From Infacts to Adolescents: The Importance of Children's Health and Safety

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ActiveStrategy demonstrated the first enterprise performance management application for the iPhone, ActiveStrategy Pulse™ (PHOTO: at the company’s annual international client conference this week in Philadelphia ( ). ActiveStrategy Pulse for iPhone is the first ActiveStrategy product optimized to run natively on a mobile device. ActiveStrategy Enterprise software allows business users to keep in close touch with the strategic performance of their business, making it an ideal enterprise application for the iPhone. Jeffrey Bunting, Founder and CTO of ActiveStrategy, explained why the company chose to develop its enterprise application for the iPhone. “We jumped on the opportunity to develop ActiveStrategy for the iPhone p... (more)


Study Shows Teens More Likely to Stay Safe if Parents Set Clear Rules and Limit Teens' Access to Keys Two new studies, conducted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm and published today in Pediatrics, find a link between teen driver crashes, and the way families communicate and approach rules about safety. The study found teens are half as likely to crash and far less likely to drink and drive, use a cell phone, or speed if their parents set clear rules, pay attention to where they're going and who they'll be with. The study also determined it's important that parents do this in a supportive way. In addition, the research found teens who reported being the main driver of a car were twice as likely to be involved in a crash, compared with teens who said they shared a car with other family members. Go to or www.sta... (more)

Colgate-Palmolive Company Reaches 100 Million Children With Its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Oral Health Education Program

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Colgate-Palmolive Company, the world leader in oral care, announced this week that it has reached 100 million children in the United States, providing free dental screenings, oral health education and treatment referrals as part of its ongoing national education program Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®. The company celebrated the milestone with a "brush-a-thon" in midtown Manhattan that featured over 170 children from Juan Ponce De Leon Public School of the Bronx, NY and actress and musician Miranda Cosgrove, star of the Emmy-nominated television series "iCarly." Colgate was joined by Diahann Billings-Burford, Chief Service Officer for the City of New York and leader of NYC Service, an initiative that promotes service and volunteerism in New York City. Ira B. Lamster, D.D.S., M.M.Sc., Dean of Columbia University's College... (more)

McDonald's® To Host Family Health & Safety Day September 29, Phoenix & Northern Arizona Restaurants To Distribute 20,000 Free Bicycle Helmets Provided By Arizona Chapter Of American Academy Of Pediatrics

PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's restaurants throughout greater Phoenix and northern Arizona will host Family Health & Safety Day, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m., an unprecedented child safety event that will give away 20,000 bicycle helmets! Parents that visit their local McDonald's restaurant with their children, ages 5 – 10, will receive a FREE bicycle helmet provided by the Arizona Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP).   Bicycle helmets will be distributed to parents at McDonald's restaurants in Maricopa, La Paz, Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, Apache, Graham, and Pinal counties. The FREE bicycle helmet offer excludes Walmart® and mall McDonald's restaurant locations. Safe Kids Arizona volunteers will be on site at McDonald's locations to properly fit the bicycle helmets.  In addition, 50 McDonald's restaurant locations will host Hea... (more)

Given Imaging Reports Data Showing Greater Role for Capsule Endoscopy in Detecting and Monitoring Crohn's Disease

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/12 -- Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN), a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced results of two studies suggesting an increased role for capsule endoscopy in detecting Crohn's lesions in the small bowel. The studies will be presented at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), Europe's largest gastroenterology conference, taking place in Amsterdam from October 20-24, 2012. Given Imaging is exhibiting at booth #56 from Oct 22-24. "Capsule endoscopy for the detection of Crohn's disease in the small bowel has been clinically validated by a substantial and growing body of peer-reviewed research," said presenter Roberta Pica, M.D., Department of Clinical Sciences, Gastroenterology Unit at the Sapienza University of Rome. "As physicians, it's important to gather as... (more)

iSALUS Healthcare recognizing benefits from St. Vincent Health collaboration

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iSALUS Healthcare, a privately held electronic medical records service provider, today announced over the last several weeks, the company has seen an increased demand for its OfficeEMR™ service offering by Indiana's physicians stemming from the company's endorsement from St. Vincent Health in a mid-September announcement. (Logo: The collaboration between the two organizations is centered on providing OfficeEMR, a fully-integrated EMR and Practice Management solution for independent physicians across Indiana, with affordable pricing that includes robust training, implementation and a customer support program.  This joint effort has fostered new partnerships and additional opportunities for iSALUS, as the company works to provide a customized EMR that complements a phy... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Summer Safety, Post-Surgery Infections, Stuttering

NEW YORK, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, drop us a note at [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Redu... (more)

MMJ Labs Introduces Buzzy Mini: Taking the Sting Out of Shots, Delivering Pain Relief for All

MMJ Labs, a leading researcher and developer of non-invasive analgesic devices, introduces Buzzy Mini during the 2014 CES Digital Health Summit, the latest entry to its award-winning line of personal pain management products. “Advances in medicine have resulted in a healthier populace, but also a dramatic increase in the number of injections the average American receives,” said Dr. Amy Baxter, founder and CEO, MMJ Labs. “Needle fear has become a very real, very dangerous public health issue. Shots hurt; before Buzzy, patients had no control over pain management.” Like the original Buzzy®, Buzzy Mini uses cold and high-frequency, low amplitude vibration to naturally block pain on contact. Designed with home users in mind, this 36% smaller device fits in the palm of your hand, giving greater user flexibility for injections or injuries. “We created Buzzy to prevent unne... (more)

Mustbin Launches World’s Most Secure Permanent Messaging Service

Mustbin today announced Secure Messages, the world’s most secure messaging service, and Bin Sharing, an amazing way to securely share documents and photos. Secure Messages enables Mustbin users to send each other free messages with end-to-end encryption on every message, so no third party can ever see their messages. With Secure Messages and Bin Sharing, Mustbin makes it easier than ever for people to capture and share their most important information and connect with friends and family – with complete privacy and security. Mustbin is available now on the Apple App Store. “We’ve built a gorgeous and powerful app that enables people to own and control their information and communication,” said Satyender Mahajan, Mustbin’s Chief Technology Officer. “Mustbin users are going to love using Secure Messages and Bin Sharing, knowing that every message they send and documen... (more)

National Jewish Health to Provide Pediatric Respiratory, Allergy and Immunology Services at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

DENVER, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center have announced an agreement for National Jewish Health for Kids to provide diagnostic and treatment services for children with respiratory, allergic and immune system disorders. Clinical services will be provided by the nationally-recognized National Jewish Health for Kids physicians, collaborating to provide care on site at the family-focused, full service Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. "We are delighted to begin this relationship with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. At National Jewish Health for Kids, our pediatric programs bring together exemplary patient-and family-oriented care, education and research to meet the increasing needs of parents and their children for treatment of asthma, atopic dermatitis, foo... (more)

Research, Clinicians & Smartphones Answer the Call for Families Worried About Autism

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)