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Council for American Medical Innovation Applauds President Obama's Pledge to Invest in Science, Technology and Health Abroad

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for American Medical Innovation applauds President Obama's pledge of U.S. support for scientific development and treatment of life-threatening illnesses in Muslim nations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/DC8908...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Applauds Sodexo for Their Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity

Sodexo is first food service company to sign on to Alliance's Guidelines Gaithersburg, Md. and New York, NY (Vocus) May 28, 2009 -- Sodexo , a leading food and facilities management services company and a leader in student nutrition, today is the first food service pro...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Applauds Sodexo for Their Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity

Sodexo is first food service company to sign on to Alliance's Guidelines GAITHERSBURG, Md. and New York, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, a leading food and facilities management services company and a leader in student nutrition, today is the first food service provider to sign on to the Allia...

Albert Lea Residents Pledge to Add 10,000 Collective Years of Life to Their City

ALBERT LEA, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Albert Lea residents joined together on Thursday night, May 14, and pledged to take part in the AARP(R)/Blue Zones(R) Vitality Project sponsored by United Health Foundation, an unprecedented city-wide health makeover desig...

Regence Optimistic About Health Industry Leaders' Pledge to Cut Health Care Costs

PORTLAND, Ore., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is from Regence BlueCross BlueShield President and CEO Mark Ganz. It is in response to today's announcement by a group of private-sector health industry leaders to decrease the U.S.'s annual health care spending growth rate to save as...

The Makers of BENADRYL(R) and the National Park Foundation Encourage People to Pledge to Spend More Time Enjoying Outdoor Moments

Discovery Channel's Josh Bernstein Offers Fun and Wallet-Friendly Tips for Enjoying the Great Outdoors FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of BENADRYL(R) and the National Park Foundation (NPF) today announced a partnership designed to encourage everyone, including people...

Hispanics Across the Country Pledge More Than $6 Million During Univision Radio Event to Help St. Jude Fight Childhood Cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the annual Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) radiothon with Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group, Hispanics across the country opened their hearts to help save kids battling cancer at St. Jude Children's Re...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associates Pledge More Than $900,000 to Community Organizations

PEWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced today that its associates have pledged more than $908,000 to support over 1,000 not-for-profit organizations in 2009 as part of the company's annual Associate Giving Campaign. The parent company of...

WellPoint Associates Pledge Record Amount to Community Organizations in 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ), today announced that associates nationwide pledged more than $16 million to support not-for-profit organizations around the country in 2009. The WellPoint Foundation, LLC, will match 50 percent of associate pledges, increasing t...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Associates Pledge More Than $1.3 Million to Community Organizations

ATLANTA, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) today announced that its associates have pledged more than $1.3 million to support more than 996 not-for-profit organizations in 2009 as part of the company's annual Associate Giving Campaign. The Blue Cross and Blue Sh...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Associates Pledge More Than $260,000 to Community Organizations

MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire announced today that its associates have pledged more than $175,000 to support over 220 not-for-profit organizations in 2009 as part of the company's annual Associate Giving Campaign. The Anthem Blue Cross ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine Associates Pledge More Than $277,500 to Community Organizations

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine announced today that its associates have pledged more than $185,000 to support 212 not-for-profit organizations as part of the company's annual Associate Giving Campaign. The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

House Candidates Jim Himes and Chris Shays Pledge Action on HIV/AIDS Epidemic

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Both Jim Himes and Rep. Chris Shays, candidates for US House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th district, have signed a pledge to support a comprehensive strategy to fight HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world. 14,899 residents of...

I Play Clean(TM) and Old Spice Kick Off Campaign Challenging High School Students to Pledge Against Steroid Use

Dick Butkus' I Play Clean(TM) Campaign and Old Spice Host Kick-Off Rally at Chicago's Soldier Field, Will Reach Students in 10,000 Schools Starting This Fall CHICAGO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Illegal steroid use in the athletic community is not only a problem we se...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and Plan Associates Pledge $2.2 Million to Community Organizations in 2008

Statewide Not-for-Profit Organizations to Receive Support from Associate Giving, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation MASON, Ohio, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield today announced that its associates have pledged $1.5 million to support not- for-profit...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and Plan Associates Pledge More Than $880,000 to Community Organizations in 2008

Statewide Not-for-Profit Organizations To Receive Support from Associate Giving, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield today announced that its associates have pledged more than $880,000 to support not-f...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Associates Pledge $1.34 Million To Community Organizations in 2008

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation Match Raises Total to More Than $2 Million ATLANTA, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) today announced that its associates have pledged approximately $1.34 million to support not-for-profit ...

UK government has reneged on pledge for flexible working in NHS

The government has reneged on its pledge to provide more flexible working in the NHS, says the Medical Womens Federation in Postgraduate Medical Journal. Nearly 70% of medical students are women, and by 2012 male doctors will be outnumbered by women. But despite its pledges in 2000, made in ...

Yoplait(R) Challenges One Million Americans to Pledge to Their Breast Health

BeABreastCancerChampion.com empowers people to stay on guard MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With one million U.S. women now living with undiagnosed breast cancer, and diagnoses in men forecast to rise, Yoplait(R) is challenging adults nationwide to get real about routine exams. Yop...

Celebrities Pledge to Wear Pink, End Breast Cancer Forever With Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Passionately Pink for the Cure(TM) Kicks Off October 1; Join the Breast Cancer Movement by Wearing Pink In October DALLAS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities ranging from TV stars to sports heroes are joining together to increase awareness of breast cancer, a disease that witho...

ARIZONA METH PROJECT Unveils Arizona's Anti-Meth Youth Pledge and Kicks Off Phase Two of Public Awareness Campaign

PHOENIX, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona's "Not Even Once(R)" Youth Pledge was revealed today, to mark the kick-off of phase two of the ARIZONA METH PROJECT mass media youth prevention and education campaign featuring hard-hitting television, outdoor and print advertising designed to prevent ...

BU School of Medicine receives $10.5 million pledge

(Boston)-Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has received a pledge of $10.5 million to create a Breast Cancer Research Center, including an assistant professorship and an international scholars training program, from a Boston University School of Medicine graduate who wishes to remain anon...

Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS

Fourteen of the most renowned church leaders in Lesotho have signed a declaration pledging to fight against HIV/AIDS which is ravaging the country, the UN Action Against AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a statement from Maseru on Wednesday. "The tragic toll of the AIDS epidemic, brings compelling urg...

Armed Forces Officers And Other Dignitaries Pledge Organs For Donation

In a unique ceremony, Armed Forces officers including senior doctors and other dignitaries pledged their organs for donation at Army Hospital (R&R), here today. Amongst// others, Ms Nikita Anand and Ms Gul Panag, both former Miss India, Mrs Shyama Chona, Principal DPS, RK Puram, New Delhi, Mr Ajit ...

Drug Firms Meet Annan, Pledge on AIDS Medicines

Nine pharmaceutical companies, including three from India, met with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan here and pledged to help provide universal access to medicines to treat AIDS.// The India-based drug firms present at the meet Monday were Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Hetero Drugs Ltd and Ranbaxy Lab...

Donor Nations Urged To Pledge More To Combat Bird Flu

An UN official said that donor nations should be prepared to pledge more money to combat bird flu as the H5N1 virus spreads more developing countries//. Western and Asian donors had pledged $1.9 billion in January, during a conference in Beijing to combat bird flu and improve containment and ...

In Letter to Congress, NORD Urges Action on Healthcare Reform

...tions outlined above are fundamental to any reform, we recognize that there will be design approaches that would not be our first choice. However, we pledge that we will not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. To be clear, though, we also strongly believe that failure to act is an explicit pol...

National Medical Association Installs 110th President at Las Vegas Convention

...ed the Board's Health Policy Committee which oversees the development and the implementation of the Association's health policy agenda. "I pledge my total commitment to fervently represent the concerns of our organization, as we embark on this next phase of the journey toward attaining a high qu...

NIH Plan Charts Course to Better Treatments and Cure for Most Common Known Genetic Cause of Autism: Fragile X

...acy, and financial partnerships, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The National Fragile X Foundation fully endorses this plan, and we pledge to work with the NIH and other key partners to make sure that it becomes a living document that truly shapes future research." Visit fragile...

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education Launches Integrated Rebranding Operation

... "Our main focus is empowerment through education," said Libby Zimmer, executive director. "The emphasis on the hand symbolizes support, action, a pledge to keep up with healthy lifestyle habits. Perhaps most importantly, it states that The Maurer Foundation will supply the knowledge but early detectio...

Doctors: AMA Has Sold Out Patients & the Profession For A Few Dollars

...atient choice, patient privacy and patient control to the highest bidder. "The AMA had the unbridled nerve to stand up with the President and pledge to reduce costs -- on the very day that it sent out an alert to its members urging them to contact Congress in support of a physician pay raise. ...

Coming Clean About The Cleaner - Phoenix House's Chief Clinical Officer David Deitch on Intervention, and the Recovery Process That Follows

...s a process that varies from person to person. Each day, Phoenix House cares for more than 7,000 people in various settings and stages of recovery. We pledge that each receives the help he or she needs and each is treated with professionalism and respect. We recognize differences in need and our service del...

ANA Nurses Stand With Obama in Calling for Healthcare Reform Now

...lity to access health care services. In citing significant progress this week on health reform proposals in both the House and Senate and his pledge to "get this done," the president referred to the nation's 2.9 million nurses as a group that knows what must be done and how to get things moving in ...

Urban Caucus Chair Says Healthcare Reform Means You Can Have Your Care and Keep It Too

... confident the House of Representatives will pass comprehensive health care reform legislation this summer on the path to fulfilling President Obama's pledge to the American people. Tens of millions of Americans have lacked adequate health care for far too long. These are historic times, and we will get the...

Obama: 'Too Many Still Die from Diseases That Shouldn't Kill Them...'

...being killed because of a mosquito bite, and mothers are dying in childbirth, then we know that more progress must be made." Obama went on to pledge America's support of efforts to stop preventable deaths, "...through a comprehensive, global health strategy. Because in the 21st century, we are cal...

Global Health Council Welcomes President Obama's Call in Ghana for Comprehensive Global Health Strategy

...e continent," said Jeffrey L. Sturchio, President and CEO of the Global Health Council. "The Global Health Council commends the Obama Administration's pledge to institute a comprehensive U.S. global health strategy that includes heightened commitment to maternal and child health and family planning. The Cou...

Urban Caucus Chair Urges Caucus Members to 'Get the Job Done' for Health Care Reform

...m confident the House of Representatives will pass comprehensive health care reform legislation this month on the path to fulfilling President Obama's pledge to the American people. There were naysayers about the President's economic stimulus program, and we got it done. There were naysayers about the Budge...

Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year

...real progress and I am proud that the Global Fund is a leader in this global effort." In 2002, the U.S. government made the founding $200 million pledge to the Global Fund. In FY2009, the U.S. government appropriated $1 billion for the Global Fund, the highest amount contributed to date. Strong support...

Farmers Insurance Pledges to Match All Donations Up to $250k For "Be a Hero for Babies Day" to Benefit March Of Dimes

... and healthy babies. Make a donation to the March of Dimes online at marchofdimes.com/farmers and the gift will double in value thanks to a pledge by Farmers Insurance, whose agents and employees nationwide will hold their fourth annual "Be a Hero for Babies Day" event on July 22, 2009 to benefit...

Excellence in Workplace Safety Recognized as 2009 Saxcies Award Winners Named

...eplica of a helmet worn by the warriors of the Greek city-state of Corinth in approximately 500 BC. "The helmet symbolizes civic commitment and a pledge to sacrifice for the security of the community," explains Demby. "It's also a symbol of enlightenment that artists of the time displayed in ...
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