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2011-08-02 07:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They represent America's best in eight categories and they've held on to the top spots after more than 300,000 votes cast coast-to-coast by some of the most passionate advocates in any national election in history - reaching CESAR® Canine Cuisine's donation goal of $200,000 to American Humane Association. Meet the top eight finalists for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM) and start voting for the winner at...

2011-06-20 15:35:00

MANHATTAN, N.Y., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the heroic dogs in our lives, CESAR® Canine Cuisine joined forces with "Footloose" star Julianne Hough to visit with patients and therapy dogs at the VA Medical Center-Manhattan / New York Harbor Healthcare System today, kicking off the voting campaign for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM) presented by CESAR® Canine Cuisine. (Photo:...

2011-05-13 06:48:00

Animal-loving star to serve as celebrity judge for American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards(TM) WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor and musician Orlando Brown has been named a National Ambassador for American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals. The animal-loving star has also agreed to serve as a celebrity judge for American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards, presented by CESAR® Canine Cuisine....

2011-05-02 13:17:34

Patients who undergo MRI often suffer from elevated anxiety. Patient discomfort may cause poor image quality due to motion artifacts or early termination. Anxiolytic medications are currently used to reduce this anticipated anxiety , but animal-assisted therapy may be a non-invasive alternative treatment with fewer adverse effects, according to an exhibit being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting. The project was conceived by a fifteen-year-old high student...

2011-05-02 06:33:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many people who have to undergo an MRI suffer from high anxiety, which can cause unwanted motion and lead to poor image quality. Now, researchers say animal-assisted therapy may be a good, non-invasive way to lower anxiety levels in these patients. Investigators from Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, selected 28 patients who were scheduled to undergo an outpatient MRI to interact with a certified therapy dog. The patients interacted with the dog at various...

2011-03-22 05:57:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your dog a hero? American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards(TM) national search kicks off today at www.herodogawards.org. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/americanhumane/49289/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110322/MM68457) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97343LOGO ) The Film & Television Unit of American Humane...

2011-03-03 10:05:00

Puppy love helps improve quality of life CHICAGO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lexi trots down the hall of the inpatient oncology unit at Northwestern Memorial's Prentice Women's Hospital and is greeted with smiles, cheers, and even a few tears. The anticipated visitors sense the excitement, but understand Lexi is there to do her job and she gets right to work visiting 54 year old cancer patient Leonard Pal. Lexi is not your typical visitor; she's a Golden Retriever bringing...

2010-11-30 12:01:00

Volunteer Appreciation Gala to Take Place on December 3 in Denver DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, will honor its 200-plus animal-assisted therapy teams at a special volunteer appreciation gala in downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Along with their volunteer handlers, more than 60 therapy dogs, two therapy cats and one therapy guinea pig will be recognized for their work in...

2010-11-22 00:00:40

As many people already know, dogs can be more than just pets. They can see for those who are visually impaired and assist people with mobility issues. But therapy dogs also help those who suffer from less tangible conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 Dogs are perfect examples of unconditional love--at least to some pet owners. To others, they are merely animals to be abused viciously. However, in some circumstances, small miracles...

2010-03-19 11:31:00

SMITHTOWN, N.Y., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, U.S. Army Sergeant Tony Larson was wounded in Iraq. He lost his right leg below the knee, and suffered mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. After spending 18 months in rehab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he was teamed with Tomme (Toe-me), the assistance dog that would change his life. Thanks to America's VetDogs, Larson says, "VetDog Tomme has been by my side helping me overcome barriers. He is a...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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