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2013-08-29 12:25:33

The Markets for Both VTE Primary Prophylaxis and VTE Treatment/Secondary Prophylaxis Will Grow to $7.3 Billion in 2022, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, forecasts that Bayer/Janssen's Xarelto will be the sales-leading therapy among the novel oral anticoagulants in the combined venous thromboembolism...

2013-08-28 23:24:46

With confusion surrounding the issue of cover for BRCA testing, GlobalSurance decided to conduct a survey of four major insurers to see what their policies are on the matter. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 In recent months, the media has turned its attention to Angelina Jolie's recent double mastectomy, which she famously underwent after a genetic test revealed that there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer. Many women around the world are now looking to take the same BRCA...

2013-08-26 13:30:15

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for August 27, 2013 The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents. This recommendation statement is being jointly published in the peer-reviewed medical journals Annals of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. This recommendation is an update. In 2003, the Task...

2013-08-22 20:21:57

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Health, located in Buffalo, N.Y., is the first health plan in New York State to introduce a nutrition benefit as part of its health coverage that provides members with the opportunity to receive money-back rewards for buying fresh fruits and vegetables. The benefit will be available beginning January 1, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/NY68450LOGO) Details on the nutrition benefit: -- Members will earn $1...

2013-08-22 12:27:45

Safe in Common Measures the Cost of Injury Prevention Against Alarming Rate of Healthcare Personnel Injuries NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Needlestick and sharps injuries affect more than half a million healthcare personnel every year, creating over $1 billion in preventable healthcare costs every year and an immeasurable emotional toll on millions of healthcare personnel, according to a Safe in Common review of U.S. healthcare industry statistics. Safe in Common (SIC)--a...

2013-08-19 23:02:46

The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) released a policy statement today, recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International...

2013-08-15 08:25:30

Dr. Robert Burkich, author of Preventive Medicine Guide to Staying Healthy: A New Results Oriented Approach, is receiving praise for his extremely useful publication outlining simple steps to ensure long-term health and reduce the risk of illness. RINGGOLD, Ga., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In modern times, it seems that every time we check, the risk of injuring ourselves or becoming ill grows. If we are already in poor physical health at the time of illness, our chances of...

2013-08-12 23:17:36

Top sponsors lining up, exhibition sold out and registrations set record pace as American College of Lifestyle Medicine gears up for annual conference. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The American College of Lifestyle Medicine's (ACLM) annual conference series is proving to be the premier event for anyone interested in natural, root cause approaches to health care. Based on sponsors in place to date, exhibitors planning to be on hand and attendee registration that is far...

2013-08-08 12:23:55

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you reach more than 500 health equity leaders, public health advocates, experts in healthy eating and active living, tobacco control experts, and representatives from organizations serving low SES populations? The answer is found at the Promising Practices Conference. Building on the successes of three national conferences, the Health Education Council's Break Free Alliance is honored to host Promising Practices to Promote Tobacco-Free Active...

2013-08-07 16:27:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CASAColumbia®( )announced today that James G. Niven has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130807/DC60626LOGO) Mr. Niven serves as the Chairman of Sotheby's The Americas. He joined Sotheby's in 1996 and previously served as Director of Business Development, Sotheby's New York. Prior to joining Sotheby's, Mr. Niven worked for Lehman Brothers in the Corporate Finance Division until...