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Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- California domestic violence prevention advocates will learn how to use the latest technology to help keep abuse survivors safe, thanks to a new program created by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) and Verizon. ...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

DENVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative program that cut cardiac deaths by 73 percent by linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary care doctors, and cardiologists with an electronic health record also kept the patients healthy two years ...

TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy works well, study finds THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who respond poorly to standard treatment with methotrexate may benefit from additional treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TN...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / -- The 'Help Is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in New Jersey throughout the week of August 9-15 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling New Jersey residents access information on programs that pr...

Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

DETROIT, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of physician practices in Michigan have teamed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to help a movement that has made the state one of the national leaders of e-prescribing. One of those doctors is Michael Schaub who, with Physician Assi...

CSC to Help Georgia Hospital Association Members Achieve 'Meaningful Use' of Electronic Health Records

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC ) today announced that the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) has endorsed the company as a preferred provider to help member hospitals comply with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)...

SDSU's Process Improvement Programs Help Businesses Achieve Bottom Line Results

San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies (CES) Lean Enterprise and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt programs can help organizations streamline processes and services, reduce waste, and focus on achieving measurable results, making them more competitive and profitable in today's business ...

Health reform proposals could help 13 million uninsured young adults gain coverage

New York, NY, August 6, 2009 Comprehensive health reform proposals now before Congress could help the more than 13 million uninsured young adults ages 19-29 gain coverage, and such reforms would also help ensure that those who now have coverage would not lose it, according to a new Commonwealth Fu...

Nexicon Partners With IntentionQuest to Protect Intellectual Property Rights of Self Help Industry

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nexicon (Pink Sheets: NXCO), developer of next generation digital media protection and intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of AmnestyQuest.com , a website that provides authors in the self-help/motivational market with ...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are still debating the usefulness of wearing surgical face masks to ward off the flu, and the results of a new study aren't likely to clear up the confusion. Researchers in Hong K...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

RESTON, Va.A new study published in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET) is an important tool for depicting the extent of neuroblastoma in some patients, particularly for those in the early stages of the disease. Neuroblastoma accounts...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New York Workers Hurt by Recession

ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in New York throughout the week of August 3 - 7 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling New Yorkers access information on programs that provide prescrip...

Brain Scan May Help Predict Cancer Drug Response

Identifying tumors treatable with Avastin has multiple benefits, researchers say,, THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to predict which brain cancer patients will respond to the drug Avastin has been developed by U.S. researchers. Avastin, which shrinks tumors by cutting...

Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds,, THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Though its reputation doesn't rank down there with the appendix, the spleen isn't exactly known as a vital organ. In fact, plenty of people do fine without it. But new research...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

St. Louis, July 30, 2009 Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose. That substance is a component of the common food additive lecithin, and researchers speculate it may one day be possible to use...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

Contraceptive pills, hormonal injections both seem effective, study says THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are prone to the common vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis, are less likely to have a recurrence if they take hormonal contraception, whether it be birth contro...

'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

Treatment could be tested in women within 18 to 24 months, expert suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with "suicide" genes slowed ovarian tumor growth in mice and may one day offer a way to treat late-stage ovarian cancer in women, U.S. scientists say. Currently...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

The Eric Westacott Foundation announced today that it has teamed with Patrick Rummerfield, the first fully functional quadriplegic in history, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to donate the proceeds of the upcoming Golf Classic Tournament to the rehabilitation of an 11-year old quadr...

Generation Rescue and AutismOne Join Forces to Help Children

Generation Rescue and AutismOne are delighted to announce their partnership to better meet the needs of the autism community in order to help children and educate parents and medical professionals. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- Generation Rescue and Au...

Rush University Medical Center studies program to help older adults transition from hospital to home

In light of health care reform measures, Rush University Medical Center has launched a study of its program to help older adults transition from hospital to home. The goal of the study is to determine whether the program, first implemented two years ago, succeeds in reducing readmissions with...

Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the high death rates from breast cancer in American Indian and Alaskan native women are linked to cultural beliefs, not barriers such as...

Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight

But avoiding postpartum sleep deprivation can be tough, experts admit FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- New moms who can't zip up their pre-pregnancy jeans might not be catching enough zzzs. Getting a good night's sleep, in fact, may be just as important as diet and exercise for s...

Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

Program to improve focus got mixed results, researchers say THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- The inability to focus is a common problem for stroke survivors, and a new study finds they might benefit from attention-training. New Zealand psychologists evaluated 78 stroke patients...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Pennsylvania Workers Hurt by Recession

PITTSBURGH, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in Pennsylvania throughout the week of July 27-31 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling Pennsylvanians access information on programs that provide prescri...

Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact

Partnership to Focus on Energy Conservation and Facility Retrofitting ARLINGTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) has entered into an agreement with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation, to...

HSA Bank and My HSA Rewards Offer a New Way for HSA Bank Customers to Help Pay for Their Health Care

My HSA Rewards and HSA Bank, two innovators in health savings accounts, have announced a new marketing alliance. Through their marketing efforts, My HSA Rewards members will be provided easy access to HSA Bank through the My HSA Rewards website to learn about and open a Health Savings Account th...

Career Step Partners with Computer Learning Center to Help Students Gain Careers in Growing Healthcare Industry

Career Step has partnered with Computer Learning Center to offer training to individuals interested in pursing careers in medical transcription and medical coding and billing. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) July 22, 2009 -- Career Step, a leading online healthcare education compan...

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

WOBURN, Mass. and DURHAM, N.C., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx and bioMerieux, Inc. today announced Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), which is part of Orlando Health, has implemented the PNA FISH(R) tests from AdvanDx to identify bloodstream pathogens 1 to 2 days earlier to help t...

CancerCare Launches New Program to Help Multiple Myeloma Patients Cover Transportation Costs

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Care announced today the launch of the "Door to Door" program for patients with multiple myeloma. Cancer Care 's program will provide individual grants of up to $600 annually to multiple myeloma patients for covering transportation cost...

Can pen and paper help make electronic medical records better?

INDIANAPOLIS The results of a new study of the pen and paper workarounds employed by healthcare providers who use an electronic medical record system may help make electronic medical records even more useful to health-care providers and the patients they serve. "Exploring the Persistence of Pa...

Probiotics Supplement May Help After Gastric Bypass Surgery

In study, patients lost weight faster and avoided vitamin B deficiency FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a probiotics supplement after gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight faster and avoid vitamin B deficiency, a new study finds. Probiotics are the "good" bact...

Center for Medicines & Healthy Aging(C) and BidRx(R) Partner to Help Consumers Save on Prescription Medications

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans take one or more prescription medicines on a regular basis, and 40% of community-dwelling seniors take five or more. With the recent downturn in the economy and increase in unemployment, many people are l...

Private and public insurance choices could help pay for national health care reform

New York, NY, July 16, 2009As lawmakers debate how to pay for an overhaul of the nation's health care system, a new report from The Commonwealth Fund projects that including both private and public insurance choices in a new insurance exchange would save the United States as much as $265 billion ...

Addiction Treatment Will Help Make Health Reform Affordable, New Analysis Shows

White Paper Details "Unforeseen Benefits" of Addiction Treatment WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Treating Americans who are addicted to alcohol and drugs will lead to substantial health care savings totaling billions of dollars over a decade, according t...

New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of rotavirus infection, a major cause of infant illness in the United States, could be drastically reduced by a better understanding of when and where ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Gives Boost to Help Small Businesses in the Granite State

CONCORD, N.H. , July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an innovative new program championed by New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire has announced that it will begin offering a New Hampshire HealthFirst product to small employers beginnin...

Dietary Oils May Help Some Fight Fat

Two common supplements lower body fat, build muscle in obese older women with diabetes, researchers find THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, dietary oil supplements could help ward off unwanted fat, according to a new study. Obese older women with type 2 diabe...

AstraZeneca Partners With Primary Health Care to Help Iowa Uninsured

WILMINGTON, Del., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) announced today that it will provide free medication to eligible patients through Primary Health Care in Des Moines, under one of the company's prescription savings programs. The AZ&Me(TM) Pr...

TCS Healthcare Technologies Provides $5,000 Seed Money to Help Fund New CMSA Foundation

TCS Founder Pock Presents Gift to CMSA Foundation President Frater During Annual CMSA Conference AUBURN, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), an industry leader in the development of medical management software applications, pres...

Pelosi Statement on Health Care Reform Legislation Passed Today by the Senate HELP Committee

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the Senate HELP Committee passed its version of health care reform legislation: "The passage of the Affordable Health Choices Act out of the Senate HELP Committee is ...
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