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



Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas Takes Home Three Awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care Convention

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of home care and supplemental health care staffing services, is pleased to recognize Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas for their 25 years of service and their three local caregivers who received awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care convention in Durham, North Carolina: Clayton Rich of Garland; Jennifer Jones of Pink Hill, and Melissa Britt of Orrum.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Names Dr. Michael Sundine to the Board

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor, a new cutting edge outpatient surgical facility located within the Pacific Medical Plaza building at 1640 Newport Blvd, has named Michael J. Sundine, M.D., F.A.C.S., as its physician representative to the Board of Directors. Dr. Sundine is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif.

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation’s ‘New Medical Technology’ program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

Get Long-Term Care Protection Now; Don’t Wait for Health Reform, Industry Leader Advises

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If and when Congress passes health reform legislation, it may or may not include a public option for long-term care, the assistance with daily living required by millions suffering from long-lasting illnesses or disabilities. If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, should you wait and see what materializes? Denise Gott says no; there’s too much to lose and little to gain. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Starlight and CCFA Unveil Enhanced Web Resource for Young Adults with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For young adults with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, coping with their illness is a life-long struggle. Today Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation announced the unveiling of their redesigned Web site, UCandCrohns.org, originally designed in 2006 to help young IBD patients cope with their condition.

Potential Silver Bullet for Swine Flu and Most Common Infections Using Green Technology Patented in U.S. and Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argentech, Inc. today announced that it reached agreement with Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., to purchase the rights to Opti-Silver, a patented antibacterial and antiviral technology that utilizes ionic silver in a unique complex for optimal delivery in the human body. The complex was granted broad patent protection in the U.S. and, recently, in Mexico as well. It also has patent protection overseas.

Lower Back Pain is Targeted by LifeModeler, Inc. with Newly Released Software

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LifeModeler, Inc., the leading global provider of biomechanical human body simulation tools and services, has released LumbarSIM™, a new product that adds to its family of unique ‘virtual prototyping’ software. This latest innovation directly addresses the needs of orthopedic device manufacturers and surgeons seeking ways to respond to the growing numbers of patients experiencing lower back pain.

Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies stuns the medical and scientific communities with a dramatic demonstration of single-agent efficacy with its lead product, Rexin-G, for metastatic cancer. The landmark article documents the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body.

Epeius Biotechnologies’ Rexin-G Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today that its lead product, Rexin-G, has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a second-line treatment for advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The FDA Fast Track program, like Priority Review and Accelerated Approval, was implemented to facilitate the development and expedite the review of potentially important new drugs.

Bioenergy Life Project Announces Community Event to Document Benefits of Bioenergy on Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bioenergy Life Project announces the first community event to document the benefits of Bioenergy therapy on Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The event will last from July 13th to 16th 2009 at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey, Calif. The Bioenergy Life Project offers the public a free opportunity to experience a unique, safe and gentle alternative solution to long term, chronic illness.

The World’s Smallest Hero! Rexin-G, Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Cancers

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies’ Rexin-G is the world’s smallest hero. Imagine if you will, a tiny particle that can travel freely within the human body seeking out cancerous tissues and metastatic tumors that have spread far and wide. Imagine an entire army of these tiny nano-particles seeking out and accumulating to high concentrations within the flagrant, otherwise intractable tumors with one goal in mind: to destroy the metastatic cancers from the inside.

Insurance Leader Praises Senator Kennedy for Promoting Long-Term Care Aid for All Americans as Part of Health Reform

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The traditionally conservative insurance industry can come to terms with a Democratic Congress on health reform, according to one insurance leader, Denise Gott, who today heaped praise on Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) for his crusading efforts. ‘He sees more clearly than anyone the need to reform not only acute health care, but long-term care, which affects the quality of life and pocketbooks of virtually every American family,’ she says. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP).

Practitioners Face $3 Billion Loss to Silent PPOs

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SALUS Medical Solutions of Houston, Texas has developed new software technology that promises to quickly uncover unauthorized discounts, detect Silent PPO activity and spotlight undetected re-pricing methods used by insurance companies and third-party payers. The proprietary software, CLOAK2 (Computerized Logistic and Organizational Algorithmic (K)laims (K)alculator), was developed specifically to recover the lost revenue in the closed files from hospitals, clinics and private practitioners.

Voters Urged to Support Budding Moves to Include Long Term Care in National Health Reform

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although President Obama has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans, ‘There’s no guarantee the legislation will bridge the long term care gap,’ says Denise Gott of LTC Financial Partners LLC. ‘Only about 9 million Americans, a fraction of our 300 million plus, have long term care insurance. And among those at greatest risk, 45 and older, more than 9 in 10 go uncovered. Health reform won’t be complete unless Congress addresses this gaping hole.’

Eularis Releases Comprehensive Report on Effective and Measurable Pharmaceutical eMarketing using Social Media

NEW YORK, N.Y., and LONDON, U.K., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eularis is announcing the release of an update to its report ‘Pharmaceutical eMarketing: Building Brands, Relationships & Business Through Web 2.0 and Beyond.’ The comprehensive report has been created to demystify the world of eMarketing and Social Media to provide Pharmaceutical marketers with a competitive edge and the latest information on how to use these emerging tools.

MEDIA ALERT – Eularis to Hold Pharmaceutical Marketing ROI MasterClass in London

LONDON, U.K., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Andree Bates, President of the Pharmaceutical analytics company Eularis, will be delivering a MasterClass on how to tell if you are making the wrong marketing decision. The Pharmaceutical Industry is under significant pressure to consider its costs very carefully. Since marketing budgets often represent a major portion of a company’s cost base, they can easily become the target of budget cuts. The pressure to measure marketing return and effectiveness has never been stronger.

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma: Phase I/II and Phase II Studies, ASCO 2009

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies today announced the results of two related studies using Rexin-G®, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body. While Rexin-G is currently approved for the treatment of all solid tumors in the Republic of the Philippines, Epeius Biotech is conducting a series of advanced Phase I/II studies and a Phase II confirmatory trial in the U.S.

Samaritan Medical Center Shares Lessons Learned During Expansion Project

WATERTOWN, N.Y., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas Carman, President and CEO of Samaritan Medical Center located in Watertown, New York recently wrote a featured construction article published in the Spring 2009 edition of the Massachusetts Hospital Association newsletter.

STAT Medical Consulting Works with Medicare to Get California Physicians Paid

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In today’s economy, more than ever, every dollar counts. That’s why STAT Medical Consulting, Inc. announces that they are working with physicians who are struggling with Medicare payments to prevent their cash flow from becoming a flat line.

VHL Family Alliance Kicks off May Awareness Month, Announcing 8 Events Coast to Coast

BOSTON, Mass., May 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A neoburlesque sci-fi play in Providence, a Crabfest in Maryland, a music festival on Boston Common – all to support the VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) in its fight to get attention for its rare disease population. Thirteen year old Alex Anderson from New Jersey formed the idea of a worldwide fundraiser to benefit the VHLFA. The VHLFA announced today the beginning of a month long celebration highlighted by International VHL Day, May 9th to spread awareness for von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL).

MMDI’s Rebound HRD V Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD V (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD V is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

New Medical Device: Swine Flu Could Be Detected in 15 Minutes

AURORA, Colo., April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Colorado company has created a disposable medical device that can – in 15 minutes – detect the presence of disease in a single drop of body fluid. ‘We have developed a device that can address major pandemics, like the swine flu one that’s threatening to emerge,’ said Beacon Biotechnology CEO, Fred Mitchell. ‘It could be used at airports, border crossings and at makeshift clinics designed to quarantine people infected with the disease.’

Thermal Angel Supports Infection Control during the Golden Hour

DALLAS, Texas, April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in portable blood and IV fluid warming therapy, announces the expansion of its Thermal Angel sales and marketing efforts. The Thermal Angel reduces the chance of mortality by quickly controlling core body temperature and infection risk.

North Carolina Chiropractor Gets Your Head on Straight

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlas Family Chiropractic is excited to announce that they are offering state-of-the-art chiropractic therapies in their new Asheville, NC office located in the Pioneer Building at 190 Broadway Avenue, Suite 202. Dr. David Nygaard, MS, MBA, DC, Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, Palmer College Graduate and owner of Atlas Family Chiropractic is a recognized expert in the advanced specialty of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic.

Hospital Approved Residential Water Features Kill Harmful Airborne Bacteria

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today. Then, general public settings like restaurants, office buildings, and hotels wanted them. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before custom interior designers and architects demanded these particular water features for their high-end residential clients.

M2SYS Fingerprint Biometrics System Selected by VinDec Enterprise Solutions to Verify Blood Donors

ATLANTA, Ga., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that VinDec Enterprise Solutions has integrated M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint software and M2-EasyScan(TM) fingerprint reader into its blood donor management system. The biometric identification system will be initially used by the Allahabad Medical Association (AMA) Blood Bank.

Media Alert: Terasaki Foundation to Host Update on Higher Incidence of Glaucoma among Asians

SAN FRANCISO, Calif., April 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Glaucoma Research Foundation with Hisako and Paul I. Terasaki, MD will host an update and reception on Thursday, May 7, 2009 to detail newly released research into the incidence of glaucoma in the Asian American Community. ‘Asians and Glaucoma: A Different Spectrum of the Disease’ will be presented by Shan Lin, MD, associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of California-San Francisco

Obama Supports Gang Violence with White House Policies Says Pastor Craig X Rubin

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pastor Rubin of The Family Church takes donations for medical marijuana at his Beverly Hills Green Cross located at 2370 Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. The Pastor says, ‘Obama is missing the boat on cannabis and Clinton’s policy promotes the type of violence we are seeing in Mexico rather than ending it.’

New Award-Winning Documentary on Terri Schiavo will be Featured at the National Right to Life Convention

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) will have a special screening of the new documentary, ‘The Terri Schiavo Story’ (Franklin Springs Family Media), at their national convention in June. Additionally, National Right to Life will be endorsing the film in their April edition of the National Right to Life News which is sent out to nearly 400,000 subscribers.

Jocelyn Frederick Joins Tsoi/Kobus and Associates as Principal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A’s core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.

Affordable low vision Digital Magnifying Aids for Either Television or Computer are Introduced

SPOKANE, Wash., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colligo celebrates 10 years as a leader in assistive technology with new magnification aids and lower prices on its complete product line. Colligo’s low vision magnifier for television, ezRead 200: Similar to a computer mouse, the ezRead 200 is placed directly on top of a book, newspaper or reading material to display the magnified image in full color right on a television screen. Built in LED lighting enhances the reading experience. Magnification is at a level of the higher cost CCTVs.

GlassesUSA Receives Medal from BizRate for Selling Eyeglasses

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the American economy rebuilds itself, consumers are more frugal with their money. They are hitting the internet to look for deals and also to find customer-to-customer ratings of various stores including e-commerce sites. GlassesUSA.com, an e-commerce optical store now based in Brooklyn, New York, is the latest company to receive BizRate’s customer certified medal rating.

Industry Leaders Applaud Formation of Long Term Care Insurance Guild

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the need for long term care insurance grows, agents and allied professionals face the challenge of reaching prospective clients efficiently and with a high level of professionalism. And the public faces the challenge of finding qualified agents in their geographic area. A new organization will aid the pros as well as the public: the Long Term Care Insurance Guild, or LTC Guild for short.

New DNA Test is Basis for Groundbreaking IVF Refund Plan, Easing Financial Burden for Patients

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes of Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced today the introduction of the world’s first CGH-Risk Sharing Plan that guarantees qualified IVF patients a baby or offers a full refund of the clinic’s medical fees. CGH is an acronym for Comparative Genomic Hybridization – a genetic process that analyzes the chromosomal integrity of the egg or embryo prior to it being transferred to a woman’s uterus in the course of In Vitro Fertilization.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Adds Chiropractic and Acupuncture Services

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling, announces the addition of Chiropractic and Acupuncture healthcare services. Dr. Jason Y. Hui, DC, FIAMA, NMD, will treat patients by appointment at the Affinity Healthcare LLC office.

New Group for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians is proud to announce the launch of a new program for children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. ‘We successfully completed a pilot of this program and were so pleased with the results that we are opening the group to our currently enrolled riders.’ Deb Saffern, one of the Occupational Therapists who works at Special Equestrians attributes the groups success to ‘the social interaction between the children, the one-on-one attention each child receives, along with the repetition of activities, and the variety of activities.’

PreViser Corporation and MacPractice Announce Cooperation Agreement

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., and LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation, a world leader in risk and disease analytic software designed to enhance treatment planning for patients affected by oral disease, today announced a cooperation agreement with MacPractice, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of dental practice management software running on the Macintosh computer platform.

CyberTouch|AV Announces 19-inch Rack Mount Touch Screen Monitor

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CyberTouch|AV is pleased to announce the introduction of ER1900 – the latest addition to CyberTouch|AV’s line of touch screen LCD monitors. Available now, The ER1900 is a professional-grade 19.0-inch integrated touch screen LCD monitor designed specifically for 19-inch rack mount applications. It utilizes a 19.0-inch wide screen diagonal color TFT LCD as display and a resistive touch screen as the input device. Touch screen communication to CPU is RS232 or USB.

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.