Health and Medical News - Page 35

Page 35 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

VHL Family Alliance Announced Partner in Rare Disease Day

BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is coordinating the observance of Rare Disease Day in the United States on February 28, 2009. VHL Family Alliance announced today that on that day, and in the weeks leading up to it, they will join with others around the world in focusing on rare disease challenges and the importance of research in developing diagnostics and treatments.

While Most Companies and Industries Struggled in 2008, LifeModeler, Inc. Used Unique Products to Post Aggressive Business Gains in All Areas

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To say that LifeModeler, Inc. (LMI) bucked the prevailing trend and posted a series of successes in 2008 that are providing a platform for even greater accomplishments this year, wouldn’t quite be telling the whole story. This past year will actually be considered the most formative for the young company, as it literally expanded its presence in every category-from revenue and customer growth, to staff enhancement, to university teaching programs, and even to helping put men on Mars.

World’s First Website for Patients to Share Diagnostic-Quality Medical Images

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT(R)) today publicly announced the world’s first free website allowing patients to upload and share diagnostic-quality medical images using nothing but a standard web browser, webpax.com. ‘Patients can literally email a web link to someone halfway around the world allowing them to instantly view movies of a beating heart,’ said Brent Reed, HeartIT’s Vice President for Sales and Marketing. ‘And the best part about it is that the service is completely free.’

New Edition of Medicaid Planning Book Features Two New Chapters on Veterans Benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press, publisher of the leading book on how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid coverage, has announced a new affiliation with author Thomas Day of the National Care Planning Council. Mr. Day has contributed two new chapters on veterans benefits for nursing home residents to the recently published third edition (2009) of Phylius Press’s flagship book, ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets,’ (ISBN 9780979080142) by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.

One of Nature’s Slowest Creatures Provides a Fast, Natural Solution to Chronic Pain

CENTERVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Snails. Most people think little of these small creatures, aside from the stories of their slow movement, or the unusual French dining option. In a pain management center in Centerville, Ohio, these creatures are also taking a turn in helping others – by providing relief to patients living a life filled with chronic pain. The Pain Evaluation & Management Center of Ohio had been offering patients the use of Prialt(R), a substance derived from snail venom.

82 Long Term Care Insurance Agents Now ‘Partners’ of Fast-Growing ‘Inc. 5000’ Agency

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While many U.S. companies cut back, one is growing rapidly and plans to keep on doing so, thank you, through 2009 and beyond. It’s LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading agency specializing in long term care insurance. In 2008 Inc. magazine ranked LTCFP No. 1,353 among all companies, and No. 12 in the insurance category, in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation.

Rexin-G Shrinks Metastatic Tumors and Triples Survival Time in Chemotherapy-Resistant Pancreatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif., Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced the results of a U.S. Phase I/II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer (ASCO GI Symposium, #249; Sant P Chawla, P.I., January 2009). Rexin-G was well tolerated and there was no dose-limiting toxicity. At Dose Level I, three patients achieved stable disease with no tumor progression; and at Dose Level II, one patient had a 37 percent decrease in tumor size and five patients exhibited disease stabilization with no tumor progression.

Hudson Valley Eye Doctors Urge Eye Exams During National Glaucoma Awareness Month

NEWBURGH, N.Y., Jan. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Highland Ophthalmology Associates, in Newburgh, NY, will be offering free glaucoma screenings on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Highland Ophthalmology Associates encourages anyone at risk to please participate in their Glaucoma Awareness Program.

RPGSi Selects M2SYS Fingerprint Biometrics Software for Revolutionary Patient Identification System

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that RPGSi Business Solutions, a provider of effective and high quality technology and information systems to Latin America, has integrated M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin(TM) Appserver fingerprint software into its HealthGest(TM) healthcare software. RPGSi will be distributing the fingerprint recognition solution with M2SYS’ M2-S(TM) optical fingerprint reader.

Silver Safety Pyramid Provides Guidelines for Safe Usage of Any Ionic Silver or Colloidal Silver Supplement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Silver Safety Committee today announced its creation of the Silver Safety Pyramid, which is designed to enable anyone to easily determine safe usage levels of any dietary supplement containing silver, typically referred to as ionic silver or colloidal silver.

Capzule Launches iPhone Web Application for Physicians and Slashes Price

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Webahn Inc. announces the launch of iPhone Web application for its online Electronic Medical Records (EMR) service – Capzule.com – at a low starting price of $50 per month. Capzule makes it possible for physicians to care for their patients while off site.

Epeius Biotech Awarded Patents in Europe for Targeted Genetic Anti-Cancer Medicine: Company Expands Impressive Intellectual Property Estate

SAN MARINO, Calif., Dec. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in tumor-targeted gene delivery systems, has received two additional European patents for the platform targeting technologies and molecular designs that enable precision gene delivery to primary cancers and metastatic lesions that have spread throughout the body. With profound demonstrations of clinical benefit and single-agent-efficacy, as well as overall safety, Epeius Biotech continues to lead the field of clinical gene medicine with the advent of pathotropic targeting.

Obama Health Plan Not Likely to Embrace Long Term Care, Industry Leader Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’ve put off getting long term care insurance, should you put it off a bit longer, anticipating the new administration’s health plan? ‘I wouldn’t advise it,’ says Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. ‘Long term care has never been a part of any candidate’s overall health care reform proposal, and likely never will be.’

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today the results of Phase I/II and II studies of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic soft tissue sarcoma and osteosarcoma, as presented by Dr. Sant P. Chawla, principal investigator, at the CTOS 14th annual meetings held in London UK on November 13-15, 2008. Patients received repeated infusions of Rexin-G i.v. over a period up to 9 months.

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.