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Cellular telephones to expand knowledge of health behaviors and microorganisms in adolescent males

INDIANAPOLIS A $4.15 million, four-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine to conduct the first health study of teenage boys using cellular telephones. The researchers, led by Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S., professor of ped...

Joan Massagué wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine

Joan Massagu (Barcelona, Spain, 1953) is the first winner of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in the Biomedicine category. The Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are intended to recognize and promote research of excellence. The breadth of disciplines addressed and their monetary amount...

USHairReplacement.com Provides Wealth of Knowledge to Common Hair Replacement Questions

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone considering hair replacement surgery is certain to have lots of questions regarding the procedure. Just the fact that it is called "surgery" causes a person to wonder, "Is Hair Replacement Surgery Dangerous?" "This is one of the most comm...

WellPoint Institute of Health Care Knowledge Releases Report on Health Care Costs

Advances in medical technology identified as primary driver of increased costs INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The WellPoint Institute of Health Care Knowledge today released a report detailing the primary drivers of increased health care services and health insurance premiums, dispellin...

ASN increases knowledge of geriatric kidney disease

The fastest-growing group of patients initiating dialysis is patients 75 years old and older; providing the best care for this group of patients presents significant challenges. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) introduces the first-ever online curriculum to address aging and the kidney. Th...

New Health Knowledge Base and Semantic Search Engine Announced

The HealthMash.com medical search engine will debut on 16 May 2009 at the MLA (Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition) in Honolulu. Budapest, Hungary (PRWEB) May 13, 2009 -- Existing health search engines often fail to provide relevant, current and ac...

New book summarizes current knowledge on the biology of the vertebrate skeleton

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (May 5, 2009) The cells, tissues, and organs that compose the skeletal system provide a supportive yet flexible framework that allows vertebrates to withstand earth's gravity yet remain mobile. Current knowledge about the vertebrate skeleton, especially recent researc...

Majority of ordering physicians lack knowledge of radiation exposure risks from CT

Ordering physicians have limited knowledge of CT-related radiation exposure and its associated risks, according to a study performed at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. "More than 100 surveys were completed by physicians from various specialties who order CT scans at a tertiary-care teachin...

Latina Actress Constance Marie Opens Up About Her Struggle to Conceive and Shares Her Knowledge on Organic Baby Care.

LOS ANGELES, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- After enduring two miscarriages and three grueling rounds of in-vitro fertilization, Latina actress Constance Marie delivered a healthy baby girl. Now Constance is ready to share her story of hope, fear, anguish, and finally love. "Trying to conceive was...

National Survey Reveals Gap in 'Uncontrolled Asthma' Knowledge - Putting Asthma Patients at Risk for Serious Health Consequences

PHYSICIANS CONCERNED THAT ASTHMA PATIENTS WHO STOP USING ASTHMA CONTROLLER MEDICINE MAY VISIT EMERGENCY ROOM MORE OFTEN WASHINGTON , April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide telephone survey of 1,001 patients found that while most asthma patients know the risks of "uncontrolled asthma," t...

KMSI Announces KMx Update That Provides eLearning, Knowledge Management and Collaboration Tools for Apple iPhone and Other Mobile Devices

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI) a leader in Web-Based Training and eLearning Technologies announced eLearning, Knowledge Management and Collaboration Tools for Apple iPhone and Microsoft Windows CE devices. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 30, 2009 -- Knowledge 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...

Reprints Desk Named to "KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" List

Reprints Desk, Inc., the content workflow company, today announced that the company has been named as one of "KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" by KMWorld Magazine. Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) February 23, 2009 -- Reprints Desk, Inc....

Patient knowledge of health information influences cancer treatment

A new analysis finds that when colorectal cancer patients seek out health information from the internet and news media, they are more likely to be aware of and receive the latest treatments for their disease. Published in the April 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American...

Unbelievable Lack Of Marketing Knowledge Forces Doctors To Quit Practice.

Finally, Curt Graham, M.D., CEO of L & C Internet Enterprises, Inc. has structured a system where no physician will ever need to suffer the demise of their practice for lack of income. Outrageous amounts of medical practice income are left on the table all because physicians are never taught...

Vivisimo Search Delivers Medical Knowledge to Global Health-Care Community

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Erica Frank, a medical doctor and researcher at the University of British Columbia , believes people anywhere in the world working to remedy sickness and save lives should have access to the best medical information - not just those who happen to be located nea...

Study reveals gap in HIV testing knowledge among college students

Athens, Ga. Most college students understand how they can prevent the transmission of HIV but are less knowledgeable about HIV testing, according to a new University of Georgia study. Su-I Hou, associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health, surveyed more than 500 students and found t...

New Health Knowledge Base and Semantic Search Engine Announced

The mission of HealthMash is to promote health and well being in the world by providing personally relevant information of high quality from trusted health sources on the Web. Budapest, Hungary (PRWEB) August 21, 2008 -- Existing health search engines often fail to prov...

Ingenuity Systems and CHDI Announce Multi-Year Deal for Disease-Specific Knowledge Platform

Ingenuity provides state-of-the-art solution for Huntington's disease research by integrating internal knowledge and curated disease content through IPA REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenuity Systems, the leading provider of information solutio...

Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers

London, UK: Over 95% of patients with testicular cancer are cured nowadays, but this success has produced a new problem for cancer survivors, the medical profession and national governments, a cancer expert will tell Teenage Cancer Trust's Fifth International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult...

Most caregivers of young children lack basic knowledge of potentially toxic household products

According to a new study, knowledge of potentially toxic household substances among primary caregivers for young children is alarmingly poor. The results show that less than one-third of primary caregivers for children under the age of six could correctly estimate the toxicity of household poisons...

Many patients with heart disease have poor knowledge of heart attack symptoms

Nearly half of patients with a history of heart disease have poor knowledge about the symptoms of a heart attack and do not perceive themselves to have an elevated cardiovascular risk, according to a report in the May 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...

New Survey Shows Americans Value Oral Health But Knowledge Gap Remains

Oral Health America Launches National Smile Month on May 18 CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral health is a top health priority for 64 percent of adults in the United States right now, but even more adults (82 percent) are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth d...

Senior Researcher With Extensive Healthcare Experience Joins Knowledge Networks

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to providing the best research talent to its clients, Knowledge Networks (KN) is excited to welcome Katherine Anne Binns as Senior Vice President, Client Service, based in the company's New York office. KN will draw pa...

Speaking of Women's Health Gives the Gift of Knowledge and Good Health This Mother's Day

Attendees of annual Community Event at Wal-Mart Stores Nationwide Receive Free Book CINCINNATI, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a national campaign to educate women and their families about living healthier, Speaking of Women's Health will hold its annual Communit...

Ozmosis and the Doctor's Channel Revolutionize Online Medical Knowledge Exchange With Video Content

Video Sharing Between Physician-Driven Sites Facilitates Multimedia Learning Video Complements Online Discussions of Late-Breaking Medical News NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com ) and Ozmosis (http://w...

Academic Health Centers Major Force in Global Knowledge Economy

New international organization to address critical health infrastructure WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Academic health centers, both established and under development, may well determine a major part of the future course of countries around the globe," Dr. Steven A....

Education and Media Key to Improving HIV/AIDS Awareness and Knowledge Levels in Afghanistan, New InterMedia Report Says

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterMedia, a Washington, D.C.-based research, evaluation and consulting organization, today released findings from a nationwide survey of Afghanistan that finds low awareness and knowledge levels about HIV/AIDS, but also shows that educatio...

Old dogs: Prior knowledge affects how consumers accept new information

Over time, consumers develop a set of cues that we then use to make inferences about products, such as all French restaurants have great service or more expensive candles smell better. However, this set of predictable beliefs can make it difficult for us to learn and recognize other real, positive...

Parents Identify Health Topics They Want Doctors to Discuss with Kids - New Research for University of Michigan Conducted by Knowledge Networks

Report cites diet/nutrition as leading issue; exercise, physical changes, drug use also rank highly MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health (NPCH) identifies ten issues that...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session

Leader in Breast Cancer Movement Preparing Activists To Make Global Inroads on Decreasing Deaths from the Disease DALLAS, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, this week welcomes a lan...

Linguamatics and 81qd Sign Multi-Year Collaboration in Knowledge Discovery for Product Life Cycle Management

- Linguamatics I2E provides knowledge discovery capabilities to inform 81qd's health care consultancy services - Multi-year collaboration for NLP-based literature search and mining CAMBRIDGE, England, and NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Linguamatics Ltd, the leader in natu...

Health Care Knowledge Empowers the Public

Patient-Focused Organization Reaches Out to Educate Chicagoans CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in sho...

BBVA Chairman Francisco González announces the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Francisco Gonzlez, chairman of BBVA, today presented the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards. The prize money in these new BBVA Foundation Awards (an annual 3.2 million euros) and the breadth of scientific and artistic disciplines addressed place them among the worlds major awards, secon...

Orthopedic Surgeon Contributes Knowledge on Research and Treatment in Weekly Blogs on MyOsteoarthritisCentral.com

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com ) today announced that Dr. Matthew Thompson, a Washington, D.C.-based orthopedic surgeon, is joining the community of MyOsteoarthritisCentral.com, contributing his knowledge of oste...

AIDS Ignorance: One-Third of Adults Admit Little or No Knowledge of Pandemic

Survey: The More You Know, the More You Care About AIDS World Vision U.S. President Issues Call to Action for World's Leaders to 'Put a Face on the Pandemic' UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 25 years after HIV was discovered, one-third of the people in seven...

Infor-Med, Inc. Announces New Praxis EMR Version 4 with The Praxis Knowledge Exchanger(R)

Market leading EMR now offers rapid start-ups, without forcing doctors into templates. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Infor-Med Corporation today announced the pre-release of Praxis Electronic Medical Records Version 4, featuring the new Praxis EMR K...

Final of EPSRC's 2007 Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards

The five finalists in EPSRCs Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards all have a strong track record in turning their research into benefits for UK society. This competition is also about coming up with new ideas for promoting future knowledge transfer activity to help ensure that research is tran...

Education program leads to lasting improvement of cancer knowledge in African-Americans

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 Disparities in access to health care and education hinder minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations from receiving needed cancer services and often lead to delayed cancer diagnoses. To determine the lasting impact of cancer education geared toward African-Ame...

HealthTek Software Solutions Licenses First DataBank's OrderView Med Knowledge Base(TM) to Streamline Medication Selection, Management and Reconciliation

Enhanced technology solution is expected to meet growing demand for reconciling medications across the healthcare continuum and broaden adoption of CPOE SAN BRUNO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- First DataBank announced today that HealthTek Software Solutions has...
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