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Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

Consumer Reports shows how to avoid drugstore traps, and which remedies are most effective YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and ...

MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting on teen pregnancy, one of the most controversial and thought provoking topics today, MTV's "16 & Pregnant" season finale hit series highs among both P12-34 (1.9) and total viewers (2.1 million) on Thursday, July 16, ranking as the num...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

BALTIMORE, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 monsoon season will soon arrive in the Asian territories and culicine mosquito populations are expected to increase. "These mosquitoes may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which kills 10-15,000 people each year," warned Fran Lessan...

NASCAR Fans Boost Blood Donations; The American Red Cross Joins 3M and Greg Biffle to Kick off Season Two

WASHINGTON , May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the American Red Cross is encouraging loyal NASCAR fans to donate blood through the Red Cross by joining Red Cross Racing . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) Red Cross Rac...

David Cook to Perform 'Permanent' on the American Idol Season Finale Tonight

LIVE RECORDING OF DAVID COOK'S 'IDOL' PERFORMANCE WILL BE SOLD ON iTUNES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY All Proceeds From Sale of Live Version of 'Permanent' Will Be Donated To D.C.-Based Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure LOS ANGELES, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Exactly one year after winning the seve...

Think Eye Protection This Season and All Year-Round

Proper Eyecare and Eyewear Can Minimize Risk of Injury and Improve Your Vision and Your Game PINELLAS PARK, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports enthusiasts -- athletes and spectators alike -- are beginning to spend more time outdoors this season on athletic fields, tracks and golf courses -- ...

Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close

Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says,,,, THURSDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Confirming earlier reports, U.S. health officials said Thursday that the 2008-09 flu season was one of the milder seasons in recent years. Less severe strains of influenza an...

Ample Supplies of Relenza Available as Flu Season Peaks

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ) is prepared with ample supplies of the influenza antiviral medication RELENZA(R) (zanamivir) Inhalation Powder ( www.RELENZA.com ) to meet public health needs as the current influenza season peaks. Acco...

Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The South Asian summer monsoon - critical to agriculture in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan - could be weakened and delayed due to rising temperatures in the future, according to a recent climate modeling study. A Purdue University research group found that climate ...

dLifeTV Announces New Season Programming and Celebrity Guests; Only Nationally-Broadcast Program About Diabetes Celebrates 5th Year and 200th Show

Diabetes Impacts One in Four Americans Show Features Real People with Real Stories, including Celebrities Living with Diabetes Like CBS News' Bob Schieffer and Denver Broncos' Quarterback Jay Cutler WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- dLife , a LifeMed Media Company, announced...

U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say TUESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- There are far fewer cases of flu in the United States so far this year compared to last year, a sign that the nation may be in for a relatively mild flu season, experts said Tuesday. But,...

AUDIO from Medialink and the National Meningitis Association: Peak Season for Meningitis

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A call is underway to get parents to protect their adolescent children from a serious disease that can have devastating effects. Listen to this report from the National Meningitis Association at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=36176 Regist...

It Pays to Use Prevention This Cold & Flu Season With Help From NOZIN(R) Nasal Sanitizer(R)

-The first sanitizer for the nose is a sensible defense against germs when you can't afford to get sick - CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and some dollars. Each year the cold and flu season can wreak havoc on people and their wall...

CVS/pharmacy Teams Up with Access Hollywood for an Award Season Gifting Suite That Gives Back

Celebrities step out for a worthy cause at Access Hollywood's 3rd Annual "Stuff You Must" Lounge benefiting Best Buddies and Lollipop Theater Network. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, once again donated $100,000 to two important charities o...

Flu Season is Tea Time

January is National Hot Tea Month, the Height of the Cold and Flu Season NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- January is National Hot Tea Month and is also the height of the dreaded "cold and flu season". The CDC estimates that there will be more than 200,000 Americans affected by the cold and fl...

T'is the season to be jolly?

As the party season approaches, a timely reminder of the issues surrounding the binge drinking culture are again highlighted by research into 'young people and alcohol' a team lead by Professor Christine Griffin, at the University of Bath. The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research ...

Drinking Lots of Water Can Help Keep Holiday Weight Gain at Bay : Everpure Water Filtration Products Offer Festive Ways to Stay Healthy This Season

The holiday season may very well be the most wonderful time of year, but when it comes to waistlines, it can also be considered the most dangerous. Everpure LLC, the world leader in commercial grade water filtration systems, offers several products for consumers that help incorporate the recommen...

‘Tis The Season to Avoid Foot Follies: Tips to Keep You on Your Feet

Taking precautions with footwear choices, properly moisturizing can soothe holiday soles. Bethesda, MD (Vocus) December 15, 2008 -- While the month of December gives many an extra boost of holiday cheer, the same winter weather that puts revelers in the festive spirit o...

23andMe Announces Holiday Season Multi-Pack Discount

Savings of $200 on 3-Kit Packs; Opportunity for Families to Start Exploring Their Shared Genetics Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) December 8, 2008 -- 23andMe , Inc., the industry leader in personal genetics, today announced it is offering a Multiple Kit discount through De...

Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent

Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says SATURDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, stress is as much a part of the holiday season as family gatherings and good food. But learning the art of relaxation can help relieve social, financial...

A Season of Responsibility for New Pet Owners

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays can become stressful for many families -- the pressure to find the perfect gift, the constant demand for time from friends, relatives and co-workers, and, this year, the added weight of a slumping economy. In this time of stress, many peopl...

Holiday Season Brings New Hope to Millions Who Suffer from Common Chronic Health Disorder

British Medical Journal study finds natural, less expensive treatments are effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sufferers PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With its feasts, travel and family gatherings, the holiday season is, for most, anticipated with excitement. But for the est...

This Holiday Season EyeCare America Asks Seniors, 'Do you see what I see?'

National Non-profit Launches Age-related Macular Degeneration Campaign, that Provides Eye Exams at No Cost to Eligible Patients and Free Eye-Healthy Cookbooks San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 2, 2008 -- "Do You See What I See?" For seniors who suffer with an...

Liberty Mutual and Holly Robinson Peete Team Up to Remind Families to Be Fire Smart this Holiday Season with Tips on Fire Safety

Liberty Mutual Provides Online Resource and Fire Safety Tips for Busy Moms at www.BeFireSmart.com Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 -- Liberty Mutual Insurance and Holly Robinson Peete , actress, philanthropist and mother of four, are teaming up to encourage fami...

More than 1,500 Eagles -- Each One with a Story: Eagles Made During PGA TOUR and LPGA Season Result in Record Donation to St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a cold December day in Memphis, Tennessee and FedExCup Champion Vijay Singh, FedExCup Runner-up Camilo Villegas and LPGA star Morgan Pressel have gathered here -- but not to play golf. The impetus that has brought three of the biggest names in professi...

'Tis the Season for Carbon Monoxide

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, more than 20,000 people will visit the emergency room due to the No. 1 killer poison in the United States. Carbon monoxide is a odorless and colorless gas which will kill approximately 500 people over the course of the year. Aurora Health Care ...

Staying Healthy This Holiday Season Can be as Easy as Life123

BOSTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Tis may be the season to be jolly but 'tis also the season of extreme weather shifts; noses that run, lines that barely move and public places stuffed with wheezing, sneezing crowds of people. That makes keeping fit and healthy a bit of a challenge. Fortun...

Holiday Season Amplifies Hurt of Separation and Divorce: Economic Woes Add to Pressure

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People in the middle of separation or divorce often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with dread. Long-standing family traditions are shattered; the hope and joy that normally accompany the season are replaced by loneliness and depression. This year's econo...

New Site DrNorm.com Offers Hope and Healing to Parents of 'Difficult' Children During Holiday Season & Beyond

Leading Author/Therapist Provides New Resource So Families of 'Bad' Children Can Survive - and Thrive ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays should bring peace, harmony, and treasured memories, but too often the stress of the season can foster difficult, even disorderly...

Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season - Remind Friends and Family to Get a Flu Shot

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is here, which for most Americans means time spent in stores packed with shoppers and in homes bustling with family and friends. All of this time spent indoors in crowded spaces translates to an increased risk for contracting viruses, p...

Discovery Health is Expecting! Season Two of DELIVER ME is Due on Tuesday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT

- Breakout Docu-Series Follows Three Women - Doctors, Working Moms and Best Friends - as They Deliver High-Risk Babies in Their OB/GYN Practice - SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Health is going back into the delivery room with the anticip...

MYSTERY ER Season 2 Takes Viewers Behind the Curtain for Real-Life Medical Mysteries on Discovery Health

- Ten All-New Episodes of the Popular Series Begin Monday, July 14, on Television's Home for Medical Mysteries - SILVER SPRING, Md., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Discovery Health brings gripping, real-life emergency room stories to television with MYSTERY ER, the popular...

PA's First West-Nile-Positive Mosquito of 2008 Season Discovered in Luzerne County

State Officials Remind People to Use Insect Repellant, Eliminate Standing Water HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials today reported the first mosquito sample of 2008 to test positive for the West Nile Virus and reminded residents of precautions to lessen the ch...

CVS Caremark Launches the 2008 Season of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can(TM) Baseball Camps at Fenway Park

The CVS Caremark/Boston Red Sox Partnership Gives New England Kids with Disabilities a Dream-Fulfilling Day WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox hit it out of the park today as they launched the 2008 season of the CVS Caremark All Kids ...

New Jersey Dermatologists Gear Up for Fifth Season of 'Play Safe in the Sun' at LPGA's Sybase Classic to Urge Outdoor Enthusiasts to Protect Skin

Local members of the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) will provide free skin cancer screenings and golfer sun safety education as part of new 3-year outreach CLIFTON, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As skin cancer continues as the most common cancer in the United Sta...

Racing Professional Steve Marcus Pledges Season BMW Proceeds to Morris Animal Foundation's Meisha's Hope Fund

'Race for Hope' fundraising efforts honor Marcus's dog Tasha and her ongoing battle against life-threatening blood disorder DENVER, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Racing driver and team owner Steve Marcus and his partners will donate their 2008 season race proceeds from their new BMW Z4 M Cou...

Allergy Season Warning Comes With a Ring Tone

Vitals Looks at the New "Tech Allergies" LYNDHURST, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seasonal allergies bloom together with plants and flowers, but some everyday devices like cell phones and iPods that have become synonymous with modern living may also be the cause of a...

Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years

Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- The current U.S. flu season has been the worst in four years, due, in part, to a vaccine that was not a good match for certain circulating strains of flu virus, U.S. health officials sa...

Tax Season Reminder: Vehicle Donations Still Needed

Charitable Contributions Decline Even Though Everyone Benefits And Don't Forget to Claim The Deduction! NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new government report, published just in time for tax season, is a timely reminder that donating your car is still a great way to con...

Longer flu season and unexpected strains make prevention plan key

March 24, 2008 WASHINGTON Millions of Americans took the advice to get a flu shot this season, but many are still becoming infected with the flu. This flu season is lasting longer than initially expected and has introduced unforeseen new strains of the virus, making other flu prevention steps ev...
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