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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Athens Regional Medical Center Announce New HMO/POS Contract

ATHENS, Ga., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Athens Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) today announced the signing of a multi-year contract, enabling Athens Regional to join the BCBSGa HMO/POS network, effective Aug. 1, 2008. BCBSGa has had a PPO contract with At...

IOF joins ECCEO9 at leading international meeting in Athens

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) invites clinicians and researchers in the bone health field to attend ECCEO9-IOF, a joint meeting to be held from March 18-21 in Athens, Greece. Some 4,000 participants are expected at the four-day meeting which will feature an expanded scientifi...

Typhoid May Have Resulted In The Fall Of Athens

A DNA study conducted at the burial pits of ancient Athens has revealed that a typhoid epidemic may have caused large-scale devastation to the city. The Golden Age of Athens is also reported to have declined as a result of this // epidemic, which is said to have wiped out a third of the city-state’...

HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries

... not be severe enough to halt treatment, and the study didn't establish that HAART causes the stiffness, noted the researchers, from the University of athens in Greece. The study appears online June 25 in the American Journal of Hypertension . Previous studies have found that HIV patients treated with H...

Extra Helpings of Vegetables, Olive Oil May Extend Life

...mponents of a Mediterranean diet may be more vital to good health than others, a new report suggests. A study from researchers at the University of athens Medical School links longer life to consuming large quantities of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and olive oil, keeping alcohol intake moderate and...

New Fast and Precise Treatment Planning System Among Varian Medical Systems Highlights at American Brachytherapy Society 2009 Meeting

...s about dose to their patients and further their knowledge to make treatments more accurate." The Medical Physics department at the University of athens in Greece is among the institutions that assessed BrachyVision Acuros during its research phase, and publications on the subject have been submitted f...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Georgia Seniors about Medication Management and Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

...esday, June 9th Chandler County Senior Center, Metter West Citrus Community Center, Homosassa Wednesday, June 10th athens Community Council on Aging, Inc., Athens Thursday, June 11th Lowndes County Senior Center, Valdosta Tuesday, June 16th Branan Lodge, Bl...

Human Services, Health Organizations and Transit Receive a Majority of Kresge's Nearly $73 Million in First Quarter Grants

...25,000 Aged and the Youth) GEORGIA Boys & Girls Clubs of athens athens $370,000 The Salvation Army, USA Southern Territory Atlan...

2009 ESCEO-IOF Alliance for Better Bone Health Young Investigator Award presented to Dr. Nick Harvey

...sity of Southhampton, was presented with the 2009 ESCEO-IOF Alliance for Better Bone Health Young Investigator Award at the ECCEO9-IOF meeting held in athens from March 18 to 21, 2009. The award honorarium of 2,000 euro is sponsored by the Alliance for Better Bone Health (P&G Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi-A...

New Jersey's 'Mayors Wellness Campaign' Goes National!

...e in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Monday reported that the cities of athens and Englewood in the Volunteer State after their mayors learned of the New ...ice as well." According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, former athens Mayor John Proffitt said he heard of the plan through their insurer. This p...
Athens in Medical Technology

Studies Examine Quality of Care for Hospitalized Sickle Cell Disease Patients and Effective Methods for Detecting Risk of Stroke in Children With This Disorder

... Cell Syndromes: Long-Term Experience of a Single Center [Abstract #1445] Ersi Voskaridou, MD, Laikon General Hospital , athens , Greece This single-center study found that the long-term administration of hydroxyurea in adult patients with sickle cell disease is ...

Velcade (bortezomib) for Injection Survival Data in Front-Line Multiple Myeloma Patients to be Featured at 11th International Myeloma Workshop

...bination of VELCADE and Dexamethasone * Lead investigator: Efstathios Kastritis, M.D., Alexandra Hospital, University of athens School of Medicine * Abstract #913; Poster session: Thursday 28th June, 4:30 p.m. -- VELCADE and Tanespimycin in Multiple Myeloma: Phar...
Athens in Biological News

Photoselective film proves effective for controlling height in potted gardenia plants

...ution. Dr. Constantinos Kittas and his colleagues from the University of Thessaly School of Agricultural Sciences and the Agricultural University of athens (Greece) published a study in HortScience in which they report on experiments with the use of a photoselective polyethylene greenhouse covering film...

The benefits of green tea in reducing an important risk factor for heart disease

...a key event in the progression of atherosclerosis. The study, performed by Dr Nikolaos Alexopoulos and colleagues at the 1st Cardiology Department, athens Medical School in Greece, was a randomised trial involving the diameter measurement (dilatation) of the brachial artery of healthy volunteers on three...

Telemedicine: Health alert via satellite

...vious that there was a threat of gastroenteritis. Thanks to the satellite, specialised doctors - although far away, either in Heraklion or even in athens - could immediately help the teams on site. The first help provided was to understand the nature of the epidemic and treat the patients when the first...

A computer for your mouse!

...n, and the Cell Biology Institute of the Italian National Research Council. In Greece -- the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center, athens In France-- the Institut Clinique de la souris, Strasbourg In Sweden the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm The consortium is joined in its dis...

Fitness has fallen since the days of Ancient Greece

... endurance, he realised that the rowers of ancient athens -- around 500BC -- would had to have been highly e...ern day standards. Says Dr Rossiter: "Ancient athens had up to 200 triremes at any one time, and with 1...iremes were a huge technological advance, allowing athens to dominate the seas. They had a strong keel, take...

Scientists crack rhino horn riddle

... and were donated by The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, and the Phoenix Zoo. Researchers conducted CT scans on the horns at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in athens and found dense mineral deposits made of calcium and melanin in the middle. The calcium deposits make the horn core harder and stronger, and the...

Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens

... 430-426 B.C. changed the balance of power between athens and Sparta, ending the Golden Age of Pericles and ...it unearthed in the Kerameikos ancient cemetery of athens and dated back to the time of the historical outbr...r Dr Manolis J Papagrigorakis of the University of athens says: "Studying the historical aspects of infectio...

First North American Encapsulated Islet Transplant without Long-term Immune Suppression into a Patient with Type 1 Diabetes

...al, viral haemorrhagic fevers were recorded in the Nile valley from 1500 BC and were followed by the plagues of Mesopotamia (700-450BC), the plague of athens (430BC), the plague of Justinian (AD541-700) and the plagues of the early Islamic empire (AD627-744). These continuing epidemics slowly raised the fre...

Biologists discover why 10% of Europeans are safe from HIV

...al, viral haemorrhagic fevers were recorded in the Nile valley from 1500 BC and were followed by the plagues of Mesopotamia (700-450BC), the plague of athens (430BC), the plague of Justinian (AD541-700) and the plagues of the early Islamic empire (AD627-744). These continuing epidemics slowly raised the fre...
Athens in Biological Technology

European Airports Actively Engaging on Reducing CO2, Despite the Crisis

... the ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference), EUROCONTROL, the European Commission. Dr Yiannis Paraschis, President, For ACI EUROPE and CEO of athens International Airport said "Today's launch is about turning our commitment to reduce carbon emissions into collective action. The fact that we ar...

Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires

... to support risk management of hazards such as floods and forest fires. The Risk EOS service network and its Greek partner, National Observatory of athens (NOA), are now working closely with Greek authorities to consolidate further the work done by the Charter on the affected areas. Other satellites ...

Global branding is now a war

...arketing 101 or 202 During my days as marketing consultant to the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games, there were 117 countries that participated. In athens in 2004, 202 countries participated. Most educated people simply cant recite more than a few dozen of those countries names. Traditionally, in America...

Wisconsin tries to woo another stem cell company

...sconsin if it can raise sufficient amounts of angel capital, a company executive confirmed. The company, spun out of the University of Georgia in athens in 2003, has received funding commitments from the State of Wisconsin and from Wisconsin Investment Partners , a Madison-based angel investment netwo...
Athens in Biological Definition

Immunology

...s the relationship between the body systems, pathogens and immunity. The earliest written mention of immunity can be traced back to the plague of athens in 430 BC . Thucydides noted that people who had recovered from a previous bout of the disease could nurse the sick without coming down with the...
Athens in Biological Dictionary

Atrium

...ternal links , but its sources remain unclear because it lacks The Hotel athens Atrium & Suites, new 4 star business hotel in athens Greece, ... At the " Atrium Ball Room" we can materialize in the best poss...
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