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America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report has now confirmed that America is in a national obesity crisis. More than one out of three Americans is obese and it's threatening America's well-being, not only as individuals, but as a country. ...

Chicagoland Motorcycle F.A.S.T. Ride to Fight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking alcohol while pregnant increases the chances that a child will have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Although this disorder affects 40,000 infants a year, more than Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy combined, it is st...

Bally Total Fitness Flexes Fundraising Muscle to Fight ALS

CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Bally Total Fitness members raised over $230,000 for Augie's Quest, the fast-track research arm of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). As one of the leading fundraising donors in 2008, Bally is dedicated to beating the previous goal ...

Landrieu Leads Senate Fight to Improve Health Care For Small Businesses

***AUDIO AVAILABLE*** WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., joined Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Senators Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Jeff Merkley, D-Or...

Developing gene therapy to fight blindness

An international team of scientists and clinicians from the United States and Saudi Arabia are working to develop gene therapy for treating a rare, hereditary retinal disease. The therapy has been shown to restore lost vision in animal models of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Their work is being fun...

New Laser Treatment for Cellulite Helps Fight the Battle

The SmoothShapes® System is being introduced at the Juva Skin & Laser Center based in NYC. This procedure is the result of seven years of testing, is pain-free, and uses a dynamic combination of laser and light energy and along with other techniques. (PRWEB) Jul...

BD/PEPFAR Lab-Strengthening Initiative Marks Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB in Sub-Saharan Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A collaboration between the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has made significant progress in improving lab conditions and enhancing the skills of lab personnel on th...

Dietary Oils May Help Some Fight Fat

Two common supplements lower body fat, build muscle in obese older women with diabetes, researchers find THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, dietary oil supplements could help ward off unwanted fat, according to a new study. Obese older women with type 2 diabe...

Brazil proves developing countries can use generic medicines to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Brazil's nearly two-decade effort to treat people living with HIV and AIDS shows that developing countries can successfully combat the epidemic. Inexpensive generic medicines are a large part of the solution, say researchers from Brown University and the Harvar...

The Perfect Pair: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Team Up to Fight Ovarian Cancer

WEST CHESTER, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- From A-list parties and red carpet events to school trips and PTA meetings, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are certainly one of the busiest celebrity couples. Yet, even with three children and two successful careers, the dynamic duo are about t...

Calling All Runners: Join the Fight Against Cancer

REGISTER NOW CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three months before 45,000 runners take to the streets of Chicago, the American Cancer Society Charity Runner Team is still offering entries to the sold out 2009 Chicago Marathon. "The Society is thrilled to offer the running commun...

Team Gold's Gym Continues to Lead the National Fight Against Diabetes

DALLAS , July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, has continued its fight against obesity and the diabetes epidemic by once again supporting the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure. For the fifth year in a row, the company is the Tour de Cur...

New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities

Xylitol syrup may protect baby teeth from decay, much like fluoride, study finds,, TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- A syrup containing the sugar substitute xylitol helps prevent tooth decay in baby teeth, according to a new study. Xylitol, approved in the United States for use in...

New Weapons in Fight Against TB?

Parkinsons drugs may thwart treatment-resistant strain, study finds FRIDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis might someday meet its match in two drugs now used to treat Parkinson's disease, suggests a new study. Researchers, led by a team from the ...

Calling All Runners: Join the Fight Against Cancer

REGISTER NOW CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three months before 45,000 runners take to the streets of Chicago, the American Cancer Society Charity Runner Team is still offering entries to the sold out 2009 Chicago Marathon. "The Society is thrilled to offer the running commun...

Roche Diabetes Care Announces Unique Coaching Program for Diabetes Educators as Part of Long-Term Commitment to Fight the Disease

Program helps diabetes educators better engage and motivate their patients with the goal of more positive outcomes. INDIANAPOLIS, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche, the maker of ACCU-CHEK blood glucose monitoring systems and insulin pumps, announced today the latest component of its Behavior Chan...

Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Breakfast Highlights Promising Practices in Managing Chronic Disease Provides Solutions for Reduced Spending and Improved Patient Health

WILMINGTON, Del., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making chronic disease prevention and management a major part of comprehensive health reform, hosted a breakfast meeting today where partner and affiliate organizat...

European researchers look for new ways to fight multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections

The Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB) belonging to Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) is directing the AntiPathoGN European research project aimed at looking for new drug targets in pathogenic bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics. To do so a consortium was created by six i...

Respiratory Rally a Promising Practice in the Fight Against Chronic Disease

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Recognizes Event for Great Work in Local Community INDIANAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the national health care debate takes center stage it is important to highlight local examples of promising practices in the prevention of chronic disease. The Am...

HMS Urges Healthcare Reform Measures to Manage Costs, Target Resources, Fight Fraud

Cost Management Provider for Government Programs Outlines Ways to Lower Costs and Expand Health Coverage for More Americans NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS , the nation's leader in cost management services for government health and human services programs, to...

House Subcommittee Markup Leaves Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Crisis

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is currently facing a major financing shortfall. While the Foreign Operations subcommittee provided a welcome increase over the President's request, today's markup suggests that the U.S. is goi...

National Kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic Raises Funds to Fight Kidney Disease

Redskins Kicker Shaun Suisham's Foursome Takes First Place WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic presented by Capital Carpets & Ronald D. Paul Companies raised close to $60,000 to fight kidney disease in the Washi...

TGen and USC researchers find genetic markers to help fight diabetes

PHOENIX, Ariz. June 16, 2009 Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) scientists have identified five genetic biomarkers that could help lead to improved treatments, with fewer side-effects, for patients with diabetes. TGen Senior Investigator Dr. Johanna DiStefano presented the findi...

Tasty Baking Company Supports the Fight Against Childhood Cancer Through Partnership with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Tastykake re-issues Alex's Lemon Krimpets for summer months; 10% of all sales to be donated to ALSF PHILADELPHIA, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tasty Baking Company (Nasdaq: TSTY ), makers of the Tastykake snack line, today affirmed its ongoing support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundatio...

Senator Cornyn Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

Texas Senators Vote for Historic Bill to Regulate Tobacco Products WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senator John Cornyn for playing a leadership role as the U.S. Senate passed historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food an...

Senator Brown Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown for leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to pass historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the a...

Senator Durbin Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

Illinois Senators Vote for Historic Bill to Regulate Tobacco Products WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senator Richard Durbin for leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to pass historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and...

Senator Reid Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to pass historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, includ...

Principal Management Group Walks to Fight Blindness

Walkers Raised $3000 to Help Fund Sight-Saving Research Through Foundation Fighting Blindness DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Management Group of North Texas (PMG), an Associa Company, recently participated in a walk-a-thon as "Bonnie Believers" in support of the Greater DFW...

Microsoft and Feeding America Join Forces to Fight Hunger

Microsoft's 'Browser for the Better' campaign donates equivalent of eight meals for every download of Windows Internet Explorer 8. REDMOND, Wash., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 17 million children in the U.S. receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at their local publi...

Fast pandemic detection tool ready to fight flu

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 9, 2009In a joint effort by national laboratory-, university- and private-sector institutions, researchers are developing new tools for rapidly characterizing biological pathogens that could give rise to potentially deadly pandemics such as Influenza A (H1N1). The f...

Andre Agassi Playing to Fight Breast Cancer - Tickets on Sale NOW!

Legendary tennis great will appear in Cole Schotz Celebrity Match at The Kennedy Funding Invitational on July 12 NEW CITY, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennis legend Andre Agassi, a favorite among fans and players throughout his 20+ year career, will appear at The Kennedy Funding Invitationa...

Celebrities Come Together to Fight Pediatric AIDS

Star-studded Event with Concert by Miley Cyrus at the 20th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Picnic Sponsored by Disney to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities helped create a generation free of HIV at the 20th annual A Time For ...

New Nutrisystem Works(TM) Offers Corporate America New Weapon in the Fight Against Obesity

Weight Loss Leader Now Offers A Proven Solution to Help Employees Lose Weight, Be Healthy and Save Money HORSHAM, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI ), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today that it will now be offe...

Can an Infection Knock Out Your Workforce? Fight Back with New Preventive Training Program from Moxie Media

New training programs focus on preventive techniques for avoiding MRSA and Staph outbreaks and also teach employees how to recognize the signs of serious infections. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 8, 2009 -- Each year, companies lose billions of dollars to infections. Whe...

Coalition Continues Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and 70 aging and disability organizations joined again to ensure long-term services and supports (LTSS) are part of health care reform legislation. (Photo: http://www.newscom....

AIDS/LifeCycle 8 to Raise $10.5 Million to Fight AIDS

2,150 cyclists to start San Francisco-to-Los Angeles ride May 31 SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2,150 bicyclists from 41 states and 14 nations will stream out of San Francisco on May 31 en route to Los Angeles as participants in the colorful and emo...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu

It helps regulate the immune system's response, study with mice shows FRIDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are exploring the possibility that drugs that affect the immune system might one day serve as potent weapons to fight the flu, even the swine flu that's currently circula...

Prairie Island Indian Community Supports Fight Against Diabetes Locally and Nationally

Donates to American Diabetes Association Welch, Minn. (Vocus) May 29, 2009 -- The Prairie Island Indian Community understands the serious health issues that are associated with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes among Native Americans in the United States is 12.2% for those wh...

AIDS/LifeCycle 8 to Raise $10+ Million to Fight AIDS

2,200 cyclists to start San Francisco-to-Los Angeles ride May 31 SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2,200 bicyclists from 41 states and 14 nations will stream out of San Francisco on May 31 en route to Los Angeles as participants in the colorful and emo...
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