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The FDA takes steps to strengthen cybersecurity of medical devices
10/1/2014 1:56:40 PM
To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The final guidance, titled “ Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices ,” recommends that manufacturers consider …
The Effect of the Affordable Care Act Excise Tax On Medical Devices Packaging
The Effect of the Affordable Care Act Excise Tax On Medical Devices Packaging
10/1/2014 11:36:26 AM
However, since the tax is projected to generate approximately $20 billion over 10 years, repeal is unlikely.  This means that medical device manufacturers will need to find ways to adapt to the new tax.   The tax applies to a variety of medical devices, generally defined as devices that are intended for human use and registered as devices with the Food & Drug …
Care, Support & ALS: New Moments Video
9/30/2014 3:28:01 PM
Visit Pam and Steve’s quiet home in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Chestnut Hill and you will find a loving couple facing the most monumental challenge of their life together, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis .  Steve was diagnosed with ALS – more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease – just before the couple’s second wedding anniversary.  Pam is now her husband’s …
West Melbourne Brakes for Breasts Campaign Starts
West Melbourne Brakes for Breasts Campaign Starts
9/30/2014 11:08:58 AM
Recognizing the toll that breast cancer takes on women and their families, Rich’s Auto Technology Services, is doing its part to stop it with their Brakes for Breasts Campaign. During the October fundraiser, Brevard residents get free brake pads and 10% of the labor costs go directly to an organization that is pursuing a cure for cancer. This is the second year Rich’s Auto …
Sharecare To Host Two Panels At Advertising Week XI During Health, Wellness and Wearables Track
9/30/2014 10:26:56 AM
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform created by Dr. Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold, today announced it is hosting two panels at 2014 Advertising Week , the world’s largest annual gathering of advertising, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders. Presented in collaboration with Publicis Health Media , Mobeam and Edison …
Boehringer Ingelheim invests €100 million: Expanded Respimat® production in Dortmund
9/30/2014 9:50:53 AM
Boehringer Ingelheim is investing more than €100 million at its Dortmund site to expand production capacity for the Respimat® inhaler to 44 million units per year. With this expansion, the research-driven pharmaceutical company is creating approximately 100 new jobs on site. “The Respimat® is a success story – for Boehringer Ingelheim and for the patients,” explained Dr …
“Herbal Medicine Is A New and Non-surgical Alternative for Female Infertility Caused by Endometriosis,” States Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM Clinic
“Herbal Medicine Is A New and Non-surgical Alternative for Female Infertility Caused by Endometriosis,” States Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM Clinic
9/30/2014 7:48:43 AM
Endometriosis is a main cause of female infertility, and it is generally treated by surgeries. Now a new herbal medicine named fuyan pill has found to be effective on treating this condition. It offers a non-surgical alternative for endometriosis patients. According to Webmd, infertility affects about a third of women with endometriosis. In most cases, health care …
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
9/30/2014 4:54:14 AM
The Health and Safety at Work Act recently reached its 40th anniversary. The Act was introduced in 1974 in a bid to reduce workplace accidents and to make employers better protect their workers from harm. The Act sets out guidelines and rules for employees to follow to protect not only their employees, but also members of the public, as well as guidelines for employees …
Aspirin May Lower the Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
9/29/2014 6:37:30 PM
Use of aspirin and/or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with a reduced risk for aggressive prostate cancer in men who had elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) and a negative biopsy prior to study commencement, according to data presented at the 13th Annual American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in …
New Book “We Survive To Thrive” Is Set To Release October 2014 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Book “We Survive To Thrive” Is Set To Release October 2014 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
9/29/2014 5:24:10 PM
Following up on the success of her first book, “ Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Story of a Dream Come True” (August, 2013; Amazon), Paula Smith Broadnax offers her growing readership a new collection of personal narratives chronicling the survival of those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer—but who have chosen to thrive and live a …
Morristown Medical Center Receives Verification from the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center
9/29/2014 4:14:31 PM
Morristown Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center through 2017 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Morristown Medical Center’s dedication to providing superior care for injured patients. Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of …
How You Can Help Prevent Spread of EV-D68 Virus
9/29/2014 4:08:39 PM
Enterovirus D68 has hit as many as 277 people in 40 states and the District of Columbia as of September 26, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American Red Cross has some simple steps people can follow to help prevent the spread of the virus. Infants, children and teenagers are most likely to become ill from the virus. Enterovirus D68 …
ChoiceHealth and Cigna Start Collaborative Care Program
9/29/2014 2:50:31 PM
Cigna (NYSE: CI) and ChoiceHealth doctors in Virginia are launching a collaborative care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and achieve the goal of improved health, affordability and patient experience. ChoiceHealth, a subsidiary corporation of Novant Health will bring independent primary care providers that are part of the …
McMurray Stern Announces, “Speed and Feed: An Exclusive Client Appreciation Event.”
9/29/2014 1:24:51 PM
McMurray Stern, Southern California’s leader in innovative storage development and records management solutions, is proud to announce an exclusive Client Appreciation Day to be held at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  “Whether we’re just getting to know you and your business, or you consistently work with us to create amazing storage solutions for your …
USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices
9/29/2014 12:58:53 PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Secretary Vilsack made the announcement with Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe …
Difference Card and Generation One join the Population Health Alliance
9/29/2014 12:54:54 PM
The Population Health Alliance, the leader in advancing the principles of population health, announced today that it has welcomed two new members to the association: Difference Card and Generation One. “Patient engagement and employee wellness are key areas of focus for the Population Health Alliance, as manifested in the program of this year’s annual conference, the PHA …
Naomi Judd to Open National Hospice Palliative Care Conference
Naomi Judd to Open National Hospice Palliative Care Conference
9/29/2014 12:10:52 PM
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization looks forward to welcoming the legendary Naomi Judd as the opening guest speaker at its 15th annual Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. On October 27, 2014, Ms. Judd will kick off the official conference with her presentation, “Surviving and …
Roche purchases shares in tender offer for InterMune, Inc.
9/29/2014 11:26:17 AM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that Roche’s wholly owned subsidiary Klee Acquisition Corporation has accepted for payment all shares validly tendered pursuant to its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of InterMune, Inc. at USD 74.00 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New …
Consistent Innovation Secures Future of Global Medical Battery Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
9/29/2014 10:51:13 AM
The global medical batteries market is expected to experience sustained growth owing to technological advancements and booming regional demand. Strong potential offered by emerging economies, especially in the Asia-Pacific, will offset the sluggish growth rates in mature markets such as North America and Europe. Market growth will be bolstered by the increasing acceptance of …
Biologists find an early sign of cancer
Biologists find an early sign of cancer
9/29/2014 10:28:40 AM
Years before they show any other signs of disease, pancreatic cancer patients have very high levels of certain amino acids in their bloodstream, according to a new study from MIT, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Broad Institute. This finding, which suggests that muscle tissue is broken down in the disease’s earliest stages, could offer new insights into developing …