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Health News Archive - February 23, 2010

The pneumococcal vaccine for infants and children introduced in 2000 caused a precipitous drop in infections until 2005, when serious illnesses began to rise again, especially infections caused by a strain of the pneumococcal bacteria called 19A, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a report in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Dr. Tsz-Kwong Man, a researcher with the Texas Children's Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, has a received a grant from the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative to study the function of a protein that may promote the spread of a common form of children's bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being released by Sr.

Once you know you are pre-diabetic, making improvements in diet and exercise can reduce your risk of getting the disease by 58% A1C lab test alerts you -- does not require fasting WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 57 million Americans are on the brink of diabetes.

CHICO, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Landacorp, a SHPS company, today announced it is integrating Milliman Care Guidelines' CareWebQI® software with its CareRadius suite of care management software.

DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of more than 300 U.S. patient organizations, medical societies, government agencies and companies will join the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) in observing World Rare Disease Day on Sunday, Feb. 28.

redcrossblood.org Launched to Enhance Blood Donation Experience WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Red Cross has launched redcrossblood.org, a new, integrated website for its blood program.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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