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Health News Archive - May 12, 2009

Roche announces wide array of ACCU-CHEK programs centered around Behavior Change through Patient Engagement (SM), including tools for better self-care. INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche, the maker of ACCU-CHEK blood glucose monitoring systems and insulin pumps, announced today its long-term commitment to tackle the growing epidemic of diabetes by its Behavior Change through Patient Engagement (SM) program - a wide array of educational programs and tools that promote more effective self-care. "As the world leader in diabetes diagnostics, we have a responsibility to provide solutions that overcome a critical gap in diabetes management," said Head of Roche Diabetes Care North America Luc Vierstraete.

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Americans were asked to value the most important of dozens of health products and services as they consider spending their own money, they chose access to care over everything else, a new study revealed. The Spectrum Health Value Study(TM), the first publicly available longitudinal study of its kind, queried a representative sample of Americans over the past six months on the value of health services, products or programs from a personal financial decision-making perspective.

Dr. David W. Kim Announces the Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sympathetic to the older job applicant, Dr. David W. Kim has established a Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest.

CORK, Ireland, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- - Marketed as Align(R) by Procter & Gamble Alimentary Health Ltd.

MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, and the inventor of the Onyx(R) fingertip pulse oximeter, announced today the release of its personal patient monitoring device, the GO2(TM) fingertip pulse oximeter.

PHOENIX, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, today announced the signing of a formal agreement with Clinical Information Network, Inc. for the deployment of the company's state-of-the-art videoconferencing system, Clinical InfoNET.

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), announced today that assets of Prospect Therapeutics, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente and the University of California-Berkeley Tuesday announced a new recruiting and training program for public health workers. The program will seek out students in California communities that are currently underserved in terms of healthcare services and provide them with scholarships

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A new machine developed at North Carolina State University makes an animal heart pump much like a live heart after it has been removed from the animal's body, allowing researchers to expedite the development of new tools and techniques for heart surgery.

Essential survival gear for parents and guardians raising girls who are just entering puberty LOS ANGELES, May 12, /PRNewswire/ -- Changes (TM) is the leading product to help young girls navigate through the rocky road of adolescence.