Western Wayne Family Health Center -- Taylor Dedication Ceremony Marks Important Step in Providing Healthcare to Underinsured and Uninsured
TAYLOR, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community leaders including Senator Debbie Stabenow and Taylor Mayor Cameron Priebe gathered this morning to celebrate the official dedication of the Western Wayne Family Health Center Taylor (WWFHC) -- the second federally qualified heal...
New role discovered for molecule important in development of the pancreas
PHILADELPHIA For years researchers have been searching for a way to treat diabetics by reactivating their insulin-producing beta cells, to no avail. Now, they may be one step closer. A protein, whose role in pancreatic development has long been recognized, has been discovered to play an additiona...
Newly appreciated membrane estrogen receptor important therapeutic target for breast cancer
PROVIDENCE, RI New research at Rhode Island Hospital has uncovered the biological effects of a novel membrane estrogen receptor, a finding that has potential implications for hormonal therapy for breast cancer. The study is published in the July edition of the journal Molecular Endocrinology. T...
Before You Take the Plunge ... Kessler Offers 10 Important Tips on Water Safety
WEST ORANGE, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and along with days spent at the pool, lake or ocean comes the increased risk of water-related injuries. In fact, diving is among the leading causes of spinal cord and traumatic head injuries in the United States today.
"Diving is argu...
Income, education, important factors in heart disease risk
Doctors who ignore the socioeconomic status of patients when evaluating their risk for heart disease are missing a crucial element that might result in inadequate treatment, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study published in the June 2009 American Heart Journal .
Sleeping Helps Preserve Important Memories
Brain uses selective process to store most relevant information, study shows
THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep is good for your memory, but the sleeping brain seems to store only the most useful information, researchers have found.
Using data from a group of 44 college st...
New Health Monitoring and Health Tracking Website, VitalsTracker.com, Helps Health Consumers Organize Important Medical Data
VitalsTracker.com is a new launched online tool for health care consumers to track essential health care readings such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight. Special website tools allow users to track their health progress over time and communicate their health data to their health care prov...
MyWellSteps(TM) Delivers an Important Key to Healthcare Reform - Wellness Programs for Small Businesses
Costs of health care are going up for everyone. One of the most promising solutions is a worksite wellness program. WellSteps has adapted its best-in-class worksite wellness solution and created a stand alone program for small businesses called MyWellSteps(TM). Now employees of small businesses...
Economy Makes Employee Assistance Programs More Important Than Ever
Regence, Reliant Behavioral Health partner on programs to help workers in tough times
PORTLAND, Ore. June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Managers and workers alike frequently face tough decisions, especially in today's economy, that can affect productivity and morale. That's where employee assistance prog...
Make Sure Your Baby is Seeing the Most Important Things in His World
InfantSEE(R) reminds parents about the importance of eye assessments for babies during June's Child Vision Awareness Month
ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- When should a parent schedule a comprehensive eye assessment for a baby? Clinical research has shown that at 6 months, the average baby...
The most important osteoporosis research, in a nutshell
No time to keep abreast of the most important
osteoporosis-related research? Progress in Osteoporosis , the free online journal published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) on www.iofbonehealth.org/pio provides concise summaries of new research published in the preceding three t...
CMSA Delivers Important Message to Congress: Case Management Services Improve Patient Care and Should Be Key Strategy in Health Care Reform Initiatives
CMSA holds its third Public Policy Day in Washington, D.C.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) held its third annual Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill on April 28 to increase awareness of case management and the vital care coordi...
What Motivates Physicians to Succeed? Money Isn't Most Important
While doctors place considerable importance on their current and future earnings, compensation alone is not the greatest motivation for career satisfaction, according to an article entitled "Motivating Physicians" appearing in the latest issue of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report....
Major statin study reveals several important findings for reducing prostate cancer and disease
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Statins, drugs widely prescribed to lower cholesterol, may have protective effects on prostate health. This large Mayo Clinic cohort study looked at three different aspects of urological health -- prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and prostate enlargement. Initial resear...
Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey Finds Majority of Hospitals Fail to Meet Important Quality Standards
Few Hospitals Meet Standards for First National Measures of Hospital Efficiency for Heart Attack Care, Bypass Surgery, Heart Angioplasty, and Pneumonia
Detailed Hospital by Hospital Results Available at www.leapfroggroup.org/cp
WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though it ...
New Research Shows Tree Nuts May Play an Important Role in the Health of People With Diabetes
Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital Present New Findings on Nuts and Diabetes at Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, LA
DAVIS, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While nuts have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, new findings, whi...
UT Southwestern researchers reveal how the brain processes important information
DALLAS April 2, 2009 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shed light on how the neurotransmitter dopamine helps brain cells process important
Researchers found in a study of mouse cells that this neurotransmitter, one of the molecules used by nerve cells to communic...
Nu Skin Charitable Promotion Reaches Important Milestone: 100,000 Trees Donated to African Nation of Malawi
PROVO, Utah, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) announced that more than 100,000 trees are being donated to villages in Malawi thanks to the company's distributors and customers who have purchased Epoch Baobab Body Butter. Since launching the product in Jan...
AUDIO from Medialink and Men's Health Network: Important Decision Regarding Prostate Cancer
NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime?
Listen to this report from Men's Health Network at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=sQvw_ziLvl66Eohv4invEGCD_tkVLoDS
This year alone, the National Cancer Ins...
Penn researchers identify new protein important in breast cancer gene's role in DNA repair
PHILADELPHIA -- For years, researchers have known that under normal conditions, the breast cancer protein BRCA1 orchestrates the repair of damaged DNA, but the details of just how BRCA1 moves to the damaged site and recruits the right nuclear repairmen for DNA restoration remains a mystery.
Sedation Dentistry Safety Week Spotlights the Important Role of Dental Team Members
On the second day of Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, the spotlight shifts to the 30,000 dental assistants and other dental office team members throughout the United States who help ensure that sedation dentistry is as safe for patients as it is comfortable and anxiety-free. "Safety is very m...
Educational materials increase knowledge and behaviors important for preventing shaken baby syndrome
(Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; Ogden, UT March 2, 2009) Two new studies in Canada and the United States show that educational materials aimed at preventing shaken baby syndrome increased knowledge of new mothers about infant crying, which is the number one trigger for people abusing babies by sha...
Top Employers Find That in Tough Economic Times, a Healthy, Productive Workplace is More Important Than Ever
Five Organizations Receive APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards, Ten Honored for Best Practices
WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the impact of the economy can be felt across all industries, workplaces that continue to invest in employees during tough economic tim...
HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Re-Launches With Important New Features for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer from Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com , which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils several important
new features for those who suffer from mood disorder-related illnesses.
HealthyPlace.com now features HealthyPlace Med...
Iron overload: An important co-factor in the development of liver disease in alcoholics
Alcohol and iron are believed to have a synergistic effect in the development of liver injury. Furthermore, alcohol enhances iron absorption. Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder, mostly resulting from mutations in the HFE gene, with a disturbance in the iron metabolism which leads to iro...
Concentric Medical Reaches Important Stroke Milestone
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced that the company's Merci Retrieval System(TM) has been used in over 10,000 patients since its launch in August 2004. The Merci Retrie...
Berman Calls Obama's Mexico City Policy Reversal an Important Step in Women's Rights, Health Care
VAN NUYS, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said today President Obama's executive order repealing the Mexico City Policy is an important
step in protecting women's rights and in improving health care ...
E. coli engineered to produce important class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs
Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have taken a major step forward in the field of metabolic engineering, successfully using the bacterium Escherichia coli to synthesize a class of natural products known bacterial aromatic polyketides, which include...
Most Important Factors Driving Usage of Antibiotics in the ICU Setting are Availability in Intravenous Formulation, Activity Against Key Gram Negative Pathogens, Drug Interactions and Bactericidal Activity
Intensive Care Setting Is Characterized by Lower Level of Usage Restrictions, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources
MALVERN, Penn. and WALTHAM, Mass.,Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that the most important
Outpatient Service Facilities Face Increasing Competition - Patient Perceptions More Important Than Ever
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient satisfaction scores at
outpatient health care facilities are on the rise according to a new report
from Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The 2008 Outpatient Pulse Report: Patient
Perspectives on American Health Care cites increased competition among
Radio Interview Opportunity: Important News for Seniors
Annual Medicare Prescription Drug Enrollment Period Is Halfway Over, Deadline Is December 31st
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicare Prescription Drug Part D annual enrollment period is nearly halfway over - running from November 15 to December 31, 2008. ...
Activity Against MRSA is the Most Important Attribute Influencing Physicians' Antibiotic Selection for the Treatment of Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Success of Zyvox and Cubicin is Driven Strongly by Agents' Excellent
Activity Against MRSA, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision
MALVERN, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ --Arlington
Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that with the rising
Employee Health Promotion More Important Than Ever in Economic Crunch
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The current economic
slowdown reinforces the need for employers to protect their most valuable
asset -- employees -- through programs to promote prevention, wellness and
chronic disease management, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance says.
Huston Street Joins Mended Hearts with an Important Heart Health Message: Get Your Flu Shot!
I Heart Flu ShotsTM Brings Public Health Message to Austin's American
Heart Association Heart Walk
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease was the leading
cause of death among Texans in 2001, accounting for almost three in every
10 deaths. People with heart disease are at an inc...
New National Public Opinion Survey Reveals Important Findings on Oral Health Care Perceptions
The Public Speaks Up on Oral Health Care: An ADA and Crest/Oral-B Survey Unveiled at the American Dental Association Annual Session
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 17, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Dental
Association (ADA(R)), in collaboration with Crest(R) and Oral-B(R),
yesterday revealed findin...
Catholic Health Association Responds to Census Figures on the Uninsured: Important Not to Be Misled By Declining Uninsured - These Are Not Today's Numbers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the number of
uninsured people in the U.S. reportedly decreased in 2007, the estimates
released by the U.S. Census Bureau today were captured before the economic
downturn took hold, before energy prices skyrocketed and when the States
Why Affordable HIV Testing Is More Important Than Ever: "HIV Epidemic 40% Higher Than Estimates"
The CDC's revised statistics regarding new HIV infections emphasizes the critical importance of early http://www.requestatest.com/ [HIV testing __title__ HIV testing]. Startling statistics show 25% of persons infected don't know they carry the HIV virus.
Regence Video Cards Help Start Important Health Conversations With Friends, Family
Online videos turn awkward conversations into lighthearted encouragement
PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes the simplest of
conversations with loved ones -- especially when it comes to health care --
are the most difficult.
Regence is making those types of communications easie...
Frontline Caregiver Coalition to Bush Administration: Stopping Pending $770 Million Medicare Cut Most Important 2008 Health Policy Issue
Negative Impact on Local Seniors to Receive Extensive Publicity,
Discussion if Medicare Cut Approved This Week
WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Protect
Senior Care today stated stopping the Bush Administration from going
forward with a new Medicare regulation, ...
DIA And FDA To Host Two Important Critical Path Workshops
The Drug Information Association (DIA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host the Critical Path Initiative (CPI) on the Move: Complexities and Challenges (September 15 -16; Bethesda, MD) and the Critical Path Transporter Workshop (October 2-3; North Bethesda, MD).