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More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Expert urges additional programs, and coverage, for health effects,, FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- In the last 25 years, rates of severe childhood obesity in the United States have tripled, putting increasing numbers of children at risk for diabetes and heart disease, says a new ...

Are Patients Becoming Victims in Hospital Overcrowding Turf Wars? Experts Ask

PITTSBURGH, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick people are being used as a "wedge" in a turf war on hospital overcrowding, according to a pair of patient flow experts. Some hospitals have made the decision to move patients from ER hallways to hallways on unit floors, believing that will fo...

Physicians Interactive Acquires Skyscape Inc.-- Becoming World's Leading Mobile Medical Information Provider

Third acquisition in 10 months expands delivery of medical content to more than one million health care professionals LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), the leading digital sales and health marketing partner for life sciences comp...

B. Braun Anticipates Becoming First to Deliver FDA Approved 2g Cefazolin

Approval for Antibiotic Delivered in DUPLEX Delivery System Pending BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, said today it anticipates U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for 2g Cefazo...

Finding a New Doctor Becoming More Difficult for Medicare Recipients Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

The American College of Physicians estimates the number of internists will decline by 2025, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission indicates finding a new primary physician became more difficult for seniors—meaning that Medicare recipients should consider shopping early for the best...

Docs Are Becoming Less Concerned About H1N1 Swine Flu

- Majority have not changed their behavior or lifestyle since becoming aware of the H1N1 virus - FLEMINGTON, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 1,477 physicians revealed that during the past week, doctors have become less concerned about the impact that the H1N1 swine flu ...

Evangelical Homes of Michigan Adopts Dakim BrainFitness System, Becoming State's First Senior Facility With Brain Training Machine

#1 Program for Helping Seniors Fight Dementia & Memory Loss DETROIT, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Evangelical Homes of Michigan announced today that it is the first senior living provider in the state of Michigan to adopt the Dakim BrainFitness System as part of its wellness progra...

U.S. Heart Attacks Becoming Less Severe

Better control of blood pressure, other factors may be boosting survival, experts say MONDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- First-time heart attacks in the United States aren't as deadly now as they have been in past decades, a long-running study finds. "We know that deaths from heart...

Savvy Healthcare Consumers Seek Skilled, Safe Cosmetic Surgeons Abroad; Cosmetic Harmony Quickly Becoming Number One Travel Destination

In today's information age, savvy consumers have at their disposable a variety of tools to research and compare healthcare options. Skill and safety are among the top criteria cited by many cosmetic surgery seekers, followed closely by cost. The surprising result? Many Americans now travel abroad...

Telemedicine Becoming More Relevant to Children's Health Within School Systems.

AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. deploys telemedicine devices into a newly launched child telehealth pilot program. 17 school sites in Sevier County, Tennessee participate in the very successful program. North Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) (PRWEB) December 1, 2008 -- AMD Global T...

Holiday Survival Tips: Mitigate Loneliness by Becoming Your Own Holiday Date

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is a time of tradition, which comes with expectations of happiness. The perception that families and friends get together to celebrate and people are jolly and joyful, doesn't always ring true. For many people, holiday perceptions and expe...

Post-Graduate Veterinary Education - Residencies and Internships - Becoming Very Popular Among New Veterinarians

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-graduate education has never been more popular among recent graduates of veterinary schools in America, according to recent studies and reports published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). In the class of 2008, almost 40 perc...

Credit Counseling Agency Helps Consumers Live Healthier While Becoming Financially Fit

Agencies offering CareOne Credit Counseling Services ( www.CareOneCredit.com ), are offering a collection of free tips and advice on how consumers can stay in shape this season while saving money on working out. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 7, 2008-- Why not start on N...

Lap-Band "Tell-All" Warns of Patients Becoming Lap-Band "Orphans"

iVital Ambassador Offers Personal "Before You Decide" Advice on Lap-Band Gastric Banding Procedure--Hundreds of Thousands with 30 or More Pounds to Lose Choose Lap-Band for Permanent Weight Loss and to Ease Weight-Related Symptoms Including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholestero...

Injuries to high school baseball players becoming more serious

Although the overall rate of high school baseball-related injuries has decreased within the last 10 years, the severity of injuries that occur has increased, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwid...

Physical Fitness 'Godfather' Jack LaLanne Turns to Brain Fitness, Becoming Ambassador for Dakim's [m]Power System

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim, Inc., announced today that 93-year-young Jack LaLanne, the world's most iconic figure in health and fitness, has signed on as a "brain fitness motivational coach" on behalf of the company's [m]Power Cognitive Fitness System, joining the compan...

Health Clubs Open Doors Free for 5th Annual Get Active America! Campaign, Taking a Stand on Prevention and Becoming Gateway to Healthy Living

BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today the start of its 5th Annual Get Active America! campaign as health clubs nationwide become the "Gateway to Healthy Living" for tens of thousands of Americans seeking to t...

Phyhealth Files Historical Financials With the Pink Sheets and Takes Next Step Toward Becoming Fully Reporting

MIAMI, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, today announced that it has filed with the Pink Sheets its audited financials for the p...

Cells on path to becoming mature T-cells more flexible than commonly thought

PHILADELPHIA Contrary to the currently accepted model of T-cell development, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that juvenile cells on their way to becoming mature immune cells can develop into either T cells or other blood-cell types versus only being com...

Deep Sedation Becoming More Common for Dying Patients in Holland

Study doesn't make clear if practice is being carried out in lieu of euthanasia FRIDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Continuous deep sedation is becoming more common than euthanasia in the Netherlands when treating terminally ill patients who are nearing death, Dutch researchers report...

Toxins in cigarette smoke prevent stem cells from becoming cartilage

A toxic pollutant spread by oil spills, forest fires and car exhaust is also present in cigarette smoke, and may represent a second way in which smoking delays bone healing, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in San Francisco. In 200...

Saturn Shows Its Commitment to Health and Fitness by Becoming Expo Title Sponsor for The Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon

DETROIT, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturn, committed to health, fitness and healthy living in communities across the USA, is the new title sponsor for the health and fitness expo, held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon. The Saturn Health and Fit...

Teens who see more smoking in movies may have increased risk of becoming established smokers

Exposure to smoking in movies appears to be associated with adolescents risk of becoming established smokers who have used at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetimes, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

Minimally invasive techniques for total knee replacement are becoming the order of the day, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Raymond Eric Randle from the John Flynn Hospital, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia said at Bangalore Friday. He was talking to the medical fraternity while demonstrating RP-F ...

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

As Ghana commemorates 50 years of independence this year, the fight against river blindness there also marks its half century. The really bad news is that the parasite that causes the crippling disease endemic in Africa may be developing resistance to the one drug used to treat it. River b...

Green Tea may Protect the Bladder from Becoming Inflamed

Herbal agents could be used to treat inflammatory bladder diseases, according to a preliminary study that looked at the ability of green tea to protect bladder cells from inflammation. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study, being presented at the annual meeting of the Ameri...

Hearing Loss Becoming an Epidemic in Canada

Hearing loss is becoming an epidemic in Canada, researchers warn. "People are starting to lose their hearing 20 years earlier than in the past ," said Heather Ferguson, president of the Hearing Foundation of Canada in Toronto. "I believe we're on the verge of noise induced hearing loss becoming a...

Retail Clinics Becoming Increasingly Popular in US

Retail clinics are coming to be seen as an effective antidote to the more formal healthcare industry in the US. It is relatively cheaper and more easily// accessible. According to a new survey, at least one in ten U.S. children have used a retail health clinic, and that figure will likely rise, a...

Anti-aging Treatment Becoming Popular in US, but Experts Skeptical

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is growing fast, and many observers //are concerned. The Academy was founded in 1993 to support research on extending life and treating age-related disease. It now claims 19,000 members in 90 countries. Membership has nearly doubled in the past...

Sunscreen Covering Earth Becoming Thinner

A new study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed that the sunscreen of aerosols over the earth has been thinning// since early 1990s. Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the air. Some occur naturally, originating from volcanoes, dust storms, forest and...

Extreme Treatment for Obese Teens Becoming a Fad

Bariatric surgery once considered the last resort treatment for morbidly obese adults with accompanying medical problems is being increasingly// performed in teens. As statistics from researchers of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey show, the use of surgery to treat obesit...

Vaginalis Increases the Risk of Becoming Infected With HIV

Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis significantly increases a woman’s risk of becoming infected with HIV, according to a study// published in the March 1st edition of The Journal of Infectious Diseases (now online). It is now well established that several sexually transmitted infections increa...

Robotically Assisted Colo-resection And Gastric Bypass Surgeries Are Becoming Popular

Robotically assisted surgeries make surgeries 'in difficult to access parts of the body' like colon, more convenient. Surgeries for colon cancers are on the rise, while gastric// bypass procedures also are becoming more common. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in America with...

Receding Rates of Alcohol Consumption is Becoming the Present Trend

People are becoming exceedingly health conscious thus there is a noted reduction in the consumption of alcohol among the UK population. It’s a known fact that moderate// consumption of alcohol reduces the risk of heart ailments but it’s not very safe for any health professional to recommend daily a...

As these women box on, do they risk becoming mothers?

Most women boxers gathered here for the ongoing World Championships seem to be too keen to excel, ignoring the fact that they stand a chance //of rupturing their womb muscles that could prevent them from conceiving. While some are simply after medals, for others, mostly foreign boxers, marria...

How to Prevent Bedsores from Becoming Deadly

It’s a good thing we toss and turn in bed. That movement continually redistributes the pressure between our bodies and the mattress.// If illness or injury prevents you from moving around, pressure builds up on specific areas of the body. This can cause skin and other tissues to die, creating a bed...

MRSA Fast Becoming The Leading Cause Of Skin Infections

A new study that has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that skin infections are more than ever becoming resistant to drugs// . Gregory Moran the lead author of the study, who is with the Olive View-UCLA Medical Centre, says, “MRSA, has become the leading cause of su...

HIV Test is Becoming Mandatory as a Part of Pre-marriage Exercise

Families here are now insisting on HIV tests ahead of marriages. // Pathology labs in the city have registered an increase in the number of HIV tests, particularly during the marriage season. Rajesh Bose (name changed) got an HIV test done last year. "I was in love with her. But...

Stalking Fast Becoming A Problem of Public Health

In a new study conducted nationally over the US, authors have explained that stalking is not only a criminal problem for justice but it is also a public health issue //. The authors explained that they surveyed over 10,000 adult, of whom about 4.5% of tem were found by them to have reported of ha...

Hip resurfacing surgery becoming popular

Coimbatore, Jun 4. The long wait and high cost in the USA and UK for hip resurfacing sugary has made the city a preferred destination for treatment of late//. With the recent approval by Food and Drug Administration of the US Government, the hip resurfacing surgery was becoming more and more ...
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