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2013-04-17 16:49:13

Review finds little difference between effectiveness of drugs routinely prescribed for migraine prevention but evident difference in the side-effects experienced Migraine headaches are a major cause of ill health and a reduced quality of life. Some individuals suffer from a frequent and severe migraine problem which means that they require regular medication to try and prevent them. A new review´ of the medications, which may help to prevent episodic migraines, appears in the Journal...

2013-04-16 08:25:45

Event to call people to action in support of healthy child development through massive display of pinwheels, the new national child abuse prevention symbol, in Times Square NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevent Child Abuse America will turn the "Big Apple" into the "Big Pinwheel" today with a display of more than 5,000 pinwheels - the new national symbol for child abuse prevention - in Times Square to call people to action in support of healthy child development and to...

2013-04-15 08:26:54

Since its founding in 1913, EHE International has had one mission: to extend the number of years lived and quality of life through the application of sound health practice. NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, a nationally recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, celebrates its 100(th) anniversary in 2013 with the release of a new book, 100 Years of Preventive Health: The History of EHE International. The book chronicles the company's...

2013-04-12 20:20:47

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is disappointed that the United States Department of Health and Human Services plans to reallocate at least $304 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to provide health insurance enrollment support. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The Affordable Care Act directs the Prevention Fund to be used for "prevention, wellness, and public health activities including...

Hepatitis A Exposure At NYC Restaurant
2013-04-07 06:52:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New Yorkers who recently dined at one bistro in the West Village area of Manhattan are being warned by city health officials to get a Hepatitis A vaccination due to a possible contamination risk. According to Janon Fisher and Ben Fractenberg of DNAinfo.com, anyone who ate dessert at Alta Restaurant between March 23 and April 2 may have contracted the acute liver disease from an infected food handler. The restaurant´s...

2013-04-01 16:24:15

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the United States, approximately 42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal (throat) cancer this year and studies show that one person dies from oral cancer every hour each day. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is providing ways to help protect against and prevent oral cancer. "Oral cancer can be life-threatening if not detected and treated early, so it's important to be...

2013-03-28 12:30:52

BERWYN, Pa., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The owners of Anu Fitness Club (http://www.anufitness.com) have a new mission: To help the charity Breastcancer.org spread their Prevention Campaign to educate people on how exercise, nutrition and stress mangement can reduce the risks of breast cancer. The following article is found in the March 2013 edition of Chester County Life Magazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/PH82272 ) Anu Fitness Club... A New Name, A New...

2013-03-20 16:25:31

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a story bank featuring stories of successful prevention initiatives in action from around the country. Many of the stories focus on Community Transformation Grant (CTG) awardees, and show how this new program, made possible by the ACA, is already helping to improve the health of Americans. CTGs are one of the hallmark...

2013-03-13 08:29:47

ATLANTA, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing a hospital infection control survey and is expected to begin inspections in the coming months, a move that observers see as a likely prelude to new regulations to prevent health care associated infections (HAIs). The CMS survey program comes as a direct result of increasing public outrage about HAIs, which are increasingly seen as preventable but still cause 100,000 patient...

2013-03-05 08:30:32

Annual Examinations Can Save Pet Owners from Racking Up Expensive Bills BREA, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet owners can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars on veterinary costs each year by taking pets to their veterinarian for routine examinations. Preventive care is one of the most important factors for pet owners to maintain their pet's health, and has the added benefit of minimizing total expenses on veterinary care. Nose-to-tail wellness examinations are an...