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Article ID: 562804

Vision CRC Breakthrough Technology Controls Myopia in Children

Vision CRC

Scientists from the Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) in Australia today announced that myopia, or short-sightedness, can be controlled with new technology. This ground breaking discovery was based on research conducted by Vision CRC partners – the University of Houston College of Optometry and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, located at the University of New South Wales.

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30-Mar-2010 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562806

Hotel Offers Personalized Kids’ Food Allergy Menus

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

Traveling and dining with a young child with food allergies or special dietary needs can be a nightmare as most restaurants and hotels are not sensitive to this epidemic affecting more than three million children – one in 17 for those under age 3 - in the U.S. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa now offers personalized menus for guests’ children on restricted diets to make them feel special, not different.

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30-Mar-2010 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562765

New Medical Training Simulator Aids Prostate Cancer Screening

University of Virginia

Early detection through physical examination is one of the key factors in successfully treating prostate cancer. Now, health care providers will be able to gain applied training early in their medical education and careers with new simulation technology developed at the University of Virginia that will allow them to experience numerous scenarios that simulate prostate cancer.

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29-Mar-2010 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562748

Amazing Charts Releases Version 5.0

AmazingCharts.com

AmazingCharts.com, Inc., a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) systems, today announced the general availability of Amazing Charts V5, a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health.

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29-Mar-2010 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562720

Assisting Alzheimer's Caregivers Online

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease affects 5.3 million Americans and that number is expected to double by 2050. Caregivers shoulder a particularly heavy burden as the illness alters the dementia patient's behavior, mood and judgment, impeding his or her ability to engage in normal, everyday activities. In response to this mounting public health challenge, experts at Weill Cornell Medical College have spent four years creating ThisCaringHome.org, an interactive, multimedia Web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's and other dementia patients.

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26-Mar-2010 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562713

Medical Designer Lauded for Guidance in “Accessible” Communications

AllOut Marketing, Inc.

Medical communications expert Alicia Lane-Outlaw has been recognized in part for her rare expertise in making websites accessible to people with disabilities as well as mobile phone users.

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26-Mar-2010 11:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 562684

Geisinger Launches Web Site Focused on the Needs of Veterans’ Families

Geisinger Health System

Geisinger recently launched www.PAVetFamilyWeb.com. This Web site is designed to serve Pennsylvania families who are coping with military separations and multiple deployments of a service member as well as caregivers, wounded warriors, service members and military veterans.

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25-Mar-2010 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562677

Doctor Says Sports Events and Cell Phones Can Harm Voice

Johns Hopkins Medicine

From the first tip-off during March Madness to the championship’s final buzzer, and with start of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, on Sunday, April 4, thousands of people will relentlessly scream and shout, placing tremendous strain on their voices. While no one is recommending complete silence, the constant pressure on the vocal cords can cause great damage.

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25-Mar-2010 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562639

SAMHSA and Ad Council Launch Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

Officials from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Ad Council will unveil a national public service campaign designed to urge parents to speak with their children about underage drinking in order to delay the onset of and ultimately reduce underage drinking. SAMHSA will also discuss findings of new report on underage alcohol use among youth.

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24-Mar-2010 3:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 562593

Health Reform Law 'Constitutionally Mainstream,' Says Expert

University of Maryland, College Park

The newly signed health care reform law should stand up well to legal court challenges, says constitutional expert and political scientist Mark Graber of the University of Maryland. Graber describes the measure as "constitutionally mainstream."

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23-Mar-2010 5:00 PM EDT
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