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National League of Cities Commends President and Congress on Work Towards Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of America's cities and towns, National League of Cities President Kathleen Novak, mayor, Northglenn, Colo., commends President Barack Obama, the House of Representatives, and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Commi...

Schools and Cities Send 9.7 Million Messages During Swine Flu Outbreak with Blackboard Connect(TM) Platform

Notification technology helps schools communicate more quickly and consistently WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the world waited for news about the swine flu outbreak, many U.S. school and government leaders used notification technology to proactively reach parents and reside...

The 50 Million Pound Challenge Finds Its Stride as Cities Across the Country Hold the First Annual Challenge Walk Off on May 16

Mayors and Local Leaders Unite to Help Their Communities Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than one million people already a part of the online community at 50millionpounds.com, Dr. Ian Smith's 50 Million Pound Challenge, announced today that it has teame...

Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour Through California Cities to Provide Free Heart Examinations in Sound-Proof Setting

Mobile Exam Room Stopping in Pasadena and San Diego ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, some dog owners in California will find that getting their pets' hearts checked is a walk in the park. Veterinary cardiologists on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will make stops in Apr...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Launches Innovative New Program for Cities and Towns

"Anthem Alliance" will provide a Collaborative Health Care Solution for the Municipal Market NORTH HAVEN, Conn., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help stem the ever-rising costs of chronic diseases and support local employers in helping their workers achieve and maintain healthier li...

Rallies in Five Cities Planned on Friday the 13th to Protect CA Families From the Bad Budget Deal and Permanent, Deep Cuts to Homecare, Education, and Other Vital Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Governor and legislators announced a budget deal that includes temporary revenues in exchange for deep cuts and a budget cap that makes them permanent, SEIU members and community allies from around the state plan to rally in front of th...

Global Ride Tours Best 12 Cities for SPINNING(R) or Indoor Cycling

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Ride will travel nationwide to ten top locations for Indoor Cycling / Spinning(R) to promote the upcoming launch of a new line of innovative cycling training DVDs. The DVDs utilize first-person cycling perspectives, upbeat licensed music, and a unique ap...

First-Ever National Ranking of 'Hot Spots' for Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) Identifies Cities With Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

- Actress Phylicia Rashad Travels to P.A.D. 'Hot Spots' During P.A.D. Awareness Month to Urge Diagnosed Residents to Seek Treatment - NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to research conducted by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), Detroit tops the list of P.A.D. ...

New CDC Report Demonstrates Urgency for All States and Cities to Become Smokefree

- Nearly Half of All US Residents Show Clinical Evidence of Deadly Secondhand Smoke Exposure - - American Lung Association Calls Upon Lawmakers to Pass Comprehensive Legislation Banning Smoking in All Public Venues Across the Country by 2010 - WASHINGON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ...

Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who want to keep their hearts in tip-top shape face the fewest challenges in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Those three cities top the list of the 10 most hea...

Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Healthy Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who want to keep their hearts in tip-top shape face the fewest challenges in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Those three cities top the list of the 10 most hea...

American Heart Association Ranks America's Most Heart Friendly Cities for Women

Go Red For Women study recognizes Minneapolis-St. Paul, DC and San Francisco as Most Heart Friendly For Women DALLAS, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, may hit closer to home than many realize. Today, the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women...

Abortion Opponents in 59 Cities Prepare Focused 40-Day Campaign to Counter Impact of Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As America marks the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court ruling that imposed abortion on our nation, pro-life advocates in 59 cities across 31 states are preparing to launch the next wave of a unique nationwide pro-life campai...

10 Cities to Participate in Live Well! Life Beyond Cancer Program Sponsored by The Wellness Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation

Program Helps Cancer Survivors Make Transition from Treatment to Post-Treatment WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten cities will participate in a new program developed by The Wellness Community (TWC) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) to help cancer surv...

ICMA/CIGNA Survey: U.S. Cities and Counties Begin to Focus on Health Risks and Costs

WASHINGTON, and BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Oct. 8, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Although rising health care costs are a primary concern among America's local governments, most jurisdictions do not offer preventive and disease management programs targeting their stated top health issues, according to...

New Report Finds U.S. Cities More Vulnerable Than Ever to Rodent Infestation

Experts Warn Homeowners to Take Matters into Their Own Hands This Fall PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacky weather, aging cities, and urban sprawl have rats on the move across the country. For the first time, the nation's foremost rodent experts Dale Kaukeinen and Dr. Bruce Colvin,...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches Effort in Five Michigan Cities with Department of Community Health to Enroll Uninsured Children in MIChild

DETROIT, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Department of Community Health in an effort in five Michigan cities to help enroll eligible uninsured children in MIChild. The Blues are hosting the meetings to urge community leaders and smal...

Young Twin Cities Boy Shows There is Life After Cancer

The National Marrow Donor Program's Office of Patient Advocacy receives $1.5 million award to help cancer survivors like Ryan MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Jacobs of Shakopee, Minn., has been a cancer survivor most of his life. Diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia at ...

ASTRO, Wellness Community South Bay Cities Join to Promote Cancer Survivorship

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an initiative to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with The Wellness Community - South B...

Survey: Average Wait for a Doctor Appointment Over Two Months in Some Cities

Waits Longest in Boston , Shortest in Atlanta IRVING, Texas, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Need to see a family physician, dermatologist or an ob/gyn? Get in line, because it could take months to schedule an appointment, according to a new survey. Conducted by Merritt Hawkins & Associ...

America's #1 Companion Gets Respect: The CATalyst 2009 Top 10 Cat-Friendly Cities

PHOENIX, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes a cat-friendly city? The love and care cats receive, says the CATalyst Council. On Friday, March 27th, at the American Animal Hospital Association National Conference , the recently formed organization raised the stature of America's number one compan...

Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey, commissioned by HealthSaver, a national emerging health care discount service, found that the most caffeinated city in the country is Tampa, followed by Seattle, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. ...

Alijor.com Now Offers Price Summaries for Healthcare Services in Major U.S. Cities

Users can compare their doctor's price to the regional, state, or nationwide averages SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Alijor announced a new feature today on their website, http://www.alijor.com . Users can now view price summaries for providers in their...

Disabled Counseling Center Comes to Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. James B. Peake, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to open a unique vocational counseling center for disabled veterans. "Working with the Paralyzed Veterans of America, this center is y...

The Best Things in Life Are ... In Better Health & Living(R), A Free, Premium Magazine Launching April 26 in the Twin Cities

Available at no cost to Twin Cities' consumers, the bi-monthly magazine, published in partnership with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, features national and local content written and edited by the most experienced health journalists in the country MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, M...

Genetic town halls to be held in 5 US cities

The Genetics and Public Policy Center will conduct a series of public town hall meetings to gather feedback from the public on their views related to a proposed large cohort study on the role of genes and environment in health. The town halls are part of a public consultation effort to inform the ...

Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey, commissioned by HealthSaver, a national emerging health care discount service, found that the most caffeinated city in the country is Chicago, followed by Tampa, Miami, Phoenix and Atlanta. (Photo: ...

New Survey List Out Cities That Take Sun Protection Seriously

Most Americans are familiar with the popular city rankings of the fattest cities, the fittest cities, the most livable cities and the most expensive cities . Now, in the first-of-its-kind survey, the American Academy of Dermatology has identified the cities that take sun protection seriously and th...

World Cities Join Hands to Combat Climate Change

Fifteen of the world's largest cities have agreed on a $5-billion initiative with major banks to retrofit buildings in their cities to save energy , in the first such enterprise to combat climate change. Former US president Bill Clinton launched the initiative to coincide this week with a s...

Hospitals in Older Cities Close Down, Blacks Worst Affected

Riverview is a community hospita l in Detroit with 285 beds, specializing in general medical and surgical services, such as treatment of congestive heart failure, diabetes and obstetrics. Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan in US Midwest, supposedly a prosperous region. ...

Research Paper Examines Depression in 3 Cities in Pakistan

A paper authored by two Memorial University faculty members published in PLoS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication from the Public Library// of// Science (PLoS). Drs. Amin A. Muhammad Gadit and Gerry Mugford are the authors of the paper, entitled, "Prevalence of de...

And You Thought the Inner Cities Were Healthier…

Inner city dwellings were thought to be far cleaner and healthier as compared to the industrial towns. But British researchers say this is not true- inner cities are a haven// for unhealthy habits and diseases. Market analysts CACI and TNS analyzed smoking and disease rates and dietary habits...

Twin Cities Residents Get Exercise Through Personal Lifestyle Activities

Twin Cities residents are getting the majority of their physical activity through personal lifestyle activities such as yardwork, cleaning, and leisure-time// physical activities – such as walking, running, or biking, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. ...

Can 'Designer' Cities Keep Citizens Physically Fit?

One of the most advanced nations of the world today, Britain had to face the embarrassment of being labeled as the most 'obese nation in Europe' last week. //In a recent report by CABE it was brought to light that more than one –fourth of the nation's population can be declared obese and overweight...

Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas

...onals (AFP). A recent CNN int e rview features Noah Parton, one of the children his Foundation is helping. Jordan Thomas is in the Twin cities Monday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Aug. 15, and available for interviews. About the National Courage Award Since 1980, Courage Center has ...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession

...ill be stopping in New Jersey throughout the week of August 9-15 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling New Jersey residents ...s patient assistance programs. All 50 states and more than 2,500 towns and cities have been visited so far, and nearly 6 million patients have been helped na...

America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity

...t annual series of Walk Offs on September 12th. Sixteen mayors from leading cities nationwide including Houston, Phoenix and Philadelphia are hosting this The...ff. Fellow citizens can sign up to host their own walks in their respective cities by logging onto 50MillionPounds.com . The first 50 teams with 50 team me...

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore to Announce Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on August 24

...s China's largest retail drugstore chain based on the number of directly operated stores. As of March 31, 2009, the Company had 2,336 stores across 63 cities and 361 stores through its affiliate in Yunnan province, which ceased to be the Company's subsidiary in January 2009, one headquarter distribution cen...

Number of Californians with No Health Insurance is Rising says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...r than the national average of more than 64 percent. This growing number of uninsured is likely to take its toll on already financially strapped cities by creating higher costs, lower productivity and lower earnings. It may also mean higher costs for those individuals who retain their insurance covera...

EVO Merchant Services, CEO, Ray Sidhom Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in Metro New York

...ilding and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries. ...
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