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CFPB Spotlights Concerns with Medical Debt Collection and Reporting
12/11/2014 1:09:22 PM
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that found medical debt has a significant impact on consumer credit, as 43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports. The CFPB is concerned that the systems for incurring, collecting, and reporting medical debt can create difficult challenges for consumers. To better address …
Join In The Magic As Children’s Wishes Come True Across America On Macy’s National Believe Day
12/10/2014 10:27:01 AM
As part of its holiday Believe campaign, Macy’s has declared Friday, Dec. 12, as the sixth annual National Believe Day – devoted to embracing the season’s spirit of generosity and kindness toward others. To honor this special day, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will grant more than 50 “Wishes Across America” to children with life-threatening medical conditions, and customers can share …
Dr. David Perna Featured on The Dr. Oz Show
Dr. David Perna Featured on The Dr. Oz Show
12/10/2014 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY: On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, David Perna DC, CCSP, CCEP of Back and Body Medical was featured on the Dr. Oz show to demonstrate his expertise in the treatment of muscle and joint pain, specifically Ultrasound Therapy. As a practitioner renowned for his knowledge in chiropractic care and physio therapy, Dr. Perna was featured in a segment with Natalie …
Sobi CEO Geoffrey McDonough sells a portion of 2014 incentive shares
12/9/2014 8:53:22 AM
During the first week of December 2014 Sobi’s CEO Geoffrey McDonough sold 350,000 of the shares he holds in Sobi. The sale was made in order to cover the estimated US tax liability for both the company’s CEO incentive share programme, which vested in September 2014, and for the vesting in mid-December 2014 of the company’s 2011 long-term incentive programme. This is the first …
Smoking Still Causes Large Proportion of Cancer Deaths in the United States
12/9/2014 8:43:29 AM
A new American Cancer Society study finds that despite significant drops in smoking rates, cigarettes continue to cause about three in ten cancer deaths in the United States. The study, appearing in the Annals of Epidemiology, concludes that efforts to reduce smoking prevalence as rapidly as possible should be a top priority for the U.S. public health efforts to prevent cancer …
Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome
12/8/2014 11:57:20 AM
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK’s first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome. Up to half a million people in the UK are affected by the autoimmune condition. The study will test a new antibody treatment, which has the potential to bring relief to sufferers with Sjogren’s syndrome, a condition …
Roche launches next-generation viral load testing assays for new molecular diagnostic platforms in markets accepting the CE mark
12/8/2014 11:53:25 AM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the commercial availability of the cobas® HIV-1 and cobas HCV assays for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems—expanding the menu on the newest molecular diagnostic platforms from Roche with next generation viral load monitoring assays. The new assays offer the high performance that clinicians depend on to manage the treatment …
Puerto Rico’s IAQ Experts Identify Indoor Asthma Triggers
Puerto Rico’s IAQ Experts Identify Indoor Asthma Triggers
12/8/2014 10:54:16 AM
According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 12 adults has asthma and 1 in 11 children suffers from the condition in the United States.  The CDC also reports that 9 people die from asthma each day and that the condition costs the country $56 billion each year.   Although there is no cure for asthma, the condition can be treated with …
Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit
12/8/2014 8:47:17 AM
Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report. The study suggests that doctors and patients may find it difficult to withhold treatment previously considered standard of care, even in the setting of high …
Memorial Sloan Kettering Study Shows New Kind of Targeted Drug Has Promise for Leukemia Patients
12/8/2014 8:34:19 AM
A new type of cancer therapy that targets an oncometabolite produced dramatic results in patients with advanced leukemia in an early-phase clinical trial. The study, led by Eytan M. Stein, MD , a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was presented today at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Approximately 15 percent of …
Basilea announces launch of antibiotic Zevtera® (ceftobiprole medocaril) in Germany
12/5/2014 1:02:56 PM
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announces today that its broad-spectrum antibiotic, Zevtera® (ceftobiprole medocaril)* has been launched in Germany. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that every year approximately 25,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant healthcare-associated infections in the European Union.1 The new …
American Association for Cancer Research Recognizes Dr. Mary-Claire King With 2014 Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research
12/5/2014 12:26:05 PM
Mary-Claire King, PhD, the American Cancer Society professor in the Departments of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, is being honored with the Seventh Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research, at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer …
Tips to Help You Cope with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
Tips to Help You Cope with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
12/4/2014 2:23:09 PM
The fall and winter holidays are often difficult for grieving families and individuals; reminding us of the absence of our loved one. We work to find balance between living without them and holding them in our lives.   Liz Sumner , RN, BSN, MA, the Director of the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice, offers suggestions to help people cope with grief and …
Bank of America and (RED) Approach Midway Point of Two-year, $10 Million Partnership to Support the Global Fight Against AIDS
12/4/2014 11:21:22 AM
A flurry of World AIDS Day and #GivingTuesday activities mark the latest milestone in a two-year, $10 million partnership between Bank of America and (RED). The goal of the partnership, which was announced in January , is to help end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and achieve an AIDS-free generation by supporting the critical work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, …
Haley Lynn Gray’s Best Selling Book, “Choosing a Caregiver: Expect the Best and Know How to Ask for It” is Free for one more day on Amazon
12/4/2014 6:00:00 AM
Haley Lynn Gray is announcing her newest Best Selling Book, Choosing a Caregiver: Expect the Best and Know How to Ask for It .  It will be offered for free on Amazon this week (12/01/2014– 12/05/2014) and should be downloaded by all with aging parents .   Caring for your parents can be difficult and emotionally draining. Getting appropriate, safe care, can be difficult. …
Perspectium Replicator Receives Integration Certification from ServiceNow
Perspectium Replicator Receives Integration Certification from ServiceNow
12/3/2014 2:14:45 PM
Perspectium today announced it has received certification of its integration with ServiceNow. Certification by ServiceNow signifies that Perspectium’s Replicator for ServiceNow has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on integration interoperability, security and performance. The certification also ensures best practices are utilized in the design and …
Brain Activity after Smokers Quit Predicts Chances of Relapsing, Penn Medicine Study Suggests
12/3/2014 12:03:53 PM
Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again—a prediction that goes above and beyond today’s clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk. Reporting in a new study published this week in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology , James Loughead, PhD , associate …
Falck Makes Time Tracking Deal with TimeSheet Reporter
12/3/2014 8:45:17 AM
Falck Makes Time Tracking Deal with TimeSheet Reporter International rescue company, Falck, has just made a framework agreement with TimeSheet Reporter regarding time tracking. TimeSheet Reporter makes it possible to track time via the Outlook calendar. The successful software company, TimeSheet Reporter, which makes it possible to track time via the appointments in …
Three Easy Tips to Help Treat Baby Rash and Eczema in Babies
12/2/2014 9:55:11 PM
QUEENSLAND, Australia December 2014 – Newborn skin is soft, sensitive and delicate, and an infant’s immune system is fragile. While adults can absorb up to 60 per cent of what is rubbed on the skin in to their bodies, children take in 40 to 50 per cent more than adults. As most baby care products contain parabens, dioxane, formaldehyde and many other harmful chemicals, baby …
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover Brain Representations of Social Thoughts Accurately Predict Autism Diagnosis
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover Brain Representations of Social Thoughts Accurately Predict Autism Diagnosis
12/2/2014 5:42:22 PM
Psychiatric disorders — including autism — are characterized and diagnosed based on a clinical assessment of verbal and physical behavior. However, brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience are poised to provide a powerful advanced new tool. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created brain-reading techniques to use neural representations of social thoughts to predict …