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Rice report shows lessons from Hurricane Rita not practiced during Ike

A new Rice University report released yesterday, exactly six months after Hurricane Ike slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, suggests that people did not practice the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. According to the study, 75 percent of Harris County residents say they would evacuate if a Categor...

Spotlight 29 Casino Laughs It Up With Rita Rudner

March 5 Concert is Benefit for Gilda's Club Desert Cities COACHELLA, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- "Comedian of the Year" Rita Rudner likes to shop. "I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a reall...

Bankers Life and Casualty Company Named Corporate Honoree at Alzheimer's Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a national life and health insurer, has been named the Corporate Honoree at the 21st Annual Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala for their support of the Association through their annual Forget Me Not Days f...

Optimal Readings Appoints Operations Veteran Rita Edwards as SVP Clinical Operations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimal Readings Services Group, Inc., a provider of optimization services for hospitals, imaging centers and radiology groups, announced today that Rita Edwards has been named its Senior Vice President-Clinical Operations. "With the recent acq...

In Face of Continuing Katrina and Rita Needs Red Cross Adds Resources to Gulf Coast

ORLANDO, Fla., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross announced today an extension of mental health assistance and other benefits to Hurricane Katrina and Rita survivors living in the hardest-hit areas of the southern Louisiana and south Mississippi. These funds, initi...

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Left Skin Rashes in Their Wake

CDC researchers detail dermatologic conditions of workers rebuilding New Orleans TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Workers helping to rebuild New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita suffered from several different skin disorders, and new research suggests that many of the rash...

Pence Amendment Passes Rules Committee; Set for Friday Vote

... dollars are wasted each year fueling an organization that promotes eugenics and protects sexual predators under the guise of 'family planning'," said rita Diller, national director of American Life League's STOP Planned Parenthood project. Kenney agrees: "Planned Parenthood is leeching ...

Orthocare Innovations Receives Prestigious R&D 100 Award for Computerized Prosthesis Alignment System

...s honor the latest technology developments that are designed to meet societal, scientific, or business challenges facing us today--and tomorrow," said rita Peters, editorial director of R&D Magazine . "It is an honor to have been selected as a recipient of the R&D 100 Award, the most res...

Vital New Quality Data on Hospital Readmission Rates Available on Hospital Compare Website

...eek to understand why patients are readmitted and how some of those readmissions can be prevented through appropriate changes in care delivery." rita Munley Gallagher, PhD, RN, senior pol icy fello w , American Nurses Association: "Registered nurses are instrumental in ...

University of Phoenix Expands Advanced Degree Programs; Adds Ph.D. in Nursing and Educational Specialist Degrees

...want to increase their own personal knowledge or skills, but would like an alternative to the demands that a doctoral degree may impose on them," said rita Edwards, area chair for education for the University's School of Advanced Studies and a member of SAS's Global Academic Council. "We want to hel...

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Rita in Medical Technology

Music & Medicine: Unique Collaboration Combines Performing Arts and Science

...specially those with small hands -- from developing pain caused by playing keyboards. "We're looking at hand function in piano players," said rita Patterson, PhD, professor and director of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Physical Medicine Core Research Facility (OHFPMCRF). "We've developed ha...

CDC Misses Target With Flawed MMR/Autism Study

...Confidence Assurance Act." For more information, visit http://www.nationalautism.org . Contacts: Wendy Fournier (Portsmouth, RI) 401-835-5828 rita Shreffler (Nixa, MO) 401-632-6452 ...

UPDATE: Infant Primates Given Vaccines on U.S. Children's Immunization Schedule Develop Behavioral Symptoms of Autism

...unizations in Washington, DC. For more information visit http://www.nationalautism.org . Contacts: Wendy Fournier (Portsmouth, RI) 401-835-5828 rita Shreffler (Nixa, MO) 401-632-6452 ...

Newly Released Canadian Data Links Vaccines with Pervasive Developmental Disorder

...ion: www.nationalautism.org Contacts: Wendy Fournier 401-632-7523 rita Shreffler 417-818-9030 CONTACT: Wendy Fournier, +1-401-632-7523, or Rita Shreffler,+1-417-818-9030, both of National Autism Association Web site...

Genetics Journal Thimerosal/Autism Study the 'Best Science Drug Company Money Can Buy'

...tp://www.nationalautism.org/">http://www.nationalautism.org . Contacts: rita Shreffler (Nixa, MO) 401-632-6452 Wendy Fournier (Portsmouth, RI) 401-632-7523 CONTACT: rita Shreffler, Nixa, MO, +1-401-632-6452, or Wendy Fournier,Portsmouth, RI, +1-...

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Rita in Medical Dictionary

Chest trauma

...g for up to 40 ... When someone has been shot or stabbed in the chest , time is of the essence. ... Trauma nursing: Penetrating chest wounds. rita M. BARRY, RN, BSN, CEN ... · Signs and symptoms of chest trauma ... · Transport decisions for chest trauma patients ... · Penetrating che...
Rita in Biological News

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births

...er prematurely have, on average, up to three times the phthalate level in their urine compared to women who carry to term. Professors John Meeker, rita Loch-Caruso and Howard Hu of the SPH Department of Environmental Health Sciences and collaborators from the National Institute of Public Health in Mex...

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments

...a decreased ability of blood vessels to relax resulted from increased activity of a natural mechanism for altering protein form and function, says Dr. rita C.Tostes, physiologist in the MCG School of Medicine. The researchers suspect increased modification of proteins by a glucose-derived molecule is a...

Wildlife trade threatens public health and ecosystems

... grows smaller and smaller with the ease of international travel, the network of connections has increased, facilitating the spread of diseases," said rita Teutonico, senior advisor for integrative activities in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences...

Male impotence drugs may deserve a second look in women

...by a drug that relaxes arteries so blood can enter. In men with a healthy vasculature, the drugs likely would still produce a longer erection. Dr. rita C. Tostes, associate professor in the MCG Department of Physiology, is a co-author who contributed to the design and analysis of the study. ...

Researchers use chemical from medicinal plants to fight HIV

... even replace the HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), which is not tolerated well by some patients and is also costly," said study co-author rita Effros, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and member of the UCLA AIDS Institute. T...

Weather woes emphasize need for SSPEED

...SSPEED conference, following lower-key editions after Tropical Storm Allison rolled through South Texas in 2001 and again after Hurricanes Katrina and rita in 2005. ...

Scientists use remote satellite imaging to predict outbreaks of infectious disease

...tal factors, including sea surface temperature, ocean height, and biomass (this is estimated by measuring chlorophyll produced by plankton). Professor rita R. Colwell and her team at the University of Maryland, College Park, have used remote satellite imaging to track this climatologically important infor...

Pay attention! Small packages may lead to overeating

... when they are in small packages than large ones. And smaller packages make people more likely to give in to temptation in the first place. Authors rita Coelho do Vale (Technical University of Lisbon), Rik Pieters, and Marcel Zeelenberg (both Tilburg University, the Netherlands) found that large packag...

UCLA study identifies mechanism behind mind-body connection

...rs to chronically ill family members, as well as astronauts, soldiers, air traffic controllers and people who drive long daily commutes. AUTHOR: rita Effros, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a member of the Jonsson Cancer Center, Mole...

AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences

...Climate, Environment, and Infectious Diseases, during a ceremony to be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. AIBS President rita Colwell and Executive Director Richard OGrady said in a joint statement: We are pleased to honor these dedicated and talented individuals. From a vari...

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Rita in Biological Technology

Avicena Signs Worldwide Exclusive Distribution Agreement with RITA Corporation for its Proprietary Dermaceutical Compounds

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avicena Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AVGO), a late-stage biotechnology company that develops central nervous system therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases as well as dermaceutical products announced today that it has signed an exclu...

Xanodyne Announces New Executive Team Members

... announced the appointment of three new members to its executive management team. Joining the company are Natasha Giordano, Chief Commercial Officer; rita O'Connor, Chief Financial & Information Officer; and Peter Wentworth, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Commenting on these appoi...

Senator Arlen Specter and Richard Gephardt Headline Policy Forum on U.S. Medical Innovation, Highlight Achieving 'Recovery Through Discovery'

... and made the case for new policy. Participants in the forum included leaders in health policy, research and biotechnology: rita Colwell, Ph.D. , former director of the National Science Foundation; Chairman of Canon US Life Sciences, Inc.; and, Distinguished University Professor...

AV-1011 Bird Repellent to Protect Rice Seed Approved for Use in Louisiana and Missouri

...ore optimal date which usually results in higher yields. Another real advantage to earlier planting and harvest is reduced hurricane risk. Hurricane rita in 2005 and Gustave and Ike in 2008 caused massive crop losses to rice not harvested by Labor Day. An early planting date allows producers to complet...

The Recession List - Top 10 Industries to Fly and Flop in 2008

...industry grew by 21.3 percent last year, IBISWorld forecasts negative growth this year of 22.7 percent -- a major correction. Hurricanes Katrina and rita resulted in a huge drain on government funding in 2005, and industry revenue has been progressively falling ever since, with negative growth of 22 per...

Probe into gas gouging may educate Americans about pressures on oil supply

...k. Christopher Edmonds, director of research for Pritchard Capital Partners, was predicting a perfect storm of energy troubles even before Katrina and rita hit. Here are factors often listed by Edmonds and others who track energy markets. The economic recovery is still under way, so demand is naturall...

Healthcare needs of hurricane-hit region being monitored by West Allis company's system

...it was the right thing to do, to donate our services, rather than take advantage of the situation in which there are so many victims." As Hurricane rita approached, the system was extended to encompass areas hit by that storm. EMSystem has been monitoring information from hospitals, community health...

Former NSF director to speak at UW-Madison

... Madison, Wis. -- rita Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will speak on "Water Pollution and Human Health" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in a ...

Commercial Plasmid Preparation Methods Yield DNA With Different Transfection Capabilities

... Kathleen A. Maguire-Zeiss, Brandon K. Harv e y, rita E. Giuliano and H o w a rd J. Federo ff, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA Introduction Transfection efficiency i...
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