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Kefir, a Probiotic-Rich Drink, May Benefit Specific Groups of Children

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results from a new Georgetown University Medical Center study find Kefir, a probiotic-rich drink, may have a positive effect on reducing antibiotic-induced diarrhea in certain children experiencing health problems. In the study, t...

Hamptons' Artists & Writers 61st Annual Charity Softball Game To Benefit Phoenix House - To be Held at Herrick Park, East Hampton, Saturday, August 15, 2009, 3 pm

NEW YORK and EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix House is delighted to announce that once again the Artists & Writers 61st Annual Charity Softball Game will benefit Phoenix House, as well as the East End Hospice and East Hampton Day Care. This annual Hamptons...

New Study Shows That Pharmacogenomics Could Benefit Patients, Spur Investment in Innovation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study funded by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) shows that pharmacogenomics -- the field of scientific research focused on learning how genetic profiles predict the body's response to medicines - has the potential to lead to h...

Harrison City ROCKS! Set for August 15, Music Festival to Benefit Cardiac Research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Harrison City ROCKS! Festival kicks off Saturday, August 15, 12 p.m., at the Harrison City Municipal Park, to benefit the Matthew P. Fischerkeller Memorial Fund, which helps support cardiac research at Children's Hospital of Pit...

Verizon Wireless Kicks Off Wireless Phone Recycling Drive to Benefit Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every four American women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point during her life. Through its exclusive HopeLine(R) program, Verizon Wireless will demonstrate its commitment to ending the epidemic of domestic viole...

Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests

British study supports raising age for screening, which U.S. is pondering,, TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A British study adds evidence to support a growing movement to raise the age at which American women should start Pap screening to detect cervical cancer. In England, the...

Medigap Plans in Illinois to Benefit From Medicare Advantage Reimbursement Cuts

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage reimbursement will benefit organizations offering Medicare supplement plans in Illinois. According to the recent Il...

Kaiser Permanente Approves $11 Million in Community Benefit Grants

OAKLAND, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans, announced today that it has approved more than $11 million in grants and donations to more than 700 nonprofit agencies nationwide in the second...

Plain White T's to Headline Lake Effect Benefit for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care at Palmer House, Friday, August 28th

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago's philanthropic season kicks-off with a major benefit for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care at the historic Palmer House on Friday, August 28th from 5 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are limited to the first 1,500 people. Tic...

MedInsights Partners With myMatrixx(TM) for Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Management

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- MedIn s ights, Inc. , a leading workers' compensation managed care services provider, and myMa t rixx(TM) , a leading provider of pharmacy management solutions for workers' compensation claims, announced a new partnership that is expected to...

EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Assigns all Its Assets to Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. for the Benefit of Its Creditors

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), announced today that assets of EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("EPIX") have been assigned to him for the benefit of EPIX's creditors. EPIX's products and services focus on the discovery and development ...

May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch 'Cars for Classrooms' Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism

Award-winning car toys offer schools innovative teaching tool for children with autism RANDOLPH, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May Institute, the National Autism Center, and Automoblox are proud to announce the launch of "Cars for Classrooms," a unique summer chari...

Gulf Coast Residents to Benefit From Gift of Kuwaiti People

BATON ROUGE, La., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross unveiled today the first of four new facilities designed to help the organization boost its disaster response capabilities along the Gulf of Mexico. The new Red Cross buildings, located in Baton Rouge, LA, ...

Radiology Benefit Management Could Save Medicare up to $18 Billion Over 10 Years

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medicare program could save between $11.6 and $18 billion in diagnostic imaging costs over the next 10 years by implementing a radiology benefit management (RBM) program similar to those used in the private sector. Currently, 90 percent ...

Sunitinib Benefit Explored in Poor-Prognosis Kidney Cancer

Treatment safe in advanced disease but more study is needed, experts say THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The oral cancer drug sunitinib (Sutent) has shown promising results in advanced kidney cancer patients who have a poor prognosis, new research says. Previous clinical trial...

In Colorado, Commercial Medical and Pharmacy Benefit Enrollment Down at State Level

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that medical and pharmacy benefit enrollment in Colorado declined between July 2008 and January 2009. According to data available in the newest releas...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peter Campbell, 65, was struggling to find the words to communicate. When his wife asked what his name was and where he lived, he couldn't think of the answers. Following a CT scan of his brain, he learned that an aggressive type ...

First Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game to Benefit the Young Survival Coalition

WASHINGTON , July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women lawmakers will participate in the first Congressional Women's Softball Game, a bi-partisan and bi-cameral event, to be held on Tuesday, July 14 at Guy Mason Field. The first pitch will be thrown at 7:35 pm. Proceeds from the game will h...

Omega-3s Benefit Heart Attack Survivors, Healthy Adults, Mothers and Infants

DENVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) found in seafood and fish oil are again linked to a range of health benefits in the June 2009 Fats of Life and PUFA Newsletter . New studies show that omega-3s may reduce the risk of heart attack survivors developing prema...

Rice University team's award-winning device could benefit treatment of hand injuries

A team of Rice University bioengineering students who invented a device to measure intrinsic hand muscle strength has won two prestigious honors for their patent-pending creation, PRIME. The device could revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of hand injuries and neurological disorders, specifi...

Al's Angels' 'Angels in July' Saugatuck River Bridge Lighting to Benefit Children in Need

WESTPORT, Conn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairfield County residents will have the opportunity to witness a special, one night only holiday event tomorrow as they celebrate the traditional lighting of the Saugatuck River Bridge at dusk. Those who purchase tickets to the event, in advance or at the d...

Farmers Insurance Pledges to Match All Donations Up to $250k For "Be a Hero for Babies Day" to Benefit March Of Dimes

LOS ANGELES, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A matching gift of $250,000 by Farmers Insurance kicks off the upcoming "Be a Hero for Babies Day" to raise funds for March of Dimes programs of research and education to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Make ...

Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas & Mike Weir to Play at Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge to Benefit Native American Youth

Begay, Oneida Indian Nation and San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians join forces to fight obesity and diabetes and promote youth sports and wellness within Native American communities VERONA, N.Y., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Notah Begay III, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, today announced th...

Joint Replacement Patients with Diabetes Greatly Benefit from Controlled Glucose

New study finds controlled glucose levels help decrease chance for complications ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetics undergoing total joint replacement often are at a higher risk of experiencing complications after surgery due to various pre-existing health conditi...

Possible benefit from online genetic testing for lung cancer

PHILADELPHIA - As scientists continue to decode the human genome and the information becomes publicly available, private companies that offer online genetic testing are multiplying. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health were concerned that perhaps these tests posed a risk. They evalua...

Measurements fail to identify TB patients who could benefit from shorter treatment course

Tuberculosis (TB) is a difficult infection to treat and requires six months of multiple antibiotics to cure it. To combat the TB pandemic, a shorter and simpler drug treatment would be a huge advance since most TB occurs in resource-limited settings with poor public health infrastructures. T...

Caregivers may benefit from adult day care

Caring for an elderly family member can be stressful and can pose health threats to caregiver givers. Steven Zarit, professor and head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State, received a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effects of caregivin...

Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

Research shows that recovery improves with family involvement FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- When a teenager has an eating disorder, it's not just the teen's problem. It's a family problem. So, parents should join in on the treatment, a growing number of experts believe. Wit...

Federal Trade Commission Reports: Authorized Generics, During the 180-day Exclusivity Period, Benefit Consumers and the American Healthcare System

- Authorized Generics Benefit Consumers and Save the American Healthcare System Money CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories , a Mason-based independent authorized generic company, applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for issuing their interim report on the short and ...

Will individuals with Alzheimer's disease benefit from cataract surgery?

CLEVELANDA multi-institutional team of researchers, led by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, will begin a five-year, $2.9 million National Institutes of Health-funded study. They will examine the lives of patients with both cataracts and Alzheimer's ...

Beyonce & Solange Knowles to Perform Benefit Concert in Minneapolis on July 16

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- International superstar Beyonce will perform at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on July 16 to benefit the Charles & Phyllis Newman Foundation and the Knowles Family charitable organization, The Survivor Foundation. One of the most widely recognized and h...

Winner Medical to Benefit From the Increase of Tax Rebate Rate for Exports From China

SHENZHEN, China, June 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On June 3, 2009, the Chinese State Ministry of Finance and State Ministry of Taxation announced that as of June 1, 2009, the tax rebate rate for exports of medical dressing and related products would be increased by two (2) percent. As a leading ex...

Commercial Medical and Pharmacy Benefit Enrollment Down in New York

HealthLeaders-InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor-Rx Evaluates How Medical and Pharmacy Lives are Covered at National, State and MSA Levels NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that medical and p...

No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots

Taking precautions best way to avoid deep vein thrombosis, report says TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that genetic testing can help prevent the potentially dangerous blood clots called deep vein thrombosis, a new U.S. government report shows. The presence of ...

Philadelphia Cancer Patients to Benefit from Expansion of the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program

Program Will Provide Personal Guide to Help Local Cancer Patients Better Navigate Their Cancer Experience Thanks to Support from AstraZeneca PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society today launched its Patient Navigator Program at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson...

HealthLeaders-InterStudy Launches Pharmacy Benefit Evaluator

The New Pharmacy Benefit Evaluator Analyzes Health Plan Pharmacy Benefit Structure, Spending and the Plan-PBM Relationship to Inform Managed Care Sales Strategy Development NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intellig...

IFX anti-TNF therapy associated with clinical benefit over 5 years in patients with active AS

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: After five years of receiving infliximab (IFX) anti-TNF therapy, 61.8% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) showed substantial clinical benefit (ASAS40, ASsessment in AS, 40-response) and 27.6% achieved ASAS partial remission. Moreover, at five ye...

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Grant Recipient and Health Activist Rosa Soto Featured in Food, Inc. Documentary Film

A Profile of a Leader at the California Center for Public Health Advocacy LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When the producers of the new documentary Food, Inc . contacted Rosa Soto, 33, to talk about the relationship between the food industry and public health, they came to the right pla...

Study IDs benefit of donor SCT for adults with acute myeloid leukemia

BOSTON--A stem cell transplant (SCT) from a compatible donor early in the course of disease is the best approach for the majority of young and middle-aged adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a new analysis of two dozen clinical studies. The findings of the study, publ...

Oak Brook Hills Golf Classic to Benefit the Children's Miracle Network

Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort Sponsors Scottish-Themed Charity Event OAK BROOK, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday, June 18, 2009, marks an important night at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Illinois. From 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening, the Oak Brook Hills resort wil...
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