Health and Medical News - Page 17

Page 17 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company Earns ‘A, Exceptional’ Rating Two Years Running

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For two consecutive years, Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company has received a Financial Stability Rating (FSR) of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, a financial analysis firm specializing in evaluating the financial stability of regional and specialty insurers.

Author and Cancer Advocate Joy Cruse to speak at III Forks Golf Classic Dinner to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

DALLAS, Texas, April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted inspirational speaker and author Joy Cruse will speak at The III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. The dinner will be held on May 5 at III Forks Restaurant in Dallas. TeamConnor provides funding for research projects across the United States in an effort to find a cure for childhood cancers.

Bausch + Lomb Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Paragon BioTeck for Phenylephrine

MADISON, N.J. and TIGARD, Ore., April 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company and Paragon BioTeck, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a license agreement for Bausch + Lomb to commercialize and distribute Paragon’s phenylephrine in the United States on an exclusive basis beginning this month.

Park Ridge Health presents 8th Annual Seasons of Life Soiree to Benefit Four Seasons’ Non-Profit Services for Western North Carolina Families

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Snazzy sparkles and well-worn blue jeans are the attire of choice for the 8th annual Seasons of Life Soiree 2013, an event to benefit vital non-profit patient services at Four Seasons Compassion For Life. The event is presented by Park Ridge Health at the Crown Plaza Asheville.

Credentials and Experience are Key When Seeking Help in a Retirement Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Karl Kim CFP, CLTC, of Retirement Planning Advisors, Inc. is a Medi-Cal specialist who is quickly gaining a reputation for being California’s ‘go-to-guy’ in the retirement crisis planning arena. In fact, Retirement Planning Advisors, Inc. is California’s first firm completely dedicated to retirement crisis planning and pre-planning.

California’s Retirement Crisis Planner Offers Long-Term Care and Medi-Cal Solutions in New Book

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to retirement crisis expert and author Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC, each year thousands of people are thrust into a ‘care crisis’ when a family member or loved one needs long-term care. The challenge is not only finding the right nursing home; what can be even more challenging is figuring out how to pay for the care – and how to minimize possible damage to the rest of the family.

Mountain Home Care’s Lana Wilde Shares Lessons Learned After a Decade of Helping Families with Home Care and Aging Concerns

ARDEN, N.C., March 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ten years ago, dynamic female entrepreneur Lana Wilde of Mountain Home Care started her business in the basement of the family home with one client, one caregiver, and a commitment to meet the needs of families who take care of their loved ones in times of extended illness.

TAX ALERT: Federal/State Incentives Can Make Long-Term Care Insurance More Attractive

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Considering long-term care insurance? Tax time may be a good time to move your decision to the front burner, because the premiums of many policyholders may be subsidized by tax deductions or credits. So says Denise Gott, National Sales Manager of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Hi-Desert Medical Center Meets Staffing Needs with Help from The Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County’s On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added six full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.

CMI’s Paul Gondek and Alisa Hamilton to Co-Present with Deanna Schwarz of Pfizer at 2013 PRMG Annual National Conference

ATLANTA, Ga., March 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI and Pfizer will co-present ‘Engaging Stakeholders with A Story – 3 Tips to Improve Research Reporting’ at the PMRG’s upcoming National Annual Conference March 10-12 in National Harbor, Md.

Janet Bull, Award-winning Chief Medical Officer of Four Seasons Hospice, Shares Quality of Life Concerns, Answers

FLAT ROCK, N.C., March 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Janet Bull, Ph.D., the award-winning chief medical officer of Four Seasons Hospice goes to work, it’s more than showing up for a job. She helps people find meaning.

RXCut Plus Launches New Website to Search Best Pharmacy Prices

DOVER, Pa., Feb. 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RXCut(R) Plus announced this week a new website that is designed to help people get the best prescription price available. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) report that in 2014, prescription drug spending is expected to grow at a rate of 10.7 percent.

Southgate Surgery Center Offers Low- and No-Cost Colonoscopies to Uninsured for Greater Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

SOUTHGATE, Mich., Feb. 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southgate Surgery Center announced that it is again offering its complimentary screening colonoscopy program throughout March, 2013. The facility will qualify 21 applicants from Michigan who need a screening colonoscopy are aged 50 or over, uninsured, severely financially distressed and cannot afford the procedure. The facility implements the program every March to promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Mountain Home Care Celebrates 10 Year Record of Service, Commitment to Home and Geriatric Care

ARDEN, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When self-described ‘worker bee’ Lana Wilde became an empty nester, she turned her open heart and gift for volunteer care giving into a one-of-a-kind family business. Ten years later, Mountain Home Care celebrates a decade of quality care offered in service to other western North Carolina families who need a helping hand during an extended illness.

Laboratory Supply Distributors Corp. Unveils New Product Catalog

MILLVILLE, N.J., Feb. 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laboratory Supply Distributors Corp., a provider of diverse products for the chromatography, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and environmental industries, this week announced the launch of its 2013 catalog. It showcases many new products for the life science and biotechnology markets.

New Autobiography Gives Insight into Maharishi Murder

LANCASTER, Pa., Feb. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is a story that could only be written by one person. A compelling autobiography that not only pushes the boundaries of sanity, it takes readers on a frightening voyage to meet it face-to-face. ‘Murder and Misunderstanding; One Man’s Escape from Insanity’ (ISBN-13: 978-1479256969) is the story of Shuvender Sem, who on March 1, 2004 became known as ‘The Maharishi Murderer.’

Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Agency Broadens Scope, Offering Group Plans for Worksites and Expanded Options for Consumers

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Until recently, long-term care financing has been offered to Americans primarily in the home; and the means of financing has been limited to LTC insurance, for the most part. That’s no longer so with LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s largest and most experienced LTCi agencies.

Arkansas Mutual Insurance Donates to Impaired Physician Fund

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company, a medical malpractice insurance carrier for Arkansas physicians, recently donated $15,000 to the Impaired Physician Program administered by the Arkansas Medical Foundation. This is the third annual donation by Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company to this critical support program for physicians in the State of Arkansas.

Sobriety Navigator Launches Informational Forum and Chat Web Site

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sobriety Navigator has announced the launch of their new, full feature web site dealing with addictions – both chemical and behavioral – and the effects they have on individuals, their friends, families and loved ones.

CMI Further Strengthens Pharmaceutical Practice with Addition of Qualitative Leader

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI, a leader in marketing research services and insight, announced today that Beth Thompson has joined as Vice President, Qualitative Research. Thompson brings a 20-year track record of successfully conducting highly complex domestic and global marketing research.

National LTC Network and 3in4 Association Announce Strategic Partnership

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National LTC Network (NLTCN) and the 3in4 Association are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership. Since the 3in4 Association’s inception, NLTCN has provided sponsorship dollars to support the Association’s ‘3in4 Need More’ nationwide public service campaign.

Weitz and Luxenberg – $3.8 Million Awarded to Boiler Repairman Exposed to Deadly Asbestos Boiler Parts

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mass tort and personal injury litigation firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. today announced a successful verdict in the case of McCormick v. Cleaver Brooks et. al. (CV 04 2405, E.D. N.Y.), a suit filed on behalf of a client who died from asbestos-related cancer linked to the products of the defendant corporation, Cleaver Brooks.

Advanced Resources Marketing Announces the Opening of Its Satellite Office in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., and BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Resources Marketing (ARM), one of the country’s largest distributors of Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) announced today the opening of a satellite distribution office in Tampa, Fla. This location joins the main office in Boston, and satellite offices in Merion Station, Pa., and McLean, Va., as a growing part of ARM’s distribution network.

LiifGroup, a Minneapolis-Based Crowdfunding Firm, Announces the Launch of Two Boutique Crowdfunding Sites, Liifmed.com and Liifsport.com

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LiifGroup, LLC is the first crowdfunding platform created in Minnesota. LiifGroup believes crowdfunding is best done when it matches innovative projects tailored toward diverse marketplaces. Liifmed is an innovative crowdfunding platform geared to bring healthcare solutions to the marketplace. Liifsport is the world’s first and only crowdfunding platform centered on sports innovation and ideas to help revolutionize the sports and recreation industry.

DesignWise Medical and Cnicus LLC Awarded $25,000 Grant to Develop Pediatric Feeding Tube Locating Device

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pediatric non-profit, DesignWise Medical, Inc., in conjunction with Cnicus LLC (Chicago, Ill.) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium to continue the development of a medical device used to confirm the correct placement of feeding tubes in infants and children.

Leading Long Term Care Insurance Distributors Announce Merger

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National LTC Network is pleased to announce the merger of two of its member firms’ Long Term Care insurance brokerage operations. Effective January 1, 2013, Individual Commercial Brokerage, Inc. (ICB) and Gelbwaks Executive Marketing Corp. (GEM) are combining their two award-winning and nationally-recognized operations.

Premier Medical Transportation Kicks off Driving Away Hunger Campaign

COLTON, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Premier Medical Transportation, a Colton-based medical transportation company, has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to serve Riverside and San Bernardino in a yearlong campaign, Driving Away Hunger. Premier Medical Transportation will donate one meal to Second Harvest Food Bank for every transport call they receive. The Driving Away Hunger campaign began November 1, just in time for the holiday season and will run throughout 2013.

Medical Care Alert Earns 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

NOVI, Mich., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Medical Care Alert, a national provider of emergency medical alert systems for senior citizens, has earned the 2012 Angie’s List ‘Super Service Award’ in recognition of superior customer service. This recognition is only awarded to the top 5 percent of all companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation Names Inaugural ‘Oral Health Hero’

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation is pleased to name D. Michael Spradlin, DDS, of Tulsa as the recipient of its first Oral Health Hero Award, a new program to recognize the contributions of volunteer dentists across the state.

A Gift That ‘Gives Back’ to Aging Parents: Long-Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why are some middle-aged Americans buying long-term care insurance (LTCi) for their aging parents? It’s partly because Mom and Dad may need help with the tasks of daily living, but can’t afford a policy to pay for it, according to Denise Gott, National Sales Manager of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP).