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Letter to Parents Regarding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

( -Dear Parents:We're asking you to save a turtle's life and perhaps even your child's.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:50:43 PM

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Painful Mosquito-borne Virus Chikungunya Increasing

( - MANHATTAN - In just two weeks, the number of Americans infected with the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya has almost doubled and the virus has now been found in mosquitoes in the United States

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:44:48 AM

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Ruder Finn Healthcare Practice Increases Staff By 40%, Expands Leadership Team

( - NEW YORK, July 23, 2014  -- Ruder Finn, Inc., a leading independent global communications agency, today announced an expansion of the global Healthcare practice, with a 40 percent increase in staff in the first half of 2014, as it advances into a third year of double-digit revenue growth.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:13:22 AM

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New Service Connects Hospitals and Doctors, Offers Hiring Tips

( - OAK BROOK, IL. (July 22, 2014) - According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there is a shortage of doctors in the country that is a bit alarming. In fact, they report that by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of over 91,000 physicians in the country,

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:25:05 PM

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Post-discharge Telephone Calls May Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It's an all too familiar story: a patient-specifically a patient with chronic disease-goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:32:01 PM

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Protein Therapy Successful in Treating Injured Lung Cells

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cardiovascular researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have successfully used a protein known as MG53 to treat acute and chronic lung cell injury. Additionally, application of this protein proved to prevent lung cell injury. Results from this animal model study were just published in the journalNature Communications.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:59:42 PM

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy for MS Patients

( - CINCINNATI, July 21, 2014  -- An estimated 2.3 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis (MS) each day, a debilitating disease that can often cause severe pain, muscle spasms, poor circulation, anxiety, stress and clinical depression.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:34:20 PM

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Error: You Have No Payments from Pharma

( - The federal government has a word for physicians who don't have financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: "Error."

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:59:19 AM

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Preventing Wildfires

( - There's no question that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmental leaders agree that global warming is largely to blame.

Jul 18, 2014 - 6:30:25 PM

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Pitt Trauma Experts Aim to Reduce Deaths by Providing Blood-Clotting Agent on Medical Helicopters

( - PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2014 - Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will be launching a multi-center trial this summer to see if administering a blood-clotting drug to severely injured patients while they are being transported by helicopter to the hospital can improve survival rates.

Jul 17, 2014 - 8:27:50 PM

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New Combination Drug Controls Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Mice

( - SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis.

Jul 14, 2014 - 5:13:26 PM

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Medicaid Enrollment Shows Continued Growth in May

( - Medicaid enrollment continues to increase all across the country, especially in those states that have expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act.

Jul 11, 2014 - 2:38:40 PM

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Window of Opportunity Against HIV Comes from 'fitness bottleneck'

( - New research on HIV transmission shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a "genetic bottleneck" imposed every time a new person is infected. The findings define a window of opportunity for drugs or vaccines to prevent or limit infection.

Jul 11, 2014 - 11:01:18 AM

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Intervention Through Text Messages Cuts Binge Drinking in Young Adults

( - PITTSBURGH, Jul. 10 - Using text messaging to collect drinking data and to offer immediate feedback and support to young adults discharged from emergency rooms reduced the number of drinks they later consumed and the number of binge-drinking episodes

Jul 10, 2014 - 8:56:50 AM

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UV Robots Zap Germs and Disinfect Rooms at UPMC Hospitals (video)

( - PITTSBURGH, July 9, 2014 ‚Äď UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms.

Jul 9, 2014 - 10:47:30 AM

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State Prison Health Care Spending Trending Down Since Peak

( - WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 -- State spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal years 2007 to 2011, but it is trending downward from its peak in 2009, according to a new report from the State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Jul 8, 2014 - 5:57:02 PM

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New System Provides Innovative Ways to Avoid Missing Prescription Medication

( - Miami, Florida - July 8, 2013 - Prescription medicines are an important component of health management, however a growing volume of research indicates a disturbing trend in consumer noncompliance. Millions of Americans do not take their medicines correctly.

Jul 8, 2014 - 5:41:43 PM

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Tips for Treating Lower Back Pain

( - New York -- Jul 08, 2014  -- Lower back pain is a common type of pain experienced by many, but there's no need to continue suffering from this type of pain on a daily basis.

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:10:58 PM

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College Athletes with Abusive Coaches More Willing to Cheat

( - WASHINGTON - College athletes who have abusive coaches are more willing to cheat in order to win than players with more ethical coaches, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association and based on surveys from almost 20,000 student athletes at more than 600 colleges across the country.

Jul 8, 2014 - 10:45:11 AM

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Efforts to Cut Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Major Decreases in Health Care Spending

( - Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges.

Jul 7, 2014 - 9:11:18 AM

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Sort Out the Small Stuff

( - Many times stress is the result of little things that are left unresolved while you're busy giving care, like scheduling medical visits, doing paperwork and other household concerns.

Jul 5, 2014 - 3:48:53 PM

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One Third of Adults with Dyslexia Report Physical Abuse During Childhood

( - TORONTO, ON - Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.

Jul 3, 2014 - 8:56:53 AM

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Sleep Health Must Explore Sex and Gender Differences

( - Washington, D.C. - Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments, according to a new report by the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR¬ģ)

Jul 2, 2014 - 5:09:17 PM

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Plants Respond to Leaf Vibrations Caused by Insects’ Chewing

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch.

Jul 2, 2014 - 2:02:49 PM

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Fear, Not Data, Motivates Sunscreen Users

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. ‚Äď We‚Äôre often told that worrying can be harmful to one‚Äôs health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

Jul 2, 2014 - 1:55:33 PM

News : National
Becoming an Expert Takes More Than Practice

( - Deliberate practice may not have nearly as much influence in building expertise as we thought, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of theAssociation for Psychological Science.

Jul 2, 2014 - 10:26:08 AM

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One in Six Adolescents in the ER Has Experienced Dating Violence

( - WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014  -- Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year.

Jul 2, 2014 - 7:53:44 AM

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July 4th Fun Reveals Hidden Health Hazards

( --  July 4 is a time for celebration, whether it's a family get together in the backyard or a trip out of town for some R and R. With all the fun going on, we sometimes forget about the dangers July 4th merrymaking can bring.

Jul 1, 2014 - 7:59:57 AM

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American Humane Association Wins Gold Level from Top Charitable Association for Transparancy and Accountablity

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2014 - American Humane Association has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates American Humane Association's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Jun 27, 2014 - 4:07:30 PM

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Don't Let Injuries From Fireworks Become Part of Your Tradition this Holiday (Video)

( - Washington, D.C., June 27, 2014  -- Often, when thinking of the Fourth of July, one of the first things that come to
mind are big, beautiful fireworks, with vibrant colors that light up a
summer night's sky. In the midst of all this holiday grandeur, it is
important to understand fireworks safety and how to prevent tragedy
during your July 4 celebration.

Jun 27, 2014 - 2:33:25 PM

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50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: July 2

( - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups to date.

Jun 26, 2014 - 3:52:59 PM

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New Infections Cause Dormant Viruses to Reactivate

( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The famous slogan is "A diamond is forever," but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system's attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later.

Jun 26, 2014 - 2:02:13 PM

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Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Need Better Health Care Transition Services

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. -As of 2014, approximately one out of every 68 children born has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jun 26, 2014 - 1:43:25 PM

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Governor Scott Signs Historic Law to Provide Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs

( - TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 25, 2014  -- Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a measure that will provide attorneys to protect dependent children with special needs who are in the legal custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)--Florida's most vulnerable.

Jun 25, 2014 - 1:19:09 PM

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

( - PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014  -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies to protect brain development and to prevent brain injury as early as possible before birth.

Jun 25, 2014 - 8:45:44 AM

News : World
New Device Allows Brain To Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio ‚Äď For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:37:23 AM

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Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born Too Soon

( - PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 - A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier than medically justified, through elective cesarean sections and elective induced labor.

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:55:09 AM

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 18th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

( - PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2014  -- Over 1,500 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 18(th) annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

Jun 22, 2014 - 8:02:55 PM

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The Rocky Mountain Institute and Weaning Ourselves off of Oil and Coal

( - Colorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins to research and promote market-based solutions to our energy crisis without breaking the bank.

Jun 20, 2014 - 8:11:09 PM

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In Hairless Man, Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth ‚ÄĒ Lots

( - New Haven, Conn.-A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by doctors at Yale University.

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:39:27 AM

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