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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-10-12 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct.

2009-06-02 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-eight leading national patient organizations have called on President Obama and members of Congress to enact health care reform that guarantees effective and affordable health and long-term care coverage for all Americans. In a statement issued today by the National Health Council (NHC), the chief executives of the patient groups specifically urged that reform legislation: cover everyonecurb costs responsiblyabolish exclusions for...

2009-05-27 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and Ranking Member Sen.

2009-05-21 08:00:00

Microsoft Corp., The Moyer Foundation, Group Health, The Technology Alliance, UW TechTransfer all partners in new initiative SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- An alliance of leaders in health care, business, and community advocacy today launched the Washington state chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD).


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.