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Parents Urged to 'Make Change to Save Change' at Back-to-School Time

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A return to hectic school-year schedules puts families on the go and may cause kids to miss out on key nutrients. A recent report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showed Americans are short-changing themselves on nu...

New Moms Urged to Take Care of Postpartum Health

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First-time mom Brandi Phare thought she was all alone when she began suffering postpartum ailments. She experienced pain as a result of multiple tears on her body from giving birth, and also faced severe incontinence. Unbeknownst to Phare, s...

Businesses Urged to Sign Up and Celebrate Customer Service

Reward and recognise service excellence during National Customer Service Week - 5-11 October. London (PRWeb UK) July 3, 2009 -- Companies and organisations throughout the UK are being urged to celebrate the importance of excellent customer service by taking part in Nati...

Voters Urged to Support Budding Moves to Include Long Term Care in National Health Reform

Now's the Time to Write or Call Your Representatives, Says LTC Expert Denise Gott KIRKLAND, Wash., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Although President Obama has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans, "There's no guarantee the legislation will bridge the long term...

Older Adults, People With Disabilities Urged to Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

New 'ReadyPA' Materials Offer Tips on Creating Personal Support Networks HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults and individuals with disabilities can be better prepared for emergencies with the help of new resources offered by Pennsylvania's ReadyPA campaign, the ...

Media Urged to Correct Inaccurate References to 'Swine Flu'

More Accurate Name for Human Illnesses Occurring Now is 'North American Flu' WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Meat Institute (AMI) urged the news media to cease inaccurate references to swine flu because they are creating confusion among the public. "According...

50,000 Letters Sent to Notre Dame Alumni Re: Obama; In Letter, Bishop Gracida Urged Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon to Refuse Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 50,000 hand addressed letters were sent to Notre Dame Alumni, and 100,000 post cards for Vatican and Notre Dame officials, urging ND Grads to fight against Obama's scheduled speech. Randall Terry and local Notre Dame Alumni sent 50,000 l...

Safety Measures Urged for Tree-Care Workers

CDC report finds an average of 80 die each year while trimming trees THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Between 1992 and 2007, an average of 80 tree-care workers died annually in the United States, according to a study that calls for safety training programs in this industry. Al...

Obama Urged to Bring Back National Meatless Program

Environmental and public health experts call for Americans to go "Meatless" on Mondays NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With World Health Day and Earth Day both in April, health and environmental advocates are calling on President Obama to take a page from history and proclaim na...

Obama Urged to Revive National Meatless Program

Environmental and public health experts call for Americans to go "Meatless" on Mondays (Vocus) April 15, 2009 -- With World Health Day and Earth Day both in April, health and environmental advocates are calling on President Obama to take a page from history an...

Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

Multiple approaches are found to boost success of people trying to quit,, WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- To truly help people quit smoking, doctors need to treat the habit as a chronic disease that might require repeated or intensive interventions, including pharmacotherapy and...

U.S. Urged to Start 'Fixing the Problem' of Food Safety

Creation of a separate federal agency is needed, new report says,,,, WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new report calls for a radical overhaul of the U.S. food safety system, including the creation of a separate food safety administration with its own food safety czar. "We w...

Fast Food Giants Urged to Value [the] Meal

Industry leaders an aggressive, driving force in epidemic of diet-related disease BOSTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corporate Accountability International, an organization that has compelled corporations from Nestle to General Electric to halt abusive practices, is now taking on the...

Defective Chinese Drywall Lawsuit: Florida Homeowners' Associations and Condominium Associations Plagued by Defective Chinese Drywall Urged to Investigate their Rights

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is offering free consultations to Florida homeowners' associations and condominium associations in communities that have reported problems with defective Chinese drywall. (PRWEB) March 12, 2009 -- Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is offering free co...

Beth Israel Deaconess Urged to Investigate Member of Board of Overseers Who Raised Millions for Madoff

Dozens of Massachusetts charities have been hurt by scandal, including major BIDMC donors BOSTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been urged to investigate a member of its Board of Overseers who raised millions of dollars for Bernard Madoff in what ...

New Anti-Clotting Treatment Urged for Cancer Patients

Warfarin failed to reduce catheter-related clots, study finds,, FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The blood thinner warfarin does not reduce catheter-related blood clots in cancer patients, so new treatments are needed to prevent this complication, says a U.K. study. About 50 pe...

Patients Urged to be Aware of Prescription Switching

Four questions consumers can ask their pharmacists OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the economy, everyone is trying to be smart with their money. When it comes to health care, there's a push by insurers to switch prescriptions written by physicians to less expensive sub...

More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings

Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer saves lives, but too few Americans are getting the recommended screens or getting them regularly enough, a new report shows. The ...

Countries undergoing economic change urged to limit social and health costs for populations

Countries seeking to make massive changes in the way their economies are run, for example by privatising formerly state-run sectors, must take into account the potential impact of such changes on people's health, experts warn today. The warning comes after a study of former countries of the So...

Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea

Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a wake-up call to the millions of American men and women with type 2 diabetes: Snoring at night or nodding off during the day may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life-t...

New Year Quitters Urged to Invest in Their Family's Futures

LONDON, January 5 /PRNewswire/ -- - This is a reissue of a previously killed release from December 30th 2008. The source client has given permission to use the contents of this release. Leading Child Trust Fund provider, The Children's Mutual ( http://www.thechildrensmutual.co.uk...

Caution Urged When Giving Kids Cold and Flu Meds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's cold and flu season, which means misery for kids and the parents trying to help them. But doctors are asking parents to resist the urge to give children under the age of 6 over-the-counter cough and cold medication. Such dr...

Caution Urged as Patients Seek Deals on Cosmetic Surgery

ASPS Member Surgeons Offer Tips for Finding Quality Care ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers looking to cut costs during the economic downturn cannot afford to cut corners on quality of care, warns the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). While it's on...

Even in Poor Economy, Consumers Urged to Prioritize Health Care

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Household budget cutbacks are becoming commonplace as most Americans struggle to make ends meet, but experts warn that health care needs should not be among the forfeited services. Recent research indicates that more than 20 percent of people hav...

People with Diabetes Urged to Have Their Hearing Checked Regularly

New Study Finds Higher Incidence of Hearing Loss Among Diabetics WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have hearing loss, according to a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study. Overall, more than 4...

Delicate Debate Urged Over Withdrawal of Life Support

Gradual steps may benefit families but not the patient, and doctors need to communicate that more, study suggests FRIDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of the patients who die in the intensive care units of hospitals do so after a prolonged withdrawal of life support, a proce...

Americans Urged to Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts for Hurricanes of 2008

Donations now accepted through Coinstar Centers(R) at retail locations nationwide WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans can help the Red Cross provide disaster relief to those affected by the recent hurricanes by donating their coins at the Coinstar Center at grocery stor...

Girling Health Care Employees and Patients Urged to Call for Instructions

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Girling Health Care, a home health company with employees and patients throughout the areas affected by Hurricane Ike, are urged to follow the following procedures in order to reconnect patients with their caregivers. Girling employees: Call your home ...

Families Urged to Use Go Red Corazon Family Tree to Begin a Heart-Healthy Legacy

Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maria Elena Salinas is painfully aware of the importance of knowing her family's heart-health history. Both her parents died from illnesses related to high blood pressure. "My family has been ve...

Cholesterol Awareness Month: Americans Urged to Seek Early Intervention

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- September is Cholesterol Awareness Month. The National Lipid Association (NLA) notes that recent controversies over perceived failures in drug trials, Tim Russert's sudden death, and the issue of early recognition and treatment of dyslipidemia in chi...

UK Businesses Urged to Help Employees Deal With Stress More Positively

FRIMLEY, England, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Report Highlights Dangerous Responses To Stress Among Employees UK workers are most likely to turn to alcohol, smoking and comfort eating to help them deal with the stress of their occupations, according to a new 'Stroke in Business' report* ...

Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate

Heart association seeks policy, social changes that boost healthier eating, exercise MONDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing the high rate of obesity in the United States requires a comprehensive, population-based strategy, says a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific s...

Consumers Urged to Avoid Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products

Unpasteurized items responsible for E. coli infections in children, CDC reports THURSDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should not consume raw (unpasteurized) milk or raw milk products because of the risk of E. coli O157:H7 and other infections, warn researchers who studied...

Consumers Urged to Avoid Certain Tomatoes Amid Salmonella Scare

Restaurants, markets stop offering some products after 163 sickened in 17 states, CDC reports TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid the current outbreak of salmonella in tomatoes, consumers will need to employ a little detective work and forgo certain types of tomatoes for a wh...

Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea

Group pushes new clinical practices to have patients presenting with one checked for other SATURDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- The ties being found between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) indicate these disorders have major implications on public health, the Interna...

New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries

Helmets, pads should be left on, then removed as a unit once patient is stabilized MONDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- During on-field treatment of young athletes with suspected neck injuries, both helmet and shoulder pads should be kept on for initial stabilization and transport, and...

Budget Committee Urged to Strongly Oppose Administration's Proposed $24 Billion, Five-Year Cuts to Medicare

76 House Champions Assert, "We are especially opposed to those cuts affecting long term care providers" WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Care Association (AHCA) today praised the seventy-six (76) members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have signed...

Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and people with significant exposure to secondhand smoke should start getting screened for colon cancer five to 10 years earlier than the current recommended age of 50...

Pennsylvania Tobacco Users Urged to 'Quit For Love' This Valentine's Day

Send Valentine's Day E-Cards, Find Inspiration in Video Blogs on DeterminedToQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Lancaster couple's video blogs documenting their efforts to quit using tobacco are now being featured on the Pennsylvania Department of Health's new t...

Medicare Rx Beneficiaries Urged to Review Changes to Their Drug Plans and Compare with Other Plans During Open Enrollment

Twenty-five Patient, Consumer and Disability Groups Release Updated Resource To Answer Key Questions about the Open Enrollment Process WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Medicare Access for Patients-Rx (MAPRx) are urging all Medicare Rx beneficiaries, especially those with chro...
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