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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy O'Dell, co-anchor of Access Hollywood, celebrity mom and author of the new parenting book Full of Life / Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant, recognizes the importance of building and maintaining strong, healthy bones through a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Along with milk and cheese, enjoying a creamy cup of yogurt such as Yoplait(R) - the only leading brand of yogurt containing calcium and vitamin D in every serving - is a good way to help children and adults get the recommended amount of these two important bone nutrients. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: (Photo: ) "After my recent knee injury I recognize the importance of a proper diet and exercise to help me get back on my ... (more)

Eclipsys Advanced Clinical Information Solution to Be Deployed at New York Hospital Queens

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eclipsys Corporation(R) , The Outcomes Company(R), today announced that New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), Flushing, NY, will deploy the Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager with Critical Care advanced software solution. The 439-bed hospital, widely regarded as the preeminent healthcare institution in the borough of Queens, expects the deployment to improve workflow and care quality, while reducing costs due to computerized physician order entry (CPOE), results reporting and a single, secure electronic medical record. (Logo: ) The implementation, scheduled to begin in a few weeks, will deploy Sunrise Clinical Manager with Critical Care as a replacement of Eclipsys' heritage critical care information system in six of the hospital's units, totaling approximately 100 be... (more)

PULSION Medical Systems Recognized With 2005 Patient Monitoring Technology Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan presents the 2005 Technology Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award to PULSION Medical Systems for its PiCCO monitoring technology. Targeted at cardiovascular instability, this technology is designed to effectively monitor hemodynamic parameters while reducing patient discomfort and minimizing healthcare costs. Each year this Award is given to a company that has demonstrated excellence in technology innovation and leadership within their industry. The recipient company has demonstrated technology leadership by excelling in all stages of the technology life cycle-incubation, adaptation, take-up, and maturity to ensure a continuous flow of improvements. By innovating leading- edge concepts the company has pioneered client applications. PiCCO has lower risks of complications than earlier techniques, costs les... (more)

REMINDER: Presents: Children's Hospital Boston Surgeons Perform Serial Transverse Enteroplasty Procedure (STEP) on 6-Year-Old During Live Webcast

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/03/06 -- Surgeons at Children's Hospital Boston will perform a serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) bowel lengthening and tapering procedure on a pediatric patient with short bowel syndrome (SBS) during a live Webcast. The Webcast is part of Children's ongoing effort to bring its pioneering care and technology to specialists and referring physicians around the world and allow consumers to see the latest and most innovative medical treatments available. SBS is a potentially deadly disorder caused by the loss of part of the small bowel as a result of certain diseases. The most common diseases are: necrotizing enterocolitis, an acquired disease of usually premature newborns, intestinal atresia, a failure of development of a portion of the intestine, and intestinal volvulus, which occurs when the bowel gets twisted and the blood suppl... (more)

The Doctor's Channel Launches New Videos from Three Top Hospitals

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doctor's Channel (, hailed by CNBC as the "educational YouTube" for doctors, today launched more than 100 new videos from doctors at three of America's top hospitals and medical centers: Seattle Children's Hospital, Swedish Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). (Logo: ) Doctors at each facility are providing clinical updates to The Doctor's Channel in the form of short, one- to two-minute streaming videos in which they share their findings, ideas and opinions. They join Temple University Medical Center, Tulane University Medical Center and University of Chicago among top hospitals and medical centers whose doctors are providing content to The Doctor's Channel. The newly-posted videos cover an array of topics i... (more)

EarlySense Adds Dr. Joseph Li to Its Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

EarlySense Ltd., developer of the EverOn™, a contact-free, continuous patient supervision system for use in hospitals, nursing and private homes, announced today that Dr. Joseph Li has joined the company’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Li is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Hospital Medicine Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. BIDMC is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the US and is a recipient of the 2008 Premier Award for Excellence. Dr. Li is also a charter member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a member of the Society’s Board of Directors. Dr. Li, who has followed EarlySense and the development of the EverOn over the last year, said, “US hospitals are facing growing challenges as they work to continuously improve ... (more)

Dr. Barry H. Thompson, FAAP, FACMG Joins American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) as Medical Director: Physician Geneticist Will Play Key Role in Outreach to the Medical Profession and Medical Organizations

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Barry H. Thompson, MD, FAAP, FACMG joined the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) as Medical Director. "This new clinical geneticist position will play a vital role in representing geneticists' interests across the medical field and will have broad, significant responsibilities including active involvement in the ACMG's interactions with other medical associations, specifically, and the American Medical Association," says ACMG President Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, FACOG, FACMG. "Dr. Thompson will work with ACMG's Executive Director Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG in extending many current initiatives and also in developing others." Dr. Thompson will also have significant involvement in ACMG's cooperative agreement with HRSA to operate the National Coordinating Center for Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaboratives... (more)

U.S. Climate Change Science Program Must Focus on Health, Experts Say

Program Undergoing Internal Reorganization under Obama Administration WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) must make public health a strong focus as it undergoes an internal reorganization under the Obama administration, say leading medical experts, health and environmental groups. A memorandum signed by 22 medical experts and 10 groups recommends that CCSP correct the program's historic "relative under-emphasis... on human health and human dimensions in general" and instead address "the important and growing gaps in knowledge and practice." The 10 groups that signed the memo are: the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Children's Environmental Health Network, Environmental Defense Fund, Med... (more)

Alarming Rise in Autism Brings Hundreds of Parents, Researchers and Clinicians Together from Around the World to Atlanta April 17-19, 2009

The Autism Research Institute states that many of those diagnosed with autism have underlying medical disorders that when appropriately diagnosed and treated may result in marked improvement ATLANTA, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A child is diagnosed with autism every 20 seconds in the US. Autism is more common in American children than cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. The Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in every 94 boys today suffers with some form of autism. It affects children from all backgrounds, and places a tremendous burden on affected families, costing up to $3.2 million dollars per child for a lifetime of care, and over $35 billion a year in the cost to our society. The Autism Research Institute (ARI) was the first organization to call attention to the alarming increase in autism. Today it's the hub of a worldwide ne... (more)

Prematics Names S. Michael Ross Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development

VIENNA, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Prematics Inc. has selected S. Michael Ross, M.D., MHA, to serve as the company's chief medical officer and senior vice president of business development. Dr. Ross will be responsible for working with the company's health care enterprise clients, helping them leverage Prematics' innovative e-prescribing platform to redefine how they communicate with providers and members at the point of care. (Logo: ) "Michael's clinical expertise and passion for transforming care delivery through health IT make him an excellent addition to the Prematics team, and it is my pleasure to welcome him," said Kevin Hutchinson, president and CEO of Prematics. "Michael will also be a tremendous asset to our health plan clients because he understands how they can use e-prescribing to start transfo... (more)

Kids With Disabilities Benefit From Marianjoy Golf Camps

WHEATON, Ill., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Marianjoy's Youth Golf Camp, children of all ages and ability levels can learn the fundamentals of the game of golf. While increasing flexibility and range of motion, children also improve their self-confidence as they learn a new skill. For the second year, Marianjoy invites children with physical disabilities to join its instructors for two golf camps to be held at Oak Meadows Golf Course in Addison, Illinois. Marianjoy therapists and golf pros will lead a week of one-hour sessions to introduce youngsters to the game. Each session offers individualized instruction on the proper mechanics of the golf swing and putting, and movements are adapted to each child's ability. "What's really great about the camp is that it gives kids with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a sport that they may not have considered pa... (more)