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July 18, 2010

Women with Type 1 diabetes may not necessarily reduce their risk of heart disease if...

NEW YORK Women with Type 1 diabetes may not necessarily reduce their risk of heart disease if they consume omega-3 fatty acids, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study.

July 14, 2010

FlavoRx announced the launch of Yo Gabba Gabba! medicine-time flavor spray, an innovative new product...

COLUMBIA, Md. FlavoRx announced the launch of Yo Gabba Gabba! medicine-time flavor spray, an innovative new product designed to improve the medicine-taking experience for children and their parents.

 

Yo Gabba Gabba! medicine-time flavor spray is a flavored spray that coats a child’s tongue and mouth with special sugar-free, dye-free sweetening enhancers and a fun, new Dazzleberry flavor. By covering the taste buds of the tongue, the Dazzleberry-flavored liquid helps mask the bitter taste of many medications.

 

 

July 14, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded a bill signed by Louisiana government officials...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded a bill signed by Louisiana government officials that will enable pharmacists to administer medication therapy management services to patients in the state.

The newly-enacted law -- signed June 25 by Gov. Bobby Jindal (D) and introduced by pharmacist Rep. Fred Mills, D-St. Martin -- gives authority to the state Department of Health and Hospitals to create an MTM pharmacy program.

 

July 13, 2010

Brown Medical Industries last week announced that three of its products have earned the Ease...

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa Brown Medical Industries last week announced that three of its products have earned the Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.

 

The Arthritis Foundation program recognizes consumer products designed to be comfortable and effective, as well as easy to use by patients with arthritis. Brown Medical Industries earned the foundation’s seal on Imak Arthritis Gloves, Imak SmartGlove and Nice Stretch X Lite night splint for plantar fasciitis.

 

 

July 13, 2010

According to a survey conducted by Pulse Health & Wellness Initiatives, manufacturers are not sufficiently...

CINCINNATI According to a survey conducted by Pulse Health & Wellness Initiatives, manufacturers are not sufficiently communicating the health benefits of their brands to meet the needs of healthcare professionals.

 

July 12, 2010

Insight Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released its first annual list of the top bedbug-infested cities in...

LANGHORNE, Pa. Insight Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released its first annual list of the top bedbug-infested cities in North America.

 

Cities on this year's list include: Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Durham, N.C.; New York; Manchester, N.H.; Toronto; San Francisco; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

 

July 12, 2010

Nurses and health officials in Florida have joined a campaign to educate parents about the...

ORLANDO, Fla. Nurses and health officials in Florida have joined a campaign to educate parents about the dangers of meningitis.

The Florida Association of School Nurses and the Orange County Health Department are working with the Voices of Meningitis campaign to urge parents to vaccinate preteens and teenagers against meningococcal disease.

 

July 12, 2010

An online health services portal for Hispanic consumers and businesses is getting a name change....

ROSWELL, Ga. An online health services portal for Hispanic consumers and businesses is getting a name change.

 

DrTango announced Tuesday that it would change its name to HolaDoctor to coincide with the launch of its consumer health and wellness portal. The website contains information, tools, services and programs for Spanish speakers in the United States, Latin America and Spain, focusing on major healthcare issues affecting Hispanics.

 

 

July 11, 2010

Upsher-Smith on Monday announced the launch of Slo-Niacin.com, an information portal for cholesterol management....

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. Upsher-Smith on Monday announced the launch of Slo-Niacin.com, an information portal for cholesterol management.

July 8, 2010

Retail Clinician, in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, is putting out a call for...

NEW YORK Retail Clinician, in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, is putting out a call for entries for the third annual Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence, which recognize outstanding achievements in patient care among nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

July 8, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday issued yet another recall of 21 lots of over-the-counter medicines....

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday issued yet another recall of 21 lots of over-the-counter medicines. This action is a follow-up to a product recall that McNeil originally announced on Jan. 15, which was initiated following consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odor, which has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

 

July 7, 2010

Aisle7 on Wednesday announced the availability of Aisle7 Wellness AppStream, a set of standards-based Web...

PORTLAND, Ore. Aisle7 on Wednesday announced the availability of Aisle7 Wellness AppStream, a set of standards-based Web services enabling digital marketers to create wellness applications for any retail channel environment or any technology platform.

 

July 7, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $10 million to 10 national...

WASHINGTON The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $10 million to 10 national nonprofit organizations to support public health efforts to reduce tobacco use and reduce obesity through increased physical activity and improved nutrition.

These competitive awards are part of the HHS Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, a prevention and wellness initiative funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

 

July 7, 2010

LifeScan last week introduced the new OneTouch Delica lancing system, a lancing product designed to...

MILPITAS, Calif. LifeScan last week introduced the new OneTouch Delica lancing system, a lancing product designed to provide more-comfortable blood-glucose testing.

 

For many individuals, the pain of lancing — which involves piercing the skin with a lancet to draw a small blood sample — can be a barrier. Of those people who quit testing their blood glucose each year, nearly 1-in-6 cite the pain of lancing as the reason, LifeScan reported.

 

 

July 7, 2010

SoloHealth, maker of EyeSite self-service vision testing and self-directed healthcare kiosks, on Thursday teamed with...

CLEVELAND SoloHealth, maker of EyeSite self-service vision testing and self-directed healthcare kiosks, on Thursday teamed with Discount Drug Mart stores and the Cleveland Eye Clinic to promote eye health awareness and to encourage regular eye exams.

 

The company announced that its EyeSite kiosks initially are going to three Discount Drug Mart locations in the Northern Ohio area — Norwalk, Medina and Independence.

 

 

July 6, 2010

Sun care brand Coppertone has developed an iPhone application to help consumers stay sun safe....

NEW YORK Sun care brand Coppertone has developed an iPhone application to help consumers stay sun safe.

With the Coppertone MyUVAlert app, consumers can get local UV index forecasts, custom sunscreen reapplication reminders, individualized product recommendations, coupons and sun protection tips.

The custom reapplication reminders allow for more frequent reminders when swimming or sweating and can be set based on activity or personal preferences.

June 29, 2010

Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in...

WASHINGTON Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in the District of Columbia, according to "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010," a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Tuesday.

More than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25%. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20%.

June 29, 2010

Doctors Express, a national urgent care franchise, is looking to become the largest for-profit urgent...

NEW YORK Doctors Express, a national urgent care franchise, is looking to become the largest for-profit urgent care franchise with up to 3,000 centers, according to published reports.

 

"One of the challenges [with health care] is the time it takes to get in to see your primary care physician," which can take up to a month, Doctors Express founder Peter Ross was quoted as saying in an article published on Coloradoan.com.

 

 

June 29, 2010

Baptist Healthcare System is opening a second clinic in the Louisville area, according to local...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Baptist Healthcare System is opening a second clinic in the Louisville area, according to local reports.

 

Business First of Louisville reported that the new Baptist Express Care clinic will be located in a Walmart supercenter in LaGrange. The clinics offer such healthcare services as check-ups, screenings, immunizations and treatments for other minor injuries.

 

 

June 29, 2010

SOS 4 Life, a company that provides medical mobile applications, on Wednesday announced the launch...

LONDON SOS 4 Life, a company that provides medical mobile applications, on Wednesday announced the launch of its Health Records iPhone app dedicated to providing peace of mind during a medical crisis while in a foreign country.

The application stores a patient’s most important medical information, including allergies, medical conditions and medication history in a health record on a mobile phone, and provides an immediate translation of that health record into Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese or Dutch without the need of an Internet connection.

June 29, 2010

A recent GfK Roper "Gut Check" survey, sponsored by the Align brand, revealed that approximately...

CINCINNATI A recent GfK Roper "Gut Check" survey, sponsored by the Align brand, revealed that approximately 1-in-4 survey participants experience occasional digestive upsets, and of those, 1-in-5 have been told that these disruptive upsets are caused by their attitude or emotions, Procter & Gamble announced Wednesday.

June 28, 2010

SymphonyIRI Group and the Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday released research finding the behaviors of...

CHICAGO SymphonyIRI Group and the Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday released research finding the behaviors of families with one or more overweight/obese children differ little from those with all healthy-weight children.

 

June 28, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have voiced...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have voiced their support of the Senate medication therapy management bill, authored and introduced Tuesday by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., as it aims to further pave the way for enhanced pharmacist-provided MTM services.

June 24, 2010

Americans' sodium intake is at a record high, with less than 10% of adults making...

ATLANTA Americans' sodium intake is at a record high, with less than 10% of adults making a conscious effort to limit their consumption, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Sodium Intake in Adults – United States, 2005-2006," which was published on Thursday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, underscored the amount of sodium the average American consumes each day and which foods contain the highest levels of sodium. 

June 24, 2010

Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled its 4-hour decongestant nasal spray, a product distributed nationwide in...

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled its 4-hour decongestant nasal spray, a product distributed nationwide in the United States.

P&G said it is taking this voluntary precautionary step after finding that the product formulation for VapoSpray 4-hour nasal spray by Sinex may not meet the expiration dates on the package. This recall is not a result of consumer complaints, the company noted.