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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 …
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 …
Nationally-Recognized Cleveland Clinic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, James J. Sferra, MD, to Lead Allegheny Health Network Program
2/16/2015 11:30:41 AM
James J. Sferra, MD, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon, has been named Director of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery for Allegheny Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sferra joins AHN from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as Director of the Center of Foot and Ankle Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute. He was a staff physician at the …
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Reveal How Mindfulness Training Affects Health
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Reveal How Mindfulness Training Affects Health
2/13/2015 8:11:55 AM
Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear. Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell — whose cutting-edge work has shown how mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older …
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Stacey Murphy as Senior Account Manager for the Northeast/Midwest Regions
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Stacey Murphy as Senior Account Manager for the Northeast/Midwest Regions
2/12/2015 10:51:21 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates is very pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Murphy as its new Senior Account Manager supporting clients in the Northeast/Midwest Regions.   Stacey has over eight years of experience in the Environmental Industry.  She has a varied background working for indoor microbiology and environmental chemistry testing laboratories serving …
Tobacco May Cause More Deaths than Currently Estimated
2/12/2015 10:28:07 AM
A new study suggests that current estimates significantly underestimate the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking. The Surgeon General estimates that each year, smoking kills about 480,000 Americans. The study, led by American Cancer Society researchers, suggests that cigarette smoking may kill tens of thousands more from diseases that are not currently counted as …
Sandia Labs anthrax detector takes home national technology transfer award
2/12/2015 9:06:11 AM
Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax. BaDx ( Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics) works in places with no power, refrigerated storage or laboratory equipment. It requires minimal or no training and makes anthrax testing …
Nationwide survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices
Nationwide survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices
2/11/2015 10:48:16 AM
More Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats in an effort to improve their health. A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high. Of note is a significant increase in the use of yoga since 2002. In addition, almost as many Americans practice meditation or …
Crowdfunding Helps Solve Rare Disease Mystery
2/10/2015 11:17:37 AM
Rare diseases — those that affect fewer than one in 200,000 people — are often identified early in life. Some 30 percent of children afflicted by these "orphan diseases" do not live to see their fifth birthday. While the US Orphan Drug Act of 1983 was written into law to promote research on the topic, the cost of identifying the source and progression of these diseases …
The Pregnancy Miracle - A Holistic Approach to Beating Infertility
2/10/2015 8:31:45 AM
Lisa Olson is the owner of the product The Pregnancy Miracle .  She has generated lot of buzz since the product first appeared.  Some who have reviewed the claims presented in this product swear by them, others remain skeptical. Although the results are subject to interpretation, she does have a loyal base of satisfied customers. The Pregnancy Miracle provides at your …
Logic PD Executive Shares Insight on the Wearables Market at MD&M West Event
2/9/2015 4:00:41 PM
MINNEAPOLIS – February 9, 2015 – Wearables are poised to change the dynamics of the medical device industry as well as the patient experience. At the upcoming MD&M West conference, Logic PD executive Bill Betten will be sharing his insight and advice on how to navigate the wearables industry as well as the ecosystem required for developing the right technical …
Cold-Chain Packaging Service Raises the Bar in Healthcare Logistics
Cold-Chain Packaging Service Raises the Bar in Healthcare Logistics
2/9/2015 10:25:00 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced the expansion of its UPS Temperature True® Packaging service, which further broadens the scope of its cold-chain shipping offerings. The comprehensive service now includes expert consultation, package procurement and, in a company first, four new off-the-shelf, specially designed packaging lines available exclusively to UPS customers. Each of …
Sunshine Coast Photographer Commits to Recognising and Celebrating Carer Support Through Community Event
2/8/2015 5:18:40 PM
QUEENSLAND, Australia February 2015 – Sunshine Coast photographer Paula Brennan “didn’t really think [her] life was any different to anyone else’s” until she started school. “For much of my younger life, we hung around families that had kids with disabilities, so I didn’t really know we were different,” Paula says. “When I got to school I began to take note though. Other …
Medicare to Cover Annual CT Scan for Individuals at High Risk for Lung Cancer
2/6/2015 9:54:36 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare) announced today its final coverage determination for an annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan regarding lung cancer. The American Lung Association applauds Medicare for finalizing its coverage determination and looks forward to working to educate everyone at high risk for lung cancer that coverage is available. …
New long-term data to be presented on Elocta(TM) at annual EAHAD meeting
2/5/2015 11:49:59 AM
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) in collaboration with Biogen Idec will present new data from their haemophilia clinical development programmes at the 8th European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD), taking place in Helsinki, Finland, February 11 - 13, 2015. Six abstracts will be presented, including new, interim results from the ASPIRE …
FDA approves first tissue adhesive for internal use
2/5/2015 9:27:00 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved TissuGlu, the first tissue adhesive approved for internal use. TissuGlu is a urethane-based adhesive that a surgeon can use to connect tissue flaps made during surgery to remove excess fat and skin or to restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles (abdominoplasty surgery). Connecting the tissue flaps with an …
Children Who Get Vitamin A May Be Less Likely to Develop Malaria
2/4/2015 11:12:00 AM
Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The researchers say their findings, published Feb. 3 in the online journal eLife , indicate that vitamin A may protect children against the …
AstraZeneca receives planning consent for new global R&D centre and corporate headquarters in Cambridge, UK
2/4/2015 8:39:25 AM
AstraZeneca today announced that Cambridge City Council has granted planning permission for the Company’s new global R&D centre and corporate headquarters in the City. The purpose built facility will be located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and will be home to approximately 2,000 employees. Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, Innovative Medicines & Early …
USA Business Choice Introduces New Intelligent Virtual Assistant from CodeBaby
USA Business Choice Introduces New Intelligent Virtual Assistant from CodeBaby
2/3/2015 12:23:17 PM
CodeBaby , a provider of interactive virtual assistant technology, today announced that USA Business Choice has implemented a CodeBaby interactive virtual assistant on their website, recognizing that an engaging customer experience is critical to connecting with brokers and small businesses seeking healthcare solutions.   Introduced on the USA Business Choice homepage, …
GreenWood, Inc. Names Kevin Crittendon as Director of Continuous Improvement
GreenWood, Inc. Names Kevin Crittendon as Director of Continuous Improvement
2/3/2015 12:01:19 PM
Greenville, SC - - February 3, 2015 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions provider, announces that Kevin Crittendon has joined the company as Director of Continuous Improvement.  For this position, Kevin holds responsibility for maintenance and business process improvements, customer relationship support, standardization of …