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Page 5 of Health and Medical News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



New Technologies Poised to Create Billion-Dollar Markets

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A series of market investigations by Thintri, Inc. has revealed significant new opportunities in several emerging technologies. These studies have uncovered three technologies that are projected to undergo dramatic market growth through the decade, moving rapidly from very modest, or even non-existent, markets to billion-dollar levels within the next five to 10 years.

Saluda Medical secures $10 million in new financing

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Saluda Medical has today announced that it has received $10 million in Series B financing bringing a breakthrough treatment for chronic pain one step closer to reality.

Spodak Dental Group Offers $1,000 Off Invisalign

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group is offering a February ‘sweet’ deal for patients who are interested in straightening their smile. Patients will receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign when they enroll in treatment during the month of February.

Tax Puzzle: Millions Expected to Forego Deductions as High as $4,750 for Long-Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every year 10’s of millions pass up a few hundred to a few thousand dollars – tax deductions for owning long-term care insurance. How come? Four sales leaders with ACSIA Partners point to psychological obstacles and suggest ways around them. ACSIA Partners is one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Consumer-Friendly Website Launched by Recognized Expert on Long Term Care Insurance Planning

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann, one of the nation’s leading experts on Long Term Insurance, has launched a new educational website which will allow consumers to learn more about this important retirement planning topic.

Spodak Dental Group Welcomes Prestigious Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Torres, to Dental Family

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group expands the team of eminently qualified doctors to include Daniel Torres, DMD. A local to Delray, Dr. Torres is committed to providing his community with superior dental care.

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Relkin Appointed to Xarelto MDL Leadership Team

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ellen Relkin, of counsel attorney with Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., has been named to the plaintiffs’ steering committee created by judicial order to facilitate lawsuits against the makers of the anticoagulant drug Xarelto, the personal injury and mass tort law firm today announced.

The Triple Aim of Health Care: Four Seasons CMO Janet Bull Looks Ahead to a Future of Higher Quality, Better Service, and Lower Costs

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Feb. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, talks about the Triple Aim of Healthcare as if it were the Holy Grail. And for health care providers which hope to offer their patients higher quality, better service and lower costs during serious illness or at end of life, it may very well be the equivalent.

Healthcare Insights Showcases #1 Software and New Range of Services at HFMA Dixie Institute

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following its fourth consecutive ranking as #1 Category Leader for budgeting software and services in the annual Best in KLAS report, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI) will exhibit at the 2015 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Dixie Institute in Charleston, S.C. The annual conference brings together hospital finance executives to discuss critical issues facing health care providers in the southern states and beyond.

David Nour, Enterprise Growth Strategist and best-selling author, to lead the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2015 Emerging Leader Conference

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David Nour, enterprise growth strategist, and best-selling author of Relationship Economics(R) and Return on Impact(R), will be leading the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at their 2015 Emerging Leader Conference on February 5, 2015 at the Loews South Beach Resort in Miami, Florida.

EQ2 LLC Successfully Completes Interconnectivity Testing, Proving its Hospital Software can ‘Talk’ with New Smart Medical Instruments

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EQ2 LLC, a leading supplier of hospital CMMS (Computerized Maintenance and Management System) software, announced that its HEMS software successfully completed five days of real-time integration and interoperability testing at the IHE (Integrating The Healthcare Enterprise) Connectathon in Cleveland.

Four Seasons’ Stiwinter Receives 2014 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melissa Stiwinter of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, has received the 2014 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Recognition Award. The award was conveyed in a Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 ceremony at the western office of Four Seasons, honoring Stiwinter’s contributions to the profession.

Healthcare INSIGHTS Earns Fourth Consecutive KLAS #1 Budgeting Software Distinction

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the just-released 2014 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI), which provides integrated hospital financial management and cost accounting software as well as business process consulting services, continues to lead the industry. For the fourth consecutive year, HCI’s INSIGHTS(R) software application again ranked as #1 Category Leader in the Budgeting Software and Services Category.

Integrated Physical Medicine Announces South Bay Community Mixer to Support Local Business Growth

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) will be hosting a business mixer in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA). The event will take place on January 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. at IPM located at 3661 Torrance Blvd., Suite 201, Torrance, CA 90503.

Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Agency Doubles Worksite Sales

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies, reports 2014 sales of approximately $5 Million for its Worksite Division, up 100 percent from 2013. ‘Double in just one year! For us, that’s huge,’ says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President, who heads the worksite operation.

TSI Develops Innovative Sternal Retractor System

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeDan Surgical Innovations (TSI) today announced the release of the Small Incision Retractor System(TM), or SIS Retractor(TM), for use when a standard sternotomy is required. An official launch will be held later this week at the STS meeting in San Diego.

Forever Young MedSpa to Offer New Noninvasive Fat Reduction Device for Thighs

COOPER CITY, Fla., Jan. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forever Young MedSpa, South Florida’s go-to establishment for medical aesthetics and plastic surgery, is one of only a very few centers in the entire United States to offer the brand-new Flex applicator for BTL’s Vanquish ‘fat busting’ system.

Local Sherlock Holmes of Dermatology Aims to Reverse Trend of Increasing Waiting Times at Naz’Rene Clinic and Skincare

CHESTER, Va., Jan. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Many studies have been released in the last five years that indicate in some areas it can take months for someone to see a dermatologist,’ said Dr. Edward Boakye Co-Founder and President of Richmond, Virginia’s recently opened Naz’Rene Clinic and Skincare. ‘Thank God most lesions are not fatal! However, you never know if an itching rash could potentially be a harbinger of something more sinister if it is not taken to someone who can review it accurately.’

eAgile Launches the World’s Smallest High Performance UHF Inlay for Item-Level Intelligence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announced today the release of their new UHF EPC compliant MicroWing(TM) inlay. The MicroWing is the size of a paper clip which makes it the smallest RFID inlay available on the market to achieve a greater than 2 meter read range.

The Foundation for Healthy Living Announces ‘Healthy Minds-Lives-Communities’

MESA, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the doors will open at the San Tan Charter School in Gilbert, Arizona, for the first ‘Healthy Minds-Lives-Communities’ event. The Foundation for Healthy Living has designed a day to provide free education and resources to inform, educate and inspire healthy living in the local community.

Healthcare Insights Introduces New Value Proposition at HFMA Region 11 Symposium

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Jan. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hundreds of hospital finance executives from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington are convening in San Diego next week to discuss critical issues facing hospitals in the Western states and beyond. Among the exhibitors at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Region 11 Symposium and Trade Faire will be Healthcare Insights, LLC, (HCI) in its first trade show appearance since merging with NOMISe, Inc. in October.

The FootMate System Receives Endorsement from The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

COMMERCE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush has acquired a powerful partner. The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (‘ACFAOM’) has endorsed the FootMate(R) System.

Bereaved families receive special Holiday gift as President Obama enacts legislation to combat sudden death in children

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The SUDC Foundation celebrates the legislation signed into law today by President Obama which is deeply personal to all those who have lost a child to Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). ‘This is the best Christmas gift ever,’ said Laura Crandall to President Obama at the bill signing today in the White House.

Home for the Holidays: The Blessings of Christmas Never Grow Old, Even As We Age

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For 100 of the past 101 Christmases Ruth Ebbs has celebrated, she’s found herself at home surrounded by family and friends. However, after breaking her hip in a fall, she spent last year’s holiday season in a nursing home, fervently wishing she was marking the occasion at home. Now, thanks to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Ruth became one of the increasing numbers of older adults who are reclaiming their ability to live independently at home.

Spodak Dental Group Is Now Open On Saturdays

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is accepting current and future patients who are interested in routine, preventative and emergency dental care.

Spodak Dental Group Offers $1,000 Off Invisalign Treatment

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season, give the gift of a healthy, straight smile and receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign(R) treatment. Invisalign(R) takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created personally for each patient. Spodak Dental Group is an Elite Invisalign(R) Provider, placing the company in the top 5 percent of providers worldwide.

Families Overjoyed as the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘After six years in Congress, I am overwhelmed with the bill’s passage,’ said Laura Crandall, SUDC Foundation President and mother of Maria who died inexplicably at the age of 15 months. ‘This legislation marks the first time our federal government even recognizes the existence of sudden unexplained deaths of children after their first birthday. I am proud of our government today.’

Varicose to Perfect Receives Vein Center Accreditation by The IAC

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Varicose to Perfect, state of the art vein treatment centers with offices in Springboro and Dayton, Ohio, have been granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Families Empowering Families at Community Connections Receives 2014 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Families Empowering Families at Community Connections, is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-marketing support to Families Empowering Families over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

The SUDC Foundation commends the Senate’s passage of the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the SUDC Foundation, every year approximately 30,000 families in the U.S. are affected by Stillbirth, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). SUDC is defined as the sudden death of a child greater than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the child’s medical history.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Receives 2014 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant

WILLISTON, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-related-marketing support to Guardian Angels over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

Senate HELP Committee approves Sudden Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The SUDC Foundation applauds the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on their passage of the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (S.2746/H.R.669).

Savvy Siblings Discuss Long-Term Care at Thanksgiving Table – They Seek to Protect Estates While Elders Still Healthy and Insurable

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recent years, Thanksgiving has become more than a time for getting together, showing appreciation, and renewing family bonds. It has also become a time to talk turkey about the long-term care needs of aging parents, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

Paragon BioTeck Receives CE Mark Approval on Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announced today that it has received CE mark approval for the recently FDA cleared Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug. CE mark approval is recognized and associated with safety and performance in multiple countries.

Dr. Tiffany Peterson Wins 2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrated business excellence and leadership at this year’s Luminary Gala ‘Dazzle Delray – Awarding the Stars in Our Town,’ held at the Delray Beach Marriott on October 24, 2014. The Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to Dr. Tiffany Peterson of Spodak Dental Group and presented her with the 2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award.

New Book Profiles Pioneering Users of Neurotech Therapies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neurotech Press announces the publication of a new book that profiles some of the unsung heroes of medical technologies: the brave people who were among the first to use a new or experimental therapy or device. ‘Bionic Pioneers: Brave Neurotech Users Blaze the Trail to New Therapies’ (ISBN: 978-0-9882342-2-2), by Jennifer French and James Cavuoto, tells the stories of 10 courageous individuals with neurological disabilities who made the decision to participate in a clinical trial or become a recipient of a newly approved neurotech device to treat their conditions.

Health Care Cafe with Chris Comeaux, CEO of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, to Feature Physician Lance Plyler’s First-Hand Experience of ‘Ebola Outbreak in Liberia’ November 17

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Western North Carolina physician, Lance Plyler, M.D., is a recent veteran of the front lines of the Ebola epidemic, saving the lives of two Americans working to avert the crisis in Liberia: Kent Brantly, M.D., and his colleague, Nancy Writebol. Health Care Cafe, sponsored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, airs the interview with Plyler, ‘Ebola Outbreak in Liberia,’ on WTZQ, 1600 AM radio, Monday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m.

Spodak Dental Group Wins National Dental Office Design Competition

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group wins the Dental Office Design of the Year for a Group Practice from the 15th Annual Dental Office Design Competition. The winners were selected from more than 40 entries nationwide and were announced at the American Dental Association 2014 – America’s Dental Meeting this month.

Cash for Candy: Spodak Dental Group to Collect Halloween Candy for Troops Overseas – Third Year in a Row

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Halloween, Spodak Dental Group wants to help you earn cash for your candy and support our troops. All trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring their excess unopened and uneaten candy to the office and receive $1 per pound (five pounds maximum).

Weitz and Luxenberg, Allied Firms Obtain Stryker Rejuvenate, ABGII Hip Implants Settlement; Payouts Could Top $1 Billion

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay potentially more than $1 billion to settle claims from patients injured by the company’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants, the nationally prominent personal-injury law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Global Resolution Reached in Lawsuits over Stryker Rejuvenate/ABG II Failed Hips

HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized after four months of negotiations before retired United States Magistrate Judge Diane Welsh of JAMS in Philadelphia.

Sustaining Local Expertise, Responding to Global Health Threats

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

Is Your Long-Term Care Exposure a Broader Danger Than Ebola or Terrorism?

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Americans concerned about terrorism and Ebola should be aware of a much more likely, though less scary, development: one day needing long-term care. ‘The risk is great and too many ignore it,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Corporate Citizenship Initiative, ‘Paragon Gives’

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announces that it will be formally launching its corporate citizenship initiative coined, Paragon Gives. On Sunday October 19, 2014, Paragon BioTeck, will kick off its newly branded corporate social responsibility initiative at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in Chicago, Ill.

Paragon BioTeck to Exhibit at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, will be exhibiting at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Booth #4550) in Chicago, Ill., on October 18 – 21.

EPIC adds Christopher Walker, Esq. as Director of Healthcare Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

Novel Protein May Hold Promise for Enhancing Artificial Tear Formulations

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SilkTears, LLC, a privately held, research-based and product-driven biotechnology company, announced today that advances in protein-based excipient technology may allow for the development of artificial tear products that will more closely represent certain characteristics of the natural makeup of the tear film, and may help the significant population of patients suffering from dry eye syndrome.

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Ebola Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Outbreak?

LONDON, U.K., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Replikins Global Surveillance System’s analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end to the current outbreak if adequate public health measures are implemented for containment of Ebola virus already in human hosts. (See Figure.)

VLP Law Group Grows with the Addition of Jeremy Cubert and Richard Kimball to its Intellectual Property and Corporate Groups

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

Social Justice Advocate Interviews Transgender Federal Inmate about Abhorrent Healthcare

PETERSBURG, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Social justice advocate, author, and inmate, Christopher Zoukis, recently met with Sangye Rinchen, a transgender federal prison inmate incarcerated for bank robbery at FCI Petersburg – a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia. What he learned was frightening.

Four Seasons Leads in Significant Percentage of Hospice Patients in Mountain Area Counties

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a respected hospice and palliative care provider, again leads the state and Mountain Area counties for its significant percentage of patients served at their end of life through its hospice services and programs.

National Law Journal Names Weitz and Luxenberg to ‘Elite Trial Lawyers’ List, Reveals 2 Keys to Firm’s $9-Billion Actos Verdict

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two keys that earlier this year led to a $9-billion courtroom victory by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., against the maker of the diabetes drug Actos, were revealed Monday when National Law Journal named the New York City-based personal injury firm to its debut list of ‘America’s Elite Trial Lawyers.’

Healthcare Insights, LLC and NOMISe Systems, Inc. Announce Merger Plans

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Healthcare Insights, LLC, a financial management software firm serving the healthcare industry, and NOMISe Systems, Inc., a provider of hospital cost accounting and patient analytics solutions, today announced the merger of their business operations. The new company will operate under the Healthcare Insights name with an expanded and improved suite of software products, consulting, and outsourced solutions marketed under the INSIGHTS(R) software and NOMISe(R) services brands.

Viztek Licenses Zero Footprint Patent Portfolio From Heart Imaging Technologies

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart Imaging Technologies LLC (HeartIT) today announced that Viztek LLC (Viztek), a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, has licensed HeartIT’s zero footprint patent portfolio. The licensed patents cover the use of zero footprint technologies to provide access to diagnostic-quality medical images in a standard Internet web browser.

Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Advances Community Partnerships for Successful Aging Initiative

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Increasing numbers of western North Carolina’s senior citizens will now be safe at home thanks to Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., or COA, and its newest community partners, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

Hearing Professionals Unveils New Website and Marketing Plans

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Dr. Darshan Vyas and his staff at Hearing Professionals in Sidney, Ohio were looking for better ways to reach those suffering from minor to severe hearing loss in the upper Miami Valley, they called Mike McDermott and the digital marketing team at Bash Foo of Tipp City, Ohio.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Pardee co-host ‘Introduction to Palliative Care 101’ in Hendersonville (UPDATED)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Western North Carolina residents who wish to learn more about compassionate care during serious illness are invited to attend an event co-hosted by Four Seasons Compassion for Life and Pardee Hospital. The free Lunch and Learn, ‘Introduction to Palliative Care 101,’ will be noon Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Pardee Signature Care Clinic in Blue Ridge Mall.

Champagne Toast to a Cure for ALS

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By now, most people are familiar with the ALS ice bucket challenge that is sweeping the globe. But, what about the champagne challenge? This ALS fundraiser involves a partnership between the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and Tendil and Lombardi Champagne.

The Prospect of ‘Empowered Living’ Could Motivate Millions to Plan for Long Term Care, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners introduces the concept of ’empowered living,’ an idea they hope will catch on to help solve a big national problem: lack of planning for long term care.

eAgile Awarded Patent for RFID Intelligent Packaging Breakthrough

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent for the company’s eSeal(TM) RFID-enabled packaging solution. The eSeal solution solves many of the underlying concerns surrounding the nearly one trillion containers consumed annually by the medical, cosmetics, food and beverage industries.