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Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

Surgery alone not linked to improved survival in non-small-cell lung cancer study MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Radiotherapy plus chemotherapy, with or without surgery, works well for people with stage 3A non-small-cell lung cancer, a new study has found. Stage 3A is declared ...

Surgery remans an option for advanced lung cancer

MAYWOOD, Il. In recent years, oncologists have debated whether patients with a certain type of advanced lung cancer would benefit from surgery. Now a major study published in the journal The Lancet has found that surgery after standard chemotherapy and radiation can be an option for patient...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

Current treatment of cystic echinococcosis is surgery or percutaneous aspiration, injection and reaspiration (PAIR) using hypertonic saline or ethanol. It is aimed at causing permanent damage to the endocyst - the thin, delicate, and translucid inner membrane that produces the cystic fluid and gen...

The Hanover Launches New Insurance Option to Protect Family Members in Assisted Living Facilities

WORCESTER, Mass., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE: THG ), a leading super regional property and casualty insurer, today announced the availability of a new product offering that can extend homeowners coverage to provide insurance for family members i...

New Option for Correcting Nearsightedness

Collagen-like lens promising for those unable to get LASIK, researchers say THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Nearsighted people who can't have laser-assisted eye surgery may benefit from implantable lenses made of a collagen-like substance, say Japanese researchers. They noted ...

Prominent Health Experts Who Support Public Insurance Option Available for Interview

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the health reform debate heats up in Congress, the Institute for America's Future today released the names of prominent health care experts and economists available for analysis and interviews. All the experts favor a public healt...

Finally a Health Care Option for Small Businesses

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With rising health care and insurance costs, it's no surprise thousands of small business owners are left in the dark when it comes to providing insurance for themselves, family members and employees. A 2008 National Small Business Association survey ...

Patients Suffering from Diabetes Now Have the Option to Suffer No More with Diabetic Free All Natural Medical Herbal Extracts Capsules

"This is an opportunity for you to change your life - After just one week of taking our Diabetic Free pills, you will experience a noticeable relief from the terrible effects of diabetes: your blood sugar, cholesterol levels and blood pressure will return to normal, your body will be revital...

Organ Transplant Waiting Lists Not Limited to In-State Residents...Steve Jobs' Liver Transplant Showcases Travel Option for Organ Transplant

New Orleans ' Ochsner Medical Center Offers Short Wait Times & High Survival for Liver Transplants NEW ORLEANS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ( www.ochsner.org/transplant ) - It's a little known fact that California resident and Founder/CEO of Apple, Inc., Steve Jobs, has br...

Treatment Option Shortens Path to Pregnancy

Skipping one phase when treating infertility also cuts costs, study finds FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Among couples going to fertility clinics, pregnancy occurred more quickly -- and for less money -- when they took an accelerated route to in vitro fertilization, a new study h...

HIVMA supports public plan option to ensure patients' needs are met

Arlington, VAAs Congress drafts health care reform legislation, HIV clinicians urge lawmakers to include a public plan option to ensure affordable access to comprehensive care for HIV patientsnearly 30 percent of whom have no insurance. The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) believes that a public p...

National Survey Reveals a Broken System for Chronic Disease Sufferers; National Council on Aging and Health Experts Explore Self-Care as a Viable, Consumer Focused Option for Health Reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Council on Aging: WHAT: The not-for-profit National Council on Aging (NCOA), along with leading health care experts, will unveil the groundbreaking results of their national survey of adults with...

New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center (SCCC) at Centennial Medical Center last week began treating patients with a new non-invasive weapon in the battle against cancer. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is the first and only cancer center in Middle Tennessee to offe...

New Option for Erasing Wrinkles

Dysport® cosmetic injection receives U.S. FDA Approval (Vocus) June 4, 2009-- A new wrinkle-smoother will be arriving in doctors' offices in July: the U.S. FDA has approved the cosmetic injectable Dysport®. Dysport®, approved in the European Union, Brazil, A...

'America's Future Now' Straw Poll: Progressives See Health Care Reform With Public Option As Top Priority

Progressives Energized, Overwhelmingly Approve of Obama and His Agenda; Jon Stewart Bests Stephen Colbert, Rachel Maddow Over Keith Olbermann WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Progressives gathered at this week's "America's Future Now" conference found a lot to like in President ...

ChemGenex's omacetaxine may provide first viable treatment option for highly resistant form of CML

MELBOURNE, Australia, and MENLO PARK, California U.S.A. (June 1st, 2009) ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Limited (ChemGenex) (ASX:CXS) announced that the latest data from its pivotal study of omacetaxine in patients with T315I-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was the subject of an oral presentat...

Valeant Grants Schering-Plough Exclusive Option in Japan for Taribavirin in Exchange for Release of Last Right of Refusal

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive option agreement with Schering-Plough (NYSE: SGP ) for taribavirin in Japan. In exchange for the exclusive option, Schering-Plough has...

Health Affairs Report On Mass. Mandatory Insurance Law Confirms: Strong Public Option Must Be Included in National Health Reform

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today in Health Affairs finds that a Massachusetts law requiring all to show proof of health insurance has resulted in higher costs. This predictable result confirms that President Obama's promised "public option" to private insuranc...

New treatment option for patients with chronic hepatitis C

A new combination therapy of daily consensus interferon (CIFN) and ribavirin is effective for some people with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) who do not respond to standard therapy. The treatment works particularly well in interferon-sensitive patients who have lower fibrosis scores, according to a new...

Cephalon Announces Exercise of $65 Million Over-allotment Option on 2.50% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes

FRAZER, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) announced today that the underwriters of its previously announced offering of $435 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.50% convertible senior subordinated notes due 2014 have exercised in full their over-allotmen...

Viral Genetics Has Option Under Issued Key Patent for Cancer Drug

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Biotechnology firm Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VRAL), a company that discovers and develops drug compounds to treat cancer, Lyme Disease and HIV, has been issued a patent for novel cancer therapies. The patent protects cancer drugs that h...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Triple Drug Combination is Promising Option to Treat Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining two chemotherapy drugs with trastuzumab (Herceptin) to treat women who have metastatic HER2+ breast cancer may offer physicians another choice in their treatment options. At the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinica...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Agent Provides Treatment Option for Women with Hot Flashes

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and f...

Triple drug combination is promising option to treat metastatic HER2+ breast cancer

ORLANDO Combining two chemotherapy drugs with trastuzumab (Herceptin) to treat women who have metastatic HER2+ breast cancer may offer physicians another choice in their treatment options. At the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), researchers from the Ma...

Mayo Clinic researchers say agent provides treatment option for women with hot flashes

ORLANDO A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a p...

Cardinal Health Board Proposes Employee Stock Option Exchange Program, Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, today announced its board of directors has approved a special meeting of shareholders to vote on a proposed employee stock option excha...

Sen. Carolyn Allen Calls for Patient Rights and Treatment Option Awareness

Free pamphlet offers answers and resources to help patients advocate for themselves PHOENIX, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Carolyn Allen joined the director for the Arizona Department of Insurance and others on Thursday, April 30 to commend a new free pamphlet developed to educate patients about...

Consumers are Looking to Boiron Arnicare(R) as a Safer Option as FDA Enforces Stricter Labeling for Many Pain Relievers

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Many over-the-counter pain relievers will be required to carry stiffer warnings as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implements its new labeling rules. The final ruling, made Tuesday, calls for stronger labeling on the dangers of liver...

New Data Presented at AUA's Annual Conference Prove GELNIQUE(TM) (oxybutynin chloride) 10% gel is an Effective, Safe Option for Female Overactive Bladder (OAB) Patients

- First and Only Topical Gel for OAB to Launch in U.S. Next Month - CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data to be presented at the American Urological Association's (AUA) Annual Conference show that GELNIQUE(TM) (oxybutynin chloride) 10% gel significantly improves symptoms of OAB and...

Marijuana Is Option to Unpleasant Meds, Teens Say

About a third of youths surveyed aren't smoking to get high,, FRIDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Some teens are smoking marijuana not just for recreation but to self-medicate emotional problems, sleep difficulties and pain, a new study shows. Researchers conducted in-depth intervi...

New minimally invasive surgery option for patients with stomach cancer

A novel, minimally invasive surgical approach to treat stomach cancer has been shown to have advantages that may make it a preferable treatment for some patients. A new study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) compares traditional "open" surgery to remove the s...

New Keppra XR(TM) Dosage Strength Offers Simplified Treatment Option for People Living With Partial-Onset Seizures

ATLANTA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Once-daily Keppra XR(TM) (levetiracetam) extended-release tablets are now available in a new dosage strength--750 mg--enabling doctors to simplify patients' treatment plans by decreasing the number of tablets they take each day. (Photo: http://www.newscom....

New Report Details How to Create a Public Health Insurance Option as Part of Nation's Health Reforms

Health Care Expert Jacob Hacker First to Detail How to Structure " Healthy Competition " Between Public Health Insurance Plan and Private Plans WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Congress preparing a sweeping overhaul to the nation's health care system, Jacob Hacker was the...

Harris Corporation Awarded Follow-on Contract Option to Expand CONNECT Solution for Nationwide Health Information Network

Next Phase Focuses On Integration Of Health Information Exchange Components CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (HIMSS'09, Booth #3974) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS ) has been awarded the first-year option to its Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT cont...

Health Robotics Announces the Early Release of the i.v.STATION(TM) Profile Option and DUPHAT Presentation

BOZEN, Italy, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced the early release in the second half of 2009 of its i.v.STATION Profile option with a presentation [P13] at the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) http://www.duphat.ae/p...

U.S. Department of Defense Exercises $2.0 Million Option to Fund Cethromycin Development

- Company Presents Data on Cethromycin Showing In Vivo Efficacy against Tularemia - CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company developing cethromycin, a novel once-a-day antibiotic, to treat respiratory tr...

American TeleCare to Present its Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Option for Cellular Telehealth Connectivity at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Meeting

Cellular Telecommunications Network Technology Offers a New Way to Connect Patients to Providers with American TeleCare's Telehealth Solutions. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2009 -- Attendees at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Meeting will have th...

Innovative Shoulder Surgery Offers Exciting New Option for South Florida Residents with Severe Shoulder Problems

Delray Beach, Florida orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Meadows is one of the few area surgeons performing the Reverse Shoulder Replacement Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2009 -- A breakthrough shoulder surgery is restoring function and relieving pain in people who have ...

Next Inning Technology Research Identifies Winning Option Writing Strategies on Undervalued Stocks

PRINCETON, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research ( http://www.nextinning.com ), a subscription service focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has published a series of reports updating outlooks for Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI ), Maxim Integrated Produ...

Mindray Announces Option Exchange Offer

SHENZHEN, China, March 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an option exchange program for certain options g...
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