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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.


Rhode Island Manufacturer Increases Production of Protective Face Shields amid Nationwide COVID-19 Resurgence

JOHNSTON, R.I., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the nationwide resurgence of COVID-19, A&H Worldwide recently increased production of their protective face shields to keep up with the rising demand. These affordable face shields are made of durable 16 pt. PETG plastic with a comfortable foam headband and an adjustable elastic band. They are available in a multitude of quantities to anyone interested and can be customized if desired.

Colorado Optometrists Announce 8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

DENVER, Colo., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A lot has changed for the summer of 2020, but the Colorado Optometric Association and 2020 Eyes Colorado wants everyone to know that summer eye health is still important. Colorado’s sunlight is roughly 20% brighter than at sea level and is even more intense at the top of a mountain as there is less atmosphere at higher elevations to filter out UV rays.

Encounter Telehealth Among 340 Organizations That Sent Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

OMAHA, Neb., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encounter Telehealth joined 340 organizations in signing a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. This multi-stakeholder letter is represented by leaders in a wide range of healthcare industries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The Spiegel Center’s New Mural and Launch of Curbside Botox Provides Their Patients the Same Safe and Beautiful Results

NEWTON, Mass., July 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Spiegel Center plastic surgery office has created an outdoor waiting room as patients are asked to stay longer in their cars prior to doctor visits due to new COVID-19 regulations. An innovative plastic surgeon commissioned a talented local artist, Alicia Silvestri to create an original 100-square-foot mural to be painted in the parking lot for their patients.

Mobility Device Inventor Interviewed on Podcast, Radio and TV

TOWSON, Md., July 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The inventor of the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover, Katherine Miles, was interviewed recently on the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, where she shared her experience as a caregiver and how that led to the creation of the Ruby Slipper.

Sibi Health launches in Philadelphia, bringing convenience and transparency to healthcare payment by democratizing access

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sibi Health, an online marketplace for healthcare services, is now available for individuals and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Sibi Health finally brings convenience and transparency to healthcare payment by democratizing access to local providers offering upfront transparent prices for both virtual and in-person care.

Dr. Craig Spodak and Spodak Dental Group Join The Slow Dentistry Movement

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., July 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Craig Spodak and the Spodak Dental Group join the Slow Dentistry Movement with a goal to provide unparalleled patient experience to their growing family of patients. The Slow Dentistry Global Network helps patients locate and partner with dentists who focus on safety and have an ethical foundation, with an overall goal to elevate the dental experience.

Bluffton Resident Gets Something to Smile About

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thanks to Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, one Bluffton resident has something new to smile about. To some, wisdom teeth are a non-factor; to others, they’re a nuisance. But to 26-year old Alex Anderson, they were the source of severe pain and necessitated removal.

Lift & Care Systems Provides Resource Sheet for Massachusetts Caregivers

LAKEVILLE, Mass., July 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lift & Care Systems announces the release of the following Resource Sheet for Massachusetts Caregivers. “We tried to gather the best resources for anyone who has a loved one who has suffered from a disability,” says Dave Austin, President of Lift & Care Systems.

‘Special Twins’ Tour of Duty Makes History

HOWELL, N.J., July 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid-Atlantic Multi-Specialty Surgical Group, L.L.C. (MAMSURG) is announcing that two of their providers, Vince and Vance Moss, Army Reservists, Colonels, and G.H.O.S.T. surgeons for U.S. Special Operations Command, are returning home from Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support following a unique, unprecedented 6 month tour of duty.

Heartwood Assisted Living launches Re-Branding of Website and Service Offerings

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., July 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heartwood has been a long-standing staple for Residential assisted living among San Antonio Locals. With its Mid-Century modern touches and at-home feel, seniors feel as though it’s a blast from the past in their day to daycare.

Bay Area Medical Academy Students Gain Rare Real-World Experience Testing for COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent community-led effort to test San Francisco residents for COVID-19, including the unhoused populations in Bayview and Sunnydale/Visitacion Valley gave Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) phlebotomy students first-hand experience administering COVID-19 testing to underserved populations.

Maglite and Movember – Two Iconic Worldwide Brands Partner to Shine Light on Men’s Health

ONTARIO, Calif., June 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maglite and Movember are partnering to shine a light on men’s health and well-being. The Movember Mini Maglite AA PRO LED is available now. Owning one will shine a light on your support of men’s health issues and a percentage of the proceeds will go to supporting the causes championed by Movember.

National Online Speech Therapy Company Creates Free Resource Library in Response to Pandemic

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Great Speech, Inc., an online speech therapy company, saw a spike for service demand when the pandemic hit. Founder and Clinical Director, Avivit Ben-Aharon, MS Ed., MA CCC-SLP, also quickly realized that many consumers who desperately needed services, lacked the financial resources or insurance coverage to pay for online services.

First Los Angeles Dental Clinic That Uses Hospital-Type HVAC Systems to Mitigate Diseases Like COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mi Dentista Dental Clinic in collaboration with a mechanical engineering firm, HVAC Engineering, has set up the first known dental clinic in Los Angeles that uses Negative Pressure Environments to mitigate diseases like COVID-19, namely the disease associated with the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

Mental Health Awareness License Plate Winning Design

LAFAYETTE, Calif., June 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BeingwellCA, a California 501(c)(3), submitted the initial design for the Mental Health Awareness License Plate to California Department of Education for DMV review.

Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, Together with Collaborative Partners, Distributes Free PPE to Facilities in Alameda County

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., June 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda today announces the upcoming free drive-through PPE distribution to Alameda County facilities on Friday, June 26, 2020.

FlexCare Launches Rebrand Strategy to Emphasize Digital Health Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Exciting things are happening at FlexCare which is why they recently launched a rebranding campaign to help get the word out. As of June 15, the company logo changed slightly to reflect the company’s strength, capabilities, growth and emphasis on providing Digital Health solutions to the marketplace.

Colorado Optometrists Announce Tips to Help Avoid Eye Health Challenges from Increased Screen Time During COVID-19 Pandemic

DENVER, Colo., June 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As social distancing becomes a normal way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic many individuals are participating in increased screen time. The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and the public health campaign 2020 Eyes Colorado, have collected tips from its doctors of optometry on how to keep eyes healthy.

Adelante Healthcare Selects Pedro Cons as New CEO

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adelante Healthcare has announced the appointment of Pedro Cons as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Cons will join the organization on July 6, 2020. Mr. Cons has worked tirelessly to build relationships with a variety of entities including schools, businesses, other nonprofit organizations.

Unique Car Seat Cover Helps Patients Recover from Loss of Mobility

TOWSON, Md., June 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Katherine Miles, creator of the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover, explained why this simple device is a surprisingly effective part of a continuum of care for persons who have suffered a loss of mobility.

Kentucky Nurses Join COVID Relief Efforts in Hard-Hit Florida

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., June 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Owners of a medical aesthetics practice in Northern Kentucky used the temporary shutdown of their business as an opportunity to help with COVID-19 relief efforts. Candace Reusch, BSN, and Jennifer Crane, RN, owners of Zero Gravity Med Spa, are just getting back into the swing of things at their medical aesthetics practice.

LTC NEWS Acquisition Anticipates Growth and Expansion

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann, a nationally-known veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, announces the formation of LTC NEWS, LLC after acquiring the online asset – ltcnews.com.

Maryland Officials and Non-Profits Unite to Combat Elder Financial Abuse – PROTECT Week 2020 Launches on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

BALTIMORE, Md., June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory — AARP Maryland announces Press Conference announcing PROTECT Week (Preventing Older Americans From Financial Exploitation) Statewide Public Education Campaign, Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. ET.

COVID-19 Response Shines Light on Need for Civil Liberty Protections: California Organization Drafts Bill to Fix Health and Safety Code

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to protect the right to body autonomy, California Health Coalition Advocacy (CHCA) has drafted legislation that would protect the right to refuse a long list of medical and non-medical interventions issued by the California Department of Public Health and Governor Newsom.

Evergreen Medical Acupuncture is now offering its own supplement and herbal products, Dr. Fick’s Functional Farmacy!

EVERGREEN, Colo., June 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Combining the use of Eastern and Western philosophy of Holistic Medicine, Dr. Christina Fick, of Evergreen Medical Acupuncture, has created a carefully selected offering of CGMP (certified good manufacturing practice), and organic certified supplements and herbal products that provide a well-balanced approach to healing.

Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Launches the Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., June 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, it has changed the world, our community, and the elder care industry as we know it. Given the immense impact on seniors and older disabled adults, it is more important than ever to support our elder community care systems. Taking the lead in addressing these issues is Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda with the launch of their 12-month Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series.

New Book – Beating the Enemy: How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New cutting-edge self-help book, “Beating the Enemy: How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19” (ISBN: 978-1716882661) just released by Shirley Amy BSC, offers readers a clear understanding of why getting enough vitamin D is so crucial during this pandemic.

Local San Diego company distributes PPE nationwide to hospitals and government agencies in need during the coronavirus pandemic

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A local San Diego company, The PPE Supply Co., plays a significant role in getting hospitals and government agencies the PPE they need. Located in San Marcos, California the company began in an attempt to help during the coronavirus crisis.

Teenager Creates COVID-19 Wristbands to Educate and Raise Awareness

CHICAGO, Ill., May 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What started out as a small family project for three teenagers concerned for their grandparents’ safety during quarantine has taken off with the launch of COVID-19 Wristband, LLC. Kenna Royce, 17, and her two younger brothers, Hayden and Colby, launched an innovative effort to help others communicate and encourage safe social distancing practices during the pandemic.

Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Space Park granted Specific Use Permit

NASSAU BAY, Texas, May 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City Council of Nassau Bay has granted the request for a Specific Use Permit to Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Space Park by unanimous vote on Monday evening. Moody is a respected leader in brain injury rehabilitation.

A Novel Treatment Approach to Silent Hypoxia in COVID-19 Patients

PARK CITY, Utah, May 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Silent Hypoxia is a frequent disabling and sometimes fatal complication in COVID-19 disease. To prevent SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus-induced damage to patients’ lungs and Silent Hypoxia in patients, Aristea Translational Medicine Corp. has initiated development of PhenT, a drug with novel cellular protective properties.

Tapcheck and HealthCare Synergy Partner to Better Serve Home Health Community Workers

TARZANA, Calif., May 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Employee recruitment and retention continue to be top-of-mind human resource concerns for businesses around the country. That’s why financial solutions company such as Tapcheck are partnering with companies to provide flexible solutions for employees.

New Dental Product Online Store Launched by Holmes Dental

WILLOW GROVE, Pa., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holmes Dental, a family-owned and operated business, is serving Dentists since 1975 with an innovative line of dental solutions including QYK-SET line of Acrylics, deMark dental tools, Sore Spotters for dentures, and Temp and Perm Grippers to handle crowns.

Record Early Enrollment for Lower Extremity Fellows, Residents & Young Surgeon 3rd Annual Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnifi Group, Inc. and Bespa Global, LLC, co-organizers of the program, announced today that despite the change of date for its 3rd Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons Course it is still experiencing record early registration. The course, originally scheduled for May 1-3 will take place from Nov. 6-8, 2020 at The Omni Downtown, Austin, Texas.

PACIFIC ENGINEERING, INC. develops Rapid On Demand Portable Medical Platforms to help in the war against the pandemic

ROCA, Neb., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Engineering, Inc., winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2014 Tibbetts Award for innovative technology, in response to the pandemic, has focused its resources on the development of a family of composite shelters that can be used as mobile test centers and patient treatment.

‘Ultimate Tag’: A Spinal CSF Leak Survivor Chases His Limits

SPOKANE, Wash. and HARRISURG, Pa., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spinal CSF Leak Foundation is pleased to announce that former patient and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania stuntman Zac Gordon will be featured in the recurring role of “Horse,” a Professional Tagger on the new FOX show “Ultimate Tag,” premiering May 20 at 9 p.m./8 central.

Americans Reminded to Enjoy the Sun Safely this Summer

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention – and it’s broad national member coalition of over 45 organizations – has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as the 12th annual “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

Silver Solutions Offers Free Infographic Designed to Help Families Who Lost Loved Ones During COVID Crisis

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Silver Solutions, a company specializing in helping older adults and their families live safer, less stressful lives wherever they call home, today released a new downloadable infographic entitled “What to do with Mom’s Home after she passes” for posting or sharing.

12traits At Home Wellbeing Assessment: Gaming and Mental Health During COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As increased feelings of anxiety and depression rise during this global pandemic, 12traits announces the release of a free assessment and report breaking down the psychology of health and wellbeing as it pertains to COVID-19 circumstances – especially the decrease in physical contact due to social distancing measures.