Health and Medical News - Page 33

Page 33 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Breathe California Announces State-Wide Media Call on Tuberculosis for World TB Day

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tuberculosis (TB) is still a global and local threat. Hear the latest global, U.S., California, and local trends in TB, and recommendations from the experts. Breathe California is hosting a state-wide Media Call on Tuberculosis on Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. PDT. March 24th is World TB Day.

Epeius Biotechnologies Receives Notice of Patent Allowance for Tumor-Targeted Cancer Vaccines

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 a crucial patent covering its leading tumor-targeted vaccine technology for cancer immunotherapy. The issuance of this valuable patent protection for tumor targeted immunotherapy follows on the heels of two international patents covering targeted gene medicine in the U.S. and Europe and places Epeius at the forefront of these emerging fields of clinical medicine.

CoreObjects Receives Project Management Institute’s ‘Excellence Award’ for Diabetes Contribution

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CoreObjects is proud to announce the achievement of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) ‘Excellence Award’ for their role in helping launch a product that enhances the quality of life for patients suffering from diabetes. CoreObjects and their customer Piramal Healthcare shared PMI’s ‘Project Management Excellence Award’ for their management of the concept and development of the HbA1c Blood Sugar Analysis device, designed for diabetes patients.

Interim HealthCare Opens New Franchise Office in Detroit, Michigan

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the economy has forced many businesses to cut back, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading health care franchise company, is expanding. Interim HealthCare announced the opening of a new franchise to serve the home care needs in the Detroit, Michigan area. ‘As the population continues to age, the need for home care services becomes even greater,’ said new owner Mojeeb Shahbain.

Reports Indicate Fluramene to Provide Earlier and Easier Detection of Ocular Surface Disorders

EUGENE, Ore. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noble Vision Group, LLC, a research and development organization today announced reports of favorable results for the topical dye formulation, Fluramene(TM), among leading eye care professionals. Fluramene, the proprietary Fluorescein Sodium and Lissamine Green dye combination is a sterile solution packaged in a 15mL bottle with a control tip dropper. The benefits of both dyes have been studied comprehensively and are well reported as diagnostic tools used independent of each other.

Online Screener to Offer Help for Millions Suffering from Any of Four Common Psychiatric Illnesses

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A one-page online checklist that can be completed in a few minutes accurately indicates whether a patient may have any of four major mental health conditions, according to a study to be published in the March/April 2010 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. The free, Web-based screener, developed by M-3 Information, is available on-line. The M-3 Checklist is private, simple to use, and does not require any personal information to be divulged.

Los Angeles Hair Transplant Cosmetic Surgeon Corrects Bad Hair Transplants with New Hair Restoration Method

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FineTouch Dermatology, Inc. announces the Body Hair Transplantation (BHT) hair restoration method. This new method provides patients with the opportunity to fix bad hair transplants damaged by traditional hair restoration techniques. This new and exciting option is now offered by Dr. Sanusi Umar, a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon and board certified dermatologist who is internationally known for his incredible hair transplant surgery repairs.

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Sundine Named 2010 Physician of Excellence by The Orange County Medical Association

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) has named Dr. Michael Sundine a 2010 Physician of Excellence in Plastic Surgery. The annual honor is awarded by the OCMA and published by Orange Coast Magazine to recognize physicians who exemplify excellence in their specialty, demonstrate outstanding leadership, teaching and mentoring qualities as well as participate in research and humanitarian services. Dr. Sundine has been named a Physician of Excellence in Plastic Surgery for five consecutive years.

California Grandmother Seeks City’s Approval to Offer Medical Cannabis at Store

CAPITOLA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Should medical cannabis be for sale in Capitola? One woman thinks so. On February 25, 2010, Capitola resident Marsha Taffett, a 58-year old grandmother, stood at the podium in front of Capitola’s City Council to seek their support to open the Herbal Wellness Center of Capitola in the city’s commercial district; and to dispense medical cannabis at the retail store.

Compelling Clinical Data Proves VitalStim Therapy Offers Relief from Dysphagia and Swallowing Difficulty

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VitalStim(R) Therapy is a patented-therapy process and equipment system developed specifically to treat dysphagia and patients with difficulty swallowing. And, it’s safe and effective. Developed by Marcy L. Freed, MA, CCC-SLP, in response to reports that approximately 15 million Americans live with dysphagia, VitalStim Therapy is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared to market, in December 2002, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Memory Training Centers of America Expands its Services to Assisted Living Communities in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA, previously referred to as ATMTC) has been providing evaluation, treatment, education and support to individuals suffering from memory impairment and caregivers since 2001. MTCA is the largest provider of cognitive evaluations and memory training services at Assisted Living residences in the Northeast, with more than 20 Centers in assisted living and independent senior retirement communities, as well as nursing care and hospital-based programs.

What Doctors May Not Tell Lung Cancer Patients: New Treatment Guide Offers Hope, Empowerment!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lange Productions announces today that ‘Be a Survivor – Lung Cancer Treatment Guide’ (ISBN: 978-0-9819489-1-1) is the first book to offer a new approach to this frightening disease. It empowers patients to seek a cure, rather than accept defeat; to approach their diagnosis with hope, and shows them how to seek out effective treatments.

Sher Institutes’ IVF Success Rates Among the Best in the Nation

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) continue solidify their reputation as leading reproductive care centers in the United States, according to the newest data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Sher Institutes achieved among the highest IVF success rates in several categories.

Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation Expands its Rexin-G Production Facilities in Southern California

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announces the completion of the design engineering and construction phase of a state-of-the-art Vector Production Unit (VPU) for the commercial manufacturing of its advanced targeted genetic medicines. In accordance with an FDA Critical Path initiative, which encourages innovation and the implementation of new technological advances in quality control, the Epeius VPU is poised to launch the large-scale production of targeted genetic medicine into the 21st century.

Nuclear Medicine Leader Dr. M. Donald Blaufox Leads Cell Point Cancer Diagnostic Phase 2/3 Trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cell>Point announced today that M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D, will be coordinating principal investigator for its Phase 2/3 clinical trial of 99mTc-EC-G for cancer diagnostic imaging. The trial is currently underway. 99mTc-EC-G is the company’s cancer diagnostic imaging agent, an acronym for 99mTechnetium-EthylenediCysteine-Glucosamine.

We Know How to Cure Cancer, But it’s Taking Too Long to Hit the Target

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marty Niedelman, a pharmacist from New York, claims he has the answer which will lead to the cure of Cancer. He feels that all the research scientists are leaning toward his conclusion, but are taking too much time to succeed. He has written an article explaining what he knows about the subject. The purpose of this article is to motivate all the researchers to perfect the cure now.

New Windsor Eye Doctors Urge Eye Exams During National Glaucoma Awareness Month

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Highland Ophthalmology Associates, in New Windsor, NY, will be offering free Glaucoma Screenings on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Highland Ophthalmology Associates encourages anyone at risk to please participate in their Glaucoma Awareness Program. ‘Glaucoma is like high blood pressure and diabetes – you have to check your eye pressure regularly,’ said Mary Davidian, M.D. fellowship trained ophthalmologist at Highland Ophthalmology.

AMT Datasouth Introduces the Fastmark M1 Direct Thermal Barcode and Label Printer

CAMARILLO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to customer requests, AMT Datasouth Corporation is pleased to introduce its newest Fastmark Series thermal barcode and label printer, the M1. The Fastmark M1 sets a new standard for the convenient and practical barcode printing of small labels and wristbands and is ideal for hospitals and pharmacies. The M1 features an attractively styled small 10.2 x 4.3 inch footprint, allowing it to fit comfortably in small workstations, desks or countertops, or even to be wall mounted.

Scientists Rediscover Gene Target for Cancer Therapy – Rexin-G Receives High-tech Validation as Strategic Anti-cancer Agent

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, an emerging leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, gained international validation of the cutting-edge science behind its lead oncology product, Rexin-G, when scientists around the world rediscovered the Cyclin G1 gene to be a major locus of cancer pathogenesis and disease progression, and thus a prime target for anti-cancer therapies.

Long Term Care Insurance for the Gay and Lesbian Community: Different Needs Require Special Help

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Like other longer-living Americans, gay males and lesbians (as well as bisexuals and transsexuals) face the prospect of eventual incapacity and the need for long term care. But they have special problems getting that care when needed, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Senior Care Business Owner in Brentwood, Tenn., Receives Prestigious Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and CINCINNATI, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robert Harter, owner of the Home Helpers and Direct Link in Brentwood, Tenn., was recently honored as the recipient of the 2009 Rookie of the Year Award for Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors. Harter accepted the honor at the company’s annual national conference in Orlando, Fla., on October 14, 2009.

Interim HealthCare Celebrates National Home Care Month in November

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of the nation’s home care professionals and volunteers, Interim HealthCare will join home care providers throughout the United States in kicking off the November celebration of National Home Care Month. The month-long celebration pays tribute to the dedicated home care professionals and volunteers who enable elderly, disabled, and chronically ill individuals to live their lives where they want to most-in their own homes.

Physical Therapists from Tucson and Omaha Named 2009 Therapists of the Year by Interim HealthCare

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Physical therapists Ed Onofrio of Tucson, Ariz., and Nina Van Beaumont of Omaha, Neb., have been named the 2009 Interim HealthCare Therapists of the Year. Interim is the nation’s largest combined home health care and medical staffing provider, employing more than 75,000 health care workers who serve more than 50,000 people each day. Runners-up for this year’s award were Martha Sandven of St. Paul, Minn., and Rainna Nolan of Atlanta.

Trailblazing Long Term Care Insurance Organization Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National LTC Network is celebrating 15 years as a national leader in long term care insurance distribution. The Network counts among its 30 member firms some of the most-respected and successful firms in the industry. ‘The Network is a unique organization, consisting of firms that are competitors, but that have come together to share best practices and address common long-term care insurance industry issues,’ commented Terry Truesdell, President and CEO.

Living in Style in Spite of Needing Long Term Care – New Guidebook Shows How

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The good news is that Americans are living longer. The bad news is that millions are outliving their money; and when they need long term care, they face bleak prospects. According to a new guidebook from LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), the unprepared are either forced to move into a nursing home funded by Medicaid, or to live with relatives who must disrupt their lives to care for them.

Health Reform Must Protect Children’s Hospitals and Patient Choice, Nye Pledges

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A current draft of healthcare reform legislation in the House of Representatives may inadvertently result in multi-million dollar reductions in federal support for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and children’s hospitals around the nation, forcing them to cut critical services in a segment of the industry that has already achieved near universal coverage.

World’s First ‘Viagra Baby’ Turns 10

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine announced that the first baby conceived through IVF using Sildenafil (Viagra) on a woman to aid in embryo implantation will turn 10 next month. A technique developed and pioneered by Geoffrey Sher, MD, Sildenafil suppositories are administered during In Vitro Fertilization, prior to transferring embryos to the mother’s uterus.

Epeius Biotechnologies to Partner at BIO Investor Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation (www.epeiusbiotech.com), an emerging leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, announced today that Frederick L. Hall, President and CEO, and Dr. Erlinda M. Gordon, Medical Director, will be participating in the 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum being held October 28-29, 2009, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Names Dr. Sid Kamali as Director of Anesthesia

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor, a new multi-specialty outpatient surgery center committed to setting a new standard of care in South Orange County, has named Sid Kamali, M.D., as director of anesthesia. Dr. Kamali is a board certified anesthesiologist. In his role at Renaissance at Newport Harbor, Dr. Kamali will lead a team of anesthesiologists who are top in their field and can deliver care consistent with the center’s patient-focused approach.

LTC Hotline Offers Competitive Long Term Care Insurance Quotes by Phone and Internet

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Hotline – a one-stop shopping center – promises to simplify the process of finding the right long term care policy from the right carrier at the right price. ‘Traditionally,’ says Jonas Roeser, ‘consumers had to meet with an agent in person, or try to compare confusing quotes from multiple carriers. Now they can find the best policy and price for their situation, from any of several top carriers, just by calling a toll-free number.’ Or, if they prefer, they can request help online.

Advanced U.S. Clinical Trial Confirms Single-Agent Efficacy of Rexin-G in Metastatic Pancreas Cancer: All Endpoints Achieved

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies confirms the first real breakthrough for pancreatic cancer seen in years; publishes a landmark report of tumor-targeted Rexin-G as stand-alone therapy in chemotherapy-resistant pancreatic cancer. Following Phase I studies at the Mayo Clinic, which affirmed the general safety of Rexin-G, advanced U.S. Phase I/II studies were undertaken, which included a Phase II efficacy component and examined progressive dose escalations of Rexin-G.

Clinical Remissions in Three Otherwise Intractable Cancers Signal the Progress of Targeted Genetic Medicine

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced more stunning results of its pioneering clinical studies of Rexin-G, the world’s first and, so far only, tumor-targeted genetic medicine to be validated in the clinic. Administered as stand-alone therapy in late-stage cases of chemotherapy-resistant cancer, Rexin-G has once again accomplished what standard cancer treatments and even much-touted biologics have failed to do: that is, to bring forth the benefits of remission in otherwise intractable metastatic cancers.

Interim HealthCare CALIFORNIA Heads for the Hill

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Last week, local business owner Ms. Wendy Olayvar stood up for the over 2,000 patients in San Diego County who on a yearly basis, use Interim HealthCare’s home health care services. Ms. Olayvar, President/CEO of Interim HealthCare of San Diego County, visited Capitol Hill to meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein to demonstrate how home health care helps patients – particularly seniors over the age of 65 – by ensuring they can stay in their homes and still receive highly skilled, professional health care.

3 in 4 Need More Than Regular Health Care; They Have Immediate Need for Long-Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Fall, business and personal travelers have been exposed to a special message in the nation’s airports and on Delta Airlines flights. Now available online, the message is delivered by Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. The message is this: ‘In America 3 in 4 of us need long term care after we turn 65. But most of us aren’t insured for it, and waiting to insure carries great risks.’

M2SYS Donated Revolutionary Fingerprint System to Bwindi Community Hospital to Identify Patients

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes. Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are considered the biggest killers in their region.

Open Letter to Congress on Long Term Care Insurance and Health Care Reform from National LTC Network

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) resumes work this week on the health care reform bill, The National LTC Network urges Congress to consider two ideas. First, include an above-the-line deduction for long term care (LTC) insurance premiums.

CityMade Logistics to Sell, Market and Distribute Celox OTC Blood Clotting Products

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.K. Medical products manufacturer MedTrade Products Ltd. has selected CityMade Logistics to manage the sales, marketing and distribution of Celox™ blood clotting products throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 10-year-old Buffalo-based company will provide these services through CityMade Logistics – CityMade’s eCommerce, Fulfillment and Logistics division.

Former Corporate Whistleblower Mark Whitacre says ‘The Informant’ Movie is Only Part of the Story

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Mark Whitacre, COO of Cypress Systems, Inc., prepares to walk the red carpet on September 15 during the premiere of ‘The Informant,’ he has something to say: he is NOT the same man who blew the whistle on his employer in the early 1990’s, putting him in the spotlight of one of the largest price-fixing schemes in corporate history and ultimately landing him in federal prison for over eight years.

Industry Leader Praises Health Reform Bill that Provides 50 percent Tax Deduction for Long-Term Care Premiums

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Jonas Roeser, a long-term care industry leader, declared his support for H.R. 1891, a House bill to make long-term care insurance more affordable through a 50 percent tax deduction. Roeser is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) – www.ltcfp.com – one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Pharmaceutical eMarketing using Social Media: How to Use It Effectively, Meet the Challenges (Regulatory and Others) and Measure Results in Dollar Terms

NEW YORK, N.Y. and LONDON, U.K. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eularis is announcing the release of its report ‘How To Harness The Power Of Social Media In Pharmaceutical eMarketing.’ This report puts to rest the issues around ‘can’t,’ and shows Pharmaceutical marketers how they can utilize social media networks effectively to meet their marketing objectives.