Health News Archive - February 01, 2010

DALLAS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association has partnered with 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recruiting people living with paralysis to hike the Grand Canyon; funds raised will support Reeve Foundation's critical mission SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb.

Consumer Watchdog Also Releases Dozen 'Better Than Nothing' Reforms To Curb Insurance Abuses, Aid States WASHINGTON, Feb.


Scientists have long known that high blood sugar levels from diabetes damage blood vessels in the eye, but they didn't know why or how - now a Michigan State University scientist has discovered the process that causes retinal cells to die, which could lead to new treatments that halt the damage.

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Romark Laboratories announced that it has initiated enrollment of patients in a clinical trial of Alinia® (nitazoxanide) for treating acute uncomplicated influenza including illness caused by the currently circulating H1N1 strain.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life, the Medicare Advantage program for UPMC Health Plan, was the only Medicare plan in Western Pennsylvania, and one of only 22 Medicare plans nationally, to be recognized for the excellence of its website by HealthMetrix Research Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.