Health and Medical News - Page 27

Page 27 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Guidance from Doctors on Long Term Care Insurance; Information to Be Available in Waiting Rooms

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Sept. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a doctor’s office near you, look for facts on a matter of growing concern, long term care insurance. Starting today, informative waiting room displays are being supplied to physicians by LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage.

Innovative Physicians Offer a Better Way for Walk-In Urgent Care

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Sept. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Northwest Medical Group, a leading internal medicine and family practice medical group established in 1984, with offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Glenview, offers their patients a safe, effective, and comfortable alternative to walk-in urgent care treatment clinics.

Los Angeles Infertility Practice Welcomes New Physician

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM) – Los Angeles (SIRM(TM)-LA) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Rudy Quintero as an Associate Medical Director of the practice. A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Quintero completed his residency at Glendale Adventist Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University Medical Center.

New Sher Institute IVF Office in Monmouth County to Offer Exclusive Access to Breakthrough Technology

SHREWSBURY, N.J. – Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM)-New Jersey (SIRM(TM)-NJ), part of one of the largest and fastest growing infertility networks in the United States, announces the opening of a new office in Monmouth County. Located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the office will have exclusive access in the area to various SIRM(TM) breakthrough technologies in the field of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that have the potential to dramatically increase the odds of a woman getting pregnant through IVF, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of multiple births.

Cyberonics CEO to Keynote 2006 Neurotech Leaders Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Sept. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robert P. ‘Skip’ Cummins, chairman and CEO of Cyberonics Inc., will keynote the 2006 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held September 28-29, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport. The free-speaking neurotechnology industry pioneer will share some of his experiences dealing with regulatory, technical, and marketing issues during his tenure at Cyberonics. Several other neurotechnology leaders will contribute during the conference.

Top Hearing Health Care Professionals Learn Benefits of an Evidence-Based Practice

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Sept. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Family Hearing Center’s Randy Wohlers, a 30-year Hearing Health Care veteran, addressed a group of hearing health professionals in Vail, Colorado about ‘Evidence-Based Practice,’ and why it makes Family Hearing Center unique.

Family Hearing Aid Center Sets New Standards for Hearing-Aid Practices

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Aug. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The focus of the Family Hearing Aid Center is to rehabilitate patients using an evidence based practice that provides clinically-measured proof of hearing help.

‘Soundly Sleeping’ is an Easy to Learn Alternative to Sleep Medication with No Side Effects and is Based on Proven Results

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Joel L. Becker, Director of Cognitive Behavior Associates and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has announced the inauguration of a new interactive sleep program. Consumers and physicians are both concerned about the side effects of sleep medications and patient’s growing dependence on them. Aggressive marketing by the drug companies for sleep medications led to Dr. Becker’s decision to present an alternative to the patient that has better results and no side effects.

HearPod, Inc. Leads the Way in Digital Hearing-Aid Technology and Comfortable Design at Affordable Prices

CORNELIUS, NC – Aug. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HearPod hearing-aid solutions were developed by baby boomers for baby boomers to resolve mild to moderate and high-frequency hearing loss. A uniquely-designed silicone pillow has allowed the manufacturers of HearPod hearing aids to have an incredible edge for dispensing high-end digital hearing aids for hearing-loss treatment.

New Sher Institute IVF Office on Long Island to Have Exclusive Access to Breakthrough Technology

GARDEN CITY, NY – July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine – New York, part of one of the largest and fastest growing infertility networks in the United States, announces the opening of Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine-Long Island (SIRM(SM)-Long Island) in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey Braverman.

Sacramento Infertility Practice Earns Prestigious Medical Accreditation

SACRAMENTO, CA – July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Sacramento (SIRM(SM)-Sacramento) was recently awarded full accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and received the commission’s Gold Seal of Approval(TM).

Epeius Biotechnologies Initiates Tri-REX Vaccination Protocols for Breast Cancer

SAN MARINO, CA and MANILA, Philippines – July 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies today announced the opening of a Vaccine-assisted Phase I/II clinical trial for metastatic breast cancer that is refractory to conventional chemotherapy. The innovative protocol introduces Reximmune-C(TM), the second in a series of targeted biologic therapies designed to seek out, accumulate in, and destroy metastatic tumor nodules, while sparing normal cells and tissues.

New Hope in the Global Fight Against Malaria

OJAI, CA – June 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Resource Alliance (GRA), a California-based non-profit, announced today results of an on-going study in the Lake Victoria Region of Tanzania which suggests that a homeopathic neem tincture is both highly effective and financially feasible for the treatment and prevention of malaria (plasmodium falciparum). Eighty-one percent of participants in the study reported a significant decrease in malaria outbreaks in the first 6 months of the 18-month study.

Reaction Biology Corp. Awarded NIH SBIR Grant for Kinase Radioisotope Microarray Screening Development

MALVERN, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (RBC) today announced that it has been awarded an SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to create a new kinase profiling and high throughput screening method using radioisotopes and microarrays. The $940,000 grant will be used to migrate the current well-plate radioisotope methods onto RBC’s DiscoveryDot nanoliter screening platform.

Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation Receives $400,000 Grant to Support Gene Therapy Trials for Pancreatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, CA – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the Company has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to expand and support ongoing cancer gene therapy clinical trials for advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer.

MRSA: Addressing the Crisis

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Society of Microbial Resistance (ISMR) is focusing attention on MRSA by convening healthcare professionals to discuss the most current information on the rising prevalence and consequences of a family of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Addressing the MRSA Crisis

HOUSTON, TX – June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Society of Microbial Resistance (ISMR) is focusing attention, and educating healthcare professionals, on the rising prevalence and consequences of a relatively new family of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), through a new 2006 MRSA Educational Summit Program. MRSA can cause serious infections in otherwise healthy newborns, children, and adults.

Key Organics Ltd and Reaction Biology Corporation Announce New Library Screening Format

CORNWALL, UK and MALVERN, PA – June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Key Organics Ltd and Reaction Biology Corporation today announced that they have teamed up to provide a new library screening format to customers. Beginning this summer, the entire Key Bionet library of 37,500 diverse drug-like compounds will be offered for ‘rental’ screening on RBC’s DiscoveryDot(TM) platform. For the first time, customers will be able to screen the Key library without having to purchase it outright.

Interim HealthCare Inc. Names 2006 Interim HomeStyle Hero

SUNRISE, FL – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of home health care and supplemental staffing, announced the winner of the national Interim HomeStyle Hero Award for 2006. Phyllis Dennis, Personal Care Assistant, from Greenville, South Carolina was the recipient of the national award which recognizes a home health aide who best represents the character traits that make up a hero such as honesty, experience, integrity and dependability. As the winner, she receives a $500 award.

The Future of IVF: Genetic Infertility Testing Breakthroughs Hold the Promise of Higher IVF Pregnancy Rates and Lower Multiple Birth Rates

DALLAS, TX – May 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Several breakthroughs in the field of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), soon to be available in Texas exclusively at the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM-Dallas), could dramatically increase the odds of a woman getting pregnant through IVF, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of multiple births.

Detroit Area Cosmetic Surgeon is the First to Offer New Non-Surgical Eye Procedure to Lift Drooping Eyelids, Soften Fine Lines and Crow’s Feet

DETROIT, MI – May 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)– Eyes by Thermage(TM), is a non-invasive eye area procedure that was recently introduced, following a multi-center study that produced excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction; Mark Berkowitz, MD., Medical Director of Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa in Sterling Heights, MI, is the first practitioner in the area to complete the training and offer the procedure to patients.

The Not-A-Bottle(TM) Container System Can Help Hydrate the Sick and Elderly

ESTES PARK, CO – May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC today announced that its innovative Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system can greatly assist in providing sufficient hydration to the sick and elderly. Dehydration is a significant cause of hospitalization for over one million elderly annually.

PHSN Limited and Enterprising Vision Inc. (EVI) forge an alliance to launch EVI’s Patient Adherence Communications Platform – MemoText

TORONTO, ON Canada – May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EVI, (a global development firm specializing in information systems analysis, design and management) and PHSN, (Canada’s premier waiting room network) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance designed to facilitate improved patient adherence rates across the healthcare spectrum.

New Technology in Treating Chronic Sinus Infections Performed in Texas by San Antonio Physician

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Apr. 18, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Anthony P. Sertich II of San Antonio, Texas is one of the first physicians in Texas to offer a new, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation. The Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) system uses a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses. To date Dr. Sertich has treated over 40 individuals successfully, and many more are in line to receive the balloon sinuplasty procedure.

Expanded Access Program for Rexin-G Provides Genetic Medicine to Cancer Patients, First Revenues for Epeius Biotechnologies

SAN MARINO, CA – Apr. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) has approved an Expanded Access Program for Rexin-G(TM), the lead product of Epeius Biotechnologies, developed for the treatment of metastatic cancer. Following the landmark approval of Rexin-G(TM) for the treatment of all solid tumors, the Expanded Access Program extends the clinical applications of the world’s first targeted genetic medicine to many more cancer patients and enables Epeius Biotechnologies to recoup some of the costs of its ongoing clinical trials in Manila.

Epeius Biotechnologies Establishes Corporate Headquarters in San Marino, California – Facilities Include a Clinical Research Unit Dedicated to Evaluating New Genetic Medicine for Cancer

SAN MARINO, CA – Apr. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the establishment of its main corporate headquarters in San Marino, California. The specialty pharmaceutical company has been granted Orphan Drug Status by the FDA for its lead product Rexin-G(TM), an innovative anti-cancer agent that seeks out and destroys metastatic disease. Rexin-G(TM) has been tested in a wide variety of cancer types, including pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer, laryngeal cancer, smooth muscle cancer (leiomyosarcoma) and skin cancer (malignant melanoma).

Reaction Biology Corp. Awarded NIH R01 Screening Roadmap Grant for Microarray Screening Development

MALVERN, PA – Mar. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (‘RBC’) today announced that it has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to accelerate development of its new DiscoveryDot(TM) High Throughput Screening technology for drug discovery. The NIH grant is part of the Screening Roadmap, designed to produce innovative chemical tools for use in biological research and drug development. Out of 8 recipients of grants pursuant to the original RFA, Reaction Biology is the only private corporation to be so awarded.

STC Clients Reach 100 Million Combined Vaccination Records

TUCSON, AZ – Mar. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), a leading provider of public health information technology solutions, announces the collection of the 100 millionth vaccination record by the eight states and one regional immunization management systems (IMS) supported by STC. The award winning IMS effectively reduces health care costs, protects the public health, and can assist in emergency response efforts as evidenced after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

PreViser and OralCare Corporation Partner in Japan to Provide Oral Disease Risk Assessment

MOUNT VERNON, WA – Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation, a Washington State-based provider of patented oral disease and risk assessment software technology to the dental industry, announced today the finalization of a licensing agreement with OralCare Corporation of Tokyo, Japan to market PreViser technology to dentists within Japan.

Clinical Study Confirms Safety and Efficacy of Novel Germicidal Device to Help Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections

BOSTON, MA – Feb. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Catheter site infections are among the most common and serious hospital-acquired infections. UVSolutions announces that data from a recently completed clinical study confirms its patented catheter site disinfection system (also patented for wound care) is safe and efficacious on the most sensitive skin.

PreViser and Delta Chakir partner in Israel to Provide Oral Disease Risk Assessment

MOUNT VERNON, WA – Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation, a Washington State-based provider of patented oral disease risk assessment software technology to the dental industry, announced today the finalization of a licensing agreement with Delta Chakir, Ltd., sole distributor for Kodak Dental System in Israel, to market PreViser technology to dentists and dental insurers within Israel.

Most Dangerous Trends Facing Hospitals – What’s Wrong Here? In America, Flying is Safer Than Being Treated in a Hospital

MEMPHIS, TN – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to LifeWings Partners LLC, a recent survey of medical errors published in Health Affairs reveals that 34% of U.S. patients with critical health problems experience medical mistakes. Furthermore, this error rate was the highest among the six developed nations studied (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and U.K.). For 20% of the patients, communication between patients and hospital staff was a factor when errors occurred.

How to Support a Healthy Immune System During a Flu Pandemic

CALGARY, AB – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A global flu pandemic with up to a billion fatalities is coming and humanity is quite unprepared. If vaccines aren’t available, what will governments do to keep their citizens alive and healthy so the world economy does not crash? Hyperimmune Egg, the Super Egg, is a food supplement that can ‘help the body achieve a balanced immune system’ says Dr. Verna Mackey, CEO of Baby Boomer Productions.

Therapy Partner Automated Billing Solution for Mental Health Professionals Cuts Time and Costs in Half

DENVER, CO – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Therapy Partner Corporation, offering financial solutions for the mental health marketplace, today announced the launch of Therapy Partner, an online billing, no interest payment plan, and collection solution that supports the unique therapeutic relationship between mental health providers and their clients in a paperless, secure, internet-based environment.

Discus Dental Selects M2SYS Enterprise Fingerprint System

ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, announced it has finalized a long-term partnership agreement with Discus Dental, Inc., the leading manufacturer and seller of dental products and services for the dental healthcare industry, to integrate and distribute the M2SYS patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Plugin(TM) within the Discus Dental Software practice management suite.

Ionic Silver Complex Designed for Use in Humans Receives U.S. Patent

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in the field of ionic silver use in humans, recently announced the issuance of a U.S. Patent on its ‘Ionic Silver Complex’ technology.

PreViser Offers Free Oral Cancer Risk Assessment Tool as part of the Oral Health Information Suite(TM)

MOUNT VERNON, WA – Nov 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation announces that effective November 1, 2005 it will no longer charge for use of its Internet-based tool to assess risk for oral cancer, a component of their Oral Health Information Suite(TM), software used by dental professionals worldwide.

LymphaCare Adds Healthlight Infrared Therapy Systems to its Product Line as a Neuropathy Treatment Option to Anodyne Therapy, RevitaMed, and Medications such as Neurontin and Lyrica

NEW YORK, NY – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LymphaCare, the NJ based medical product company has added the Healthlight Infrared Therapy System to its product line. Lymphacare specializes in products for circulation disorders. The Healthlight device is manufactured by the same Albuquerque, NM based company that supplies the RevitaMed brand.

Blood Clots, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Spontaneous Pre Term Births, Low Birth Weight, Rectal Cancer, Diabetes, are all Linked to Elevated C-Reactive Protein

CHICAGO, IL – Nov. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first study of its kind, not only linking high C-reactive protein levels to periodontal (gum) disease but also the most effective new treatment to drastically and quickly reduce deadly C-reactive levels will be given by dentist Dr. Ron Schefdore at the prestigious Mid Winter Chicago Dental Society meeting in Feb ’06. Surprisingly the study analyzed C-reactive protein blood results from top dentists throughout the country in a study to find the least painful and inexpensive treatment.

Rand Imaging Center Awarded ACR Accreditation

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rand Imaging Center, an Arlington Heights based provider of diagnostic medical imaging services, announces the award of Accreditation for its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services, received from the American College of Radiology (ACR).