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2013-02-17 23:01:15

Yearly national conference to focus on improving the health of people from the Clinic to the Community Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the nation´s leading society of physicians committed to health promotion and disease prevention, is proud to host Preventive Medicine 2013, taking place February 20-23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. This meeting serves as the leading annual gathering of physicians, health professionals, health...

2013-02-13 17:54:01

Practices should ask patients questions on initial and subsequent visits By relying on hunches rather than posing a few screening questions, primary care clinicians may be missing three-fourths of the alcohol problems in their patients, a newly released analysis shows. "It's often off the radar – people come in for hypertension and are not asked how much they drink," said study co-author Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., M.A.C.P., of UT Medicine San Antonio. Primary care...

2013-02-05 08:36:18

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Community-based efforts to change the environment are proving to be an effective way of encouraging more physical activity and nutrition among school-age children, according to findings announced today from Kaiser Permanente. Researchers examined a series of Kaiser Permanente community-based obesity prevention interventions in adults and children and found that the more effective obesity prevention interventions were those that were...

2013-01-22 16:26:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds Senator Tom Harkin (IA) for re-introducing the Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention (HeLP) for America Act--an important step in moving the country from a sick care system to a health care system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of TFAH. "More than half of Americans are living with one or more...

2013-01-15 08:24:25

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pelesend Inc., developer of health management applications for consumers, schools and healthcare providers, announced the availability of its free BeImmunized iPhone mobile app on iTunes. Building on the success of the BeImmunized browser version, the new BeImmunized app enables parents to provide school administrators proof of required immunizations right from their iPhone, saving time and eliminating hassles and confusion. "Until now there...

2013-01-11 08:21:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe in Common (SIC), the non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates dedicated to eradicating needlestick and sharps-related injuries, today opened registration for its second online conference in a series of events addressing needlestick and sharps safety. The conference, "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges," will take place on February 5 at 1:00pm ET. As part of The Unfinished Agenda series of online events, Safe in...

2013-01-11 00:20:33

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir Inc., a biotechnology company, dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease through innovative laboratory tests, sponsored a GUARDaHEART Foundation community service event in South Central on Saturday, January 5. GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit committed to heart disease prevention, joined forces with Red Eye Inc, a philanthropic organization, by providing much-needed fresh produce to families in need. (Photo:...

2013-01-07 12:28:30

Task Force says annual screening for asymptomatic women is unnecessary OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) today released an updated guideline on cervical cancer screening, recommending women aged 25-69 be screened at an interval of three years. The Task Force, an independent body of fourteen specialists with expertise in prevention, and primary care in Canada, says early and frequent (often annual) cervical screening is...

2012-12-29 05:00:07

Healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise as health prevention becomes the new focus to keep healthcare costs down. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise at an unsustainable rate, projected to reach 20% of the gross domestic product by 2015. One response to this trend has been a renewed attention in disease prevention, diagnostics, personalized medicine, and disease management. The best way to save taxpayers and...

2012-12-19 08:25:41

NEW YORK, Dec.19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, increased its number of exam sites by 30 percent in 2012, the company announced today. New EHE-certified sites will provide thousands of EHE International members with greater access to EHE's leading preventive health programs, and allow them to proactively maintain their health. "EHE International had a banner year in 2012 as we continued to expand options for...