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Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care

After years of testing, Dr. J. Francois Eid, director and founder of Advanced Urological Care in New York City, has refined an innovative "No-Touch" surgical technique that has caused penile implant infection rates to plummet to near zero. Infection rates for the infrequent penile impl...

2009 National Ergonomics Conference Schedule Announced, Focus on Productivity & Profitability With Reduced Workforces, All Major Sponsors Renew & New Exhibitors Join the Expo

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15(th) Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo), Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 17 - 20 will again feature the quality sessions and speakers that have led 99% of attendees to say they'd recommend ErgoExpo to a colleague....

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers suspect estrogen levels play a part in the connection THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- For women who suffer from migraines, here's a bit of good news: New research shows that your risk of breast cancer may be reduced by as much as 26 percent. And, no matter what a wo...

Link between migraines and reduced breast cancer risk confirmed in follow-up study

SEATTLE The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk has been confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year and conducted by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new study found a 26 percent r...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

Differences in drug use, delivery made a measurable impact in Planned Parenthood study WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two changes to the way Planned Parenthood clinics perform medical abortion resulted in a 93 percent drop in the rate of serious infections, a new report says. ...

Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Breakfast Highlights Promising Practices in Managing Chronic Disease Provides Solutions for Reduced Spending and Improved Patient Health

WILMINGTON, Del., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making chronic disease prevention and management a major part of comprehensive health reform, hosted a breakfast meeting today where partner and affiliate organizat...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

Emergency physicians who evaluate patients with non-specific chest pain using whole chest multi-detector CT (MDCT) combined with retrospective electrocardiogram (ECG) gating can reduce the patient radiation dose by 71% using MDCT combined with prospective ECG triggering instead, according to a stu...

American Medical Experts Offers New Reduced Flat Rates for Complete Case Reviews ($695) and Expert Witness Reports ($995)

American Medical Experts, LLC (AME) has announced new reduced flat rates for their Complete Case Reviews ($695) and Expert Witness Reports ($995) for a limited time, making these already excellent services now even more valuable. In addition, American Medical Experts has unveiled a new quality co...

Horse Study: RBC Life Sciences' Antioxidant, Microhydrin, Reduced Lactic Acid Buildup and Improved Hydration During Strenuous Exercise

IRVING, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RBC Life Sciences, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: RBCL) a provider of proprietary nutritional supplements and wound care/pain management products, announced today that the company's flagship antioxidant, Microhydrin, "significantly" reduced lacti...

New Reduced Subscription Rate to Leading International Journal on Blindness and Low Vision

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) , the premier journal of record on blindness and visual impairment from AFB Press, is now available at a new $25 individual subscription fee for online access and $65 for a combined print and onlin...

Anti-aging cosmetic reduced wrinkles in clinical trial

Scientists testing a cosmetic anti-ageing product sold on the high street have shown it can clinically reduce wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin damaged by everyday exposure to sunlight. Dermatologists at The University of Manchester carried out a clinical trial on 60 volunteers with t...

Educating physicians about ventilation-perfusion scanning leads to reduced radiation exposure

Educating physicians about ventilation-perfusion scanning (VQ) as an alternative to CT for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolisms led to a 23% decrease in patient exposure, according to a study performed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. "VQ scanning is ...

Raisin and Dried Fruit Consumption Associated With Reduced Abdominal Obesity

New Research Highlights Raisin Health Benefits Beyond Basic Nutrition NEW ORLEANS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented yesterday at the Experimental Biology conference in New Orleans suggest raisin and dried fruit consumption are associated with a decreased likelihood of abdominal obesity...

Experimental insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibitor reduced pancreatic cancer growth

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at Amgen are testing a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the activity of insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1 and IGF-2) and appears to reduce pancreatic cancer cells in early testing, according to a report in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics , a journal of the Am...

Radiation dose can be reduced for 'triple rule-out' coronary CT angiography

Physicians can dramatically reduce the radiation dose delivered to patients undergoing coronary CT angiography in a "triple rule-out" protocol by simply using tube current modulation, according to a study performed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. The study included...

If You Treated an Illinois Workers' Compensation Patient or a Patient Covered by an Illinois Automobile Insurance Policy and Your Bill was Reduced by a Discount Pursuant to a First Health or CCN PPO Network, Please Read This Notice Carefully As It Affects

FARIBAULT, Minn., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a Summary Notice to inform you of a Class Action Settlement that may affect your rights. You can obtain a copy of the full Notice, which explains your rights in more detail at www. pposettlements .com . The proposed Set...

Study Links Reduced Use of Mental Health Facilities, Nursing Homes and Other Public Services to "Smart Investments" in Supportive Housing

Illinois Could Save Millions on Expensive Social Services CHICAGO, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable housing that provides on-site services for people who are homeless, have a mental illness, and other vulnerable populations could dramatically reduce the use and cost of expe...

Patients Say MPM Medical's Regenecare Gel Significantly Reduced the Itching and Pain of Skin Rashes Triggered by Anti-Cancer Drugs

IRVING, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients undergoing cancer treatment reported that using Regenecare hydrogel significantly reduced the pain and itching associated with the sometimes-severe skin rashes caused by anti-cancer drugs. Conducted by the Western University of H...

Video: CRESTOR(R) Reduced Risk of Blood Clots in the Veins

ORLANDO, Fla., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis from the JUPITER study shows that CRESTOR(R) (rosuvastatin calcium) 20mg significantly cut the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by 43% (p =0.007) compared to placebo among men and women with low to normal cholesterol levels a...

New research highlights dramatically reduced risk of developing dementia

People with memory problems are less at risk of developing dementia than previously thought, a new study led by the University of Leicester and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust reveals. The five year research published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica analysed data from 41 studies and do...

Highmark Facilities Reduced Energy Consumption by 5.6 Percent in 2008

Pittsburgh's Fifth Avenue Place and Penn Avenue Place buildings, as well as Camp Hill's Center Street facility, to conserve additional energy by participating in Earth Hour on March 28 PITTSBURGH, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. announced today that its energy conservation efforts i...

Gene associated with reduced mortality from acute lung injury

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver have discovered a gene that is associated with improved survival among patients with acute lung injury. Acute lung injury (ALI) is often caused by a respiratory infection and results in low oxygen levels in the blood, and ...

AHP Recession Survey of Nonprofit Health Care Officials Finds Almost Half Expect Reduced Giving in 2009, Leading to Cuts in Hospital Construction and Equipment Purchases

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a deepening recession, only eight percent of hospital fundraising executives who expect to raise less money this year than in 2008 said their institutions would have to curtail critical health care services for the poor and underinsured, accord...

Photo: New Yale University Prevention Research Center Study Finds Flat Belly Diet! Reduced Dangerous Visceral Belly Fat by 33%

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Flat Belly Diet! reduced dangerous visceral belly fat on average by 33% in 28 days, according to a new study by the Yale University Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. Researchers followed nine overweight women on the plan and tra...

Angled gantry technique reduced breast radiation exposure by 50 percent

(PHILADELPHIA) A novel angled gantry approach to coronary CT angiography reduced radiation exposure to the breast by more than 50%, according to Thomas Jefferson University researchers. Ethan Halpern, M.D., associate professor of Radiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Unive...

MRSA and C. difficile Infections Reduced by 50% in Hospital Study

ROME, N.Y., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prevent the spread of germs and protect its patients from infections, Rome Memorial Hospital is using two new products that kill germs on hands and surfaces between cleanings. According to Infection Prevention Director LeAnna Grace, the hospital c...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

New data presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America showed JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin), a diabetes medicine from Merck & Co., Inc., significantly reduced blood sugar levels in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and was not associated with hypo...

Dual treatment for stroke leads to improved recovery rates, reduced mortality

MINNAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (Nov. 12, 2008) It appears that stroke patients who receive both intravenous thrombolysis a minimally invasive treatment that dissolves abnormal blood clots and endovascular interventions such as drugs and implanting medical devices are much more likely to recover and ha...

Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation is not associated with a reduced breast cancer risk

Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements does not reduce breast cancer incidence in postmenopausal women, according to data from a randomized, doubled-blind, placebo-controlled trial published online November 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Several observational and precli...

Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia

One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among people hospitalized for pneumonia was one-third lower for those taking statins than for those not taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs, a Danish study found. W...

AUDIO from Medialink and Genzyme: Study in New England Journal of Medicine Shows Investigational Compound Reduced Relapses and Disability in Patients With MS

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Phase II clinical trial data appearing in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an investigational compound reduced the effect of multiple sclerosis in comparison to a comparator product, and allowed patients to regain some lost funct...

Menopause: Hot Flashes Can Be Reduced 90% without Hormones

So far, all menopause women think that only hormones can reduce hot flashes effectively. The good news is that cool herbs can cool down hot flashes not only effectively but also safely. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 21, 2008 -- The hot summer temperature is making hot fla...

Racial disparities reduced in injury related mortality

When it comes to injury-related deaths, the gap between black and white American youths is narrowing, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found that between 1999 and 2005 injury-related deaths among blacks ages 15 to 24 decreased, w...

Data Show that Abbott's HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Reduced the Signs and Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis Up to Three Years

PARIS, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott announced new data from the open-label extension of the ATLAS (Adalimumab Trial Evaluating Long-Term Efficacy and Safety in AS) phase III clinical trial, which showed HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) reduced the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis...

Family history of colorectal cancer linked with reduced risk of cancer recurrence

Among patients with advanced colon cancer receiving treatment that includes chemotherapy, a family history of colorectal cancer is associated with a significant reduction in cancer recurrence and death, with the risk reduced further by having an increasing number of affected first-degree relatives...

Hot Flashes Reduced by Neck Injection

Treatment could help breast cancer patients and menopausal women, study finds THURSDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- An injection of a local anesthetic into the nerves of the neck that regulate temperature could give breast cancer patients long-term relief from hot flashes and sleep depr...

Ibuprofen Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk

Other painkillers show some benefit, but more research needed, study says MONDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who use the painkiller ibuprofen regularly for five years may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as they age, a new study suggests. And more generally, peopl...

Autistic mannerisms reduced by sensory treatment

Parents of children with autism are increasingly turning to sensory integration treatment to help their children deal with the disorder, and theyre seeing good results. In 2007, 71 percent of parents who pursued alternatives to traditional treatment used sensory integration methods, and 91 percent...

Competing San Francisco Bay Area Hospitals Demonstrate That Collaborative Efforts Contribute to Reduced Hospital Errors and Saved Lives

Beacon Collaborative Hospitals Reduce Two Types of Infections That Would Have Resulted in 194 Deaths Over 21 Month Period Receives $6.0 Million From Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to Continue Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Efforts WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April...

Study Showed Minimally Invasive Surgery Reduced Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections Compared to Open Surgery

PHILADELPHIA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SAGES 2008 ANNUAL MEETING - Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced results from a new study showing laparoscopic surgery reduced the risk of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections by 52 percent when compared to open surgery in a sample of more than 11,00...
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