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The Friendship Stone Helps Friends Remain Healthy

Founder of My Stone Company and Crohn’s Disease sufferer dedicates Friendship Week to her friends and family who accelerated her recovery. Lack of friends connected to poorer health Company aims to reduce number of lonely people in America. New York, NY (Vocus) Ju...

The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Achieves Record Life-Saving Pace With Help From New Friends and Partners

Jackson Health Systems, 'party philanthropy' and a caring young girl aid the cause WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF), founded by internationally acclaimed talk show host Larry King, is exceeding its goal to Save a Heart a Day . Since January 1, ...

Experts Urge Family Members and Friends to Seek Immediate Intervention for Their Loved Ones Who May Have Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

New Online Resource, YouCanBeTheOne.com, Recommended to Help Guide Important Conversations and Get Families Closer to an Accurate Diagnosis NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The multi-disciplinary expert consortium known as the Alzheimer's Disease Screening Discussion Group (ADSDG) is calling...

Video: IAVA and Ad Council Build on Success of Groundbreaking Veterans Campaign with New Friends and Family Element

New PSAs Engage Friends and Family of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To help ease the transition and readjustment challenges facing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans as they return home, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) joined the Ad C...

Six Flags Friends Invites Guests to Help Cure Kids Cancer by Taking 'A Walk In The Park'

Six Flags Parks to hold second annual Walk-a-thon event THIS SUMMER NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Friends, the philanthropic arm of Six Flags, and Cure Kids Cancer have teamed up once again to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancers through its "A Walk In The Park" pr...

Few friends combined with loneliness linked to poor mental and physical health for elderly

Although not having many close friends contributes to poorer health for many older adults, those who also feel lonely face even greater health risks, research at the University of Chicago suggests. Older people who are able to adjust to being alone don't have the same health problems. The stud...

Compassionate Friends Bereavement Organization Recognizes 141 Compassionate Employers Nationwide

Employers that have shown extra sensitivity to employees that have experienced the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild are being recognited as Compassionate Employer Recognition recipients as recognized by The Compassionate Friends, the nation's largest bereavement organization with more tha...

Stand Among Friends Raising Money and Awareness Through 'Food, Friends & Fine Wine' Benefit

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand Among Friends , a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting opportunities for people with disabilities, will hold its ninth annual benefit, entitled "Food, Friends & Fine Wine," tonight at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Pompano B...

Autism Speaks Announces Yearlong Partnership With Thomas & Friends (TM) Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes To Town

New Thomas & Friends Stage Show Kicks-off This Month Helping To Increase Autism Awareness Across the Country and Raise Funds for Research. Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism advocacy organization, announced today a yearlong partnership with Thomas & FriendsTM Live! On Stage: A Ci...

Brand New Reality Series Follows the Emotional Journey of Five Friends as They Attempt to Go From 'Fat' to 'Fit' on DietTribe Premiering January 5th on Lifetime Television

Five Episode, Hour-Long Series Features Fitness Trainer JESSIE PAVELKA and Psychotherapist STACY KAISER LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Television kicks off 2009 with the all new reality series DietTribe , charting the journey of five best friends who have made a commitment...

Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting December 14 Unites Families Mourning Children

In the United States, well over 500 formal services will be held during The Compassionate Friends 12th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting December 14. The global event is in memory of all children who have died at any age from any cause. Now believed to be the world's largest mass candle Lighting t...

Ultimate Holiday Guide for Friends and Family of People with Vision Loss from the American Foundation for the Blind

Find the Perfect Gift for Your Loved One NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help holiday shoppers find the perfect gift for a loved one with vision loss, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has released a Holiday Guide that contains gift ideas for game lovers, craft ...

Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season - Remind Friends and Family to Get a Flu Shot

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is here, which for most Americans means time spent in stores packed with shoppers and in homes bustling with family and friends. All of this time spent indoors in crowded spaces translates to an increased risk for contracting viruses, p...

Research says fat friends and poor education helps people think thin

Research by economists at the University of Warwick, Dartmouth College, and the University of Leuven, finds that people are powerfully but subconsciously influenced by the weight of those around them. Without being aware of it, the researchers believe, human beings keep up with the weight of the J...

Aggressive preschoolers found to have fewer friends than others

Preschoolers who are aggressive, angry, and inattentive tend to have fewer playmates than their non-aggressive classmates, whether they are boys or girls. In comparison, non-aggressive children do better at interactions with many peers over time. Those are the findings of new research that use...

Families Mourning Children Travel to Nashville for July Compassionate Friends National Conference

The Compassionate Friends self-help support organization for families going through the natural grieving process following the death of a child is hosting its 31st national conference July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 1300 parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as professionals ...

LPGA Competitors and Friends Come Together for Breast Cancer

Ninth annual LIFE Event brings another $500,000 to the cause; funds benefit the Val Skinner Foundation and programs that drive "Young Women's Initiative." PARAMUS, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-two LPGA pros including world no. 1 Lorena Ochoa, Hall of Fame me...

SDSU Study Reveals Eating at Friends and Family's Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Obesity

SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More time spent eating away from home could put kids at higher risk for obesity, according to a San Diego State University study published in this month's research journal "Obesity." SDSU public health researcher Guadalupe X. Ayala has found that consuming fo...

What are the Odds? Friends Give Birth to Leap Year Babies within Hours of Each Other

PANAMA CITY, Fla., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What are the odds? Today, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Florida, friends Ashley Mize and Wendy Baker gave birth to Leap Year babies. That news may not make headlines, but consider the following. Ashley and Wendy attend the same church i...

Family, Friends and Support Groups Add Picture Messaging to Inspire and Motivate - Anywhere, Anytime

BOSTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell phones have become integral to our ability to communicate effectively. Connecting is immediate and often location independent. Connecting can be intimate and sometimes even profound. And now connecting can be more visually engaging with new MMS (Multimedia ...

New Poll Announces Link Between Friends and Family Influence and a Healthy Lifestyle

SILVER SPRING, Md. and MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A USA TODAY/ Discovery Health/Gallup Poll released today states that in addition to diet and exercise, friends and family also influence an individual's ability to lose weight and maintain health lifestyle habits. Key f...

Having Boys as Friends Can Boost Young Girls' Drinking Risk

Study in twins finds a strong link MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- For girls, especially, having friends of the opposite sex during adolescence can raise the likelihood for alcohol use. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University analyzed data on 4,700 twins in Finland. They focuse...

YMCA of the USA Offers Simple Tips to Give the Lifetime Gift of Health and Well-Being to Family and Friends This Holiday Season

Long-term Health Risks for Obese Youth Increases Urgency for Helping Families Make their Holidays 'Heart Healthy' CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence...

Program for Stroke Survivors and Friends Hosted by Henry Ford Hospital

DETROIT, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is hosting a day-long program for survivors, families, caregivers and friends to provide up-to-date information on stroke prevention, recovery, interventions, resources and improving quality of life. The program, sponsored by the department ...

Friends help friends avoid drug use

Los Angeles, October 8, 2007 High-risk teenagers who participate in peer-led substance abuse prevention programs reduce their drug use by approximately 15 percent versus traditional curricula, suggests a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). The study will appea...

Special Olympics 'Special Spirit in China Award Of Excellence' Presented to Dedicated Friends of Special Olympics and City of Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In a star-studded event at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Special Olympics honored twelve extraordinary individuals and the city of Shanghai for the "special" contributions they have made and continue to make to promote and raise awareness of ...

BREATHE 4 THE CURE Yoga Class Has Powerful Healing Impact on Breast Cancer Survivors, Family and Friends

Sara Holliday of Fit by Sara and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego Unite to Help Women Feel Great, Get Fit and Raise Funds SAN DIEGO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Women are joining together to rejuvenate, unwind and release physical and/or emotional pain while raising funds for a cause they st...

Teaching autistic teens to make friends

During the first week of class, the teens' eyes were downcast, their responses were mumbled and eye contact was almost nonexistent. By Week 12, though, these same kids were talkative, responsive and engaged. That's the result of a special class designed at UCLA to help teens with autism spectr...

Study shows why sporting heroes should thank their friends

Encouraging words from friends and family can pave the way to sporting victory, according to research by the University of Exeter, released today. Dame Kelly Holmes and Sir Chris Hoy have both cited the ongoing support of their families and friends as a major factor in their Olympic success. Now, ...

Human Noses Sort Out Strangers, Friends

Brain's fear centers also activate when scenting a stranger, study finds FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs aren't the only ones who can sniff out interlopers. Humans have a far more sophisticated sense of smell than previously believed and can use their nose to differentiate between a ...

Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids

Parents concerned that their kids are more content talking to an imaginary friend rather than a real one need not worry , for a new study has found that such a pal can have a positive effect on children. Karen Majors, an educational psychologist at the Institute of Education in London also ...

Four-legged Friends Connect Online at Dogster

Teenagers have online cliques at MySpace; students star in Facebook; LinkedIn is an Internet networking stage for professionals; and dogs and their human counterparts run with the pack at Dogster. San Francisco-based Dogster is a flourishing social-networking website for canines, referred t...

Family and Friends Team Up to Provide LA Man With Kidney Transplant

Eliud Lopez needed an organ transplant when a chronic disease caused irreparable damage to his kidneys and forced him to go on dialysis.// His sister was a willing and compatible donor. But Eliud was in Los Angeles, where he lives, and Jacqueline Lopez was in Guatemala, and there appeared to be no ...

TN College Students Make Friends With HIV Positive Persons

In a poignant move, students from colleges in Chennai have made friends with a HIV positive person on the occasion of World Friendship Day//. Each student accepted a HIV positive person as a friend and promised to deepen the friendship. "I came to know that these people are normal in a way. Th...

Rush Study Shows That Interactions with Friends and Family Prevents Damaging Effects of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease. According to research by physicians at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago it was found that having close friends // and staying in contact with family members offers a protective effect against the damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease. T...

Friendship Clinic: Psychologist Helps Children With ADHD Make Friends

Many children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder suffer through a range of problems, from poor grades to poor relations with parents and teachers. //But more than half of these children also have serious problems making friends. Too often they live lonely lives, never learning to develop...

Teenagers Take More Risk-Taking Behaviors In The Company Of Same Sex Friends

Teenage drivers may take risk-taking behaviors, like over speeding, more in company of same sex friends than in company of friends of opposite sex. The study was published on-line edition of the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. // The findings indicate that teen risky driving in...

Shatters Guinness Book of Records Mark

...home to nearly 7,000 orphaned, impoverished, underprivileged and new immigrant children. Robert Katz, executive vice president of the American friends of Migdal Ohr, said that when these teams played two years ago, it was the most successful exhibition basketball game in the history of the Garden. In...

The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill in the Senate Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma

...ttee who have dedicated a great deal of time and energy to champion these efforts." The Foundation encourages all patients, family members, and friends to contact their representatives in Congress and ask them to co-sponsor this important bill. For more information, please visit http://www.sclerode...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

...following locations: Friday, Aug. 7 Philadelphia Senior Center 509 South Broad Street Philadelphia Monday, Aug. 10 Circle of friends - Baden Corner of Linmore and Wayne Streets Baden Tuesday, Aug. 11 Vintage Senior Center 410 North Highland Avenue Pittsburgh ...
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