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AMERIGROUP Foundation Honors Warehouse of Hope Founder Craig Parson as a 'Healthy Hero'

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMERIGROUP Foundation today announced it is honoring Craig Parson, the founder of Warehouse of Hope in Douglasville, Ga., by designating him a "Healthy Hero." In 1995, as the 36-year-old Parson was recovering from a massive heart attack, he de...

American Cancer Society - Hope Lodges Sign 29th Contract to Implement SoftBrands Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SoftBrands, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SBN ), a global supplier of enterprise application software, announced today the American Cancer Society's North Phoenix Hope Lodge will be the 29th Hope Lodge to implement SoftBrands' Epitome property managemen...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

Philadelphia, PA, 3 August 2009 A new class of antibody drugs may provide a powerful new tool for the treatment of eye diseases in children, but specialists need to be alert for the possibility of serious side effects, according to an editorial in the August Journal of AAPOS (American Associati...

rL Solutions to Sponsor 2009 MITSS HOPE Award

CAMBRIDGE, MA, July 30 /PRNewswire/ - rL Solutions, the leading provider of healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that it will be sponsoring the 2009 MITSS HOPE Award. MITSS and rL Solutions will present the award at the MITSS 8th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser on Thursday, Novembe...

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...

Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients

Might help those with advanced disease buy time until transplant, study shows WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Genes that can help doctors predict when patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are becoming seriously ill have been identified by U.S. researchers, who said the fin...

Spinal Cancer Patient Finds New Hope at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Doctors Now Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology to Deliver Highly-Accurate Image-Guided Radiosurgery for Hard-to-Reach Tumors PALO ALTO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Karen Fry, 60, an administrator at UC Santa Cruz, was running out of options in her battle against metastatic breast c...

Spinal Decompression Therapy Offers Hope for Back Pain

Los Angeles Spinal Decompression And Back Pain Specialist Discusses Alternative Back & Neck Pain Treatments On His Weekly Radio Program LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Edward Martin, the director of the Los Angeles Spinal Decompression & Back Pain Clinic, discusses why spina...

Phoenix House Offers Hope for Addicts in Hamptons Community

Phoenix House Benefit Honoring Haley and Jason Binn East Hampton , Saturday, June 27, 2009, 6-8 PM NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Addiction runs its devastating course through every community - including the Hamptons," says Howard Meitiner , President and CEO of Phoenix House ...

Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

Time between onset and symptoms could be targeted for therapy, study suggests,, MONDAY, JUNE 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers now believe that ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, starts well before its debilitating symptoms appear, a finding that they say could eventually lead t...

New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center (SCCC) at Centennial Medical Center last week began treating patients with a new non-invasive weapon in the battle against cancer. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is the first and only cancer center in Middle Tennessee to offe...

'TUG' Procedure by Texas Health Dallas Cardiologist Offers Hope to Millions of Patients

DALLAS, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interventional cardiac catheterization procedures are one of the most effective treatments for peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a looming health crisis as the U.S. population ages and more Americans battle obesity. But the procedures are not an option fo...

2009 Catholic Health Assembly to Focus on Hope in a Time of Hardship and Adapting for the Future in a Time of Health Reform

News Media Invited to Attend NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic health ministry leaders will gather June 7-9 in New Orleans for the 2009 Catholic Health Assembly, "In Our Hands: Changing Ourselves, Our Communities, Our Nation." The assembly, hosted by the Catholic H...

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- A compound derived from hydrangea root, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, halted the progression of an autoimmune disorder in laboratory mice and human cells,...

New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief

IBS Signs and Symptoms Tracker Sheds Light on IBS Warning Signs; IBS Treatment Matrix Helps Patients Find Relief BETHESDA, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark World Digestive Health Day, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in conjunction with global observances of this ...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to Receive MHASP's 2009 Bell of Hope Award

Dr. Trevor Hadley Will Receive MHASP's Leadership Award PHILADELPHIA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has been chosen to receive the prestigious Bell of Hope Award presented by the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MH...

Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors

In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically engineered adult stem cells, armed with a cancer-killing protein, have proven successful at targeting several types of tumors while sparing healthy cells, new r...

New Hope for Walking Normally, Living Better With Cerebral Palsy

High-Tech Yet Simple Device "Rewires" Brain, Improves and Restores Balance, Normal Walking Haifa, Israel (PRWEB) May 17, 2009 -- From now on, "virtual reality" has a whole new meaning for people with Cerebral Palsy who want to improve their balance...

Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Hope in the Darkness

Maureen Pratt Offers Prayerful Approach to Pain in Steinbach, Manitoba Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada (Vocus) May 15, 2009 -- Each day throughout the world, countless people suffer in silence from chronic pain. Even pop singer, famed choreographer, and American Idol judge,...

UC design innovation: New hope for the hated hospital gown

The University of Cincinnati houses internationally and nationally ranked programs in design, business and engineering. And faculty and students from these cutting-edge programs recently took on a project to design better hospital gowns in partnership with Hill-Rom Company, Inc., of Batesville,...

Project HOPE Launches Rehabilitation Program to Address Needs of Thousands Recovering from Injuries Sustained During the May 12, 2008 Earthquake

70,000 people injured during the earthquake require long-term specialized care to properly heal Millwood, VA and Beijing, China (Vocus) May 12, 2009 -- On the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan Province, Project HOPE , an int...

Through Light There Is Hope

The ALS Association Holds Candlelight Vigil in Nation's Capitol to Remember Those Taken by Lou Gehrig's Disease. Calabasas Hills, CA (Vocus) May 11, 2009 -- The ALS community gathered in Washington, D.C., for a candlelight vigil on Sunday, May 10 on the steps of the Car...

Video: Hope Solution Organization's First National 'Change That Matters' Webcast Telethon

BALTIMORE, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope Solution, a 501-C3 nonprofit organization, is announcing its first national 6 hour "Change that Matters" webcast telethon at Sojourner-Douglass College , located in Baltimore Maryland. The telethon will air live on May 16th from 12noon to 6pm, and will ...

Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

May be option for those too sick for open-heart surgery, study suggests THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- A new device offers hope for patients with a leaky heart valve who are too sick for open-heart surgery, according to a study funded by the company that makes the device. The C...

American Cancer Society Awarded Dual WellPoint Foundation Grants to Expand Hope Lodge Network and Patient Navigation Program

Grants will assist American Cancer Society in providing services to newly diagnosed and in-treatment patients INDIANAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The WellPoint Foundation, LLC, a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by WellPoint, Inc., has provided dual grants in the total amount of...

Testosterone Injections Offer Hope for Male Contraceptive

Possible alternative to current birth control methods needs more study TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable testosterone may be an effective form of male contraception, new research suggests. Chinese researchers injected 1,045 healthy, fertile Chinese men aged 20 to 45 year...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Indianapolis to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People With Diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine , the not-for-profit Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) will hold its critically acclaimed conference for people living with diabetes on May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Ce...

New Hope for Relief of Chronic Sciatica

New hope for hundreds of thousands of people suffering from chronic sciatica was revealed this week in a Phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center reported that localized (epidural) administration of etanercept, a unique the...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Vision Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision loss is a high priority area for VA Research. Among VA's research projects in the exciting domain of vision restoration for Veterans are the development of an artificial retina to restore vision to those affected by macular degeneration and retinitis...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a complex type of injury to the brain's structure, is common among Veterans and has been called one of the "signature injuries" of modern combat. VA's research related to TBI is wide-ranging. Among its goals: shedding light on ...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Genomics Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- VA's Office of Research and Development is at the forefront of developing safer, more effective treatments based on new knowledge about the role of genes in health and disease. VA is superbly fitted to study genomics--the use of patients' individual genetic p...

City of Hope Uses Isilon IQ to Advance Fight Against Life-Threatening Diseases

World-Renowned Biomedical Research and Treatment Facility Deploys Isilon Scale-out NAS to Power DNA Sequencing Workflow, Accelerating Cancer, Diabetes, and HIV/AIDS Research SEATTLE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN ), the proven leader in scale-out NAS, t...

NY Times Best-Selling Author Brenda Novak Gives Annual Mother's Day Gift of Hope to Diabetic Son and Others

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For New York Times best-selling author and mother of five Brenda Novak, Mother's Day isn't about breakfast in bed or a special family gathering to celebrate her status as a mom. Instead, it's the culmination of a year's worth of planning, phon...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Provide New Hope for Breast Cancer Treatment

Abstract #5637 DENVER, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data today at the American Association for Cancer Research's 100th Annual Meeting 2009 that signifies exciting research advancements in the treatment of th...

Wainwright Bank Provides $10 Million in New Markets Tax Credits and $7.4 Million in Financing to Hope House

BOSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wainwright Bank & Trust Company (Nasdaq: WAIN ), announced today that it has recently closed on a complex New Markets Tax Credit financing structure for Hope House, a non-profit with a 50-year history of providing clinical treatment, job training an...

Renal Dietitian, Linda McCann, Receives 2009 Champion of Hope Award

Satellite Healthcare Senior Director of Quality Honored By National Kidney Foundation MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced i...

Letter Carriers to Deliver Hope for Those Impacted by Economy

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Set for May 9 SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 letter carriers throughout the seven-county metro area will participate in Stamp Out Hunger on May 9, 2009 in an effort to collect food for and deliver hope to those impacted by the recessi...

First 'Bringing Hope To Life' Award to Howard 'Pete' Love

-Dinner Honoring Pittsburgh Business Leader Will Be Held Thursday, April 30- PITTSBURGH, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 30, 2009, the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania will present well-known Pittsburgh business leader Howard "Pete" Love with its first annual Bring...

Infertility Issues and No Insurance Do Not Necessarily Mean No Hope for Baby

Innovative plan offers help ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Struggling with infertility issues on top of dealing with today's economic woes is a reality for some today. The troubled economy has slowed down, but biological clocks keep ticking until they shut down. And both women and men have ...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Raleigh to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People With Diabetes

RALEIGH, N.C., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference and health fair will be held May 2, 2009 at the Raleigh Convention Center , bringing national and local medical experts in diabetes care to people with all types of diabetes, those at risk for diabetes, and ...
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