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Sinking Economy Hit Hard by Soaring Healthcare Costs, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

Health care reform and controlling insurance costs is essential if we expect to create jobs and rebuild the economy says MedicareSupplementPlans.com . Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) August 7, 2009 -- Medicare and Medicaid costs are overwhelming government budgets as insurance...

Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a post-recession America, even though as a nation income levels may rise, middle class families still won't be shielded from the crushing burden of health care costs and will watch their standards of living continue to erode, according ...

Newly Patented Sterilization/Disinfection Method Reduces Risk of Microorganism Growth on Hard Surfaces

Bauer Energy Design® Inc. ("Bauer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted US Patent No. 7,547,413 to Bauer. This U.S. patent includes broad claims to novel methods and systems and their use in disinfecting or st...

How to Afford Health Care in Hard Times

SEATTLE, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn is impacting the health of many people - not only by exacerbating conditions like hypertension, stress and fatigue, but also by causing people to put off getting the health care they need. Physicians at The Polyclinic in Sea...

Caring for Elderly Parents Is Tougher During Hard Times

NAPLES, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com, a website dedicated to adult children caring for their elderly parents, has gathered the top ten issues that affect caregivers. These issues are the most popular topics on the AgingCare.com community forum ( www.agingcare.com/C...

Anxiety-Prone People Find Distractions Hard to Ignore

Trouble concentrating may add to stress levels, researcher says,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Anxious people have more difficulty tuning out distractions and require more time to shift their attention from one task to another, a new study from British researchers has found. ...

Resolve Hard Cuticles this Summer with Barielle Hand Cream

Barielle is your Summer Savior for Resolving Hard Cuticles. Barielle's hand cream and nail care products will leave you with a healthy glow this summer. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2009 -- Pretty pedicures aren't the only summer necessity! Polish off your look from hea...

Study: Women with hard to diagnose chest pain symptoms at higher risk for cardiovascular events

LOS ANGELES (EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 11, 2009; 3 pm Central Daylight Time) Many physicians are presented with the following scenario: a woman comes into the office complaining of chest pain, undergoes a stress test to evaluate the chest pain, and the stress test results suggest coronary artery disea...

Hit Hard by the Economy, Americans Risk Knockout Without Disability Insurance

LIFE Urges Americans to Think About Income Protection, Offers Tips for Obtaining Coverage ARLINGTON, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a new survey show the historic recession has left many Americans with less in savings and investments -- and as a consequence, they are more vuln...

Women's Mental Health Hit Hard by Recession, Yet Many Show Resilience and Resourcefulness in Coping With Stress

-- New survey shows women focus on others, at expense of their own mental health -- ARLINGTON, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two-thirds of American women interviewed for a survey released today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) say that the nation's sagging ec...

She Works Hard for the Money, so She Shouldn't Have to Work Hard for Great Skin

Skin Authority's New GO! Gorgeous Kits Make Professional Skin Care Accessible to Everyone CARLSBAD, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's woman has a lot on her plate. She's picking up the kids, managing a career and household, and may even be the sole breadwinner. She works hard for the m...

Illinois Hospitals Hit Hard By Recession

Preserving Health Care Funding Critical to Protecting Patients and Health Care Safety Net NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois hospitals are being dramatically affected by the state and national economic crisis, according to a survey conducted by the Illinois Hospital...

American Network, Inc. Offers Revolutionary Service to Hard of Hearing

PhoneCaption(sm) Service for Hard of Hearing Now Provides Caller ID NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- American Network, Inc. today unveiled an evolutionary Caller ID feature through PhoneCaption.com's services for Hard of Hearing individuals. Until now, Hard of Hearing (late/accidental loss...

Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart

Study finds it alters levels of hormones, could raise risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease MONDAY, March 2 -- Working the night shift might lead to hormonal and metabolic changes that raise risks for obesity, diabetes and heart disease, researchers say. "In the long run, the...

Superior Sound Amplifies Quality of Life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Autodesk Names Cochlear, Creator of the Baha Hearing System, as Inventor of the Month for February 2009 SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK ) has named Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions, a division of Cochlear Ltd (Cochlear) and a global leader in the...

PhoneCaption Provides Free Captioning Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- American Network, Inc., announced today that it has been approved by FCC to provide TRS services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. FCC approval further validates American Network's service model and a great success as it forays into TRS with its first...

Tampa Bay Veterinarian Featured in People Magazine's Heroes in Hard Times

Hospital Gave Away $1.2 Million in Free or Discounted Care Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) February 5, 2009 -- People Magazine featured Dr. Neil Shaw, chief medical officer and internal medicine specialist of Florida Veterinary Specialists (FVS), in their latest issue as a "...

Low-Cost Strategies to Maintain Health in Hard Times

Staying fit doesn't have to break the bank, experts say MONDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone needs to make sacrifices during hard economic times, but you don't have to shortchange your health. Experts with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston say people can live healt...

Bad Bosses Are Hard on the Heart

Study ties work woes to fatal cardiovascular events in men TUESDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Burdened by an overbearing boss? Your heart may pay the price, according to new research. The Swedish study found that workers' risks for angina, heart attack and death rose along with th...

E6 Ventures Invests in Novel Coatings Developer, Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd

ASCOT, England, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- E6 Ventures has agreed to participate in the next round of funding in Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd. Set up in 2005 by its chief technical officer, Sergey Aleksandrov, Diamond Hard Surfaces is a high technology company that has developed a low temperature pr...

Purina(R) Pro Plan(R) Introduces Innovative Blend of Tender and Hard Kibbles

Shredded Blend Formula Combines Both in One Bag for a Tasty, Nutritious New Meal ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With the innovative new Shredded Blend formula by Purina(R) Pro Plan(R) brand dog food, pet owners can give their dogs both tender, shredded pieces...

Study Probes Why Smokers Find It Hard to Quit

When not in a state of craving, they may underestimate intensity of future urge to light up TUESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not craving a hit of nicotine the moment you declare you are quitting smoking, your battle just got a little tougher, say researchers at the Univer...

No substitute for hard work: Creatine supplementation does not improve exercise outcomes in COPD

Creatine, a popular nutritional supplement renowned for enhancing athletic performance and muscle strength, does not improve exercise outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. The randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study provided ...

'Why Do Drugs Cost So Much? and why are we so darn sick?': New Book Reveals Inner Workings of Big Pharma, Asks Hard Questions About Our Health

HENNEPIN, Ill., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Caution! If read in its entirety, "Why Do Drugs Cost So Much? and why are we so darn sick?" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com ) may cause the following side effects: surprise, anger, disbelief and even amusement. Written by the h...

Working Hard When Tired Raises Blood Pressure

Finding suggests chronic fatigue may pose serious health risks THURSDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Doing mental or physical work while exhausted may harm your health, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that fatigued people had bigger spi...

Non-Polyp Colon Lesions Hard to Detect

These flat growths are relatively common and tend to be cancerous, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- While the majority of colon cancers were thought to develop from polyps, a new study challenges that assumption and points out that so-called non-polypoid (flat or de...

Quitting Marijuana Just as Hard as Quitting Cigarettes

Study found smokers experienced irritability, anger and sleep disturbances FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of withdrawal from marijuana use can be as bad as what people experience when they stop smoking cigarettes, including irritability, anger and trouble sleeping, a ne...

Being a Condom Tester is a Hard Job

Durex(R) is Looking for Qualified Canadians to Fill the Position - are you up for it? TORONTO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadians like to leave work at the office, but being a condom tester is one job you will want to take home and straight to the bedroom. Durex is ...

Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart

High anxiety, low control doubles recurrent heart attack risk, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic on-the-job stress doubles the risk that someone who has had a heart attack will have another major coronary event, a Canadian study finds. Other studies have shown ...

Donation of $15,000 and Hard Work Allows a Family in Need to Move into New Home

History Of Support For Habitat For Humanity Continued By Binson's Home Health Care Centers And Northwood Inc. Family Presented With New Home Saturday, September 22nd On Detroit's East Side CENTER LINE, Mich., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A family ...

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

The emotional distress is not as bad as predicted, college researchers find TUESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kicked to the curb by the love of your life is actually far less emotionally devastating than most would predict. That's the word from new research that found men...

Staph Infections Hit Professional Football Hard

NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Jurevicius, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Kellen Winslow. Unfortunately, during the past few months the list of top professional football players affected by Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly called staph, seems to read as a who's who of the National Football...

Help is Hard to Find for Child Sex Abuse Victims in India

Aside from a mumbled "yes" to two friends who asked if "it" had happened to her, the now 21-year-old New Delhi resident never spoke about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. In India, where a landmark study released in April showed half of the 15,000 children and young adults it surv...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

The US government does not have a precise figure of those wounded in the killing fields of Iraq or Afghanistan. The death toll is relatively easy to keep track of 3,500 in Iraq for instance. But in the case of the wounded estimates vary, between 35,000 and 53,000. But more important the...

Zambia Trying Hard to Tackle Crisis in Mental Health Care

The World Health Organisation has been regularly urging the developing world to look for new initiatives and programmes targeting mental health care in their public health services. But many nations in the African continent are hard pressed for funds to rise to the challenge before them. L...

Health Trusts Hit Hard by Dental Contract

A new dental contract introduced by NHS dentists last year, has left Health Trusts short of nearly £56million, according to the Liberal Democrats.// The figures from a local survey of health trusts show that almost three quarters of Primary Care Trusts have received much less money than they...

Marijuana Abuse Responds to Psychotherapy, Overall Is Hard to Treat

Marijuana dependence and abuse can be moderately improved by various psychotherapy treatments — but reduced use rather than abstinence may be the best clinicians// can hope for at this time, a new review finds. One-on-one cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is most effective, but other counse...

A hard nut to crack …

A retired construction worker, Derek Kirchen, 67, who had suffered pneumonia eight times and experienced recurring pass-outs, had perplexed the doctors //who were at their wits end, making sense of the symptoms and providing answers. When the X-rays and tests did not offer any clues, doctors had ca...

Are You Ill? Have A Hard Laugh!

What some Japanese newly licensed therapists do is no laughing matter. These laughing therapists help their patients laugh! The first 49 laughing therapists recently passed their // examinations and are now licensed to make patients laugh to improve their immune system, and in general to help...

Anger Hard on the Heart

New research shows that men who are angry or hostile should find a way to calm down because they’re more likely to suffer from an irregular // heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is when the two upper chambers of the heart quiver instead of beating effectively. This can cau...
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