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Health News Archive - May 12, 2009

- Data to be presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, May 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Align(R) and Celebrity Nutritionist Ashley Koff Partner to Give Consumers a Digestive Health Makeover from the Inside Out CINCINNATI, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Every day, millions of Americans endure episodic digestive upsets such as constipation, diarrhea, urgency, gas and bloating.

Project will advance novel platform for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. and NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

NFA President and Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, FNP Join Together to Raise Awareness of Common, But Often Overlooked Chronic Pain Condition ANAHEIM, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia is often called an "invisible" illness because the people who have it typically do not look sick.

Evidence-based, Unbiased Determinations Use Latest Clinical Information LANSDALE, Penn., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care spending today equals 17 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). By 2017, experts project it will equal 20 percent.

ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) announced today that it has been awarded an accreditation status of "Excellent" for its HMO products from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Those free samples you get at the doctor's office may help your pocketbook, but a new study reveals they may harm your health.

MIAMI, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami and NY-based Jeffrey Epstein, M.D., FACS, one of the world's foremost surgical hair restoration experts, has recently established The Foundation for Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery, Inc.

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment, www.NAABT.org, saw an 80% increase in patients seeking treatment for painkiller or heroin addiction compared to April of 2008.

While most people fear catching an infection in a hospital, researchers say this risk also exists in outpatient settings like doctor's offices and clinics.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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