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Major Victory for Military Dogs

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., November 25 - American Humane Association secured a major victory for military dogs everywhere with the bipartisan passage of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by both the House of Representatives and Senate, and its signature into law today by the President.

Nov 26, 2015 - 9:30:32 AM

News : World
Doctors Give Chilling Account of Treating Casualties of Paris Terrorist Attacks

( - In a Viewpoint published in¬†The Lancet today, a group of doctors from the¬†Assistance Publique-H√īpitaux de Paris (APHP)¬†describe in chilling detail¬†.....

Nov 24, 2015 - 9:59:35 AM

News : National
Hair Cuttery Donates 30,000 Free Haircut Certificates to Local Veterans

( - VIENNA, Va., Nov. 23, 2015  -- Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, today announced 30,000 haircuts will be donated to former service men and women

Nov 23, 2015 - 12:16:51 PM

News : National
Pfizer and Allergan to Combine

( - NEW YORK & DUBLIN----Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement

Nov 23, 2015 - 9:43:07 AM

Holiday Season Marks Higher Incidence of Reflux Complaints

( - NORWALK, CT, November 20, 2015 - The results of a survey of U.S. gastroenterologists revealed that physicians see more patients complaining of reflux during the holidays.

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:21:59 PM

News : National
American Humane Association Urges Americans to Set a Humane Table for the Holidays

( - Thanksgiving is the quintessential America holiday - one that celebrates American traditions, family togetherness and gratitude for the unparalleled bounty of our great nation.

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:20:05 AM

News : National
Players’ Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Reject NFL Settlement Over CTE

( - VIENNA, VA ‚Äď Attorneys appealing the $1 billion settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and former professional players over concussion-linked injuries asked the appeals court Thursday to reject the settlement....

Nov 20, 2015 - 9:42:28 AM

News : National
Rapid Rise in Cost of Specialty Drugs Exceeds Median Family Income

( - WASHINGTON, DC - Retail prices for over one hundred widely used specialty prescription drugs surged skyward by nearly 11 percent in 2013, surpassing the median income of an American family

Nov 20, 2015 - 8:45:19 AM

News : National
Help Count Birds for Science During Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count

( - NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2014)- Now in its 116th year, the National Audubon Society's  annual Christmas Bird Count will take place from December  14 through January 5.

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:01:52 PM

News : National
Unique Breast Milk Bank Opens

( - PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2015 -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia(CHOP) today opened the first human milk bank of its kind in the Philadelphia region.

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:34:12 PM

Sounds Ridiculous, But It's Really Radiculitis

( - West Orange, NJ, November 18, 2015 - Radicu-what? Perhaps the only thing more ridiculous than the name radiculitis is how much pain this spine problem can cause.

Nov 18, 2015 - 10:31:38 AM

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PhRMA Foundation Celebrates 50 Years Launching Scientific Careers

( - WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 -- This month, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation marks its 50 year creating opportunities for the most promising young researchers in life sciences

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:56:28 AM

Privacy Not Included: Federal Law Lags Behind New Tech

( - Radical advances in technology have allowed patients to monitor their health in ways like never before.

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:37:56 PM

Hepatitis C Treatment Made Simple

( - The prognosis for people with hepatitis C has improved dramatically in the last few years

Nov 17, 2015 - 11:47:37 AM

News : National
When Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good

( - We've all woken up with a sore throat that progresses to a runny nose by the next day. By the third day, we have a hacking cough, a pounding headache from the sinus congestion, and even fevers with chills.

Nov 17, 2015 - 11:40:31 AM

AMA Adopts New Policies to Improve Health of Nation on Day One of Interim Meeting

( - ATLANTA - The American Medical Association (AMA), today voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics.

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:14:35 PM

News : National
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model

( - Hip and knee replacements are the most common inpatient surgery for Medicare beneficiaries and can require lengthy recovery and rehabilitation periods.

Nov 16, 2015 - 4:57:37 PM

News : National
Nearly Four in Ten New Cars Are Sold Without a Spare Tire

( - Automakers have been under increased pressure from government agencies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles. One way to accomplish this is by removing the spare tire and replacing it with a tire inflator kit.

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:16:11 PM

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Tips to Prevent Heartburn During Thanksgiving

( - BALTIMORE -Thanksgiving week is also GERD Awareness Week. The heartburn caused by reflux disease (commonly referred to as GERD) can make those who indulge in a big holiday feast less than thankful.

Nov 9, 2015 - 5:24:39 PM

Inclined Platform Wheelchair Lifts Assists with Daily Life and Mobility

( - Butler Mobility's inclined platform wheelchair lift helped countless customers better navigate their homes.

Nov 9, 2015 - 2:58:13 PM

Major Health Database Has Deep Flaws

( - A major source of American health information data contains a handful of glaring flaws related to health risks.....

Nov 7, 2015 - 8:11:47 AM

News : National
Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

( - Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost.

Nov 5, 2015 - 6:26:02 PM

News : National
Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 26, 2015

( - In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation's first Thanksgiving.

Nov 5, 2015 - 4:59:03 PM

Cryotherapy: The Ice Bath of the 21st Century

( - Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of the entire body to extreme cold (-110 to -170 degrees Celsius), lowering the client's skin surface temperature to approximately 32 degrees F in 30 seconds.

Nov 5, 2015 - 3:40:10 PM

News : National
March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card

( - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., NOV. 5, 2015 - Portland, Oregon has the best preterm birth rate of the top 100 cities with the most births nationwide, while Shreveport, Louisiana has the worst...

Nov 5, 2015 - 2:53:32 PM

News : National
CMS and New York State Partner to Coordinate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

( - On November 5, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that CMS is partnering with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Nov 5, 2015 - 2:25:52 PM

News : National
Veterans Day 2015: Nov. 11

( - Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Nov 4, 2015 - 3:31:21 PM

News : National
National Bone Marrow Awareness Month

( - New York, NY, November 4, 2015: National Marrow Awareness Month began November 1st, and continues through the rest of the month.

Nov 4, 2015 - 3:19:17 PM

News : National
Requiring Drug Makers to Take Back Unused Pharmaceuticals

( - About $5 billion worth of unused prescription drugs get flushed down toilets, tossed in the trash or left in medicine cabinets across the U.S. each year.

Nov 4, 2015 - 9:59:34 AM

News Pilots New Doctor Lookup Feature

( - Beginning today, is piloting a new beta feature that allows consumers to search plans by their preferred provider or health facility.

Nov 3, 2015 - 5:09:59 PM

Closing the Dyslexia Achievement Gap

( - New Haven, Conn.- A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout school

Nov 3, 2015 - 2:30:04 PM

News : National
Military Sexual Trauma Rates Among Men May Be 15 Times Higher Than Previous Reports

( - WASHINGTON -  Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported

Nov 3, 2015 - 9:57:49 AM

News : National
Dr. Grant Stevens Selected #1 Aesthetic Doctor by Aesthetics Everything

( - Marina del Rey, CA - November 2, 2015 -- Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director ofMarina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was voted the #1 Top Aesthetic Doctor 2015 by Aesthetic Everything, the largest network of aesthetic professionals, physicians, beauty and skincare brands in the world.

Nov 2, 2015 - 2:43:31 PM

News : National
1st Nursing Textbook on American Indian Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - American Indians have the highest suicide rate for teens, the highest prevalence of diabetes and one of the lowest life expectancies in the United States.


Oct 28, 2015 - 9:53:46 AM

News : National
More Trouble in Coal Country: Health Care at Risk for 12,000 Retired Miners and Their Families

( - Earlier this month, ProPublica wrote about Patriot Coal's attempt to redirect $18 million intended for the health benefits of about 200 retired miners in southern Indiana.

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:47:56 PM

News : National
Halloween Poison Prevention Tips

( - ALEXANDRIA, VA - With millions of children preparing for a night of trick-or-treating, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is encouraging parents, grandparents, and guardians to take simple precautions in order to prevent accidental poisoning this Halloween.

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:21:59 PM

News : National
10 Tips for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2015

( - San Francisco, CA - October 26, 2015 - It's Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 25 - 31, 2015. From China and Antarctica to Ohio and California, no nation or state is free of lead poisoning.

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:04:20 AM

News : National
What is Behind America's Heroin Epidemic?

( - Heroin first came into being in 1874 when English chemist C.R. Alder Wright added two acetyl groups to the morphine molecule found in the flowering plant Papaver somniferum, the variety of poppy that gives the world both opium and poppy seeds.

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:53:22 PM

News : National
Tracy Morgan Returns to SNL After Sustaining Severe TBI

( - VIENNA, VA - Tracy Morgan will host Saturday Night Live (SNL) this week in a triumphant return to the show after sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) when his tour bus was struck by a tractor-trailer in June of 2014

Oct 17, 2015 - 12:15:19 PM

Connect Patients with Their Primary Care Physicians Via Virtual Video Connection

( - PHILADELPHIA -  October 15, 2015 - In an innovative new partnership, Tandigm Health is working with leading mobile health company TouchCare to enable more than 350 Philadelphia-area primary care physicians to connect to their patients from their mobile device or tablet.

Oct 15, 2015 - 3:35:58 PM

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