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Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Kicks Off American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Awareness Campaign, Encouraging Families to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Jennifer Garner joined leading medical officials at a press conference today to kick off the American Lung Association's national Faces of Influenza public awareness campaign, urging Americans to get their annual influenza vaccination. The p...

Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Joins American Lung Association to Encourage Americans to Get an Influenza Vaccination

Garner to Kick-Off Faces of Influenza Campaign in New York City Monday, November 12 NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress Jennifer Garner joins the American Lung Association in a new role as national spokesperson for the Association's Faces of Influenza educati...

Number of Patients With Dementia on the Rise

...e are being supplemented by PET scans that can image beta-amyloid, one of the abnormal proteins in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. Sabin, whose mother and grandmother had dementia, is participating in U-M research that will help researchers diagnose and treat the illness earlier in life. "I have...

Ancestry.com DNA Testing Reveals 'Roots' Author's Scottish Ancestry

...-mouth history to prove that his great-grandfather had been born of a slave mother and a white father, both of whom lived and worked on an Alabama slave plant...e' (passed from father to son) or 'mitochondrial DNA' (which is passed from mother to son and daughter). The Ancestry.com DNA service compares the results fro...

Gallbladder Removal Through Vagina Offers Minimally Invasive Alternative

... 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" guide. For nine years running, it has been rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as their "most preferr...

Lenetix Launches Screening Study of New Down Syndrome Test

... a comprehensive assessment of fetal aneuploidy in the first trimester using a maternal blood sample. It's a higher-quality test that will protect the mother and fetus." "I'm personally honored to be involved in this clinical trial, because I believe it will change Down syndrome testing forever," sai...

Breakthrough in Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

... Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference in San Diego that indicate a potential breakthrough in testing quality and accuracy while preserving the safety of mother and fetus. The maternal serum test developed by Lenetix medical director Dr. Stephen A. Brown at the University of Vermont incorporates the u...

Video: New Survey Finds Mothers See Influenza as a Serious Health Threat, but Often Don't Get Their Families Vaccinated

... underscores that mothers need to get families immunized against influenza; mother and Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi joins initiative WASHINGTON, N...emselves and their families against influenza. Kristi Yamaguchi, a mother and Olympic Gold Medal figure skater, is this year's national spokesperson ...

International Medical Corps Matched with Top 25 American Express Members Project, 'Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children'

...ion; second place $500,000; third place is $300,000; and fourth and fifth place $100,000. The winning project will be announced on October 14. "As a mother of children who go to bed with a full stomach every night, it is heartbreaking to consider the millions of kids who do not have the nutrients their li...

FDA Approves First Hepatitis B Viral Load Test

...om hepatitis B-related complications. The Hepatitis B virus is spread through having unprotected sex, by sharing drugs, needles, or from an infected mother to her baby during birth. Symptoms occur in about 70 percent of patients which include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, an...

New Implant Device Remotely Monitors Heart Failure Patients at Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

... Best Hospitals." For seven years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the nation's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and has been chosen by Chicagoans for more than a decade as their "most preferred hospital" according to the National Research Corporation's ...

New Research on Pre-Eclampsia in Mice May Have Important Implications for Humans

...paper is 10.1038/nm.1856. Pre-eclampsia may require pre-term delivery (birth before 37 completed weeks gestation) to prevent severe complications to mother and baby, because delivery is the only cure for the disorder. Preterm birth is a serious and costly health problem and the leading cause of death in...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Critical to Infants, Mothers and the Seriously Ill

...than the infant would receive had it remained in the womb. "This study provides additional evidence that the fatty acids an infant receives from the mother during pregnancy are critically important for brain development," said Editor Joyce Nettleton, D.Sc. "If these findings are confirmed, they suggest th...

Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer

...nyone out there who has not been personally and deeply affected by cancer. I've lost two aunts and an uncle to the disease. My office manager lost her mother to it just last year and her father is battling it now," noted Nathan Mendel, owner of Mendel & Company Construction and a sponsor of the event. "This...

Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs

...en disappears after the baby is born) remained relatively stable. Both pre-existing diabetes and gestational diabetes have health implications for mother and child that extend far beyond pregnancy. However, for women with pre-existing diabetes, maternal hyperglycemia that exists prior to pregnancy and c...

STAR Cranial Centers of Excellence Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Dallas Area Children

... Two Metroplex locations offer revolutionary STARscanner, STARband(R) cranial helmets DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- mother Claudia Aguilar had been concerned about the bumps on her son Christian's head since he was born. Doctors had to utilize forceps to aid in Christian's...

BARACLUDE(R) (entecavir) Data Continue to Demonstrate Low Incidence of Resistance Through Five Years of Treatment in Nucleoside-naive Chronic Hepatitis B Patients

...E less often than once a day. It is not known if BARACLUDE is safe to use during pregnancy. It is not known if BARACLUDE helps to prevent a pregnant mother from passing HBV to her baby. A pregnant woman and her healthcare provider will need to decide if BARACLUDE is right for her. A woman should not breas...

Family of Three Americans Become Pain Free and Improve Their Quality of Life With Stem Cell Treatment in Mexico

...and his parents were very close to being pain free just after the first day of treatment. The following morning Kathleen commented on how peaceful her mother looked, not having some degree of an agonized expression of pain showing on her face as she normally did. Each received ozone treatments daily, alon...

Northwestern Memorial Study Tests Cancer Drug on Scleroderma Patients

... Best Hospitals." For seven years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the nation's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and has been chosen by Chicagoans for more than a decade as their "most preferred hospital" according to the National Research Corporation's ...

Leukemia Therapy With Imatinib During Pregnancy May Cause Infant Abnormalities

...London and lead author of the study. "In those patients who do become pregnant, balancing the risk of the fetus from taking therapy to the risk of the mother from interrupting therapy will be an individual decision." The majority of women in the study were being treated for CML at the time of conception...

Northwestern Memorial Transplant Program Initiates New Study

... Best Hospitals." For seven years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the nation's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and has been chosen by Chicagoans for more than a decade as their "most preferred hospital" according to the National Research Corporation's ...

AstraZeneca Submits sNDAs for SEROQUEL XR(TM) for the Treatment of Bipolar Mania and Bipolar Depression

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

FDA Concludes There is No Increased Risk of Cardiac Events for Patients Treated with omeprazole and NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium)

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

AstraZeneca Completes Enrollment in First Phase III Study of the Investigational Drug Vandetanib (ZACTIMA)(R) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

...an one million patients throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

Nationwide Survey Reports that Mothers View Cleaning Homes and Toys as Essential to Preventing Colds & Flu

...it http://www.stopgerms.org . Since 2005, there has been a significant increase in the proportion of young mothers (ages 18 to 34) who say that the mother is the one who stays at home with a sick child (85% vs. 70% in 2005). Likewise, significantly more mothers who are married or living together say the ...

New UNAIDS Report Offers Encouraging News, But Most HIV-Positive Mothers Still Not Getting the Care & Treatment They Need

...Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is working with ministries of health in the countries hardest hit by the pandemic to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child and to treat children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. This new UNAIDS report shows that it's making a difference, but there's much more to...

SEROQUEL XR(TM) Receives Approval From FDA for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

Allegheny General Hospital Performs First Liver Transplant

... 28 year-old mother of Three Recovering Well After November 1 Procedure PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov....rman 's new liver is functioning perfectly well, Dr. Cacciarelli said. The mother of three young children, Berman said she and her family are most grateful f...

New Analysis of METEOR Study Demonstrate Effects of AstraZeneca's CRESTOR(R) (Rosuvastatin Calcium) on Atherosclerosis in Patients With Two or More Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

New Data Examines the Effect of Adding a Statin to Optimized Treatment for Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

Study Results Reveal alli(R) Patient Satisfaction Linked to Weight Loss Achieved; Not Treatment Effects

... GI side effects when alli is taken with meals with too much fat. "Since having my first child, I have been carrying around extra weight and now I'm a mother of three," said Jaime Clear, a 28-year-old alli First Team member from Henderson, Nevada. "I committed to losing the weight with alli and have lost 20...

Studies Show Body Mass Index Has No Effect on Resolution and Healing of GERD Symptoms

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...

Studies Suggest Key Correlation Between Lung Cancer Subtype and Treatment Outcomes

...ic drugs or substances that are tubularly secreted could result in delayed clearance of ALIMTA. It is recommended that nursing be discontinued if the mother is being treated with ALIMTA. ALIMTA should be administered under the supervision of a qualified physician experienced in the use of antineoplastic a...

Bonnie Blair to Break the Ice About Stress Urinary Incontinence in Milwaukee

...nence (SUI)? It's the accidental leaking of urine during day-to-day activities, an exceptionally common condition among women. Bonnie Blair was a new mother when she developed SUI. She eventually sought treatment and is now symptom free. "When I went on my first run after having my son, I didn't get more t...

Benitec MOU With CalbaTech, Inc.

...erapyStem develops, the company also believes that it will be able to collect, process and store stem cells from umbilical cords that have come from a mother that has HIV. Those cords are currently excluded from collection by cord blood companies. CONTACT: BENITEC LTD Sue MacLeman ...

Baraclude (entecavir) Therapy Resulted in Undetectable Levels of Hepatitis B Virus in Cohort of Patients Who Re-Started Treatment

...E less often than once a day. It is not known if BARACLUDE is safe to use during pregnancy. It is not known if BARACLUDE helps to prevent a pregnant mother from passing HBV to her baby. A pregnant woman and her healthcare provider will need to decide if BARACLUDE is right for her. A woman should not breas...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes New Data on Gardasil, Merck's Cervical Cancer Vaccine

...SIL had acute respiratory illnesses within 30 days post-vaccination of the mother as compared to infants (n = 2) whose mothers received placebo. In these studies, the rates of other adverse experiences in the mother and the nursing infant were comparable between vaccination groups. Pedia...

Data Published in The Lancet Show Gardasil was 100 Percent Effective in Preventing High-Grade Vulvar and Vaginal Lesions Caused by HPV Types 16 and 18

...SIL had acute respiratory illnesses within 30 days post-vaccination of the mother as compared to infants (n = 2) whose mothers received placebo. In these studies, the rates of other adverse experiences in the mother and the nursing infant were comparable between vaccination groups. Pedia...

Baraclude (Entecavir) Treatment Demonstrated Greater Viral Load Reduction Compared to Adefovir at 48 Weeks in Study of Antiviral-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B E-Antigen Positive Patients

...E less often than once a day. It is not known if BARACLUDE is safe to use during pregnancy. It is not known if BARACLUDE helps to prevent a pregnant mother from passing HBV to her baby. A pregnant woman and her healthcare provider will need to decide if BARACLUDE is right for her. A woman should not breas...

New Studies Evaluating NexiumIn Pediatric GERD To Be Presented At Annual Digestive Disease Week Meeting

...e than 1 million patients throughout the US and Puerto Rico. AstraZeneca has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working mother magazine and is the only large pharmaceutical company named to FORTUNE magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, for the fift...
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