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AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced that the 2009 US AGAINST ATHERO tour is in the San Francisco Bay Area from August 1-9 for the National Senior Games, the largest multisport event in the world for people over 50 years of age, to h...

Thousands of Maine Residents Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 523,400 residents in Maine could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 ...

Tennessee Drug Card Has Saved Residents Over $7.3 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Program officials announced today that Tennessee residents have saved over $7.3 million on prescription medications through Tennessee Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. Tennessee Drug Car...

Free Drug Card Has Saved Washington Residents $2.6 Million

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington residents have saved over $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. Washington Drug Card, which offers free discount drug cards to residents, was laun...

Gulf Coast Residents to Benefit From Gift of Kuwaiti People

BATON ROUGE, La., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross unveiled today the first of four new facilities designed to help the organization boost its disaster response capabilities along the Gulf of Mexico. The new Red Cross buildings, located in Baton Rouge, LA, ...

Survey finds surgical residents view duty hour regulations as a hindrance to training

CHICAGO (July 14, 2009) Results of a survey published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons show that a large subset of surgical residents consider duty hour regulations (DHR) a significant barrier to their surgical education and express a desire for flexibility t...

Eight Miami-Area Residents Charged in $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Involving Home Health Care Agencies

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges Individuals, Freezes Assets WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Miami-Dade County, Fla., residents have been indicted in connection with an alleged $22 million Medicare fraud scheme operated out of Miami businesses purporting to specialize...

McRoskey Mattress Company Comforts Homeless/Low-Income Residents of San Francisco's Canon Barcus Community House With Bed Donation

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of its ongoing support of the Canon Barcus Community House of San Francisco, the McRoskey Mattress Company today delivered new mattress and box spring sets to the community house's newest resident families. McRoskey Mattress began its affilia...

Cleveland Residents Lining up to Help Save a Life with Free Donor Kits

Clevelanders interested in signing up as marrow donors can visit giftoflife.org/give, and enter the promotional code 2009CLEVE to get their $54 marrow cheek-swab kit at no cost. (Vocus) June 15, 2009 -- Two-year-old Eve is one of the 35,000 Americans diagnosed with Leu...

Four Miami-Area Residents Sentenced In $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Defendants admitted to conspiring to defraud Medicare at HIV infusion clinics WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Miami-area residents were sentenced today in connection with a $10 million Medicare fraud scheme involving HIV infusion clinics, Assistant Attorney General L...

1 in 4 nursing home residents carry MRSA

MRSA is a major problem in nursing homes with one in four residents carrying the bacteria, a study by Queen's University Belfast and Antrim Area Hospital has found. Its authors say that the findings, which have been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , highlight the n...

Recession Fallout Leads Safety-Net Hospitals to Charge Out-of-County Residents for Non-Emergency Services

Market Overviews from HealthLeaders-InterStudy Analyze Healthcare Market Drivers for the Nation's Most Dynamic Metro Areas NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that safety-net hospitals in Atlanta...

Limiting Work Hours for Medical Residents Could Be Costly

And it may not lead to fewer medical errors, researchers suggest WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For years, legislators and patient advocates have called for less grueling hours for medical residents to reduce the chances of medical errors. Now, new research shows that allowin...

Mock CPR drills in kids show many residents fail in key skills, Hopkins study reveals

Research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center exposes alarming gaps in training hospital residents in "first response" emergency treatment of staged cardiorespiratory arrests in children, while at the same time offering a potent recipe for fixing the problem. The research was conducted just...

Town Hall Meeting to Be Held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to Educate and Empower Garfield Residents on Medical and Legal Issues Related to Chromium Contamination

All Garfield Residents Invited to VFW from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. GARFIELD, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The invasive, yet necessary, sample collection and testing currently taking place in homes, businesses and properties in Garfield, New Jersey, serves as a reminder to the city's re...

Albert Lea Residents Pledge to Add 10,000 Collective Years of Life to Their City

ALBERT LEA, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Albert Lea residents joined together on Thursday night, May 14, and pledged to take part in the AARP(R)/Blue Zones(R) Vitality Project sponsored by United Health Foundation, an unprecedented city-wide health makeover desig...

Indianapolis Residents View Economic Challenges as Significant Barrier to Properly Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Cost of diabetes treatments, local gyms and fresh food among barriers preventing Indianapolis residents from implementing healthy habits to take control of their diabetes INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization dedicate...

City of Warrensville Heights Residents Have Access to Easy-to-Use Prescription Drug Discount Card Launched Today

In current economic climate, where people are watching their spending, prescription discount card can offer average savings of 20 percent off retail prices WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Warrensville Heights today launched a program to ...

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

Health information exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening results within minutes of exams in high-tech mobile unit. Farmerville, LA (Vocus) April 1, 2009 -- A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to ...

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

Health information exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening results within minutes of exams in high-tech mobile unit FARMERVILLE, La., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to over-40 women who live...

Leading Autism Care Provider Invites MPs to Meet Residents and Staff for World Autism Awareness Day

LONDON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Care, the independent provider of residential care services for people living with Autism and other Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), is inviting MPs and care commissioners to spend a day with residents and staff at four of its residential locations ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Eli Lilly and Company Establish Coalition to Help Improve the Health of Indiana Residents with Diabetes

Healthy Hoosiers Alliance made up of health organizations from public and private sector; Will work together to implement new approaches designed to achieve better patient outcomes INDIANAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Eli Lilly and Company (...

Survey Reveals Honolulu Residents Perceive Financial Challenges as Main Barrier in Properly Managing Their Type 2 Diabetes

Cost of fresh food and diabetes treatments prevents Honolulu residents from implementing healthy habits into their daily lives HONOLULU, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) announced findings today from a recent survey conducted by national research firm Yan...

Innovative Shoulder Surgery Offers Exciting New Option for South Florida Residents with Severe Shoulder Problems

Delray Beach, Florida orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Meadows is one of the few area surgeons performing the Reverse Shoulder Replacement Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2009 -- A breakthrough shoulder surgery is restoring function and relieving pain in people who have ...

The State of the Tooth: Chicago-Area Residents Talk Dental

More than 300 Surveyed on Dental Habits 30,000+ Dentists Converge in Chicago February 27-March 1 CHICAGO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) recently polled more than 300 Chicago-area residents to find out how the economy is affecting their choices ...

Senior Living Provider Invites Residents to Dream. Dare. Discover!

Program for Seniors Unlocks Potential, Encourages Growth and Enrichment NASHVILLE, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living, http:// www.brookdaleliving.com , the leading owner and operator of senior living communities in the United States, is pleased to announce the theme for Ce...

Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Encourage Philadelphia Residents to 'Get In The K.N.O.W.' About Improving Type 2 Diabetes Management

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- What and When Music industry veteran and TV personality Randy Jackson has teamed up with the American Heart Association for a second year to help people living with type 2 diabetes understand the importance of properly managing their disease, and to e...

MAKE IT FIT(TM) Offers Virtually Free Fitness Service to All Mississippi Residents on 'Make Mississippi Fit Day'

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The owners of MAKE IT FIT(TM) ( http://www.youcanmakeitfit.com ), an online fitness and wellness resource, are helping all Mississippians build healthier lifestyles in 2009 by donating their services for almost nothing. Principals Stacy Bick and Rebecca Joh...

Indiana Residents Call for Planned Parenthood Investigation

STATUTORY RAPE COVER-UP MUST END, PRO-LIFERS SAY WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the American Life League: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, 9:30 a.m. ...

Cold Weather Could Spell Bad News for Older Residents in Illinois

AARP Encourages Friends, Family, Neighbors to Help Older Neighbors & Launches New Initiative to Help Keep Heating Costs Down CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With cold weather hitting Illinois, AARP is reminding friends, family and neighbors to watch out for the well-bei...

The American Lung Association of the Central States Encourages Kansas City Residents to See Themselves Among the Many 'Faces' of Influenza

Local Community Leaders Join the Faces of Influenza Campaign to Promote Annual Vaccination American Lung Association Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14); Urges Immunization Throughout the Winter and Spring KANSAS CITY, MO., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Health ...

The American Lung Association of Ohio Encourages Cleveland Residents to See Themselves Among The Many 'Faces' of Influenza

Local Community Leaders Join the Faces of Influenza Campaign to Promote Annual Vaccination American Lung Association Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14); Urges Immunization Throughout the Winter and Spring CLEVELAND, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Health experts...

Aurora Health Care Urges All Wisconsin Residents to Take Vitamin D

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Health Care is ramping up its efforts to promote the use of Vitamin D supplements. Aurora's Care Management Clinical Leadership Team members committed this week to educate all Aurora caregivers about the benefits of Vitamin D. The decision is in response to...

Revised hours and workloads for medical residents needed to prevent

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Institute of Medicine proposes revisions to medical residents' duty hours and workloads to decrease the chances of fatigue-related medical errors and to enhance the learning environment for these doctors in training. The report does not recommend further reduci...

Las Vegas Charities Mark World AIDS Day by Asking Residents to 'THINK'

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop and think. That is what Las Vegas-based HIV/AIDS charities Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) and Golden Rainbow are asking Las Vegas to do this World AIDS Day. The organizations, along with the Nevada State Health Division, are marking the day with a fundraising...

Mayor Rick Baker and the American Lung Association Encourage St. Petersburg Residents to Get Immunized Against Influenza

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Rick Baker and members of the St. Petersburg City Council are partnering with the American Lung Association of Florida Gulfcoast Area on its Faces of Influenza initiative to educate St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay area residents about the importan...

American Lung Association of Arizona, Phoenix Fire and Maricopa County Public Health Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

Fire Chief Bob Khan and County Health Director, Dr. Bob England Encourage all Families to Get Immunized During Free Influenza Immunization Clinic at Madison Number One Middle School PHOENIX, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of today's announcement that Arizona has its first lab-confir...

Eastern Wisconsin Residents Demonstrate Their Commitment to Being Good Neighbors

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin residents demonstrated their desire to be good neighbors during Aurora Health Care's Good Neighbor Day, an effort to collect recyclable and reusable items throughout eastern Wisconsin. Truckloads of computers, electronics, clothing and old medic...

Miami HIV Clinic Administrator and Two Miami Residents Sentenced for Their Roles in a $14 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami residents Dilcia Marinez, Juan Carlos Castaneda and Luis Frias each were sentenced to prison today for their roles in defrauding the Medicare program and laundering the illegal proceeds in connection with a $14 million HIV infusion fraud scheme,...

Quitting Smoking Saves Lives and Money: New American Lung Association Report Finds Most States Failing to Adequately Protect Residents and Their Bottom Line

-Treatments and Services Provided by Each State to Help Smokers Quit Now Available at http://www.lungusa.org - WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you smoke, quitting can save you money as well as your life. However, where you live can help or hurt your ability to quit. Accord...
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