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CareFusion Issues Update Regarding Previously Disclosed June 12, 2009 Recall of the Alaris(R) System

SAN DIEGO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation, which is expected to become a public company following its planned spinoff from Cardinal Health, today issued the following update regarding its previously disclosed recall of the Alaris System: On June 12, 2009, the ...

American Association for Homecare Sets the Record Straight About Recent Home Medical Equipment Issues in the News

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent media stories that perpetuate misperceptions about home medical equipment and services (durable medical equipment) and about the Medicare competitive bidding program for medical equipment, the American Association f...

United States Patent Office Issues Decision in Re-examination Proceedings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. , July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew Inc.'s Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) has issued actions in re-examination proceedings involving thr...

UC Davis study highlights work-life issues of female surgeons

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Even with the demands of surgical careers, most surgeons would still choose their profession again. Women surgeons, however, are far more likely to postpone having children or to not have children at all and would prefer more flexibility in their work schedules, a national su...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Updated Position Statement on Vitamin D

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recently issued an updated position statement on vitamin D after an updated review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal he...

New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the discussion regarding health care reform moves through Congress and is debated in the public forum, a new policy statement from the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) urges all parties to include adolescent and young adult health issues in t...

Respiratory Issues Linger for Smallest Babies

Problems related to low birth weight continue into adulthood, study shows THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Respiratory problems experienced by low birth weight infants can persist into adulthood, U.S. researchers report. Young adults with a history of low birth weight (less than...

Providence Service Corporation Does Not Expect California Budget Issues to Materially Impact Its Business in the State

TUCSON, Ariz., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today commented on recent budget discussions in California as part of the state's attempt to close its large budget deficit. "As we have stated previously, given that our programs in Califor...

European Consumers Share a High Interest in Healthcare, but Hold Varied Views on Many Health Issues New TNS Healthcare Study Reveals Both Differences and Similarities in Health Views across Europe

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90% of consumers across the five major European markets--the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain-share an interest in health, according to a new study by TNS Healthcare, a Kantar Health Company. European woman are significantly more concerned with health...

Blue Shield of California Makes Understanding Health Care Issues Easier for Consumers

-Health Plan Earns 22 Communication Awards in 6 Months- SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting its ongoing effort to help consumers understand their health care options, Blue Shield of California has been awarded 22 communications honors in the last six months. The n...

Women's Sexual Health Issues Hit Home

U.S. survey finds two-thirds have had sex-related stress, anxiety THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that 70 percent of American women have experienced a sexual health issue, and 22 percent felt very or extremely concerned about it. The survey defined a sexual ...

Top Dentist Issues Opinion on Health Benefits of Cutting-Edge Orthodontics

New York City Dentist Dr. Jan Linhart reveals health benefits of orthodontics New York, NY (Vocus) June 25, 2009 -- Dr. Jan Linhart, a top-rated dentist with offices in Manhattan, claims that orthodontic work can be beneficial not only superficially, but also to a ...

Phyhealth Issues 2008 Audited Financial Statements and Provides Business Update

MIAMI, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH) , a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians and manager of Physhield Insurance Exchange, a licensed medical malpractice insurer, today anno...

Top Obama Administration Officials to Engage Latino Leaders on Critical Policy Issues in Los Angeles This Week

Three-Day Conference to focus on Education, Health and Sustainable Communities LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 26th Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), a three-day event designed to enhance the governance skill...

National Council on Disability to Hold Minneapolis Meeting to Hear Issues Affecting People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) will conduct its next quarterly meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2009, and ending at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,...

National Changing Diabetes Program Issues Statement on President Obama's Speech to the American Medical Association

PRINCETON, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Changing Diabetes Program (NCDP) commends President Obama for highlighting the importance of preventive care and chronic disease management in his speech to the American Medical Association Monday. The President emphasized prevention and team-b...

FDA Issues Warning for Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy

Zicam nasal products can cause loss of smell, officials stress TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday warned consumers to stop using Zicam nasal cold remedy products because they can cause the loss of a sense of smell. The specific products contained i...

Lung Cancer Alliance Issues Statement on FDA Tobacco Regulation Bill

Urges Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly endorsed the U.S. Senate version of the FDA tobacco regulation bill with a 307-97 vote -- an emphatic exclamation point for the success...

Better access to info and dialogue with HCPs on sexual issues for rheumatology patients

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Patients with rheumatic diseases want more information and better communication with healthcare professionals on the sexual issues related to their conditions, according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of th...

GlobalEquityReport.com Issues Cancer Stocks On The Move Today: HEB, GNBT, CTIC, CTHP, DNDN

BOSTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalEquityReport.com is pleased to offer its stock alerts service to the investing community. Investors who are interested in stocks on the move and in the news can receive FREE Alerts by visiting the following link: http://www.GlobalEquityReport.com ...

Health-care issues lead latest Arizona State University-Southwest Poll

TEMPE, Ariz. A majority of Southwesterners 86 percent think the U.S. health care system is in need of some reform, and more than half 53 percent indicate "a great deal of reform" is needed, according to the most recent Arizona State University-Southwest Poll. Further, support for health ca...

Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research Ltd., Brussels Branch, Issues Statement Concerning Prospect Therapeutics Inc's. GCS-100 Molecule

WELLESLEY HILLS, Ma., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn") announced today that he has received a statement from Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research Ltd., Brussels Branch. The statement is quoted in its entirety below. "Prospect Therapeutics' lead product candidate, G...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For the Management of Psoriasis With Systemic Medications

Dermatologists emphasize treatment should be tailored to meet individual patients' needs SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on an extensive review of scientific literature on psoriasis and the opinion of recognized psoriasis experts, the American Academy of Dermatol...

Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

Physical, mental stress at young age can have lifelong effects, research shows TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental health problems in childhood can have lifelong consequences, which means it's important to start health promotion and disease prevention early in life,...

MHPA, Leading Association Representing Medicaid Health Plans, Issues Statement on Proposed California SCHIP Elimination

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Executive Director Thomas L. Johnson issued the following statement regarding the proposed elimination of California's State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), called "Healthy Families": "The ...

Bringing Uninsured and Underinsured Issues Into the Spotlight in the Louisiana State Legislature

Health Screening and Education Event Hosted to Promote Importance of Prevention and Early Detection WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men's Health Network has partnered with Pfizer Helpful Answers, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and the...

Senators Arlen Specter and John Cornyn Will Discuss Medicare Issues at American Association for Homecare Legislative Conference, June 2-3, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) will speak to more than 250 providers of home medical equipment and services during the American Association for Homecare Washington Legislative Conference, June 2-3, 2009 at the Capital Hilto...

Beacon Equity Issues Stock Alerts on Leading Pharmaceutical Giants

DALLAS, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- BeaconEquity.com announces availability of alerts on pharmaceutical companies poised to wrap up the week with heavy trading. The alerts include recent news, trading activity and technical analysis. Investors can view all of the daily stock alerts for free b...

Providence Service Corporation Issues Letter to Stockholders

Recommends Stockholders to Vote WHITE Proxy Card to Re-Elect Highly-Qualified and Experienced Incumbent Directors and Reject Dissident Group's Opposition Slate TUCSON, Ariz., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced that it has issu...

VA Needs Legislative Push to Inform Veterans of Health Issues Connected to Military Service

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Federal law stipulates that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a responsibility to inform veterans of the benefits they have earned by virtue of their service to our nation while in uniform," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans...

BioRay's CytoFlora Reduces Digestive and Behavioral Issues in Autistic Children

Debuts at Autism One May 22 - 25, 2009 CytoFlora decreases IgA and IgM antibodies to intestinal bacteria in children with immune disorders and autism. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It is believed that as many as 75% of autistic children are affected by gastrointestina...

Town Hall Meeting to Be Held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to Educate and Empower Garfield Residents on Medical and Legal Issues Related to Chromium Contamination

All Garfield Residents Invited to VFW from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. GARFIELD, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The invasive, yet necessary, sample collection and testing currently taking place in homes, businesses and properties in Garfield, New Jersey, serves as a reminder to the city's re...

United Spinal Association's 2nd Annual Disability Leadership & Policy Summit: Health Issues and People with Disabilities

NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual Disability Leadership & Policy Summit: Health Issues and People with Disabilities, a unique gathering to promote an exchange of ideas between people with disabilities and public officials, disability rights advocates, educators, bu...

Special journal issues released on global health promotion and health education

WASHINGTON, DC & PARIS, FRANCE The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) are pleased to release today special, complementary peer-reviewed journals containing ten articles on strengthening standards and quality assuranc...

Major Physician Group Issues Statement in Support of Physician/Industry Relationships

HOUSTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology (AACE and ACE) today released a Position Statement on Physician/Industry Relationships. The position is a strong statement in support of continuing the benefi...

Amylin Issues Statement Regarding Open Letter From Icahn

SAN DIEGO, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today released the following statement in response to Carl Icahn: "Icahn Associates has been criticizing our Board for our performance, we felt it was only fair to point out, according to Icahn's own st...

Icahn Issues Open Letter to Amylin Shareholders

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carl Icahn announced today that he issued the following open letter to shareholders of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ). May 14, 2009 Dear Fellow Amylin Shareholders: Amylin's May 11, 2009 letter to shareholders represents a ...

APS issues new guideline for low-back pain interventions, surgery

PORTLAND, Ore. The American Pain Society (APS) has issued a new clinical practice guideline for low back pain that emphasizes the use of noninvasive treatments over interventional procedures, as well as shared decision making between provider and patient. The findings are published in the current...

The Quigley Corporation Issues Open Letter to Stockholders; Urges Stockholders to Reject Dissident Ted Karkus' Solicitation Efforts

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quigley Corporation, (Nasdaq: QGLY ) , www.quigleyco.com , today announced it has issued an open letter to stockholders urging them to reelect its experienced and highly qualified Board of Directors by voting the WHITE proxy card by ...

Biosite Incorporated Issues Voluntary, Nationwide Recall for Cardiac Marker Test

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosite Incorporated has initiated a voluntary, nationwide recall of one lot of Triage(R) Cardiac Panel. The test is used by healthcare professionals as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The product has been recalled due to reports ...
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