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New FDLI Monograph on Federal Price Reporting Requirements Provides Essential Guidance on Commercial Strategy, Compliance Issues

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Law Institute has published the first monograph in its landmark Monograph Series -- Price Reporting Basics under Medicaid, Medicare and the PHS340(b) Program: Planning for Both Compliance and Commercial Success. ...

Winnipeg Veterinary Company Pharm-Vet Produces Essential Oil-Infused Mosquito Spray That's a Welcome and Safe Alternative to Controversial Deet-Based Repellants

WINNIPEG, Canada, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Every summer, the bloodsuckers send Canadians swatting and running for cover. And for good reason. More than just creatures with an annoying buzz, mosquitoes inflict bites that hurt, itch and cause human flesh to swell and redden. An even more ...

Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH

A regular health care routine helps to keep your pet healthy and happy and is more likely to avoid serious and costly health problems in the future, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) advises. (PRWeb UK) June 29, 2009 -- Simple steps towards pet health ca...

The Canned Food Alliance Answers the Call for 'Back To Basics' With Essential Kitchen Toolkit

According to Rutgers research, families want guidance on kitchen basics and make positive changes when they receive it PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2009 widely described as "the year of the home cook," it's no surprise that many Americans are getting reacquainted with their kit...

Sleep May Be Essential for Long-Term Memory

Researchers demonstrate that slumber key to storing memories WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers at MIT have confirmed that sleep is essential for long-term storage of memories. Their study showed that mice unable to "replay" their awake experiences while asleep remem...

Nationwide telemedicine networks are essential for successful health care reform

New Rochelle, NY, June 18, 2009The U.S. healthcare system is in critical need of basic change to enable more equitable, effective, efficient care. Experts in various fields of medicine, public health, and industry propose that telemedicine, or information technology enhanced healthcare, must be a ...

New doctors, teaching physicians disagree about essential medical procedures to learn

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Physicians teaching at medical schools and doctors who have just completed their first year out of medical school disagree about which procedures are necessary to learn before graduating, according to a new survey done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicin...

Eye Protection is Essential for Texas Athletes

State's largest group of eye physicians recommends sport-specific eyewear to prevent devastating injuries AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Stephen Sacks, what started out as a routine basketball game his senior year of high school turned into a medical emergency. Ste...

Eye Protection is Essential for Oklahoma Athletes

Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology recommends sport-specific eyewear to prevent devastating injuries OKLAHOMA CITY , April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Stephen Sacks, what started out as a routine basketball game his senior year of high school turned into a medical emergency. Stephen was ...

Consumers Redefine Value in the Recession: Sauna Sales Prove Preventive Health Is an Essential Investment

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. has been in recession since December 2007 and nearly half of U.S. residents have cut back on spending. Even the iconic Oprah Winfrey replaced her annual 'Favorite Things' holiday show wit...

Health insurance essential for health and well-being

WASHINGTON -- The evidence shows more clearly than ever that having health insurance is essential for people's health and well-being, and safety-net services are not enough to prevent avoidable illness, worse health outcomes, and premature death, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. M...

Health IT Can Play an Essential Role in Stimulating the Economy and Creating Jobs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS): WHAT: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will join the U.S. House of Representatives 21st Century Healt...

Government at all Levels Will Continue to Spend on Essential Services and Invest in the Future, According to Onvia Study

45 Percent of Government Officials Expect to Maintain or Increase Spending Activity in 2009, With the Focus on Construction of Roads and Bridges, Creation of 21st Century Schools and Modernization of Energy-Inefficient Government Facilities SEATTLE, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- President-...

Protein's essential role in repairing damaged cells revealed

ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan researchers have discovered that a key protein in cells plays a critical role in not one, but two processes affecting the development of cancer. "Most proteins involved in responding to DNA damage that can cause cancer either help detect the damage and ...

Allsup Outlines 10 Essential Questions People Need to Ask when Evaluating Medicare Plans

Knowing your healthcare priorities makes selecting a Medicare plan easier Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) December 17, 2008 - While the Medicare enrollment period is supposed to be a time to allow people to choose the plan that best meets their healthcare needs, many people ar...

As Chairman Baucus Outlines Vision for Healthcare Reform, NACDS Emphasizes Pharmacy's Essential Role in Any Successful Overhaul

Most convenient, accessible healthcare provider is key to prevention, quality, cost-containment. Alexandria, VA (Vocus) November 12, 2008 -- President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE issue...

Nordic Naturals Offers Radiant Beauty From the Inside Out With New Spa Collection of Essential Fatty Acid Supplements

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Naturals announces their new Spa Collection, a revolutionary dual skin care system consisting of two formulas: Omega Radiance(TM) and Omega Therapi(TM). Based on Norwegian tradition, both products are dietary supplements for naturally support...

American Association for Homecare Proposes Aggressive 13-Point Plan to Stop Medicare Fraud and Recoup Billions; Calls Steps Essential to Medicare's Health

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tough new steps must be taken to prevent fraud and abuse in Medicare, says the American Association for Homecare, which today announced 13 specific recommendations that could eliminate most of the Medicare fraud attributed to the home medical ...

Mike Bridges Takes Home Four Gold Medals at IPF Masters World Powerlifting Championships; Says NutraCea's RiSolubles(R) is an Essential Part of his Training Regimen

PHOENIX, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NutraCea (OTC Bulletin Board: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB) nutrient research and technology, announced today that world champion powerlifter Mike Bridges received four gold medals for his performances in the squat, bench press and dead li...

Conscience Protections Essential to Healthcare System, Americans United for Life Argues in Comments Filed with HHS

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) has filed comments with the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) affirming the need for a proposed regulation that will protect the freedom of conscience of healthcare providers nationwide. Dr. Charmaine Yo...

E-mergency? Majority of U.S. Consumers Lack Essential Vitamin E

Journal of Nutrition Cites Almonds as a Rich Source to Fill the "E Gap" MODESTO, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 90 percent of the U.S. population does not meet the current intake recommendation for vitamin E, according to a special supplement to the September 2008 Jour...

Bad Backs Essential Shoulder Brace - Now Available at badbackstore.com

The Bad Backs Essential Shoulder Brace is a comfortable, wear-anywhere posture support/brace, designed to combat rounded shoulders syndrome, which can cause debilitating back and neck pain. With people spending increasing amounts of time working at a computer, more people are suffering the effec...

Current vitamin D recommendations fraction of safe, perhaps essential levels for children

The current recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D for children is 200 International Units (IUs), but new research reveals that children may need and can safely take ten-times that amount. According to a recently accepted report in The Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &...

MicroRNAs appear essential for retinal health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Retinas in newborn mice appear perfectly fine without any help from tiny bits of genetic material called microRNAs except for one thing the retinas do not work. In the first-ever study of the effects of the absence of microRNAs in the mammalian eye, an international team of ...

Medical research is essential to improving the economy and bettering lives

Washington, DC (Monday, May 5, 2008) Health care in the United States is expensive, but its funding is crucial because it also is a major contributor to the economy and can better lives, according to an essay appearing in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN...

Specialized Care Essential for Women With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Pregnancy

Heart Disease and Pregnancy Program at Northwestern Memorial Provides Multidisciplinary Care to Support Safe Pregnancies for Mom and Baby CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to advances in the treatment of children with congenital heart defects (CHD), more women with CHD are ...

A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Children's Health

American Dental Association Kicks Off National Children's Dental Health Month With Outreach Events and Advice to Parents CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month. It's sponsored each year by the American Dental Association (ADA) to rais...

What are the essential characteristics of serum PG in Chinese?

Pepsinogen (PG) is a precursor for pepsin, a digestive enzyme specifically produced in the gastric mucosa. Human PG can be classified into two different biochemical and immunological properties, PGI and PGII. Serum PG levels seem to be related to the morphologic and functional changes in the stoma...

Colorectal cancer screening remains essential for elderly Americans

Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2007As people get older, their risk of developing polyps and colorectal cancer increases. Currently, there is no clear evidence or established guideline for the upper age limit for colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy. Two new studies presented at the American...

New Report Finds Information Technology Essential But Not Sufficient in Long-Term Care

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health information technology (HIT) is a powerful tool for improving the quality of long-term care, but it must be implemented to interact with other segments of healthcare in order to be successful, according to a new report by BearingPoint, prepa...

Nourishment Is Essential to a Youthful Appearance. Time to Feed Your Face with Serum_G

PHOENIX, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Open any women's magazine and you will find at least one medical or cosmetic expert claiming a proper diet can result not only in a better body, but hair, nails and skin as well. These experts also tout the benefits of vitamins and supplements to counteract n...

Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development

Researchers at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, have identified a new gene family (UTX-JMJD3) essential for embryonic development. The family controls the expression of genes crucial for stem cell maintenance and differentiation, and the results may contribute sig-nificantly to the understanding of...

Health Workers in Developing Countries Undermines Essential Services

A chronic shortage of health workers in developing nations is undermining essential health services, including treatments for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria// , World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday in Singapore ahead of World Health Day on April 7. Thousands...

Optimum Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels Essential for Cognitive Function in Seniors

Folate and vitamin B12, two important nutrients for the development of healthy nerves and blood cells, may work together to protect cognitive function// among seniors, reports a new epidemiological study. According to Martha Savaria Morris, PhD, epidemiologist at the USDA HNRCA, "we found a s...

Protein Essential for Kidney-to-Bladder Urine Transfer

Tests of a protein's role in the immune system have revealed a surprising connection to a kidney problem that occurs in approximately one percent of all live births//. "This condition, which is known as functional obstruction, impairs the ureter’s ability to pump urine from the kidney to the ...

Proper Fitting Of Football Helmets Essential To Prevent Concussion

A new study exploring the helmet fitting techniques and concussions among high school athletes found that proper fitting of helmets could help reduce the risk of// concussion. In the current study, Dr. Eugene Hong of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and co-author Dr. Tr...

Complete Vaccination Of Poultry Flock Essential to Check The Spread Of Avian Flu

Scientists have explained that the risk of incomplete vaccination on the poultry flocks could be the probable spread of the deadly strains of avian flu.// Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick have found, in their research that there could be a risk of spreading of the deadl...

Majority Of People In US Seek Essential Changes In Health Care System

A new survey done in New York shows that patients, who experience the health care system on a first-hand basis, find there should //be a lot done for its improvement, with almost half the middle class families reporting problems paying for health care. According to the survey by the Commonw...

Early Intervention Of Smoking In Teens Essential To Avoid Dependence

A research study on smoking has revealed that nicotine dependence can develop in some smokers right after the first puff even before they become regular users.// Smoking cessation programs for teenagers have had little success and this finding needs to be integrated into the cessation programs aim...

Early Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression Is Very Essential Among New Mothers

According to a study conducted by Linda Chaudron, M.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center// postpartum depression is a disorder which is fast rising among new mothers. The researcher says that the women should be screened for a ...
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