Health and Medical News - Page 31

Page 31 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Electronic Medical Records Are No Longer Limited to Physicians with Deep Pockets

LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Webahn Inc. announces the launch of an online electronic medical records application – Capzule.com. This new system makes it affordable for small physician groups to make the switch.

Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter Foundation and The ALS Association Announce Opening of ALS Clinic at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in September

GREENVILLE, N.C., July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ALS Association – Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter Chapter today announced that Pitt County Memorial Hospital will open an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clinic in late September. ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to progressive paralysis usually in less than five years.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Launches Travel Medicine Services

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Arlington Heights, announces new Travel Medicine services offered at the Arlington Heights office. This international travel consultation and inoculation service is open to established patients of Affinity Healthcare, as well as the general public.

FDA Grants Epeius Biotechnologies’ Rexin-G A Third Orphan Drug Designation, This Time for the Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

SAN MARINO, Calif., July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of all soft tissue sarcomas. This latest approval is the third clinical indication for which Rexin-G has been formally recognized by the FDA in the United States.

Epeius Biotechnologies’ Tumor-Targeted Rexin-G Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for The Treatment of Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif., July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of osteosarcoma. Based on several criteria, including the rarity, seriousness, and current lack of effective therapies for metastatic osteosarcoma, as well as the scientific and medicinal merit of Rexin-G, the granting of Orphan Drug Status by the FDA validates the unique clinical development strategy.

Renowned Fertility Specialist, Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D. to Anchor New San Diego Medical Institute

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine(R) (SIRM) have announced the opening of an office in La Jolla, California, with Dr. Steven A. Brody accepting the position of Scientific Director and attending physician. Dr. Brody is a world renowned physician, author, and reproductive health expert with longstanding ties to San Diego.

Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser Selected as Top Choice for Respiratory Fitness Training by the L.A. Times

MIAMI, Fla., June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Have you exercised your lungs today? The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser has been selected as the top choice for respiratory fitness training by the L.A. Times. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use Expand-A-Lung.

Internationally Renowned Fertility Educator and Patient Advocate Partners with Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine(R) announced today that Pamela Madsen has been named as Director of Client/Practice Relations to service its 15 offices across the United States. Additionally, Ms. Madsen will be representing ReproCure, a reproductive genetics laboratory, to help promote its mission of providing fertility preservation (egg freezing/banking) services to fertility clinics.

Phase I/II Study of Targeted Gene Delivery In Vivo – Intravenous Infusions of REXIN-G

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today the results of an on-going Phase I/II study of Rexin-G for metastatic bone and soft tissue sarcoma (J Clin Oncol 26: 14509, 2008). Rexin-G is the first and so far only targeted gene therapy vector that has been tested in the clinic (Nature Reviews/Genetics 2007).

New Healthcare Payment System Offers 3.5 Billion in Cost Savings

CHICAGO, Ill., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MPA, a Chicago-based firm specializing in the analysis of healthcare data, announces their initial roll out of the GlobalPRIME(TM) Payment System – a healthcare payment system that supports a risk-adjusted global fee for warrantied care of a clinical episode.

CYNACON / OCuSOFT(R) Announces OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS Now Available in CVS Pharmacies

RICHMOND, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CYNACON / OCuSOFT(R) (OCuSOFT(R), Inc.), a company specializing in ophthalmic research, development and supply to ophthalmologists and optometrists, is pleased to announce that as a convenience to all patients, OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) Plus is now available in CVS pharmacies, nationwide.

Detroit Fathers Opt for Cosmetic Enhancement, Not Power Tools, This June

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter,’ said Satchel Paige… but, if you ask the men that frequent cosmetic surgeon Mark Berkowitz’s office (Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa) they will explain how powerful the mind can be. In our society that values youthful beauty, men no longer have the option of aging with grace as they compete for jobs and women.

Targeted Gene Delivery Signals Cancer Vaccination in Vivo

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today that the results of a Phase I Feasibility Study of sequential targeted gene delivery-using Rexin-G followed by Reximmune-C-for cancer vaccination will be presented at the ASCO meetings in Chicago on June 1, 2008 (J Clin Oncol 26:3077, 2008). Rexin-G and Reximmune-C are pathotropic (disease-seeking) nanoparticles bearing a cytocidal cyclin G1 gene and a granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) gene, respectively.

TARGETED GENE DELIVERY IN VIVO: Rexin-G Monotherapy Reveals Significant Biological Activity without Toxicity in Chemo-Resistant Metastatic Breast Cancer (ASCO 2008)

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today the promising results of an on-going United States-based Phase I/II study of Rexin-G for metastatic breast cancer that is refractory to conventional chemotherapy (J Clin Oncol 26:14509, 2008). This clinical trial employed intra-patient dose-escalations of Rexin-G given i.v. two to three times a week for 4 weeks, with doses ranging from 2 x 10e11 cfu to 6 x 10e11 cfu per week.

M2SYS Fingerprint Software Integrated with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Management Solution

ATLANTA, Ga., May 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with IMCL (Innovative Marijuana Caregiver Logistics), a leading provider of inventory and patient management solutions to the medical marijuana dispensary industry. Through this agreement, IMCL has exclusive rights to integrate the Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint solution with its CA-MMPR patient registry product.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Receives Accreditation for CT and Ultrasound

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC’s diagnostic imaging practice located at 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL was recently awarded accreditation for Computed Tomography (CT), as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Affinity Imaging has also been awarded accreditation by the ACR for Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).