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The Reduction of Eye Fatigue Improves Vision in Older Subjects

BURLINGTON, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people over the age of 40 begin to experience Presbyopia which is the increased difficulty to focus on nearby objects. Although this age related phenomena is usually assisted by reading glasses, a current study performed at the Kajita Clinic ...

Heartland Information Services Again Improves in Customer Satisfaction

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Information Services ( www.heartlandis.com ), headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, has raised its overall score in the KLAS((TM)) 2009 Mid-Term Performance Review for Software and Professional Services . Heartland's score, which is based on...

Male Fertility Supplement Improves Sperm Quality & Motility in Clinical Study

A clinical study for the male fertility supplement, FertilAid for Men, was recently presented at the American Society of Andrology's annual meeting. Study results showed marked improvement in sperm parameters, particularly with respect to the overall number of normally shaped, motile sperm in the...

Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management

HONOLULU, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty care physicians can improve the health of high-risk patients by reviewing electronic health records and proactively providing e-consultations and treatment plan recommendations with primary care physicians, according to a Kaiser Permanente paper published...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

Treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab improved hearing and alleviated other symptoms in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). In a paper to appear in the July 23 New England Journal of Medicine , which is receiving early online release, researchers from Massachusetts Gene...

Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Steenblock of Mission Viejo, California, a pioneer in clinical applications of stem cells, is pleased to report the results of a 16 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy. The patient had right side paralysis and spasticity since birt...

Hospital Improves Patient Experience by Adding Email and Web Access in Patient Rooms With Virtual Linux Desktops

IBM, NoMachine and Novell solution provides hospital patients personal desktops at fraction of energy and maintenance costs of PCs, says Glendale Adventist Medical Center ARMONK, N.Y. , July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ), NoMachine and Novell announce today that Glendale Ad...

Girls' Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows

While both boys and girls experience value-added benefits beyond vision correction, girls experience stronger boost in self esteem with switch to contacts from glasses JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact lenses improve the overall self-worth of girls, according to data drawn f...

Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival

SAN MARINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies ( www.epeiusbiotech.com ) stuns the medical and scientific communities with a dramatic demonstration of single-agent efficacy with its lead product, Rexin-G, for metastatic cancer. The landmark article (accessible online as of Ju...

ICM Controls' Award-Winning Comfort Control Center Improves Comfort and Indoor Air Quality While Lowering Energy Costs

Helps Remove Excess Moisture for Increased Comfort, Reduced Risk of Mold (PRWEB) June 22, 2009 -- ICM Controls, a leader in the manufacture and supply of electronic controls to the HVACR industry, introduces its multi award-winning CC750 Comfort Control Center, an adv...

Omnicell Improves Nursing Workflow with New Anywhere RN(TM) Remote Medication Management Application

Using the Anywhere RN application, nurses can access an Omnicell automated dispensing cabinet from any hospital computer, workstation or mobile cart ROSEMONT, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASHP 2009 Summer Meeting and Exhibition -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL ) a leading provi...

Prostate cancer test improves prediction of disease course

A new prostate cancer risk assessment test, developed by a UCSF team, gives patients and their doctors a better way of gauging long-term risks and pinpointing high risk cases. According to UCSF study findings, published this week, the test proved accurate in predicting bone metastasis, prostate...

Exercise improves functional and psycological ability and reduces steroid need in rheumatoid arthritis

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: Undertaking a supervised exercise programme can have beneficial effects on functional status and physical function, reduce the need for daily corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory intake and improve levels of depression and anxiety in people with rheumato...

Evaluation shows $167 million investment improves community mental health system, but many still in need

Can $167 million in provincial funding make a difference to Ontario's community mental health system? According to the results from the Systems Enhancement Evaluation Initiative (SEEI), the answer is yes. Ontarians now have access to more appropriate community mental health services. But, the rese...

New Study Shows Coaching to Patient Activation Levels Improves Disease Management Outcomes

Reduced Hospital and Emergency Room Utilization Leads to Cost Savings IRVINE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- People with chronic health conditions who receive coaching tailored to their level of health activation showed significant improvements in clinical outcomes, and experienced fewer hos...

New Study Shows Coaching to Patient Activation Levels Improves Disease Management Outcomes

Reduced Hospital and Emergency Room Utilization Leads to Cost Savings Irvine, Calif. (Vocus) June 10, 2009 -- People with chronic health conditions who receive coaching tailored to their level of health activation showed significant improvements in clinical outcomes, an...

Robot Speaks Many Languages - Improves Pharmacy Patient Outcomes

MISSION, Kan., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Language is sometimes a barrier for patients when it comes to understanding instructions for taking medications. A prescription label language barrier increases the risk that a patient will use medication improperly and fail to obtain the benefit or suffer an ...

Back to normal: Surgery improves outcomes for spine patients

ROSEMONT, Ill. People with the spine disease called degenerative spondylolisthesis* -- who choose surgical treatment -- experience substantially greater relief from pain over time compared to those who do not have surgery, according to a study published in the June 2009 issue of The Journal of Bo...

Study shows drug combination improves outcome for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

A new, international study found that the combination of two drugs delays disease progression for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Results from the Phase III "ATLAS" trial were presented today by Dr. Vincent Miller of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) at the ...

Mayo study finds that team preop briefing improves communication, reduces errors

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A short, preoperative team briefing prior to cardiac surgery - where each person on the team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted at Mayo Clinic. Mayo researchers believe this is the first such study to use real-...

Mayo Study Finds That Team Preop Briefing Improves Communication, Reduces Errors

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A short, preoperative team briefing prior to cardiac surgery - where each person on the team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted at Mayo Clinic. Mayo researchers believe...

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma: Phase I/II and Phase II Studies, ASCO 2009

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies ( www.epeiusbiotech.com ) today announced the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body. While Rex...

AllMed's New PeerPoint Medical Review Portal Improves Medical Review Process

Web 2.0 technology provides workflow efficiency, tracks cases in review, meets tight deadlines and reduces costs Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 18, 2009 -- Today, AllMed Healthcare Management Inc. announced the launch of its PeerPoint® Medical Review Portal software. Pe...

Patient-centered approach to capturing data from cancer patients improves care and research

DURHAM, N.C. Wireless, personal computers used by cancer patients to log their symptoms help improve the patients' care and further cancer research, according to a study led by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. "We wanted to see if patient-reported data generated at the poin...

Simulation training improves skills for catheter insertion

New technology allows student doctors to practice operations and other procedures on simulators before trying them out on real patients, just as pilots practice for emergencies on aircraft simulators. Medical educators feel that this will increase patient safety, by avoiding first-time mistakes be...

Study shows chemotherapy improves survival among older breast cancer patients

The average age of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer is 63, so it is critical to have effective proven, therapies for an older patient population. But older women with breast cancer are underrepresented in clinic trials, so there is little data on the effects of chemotherapy used in addition to...

Surgery improves survival for prostate cancer patients younger than 50

For men younger than 50 with prostate cancer, undergoing a radical prostatectomy can greatly increase their chances for long-term survival, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital. Results from the study done on the National SEER database show that the surgical procedure improves the ...

Institution of a bedtime routine improves sleep in infants and toddlers, maternal mood

Westchester, Ill. A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP demonstrates that the use of a consistent bedtime routine contributes to improvements in multiple aspects of infant and toddler sleep, bedtime behavior and maternal mood. Results indicate that the establishment of a nightly be...

New Treatment Discovered for Restless Legs Syndrome Improves Sleep

SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A drug widely used to treat seizures and anxiety appears to be an effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and helps people with the disorder get a better night's sleep, according to a study that will be presented as part of the Late-break...

Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study

Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy shows promise in treating diabetic polyneuropathy, a disorder that commonly affects diabetics who've had the disease for many years, a new study finds. Researchers in Boston ...

Landmark study demonstrates Gamunex improves health-related quality of life in patients with CIDP

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 23, 2009) Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. today announced the publication of the health-related quality of life results from the largest clinical trial ever conducted in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in the April 14, 200...

New Study Shows Fish Oil Improves Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish oil given to professional football players has proven to be effective for improving cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the January/February 2009 issue of Sports Health, A Multidisciplinary Approach . The patented fish oil...

Robot improves suture proficiency more rapidly for surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques

CHICAGO (April 20, 2009) New research published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that, among surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques, closing incisions using robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) requires less time to learn and resu...

High-dose radiation improves lung cancer survival, U-M study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Higher doses of radiation combined with chemotherapy improve survival in patients with stage III lung cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Standard treatment for this stage of lung cancer when the tumor is ...

A New Zealand Experience That Improves Lives: Arizona Man Finds Affordable, Quality Healthcare and Freedom From Constant Hip Pain on Recent Trip

Medtral New Zealand offers complete medical travel packages for North American patients seeking a viable, safe alternative to expensive healthcare treatment. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 8, 2009 -- Bob Light reached a painful crossroads in his life. The Phoenix, Arizo...

Exercise is safe, improves quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure

Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, according to results from the largest and most comprehensive clinical trial to examine the effects of exercise in chronic heart failure patients. Supported by the National Heart, Lun...

M. D. Anderson study finds pre-surgical stress management improves mood, quality of life

HOUSTON - Brief stress management sessions prior to and immediately after surgery may have both short- and long-term benefit for men undergoing a radical prostatectomy for early-stage prostate cancer, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study, in...

Diabetes Ten City Challenge Reduces Health Care Costs and Improves Patient Health

Data confirm model can drive fundamental change in the U.S. health care system Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 6, 2009 -- Results of the Diabetes Ten City Challenge (DTCC) released today by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation demonstrate how employ...

Computerized Brain Exercise Improves Memory

Breakthrough Study Led by USC and Mayo Clinic of Posit Science Software SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Older adults can significantly improve their memory and performance at everyday activities by training with computerized brain exercises, according to a study published today in Th...

Drug Improves Survival in Mice With Brain Tumors

Cediranib reduces tissue swelling better than steroids, team says THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-angiogenesis drugs reduce edema (swelling of brain tissue) caused by deadly brain tumors called glioblastomas, a new study suggests. Anti-angiogenesis drugs prevent the form...
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