Health and Medical News - Page 17

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

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).

South Florida Smile Spa Grand Opening Offers a Pleasant and Professional Dental Experience for the Entire Family

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — South Florida Smile Spa commenced its 2012 Grand Opening by launching a new dental office for families in the Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach neighborhood, which offers general and cosmetic dentistry, sedation, one hour whitening, oral surgery and root canal treatment; all procedures are done on the premises.

Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center Now da Vinci Surgical System Certified

SEBASTIAN, Fla., Dec. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center is now offering robotically-assisted minimally invasive surgery as a weight loss surgery option. The addition of this technology to the practice makes Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center one of only a handful of bariatric surgical centers in Florida using the most advanced techniques to perform bariatric surgery.

Home Helpers and Direct Link Franchise Owner Robert J. Harter Honored with 2012 Adam Brown Spirit Award

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robert J. Harter, owner of Home Helpers and Direct Link of Middle Tennessee, was recently honored with the 2012 Adam Brown Spirit Award at the annual Home Helpers National Conference in Cancun, Mexico, on October 23, 2012.

Four Seasons Named A Top North Carolina Hospice Provider

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons, Compassion for Life ( has received recognition as a top hospice care provider in the state for its significant percentage of patients served for almost a decade.

Pelton & Crane to Feature Hands-On Dental Lighting Display at Greater New York Dental Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dental equipment manufacturer Pelton & Crane will feature a new competitive dental operatory light display at the 88th Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). The GNYDM, which takes place from November 23-28, is the largest healthcare and dental event in the United States.

Riverside Surgical Weight Loss Center Now Offering STARR Treatment Bariatric Surgery

SEBASTIAN, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center is now offering the STARR Treatment to its bariatric surgery patients. STARR, which stands for ‘surgical tiny access and rapid recovery,’ is a state-of-the-art, micro-laparoscopic technique that is thought to improve recovery from a gastric sleeve or band procedure.

American Leg Cramp Society Founder Reveals New Leg Cramp Cure

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stop leg cramps (LC) and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) instantly, naturally – awake or asleep and even before they start! These remedies, now offered online by American Leg Cramp Society as Deveraux Thomas Techniques (DDT), and available at have a patent pending.

One-Minute Long-Term Care Quiz Gauges Awareness of Likely Need, Who Pays, and How

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Has the government got your back on long-term care (LTC), or not? Are the odds small or great that you or a family member will ever need LTC? How safe is a ‘wait-and-see’ approach to the issue? These key questions are addressed in an online quiz from LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Head Lice Spread Fast, So Prevention is Key

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — October is the month the kids begin to scratch, says George Coleman, founder and president of Connecticut’s Dermedics Laboratories. That’s because the start of a new school year has children literally putting their heads together – and that’s how head lice infestations get started.

2012 Paralympics Athlete Releases Book on Her Implanted Bionic System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jennifer French, a quadriplegic and competitive sailing athlete who recently medaled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, will release her new book, ‘On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology’ (ISBN: 978-0988234208; Neurotech Press), October 23, 2012 at the Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco.

Cosmetic Reconstructive Dentistry of North Miami Announces Free Diabetes Screening Days

MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cosmetic Reconstructive Dentistry recently announced that they will be hosting free diabetes screening days at their Ives Dairy Road location in North Miami starting on October 18, 2012. Future screenings will be held on the third Thursday of each month.

TVECA Claims E-Cig Company V2 Touts Its Products for Quitting Smoking and That Electronic Cigarettes Are Not Tobacco Products

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) is announcing to the ‘e-cig’ industry that V2 Electronic Cigarette Company touts in a corporate video that their products are ‘intended for long-term smokers that have had not had any success in quitting traditional cigarettes.’

Paul Gondek Joins CMI’s Healthcare Solutions Practice

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paul Gondek has joined CMI to expand the company’s Healthcare Solutions practice to support healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. As vice president client solutions and healthcare lead, Gondek will further enhance an experienced pharmaceutical team, using advanced analytics and immersive techniques to provide strategic insights that brand teams can use.

Mobile Dental Unit Serves 10,000th Patient

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Sept. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Delta Dental of Oklahoma announces that The Oklahoma Dental Foundation Mobile Dental Unit has provided free dental care to more than 10,000 patients as of Sept. 6. Dafne Soto, 8, of Oklahoma City was the honored 10,000th patient served on the mobile unit as it made a stop at the Latino Community Development Agency. Soto was one of eight children and youth who had an appointment for needed dental care that day.

Do People Over-Estimate the Cost of Long-Term Care Insurance, Depriving Themselves of Vital Protection?

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces a straw poll to let people guess the cost of long-term care insurance, immediately learn what others think, and then get actual numbers from an expert by phone. The poll and follow-up information are designed to correct a misconception that may be leaving most Americans unnecessarily unprotected.

Neurotech Reports Announces New Conference Dedicated to Consumer Applications of Neurotechnology

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Executives from some of the leading firms in the consumer neurotechnology market are scheduled to make presentations at the 2012 Consumer Neurotech Conference, to be held in San Francisco on October 23. The new event takes place during the 2012 Neurotech Leaders Forum, now in its 12th year.

Heart IT and Hendricks Regional Health Announce the Implementation of WebPAX(R) to Manage Cardiac Images

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation, has joined Hendricks Regional Health to announce the implementation of Heart IT’s WebPAX(R) platform to help manage and distribute cardiac images.

LVNs Graduate from Workforce Investment Board Partnership with Kaiser Permanente

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has stepped in to fill the need for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) by partnering with Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers. Ten employees comprised the third class of graduates from the Pathways to LVN Program in May 2012. The training was provided by Chaffey College.

Inspri, LLC Releases Generation II Sciata(R) Seating System for Sciatic, Coccyx Pain Management

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspri, LLC, developer of seating systems and cushions for sciatic, low back and coccyx pain sufferers, has unveiled a new type of foam with the release of its second generation Sciata(R) Seating System. Generation II combines Inspri’s proprietary memory-style Sciata(R) Foam with an enhanced version of Inspri’s patented and proven Troff(TM) design in order to provide ‘suffering sitters’ with an option for relief beyond the traditional coccyx cushion.

Romney Campaign Names Josh Valdez, DBA, to Chair Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Latino Consultants, LLC would like to share today that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.

Columbia-Trained Therapist and Author Introduces Handwriting Analysis as a Clinical Tool

TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Graphology, long derided as a parlor game in North America, is widely used clinically in Israel and Europe, according to Annette Poizner, Ed.D., a Registered Social Worker practicing in Toronto. Poizner, a certified graphologist, published doctoral research which explored graphology use within psychotherapy. That study, performed at the University of Toronto, is summarized in her just published textbook, ‘Clinical Graphology: An Interpretive Manual for Mental Health Practitioners’ (ISBN: 978-0398087265; Charles C Thomas Publisher).

New Book, ‘Uncommon Beauty,’ Offers Roadmap for Coping with Healthcare Crises

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., Aug. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the summer of 2004 Margaret Meder and her family headed to the hospital excited for the cesarean birth of her second child. They, and their medical team, were shocked when Evan arrived with severe deformities that were later diagnosed as Apert Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

Labor Day Proposal from Long-Term Care Leader: Thank the Unsung Millions Who Provide Labor of Love, Our Caregivers

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to those who work for a living. But what about our caregivers, who selflessly tend the disabled – helping them eat, bathe, go to the bathroom, dress? Our society could not function without caregivers, yet we give them short shrift when handing out thank-you’s. To rectify this, LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) proposes a Labor Day token of thanks.

iHeart to Manage Medical Images with WebPAX by Heart IT

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation, and iHeart Centers, the new standard for outpatient cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment, announced today that iHeart has acquired WebPAX(R) to facilitate the management of medical images.