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Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

Study found too many X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine tests led to radiation buildup THURSDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term buildup of radiation resulting from repeated emergency room X-rays and scans may be placing some patients at an increased risk for developing cancer,...

Use of opioids for pain in ERs on the rise, but racial differences in use still exist

In the last 15 years, use of opioid medications to treat patients with pain-related emergency department visits has improved although white patients were more likely to receive opioids than patients of a different race/ethnicity, according to a study in the January 2 issue of JAMA. In the 1990...

Most ERs Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Only 6 percent had all the recommended equipment, survey finds MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who find themselves rushing a child to the nearest emergency room might want to keep a new finding in mind: Only 6 percent of emergency rooms in the United States have all the equ...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first national study of homeless people's use of emergency rooms finds that homeless patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patien...

White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- White men who arrive in emergency rooms complaining of chest pains get treatments for heart trouble faster than African-Americans or women do, a new U.S. government study...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

Fairhaven Health introduces Nursing Blend, a natural, non-prescription supplement to support breastfeeding women. Bellingham, WA (Vocus) August 4, 2009 -- Are breastfeeding mothers getting all the nutrients they need to ensure the optimal health of mom and baby? Surpris...

Study Suggests Preseason Shoulder Strength May Determine Injury Severity for Baseball Pitchers

Athletic injuries can derail any player's ability to compete, but for a baseball pitcher his shoulder strength and control is critical. Keystone, CO (Vocus) July 10, 2009 -- Athletic injuries can derail any player's ability to compete, but for a baseball pitcher his sho...

Exiqon Announces 2009 North American Grant Award Winners

Exiqon A/S (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen: "EXQ") today announced the two winners of their 2009 North American Grant Program. Exiqon had recently announced the development of a new research grant program, open to researchers from academic and non-profit institutions across North America, engag...

Online Store Offers Affordable Digital Hearing Aids For Baby Boomers

MyHearPod.com provides digital hearing aids for a reduced price by allowing the customer to service and clean the hearing aids themselves. (PRWEB) June 3, 2009 -- As people born in the generation called the "Baby Boomers" continue to age, hearing loss is becom...

Know Your Asthma Triggers

Tips for keeping wheezing at bay this spring SATURDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Spring brings many good things, but allergens are not among them, especially if you have asthma. Pollen from blooming flowers, trees and grass is a common asthma trigger that sufferers must learn to co...

Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say,,,, MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change isn't only bad for the Earth, it may be bad for your health -- especially if you have allergies or asthma. Global warming is making pollen season...

A Mother's Report Card: The Best - and Worst - Countries for Mothers

Sweden Tops List, Niger Ranks Last, United States Ranks 27th for Second Year in a Row Westport, Conn. (Vocus) May 5, 2009 -- Nordic countries lead the globe as the best places to be a mother, while sub-Saharan African countries rank among the worst places for mothers, a...

Writing About Values Boosts Grades for Middle Schoolers

But positive effect was only seen in black children, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- When children write about their values, these self-affirmation exercises can help boost grades, new research suggests. However, the positive effect seems to only translate int...

Safety Alert for Buyers of Used Commercial Zero Turn Mowers

Look Up To Make Sure There's a Rollover Bar Above Your Head Bloomington, MN (Vocus) March 26, 2009 -- The Toro Company is encouraging buyers of previously owned commercial zero-radius-turn (ZRT) mowers to check that each unit is properly equipped with an overhead roll...

Novartis Oncology Launches GIST Alliance™ for Patients and Caregivers

Novartis Oncology is introducing GIST Alliance™, a unique support program with the goal to help healthcare professionals optimize outcomes in KIT-positive GIST patients. East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2009 -- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are soft ...

Snoring Mouthpiece: Cost effective Solution For Snorers

SnoreMeds snoring mouthpiece is an effective treatment for simply snoring. It was discovered to be an effective device to treat snoring by website owner and product distributor David Hernandez. He had suffered for years with snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea and thankfully he is making thi...

Used Cubicles from The Furniture Source Help to Eliminate Cubicle Claustrophobia in Call Centers

Refurbishing Modern Day Office Staple Ensures Successful and Productive Call Centers are Created with Used Cubicles. Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) January 20, 2009 -- www.thefsi.com --The Furniture Source, provider of new and used office furniture in Minneapolis, MN , is ...

Conf$ave Announces Record Growth By Providing Substantial Savings To Customers

Confer$ave announces record sales for 2008 Wayne, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 20, 2009 -- Confer$ave Conference Call Services, headquartered in Wayne, NJ has experienced record increases in new accounts and overall usage of it's automated conference call services. Ris...

Insightra Medical, Inc. Gains FDA clearance for the Most Complete Range of 7Fr Intra Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheters

Insightra Medical announced 510(k) clearance of their full range of 7Fr IAB catheters and immediate release in the United States. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2009 -- Insightra Medical Inc. , a privately held medical device company based in Irvine, California, marke...

National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers

The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children's Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children's health. At a briefing, NIH officials announced that the first phase of recru...

Carl Zeiss Vision and Transitions Optical Inc. Promote Pioneering Eyewear to Consumers

The GT2™ by ZEISS Combines ZEISS's Precision Progressive Lenses and Transitions® Lenses to Produce Optimal Visual Experience San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2008 -- Two of the most distinguished names in the optical industry are collaborating to educate con...

Study Shows Fish Oils Dramatically Improve Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

Researchers have firmly established that supplementing a diet with fish oil can improve health and cholesterol levels, however, new research published in the inaugural edition of Sports Health: An Multidisciplinary Approach highlights the effects of the omega fish oil on professional athletes. ...

Carl Zeiss Vision and Transitions Optical Inc. Promote Pioneering Eyewear to Consumers

The GT2™ by ZEISS Combines ZEISS's Precision Progressive Lenses and Transitions® Lenses to Produce Optimal Visual Experience San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2008 -- Two of the most distinguished names in the optical industry are collaborating to educate con...

Voonami, Inc. Announces Three New Adaptive Data Centers

Voonami, Inc., a leading provider of outsourced IT infrastructure and data center solutions, announced today the opening of their first of several data centers at the Canyon Park Technology Center in Orem, UT. Voonami also announced two new adaptive computing data centers to be built in Sandy, U...

BioTime CEO Dr. Michael West Announces the Launch of New Products and Discusses the State of the Stem Cell Industry under the Obama Administration at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters

BioTime, Inc. (OTCBB:BTIM) Chief Executive Officer Michael West, Ph.D. delivered the keynote presentation on Wednesday, November 19, at a meeting in Madison, Wisconsin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the publication describing the first derivation and culturing of human embryonic stem cells...

Gevity Partners With Olympic Athlete to Promote a Healthier Workforce and Reduce Healthcare Costs for Business Owners

Gevity (NASDAQ:GVHR), a leading professional employer organization (PEO) that provides HR services to businesses nationwide, released today workplace fitness tips from Olympian Trey Hardee along with Gevity’s own “Workplace Fitness Tips for Better Business Performance.” These ti...

Suicide Rates Rise Among Baby Boomers

Middle-aged white women at increasing risk, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The suicide rate in the United States is increasing for the first time in a decade, particularly among middle-aged white women, a new study finds. "This is a group we haven't had as much foc...

Grupo IMO Hosts Symposium on Use of TomoTherapy for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Procedures : Experts Detail HiArt Platform Advantages for Treatment of Brain, Lung, Pancreatic and Metastatic Cancers

TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO) announced today that Grupo IMO of Madrid, Spain, recently hosted a symposium on the clinical use of the HiArt treatment system for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Symposium speakers highlighted the HiArt syste...

Post-Hurricane Efforts Raise Profile of Mental Disorders

Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and other disasters have long-reaching affects; 57.7 million Americans experience a mental health disorder in any given year; the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other organizations, including Allsup, are raising awareness during Mental Illness Awareness Week ...

Satellite Healthcare Announces 2008 Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grants : Grants Foster Next-Generation Kidney Disease Researchers

Satellite Healthcare, Inc., a leader in the field of kidney disease services and research, today announced the recipients of its 2008 Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grants. Recipients of these annual grants are young scientists at leading universities and medical centers in the United States and Can...

Enjoy Life Foods CEO Tells FDA Grocery Stores Remain A Dangerous Minefield for Food Allergic, Food Intolerant and Celiac Shoppers

At the invitation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Mandell, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Enjoy Life Foods, the country’s leading manufacturer of allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods, provided comments at a public meeting on the use of advisory labeling of allergen...

Sleepy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

On holiday weekend, experts note vision problems, fatigue as deadly as bad road conditions, drunk driving SATURDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- This Labor Day weekend, the Vision Council and National Sleep Foundation are warning people of the dangers of driving with poor vision or whi...

CollaborateMD Offers Upgrade Program to Competitors' Users

Current Medisoft™, Lytec®, AltaPoint, Medical Manager and Misys Customers Get Discount to Switch Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2008 -- CollaborateMD, a leading provider of Internet practice management and www.CollaborateMD.com [medical billing software] for...

Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers

The health benefits of an animal's companionship can be significant, experts say THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- When the elderly woman first arrived at Brooke Grove Retirement Village in Sandy Spring, Md., some of the staffers were skeptical when they saw she had brought her ca...

Great Doctors Produce Great Results (Healthcare Underwriters Group Mutual of Ohio Pays A Cash Dividend): -- Healthcare Underwriters Group Mutual of Ohio Pays Its First Cash Distribution to Its Insured Owners

Healthcare Underwriters Group Mutual of Ohio (HUOH), the only medical liability insurance company operating in Ohio that is owned and governed exclusively by Ohio physicians, announced today that it will make its first cash distribution to its policyholders. This action was approved by the Board ...

Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players

High school athletes should wear head protection, study says THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most high school baseball players should wear headgear on the field to protect them from injuries from batted balls, a new study suggests. At the very least, players should consider we...

Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders

Study in rats finds polyphenol compounds affect areas involved with learning and memory THURSDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Green tea may counter the cognitive problems that come with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study suggests. Green tea polyphenols (GTP) appear to negate...

Sleep Troubles Vary Between Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers

Their difficulties with slumber are not always connected, researchers say FRIDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- There's a significant difference in sleep disturbances experienced by Alzheimer's disease patients and the sleep woes of their caregivers, new research shows. A team from the ...

Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Retired National Football League players have an increased risk of heart problems, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. They added that screening for cardiovascular conditions among...

Carb Intake, Obesity Tied to Rise in Esophageal Cancers

Increased dietary intake of these refined compounds mirrors growth of disease, study says FRIDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between rising rates of carbohydrate intake and obesity and the increasing number of esophageal cancer cases in the United States, a new stu...
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