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Key Startups and Industry Figures to Present at 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Several promising neurotechnology firms and key industry figures will present at the 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum. The 16th annual event will take place October 24-25 in San Francisco, presented by Neurotech Reports. Keynote speaker at this year’s event on October 24 will be Doug Weber, who serves as program manager for DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office.

eAgile Announces partnership with Heinlein Plastik to bring its eSeal RFID Solution to Europe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announces a partnership with Heinlein Plastik-Technik GmbH to bring RFID smart packaging solutions to the European cap and closure marketplace. eSeal is the first turnkey solution engineered to integrate the benefits of RFID into the billions of caps and closures consumed by the over-the-counter pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and chemical manufacturers.

Join Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk.org for Important and Free Talk ‘Is Your Health For $ale?’ in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join Brandy Vaughan, former Merck pharmaceutical rep and founder of LearnTheRisk.org, a campaign of the Council for Vaccine Safety, for a FREE talk on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. in San Francisco, as she exposes the dark side of today’s ‘health’care system and explains how we can stay healthy in a system that wants to keep us sick.

On Sept. 20 International Health Experts to Discuss Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) a Global and National Priority

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 20, 2016. With C. difficile infection prevention being declared a national priority – researchers, public health officials, infectious disease specialists, and others continue to research more effective ways to prevent, treat, and combat this microbe.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Proudly Salutes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) #BeThere Campaign

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its Be There campaign on its website to educate Veterans, Service members and those who care about them, of the vital role they play in preventing suicide. The campaign aims to raise awareness about behavioral health issues concerning our nation’s Veterans, and encourages loved ones to Be There.

New Medical Tech: 5-minute Custom Splinting System Designed to Succeed Where Others Fail

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MakeITMarket USA is excited to announce a new custom wound shield that protects injuries within five minutes. It’s the USplint(TM) and it’s American-made. Ideal for professional first aid kits, medical, dental and even veterinary applications, this new injury protection device is getting noticed.

Local Public Health Departments prepare for increase in TB testing and treatment due to new screening recommendations from the USPSTF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published Sept. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.

Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Call for 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship Applicants

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company, announced today a call for applications for the 2017 Koch Kellan Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology. A Paragon Gives initiative, the Koch Kellan Scholarship reinforces the fundamental mission of Paragon BioTeck to drive innovations to address unmet and underserved medical needs and improve the quality of lives around the world.

PsychArmor Institute Launches TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PsychArmor Institute and TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today the launch of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance School for Health Care Providers, a suite of free online courses taught by nationally-recognized subject matter experts to prepare community health care providers to effectively deliver care to service members, veterans and their families.

Tatt2Away Adds Medical Director to Tattoo Removal Team

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical Inc, officially announces that Dr. Jeffery L. Deal has agreed to serve as Medical Director for the company’s revolutionary Tatt2Away non-laser tattoo removal system. In this important role, Dr. Deal will review new technologies and advise the Rejuvatek Medical team on product development and implementation, providing expertise on matters benefiting from his clinical knowledge.

Asheville Business Places in ‘Best of WNC’ after Being Open Full-Time for Less Than a Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a feat she never thought possible, but one she accomplished anyway. When Lauren Woodard, LCSW, owner, Bloom Consulting and Counseling, placed second in the psychologist/counselor, health and wellness category in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2016 reader poll, she was simultaneously thrilled and stunned.

Pharma companies gain competitive advantage from 1 day Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence in Pharma sales and marketing

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eularis announces the release of their one-day Masterclass “Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Sales and Revenue: What Pharma Need to Know.” Many Pharma sales and marketing teams do not understand the relevance, nor the critical importance, of AI to achieve stronger results in their roles, and believe it is not relevant to them or their job. This is an incorrect assumption.

Sarasota Attorney M David Shapiro Comments on Landmark $70 Million ADHD Drug Risperdal Lawsuit

SARASOTA, Fla., July 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sarasota Florida attorney commented after a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict of $70 million against Johnson and Johnson for failing to warn of the risks associated for taking Risperdal. The case involved a sixteen-year-old boy who developed breast from the medication prescribed for attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

SUDC Supports Neuropathology Research Fellowship

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a $120,000 commitment, the SUDC Foundation is excited to announce the support of “The Moss Pieratt Foundation Memorial Neuropathology Fellowship” at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system, which includes the brain and is crucial to our better understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC). To date, there are no comprehensive brain studies on victims of SUDC.

Demand is growing for more effective elimination of surgical smoke from ORs

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to I.C. Medical, Inc., smoke from surgical procedures, often called “plume,” is a carcinogen that contains toxic chemicals, viable bacteria, viruses, and mutagenic substances. Exposure to plume poses risk to the health of surgeons, nurses, OR staff, as well as patients.

When Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits Run Out, What Next? A Trending ‘Partnership’ System Offers a Fix, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A relatively new species of long-term care policies called Partnership Plans has become widely available and could be a good option for many, according to ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance Easy — Plans Affordable

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More people than ever are looking at ways to safeguard their future retirement income from the financial costs and burdens of Long Term Health Care, says Matt McCann, a nationally known expert on Long Term Care Planning. These costs can have a dramatic impact on a person’s 401(k), 403(b), IRA and other assets.

Super Foods Author and Host Stephanie Pedersen Launches ‘Berry Extravaganza’ Event Saturday, July 9

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super food celebrity author Stephanie Pederson hosts the peak “Berry Extravaganza,” a free tele-summit event featuring a panel of today’s “berry best” super food celebrity experts and authors, July 9-31, 2016.

The Pink Fund and Houston Area Fred Astaire Dance Studios Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event

HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R) presented by The Pink Fund, which makes its way to Houston on October 9, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom Houston, is the event for you.

Calif. State Leaders and Dental Plans Join Forces with the Center for Oral Health to Kick Off ‘Early Smiles’

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an unprecedented effort to address oral health disparities in the Sacramento region, the Center for Oral Health (COH), in partnership LIBERTY Dental Plan, Health Net and Access Dental plans, will kick off “Early Smiles” – a collaborative and innovative School Based Oral Health Program – today, at the State Capitol. The initiative has a goal of serving 12,000 children in Sacramento-area elementary schools in its first year.

MostFit Adds Esteemed Athletes and Coaches to Master Trainer Team and Ramps Up for IDEA World and NSCA Conventions

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MostFit is swiftly growing its Master Trainer and Ambassador team to include renowned trainers and athletes who will represent the brand and products via trainings, certifications and conference presence.

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be Uniquely Frustrating, says ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, you may be in for a long, exasperating slog, according to ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. “Unfortunately, LTC insurance isn’t an easy thing to buy,” says Denise Gott, the company’s CEO.

C. diff. Survivors Join International Topic Experts to Discuss Global Problems Around Leading Healthcare-acquired Infection Clostridium difficile

ATLANTA, Ga., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Atlanta, Ga. on September 20, 2016. A panel of C. diff. survivors will join world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

MyDoctorsChat Fully Embraces the AMA’s New Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine

HOUSTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MHIT Business Services, Inc. – the parent company of MyDoctorsChat – a fully scalable, HIPAA compliant enterprise mobile telemedicine software solution for doctors, patients and healthcare organizations believes that the evolution of telemedicine technology offers improved access to healthcare and provides new, sophisticated opportunities for healthcare providers to address their patients’ unique healthcare needs.

Gamma Medical Research announces the use of Telemedicine in Clinical Research

MCALLEN, Texas, June 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gamma Medical Research, Inc., headed by Dr. Roberto Mangoo-Karim, is excited to announce the licensing of My Doctors Chat to provide Telemedicine in its clinical research programs. Gamma Medical Research, a company dedicated to compassionate medical care and scientific progress, is advancing science and innovation through clinical investigation by conducting pharmaceutical research trials.

Enjoying Your Green Spaces Safely This Summer

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many things summer offers, says Project EverGreen. Whether it is hiking or camping at a state or national park, going to your community park for a picnic or simply having fun in your own backyard, enjoying green spaces is a summer ritual.

Mike Smith Named Director of Finance of Four Seasons Compassion for Life

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael “Mike” Smith, M.B.A., and Certified Health Care Financial Professional (or CHFP), has been named director of finance with Four Seasons Compassion for Life. Smith attributes Four Seasons’ leaders for modeling quality personal growth and professional development.

Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Sees Cancer Research Month As Ideal Time to Provide Free Access to Cancer Study Data

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today said it agrees with Vice President Joe Biden that the lives of more cancer victims could be saved if cancer researchers were able to more freely access published studies and, most importantly, their underlying data.

BioTE Medical Poised to Change Healthcare as it Expands into Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., May 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BioTE(R) Medical, a leader in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is expanding its nationwide network of certified physicians into the Atlanta, Georgia market this month.

Pick Your Long-Term Care Agent Carefully, Advises ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The best way to buy long-term care insurance is through an independent agent, according to many experts. But agents vary. How do you pick a professional who is right for you? ‘We recommend asking six key questions,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo 2016

TAMPA, Fla., May 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation ‘International Raising C. diff. Awareness’ Conference and Health Expo will be hosted in Atlanta on Sept. 20, 2016 featuring world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

California Chiropractor calls Prince’s death, ‘One more example of gross medical stupidity!’

CORTE MADERA, Calif., May 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County ‘addiction specialist,’ Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as ‘having a totally wrong-headed approach.’

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Launches Foundation to Fund Quality Care during Serious Illness

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, western North Carolina’s leading, community-based hospice and palliative care provider, announces the launch of the Four Seasons for Life Foundation. The philanthropic non-profit is charged with securing the resources to maintain quality care during serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness in Henderson and Buncombe counties, and across the region.

Spodak Dental Group Partners with Tony Robbins and Feeding America for 40th Anniversary

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group (‘SDG’ or the ‘Group’), announced their partnership with best-selling author, Tony Robbins, and Feeding America today, with the mission to feed America’s hungry. In honor of Spodak Dental Group’s 40th Anniversary, Dr. Craig Spodak is launching a ’40 Days of Giving’ Campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days, and will donate all monies to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Do-It-Yourself Long-Term Care Can Have High Hidden Costs, According to ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rate increases by some long-term care insurance carriers should not scare people off, according to Denise Gott. ‘Even if a particular policy’s premium seems high,’ she says, ‘it may be a bargain compared to the alternative, family caregiving.’ Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Hasenin Al-khersan Named 2016 Koch Kellan Scholar

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., announced today that Hasenin Al-khersan has been named its 2016 Koch Kellan Scholar. Paragon Gives, a Paragon BioTeck initiative, awards the Koch Kellan Scholarship to an outstanding graduate medical student committed to pursuing a clinical, teaching or research career in ophthalmology.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments on Little Hoover Commission Report’s Recommendations on Improving the Oral Health Delivery System for CA’s Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

IRVINE, Calif., April 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) has reviewed the recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission Report, released April 1, 2016, which recognized the need for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative action, along with a vote of confidence for the preventive oral health care model of Dental Managed Care (DMC) program.

W&L Hopes Faster FDA Publication of Potential Risk Signals for SGLT2 Inhibitors: Newest – Stroke, Thromboembolic Events, Acute Kidney Injury

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., said today it hopes potentially fatal side effects associated with SGLT2 inhibitor drugs will be reported to consumers faster, since people taking these next-generation diabetes medications deserve to be notified of the health dangers shortly after they have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The C Diff Foundation Selected to Receive JL Simmons NonProfit PR Grant for 2016

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., March 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announces that it has been selected to receive the annual J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant for 2016. Each year the PR Grant, launched in 2000 by Neotrope, helps selected worthy causes raise visibility to media and public for the charity’s good works.

Paragon BioTeck Receives EN ISO 13485:2012 Certification

PORTLAND, Ore., March 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company, announced today that it has received EN ISO 13485:2012 certification, signifying the company’s successful implementation of an effective quality management system.