Health and Medical News - Page 18

Page 18 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

The Allen Diabetes Center’s Herbert Family Program for Young Adults Joins Sponsors of Hoag Movie Screening

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Hoag Hospital Foundation 552 Club announced today that The Allen Diabetes Center’s Herbert Family Program made a generous donation to the 2012 Movie Screening. The Herbert Family’s gift will allow young adults with Type 1 Diabetes the opportunity to attend this special evening as VIPs on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

Heart IT Announces Record Sales for 1st Half of 2012

DURHAM, N.C., July 31, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation, today announced record sales for the first half of 2012. Revenue for the first half of 2012 was two and one half times the revenue for the same period last year, and nearly exceeded total revenue for all of 2011.

The Waller Wellness Center Opens New Doors in Rochester Hills, Michigan

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., July 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Waller Wellness Center, one of the largest Natural Medicine centers in Michigan, commemorated the opening of its new office at 1854 W. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills on July 9 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Mayor Bryan Barnett helped cut the ribbon and other local dignitaries joined the celebration.

Heart IT Announces election to acquire WebPAX(R) system to Manage Medical Images

DURHAM, N.C., July 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation, has announced that WebPAX(R) has been purchased by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in order to help manage and distribute medical images from their Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Lab.

Incident Triggers Investigation as to Whether Patient Information May Have Been Improperly Accessed

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Surgeons of Lake County, LLC (‘Surgeons’) announced today that an unauthorized user had gained access to – and encrypted – their server in an attempt to force payment from Surgeons in exchange for the password needed to regain access to the server.

Five Questions to Ask a Long-Term Care Specialist Following the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the Supreme Court upheld The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), uncertainty about health insurance abated. But what about long-term care insurance, which covers in-home, nursing-home, and assisted-living care – expensive services scarcely addressed by regular insurance or Medicare? That issue remains as head-scratching as ever, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Heart IT Announces that SIAT has elected to acquire WebPAX(R) to Manage Medical Images in Multi-Hospital Setting

DURHAM, N.C., July 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation announced today that the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), a branch of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), has elected to acquire WebPAX(R) in order to receive and share medical images across multiple hospitals.

Consumer and Business Spending on Carrier Ethernet Services Will Hit $5 Billion in 2012, But Spending Growth is Slowing, says Insight Research Corp

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., July 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. enterprises and consumers are expected to spend more than $47 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provided by carriers, according to a new market research study from The INSIGHT Research Corporation. With metro-area and wide-area Ethernet services readily available from virtually all major data service providers, industry revenue is expected to grow from nearly $5 billion in 2012 to reach just over $11 billion by 2017.

Long Term Care Insurance: A Reminder of Independence on Independence Day

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As our country celebrates Independence Day, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the value itself, says Terry Truesdell, President and CEO of The National LTC Network. Mirriam-Webster’s dictionary defines independent as: not subject to control by others; not requiring or relying on something else; not requiring or relying on others (as for care or livelihood).

From Hangovers to Head Lice: What Do Head Lice and Hangovers Have in Common? CT-based Healthcare Entrepreneur George Coleman

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the early 1980’s George Coleman, head of Dermedics Laboratories in Bridgeport, Conn., teamed up with the former Keneric Industries to reformulate and market an over-the-counter pharmaceutical product designed to treat the symptoms of hangovers. The product, Dr. Seltzer’s Hangover Helper, went on to become the best-selling hangover remedy in the U.S. It was eventually sold to a well-known manufacturer and, after almost 20 years on the market, was discontinued when that manufacturer was sold.

Calculator-Advisor Combo Reveals Cost of Long-Term Care and Insurance in Any Location

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces a free service to help consumers learn about the financial risk of needing long-term care someday, and how to manage the risk. The service blends the best of technology with the best of humanity: real, live advisors on the phone. It’s a simple two-step process.

3in4 Association Announces Strategic Partnership with Care Options OnLine (COOL) with Resources for Long-Term Care Planning and Wellness

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the non-profit 3in4 Association announces a partnership with CareOptions Online(TM) (COOL(TM)), a web-based service promoting wellness and offering quick, easy access to healthcare services for entire families. The main focus is on mature adults and seniors, but the health and fitness advice applies to children and young adults as well. So do the referral services for medical care, childcare, and other resources important for family health and well-being.

Texas Partnership and 3in4 Association Team Up to Showcase Long-Term Care Planning

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Long-Term Care Partnership and the 3in4 Association are joining forces to host a series of free seminars in July to encourage people to think about how they’re going to pay for their long-term care.

Softway Solutions Develops Award-Winning Health App for Texas Heart Institute

HOUSTON, Texas, June 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Softway Solutions development team has received a Bronze Web Health Award for their development work of the iPhone / Android application Auscultation Primer. The award was presented during the 14th annual Web Health Awards program, which recognizes America’s top digital health resources.

Premier Medical Transportation, Inc. Honored on California’s Small Business Day

COLTON, Calif., June 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Premier Medical Transportation (PMT), a Colton-based medical transportation company, was selected from Assembly District 62 to be honored on Small Business Day. Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter presented the award on June 11 in Sacramento, Calif.

Cell Phone Apps Revolutionize Caregiving

TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart phones have changed the way most of us do many things. Now they can aid those who provide in-home care for seniors or the disabled, according to Anna Chu Lin of Friends Beyond Borders.

Dr. Mary Davidian to Appear on American Health Front Program on NBC

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., June 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mary Davidian, M.D., of Highland Ophthalmology Associates, a leading eye surgeon in the Hudson Valley, announced today that she has been invited by ‘AMERICAN HEALTH FRONT!’ to present the latest developments in corneal eye wound treatment. Dr. Davidian will be discussing her experiences using a unique alternative to surgery for corneal wound repair and healing called ProKera(R).

Healthcare Industry’s Telecommunications Services Spending to Exceed $69 Billion Over Next Six Years, says Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., June 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hospitals, physicians, clinics, and insurance providers that make up U.S. healthcare system will be spending over $69 billion on telecommunications services over the next six years, says a new market research study released by the INSIGHT Research Corporation.

Paragon BioTeck, Inc.’s Online Social Networking Platform, Noble Vision Group, Incorporates Treato’s Patient-Generated Medical Database

TIGARD, Ore., June 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a research and development organization in the eye care industry, today announced that the company’s online community discussion forum and blog, Noble Vision Group, has added the revolutionary plug-in, Treato. The plug-in, released to developers in May, 2012, allows users to search Treato’s database of over 1 billion patient-generated social media posts, providing important insights into the side effects and efficacy of over 11,000 medications.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to Benefit from 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego non-profit organization, has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9 at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. All proceeds will help Fresh Start achieve its mission of transforming the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery.