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2014-10-21 12:32:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153192 Four million newborns in the United States are routinely screened annually for a variety of...

2014-10-15 12:32:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders. Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other members of the General Assembly; Secretary of Health Michael Wolf; and Physician General...

2014-10-13 12:26:35

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston announced a new initiative called Lions KidSight USA designed to protect the vision of America's children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141003/150230 KidSight USA will work with Lions around the country to help ensure that children between six months and six years of age receive vision screening and professional follow-up care when needed. "KidSight USA is an...

2014-10-10 16:24:19

Women encouraged to receive life-saving screenings at mobile mammography unit on campus BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early detection of breast cancer is key to a better prognosis, but only 25 to 35 percent of women in the southwest Idaho region who need mammograms are getting this life-saving medical screening. Broadview University-Boise is helping raise this number by partnering with Saint Alphonsus' Mobile Heath Screening Coach. The 40-foot long mobile...

2014-10-08 23:00:32

National Depression Screening Day is October 9. Novant Health psychiatrist explains how it works, who should be screened and how to get help. Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 October 9 is National Depression Screening Day and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, many U.S. adults might benefit from taking part. An estimated 16 million U.S. adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, where their symptoms interfered with their ability to work,...

2014-10-08 12:28:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013. On October 14, AACC will host a congressional briefing to discuss how this legislation could save even more children from death and disability by enabling advances in...

2014-10-06 12:23:20

Cost effective oral swab test now available to healthcare providers and families BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOXYScreen, a patented, non-invasive and cost effective oral fluid test for heavy metals such as lead, announced that it is now available to healthcare providers, communities and families. TOXYScreen test kits use a simple oral swab to collect ultra-filtrated blood plasma from oral fluid to test for exposure to Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), and Arsenic (As)....

2014-09-30 23:13:47

Universal Background Screening has been named to the 2014 “Hot List” of background screening providers by Workforce Magazine. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Universal Background Screening, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named to Workforce Magazine’s 2014 “Hot List” of background screening providers. This marks the fifth consecutive year in a row that Universal has been recognized by the prominent human resources and talent management publication....

2014-09-24 23:01:05

Joe Beck, the Background101.com Director of Corporate Sales, is offering every business, industry or organization in need of background screening and drug testing services, a free evaluation to ensure that each client is on the most suitable plan based on its current and future needs. Every type of organization can be confident implementing these professionally managed, FCRA certified, drug testing and background check programs. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 U.S Based...

2014-09-24 08:27:58

Prostate Cancer Survivor Joe Torre, Three Prominent Advocacy Organizations and Genomic Health Partner to Encourage Men to Seek Genomic Testing to Enable More Confident Treatment Decisions and Avoid Life-altering Side Effects REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Men's Health Network (MHN), Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), ZERO - the End of Prostate Cancer and Joe Torre, four-time world champion baseball Hall-of-Famer and prostate cancer survivor,...


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