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Don't Panic: FreeMD Virtual Doctor Helps Decide If You Have the Flu

FreeMD Flu Checkup uses breakthrough virtual doctor to help people decide if they have the flu and what they should do. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) May 4, 2009 -- FreeMD Flu Checkup uses breakthrough virtual doctor to help people decide if they have the flu and what they shou...

Don't Panic: FreeMD Virtual Doctor Helps Decide If You Have the Flu

ORLANDO, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeMD Flu Checkup uses breakthrough virtual doctor to help people decide if they have the flu and what they should do. "Even without the threat of a flu epidemic, consumers are on their own when making the decision to see a doctor," says Dr. Stephen J. S...

IROs Help Decide Medically on Approved Uses of Off-Label Drugs for Cancer

LANSDALE, Pa., March 24 /PRNewswire/ --- As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves new cancer fighting drugs for the market, researchers often study their use for non-approved, or off-label, treatments. When the studies show promise for combating other forms of cancer, physicians may pres...

Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others,, FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have confirmed previously reported genetic factors that may help doctors more accurately prescribe the proper dosage of the blood thinner warfarin to people at high risk of cardi...

Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease

Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows WEDNESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may be the reason why one-quarter of smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while the rest aren't afflicted with the serious breathing ...

Men Can Take Their Time to Decide on Prostate Cancer Treatment, Reports the Harvard Men's Health Watch

BOSTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Is it safe to wait to make a decision about having prostate cancer surgery, even after you've waited and waited for all the doctor appointments and test results? Or will the additional delay reduce your chances of being cured? Reassuring research says...

Females decide whether ambitious males float or flounder

Hamilton, ON. January 30, 2007 Aggression, testosterone and nepotism dont necessarily help one climb the social ladder, but the support of a good female can, according to new research on the social habits of an unusual African species of fish. The study, published today in the journal Proceedi...

The Polls are Open! America Votes to Decide Which Hospital is the Most Deserving of Siemens' Newest MRI Technology

Online Videos Created by Hospitals from Around the Country Appeal to the Masses in Siemens First-Ever Contest to Win a Free MRI MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For anyone who has ever wanted to give back to their community, but can't seem to find the time, now's your cha...

American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers to Help Decide Who Gets Research Grants

ATLANTA, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society is looking for individuals with or without formal science training who have a strong personal interest in the battle against cancer to serve on peer review committees to help decide which researchers should be funded by th...

Study reveals how stem cells decide to become either skeletal or smooth muscle

Researchers have discovered a key protein that controls how stem cells choose to become either skeletal muscle cells that move limbs, or smooth muscle cells that support blood vessels, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The results ...

Popular or Not? Your Genes May Help Decide

Twins study suggests that sociability, shyness might be hidden in DNA MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Tucked away in the twisted strands of DNA that make you human are genes that may determine whether you are sociable or shy. A new study comparing the two types of twins shows th...

Which Candidate Has the 'Perfect' Smile, Senator Obama or McCain? TransMedia Group to Publicize Special Election So Florida Voters Can Decide

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the voting booth comes another way to express your political preference -- picking your favorite presumptive presidential nominee's smile. And TransMedia Group was retained to conduct the special ...

Genetic Tests Could Help Decide the Right Anti-depressants

Good news at hand for psychiatrists. And for patients too. Only the drug industry, those in marketing especially, might not be too very excited . Doctors may not have to fumble around switching from one anti-depressant to another hereafter. With a simple blood test, they will be able to characteriz...

Pediatric Seizure Study Underway in US to Decide Between Diazepam and Lorazepam

A nationwide study has been launched in US to determine which of the two current medications for pediatric seizures, diazepam and lorazepam, is more effective. Childhood seizures pose a serious problem for doctors. Epilepticus or continuous unrelenting seizures can lead to brain damage or ev...

US Court Asked to Decide Whether Childhood Vaccines can Cause Autism

Wearing noise-canceling headphones, Michelle, of Yuma, Arizona, was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair at the start of the proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She stayed only a short time. Her parents, Theresa and Michael Cedillo, allege that a preservative called thi...

Debate in US: Who Should Decide for Disabled People?

Who should decide for the disabled? Can parents arrange surgical interventions on their children, hoping life would become that much bearable// for them? Such questions are being a raised in a beated debate in the US. Ashley of Seattle was born with a debilitating disorder. Her brain stopped de...

Maharashtra Medical And Dental Colleges Decide To Fix Own Fees

The Association of Managements of Private Medical and Dental Colleges (AMUPMDC) has rejected the fees fixed by the Shikshan Shulka Samiti and has decided// that all 29 medical colleges under it would fix their own fees. On June 21, the Shikshan Shulka Samiti has announced a 7.5 percent hike i...

New policy allows Britons to decide on treatment center

The right to choose health policy to Briton citizen could increase advertising competition among Britain hospitals. The new policy is aimed at // reducing the waiting time of the patients for getting treatment from NHS as the people can make their own choice of treatment at any of the four NHS ce...

Heredity Can Decide Your Drinking Habits

New study says that how much we drink may be decided by a genetic factor. // The study has revealed that the gene called DRD2 Taq1A(C32806T) polymorphism and social alcohol drinking may be related in opposite direction. This means people with a stronger gene of this type will tend to drink alc...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...mall, experts say the risks can be big. Because of this, knowing about a breech presentation ahead of time can help the parents-to-be and their doctor decide what to do -- whether to try to rotate the baby in the womb or prepare for a Cesarean delivery. "The trend is not to deliver breech vaginally," sa...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

...ased on their risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling or a genetic test result and can take more than seven years for patients to decide to go forward with surgery," lead researcher Dr. D. Gareth Evans, a consultant in clinical genetics at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hospi...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...people who went through the hospice experience with a parent or sibling and decide to do it for their cat or dog, said Kathryn Marocchino, founder of the Nikk... and, perhaps, holistic medicine until death occurs naturally or the owners decide to euthanize. Some ailing animals only survive a few days or weeks; oth...

GetOnlineQuotes.com to Offer AARP/United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance to Florida Residents

...that will cover their health costs. The insurance agents at GetOnlineQuotes.com have been trained in these policies and can help perspective customers decide if United Healthcare AARP Medicare insurance is right for them. To find out more information about the United Healthcare Medicare supplements th...

Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

...blocked arteries. Why is this happening? "We can only make hypotheses," Brilakis said. "Maybe some of these patients are so sick that physicians decide that being aggressive with them would not be the best course of action. Or they have been told many times to do something, and maybe physicians just g...

Class Action Notice for Minnesota Light Cigarette Litigation From Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

...pate in or exclude yourself from the class. This notice tells you about the case, about your rights and responsibilities, and what to do if you decide to participate or not participate in this case. ARE YOU AFFECTED BY THIS CASE? The following are members of the Plaintiff Class: All ...

AARP Responds to Health Reform Scare Tactics

...oose to take every possible life-saving measure in the hopes that treatment or even a cure will allow them more time with their families. Others will decide that additional treatment would impose too great a burden -- emotional, physical and otherwise -- on themselves and their families, declining extraord...

Greenway Medical Technologies' EHR Solution, PrimeSuite, Enables Eligible Professionals to Participate in PQRI Through Integration With Outcome Sciences, a 2009 CMS Qualified PQRI Registry

...s and physicians with access to clinical research and quality reporting through an industry standards-based approach. Outcome is also an AHRQ decide Research Center, a component of the "Effective Health Care" initiative sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Outcome was select...

How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?

...interesting data about patients' attitudes, motivation and perception. Our goal is to provide useful tools for prospective patients to help them first decide if a cosmetic medicine procedure is right for them and then to provide information on how to choose an appropriate provider," said Dr. Richard D'...

Medical Services of America Selects Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare to Standardize Healthcare Order Process Management

... Inscrybe Healthcare can also interface with billing and clinical EMR systems to further reduce errors and costs of transaction processing. Physicians decide whether to review and sign documentation on the secure Inscrybe website or receive and send documents by facsimile. This flexibility enhances communic...

Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

...dy focused on patients with already known disease, there can be no conclusions drawn for a screening setting," he said. But it is also difficult to decide whether to add calcium scans to the tests normally used after heart disease is diagnosed on the basis of this study, said Dr. Thomas G. Gerber, an ass...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

...lasers can be effective, there are risks of further hyperpigmentation and results vary greatly from person to person. Dermatologists can help patients decide the best course of treatment, depending on the severity of the condition." Lichen Planus Lichen planus is a common inflammatory disease of ...

Too many ways to say 'it hurts'

... another's. Because researchers aren't speaking a common language, doctors and other health care providers can't compare the results across studies to decide which is the best approach. Instead, study results remain separate puzzle pieces that never fit together into a whole picture. "Can you imagine if...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

...mmendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk,, WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. officials meet Wednesday to decide who should get priority for potentially scarce H1N1 swine flu shots this fall, the danger the virus poses to pregnant women should vault that group to...

LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

...ations. Closing three additional vision centers and one pre-operative center at the end of the second quarter based on underperformance. We may decide to re-enter some of these markets when economic conditions improve. Reducing the number of excimer laser platform technologies from three to two...

Determining Insulin Pump Need for Diabetics

...heir disease. Still, because of the cost of insulin pumps and their supplies, health insurers often turn to independent review organizations (IROs) to decide their medical necessity. "Using evidence-based criteria, IROs review the medical necessity of insulin pumps for health plans," said Seana Ferri...

Insmed Provides Update on Supply of IPLEX(TM)

...vailable supply of IPLEX(TM) may be used more quickly than expected; we may decide not to pursue a third party manufacturing arrangement for IPLEX(TM); if we decide to pursue such a manufacturing arrangement, we may not be able to find a th...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

...your unborn baby. If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed, it is not known if FORTEO passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take FORTEO or breast feed. You should not do both. FORTEO can cause serious side effects including an increase in blood pressure...

Natural Healers Discusses How Alternative Medicine Careers Provide a Little 'Wellness' in a Tough Economy

...y articles. People with an interest in alternative medicine can get a feel for the wide diversity of professions and available opportunities, and then decide what works best for them, whether it be getting a nutrition degree or pursuing a career in acupuncture, for example." "Alternative m...

Winners of the C. Everett Koop Health Project Award Announced

...orporation, Lincoln Industries, Vanderbilt University and USAA. Organizations applying for the award are judged by an independent panel of experts who decide whether there is sufficient proof that improved health and cost savings have been achieved. Additional information about past award recipients is avai...

Five Eating Patterns That Worsen Stress

...food restaurant on the way home and eat in my car . Or: I know I'm going to binge when I get home from work when I haven't eaten all day. ) decide on actions you can take when these signs indicate that you are stress-eating. (Example: If I find myself craving fast food, I'll make dinner...
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