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2013-10-18 13:22:57

As Affordable Care Act penalties on hospital readmissions increase, nutritional intervention may help decrease 30-day readmission rates among Medicare patients In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients is readmitted to a hospital each year at an estimated cost of $17.5 billion annually. To reduce this impact, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has introduced hospital penalties based on readmissions conditions that commonly affect patients aged 65 and older – including acute myocardial...

2013-10-18 08:24:55

As Affordable Care Act Penalties on Hospital Readmissions Increase, Nutritional Intervention May Help Decrease 30-day Readmission Rates among Medicare Patients ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: ABT) - In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients is readmitted to a hospital each year at an estimated cost of $17.5 billion annually.(i) To reduce this impact, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has introduced hospital penalties based on readmissions conditions that commonly affect...

2013-10-11 08:24:08

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: ABT) - A new study has found that the use of oral nutritional supplements provided to pediatric patients during hospitalization was associated with a decrease in length of stay of 14.8 percent and a decrease in hospital stay costs of $1,768 per patient. The study, conducted by leading researchers at the University of Southern California, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General...

2013-08-30 08:24:37

Analysis of more than 1 Million Adult Hospital Cases Revealed 21 Percent Reduction in Length of Hospital Stay and Cost with Nutritional Intervention ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) A recent health economics and outcomes study, conducted by leading health economists and supported by Abbott, found that oral nutritional supplements provided to patients during hospitalization were associated with significant reductions in length of stay and hospitalization...

2013-05-07 08:30:09

Mom Experts and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings Discuss Call-to-Action to Stop "Mom-Judging" ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from The National Motherhood Decisions Survey conducted by Mom Central and Similac(®) found that 95 percent of moms feel negatively judged on their parenting decisions. The online survey, which included responses from more than 1,100 moms with at least one child under five years of age, found that moms feel most...

2013-03-05 12:28:14

With a combination of protein, nutritious ingredients and tasty flavors, Kidz ZonePerfect bars please both parents and kids ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) ZonePerfect brand today introduces a new line of nutrition bars for active kids, Kidz ZonePerfect. Built directly with the help of parents and their children, Kidz ZonePerfect features five grams of protein, 23 vitamins and minerals and three grams of fiber, providing a nutritious snack option...

2013-02-12 12:25:20

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: ABT) - A national survey of fitness enthusiasts who exercise three or more times a week show a strong dedication to reaching fitness goals; however the vast majority -- 82 percent-- admitted to falling short when it comes to post-workout nutrition habits. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-10-30 07:26:59

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT), the global healthcare company and producer of the number one doctor-recommended brand of oral nutrition supplements, is launching Ensure Complete. Ensure Complete shakes offer 4-in-1 nutrition that provides targeted muscle, heart, immune system, and bone support to help meet adults' daily dietary needs. Available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, Ensure Complete shakes are suitable for gluten-free and lactose intolerant...

2011-05-20 08:06:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Satisfying the sweet and salty cravings in all of us, Abbott's ZonePerfect brand launches Sweet & Salty nutrition bars. The new ZonePerfect Cashew Pretzel and Trail Mix bars combine the irresistible combination of sweet and salty flavor varieties while providing excellent nutrition. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/abbott/50127/ (Photo:...

2010-10-27 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott makes nutritious snacking a lot tastier for cookie lovers today with the introduction of ZonePerfect Cookie Dough Bars, the first-ever full line of soft, chewy cookie dough nutrition bars offering antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and an excellent source of protein. A creative blend of taste, texture and nutrition, ZonePerfect Cookie Dough bars are now available in three delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal...