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Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation, www.angelman.org , announced the formation of the Angelman Treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct the organization's rapidly increasing research funding. The ATRI will also serve as a hub for more than 30 organizations, researchers and scient...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angelman Syndrome Foundation today announced the formation of the Angelman Treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct the organization's rapidly increasing research funding. The ATRI will also serve as a hub for more than 30 orga...

Smoothie King Expansion Signals International Trend Toward Healthy Living

NEW ORLEANS, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoothie King, the 1973 originator of the nutritional fruit smoothie, is showing its pioneering spirit again by leading the way to making healthy alternatives and high-quality meal replacements available to consumers in Japan. Consumers in...

Texas Kidney Community: CMS Authorization to Survey 22 New Dialysis Centers Excellent First Step Toward Opening Additional Pending Facilities, Creating More Local Jobs

Federal, State Health Officials Praised for Expediting Necessary Facility Certification Process; Cornyn, Hutchison, 27 House Members Thanked for CMS Letter Effort Outlining Problem AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commending officials from the Centers fo...

As the Government Continues to Work Toward Health Care Reform, Medtipster is Providing a Free Solution to Rising Health Care Costs for Americans Right Now

TROY, Mich., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- While legislators debate over how to reform America's failing health care system, many of the country's citizens are struggling to afford the cost of care. According to a recent Consumer Reports study, 28% of Americans have taken dangerous measures th...

Affordable Health Choices Act Is an Excellent Step Toward Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Medical Association (NMA) commends the Affordable Health Choices Act. The bill includes many of the provisions to which the NMA has long been committed. "Yesterday was a monumental day in the history of health care for ou...

New Poll Shows Americans Continuing to Move Toward Pro-Life Position on Abortion

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American people continue to move to the pro-life perspective on abortion according to the latest Moral Compass survey by the Knights of Columbus and Marist Poll. The poll mirrored findings of other recent surveys, showing that more Amer...

Pistachio Industry Looks Toward a Promising 2009 Crop Year

FRESNO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2009 pistachio harvest little more than two months away, pistachio growers and processors are anticipating a promising crop year with production expected to exceed 2008 levels. Growing conditions have been excellent and are expected to yield a high-q...

Nation Takes a Big Step Toward Learning Which Medical Treatments Work Best, a Major Advance in Fixing Our Broken Health-Care System

Statement by Peter V. Lee and Debra L. Ness, co-chairs of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step forward for our nation's health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for more research on 100 illnesses in its new report, "The ...

Beth Israel Medical Center Receives Major American Cancer Society Grant Toward Improving Pain Management in Chinese Cancer Patients

$1.76 Million Grant from the American Cancer Society to Hospital's Nationally Recognized Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and Asian Services Center NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Beth Israel Medical Center's nationally recognized Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative ...

Boys May Feel a Genetic Pull Toward Gangs

Presence of a 'warrior gene' variant ups violence inclination, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Bad neighborhoods and lack of opportunity are usually blamed for boys joining violent street gangs. But a new study finds that the urge to join gangs might lie, at least in...

Pelosi: Enabling the FDA to Regulate Tobacco a Giant Step Toward Making America Healthier

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this morning in strong support of H.R. 1256, which will provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with authority to regulate tobacco products. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 307 to 97...

Simple Steps Toward a Healthy Lifestyle

Antioxidant-Rich Spices and Herbs Can Enhance Your Daily Routine HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Warmer weather is here, motivating many people to eat more healthfully and exercise to get in shape. A dramatic diet overhaul and change in routine can seem overwhelming. That's why the...

Rivals Will Drive Toward Alliances or Merge in Healthcare I.T. Industry, National Biz School War Game Predicts

MIT'S SLOAN, COLUMBIA , NORTHWESTERN'S KELLOGG AND PENN'S WHARTON IN FULD & COMPANY WAR GAME SIMULATION--Sloan Students Win Close Competition for Third Time in Last Five Years CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Four top business schools recently predicted in a public war game t...

U.S. House Takes Giant Step Toward Historic Regulation of Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The U.S. House of Representatives today put Congress on the brink of truly his...

ACP Medicine Names New Editor, Looks Toward Future of Medicine

BC Decker Inc, publisher of the critically acclaimed internal medicine reference, ACP Medicine, is honored to announce the appointment of Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, as new Editor-in-Chief. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 11, 2009 -- BC Decker Inc, publisher of the criticall...

CWA Commends Obama Administration Steps Toward Universal Health Care

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Communications Workers of America commended President Obama's strong support for health care reform and the administration's proposed budget that will move our nation closer toward the goal of universal health care. "With his budget plan, th...

Ronald P. Stanton gives $50 million toward cancer care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NEW YORK (Feb. 11, 2009) -- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announced today that it has received a $50 million commitment from noted business leader, longtime supporter and Hospital Trustee Ronald P. Stanton. The gift will establish the Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at NewYork-Presbyteri...

Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Campaign

Actress and Mom Salma Hayek Travels to Africa to Witness Firsthand the Devastating Effects of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pampers(R), the world's leading diaper brand, today announced the second wave of its North America "One Pack = One Vaccine" ...

Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others

Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Getting the cold shoulder can turn some people into hotheads. A University of Kentucky study found that people who feel socially rejected are more likely to view othe...

Does universal health care affect attitude toward dementia?

INDIANAPOLIS A new study has found that in spite of their universal health care system which facilitates access to free dementia care, older adults in the United Kingdom are less willing to undergo dementia screening than their counterparts in the U.S. because the Britons perceive greater societa...

Allsup Applauds SSA for Move Toward Electronic Transmission of Medical Records for Disability Applicants

Allsup, a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities, today commended the Social Security Administration for announcing it will begin receiving medical records for some disability applicants electronically next year. ...

Woodruff Foundation pledges $3 million toward MCG dental building

AUGUSTA, Ga. The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $3 million toward construction of a new Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry building. "This is great news for the school," said MCG President Daniel W. Rahn. "This helps demonstrate to other foundations and corporations, and...

Malaria Journal supplement evaluates steps toward elimination

There are hurdles to clear before malaria elimination can be achieved. A supplement published in Malaria Journal features a series of articles reviewing the many aspects of the research agenda for global malaria elimination. One of the supplement's reviews charts the progress that has been ma...

New approaches to protecting transplanted organs make first steps toward patients

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Methods used by the body to selectively suppress the immune response may help make organ transplants safer and more effective, according to scientists. "If you like, what we are trying to do is make every tissue transplant much more like a fetus," said Dr. Andrew L. Mellor, direc...

CA$2.4 million toward gene therapy for human degenerative retinal diseases

This release is available in French . Montreal, December 3rd, 2008 A Canadian and American research group including the team of Dr. Robert Koenekoop from the Research Institute at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC has just been awarded $2.4 million from the Canadian Institutes...

Employers Want National Approach to Health Care—Still Believe Employer-Based System Works Best: New Survey Looks At Attitudes toward Health Care Reform and Major Health Care Issues.

While the majority of employers believe the best way to fix the broken health care system is a complete overhaul, they are confident that the U.S. should not move away from an employment based insurance system. Brookfield, Wisconsin (PRWEB) November 13, 2008 -- While th...

McCulley/Cuppan Consultants Contribute Chapter to the Newly Published Book, Rhetoric of Healthcare: Essays Toward a New Disciplinary Inquiry

Gregory Cuppan, Managing Principal of McCulley/Cuppan and Senior Consultants, Philip Bernick and Stephen Bernhardt contributed as co-authors the chapter: "The Genre of the Clinical Study Report in Drug Development" to the newly published book: Rhetoric of Healthcare: Essays toward a New...

Driving Toward Cleaner Air: July Gasoline Sales in Minnesota Decline By 9%, E85 Sales Up 16%

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an interesting snapshot of Minnesotans' changing driving habits, retail sales of gasoline in July 2008 showed a ten percent decline compared to sales in July 2007. According to figures for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, motorists ...

Regence Introduces Rewards to 'Activate' Members Toward Healthy Living

New self-managed plan lets members earn virtual funds through healthy choices PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know the benefits of healthy living, and now there's a health plan that rewards members for doing the right thing. Regence's new Activate ...

Providence Service Corporation Sees Budget Clarity Improving Toward Year End With Budget Issues Impacting Second Quarter and Balance of 2008

Three Material Procurement Awards Could Improve Outlook Second Quarter Results to be Reported Wednesday, August 6th After Market Close TUCSON, Ariz., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced ...

E-prescribing of Controlled Substances Moves Real-Time Prescription Drug Monitoring Toward Reality

LEXINGTON, Ky., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VHGI) the owners of Veriscrip(TM) the nation's only proven Real-Time Prescription Monitoring System announced it's support today of a proposed rule that would allow for the electronic prescri...

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...

Partnership Releases 20th Annual Survey of Parental Attitudes Toward Drug Use

Study Shows Teens Need Help When Parents Feel Least Prepared to Provide It ~ Parent or a Pal? Parents Are Conflicted ~ NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The early teen years are not only a turbulent time for kids themselves, but also usher in a period of increased insecurity and ne...

Brown researchers work toward ending cartilage loss

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Scientists have long wrestled with how to aid those who suffer cartilage damage and loss. One popular way is to inject an artificial gel that can imitate cartilage's natural ability to act as the body's shock absorber. But that solution is temporary, requiring ...

Study takes a step toward better defining fatigue

PHILADELPHIA - In an effort to better define and ultimately address fatigue more effectively, a qualitative study from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has identified three primary themes - loss of strength or energy, major effects of fatigue and associated sensations - among p...

Drug therapy to bolster immune system cells found effective toward childhood cancer

CINCINNATI, OH - Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found a possible approach to therapy that may make cancer cells more sensitive to attack by immune system cells while making the immune system cells more powerful. The combination has the potential to tr...

First steps toward autonomous robot surgeries

DURHAM, N.C. The day may be getting a little closer when robots will perform surgery on patients in dangerous situations or in remote locations, such as on the battlefield or in space, with minimal human guidance. Engineers at Duke University believe that the results of feasibility studies con...

Federation of State Medical Boards Takes Interim Steps Toward Maintenance of Licensure Model Policy

Organization affirms commitment to policy requiring physicians to demonstrate continuing competence DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 3, the Federation of State Medical Boards' (FSMB) House of Delegates took the next steps in developing a model policy that wi...

Phyhealth Files Historical Financials With the Pink Sheets and Takes Next Step Toward Becoming Fully Reporting

MIAMI, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Physicians Healthcare Management Group, Inc. (Phyhealth) (Pink Sheets: PHYH), a developer of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in partnership with physicians, today announced that it has filed with the Pink Sheets its audited financials for the p...
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