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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 everyone curb costs responsibly abolish 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. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for prioritizing prevention and management of chronic diseases and their risk factors in their most recent white paper, "Expanding Health Care Coverage: Proposals to Provide Affordable Coverage to All Americans." The Partnership noted however, in comments submitted Friday on...

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). Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th U.S. Surgeon General (2002-2006), President of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute, and National Chairperson of the...

2009-04-28 08:34:00

Thrombosis unit at The Ottawa Hospital purchases system to reduce workload, improve patient care, minimize wait times in emergency rooms OTTAWA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - Vocantas Inc., a developer of automated telephone outreach solutions, today announced the sale of its CallAssure solution to The Ottawa Hospital to manage patients in its Thrombosis Program. This comes as a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that CallAssure was effective in helping The...

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2009-04-27 06:20:00

Genes connected to key indicators like blood pressure and bone density that have an effect on chronic diseases such as hypertension and osteoporosis have been identified by a South Korean research team, Reuters reported. Scientists examined the DNA of nearly 9,000 individuals in South Korea and were able to distinguish genes that regulated indicators such as blood pressure, bone density, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, height and pulse rate, an article said in a publication of Nature...

2009-01-29 08:00:00

Company will leverage multivalent drug development platform, expand oncology pipeline, and explore potential for other chronic diseases REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Genyous Biomed International Inc. ("Genyous") announced today that it has entered into a $36 million private placement agreement with multiple closings. Under the terms of this financing, investments will be made in three tranches: $12 million before March 31, 2009, $12 million before December 31, 2009 and $12...

2009-01-11 23:43:16

Heart disease patients living in poorer areas of British Columbia are up to twice as likely as patients living in better-off areas to die from chronic diseases. University of British Columbia researchers said even in a country with universal healthcare services such as Canada a neighborhood's socioeconomic status can have a dramatic impact on life expectancy for patients with heart disease. Study co-author Claire Heslop, a medical/doctoral student said researchers studied 485 patients with...

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2009-01-06 11:02:43

Group Health and AHRQ team reviews decade of evidence in chronically ill Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, knew there had to be a better way. He and Group Health colleagues set out 15 years ago to explore how best to engage patients with chronic diseases in effective care. With Robert Wood Johnson Foundation support, they developed the Chronic Care Model. More than 1,500 U.S. and international medical practices have adopted the Model. Now the largest roundup of evidence on how the Model performs in...

2009-01-01 15:55:28

Scientists at a Los Angeles multidisciplinary think tank say the herb Astragalus root may help fight HIV. University of California, Los Angeles, AIDS Institute researchers say a chemical from the Chinese medicinal herb may help immune cells stave off the progressive loss of disease fighting ability caused by HIV, infections associated with chronic diseases or aging. Immune cells are compromised as they age and their chromosomes -- known as a telomere -- become progressively shorter with...

2008-11-02 21:00:12

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of all Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases, many of which are manageable and preventable. Data released today show that many people, despite knowing that they have a chronic disease, such as diabetes or asthma, may not understand the extent or seriousness of their health problems. The data were collected at local health screening events sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline to educate people on the impact of chronic diseases and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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