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Kaiser Permanente Honored for Efforts to Combat Obesity With 2009 Pioneering Innovation Award at Weight of the Nation Conference

WASHINGTON , July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, the nation's leading not-for-profit health plan and health care provider, received a 2009 Pioneering Innovation award today from the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention for its groundbreaking obesity preven...

CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives With Weight of the Nation Awards

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight organizations were awarded the Pioneering Innovation Award today at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington, D.C. These organizations are being recognized for their work ...

Houston Northwest Medical Center's Bariatric Program Rated Top 15% in the Nation by HealthGrades

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, finds that Houston Northwest Medical Center has received a Five-Star Rating and has been rated among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide for Bariatric Surgery in 2009...

Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions

FT. LEE, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Red wine (resveratrol) pills appear to be the rage these days and a local group of cardiologists wants to lead the way for patients and consumers to learn more about them. They may be among the first U.S. cardiologists to do so. (Photo: http://www.newsc...

Houston Northwest Medical Center Recognized in the Top 15% of the Nation for Maternity Care Services from HealthGrades

HOUSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Northwest Medical Center announced today that HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company, recognized them among the top 15% of hospitals for Maternity Care services as a recipient of a 5-Star Rating for 2009/2010. Houston Northwest Medical Cen...

Pre-Diabetes Costs Nation $25 Billion Annually in Extra Medical Care, New Data Show

57 Million Americans With Elevated Blood Sugar Incur $443 Each In Extra Medical Care; Gestational Diabetes Costs $3,305 Per Woman, $209 Per Infant In First Year With Future Health at Risk; Aggressive Intervention Needed to Stem Diabetes Epidemic WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- O...

Mom on Mission for Quality, Affordable Healthcare for All Drives Purple Bus Across Nation Gathering Stories

Will deliver Americans' stories and demands for solutions to lawmakers in Washington , DC later this month ATLANTA, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As lawmakers wrangle over health reform legislation and the insurance industry ramps up its opposition to reform, one mom is making sure...

PA Professional Fire Fighters Association is First State Association in Nation to Offer Smoking Cessation Program

- Protecting the health of fire fighters top priority for PA Professional Fire Fighters Association through cancer legislation & tobacco free efforts - HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFFA) today announced that ...

Cenegenics Reveals Ways Obama Can Cut Healthcare Costs, Saving Nation Billions

Global age management medicine leader and forerunner in the field, Cenegenics® Medical Institute offers its best-practice innovations in support of the president's recent appeal for prevention practices that lower healthcare costs, increase work productivity, improve health and avoid complica...

(RED)(TM) and Live Nation Announce (RED)NIGHTS, the Concert Series to Combat AIDS in Africa

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, (RED) and Live Nation (NYSE: LYV ) announce the (RED)NIGHTS series, an innovative slate of 26 live concerts in the U.S., which will raise money and awareness for the ultimate goal of eliminating AIDS in Africa. To kick off the ...

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Nation in Medical Technology

Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

...with all forms of eye disease and provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. It is the largest pediatric ophthalmology program in the nation with multiple subspecialty programs that are considered to be among today's finest resources for diagnosis, treatment and research. Founded in ...

Popular Breast Cancer Drug Used with Certain Antidepressants Puts New Jersey Women at Risk

...inhibitor drugs, block the activation of tamoxifen chemically, but this evidence shows that these drugs are putting women in New Jersey and across the nation at a much higher risk for recurrent breast cancer," said Dr. Milayna Subar, National Practice Leader for Medco's Oncology Therapeutic Resource Center ...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

..."silent disease,"(5) is increasing in significance as the population of our nation both increases and ages.(6) The World Health Organization, the National Ost... America's Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our nation is an update to the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) first prevale...

Commonwealth Fund Case Study Points to 'Continuous Innovation' at Group Health Cooperative

...ll in cooperative structures, pointing to Group Health as a "shining example" of the model, while also praising other integrated systems. "As the nation looks at how to create better health care, medical systems like Group Health that have pioneered a different approach, can provide some of the answers...

New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

...buted value equal to seven cents per share of company stock. Smart businesses pay for prevention, because prevention pays." Americans believe the nation needs to put more emphasis on prevention (59 percent) rather than thinking there needs to be more emphasis on treatment (15 percent), by nearly a four...

Top Medical Research Centers Form Velos Advisory Group for Service-Oriented Architecture

...sive cancer centers today. In 2008, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" survey ranked M.D. Anderson as the top hospital in the nation for cancer care. M.D. Anderson has achieved the top ranking four times in the past six years and has ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer...

Genetic Source of Rare Childhood Cancer Found; Gene is Implicated in Other Cancers

...ls. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report . Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to...

University of Redlands Student Cody Unser Documentary Run to Start Today in L.A.

...771 The University of Redlands is a private liberal arts and sciences university, consistently ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Since its founding in 1907, the university has been committed to a mission that emphasizes academic rigor, pe...

New Report Shows Record Number of Medicines in Development to Treat Leading Causes of Cancer

...lly to the incredible progress made in the last five years by biopharmaceutical companies in developing new and more effective cancer treatments. The nation must continue its strong commitment to the cutting-edge pharmaceutical research that will enable cancer patients to live longer, healthier, and more p...

DaVita Abstracts Accepted Into National Kidney Foundation's 2009 Spring Symposium

...ta's IMPACT(TM) (Incident Management of Patients, Actions Centered on Treatment) program - a pilot project implemented in 44 DaVita centers around the nation focusing on patient education and important clinical outcomes - demonstrates how this comprehensive approach reduces mortality of incident patients. ...

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Strokes

...evention ... Stroke Rehabilitation. Stroke Therapy ... Unless Americans do more to lower their risk of stroke and improve stroke care, the nation will pay $2.2 trillion over the next 45 years to care for people who ... Strokes , or brain attacks, are a major cause of death and per...

Rape

...year-old woman. Anyone, however -- man or woman, adult or child -- can be the victim of rape . ... Long before the first juror is selected, the nation is making up its mind about Kobe Bryant. ... of Western history, penalties for rape have been excessive. ... ENCYCLOPEDIA: RAPE , ENCYCLOPEDIA:...

Proliferation

...oliferation Treaty. 3.2 ... Nuclear proliferation is the spread from nation to nation of nuclear technology, ... The primary focus of anti- proliferation effo...

Pericarditis

...s, medical books excerpts online about Pericarditis , 6 drug side effect causes. ... Heart Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, best in the nation for heart care, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pericarditis . Up-to-the-minute news coverage of national, regional and inter...

Leading Causes of Death

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Infantile Paralysis

..... New York City, where one-third of the Nation's 13,000 infantile paralysis cases occurred during this year's epidemic, last week offered the nation four important ... From Fort Worth, Texas, and from Georgetown, Ky., public health officials reported local epidemics of infantile paralysis . ...

Incidence

...ulation Incidence Mortality Regional Profiles ... Defines incidence , mortality, survival, prevalence, and lifetime risk, the key ... Report to nation Finds Declines in Cancer Incidence , Death Rates ... Abstract and Introduction: Depression is an important predictor of new LBP, with MRI finding...

Heart transplant

...ter the surgery, most heart transplant recipients (about 90 percent) can come ... Heart Transplant ... The top transplant program in the nation by volume ... believe that the care we provide our heart transplant patients is second to none. ... The transplant program at St. Luke's Epi...

Gall

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Colorectal Cancer

...and the... CDC promotes colorectal cancer ( cancer of the colon and rectum) prevention by ... Colorectal Cancer Activities Across the nation ... The Screen for Life campaign informs men and women, aged 50 years or older, about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer scree...

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Nation in Biological News

City of Newark first in nation using cars to power grid

This month, the City of Newark, Delaware became the first electric utility in the US to use a car to store and provide power for the local electric grid. The vehicle, which runs on electricity alone, is specifically designed to store energy and improve grid reliability. University of Delaware ...

NC State first university in nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants

Dogs suffering from lymphoma will be able to receive the same type of medical treatment as their human counterparts, as North Carolina State University becomes the first university in the nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants in a clinical setting. Dr. Steven Suter, assistant professor...

UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source

DURHAM, N.H. The University of New Hampshire, in cooperation with Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc., has launched EcoLine, a landfill gas project that will pipe enriched and purified gas from Waste Managements landfill in Rochester to the Durham campus, UNH President Mark Huddleston announc...

TGen helps promote cancer awareness for vast Navajo Nation

PHOENIX, Ariz. April 6, 2009 Outreach efforts by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) extend to the far corners of Arizona. For the second year, TGen will help organize a cancer awareness conference for northeastern Arizona's vast Navajo Nation. The 2nd annual Fort Defiance...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

... opportunity to show off some of the great work we are doing to benefit our nation while inspiring public interest in science, engineering and technology." ...ed energy sources, promotes environmental stewardship and helps protect our nation and its economic competiveness. Argonne also operates world-class user faci...

Scientists decoding genomic sequences of H1N1 using isolates from outbreak in Argentina

...versus mild cases, as well as determine how the virus evolved at different points in time. Swine flu has killed 165 people in Argentina, more than any nation with the exception of the U.S. Any significant changes in the virus might influence the effectiveness of vaccines or drugs used to fight the pandemic....

UC San Diego's $3 million NSF grant to fund science festivals

...e Festivals and year-round educational enrichment activities throughout the nation in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum,... mathematics in schools must be offered to even the poorest schools if this nation is to live up to its creed. Offering these programs is a fairly easy decisi...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

... and the Colleges and Schools of NYU are strengthening their alliance with eight HHC facilities to address the health problems facing New York and the nation in the 21st century. In addition to NYU School of Medicine, this collaborative effort will bring together the interests and talents of researchers am...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

...e, President Obama called the honorees "the best in our country" and said he is confident they will "help us use science and technology to lift up our nation and our world." Nominees are chosen annually by nine Federal departments and agencies. Award selections are based on two criteria: pursuit of i...

PNNL scientist garners early career presidential award

...dedication, I am confident that they will lead their fields in new breakthroughs and discoveries and help us use science and technology to lift up our nation and our world." Alexandre Tartakovsky earned this award for his work trying to understand how contaminants move through the subsurface, that subter...

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Nation in Biological Technology

Bio Career Center Becomes Top in Nation for Life Sciences Careers

More listings for life science postgraduates than any other U.S. jobs board SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio Career Center has become the nation's number one jobs board for post-graduate careers in the life sciences. The jobs board, www.biocareercenter.com , is only fo...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Legislation Would Make VT Least Friendly State in Nation for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

-Testimony To Legislature Calls For Rejection Of Legislation That Will Cost Vermonters Current And Future Jobs- MONTPELIER, Vt., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In testimony to the Legislature and a full page ad in today's Rutland Herald, the region's largest biotechnology association warned that a ...

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) RV Tour Takes to the Road to Educate the Nation About the Importance of DVT Risk Assessment

Driving to Reduce the Risks of DVT to Mark U.S. House of Representatives National Screening NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Prevent DVT today announced the launch of its first nationwide tour to raise public awareness about deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and to encourage dial...

Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center: First in Nation to Receive Joint Commission Certification for Quality and First in New Jersey to be Named a Blue Distinction(R) Center for Specialty Care.

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is the first in the United States to receive Disease Specific Care Certification for stem cell transplantation from The Join...

A Better Tomorrow Treatment Center Inc., Forterus Inc.'s Behavioral Healthcare Subsidiary, is the First in the Nation to Offer DNA-Customized Treatment for Individuals with a Genetic Predisposition for Addictive Behavior

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forterus Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FTER) today announced that A Better Tomorrow Treatment Center Inc., its behavioral healthcare subsidiary, is the first in the nation to offer GenRecovery, a DNA-customized program for individuals wi...

Kansas Breaks Into Top 10 in the Nation in Biotech Strength

OLATHE, Kan., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national site selection magazine has placed Kansas in its Top 10 list of states in the nation for biotechnology, along with states such as California, Massachusetts, and Illinois. In its new annual rankings report, Business Facilities report...

Center for Molecular Medicine Among First Labs in Nation to Offer Groundbreaking Test to Aid in Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) today announced it is one of the first laboratories in the nation to offer a new test to help guide the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC; also called stage IV or "advanced"). The CMM (http://w...

Ohio's Bioscience Industry Ranks Among Top in the Nation

Business Facilities Magazine Ranks Ohio 4th in Nation for Bioscience Strength COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio ranks best in the Midwest and 4th in the nation for its strengths in the bioscience industry according to a new report released by Busines...

Families Embrace Science/Technology-based Ancestry Tracing Marking Milestone in Black Family Reunion Celebrations Across the Nation

During this family reunion season, African Ancestry, Inc., offers 5 easy tips on adding ancestry tracing to their family events and be a part of a growing trend that's changing the face of family celebrations everywhere. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2008 -- By s...

Wisconsin Companies Ranked Top in Nation in IT

Telecommunications. Retailing. Freight. Insurance. Motorcycles? Computerworld has just released their top 100 Best Places to Work in IT in 2003, and five Wisconsin companies have placed in the top 50, with a second place ranking for Harley-Davidson Inc. of Milwaukee. This years list, with Her...

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Nation in Biological Definition

Eugenics

...ial science" throughout the regime, would create an indelible cultural association between eugenics and the Third Reich in the postwar years. The nation that had the second largest eugenics movement was the United States . Beginning with Connecticut in 1896 , many states enacted marriage laws with ...
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Oral groove

... by glaciers ... groove (gr v) n. 1. A long narrow furrow or channel. ... musictoday.com is the source for live music. ... Musictoday is a Live nation company. ©1999-2009 Musictoday, LLC. All rights reserved. Musictoday, Musictoday. ... ... front end and continuing half way down is the oral gro...

Offspring

... on your PC or Netflix ready device. Free shipping both ways... OffspringNet is your complete internet service provider offering Web hosting , DSL, nation Wide Dial-up with over 5000 pops, ISDN, domain registration, Whois look ... ... official Facebook Page of Offspring . ... The Offspring Join T...

Gene pool

...assmates, and meet new people on MySpace. ... gene pool heading? ... conceived your last child, you're no longer part of the gene pool . ... nation can direct its own gene pool well enough to offset any ... Gene pool summary with 6 pages of encyclopedia entries, essays, summaries, resea...

Eugenics

...ht letter word in most circles, and it's been out of ... The word " eugenics " (from the Greek εὐγενής, for "well-born") was coined in 1883 ... The nation that had the second largest eugenics movement was the United States. ... ... the Legacy of State and Local Eugenics , 1907-2007, with contributi...

Entomology

... program listings including masters, PhD and other Biological Science programs. The Purdue University College of Agriculture serves Indiana and the nation ... Governor Signs Invasive Species Council Legislation: Purdue Entomology Contributes ... This is the site for the Department of Entomology ...

Biochemistry

... Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ... The Purdue University College of Agriculture serves Indiana and the nation ... Giving to the Department of Biochemistry . Give to Purdue Agriculture ... Promoting the advancement of the science of Biochemistry . The W...

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