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LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths

New Orleans, LA The latest findings of the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project reveal potential new targets for reducing racial disparities in prostate cancer survival and highlight the importance of the health care delivery system. The study reports differences in physician trust, ...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

Obesity, among other factors, is strongly associated with an increased risk of rapid cartilage loss, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology . Oak Brook, Ill. (Vocus) July 14, 2009 -- Obesity, among other factors, is strongly associated with an ...

Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss

OAK BROOK, Ill. Obesity, among other factors, is strongly associated with an increased risk of rapid cartilage loss, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology . "We have isolated demographic and MRI-based risk factors for progressive cartilage loss," said the study's le...

U.S. Contributes $75 Million for Childhood Immunization

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday contributed $75 million to improve and expand children's immunization programs in developing countries. The contribution is part of the overall U.S. commitment to global health and ...

White Castle Contributes $25,000 to Share Our Strength(R) to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of tough economic times, childhood hunger is on the rise. White Castle is making a $25,000 contribution to Share Our Strength(R), the leading national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. According to Share Our Strength estimat...

Artist Contributes to Volunteer Recognition

Delaware Ronald McDonald House Acknowledges Decades of Service WILMINGTON, Del., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteerism is more than necessary to keep the non-profit segment running smoothly in tough economic times. And the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware is making sure their volunteers get ...

Amscot Financial Contributes to Brevard County's Hacienda Girls Ranch, Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Girls

MELBOURNE, Fla. , April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, invites all to come out and have fun "the Amscot way" at its open house on Saturday, April 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1515 Palm Bay Road in Melbourne. Amscot will pr...

Inflammation contributes to colon cancer

Researchers led by Drs. Lillian Maggio-Price and Brian Iritani at The University of Washington found that mice that lack the immune inhibitory molecule Smad3 are acutely sensitive to both bacterially-induced inflammation and cancer. They report these findings in the January 2009 issue of The Amer...

Pfizer contributes critical data to URMC drug safety initiative

Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) with a unique set of electrocardiographic data that will help researchers develop new methods to ensure the safety of experimental drugs. This is the first time a major pharmaceutical company has agreed to publicl...

Unique skeletal muscle design contributes to spine stability

The novel design of a deep muscle along the spinal column called the multifidus muscle may in fact be key to spinal support and a healthy back, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Their findings about the potentially important "scaffolding" role...

Einstein researchers discover protein that contributes to cancer spread

December 8, 2008 BRONX, NY - In an important finding published online in Developmental Cell , researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, along with collaborators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have identified a protein likely responsible for causing brea...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Contributes to Beloved Civil Rights Writer and Folk Singer Odetta's Death

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music and civil rights icon Odetta succumbed December 2 as a result of multiple illnesses. One of them was pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an illness that relentlessly fills the lungs with scar tissue and suffocates its victims, and is one of the deadl...

LSUHSC public health contributes to estimate of HPV-related cancers

Professor Vivien Chen, PhD,. Associate Professor Xiao Cheng Wu, MD, PhD and Assistant Professor Edward Peters, DMD, SM, ScD, at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health contributed five papers to the largest most comprehensive assessment of the burden of human papillomavirus...

Scripps Translational Science Institute Contributes to Discovery of Predisposition Gene for Childhood Cancer

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have contributed to a major genetic breakthrough -- the discovery of a gene responsible for the majority of inherited cases of a common childhood cancer. The finding was reported online Aug. 24 in ...

Preterm Birth Contributes to Growing Number of Infant Deaths

More than 28,000 Infants Died in 2005 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies born too soon and too small accounted for a growing proportion of infant deaths, according to new statistics released today from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Babies who ...

Preterm birth contributes to growing number of infant deaths

JULY 29, 2008, WHITE PLAINS, NY Babies born too soon and too small accounted for a growing proportion of infant deaths, according to new statistics released today from the National Center for Health Statistics, (NCHS). Babies who died of preterm-related causes accounted for 36.5 percent of in...

UTC Contributes $1 Million to Smilow Cancer Hospital

HARTFORD, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) today announced a $1 million contribution to the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. The Smilow Cancer Hospital will provide care to patients throughout the region by expanding clinical spa...

IntraHealth's Family Planning Work in Rwanda Contributes to Near Three-Fold Increase in Contraceptive Use in Only Three Years

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data from a new national survey show a dramatic rise in use of modern contraception among married women in Rwanda, Africa's most densely populated country, from 10% in 2005 to 27% in 2008. The data are included in a new report...

Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to New England economy

NORTH GRAFTON, MASS., June 3, 2008 Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to the economies of New Englandand the region faces a shortage of as many as 658 veterinarians by 2014, according to a study released today by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The s...

ESA contributes to ocean carbon cycle research

The Earths oceans play a vital role in the carbon cycle, making it imperative that we understand marine biological activity enough to predict how our planet will react to the extra 25 000 million tonnes of carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the atmosphere annually. The colour of oceanic sea...

Amscot Financial Contributes to Bethune-Cookman University School of Nursing, Supporting Healthcare Education

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, invites all to come out and have fun "the Amscot way" at its open house on Saturday, May 3 from noon to 2 p.m. at 979 W. International Speedway in Daytona Beach....

Children's Hospital Contributes Genotype Data to Enhance Autism Research Worldwide

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has contributed a large genotype dataset to the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), a scientific program of the organization Autism Speaks, dedicated to advancing genetic research in autism. Thi...

Lack of patient-provider discussion contributes to disparities in use of breast reconstruction

CHICAGO (April 2, 2008) In a new study examining disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction, researchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Mass., concluded that lack of patient-provider discussion may contribute to socioeconomic, age ...

SeqWright's Partnership With Third Wave Contributes to FDA Success

HOUSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SeqWright Inc. today congratulated Third Wave Technologies Inc., Madison, Wis., on the successful FDA clearance of its InPlex(TM) CF Molecular Test. CLIA-certified SeqWright is a leader in the field of contract genomics and provided the FDA-level genotyping th...

Tyco Electronics Contributes $25,000 Towards Construction of New Fisher House(TM) at Ft. Bragg

BERWYN, Pa., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL ; BSX: TEL) today presented a donation of $25,000 to the Fisher House Foundation to support the construction of a new Fisher House(TM) at Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Joe Donahue, senior...

Chicago neuroscientist contributes to book on brains and baseball

Steven Small, professor of neurology and psychology at the University of Chicago, and colleagues Ana Solodkin and John Milton, are among a group science writers and neuroscientists featured in Your Brain On Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans, a new book that explores how the brain function...

Amscot Financial Contributes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Supporting Upcoming 'Walk for a Cure'

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, invites all to come out and have fun "the Amscot way" at its open house on Saturday, February 9, from noon to 2 p.m. at 3260 Vineland Road in Kissimmee. Amscot will...

TriWest Contributes $15,000 to North Dakota National Guard Fund

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - BISMARCK, N.D., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $15,000 to the Family Assistance Emergency Relief Fund, which will help support the needs of 4,300 Nort...

TriWest Contributes $12,000 to Alaska National Guard Fund

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - FT. RICHARDSON, Alaska, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $12,000 to the Alaska National Guard Officer's Auxiliary - Friends of the Guard & Reserve fund,...

Early surgical treatment contributes to better outcomes in gallstone pancreatitis cases

CHICAGO (December 18, 2007) Although delaying surgical treatment remains the standard of care for patients with severe gallstone pancreatitis, a new study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that, contrary to widespread belief, early cholecyste...

TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Kansas National Guard Fund

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $15,000 to the National Guard Association of Kansas, which will help support the needs of more than 7,700...

TriWest Contributes $15,000 to New Mexico National Guard Fund

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $15,000 to the Character Counts organization, which will help support the needs of more than 4,000 New ...

TriWest Contributes $75,000 to Agencies Supporting California Guardsmen

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance is contributing $75,000 to three agencies, which support California National Guard members and their families -- the Vete...

TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Support Idaho National Guard Families

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $15,000 to the Idaho Guard and Reserve Family Support Fund to help support the needs of the more than 5,0...

TriWest Contributes $25,000 to Washington National Guard Fund and Sponsors Education for Teachers of Military Children

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - SEATTLE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As the exclusive sponsor of the Military Child Education Coalition's Supporting the Children of the National Guard and Reserve Institute (GRI) training...

TriWest Contributes $20,000 to Utah National Guard

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - DRAPER, Utah, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $20,000 to the Utah National Guard Charitable Trust, to help support the needs of the more than 6,500 Uta...

Orthopedic Surgeon Contributes Knowledge on Research and Treatment in Weekly Blogs on MyOsteoarthritisCentral.com

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com ) today announced that Dr. Matthew Thompson, a Washington, D.C.-based orthopedic surgeon, is joining the community of MyOsteoarthritisCentral.com, contributing his knowledge of oste...

TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Missouri National Guard Fund

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $15,000 to the Missouri National Guard - Missouri Military Family Relief Fund, which wil...

TriWest Contributes $10,000 to Operation Cares for South Dakota's Military Families

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members - RAPID CITY, S.D., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $10,000 to Operation Cares, which supports the needs of the more than 4,000 of South Dakota's Nationa...

TriWest Contributes $25,000 to Nevada National Guard

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families of Fallen Service Members - RENO, Nev., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $25,000 to the Nevada National Guard Patriots Fund, which will support families of fallen Service members from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
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