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Orphanage Receives Nearly $1 Million from Private Donor

Whole Child International, a nonprofit public charity, received another $300,000 in donations from network marketing icon, Tom Mower, making total contributions an incredible $850,000 to date. This significant act of generosity has ignited a frenzy of contributions by others. ...

Therapy Technique Cuts Divorce/Separation Rate By Nearly 50 Percent

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four simple questions on well-being asked at the start of each session of ongoing couples therapy can greatly increase chances for reconciliation and improved relationships, according to a newly published study. The largest clinical t...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

It’s been since November of 2006 since the FDA approved silicone breast implants for use in most breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures. One Huntsville, Alabama plastic cosmetic surgeon reflects on the benefits of the decision and discusses why he believes silicone offer...

New Data Say Uninsured Account for Nearly One-Fifth of Emergency Room Visits

Sebelius Releases New Nationwide Emergency Department Sample Data ROCKVILLE, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released new data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample -- the largest, all-paye...

Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

Preventive operations are being used more and more often to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. Even though the operation is now being offered to ever older and sicker patients, the long-term survival of those who have had the operation has improved over the last two decades. This is shown in a majo...

Launch of Targeted Agents and Increased Use of Maintenance Therapy Will Drive the Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Drug Market to Nearly Triple to Almost $10 Billion in 2018

Emerging Agents from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer/Onyx and Boehringer Ingelheim, and Increased Use of Existing Agents from Eli Lilly and Roche Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of...

An Increase in the Diagnosed Prevalent Population Will Drive Growth of Nearly $4.3 Billion in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Market

Emerging Combination Products from GlaxoSmithKline/Theravance, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmace...

MapHIV.org Shows Nearly 24% of Counties in New Jersey Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum today launched a groundbreaking HIV/AIDS Atlas ( http://www.MapHIV.org ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities...

Hepatitis C Virus Market Will Expand Dramatically From $2 Billion in 2008 to Nearly $7.7 Billion in 2013

Roche and Schering-Plough Will Continue to be Prominent Players in the Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds t...

ZoneDiet.com Survey Reveals That Body Insecurity Prevents Nearly Half (49%) of Americans From Engaging in Summer Activities

Zone Diet makes it easy for men and women to achieve a healthy balance and enjoy the outdoors DANVERS, Mass., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've thought twice about attending a pool party because of the swimsuit requirement, you're not alone. A new survey from ZoneDiet.com reveals that 70...

Consumer Reports 'Best Buy Drug' for Enlarged Prostate Could Save Consumers Nearly $3,000 a Year

Flomax Is Case Study of How Costly Drugs Drive Up Health Costs YONKERS, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, the generic drug doxazosin is as safe and effective as the widely advertised drug Flomax for treating the s...

Saint Thomas Health Services Partners With Curaspan on Patient Flow Initiative Resulting in Estimated Savings of Nearly $6 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Health Services ( www.sths.com ), the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, can point to its leadership in addressing today's ever-more pressing mandate to drive down the costs of delivering health care. STHS has done so in p...

Cancer screening fear is fueled by lack of information says review covering nearly 6,000 women

Fear plays a major role in whether women decide to go for cancer screening or not, but healthcare providers underestimate how much women need to know and wrongly assume that they will ask for information if they want it. Those are the two key findings from a study published in the June issue o...

National Marrowthon Campaign Aims to Bring Nearly 50,000 to the Be The Match Registry(SM) in Two Weeks

Joining the marrow registry is free June 8-22; The Jeff Gordon Foundation seeds fundraising with $300,000 donation to help grow the registry MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, thousands of people with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases search the Be The Match Registry f...

National Survey Finds Nearly All Adults Say They Wash Their Hands After Visiting Public Restrooms, But Most Think They Are Exception

Paper towels picked as preferred and fastest method for drying hands PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In an online survey conducted this spring, 94 percent of U.S. adults said they always wash their hands after visiting a restroom. However, when asked what percentage of other people t...

Illness and Medical Bills Linked to Nearly Two-Thirds of All Bankruptcies

Harvard study finds 50 percent increase from 2001; Most of those bankrupted by illness were middle class and had insurance WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical problems contributed to nearly two-thirds (62.1 percent) of all bankruptcies in 2007, according to a study in th...

Illness, medical bills linked to nearly two-thirds of bankruptcies

Medical problems contributed to nearly two-thirds (62.1 percent) of all bankruptci es in 2007, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Medicine that will be published online Thursday. The data were collected prior to the current economic downturn and hence likely unde...

Launch of Highly Anticipated Oral Agents and Increasing Use of Current and Emerging Injectable Drugs Will Drive the Multiple Sclerosis Drug Market to Nearly $10 Billion in 2018

Emerging Novel Oral Therapies Will Garner 29 Percent of the Total Market in 2018, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds...

Verizon Employees at Five Locations in West Virginia Donate Nearly $7,000 Worth of Household Items to Local Domestic Violence Shelters

Collection of Items, in Conjunction With the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Is Part of a Companywide Effort CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon employees at five work locations in West Virginia collected nearly $7,000 worth of items to donate to five local d...

University of Louisville Realizes Nearly 3:1 ROI with Employee Health Management

New issue brief highlights critical components of university's successful program MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Designed and implemented properly, a health management program will deliver a positive return on investment (ROI) and effectively contain health care costs. The ...

Two New Reports Highlight Stalled Progress Against Diarrheal Disease: Nearly 1.6 Million Children Die Each Year From These Preventable and Treatable Diseases

Call to Action demonstrates commitment to combating a leading killer of children worldwide WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PATH and WaterAid America released two new reports today that show that the international aid community and developing-country governments are not respondi...

MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New York delivered nearly 7,000 petitions to Governor Paterson's office today showing support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate to Drunk Driving. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/MADDLOGO...

Survey finds nearly half of Americans concerned they or their family may get sick from swine flu

Boston, MAFollowing the declaration of a public health emergency due to the new H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll about how concerned Americans are about the outbreak, how they are responding and what t...

Driven by Sales of Enbrel, Remicade and Humira, spondyloarthropathies Drug Market Grew to Nearly $2 Billion in 2008

Newly Approved Simponi is Expected to Achieve Strong Uptake in this Niche Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, fin...

National study finds nearly 1 in 10 youth gamers addicted to video games

AMES, Iowa -- Parents have been saying for years that their kids are "addicted" to video games, but a new study by an Iowa State University psychology professor is the first to actually report that pathological patterns of video game addiction exist in a national sample of youth, aged 8 to 18. ...

National Physicians' Study: Nearly One Third Would Choose Different Career Today

- Negotiated rates are main reason for doctors wanting to switch professions - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 929 physicians revealed that 30% of doctors in the U.S. would choose a different profession if they could start over today. Physicians between ...

70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The contact lens industry is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those ...

Human Services, Health Organizations and Transit Receive a Majority of Kresge's Nearly $73 Million in First Quarter Grants

Nonprofits in 28 states, the District of Columbia and South Africa are recipients. TROY, Mich., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Signaling the importance of affirming and strengthening philanthropic support for nonprofits in times of crisis, the trustees of The Kresge Foundation awarded ne...

Survey Shows Nearly 40 Percent of Americans Reel From Heel Pain

Neglecting Immediate Treatment by a Podiatrist May Lead to Long-Term Foot Ailments BETHESDA, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While foot problems such as bunions, corns and dry, cracked skin affect many Americans on a daily basis, one particular ailment -- heel pain -- stands out among...

Consumer Reports Poll: Nearly 3 in 10 Hispanics Opted Not to Fill M.D. Script for Cost Reasons

44 percent of Hispanics lack health insurance YONKERS, N.Y., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Struggling to meet health care costs, 29 percent of Hispanic adults said they had decided against filling a script for cost reasons, according to a national poll conducted by the Consumer Rep...

US Spinal Nonfusion Procedures Set to Increase Nearly Five Times From 2008 to 2013, According to Millennium Research Group

WALTHAM, Mass., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new US Markets for Spinal Implants 2009 report, the US spinal nonfusion technology segment will see an increase in procedure volumes through 2013 largely at the expense of traditional spinal fusion. Nonf...

Case Western Reserve awarded nearly $1 million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been awarded an unrestricted grant along with three individual awards that could total up to $1 million by the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Foundation. These are the most grants awarded in...

Give Kids A Smile Provides Free Oral Health Care to Nearly Half-Million Children

Thousands of volunteers, NL Baseball's 2008 MVP Albert Pujols support nationwide program CHICAGO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA)'s seventh annual Give Kids A Smile(R) program provided free oral health services to some 465,800 underserved children acro...

17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party Celebrating the Academy Awards Raises Nearly $4 Million

Sir Elton John Performed With Special Guest Raphael Saadiq LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Elton John and David Furnish hosted the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Academy Awards(R) viewing party. The event was held on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Pacific Design Cen...

CRESTOR Cuts Risk of Stroke by Nearly Half in JUPITER Study

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis from the JUPITER study presented today at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in San Diego, California describes details of the stroke data according to gender, ethnicity and baseline risk factors. This data adds to the primary ana...

States Expand Newborn Screening for Life-Threatening Disorders; New March of Dimes Report Finds State-By-State Gaps Nearly Eliminated

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regardless of where they are born in the United States, nearly all newborns now receive mandated screening for many life-threatening disorders, a remarkable public health advance of the last four years, according to a new report issued today...

CHPA, Nielsen: OTC Heartburn Therapy Saves Nearly $800 Million Annually, Vast Majority of OTC Heartburn Consumers Satisfied

New Research Illustrates Strong Health and Economic Benefits of OTC Heartburn Remedies WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and The Nielsen Company indicates 94 percent patient satisfaction with available over-the...

Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback

Study finds blood-sucking critters' resistance to insecticides increasing in urban areas WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A resistance to insecticides appears to be why bed bugs are making a comeback in some urban areas, a new study says. Bed bugs in New York City, where inf...

Healthcare Costs Prevented Nearly 40 Million Americans From Filling Their Prescriptions in 2008

The Internet becomes an increasingly important health resource for consumers curbing their spending on doctor's visits and medications NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 40 million U.S. adults decided not to fill a prescription medication from a doctor in the past year because of th...

Obesity among state's low-income teens nearly triple that of more affluent peers

California's low-income teenagers have a lot in common: Sugary soda. Fast-food restaurants. Too much television. Not enough exercise. The result: Low-income teenagers are almost three times more likely to be obese than teens from more affluent households, according to new research from the UCLA Ce...
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