October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

Atlanta, Georgia - As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, the American Cancer Society says remarkable progress against the disease should not obscure the significant challenges remaining.

New Medicare Cards Coming to Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Thursday alongside a top Medicare official, and a representative from Senior Medicare Patrol, discussed new Medicare cards currently in the mail to more than 1.3 million Arizonans. The new cards will no longer utilize a person’s Social Security Number to cut down on identity fraud.

Experimental nasal influenza vaccine tested in kids, teens

St. Louis, Missouri - An early-stage clinical trial testing the safety and immune-stimulating ability of an experimental nasal influenza vaccine in healthy 9- to 17-year-old children and teens has begun enrolling participants at a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) site at Saint Louis University, Missouri. The VTEU is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Body support device helps people learn to walk again after a stroke, trauma

West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University researcher with a passion to use engineering technology to improve health care has created a weight support system to help people suffering from walking disabilities after a stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, and it is the leading cause of disability in older adults.

NIH and Children’s National partner to advance pediatric clinical research

Washington, DC - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Children’s National Health System, a pediatric academic medical center in Washington, D.C., have launched a clinical research partnership devoted to treating and preventing allergic, immunologic and infectious diseases in children. An inaugural symposium will take place at Children’s National on September 17, to highlight the partnership and discuss current and future directions for its research activities.