Health and Medical News - Page 30

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



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).

New Innovation in Female Urine Sampling

HOUSTON, TX – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already widely distributed in Canada, Australia, and Europe, JOE Product Promotions has announced that a portable and disposable peeing device for women, called the P-mate, is set to make its debut in the United States.

In Kansas City Event, Long-Term Care Pioneers Will Challenge Leaders to Create Affordable LTC for All

KANSAS CITY, MO – Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the nation approaches a financial and healthcare crisis, pioneers of long-term care protection are preparing to act. They will state their intentions, and invite political leaders to do the same, at a briefing in Kansas City on October 17. ‘The problem,’ says Cameron Truesdell of LTC Financial Partners, one of the pioneers and host of the event, ‘is a widespread lack of proper long-term care protection, which threatens to bankrupt the states, Uncle Sam, and millions of American families.’ He is CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC, America’s leading LTC insurance brokerage.

Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, Challenges Leaders to Address Bold Objective: Affordable Long-Term Care for All

KIRKLAND, WA – Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 17 in Kansas City, change-makers will answer an all-important question: ‘How can we make long-term care protection as common as auto insurance … so no American risks financial ruin from longer-lasting health needs … and government doesn’t go broke trying to fill an unfillable gap?’ The question will be posed by Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading insurance brokerage specializing in long-term care and representing multiple carriers.

Correction: U.S. Senator Kit Bond (R, MO) and Buck Stinson of Genworth Financial Are Not Scheduled to Appear in Kansas City Briefing Hosted by LTC Financial Partners

KANSAS CITY, MO – Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 17 in Kansas City, leaders from business and government have been invited to express their views on bringing long-term care insurance protection to more Americans. The briefing, designed to spark public awareness, is hosted by LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers

Pennsylvania Disability Organizations Seeking Public Comment on Services and Supports

HARRISBURG, PA – Oct. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, along with Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, Inc., and the Institute on Disabilities, Pennsylvania’s University Center for Excellence, announces five Public Forums to be held in Pennsylvania. Each forum will provide people with disabilities, family and community members, and service providers with the opportunity to comment on existing services and supports in Pennsylvania for people with disabilities and families, as well as to suggest strategies for their improvement.

Featuring U.S. Senator Kit Bond (R, MO), Oct. 17 Briefing Will Address Bold Objective: Affordable Long-Term Care for All

KIRKLAND, WA – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As 77 million baby boomers approach retirement and most Americans enjoy longer life spans, a time bomb ticks. What happens when tens of millions succumb to longer-lasting illnesses or injuries? Regular health insurance won’t cover it. Uncle Sam doesn’t want to. State-run Medicaid does contribute to long-term care expenses — for the indigent. But Medicaid costs are ballooning to the breaking point. Family assets are commonly tapped, but soon run out except for the very wealthy. So who’s going to protect longer-living Americans, so they can bounce back from down time without somebody going broke?

Chicago-based Organization Announces Initiative to Help Ease Severe Nursing Shortage In Illinois

CHICAGO, IL – September 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Citing warnings from a report released last week by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), which revealed that by the year 2020, Illinois would have a shortage of 21,000 registered nurses, the Chicago-based Provident Foundation has announced plans to step up its efforts to help reverse this dangerous trend.

Reliant’s New Health and Productivity Management Services Program Helps Members Stay Healthy for Less

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reliant Behavioral Health today announced the launch of its new Health and Productivity Management Services Program designed to help people make permanent lifestyle changes, manage chronic conditions, and improve their overall health while simultaneously containing health care costs. Support for health literacy and an understanding of an individual’s state of ‘pre-illness’ for chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease can be motivating to ongoing health behavior.

Neurotechnology Entrepreneur to Keynote 2005 Neurotech Leaders Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alan Levy, President and CEO of Northstar Neuroscience, Inc., will keynote the 2005 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco, CA October 20-21. Levy, founder of one of the most promising venture capital-backed neurotechnology firms, will address many of the issues involved with launching a neurotechnology startup. The fifth annual event, produced by Neurotech Reports, will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport. The conference will cover a range of technologies and market segments in the neuro space, including neuromodulation, neural prostheses, neurodiagnostics, and neurostimulation.

Nanotechnology Innovation Enables Recovery and Reuse of Spilled Oil

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – September 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interface Sciences Corporation (www.interfacesciences.com) announced that in response to oil spill problems stemming from the current Hurricane Katrina disaster and oil crises, the company is launching its proprietary oil remediation and recovery application.

One Last Chance for Pregnancy: A Review of 2,705 In Vitro Fertilization Cycles Initiated in Women Age 40 Years and Above

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Karande and Associates today announces the recently published article by Sigal Klipstein, MD in Fertility and Sterility entitled: ‘One last chance for pregnancy: a review of 2,705 in vitro fertilization cycles initiated in women age 40 years and above.’ This investigation is the largest and most detailed ever published to look at fertility success rates within this population.

Reaction Biology Corp. Awarded Phase II SBIR Grant for Drug Discovery

MALVERN, PA – August 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (‘RBC’) today announced that it has been awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health to apply its new DiscoveryDot(TM) High Throughput Screening technology for drug discovery.

Greater Northwest Medical Group Expands Nutritional Counseling Services

BUFFALO GROVE, IL – August 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Northwest Medical Group, including 13 Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians, treating patients at its Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and Glenview offices, announces the addition of Registered Dietician, Susan Stein.

Curing Cancer From Afar – New Distance Healing Study Enrolling Subjects

COLUMBUS, OH – August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Public Health Information Services, Inc. (PHIS), an Ohio healthcare corporation, announced today that it is seeking individuals and animals recently diagnosed with cancer to participate in a distance healing study. Registered nurse and company president, M. Sue Benford, has been researching various complementary and alternative healing techniques for almost a decade and believes she has found a modality with widespread potential.

Infertility Breakthrough Could Yield Higher Pregnancy Rates for IVF

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent breakthrough in the field of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), being offered in Southern California exclusively at the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM-Los Angeles), may dramatically increase the odds of a woman getting pregnant through IVF, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of multiple births.

SIRM-New Jersey Becomes Exclusive NJ Provider of Breakthrough Infertility Treatment Technology

BEDMINSTER, NJ – July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM-New Jersey) in Bedminster has implemented a new genetic test that may dramatically increase the odds of a woman getting pregnant through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), while at the same time reducing the likelihood of multiple births.

STAT Medical Consulting, Inc. Helps Medical Practices Avoid Paper Overload When Processing Claims

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — STAT Medical Consulting, Inc., an industry leader in comprehensive medical billing services based in Encino, California, today announced that despite the efforts of insurance companies to implement and encourage electronic claim submissions; physicians and medical groups are still inundated with paperwork, resulting in higher costs and less profit.

Clinical Trial For Pancreatic Cancer Opens at Mayo Clinic Using Tumor-Targeted Gene Therapy Vector

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, announced today that a Phase I clinical trial has opened at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, Minnesota to test the safety of Rexin-G(TM), the first tumor-targeted gene therapy vector to gain Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. The clinical protocol has passed the rigorous reviews of the FDA, the NIH/Recombinant Advisory Committee, and the Institutional Review Board of Mayo Clinic.

PreViser Adds New Oral Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to the Oral Health Information Suite(TM)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – July 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation announces a major enhancement to their Oral Health Information Suite(TM), incorporating a new tool designed to assess risk for oral cancer. The number of new cases of oral cancer annually exceeds 28,000, and annual deaths total more than 7,000. The good news is that the likelihood of successful treatment is excellent if the disease is detected in its early stages.

Reaction Biology Corporation Awarded NIH Kinase Grant

MALVERN, PA – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (‘RBC’) today announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop its new microarray kinase screening technology for testing compounds in nanoliter reactions.

Newburgh, NY Eye Surgeon Offers Alcon’s AcrySof(R) ReSTOR(R) Intraocular Lens for Cataract Correction

NEWBURGH, NY – June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mary Davidian, M.D., of Highland Ophthalmology Associates, a leading ophthalmic surgeon in Newburgh, announces the offering of Alcon’s AcrySof(R) ReSTOR(R) Intraocular Lens (IOL) for cataract patients.

Lutheran Healthcare Selects the Xpediator JRepository(TM), an Innovative Web-Based Tool That Automates Continuous JCAHO Readiness for the Healthcare Industry

SAN RAFAEL, Calif – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Xpediate Consulting, LLC announces Lutheran HealthCare, a principal provider of community-focused health care for southwest Brooklyn and a major teaching affiliate of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, as one of their latest marquee clients in New York City. Lutheran HealthCare has selected Xpediate Consulting, LLC to implement one of the nation’s first truly web-based JCAHO survey readiness and standard-based quality improvement solutions.

Greater Northwest Medical Group Grows and Changes to Meet Patient Needs

BUFFALO GROVE, IL – June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Northwest Medical Group, including 12 Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians, 2 physician assistants, 3 physical therapists, and 2 registered dieticians, announces the addition of Dr. Christian Daniels, a Family Practice physician, who will be treating pediatric through adult aged patients at the practice’s new Glenview, IL office.