NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zero Technologies, LLC, the only
gravity-fed water filtration system delivering water that meets FDA
definition for purified bottled water, hosted a groundbreaking Drinking Water
Symposium "(How) Can we go back to tap?" which, with a distinguished panel of
drinking water specialists, thoroughly addressed the importance of
accelerating the public's migration from bottled water to tap water.
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Speaking before an audience of select media, the panel underscored that tap
water is the better environmental and health option to bottled water - and
that the revolutionary ion exchange filter of the new ZeroWater(R) technology
makes it possible to move large segments of the public back to tap water.
ZeroWater(R) removes virtually all measurable total dissolved solids (TDS) in... (more)
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Raise it for
Health coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit
organizations, reacted today to the introduction of House File 700, which
would repeal an annual increase on the tax on cigarettes.
"Raising the price of tobacco was a win for the health of all Minnesotans,"
said Janelle Waldock, Director of the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Minnesota, and co-chair of the Raise it for Health coalition.
"We are already witnessing the positive effects of the tobacco tax in our
state. The adult smoking rate is at a new record low, and 20,000 fewer kids
are smoking compared to just four years ago."
In 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a price increase on tobacco products
that included a $1.60 per-pack increase on cigarettes. Two recent surveys –
the Minnesota Adult ... (more)
NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new video game rating category, E10+
(Everyone 10 and older), was introduced today by the Entertainment Software
Rating Board (ESRB), to help consumers more easily differentiate between
games that have content appropriate for the whole family and games that are
suitable for ages 10 and older.
"The content of computer and video games continues to advance in terms of
sophistication, complexity, and graphic quality," said Patricia Vance,
president of ESRB. "Given this evolution, the new E10+ rating category will
provide consumers, particularly parents, with more precise guidance on the
age appropriateness of certain titles, fulfilling our goal of helping ensure
that the right games are selected for their children and families."
Vance added that the ESRB consulted numerous child development experts and
academicians in creating the E10... (more)
MacSpeech, Inc. today announced the release and immediate availability of
MacSpeech Dictate Medical, the medical professional's speech recognition
solution for the Macintosh.
Designed specifically for the medical and dental professional and their
support staff, MacSpeech Dictate Medical empowers dictating text directly
into applications and practice management systems, and issuing numerous
commands by voice, on the Macintosh. MacSpeech Dictate Medical includes a
digitally enhanced, USB headset microphone. MacSpeech Dictate Medical
requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Leopard) or higher and is available today for
US$595 as a new purchase, or US$345 for current owners of MacSpeech Dictate
1.5, or US$395 for current owners of MacSpeech Dictate 1.3.
MacSpeech Dictate Medical fully understands and supports vocabularies for
more than 54 medical and dental disciplines and specialties... (more)
State-of-the-art hospital's reputation for high-quality health services grows
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- La Paz
Hospital, located in the capital city of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, recently
treated United States President Barack Obama's step-grandmother, Sarah
Sarah Obama traveled from Kenya to Equatorial Guinea to have emergency eye
surgery. She is currently making a full recovery.
During her stay in Equatorial Guinea she said, "All of Africa is talking
about your hospital and of the fact that you don't need to fly to Europe to
get medical treatment."
La Paz is a full-service hospital offering expertise in radiology, emergency
and intensive care, urology, pediatrics, gynecology obstetrics, surgery,
dentistry, and ophthalmology. With close to 130 beds, the Medical Center's
delivery rooms, recovery roo... (more)
Only 1 in 5 parents say they are very concerned about children, teens
misusing narcotics, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite data on
rising rates of abuse and overdoses of narcotic pain medicines across all age
groups, in a new poll from the University of Michigan, most parents said they
are not very concerned about misuse of these medicines by children and teens.
In addition, parent support was lukewarm for policies that would discourage
abuse of drugs like Vicodin or Oxycontin, according to the most recent
University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's
Overall, 35% of parents said they are very concerned about misuse of narcotic
pain medicines by children and teens in their communities; only 1 in 5
parents (19%) are very concerned about misus... (more)
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- An aging revolution is
changing the world, demanding that we look at our older years in a fresh way.
A new book edited by Paul Irving, president of the Milken Institute, moves
beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline to do just that.
Exploring the vast potential of longer lives, The Upside of Aging: How Long
Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose
(Wiley) reveals how we can meet the challenges that accompany later life with
positive solutions for people of all ages.
Irving and a distinguished group of contributing authors reveal the
remarkable upside for health, work and entrepreneurship, volunteerism,
innovation and education, as longevity and declining birth rates create a
mature population of unprecedented size and significance.
"In the past century, discovery and innovatio... (more)
GTxcel, a leader in digital publishing solutions, will attend the Association
Media and Publishing (AM&P) 2014 Annual Meeting from May 19-21, 2014 in
Tysons Corner, VA. GTxcel is a corporate sponsor of AM&P. Visit GTxcel at
The three-day event hosted by AM&P is attended by association publishers,
business operation executives, communication specialists, designers, and
content creators who want to stay current with trends in association
GTxcel will demonstrate publishing and monetization strategies:
The GTxcel Unified Publishing Platform (UPP) is a cloud-based SaaS service
that helps content creators Monetize, Engage and Get Discovered on Mobile,
Tablet and Desktop Web Associations use the UPP to publish digital
publications and mobile apps that give readers a best-in-class reading
experience on desktops, tablets, and smartphones in one simpl... (more)
BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) and Teche
Action Clinic, a Community Health Center based in Louisiana, team up again to
celebrate the 2014 National Health Center Week (NHCW). To mark this year's
celebrations, Teche Action Clinic has organized a full schedule of activities
to engage its patients, employees and community members. Activities include a
Patient Appreciation Day, Staff Appreciation Day, Breastfeeding Awareness Day
as well as a visit from Congressman Charles Boustany and other elected
This year's NHCW is themed, "America's Health Centers - Local Engines for
Healthier Communities" and will run from August 10th to the 16th. In true
reflection of this, Teche Action Clinic, Louisiana's first and oldest
community health center, has a stellar 40-year record in the delivery of
comprehensive, safe and quality healthca... (more)
HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital
is excited to announce Dr. Ellis M. Arjmand as the new chief of
otolaryngology. Arjmand, whose appointment is effective today, has also been
appointed the Bobby Alford Endowed Chair in pediatric otolaryngology, and the
director of practice standards and faculty development for the department of
surgery at Texas Children's. Arjmand will also be professor of otolaryngology
and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about
Texas Children's Otolaryngology Division, visit texaschildrens.org/ent.
"Dr. Arjmand is bringing an exciting vision to the surgery team, with plans
to grow the otolaryngology division to better serve our patients and their
families," said Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief at Texas
Children's and professor of pediatrics and chief of congenital h... (more)
When families or physicians suspect a child has autism, early intervention is
critical, yet wait lists for in-clinic assessments and diagnosis can be
several months or more than a year long. Medical technologies firm Behavior
Imaging Solutions has collaborated with Arizona-based Southwest Autism
Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix
Children’s Hospital and Georgia Tech to introduce NODA™, a new technology
and clinician-based autism diagnostic service that can provide families with
an autism diagnosis in two weeks or less, and at half the cost of in-clinic
assessments. Watch this video to learn how NODA works:
Behavior Imaging's NODA, the Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment,
uses smartphone technology and a team of clinicians trained for assessing
behavior to confirm or rule out... (more)