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Employers See Well-Designed Worksite Health and Wellness Programs as Strong Value in Down Economy

Study shows increase in incentives to keep employees healthy, from average of $204 in 2008 to $329 in 2009 WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As politicians and policymakers debate how to structure and pay for clinical prevention and chronic disease services within new...

Nurses Working More in Down Economy

SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation continues to reel from high unemployment and underemployment, nurses are putting in more hours than at this time last year but expect to return to pre-recession work levels once the economy rebounds, according to a recent ...

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...

DUI Deaths Down 9 Percent in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, DUI deaths declined in California. The drop was 9.1 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 1,029 in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The 2008...

Contract Talks for 1,800 Security Officers at Kaiser Permanente Break Down - Major Cuts to Worker Healthcare are at Issue

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bargaining session yesterday with SEIU Property Services Division, the union representing 1,800 security officers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California and the rest of the nation, talks with Kaiser's security contractor Securitas ended ...

National Medical Association Applauds President Obama's and Senator Baucus's Efforts to Work With PhRMA to Bring Down Health Care Costs and Advance Meaningful Reforms

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA) congratulates President Obama and the Senate Finance Chair, Max Baucus (D-MT) on their work with PhRMA to bring down health care costs and increase access to medicines. "While the adoption of Medicar...

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...

Families, Consumers of Home Care Impacted by Budget Cuts to Hold Noon Vigil Outside Fresno Board of Supervisors Meeting as Clock Ticks Down to July 1st Deadline

FRESNO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Representatives and supporters, including SEIU UHW, of the more than 12,000 families who rely on In-Home Support Services to care for elderly or disabled loved ones will hold a vigil on Tuesday at noon outside of the Fresno Board of Supervisors meet...

Researchers Suggest That Oxidative Stress is Strongly Evident in the In-Utero Environment of the Fetus With Down Syndrome

Abnormal gene expression in amniotic fluid could play role in suggesting potential therapies BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/05/27/0903909106 ) by Tufts Medical Cente...

National study finds youth baseball-related injuries down 25 percent

Spring marks baseball season for more than 19 million children and adolescents who play each year as part of a team or in backyards throughout the United States. The good news for these players is that the number of injuries from the sport is on the decline. A new study by the Center for Injury Re...

Why do people with Down syndrome have less cancer?

Most cancers are rare in people with Down syndrome, whose overall cancer mortality is below 10 percent of that in the general population. Since they have an extra copy of chromosome 21, it's been proposed that people with Down syndrome may be getting an extra dose of one or more cancer-protective ...

Research Reveals How Down Syndrome Shields Against Cancer

The findings might someday lead to better treatments, experts say WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of genes may explain why people with Down syndrome are largely spared from many types of cancer, Boston researchers report. The same genetic mechanism could be a potent ta...

PRN Calls on Obama Lawyers to Stand Down in Their Drug War on Patients and Doctors

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pain Relief Network (PRN) is calling on the Obama Administration to require the Department of Justice to join the organization's recent filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Sharon Joh...

Is There a Nutritional Upside to a Down Economy?

Being Portion-Wise with Your Serving Size Can Help Your Wallet and Waistline ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you trim your waistline and grocery bill at the same time? Both a registered dietitian and a "Kitchen Coach" think so and offer an array of recipe ideas and tips fo...

Military Veterans Struck Down by Lou Gehrig's Disease Honored on Mother's Day by The ALS Association with Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Three military veterans with ALS and the widow of a military veteran who passed away from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) have placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a ceremony sponsored by The ALS Association. Calabasas Hills, CA (Vocus) May 11, 2009 --...

Listening Up in a Down Economy: Better Hearing Institute Launches Public Service Campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) launched today a public service campaign for Better Hearing and Speech Month: Listening Up in a Down Economy. The campaign focuses on how hearing health affects job security, performance, and employment opportunities. BHI is encouraging people of all ages who ar...

Representative Richard Gephardt Sits Down With EHRtv.com

Former Democratic Congressman from Missouri, Richard Gephardt speaks with EHRtv on EHR implementation and the state of Healtcare IT in America. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2009 -- EHRtv.com, the newly launched website for Comprehensive Video Analysis of the...

U.S. Venture Investment Lowest in 11 Years, Down 50% to $3.9 Billion in First Quarter

Dow Jones VentureSource: Investment at Lowest Level Since 1998, Deals at a 13-Year Low; VCs Making Choice Investments, Concentrating on Established Companies SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from Dow Jones VentureSource shows that the U.S. venture capital indust...

YMCA of Metro Chicago Offers Financial and Stress Relief in Down Economy

CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago continues its efforts to help area residents cope with economic uncertainty and the increased stress levels that they are experiencing. According to the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey...

Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down

AUGUSTA, Ga. Though a high-fiber diet has long been considered good for you and beneficial in staving off colon cancer, Medical College of Georgia researchers have discovered a reason why: roughage activates a receptor with cancer-killing potential. Researchers report in the April issue of Ca...

Unleash Your Productivity and Drive Down Your Cost: Offload Tasks to a Team of Virtual Assistants

iNVATERRA launches version 2.0 of it's Award Winning iTEMP(tm) Portal. The iNVATERRA Task and Efficiency Management Portal (iTEMP) allows company executives, small business owners, lawyers, doctors and everyday professionals to manage their work and businesses more efficiently by offloading thei...

InfuSystem Pays Down Term Loan by $6.1 Million Year-to-Date

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfuSystem (OTC Bulletin Board: INHI; INHIW; INHIU), the leading provider of ambulatory infusion pumps and associated clinical services, today announced that it has made a $5.3 million payment on its Term Loan in addition to its normal qu...

iMedica Launches Transition™, a New, Streamlined EHR That Breaks Down the Barriers to Physician Adoption and Use

Easy-to-implement EHR offers physician practices the essential benefits of a full-fledged system without high costs and implementation challenges Chicago (Vocus) April 3, 2009 -- iMedica Corporation , a leading developer of healthcare software solutions for physician p...

By shutting down inflammation, agent reverses damage from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies

Washington, DC Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have been able to speed recovery and substantially reduce damage resulting from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies. Their research, published online in Annals of Neurology and led by Kimberly Byrnes, PhD, shows ...

Male Cosmetic Surgery Slows Down While Female Cosmetic Surgery Advances

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2008 Procedural Survey shows a 2% decrease in male cosmetic surgery CHICAGO, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in several years, male cosmetic surgery has declined 2% during 2008. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), a...

Nanoscopic probes can track down and attack cancer cells

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A researcher has developed probes that can help pinpoint the location of tumors and might one day be able to directly attack cancer cells. Joseph Irudayaraj, a Purdue University associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, developed the nanoscale, multi...

Listening Up in a Down Economy: Hearing Aids Prove to Be Effective 'Job Preserver' in Economic Tsunami

As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous economy, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) reminds American workers that maximizing their ability to hear well is a smart job security strategy. Treating hearing loss early is critical for optimal job performance. To facilitate a time...

Healthcare Industry Continues to Post Gains in a Down Economy

Network of healthcare employment Web sites offers recruitment and career opportunities to address ongoing needs. Englewood, CO -- In the midst of a slowing economy and as unemployment climbs, many healthcare fields are still stable or thriving. "Healthc...

Recession leads 1 in 3 Smokers to cut Down or Quit

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released to mark No Smoking Day (11 March) shows more than one in three (36%) of the nine million smokers in Great Britain are thinking about or planning to cut down or quit as a direct result of the economic downturn. The poll also shows t...

Highline Data Analysis Shows Year-over-Year P&C Industry Net Income Down 67.7%, Life Industry Net Unrealized Capital Losses Totaled $51.7 billion in 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top 100 property and casualty insurers closed 2008 with net income levels not seen in more than seven years, while the top 100 life insurers suffered unprecedented unrealized capital losses, according to Highline Data. The Highline Data ...

Authentidate Holding Corp. Non-executive Chairman F. Ross Johnson Steps Down From Board of Directors

J. Edward Sheridan Appointed Interim Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: ADAT ), a worldwide provider of secure Health Information Exchange and workflow management services, announced ...

Why Music Triggers a Walk Down Memory Lane

Discovery of brain area responsible for link could lead to Alzheimer's treatment, study says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The memories and emotions that people associate with familiar songs can be traced to the medial prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain where the wiring f...

Sodexo Partnership With The Beryl Companies Breaks Down Barriers to Better Customer Service in Healthcare

DALLAS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the nation's leading providers of outsourced services to hospitals are collaborating to enhance customer service and improve the healthcare experience for patients. The Beryl Companies, the largest healthcare-exclusive call center in the U.S., and Sodexo...

Turning down gene expression promotes nerve cell maintenance

February 2, 2009, Cambridge, UK Anyone with a sweet tooth knows that too much of a good thing can lead to negative consequences. The same can be said about the signals that help maintain nerve cells, as demonstrated in a new study of myelin, a protein key to efficient neuronal transmission. ...

Tracking Down a Salmonella Outbreak

CDC report details how health officials first spotted, chased down source and spread of tainted peanut product FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 529 people began as a blip on U.S. health-monitoring radar. Officials with the U.S. Cent...

The Healing Power of Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Now Available Down Under

Australian company joins growing list of Ancient Minerals international distributors. San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2009 -- LL Magnetic Clay, Inc. announced today that Australian company Rejuve Health Products Pty Ltd. has entered into an agreement to market and dis...

Trust for America's Health Applauds Public Health Funding in Senate Stimulus Bill as Down Payment for Containing Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for including $16 billion in funding to improve the health of Americans while stimulating the economy in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "This funding is...

Elderly Car Crash Deaths Down in Last Decade

Fatalities have dropped 21%, while population has increased 10%, study finds FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly drivers are safer drivers than they were a decade ago, a new study suggests. Crash fatalities among drivers over the age of 70 fell 21 percent between 1997 and 20...

Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated surges and drops in blood pressure and blood flow in the brain might make people with sleep apnea more prone to have a stroke and die in their sleep, a new s...

Standardized test battery to aid those with Down syndrome

Researchers at The University of Arizona are developing a set of standardized tests that could improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. The condition, which occurs once in every approximately 800 to 1,000 live births, is signaled by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome. Those with D...
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