Health and Medical News

Health and Medical News – including medical services and technology, nursing, seniorcare, hospice and palliative care, medical private practices, hospitals, alternative health and nutrition, dental, vision and optical, drugs and pharma, and related healthcare and medicine related news from the Send2Press Newswire service.

Join Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk.org for Important and Free Talk ‘Is Your Health For $ale?’ in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join Brandy Vaughan, former Merck pharmaceutical rep and founder of LearnTheRisk.org, a campaign of the Council for Vaccine Safety, for a FREE talk on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. in San Francisco, as she exposes the dark side of today’s ‘health’care system and explains how we can stay healthy in a system that wants to keep us sick.

On Sept. 20 International Health Experts to Discuss Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) a Global and National Priority

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 20, 2016. With C. difficile infection prevention being declared a national priority – researchers, public health officials, infectious disease specialists, and others continue to research more effective ways to prevent, treat, and combat this microbe.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Proudly Salutes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) #BeThere Campaign

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its Be There campaign on its website to educate Veterans, Service members and those who care about them, of the vital role they play in preventing suicide. The campaign aims to raise awareness about behavioral health issues concerning our nation’s Veterans, and encourages loved ones to Be There.

New Medical Tech: 5-minute Custom Splinting System Designed to Succeed Where Others Fail

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MakeITMarket USA is excited to announce a new custom wound shield that protects injuries within five minutes. It’s the USplint(TM) and it’s American-made. Ideal for professional first aid kits, medical, dental and even veterinary applications, this new injury protection device is getting noticed.

Local Public Health Departments prepare for increase in TB testing and treatment due to new screening recommendations from the USPSTF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published Sept. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.

Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Call for 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship Applicants

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company, announced today a call for applications for the 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology. A Paragon Gives initiative, the Koch Kellan Scholarship reinforces the fundamental mission of Paragon BioTeck to drive innovations to address unmet and underserved medical needs and improve the quality of lives around the world.

PsychArmor Institute Launches TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PsychArmor Institute and TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today the launch of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers, a suite of free online courses taught by nationally-recognized subject matter experts to prepare community health care providers to effectively deliver care to service members, veterans and their families.

Tatt2Away Adds Medical Director to Tattoo Removal Team

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical Inc, officially announces that Dr. Jeffery L. Deal has agreed to serve as Medical Director for the company’s revolutionary Tatt2Away non-laser tattoo removal system. In this important role, Dr. Deal will review new technologies and advise the Rejuvatek Medical team on product development and implementation, providing expertise on matters benefiting from his clinical knowledge.

Asheville Business Places in ‘Best of WNC’ after Being Open Full-Time for Less Than a Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a feat she never thought possible, but one she accomplished anyway. When Lauren Woodard, LCSW, owner, Bloom Consulting and Counseling, placed second in the psychologist/counselor, health and wellness category in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2016 reader poll, she was simultaneously thrilled and stunned.

Pharma companies gain competitive advantage from 1 day Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence in Pharma sales and marketing

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eularis announces the release of their one-day Masterclass “Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Sales and Revenue: What Pharma Need to Know.” Many Pharma sales and marketing teams do not understand the relevance, nor the critical importance, of AI to achieve stronger results in their roles, and believe it is not relevant to them or their job. This is an incorrect assumption.

Sarasota Attorney M David Shapiro Comments on Landmark $70 Million ADHD Drug Risperdal Lawsuit

SARASOTA, Fla., July 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sarasota Florida attorney commented after a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict of $70 million against Johnson and Johnson for failing to warn of the risks associated for taking Risperdal. The case involved a sixteen-year-old boy who developed breast from the medication prescribed for attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

SUDC Supports Neuropathology Research Fellowship

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a $120,000 commitment, the SUDC Foundation is excited to announce the support of “The Moss Pieratt Foundation Memorial Neuropathology Fellowship” at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system, which includes the brain and is crucial to our better understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC). To date, there are no comprehensive brain studies on victims of SUDC.

Demand is growing for more effective elimination of surgical smoke from ORs

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to I.C. Medical, Inc., smoke from surgical procedures, often called “plume,” is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses, and mutagenic substances. Exposure to plume poses risk to the health of surgeons, nurses, OR staff, as well as patients.

When Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits Run Out, What Next? A Trending ‘Partnership’ System Offers a Fix, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A relatively new species of long-term care policies called Partnership Plans has become widely available and could be a good option for many, according to ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance Easy — Plans Affordable

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More people than ever are looking at ways to safeguard their future retirement income from the financial costs and burdens of Long Term Health Care, says Matt McCann, a nationally known expert on Long Term Care Planning. These costs can have a dramatic impact on a person’s 401(k), 403(b), IRA and other assets.

Super Foods Author and Host Stephanie Pedersen Launches ‘Berry Extravaganza’ Event Saturday, July 9

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super food celebrity author Stephanie Pederson hosts the peak “Berry Extravaganza,” a free tele-summit event featuring a panel of today’s “berry best” super food celebrity experts and authors, July 9-31, 2016.

The Pink Fund and Houston Area Fred Astaire Dance Studios Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event

HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R) presented by The Pink Fund, which makes its way to Houston on October 9, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom Houston, is the event for you.

Calif. State Leaders and Dental Plans Join Forces with the Center for Oral Health to Kick Off ‘Early Smiles’

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an unprecedented effort to address oral health disparities in the Sacramento region, the Center for Oral Health (COH), in partnership LIBERTY Dental Plan, Health Net and Access Dental plans, will kick off “Early Smiles” – a collaborative and innovative School Based Oral Health Program – today, at the State Capitol. The initiative has a goal of serving 12,000 children in Sacramento-area elementary schools in its first year.

MostFit Adds Esteemed Athletes and Coaches to Master Trainer Team and Ramps Up for IDEA World and NSCA Conventions

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MostFit is swiftly growing its Master Trainer and Ambassador team to include renowned trainers and athletes who will represent the brand and products via trainings, certifications and conference presence.

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be Uniquely Frustrating, says ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, you may be in for a long, exasperating slog, according to ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. “Unfortunately, LTC insurance isn’t an easy thing to buy,” says Denise Gott, the company’s CEO.

C. diff. Survivors Join International Topic Experts to Discuss Global Problems Around Leading Healthcare-acquired Infection Clostridium difficile

ATLANTA, Ga., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Atlanta, Ga. on September 20, 2016. A panel of C. diff. survivors will join world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

MyDoctorsChat Fully Embraces the AMA’s New Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine

HOUSTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MHIT Business Services, Inc. – the parent company of MyDoctorsChat – a fully scalable, HIPAA compliant enterprise mobile telemedicine software solution for doctors, patients and healthcare organizations believes that the evolution of telemedicine technology offers improved access to healthcare and provides new, sophisticated opportunities for healthcare providers to address their patients’ unique healthcare needs.

Gamma Medical Research announces the use of Telemedicine in Clinical Research

MCALLEN, Texas, June 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gamma Medical Research, Inc., headed by Dr. Roberto Mangoo-Karim, is excited to announce the licensing of My Doctors Chat to provide Telemedicine in its clinical research programs. Gamma Medical Research, a company dedicated to compassionate medical care and scientific progress, is advancing science and innovation through clinical investigation by conducting pharmaceutical research trials.

Enjoying Your Green Spaces Safely This Summer

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many things summer offers, says Project EverGreen. Whether it is hiking or camping at a state or national park, going to your community park for a picnic or simply having fun in your own backyard, enjoying green spaces is a summer ritual.

Mike Smith Named Director of Finance of Four Seasons Compassion for Life

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael “Mike” Smith, M.B.A., and Certified Health Care Financial Professional (or CHFP), has been named director of finance with Four Seasons Compassion for Life. Smith attributes Four Seasons’ leaders for modeling quality personal growth and professional development.

Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Sees Cancer Research Month As Ideal Time to Provide Free Access to Cancer Study Data

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today said it agrees with Vice President Joe Biden that the lives of more cancer victims could be saved if cancer researchers were able to more freely access published studies and, most importantly, their underlying data.