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Texas IAQ Professionals Share Information about Mold Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Texas IAQ Professionals Share Information about Mold Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
1/26/2015 6:43:05 PM
When a home or building suffers a water incursion or high humidity levels, mold can quickly begin to grow and impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). When this occurs it can create an indoor environment with elevated levels of microbial contaminants in the air that people breathe.   Elevated levels of mold can cause allergies, trigger asthma and result in infections in some …
Better, Smarter, Healthier: In historic announcement, HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value
1/26/2015 2:54:30 PM
In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers, and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients. …
Symphony Performance Health to provide population health and referral management analytics for McLaren Physician Partners
1/26/2015 1:59:58 PM
Symphony Performance Health (SPH), a leader in action analytics for healthcare networks, announced today that Flint, Michigan-based McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) has selected SPH and its new MDinsight 7.0 software for population health management, as well as the company’s referral management analytics. MPP is the Physician-Hospital Organization for McLaren Health Care, a …
Pittsburgh Hospitals Reduce Emergency Department Visits using Patient Navigators
Pittsburgh Hospitals Reduce Emergency Department Visits using Patient Navigators
1/26/2015 10:32:42 AM
Three hospitals in western Pennsylvania had a 43 percent reduction in excessive emergency department visits by using patient navigators – low-cost, trained members of the community who connect patients with essential care services – as part of a one-year pilot  study  conducted by  Accenture  and the Highmark Foundation . With the support of the  Patient Navigation …
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Breaks Ground on Laboratory Facility in Research Triangle Park, NC
1/23/2015 11:47:40 AM
January 23, 2015 –  FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. , a Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with experience focused on the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals including proteins, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies,broke ground this week to launch the construction of a new three-story, 62,000 square foot …
Key factor discovered in the formation of metastases in melanoma
1/22/2015 8:58:36 AM
Melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancer strains, is often fatal for patients due to the pronounced formation of metastases. Until now, a melanoma’s rampant growth was mainly attributed to genetic causes, such as mutations in certain genes. However, researchers from the University of Zurich now reveal that so-called epigenetic factors play a role in the formation of …
Plant Pure Nation Selects Kelli Marcum as Student Liaison
1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM
Nelson Campbell, CEO of Plant Pure Productions (, announced on January 20, 2015, that Kelli Marcum has been selected to be student liaison for Plant Pure Nation. Plant Pure Nation is an organization and a film promoting worldwide health through nutrition. “Kelli has the necessary skills and passion to develop this program on campuses in the United …
American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2015” Report Charts Path Forward to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease
1/21/2015 11:47:44 AM
Today, the American Lung Association released its 13th annual " State of Tobacco Control " report that found that in 2014 the states and the federal government failed to enact the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic.  The report finds most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill. "Despite cutting U.S. …
Mayo Clinic Selects Epic as Strategic Partner for Electronic Health Record and Revenue Cycle Management System
1/21/2015 11:03:16 AM
  Mayo Clinic announced today that Epic has been selected as its strategic partner for a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) system. The new system will replace Mayo’s three EHRs in use today and will be a foundation for Mayo Clinic operations over the next several decades. “We’re confident in choosing Epic as our strategic …
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 …