Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film
TAMPA, Fla., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area Registered nurse-turned filmmaker, David Burton, dropped the stethoscope, scrubs and chemical drugs and armed himself with a movie to help save lives. After seeing so many deaths due to preventable illness, Burton found an alarming connection bet...
Marine Turned Comedian Says TBI is No Laughing Matter
NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Funny man Dave Rosner is used to playing center stage, but there's one issue close to his heart that is not a joke. Now, Rosner is committed to taking his message to the Internet to help find a cure for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
While 1.5 million...
Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle
Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause
THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to use skin cells to create stem cells that can repair damaged hearts, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison report.
In late 2007,...
HealthCentral Amasses Top Three Online Health Audience; Study Reveals More Consumers Turned to Internet for Health Info Than Their Physician Last Year
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthCentral ( www.HealthCentral.com ), the leading collection of online condition-specific consumer health and wellness experiences, today announced that it was identified as one of the top three online consumer health companies, according to t...
Car Donations: "Tired Wheels" Turned Into Donation Dollars for Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego
Action Donation Services®, charity car, boat and RV donation fund raising specialists, noted today that their five year partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego has resulted in the generation of tens of thousands of dollars to help those served by the Ronald McDonald ...
Evidence-Based Investing: M.D. Turned Financial Advisor Diagnoses What Ails Most Investors
Investment Advisory Firm Turns to Medical Professional to Apply Rigors
of "Evidence-Based Medicine" to Investing; Why Do So Many of Us Let
Advisors Give Bad Advice About the Best Medicine For Portfolios?
ROCKFORD, Ill., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors and
surgeons are expected to...
Pancreatic Cells Turned Into Insulin-Producing Beta Cells
Researchers say feat could lead to treatment for diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have succeeded in transforming pancreatic cells from adult mice into insulin-producing beta cells, a feat they call an "extreme makeover."
The achievement is a step toward fin...
Animal behavior turned into robots and more at 4th international AMAM symposium
CLEVELANDBuilding a machine that moves like a cockroach, salamander, fish or another creature is no easy task. Over 100 of the worlds pioneering engineers, biologists and neuroscientists who have contributed to building biologically inspired robots will be on the campus of Case Western Reserve Uni...
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells
When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report
WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A multinational team of researchers has succeeded in turning human embryonic stem cells into three types of human heart muscle cells.
When transplanted, the cells al...
'Choking Game' Turned Deadly for 82 Youths
CDC report found surge in fatalities from strangulation game in 2005-2006
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- At least 82 youths have died from playing the "choking game" since 1995, a new government report shows.
Also known as the "blackout game," "pass out game," "scarf game," "...
Adolescent Drinkers Turned Addicts Cause the Exchequer More
According to a study conducted by Susan E. Foster, M.S.W., and colleagues from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, New York, //found that there is a sudden increase in the number of adolescent drinkers. Statistics show that about $23 billion is contributed y...
HIV Patient Who Turned 50, Alive and Going Strong
M. Smith was diagnosed with AIDS in the early 1990's when she was 35, healthy, and never suspected that an ex-boyfriend, who died years earlier// of AIDS related complications, had infected her. Smith also had cancer which gave her less than two years to live.
One day, flipping through a magaz...
Drug Trial Turned Into a Terrible Nightmare
A drug trail was conducted to test the drug manufactured by German pharmaceutical company TeGenero by medical research company Parexel. //
The drug TGN1412 which was designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis was tested on volunteered healthy men. One of six men w...
Lady Patient Died after Hospital Turned Inhospitable, Rules Sheriff
A case of hospital negligence stands substantiated in yesterday’s ruling by the Sheriff, confirming the inadequacy of appropriate treatment// measures to a lady patient who had suffered a large abscess. According to the sheriff’s ruling, the lady might have survived, had she been referred to a spec...
Opposition: Government turned a deaf ear to warnings about dwindling health care services
The state government is facing accusation from the Victorian Opposition for inadequate management of health services in the state. //
Reports are rife that almost one in seven mentally ill suffer a relapse within a month of being discharged from the hospital, necessitating a re-admission. Helen...
If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help
... Ultrasound can detect infants turned
in the womb, allowing time for decisions,,
FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Babies poised to enter the world feet first can pose serious...
Cell Conversion Shows Promise for Diabetes Treatment
...a cells, and the finding could lead to a new treatment for type 1 diabetes.
In tests on mice, the researchers found that when a gene called Pax4 is turned
on in pancreatic cells, the cells change their identity to become beta cells. The body senses the loss of alpha cells and replaces them with new ones,...
CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'
But they have taken an opportunity to pass needed reforms and turned
it into a wish list of everything they could pack in a bill with the hope o... with little or no scrutiny. That plan has backfired. Indeed the public has turned
on the plan, so the plan creators are turning on health insurers in an effo...
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors
... low motivation to go out to the gym and stay physically active, and that can lead to obesity. We certainly see patients [at the VA] who say they have turned
to smoking to calm their nerves."
Many risk factors for heart disease are connected, she said. "If you are obese or gaining weight, you are more li...
Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation
...ot;I haven't felt this good in a long time." Michael planned to eat some of his mom's meatballs, then go for a ride on his Suzuki. But excitement turned
to tragedy that evening. A few hours later, Lynda received another call; this one informed her that Michael had been in an accident. When Lynda and h...
Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances
...nical Coordinator, was a shining star during the project. She really saw the need to make things better. She got the Admitting Department on-board and turned
it around quickly. She was able to engage and motivate her staff and get the physicians on-board with the trials. She even worked with the anesthesia ...
Knome Selects Sterling Communications as Agency of Record
... Knome to its client portfolio of industry-leading technology companies. A recognized pioneer in the burgeoning personal genomics field, Knome has turned
to Sterling to create a communications strategy that will significantly enhance awareness with both consumers and the scientific research community. O...
CandleInTheWindow.org Announces $1000 Scholarship Prize Winners
... yellow state, "Pregnancy Help Here" and "Pregnant? 800-395-HELP" with a silhouette of a woman and candle.
"Then for the actual design work we turned
to Christina, whose submission was exceptional and a finalist. Our final design had to be attractive and stylish and we knew she could deliver. Once w...
New Policies Protect Employers, Workers Who Choose Global Health Care
...ut unintended outcomes are possible at any hospital, including even the best facilities in the United States and around the world. Employers that have turned
to Companion Global Healthcare for help in purchasing a medical travel benefit for their workers want to make sure they have a solid risk-management p...
Electronic Forms Management Suite from Access Delivers Admissions Efficiency at Laughlin Memorial Hospital
...e project was not fully supported by the vendor and had insufficient functionality.
To restart the forms automation initiative, Laughlin Memorial turned
to Access, developer of the industry-leading Patient Flow System (PFS).
To ensure that Laughlin Memorial could finally begin benefiting from the ...
Human Pheromones: What's Purported, What's Supported - A White Paper Published by The Sense of Smell Institute
...ght of as sexual attractants and nothing more. So the Sense of Smell Institute, the research and education division of The Fragrance Foundation, turned
to the experts in the field and commissioned Drs. Charles Wysocki and George Preti of the Monell Chemical Senses Center to prepare a review of recent ...
MDS Nordion Submits Expression of Interest Proposal to Government of Canada on Medical Isotope and Generator Production
...tween the (value) predicted in their safety case in the computer codes that said it should be negative and the actual measurements in the reactor that turned
out to be positive, which means there was something in those computer codes that was not modeling what was happening in the reactor."
As a key colla...
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Drives Kentucky's Largest Electronic Medical Records Initiative With IBM
...easier to make a more effective diagnosis and treatment plan.
Plans for this new integrated system were underway before the federal government turned
its focus to electronic medical records as part of economic stimulus efforts. However, the new EMR system at St. Elizabeth Healthcare meets the requir...
Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat
...ropel various types of cells (including adult mouse and human skin cells) to morph into brown fat. Once transplanted into mice, these galvanized cells turned
into energy-burning brown fat.
"We have our hands on a molecule that can turn cells into brown fat," Spiegelman said, and the findings could eventu...
Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact
...ervices, card and credit services, and e-commerce gateways. To improve the performance, availability and scalability of its services, Online Resources turned
to Itanium-based NEC servers and a Microsoft SQL Server database.
Mobiltel , Bulgaria's leading telecommunications provider, faced significant ...
With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good
...ses was "fuzzy," Manning-Courtney said.
For the new study, researchers followed 124 children with autism and 248 children without autism until they turned
Gastrointestinal diagnoses were classified into five groups: constipation; diarrhea; abdominal bloating, discomfort or irritability; gastroeso...
New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home
...y away from the stove when you're cooking. Put tape on the floor so they can see where the "no-kid-zone" is.
Use back burners. Keep pot handles turned
towards the back of the stove.
Store matches, lighters and candles up high, ideally in a locked cabinet so that young children cannot reach them...
Accenx Information Exchange Platform Live With BayCare's RxHistory - Goal to Reach 8,200 Users
...ayCare chose a solution that supplies patient medication history at the time of patient registration, eliminating that time-consuming process. BayCare turned
to Accenx' health information exchange platform, Accenx Exchange(TM), to address the interoperability requirement of their solution; helping to achiev...
CIGNA Whistleblower Calls for More Heath Insurance Accountability in Heath Care Reform
...n Francisco, CA 94102
Fresh off powerful testimony in front of a key U.S. Senate committee, a former health insurance executive turned
whistleblower will give a speech at the Civil Justice Foundation's annual Breakfast of Champions. In the speech, Potter will relate his reasons for go...
Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs
...ly pay the larger bill. If it hadn't been, if I hadn't had insurance, I probably would not have made the doctor's appointment and gotten the test that turned
out to be cancer and I might not be alive today to tell my story. Instead, tomorrow will be my two-year anniversary of being cancer free.
Critical link in cell death pathway revealed
...thout this activation of BID the cells don't die.
But the experiments of Professor Strasser's team revealed that when the gene that produces XIAP is turned
off or if the XIAP protein is pharmacologically blocked, hepatocytes or pancreatic β-cells (both type II cells) will die in a type I manner; that...
Life lessons: Where psychology stands on living well
...formula for fulfillment or guide to life satisfaction; however, humans have turned
to philosophy, religion and science time and again for answers to our exist...gists Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson from the University of Michigan turned
to their own field to ask, "What is a good life and how can we achieve and ...
Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV
...the St. Jude nurse practitioner, Marion Donohoe, was very thorough in her questioning about feeding practices, and she asked about pre-mastication. It turned
out this mother had fed her daughter pre-chewed food," Gaur said.
When Gaur contacted Dominguez at the CDC about the possible case of transmi...
Community Hospitals: Dying Breed or Community Cornerstone?
... Financial distress, rooted in the late 1990's when Medicare and commercial insurers systematically reduced prices paid to hospitals and physicians, turned
the industry revenue model upside down, causing pressures. This transformation caused most hospitals to struggle, with nearly 80% having lost money a...
Jarrow Formulas' Coconut Oil Customer Celebrates 100th Birthday!
... Ella Bess Baker Jackson of Laguna Woods, California turned
100 years old on March 12, 2009. Nicknamed "Betty" after the fame... -- On March 19th, 2009 Ella Bess Baker Jackson, known as "Betty" turned
100 years old in Laguna Woods, California. In reaching her hundredth birthd...