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ValueOptions(R) Supports New Hospital-Based Performance Measures to Help Patients Get the Best Treatment for Inpatient and Outpatient Services

NORFOLK, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(R), Inc., the nation's largest independent behavioral health and wellness company, announces its support for the use of The Joint Commission's Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) performance measures. The basis for the recently c...

Diabetes Patients with High Triglycerides and Low HDL Cholesterol Get the Most Benefit From Fenofibrate Treatment: New Data From the FIELD Study

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenofibrate treatment reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk (defined by total cardiovascular events: the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and coronary and carotid revascularization) in patients with type 2 diabetes...

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

American Lung Association's 2008 Faces of Influenza survey underscores that mothers need to get families immunized against influenza; Mother and Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi joins initiative WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- While 78 percent of mothers in the United States consider i...

(RED) to Launch New Way for People to Get Music in Their Lives; Weekly Delivery of Great Music Helps to Save Lives in Africa

Led by Don MacKinnon, Founder of HEAR Music NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fall of 2008, (RED) will unveil a simple, seamless way for people to receive music from artists they love and artists they will discover through (RED). By applying the (RED) idea to music this ne...

Children's Hospital Cancer Study Finds Adolescents and Young Adults Don't Get Same Access to Cutting-Edge Treatment as Younger Patients

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The overall survival rate from cancer now is lower in older adolescents and young adults with cancer than in younger children, in part because of a lack of access to clinical trials nationally for the older age group, according to a study by pediatric oncolo...

Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi Joins American Lung Association of Michigan to Address Seriously Low Vaccination Rates; Urge Metro-Detroiters to Get Immunized This Season

Local 'Faces of Influenza' Karen Newman and LaShell Griffin Asking Everyone, Especially Mothers, to Protect Themselves and Their Families This and Every Year Photo Opportunity/Media Advisory DETROIT, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Kristi ...

State, Federal Officials Remind Health Care Workers, Other at-Risk Individuals to Get Annual Flu Shot

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fewer than half of health care workers get an annual flu shot, prompting a reminder today from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control of the need for at-risk individuals to be vaccinated against infl...

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...

This Thanksgiving Give the Gift of Good Health - Remind Family and Friends to Get a Flu Shot.

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Maxim Health Systems is reminding people to get their annual flu vaccination if they have not done so already. Maxim encourages people to visit its Web site http://www.FindaFluShot.com to find a convenient location ...

Patient Navigators Help Minority, Low-Income Cancer Patients Get Life-Saving Treatments

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers who guide low-income and minority cancer patients through cancer treatment, called lay patient navigators (LPN), help them to overcome major obstacles that prevent them from receiving quality care and achieving better outcomes, according to a stu...

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...

Beaumont Patients 1st to get Next Generation of Radiation Treatment

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients at Beaumont Hospitals are the first in the world to be treated with the next generation of radiation therapy that is painless, faster, more accurate and precise than other treatments. Beaumont doctors and physicists invented and paten...

Many Heart Attack Patients Don't Get Best Emergency Treatment

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Far more of today's heart attack patients receive emergency angioplasty treatment or clot-busting drugs to re-open their clogged heart arteries than even a decade ago, a new study finds. But 10 percent of patients who could benefit from this...

Project Zero Delay Accelerates Drug's Path to Clinical Trial

...9, M. D. Anderson has ranked No. 1 in cancer care in "America's Best Hospitals," a survey published annually in U.S. News & World Report. get M. D. Anderson News Via RSS Follow M. D. Anderson News on Twitter About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international he...

Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...y, or may pass out when they stand up or sit up suddenly. Be careful not to get up too quickly. It may help if you get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed or chair for a few minutes before ...

Access Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on ProLindac Clinical Development Program

... stated Jeffrey B. Davis, Access' President and CEO. "Additionally, we are meeting this month with JCOM and key opinion leaders in Korea, and hope to get the combination trials started in Korea as soon as reasonably possible." Access intends to design all clinical studies of ProLindac in accordan...

Medigus and Tower Semiconductor Announce World's Smallest Medical Video Camera Based on Advanced CMOS Image Sensor

...ry's lowest cost high performance camera. Our extraordinary sensor design capabilities, along with best in class pixel performance, have allowed us to get into this very high margin market which will be sustainable for many years." About Medigus Ltd. Medigus is a medical device company spec...

OPAXIO(TM) Combined with Alimta(R) Well Tolerated in Dose-Ranging Study of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

...ucts aimed at making cancer more treatable. For additional information, please visit www.CellTherapeutics.com . Sign up for email alerts and get RSS feeds at our Web site, http://www.CellTherapeutics.com/investors_alert This press release includes forward-looking statements that involv...

John Legend and Gap Join (PRODUCT)RED(TM) to Help Eliminate AIDS in Africa with Exclusive (RED)ZONE Seating at Madison Square Garden

...roud to be partnering with Gap and (RED)(TM) on my upcoming Madison Square Garden concert, because I know the money generated will go directly to help get medicine to those who need it." Tickets to this exclusive (RED)ZONE area are available by visiting www.johnlegend.com/red and entering the ...

British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free

... remission. Ms. Scott didn't expect it to work. "I thought that I was gonna get really sick again," she said, "like I had before." But the new treat...e I'm self-employed. If I feel tired, I can go home or stay in bed or I can get up at midday and go to work then, but I haven't been. I've been working fiv...

Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

... DERMATOLOGISTS CAN HELP WOMEN get TO THE ROOT OF HAIR LOSS BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many women, their hair is one of their most defining characteristics. ...

Video: New Dove(R) Body Washes with NutriumMoisture(TM) Restore Skin's Natural Moisture

...sion is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Each day, around the world, consumers make 160 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. In the United States, the por...

Researchers Create First Targeted Knockout Rats Using Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology

...mmercial zinc finger nucleases for the research community, markets Sangamo's ZFN technology through its CompoZr(TM) line of products and services. To get more information, please visit http://www.compozrzfn.com/ . About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Tech...

Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

... its ability to work in your lungs depends on regular use. Maximum benefit may take 1 to 2 weeks or longer. If your asthma symptoms do not improve, or get worse, contact your health care provider. The most common side effects with ASMANEX in patients 4-11 years old include fever, allergic rhini...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals

...ers (such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis), cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. The U.S. government recommends adults get anywhere from 200 to 600 International Units (IU) of vitamin D a day, depending on age. With new knowledge about the benefits of vitamin D, many exper...

FDA Approves Tekturna HCT(R) as Initial Treatment in Patients Unlikely to Achieve Their Blood Pressure Goals With a Single Agent

...unborn baby, causing injury and even death. If you get pregnant, stop taking TEKTURNA or TEKTURNA HCT and...y if you take water pills, are on a low-salt diet, get dialysis treatments, have heart problems, or get sick with vomiting or diarrhea. Lie down if you fe...

National Cancer Institute Research Identifies Unique Mechanism of Brostallicin's Anti-Tumor Effectiveness

...ts aimed at making cancer more treatable. For additional information, please visit www.CellTherapeutics.com . Sign up for email alerts and get RSS feeds at our Web site, http://www.CellTherapeutics.com/investors_alert This press release includes forward-looking statements that invo...

Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference

...or people who have Alzheimer's, and those who will get it, will bankrupt the healthcare system and devast...osis, care, treatment, and prevention. How fast we get there depends completely on investment in research...be truly effective. For that to happen, we need to get much better at early detection and diagnosis of Al...

Results From Trials of DHA in Alzheimer's Disease and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

...o be truly effective," said William Thies, PhD, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. "For that to happen, we need to get much better at early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's, in order to test therapies at earlier stages of the disease and enable earlier interventi...

ASMANEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Dry Powder Inhaler) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma in Adult Patients

... its ability to work in your lungs depends on regular use. Maximum benefit may take 1 to 2 weeks or longer. If your asthma symptoms do not improve, or get worse, contact your health care provider. The most common side effects with ASMANEX in patients 4-11 years old include fever, allergic rhinitis, ...

Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story

...er patients tend to die earlier than patients of other races even when they get identical medical treatment and other confounding socioeconomic factors are... "The good news is that for most common cancers," Albain says, "if you get good treatment, your survival is the same regardless of race. But this is ...

Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Launches Asacol(R) HD (mesalamine) Delayed-Release Tablets

...GI portfolio. "Procter & Gamble is delighted to introduce Asacol HD to the Asacol franchise. This new addition will further help UC patients get their symptoms under control so that their lives can be more predictable," said Dan Hecht, General Manager for P&G Pharmaceuticals, North America....

Leading Experts Endorse Bioheart's Muscle Stem Cell MyoCell Therapy

... on "the enthusiasm by the investigators that were involved in the study to get patients in and the enthusiasm that the patients have to get into this study." Bioheart's latest Phase II/III MARVEL study has unde...

New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

...ve treatments. Information, including the new report, can be found at http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov . Editor's Note: Use Twitter to get AHRQ news updates: www.twitter.com/ahrqnews . ...

Current Status of the Development Programs of New Indications and Formulations for Aricept(R) for Enhancing Patient Value

...eople at risk for stomach ulcers or who take certain other medicines should tell their doctors because serious stomach problems, such as bleeding, may get worse. Some people who take Aricept may experience fainting. Some people may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bruising, or not sleep well. Some peop...

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation

...ents, in fact, had significantly better complete remission than the 56 patients who had been irradiated. "The bottom line is that not only did we get outstanding treatment responses in these patients, many of whom would have otherwise received irradiation, but they will have a better quality of life...

CoAxia, Inc. Announces $21.5M Series D Financing

...troke, given the very large, global, untreated population. We had been following CoAxia's progress for many years and we felt it was the right time to get involved. We find the NeuroFlo technique very compelling, given its ease of use, excellent safety profile and impressive early clinical results. If th...

Responses After Completion of Therapy Increase Pixantrone Complete Remission (CR)/Unconfirmed Complete Remission (CRu) Rate to 24% and Overall Response Rate (ORR) to 40% Compared to 7% and 14% for Comparator Agents in Phase III EXTEND Trial in 3rd Line Th

...oducts aimed at making cancer more treatable. For additional information, please visit www.CellTherapeutics.com . Sign up for email alerts and get RSS feeds at our Web site, http://www.CellTherapeutics.com/investors_news This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve ...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

...uct more research and hope to spark the interest of additional IC and allergy researchers. Meanwhile, these doctors are continuing to help IC patients get better. Not everyone responds, said Smith, "But for the high percentage who do improve with allergy management, it's well worth the effort. It's one o...

Alfacell Provides Shareholder Update

...thousands of researchers interested in finding the answer about the RNAi-mediated gene regulation using their gene of interest. Should we be able to get a positive result, researches from all over the world could be potential buyers of Onconase. We anticipate results shortly. Other studies will be...
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