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Five Questions About Eczema

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by dry, itchy, scaly skin and rashes. It is commonly known as "the itch that rashes." (1) While the exact cause of eczema is not known, it appears to result from a complex interaction of factors ...

Allsup Answers Common Questions People Have About Social Security Disability

More people making first applications can benefit from choosing representation early in the process. Belleville, IL (Vocus) July 31, 2009 -- A growing number of people are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits this year and experiencing diffi...

President Takes Illinois Woman's Tough Health Care Questions at AARP Town Hall

Joliet Resident Hits Upon Many People's Health Care Reform Concerns CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolyn Engers didn't expect her call to go through - but she had some serious questions about health care reform. Today, the Joliet resident got answers directly from...

AUL President to Senate Judiciary Committee: Ask Top 10 Questions to Judge Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest released a memo to Senate Judiciary Committee members, urging them to ask Judge Sotomayor the "Top Ten" most important questions pertaining to abortion, its regulations...

A Bundle of Joy Brings a Bundle of Questions - Life123.com Delivers the Answers!

BOSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- You've just waited through the longest two minutes of your life. The result is in, and the test appears to be positive. After catching your breath, you realize the only thing you're sure of is that life will never be the same again. That's because you've just learned...

Recent News Reports of Sweetener Reformulations Raise Questions About Motivations

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The misleading "health" halo surrounding highly-publicized marketing campaigns regarding sweetener reformulations is starting to dim. Recent announcements by Starbucks and other brands that they will remove high fructose corn syrup from certain products are...

Media Alert: Questions Remain in Michael Jackson Autopsy - College of American Pathologists Has Forensic Pathologist Available to Answer Reporter Questions

What can an autopsy tell you? A pathologist's role is critical in diagnosing cause of death (Vocus) June 29, 2009 -- WHAT: New questions surround singer Michael Jackson's death. In cases of sudden, unexpected death, a forensic pathologist, often working in...

Linwood Group Research Suggests 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask When Choosing an Alcoholic Residential Centre

Linwood Group reveals the 3 most common and important questions to ask when choosing an alcohol rehab centre. London, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2009 -- Linwood Group announce that there is no doubt that a stay in an alcoholic residential centre can make a major difference in ...

VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The scandal over potentially tainted colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment used at three Veterans' Affairs hospitals made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U...

New Online Community Answers Hospital Questions about ARRA QHR Announces Launch of theQsphere.com

The QHR Learning Institute has launched an online community for hospitals: ww.theQsphere.com. TheQsphere.com provides a central source for gaining insight, sharing opinions and finding resources on hospital management issues. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) June 15, 2009 -- The ...

New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 Questions and Valuable Answers to Help Families If They Are Not Happy With Their Long-Term Care

www.tenquestionstoanswer.org WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New questions and helpful answers designed to assist families if they are not receiving the long-term care they expect are now available online at www.tenquestionstoanswer.org - the latest in the Heinz Family Ph...

8 Questions for AddisonsDisease.Net: Where Members Form Lifetime Bonds for Lifetime Wellness

PRINCETON, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 1. What is AddisonsDisease.Net? AddisonsDisease.Net is the largest and most effective support resource in the world for those living with Addison's Disease and their caregivers. 2. Who Founded AddisonsDisease.Net and why does it matter...

New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 Questions and Valuable Answers to Help Families Manage Long-Term Care

( www.tenquestionstoanswer.org ) WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New questions and valuable answers about helping families manage their long-term care are now available online at www.tenquestionstoanswer.org , the latest in the Heinz Family Philanthropies 10 Questions to Answ...

New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 New Questions Families Should Ask Before Choosing Long-Term Care

Facts About project offers answers ( www.tenquestionstoanswer.org ) WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families facing difficult decisions on long term care facilities will find answers to the critical questions they must ask in the latest "10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ABOUT LONG T...

Study questions whether Ontario's primary health care reforms serve the sick and poor

TORONTO, May 25, 2009 Ontario has invested millions of dollars into the healthcare system in response to a serious doctor shortage. But despite improvements in primary care, a study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found Ontario's chronically sick and poor are the ...

Rarely Used Closed Doors Slammed Again in U.S. Senate Health Care Reform; Sen. Max Baucus Must Publicly Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today invoked rules -- allowing a closed door committee session barring the public, media and with no Congressional Record -- reserved for unusual circumstances, like national security...

Heinz Family Philanthropies (www.heinzfamily.org) Release Questions Families Should Ask About Long-Term Care - 10 Questions to Answer...(www.tenquestionstoanswer.org)

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Long-term care for a loved can be a very complicated issue and quite often families do not even know where to begin, let alone the right questions to ask when they start -- or when they are suddenly forced -- to consider it. The Heinz Family Phila...

Ted Karkus Admits to Financial Relationship With Dr. Richard A. Rosenbloom; Demonstrates Pattern of Improper Influence, Unethical Behavior, Falsification and Distortion; Company Questions What Else Karkus May Be Hiding From Shareholders

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quigley Corporation, (Nasdaq: QGLY ), www.quigleyco.com , today announced that it has uncovered additional facts with respect to the relationship between Ted Karkus and Dr. Richard Rosenbloom. The following are among the facts that we...

Sen. Max Baucus: Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Including Why the Public Was Excluded From Today's Committee Meeting

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee, in closed-door health care discussions today, must answer ten questions about how its plan to require all Americans to show proof of insurance or face tax penalties will provide affordable health care, said Con...

Heinz Family Philanthropies (www.heinzfamily.org) Release New 'Facts About' Cards, Highlighting Questions Families Should Ask About Long-Term Care -- 10 Questions to Answer... (www.tenquestionstoanswer.org)

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Figuring out long-term care is complicated and very often families do not even know which questions to begin asking when they start -- or when they are suddenly forced -- to consider it. The Heinz Family Philanthropies is adding a new series to it...

NCPA Briefing Raises Questions About Trustees' Annual Report

Medicare/Social Security Trustees Say Outlook is Bleak, NCPA Says It's Much Worse DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicare/Social Security Trustees' Annual Report - releasing today - will likely paint an extremely bleak future for entitlement funding with projected deficits in ...

BANDIT Questions the H1N1 Media Craze, and Tries to Give AIDS Its Sexy Back!

What's flu got to do, got to do with AIDS? COPENHAGEN, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Swine flu aka H1N1 (and money) is all we seem to hear about in the news at the moment. Mixed messages on the severity of the so called pandemic. The big problems in Mexico, USA spreading fear amongst its people - whe...

UPDATE: Swine Flu Spread Will Trigger Difficult Legal Questions for Employers Says Noted Pillsbury Attorney

Note to News Outlets: This is a corrected update of a press release issued on April 28. Please discard earlier release. Managing impacted workforces and potential liabilities are just a few of the challenges facing employers NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Business managers followi...

Photos: Questions About Autism? The Brooklyn Autism Center Academy Can Help.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c3) school serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program was founded by parents, educators and community activists who are determined to provide high quality, effective educational s...

AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new series of national public service advertisements designed to encourage consumers to get involved in their health care by knowing and asking appropriate questions when visiting their doctor or other clinicians was launched today by the U.S. ...

Video: AHRQ And Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new series of national public service advertisements designed to encourage consumers to get involved in their health care by knowing and asking appropriate questions when visiting their doctors or other clinicians was launched today by the U.S. Department o...

Egg Donor Surge Makes Due Diligence Critical: 7 Questions Donors Should Ask

CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Are there medical complications related to egg donation? Do fertility clinics and egg recruitment agencies sufficiently inform eligible donors of the health risks versus the financial rewards? And do they sufficiently monitor outcomes? Robin von Halle, presid...

FRC Action Questions President Obama's Choice of Gov. Sebelius for HHS

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend President Obama decided on Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) to be his pick to be the new Secretary of Health and Human Services. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Tony Perkins, President of FRC...

Six Questions Consumers Should Ask About Genetic Tests

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As genetic tests become more affordable and advanced, consumers have access to personalized medical information that can help them manage their health and make good choices for prevention and treatment. But not all genetic tests are created equal. ...

Findings raise new questions about evolution of hormones in mammals

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2009 New techniques used to examine hormones in feces and urine of mammals in the wild are yielding surprising results about hormones and evolution. The new techniques allow scientists to examine the social structure of a broader range of mammals. San Francisco State Bi...

Study questions effectiveness of $80 million per year 'brain exercise' products industry

A new study from Lifespan evaluated the research to date on the impact of cognitive training on the healthy elderly population. Their review of all relevant randomized, controlled trials shows no evidence that structured cognitive interventions or "brain exercise" programs delay or slow progressio...

ANA and ISONG Co-Publish Genetics and Ethics in Health Care: New Questions in the Age of Genomic Health

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nursesbooks.org, the publishing program of American Nurses Association, in collaboration with the International Society of Nurses in Genetics has just released a book exploring the current ethical challenges associated with advances in gene...

Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical

A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges common assumptions about the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), by showing that in some people, surprisingly high levels remain in the body even after fasting for as long as 24 hours. The finding suggests that BPA exposure may come from non-food s...

First Study to Test Real-World Effects of Stun Gun Use Raises Questions about Safety

The rate of sudden deaths increased six-fold in the first year that California law enforcement agencies deployed the use of stun guns, according to a UCSF study. Findings also showed a two-fold increase in the rate of firearm-related deaths during the same time period. ...

Xmark Sends Letters to Icagen's Board of Directors: Questions Company's Leadership as Well as Motives Behind Adoption of Poison Pill

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 1, 2008, Xmark Opportunity Partners, LLC, the sole member of the investment manager of Xmark Opportunity Fund, L.P. and Xmark Opportunity Fund, Ltd., sent the first letter below, dated November 29, 2008, to the Board of Directors of Icagen, In...

Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use

Whether low levels would work for ER patients with hypoxia remains unclear WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Going to the world's most elevated natural laboratory, Mount Everest, British researchers have found that the established medical rules about the amount of oxygen needed by ...

Allsup Outlines 10 Essential Questions People Need to Ask when Evaluating Medicare Plans

Knowing your healthcare priorities makes selecting a Medicare plan easier Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) December 17, 2008 - While the Medicare enrollment period is supposed to be a time to allow people to choose the plan that best meets their healthcare needs, many people ar...

Study Questions Value of Anti-Meth Campaign

Kids seem to be ignoring message that methamphetamine is dangerous THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- An anti-methamphetamine campaign that utilizes graphic images actually may not be very effective, a new study found. The Montana Meth Project (MMP), created in 2005, featured ima...

Use of Mini Dental Implants on the Rise but Questions Linger

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- There is spirited debate in the field of implant dentistry about proper use of mini dental implants. Proponents are urging wider use of the shorter, less costly procedure while others advocate a more conservative approach until several long-term outcomes studies a...

CAGW Questions Healthcare Plan Options Presented to the Dougherty County Commission

ALBANY, Ga., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of its 24,965 members and supporters in Georgia, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today called for the public release of the details related to how insurance broker Kirk Rouse made recommendations to the Dougherty County Commiss...
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