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2008-09-16 09:00:53

WellDoc Communications, Inc., a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to help improve chronic disease management, is partnering with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP to educate patients about the importance of their medicine in asthma control. As part of its patient support program AstraZeneca's respiratory franchise will utilize WellDoc's web- and mobile-based asthma solution, including virtual messenger, air quality and pollen count alerts as well as online patient support...

2008-09-09 09:00:50

EAST BRUNSWICK and CAMDEN, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts and organizations in the health care, business, faith and labor communities came together today to launch the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making the issue of chronic disease one of the key health care issues in the nation. The PFCD is led nationally by Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006) and Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., Chair,...

2008-09-04 21:00:07

By TOM VOGT Obesity can aggravate problems in one of the most basic life functions - breathing - according to a study that included some Southwest Washington asthma patients. Obese people are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than non-obese asthmatics, according to a study from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. "Given that nearly 30 percent of our country is obese, this study is yet another example of the long-term dangers of obesity, along with...

2008-08-03 03:00:00

By Taras, Howard Brennan, Jesse J ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: To educate children with chronic diseases in the least restrictive environment, schools must prevent, recognize, and react appropriately to symptom exacerbations. Schools are often pushed to their limits of knowledge, resources, and comfort level. This study determined the health conditions of students for whom districts seek school physician consultation and the nature of school physician consultants' involvement. METHODS: A...

2008-07-30 03:00:19

By Sullivan, Claire F In the United States, an estimated 6.5 million children have asthma (Akinbami, 2005). Due to the chronic and unpredictable nature of asthma, the condition places excessive demands on the primary caregiver. The complexity of asthma management has required parents to take increased responsibility for the assessment and treatment of their child's asthma (Dickinson & Dignam, 2002). Many families are turning to the Internet for information and support. The purpose of...

2008-06-17 03:00:39

Canadian and U.S. researchers say seniors who rage against threats to their health may survive later in life. Carsten Wrosch of Concordia University in Montreal and Richard Schulz of the University of Pittsburgh examined the long-term health impacts of becoming actively involved in one's health in an effort to prevent further decline. Such strategies include investing time and energy in dealing with even minor health issues, seeking help when health problems are encountered and believing...

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2008-03-19 08:55:00

In new JAMA study, Mizzou researcher finds that lack of regular physical activity could be a cause of many diseases; effects could start within 2 weeksFor years, scientists have been proclaiming the benefits of exercise. Studies showing that regular exercise benefits human health have exploded in number, examining many health problems ranging from cancer and diabetes to arthritis and pre-mature death. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found direct evidence to support the claim of...

2007-06-01 06:00:14

By Economos, Christina D; Irish-Hauser, Sonya Introduction Defining "community" from a research perspective is difficult. Communities consist of environmental, social, and geographic components. In addition, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status (SES), and group memberships often play roles in community identity.1 Barry Wellman and Scot Wortley urge that to truly understand and influence a community, and most certainly to conduct research within communities, one must take into account...

2007-01-25 09:01:36

SAN FRANCISCO and MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc., a leading provider of disease management programs and services in the nation, and PreferredOne Community Health Plan today announced a three-year agreement to provide PreferredOne members with disease management services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma and coronary artery disease. As a health benefits administrator, PreferredOne offers a...

2006-07-18 07:06:55

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The heavier a woman is at the age of 18, the greater is her risk of dying prematurely, according to a large study published Monday. Harvard researchers found that of the more than 100,000 U.S. women, who were overweight or obese at age 18, faced a higher risk of early death from heart disease, cancer, suicide and other causes 12 years later. Women who were overweight at 18 were 66 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who were...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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