Kenneth Messick has been named to the position of vice president, business development. Gerald Edel has been named to the position of vice presiden...

Photo: Meet the F.A.T. Balance Characters!

New Book Offers an Entertaining Solution For Lasting Weight Loss CLEVELAND, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- When was the last time you read a diet book from cover to cover because it made you smile, laugh, and shout with joy? F.A.T. Balance Diet: 10 Steps to Weight Loss Freedom offers a stre...

Smart Balance Presented at Citi Small/Midcap Conference

CEO Hughes Lists 2007 Accomplishments and Reiterates Plans for Growth LAS VEGAS, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today that members of its executive team presented at the annual Citi Small/Midcap Conference in Las Vegas, NV, at 12:25 p.m. EDT o...

Smart Balance to Webcast Presentation at Citi Small/Midcap Conference

PARAMUS, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) announced today that members of its executive team will present at the annual Citi Small/Midcap Conference in Las Vegas, NV, at 12:25 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Steven Hughes, Chairman and Chief...
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