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Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

With school starting soon, parents and children should begin transitioning to an earlier sleep schedule to avoid losing sleep with an earlier wake time. Successfully transitioning sleeping patterns will help students be mentally alert and ready to learn by the first day of school. ...

Thousands of Nebraskans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 700,100 residents in Nebraska could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 releas...

Thousands of New Mexicans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 428,000 residents in New Mexico could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 release...

Millions of Pennsylvanians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, JULY 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 4.1 million residents in Pennsylvania could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of ...

Millions of Virginians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 2.7 million residents in Virginia could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 re...

Thousands of Montanans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 256,700 residents in Montana could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 relea...

Thousands of Maine Residents Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 523,400 residents in Maine could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 ...

EyeCare America Reminds Seniors: "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence"

EyeCare America Offers No Cost Medical Eye Care to Qualified Seniors San Francisco, CA (Vocus) June 1, 2009 -- Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, watch television, or drive your car. These are a few of the things many seniors have trouble doing due to variou...

Cancer drug causes patient to lose fingerprints and be detained by US immigration

Immigration officials held a cancer patient for four hours before they allowed him to enter the USA because one of his cancer drugs caused his fingerprints to disappear. His oncologist is now advising all cancer patients who are being treated with the commonly used drug, capecitabine, to carry a d...

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Use It or Lose It High School Seat Belt Challenge Brings Out the Creativity in Cuyahoga County Teens

Area high schoolers take to the stage at the House of Blues to compete for highest seat belt use and most creative seat belt messages CLEVELAND, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Local teens had a chance to showcase their creativity -- and their community spirit -- at the House of Blues at noon on Tu...

Morbidly Obese Lose Hundreds of Pounds, Gain New Mentality at Live-In Fitness Retreat

Live-In Fitness Enterprise, an all-inclusive weight-loss retreat set outside of Los Angeles, has helped severely obese individuals to change their lifestyle and drop hundreds of necessary pounds. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) May 13, 2009 -- A recent study indicates that morb...

Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time

Studies found levels of good compounds dropped after 6 months THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- For those who swear by antioxidant-rich food and drink, two new studies show those health benefits can wane if the products are stored for too long a time. The findings focus specifi...

South Asians with diabetes more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than white Europeans

South Asians with type 2 diabetes are significantly more at risk of losing their eyesight and losing it at an earlier age, compared to White Europeans with the same condition. A UK study carried out by the University of Warwick shows diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina) is more prevalen...

Photos: Eight Finalists Lose 685 Pounds and Gain $800,000

Health and Fitness Company Beachbody(R) Awards Cash Prizes To Winners In Gala Event SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the most anticipated and inspiring events of the year, Beachbody.com (developer of P90X(R) ) awarded $800,000 on Saturday night to eight victorious c...

7 Ways to Keep Health Coverage If You Lose Your Job

DALLAS, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laid off? Don't panic. The following summarizes a new list of suggestions on how to maintain health coverage from the non-profit, non-partisan National Center for Policy Analysis. Authored by NCPA health economist and Senior Fellow Devon Herrick, Ph.D.,...

One-third of Americans lose sleep over economy

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 One-third of Americans are losing sleep over the state of the U.S. economy and other personal financial concerns, according to a new poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). The poll suggests that inadequate sleep is associated with unhealthy lifes...

Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests

Comparison of 4 diet plans finds all produce similar results,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to lose weight, it doesn't seem to matter what type of diet plan you choose. What really matters is that you just eat less. A study in the Feb. 26 issue of the New En...

How Much Weight Can They Lose in 90 Days?

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the next 12 weeks eDiets and ExerciseTV will provide four people with award-winning, calorie-controlled in-home Meal Delivery service, personalized fitness plans using the free video-on-demand (VOD) workouts on ExerciseTV, nutrition a...

Astronauts on International Space Station lose alarming amounts of hipbone strength

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 26, 2009 Astronauts spending months in space lose significant bone strength, making them increasingly at risk for fractures later in life. UC Irvine and UC San Francisco led a study evaluating 13 astronauts who spent four to six months on the International Space Station an...

Caution: Lose more than weight with imported diet pills

Americans who use illegal diet pills from South America are taking amphetamines without knowing it and seriously risking both their health and their jobs. Physicians need to be made aware of the range of serious side effects of these drugs to allow them to identify and treat those patients present...

School-based physical activity: Has benefits even if it doesn't help lose weight

School-based health and exercise programs have positive outcomes despite having little effect on children's weight or the amount of exercise they do outside of school, say Cochrane Researchers who carried out a systematic review of studies on physical activity programs in schools. The research ...

Nutrition Software nutrinote 2009: Lose Weight With the Help of a Computer

DUISBURG, Germany, January 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The new nutrition software nutrinote 2009 is meant for everyone who wants to achieve long-lasting weight loss or who needs to monitor what they eat. An interactive, animated food diary, a calorie warning light, several diary analyses and diagrams ma...

'Psych Yourself Skinny' Lose Weight the Fun & Creative Way in 2009!

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- "Psych Yourself Skinny" is a creative, fun and brutally honest look at your FAT self, with a 28-day schedule of meditations, freestyle dance tips, meal ideas, daily "skinny" psych sessions, explicit visual motivators and blunt advice on how to make a big chang...

Open Wide, It's Time to Lose Weight!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentinel Group announced the first implants of the Full Sense(TM) Device on November 3-4, 2008 at Galenia Hospital in Cancun, Mexico by American doctors Randal Baker MD, James Foote MD and Mexican doctor Jorge Trevino MD. The Full Sense Device...

Second Harvest Heartland, Feeding America, General Mills, and 'The Biggest Loser' Team to Help Community Lose Weight and Raise Funds to Feed the Hungry

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger relief organization, today announced a new partnership with Feeding America, General Mills and NBC's "The Biggest Loser." Through the Pound For Pound Challenge, for every pound participating...

Video: Combined Veterinary and Pet Owner Efforts Help Pet Lose Big

First Hill's PetFit(TM) Challenge Participant Shows Remarkable Quick Weight Loss Improvement TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 20, Zeb, a 104 pound, 7-year-old, Labrador retriever, and his owner Diane Bonheim became the first 2008 Hill's PetFit(TM) Challenge participants....

Employees Have Yet Another Reason To Lose Their Office Chairs In Favor Of A Treadmill Desk: Their Brain

Use of Treadmill Desks May Increase Production of Small Blood Vessels in the Brain Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 -- Numerous studies in recent years have shown that walking on a regular basis lowers an employee's incidence of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's Dise...

Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span

November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- During Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, female smokers should take advantage of available resources, pick a quit day, and start taking steps toward kickin...

Weight Watchers Members and Online Subscribers Lose an Estimated 4 Million Pounds in Six Week Period

The Lose For Good(TM) Campaign Reaches $1 Million Dollar Donation Goal and Collects 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Food Banks in Need NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW ) is pleased to announce the donation of one million...

Weight Watchers Members and Online Subscribers Lose an Estimated Million Pounds in Six Week Period

The Lose For Good(TM) Campaign Reaches $1 Million Dollar Donation Goal and Collects 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Food Banks in Need NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW ) is pleased to announce the donation of one million dollars to two hung...

Hospitals to Lose an Average $10,000 to $20,000 per Case on Common Cardiovascular Procedures Under Medicare's Value-based Purchasing Program

Low incidence of hospital-acquired conditions to minimize financial impact; greatest financial risk to hospitals with high incidence of mediastinitis and pressure ulcers NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The initial financial impact of Medicare's new Value-based Purc...

Help Employees Boost Memory, Lose Weight, Get Healthier & Increase Productivity

TrekDesk is a workstation that fits over an existing treadmill and allows employees to walk and work simultaneously, at slow speeds without sweating. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 21, 2008 -- Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a product that could increase an employee'...

Leading the Way in Cosmetic Surgery Los Angeles Surgeon and Beauty Expert, Dr. Christine Petti Offers Minimally Invasive SmartLipo™ – The Smart Way to Lose Fat

Based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S is one of the first plastic surgeons on the west coast to offer SmartLipo™ . This minimally invasive liposuction procedure offers fast results and short recovery times. Because it incorporates laser surgery technology, th...

Duke researchers show reading can help obese kids lose weight

DURHAM, N.C. -- It's no secret that reading is beneficial. But can it help kids lose weight? In the first study to look at the impact of literature on obese adolescents, researchers at Duke Children's Hospital discovered that reading the right type of novel may make a difference. The Duke resea...

Keep a Food Diary, Lose Twice as Much Weight

Logging intake makes you think about what you eat, study finds,, TUESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping tabs on what you eat with a food diary can double your weight loss, a new study shows. While the idea of food diaries has been around a long time, this latest research offers...

U of I study shows how to lose weight without losing bone

A higher-protein diet that emphasizes lean meats and low-fat dairy foods as sources of protein and calcium can mean weight loss without bone loss--and the evidence is in bone scans taken throughout a new University of Illinois study. The research, which compared the results of a high-protein, d...

Weight Management Solution Helps You Lose or Gain as Much Weight as You Choose

TUCSON, Ariz., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- You can lose 15 pounds, 150 pounds and more, or even gain weight if you are below your ideal weight according to a new weight management system designed by Michael Dow, a new author. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/NYFNSA03 ) Dow...

Who Knew You Could Learn to Lose Weight by Reading an Enjoyable Novel?

Translating Medical-Speak into Common Everyday Language: 'A Novel Diet' by Nikki Lang, MD PHILADELPHIA, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "I have never seen a more solid, practical and realistic approach to weight control." -- Nutritionist, Barbara Porcelli, RD, LDN Nikki L...

Study: Child maltreatment victims lose 2 years of quality of life

Athens, Ga. - Child maltreatment is associated with reductions in quality of life even decades later, according to a new University of Georgia study that finds thaton averagevictims lose at least two years of quality of life. UGA College of Public Health associate professor Phaedra Corso and he...

The Weight Is Over: Five Winners Lose 194 Pounds as Kmart Encourages 24,000 Americans to Achieve Healthier Lifestyle

Diana Tollerud Wins the Kmart 'New Day Your Way' Contest and More than $10,000 in Cash and Prizes HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart announced today that Diana Tollerud from Gurnee, Ill., is the grand prize winner of the annual "New Day Your Way" contest...
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