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MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

COLUMBIA, Mo. (8/6/2009) -America's 77 million aging baby boomers and their families soon will face decisions about their long-term care needs. A new book co-authored by Marilyn Rantz, an eldercare expert at the University of Missouri, explains how consumers can find the best eldercare options in ...

ConvaTec Launches Versiva(R) XC(R) Campaign and Best Practice Statement

SKILLMAN, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading provider of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the launch of a new campaign and best practice statement supporting Versiva ((R)) XC ((R)) gelling foam dressing. B...

First Midwest Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Summit October 27 in Minneapolis; International Panel to Discuss New Regulations, Recession, & BI Best Practices

First Midwest Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Summit October 27 announced by Lancet Software. Conference for healthcare professionals will explore using business intelligence to mitigate impact of recession, comply with new regulations and implement best practices; regional and internation...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

New state reports also recognize performance of North Shore-LIJ surgeons Alan Hartman and Robert Palazzo, cardiologist Lawrence Ong NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart bypass surgery, ac...

BayCare Named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BayCare Health System today announced that it has been recognized as one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend magazine . The rankings, which recognized 100 small, medium and large companies, were comp...

Central DuPage Hospital Ranks 35th in Orthopaedics in U.S. News Media Group's 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals

Third Consecutive Year CDH on Well-Known List WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) ranks 35th in Orthopaedics in U.S. News's 2009-10 publication of America's Best Hospitals, accessible online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sal...

LifeSpan Treadmill Awarded BEST TREADMILL by Health Magazine

SALT LAKE CITY, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Magazine awarded the LifeSpan TR4000i treadmill Best Treadmill for its innovative features, most notably its ability to save exercise data and transfer results to a personal online health and fitness management account to track progre...

Clarian Health/Indiana University School of Medicine Specialty Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

Clarian/IUSM programs are the only Indiana programs included in prestigious national rankings Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) July 21, 2009 -- Nine clinical programs at Clarian Health / Indiana University School of Medicine are ranked among the top 50 national programs in U....

Baylor Dallas Recognized In U.S. News Media Group's 2009 - 2010 America's Best Hospitals

DALLAS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventeenth consecutive year, U.S. News has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) in its America's Best Hospitals issue. Baylor Dallas is the only North Texas hospital to achieve this distinction. "Natio...

The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to "Honor Roll" in U.S. News's 2009-10 Edition of America's Best Hospitals

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York has been named one of the very best hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. New York, NY (Vocus) July 16, 2009 -- The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York has been named one of the very best hospital...

Northwestern Memorial Among America's Best Hospitals in 11 Clinical Specialties According to U.S. News' 2009 Rankings

The hospital is the highest-rated Illinois hospital in six clinical areas CHICAGO, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital is rated in 11 clinical specialties -- six of which make it the highest ranked in Illinois -- as part of U.S. News ...

St. Alexius Medical Center Named to America's Best Hospitals Rankings

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, has joined the prestigious ranks of America's top medical institutions in the annual America's Best Hospitals list published by U.S. News & World Report magazine. St. Alexius Medical Cen...

U.S. News Media Group Announces 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group , the nation's leading source of rankings and service journalism, today announced the 2009-10 publication of America's Best Hospitals, accessible today online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sale at newsstands Tuesday,...

Hospital for Special Surgery Remains Top Hospital in Northeast in U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Hospitals' List for Orthopedics

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 19(th) consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery has ranked above all other hospitals in the Northeast in orthopedics. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) ranks second in the nation in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in its 20...

Combination Therapy Best for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Adding radiation and hormone treatment to brachytherapy improves survival, study shows MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Men with aggressive prostate cancer who have brachytherapy alone are more likely to die than those who receive a combination of treatments, new findings show. I...

Aegis of Granada Hills Wins Award for Best Assisted Living Facility

GRANADA HILLS, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegis of Granada Hills has been named "Best Assisted Living Facility" by The Daily News of Los Angeles in their annual Readers Choice Awards. This is the second year in a row Aegis of Granada Hills has been honored with the award. In voting, Aegis ...

DIA Workshop Features Industry and FDA for Discussion of Best Practices for Electronic Establishment Registration and Product Listing

August 11-12 in Philadelphia, PA Horsham, PA (Vocus) -- The Drug Information Association (DIA), in collaboration with the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), PhRMA, and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), will host eDrug Listing and Establishm...

Quest International Repeats Win as Siemens Healthcare Best Global Supplier of the Year

IRVINE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest International, Inc. announced it was once again the recipient of the biennially-conferred Siemens Healthcare's Best Global Supplier of the Year Award. This is the second consecutive year the Irvine, California-based company was presented with the award...

For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best

Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say,, MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Instinctively easing a child's anxiety could be counterproductive if girl or boy suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, say University of Florida researchers. Helping children...

Search for America's Best Veterinarian Continues With Third Annual 'Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(R)' Contest

Nationwide Essay Contest Honors Veterinarians for Dedication to Improving Animal Health and Well-Being DENVER, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominate your veterinarian for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(R) contest, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). The national short-es...

Barriers Hinder EMS Workers From Using Best Resuscitation Practices

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation effort...

Show Your Best Summer Skin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After a long winter spent inside, most people can't wait to pack away their winter clothes and get outdoors. As the temperatures begin to rise and tanks and shorts are worked into our everyday attire, exposing healthy, beautiful skin is top of mind. With...

Healthcare Staffing Company Medical Solutions Named Among "2009 Best Places to Work in Omaha"

Healthcare staffing company Medical Solutions has landed on the Best Places to Work in Omaha list for the second straight year. The list is sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm LLP and is considered one of the top honors for an Omaha business. ...

Wrigley Honored With '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award

National Business Group on Health Recognizes Wrigley for its Commitment to Workplace Health & Wellness CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company was honored with a Silver Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a...

Eggland's Best and Award-Winning Fitness Trainer Cathe Friedrich Launch National Health and Fitness Program

"EB to the Third Power" Can Help Americans Improve their Diets, Health and Energy NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggland's Best, America's No. 1 branded egg, and exercise pro Cathe Friedrich today announced they are teaming up to help Americans make fitness and healthy eating an essential ...

Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study adds compelling support for current recommendations that people who first get clot-dissolving treatment for heart attacks should have a...

National Business Group on Health Recognizes Verizon as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has named Verizon to its 2009 list of Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles. Verizon earned a spot in the list's Gold Category for helping employees make better choices about health and well-being. The company pro...

Journal Publishes AssisTek Article on Best Practices in Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO)

As a result of assisTek's commitment to quality systems and expertise in implementing electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) in clinical trials, assisTek's article on challenges and best practices for implementing ePRO will be published this summer in EPC Data Management & IT Solutions. ...

National Business Group on Health Recognizes 63 Large Employers as '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award Winners

Largest-Ever Class of Award Winners Demonstrates Strong Employer Commitment to Workplace Health & Wellness Programs WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) is pleased to announce 63 large employers -- representing the full spectrum o...

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children's National Medical Center among Best Children's Hospitals

Children's National Medical Center (ChildrensNational.org) is once again ranked among America's best pediatric institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Children's National ranks among the elite of pediatric specialty care providers in the country in eight pediatric subspecialty areas. Ranked...

U.S. News Media Group Releases Rankings of America's Best Children's Hospitals

- 2009 rankings include 10 specialties and Honor Roll - WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group today released its second annual rankings by specialty of America's Best Children's Hospitals, available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and featured in the August...

DaVita Named One of Best Companies to Work for in Colorado

DENVER, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has been recognized by the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Program. DaVita(R) is the only...

IDG's Computerworld Names Progressive Medical to Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Progressive Medical, Inc. ( www.progressive-medical.com ) announced today that IDG's Computerworld has selected them as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. The Best Places to Work in IT is an annual list released by Computerworld which notes the best work envi...

Aflac Again Honored as One of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Insurer climbs five spots on Computerworld's annual listing of top companies for IT professionals COLUMBUS, Ga., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced that IDG's Computerworld , the voice of IT management, has again selected the company as one of the top workplaces for inform...

A. M. Best Upgrades ProAssurance Group to 'A' (Excellent)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA ) said today that A. M. Best has upgraded the rating for ProAssurance Group to "A" (Excellent). The Group's debt rating was also upgraded to "BBB." The rating outlook is Stable. (Logo: http://www.new...

Allsup Medicare Advisor(SM) Expands Service; Helps Seniors and People with Disabilities Make Best Medicare Choices

People now have objective, personalized support to learn about all Medicare options, enroll in the plan that is best for them and receive significant healthcare savings; new service adds online convenience Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) June 17, 2009 -- Allsup today announced...

Steelcase Inc. Receives Five Best of NeoCon Awards and Best Overall Showroom for Nurture at NeoCon 2009

- Awards Recognize Outstanding Design Innovation in Casegoods, Seating, Tables and Fabrics - CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS ), a global office environments manufacturer, today announced that the Steelcase family of companies won five Best of NeoCon awa...

IDG's Computerworld Names WellPoint to Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

INDIANAPOLIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ) announced today that IDG's Computerworld magazine has selected WellPoint as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the weekly IT publication's 16th annual Best Places to W...

Hospital Corporation of America Named to Computerworld's Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) announced today that it has been selected as one of Computerworld 's top workplaces for information technology professionals. HCA is ranked No. 56 on the publication's top 100 list. (Logo: http://ww...

Summit Doppler Systems Wins GHX 2009 Best in Class Award

Annual awards program recognizes medical-surgical market leaders GOLDEN, Colo., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Doppler Systems today announced that it is a recipient of a 2009 GHX Best in Class Award for achieving the highest year-over-year market share growth for distributed products in ...
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