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Senate Finance Committee Urged Not to Include Medicare Laboratory Co-pay in Health Care Bill WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's local and regional independent clinical laboratories are urging the Senate Finance Committee to reject a provision imposing a 20% ...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

Help is on the way for anyone who has ever gotten lost at a hospital or other health-care setting. That help is in the form of health-care signage symbols being developed by design students at the University of Cincinnati and three other U.S. universities. These symbols will be tested this f...

Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccination...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vacci...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both types of the influenza following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Advisory Committee recommendations July 29 th...

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...

Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells

Method might someday provide less toxic alternative to chemo, expert says WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Nanoparticles that can carry cancer-killing radioisotopes directly to tumors show promise, U.S. researchers report. The nanoparticles are made with liposomes, small chemi...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations 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 shoul...

Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating

Melanoma risk rises 75 percent when device use begins before age 30, international panel says TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- The International Agency for Research on Cancer on Tuesday moved tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -- "carcinogenic to humans," according to...

CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- With the first trials of a vaccine against the new H1N1 swine flu set to begin shortly, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will convene a panel of experts Wednesday to...

When You Make Things That Get Implanted in People, Small Things Count

PASO ROBLES, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a routine day, Specialty Silicone Fabricators in Paso Robles, California, will make silicone micro-implants such as surgical drains, catheter systems, intravenous drug delivery devices and pacemaker leads. What is not routine is the incredibly p...

Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up

Research reveals more about how information is processed, stored in the brain MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- As you read her name, your Oprah neuron will probably rev up. An international team of researchers has found that single neurons in the brain's hippocampus activate when...

Time to Get the Job Done Says Alliance President and CEO

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It was forty-four years ago this month that the first recipients enrolled in Medicare. Now is the time to get the rest of the job done to ensure quality health care for all," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the Nat...

Shoulder Surgery Helps Athletes Get Back in the Game

Total joint replacement doesn't keep most people sidelined for long, study shows FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even older adults can return to full participation in sports or activity within six months of having a total shoulder joint replacement, new study findings show. U.S....

Motion analysis helps soccer players get their kicks

New York, 9 July 2009 As soccer continues to grow in popularity, injuries to soccer players are likely to increase as well. Certain injuries fall into gender-based patterns and new research at Hospital for Special Surgery suggests some underlying causes that could help lead to better treatment, o...

Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning

Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts,, WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs prescribed to help people quit smoking, Chantix and Zyban, will now carry "black-box" warnings on the potential risks of psychiatric problem...

Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays

Cumulative effect of that needs study, experts say,, TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who are overweight and obese are usually given higher-than-normal doses of radiation in order to obtain usable X-ray images, even though the long-term effects are unknown, new research cont...

Michael Jackson Get the Medical Facts Behind the Headlines at CelebrityDiagnosis.com

Diseases and other medical conditions do not respect fame or fortune. This new web site, produced by a team of doctors and powered by a new medical search engine, satisfies the public's appetite for celebrity news while also meeting their needs for trusted health information in an accessible form...

Too Few Americans Get HIV Test Early Enough

Late diagnosis costs lives that could be saved with powerful treatments, CDC says THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans with HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their disease and miss out on the optimal benefit of effective treatments, U.S. health officials repor...

Conceive Introduces New MyConceive Online Community for Women Seeking to Get Pregnant

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Conceive, which recently relaunched its website ConceiveOnline.com, is excited to present the new MyConceive social networking site for women to connect, make friends, and share similar TTC (trying-to-conceive) and getting-pregnant experiences. Whether ...

Video: Get Swimsuit Ready Faster and Easier Than Ever Before With New LifeSculpt Laser Treatment

LifeSculpt is minimally-invasive and offers a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction BURLINGTON, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading researcher and developer for cosmetic treatments, announced today the nationwide availability of the Lif...

Whites More Likely to Get Rare Bone Cancer

Reasons for racial disparity remain unclear, researcher says,, TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have documented that the rare bone and soft tissue cancer Ewing's sarcoma disproportionately strikes white people. What's more, among whites who have the disease, males are...

Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

Experts offer tips to avoid mowing-related hazards SATURDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Mowing the lawn is such a common summertime activity that many people forget that their lawn mower can cause serious injuries, experts warn. Each year in the United States, about 200,000 people...

America's Future Health Rankings Get Boost With Cenegenics' Online Proactive Health Monitoring System

New Nutrition & Exercise Online Personal Tracker, compatible with Apple's iPhone and Blackberry devices, keeps patients on course with nutrition and fitness goals. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- Cenegenics® Medical Institute , global age management medi...

Squeamish Colorado Dental Patients Get Drilled By Self-Interested Regulators

Colorado dental patients are being harmed by the very State regulators who are appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to protect them, a newly formed group, Holorado, contends. Self-interested Colorado regulators have "mile-highjacked the process" to place their own financial interests ahea...

California Doctors to Get Wired in State's Largest e-Prescribing Initiative

CalPERS, Anthem Blue Cross, Medco Health Solutions, and Blue Shield of California Look to Promote Adoption Among Physicians SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The State of California's efforts to move into the age of wired health care received a shot in the arm today as The...

Scots Men Get the Issue of Moobs Off Their Chests in Time for Summer - Male Surgery in Scotland Sees 80 Per Cent Growth

Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group has revealed that despite the drooping economy Scots men are opting to perk themselves up this summer by booking in for moob removal surgery and finally getting their insecurities off their chests. GLASGOW, Scotland, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Transform Cosmetic ...

Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition Presents Third-Annual Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!(TM) Event

Thousands Expected for Healthy Lifestyle Celebration Governor Pat Quinn and Mayor Richard Daley Declare June 27, 2009 Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving Day! in Chicago and State of Illinois CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 60 health and community services agencies will join the Chi...

Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects

FDA says users of Singulair and similar meds should watch for such problems FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday requested that the makers of a class of asthma drugs called leukotriene receptor agonists place a "precaution" on the drugs' l...

GECKO Founder to Race 135 Miles Across Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon to Raise Funds and Awareness for New Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Kids Get Outdoors

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 13, 2009, founder of GECKO and ultra runner, Morgan Murri, will run the Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley to raise awareness and funds for his non-profit organization, GECKO, whose outdoor scholarships are intended to get kids "unplugg...

New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief

"Headache U" is first educational program of its kind, matches sufferers with resources based on personal headache patterns CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is launching "Headache U: It's all about YOU," the first headache education program...

Study: Benefit to women not enough to sway men to get HPV vaccine

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Informing men that a new vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) would also help protect their female partners against developing cervical cancer from the sexually transmitted infection did not increase their interest in getting the vaccine, according to a new Florida St...

Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Shoppers Pay High Prices, Get Mediocre Fittings

Comprehensive guide to purchasing and owning a hearing aid YONKERS, N.Y., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Consumer Reports investigation into hearing aids has found that consumers pay high prices and get mediocre fittings. The new report -- the first such report on hearing aids...

Infini Cosmetic Associates Offers Boomer Stimulus Packages to Offset Aging and Help Job Seekers Get a Fresh Start

The aftermath of the economic downturn and job loss has impacted most people in every socio-economic class, Boomers especially. Infini Cosmetic Associates introduced several special stimulus combo-packages on BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm to help men and women look ...

Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble

Study found they raised the chances of online advances, offline meetings TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who picked provocative representations of themselves and put those online were more likely to be approached sexually and to meet the individuals who approached the...

A New Way to Get Chemo to Pancreatic Tumors

Technique that doubles life span in mice may hold hope for people,, THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting that they've discovered a way to boost chemotherapy and slightly extend the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer, potentially paving the way for more effec...

H1N1 Scare Causes Businesses to Get Serious About Travel Health

State's Biggest Travel Health Firm Sees Uptick in Employer Interest in Their Niche DENVER, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The H1N1 flu scare has caused businesses who regularly send their employees on international business trips to "get proactive" about travel health care, according to the owner of ...

Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots

Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children who get the annual flu vaccine, especially those who have asthma, may be more likely to be hospitalized than children who don't get the shot, ...

Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Help Seniors Get the Cost-Saving Benefits they Need

BenefitsCheckUp.org/cvs offers resources to help defray cost of health care, utilities, meals and more; Pharmacists counsel on ways to save on medication WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn continues to challenge Americans, with seniors perhaps being hit the hardest...

Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 American adolescents have experienced at least one bout of major depression in the past year, but only about 39 percent of those cases received treatment, a new governm...
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