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Article ID: 14604

American Osteopathic Association Endorses Bipartisan Managed Care Reform Bill

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) strongly endorses the Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999 (H.R. 2723) because of its focus on patients and their right to quality health care.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14602

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Meeting

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

New science, technology, and procedures will dominate The American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery meeting in New Orleans, September 26-29.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14601

Honey in the Medicine Cabinet!

National Honey Board

Scientists will discuss honey's role in medicine and functional foods at an international apicultural congress in Vancouver, BC from September 12-18, 1999. Renowned researcher, Dr. Peter C. Molan, NZ will present results of research on honey's effectiveness against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14600

Gene May be Linked to AIDS-Related Lymphomas

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, working to define the genetic profile of AIDS-related lymphomas, have identified a gene they believe may be linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in AIDS patients.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14599

Scientists Find Four Genes That Could Prevent Lupus

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The recent discovery of four genes that can halt lupus, an incurable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects about 1.5 million Americans, could lead to the development of preventive drugs.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14596

Nader to Hospitals: Keep Commercialism Out of Maternity Wards

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

Noting that "these days, the business of birth starts early with the cutting of the umbilical cord," consumer advocate Ralph Nader has asked the American Hospital Association (AHA) to urge member hospitals to keep commercialism out of the maternity wards.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14595

Videoscopic Surgery Ends Chronic Heartburn Discomfort

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

People who have frequent heartburn and do not get relief from over-the-counter medications now have another option. Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center are able to use minimally invasive videoscopic surgery to correct the problem in more than 85 percent of heartburn sufferers.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14591

American Cancer Society Names Dan Smith New V.P. of Government Relations

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization and the preeminent source of cancer information and service, has announced that Daniel E. Smith has been named its new national vice president of federal and state government affairs.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14590

HPV Samples Promote Early Screening of Cervical Cancer

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Makerere University and Columbia University has shown that women who live in poor rural areas of Africa can potentially benefit from the self-collection of vaginal samples to screen for humanpapilloma viruses (HPVs) that cause cervical cancer.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 14589

Annual Convention in Las Vegas; Celebrate 25 Years of EMRA

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

The American College of Emergency Physicians, a medical specialty organization of more than 20,000 members, will hold its premier annual convention -- Scientific Assembly -- from Monday, October 11, until Thursday, October 14, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Released:
28-Aug-1999 12:00 AM EDT

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