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Page 32 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



CMI Qualitative Research Manager and Ethnographer Laura Winn Johnson to Present at PMRG Institute

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CMI, a full-service marketing research company, has been chosen for the second consecutive year to present a session at The Fourth Annual Meeting of the PMRG Institute in Boston, MA on Oct. 24-26, 2010. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Navigating Healthcare’s Shifting Currents: Essential Techniques for the Healthcare Marketing Researcher.’

Failed IVF Fertility Patients Considering an Egg Donor or Adoption Now Have a New and Affordable Pregnancy Alternative

DAVIS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. is proud to announce the California Conceptions Donated Embryo program, a new and innovative anonymous embryo donation program that will help struggling IVF patients get pregnant quickly.

Protege of Nobel Prize Winner Robert Edwards Carries on his IVF Legacy

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Geoffrey Sher of the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) applauded the selection of Britain’s Robert Edwards, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Edwards’ work led to the first ‘test-tube’ or IVF baby, Louise Brown, born in July 1978 in Britain. Since her birth, more than 3 million children have been conceived worldwide with the aid of in vitro fertilization.

Fertility Doctor and Musician Son Collaborate on Inspirational Song and Video for Infertility Patients

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced the release of a new song and video inspired by and dedicated to couples dealing with infertility. The song, entitled ‘I Believe,’ was co-written and produced by Darren Sher, son of SIRM Founder and Executive Director Geoffrey Sher, MD.

Sher Institute to Donate Free IVF Cycles at N.J. Fertility Seminars

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) will be donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to two couples at upcoming seminars in Branchburg and Lehigh Valley. The initiative reflects Sher Institute’s desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can’t afford it during these tough economic times.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor today announced that it has met or exceeded compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, earning the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. This is the second accreditation for Renaissance, the multispecialty ambulatory surgery center opened in August 2010 with its accreditation from IMQ (Institute of Medical Quality).

Sher Institute to Donate Free IVF Treatments at Upcoming Seminars – Dallas and Peoria Donations Part of Sher Institute ‘Giving Back’ Program

PEORIA, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced that they will be donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Dallas, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Business and Decision North America Announces The Successful Go-Live of Microsoft Dynamics AX at DeVilbiss Healthcare, A Global Medical Device Company

WAYNE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DeVilbiss Healthcare, world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of medical products for the respiratory needs of patients in institutional and homecare settings, has selected Business and Decision, International Consultant and Systems Integrator, following a thorough selection process, to ensure the successful implementation of its Microsoft Dynamics AX solution.

To Reach, Perchance to Kill the Cancer: A Soliloquy from Epeius Nanotechnologies Opposes that ‘Sea of Troubles’

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of targeted genetic medicine, reports the publication of a landmark paper in clinical oncology. Following up on its advanced U.S. Phase I/II clinical trials of Rexin-G in chemo-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer (Molecular Therapy, 2010, 18: 435-441), which gained both Orphan Drug and FDA Fast Track Status, this new paper documents the molecular mechanisms-of-action of Rexin-G.

Cognitive Behavior Associates Announces Going Well for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cognitive Behavior Associates, a group practice specializing in the delivery of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, is pleased to announce a new treatment program for individuals suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Going Well(R).

Reaction Biology Receives NCI Grant Award for Epigenetic Platform

MALVERN, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (RBC) announced today that it has been awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to expand the reach of its Methyltransferase HotSpot drug discovery platform. The $1.2 million, two-year grant will help fund an expansion of RBC’s methyltransferase screens from 14 to 35 or more.

Fertility Patients Can Now Use One Screening for Multiple Types of Genetic Diseases Before Pregnancy

DAVIS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc., working in conjunction with Gene Security Network leads the field in bringing a new test to patients that combines the detection of single-gene genetic disorders with a 24 chromosome screening.

Hudson Valley, NY Doctors Offer Free Cataract Screening during National Cataract Awareness Month

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of Cataract Awareness Month, Highland Ophthalmology Associates, in New Windsor, NY, will be offering free Cataract Screenings during the month of August, 2010. Highland Ophthalmology Associates highly encourages anyone at risk to participate in their Cataract Awareness Program.

ContinuLink Health Technologies, a Leader in Web-based Home Care Software Responds to Regulatory Change with Rapid Fire Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software understands the needs of their users. Within four days of a new CMS Regulation regarding PECOS, ContinuLink users were automatically having their physicians PECOS eligibility checked though our system. ContinuLink believes they were the first system in the country to have integrated real-time PECOS support.

Small, Smart, Stealth Nanoparticles Seek-and-Destroy Metastatic Cancers, as Epeius Biotechnologies Advances its Intellectual Property Estate with Additional U.S. Patents

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, an emerging leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, received a notice of allowance from the USPTO for another crucial patent covering its leading tumor-targeted gene delivery platform. The issuance of this high-value patent protection for targeting metastatic disease follows on the heels of two major patent issuances.

MMDI Named Among ‘Top 50 Companies to Watch’ in the Medical Device Industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine (MD+DI)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 Companies to Watch’ in the medical device industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. MMDI was chosen because of its ability to achieve success and also for its ability to manufacture products that have the potential to revolutionize care practices.

Legal and Medical Substance Abuse Treatment Program Makes Headlines

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Signature Hill Substance Abuse Network, a program dedicated to linking the legal system and treatment of substance abuse through the use of Vivitrol(R) injections has garnered acclaim in media outlets. Articles lauding the program have recently cited the Network’s approach to eliminating the consumer demand for drugs and alcohol by eliminating cravings with the use of Vivitrol.

Biometric Signature ID Recommends Software Only Biometric Solution to Comply with New DEA Rule Mandating Multi-Factor Authentication for Electronic Prescribing

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biometric Signature ID (BSI) announces that it submitted formal comments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in response to the agency’s request for comments on the Interim Final Rule enabling electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) of controlled substances. BSI introduced its BioSig-ID(TM) software biometric as a logical solution for the DEA’s identity authentication requirements.

Real-Life Experience Prompts Mom to Launch Home Kit Drug Test Website

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, but the consequences of not having this conversation can be devastating. That’s where Drug Tests by Mom comes in. ‘You only need to use methamphetamines once,’ says Arlene Nelson, founder. ‘That’s why it’s so important for parents to get involved.’

T7 Inc. Presents Free Educational Seminar in Tucson, AZ (6/29/10) for Individuals Managing Their Elderly Parents

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — T7 Inc., an educational seminar company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, has produced a powerful and compelling seminar that addresses the issue of individuals thrust into the role of managing or caring for elderly parents in a most unique way. Titled, ‘Managing Your Aging Parents – 10 Keys to Success’ this educational seminar is just 60 minutes in length but it is focused on presenting 10 key topics that are critical to the successful management of the elderly.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Adds Neurology Specialty

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove announces the addition of a Neurology specialist to its cadre of 34 physicians. Dr. Daniel B. Cacioppo, MD will treat patients by appointment at the Affinity Healthcare LLC office located at 1450 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.

Which Is Best for You: Public or Private Long Term Care Insurance?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CLASS Act, part of the new health reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), will offer a type of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. But confusion and doubt are widespread. ‘Many wonder how the CLASS Act will affect them personally,’ says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Advanced Phase I and Phase II Studies of Targeted Gene Delivery Confirm That Rexin-G Impacts Survival in Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma (ASCO 2010)

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical trial entitled ‘Advanced Phase I/II Evaluation of Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery: Intravenous Rexin-G as Stand Alone Therapy for Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma’ at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 8, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Kristen N. Ganjoo, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA.

Tumor-targeted Rexin-G Prolongs Survival in Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer in Advanced Phase I and II Studies (ASCO 2010)

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical study entitled ‘Phase I and II Studies of Intravenous Rexin-G as Monotherapy for Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer’ at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Howard W. Bruckner, Bruckner Oncology, New York, NY.

Tumor-Targeted Nanoparticle-based Gene Delivery Provides Evidence of Therapeutic Vaccination in Patients with Metastatic Cancer (ASCO 2010)

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the clinical results of the study entitled ‘A Phase I/II Study of Intravenous Rexin-G and Reximmune-C for Cancer Immunotherapy: The GeneVieve Protocol’ at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2010. The presentation will be made by Dr. Jorge G. Ignacio, Chairman of the Cancer Institute and Bioethics Committee-Philippine General Hospital, and Principal Investigator of the study.

GlassesUSA.com Sets New Standard in Customer Service

DAYTON, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GlassesUSA.com is setting a new standard in the e-commerce industry. The New Jersey-based online store continues to make headlines by partnering with the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey to ensure that their customers have peace of mind when purchasing their glasses. The online retailer that sells prescription glasses all over the world understands the importance of great customer service.

ContinuLink Health Technologies, A Leader in Web-based Home Care Software Announces Integration with Cardiocom

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software has announced that it has entered into a business development relationship with Cardiocom to provide a two way interface between Cardiocom’s Omnivisor Pro software application and the Web-based ContinuLink application. Cardiocom is a developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

First Validated iPhone Medical Application for Depression and Anxiety

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M-3 Information entered the smart phone application environment by offering the M-3 Checklist, a scientifically validated screen for depression and anxiety disorders, at the iTunes store on Friday, April 30, 2010. Adapted from M-3 Information’s existing mymoodmonitor.com Web site, this mobile version, called mym3, provides the same validated mental health questionnaire optimized for smart phones.

Interim HealthCare Honors Moms with Unique Mother’s Day E-cards

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Mother’s Day, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest franchise healthcare company, is recognizing moms across the country with unique Mother’s Day e-cards. The e-cards allow users to share their favorite stories about their mothers and create a customized flower in her honor.

Epeius Biotechnologies Reports Major Clinical Advances: Noteworthy Clinical Case Studies in Cancer Gene Therapy

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, reports the publication of three major publications in the field. The first article entitled ‘Rexin-G, A Targeted Genetic Medicine for Metastatic Cancer’ (Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, May, 2010) documents the development of Rexin-G: a tumor-targeted retrovector bearing a cytocidal cyclin G1 construct; the first targeted gene therapy vector to gain FDA Fast Track designation and Orphan Drug priorities for multiple cancer indications in the USA.

Paws of Life Joins Nationwide Efforts to Screen Dogs for Arthritis

GREENSBORO, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of dogs suffer from canine arthritis and their owners often have no idea their beloved pets are in such pain. A new initiative spearheaded by Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition will combat that disconnect with a goal of screening one million dogs for canine arthritis. The two companies teamed up to launch the ‘Million Dog Search,’ a nationwide awareness campaign that will also raise thousands of dollars for animal charities, including Paws of Life.

Sher Institute Donating Free IVF Treatments at Upcoming Seminars – Mother’s Day Donations Part of ‘Giving Back’ Program

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 11 and 12, in celebration of Mother’s Day on May 9, 2010. The donated treatment cycles are part of the Sher Institute ‘Giving Back’ Program.

Business and Decision Achieves Certification of ‘Oracle Accelerators for Life Sciences’ for North America

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business and Decision is one of the few companies to achieve certification on the Oracle Accelerators for Life Sciences. These accelerators will help life sciences companies accelerate time to market to drive profitable innovation, and optimize the demand chain to deliver quality product to customers under constant pressure to reduce costs and meet regulatory requirements.

Topcon Introduces EyeRoute Mobile, First iPhone Application for Ophthalmic Image Management

PARAMUS, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Topcon Medical Systems announced today that the mobile version of its successful EyeRoute(R) Image Management Suite is now available as a dedicated iPhone application from the Apple(R) iTunes store in North America. First presented in October 2009 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco, EyeRoute Mobile sets the stage for connectivity on the go.

Eularis Updates Reports That Help Pharmaceutical Companies Do More for Real Growth Than Simply Downsizing

LONDON, U.K. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The pharmaceutical industry is facing unprecedented challenges on many fronts – a slew of patient expiries, a lack of blockbusters in the pipeline to replace the patent expiries, decreasing growth in many major markets, generic competition, constantly changing regulatory and competitive environment rendering old tools for analysis obsolete, increased pressure on CEOs to deliver shareholder growth resulting in budget cuts, downsizing, and less than optimal results.

Suddenly Her Husband Needed Long Term Care: An LTC Insurance Agent’s Poignant Story

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It can be instructive to consider not just what long term care insurance professionals recommend, but what they do — for their own personal protection. A good example is the case of Kim Galatolo, an agent with LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. In California, where Galatolo lives and works, the firm is known as LTC Partners & Insurance Services, LLC.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Amir M. Karam Named 2010 Best Cosmetic Surgeon by Ranch and Coast Magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Amir M. Karam has received the 2010 Readers Choice Award and named the 2010 Best Cosmetic Surgeon by Ranch and Coast Magazine. The annual honor is awarded by readership voters of Ranch and Coast Magazine and featured in the ‘2010 Best of in Health and Beauty Section’ of the March edition. The publication highlights practices that exemplify excellence in their specialty and have a high level of patient satisfaction.

Business & Decision Announces the Launch of its New ‘Life Science ERP Solution’ for North America

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As a part of Business & Decision’s ongoing focus in the Life Science market, today it announces the launch of a new Life Science ERP solution for Dynamics AX. This solution, which is based on Microsoft Dynamics AX, has been designed to address the primary business process needs of a Life Science / Medical Device organization.

Sher Institute Donating Free IVF Cycles at Upcoming Seminars

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming seminars in New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania. The initiative reflects Sher Institute’s desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can’t afford it during these tough economic times. Sher Institute plans to roll out the free cycle program to all of the SIRM centers around the country.

Interactive Web Site Provides Resources So Seniors May Age in Place

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Live-At-Home.com, a free Web site designed to assist seniors with aging at home, announced this week a recent expansion of its site’s resources and content. Live-At-Home places an emphasis on health care and related issues of aging in place. Practical information is provided in an easy-to-use format and experts are available to answer individual questions.