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A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts about the benefits of organic, said the lead scientist of The Organic Center  [ Read More ]

€85 Million European Programme Targets Novel Antibiotics

Over 30 European universities, research institutes, and companies, led by GlaxoSmithKline and Uppsala University, are joining forces in a 6-year programme supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) to develop novel antibiotics against Gram-negative pathogens in a project called ENABLE (European Gram-Negative Antibacterial Engine), including open calls for candidates outside the consortium. The antibiotic crisis  [ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente Announces Partnership with Stafford Hospital

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has entered into an agreement with Stafford Hospital to offer Kaiser members access to the award-winning hospital for healthcare services. Effective Feb. 2, 2014, the agreement provides numerous medical and obstetrical services to Kaiser Permanente members at the newest Mary Washington Healthcare hospital. “For more than 30 years Kaiser  [ Read More ]

As many states experience an increase in flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations, Safeway is helping customers stay healthy by offering traditional and High Dose (HD) flu vaccines at store pharmacies. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10% off coupon to be used on an entire shopping trip. “Safeway pharmacy is  [ Read More ]

Chicago magazine reveals Top Doctors of 2014

Chicago magazine kicks off the new year with its biennial list of Top Doctors, as recommended by physicians themselves, featuring 495 standout doctors – 100 primary care doctors and 395 specialists – from throughout the Chicagoland area. On newsstands Thursday, the January issue also uncovers the driving force behind Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Magnet High  [ Read More ]

As the deadline for mandated individual health coverage approaches, Americans are now more informed about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and feel more prepared for its implementation but that has not spurred action, according to a national opinion survey of more than 1,000 Americans (ages 18-64) conducted online in November during open enrollment by Harris Interactive and released today  [ Read More ]

A new actuarial study released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) finds that preferred pharmacy networks will reduce federal Medicare Part D costs up to $9.3 billion during the next 10 years. The study—conducted by the actuarial firm Milliman— is the first to examine the impact of preferred pharmacy networks on the full  [ Read More ]

How to Avoid Spooky Smiles

Your kids may be ready to indulge in sweet treats this Halloween, but don’t let the holiday turn into an oral health nightmare. To keep your children’s smiles safe from creepy cavities this season and all year-round, consider these tips from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Don’t Get Stuck “Sticky, chewy candies are cavity-causing  [ Read More ]

As people across the country start shopping for their perfect Halloween costume and are tempted to complete their look with costume contact lenses bought without a prescription, ophthalmologists – medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions – are warning consumers that doing so can lead to permanent  [ Read More ]

Watch Out for Your Co-Workers This Cold-and-Flu Season

Cold-and-flu season is notoriously unpredictable, but there’s one thing you can count on: People will get sick. And when they do, many will bring their germs to work, putting others at risk. Why? They feel they’re “essential” or have too much on their plates. A survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional found that 59 percent  [ Read More ]

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