Health and Medical News - Page 15

Page 15 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.

Four Seasons Efforts to Improve Palliative Care in Zambia Featured in Documentary

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A premiere screening of ‘A Unified Presence,’ a short documentary film featuring Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its cross-continental partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Zambia is slated for Tuesday, October 15, at Asheville Community Theater, 6:30-9 p.m.

Four Seasons Receives HRSA Grant Expanding Hospice and Palliative Care in Eight WNC Counties

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rural and medically underserved populations of eight western North Carolina counties will now have improved end of life care, thanks to a model education and training program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment Extends their Product Line into Anesthesia with the New Tec 3 Vaporizer

DENVER, Colo., Sept. 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Known for their ‘Does More, Costs Less’ philosophy, Leading Edge just released a Tec 3 Vaporizer that doesn’t disappoint. The Tec 3 Vaporizer extends Leading Edge’s offerings into anesthetics and carries a 72 month warranty, longer than any other industry leader. The Tec 3 uses proven design principles to ensure output concentration is unaffected by flow rate, temperature differences, length of use, liquid level, or back pressure fluctuation within its clinical range.

Long-Term Care Leader Seeks Alliances with 1,000 Insurance and Financial Advisers, a Move Prompted by the Surge of Aging Baby Boomers

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) offers alliance opportunities to 1,000 independent advisers who wish to help longer-living Americans prepare for upcoming long-term care (LTC) needs. The aim is to handle an expected glut of clients by leveraging, through the advisers, LTCFP’s expertise, solution set, and outreach tools.

2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum to Feature Promising New Startups

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neurotech Reports, the publisher of Neurotech Business Report newsletter, today announced that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco October 14-15 at the Radisson Hotel SFO.

Sacramento’s First Walk of Hope Supports Local Couples Struggling with Infertility

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To help raise awareness and community for infertile couples, California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento’s first Walk of Hope. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility. The Walk of Hope is being held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Solution to Worldwide Sleeping Pill Dependency presented at French Workshop by Dr. Joel Becker utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cognitive Behavior Associates has announced that its Founder and Director Dr. Joel L. Becker, Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, will be in Paris, France to present his interactive sleep program ‘Soundly Sleeping.’

Cosmetic Surgery Practice Launches New Site at

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. James Apesos, a noted Dayton cosmetic surgeon, has launched a new website at, repositioning the practice’s web presence to make it easier for patients to find information about procedures, schedule appointments, and receive personal medical advice about plastic and cosmetic surgery considerations.

Diabetics and Surgery: A Few Common Hazards to Avoid

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Diabetes is an increasingly common medical condition afflicting millions of people across the United States, says Neuro Alert. This debilitating disorder causes excess glucose (a type of sugar) to build up in the blood. Patients with diabetes are more susceptible to infection and run a higher risk of developing certain disorders.

Heart Imaging Technologies Announces the Release of its Web-Based Cardiac Echo Reporting Module

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation, announced today the release of the WebPAX(R) cardiac echo reporting module.

Heart Imaging Technologies Wins $2.5M NIH Grant for Clinical Trials

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HeartIT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation, announced today that it has received a $2.5M grant from the NIH in order to develop the ‘Cloud Based Corelab of the Future.’

ClaimJockey Increases the Likelihood of Collecting Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits by Helping Families Submit Clean Claims

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today FCF Holding announces the results of the market test of ClaimJockey, their new long-term care insurance claims assistance service, the first of its kind in America. ‘It’s proving more successful than when families tackle the claims process alone,’ says Wendy Rinehart, President.

Long-Term Care Insurance Industry Leader Prepares to Serve Groundswell of New Clients as Claim Benefit Payments Quadruple

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When today’s 50 to 60-somethings turn 70 to 80-something, tens of billions of dollars per year will be paid to holders of long-term care insurance policies and related financial instruments. Will you be among them? Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), offers a five-fold path for participation.

EPIC’s third video in healthcare series promotes wellness behaviors for positive health outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today their release of the third in a series of Healthcare Engagement Videos, ‘Wellness Behaviors.’ The video provides a simple, practical, easily understood view of the importance of nutrition, activity and rest in promoting overall health and happiness.

Numbers of Buncombe, Western North Carolina Residents Living with Serious Illness on the Rise, says Four Seasons Compassion for Life

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Carolina area services, options and support result in relocation of patients in need of long-term care options, says Four Seasons Compassion for Life. Fewer than 15 minutes: That’s how long it took for a Virginia neurologist to tell Karen Zimmerman, then 51, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer’s Association, the results of her medical tests.

Southgate Surgery Center Acquires ORA System for Greater Vision Correction Surgery Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

SOUTHGATE, Mich., July 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southgate Surgery Center announced that it has acquired the groundbreaking ORA System(R) to support its ophthalmic surgeon’s ability to bring more precise vision outcomes for patients having cataract surgery. ORA-guided procedures enable surgeons to measure the eye and refine outcomes during the procedure, rather than having to “wait and see” as with traditional cataract surgery.

Janet Bull, Chief Medical Officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, is a Nominee for Top 25 Visionaries in the Field

FLAT ROCK, N.C., July 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion For Life, is a nominee for American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s list of top 25 visionaries in the field.

Now Everyone Can Plan for Long-Term Care; Updated ‘3in4’ Guide Offers Overview of Product and Living Options, Fitting All Situations

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the publication of a comprehensive, updated guidebook makes clear that long-term care (LTC) planning has moved well beyond traditional insurance, Medicaid, and nursing-home care. The newly revised guide, ‘3in4 Need More: Long Term Care Planning TODAY,’ succinctly describes more than half a dozen government or private financial options. The 36-page publication is offered free by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), under a non-exclusive distribution agreement with the 3in4 Association, the publishers.

7 Things Every Patient Should Know Before Going Into Surgery

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Neuro Alert, very few people escape going under the knife at least once in their lifetime. Having complex surgery can be stressful and even nerve-wrecking. As you are getting ready for one of the most important days of your life, a wide variety of questions will inevitably arise: How long will it take to recover? When can I get back to work?

Free Webcast: Jewish and Yogic Sounds Google+ Hangout – Create What You Want with the Power of Sounds July 28

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 28, Pillai Center For Mind Science will host a free live-stream webcast to present the power of sounds to increase intelligence. The free webcast will provide a forum for collaborative discussion to researchers, doctors and mystics worldwide.

WebPAX v8 – The Fastest, Most Technologically Advanced Zero-Footprint Medical Image Viewer Yet

DURHAM, N.C., July 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation, announced today the release of Version 8 of their flagship products: WebPAX(R) PACS and Universal Viewer.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helps dialysis center expand staff through no-cost programs

VICTORVILLE, Calif., June 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently, Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino’s recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) screened all applicants and referred the most qualified to Desert City Dialysis.

Intraoperative Monitoring as a Crucial Component of the Spinal Surgery

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spinal surgery involves a wide variety of complex procedures, according to Westchester N.Y.-based Neuro Alert. There is a potential for major neurological deficits if they are not recognized during surgery, so effective corrective action can be taken quickly. It goes without saying that early detection of potential complications is crucial for patient safety.

With Dementia Cases and Care Costs Set to Double by 2040, LTC Financial Partners Offers Long-Term Care ‘Solution Set’ for Affected Families

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), announces a five-part ‘solution set’ for Americans facing a growing problem: how to cope when Mom, Dad or another family member succumbs to dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. Rises to Top as Discount Dental Supply Leader

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Velplex, LLC announced this week that after one year, TopProdeals, a technology platform that connects buyers and sellers of discount dental supplies, has evolved into being an industry leader.

EPIC’s second video in healthcare series offers a clear, concise overview of the Affordable Care Act

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today their release of the second in a series of Healthcare Engagement Videos, ‘Understanding Healthcare Reform.’ The video provides a clear overview of the Affordable Care Act, simplifying its many elements into a straightforward, easily understood review.

Neuro Alert Explains the Advantages of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM), also known as surgical neurophysiology, involves continuous monitoring of muscle, nerve, brain and spinal cord functions during a wide range of complex surgical procedures, according to Neuro Alert.

How to Minimize Risks During Major Surgeries

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Neuro Alert, based in Westchester, N.Y., many major surgeries carry an inherent risk of damage to critical neural structures. Therefore, surgeons of various specialties are increasingly embracing Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM), a group of procedures to observe neural pathways during high-risk vascular, orthopedic, neurosurgical, and peripheral nerve surgeries.

Aglow Dermatology announces Scholarship for Medical Student Debt Relief

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aglow Dermatology, a private medical practice located in the Union Square neighborhood of New York City, announces a unique scholarship opportunity for New York State medical students with educational loans in their last year of study.

Surviving a Critical Illness, Then Surviving the Cost; New Guide Offered by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) Tells How

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new 16-page guide describes a form of insurance designed to protect against financial catastrophe on the heels of catastrophic illness. Titled ‘Surviving Critical Illness Financially,’ the guide is being offered free of charge by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), under a non-exclusive distribution agreement with business partners American Independent Marketing (AIM) and GoldenCare USA, the publishers.