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Cardium Receives Preliminary Notification of Inclusion in the Russell 3000(R) Index and Russell Global(R) Index

SAN DIEGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) today announced it is scheduled to join the broad-market Russell 3000 Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26, 2009 according to a prelimina...

University HealthSystem Consortium Adds Price Competitive Index to Its Spend Analytics Tool

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) today announced that a Price Competitive Index (PCI) enhancement has been added to Spend LINK (TM), UHC's proprietary supply chain spend analytics tool that helps academic medical centers (AMCs) optimize their pri...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment

Research by board-certified reproductive endocrinologist Richard Sherbahn, MD, at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago reveals that women with a higher body mass index have more eggs retrieved -- but not a correspondingly higher rate of success -- with in-vitro fertilization. ...

ICW Master Patient Index Passes HITSP Certification and IHE Tests

WAYNE, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- eHealth specialist InterComponentWare (ICW) has successfully demonstrated its technological leadership in healthcare IT connectivity at the IHE North American Connectathon, the only large-scale interoperability testing event for the healthcare industry. For th...

HCD Research and Muhlenberg College Will Use an Index to Monitor Physicians' and Consumers' Perceptions of Health Care Reform

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- HCD Research and Muhlenberg College announced today that they will conduct a series of national studies to obtain physicians' and consumers' perceptions of President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/p...

MIB Life Index Reports North American Life Insurance Activity up 1.1% in February

BRAINTREE, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- North American application activity for individually underwritten life insurance was up +1.1% in February, year-over-year, according to the MIB Life Index (SM). Application activity from January to February 2009 was up +12.9%. Year-to-date (YTD), North...

Employee Confidence Index Rises 2.3 Points in January

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Spherion Employee Confidence Index increased 2.3 points to 42.7 in January from last month's survey low of 40.4. The Index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment...

Texas Employment Report: Employee Confidence Index Drops

DALLAS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Employee Confidence Index decreased 3.7 points to 45.7 in December, according to the latest Spherion(R) Employment Report. The monthly survey of Texas workers, conducted by Harris Interactive(R) on behalf of Spherion Corporation, indicates that workers are...

MIB Life Index Reports North American Life Insurance Activity Off 1.9% in November

BRAINTREE, Mass., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- North American application activity for individually underwritten life insurance was down -1.9% in November year-over-year, according to the MIB Life Index (SM). Year to date (YTD) U.S. and Canadian activity remained stable, off -1.9% versus the same ele...

MIB Life Index Reports North American Life Insurance Activity Off 1.8% in October

BRAINTREE, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- North American application activity for individually underwritten life insurance was down -1.8% in October year-over-year, according to the MIB Life Index(SM). Year to date (YTD) U.S. and Canadian activity remained stable off -1.9%, compared to the sam...

New research links smoking and body mass index to hearing loss

Smoking and body mass index (BMI) are risk factors in the development of age-related hearing loss, says one of the largest-ever studies into risk factors for hearing loss but alcohol has a protective effect. The study has just been published online in Springer's Journal of the Association for R...

Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite Index, Dermatology and Wound Care Index and Orthopedic Repair Index - Correction

NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergent, Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange Traded Funds, today announced the following changes effective on the opening of trading on Monday May 19, 2008: Genzyme Corporatio...

Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite Index, HealthShares(TM) Dermatology and Wound Care Index and HealthShares(TM) Orthopedic Repair Index

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergent, Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange Traded Funds, today announced the following changes with effect from the opening of trade on Monday May 19, 2008: Genzyme Corporat...

QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Cardio Devices Index (As Revised)

NEW YORK, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- QED International Associates, Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange-Traded Funds, today announced that effective at the opening of trading on Monday April 7, 2008, Masimo...

Body Mass Index may serve as prognostic tool for advanced, aggressive breast cancers

HOUSTON - Body Mass Index (BMI), the measure of a person's fat based on their height and weight, may be an effective prognostic tool for specific types of breast cancer, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published in the March 15 issue o...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Member Health Index Named BlueWorks(R) Award Winner

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Member Health Index has been honored as a 2007 BlueWorks(R) winner. A program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, BlueWorks recognizes the innovative ways Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are working to...

MIB Life Index Reports North American Life Insurance Activity Up 1.4% in December

Application volume off 2.5% in 2007 BRAINTREE, Mass., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- North American application activity for individually underwritten life insurance was up +1.4% in December, year-over-year. For the year, 2007 application activity lagged that of 2006 by -2.5%, accor...

Rising Medical Solutions, Inc. Ranks Fifth on the Private Company Index (PCI) 'Top Growth Companies' List

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Medical Solutions, Inc. (Rising), a leading medical cost containment organization, received honors on the Private Company Index (PCI) "Top Growth Company" list for its fourth quarter performance in 2007. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080...

The risk of osteoarthritis and index to ring finger length ratio

Index to ring finger length ratio (2D:4D) is a trait known for its sexual differences. Men typically have shorter second than fourth digits; in women, these fingers tend to be about equal in length. Smaller 2D:4D ratios have intriguing hormonal connections, including higher prenatal testosterone...

World Vision Index of Concern: Half of Americans Surveyed Said They Would Be Willing to Pay More Taxes to Combat AIDS

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new World Vision Index of Concern released yesterday reveals that even following the death of an estimated 28 million people from the AIDS pandemic over the past 26 years, one in three adults among the world's top industrial democracies say they ...

'Awake' the Movie Highlights the Need for 'Goldilocks' Anesthesia, Says Dr. Barry L. Friedberg, Developer of Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitored Propofol Ketamine Sedation, Now Trademarked as Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA)(R)

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Awake' the movie is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. It has been 30 years since Robin Cook's 'Coma' captured and t...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announces Release of State Health Index Data

New York Ranks 27th Nationwide in Health Status NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield today published its new State Health Index, a set of measures that incorporates public health data to identify and help address major health issues in New York. Empire has ...

HealthShares(TM) Announces Change to the HealthShares(TM) Ophthalmology Index and the HealthShares(TM) Composite Index

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthShares(TM) Inc., an investment company with a series of 20 underlying fund portfolios, today announced it has been informed by Standard & Poor's, the calculating agent for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, that effective at the opening of trading on Monday O...

Breaking Study: Masimo Pleth Variability Index (PVI) Shown Effective in Noninvasive Detection of Changes in Ventricular Preload and Fluid Volume

Most recent addition to Masimo Rainbow SET platform seen as having potential clinical application for the noninvasive detection of hypovolemia and fluid responsiveness monitoring SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and ...

Russell Investment Group Advises Protalix Biotherapeutics of Index Adjustment

CARMIEL, Israel, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Russell Investment Group has advised Protalix Biotherapeutics (Amex: PLX ) that there will be a float weight adjustment effective after the close of trading on September 28, 2007 in the following indexes: Russell 2000, Russell 2000 Growt...

Glycemic index values are variable, report researchers

BOSTON (Sept. 26, 2007) In work investigating the reproducibility of glycemic index values, researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) have reported that multiple glycemic index value determinations (measure of the rate of glucose ...

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) -- the global health care company -- was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year. This selection recognizes Abbott's continued ...

The Female Health Company Added to Russell 2000(R) Index

CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Female Health Company (Nasdaq: FHCO ) today announced that it has been added to the Russell 2000(R) Index after the Russell Investment Group reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26th, 2009. The Russel...

Medifast, Inc. Added to the Russell 3000 Index

OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED ) today announced that the company was added to the broad-market Russell 3000(R) Index effective at the close of market on June 26, 2009, when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global...

Cornerstone Therapeutics Joins the Russell 3000(R) Index

CARY, N.C., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX ), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and related markets, today announced that it has been added to t...

HealthFitness Added to the Russell Microcap Index

MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthFitness Corporation (NYSE Amex: FIT ), a leading provider of integrated employee health and productivity management solutions, announced today that the Company was added to the Russell Microcap(R) Index effective at the close of market on Ju...

Clarient Set to Join Russell 3000 Index

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clarient, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT ), a premier anatomic pathology and molecular testing services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry, today announced that the Company is set to join the broad-market Russ...

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Set to Join Russell Microcap(R) Index

CHENGDU, China, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., (NYSE AMEX: TPI ), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced that it is set to join the Russell Microcap(R) Index when, accor...

AMICAS Set to Join Russell 3000 Index

Inclusion will result in increased visibility within the investment community BOSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS ), a leader in image and information management solutions, today announced that it expects to join the broad-market Russell 3000 Index when Russ...

Rochester Medical Corporation Set to Join Russell 3000 Index

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM ) will join the broad-market Russell 3000(R) Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26, according to a preliminary list of addi...

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Index

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) will replace Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on a date to be announced. Gevity HR is being acquired by privately held TriNet Group, Inc. in a transaction expected to cl...

SXC Health Solutions Added to S&P/TSX Composite Index

LISLE, IL, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SXCI , TSX: SXC), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management services, announces that Standard and Poor's (S&P) has added the Company to the S&P/TSX Composite Index as a resul...

Molecular Oncology accepted into Thomson Reuters index

Amsterdam, 25 February 2009 Molecular Oncology (MOLONC) ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/molonc ), published by Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), has been accepted by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), for inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expand...

Almost Family to be Added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM ), a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, announced today that it will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index after the close of trading on Friday, February 20, 2009. William Yarmu...

Kewaunee Scientific Added to Russell Microcap Index

STATESVILLE, N.C., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (Nasdaq: KEQU ) today announced it has been added to the Russell Microcap Index after the Russell Investment Group reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 27, 2008. Russ...
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