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2013-09-11 16:25:27

Children undervaccinated for three or four pertussis vaccine doses are 18 to 28 times more likely to contract the infection, commonly known as whooping cough DENVER, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Undervaccination - not receiving all recommended vaccinations or not being vaccinated according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedule - results in an increased risk for whooping cough in children 3 to 36 months of age, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study. The...

2013-09-10 16:25:26

ABIA-led Accountable Care Community project focused on creating national model to improve health of the entire community by enhancing care, lowering medical costs, increasing access and reducing disease Janosky recognized for work in community health transformation, including leading a diverse group involved in health promotion and disease prevention AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Janine E. Janosky, who heads the Austen BioInnovation Institute in...

Anti-Tobacco Ad Campaign Heralded As A Success By CDC
2013-09-10 04:41:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 100,000 people will likely quit smoking permanently as a result of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Tips From Former Smokers” national educational and advertising campaign, the agency announced on Monday. According to a CDC report, the three-month campaign led an estimated 1.6 million American smokers to try and kick the habit, with over 200,000 successfully doing so after the program. Half...

2013-09-09 12:23:18

Landmark tobacco education ad campaign more than doubled goals ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign, according to a study released by the CDC. As a result of the 2012 campaign, more than 200,000 Americans had quit smoking immediately following the three-month campaign, of which researchers estimated...

2013-09-09 08:22:13

Orkin poll reveals parents' favorite options, including limiting outdoor time altogether ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of parents take precautions to safeguard their children against mosquito activity, according to a new poll commissioned by Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130909/CL75615) The poll revealed that 84 percent of parents use insect repellent to protect their children, while 44 percent use citronella...

2013-09-04 12:32:25

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- September is National Cholesterol Education Month and leading cardiologist Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, urges all Americans to know the basic facts about cholesterol management. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that awareness about the importance of cholesterol management is on the...

2013-08-29 23:21:39

As prescription overdose deaths among women sharply increase, Novus Detox says a solution is needed now—doctors need to exercise caution when prescribing, and must also warn patients of the potential side effects. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Prescription drugs have long been claiming the lives of many individuals, costing nearly 15,000 lives each year (1). But who becomes addicted has changed: addicted individuals are no longer only “street people” or “hard core...

Sleep Medication Most Common Among Older Educated
2013-08-29 14:19:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that people who use prescription sleep aids are more likely to be older, female or well-educated. The report found that approximately 4 percent of all American adults say they recently used a sleep medication. That percentage was higher, however, for those between the ages of 50 and 59, as well as those 80 and older. Study author Yinong Chong says that...

2013-08-21 16:25:57

- Novartis plans to ship a minimum of 30 million doses of its seasonal influenza vaccines to US customers for the 2013-2014 season CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the US market for the 2013-2014 season. Novartis plans to ship a minimum of 30 million doses of its influenza vaccines to the US market, including Fluvirin (Influenza Virus Vaccine), approved for use in people 4...

Lyme Disease Cases Growing In America
2013-08-20 04:53:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Approximately 300,000 US residents are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year – 10 times the number of cases reported to the government, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Anna Edney of Bloomberg Businessweek, those estimates are based upon a CDC analysis of medical claims data for 22 million insured men and women over the past six years, as well as a survey of clinical laboratories...