Health and Medical News - Page 25

Page 25 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Pick Your Long-Term Care Agent Carefully, Advises ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The best way to buy long-term care insurance is through an independent agent, according to many experts. But agents vary. How do you pick a professional who is right for you? ‘We recommend asking six key questions,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo 2016

TAMPA, Fla., May 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation ‘International Raising C. diff. Awareness’ Conference and Health Expo will be hosted in Atlanta on Sept. 20, 2016 featuring world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

California Chiropractor calls Prince’s death, ‘One more example of gross medical stupidity!’

CORTE MADERA, Calif., May 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County ‘addiction specialist,’ Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as ‘having a totally wrong-headed approach.’

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Launches Foundation to Fund Quality Care during Serious Illness

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, western North Carolina’s leading, community-based hospice and palliative care provider, announces the launch of the Four Seasons for Life Foundation. The philanthropic non-profit is charged with securing the resources to maintain quality care during serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness in Henderson and Buncombe counties, and across the region.

Spodak Dental Group Partners with Tony Robbins and Feeding America for 40th Anniversary

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group (‘SDG’ or the ‘Group’), announced their partnership with best-selling author, Tony Robbins, and Feeding America today, with the mission to feed America’s hungry. In honor of Spodak Dental Group’s 40th Anniversary, Dr. Craig Spodak is launching a ’40 Days of Giving’ Campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days, and will donate all monies to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Do-It-Yourself Long-Term Care Can Have High Hidden Costs, According to ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rate increases by some long-term care insurance carriers should not scare people off, according to Denise Gott. ‘Even if a particular policy’s premium seems high,’ she says, ‘it may be a bargain compared to the alternative, family caregiving.’ Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Hasenin Al-khersan Named 2016 Koch Kellan Scholar

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., announced today that Hasenin Al-khersan has been named its 2016 Koch Kellan Scholar. Paragon Gives, a Paragon BioTeck initiative, awards the Koch Kellan Scholarship to an outstanding graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments on Little Hoover Commission Report’s Recommendations on Improving the Oral Health Delivery System for CA’s Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

IRVINE, Calif., April 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) has reviewed the recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission Report, released April 1, 2016, which recognized the need for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative action, along with a vote of confidence for the preventive oral health care model of Dental Managed Care (DMC) program.

W&L Hopes Faster FDA Publication of Potential Risk Signals for SGLT2 Inhibitors: Newest – Stroke, Thromboembolic Events, Acute Kidney Injury

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., said today it hopes potentially fatal side effects associated with SGLT2 inhibitor drugs will be reported to consumers faster, since people taking these next-generation diabetes medications deserve to be notified of the health dangers shortly after they have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The C Diff Foundation Selected to Receive JL Simmons NonProfit PR Grant for 2016

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., March 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announces that it has been selected to receive the annual J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant for 2016. Each year the PR Grant, launched in 2000 by Neotrope, helps selected worthy causes raise visibility to media and public for the charity’s good works.

Paragon BioTeck Receives EN ISO 13485:2012 Certification

PORTLAND, Ore., March 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company, announced today that it has received EN ISO 13485:2012 certification, signifying the company’s successful implementation of an effective quality management system.

Ashley Albers Named Hospice Medical Director of Four Seasons

FLAT ROCK, N.C., March 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life announces the promotion of Ashley Albers, D.O., to the position of hospice medical director. Albers holds a 2009 doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, and a 2004 bachelor of science in chemistry and mathematics.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Innovative Approach to Oral Health By Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish – a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.

Taking Aim at Superbugs Discussed on C diff Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network with Dr Clifford McDonald of CDC

TAMPA, Fla., March 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation, ‘C. diff. Spores and More,’ Global Broadcasting Network – innovative and educational interactive healthcare talk radio show discusses taking aim at ‘superbugs’ and the latest Vital Signs Report results with guest Dr. Clifford McDonald, MD on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Tax Tip from ACSIA Partners: 2016 Deductions Make Long-Term Care Insurance More Affordable for Many

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESSS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, you may be suffering from sticker shock. ‘The cost may seem out of reach,’ says Denise Gott. ‘Many people feel this way, so they put off protecting themselves. That’s a shame, because in their case, Uncle Sam may pick up part of the tab.’ Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

ACSIA Partners Alerts Americans to Plan for Alzheimer’s Long-Term Care Before It’s Needed

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners, a national distributor of long-term care insurance and education, recommends preemptive action against the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. ‘Cognitive decline is a big and growing reason Americans need long-term care,’ says Denise Gott, CEO, ‘and the best time to plan for it is before symptoms arise.’

Laura Gould Crandall, Executive Director of SUDC Foundation Named 2016 Honoree of the NYU Langone Medical Center’s FACES Gala

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 7, 2016, Laura Gould Crandall, Executive Director of the SUDC Foundation and 2016 FACES Gala Honoree, actor and film producer Harrison Ford, and esteemed medical professionals will attend an exclusive evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers featuring dinner and both a live and silent auction to benefit the mission of FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) and NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

California Chiropractor calls new use for common diabetes drug ‘NUTS!’

CORTE MADERA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Don Harte, noted Marin County chiropractic activist, is calling the latest proposed use of the diabetes drug, metformin, ‘Nuts!’ ‘In the 2/22/16 issue of TIME magazine, in what they call the ‘Longevity Issue,’ I have seen THE most outrageous potential claim that Medicine has ever made,’ declares Dr. Harte.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Announces its 2016 Leadership

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Feb. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life today announced its 2016-2017 officers and directors. Officers elected were Dorothy Moyer, chair, Columbus, N.C.; Greg Burnette, vice chair, Hendersonville, N.C.; John Veazy, Esq., secretary, Hendersonville, N.C.; and Stephanie Bailey, treasurer, Asheville, N.C.

Southern Trial Lawyers Association Publish Article by Attorneys Bernard Walsh and Elisabeth DeWitt

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An article entitled ‘Modern Spinal Surgery Options’ by Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, managing partner of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, and Attorney Elisabeth Dewitt formerly of the Bradenton Florida office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, has been published by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Opens a New Operations Center in Jefferson Parish to Administer the Veterans Choice Program

HARAHAN, La., Jan. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriWest Healthcare Alliance welcomed employees to the company’s New Operations Center in Harahan, La. on Monday. TriWest serves the community health care needs of America’s veterans, alongside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in administering the Veterans Choice Program.

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Greenwald Is Co-Lead Counsel in Excellus Data Breach Case

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robin L. Greenwald, head of the Weitz and Luxenberg Environmental, Toxic Tort and Consumer Protection litigation unit, will serve as interim co-lead counsel in the developing Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach class action lawsuit, according to the firm.

Austin ‘Wiggin’ Out’ Event Raises Awareness and Dollars to Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wearing smiles and purple wigs, a gathering of normally serious professionals mingled festively in ‘Wiggin’ Out,’ a fundraising event held at Maggie Mae’s in Austin, Texas, Saturday evening, January 16. ‘We achieved two objectives,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, hosts of the event. ‘First, we raised some money to help fight Alzheimer’s. And second, we raised awareness of the growing need for long-term care as the disease progresses.’

Delta Care Rx Sponsors Innovative Hospice Nurse Intern Program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A shared commitment to the greater good and a growing need for trained hospice professionals led Delta Care Rx, a nationally known hospice pharmaceutical provider, to partner with Four Seasons Compassion For Life in the recent development and implementation of an innovative 12-week ‘Hospice Nurse Internship Program.’

Volunteer in 2016: Four Seasons Compassion for Life Offers Orientation, Patient Care Training in January

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a non-profit, end-of-life and palliative care provider in western North Carolina, announces new volunteer orientation and patient care training opportunities during the month of January.

Paragon BioTeck to Attend 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company, will sponsor a special reception during the J.P. Morgan 2016 Healthcare Conference, being held in San Francisco, January 11-14. The conference, which is now in its 34th year, is an invitation-only event intended to create an environment of collaboration by bringing together stakeholders in the corporate, investor and financial sectors to learn about and explore market and sector trends.

Best New Year’s Health Advice: Beware of Doctor’s Scare Tactics!

CORTE MADERA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Don Harte, noted California chiropractic and health activist, offers everyone the most direct health advice he can for the New Year: ‘Want Health? Don’t fall for the scare tactics of your doctor! Pursue health instead!’

10th Anniversary Edition of Best-Selling Medicaid Planning book published

LAREDO, Texas, Jan. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Medicaid planning book ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets’ (ISBN: 978-1-941123-04-1), by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.

BioTE Medical Study Showing Promising Results for Military Veterans Diagnosed with PTSD and TBI

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A current BioTE(R) Medical Combat Trauma Treatment Study (in conjunction with the Veterans Advocacy Center (VAC)) is showing promising results in helping veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Long-Term Care Insurance Leader ACSIA Partners Targets Alzheimer’s, an Illness That Affects Millions

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading national long-term care insurance agency ACSIA Partners is joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, a mind-robbing neurodegenerative illness which affects over 5 million Americans. In Austin, Texas, January 15 through 17, 2016, the company will unveil its battle plan in a company conference and an affiliated fund-raising event supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.

Weitz and Luxenberg Adds Serious Urinary Tract Infections to SGLT2 Inhibitor Injuries Probe

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced that the firm has expanded the scope of its investigation into SGLT2 inhibitor drug injuries. SGLT2 inhibitor drugs include Invokana and others listed below. This move will allow the nationally known mass tort law and personal injury firm to focus on cases where people taking SGLT2 inhibitors were hospitalized after developing urosepsis (serious infection of the blood) or pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys) from SGLT2 inhibitor-associated urinary tract infections.

Four Seasons Recognized for Quality Care Provided to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, an award winning hospice and palliative care industry leader, has been recognized as a Level 2 ‘We Honor Veterans’ partner for its organizational capacity to provide quality care for U.S. military veterans.

WNC Hospice Volunteers King, McBane, and Welch Awarded for Outstanding Service

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Nov. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three Four Seasons Compassion for Life volunteers were recently awarded for their exemplary service to hospice patients and families in the western region of North Carolina, including Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.

Spodak Dental ‘Candy Buy Back’ Program for 2015 Helps Keep Kids Teeth Clean and Supports Troops

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Halloween, Spodak Dental Group wants to help you earn cash for your candy and support our troops. All trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring their excess unopened and uneaten 2015 Halloween candy to the office and receive $1 per pound (five pound maximum). Candy will be collected through Nov. 14, 2015.

CloudCMR Research and Collaboration Platform Advances to 25,000+ De-Identified Cardiac MRI Exams with Finalized Clinical Reports

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) announced that CloudCMR has surpassed 25,000 de-identified Cardiac MRI (CMR) procedures and their associated, finalized, clinical reports.

Spodak Dental Group and Giancarlo Stanton Partnership Provided All Star Smiles for Children in Need

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group and Marlins All-Star fielder Giancarlo Stanton provided free dental care to nearly 100 children this past Friday, October 30. The children are students of Marlins Ayudan Partner School Lenora B. Smith Elementary School in Liberty City, Fla.

C Diff Foundation Opens New Avenue to Provide Nationwide Community Support

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation launches C. diff. Nationwide Community Support (CDNCS) for patients, families and survivors. C. difficile (C. diff.) infections caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a 2015 study by the CDC.

Rally Demanding Vaccine Truth at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Solidarity with Rally at the CDC in Atlanta

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Council for Vaccine Safety, and A Voice for Choice, in collaboration with community leaders, announce that on October 24, 2015 at 12 noon, protesters will rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif. in solidarity with the Truth, Transparency and Freedom Rally happening on the same day at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.

Weitz and Luxenberg Wins MDL Designation for Claims Against Johnson and Johnson Power Morcellators

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced that one of its lead attorneys, Paul J. Pennock, successfully argued to a federal court judicial panel to consolidate into a single multidistrict litigation dozens of lawsuits claiming injuries from use of power morcellators manufactured by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc.

3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo Features Leading Global Topic Experts

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. A worldwide panel of experts, hosted by the C Diff Foundation, will gather at the 3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo on November 9, to discuss vital information for healthcare professionals.