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Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers ( http://www.herbalfenphenlawyers.com/ ). Herbal Fen Phen products have been marketed to former patients as a “natural alternative” to Fen Phen, despite warnings from the FDA that h...

WebMD to Present at the Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD ) and HLTH Corporation (Nasdaq: HLTH ) today announced that executives of WebMD are scheduled to participate at the Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 1...

MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

COLUMBIA, Mo. (8/6/2009) -America's 77 million aging baby boomers and their families soon will face decisions about their long-term care needs. A new book co-authored by Marilyn Rantz, an eldercare expert at the University of Missouri, explains how consumers can find the best eldercare options in ...

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

Lifeclinic and LearnSomething Team-Up to and Unveil the Health Communicator Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) August 7, 2009 -- Lifeclinic International, Inc. , the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations, wi...

The Dannon Company Awards The I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center the Fourth Annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. awarded the I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center (JCC) the fourth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant aimed at promoting healthy eating and fitness among students in the Salt Lake County co...

Inverness Medical Innovations to Present at the Canaccord Adams Global Growth Conference on August 11, 2009

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: IMA ), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, announced today that it will attend the Canaccord ...

More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, joined Dr. Clyde Yancy, president of the American Heart Association and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), at the F...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

ARDEE, Ireland, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-Firstcall/ -- Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX ) today announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Revenue in the quarter ended June 30, 2009 increased 7.1% to $250.8 million over the prior year quarter. The primary drivers of...

LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said today that bids are now being requested for another $11.8 million of the $20 million lung cancer research project funded through the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CD...

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nation's 111th Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Judge Sotomayor's confirmation today by the U.S. Senate to be our nation's next Supreme Court Justice is a moment of great pride for all Americans. As a Latina and a mother, I can say to my daughter that all dreams are possible," said Dr. J...

American Health Assistance Foundation & Asbury Methodist Village to Host Special Community Screening and Discussion of the HBO Series, The Alzheimer's Project

American Health Assistance Foundation Researcher Is Featured Facilitator CLARKSBURG, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Assistance Foundation and Asbury Methodist Village are partnering to host a special community screening and discussion of the HBO S...

Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet

A special four-page section in the August 2009 Harvard Health Letter focuses on the feet and their common ailments. Dr. James Ioli, chief of podiatry at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, served as guest editor. Boston (Vocus) August 6, 2009 -- W...

Osteotech to Present at the Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference

EATONTOWN, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTE ), a leader in the emerging field of biologic products for regenerative healing, announced today that its management team is scheduled to present at the Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference at th...

IPC The Hospitalist Company Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM ), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Second Quarter 2009 Highlights ...

Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

Experiment shows that these birds can use tools to solve problems THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Rooks aren't birdbrains, research shows. A U.K. study found that the members of the corvid, or crow, family can use stones to raise the level of water in a container to bring a flo...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

Help is on the way for anyone who has ever gotten lost at a hospital or other health-care setting. That help is in the form of health-care signage symbols being developed by design students at the University of Cincinnati and three other U.S. universities. These symbols will be tested this f...

America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report has now confirmed that America is in a national obesity crisis. More than one out of three Americans is obese and it's threatening America's well-being, not only as individuals, but as a country. ...

OBP Medical Inc. to Raise the Bar in Patient Care and Satisfaction

LAWRENCE, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OBP Medical Inc. introduces Under Johnnies(TM): a cost effective, patient friendly, line of disposable underwear for hospitals. Skimpy, revealing, uncovered : all words accurately describing the hospital gowns used by healthcare facilities acro...

Feline Pine Announces National 'Take Your Cat to the Vet Day' August 22

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats seem so independent, it's easy for their owners to get caught up in work, family and every day life and forget to bring them into the veterinarian for regular annual exams. In a recent national survey conducted in Spring 2009 by F...

EHE International Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

-Window display raises awareness of a disease that affects one million Americans- NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is teaming up with EHE International to raise awareness of the fight against Park...

CBI Announces the Agenda for Their Upcoming Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference

BOSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI), a division of Advanstar Communications, is pleased to announce their full agenda which includes Dr. Paul Tang, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, as the keynote spe...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care isn't just for humans anymore, as more animal owners are making that choice for their terminally ill pets as an alternative to early euthanasia. For nearly 20 ye...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumixyl(TM) a non-toxic, non-irritating, synthetic peptide technology shown to significantly help improve the appearance of unwanted discoloration, age spots, sun spots and uneven skin tone is now available through select physicians to help their...

U.S. Navy Awards Entegrion Contracts for $4 Million for the Development of Critical Blood Products

The U.S. Navy has awarded two additional contracts to the RTP, NC-based life sciences company Entegrion, Inc., for implementation of the company's proprietary technologies to improve the safety and availability of blood-derived products for treating combat injuries. Recent medical research has d...

News briefs from the August issue of Chest

X-RAY MACHINES MAY SPREAD INFECTIONS IN THE ICU Poor infection control practices when using x-ray machines may lead to nosocomial infections in the ICU. In a new study, Israeli researchers observed 173, 113, and 120 ICU chest x-rays during observation, intervention, and follow-up periods, respec...

US Oncology Announces Retirement of R. Dale Ross and Appointment of Bruce Broussard as Chairman of the Board

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Board of Directors of US Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, US Oncology, Inc. (collectively, "US Oncology" or the "Company"), announced that, effective Sept. 1, 2009, R. Dale Ross is retiring as Executive Chair...

ULURU Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and to Provide a Business Update

Addison, TEXAS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U L URU Inc. (NYSE Alternext: ULU) today announced that it has scheduled a conference call to discuss the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 financial results and provide a general business update on Monday, August 17, 200...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

BOSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS ), a leader in image and information management solutions, today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060202/AMIC...

IPC The Hospitalist Company Acquires Tampa Practice

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM ), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice company, announced today that it has acquired Synergy Medical Group, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, building on IPC's estab...

YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Communities in three states will serve as initial sites for initiative to promote healthier options in communities CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen communities in Connecticut, Kentucky and Tennessee have been selected to build statewide networks to help reduce ...

Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Social stress may cause the body to deposit more fat in the abdomen, which increases the risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. The findings could lead to new ways to combat risi...

CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Merrill Matthews, executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), released the following statement: After months of several health care industry groups bending over backward to work with the Obama...

Dartmouth gets $3 million from the National Science Foundation for IT research in health care

HANOVER, NH Dartmouth has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research to develop secure and trustworthy computing systems for healthcare settings. The project, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, the national economic stimulu...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) today announced that, in an effort to further implement best practices for corporate governance, the Company should have an independent, non-management dir...

While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although sales of emerging therapies will partially offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine dr...

Emdeon Closes The Sentinel Group Acquisition, Implements First Customer in Less than 30 Days

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon, a leader in revenue and payment cycle management solutions, today announced the implementation of its first major customer following the recent acquisition of The Sentinel Group. The Sentinel Group, a recognized leader in healthcare fraud ...

ReGen Biologics Clarifies Recent Press about the Menaflex Device

HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ReGen Biologics, a Hackensack, NJ based orthopedic products company seeks to clarify several statements regarding its Menaflex collagen meniscus implant that were made in a press release that was issued on Tuesday, August 4, by a party unaffiliated...

Misonix Announces the Sale of Its Labcaire Business for up to $5.6 Million

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe is used for the ablation of tumors and worldwide for other acute health conditions, today announced the sale of its...

ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that the Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee supports the FDA's Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) draft guidelines on bioequivalence (BE) f...

11th Annual Light the Night Date Announced

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 20th, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's, 11th Annual Light the Night Walk, will take place at Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley to raise money for those battling blood cancers. Carrying illuminated balloons - white for survivors,...
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