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Relias Learning Appoints Jodi Budnick Vice President, People & Organizational Development
3/2/2015 11:34:02 AM
  Relias Learning , the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the health and human services market, signaled its plans for continued growth with the announcement that Jodi Budnick has joined the company as Vice President, People & Organizational Development. Ms. Budnick brings more than 18 years of talent management experience including training, …
Aerobiology Laboratory Announces California Location
Aerobiology Laboratory Announces California Location
3/2/2015 10:00:00 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. announced today its newest laboratory location in Huntington Beach, California.  Suzanne Blevins, CEO of Aerobiology stated, “We are very excited to bring our high quality laboratory services to California.  We feel our team of analysts will show the California market what makes Aerobiology different from our competitors.  Our clients …
AnesthesiaOS v.2.0 Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs
2/28/2015 7:05:34 PM
  Houston, TX – February 28 - Medical Information Records, LLC (MIR) -- creator of AnesthesiaOS, a leading Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) company that offers a robust, one of a kind AIMS built for simplicity, intuitiveness and speed -- announced that AnesthesiaOS, v.2.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Ambulatory EHR certification. The certification …
Global hypertension treatment will save millions of lives
2/27/2015 2:53:15 PM
In just 10 years, 10 million heart attacks and strokes could be averted worldwide by treating just half the people with uncontrolled hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, suggests CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues in a Lancet commentary published today. Most people with uncontrolled hypertension live in low- and middle-income countries …
New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Begins with Support from SU2C Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team
New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Begins with Support from SU2C Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team
2/27/2015 2:33:35 PM
Aduro Biotech, Inc. announced the initiation of an investigator-sponsored Phase 2 clinical trial of the company’s immuno-oncology product candidates GVAX Pancreas and CRS-207 in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab), a monoclonal antibody against programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1). The first patient has been enrolled in the trial that will be conducted at …
Arif K. Mirza, MD will serve as NEBA Health’s Medical Director
Arif K. Mirza, MD will serve as NEBA Health’s Medical Director
2/26/2015 4:34:42 PM
NEBA® Health , LLC announces today that Arif K. Mirza, MD will serve as NEBA Health’s Medical Director. Howard Merry, President of NEBA Health said: “We are happy to welcome Dr. Mirza to our team. Dr. Mirza was an early NEBA adopter. He’s developed his NEBA practice and can help our users better integrate NEBA into practice.” Dr. Mirza said: “I am very excited to join …
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) held its annual Executive Meeting February 6th and 7th, 2015, in Avondale, Arizona.  More than 70 members of ACAC certification boards, operating board and national advisory board were in attendance. “We welcomed board members from across the country who together represented more than 1,700 years of IAQ-related field …
Kansas-based Netsmart Advocates on Capitol Hill for Behavioral Health Client-Providers
2/26/2015 8:51:14 AM
As mental health legislation gains momentum in Congress, senior executives of Netsmart are meeting in Washington, D.C. this week with five members of the Kansas Congressional delegation.  At issue is an oversight in the HITECH Act . The act in its current form excludes key behavioral health and addiction treatment providers from Meaningful Use incentive funding eligibility. …
USA Security Academy Announces New Training Module
2/25/2015 8:34:22 AM
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the addition of the Measles: Awareness, Prevention, and Response training module to its lineup of award-winning security officer training resources. Recent outbreaks in the U.S. of this once rare and commonly thought to be eradicated disease point to its strongest comeback since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963. In …
Million Hearts Recognizes 2014 Hypertension Control Champions
Million Hearts Recognizes 2014 Hypertension Control Champions
2/25/2015 8:17:33 AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems across the country as Hypertension Control Champions for their success in helping patients control high blood pressure. The 2014 Hypertension Control Champions include private and tribal clinical practices and health services, ranging …
Inherited gene variation leaves young leukemia patients at risk for peripheral neuropathy
Inherited gene variation leaves young leukemia patients at risk for peripheral neuropathy
2/24/2015 3:28:57 PM
Researchers have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following treatment with a widely used anti-cancer drug. Investigators also found evidence of how it may be possible to protect young leukemia patients without jeopardizing cures. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led the study, …
Head of Medical Company Gentell Announces Expansion of Talent and Resources
2/24/2015 12:03:50 PM
David Navazio, Executive Vice President and Founder of Gentell, Inc. ( www.gentell.com ), a leading manufacturer of wound and skin care products, recently announced the opening of a new West Coast sales office to support growing demand, and the appointment of Arnie Andersen as VP Western Sales.   “Our West Coast business has increased significantly, as many nursing homes and …
Australians Gain Access to Breakthrough Treatment for Depression
2/23/2015 2:02:40 PM
Melbourne, Australia, 23 February 2015 – Physicians and patients across Australia now have access to a breakthrough treatment for depression, NeuroStar TMS Therapy®, following its inclusion on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).   The non-invasive, non-drug treatment for major depressive disorders is brought to Australia by Neuronetics, Inc. - the …
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Workshop, “Healing After Loss“
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Workshop, “Healing After Loss“
2/23/2015 12:39:21 PM
The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice will present the grief workshop, “Healing After Loss,” on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Resurrection located at 1445 Conway Drive, Escondido, Room 3.   The workshop is open to the community-at-large, regardless of the type of loss experienced. Expert facilitators will explore the …
Are Americans on the Wrong Diet for Heart Health?
Are Americans on the Wrong Diet for Heart Health?
2/23/2015 8:08:12 AM
Heart disease causes one in every four deaths in the United States, but a Cleveland Clinic survey reveals many Americans are still confused about how to eat a heart-healthy diet. The survey showed half (52 percent) of Americans have tried a diet in the past year to potentially improve their heart health. However, only five percent have tried the one diet that extensive …
Major Health System and Behavioral Health Provider Integrate Health Data to Treat Mind and Body
2/20/2015 1:59:44 PM
The body and mind work together, yet fragmented care has long prevented holistic treatment of physical and mental illnesses. A primary care doctor, for example, wouldn’t necessarily know that a patient is battling a mental condition. By the same measure, a behavioral health clinician often doesn’t have ready access to a client’s acute care history. A technology initiative …
American Diabetes Association Names Kevin L. Hagan Next CEO
American Diabetes Association Names Kevin L. Hagan Next CEO
2/20/2015 9:35:28 AM
The American Diabetes Association today named Kevin L. Hagan, a proven, nationally-recognized leader, as its next chief executive to reinvigorate the national fight to end the diabetes epidemic in America. Hagan will join the Association at a time when the incidence and costs of diabetes are at an all-time high. Recent estimates indicate as many as 1 in 3 American adults will …
Opening of Kay Research and Care Center represents St. Jude milestone
Opening of Kay Research and Care Center represents St. Jude milestone
2/20/2015 9:13:05 AM
St. Jude officially opened the Kay Research and Care Center on the St. Jude campus. The new $198 million center houses the Eric Trump Foundation Surgery and ICU Center, Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration, as well as the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, which will open this fall. The new center will help St. Jude usher in a new era of …
Did Tainted Water Take the Life of a California Surfer?
2/19/2015 4:56:47 PM
Last month, ABC News published a story about a popular San Diego surfer who died after contracting a staph infection.  According to the report, in December the man had gone surfing with several friends despite warnings about high levels of runoff in the ocean from recent heavy rains.  In total, three of the friends reportedly became ill after surfing, but two of them …
NHPCO and Department of Veterans Affairs continue commitment
NHPCO and Department of Veterans Affairs continue commitment
2/18/2015 6:21:08 PM
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has been awarded a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue development of the highly-successful We Honor Veterans program, a national initiative to engage community partners in the care of Veterans, especially those facing advanced illness and nearing the end of life. NHPCO and the VA launched We …