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Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research

Older stem cell lines eligible for U.S. research dollars, NIH says MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government issued final guidelines Monday describing which embryonic stem cell lines will be eligible for government funding, effectively expanding the universe of stem cells ...

Health Care Company Donates $60,000 to Keep Community Pool Open

Keystone Mercy Health Plan to Host Christy Pool's Summer Opening Ceremony Philadelphia, Pa. (Vocus) June 24, 2009 -- Keystone Mercy Health Plan, the largest Medical Assistance managed care organization in Pennsylvania, has donated $60,000 to Christy Recreation Center, a...

American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation Promote Water Safety and Good Home Pool Maintenance With New Online Course

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) announced today the premiere of the online Home Pool Essentials(TM): Maintenance and Safety course. Home Pool Essentials teaches pool care and water safety techniques to help home pool ...

SAFC(R) & Cherokee Pharmaceuticals(TM) Pool Expertise and Resources With Strategic Partnership For U.S. Market

Collaboration Delivers Cost and Quality Benefits for Widespread cGMP Distribution ST. LOUIS and PHILADELPHIA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFC(R) ( www.safcglobal.com ), a member of the Sigma-Aldrich(R) group (Nasdaq: SIAL ) and Cherokee Pharmaceuticals(TM) ( www.cherokee-pharma.com...

GHX Launches the Health ConneXion(TM) GDSN-Certified Data Pool to Accelerate Use of GS1 Standards in Healthcare

GHX data pool is publishing supplier data to the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and making it available to providers and other data subscribers; market adoption of the healthcare-focused data pool is increasing LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GHX, LLC has l...

One in Five Americans Pee in Pool; Almost Half Admit Unhygienic Pool Behavior

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Water Quality & Health Council Offer Ways to Curb the Tide of Rising Recreational Water Illnesses ARLINGTON, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know what's in your public pool? Findings from a recent survey show that when it com...

New Study: Keep Kids With Diarrhea Out of Pool - Swim Diapers Not Best Solution

Research confirms that swim diapers do not prevent spread of waterborne, disease-causing germs. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new batterup@batterupproductions.com ?subject=Swim%20Diaper%20Study" target="_new"> scientific study demonstrates that swim diapers will not pre...

The Final Exam: Graduates Test Tough Job Markets, Join Growing Pool of Uninsured

GradGuard.com Unveils This Season's Must-Have Grad Essentials for Fighting Tough Times PHOENIX, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As nearly 1.4 million college graduates complete their last exams and prepare for commencement, many will face another rite of passage: being dropped from their parents' or...

On Sun Safety, Pool Staff May Take Cue From Others

Peer pressure affects use of sunscreen, coverups, study finds TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor pool staff are more likely to follow sun safety measures if their peers do the same, suggests a study by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta. Lifeguards and aquatic ins...

Controversial New Pool & Spa Safety Act Will Create Public Pool Closures Nationwide

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of the 300,000 public pools and spas in the U.S. are required to close on December 19, 2008 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) if they do not comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (the Act). Th...

National Health High Risk Pool Association Available to Discuss Role of Pools in President Elect Obamas Health Care Reform Plans

High Risk Pools provide insurance to over 200,000 un-insurable Americans who are turned down for health insurance due to pre-existing health conditions. ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance...

GHX to Become GDSN-certified Data Pool to Accelerate Use of GS1 Standards in Healthcare

Established hospital-supplier connectivity and experience in healthcare data integrity and synchronization will help enable the use of standards quickly and cost effectively WESTMINSTER, Colo., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GHX, LLC has announced plans to become part of GS1's...

Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Fractures, sprains and strains result from ignoring common-sense precautions, group says SATURDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most people love a dip in the pool to cool off during the summer swelter, but don't let that refreshing feeling make you forgot basic safety rules. Accordin...

Congressional Passage of Pool and Spa Safety Legislation Increases Need for Higher Education

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent passing of the first federal pool and spa safety law amplifies the need for higher education of Pool and Spa Operators. There are many things that can go wrong if the water is not properly cared for and the facility is not properly maint...

Scientists Explore Human Gene Pool With Help From Microsoft Research

Projects show potential of computer science to profoundly impact prediction and treatment of genetic diseases. REDMOND, Wash., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Breakthrough research with the ability to predict and prevent adverse drug responses within prescription medicine, a...

New WBL Foundation Survey Shows Robust Pool of Women Available for Corporate Board Service

Group will unveil report at Tuesday event attended by local health care executives WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The typical health care industry senior executive is 51 years old, the sole or major breadwinner of the family, and runs a company with revenue of more than $25...

NDPA Urges Passage of Historic Pool Bill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History will be written if the U.S. Senate approves the proposed Pool and Spa Safety Act during a vote scheduled for next week. It will be the first time Congress has ever approved a law regarding swimming pool and spa safety. The Na...

Breathing life into injured lungs: World-first technique will expand lung donor organ pool

(Toronto, Friday, December 19, 2008) For the first time in the world, transplant surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network used a new technique to repair an injured donor lung that was unsuitable for transplant, and then successfully transplanted it into a patient. The use o...

Singapore Spa Fish Pool Tickles Feet

fish nibbling away on the dead skin of visitors' feet is turning into an intriguing experience at Singapore's Sentosa Island, say foot reflexologists. // Hordes of Turkish spa fish, members of the garra rufa species, provide a tickling sensation at the city-state's first Fish Reflexology spot ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

...es operating in the broken regulatory system. BCBSM insures older, less healthy individuals rejected by other health insurance companies. This BCBSM pool of individuals will continue to experience higher-than-average rate increases if the regulatory system isn't fixed to institute the basic insurance me...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...class, fully-catered event will include four live bands (two Steel Drum bands, a Beatles Tribute and a Rockin House Party Band), a golf putting green, pool tables, pinball machines, video games, valet parking, red-carpet entrance, and eight beverage bars including a martini bar, rum bar, mojito bar, wine ...

Kefir, a Probiotic-Rich Drink, May Benefit Specific Groups of Children

...f good bacteria in our Probug product may help certain sick kids have less antibiotic-induced diarrhea. This is just one more study that adds to the pool of emerging research that Kefir may help kids stay healthy," says Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods. Many antibiotics have the unpleasant ...

Exercise is healthy for mom and child during pregnancy

...ise. The goal is to maintain fitness and adapt exercise as needed as pregnancy progresses. (For example, runners might switch to running in a swimming pool later in their pregnancy.) Postnatal: Continue exercising at low to moderate levels. Lactation is not negatively affected by exercise. There are fewe...

Exercise Is Healthy for Mom and Child During Pregnancy

...ise. The goal is to maintain fitness and adapt exercise as needed as pregnancy progresses. (For example, runners might switch to running in a swimming pool later in their pregnancy.) Postnatal: Continue exercising at low to moderate levels. Lactation is not negatively affected by exercise. There are...

Free Compirion Webinar Promotes Nurse Rounding to Improve Patient Safety

...inistration , also from Urbana University. Tackett is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association. Compirion's presenters are drawn from its pool of consultants, which includes registered nurses, former C-level executives, physicians, business managers and clinicians. The webinars are running th...

Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

...w that summer is in full swing, stories about home pool or hot tub tragedies are making headlines across t... pools and relaxing in hot tubs, the need for home pool and hot tub safety is urgent. The American Red Cross and National Swimming pool Foundation((R)) want all home...

Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors Urge Sunscreen Use and Exams to Prevent Skin Cancer on Feet

... CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When at the pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply sunscreen to our feet? ...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

...r the play set are not safe. Soft materials should be nine to 12 inches deep and extend six feet from all sides of play equipment. If you have a pool or spa, install a fence that goes all the way around it. The fence should close and latch by itself. It should be at least five feet high. Always keep...

Heartfelt Tales by Physicians and Patients Inspire a Unique Online National Magazine

... whose editor-in-chief is Dr. Gross and whose publisher is Peter Selwyn, MD, chairman of Family Medicine, has captured the imagination of a burgeoning pool of writers from across the nation and has hosted a spirited dialogue in its comments section. Stories are selected from submissions by clinicians (d...

Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Webinar on 7 Mistakes That Lower Patient Satisfaction Scores

... educate hospital executives, managers and clinicians in strategies for optimizing processes and procedures. Compirion's presenters are drawn from its pool of consultants , which includes registered nurses, former C-level executives, physicians, business managers and clinicians. The webinars are running ...

Researchers find that eating high levels of fructose impairs memory in rats

...60 percent of calories ingested during the day. She placed the rats in a pool of water to test their ability to learn to find a submerged platform, which allowed them to get out of the water. She then returned them to the pool two days later with no platform present to see if the rats could remember t...

NEA Portfolio Companies Selected as Zero2IPO Venture 50 and China Entrepreneur 'Rising Stars' Honorees

...Forum held in Beijing on July 9-10. Winners were selected by a judging panel of 69 partners at leading venture capital and private equity firms from a pool of thousands of leading companies nominated over three months. "LianLian is honored to be the only payment company to receive the China Ventu...

GetWellNetwork Introduces Discharge Planning Tools in Latest Version of PatientLife System

...he significant outcomes improvement we have seen since implementation of the PatientLife System," said Susan Clark, RN, MSN, clinical manager of Float pool and GetWellNetwork at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. "Our staff is eager to leverage the system's newly enhanced Fall Prevention Pathway t...

Bayer HealthCare Announces Recipients of 2009 International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship

... nurses in developing countries - areas where hemophilia-trained healthcare professionals are in short supply. Three recipients were selected out of a pool of 59 applications from eight countries. "Worldwide, about 70 percent of people with hemophilia go undiagnosed, and 75 percent do not receive ad...

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Opens for Business

... through the use of Cleveland Clinic 's patient-centered, research-based Institutes model. This model of care enables the entire healthcare team to pool their wisdom and expertise for the benefit of the patient, linking various specialists across organ systems or disease states - such as Neurology, Can...

Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Free Webinar On Achieving Early Hospital Discharges

... Nurse Case Manager and a Charge Nurse at St Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Compirion's presenters are drawn from its pool of consultants, which includes registered nurses, former C-level executives, physicians, business managers and clinicians. The webinars are running th...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Several Scientific Presentations at International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis XII Congress

... an investigational oral Factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant currently in Phase II clinical development. Scientific Presentations A Functional pool of P2Y12 Receptors Exposed Upon Platelet Activation Persists in Mice Treated with High Dose Clopidogrel, and Can Be Blocked by Elinogrel, a Direct Act...

Scottsdale Healthcare Streamlines Contract Labor Process with Broadlane Workforce Management

...ng electronic shift auctions External agency management services including strategic sourcing and ongoing vendor management Regional nurse float pool consulting and management International temp-to-perm nurse recruitment Locum Tenens services Broadlane's clients include leading providers s...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

... - common and highly contagious toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). Because fungi thrives in warm, moist environments like locker rooms, communal showers, pool and spa facilities, gym goers are at a higher risk of contracting nail fungus, which is both unsightly and a serious health concern. According to...

Compirion Healthcare Sponsors Webinar Series

...s can be found at www.compirion.com/webinars along with times, dates and registration information. Compirion's presenters are drawn from its pool of consultants, which includes registered nurses, former C-level executives, physicians, business managers and clinicians. The webinars are running th...
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