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Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

Median annual out-of-pocket premium costs up $500 since 2006 YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With health reform looming, a new Consumer Reports survey suggests that consumers are ready for some changes. For survey respondents, median annual out-of-pocket ...

Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

If proven effective, tamoxifen could be new way to fight Candida ,, FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to help prevent recurring breast cancer appears to hold promise as a treatment for deadly fungal infections, new research has found. University of Rochester Medical C...

Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Loud music made hearts beat faster and blood pressure go up, while softer passages lowered both heart rates and blood pressure, a new study shows. It's the latest word on how music a...

Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet Helps Summer Travelers Beat Jet Lag

As the summer travel season begins, many vacation and business travelers will beat jet lag with the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, Ill. (Vocus) June 1, 2009 -- As the summer travel season begins, many...

Pills Plus Psychotherapy Can Beat Insomnia

But pharmaceuticals may help only in the short-term, new study finds,,,, TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, a new study suggests that the short-term use of sleep medications plus behavioral changes may be the best combina...

Seattle Laces Up to Beat the Bridge and Diabetes

Over $1 Million Raised at Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes Event SEATTLE, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Sunday, May 17, over 9,000 runners, walkers and all manner of fleet footed fundraisers in the fight against diabetes gathered at University of Washington's Husky Stad...

Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes Run to Temporarily Suspend Traffic in University District on Sunday, May 17

SEATTLE, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Sunday, May 17, traffic near the University of Washington and Montlake Bridge in Seattle will be temporarily suspended for the 27th annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes 8K run, which benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. ...

Professional Football Players Mothers' Association Teams Up with Go Red For Women(R) to Beat the No. 1 Killer of Women

NFL Moms Wilma McNabb and Gladys Bettis to Tackle Heart Disease in Women at the 2009 NFL Draft DALLAS, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Go Red For Women(R) is heading to the 2009 NFL Draft to announce its new partnership with the Professional Football Players Mothers' Association (PFPMA). ...

Women's Health Advocates To Moms: We Can Beat Cervical Cancer!

On Mother's Day, Wear and Share a Pearl of Wisdom to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cervical cancer is preventable - if every woman knows about and benefits from the tools - the Pap test, HPV test and HPV vaccine - now available to protect them fro...

A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries

Podiatrists suggest proper shoes, warm-up routine can prevent most common foot and ankle problems SUNDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Spring beckons us outside for fun and exercise and that tends to lead to more calls to doctors about foot injuries, according to the American Podiatric...

Gurgle's Guide on How to Beat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Fatigue

Most women expect to go through common symptoms during pregnancy, such as morning sickness, fatigue and weight gain, but despite this, many are not prepared to deal with them when they come. At Gurgle, we offer a guide to women in their early stages of pregnancy on how to cope with these symptoms...

Go Red For Women(R) Hosts Casting Call to Beat No. 1 Killer of Women With Celebrity Supporter Andie MacDowell

Women across America invited to share their heart-healthy lifestyle choices DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women face choices every day. Some choices aren't important, while others are life changing. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., yet research shows that ei...

Atlanta School of Massage Grads Beat National Test Scores By Wide Margin

Graduates of Atlanta School of Massage, taking the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage for the first time, achieved a pass rate more than twenty points higher than the national average. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 18, 2009 -- Graduates of Atl...

Helping Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues

Depression can be a common problem this time of year, experts say SUNDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- While the holiday season is a festive time for many, it can cause depression for seniors who've lost loved ones or are having health or financial problems. For some seniors, this de...

Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics

Study highlights: -- Drug-eluting stents showed improved outcomes as compared with bare metal stents in diabetics. -- No excess adverse events were found with drug-eluting stents in diabetic patients. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug-eluting stents reduced the risk of...

Gatorade and NFL Launch Third Annual Beat the Heat Campaign to Educate Youth Football Players and Coaches About Heat-Related Illnesses

All 32 NFL Teams to Participate in Safety Campaign to Help Boost Awareness and Raise Charitable Funds CHICAGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As teams around the National Football League (NFL) and schools across the country prepare for two-a-day preseason practices, The Gatorade C...

How Seniors Can Beat the Heat

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older people are especially at risk from heat-related health problems such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion. With the heat wave we are currently experiencing, now is not the time to do chores, run errands or weed your garden. "Heat can be miserable...

Novo Nordisk Changing Diabetes(R) Bus Boogies into San Francisco on World Tour to Beat Diabetes

'Dancing with the Stars'' champion Drew Lachey joins effort to change diabetes and judges national contest to promote dancing as exercise PRINCETON, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced that the Changing Diabetes(R) Bus World T...

Farm moms may help children beat allergies

ATS 2008, TORONTOMothers exposed to farms, particularly to barns and farm milk, while pregnant confer protection from allergies on their newborns, according to a group of German researchers, who will present their findings at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 International Conference in Toronto ...

Seattle Laces Up To Beat the Bridge and Diabetes

Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes set for Sunday, May 18 SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Sunday, May 18, over 9,000 runners, walkers and all manner of fleet footed fundraisers in the fight against diabetes gathered at University of Washington's Husky Stadium to par...

Soy Foods Beat Out Fresh Fish and Meat for 'Best New Products Tried By Consumers' While Demand and Profits Continue to Grow

NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Soy foods have staying power according to a new report from Packaged Facts, Soy Foods and Beverages in the U.S. The soy food and beverage market topped $2 billion in 2007, up 7% from 2006, due largely to snack bar and soymilk products. Sales of soy foods and ...

Heard the One About How to Beat Tension?

Research shows anticipation of laughter helps reduce body's release of stress hormones MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Anticipating a good laugh reduces the release of stress hormones that can weaken your immune system over time, according to a new study. The researchers, who p...

Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice

One hormone cured 80 percent of pancreatic cancers, two-thirds of breast cancers, researcher says THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers early evidence that hormones produced by the heart to control both blood pressure and volume could be harnessed to treat -- and po...

American Heart Month Double Dares Women to Beat Health Foes

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Women of the United States, we double dare you! Stub out those nasty cigarettes for good, and dramatically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Who's laying down the gauntlet? With its Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association has cha...

Beckman Coulter's 4th Quarter and Full Year 2007 Revenue Grows 10.8% and 9.2%, Respectively; 2007 Earnings Per Share Beat Outlook

Board Increases Dividend, Authorizes New Share Repurchase, Names Garrett Chairman FULLERTON, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products that simplify, automate and innov...

Research shows a daily does of beetroot juice can beat high blood pressure

Researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine have discovered that drinking just 500ml of beetroot juice a day can significantly reduce blood pressure. The study, published online today in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, could have major implications for the treatment...

Lifetime Television Launches Third Annual Don't Skip a Beat Multi-Platform Heart Health Awareness Initiative

- Effort Part of Lifetime's Nonpartisan Every Woman Counts Election Year Campaign to Encourage Women to Speak Out on Issues That Matter Most - NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in concert with the kick-off of American Heart Month, Lifetime Television launches its third annual Don't Sk...

High-Dose Chemo Helps Beat Rare Brain Cancer

Many patients achieved long-term remission without radiation, study finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Most people suffering from a rare brain cancer appear to benefit from high doses of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate, a small study finds. Primary central nervous syst...

New meal planning website launches just in time to help today's busy, health-conscious families and individuals to beat the odds when it comes to keeping their New Year's resolutions around eating healthier and getting organized

HALIFAX, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ - For most people who made a New Year's resolution over the past couple of weeks the promise won't last until February, but for those looking to eat healthier and get organized a new online meal planning service is sure to boost the odds of success. What's more, it...

AUDIO from Medialink and 24 Hour Fitness: Beat the Holiday Bulge with 24 Hour Fitness

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is a time for office parties, sweet snacks, and big family meals. Combine high-calorie goodies with the cold winter weather, and December can be a tough time to stay fit. Derek Gallup, Fitness Operations VP at 24 Hour Fitness health clubs, s...

Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu

Data review finds they're best at keeping individuals safe THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to fighting the spread of influenza and other respiratory viruses, physical barrier measures -- such as handwashing and wearing masks, gloves and gowns -- may be more effective than dr...

Reduce Stress Hormones to Beat Sleep Problems

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress can ruin your whole day ... and your whole night, too. According to NIH estimates, at least 60 million Americans annually suffer from occasional sleeplessness, and the stress of modern living can play a major role. "Stress and sleep are not com...

Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Spirituality helps older black American women with high blood pressure stick to the drug regimens that keep the condition under control, new research suggests. Older black Ameri...

How to Beat the High Cost of Living

Government prohibitions against purchase of private medical care compromise patient health WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The move by the U.S. government to restrict the ability of Medicare patients to spend their own money on medical care is denying these patients an element...

'Re-plumbing' liver helps beat cancer

Temporarily diverting blood leaving the liver during chemotherapy could prolong the lives of people with primary or secondary liver tumours. The hour-long procedure allows massive doses of chemotherapy drugs to reach the liver and kill the cancer cells without poisoning the rest of the body. The...

ABC TV San Francisco Features Canine Cancer Research Story: Saving Our Dogs, Helping Humans Beat Cancer - Work at Morris Animal Foundation, UC-Davis

DENVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and treatments to save dogs from cancer and the benefits this research is having for human cancer patients was the subject of a news report that debuted on ABC TV San Francisco on September 18. The story, which was picked up by about 15 stations nation...

When It Comes to a Mate, Beauty Can't Be Beat

New research finds that both men and women place a premium on looks THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- With Valentine's Day as a backdrop, researchers are taking a cold look at the hot topic of romantic attraction and turning some long-held assumptions on their pretty heads. Debu...

Northwestern Memorial's Heart Center Pioneers Minimally Invasive Surgery That Corrects Irregular Heart Beat

Experts combine traditional surgery procedures for a minimally invasive surgical option to treat atrial fibrillation CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heartbeat, affects approximately 180,000 Chicagoans and upwards of 6 million people in th...

Nicotine Plus Alcohol May Be Tough to Beat

The two habits work together to maintain addiction, study suggests TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- As many bar patrons know all too well, drinking and smoking tend to go together. Now, research in mice suggests why that might be so. It's well known that, "The success rate for st...

Robbie Donates 1.5 Million Pounds to Help His Native People Beat Addiction

Singer/songwriter Robbie Williams has reportedly donated 1.5 million pounds for the 'Give it Sum' charity. The 33-year-old had set the organisation in collaboration with Comic Relief, which aimed at helping drug and alcohol addicted young people in his home city Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. ...
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