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Looking to Shape Up for Summer? The Solution May Be the Steps You're Already Taking

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is officially here, and that means longer days and warmer weather are afoot. The season is also notoriously a time when people want to get in shape. Yet nowadays, hitting the gym can be daunting, especially with so many people ...

First-Person Stories Gathered on Web Shape New Nonfiction TV Series from Veteran Producers

P.O.V. creator Marc Weiss teams up with former Peter Jennings colleagues to launch two websites inviting vivid personal stories about Internet dating and end-of-life dilemmas. Some stories will be used for a prototype episode of a new TV series to be directed by Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner...

Looking to Shape up for Summer? The Solution May be the Steps You're Already Taking

Celebrity Trainer and Omron Offer Easy Tips to Elevate Your Walk to a Workout BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is officially here, and that means longer days and warmer weather are afoot. The season is also notoriously a time when people want to get in shape. Yet nowadays, h...

Take Shape For Life Expecting Record Attendance at 2009 National Convention

OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Take Shape For Life, the personal coaching division of Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED ), is expecting a record number of independent Health Coaches at its annual National Convention. The Take Shape For Life National Convention 2009 will be held at ...

Pediatric patient body shape may play a key role in decreasing radiation dose during CT scans

Manipulation of kVp (kilovoltage peak) and mAs (tube current flow) according to a patient's body shape may help reduce radiation doses in pediatric patients during CT, according to a study performed at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Phantoms that were 10, 16 and 32...

Scienceroll.com on The Future of Medicine: E-patients Will Shape Healthcare

DEBRECEN, Hungary, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertalan Mesko, medical blogger and health 2.0 consultant published a slideshow that he presented in Nijmegen, The Netherlands at a Health 2.0 event where he focused on describing how e-patients would shape the future of medicine. E-patients are patie...

Economy and New President Shape This Year's Top Ten Issues Facing Managed Care Executives

CLEVELAND, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealing with a difficult economy and a new administration in the White House are the overall themes of the Managed Care Executive Group's (MCEG) annual meeting held in Chandler, AZ last week. The themes shape the definitive Top Ten issues list the group produ...

Spring Shape Up: No More Excuses

New Survey Reveals: Workout Wear Gets Women To Exercise; Regimes Continue Despite Weak Economy NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dress for success is moving from work to workout according to a new survey released today by Zobha yoga and fitness apparel that looks at women's views on exerci...

Video: Getting in Shape From the Inside Out for the New Year

Core Wellness Puts Spotlight on Pelvic Fitness Free DVD of New PELVICORE Exercise Routine Helps Women Stay in Control of Their Bladders PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As women resolve to focus on fitness for the New Year, they shouldn't neglect what they can't see. Having a strong...

Exclusive ACE Survey: Top Three Exercises to Get and Stay in Shape for Summer

SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are looking for clear and concise answers when it comes to how to drop a few pounds this summer and many are turning to their personal trainers to show them the way. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently conducted a survey of 1000 ACE-Cert...

The Shape of Things to Come: Website Gives the Lowdown on Liposuction, Pioneers the Field by Offering Consumers $800 Coupons Toward Procedures

LAS VEGAS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as new surgical procedures are breaking ground daily in the field of liposuction, a recently launched website is breaking ground for patients. LipoVance.com ( http://www.LipoVance.com ) is not only educating consumers about the various procedures availabl...

Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior

There's likely no one key reason for a particular orientation, research shows MONDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics and random environmental factors each play a major role in determining both gay and heterosexual behavior, say British and Swedish researchers. "This study pu...

Pussycat Dolls Shape Up With Bally Total Fitness

Pop Stars Continue To Team Up With Bally Personal Trainers For Peak Performance LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Like other music icons such as Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue, Pink, Jessica Simpson and Cher, now the Pussycat Dolls are working out with Bally....

'Size Does Matter ... and So Does Shape ... When It Comes to Teeth,' Says Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Denise Fundora

Research Confirms Rounder Teeth Provide More Feminine and Youthful Appearance BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosmetic dentist Denise Fundora, DDS ( http://www.fundoradental.com ) of Beverly Hills, CA states, "Changing the size and shape of your...

Use Voice of the Customer to Shape Corporate Strategy

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ - Monitoring customer satisfaction and complaint systems are the most frequently used methods for assessing customers' perceptions of products and services. Companies make extensive use of VOC in developing, defining and modifying both new and exis...

Siblings of schizophrenia patients display subtle shape abnormalities in brain

Subtle malformations in the brains of patients with schizophrenia also tend to occur in their healthy siblings, according to investigators at the Silvio Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Shape abnormalities were found in...

Family Dinners Shape Healthier Eating Habits

Routine helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat dinner with their families on a regular basis are also more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as young adults, a new study shows. These teens also go on to drink fewer so...

Scientists show how a neuron gets its shape

Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: When Abraham Lincoln was asked how long a man's legs should be, he absurdly replied, "Long enough to reach the ground." Now, by using a new microscopy technique to watch the growth of individual neurons in the microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans...

Don't Pout About Irritated Lips: Dermatologists Can Offer Top Tips to Help Keep Lips in Tip-Top Shape

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- While winter's harsh, windy weather is often to blame for dry, cracked lips, sometimes the cause of lip irritation is harder to pinpoint. In fact, several types of foods, cosmetic products, medications or even bad habits have been linked to dry lips. The key...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed that many of the genetic bits and pieces that drive evolutionary changes do not confer any advantages or disadvantages to humans or other animals. Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Hopkins' Institute of Genetic Medicine said that the H...

Workers Compelled to Stay in Shape to Avoid Pay Cuts

Starting 2009 if your health conditions dont measure to regular standards then you would see a shrinking pay check, Indianapolis hospital system has announced. Workers, who fail to measure up in five areas, including body mass and blood pressure, will have up to $30 deducted from each biweekly pa...

The Story Behind the Shape of the Heart

Ever wondered how the heart gets its distinguishing shape? Shape may be formed by cell movement, cell division, or alterations in cell size and shape, all of which react to// influences from the local environment. Initially, the heart is an uncomplicated tube that bulges later on to develop into ca...

Epigenetics to Shape Stem Cell Future

Everyone hopes that one-day stem cell-based regenerative medicine will help repair diseased tissue. Before then, it may be necessary// to decipher the epigenetic signals that give stem cells their unique ability to self-renew and transform them into different cell types. The hype over epigene...

The Shape of Health to Come

While millions of Americans place fitness as one of their top New Year's resolutions to improve shape, muscle tone and overall appearance, cancer survivors have another priority - life. // Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have developed a customized fitness p...

Using Hormone Therapy to Shape Children’s Height to Social Norm

In the 1950s and 1960s, tall girls were coming up short in life. Viewed as unfeminine and less attractive to marriage suitors than shorter girls//, many otherwise healthy tall girls were given estrogen treatment to stunt their growth. While estrogen therapy today for tall girls is rare, its us...

Baby Boomers: Shape up or get shipped out!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has issued a wake up call to obese baby boomers, who could be throwing a spanner in the advancement of heart health. // Dr. Beth Abramson, foundation spokesperson and cardiologist told CTV."It was shocking to find that the rates of obesity in baby boome...

World Heart Day To Focus On Ideal Body Weight And Shape To Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

Obesity is certainly one of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of hospitalization and mortality. Time and again, many studies have established significant relationship between body shape // and heart disease. With the World Heart Day fast approaching may be it ...

Government Policies and Booming Economy Keep Indian Healthcare in Top Shape

With the demand for healthcare services set to more than double in the next five to ten years, the Indian healthcare industry appears ripe for investment. A robust economic reform process and inflated healthcare budgets have attracted big ticket foreign investments in several sectors, such as phar...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

Researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have uncovered a missing link in scientists' understanding of the physical forces that give DNA its famous double helix shape . The study conducted by Piotr Marszalek, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke said that the f...

Sadie Frost Takes a Swing on the Trapeze to Keep in Shape

Sadie Frost has taken up a rather strange hobby to help her keep fit. The English designer and former actress recently revealed that she has taken to the trapeze to keep her slender figure intact . 'Trapeze is good for your confidence and amazing for your body but I also wanted to do some...

Mental Health Services at Wellington Hospital in Poor Shape

In order to manage the overcrowding of mentally ill patients at Wellington Hospital’s troubled ward, health officials are silently transferring acute mental patients to the so-called community acute house // in the suburban area. One such suburban house opened recently in Whitby and two other simil...

Americans Growing Out Of Shape

As many as 7.5 million adolescents and 8.5 million American adults are becoming overweight, says a study. Previous studies have found that Americans have been // getting less and less exercise in recent years and are becoming increasingly overweight. However the new nationwide study of ov...

Mental Health Services In Poor Shape

There is just single mental health bed in South Australia for every 100,000 people, which is reportedly the country’s worst rate. The national average of Australia is at 11. The amount of Government funding to NGOs which cater // to mental health is also the lowest in the country. The number of men...

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... to expand charitable care and coverage programs in the second quarter. About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our m...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

...manente Colorado Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service Study Group. About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America 's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, o...

Live recordings of cell communication

...etween vesicles and determine the vesicle size and shape with nano-scale resolution. This helps us characte...esearchers found new ways to determine the vesicle shape with nano-scale resolution in real-time. - "We ... new method we can quantify the changes in vesicle shape live i.e. during fusion, and with nanoscale resolu...

Decision Resources' Updated Rheumatoid Arthritis Report Now Includes Forecast for Rigel Pharmaceuticals' Fostamatinib Disodium

...ion Resources (www.decisionresources.com) is a world leader in market research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources is a Decision Resources, Inc. company. About Decision Resour...

Gold Standard/Elsevier Launches MedCounselor Consumer Drug Information Modules

... prioritize the alerts. Drug IDentifier : Assists consumers in identifying unknown tablets and capsules; allows for search by marking/imprint, shape and color; results include product descriptions and full-color drug images. MedCounselor also offers a new "Toolkit" which enables bette...

CareFirst Joins Partnership of Blues Plans as Owner of NASCO

...more policyholders under an insurance plan. "Having a voice at the NASCO table places CareFirst in a position of influence over how best to shape the direction of the company with our partners," said Burrell. "The ability to share technology, as well as intellectual and financial reso...

$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

...ation exchange will also help gather information to improve disease surveillance, to improve our understanding of what works in the real world, and to shape practice guidelines. "By linking health systems and hospitals throughout Maryland, doctors will gain the ability to make better decisions by ha...
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