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2014-05-30 23:12:09

Benedictine University’s Master of Public Health faculty member Jason Horay was selected as one of only 60 individuals to take part in the Work@Health Train-the-Trainer Program sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Lisle, Ill (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health faculty member Jason Horay was selected as one of only 60 individuals to take part in the Work@Health Train-the-Trainer program sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control...

2014-05-27 12:28:52

Awareness of this link, plus arthritis-appropriate exercise and physical activity identified as effective strategies of reducing the risks ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during Arthritis Awareness Month highlights the prevalence of falls and fall injuries among adults with and without arthritis. According to the report, the prevalence of falling two or more times and injuries due to falls are higher among...

2014-05-22 23:08:55

Real-time Clinical Surveillance Web Software Easily Configured for Early Detection Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 VigiLanz, a digital healthcare technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, announced today that its real-time clinical surveillance and quality software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is now configured to help U.S. health care providers and clinicians combat the Middle East Respiratory (MERS) virus. The first case of MERS in the United States was confirmed on May 2,...

2014-05-21 23:07:28

Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights says a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the 10,000 toddlers being prescribed ADHD drugs, is only the tip of the iceberg regarding children being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. According to IMS health, more than 274,000 0-1 year olds are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and a staggering 370,000 toddlers. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 While the recent New York...

2014-05-19 08:27:19

American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprise Joint Session to Present Project Supporting Improved Control of Hypertension Worldwide NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that more than 970 million people have hypertension(1) and, globally, the disease is responsible for more than nine million deaths every year, making it one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In an effort to help manage the...

2014-05-16 23:07:33

A new protocol from PathoGenetix, Inc. enables identification and strain typing of bacteria directly from clinical stool samples in five hours, without the need for a cultured isolate. The protocol has important applications in both public health and microbiome research, and is currently being evaluated by public health laboratories to assess utility. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc. has developed and validated a protocol for the identification and subtyping of bacteria...

2014-05-16 16:22:19

Pool Chemical Safety Video Offers Practical Tips to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents: "We agree with the CDC that pool chemicals are necessary to help prevent germs from spreading among swimmers. Swimming pool disinfectants, for example, help destroy...

2014-05-15 12:36:22

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a retrospective pooled analysis of eight phase III trials (two 18-week and six 24-week) of linagliptin 5 mg once-daily, showed reductions from baseline A1c at 18 (eight trials) and 24 (six trials) weeks compared to placebo in African-American adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. Additionally, similar proportions of patients in...

2014-05-15 12:26:11

Children often the ones hurt by pool chemicals ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries from pool chemicals led to nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of these preventable injuries were in children and teenagers and more than a third occurred at a home. Pool chemical injuries were most common during the summer swim season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and almost...

2014-05-12 08:33:16

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise DARIEN, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign is being launched today as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will promote widespread awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and...


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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