Health and Medical News - Page 30

Page 30 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Study Finds Lifeclinic Self-Testing Health Stations in Workplace Help Reduce Hypertension and Obesity

BURTONSVILLE, Md., Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new study finds that Lifeclinic automated self-testing health stations in the workplace are a valuable tool for employees and employers in the management of hypertension and obesity. Results of the study appear in the January 2009 issue of Postgraduate Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Beginners Luck, or Creative Artists of the First Rank? Epeius Biotechnologies Launches Rexin-G eBook Tutorial

SAN MARINO, Calif., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announces the launch of its new informative website, containing an award-winning video and an interactive e-book designed to introduce the general public to the tumor-targeting and cancer-destroying biotechnologies behind the clinical development of Rexin-G. Honored as the first and so far only targeted, genetic medicine that has been validated in clinical trials worldwide (Nature Reviews, Genetics, 2007), Rexin-G is designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that are resistant to chemotherapy and which have spread throughout the body.

VHL Family Alliance Announced Partner in Rare Disease Day

BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is coordinating the observance of Rare Disease Day in the United States on February 28, 2009. VHL Family Alliance announced today that on that day, and in the weeks leading up to it, they will join with others around the world in focusing on rare disease challenges and the importance of research in developing diagnostics and treatments.

While Most Companies and Industries Struggled in 2008, LifeModeler, Inc. Used Unique Products to Post Aggressive Business Gains in All Areas

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To say that LifeModeler, Inc. (LMI) bucked the prevailing trend and posted a series of successes in 2008 that are providing a platform for even greater accomplishments this year, wouldn’t quite be telling the whole story. This past year will actually be considered the most formative for the young company, as it literally expanded its presence in every category-from revenue and customer growth, to staff enhancement, to university teaching programs, and even to helping put men on Mars.

World’s First Website for Patients to Share Diagnostic-Quality Medical Images

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT(R)) today publicly announced the world’s first free website allowing patients to upload and share diagnostic-quality medical images using nothing but a standard web browser, webpax.com. ‘Patients can literally email a web link to someone halfway around the world allowing them to instantly view movies of a beating heart,’ said Brent Reed, HeartIT’s Vice President for Sales and Marketing. ‘And the best part about it is that the service is completely free.’

New Edition of Medicaid Planning Book Features Two New Chapters on Veterans Benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press, publisher of the leading book on how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid coverage, has announced a new affiliation with author Thomas Day of the National Care Planning Council. Mr. Day has contributed two new chapters on veterans benefits for nursing home residents to the recently published third edition (2009) of Phylius Press’s flagship book, ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets,’ (ISBN 9780979080142) by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.

One of Nature’s Slowest Creatures Provides a Fast, Natural Solution to Chronic Pain

CENTERVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Snails. Most people think little of these small creatures, aside from the stories of their slow movement, or the unusual French dining option. In a pain management center in Centerville, Ohio, these creatures are also taking a turn in helping others – by providing relief to patients living a life filled with chronic pain. The Pain Evaluation & Management Center of Ohio had been offering patients the use of Prialt(R), a substance derived from snail venom.

82 Long Term Care Insurance Agents Now ‘Partners’ of Fast-Growing ‘Inc. 5000’ Agency

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While many U.S. companies cut back, one is growing rapidly and plans to keep on doing so, thank you, through 2009 and beyond. It’s LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading agency specializing in long term care insurance. In 2008 Inc. magazine ranked LTCFP No. 1,353 among all companies, and No. 12 in the insurance category, in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation.

Rexin-G Shrinks Metastatic Tumors and Triples Survival Time in Chemotherapy-Resistant Pancreatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif., Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced the results of a U.S. Phase I/II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer (ASCO GI Symposium, #249; Sant P Chawla, P.I., January 2009). Rexin-G was well tolerated and there was no dose-limiting toxicity. At Dose Level I, three patients achieved stable disease with no tumor progression; and at Dose Level II, one patient had a 37 percent decrease in tumor size and five patients exhibited disease stabilization with no tumor progression.

Hudson Valley Eye Doctors Urge Eye Exams During National Glaucoma Awareness Month

NEWBURGH, N.Y., Jan. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Highland Ophthalmology Associates, in Newburgh, NY, will be offering free glaucoma screenings on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Highland Ophthalmology Associates encourages anyone at risk to please participate in their Glaucoma Awareness Program.

RPGSi Selects M2SYS Fingerprint Biometrics Software for Revolutionary Patient Identification System

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that RPGSi Business Solutions, a provider of effective and high quality technology and information systems to Latin America, has integrated M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin(TM) Appserver fingerprint software into its HealthGest(TM) healthcare software. RPGSi will be distributing the fingerprint recognition solution with M2SYS’ M2-S(TM) optical fingerprint reader.

Silver Safety Pyramid Provides Guidelines for Safe Usage of Any Ionic Silver or Colloidal Silver Supplement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Silver Safety Committee today announced its creation of the Silver Safety Pyramid, which is designed to enable anyone to easily determine safe usage levels of any dietary supplement containing silver, typically referred to as ionic silver or colloidal silver.

Capzule Launches iPhone Web Application for Physicians and Slashes Price

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Webahn Inc. announces the launch of iPhone Web application for its online Electronic Medical Records (EMR) service – Capzule.com – at a low starting price of $50 per month. Capzule makes it possible for physicians to care for their patients while off site.

Epeius Biotech Awarded Patents in Europe for Targeted Genetic Anti-Cancer Medicine: Company Expands Impressive Intellectual Property Estate

SAN MARINO, Calif., Dec. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in tumor-targeted gene delivery systems, has received two additional European patents for the platform targeting technologies and molecular designs that enable precision gene delivery to primary cancers and metastatic lesions that have spread throughout the body. With profound demonstrations of clinical benefit and single-agent-efficacy, as well as overall safety, Epeius Biotech continues to lead the field of clinical gene medicine with the advent of pathotropic targeting.

Obama Health Plan Not Likely to Embrace Long Term Care, Industry Leader Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’ve put off getting long term care insurance, should you put it off a bit longer, anticipating the new administration’s health plan? ‘I wouldn’t advise it,’ says Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. ‘Long term care has never been a part of any candidate’s overall health care reform proposal, and likely never will be.’

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today the results of Phase I/II and II studies of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic soft tissue sarcoma and osteosarcoma, as presented by Dr. Sant P. Chawla, principal investigator, at the CTOS 14th annual meetings held in London UK on November 13-15, 2008. Patients received repeated infusions of Rexin-G i.v. over a period up to 9 months.

Interim HealthCare Recognizes Outstanding Franchisees at National Clinical Symposium

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare, the nation’s largest provider of home care and health care staffing services, announced the recipients of the ‘National Quality Awards’ for 2008 at their annual National Clinical Symposium meeting in Savannah, Georgia. The awards recognize Interim home care offices for patient satisfaction, and Medicare-certified offices for performance on CMS public measures of quality.

USPTO Issues a Notice of Allowance for MMDI’s BetaWire(TM) Guidewire Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s BetaWire(TM) guidewire technology. The BetaWire(TM) is a super-torque interventional guidewire manufactured from a Beta Titanium alloy. Guidewires are thin, flexible wires that are used to facilitate the placement of balloon catheters and other diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

Shortness of Breath? Stronger Lungs for Better Breathing (100-percent Drug Free)

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser from Expand-A-Lung, Inc. was selected the #1 choice of the L.A. Times for breathing fitness training. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use Expand-A-Lung.

Biometric Technologies Inc. Selects SecuGen’s Hamster(TM) IV Fingerprint Reader to Reduce Phantom Billing

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that Biometric Technologies, Inc. has integrated the SecuGen Hamster(TM) IV into BIOCLAIM(R), their flagship software product. BIOCLAIM is the only medical billing solution that provides biometric confirmation that a patient was actually present to receive healthcare services.

Rexin-G Returns to The Big Apple: Clinical Trials for Pancreatic Cancer and Breast Cancer Open in Manhattan

SAN MARINO, Calif., Oct. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the expansion of clinical trials using intravenous Rexin-G for pancreatic cancer and breast cancer in Manhattan, New York. Rexin-G is the world’s first tumor-targeted genetic medicine that is designed to seek out and destroy both primary tumors and metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body.

SELECT TRIAL used Selenomethionine Instead of High-Selenium Yeast, SelenoExcell(R)

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cypress Systems, Inc, a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, emphasizes that the SELECT TRIAL results – that were announced yesterday – used a form of selenium known as selenomethionine. The SELECT TRIAL found no effects of either selenomethionine or vitamin E on the incidence of prostate cancer. See Related Website at cypsystems.com.

Doctor Travels from Michigan to Mongolia to Lend a Hand

DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allure Medical Spa announces that Dr. Kotlus, a cosmetic and oculofacial plastic surgeon in Shelby Township, Michigan, spent the last two weeks of September, 2008 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on a humanitarian medical mission. He worked with a group of Mongolian surgeons to train them in eyelid and facial reconstructive surgery. He assisted them with advanced surgical cases including facial bone reconstructions, eyelid reconstructions, and facial tumor resections.

When You Need Long Term Care, Don’t Look to Medicare, Agency Warns

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many Americans assume that Medicare will cover their long-term care expenses, says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. ‘But it just isn’t so. The Government expects people to cover the expenses on their own — out of pocket or through long term care insurance.’

Interim HealthCare Recognized at National Association of Home Care and Hospice Annual Meeting

SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare, the nation’s leading provider of home care, hospice and health care staffing, was recognized at the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting by opening keynote speaker, Author, Broadcast Journalist with CNN, Inside Politics, NBC, CBS and Humanitarian Judy Woodruff.

Digital Hearing Aids Correct Hearing Loss and Prevent Job Loss

CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the uncertainty in today’s economy, job loss is a valid concern for everyone. And, for anyone struggling with a hearing impairment, the purchase of a modern digital hearing aid could preserve their career as well as their ability to hear; HearPod’s hearing aids can help.

Surgeons Perform Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Surgery for Chest Deformity

NORFOLK, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Surgeons at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) have successfully performed a groundbreaking, minimally invasive surgery on three patients with pectus carinatum, a chest-wall deformity that causes the chest to jut out like the breast of a bird.

Targeting Metastatic Cancer from the Inside: Epeius Biotech Reveals a New Generation of Tools for Medical Gene Delivery

SAN MARINO, Calif., Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced the publication of another landmark paper describing recent technological advances in medical gene delivery. The latest scientific paper, entitled ‘Targeting metastatic cancer from the inside: A new generation of targeted gene delivery vectors enables personalized cancer vaccination in situ,’ was published in the October issue of the International Journal of Oncology.

Peoria Fertility Practice Welcomes New Physician

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM(R)) have announced that Natalie Schultz, M.D. will assume the role of Medical Director of SIRM-Central Illinois, located in Peoria. Dr. Schultz brings to SIRM more than 20 years’ experience in assisted reproductive technologies. She has been involved with top IVF programs in Chicago, Boston and Indianapolis.

New From Bad Beaver Publishing! Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart, A Midwife’s Saga by Carol Leonard

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Announcing a new book from Bad Beaver Publishing, ‘Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart, A Midwife’s Saga’ (ISBN 978-0-615-19550-6, 368 Pages, Price: $15.00), by author Carol Leonard. Often laugh-out-loud funny and irreverent, occasionally disturbing and deeply sorrowful, ‘Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart’ is the saga of Ms. Leonard’s journey as New Hampshire’s first modern midwife.

Epeius Biotechnologies’ Lead Product, Rexin-G for Metastatic Cancer, Aptly Highlighted by National Cancer Institute Journal

SAN MARINO, Calif., Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G, its lead product in development for metastatic cancer, has been highlighted in a recent NEWS article published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI, Sept. 9, 2008). The article, authored by Vickie Brower, describes recent advances and new approaches in genetic medicine that may succeed where small molecules and proteins have failed.

Kathleen Gilmartin Joins Interim HealthCare Inc. as New President and CEO

SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of Interim HealthCare Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Gilmartin as President and CEO, effective September 2nd. Mrs. Gilmartin brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience and will lead Interim HealthCare’s national network of over 300 franchise offices. Founded in 1966, the Sunrise, Florida-based Interim HealthCare is the nation’s oldest health care franchisor and the largest combined provider of home care and medical staffing.

Georgia Department of Education Launches HOSA Foundation to Promote Careers in Healthcare

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia’s supply of healthcare workers is in a critical condition according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are severe shortages in nursing, in the number of physicians per capita, psychologist, social workers, and other health related fields. Georgia now ranks 9th in total populations and still lags behind its sisters states with the number of healthcare professionals. Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-lead organization promoting interest in healthcare occupations among high school and college students.

Southwest Ohio’s First and Largest Outpatient Pain Clinic Continues to Grow Despite Weak Economy

CENTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Richard Donnini, President and Founder of the Pain Evaluation and Management Center of Ohio has recently announced that Dr. Mark Thomas, one of the most renowned addiction and pain medicine specialists in the State of Ohio, has joined the team at PEMCO.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(R) Receives Separate Reimbursement Procedure Coding for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to create seven new ICD-9-CM reimbursement procedure codes for its new Rebound HRD (Hernia Repair Device). The new coding will become effective October 1, 2008. The Rebound HRD was recently FDA 510(k) cleared and is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects.

Launch of HealixTecc(TM): Engineered Orthotics for Professionals

WHIPPANY, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Poly-Gel Inc., along with its consulting and business development partner, Salesreach LLC, announces the launch of HealixTecc: Engineered Orthotics for Professionals. The HealixTecc line consists of a collection of four lightweight, breathable foot beds, shock absorbing heel cups and wedges, adhesive gel sheeting, and all-gel toe and finger caps.

O.C. Foot Surgeon Receives International Recognition

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange County foot surgeon Dr. Richard Moy is widely recognized as the developer of ‘virtually pain-free’ bunion surgery. Normally, bunion surgeries are painful and require lengthy recovery time. But signed patient affidavits (compiled since July of 2005) confirm that 97-percent of Dr. Moy’s patients describe their surgery and recovery as virtually pain free.

Paradigm Multimedia Technology Changes the Rules for Health Care TV Systems

EUGENE, Ore., July 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ProTune Technology, patented by Paradigm Multimedia, provides new ways to design and enhance in-room entertainment systems in health care facilities. This radically new engineering concept for entertainment systems lowers equipment costs and increases the number of choices available when purchasing in-room systems.

PreViser Corporation Appoints Director of Medical Technology to Expand Further into Medicine

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation, a leader in oral health risk assessment and management, announced that Dr. Randy R. Nolf, DDS has been appointed as their new Director of Medical Technology. PreViser (www.previser.com) has the only patented, research-validated software that allows all dental professionals to accurately analyze patients’ current oral health and future risk of oral diseases or problems.

Popular Orthopedics Medical Handbook Now Available in Portuguese

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Due to high demand in Brazil, a popular medical handbook, Fracture Classifications in Clinical Practice (ISBN: 978-184-628-0252), has recently been published in Portuguese by DiLivros Publishing company. Authored by Dr. Seyed Behrooz Mostofi, FRCS (Tr&Orth), the book benefits an array of orthopedic medical professionals and helps them to communicate with greater accuracy and precision.