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One in Seven Seniors Faces Social Security Check Cuts in 2010

At Least 6.8 Million Affected; Total Could Include Millions More WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Close to seven million seniors -- one in every seven -- will receive a smaller Social Security check next year, according to a new analysis by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). M...

COPD Foundation announces launch of Lung Health Check on WebMD

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 17, 2009)The COPD Foundation announces launch of the Lung Health Check, developed in an educational collaboration with WebMD. Development of the Lung Health Check was made possible by funding from the COPD Foundation. The Lung Health Check is an educational platform at www...

Reell Precision Manufacturing Creates a New Category of Torque Control Hinges, Check Out the Reell Torque Insert

Reell's Torque Inserts are suitable for a wide variety of markets and are used in a wide range of motion control devices. These torque inserts are ideal in applications that require pivoting capability and where visual, cosmetic appeal may be important. Check out the Reell Torque Hinge - easier...

Wayne County Community College District Presents Second Annual Child Car Seat Check Program

Event held in partnership with Children's Hospital of Michigan will teach parents and caregivers how to secure children for vehicle travel Proper use of booster seats and car restraints is crucial for protecting children while on the road DETROIT, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents and ...

China Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Stockholder Approval of Charter Amendment to Permit Early Distribution of Its Trust Fund and to Permit Its Continued Existence Without Blank Check Company Provisions and Sets Payment Date

PASADENA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") (NYSE Alternext US: CHM, CHM-U, CHM-WS) announced that at its annual meeting held today, March 5, 2009, its stockholders voted in favor of a charter amendment to allow the early distribution of t...

Stater Bros. Markets Presents $1,143,000 Check to Muscular Dystrophy Association

Since 1986, Stater Bros. has raised over $6.1 Million for MDA SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Markets is pleased to announce that a check for $1,143,000 was presented to the MDA during the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon over the recent Labor Day weekend. Stater Bro...

Safe Kids USA Offers Car Seat Inspections for National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 20

Nearly 900 Child Passenger Safety Events Held during the Month WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids coalitions around the country are holding nearly 900 vehicle safety events for families during the month of September, including more than 200 car seat checkup events on S...

Jay C Stores Ask Customers to Check for Recalled Ground Beef

SEYMOUR, Ind., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay C stores are asking customers to check for ground beef they may have recently purchased with "sell by" dates of July 2 through August 16. This ground beef is part of a recall announced by Nebraska Beef. Customers should return the ground beef to store...

Secretary Leavitt Travels to the People's Republic of China to Check Up on Efforts to Improve Product Safety

2008 Summer Olympics, HIV/AIDS and Pandemic Influenza Initiatives Also on the Agenda WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt is visiting the People's Republic of China this week to strengthen bilateral efforts ...

Better Hearing Institute Kicks Off the Across America Hearing Check Challenge for Better Hearing and Speech Month, Bringing Better Quality of Life Back to Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today the launch of the Across America Hearing Check Challenge ( http://www.hearingcheck.org ), a nationwide campaign to help millions of Americans reclaim their quality of life by facing up to unaddre...

Abaxis Announces New Waived Kidney Check Panel Exclusively for Imaging and Radiology Centers

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood chemistry analysis systems, announced today the launch of the Kidney Check Panel to be used in conjunction with the Piccolo xpress(TM) point of care ...

The Joint Commission Enhances Quality Check Website

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients looking for information about where to go for their health care needs can now find an even more complete listing of health care organizations on The Joint Commission's Quality Check(R) website ( http://www.qualitycheck.org ). ...

Right breakfast bread keeps blood sugar in check all day

If you eat the right grains for breakfast, such as whole-grain barley or rye, the regulation of your blood sugar is facilitated after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was previously not known that certain whole-grain products have this effect all day. This is due to a combination of low GI (glycem...

CEOs Need an Advertising Check Up or Second Opinion

WESTFIELD, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies spend huge sums on consultants and other professionals to help them be more efficient and profitable. But too often, advertising and marketing is left by the wayside. "I can't think of one company that requested an unbiased second opinion fo...

Molecule Keeps Bacteria Like Salmonella in Check

Finding could also fight other pathogens before they develop resistance to antibiotics FRIDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule that tames bacteria that cause gastroenteritis, tularemia and severe diarrhea has been identified by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern...

Siemens Medical Solutions Receives CCHIT Certification for Soarian Clinicals With Siemens Pharmacy and Med Administration Check

System Fulfills 100 Percent of Newly Launched Inpatient Certification Criteria MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions (http://www.usa.siemens.com/healthcareit ) today announced that Soarian(R) Clinicals V2.0C5 with Siemens Phar...

Single Drug to Check Both Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetics on the Cards

Tulane University researchers say that a single drug for keeping both glucose and cholesterol levels of patients with type 2 diabetes under check may soon be available. Lead researcher Dr. Vivian A. Fonseca, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine, sa...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

India plans a national mandatory registry of pregnancies and abortions to stem selective abortions of girl fetuses, a minister said, according to a report. India has only 927 females for every 1,000 males -- far lower than the worldwide average of 1,050 females -- mainly due to selective a...

Immigration Department Failed To Check On Immigrants With TB, Report Says

A report released on Wednesday by the Australian National Audit Office found that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship knowingly allowed more than 100,000 people with tuberculosis to enter Australia but frequently failed to check up on whether they sought medical treatment, The Australian...

New Electro-chemical Biosensor to Check Food Contamination

Scientists have developed a new electro-chemical biosensor, which detects the presence of very small amounts of atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture and which also has very long lasting effects on the environment as well as antibiotics in food. The biosensor is f...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

Exposed to radiation right inside your own home? That is a scary prospect indeed. Canadian health authorities have estimated that over 500,000 Canadians could be constantly exposed to radiation from radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive substance and byproduct of the decay of ...

Computerized Attendance to Check Late Coming Teachers

Primary schools in Rajasthan will be fitted with an electronic biometric attendance system to check late-coming teachers.// The machine will be initially installed in a few primary schools, but later will be extended to all schools in the state. It would first be installed in 15 schools of Ja...

Small Implant To Check On Cancer

Scientists from US are refining measures to use microscopic particles that will stick to chemicals in cancer cells// and will show up during scans. This technique is yet to be tested on humans. These implants could let the doctor know about the extent of spread of cancer cells and the effect of dru...

Free Kidney Check Up Camp in Kasturba Hospital on World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is observed on March 8. According to statistics over one lac people Indians are diagnosed with kidney disease every year// and about 90 per cent die as they do not get timely treatment. Kasturba Hospital, Manipal had announced a free Special Kidney Health Check-up package in ...

Not Having a Good Night’s Sleep? -You Might Need a Check U

According to a study, a person who snores or wakes up several times in the night may be causing more harm to himself, and being more than a nuisance to others.// Sleep apnea refers to disturbances that occur during sleep. There are many types of this disorder, yet the most common is obstruct...

Pregnant? Check Your Thyroid Secretion!

A research aimed to study the significance of thyroid checkup in pregnant women to get underway soon//. Researchers are considering whether thyroid check up should be made mandatory in pregnant women, even if no symptoms of the disease are seen. Previous studies have shown that even a slightl...

Low Fat Dietary Habits can Help Check Breast Cancer Recurrence

Results from a study carried out by non-profit National Institute of Cancer Research delving into the influence of healthy dietary habits //in the prevention and treatment of cancer has come out with significant findings. The results published in the journal of the institute show that a low fat...

New Regulation to Check Medication Errors

A new regulation will come to effect from Jan. 5, 2007,that is designed to bring down medication errors across hospitals in California. This regulation will help// pharmacists to be more involved in direct patient care. Otherwise, pharmacists are more involved in non-discretionary (clerical) tas...

Funding of 61 Million USD by Indonesia to Check Bird Flu

Indonesia intends to cough up 61 million U.S. dollars to take the anti-bird flu initiative forward, in 2007. There has been a 6 million increase in the budget for 2007 as// compared to the spending allocated in 2006. According to the head honcho of the National Committee for bird flu control,...

FDA Approves Novel Test to Check Tainted Blood in Blood Banks

The Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead for a diagnostic test, to check for the presence// of a life-threatening parasitic infection, widespread in Latin America and the United States’ blood banks that could pose a huge risk to patients. Many reputed blood banks have seconded this ...

India to Set Up 'Health Ombudsman' to Check Anti-AIDS Discrimination

India Wednesday said it proposed to set up a health ombudsman to monitor discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS.// Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi told the Lok Sabha in a written answer that the appointment of a "Health Ombud" will be part of a bill that g...

Are You In The 40s ? Check for COPD

According to experts, adults aged over 40 may have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), a serious lung disease // COPD is a general term used for a number of respiratory conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking is considered to be the main cause. Early symptom...

Vasectomy Vs Intra Vas Device – Check It Out

London: Surgical Vasectomy is in the midst of competition from a relatively new male contraceptive that is endowed with the potential of giving the procedure// a run for its money! United States Researchers have devised a new ‘Intra Vas Device’ or IVD that can be inserted through a tiny openin...

Efforts to Check Uncontrolled use of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Richard Roudebush Veterans //Administration Medical Center have noted in a research regarding guidelines that control antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in hospitals, that the hospitals which adhe...

Door-to-door Visits to Check Water-borne and Seasonal Diseases in Rajasthan

Nearly 360 mobile teams have been pressed into service in Rajasthan to make door-to-door visits to check the outbreak of water-borne and other seasonal diseases following incessant rains in the state.// "There was always a possibility of the outbreak of water-borne and other viral diseases bec...

Complete Vaccination Of Poultry Flock Essential to Check The Spread Of Avian Flu

Scientists have explained that the risk of incomplete vaccination on the poultry flocks could be the probable spread of the deadly strains of avian flu.// Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick have found, in their research that there could be a risk of spreading of the deadl...

Centre Taking all Steps to Check Chikunguniya

About 9.6 lakh suspected cases of chikunguniya have been reported from across the country and the Centre would provide all technical and logistic support to tackle the disease // , Union Minister of state for Health Panabaki Lakshmi said here today. The cases have been reported from 121 distr...

J&K Health Department Advices Measures To Check Water-Borne Diseases

Jammu and Kashmir health department today advised people to take precautionary measures in view of the likelihood of increase in water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and jaundice during summer. // The people have been asked to boil drinking water for at least ten minutes and wash raw vegetable...

UN Bodies Launch Action Plan To Check Pregnancy Related Death

The United Nations has launched a coordinated action plan to check the deteriorating sexual reproductive health of women across the globe.// The plan by UN agencies, WHO and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) comes in the wake of estimates that more than half a million women die during pregnancy and ...

Delhi Launches Special Drive to Check Dengue Spread

Sounding a dengue alert in the capital, the MCD today said there was a rise in the breeding of mosquitoes responsible for the disease even as it launched //a special drive to check breeding of the vector. A high index of dengue vector mosquito breeding, responsible for the spread of the dread...
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