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School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The school closures that swept across the United States last spring during the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu needn't be repeated this fall, according to new guidelines issued...

Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

With school starting soon, parents and children should begin transitioning to an earlier sleep schedule to avoid losing sleep with an earlier wake time. Successfully transitioning sleeping patterns will help students be mentally alert and ready to learn by the first day of school. ...

Leave Worries Behind When Packing for Vacation

Absence of negative emotions contributes to a great trip, survey finds SATURDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The key to a satisfying vacation may be to have fewer negative feelings about the trip, rather than having more positive experiences, a new study says. Virginia Tech marketin...

Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- It is often stated that people learn from their mistakes, but new research sugests people may figure out more from their successes than from their failures. In experiments with monkeys, res...

Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anger and other forms of mental stress cause dilation of the neck's carotid arteries and a rush of blood to the brain in healthy people, but this doesn't occur ...

Cardiac CT is more cost effective when managing low-risk patients with chest pain

The use of cardiac CT for low-risk chest pain patients in the emergency department, instead of the traditional standard of care (SOC) workup, may reduce a patients length of stay and hospital charges, according to a study performed at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. T...

Buyer Beware! Know What You're Getting When You Buy Online Genetic Tests

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They may offer to predict your baby's height, eye color, or athletic ability, and they may even suggest they can predict your risk for cancer, diabetes, Parkinson disease or obesity. But many of those at-home genetic tests (also known as ...

Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy When Money is Tight

INDIANAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Several area health care organizations agree that today's tough economic times can make staying healthy a challenge. The organizations provided tips for Ohioans to stay healthy. Those organizations are: The Athletic Club of Columbus, Central Ohi...

Working Moms Find Freedom to Use Breast Pumps Where They Want, When They Want

Working and breastfeeding presents many challenges for today's modern woman. Having the right type of support, knowledge, and tools are critical to meeting breastfeeding goals. A new tool represents the biggest functional advancement in breast pump technology for working women in decades. The Fre...

NEUTROGENA(R) and BabyCenter Sun Survey Finds While 'Mom Knows Best' She Can Learn Even More When it Comes to Sun Protection

LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- NEUTROGENA(R), the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, and BabyCenter LLC, the leading online resource for expectant and new moms, released today the results of a Summer Safety Survey that reveals that while moms understand the importance of sun protecti...

ANSi Answers When Awarded the Philadelphia Business Journal's Prestigious 2009 South Jersey 25 Accolade

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ANSi Consulting (ANSi) proudly announces its inclusion on the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2009 list of South Jersey's 25 fastest-growing private companies in the eight-county South Jersey region. During the South Jersey 25 luncheon on June 11th, held...

Linwood Group Research Suggests 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask When Choosing an Alcoholic Residential Centre

Linwood Group reveals the 3 most common and important questions to ask when choosing an alcohol rehab centre. London, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2009 -- Linwood Group announce that there is no doubt that a stay in an alcoholic residential centre can make a major difference in ...

Photos: New Image Survey Reveals 'Perception Is Reality' When It Comes to Teenagers With Acne

DIGITAL SIMULATION OF ACNE ON CLEAR-SKINNED TEENS REVEALS STARTLING TRUTHS PALM COAST, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's image-obsessed society where millions of photos are uploaded daily through digital networks such as Facebook and Flickr, how much of an impact can a common skin ...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

Fitness and Diet Expert Bob Greene's Solution to Cope - Eat Healthy, Crunchy Foods and Exercise More CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As financial insecurity mounts and stress levels rise, Americans are paying more attention to their bottom lines than their waistlines. In fact, a recent survey...

Do Good When You Shop: Buy Produce and Raise Money for Kids

Meijer Stores and Produce for Kids(R) raise money for local children's hospitals GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- During these challenging economic times, it can be difficult to make charitable giving a priority, but Meijer Stores is partnering with Produce for Kids(R) on behalf ...

Vandetanib shows clinical benefit when combined with docetaxel for lung cancer

ORLANDO - When combined with standard chemotherapy, an international Phase III trial has shown that the oral targeted therapy vandetanib improves progression-free survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cance...

Hopkins study: When adult patients have anxiety disorder, their children need help too

In what is believed to be the first U.S. study designed to prevent anxiety disorders in the children of anxious parents, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have found that a family-based program reduced symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among these children. ...

Drug May Extend Life When Breast Cancer Spreads

Study funded by pharmaceutical company finds benefits in Abraxane,,,, TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new study affirms that the chemotherapy drug Abraxane is more effective, with less troublesome side effects, than the current drug of choice for metastatic breast cancer. When...

What's in a Video or a Sound Bite When You're Looking for a Therapist?

When therapists develop a well produced audio or video for a internet directory or their own website they stand a good chance of attracting clients. Jeff Fisher, the developer of CounsellingBC.com states that individuals often want more information than the written word can provide when selec...

If Heads Turn When You Sneeze, Enter the 'Side-Splitting Sneeze Contest'

Videotape The Silliest Sneeze You've Ever Seen For the Chance to WIN BIG From Chloraseptic(R) and Little Allergies(R) Allergen Block! Contest Entry Deadline is August 30, 2009 IRVINGTON, N.Y., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Do your friends, family, or coworkers chuckle every time you sneeze? Or ...

MS patients more compliant with medications when managed by specialty pharmacy

ORLANDO, Fla.May 19, 2009Multiple sclerosis patients managed by a specialty pharmacy program were more compliant with medication, and had a lower risk of being hospitalized for their disease than those who were not managed by a specialty pharmacy program, according to a study completed by HealthCo...

MS Patients More Compliant with Medications When Managed by Specialty Pharmacy, According to HealthCore Study Presented at ISPOR

Study reports MS medication possession ratio of 86 percent for specialty pharmacy members ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple sclerosis patients managed by a specialty pharmacy program were more compliant with medication, and had a lower risk of being hospitalized for their dise...

Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex

Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that family togetherness can be a tool to prevent teens from engaging in risky sexual behavior and provides surprising insight into the role played by father...

Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology

This release is available in French . Montreal, May 11, 2009 When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand. The latest study by Dr. Maya Saleh, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, shows that women have a more power...

Mother's Day Blues: When Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Is No Longer an Option

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The recession has forced many stay-at-home moms to return to the work force. Which leaves concerned moms across the U.S. asking, "How will my absence affect my children?" "The key to raising healthy children isn't so much about the quantity of time...

Along With Hand Washing and Covering Up When Coughing, Add Nose Washing to Steps Consumers Looking to Take for Flu Prevention

Neti Pots Show Increase In Searches, Social Media "Chatter," As Consumers Seek Protection Ideas Above and Beyond CDC Recommendations MADISON, Wis., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Add nose washing to the steps that consumers are looking to take -- in addition to frequent hand washing and coughing in ...

How to turn conflict into collaboration when patients and physicians disagree

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2009 -- In an era when people are more informed about their care and more assertive with their physicians, an impasse can develop over issues as simple as a patient insisting on unnecessary tests or medications or as complicated as end-of-life care. To help better prepare p...

Seniors Should Watch for Drug Interactions When Taking Multiple Medications

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study found that more than 80 percent of adults age 57 and older take at least one prescription drug a day and that about half of them regularly mix drugs with over-the-counter medications and supplements. Interactions between presc...

Easy-to-Use Wristband Tells You When to Apply Sunscreen - and When to Hit the Shade

UVSunSense Allows For More Accurate Application of Suntan Lotions, Reducing Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer and Long-Term Sun Damage May is National Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UVSunSense wristband, a new, easy-to-use tool that helps p...

See salad, eat fries: When healthy menus backfire

DURHAM, N.C. - Just seeing a salad on the menu seems to push some consumers to make a less healthy meal choice, according a Duke University researcher. It's an effect called "vicarious goal fulfillment," in which a person can feel a goal has been met if they have taken some small action, like ...

Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health

INDIANAPOLIS When the need for speed is critical, how can a public health department communicate with doctors and hospitals, sending alerts to help prevent or stop a public health crisis? How can thousands of health-care providers be notified about disease outbreaks, illness from food borne cont...

AILA Believes There Has To Be a Better Way When It Comes to the H-1B Lottery

AILA calls on Congress to fix our broken immigration system. AILA believes this reform must include a rational model for giving American businesses timely, targeted and sufficient access to the global workforce of professionals that can open the door to innovation and international markets. ...

What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches

Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders SATURDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- If your tummy feels funny, it could be a one-time bellyache, but it also could be a sign of something more serious. Dr. C. Richard Boland, chief of gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center...

Orange County Plastic Surgeon Warns: When It Comes To The Face And Body, The Best Deal Could Cost More

Highly regarded Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Niccole says there are plenty of ways to look and feel younger through affordable non-surgical treatments while taking time to research and do the homework before jumping into a more permanent change. Newport Be...

Why Are Healthcare Information Manufacturers Free of All Liability When Their Products Can Result in Medical Errors?

Commentary in JAMA: Penn Author Urges Changes that Hold Health Care Providers Responsible when Healthcare Technology Errs PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even when their products are implicated in harm to patients, manufacturers of healthcare information technology (HIT) cur...

'Less is more' when it comes to treating high blood pressure

A newly published study found patients actually have more control of their high blood pressure (hypertension) when treated with less medication. The study led by Dr. Ross D. Feldman, a clinical scientist with the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario recommends a simplif...

The brain 'joins the dots' when drawing a cartoon face from memory

Milan, Italy, 19 March 2009 - In a study by Miall, Gowen and Tchalenko published by Elsevier, in the March issue of Cortex ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cortex ), a brain scanner was used to record the brain's activity in each stage of the process of drawing faces. The researchers found that ...

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Can Reduce the Number of Unnecessary Breast Biopsies When Compared to MRI

Pivotal Study Presented at Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Women that require additional diagnostic imaging after a questionable mammogram may be at risk for unnecessary biopsies when only magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is offered, acco...

Collagen injections can help some incontinence patients when surgery fails, researcher finds

DALLAS March 17, 2009 Collagen injections can benefit women who still suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) even after urethral or periurethral surgery, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found. "Patients with persistent or recurrent incontinence often do not wish to unde...

Need for Health Care Reform Escalates; One in Four Americans Skip Care When Sick or Injured

Consumers Rate U.S. Health Care System Poorly, According to Deloitte Survey WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care reform heats up in the White House, nearly 40 percent of consumers have expressed discontent with the status quo, rating the U.S. health care system a D or an F. A q...
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