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Choosing Wisely® campaign releases an additional 18 lists of tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary — sometimes harmful — care provided in the United States   WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventeen leading medical specialty societies have identified specific tests, procedures or medication therapies they say are commonly ordered, but which are not always necessary—and could cause undue harm. To date, more than 130 tests and procedures to question have been released as part of the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign, which aims to spark conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.  Each specialty society participating in Choosing Wisely identified five specific tests or procedures that are commonly done in their profession, but whose use should be questioned. In April... (more)

Goddard Systems, Inc. Reports Strong Results In First Half Of 2014

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announced today a strong first half of 2014 with the awarding of 18 new franchise agreements to qualified franchisees and the opening of nine schools in Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland and Virginia. Additionally, 16 schools are under construction in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. GSI expects to open a total of 18 schools by year-end. This momentum is part of GSI's expansion plan in communities across the country. It also follows a new policy statement announced last month by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding the importance of reading and literacy beginning in infancy. The research shows children who are read to ... (more)

Photo: Nancy O'Dell and Yoplait Pair Up to Educate Families on the Basics of Better Bone Health

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: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/yoplait/39966/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/NY71386 ) "After my recent knee injury I recognize the importance of a proper diet and exercise to help me get back on my ... (more)

ActiveStrategy Demonstrates First Enterprise Performance Management Application for iPhone at Client Conference

ActiveStrategy demonstrated the first enterprise performance management application for the iPhone, ActiveStrategy Pulse™ (PHOTO: http://www.activestrategy.com/software_solutions/iphone.aspx) at the company’s annual international client conference this week in Philadelphia (http://www.activestrategy.com/events_and_news/conferences/index.aspx ). 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)

New Video Game Rating Category, 'E10+,' Added to ESRB Rating System

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)

ZeroWater's Drinking Water Symposium '(How) Can We Go Back to Tap?' Successfully Advances the Movement to Break the Public's Bottled Water Habit

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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081002/37213 ) 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)

Why not just castrate them? (Part 2): The mainstream media finally notices the Geiers' Lupron protocol [Respectful Insolence]

I originally joined this wild and woolly collective known as ScienceBlogs back in February 2006. I was not part of the very first wave of bloggers who made up ScienceBlogs when it launched, although I potentially could have, mainly because I had to work out policies about outside employment with my university before I could join up. In any case, one of the very first posts that I did back then that made a bit of a splash was a little ditty I called in my usual inimitable and restrained fashion, Why not just castrate them? It was the dark saga of an even darker father-and-son tag team of quacks named Mark and David Geier. Dr. Mark Geier is a physician but has no expertise in pediatrics, endocrinology, vaccines, or autism. His son only has a bachelor's degree in biology; yet he assists his father in his "research" and in essence helps him treat patients, despite his la... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Breast Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Divorce, More

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 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, send a note to [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 Online... (more)

HealthRamp CarePoint(TM) Chosen as Electronic Prescribing Solution for Covenant Medical Management, Inc. (CMM, Inc.)

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ramp Corporation today announced that its CarePoint suite of technologies was selected as the electronic prescribing solution for Covenant Medical Management, Inc., a primary member organization of Covenant Health. Ramp, through its wholly- owned HealthRamp subsidiary, markets CarePoint, a comprehensive solution for healthcare professionals that allows the physician and their staff to easily place orders for drugs and refill prescriptions while interfacing to the physician's practice management system from a wireless handheld PDA or desktop Internet web browser. "CMM Inc.'s adoption of CarePoint meets their stringent patient privacy requirements, while at the same time providing a real-time, integrated interface with an electronic medical records system. CarePoint's scalability, combined with its extreme flexibility, shou... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on the Flu Season, Super Bowl Ads, More

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /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, send a note to [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 Super B... (more)

Are Social Networking Sites Endangering Young Teens? Study Finds Maybe Not

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth may be more likely victimized while using instant messenger and visiting chat rooms than while using social networking sites, new research this week reports. The study, conducted by child health researchers Michele Ybarra of Internet Solutions for Kids and Kimberly Mitchell of the University of New Hampshire, set out to look at the places online where youth are most likely to experience sexual solicitation and harassment. The researchers, whose study is published in Pediatrics, found that among the almost 1600 children and adolescents 10-15 years-old surveyed nationally, 4% reported experiencing an unwanted sexual solicitation and 9% reported being harassed while on a social networking site. Solicitations were reported 59% more often in instant messaging however, and 19% more often in chat rooms than social n... (more)