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Sharecare to Host Twitter Chat On Childhood Obesity
1/20/2015 1:52:05 PM
Sharecare , is hosting its first Twitter chat focused on ending childhood obesity on Thursday, January 22, from 12 pm to 3 pm EST using the hashtag #KeepKidsHealthy. Featuring leading experts and organizations ranging from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to the American Heart Association, the chat will focus on ways to help families and children …
A Dramatic Increase of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in the Bronx, NY
1/20/2015 1:46:17 PM
Health officials are investigating a large increase in the number of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) cases in the Bronx. In 2014, this borough of New York City had an incidence rate of 4.3 per 100,000 residents compared to the 2014 city-wide rate of 2.5 per 100,000 cases according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Health officials recommend that …
Bariatric Surgery Can Benefit Some Obese Children and Teens, Reports Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
1/20/2015 10:07:13 AM
Bariatric surgery—as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed—can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents, according to a position paper in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition , official journal of the  European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and …
Medical Weight Loss Consultant to Speak at Marketdata Conference: David Doiron
Medical Weight Loss Consultant to Speak at Marketdata Conference: David Doiron
1/20/2015 8:00:00 AM
Tampa FL,  January 14, 2015:   Marketdata Enterprises, Inc., the leading independent weight loss market analyst and consulting firm since 1989, is hosting a new, intensive 2-day conference in Orlando, FL, March 13-14, 2015.  It’s called: “Launching A Successful Medical Weight Loss Program.”  One of the featured speakers on the agenda is Mr. David Doiron, CEO of Weight Loss …
Lifespan Therapies Engages Quantopix Technologies to Develop Therapy Management Software
Lifespan Therapies Engages Quantopix Technologies to Develop Therapy Management Software
1/20/2015 7:00:00 AM
Quantopix Technologies, LLC is proud to announce an agreement with Lifespan Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology Services, PLLC of King Ferry, NY to develop a cloud based Therapy Practice Management Software to manage their practice that provides physical and occupational therapy and speech and language pathology services. The …
Unicel Wins FacilityCare Magazine’s Top Products Award for Nebraska Hospital Project
Unicel Wins FacilityCare Magazine’s Top Products Award for Nebraska Hospital Project
1/20/2015 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – January 20, 2015 – Unicel Architectural today announced that it has been recognized with a FacilityCare Magazine “Top Products” award for its Vision Control® project as part of a patient wing in the Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. The Community Hospital provides advanced care to the residents of southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas. More than 30 …
Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover
Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in Autism
1/19/2015 6:36:01 PM
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still many more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals with autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization (’connectivity’) between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem. But other studies have found the exact opposite — …
Pennsylvania Company Releases New Cold Storage And Monitoring Solution To Meet CDC Vaccine Storage Requirements
Pennsylvania Company Releases New Cold Storage And Monitoring Solution To Meet CDC Vaccine Storage Requirements
1/19/2015 4:26:13 PM
The Aegis MD-14 is an affordable state-of-the-art cold storage environment which meets and exceeds Centers for Disease Control (CDC/VFC) regulations for vaccine storage and handling.  A compact unit, the Aegis MD-14 is an ideal solution for single station or low volume applications and is available in a variety of sizes to meet your storage needs.  The MD-14 is …
Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action
1/19/2015 3:38:40 PM
Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic,” …
The search for Britain’s Healthiest Company is on
1/19/2015 11:22:15 AM
Vitality Health (formerly PruHealth), the health insurer and wellness programme provider and Mercer , the global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, have today launched Britain’s Healthiest Compan y 2015 .  It aims to find and celebrate the country’s most outstanding organisations demonstrating best practice and innovative approaches to …
Addex and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Announce Partnership to Explore the Therapeutic use of Dipraglurant in the Treatment of Dystonia
1/19/2015 10:46:01 AM
Addex Therapeutics (SIX: ADXN), a leading company pioneering allosteric modulation-based drug discovery and development and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) announced today entering a collaboration to explore the use of dipraglurant to treat dystonia, the third most common movement disorder following essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Dipraglurant, a …
Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization in Northern California
Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization in Northern California
1/19/2015 10:39:37 AM
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics . Children are considered to be underimmunized when they miss one or more recommended vaccine doses before age 3, while …
Good Cosmetic Results and Safety with Liposculpture of the Hips, Flanks and Thighs, Reports PRS Global Open
1/16/2015 11:36:23 AM
Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open® , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Plastic surgeons …
Roche acquires Trophos to expand portfolio in neuromuscular disease with high medical need
1/16/2015 9:37:23 AM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Trophos, a privately held biotechnology company based in Marseille, France. Trophos’s proprietary screening platform generated olesoxime (TRO19622), which is being developed for SMA – a rare and debilitating genetic neuromuscular disease that is most commonly diagnosed in children. Results from a …
New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall
New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall
1/16/2015 9:19:54 AM
The team also discovered that building a rapport with witnesses helped them to remember more. 178 participants took part across two studies. In the first experiment, participants watched a film depicting an electrician entering a property, carrying out jobs and stealing items. Each participant was then randomly assigned one of four conditions, either eyes closed or open, and …
Aviva adds expat growth destinations to international PMI
1/16/2015 9:06:58 AM
The increasingly popular expat destinations of Bahrain and Jordan have been added to Aviva’s Gulf Solutions private medical insurance cover, providing the international market with a single compliant approach to medical insurance in the Gulf region using leading local insurers and providers. In addition, Aviva has collaborated with Dutch insurer OZF Achmea to offer a …
appStrategy Releases Configurable Business Rules Engine for CRM, ERP, Big Data and Legacy Platforms
appStrategy Releases Configurable Business Rules Engine for CRM, ERP, Big Data and Legacy Platforms
1/15/2015 11:30:41 AM
appStrategy, Inc. a global source for surround data integration, automation and governance software solutions, today announced the availability of appRules 2.0.   The new product suite is a powerful and highly configurable business rules engine that is based on Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation. appRules 2.0 includes out-of-the-box action and condition categories for …
EBSCO and MEDCOM Sign Reseller Agreement
EBSCO and MEDCOM Sign Reseller Agreement
1/15/2015 11:28:50 AM
A new agreement will allow EBSCO Health to resell a nursing education resource from MEDCOM Inc . A leader in nursing education for more than 50 years, MEDCOM produces online healthcare training courses designed to give nursing students, allied health students and nurses access to the latest nursing content. MEDCOM produces highly-regarded videos to help educate nurses and …
Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity
1/15/2015 10:38:47 AM
A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research published today. The study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity, but that just a modest increase in physical …
Sullivan Institute Call to Action Accelerates Patient Intake Automation Project
1/14/2015 2:23:07 PM
The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation , in partnership with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), announced a call for volunteers for the Health Benefits and Health Record Mobile Solution or Virtual Clipboard Initiative. The …