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Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

The nation's sickest and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and cost insurers less when they are closely supported by a nurse-physician primary care team that tracks their health and offers regular support, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sc...

Brain Fitness Reduces Risk of Onset of Depressive Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain fitness exercise can reduce the risk of depression, according to a study just published in the Journal of Gerontology (Psychological Sciences). Clinical depression in older adults contributes to higher risk for poor health outcomes and complica...

Newly Patented Sterilization/Disinfection Method Reduces Risk of Microorganism Growth on Hard Surfaces

Bauer Energy Design® Inc. ("Bauer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted US Patent No. 7,547,413 to Bauer. This U.S. patent includes broad claims to novel methods and systems and their use in disinfecting or st...

Fractional Eyelift Procedure Reduces Eyelid Drooping and Wrinkles with Minimal Recovery Time

Looking for a youthful appearance without having to go under the knife? Advances in fractional laser technology have resulted in the Fractional Eyelift, a laser light-based procedure that achieves similar results to a surgical eye lift without incisions. Dr. Bruce Katz of the Juva Skin & Lase...

Research identifies successful new treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, reduces long-term risks

PROVIDENCE, RI New research led by Cindy Schwartz, MD, of Hasbro Children's Hospital has identified a new chemotherapy regimen for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients. The new treatment enhances efficacy through dose-dense drug delivery while simultaneously reducing the long-term risks prese...

Regulation and oversight of gun sales reduces trafficking to criminals

Comprehensive regulation of gun sellers appears to reduce the trafficking of guns to criminals, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Preventing the diversion of guns to criminals is important because 85 percent of guns recovered by police ...

Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc. Increases Revenues by 45% and Reduces Expenses by 20% for the Second Quarter of 2009 Versus Second Quarter 2008

PALM CITY, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc. (Other OTC: CTYX.PK) today announced that the Company has posted its unaudited financial statements for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009, on Pink Sheets. The Company increased revenues by 45% ...

Cesarean section: Local anesthetic reduces need for painkillers post-op

Giving a local anaesthetic during a Caesarean section helps manage pain after the operation and can reduce consumption of painkillers, according to Cochrane Researchers. The researchers recommend local anaesthetics as part of integrated pain management strategies for Caesarean section operations, ...

Clinical Study Data Indicates that Celliant Reduces Pain

A just completed clinical study proves that revolutionary technical performance fiber actually reduces pain when worn in garments or slept on in bedding. Already proven to increase oxygen levels in the body, data from a new clinical study published in online journal BioMed Central ( www.BioMedCen...

Care management reduces depression and suicidal thoughts in older primary care patients

NEW YORK (June 23, 2009) -- Depression in older adults too often goes unrecognized and untreated, resulting in untold misery, worsening of medical illness, and early death. A new study has identified one important remedy: Adding a trained depression care manager to primary care practices can incre...

CIGGX, the 100% Natural Smoker's Aid That Reduces the Desire to Smoke, Selects TransMedia Group as Their PR Firm

Delray Beach-based company brings ancient plant extract formula, backed by ten years of research and thousands of success stories, to the U.S. for the first time. DELRAY BEACH, Fla. , June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGGX , the natural solution smoking cessation product, has selected TransMed...

Having a higher purpose in life reduces risk of death among older adults

CHICAGOPossessing a greater purpose in life is associated with lower mortality rates among older adults according to a new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study, published in the June 15 issue of the journal, Psychosomatic Medicine , is available online at www.psychos...

Study finds air traffic control tracking method reduces errors in trauma management

CHICAGO (June 11, 2009) New research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a method used by air traffic controllers tracks patient data more effectively and with fewer errors compared with current hospital methods, primarily the use of clipboa...

Exercise improves functional and psycological ability and reduces steroid need in rheumatoid arthritis

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: Undertaking a supervised exercise programme can have beneficial effects on functional status and physical function, reduce the need for daily corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory intake and improve levels of depression and anxiety in people with rheumato...

WaveSense Reduces Diabetes Testing Cost by 50%

SALEM, N.H., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of the WaveSense(TM) line of blood glucose monitoring products (AgaMatrix, Inc.) announced today their continued commitment to providing low cost, high accuracy, and high quality blood glucose monitoring (BGM) products for people with diabetes. The Wa...

Text Messaging Medication Reminders Significantly Reduces Organ Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients

Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Pediatric Gastroenterology Department published results from a promising yearlong study conducted with pediatric liver transplant patients using CareSpeak Communications' MediM AS medication reminder system to keep them taking critical medication on schedule. By sending...

Intervention reduces delinquent teenage pregancy rates

CORVALLIS, Ore. A program aimed at reducing criminal behavior in juvenile justice teens has yielded a surprising side benefit. The program is also reducing the teens' rate of pregnancy, according to a new study out this week. David Kerr, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology a...

New blood test greatly reduces false-positives in prostate cancer screening

ORLANDO, Fla.--A new blood test used in combination with a conventional prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening sharply increases the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis, and could eliminate tens of thousands of unneeded, painful, and costly prostate biopsies annually, according to a study led...

Mayo study finds that team preop briefing improves communication, reduces errors

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A short, preoperative team briefing prior to cardiac surgery - where each person on the team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted at Mayo Clinic. Mayo researchers believe this is the first such study to use real-...

Mayo Study Finds That Team Preop Briefing Improves Communication, Reduces Errors

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A short, preoperative team briefing prior to cardiac surgery - where each person on the team speaks - improves communication and reduces errors and costs, according to a pilot study conducted at Mayo Clinic. Mayo researchers believe...

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...

Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects

Adding B vitamin to grain products cut congenital heart defects in newborns, researchers say TUESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Since the mandatory addition of folic acid to flour, pasta and other grain products took effect in Canada more than a decade ago, fewer babies have been born...

3-Drug Combo Reduces Nausea After Chemo

Study finds adding casopitant mesylate to regimen cuts side effects MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- The addition of the drug casopitant mesylate (CM) to the conventional two-drug regimen of dexamethasone and ondansetron greatly reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)...

Dr. Elliot Jacobs' New 'Hypo Lipo' Procedure Permanently Reduces Hyperhidrosis and Body Odor

Axillary Curettage Suction Provides Permanent Reduction of Excessive Sweat and Smells New York, NY (Vocus) May 7, 2009 -- Uncontrollable sweating and body odor affects 176 million people and in most cases can be physically, emotionally and financially debilitating. A re...

Data Show Dutasteride Reduces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Men With Increased Risk

REDUCE Trial data presented during American Urological Association Annual Meeting, April 27 CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dutasteride (Avodart), a commonly prescribed drug to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, has been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer by 23 percen...

Mayo Clinic researcher says improved detection of bladder tumors reduces cancer recurrence

CHICAGO -- Making tumors inside the bladder fluoresce red under blue light allows physicians to more easily find and remove them, substantially reducing the rate at which these cancers come back, says a Mayo Clinic physician who is presenting results of a large, multicenter international clinical ...

Drug therapy reduces neuroblastoma tumor growth in pre-clinical investigation

SAN DIEGO - Researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a new drug combination that significantly hinders tumor growth in neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. The study was presented today at the 22nd annual meeting of the A...

Novel cancer drug reduces neuroblastoma growth by 75 percent

SAN DIEGO - Researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found a new drug that restricts the growth of neuroblastoma, a childhood brain cancer. The pre-clinical study was presented today in the plenary session at the 22nd annual meeti...

Radiation device in the breast reduces complications for early stage breast cancer patients

A new study shows that the SAVI applicator, a small, expandable device inserted inside the breast to deliver partial breast irradiation, carries a low infection risk, a potential complication of such devices. The research, led by radiation oncologists and surgeons at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center ...

BioRay's LiverLife Reduces Food Allergies in Autistic Children

The powerful combination of herbal ingredients contained in the anti-oxidant LiverLife has been shown in clinical lab results to greatly reduce allergic responses in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The liver bears the brunt of the chemica...

ASA plus clopidogrel reduces heart attack risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome

In order to better prevent blood clots, clopidogrel can be prescribed to patients with acute ischaemia of the heart muscle, in addition to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now investigated whether the combination of clopidogrel and ASA...

National Managed Care Provider First to Workers' Compensation Market with Innovative Technology that Reduces Costs to Employers

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MedInsights, Inc. , a leading provider of managed care services, has launched MedInsights Care Ticket using VIIAD's award-winning Health Ticket technology and is the first national managed care services company to adopt VIIAD's Health Ticket. T...

Improved Care for Kidney Patients Reduces Medicare Costs and Saves Taxpayers Money

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cost to Medicare for managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high; however, IPRO is urging health care providers in New York to work together to both improve patient care and reduce costly complications from the disease. (Logo: ht...

Olympic Physical Therapy Clears Space and Reduces Clutter with Hosted Document Management Solution from DocuSyst

DocuSyst hosts FileHold document management solution which gives customers the ability to scan, store and retrieve archived files without making extensive investments in software and equipment. Middleton, RI (PRWEB) April 13, 2009 -- Olympic Physical Therapy and Sport...

Diabetes Ten City Challenge Reduces Health Care Costs and Improves Patient Health

Data confirm model can drive fundamental change in the U.S. health care system Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 6, 2009 -- Results of the Diabetes Ten City Challenge (DTCC) released today by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation demonstrate how employ...

Wyeth Reduces Risk with Dyadem Software

TORONTO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadem, the market leader in Quality Lifecycle Management and Risk Lifecycle Management solutions, has announced that Wyeth, a global leader in prescription pharmaceuticals and non-prescription consumer health care products, is using software from Dyadem to enhance...

DaVita's IMPACT Program Reduces Mortality for New Dialysis Patients

Study Shows New Patient Care Model Significantly Improves Patient Outcomes EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today released the findings of a study revealing DaV...

Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- The hormone relaxin reduces shortness of breath and cardiovascular death in people with heart failure who also have high blood pressure, according to a phase 2 tria...

Kaiser Permanente Pilot Reduces Cardiac Deaths by 73 Percent

Success Relies on Front-line Teams Supported by Technology OAKLAND, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has substantially improved the heart attack survival rate for its members in Colorado through an innovative program that links coronary artery disease patients, and teams...

Study shows that exercise reduces migraine suffering

Gteborg, Sweden March 26, 2009 While physical exercise has been shown to trigger migraine headaches among sufferers, a new study describes an exercise program that is well tolerated by patients. The findings show that the program decreased the frequency of headaches and improved quality of life....
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