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Health News Archive - May 14, 2009

Cancer survivors may be able to reduce their risk for functional decline. A new report reveals a home-based exercise and diet program helped older survivors of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer stay healthy.

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Kriss Cloninger was named one of America's Best CFOs in Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the top chief financial officers.

New research supports the findings of a landmark drug comparison study published in 2002 in which a diuretic drug or “water pill” outperformed other medications for high blood pressure. A scientific team including investigators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reports the findings in the May 11 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

A new study reveals three genes that contain common mutations may put some people at a higher risk for kidney disease.

BETHESDA, Md., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for diabetes therapy, and a provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced that it will exhibit at the 2009 BIO International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 18-21, 2009. Spherix's "Naturlose: A New Diabetes and Obesity Control Drug" booth will showcase their ongoing global phase 3 clinical trial for the use of Naturlose(R) as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

A potential vaccine for Alzheimer's disease also has been shown in mice to slow the weakening of muscles associated with inclusion body myositis, a disorder that affects the elderly.

New issue brief highlights critical components of university's successful program MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Designed and implemented properly, a health management program will deliver a positive return on investment (ROI) and effectively contain health care costs.

New Medicare Policies Will Harm Small Home Medical Equipment Suppliers Who Account for 85% of Suppliers in the Medicare Program MARTINEZ, Ga., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure that the independent home medical equipment (HME) providers have a voice in public policy and a seat at the table for any healthcare reform initiative, a group of home medical equipment suppliers formed the Committee to Save Independent HME Suppliers, LLC (CSI: HME).

Identifies possible medical identity theft and provides actionable advice to manage, report and monitor Red Flags Rule program compliance MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SearchAmerica(R), a part of Experian and a leader in financial clearing services for health care, today unveiled its Red Flags Rule system designed to help hospitals comply with the Red Flags Rule and Address Discrepancy Rule from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaVax announced today the completion of enrollment in a Phase I/II CEA cancer immunotherapy study being conducted by the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC. This Phase I/II study is an open-label, dose-escalation study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA(6D))-expressing virus-like replicon particle (VRP) immunotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic CEA-expressing malignancies.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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