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District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The D.C. Council has taken an important step to protect th...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, on New Report by the National Association of Boards of Pha

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University commends the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) for its report State of the Internet: NABP Position Paper on the Continued Proliferation of Rogue I...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare on New York State's Action Council

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University : Congratulations to New York State Governor David Paterson and Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, ...

The Columbia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is Happy to Announce That Charles S. Kleinman, M.D., Will Begin Seeing Patients at Columbia Eastside

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: The Columbia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is happy to announce that Charles S. Kleinman, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Director of Fetal Cardiology at Morgan...

Columbia Doctors, the Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Select MxSecure, Inc., as Their Medical Transcription Vendor of Choice

Columbia Doctors, the Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University select MxSecure, Inc., the nation's leading provider of medical transcription services to medical practices and healthcare clinics, as their transcription vendor of choice for the integration rollout of their electronic medical ...

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging

NEW YORK Maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an important strategy for preserving cognitive health, suggests a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The study appeared in the December issue of Annals of Neurology . Sen...

Ability to quit smoking may depend on ADHD symptoms, Columbia researchers find

NEW YORK Tobacco use is more prevalent and smoking cessation less likely among persons with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) In a study of smokers with attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms, those who exhibited elevated hyperactivity and impulsivity, with or without i...

The Doctor's Channel Adds Esteemed Director of Minimally Invasive Urology at Columbia University to Editorial Team

Jaime Landman, M.D., Joins Premier Professional Online Medical Resource as Contributing Editor NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com ), today announced the appointment of Jaime Landman, M.D., Director of Minimally Inva...

District of Columbia Primary Care Association Selects Microsoft Amalga to Improve Patient Care for the Underserved

Organizations are turning to Amalga to connect hospitals and community health centers. REDMOND, Wash., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivered to medically underserved D.C. residents, the District of Columbia P...

Format-Studio Selected by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Format-Studio to Develop New Web Site Strategy and Design NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Format-Studio today announced that it has been selected to develop a new web site strategy and design for the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, one of the world's leading resear...

University of British Columbia Research Shows Health Benefits of GameBike (TM)

DALLAS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A Canadian research team led by Dr. Darren E.R. Warburton of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver has determined that there are significant changes in positive health outcomes when participants use the GameBike instead of a standard exercise bicycle. Thi...

HHS Secretary Leavitt to Address Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt will deliver a speech on the state of our nation's health care system to the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs in New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. The address, "Every American Insured," wi...

Grand Opening of Regence Boys & Girls Club Marks a Milestone in Historic New Columbia Community Revitalization

Largest gift in Regence history helps the Club open its doors to area youths on September 28 PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,200 youths in the New Columbia community now have a new place to play, learn and grow with the grand opening of the Regence...

NIH awards $10.8M to Columbia to study connection between diabetes and heart disease

NEW YORK A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center has received a $10.8 million, five-year Program Project Grant (PPG) from the National Institutes of Health to investigate why people with type 2 diabetes are dangerously susceptible to heart disease, the leadi...

Response Biomedical Named Medical Device Company of the Year by LifeSciences British Columbia

VANCOUVER, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Response Biomedical Corporation (TSX: RBM, OTCBB: RPBIF) announced that it has been named the Medical Device Company of the Year by LifeSciences British Columbia. This award is presented annually by LifeSciences British Columbia to recognize an organizat...

Tougher Smoking Ban for British Columbia Smokers

Smokers might as well kick the butt. There will be no escape into outdoor areas in eateries or distant patios, as the newly to- be- released bill// of British Columbia hits the public. The new anti smoking legislation introduced a few days back will ban smoking in all indoor public spaces as we...

British Columbia Has The Best Health Record

The top rank with regard to Canada's health system has been claimed by British Columbia, in spite of the patients in the province expressing low satisfaction where the services // are concerned. The worst health system in the country appears to exist in Manitoba, which has been ranked last in terms...

Ban on exports of poultry products from British Columbia lifted

United States has lifted the ban on the import of poultry products which it imposed last week following isolation of bird flu strain //for the second time in a month from Fraser Valley duck farm. The lifting of ban follows identifying that both the isolated virus strains were H5 strains and this st...

Jaipur Foot All Set to Launch Its Centre in Columbia

'Jaipur Foot', the prosthesis that has helped thousands of disabled worldwide to walk again, is set to be launched from Colombia, its first centre on foreign soil . The Colombian government has sanctioned the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), producers of the artificial limb,...

Outpatient Cancer Care Impressive in British Columbia

As per the recent oncology survey conducted in British Columbia, the cancer care provided to the outpatients has been highly lauded//. This survey was conducted among 7000 cancer patients by the ministry of health. The quality of overall care has been appreciated by 97.1% of the people and more...

Hantavirus Warning Issued In British Columbia

Health officials have warned the residents of British Columbia to be cautious about spring-cleaning in areas that are infested by deer mice, after reports were conformed on the death of a 14-year-old boy and a Washington state woman who died from hantavirus. // Reports have said that the 14-y...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

...ervices to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of columbia . Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our exp...

Cleveland Joins Navvis & Company

...ears in clinical operations with Columbia/HCA. Cleveland holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in business administration, both from columbia University in New York, NY. Navvis & Company™ is a management consultancy specializing in competitive market strategy in the health s...

Shatters Guinness Book of Records Mark

....D. Grossman founded Migdal Ohr in 1972 with 18 children in a small one-story building in Northern Israel. Today Migdal Ohr is roughly the size of the columbia University campus, where each day thousands of children from all over the world are fed, clothed, housed, educated and nurtured on to productive lives...

Sunrise Reports Financial Results for Second-Quarter 2009

...agreement. Putative Class Action and Shareholder Litigation Settlements On June 26, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the District of columbia granted final approval of the settlement of the two previously disclosed federal securities and shareholder class action lawsuits entitled In Re: Sun...

CareFirst Joins Partnership of Blues Plans as Owner of NASCO

...fers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to nearly 3.4 million individuals in Maryland, the District of columbia and Northern Virginia. Through its CareFirst Commitment initiative and other public mission activities, CareFirst supports efforts to increase the ac...

4th Annual Case for Inclusion Report Ranks All 50 States on Community-Based Support

...eport ( www.ucp.org/medicaid ), ranking all 50 states and the District of columbia for the Medicaid services they provide to their Mental Retardation/Developm...e, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia, and the District of columbia - have no large state institutions. Thirteen states have only one large st...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...cy and safety of prescription drugs Vytorin and Zetia. Merck and Schering-Plough previously settled similar claims with 35 states and the District of columbia for $5.4 million. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080317/AQM144LOGO ) Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro (HBSS), counsel for a na...

The Advisory Board Company Reports Fiscal Year 2010 First Quarter Results

...ng results, possible volatility in the Company's stock price, and various factors related to income and other taxes, including whether the District of columbia withdraws the Company's status as a Qualified High-Tech Company, as well as those risks and uncertainties described in the Company's Annual Report on ...

President's Council Announces Top 5 Winners of 2009 National President's Challenge

...ve director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. "We are thrilled that governors and mayors from all 50 states, the District of columbia and several territories encouraged their residents to take the challenge and commit to improving the overall health of our entire nation. The PCPFS w...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...ervices to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of columbia . Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our exp...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

...rugs, he noted. Dr. Adam Bisaga, an assistant professor of psychiatry at columbia University and addiction psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Ins...dical College, Houston; Adam Bisaga, M.D., assistant professor, psychiatry, columbia University, and addiction psychiatrist, New York State Psychiatric Institut...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

...," said study author Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City. Accord... SOURCES: Mark Olfson, M.D., professor, clinical psychiatry, columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York City; Eric Caine,...

New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

...control exposures. Much more investigation, and special programming, needs to be developed to deal with these issues," added Lorraine Greaves, British columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and President, International Network of Women Against Tobacco. The American Legacy Foundation offers a ...

AMERIGROUP Reports Q2 Net Income of $49.6 Million or $0.94 per Diluted Share, Including $0.43 per Diluted Share Positive Impact from Tax Adjustment

...bership includes approximately 166,000 under an ASO contract in 2008 terminated on October 31, 2008. (3) AMERIGROUP exited the District of columbia on June 30, 2008. (4) AMERIGROUP exited the State of South Carolina on March 1, 2009. The following table sets forth the approximate number...

EDI Health Group Continues to Drive Growth of EDI Processing Services in the Dental Healthcare Industry Through Addition of 25 New Connections in the First Half of 2009

... United HealthCare Student Resources; Claim Status: Delta Dental Plans including California District of columbia Delaware Maryland New York Pennsylvania West Virginia Alabama Florida ...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

...ois at Chicago Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City columbia University, New York City Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh Imperial College London and Hammersmith Hospital, London, England Rho Inc. of Chapel ...

Clyde C. Tuggle, Senior Vice President at The Coca-Cola Company, Elected to CASA* Board

...Newswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at columbia University announced today that Clyde C. Tuggle has been elected to its boa...a.org/ . * The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at columbia University is neither affiliated with, nor sponsored by, the National Court...

New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants

...ystem. In addition to this location, there are two other STAR Cranial Centers of Excellence, one located in Addison (Dallas), Texas and one located in columbia (Baltimore), Maryland. For more information, please call 407.478.7223 or visit www.starcranialcenter.com About STARband(TM) The STARband is...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal

...ding cuts. "According to a 2007 study by the National Women's Law Center, Pennsylvania ranked a lowly 32nd out of the 50 states and District of columbia based on the overall status of women's health," said Governor's Office of Health Care Reform Director Ann Torregrossa. "The Senate's proposed eliminat...
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(Date:4/18/2014)... School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year grants ... Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 initial submissions ... Science Forum Program, only four projects were funded, three ... are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William Wong, Ph.D.; ... a professor of oncology, will use his $500,000 proof ...
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