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When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts,,,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents worry that their child may be the victim of medical errors while in the hospital, a new study has found. In a survey of 278 parents of children hospitalized in 20...

Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey reports that most moms know their children need additional vaccines beyond those received when they were infants or small children. But according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, most pre-teens and teens do not h...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is incorrect, as both studies actually demonstrate a signi...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

National Psoriasis Foundation data show more than half of those with psoriasis have other health issues PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerging research reveals that people with psoriasis are at risk for developing other serious medical conditions in...

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

Report Shows That Making Americans Part of The Conversation Is Critical To Advancing Health Care Reform SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress breaks for its August recess with polls pointing to a decline in public support for health reform efforts, new research ...

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...

Article Now Available: Are Special Orders Draining Your Budgets?

CARY, N.C., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SciQuest, Inc., the global leader empowering enterprises to realize the potential of strategic procurement , today announced the availability of the first article in the company's Procurement Insight Series for the healthcare industry. The article,...

DME Billing Lets Home Care Providers Know How They are Doing in Real Time

Fastrack Healthcare Systems, Inc. has introduced a new technology offering including their new Scoreboard application. The Scoreboard is designed to provide management and staff with a quick at a glance screen showing key business indicators updated in real-time. Data can be displayed with a ch...

Sports Icons Troy Aikman, Clyde Drexler, Mike Piazza, Ivan Lendl and Dara Torres are Among the Elite Named 2009 'Great Sports Legends'

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports icons and philanthropy champions will be spotlighted when they gather at the 24 (th) Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner on Tuesday, October 6 , at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in the famed Grand Ballroom. Bob Costas will host the pro...

Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Because morbidity and mortality related to influenza are increased in immunocompromised patien...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines." However, dermatologists caution that patien...

People Across the Country are Making The Switch!

DARIEN, Conn., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Now served in over 4000 schools across the nation, The Switch , a sparkling 100% juice, is expanding its availability into the retail sector. In addition to being available on-line at Amazon.com, The Switch has added key retailers Tops, D'Ag...

Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for the Classroom?

LOS ANGELES, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Good vision can be directly correlated with a child's learning ability. As much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his eyes and approximately 1 in 4 school-age children have some type of vision impairment. Does your child have...

Labs Are Vital(TM) Announces Winners of 2009 National Video Contest to Highlight Careers in Lab Sciences

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Labs Are Vital(TM) today announced that a 2009 high school graduate from northern California, Kelly Peterson, is the grand prize winner of its national video contest. High school students around the country submitted their views on video ab...

Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone

Heat stroke just one of many dangers for children in unattended vehicles, experts warn THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- At any time of year, but especially in warm weather, don't even think about leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. New research from the U.S. National High...

What are the most effective ways of promoting physical exercise in adults?

A study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine has found that of six interventions promoting exercise in adults in Australia, encouraging the use of pedometers simple step counting devices that can be used as a motivational tool and promoting physical activity through mas...

Why African-Americans are at greater risk of hypertension and kidney disease

NEW YORK (July 13, 2009) -- Physician-scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center believe that a heightened level a certain growth factor in the blood may explain why blacks have a greater prevalence of hypertension and kidney disease compared to whites. Results from...

Diets bad for the teeth are also bad for the body

Dental disease may be a wake-up call that your diet is harming your body. "The five-alarm fire bell of a tooth ache is difficult to ignore," says Dr. Philippe P. Hujoel, professor of dental public health sciences at the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry in Seattle. Beyond the i...

Caltech chemists say antibody surrogates are just a 'click' away

Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Scripps Research Institute have developed an innovative technique to create cheap but highly stable chemicals that have the potential to take the place of the antibodies used in many standard medical diagnostic tests. James R...

Video: What Are Those Little Red Bumps?

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "Keratosis Pilaris," "Keratosis Pilaris." Hmm, sounds weird, doesn't it? Besides sounding weird, it's a common skin condition that according to the American Academy of Dermatology nags 40 percent of the world's population(1), yet there is no cure. The AmLactin(R...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that vision screenings, using standard methods of assessing visual acuity in older adults, a practice comm...

For Treatment of Dyslipidemia, Surveyed Physicians are Increasingly Switching Patients to a More Potent Statin Following the ENHANCE and SEAS Trials

WALTHAM, Mass. , July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in the treatment of dyslipidemia patients who fail to reach LDL goal, surveyed physicians are increasingly switching patients to...

Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified

Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say,, TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty genes that play major roles in controlling cholesterol within cells have been identified by German researchers, who said that some of the genes may play a role in heart disease r...

Kids of Parents Who Value Exercise Are More Active

Study found parents still show a gender bias, however MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children are more likely to join a sports team or be active if their parents like team sports, U.S. researchers report. The researchers studied 681 parents and 433 fourth- and fifth-grade studen...

If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?

Other options, available and in the pipeline, could plug a Percocet-Vicodin gap, experts say,, THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Banning the popular painkillers Percocet and Vicodin, which a U.S. health advisory panel has urged, would not be as drastic as it sounds, some medical exp...

New Study Shows Many Unplanned Quit Smoking Attempts are Successful

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 1 - Data published in the journal, Nicotine and Tobacco Research , shows that many U.S. quit attempts are unplanned and can be a successful route to cessation. In the study, almost 40 percent of subjects reported that their most recent quit attempt started without any advan...

Contract Talks for 1,800 Security Officers at Kaiser Permanente Break Down - Major Cuts to Worker Healthcare are at Issue

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bargaining session yesterday with SEIU Property Services Division, the union representing 1,800 security officers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California and the rest of the nation, talks with Kaiser's security contractor Securitas ended ...

Holistic Skin Contouring Treatment Now Offered by Renowned Surgeon - 'The Results Are Simply Amazing'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Ordon, co-host of the syndicated talk show The Doctors, is now offering the latest in thermage treatments, a non-invasive skin contouring procedure, at his state-of-the-art surgical facilities in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage. "The...

Teens who believe they'll die young are more likely to engage in risky behavior, University of Minnesota research finds

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (June 24, 2009) University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Iris Borowsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will die before age 35, and this belief predicted that the adolescents' would engage i...

Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with asthma face a higher risk of complications if they catch the flu, yet many skip their annual shots, new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. ...

Pelosi: 'We Are Leading the Way in Creating a Healthier America by Strengthening Health Care for Our Veterans'

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on two pieces of legislation in the House to improve the quality of health care for veterans. The House is expected to approve both bills this evening. "Today, the day after the 65...

MapHIV.org Shows 18% of Georgia's Counties are Seriously Impacted by HIV

National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum today launched a groundbreaking HIV/AIDS Atlas ( http://www.MapHIV.org ) that highlights the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities...

Skin and Skin Structure Infections Are the Second Most Common Diagnoses for Which an Antibiotic Is Used in the Hospital Setting

Most of These Infections Are Treated Empirically While Just Under One-Third Are Documented Arlington Medical Resources Introduces a New Executive Dashboard for The Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide MALVERN, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of pre...

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Due to an overstock in Premium Brand Nonoxyl-9 (N-9) latex clear and color condoms, IBI Synergy, Inc. is looking for organizations/individuals that are interested in receiving a donation of up to 800 cases of Premium latex condoms. Each case contains 1,000 condoms with the minimum donation being...

Caucasians are at higher risk of developing Ewing's sarcoma than other races

The largest analysis of its kind has found that Caucasians are much more likely than people in other racial/ethnic groups to develop a rare bone and soft tissue cancer called Ewing's sarcoma. In addition, among Caucasians with this cancer, men are more likely to die than women. Published in the Au...

Not All Sunglasses Are Created Equal

Pick shades with UV protection, and wear them a lot, optometrists urge SUNDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Price and style -- not protection from the sun's harmful rays -- are most people's main considerations when buying sunglasses, a new survey has found. But that's not a good th...

Cooperatives Can Address Health Care Needs if Properly Defined and Adequate Consumer Protections are Established

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health care proposal released yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee includes an option to offer health insurance through cooperatives but leaves many questions about their structure and scope undefined. The National Cooperative Business Associ...

After Major Ruling on Unsafe Lead Levels in Paint, Experts Reveal How You Can Ensure Your Kids Are Safe

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. and its subsidiary, Fisher-Price, have been fined $2.3 million for importing and selling toys containing high levels of lead. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toymaker violated a federal ban on lead paint in toys. The co...

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Now there's an alternative product to deal with mild fecal incontinence instead of bulky pads or diapers. The innovative product is B-SURE® Anal Leakage Pads. These pads have a unique shape so they fit in place without tape, pins or other fastening devices. Soft, smooth and lint free, once in...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State...
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