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2014-09-14 12:21:00

Dr. Gary Francis to receive 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Failure Society of America's (HFSA) 18(th) Annual Scientific Meeting convenes on Sunday, September 14(th), 2014 at the Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. This four-day meeting--a forum for heart failure specialists to present research findings and advances in treatment--will address emerging trends in research and new developments in the approach to treating patients with all stages...

2014-09-12 08:25:05

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its 12th year of providing a voice for people who have kidney disease and are passionate about writing, Renal Support Network (RSN) announces the winners of its Annual Essay Contest. This year's theme was "Explain a Choice You've Made to Improve your Health and How It Could Benefit Others." Entrants needed to meet only one qualification-- to have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Essays were submitted from patients...

2014-09-11 23:07:37

St. Elizabeth Health Center received the Get With The Guidelines® -- Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the third consecutive year. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 St. Elizabeth Health Center has received the Get With The Guidelines® -- Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the third year in a row. St. Elizabeth Health Center earned the award by meeting stringent quality...

2014-09-10 08:30:28

Portability of System One allows four riders to travel to Oregon and dialyze during the ride LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, is proud to support four kidney failure patients performing home hemodialysis (HHD) treatment with the NxStage® System One(TM) as they ride in the eighth annual Tour DaVita®. Beginning on September 14 in Oregon, each patient will bike up to 257 miles...

2014-09-09 08:30:32

Individuals Ride to Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease and Funds for Medical Missions During Three-Day Event DENVER, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, today announced that the eighth annual Tour DaVita® - a three-day, 250-mile bike ride to raise awareness of kidney disease and funds for medical missions in the United States and abroad - will kick off on September 14 at...

2014-09-08 08:31:48

NephroCheck® Test System Receives FDA Clearance In United States For Risk Assessment Of Acute Kidney Injury SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel test used to assess risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) could help physicians significantly improve management of intensive care unit (ICU) patients at risk for AKI, who annually account for 5 million admissions.[1] Inadequacies in assessment and management of AKI have been cited as contributing to an increased number of deaths...

2014-09-04 08:30:08

DENVER, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, will host an online Google+ Hangout on Air called "Kidney Diet Tips: Diabetes Edition" on Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. The online event will feature dietitians who specialize in kidney- and diabetes-friendly diets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO Kidney Diet Tips:...

One Hour Of Moderate Exercise A Day Could Decrease Risk Of Heart Failure
2014-09-03 03:21:10

American Heart Association In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart failure is a common, disabling disease that accounts for about 2 percent of total healthcare costs in industrialized countries. Risk of death within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers said....

2014-09-02 08:31:09

HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX), today announced results from the ANTHEM-HF clinical study. Results of the study presented by a prominent heart failure specialist during a major European cardiology congress and concurrently published by the Journal of Cardiac Failure show Autonomic Regulation Therapy (ART) in patients with moderate to severe chronic heart failure and impaired heart function is safe, improves the heart's ability to pump blood, and...

2014-08-28 23:02:44

Today, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced a national partnership with American Medical Technologists (AMT) in an effort to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often preventable condition affecting 31 million Americans. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Today, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced a national partnership with American Medical Technologists (AMT) in an effort to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often preventable...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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