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Fujifilm Provides Innovative Endoscopic Solutions to Meet Clinical and Business Needs of Medical Professionals at ACG 2014
10/17/2014 2:07:55 PM
Wayne, N.J., October 17, 2014 (Booth # 505) – At the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase the EPX-4440HD Digital Video Processor with FICE and Light Source which is now available in the United States. The annual meeting will be held October 17 – 22, 2014 at …
CarePoint Health Details Ebola Preparedness Measures
10/16/2014 6:07:35 PM
CarePoint Health today announced several system-wide measures detailing its organizational preparedness in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and individual cases in other parts of the world.  These latest measures have been put into place throughout the CarePoint Health system which includes: CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center (Hoboken), CarePoint …
Identifying Environmental Sources of Mycobacterium avium Complex to Prevent Disease
Identifying Environmental Sources of Mycobacterium avium Complex to Prevent Disease
10/16/2014 4:55:36 PM
Mycobacterium avium complex, commonly referred to as MAC, consists of two species of bacteria. They include Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare.  These species can cause disease in humans and are found in various environmental settings across the globe. Interestingly the ecology, epidemiology and transmission of MAC is very similar to Legionella . Both …
WellCare Receives NCQA Quality Accreditation For Medicaid And Medicare Health Plans In Kentucky
10/16/2014 2:41:24 PM
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Commendable to its Medicaid health plan in Kentucky. WellCare also received an Accredited designation for its Medicare Advantage plan in the state. NCQA accreditation evaluates the quality of health care that health plans …
World Cup Players’ Head Injuries Spark Change In Uefa Rules
World Cup Players’ Head Injuries Spark Change In Uefa Rules
10/16/2014 9:00:00 AM
For those who watched the World Cup this year, perhaps two harrowing incidents standout, aside from England being knocked out that is! Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira and Germany’s Christoph Kramer suffered what can only be described as sickening head injuries during high profile games in Brazil. In two separate games, both Pereira and Kramer were knocked unconscious after …
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, Medical Advisor for The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Awarded R. Rodney Howell Award for Excellence in Newborn Health
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, Medical Advisor for The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Awarded R. Rodney Howell Award for Excellence in Newborn Health
10/15/2014 4:28:56 PM
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, medical advisor for the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, was awarded the prestigious R. Rodney Howell Award, for Excellence in Newborn Health, this past weekend. The Newborn Foundation honors leaders in newborn health, technology, policy and advocacy at their yearly awards gala, held this year in Minneapolis. Dr. Lloyd-Puryear is …
Navera Announces 2014 Fall Release of 
Benefits Engagement Software
Navera Announces 2014 Fall Release of Benefits Engagement Software
10/15/2014 2:56:38 PM
Navera today announced its latest release of Benefits Engagement software, a cloud-based service that enables employees and consumers to select the healthcare and voluntary benefits that most closely match their needs.  The 2014 Fall Release includes major enhancements to the consumer experience and to profile-driven and context-sensitive plan recommendations.  It also offers …
Healthcare IT Outsourcing Market Accelerates as Payers Alter Operating Models
10/15/2014 12:35:26 PM
Wide-sweeping regulatory reform mandates as well as a new phenomenon of demand consumerization are forcing healthcare payers to alter their operating models and rethink their technology initiatives. The duress they face is driven by a fundamental market shift in which individual consumers exhibit increased ownership of health outcomes. As a result of these converging forces, …
DeNeve Insurance & Financial Services Inaugurates Charity Program in the Houston, TX Area and Debuts with Campaign to Support Local Chapter of Susan G. Komen
10/14/2014 9:23:52 PM
Houston, TX – DeNeve Insurance & Financial Services in Houston, TX announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 30-90 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate …
Free Online Medical Service Reveals How a Medical Marketing Plan Can Build Client Databases for Medical Specialists and Private Hospitals
10/14/2014 8:59:56 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia October 2014 – Even with the arrival of modern technology and the internet - including online search engines and blogging - finding a quality medical specialist without waiting months to see them still remains difficult. Many of Australia’s top healthcare experts fail to utilise the benefits that come with online medical marketing, with most not even …
Joe Schneider Agency Initiates New Charity Campaign to Support a Cancer Survivor in Chicago, IL By Raising Money to Certify Her Dog as a Service Animal
Joe Schneider Agency Initiates New Charity Campaign to Support a Cancer Survivor in Chicago, IL By Raising Money to Certify Her Dog as a Service Animal
10/14/2014 4:33:05 PM
Chicago, IL – With a new charity program in the Chicago, IL area, Joe Schneider Agency has again teamed up with Imerman Angels and one of their own cancer survivors, Megan, to support her efforts in making her dog Blue a service dog. Megan lost her right eye and function in her right hand from brain cancer when she was younger, and has grown to rely on Blue’s assistance to …
Affordable Care Act still leaving individuals in the cold when it comes to prescription medication costs
10/14/2014 11:25:51 AM
Discount Rx Programs has created www.discountprescriptioncards.net to help individuals who are struggling with prescription medication costs not covered by Affordable Care Act. After a year of implementing the Affordable Care Act, many are now finding that prescription drug coverage is not available at an affordable cost. There is a solution to many with the cost of …
American Heart Association and Cigna Provide CPR Training for Baltimore County High Schools
10/14/2014 10:02:03 AM
In light of a new state law requiring all Baltimore County students to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before graduation, Cigna (NYSE: CI) has donated CPR in Schools Training Kits  developed by the American Heart Association for the students at three schools in the Baltimore County Public School District: Randallstown High School, Overlea High School and …
IBM Announces First Commercial Application of IBM Watson in Africa
10/13/2014 5:09:02 PM
IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and Metropolitan Health today announced the first commercial application of Watson in Africa. IBM’s Watson is a groundbreaking computing platform able to interact in natural language. By tapping into the power of Watson, Metropolitan Health aims to transform health advisory services to its customers. This is a significant move to enhance and personalise …
Medtronic CoreValve System Shows Exceptional Outcomes and Valve Performance in TAVI Patients Treated Via Direct Aortic Access
10/13/2014 12:13:35 PM
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced positive data from nine European centers in a study of the direct aortic approach (through the upper chest) with the CoreValve® System is a safe and effective alternative for aortic stenosis patients at increased risk for surgery who are not suitable for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) via the standard transfemoral …
Fiber-based laxatives linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer: study
Fiber-based laxatives linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer: study
10/13/2014 11:28:27 AM
A large, prospective study involving more than 75,000 adults in western Washington has found that frequent use of fiber-based laxatives is associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer while the use of non-fiber laxatives is linked to significantly increased risk of the disease. The study also found no association between bowel-movement frequency and constipation with …
TLC Checks Back Into The Emergency Room On Sex Sent Me To The ER
10/13/2014 10:47:29 AM
Having sex while skydiving? Falling in a grave after having sex in a cemetery? Being bit by a giant centipede during sex? These are just some of the extraordinary situations ordinary people get themselves into while being too adventurous with their significant others. But when dreaming up these outrageous fantasies, most don’t expect such activities to land them in the …
Caribbean’s EHS Experts Identify PAHs & Other Hazardous Chemicals
Caribbean’s EHS Experts Identify PAHs & Other Hazardous Chemicals
10/13/2014 10:03:46 AM
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, commonly referred to as PAHs, are a group of chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic substances like tobacco or charbroiled meat. PAHs are often found as a mixture containing two or more of these chemical compounds.   The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has …
Lyme Patients Infiltrate IDWeek Medical Conference, Call on IDSA Members for Help
Lyme Patients Infiltrate IDWeek Medical Conference, Call on IDSA Members for Help
10/10/2014 4:26:42 PM
Lyme disease activists launched a back-to-back vigil and protest at the IDWeek medical conference to draw attention to their plight and call on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to update its controversial guidelines for Lyme. While dozens of activists and supporters converged on the convention center for the Friday evening vigil and Saturday protest, …
BASF raises $340,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital at third annual golf tournament
BASF raises $340,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital at third annual golf tournament
10/10/2014 1:28:41 PM
Nearly 100 community and business leaders teed off at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, on Sept. 29 to raise funds for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. This year’s tournament raised more than $340,000 for the nonprofit hospital, making the combined total contribution more than $700,000 since the tournament was founded in 2012. The hospital serves …