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Verizon Wireless Kicks Off Wireless Phone Recycling Drive to Benefit Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every four American women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point during her life. Through its exclusive HopeLine(R) program, Verizon Wireless will demonstrate its commitment to ending the epidemic of domestic viole...

Caroline W. Nahas Named New Corporate Board Chair for United Way of Greater Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Los Angeles today announced that Caroline W. Nahas, managing director of the Southern California region of Korn/Ferry International, has been appointed as the new volunteer chair of the organization's corporate board of...

Interaction Associates and The Interaction Institute for Social Change Present at the Greater Than Conference

Interaction Associates and The Interaction Institute for Social Change Present at the Greater Than Conference, July 26-28, 2009. The session, entitled "Accelerating Leaders’ Competence for Cross Sector Collaboration," provides insight into the opportunities created by a growing aw...

Why African-Americans are at greater risk of hypertension and kidney disease

NEW YORK (July 13, 2009) -- Physician-scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center believe that a heightened level a certain growth factor in the blood may explain why blacks have a greater prevalence of hypertension and kidney disease compared to whites. Results from...

Travelers Face Greater Risk of Leg Clots

Review finds danger up to three times higher for this serious condition MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- A review of past research confirms what many experts have long believed: People who travel bear a significantly higher risk for developing potentially life-threatening blood clots...

Coapt Systems, Inc. Launches Hydrelle(TM) a New, FDA-Approved Dermal Filler with Lidocaine for Significant Wrinkle Correction and Greater Patient Comfort

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Coapt Systems, Inc. ( www.coaptsystems.com ) announced the launch of Hydrelle(TM) a new, FDA-approved hyaluronic acid based dermal filler for the treatment of facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, also called "smile lines." Hydrelle is the first FD...

Cancer survivors at greater risk of birth complications; special monitoring needed

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Survivors of childhood cancer run particular risks when pregnant and should be closely monitored, the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday 1 July). Dr. Sharon Lie Fong, of the Department of Obstetrics...

Focused Health Solutions Partners With Emmi Solutions to Help Employers Achieve Greater Returns on Their Employee Health Care Investments

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused Health Solutions, a leading national provider of health promotion and wellness services, has partnered with Emmi Solutions, LLC, to offer enhanced solutions to large, self-insured employers looking to reduce medical claims, lower absenteeism and i...

$11.5 Million in New Support to the Greater Grady Campaign

Atlanta donors rally around Grady Health System ATLANTA, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Grady Health System today announced that the Greater Grady Campaign has secured $11.5 million in new donations. The contributions, from three well-known Atlanta-based companies and an anonymous donor, will help...

IPC The Hospitalist Company Inc. CEO, Adam Singer, M.D., Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in the Greater Los Angeles Area

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Services Category NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM ), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, today announced that CEO, Adam Singer, M.D., receiv...

Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer

Young adults who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the June 24 issue of JAMA . Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leadi...

Angelo Masciantonio, CEO and Co-Founder of HTH Worldwide Named Ernst & Young 2009 Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) in Greater Philadelphia

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Health Care Services and Products Category PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, today announced that Angelo Masciantonio, CEO and Co-Founder received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur ...

Kensey Nash Corporation's CEO & President, Joe Kaufmann Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in Greater Philadelphia Region

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Life Sciences PHILADELPHIA, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY ), today announced that Joe Kaufmann, CEO and President, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (R) 2009 Award in the Life Sci...

More Than 5,000 Expected for Greater Chicago Food Depository's 24th Annual Hunger Walk on Saturday, June 20, at Montrose Harbor

Fundraiser arrives at critical time for pantries, soup kitchens, shelters CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Greater Chicago Food Depository: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/DC34956 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com...

Accordia Global Health Foundation Calls for Greater Investment to Build African Healthcare Leadership

To improve health outcomes in Africa over the long term, the continent’s healthcare leadership must be strengthened and expanded at the individual, institutional, and network levels, Accordia Global Health Foundation’s new report concludes. Washington, DC (V...

Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Greater Focus on Patients' Choice and Privacy Rights in Health-Reform Debate

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congressional debate is focused primarily on whether to include a public option for health insurance, many Americans remain concerned about how a mandate for private health insurance will affect their health-care choices and privacy. ...

Dad's Genes May Play Greater Role Than Thought

Data on 'packaging' in sperm cells may also help assess infertility,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Biologists say they have discovered a clever packaging scheme that allows the genetic material in sperm to have far more influence over development of a fertilized egg than had bee...

InfoLogix CEO David Gulian Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award Finalist in Greater Philadelphia

HATBORO, Pa., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG ), a leading technology provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, today announced that David Gulian , president and CEO of InfoLogix, is a finalist for the Ernst ...

More Than 9 in 10 Primary Care Physicians Say U.S. Health Care System Should Place Greater Emphasis on Nutrition to Manage Chronic Disease

Survey Conducted with American Dietetic Association Shows Lack of Reimbursement for Nutrition Services Is Key Barrier WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-six percent of primary care physicians believe the nation's health care system should place more emphasis on nutrition to...

Commercial Pharmacy Benefit Enrollment Experiencing Greater Shifts in Florida than Commercial Medical Benefit Enrollment

Customizable Survival Kit Offers One Stop for Market-Specific Managed Care Enrollment Data and Insights into Local Healthcare Market Drivers and Health Plan Trends NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9 /PRNewswire/ --HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports...

Crowded emergency departments pose greater risks for patients with heart attacks

Philadelphia, Penn. - June 04, 2009 - Patients with heart attacks and other forms of chest pain are three to five times more likely to experience serious complications after hospital admission when they are treated in a crowded emergency department (ED), according to a new study published in the j...

Hispanic children in US at greater risk for obesity than other ethnic/racial groups

St. Louis, MO, June 1, 2009 The prevalence of overweight in the US population is among the highest in Mexican-American children and adolescents. In a study of 1,030 Hispanic children between the ages of 4 and 19, published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Associatio...

Anemia associated with greater risk of death in heart disease patients

Wagga Wagga, Australia - May 28, 2009 A new study appearing in Congestive Heart Failure has found that the presence of anemia in patients with chronic heart failure is associated with a significantly increased risk of death. The findings also show that anemia is associated with a poorer degree ...

MS patients report greater treatment satisfaction with TYSABRI

Atlanta, Ga. May 28, 2009 Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) today announced interim results from an ongoing, one-year longitudinal health-outcomes study in which patients reported significantly higher levels of treatment satisfaction after three infusions with TYSA...

Medical Facilities Among Finalists for Greater Dallas Business Ethics Awards

DALLAS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Balfour Beatty Construction and Sleep Experts have been honored as the recipients of the 2009 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Awards. Two area medical facilities, Texas Institute for Surgery, L.L.P. and Frisco Medical Center, L.L.P., were among the nine finalists. ...

Inventor of Newly Available Vimpat(R) (lacosamide) C-V Meets a Woman Who Experienced Greater Seizure Control With Use of This New Antiepileptic Drug

ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- About Dr. Harold Kohn & Vimpat Almost twenty years after discovering a new chemical compound that affects neurological systems, Harold Kohn, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , inventor of the recently FDA-approved Vimpat(R) (lacosam...

Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Greater Focus on Disease Prevention and Management in Senate Finance Committee's Policy Options Paper

Considerable Room to Strengthen Emphasis on Promoting Health and Wellness and Reducing Common and Costly Chronic Disease in Medicare WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) -- an organization representing some of the ...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents Than Children

Parents prioritize children's health over their own, while most Americans agree both are equally important RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn has contributed to poorer overall family health and increased concerns among parents about losing their access to healthca...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents than Children with Specific Findings on Hispanics

Most Hispanics agree that the health of the entire family is important, yet parents prioritize children's health over their own RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn is contributing to a decline in overall family health in the Hispanic community, with parents priorit...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents than Children With Specific Findings on African Americans

Most African Americans agree that the health of the entire family is important, yet parents prioritize children's health over their own RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn is contributing to a decline in overall family health in the African American community, wi...

Women at Greater Risk for Depression and Anxiety

New HHS Report Released During National Women's Health Week Points to Importance of Resiliency WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today on gender-based differences in mental health shows women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from major depression. The repor...

APS commends President Obama's commitment to greater investment in science

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Physical Society commends President Obama's commitment to doubling the budgets at key science and technology agencies; implementing policies that will enhance science and math education; and laying the foundation for directing more than 3 percent of the nation's gr...

Honeywell LifeStream(TM) Products Improve Patient Care by Offering Greater Access to Web-Based Health Information

Honeywell HomMed LifeStream(TM) Connect and LifeStream(TM) View improve workflow and productivity while reducing costs BROOKFIELD, Wis., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON ) HomMed, a world leader in telehealth and remote patient care, today announced LifeStream Connect...

Surveyed Specialists Foresee Greater Use of Parenteral Outpatient Therapy for the Treatment of Osteomyelitis

A Drug's Safety Profile is the Leading Attribute in Antibiotic Selection, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources MALVERN, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that in addition to surveyed infectious d...

PA Secretary of Health Recognizes Pennsylvania Volunteers; Urges Greater Citizen Involvement

'National Volunteer Week' is April 19 - April 25 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today praised Pennsylvania's volunteers for selflessly giving their time to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters and urged other citizens to...

New Program Gives Guardian Dental Pre-Paid/DHMO Members Greater Access to Specialty Care

Enhanced Options Give Employees More Flexibility and Ease Administration for Providers NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), a leading provider of employee and voluntary benefits for small and mid-sized companies, today announced its Di...

Larger Men at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Swedish study says since children are getting bigger, condition may become more common WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Larger men are more likely to suffer atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythms) than other men, according to Swedish researchers. Beginning in 1970, the s...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Greater Awareness of, Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

April is National STD Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reminded Pennsylvanians of the continuing need for men and women to take steps to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, as well as the importance...

Smokers Have Greater Incentive to Quit, as Big Tobacco Tax Hike Goes Into Effect Today

Independence Blue Cross offers resources to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal tax on a pack of cigarettes has gone up to just over a dollar with the increase that went into effect today, and might be just the push smokers need to kick the...

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Join to Enhance Access and Greater Choice in Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada announced today that Anthem's 100,000 members in northern Nevada and surrounding areas now have access to in-network care at Saint Mary's, the result of a recently signed contr...
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