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2011-01-31 14:07:58

Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity. Because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the...

2011-01-12 14:08:20

Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA. "The pain of herpes zoster is often disabling and can last for months or even years, a complication termed postherpetic neuralgia. Approximately 1 million episodes of herpes zoster occur in the United States annually,...

2010-12-30 13:26:03

University of Washington/Group Health study published in New England Journal of Medicine Many people in the U.S. have multiple common chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, which complicates health care needs. When depression coexists with diabetes, heart disease, or both, health outcomes are often less favorable. In a randomized controlled trial, testing a primary care intervention called TEAMcare, nurses worked with patients and health teams to manage care for depression and...

2010-12-08 21:37:42

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) welcomes the outcomes of yesterday's Council of the European Union (EPSCO Council). In its meeting on 7 December, ministers for health adopted Council Conclusions on chronic diseases, in which the Council calls on Member States and the European Commission to adopt concrete, coordinated measures to tackle chronic diseases in Europe. EULAR is pleased to note that the Council Conclusions reflect many of the recommendations made at the 19 October...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) announced today that it has been awarded grants totaling $733,438 to advance our programs in post-operative pain relief, attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and chronic diseases treated with biologic agents. The grants are being awarded under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-05 13:31:28

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the Presidency of the EU and Member States to tackle urgently the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases that are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. Their call is supported by an alliance of European health professionals, including ECCO "“ the European CanCer Organisation "“ and ESMO "“ the European Society for Medical Oncology. After a meeting later today (Tuesday) between MEPs and the...

2010-08-17 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --The Washington Redskins and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today they are teaming up with Redskins quarterback and health advocate Donovan McNabb to help tackle the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. As the newly appointed 2010 Redskins Health Ambassador, McNabb will work side by side with Washington, D.C. youth to demonstrate fun and easy ways to make exercise part of their daily lives. Beating childhood obesity is a top priority on the...

2010-07-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Practice Forum (GPF), an independent network of medical professionals, today announced the official launch of the Fromer-GPF Patient Journey, a proprietary workflow solution designed to provide primary care physicians with simple solutions to improve patient care. The Journey was developed by the Executive Medical Director of GPF, Len Fromer, M.D., FAAFP, who also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at University of California...

2010-03-30 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and BELTSVILLE, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities, the Indianapolis not-for-profit organization working to improve community health, and BioServe, a global provider of biomaterial and genetic research services, today announced that they will co-market INbank(TM), a next generation biorepository that was recently launched by The Fairbanks Institute. This deal will help to make INbank's(TM) information rich biological samples widely...

2009-10-12 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent research published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (JADA), eating rice helps improve overall diet and potentially reduces the risk for many chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes. The data suggest that including rice as part of a healthful, balanced diet may be linked to overall healthier eating patterns, which is one of the most important...


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