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Pharmacy Times Names New Editorial Director

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC announces the appointment of Bea Riemschneider as Editorial Director of Pharmacy Times , a monthly journal that reaches the universe of pharmacists. Ms. Riemschneider will oversee the 112-year-old publicat...

Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Quick defibrillation can increase the chances of survival for hospital patients who have cardiac arrest, but sometimes the treatment is not quick enough and a new study has found that th...

Lumenis' High Speed LightSheer(R) Duet(TM) Featured in New York Times Fashion & Style for Eliminating 'Pain and Nuisance' of Hair Removal for Men

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis' High Speed LightSheer(R) Duet(TM) for permanent hair reduction was featured recently in the New York Times Fashion & Style section with Dr. Arielle Kauvar, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology New York University Medic...

The New York Times Website Patient Voices Series Features People Affected by Lupus

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its Patient Voices series, The New York Times website is featuring the stories of people from across the country who are affected by lupus. Using audio interviews and photos, Patient Voices seeks to give a glimpse into the life ...

Hard Times for Nursing Hires Doesn't Signal End to Shortage According to California Institute for Nursing & Health Care

Economic Times Bring Experienced Nurses Back To Job Market BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In spite of fewer openings for new nurses at hospitals -- a result of the economic recession -- there is still a nursing shortage, according to Deloras Jones, RN, MS, executive director of the ...

ER Wait Times at Your Fingertips

Text 23000 to Receive Message Displaying Gulf Coast Medical Center's Average ER Wait Time PANAMA CITY, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- New technology is allowing patients in the Panama City, FL area to find out the average ER wait time at Gulf Coast Medical Center before they go to the hospital....

211 San Diego Provides Support to San Diegans in Times of Crisis

Event to Honor Qualcomm CEO SAN DIEGO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: 211 San Diego executives will highlight key initiatives the organization is undertaking to make 211 a nationwide service, discuss the critical role that 211 plays in the community durin...

Women 10 times more likely to do breast self-exams correctly with intervention, KP study finds

April 30, 2009 (Portland, Ore.) A brief intervention program consisting of one counseling session and two follow-up phone calls boosted by tenfold the number of women correctly performing breast self- exams. These are the findings of a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study in the ...

Women Ten Times More Likely To Do Breast Self-Exams Correctly With Intervention Program, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

Researchers conclude that intervention can be modified to teach self-screening techniques for other cancers. PORTLAND, Ore., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A brief intervention program - consisting of one counseling session and two follow-up phone calls - boosted by tenfold the number of women corr...

University HealthSystem Consortium Launches Tactics for Tough Times Initiative to Help Members With Issues Such as Capacity and Medication Management

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) introduced the Tactics for Tough Times briefing series and Web-based resource center to help its academic medical center members perform more efficiently during the economic downturn. "The challenge...

NY Times Best-Selling Author Brenda Novak Gives Annual Mother's Day Gift of Hope to Diabetic Son and Others

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For New York Times best-selling author and mother of five Brenda Novak, Mother's Day isn't about breakfast in bed or a special family gathering to celebrate her status as a mom. Instead, it's the culmination of a year's worth of planning, phon...

Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of over 33,000 households released today shows that 40 percent more Americans live with paralysis and over five times the number of Americans live with spinal cord injury than previously estimated. Specifically, the survey shows that 1.275 ...

Premature ejaculation spray enables men to last 6 times longer after penetration

Men with premature ejaculation who used a topical spray five minutes before intercourse were able to delay their orgasm six times longer than normal, according to a study in the April issue of BJU International . Three hundred men with clinically diagnosed lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) f...

Public transit users 3 times more likely to meet fitness guidelines: UBC research

A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia suggests taking public transit may help you keep fit. The study, published in the Journal of Public Health Policy , finds that people who take public transit are three times more likely than those who don't to meet the Heart and ...

US Spinal Nonfusion Procedures Set to Increase Nearly Five Times From 2008 to 2013, According to Millennium Research Group

WALTHAM, Mass., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new US Markets for Spinal Implants 2009 report, the US spinal nonfusion technology segment will see an increase in procedure volumes through 2013 largely at the expense of traditional spinal fusion. Nonf...

Risk of aggressive breast cancer subtype 3 times higher for black women

Lifestyle, age and weight have all been considered as risk factors for breast cancer. Now a study published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research has found that even taking these factors into consideration, black women face three times the risk of developing an aggressive 'triple neg...

Your Home May Be Harming You: Environmental Protection Agency States Indoor Environments Are 5-20 Times More Polluted Than Outdoors

AIRMD Advises Homeowners and Businesses to Test For Indoor Air Quality to Create Better Health BOCA RATON, Fla., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent report, the Florida Department of Health has received many complaints from homeowners throughout the state of Florida stating the drywall in t...

Hard Economic Times Affect Patients, Dentists - and the Tooth Fairy

Topline Findings from a Survey of More Than 300 Dentists 30,000+ Dentists Converge in Chicago February 27-March 1 CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In preparation for the Chicago Dental Society's 144th annual Midwinter Meeting, which will draw more than 30,000 dental professio...

Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- When the economy goes sour, certain minority groups suffer at the hands of criminals more than others, a new study finds. National crime statistics from 1973 to 2005 show an ...

During Tough Economic Times Remember Your Health - Save With Your AAA Membership on Necessities From Prescriptions to Eyeglasses

Make a New Year's Resolution to focus on health by using the benefits of the world's largest member discount program ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 2.6 million American jobs were lost in 2008, and many of those currently unemployed also find themselves without vital medical ben...

Project 515 Proposes Legislation to Ensure Equality During Times of Illness and Death

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Project 515 is proposing legislation to ensure equal and fair treatment for all Minnesota families that are experiencing severe health issues and the death of a loved one. Project 515's legislative proposal, discussed at a Capitol news conference...

Three Times More Powerful Than Fish Oil, MegaRed(TM) Omega-3 Krill Oil Now Available Nationwide

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Health-conscious consumers who are tired of taking several large fish oil softgels every day now have a smaller, more powerful alternative to fish oil supplements in MegaRed(TM) Omega-3 Krill Oil from Schiff. MegaRed delivers essential omega-3 fatty acid...

Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too

ST. PAUL, Minn. A new study shows that people who are smokers and have a family history of brain aneurysm appear to be significantly more likely to suffer a stroke from a brain aneurysm themselves. The research is published in the December 31, 2008, online issue of Neurology , the medical journa...

CellCyte Genetics Corporation: Seattle Times Erroneously Reports That CellCyte 'Closes'

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CellCyte Genetics Corporation (CellCyte) (OTC Bulletin Board: CCYG) reports that a December 24, 2008 article published by the Seattle Times reporting on CellCyte's third quarter 2008 SEC 10Q filing incorrectly reported that CellCyte 'closes.' ...

Later school start times may improve sleep in adolescents and decrease risk of auto accidents

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that after a one-hour delay of school start times, teens increased their average nightly hours of sleep and decreased their "catch-up sleep" on the weekends, and they were involved in fewer auto accide...

Lazy eye treatment times could be drastically reduced, new research shows

Treatment times for amblyopia more commonly known as 'lazy eye' could be drastically reduced thanks to research carried out at The University of Nottingham. Amblyopia is thought to affect up to 2.5 per cent of people and accounts for around 90 per cent of all children's eye appointments in th...

Free Guide to Remaining Calm During Stressful Times from Harvard Medical School

The Harvard Medical School Portable Guide to Stress Relief, a free guide offered by Harvard Health Publications, provides helpful tips on how to relieve stress during the holidays. Boston (Vocus) December 9, 2008 -- Lately, every day seems to bring a new cause for worry...

Ronald McDonald House Charities Brings People Together Like Never Before with First-Ever, Multi-Channel Social Networking Campaign : Charity Finds New Ways to Encourage Seasonal Giving in Tough Economic Times

This December, and on the eve of its 35th Anniversary, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will launch an integrated Season of Giving marketing campaign to remind consumers that a little help goes a long way. The initiative, designed to drive personal donations, will also raise awareness for t...

Changing Times Vitamins to Sponsor Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao in Upcoming Fight With Oscar De La Hoya.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Changing Times Vitamins, Inc., (Pink Sheets: SGTB) announced today that they have signed an agreement with World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao to be a spokesperson for their patent pending sports drink, RecoveryX. Pacquiao is fighting one of th...

King Features Syndicate and Changing Times Vitamins Sign Licensing Agreement for Popeye(R) the Sailor Man in the Water Drink Category.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Changing Times Vitamins, Inc., (Pink Sheets: SGTB) announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement with King Features Syndicate, Division of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. The license giv...

Plight of Homeless Youth Will be Focus of Nov. 20 Times Square Vigil

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant House International is releasing its First Annual Report Card on the US Homeless Youth Crisis, and gives a bleak outlook for their future. America's kids in crisis will be the focus of the 18th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth on Thursday, ...

Intestinal Infection Afflicts 13 of 1,000 Hospital Patients, Infection Rates 6.5 - 20 Times Greater Than Previous Estimates, New Study Says

More than 7,000 C. difficile Inpatients on Any One Day; Patients Dispersed Across Hospital Units ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The life-threatening bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions, Clostridium difficile, is sickening many more patient...

Determining Valuations in Challenging Times

In today's financial climate, the survival of smaller companies is often dependent on their ability to do deals successfully with larger pharmaceutical companies. The Royalty Rate Report 2009: A Comprehensive Assessment of Valuation in the Pharmaceutical Sector, the latest report from PharmaVent...

Turbulent Times Turn The Chopra Center Into Mecca for Calm

The mind-body wellness center founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in Southern California helps people find relief from stress and anxiety over financial downturn, political uncertainty, and plummeting investments. SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire...

Genetic region linked to a 5 times higher lung cancer risk

A narrow region on chromosome 15 contains genetic variations strongly associated with familial lung cancer, says a study conducted by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. The researchers found a mo...

Online Health Information Category Grows at Rate Four Times Faster Than Total Internet

Category Up 21 Percent in Past Year WebMD Health Ranks as Top Publisher of Display Ads RESTON, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results of a study showing that the health in...

Obese people with asthma have nearly 5 times greater risk of hospitalization for asthma

September 4, 2008 (Portland, Ore.) Obese people who have asthma are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized for the condition than non-obese people with asthma, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the September issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology . ...

Health and marriage: The times they are a changin'

EAST LANSING, Mich. The health of people who never marry is improving, narrowing the gap with their wedded counterparts, according to new research that suggests the practice of encouraging marriage to promote health may be misguided. Hui Liu, assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State ...

New Lab Tests Reveal Herbalife, Usana Have 1,000 Times the Lead as Ensure, Boost

Dietary Supplement Safety Committee Co-Founder and Attorney Christopher Grell receives 40 page, 10 year study on Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) and Usana; results of study reveal that 99% of distributors earn income, not counting expenses, of 13 dollars per week. OAKLAND, Calif., ...

Serum sodium predicts mortality 10 times higher in PAH patients

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)chronically high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungswhose serum sodium levels are low (called hyponatremia, or HN) have a very poor chance of survival and a high rate of right-heart failure (RHF), according to new research from the Un...
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