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DaVita Hosts National Quality Week 2009

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today held its formal kickoff for a week-long conference hosted by DaVita's Office of the Chief Medical Offic...

Abilities Expo - THE Event for People With Disabilities - Is FREE and Happening THIS WEEK at the Schaumburg Convention Center

Both Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn have issued proclamations commending this event. CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of anticipation, Abilities Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) - the premiere event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professio...

Zeus to Present at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago

Zeus Research & Development will be one of the presenters at Digestive Disease Week, addressing the topic of invention of new devices in interventional gastroenterology. Orangeburg, SC (PRWEB) May 29, 2009 -- Zeus, Inc., a leader in polymer extrusions and material s...

Exagen Launches New Diagnostic Assays for Bowel Disease at Digestive Disease Week Conference

Company signs partnership agreement with Clinical Reference Laboratory ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Exagen Diagnostics, Inc. today announced the availability of two new genomic blood tests to assist physicians with diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel ...

Where Do Americans Spend More Than a Week Each Year? Not on Vacation...

Survey Flushes Out the Secrets of Americans' Bathroom Habits MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's "powdering your nose" or settling in for a good read, Americans spend a significant amount of time in the bathroom. According to a recent Yankelovich survey, many Americans spen...

Oh Baby! Discovery Health's BABY WEEK Offers the Most Pregnancies, Births and Drama Anywhere on Television

- Discovery Health's Seventh Annual Programming Event Presents Baby Programming Nightly at 8 PM (ET/PT) from Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19 - SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The stork drops by Discovery Health the third week of June to deliver the network's seventh annua...

National Small Business Week Update: Sam's Club Announces Simplified Small Business Membership; Partnership With U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Plus Free One-Day Pass

During National Small Business Week, Sam's Club announced its simplified Small Business Membership process, which eliminates more than a dozen formal documents required to join as a business member. Now, you can qualify with a business card or letterhead. (PRWEB) May 20...

National Dog Bite Prevention Week - Prevention is the Best Cure for Dog Bites

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's estimated that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Fortunately, most dog bites are preventable through appropriate pet selection, proper training, responsible approaches to animal control, and education of dog owners and potent...

Home Care Delivered, Inc. Celebrates National Nurses Week 2009 in Recognition of America's 2.9 Million Registered Nurses

In recognition of National Nurses Week 2009, Home Care Delivered reinforces programs designed to support clinicians serving patients in their home settings. Richmond, VA (Vocus) May 6, 2009 -- In conjunction with the American Nurses Association, Home Care Delivered ce...

Vigilan Honors National Nurse Week in Assisted Living, Independent Living and Dementia Care

Online and Phone Based Survey Encourages Nurses to Give Voice to Improving Quality Care and Quality Careers PORTLAND, Ore., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vigilan, the leader in software for better senior living, celebrates National Nurse Week May 6-12, 2009 by listening to what nurses have to say ...

MultiVu Video Feed: VA Research Week Offers Glimpse into Medicine's Future

May 3 through May 9 is National VA Research Week, themed "Turning Hope into Reality." The week celebrates the contributions of VA investigators and collaborators, as well as the Veterans who make the research possible by participating in VA research studies. With state-of-the-art electronic re...

Better Hearing Institute Joins HHS, Office on Women's Health in Promoting National Women's Health Week and Hearing Health

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that it is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women's Health (OWH), in promoting National Women's Health Week, which kicks off May 10th. The effort is part of BHI's campaign to promote hearing health during...

Give an Hour(TM) Honors National Volunteer Week with Call to Service

Mental Health Professionals Encouraged to Join Network to Provide Free Counseling to Military Members, Veterans, and Their Loved Ones WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Give an Hour(TM) is honoring National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2009) with a call to service to licensed me...

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

Free oral cancer screenings also being held at select NASCAR races this year CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Lori Hamilton, wife of late NASCAR racing legend Bobby Hamilton, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2009 Oral, Head &...

National Public Health Week Begins Today With Launch of Viral Video Campaign

Communities across the Country Join the Observance in Support of Building the Foundation for a Healthy America WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today kicks off National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2009, themed Building the Foundation ...

Marine Corps Launches Inaugural Marine Week in Chicago, May 11-17

HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Marine Corps launches its inaugural Marine Week in Chicago, May 11-17, 2009 when the city opens its doors to the nearly 2,000 Marines who will participate in various community activities throughout the Chicagoland area. "E...

International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day. In recognition of a growing problem in our communities, environment and water table...

Discussions About End-of-Life Care Reduce Healthcare Costs in Last Week of Life

NHPCO Encourages Dialog between Patients and Physicians ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with advanced cancer who reported talking about their end-of-life wishes with their physicians had significantly lower healthcare costs in the last week of life. Researchers f...

NSC Hosts National Poison Prevention Week News Conference, Tuesday, March 17

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council will host a National Poison Prevention Week news conference on behalf of the National Poison Prevention Week Council, Tuesday, March 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will featu...

Poison Prevention Week March 15 - 22

The California Poison Control System Offers Life Saving Tips to Prevent Accidental Poisoning SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison control centers across the country. In California, the California Poison Control Sys...

Sedation Dentistry Safety Week Spotlights the Important Role of Dental Team Members

On the second day of Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, the spotlight shifts to the 30,000 dental assistants and other dental office team members throughout the United States who help ensure that sedation dentistry is as safe for patients as it is comfortable and anxiety-free. "Safety is very m...

Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Tools

Joint Commission urges patients, families to be involved and informed OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission is marking National Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 8-14 by helping patients and their families become more involved and inf...

National Multiple Sclerosis(MS) Awareness Week is March 15-21

From Adversity to Advantage Building and managing a small business while coping with MS LIVINGSTON, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Successfully building a small business and dealing with a chronic illness like MS have a lot in common: managing your fears, finding ways to turn a liability...

Innovative Plans by Major Arizona-Based Developer Sparks Landmark Energy Conservation Legislation in Multiple States to Urge Federal Action at Wall Street Journal Conference This Week with Gore, Google CEO & T. Boone Pickens

Follows Agreement with Microsoft to Improve, Automate Health Care in Master-Planned Communities SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- His company owns tens of thousands of acres across the West but it's his company's ideas that are sparking legislation in multiple states that would radic...

Switch to Daylight Savings Time Will Launch First Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week Hosted by DOCS Education

The first annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week will be held March 9th to March 13th. Nearly 10,000 specially trained dentists and their staffs throughout the United States will be encouraged to mark the switch to daylight savings by taking the time to review and refresh their safety procedures. ...

Remuda Ranch Seeks to Increase Awareness of Eating Disorders Among Males During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), February 22-28, 2009

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week approaches, 2009 brings yet another year of unhealthy weight loss resolutions and body image issues for millions of Americans, including men and boys. "Educating the public and healthcare professionals about ma...

Governor Crist Proclaims Tobacco Free Florida Week Beginning February 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed February 27 through March 7 as Tobacco Free Florida Week to promote smoke-free living while reminding tobacco users of programs and support that are available to help them quit. During Tobacco Free Florida Week, F...

The Benjamin Marks National Sleep Awareness Week With Introduction Of "The Sleep Retreat"

New package designed to teach the art of sleep with Sleep Concierge consultation and other Dreamy Perks New York, NY (Vocus) February 12, 2009 -- Whatever the cause of a sleepless night - jet-lag, a new baby, a plummeting portfolio - the result is a decline in productiv...

National Heart Failure Awareness Week February 8-14, 2009: Visit www.abouthf.org to Learn More About Heart Failure

Patients, Families, Caregivers and Individuals at risk are encouraged to learn about Heart Failure-how to prevent it and to successfully manage and live with it during Heart Failure Awareness Week February 8-14, 2009 Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Provides 11 Fact-Filled Educat...

'Go Red for Women' Gets Stronger by the Week

Make every Monday "Wear Red" Day (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 -- This Friday millions of Americans will wear red to highlight women's risk of dying from heart disease. About ten times as many women die from heart disease as breast cancer in the United States each...

100 NFL Legends Coming Together in Tampa During Super Bowl Week to Raise Awareness and Funds for Retired Players in Crisis

Unprecedented group available to radio, TV, online, and print media; Mike Ditka, Frank Gifford, Michael Irvin, Tony Dorsett, Steve Largent, Rocky Bleier, Conrad Dobler, Thurman Thomas, Jack Youngblood, Eric Dickerson, Deacon Jones, Andre Reed, Tony Dorsett, Mercury Morris and many others to be av...

Bulk Powder Processing Solution BFM Fitting on Display This Week at Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo

An alternative to hose clamps, the BFM® fitting to ensure new level of safety and sanitation for bulk powder processing plants Chanhassen, MN (PRWEB) January 19, 2009 -- www.powder-solutions.com - Powder-Solutions, Inc., American distributors of the USDA accepted/...

Ski Resorts Celebrate National Safety Awareness Week While Keeping Patrons in the Dark About Safety Plans

Ski Resorts Emphasize Personal Responsibility Rather Than Their Own SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With this Saturday marking the start of National Safety Awareness Week (Jan. 17 - Jan. 23) by the U.S. ski industry, skiers and snowboarders may notice more safety monitors than usu...

'Twas the Week Before Christmas and Santa's Due for a Check-Up

Santa Claus Declared "Fit for Duty" at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas DALLAS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Santa Claus, a.k.a. Kris Kringle, was declared "fit for duty" yesterday at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas after undergoing his annual physical. At t...

American Lung Association of Minnesota: Get a Flu Shot This Week -- It's National Vaccination Week

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association of Minnesota is urging Minnesotans to immunize themselves and their families against influenza this week as part of the national vaccination week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

PA Department of Health Kicks Off National Influenza Immunization Week With Free Flu Shots at Hershey Bears Game

National Influenza Immunization Week runs Dec. 8 - 14 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With record amounts of flu vaccine available, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today teamed with the Hershey Bears to offer free flu shots to hockey fans attending the Hershey Be...

CADENS IMAGING introduces its portable and fully automated CT colonography product, this week at RSNA

CHICAGO, IL, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Cadens Imaging is pleased to announce the first CT colonography portable microserver. Cadens microserver integrates the efficient and ultra-fast CADENS Colon solution, featuring an innovative and entirely automated process of 12 minutes per patient. Cadens Imagin...

Weight Watchers Members and Online Subscribers Lose an Estimated 4 Million Pounds in Six Week Period

The Lose For Good(TM) Campaign Reaches $1 Million Dollar Donation Goal and Collects 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Food Banks in Need NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW ) is pleased to announce the donation of one million...

Weight Watchers Members and Online Subscribers Lose an Estimated Million Pounds in Six Week Period

The Lose For Good(TM) Campaign Reaches $1 Million Dollar Donation Goal and Collects 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Food Banks in Need NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW ) is pleased to announce the donation of one million dollars to two hung...

Indoor Allergy Week - Cleanaer™, the New Air Purifier that Helps Prevent Spread of the Common Cold While Removing Airborne Allergen

Cleanaer™ and Liquidion™ technology are working with Indoor Allergy Week to raise awareness of how to improve air quality. The air in the home is often very polluted with unwanted allergens and bacteria. Considering we breathe in over 2000 times per day, it is essential to clean the a...
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