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2008-10-07 09:25:00

A study by biologists at Washington University in St. Louis shows that the more diverse a bird population is in an area, the less chance humans have of exposure to West Nile Virus (WNV). Now, let's hear it for the birds. "The bottom line is that where there are more bird species in your backyard, you have much lower risk of contracting West Nile fever," said Brian Allan, doctoral candidate in biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. "The mechanisms are similar to...

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2008-09-27 10:50:00

Base running and base stealing would appear to be arts driven solely by a runner's speed, but there's more than mere gristle, bone and lung power to this facet of baseball "” lots of mathematics and physics are at play. With baseball playoffs heating up and the World Series right around the corner, it's guaranteed that fans will see daring slides, both feet-first and head-first, and even slides on bang-bang plays at first. Who gets there faster, the head-first slider or the...

2008-09-22 12:00:38

BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CASM), today announced the sale and installation of four of its FORE-SIGHT(r) Absolute Cerebral Oximeters to Children's Hospital Boston. Children's Hospital has been listed as the top pediatric hospital in the country for heart and heart surgery, according to U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Children's Hospitals" issue, dated June 9, 2008. The FORE-SIGHT monitors purchased by Children's Hospital...

2008-09-10 09:00:48

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote healthy lifestyles for children and raise money for seriously ill children, Together for Kids and its member hospitals will launch Walk Across America, its first national fundraising campaign. The Walk campaign runs from September 25 to October 31, 2008. Six member hospitals will hold public walks, while others will conduct "virtual" walks that allow busy people to contribute to improving children's healthcare without having to walk at a...

2008-08-27 15:01:10

To: FAMILY EDITORS Contact: Florida Hospital Media Relations, +1-407-303-8217 ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from Florida Hospital today revealed new details about their visionary plans to shape the 'Children's Hospital of the Future,' which will make a significant impact on children's health throughout Central Florida and be a model for pediatric hospitals beyond the region. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080827/DCW002) The plans include...

2008-08-26 09:00:45

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- mtvU (http://www.mtvu.com/), MTV's (http://www.mtv.com/) 24-hour college network, today launched mtvU Campus Daily Guides, the first-ever one-stop, online, local resources created specifically for college students. From university sporting events to the latest Thai restaurant to music concerts, each Campus Daily Guide provides details about millions of local events, restaurants, nightlife, movies, sports, music and more, specific to these college campus...

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2008-08-13 10:22:15

Providing fruits for snacks and serving vegetables at dinner can shape a preschooler's eating patterns for his or her lifetime. To combat the increasing problem of childhood obesity, researchers are studying how to get preschoolers to eat more fruits and vegetables. According to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, one way is early home interventions "” teaching parents how to create an environment where children reach for a banana instead of potato chips. "We know that...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- GetWellNetwork, Inc., the innovator and leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, today announced that Miami Children's Hospital will be joining GetWellNetwork's growing pediatric hospital community. In October, the 289-bed hospital will launch the GetWellNetwork(R) PatientLife System(R) to help engage and educate pediatric patients and their families in their own healthcare process and improve the hospital experience. "Delivering...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ When 12-year-old Austen admitted to his mother he was uncomfortable about his weight, Erica Lovett was surprised _ and clueless about how to help him. She and her husband struggled with their weight, too. "We are intelligent; we are educated," Lovett thought. "But whatever we're doing is not working. It's not working for us; it's not working for him." After the Willow Glen, Calif., mom enrolled Austen in the pediatric weight-control program at Lucile Packard Children's...

2008-07-13 15:00:27

By Paul Craig, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 13--A vacant sixth floor was part of Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital's plans when it began operations in 2005. But it wasn't projected to be anything but empty space until 2011 or 2012. Then, a funny thing happened. The hospital hit patient capacity faster than expected and profits came quicker than anticipated. Now, pending approval of all permits, that sixth floor will be accommodating patients by mid-summer 2009. The sixth floor...


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