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New Book by Leading Authority Responds to National Initiative to Bring Undergraduate Public Health Education to All American Colleges and Universities

New book - 'Public Health 101' - by Richard K. Riegelman, is hard-wired to the Association of American Colleges and Universities' curriculum recommendations for an undergraduate course by the same name. The book is an important part of a growing movement of several prominent higher education orga...

Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- John, a Narconon graduate and Drug Prevention Specialist, like many, did not start out with a drug-free life. Addicted to cocaine as an adolescent and young adult, he fought his own battle with substance abuse that ended with his parents ...

Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Humanitas, Inc., a woman-owned small business, announced that it met the stringent criteria to be designated as an Approved Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Humanitas offers a variety of educati...

Vivacare Expands Patient Education Service to Pediatricians

Pediatricians can now create their own patient education Website at no cost and provide their patients with access to trusted health information online. Berkeley, Calif. (PRWEB) July 28, 2009 -- Vivacare has expanded its free service to leading pediatricians due to it...

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education Launches Integrated Rebranding Operation

MINEOLA, N.Y., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education launched an integrated rebranding operation to better represent the organization while educating about the importance of individual roles in early detection of breast cancer. The ...

Over 25,000 Pharmacists and Technicians Access PTCB Funded Web-Based Continuing Education Programs

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is proud to announce that over 25,000 pharmacists and technicians have accessed two web-based and podcast continuing education (CE) programs developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heal...

Scleroderma Foundation Holds Gateway to Hope 2009 National Patient Education Conference in St. Louis, Mo.

DANVERS, Mass., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation , the nation's leading non-profit supporter of scleroderma research, is holding the Gateway to Hope 2009 National Patient Education Conference July 17-19, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scleroderma, an autoimmune diseas...

Aurora Health Care Sponsors Education Event to Improve Care for the Elderly

MILWAUKEE, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A hospital visit for an older adult can easily turn into a downward slide into a nursing home. In an effort to prevent such scenarios and to improve health care for the elderly, Aurora Health Care is sponsoring a continuing medical education...

Eyemaginations Partners with SoloHealth to Enhance Public Eye Health Education with EyeSite(TM) Vision Kiosks

ATLANTA , July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloHealth ( www.solo-health.com ), maker of EyeSite(TM) self-service vision testing kiosks, announced today it will team with Eyemaginations, the leader in eye care education, to enhance the educational experience featured in the kiosks. The EyeSit...

Watermeadow Medical Wins Medical Education Consultancy of the Year Award

OXFORD, England, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical communications company, Watermeadow Medical was named Medical Education Consultancy of the Year at the Communique Awards in London on Thursday night. This highly contested award is judged by an independent panel of communications e...

Harvard Medical School Continues Education About Benefits of Probiotics

BOSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An emerging body of scientific research about probiotics was presented today at the academic conference, "Protective Nutrients, Are They Here To Stay?" an annual Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium. Every year, cutti...

eMindful and gBehavior Create Healthier Workers with Online, Experiential Health Education and Tracking Technology

eMindful.com, a leading source of online health and wellness information and education, is teaming up with gBehavior.com, an incentive-based behavior management firm, to create a software and behavior change package that gives employers a significant advantage in achieving healthy behavior change...

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation Introduces New Brochure During Cord Blood Awareness Month to Address Critical Education Gap

Published Data Reinforces Need for Better Cord Blood Education BROOKEVILLE, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expectant parents are poorly informed about cord blood banking, according to a study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicin e . In fact, of the expectant...

Vivacare Patient Education Service Enhancements Save Medical Practices Time and Money and Improve Patient Satisfaction

Recent enhancements to Vivacare's Web-based patient education service used by medical practices to deliver health information to patients leads to reduced costs, improved practice workflow and increased patient satisfaction. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Vivaca...

Euro RSCG Life Acquires Medicom Group to Further Strengthen Its Global and European Medical Education Offering

LONDON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Life, the world's largest fully integrated global health marketing and communications group, today announced the acquisition of Medicom Group, a UK-based medical communication agency. Medicom Group, headquartered in West London, UK, has twice been name...

The Wellness Community Launches National Education Program Addressing the Cost of Cancer Care

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released earlier this month by Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University found that medical bills are involved in more than 60 percent of US bankruptcies, up from 50 percent just six years ago. Additionally, more than ...

Vivacare Patient Education Service Includes Medication Rebates and Brochures to Improve Medication Adherence

Vivacare has included medication rebate coupons and medication brochures as part of its "From Your Doctor" patient education service to fulfill the needs of physicians and patients, and improve medication adherence. 69% of patients surveyed stated that access to medication rebate coupon...

Autism Course Added to HealthForumOnline's Continuing Education (CE) Website for Mental Health Professionals & Nurses

HealthForumOnline (HFO), announces the addition of a new online CE/CEU course, Effective Therapy Techniques for Persons Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families, to our extensive resource library for mental health professionals, nurses and allied healthcare workers. The number ...

Western Governors University Nursing Education Program Receives $500,000 Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission

Pilot Program for Nation's First Competency-Based B.S. in Nursing Leading to RN Licensure Set to Begin in Texas This Fall SALT LAKE CITY, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University , www.wgu.edu , has received a $500,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commissi...

Health Education Solutions Launches Online Certification Programs for Critical Care Medical Professionals

New service allows convenient, flexible options for required Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support training. Lincoln, NE (Vocus) June 2, 2009 -- Health Education Solutions in partnership with medical faculty at Union College, a top-tier schoo...

Pain Medicine Experts Recommend Monitoring, Education for All Opioid Medicines

American Academy of Pain Medicine Submits Comments on REMS; Leaders in Pain Research and Treatment Available to Media to Discuss Abuse, Diversion, and Pain Treatment GLENVIEW, Ill., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts public hearings this week on Ri...

Pennsylvania Secretaries of Health, Education Announce New Grant Initiatives to Curb Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity in Schools

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is partnering with schools to reduce childhood obesity and help students enjoy a healthier and longer life, Secretary of Health Everette James and Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak announced today. James and Zahorchak visit...

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) Announces New Survey Results Highlighting Major Gaps in Public Awareness of Gout

New Findings Released on the Third Annual Gout Awareness Day (May 22) NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society announced today that new survey results reveal alarming gaps in the public's awareness of gout, a painful and potentially debilitating form of ar...

Health Professions Education Conference features 'Headspace Theater,' serious gaming, PDAs

Improving patient care with PDA-using nursing students in clinical placements, using simulation to teach police about mental illness, enlisting video games to improve analytical and psychomotor skills, and piloting new simulation techniques for myth-busting in advanced pain management courses are ...

TeleHealth Services chosen by HCA to Install Interactive Patient Education System in Timpanogos Regional Hospital

TeleHealth Services, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare grade televisions and on-demand patient and staff interactive education solutions, has announced the implementation of its TIGR on-demand video education and entertainment system into Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah...

AstraZeneca, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and LULAC Join Forces to Promote Needed Heart Health Education in Hispanic Communities

Community Partnership Designed to Urge Families to Take Action against Atherosclerosis WILMINGTON, Del., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today kicks off the 2009 JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO campaign, featuring the Artery Explorer -- a state-of-the-art, multisensory, ...

Choice Theory Education Conference: Sacramento Saturday, May 30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intercoast College, Sierra Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and Strategies for Change will host the William Glasser Institute's annual West Region Choice Theory Conference on Saturday May 30 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. The co...

TeleHealth Services Chosen by HCA to Install Interactive Patient Education System in Timpanogos Regional Hospital

OREM, Utah and RALEIGH, N.C. , May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services , the nation's leading provider of healthcare grade televisions and on-demand patient and staff interactive education solutions, has announced the implementation of its TIGR on-demand video education and entertainment sy...

All Allied Health Schools Provides Public Health Students with Career and Education Resources

New Public Health Resource Center offers students a chance to learn more about public health opportunities before they enroll in school. Seattle (PRWEB) May 18, 2009 -- All Allied Health Schools announces the publication of a new public health resource center that gives...

Leading Healthcare Technology Companies Launch National Physician Education Program on Stimulus and Electronic Health Records

"EHR Stimulus Alliance" Includes Allscripts, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft Corp., and Nuance; Will Deliver Education Programs Across the U.S. CHICAGO, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts today announced the formation of a coalition of technology innovation leaders who ...

Department of Defense Approves ISSA as Fitness Education Provider to Military Spouses

CARPINTERIA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) announced today that they have been approved by the Department of Defense for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Financial Assistance program. In mid May 2009, MyCAA will offi...

Decentralization Hampers Effective Compliance Education and Training

AAHC Recommends Strategic Approach to Infrastructure and Leadership WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education and training is a major link between clinical research and regulatory compliance at academic health centers, and must be strategically assessed and developed, according ...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Funds Diabetes Education at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

CHICAGO, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W. Division St., Chicago, received a $65,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois' Childhood Health and Wellness Initiative to fund the Medical Center's program for children at risk for obesity and diabe...

ChildCare Education Institute Gives Child Care Staff Access to Professional Development Courses in Honor of Provider Appreciation Day, May 8th

DULUTH, Ga., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to give professional development training hours to early child care providers in honor of Provider Appreciation Day. Early ch...

Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., to be U-M Medical School's First Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., has been named the University of Michigan Medical School's first Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives, effective June 1, pending the approval of the U-M Board of Regents. Kolars will serve as...

Less Education May Mean Poorer Health

High school dropouts more than twice as prone to illness as college grads, study finds WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- American adults with the least education have the worst health, a new study finds. Almost half of U.S. adults ages 25 to 74 reported being in less than very g...

Northshore Chicago Plastic Surgeon is the First Female President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF)

Northshore Chicago plastic surgeon Laurie Casas, MD is the new President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). New York, NY (Vocus) May 5, 2009 -- Northshore Chicago plastic surgeon Laurie Casas, MD is the new President of the Aesthetic Sur...

Aesthetic Society Awards Journalists' Commitment To Patient Education

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Announces 2009 Journalistic Achievement Award Winners New York, NY (Vocus) May 3, 2009 -- Journalists representing Vogue magazine, CNN and ABC News 20/20 are among winners receiving top honors in the 2009 Journalistic A...

Teen drug education also helps curb risky sexual behavior, study finds

School-based drug education programs for adolescents can have a long-term positive impact on sexual behavior in addition to curbing substance abuse, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers found that young adults who had been exposed to a popular drug abuse prevention program as ...

Cord Blood Registry Supports Introduction of the Cord Blood Education and Awareness Act of 2009

Landmark Bill to Advance Education and Informed Consent Recommendations Established by the Institutes of Medicine SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord bloo...
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