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HealthPROSe Brings Creative, Strategic Thinking to Health Blogosphere

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) announces the launch of HealthPROSe , a blog by seasoned health and policy professionals that can provide a new and trusted voice on health policy and related socioeconomic issues...

Study to see if video games can boost thinking skills in elderly

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study whether and how video games can boost memory and thinking skills in the elderly - and then to use their findings to develop a prot...

Carefx's Newest White Paper Illuminates Healthcare CIOs' Growing Role in Operations, Strategic Thinking and IT Project Decision Making

Five Seasoned CIOs Share Practical Insights on Physician Engagement, Career Success Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus) May 28, 2009 -- Carefx Corporation, whose Fusionfx solution suite aggregates patient information across existing systems and offers clinicians single, clinically...

Carefx's Newest White Paper Illuminates Healthcare CIOs' Growing Role in Operations, Strategic Thinking and IT Project Decision Making

Five Seasoned CIOs Share Practical Insights on Physician Engagement, Career Success SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation, whose Fusionfx solution suite aggregates patient information across existing systems and offers clinicians single, clinically relevant views ...

A Study In This Month's Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease Reveals Hope For Recovery From Suicidal Thinking And Treatment Resistant Mental Illness

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1992, the Austen Riggs Center, a small, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center in Western Massachusetts, began to follow 226 admitted patients in a multidimensional follow-along study that asked, among others...

A Different Way of Thinking for a Fulfilling Life: New Book Offers Practical Guidance for Rethinking Happiness and Nurturing Self-Love

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst the din of modern society, the most important sound is the voice that resonates within. This is the message that rings loud and clear in "Do You Love Yourself?" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com ), a practical guide to loving one'...

Positive thinking is prescription for the heart

Optimism is good for heart health, at least among men, a new study shows. University of Rochester Medical Center researcher Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., found that men who believed they were at lower-than-average risk for cardiovascular disease actually experienced a three times lower incidenc...

When positive thinking leads to financial irresponsibility like compulsive gambling

Looking on the bright side can lead to irresponsible financial behavior, reveals a paper from the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. In a series of studies, Elizabeth Cowley (University of Sydney) examines repeat gambling in the face of loss. She finds that people often engage in...

Men More Likely to Have Problems with Memory and Thinking Skills

CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to remembering things, new research shows men are more likely than women to have mild cognitive impairment, the transition stage before dementia. The research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annu...

NetSpend(R) and ACE Cash Express Customers Keep Thinking Pink With the All-Access(R) Visa(R) Prepaid Card Program

Successful Year-Round Campaign Continues to Benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to underbanked customers' demonstrated desire to adopt and contribute to a cause, NetSpend Corp., one of the premier providers ...

Brain imaging and genetic studies link thinking patterns to addiction

Scientists have for the first time identified brain sites that fire up more when people make impulsive decisions. In a study comparing brain activity of sober alcoholics and non-addicted people making financial decisions, the group of sober alcoholics showed significantly more "impulsive" neural a...

Big ticket: You'll spend more thinking about your bank account than about your wallet

It has long been assumed that consumers are good judges of affordability, but a new study reveals that how much youre willing to spend is influenced by whether you think about a larger pool of resources (such as your bank account) or a smaller pool (the cash in your wallet). Through a series of f...

Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

30 seconds of ringtone linked to 25% drop in test scores, study found THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- As if folks needed another reason to be annoyed at other people's cell phones, researchers now report that just 30 seconds of a stranger's nearby ringtone can impair thinking, at ...

Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking

People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- In people with type 2 diabetes, higher average blood glucose (sugar) levels may be linked to lower brain function, according to a new study. Researchers found that patients wi...

Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden surges in blood pressure could make seniors with chronic hypertension a little less smart, new research suggests. "If you have high blood pressure, on days when your blood ...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Could Impair Men's Thinking

Hormone deprivation approach seems to affect memory, concentration, study finds,, TUESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone deprivation therapy to keep prostate cancer at bay may experience memory loss and have trouble concentrating, a new study finds. Testosterone...

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NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's one thing to daydream about all the free time you might have after you retire. But, it's another to seriously map out the steps you need to take before you can live out your golden years comfortably. Listen to this report from AXA Equitable (NYSE: AXA )...

Positive Thinking Helps to Ward Off Depression

Positive thinking and regular exercise can help deal with depression, suggest US physicians//. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advises people not to foster negative thoughts like fear of failure. Instead, replace them with positive thinking, it says. And get as much ex...

Uric Acid Levels Tied to Impaired Thinking in the Elderly

Even mildly elevated levels of uric acid in the elderly are associated with slower thinking and memory problems, according to a report by researchers at Yale and Johns// Hopkins Schools of Medicine in Neuropsychology. The researchers found that elderly individuals with uric acid levels at the ...

Mild Sadness Provokes Depressive Thinking in Some Recovered Patients

Some individuals with a history of depression may sink back into thinking patterns associated with the condition when faced with mild stresses or sadness//, increasing their risk for relapse. Many patients who recover from depression eventually relapse, according to background information in ...

Inventive thinking in health promotion

In an ingenious method developed by China health info would be available on poker cards. Those playing cards would have information regarding bird flu prevention and control knowledge.// These have emerged on market in north China's Shanxi Province. The contents of the cards would be like kn...

Zinc increases thinking power of children

Researchers of a study on dietary minerals and their effects on children have found out that adding zinc to// the diets of children may help them in increasing their capability of remembering. Study was carried on the diets of Chinese children of age between 6 to 9 years where one group receiv...

Positive Thinking

The Earth, a very minute dot in the cosmic solar system, like its brothers and sisters is made up of atoms, which when join together create molecular structures. //Over the centuries, scientist have come to a common understanding that these molecule structures, though immensely complex in nature h...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

... a school, as we saw last spring, that causes a very significant ripple effect, because children need to stay home [and] that means parents need to be thinking about their own plans." "The guidance we are providing today will give school officials the tools they need to make informed decisions about how to...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...h shows that getting Americans more involved in the debate is essential to moving the reform needle. The research showed that after critically thinking through the alternatives, people were willing to make significant and surprising tradeoffs - like limiting treatments to those proven effective, expan...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...SHBG is involved in complex chemical interactions that can increase or decrease the risk for the disease, the researchers say. Until now, classical thinking and teaching in medicine have never focused on the potential causal role of SHBG in the development of disease, Liu noted. "By directly linking SHBG w...

Samarion Announces Partnership With Adesta to Install the SamarionSolution Nationwide

...se visit www.samarion.com . About Adesta, LLC: Adesta is a systems integrator that brings innovative, flexible and cost efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or integrated communication networks and electronic security systems. For nearly two decade...

With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying

... 50 will sustain a hip fracture, he said. All estimates in the study appear to apply to U.S. residents as well as Canadians. People should start thinking about the possible dangers of osteoporosis as early as age 50, Ioannidis said. "If you are worried about it, you definitely should consult your physic...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...der, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. In a study of people taking INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) common side effects in the treatment of schizophr...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

...rder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. INVEGA(R) can make some people feel dizzy, sleepy, or less alert. Until you know how you are going t...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

...te identities as vision cells. "First we were able to show you can overexpress a protein unique to a retinal cell type and trick the stem cell into thinking it is that kind of cell," said Grant, who collaborated with Edward Scott, Ph.D., the director of the Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Med...

Breakthrough Nursing Home Alternative Now Available to Cincinnati Elders and Their Families at Deupree Cottages

...augh, Administrator of the Deupree Cottages. "They look like charming, comfortable homes. The design and furnishings are totally out of their realm of thinking about what a nursing home could be." "People automatically assume that a place like this would be extremely expensive, but actually the cost is...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

... Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) where four leading researchers shared innovative thinking coupled with mounting data about how the biochemical and endocrine effects ...l School "This forum highlights the important role innovative thinking and collaboration play in the fight against obesity - a fight that will req...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

... Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows that gloomy days are linked with memory an...

Houston Northwest Medical Center's Bariatric Program Rated Top 15% in the Nation by HealthGrades

..., we recommend that every patient contemplating this life-changing surgery do their homework and research the quality of the centers at which they are thinking about having surgery," said Rick May, MD, a senior physician consultant with HealthGrades and a co-author of the study. "The hospitals designated as f...

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

...silent stroke" and won't even know it, Australian researchers say. "These strokes are not truly silent, because they have been linked to memory and thinking problems and are a possible cause of a type of dementia," study author Dr. Perminder Sachdev, a neuropsychiatry professor at the University of New Sou...

Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder

...rd, it said, 'He claims to have Restless Leg Syndrome.' Well, I don't know if there is such a thing or not. I don't have it. But a lot of people start thinking they have medical problems because they've seen too many of these commercials. I don't think that's doing the public a lot of good. It's certainly mak...

Average Mom USA Wins $25,000 Via Total Body Transformation

...uscle Sports Nutrition's mission is. Warrick is - at age 40 - a true inspiration to everyone who has ever doubted their ability to get in better shape thinking that it was too late or too hard to try. Toni said it best in one of her on-line journal entries, "Here I am all these years later on the eve of ...

1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

...rates 10 percent or less among poor preschoolers, and only among Indian Tribal Organizations were the obesity rates over 20 percent. "We need to be thinking about how to change our communities to be much healthier for our children," Grummer-Strawn said. There need to be better parks and playgrounds "so ...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

...ions; or take medications that contain digoxin (Digoxin, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin). Please consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. It is not known if FORTEO will harm your unborn baby. If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed, it is not known if FO...
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