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OverSightMD Successfully Pilots COVID-19 Tracking and Screening Solution with Tenafly Teen Summer Camp Keeping Campers and Staff Safe

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The OverSightMD COVID-19 tracking and screening solution was instrumental in providing a safe environment for campers and staff while demonstrating the benefits of routine wellness screenings. The Tenafly Teen Summer Camp in Tenafly, New Jersey deployed the OverSightMD COVID-19 solution prior to the first day of camp and was able to maintain a COVID-19 free camp for the duration of the summer camp schedule.

The Medicare Resource Center Now Open in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Medicare Resource Center – created by AMA Insurance Agency, an unbiased insurance agency that works with major insurance companies to offer Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans – has opened its Santa Barbara location at 121 South Hope Ave., Unit A101, in La Cumbre Plaza.

Dr. Wellness PPE and Vending Pharmacy Kiosks Launch at San Diego State University

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Wellness Kiosks, LLC announced today that they have launched their PPE and Vending Pharmacy Kiosks at San Diego State University. Amid the spread of new coronavirus cases on recently opened college campuses, San Diego State University took another step in prevention by providing Dr. Wellness PPE and Vending Pharmacy Kiosks across the campus.

Lotsa Helping Hands and Papa Partner as Senior and Patient In-Home Care Faces New Challenges During COVID

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa and Lotsa Helping Hands, two companies dedicated to providing seniors and patients living at home with support and caregiving assistance, are ensuring that these individuals continue to have the support they need amidst the pandemic’s impact on the ability of working caregivers to stay at home.

Houston Methodist Improves Patient Access with Blockit’s Digital Care Coordination Platform

MCKINNEY, Texas, Sept. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blockit, the leader in highly integrated digital care coordination and scheduling solutions for health systems, today announced that Houston Methodist has selected Blockit’s consumer scheduling, referral management and imaging scheduling platform to enable its highly ambitious digital access strategy.

MediSked Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture, and Meet Compliance Requirements

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MediSked LLC, a leading human services technology provider, announced today that the MediSked Care Coordination Suite comprised of MediSked Coordinate, MediSked Connect Exchange and MediSked Portal hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST®.

Pandemic Stress Can Change Eyesight and Impact Eye Health

DENVER, Colo., Sept. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doctors of optometry across Colorado, 2020 Eyes Colorado, and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) have launched a September awareness initiative to help educate Coloradans on the impact of stress on eyesight and eye health.

Marina Del Rey Orthodontist Installs Over 6,000 Sets of Braces

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — They say first impressions are everything, and Marina Del Rey orthodontist Dr. Mario Paz celebrates that mantra with his over 6,000th installation of braces. Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Paz has improved the smiles of over 6,000+ patients ranging in age from six to 86.

New River Dermatology Announces Rebrand and Celebrates 19 Years

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New River Dermatology, an award-winning leader in dermatological care, announced the company rebrand today in celebration of its 19th anniversary. New River Dermatology and its sister brand, New River Aesthetics, provide a range of comprehensive medical and aesthetic dermatological services to help patients address their skin care needs.

Leading Experts in Cancer Research Nabeel El-Bardeesy and Razelle Kurzrock Join NED Biosystems’ Scientific Advisory Board

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NED Biosystems, an innovative clinical-stage biotech company developing oral therapies for cancer and novel coronavirus, is pleased to announce that Nabeel El-Bardeesy, PhD and Razelle Kurzrock, MD have joined the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Jennifer Muir Joins The Spodak Dental Group Team

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Jennifer Muir, a 12-year veteran in the dental field, joins the prestigious team of general and specialty dentists at the Spodak Dental Group. A highly-skilled and dedicated general dentist with extensive knowledge in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Muir focuses on providing exceptional patient care, which makes her a perfect fit for the Spodak team.

Spodak Dental Group Celebrates National Gum Care Month with Complimentary LANAP® Consultations

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — September is National Gum Care Month and, in an effort to help local community members diagnose and treat their gum disease, Dr. Tiffany Dudley and Spodak Dental Group are offering complimentary virtual LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure) consultations.

Launch Pad Publishing Releases Addiction Recovery Anthology

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Launch Pad Publishing is releasing its first ever anthology, a collection of 18 essays about addiction and recovery from some of the world’s top addiction and recovery writers: “The Addiction Diaries: Stories of Darkness, Hope and All That Falls in Between” (ISBN: 978-1951407278).

Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness and The SUDC Coalition lead charge in SUDC medical education

RED BANK, N.J., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2017, healthy Vienna Carly Savino tragically died at two and a half years of age. Her death was categorized as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). As a result, Dr. Denise Wunderler, DO, FAOASM, Vienna’s mother, founded Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness and co-founded the SUDC Coalition.

Car Seat Cover Solves Mobility Problem for Physician with Spastic Paraplegia

TOWSON, Md., Aug. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Malin Dollinger, M.D., an internist and oncologist with hereditary spastic paraplegia, was so pleased with the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover that he wrote an unsolicited review and recommendation in the summer 2019 edition of the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation’s newsletter.

Colorado’s Doctors of Optometry Offer 5 Ways to Prepare for School in a Pandemic

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 2020-2021 school year is starting with a baseline of caution, anxiety and an ever-changing game plan during a global pandemic. Local doctors of optometry have teamed up with the Colorado Optometric Association and 2020 Eyes Colorado to compile a unique list of five areas to consider as families near the start of school.

C Diff Foundation Hosts 4th Annual Global C. diff. Awareness 2K Virtual Walks

TEANECK, N.J., Aug. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation announced today that registration is open for the 4th Annual Global C. diff. Awareness 2K Virtual Walks. This year’s annual events will take place online and will be recorded at the Morris A. Votee Park, Teaneck, NJ, Charlestown Township Park, Phoenixville, PA, Sims Park, New Port Richey, FL on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET.

hampr Announces Last-Mile Delivery Healthcare Division, Presto Health

LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — hampr, a Lafayette, Louisiana-based start-up, announced a newly created healthcare division, Presto Health, today. Presto Health is a last-mile delivery platform built specifically for a variety of use cases in healthcare and will launch starting with prescription delivery.

Montclair Speech Therapy Expands Practice to New Facility to Better Service Its Patients’ Needs

CALDWELL, N.J., Aug. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Montclair Speech Therapy, Northern New Jersey’s premier private speech and occupational therapy practice for infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults with speech, feeding, swallowing, and language disorders, announced today the expansion of their practice with an additional facility at 307 Bloomfield Avenue.

US Pharmaceutical Corporation® Introduces Patented Hylafem® pH Vaginal Suppositories Consisting of Boric Acid in a Probiotic Blend

DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — US Pharmaceutical Corporation, the probiotic and nutritional supplement company, launches Hylafem pH vaginal suppositories, a unique, patented, homeopathic suppository product which efficaciously tackles recurring women’s vaginal health issues.

Thar Process Expands into India to Focus on Pharmaceutical Purification Market

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thar Process, Inc – an American manufacturer of high-tech supercritical CO2 extraction and purification equipment – is proud to announce the signing of a new exclusive distribution deal with YMC India (a subsidiary of YMC Co. Ltd., JAPAN).

Screening and Protecting Students, Guests, Customers and Visitors Without Close Contact, Continues to Be an Ongoing Challenge for Us All

FULLERTON, Calif., Aug. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solving the problem of screening for elevated temperatures, without the close contact of a walk-up thermometer to the forehead, desperately needed a safer, more socially distant option. Introducing the Disinpro ThermoDispenser.

Health and Fitness Coach Marci Kenon Expands PLAN to Prevent Diabetes in New York’s Underserved Communities

HARLEM, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the pandemic hit, certified lifestyle coach Marci Kenon was knee deep in serving her Harlem community, specifically targeting the marginalized and underserved sectors. As the founder of Preventive Lifestyle Assistance Network (PLAN), her agency, launched last year, focuses exclusively on providing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).

Spodak Dental Group Offers Summer Smile Special: Invisalign For $0 Down

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While many people enjoy traveling or relaxing during the summer months, the Spodak Dental Group team encourages those who wish to improve their smile and their confidence to do exactly that. The summer months are a great time to invest in one’s smile, and in an effort to help community members achieve their smile goals.

Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery Celebrates 15 Years of Making Lowcountry Residents Smile

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — August 2020 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery as a cornerstone in the Lowcountry community. The oral surgery practice was founded with a commitment to making the highest levels of patient care accessible and convenient.

Mullen’s Miracles foundation announces the activation of its second stage to nourish the needs of those in crisis

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mullen’s Miracles announced today the activation of its second stage as a newly established non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing the needs of those in crisis. Mullen’s Miracles is providing individualized options, respective support systems, and support provisions to those on the edge, to those assisting others in crisis and to those that have lost a loved one to suicide.

Perigee Fund Invests in 2020 Mom, Executive Director Joins from Cigna

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2020 Mom has been awarded a significant multi-year capacity investment by the Perigee Fund, a philanthropic organization focused in supporting early parenting, so families can thrive.

Children’s Hospital LA Study on Mobile Devices includes UV-C Disinfection

LINDON, Utah, July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Use of smartphones and other mobile devices in the healthcare setting has skyrocketed over the past decade, but infection prevention protocols designed to keep them clean have not kept pace, says PhoneSoap. In fact, research suggests as few as 13-37% of healthcare providers report regularly cleaning their devices.

BeBe & Bella’s V-Bella Boric Acid + Probiotic Blend Vaginal Suppositories – The Vagina Dialogues: Let’s Talk about Vaginal Health

DECATUR, Ga., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Vagina Dialogues: Let’s Talk about Vaginal Health! BeBe & Bella, the probiotic skincare and supplement company, launches V-Bella, a unique new homeopathic suppository product for vaginal health.

Leigh Geramanis-Arnold Named Chief Washington DC Correspondent at LTC NEWS

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC NEWS, LLC, publishers of website ltcnews.com, has named Leigh Geramanis-Arnold as Chief Washington Correspondent. Formed in July 2015, LTC NEWS is an online resource for long-term care planning, aging, caregiving, health, and retirement issues to help consumers plan for and better understand the family and financial impact of aging.

MJ Boudinot Named National Sales Director at LTC NEWS

CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC NEWS, LLC, operators of the website www.ltcnews.com, has announced the appointment of Mary Jo “MJ” Boudinot as National Sales Director. Boudinot will lead a team of sales executives offering advertising and marketing opportunities.

National Online Speech Therapy Company Partners with Ignyte Healthcare Strategies to Increase Consumer Access to Telehealth Services

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Great Speech, Inc., a pioneer in the online speech therapy space, has partnered with Ignyte Healthcare Strategies LLC to increase consumer access to much-needed virtual speech therapy services.

Healthcare Career Pathways Collaborative Program Honors Third Cohort Graduates

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., July 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Healthcare Career Pathways, a collaborative educational program created by Mt. Diablo Adult Education; Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda; and Opportunity Junction, is proud to announce the graduation of its third cohort of Certified Nursing Assistants.

Simprints Launches 2nd Generation of their SecuGen Based Fingerprint Scanner, ‘Vero 2.0,’ to Improve Coverage of Vaccines and other Global Health Interventions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simprints, a Cambridge, UK-based biometrics company, develops Vero 2.0,​ an evolution of their original Vero scanner, based on SecuGen’s fingerprint module, to improve the distribution of healthcare, microfinance, and aid to the poor around the world.

Zeblok Computational Announces Partnership with Laufer Center and CEWIT – COVID-19 Drug Discovery

STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zeblok Computational is contributing to the efforts of two groups of researchers at The Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, for COVID-19 drug discovery by providing Zeblok’s secure, scalable Supercomputing-as-a-Service platform, employing 128 GPUs from the CEWIT SMART GPU Cluster.

Burning Tree Programs Help to Reopen All-Women Facility that Treats Trauma and Addiction in Tandem

DALLAS, Texas, July 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Burning Tree Programs recently helped to re-open a Fredericksburg, Texas, women-only drug and alcohol rehab that closed in January of 2020 – Awakenings Hill Country. Today, it’s been renamed the Fullbrook Center and is now part of Burning Tree Programs’ effort to ensure ethical treatment that’s run by families and not driven by private equity interest.

Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Announces Launch of Friendly Visiting and Telephone Reassurance Program Initiative

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., July 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda today announces the launch of the Friendly Visiting and Telephone Reassurance Program in Solano County funded by the Napa Solano Area Agency on Aging. This new initiative is designed to provide and maintain individual connection with homebound seniors and prevent isolation, a precursor to abuse.

#SmilesforBostonHeroes to Award $20,000 Complete Smile Makeover

WALTHAM, Mass., July 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The everyday heroes who help us keep smiling deserve the same in return, so Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction is happy to announce “Smiles for Boston Heroes.”

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.