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Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

Washington, D.C. The amount of time imaging equipment is in use in outpatient settings does not approach use rates President Obama and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend Medicare utilize to calculate reimbursement for imaging, according to data recently collected by the R...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

In study, contact lens wearers who replace contact lenses on schedule are more comfortable; Replacement schedule compliance highest with daily disposable and one-month replacement lenses. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 4, 2009 -- A new study demonstrated the lack of complian...

Experts Say Recommended Daily Dosage for Vitamin D is 'Grossly Inadequate'

HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current recommendations for Vitamin D were called "grossly inadequate" today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOG...

Tennenbaum Encourages Shareholders to Vote the Blue Proxy for Tennenbaum Director Nominees at Online Resources' Annual Meeting as Recommended by Riskmetrics/ISS and Proxy Governance

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennenbaum Capital Partners released today the following open letter to shareholders of Online Resources Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCC ): April 24, 2009 Dear Fellow Shareholders: We are looking forward to the upcoming Annual Meeting and appr...

Cetaphil(R) Cleansers and Moisturizers Now the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand

Skin Care Brand Gains Another Top Recognition FORT WORTH, Texas, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Laboratories' Cetaphil(R) cleansers and moisturizers, currently the #1 Dermatologist Recommended brand of cleansers and moisturizers, is now highly rated among pediatricians. Cetaphil(R) product...

Radon Mitigation and Remediation Systems Recommended in Denver, Littleton, Broomfield Colorado Homes

Air Quality Control Agency is recommending radon gas testing, remediation, and radon removal systems for homes in the Greater Denver area. Some of the Colorado towns affected by radon gas are Denver, Littleton, Boulder, Broomfield, Aurora, Longmont, Fort Collins, Parker, Arvada, Englewood, Lovel...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Durability, Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Endovascular Repair Studied Over Eight Years With Nearly 500 Patients; Low Re-intervention Rates Comparable to Open Surgery SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Endovascular or endograft repair, a minimally invasive interventional radi...

U-M Study: 19% of Breast Cancer Patients Don't Receive Recommended Radiation After Mastectomy

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-fifth of women who should receive radiation after a mastectomy are not getting this potentially lifesaving treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study looked...

19 percent of breast cancer patients don't receive recommended radiation after mastectomy

ANN ARBOR, Mich. One-fifth of women who should receive radiation after a mastectomy are not getting this potentially lifesaving treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study looked at 396 women who were treated with a ...

19 percent of breast cancer patients don’t receive recommended radiation after mastectomy

ANN ARBOR, Mich. One-fifth of women who should receive radiation after a mastectomy are not getting this potentially lifesaving treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study looked at 396 women who were treated with a ...

Many women who survived childhood cancer do not undergo recommended breast cancer screening

Despite recommendations and being at an increased risk of breast cancer, most young women who were treated with chest radiation for a childhood cancer do not undergo appropriate mammography screening, according to a study in the January 28 issue of JAMA . Women treated with chest radiation for...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms

Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes,,,, TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of female childhood cancer survivors under the age of 40 who had chest radiation as part of their treatment are not following the recommended advice to get screening m...

A Recommended Sales and Use Tax Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger Will Tax Veterinary Services, Says Social Compassion in Legislation

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent announcement, Governor Schwarzenegger recommended broadening the Sales and Use Tax to include "luxury" items such as veterinary services, which is sure to cause an increase in animal shelter overpopulation. Animal welfare advocates across the state...

Video: Influenza Vaccine Recommended for More Americans Than Ever Before

- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases brings together leading health experts to urge annual flu vaccine for nearly 85 percent of Americans - Some influenza vaccine is already available in the U.S. Enough vaccine will be available so that anyone who ...

Many colorectal cancer survivors do not receive recommended follow-up care

A new analysis reveals that fewer than half of older patients successfully treated for colorectal cancer receive the recommended screening schedule to detect any recurrence of cancer. The study, appearing in the October 15, 2008 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Soc...

6-month follow-up diagnostic mammograms recommended for women with probably benign lesions

Radiologists can, with confidence, recommend a six-month follow-up diagnostic mammogram rather than an immediate biopsy for patients with probably benign breast lesions, a new study emphasizes. The study found that six-month short-interval follow-up examinations had an 83% sensitivity, which is...

Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD

American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association on Monday issued recommendations that call for cardiovascular screening before prescribing stimulant treatment ...

One-Third of U.S. Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists Do Not Currently Prescribe Treatment to Meet HDL Cholesterol Targets as Recommended By National Guidelines

Although Two-Thirds of Surveyed Physicians Anticipate an Increase in the Number of Patients Treated for Low HDL Over the Next Two years, 19 Percent of Surveyed MCOs Will Not Add Novel HDL Drugs to Their Formularies, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., ...

BMP Sunstone's Propess(R) Recommended as First Line Treatment By the Chinese Medical Association

-- Recognition Substantiates Marketability of Propess(R) -- PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA., Feb. 27 (Xinhua-PRNewswire) -- BMP Sunstone Corporation (Nasdaq: BJGP ) (''BMP Sunstone'' or the ''Company''), today announced that Propess(R) was recommended by the Obstetrics Group at the Obstetrics and Gyn...

Most With High Blood Pressure Dont Follow Recommended Diet

Those who could benefit most have the poorest eating habits,, MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Few people with high blood pressure follow recommended dietary guidelines that help control the disease, a new study says. In fact, people with hypertension actually appear to be eatin...

Hepatitis C Testing Recommended for Anyone with a Tattoo

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The connection between tattoos and hepatitis C virus (HCV) has long been suspected but never completely substantiated. Tattoos and the connection to the disease were clouded by a perceived propensity to other risk factors, such as injection drug use. "Ot...

Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended

It makes better control possible, heart experts say THURSDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 million Americans should be monitoring their blood pressure at home, according to three major health organizations that are issuing recommendations on what to do and how to do it. ...

Stop eating for two: obese moms-to-be should gain less weight than currently recommended

ST. LOUIS -- Severely obese women should lose weight during pregnancy, while obese women who are pregnant should gain less weight than currently recommended, a Saint Louis University study finds. The research is the largest population-based study to look at the effect of weight gain during preg...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

Never mind the side-effects of Plavix, (generic name clopidogrel), the popular anti-blood-clotting drug . A new study reveals doubling the current recommended dose of Plavix to angioplasty patients, from 300 milligrams to 600, cut the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half....

Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Recommended for Commercial Drivers

New recommendations released today by a joint task force of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American College of Occupational// and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) offer an updated and consistent approach to the screening and management of obs...

Few Medicaid Kids with Asthma Get Recommended Flu Shot

Researchers at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital say many children with asthma – who are at an increased// risk for influenza-related complications – aren’t getting immunized against the flu, even when they visit their doctor during flu season. In this month’s issue of t...

Change In Lifestyle Recommended To Avoid Cardiac Disease

India would have the maximum number of cardiac patients by 2020 if Indians do not resolve to change their lifestyle at the earliest. // The above warning has been issued by leading Cardiologists in the country. Stress, bad eating habits and the growing number of diabetic patients are contribu...

More Exercise Recommended For Fitness Of Cardiac Patients

A recent study has found that being inactive can worsen the clinical condition of cardiac patients. The solution? – Increased physical activity can reverse the above situation and improve the health status. // It is a common misconception that physical activity can complicate a cardiac condi...

Blood glucose level should be maintained lower than recommended levels

Professor William Cefalu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center has reported that maintaining the current recommended blood glucose level does not reduce the risk // of cardiovascular disease. The researcher has asked the physicians to maintain the blood glucose level of their patients less than t...

Drug Herceptin To Be Recommended To All Breast Cancer Patients

The drug Herceptin is to be recommended for breast cancer patients, who show positive for Her-2/neu. The presence of Her-2/neu indicates that the patient is positive, and they have a more resistant and active breast cancer, // about 30% of breast cancer women are Her-2/neu positive and the treatmen...

Exercises Should Be Recommended During Pregnancy

Research says that not all obstetricians urge their pregnant patients to exercise regularly, when it should be recommended in most of the cases. The researcher from Saint Louis University School of Medicine // had written on the topic in the September issue of a publication for obstetricians and...

H.Pylori testing recommended in patients with peptic ulcer

Researchers in the United States have found that the practice of testing and treating H.Pylori has steadily increased over the past 14 years. However, they suggested that patients with confirmed peptic ulcer disease should be tested for Helicobacter Pylori(H.Pylori) infection rather than receiving ...

Booster Dose for Chickenpox Vaccine Recommended

A study has been released by U.S scientists working for the Centers of Disease Control, Atlanta, that suggest immunity from chickenpox// conferred by Varicella vaccine may wane over the years, and even result in a more severe form of the disease. The study findings encourage a booster dose of the v...

In Early Epilepsy Delay in medications Recommended

Researchers from University of Liverpool had proposed that patients in the early stages of epilepsy might not benefit from medication.// They say that it is advisable to delay the administration of medicines in epileptic patients. Researchers of the study feel that early treatment in epilepsy do...

Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

...ctive indicator of high cholesterol in kids. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued revised cholesterol screening guidelines that recommended a cholesterol check for children at increased risk of heart disease, mainly those who are overweight or obese. Since then, a University of Michigan...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

...en our health stations identify an employee who is pre-hypertensive, there is an opportunity for early intervention and education to promote generally recommended lifestyle changes, which in turn may allow the employee to forgo the need for costly medications, visits to the doctor and missed days of work. Obviou...

Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines

... vaccines, a recent CDC report shows that most still do not have all of the recommended vaccinations. "These results mirror what I see in my own practice - ...nal today and to visit www . cdc.gov to learn more about the vaccines recommended for pre-teens and teens." The CDC recommends a number of vaccines fo...

Senokot(R) Tablets Undergo a Natural Makeover

... Line of Laxatives Senokot(R) Tablets and Colace(R) Capsules have been recommended by doctors and pharmacists for more than 50 years for effective, gentle and safe relief from occasional constipation. Colace(R) Capsules, the #1 recommended stool softener brand by doctors and pharmacists, relieves occasional consti...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

...school, they need to make sure each child gets the recommended immunizations, along with an eye exam and dental c..., BCBSGA. Vaccinations: There are many recommended vaccines for children and teens, including influen...dvisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that children receive the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...as as if I was drunk but I do not drink. Turning over in bed was nearly impossible to do," said Annette. After taking the ALCAT Test and following the recommended rotation diet, her symptoms immediately began to subside. Before long, she realized it had been over a month since her last spell of symptoms. Accordi...
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