Health

NIH awards more than $150 million for research on environmental influences on child health

ECHO program to investigate exposures from conception through early childhood. The National Institutes of Health today announced $157 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The ECHO program will investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents. “Every baby should have the best opportunity to remain healthy and thrive throughout childhood,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “ECHO will help us better understand the factors that contribute…

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Sena Unveils Revolutionary Smart Cycling Helmet

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21, 2016 — Sena Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsport and outdoor activities market, debuted today for the first time in North America, the world’s first Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet, exclusively to media, dealers and trade members at the 2016 Interbike Trade Show in Las Vegas. The Sena Smart Helmet for Cycling packs in today’s top of the line technology with the seamless functionality needed for your ride, all in a sleek and extremely lightweight design, equipped with a fully integrated Bluetooth communication system and QHD action camera. Talk…


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 2, 2016) This year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will hear the words: “Your child has cancer.” One in five of those children won’t survive. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and as a leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is rallying communities to join its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children®. Despite significant progress made by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 to more than 80 percent…


Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2016 — Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and Dallas-area Hyundai dealers will present Children’s Medical Center Foundation with a $150,000 Young Investigator Grant to be used to expand the knowledge base of pediatric cancer and improve the standards of care. Children’s Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center, was one of 10 recipients across the country selected from nonprofit Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions after a rigorous grading process. The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant will be presented during a Handprint Ceremony on September 2, during…


Simplifying The Struggle: The Simple Grocer Brings Whole30 And Paleo

Simplifying The Struggle: The Simple Grocer Brings Whole30 And Paleo Friendly Foods To Your Doorstep HAMILTON, Texas, Aug. 29, 2016 — The Simple Grocer announces the debut of its new online grocery shopping website. Thesimplegrocer.com will launch offering a range of Whole30 Approved proteins from all natural meat producer Pederson’s Natural Farms. Offering convenience and accessibility to consumers, thesimplegrocer.com has a soft launch date of September 1, 2016. Shoppers will have a variety of products from which to choose ranging from bacon to sausage to ham – all of which are free of added sweeteners and paleo friendly. The Simple…


Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Exclusive Affiliation to Deliver Higher Quality of Pediatric Care to Patients Tampa, FL August 23, 2016 — Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are creating an exclusive affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care, closer to home for patients in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. These two organizations share a common goal – to be leaders in children’s health and well-being through treatment, education and advocacy. Together, Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are committed to creating more access to quality pediatric care for our community. That includes access points through Florida Hospital emergency rooms in Tampa…


Texas Health Resources becomes nation’s largest employer to become Blue Zones Project Approved

FORT WORTH, Texas>Aug. 23, 2016 — Texas Health Resources is looking beyond hospital rooms and patient charts and working to make Fort Worth one of the healthiest cities in the country. As the primary sponsor of Blue Zones Project®, Fort Worth, the regional health system is leading the community wide well-being improvement movement. With 23,000 employees and more than 400 points of access throughout North Texas, Texas Health is the nation’s largest employer and health system to become Blue Zones Project Approved™, demonstrating how employers can play a significant role in promoting longer, better lives. Blue Zones Project works with selected…


Prince Used Opioids? What Do We Need to Know About Prescription Drugs?

Nationally Recognized Pain Management Expert & Medical Doctor, Peter Abaci, M.D., and Author of the New Book “Conquer Your Chronic Pain” Reveals How Opioid Painkillers Are Used as a “Quick Fix” Pain Relief With Celebrities, Athletes, Politicians, and Everyone! San Francisco, CA –– Thursday, May 5, 2016 According to news reports today, Prince not only had Percocet in his system the day he died; however, was just one-day shy of seeing his doctor to help him overcome his alleged drug addiction. Nationally recognized medical doctor, Peter Abaci, M.D., author of the new book “Conquer Your Chronic Pain: A Life-Changing Drug-Free Approach…


Increase Reported in Flint Area Deaths

EMSL Analytical offers both PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify the pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease. Ann Arbor, MI —- Monday, May 2, 2016 EMSL Analytical, Inc. Laboratory Locations In April, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated the number of deaths that have been associated with people in Genesee County who have developed Legionnaires’ disease. According to the MDHHS, 12 deaths and 91 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have now been identified in the county from 2014 through 2015. The agency reports, “The public health investigation has looked at a number of potential exposures that the…


BalanceDiet™ Reviews the Correlation Between Water and Losing Weight

Miami, FL, April 01, 2016 —- Water is a miracle drink that can cure many ailments but it is not always easy to get the amount of water recommended each day, especially when you’re on the go. Here are a few ways to make getting that daily dosage of H20 a little bitter easier – and tastier.The Magic ElixirThe list of why water is beneficial is endless. Water boosts the metabolism, cleanses the body of toxins, helps with digestion, calms an appetite, improves mood, releases water weight and aids with weight loss. The Mayo Clinic recommends 3 liters of water…