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Health News Archive - May 12, 2009

Cost of diabetes treatments, local gyms and fresh food among barriers preventing Indianapolis residents from implementing healthy habits to take control of their diabetes INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to informing and empowering people with diabetes to become actively involved in their own health care, announced findings today from a recent survey conducted by national research firm Yankelovich which found that while Indianapolis residents with type 2 diabetes receive a significant amount of education on diabetes management, several factors, including economic constraints, are restricting them from translating this knowledge into actionable steps, which can lead to serious health risks. The survey findings demonstrate an urgent need for motivational diabetes education.

Sales Process Software and Personal Sales Assistants Support Increased Sales Productivity PITTSBURGH, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Landslide Technologies, Inc.

New Initiatives Help Plan Members Better Manage Healthcare Needs and Spending NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee and voluntary benefits for small and mid-sized companies, today introduced enhanced Wellness features for all Guardian medical plans.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. today announced an agreement with Roche under which Roche will purchase Codex(TM) Biocatalyst Panels, a biocatalysis-based research and manufacturing productivity product.

NOVATO, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

New $5 Million Effort Aimed at Building Public Health Workforce BERKELEY, Calif.

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today a new educational partnership with Nephroceuticals(TM) focusing on the importance of nutrition and early detection for kidney disease. The partnership includes the development and distribution of print and online educational materials for both patients and professionals and support of the foundation's nationwide early detection initiative, the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).

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A new University of British Columbia study finds that our brains are much more active when we daydream than previously thought.

SAN DIEGO, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that the Company will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss recent developments and future plans for its Excellarate(TM) clinical development program.

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.