ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
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After more than a century of Christmases, Asheville’s Ruth Ebbs, 102, proves it’s never too late to come home
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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 is a full-service practice that is conveniently equipped to meet all dental needs.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: This holiday season, give the gift of a healthy, straight smile. 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 Provider, placing the company in the top 5 percent of providers worldwide.
SUDC Foundation lauds the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ‘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.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
WILLISTON, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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 will provide public relations and cause-related-marketing support to Guardian Angels over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.
SUDC Foundation announces Senate HELP Committee approves Sudden Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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).
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
HOUSTON, Texas /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: For the second consecutive year, AlEn USA joins forces with Curing Children’s Cancer Fund and donates $25,000 to provide financial support for some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researchers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neurotech Press today announced 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: 9780988234222), by Jennifer French and James Cavuoto, tells the stories of 10 courageous individuals.
In an intimate interview, North Carolina doctor shares how he responded to the Ebola crisis with decisive action under pressure
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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, Nov. 17, 5 p.m.
Spodak Dental Group wins the Dental Office Design of the Year for a Group Practice from the 15th Annual Dental Office Design Competition
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Florida’s 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.
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., Allied Firms Obtain Stryker Rejuvenate, ABGII Hip Implants Settlement Which Could Top $1 Billion
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) 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, P.C. announced today.
With 2,170 cases of TB reported last year in Calif., TB programs must be maintained says California Tuberculosis Controllers Assoc.
OAKLAND, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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).
PORTLAND, Ore. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
PORTLAND, Ore. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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 on October 18-21, 2014.
SilkTears, LLC cites advances in protein-based excipient technology may allow for the development of artificial tear products
PLYMOUTH, Minn. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
NOMISe Systems, Inc. and Healthcare Insights, LLC Announce Merger Plans to offer hospitals a fully integrated solution for controlling costs
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
‘Introduction to Palliative Care 101′ in N.C. explains how palliative care places the focus on the individual, not the disease
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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 Lunch and Learn, ‘Introduction to Palliative Care 101,’ will be noon September 30, 2014, at the Pardee Signature Care Clinic in Blue Ridge Mall.
Tendil and Lombardi Champagne helps with ALS Fundraiser for ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 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.
New medical research posits that persons at risk for atherosclerosis could be identified through a simple blood test
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis – the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.
Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a hospice and palliative care leader, becomes national partner of We Honor Veterans
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: North Carolina’s Four Seasons Compassion for Life, an award-winning hospice and palliative care industry leader, has become a national partner of ‘We Honor Veterans,’ a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
CLEVELAND, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Ohio’s Lakewood College today announced a new payment plan option that will allow students to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program without going thousands of dollars into debt. Lakewood College is committed to helping students achieve their goals affordably.
Paragon BioTeck Receives 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug
PORTLAND, Ore. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Oregon’s Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug.
DAYTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Right at Home – Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance announced today that they have created a mutually beneficial alliance with Ideal Home Health Care. Right at Home – Dayton and Ideal HHC are offering a specialized collaborative approach, each with a locally focused expertise.
KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A new online collection published by the Long Term Care Guild, ‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving,’ is now available without charge. Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), it’s a concise set of links to caregiving experiences and advice of movie stars, politicians, and other luminaries.
Paragon BioTeck’s FDA Approved Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution Readily Available through Bausch + Lomb
PORTLAND, Ore. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held U.S. biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and therapies, announces its FDA approved Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 2.5 percent and 10 percent, to dilate the pupil, is readily available through Bausch + Lomb.
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Four Seasons Compassion for Life today was notified they are the prospective recipients of a $9.5 million grant award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a program of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The non-profit agency emerges as the sole hospice and palliative care provider nationwide chosen to implement health care reform over a three year period through its innovative community care model.
COOPER CITY, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Florida-based Forever Young MedSpa today announced that it was recently granted a registered trademark for PRP Gold(R), its exclusive platelet rich plasma (PRP) for treating skin conditions. ‘PRP treatments have become very popular over the past few years,’ Brian Sidella, president and founder Forever Young MedSpa, says.
Studies Conclude Mindfulness Approach to Treating Addiction Helped More People Kick Habits Long-Term
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The results of two recent studies found a ‘mindfulness approach’ to treating addiction helped more people kick habits long-term, in some cases, over four times the success rate from traditional treatment methods. ‘I’m delighted to read about this study. But it doesn’t surprise me. Having worked in many different treatment programs through the years, I find mindfulness to be the most effective approach,’ says Scott Kiloby of the Kiloby Center.
Four Seasons Compassion for Life Celebrates its 35th Birthday Bash with musician Kat Williams, local craft beverages and cuisine
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Four Seasons Compassion for Life celebrates its ’35th Birthday Bash’ Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a true birthday party from 6 – 10 p.m. The anniversary party promises to be lively, featuring musician Kat Williams, local craft beverages and cuisine, pinata raffle baskets and more
Launch of Therapy Partner 3 with Integrated Scheduling, Billing, and Progress Note Features Result in Rapid Adoption
DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Sixty days after launch, Therapy Partner Corporation reports a quarterly spike in new sales secondary to launch of their new product release Therapy Partner 3.0. Version 3.0 is the most advanced technology application released by Therapy Partner to date, a company known for bringing advanced technology to the business of practice market.
SOUTHGATE, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Michigan-based Southgate Surgery Center is now offering patients the FDA-approved LENSAR Laser System, a new femtosecond laser technology designed to remove cataracts and restore vision more safely and accurately than traditional cataract surgery.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Organized by GP Dementia Services New York, Inc., the event will happen in New York at the Kolping House located on 165 East 88th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue on the first floor. The research program intends to test the Dementia Diary, a psychoeducational support system, developed in 2008 in New York by Gianni Perilli, an Italian sociologist Ph.D.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: An annual $10,000 award has been created by Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to be given to a third-year medical student with an interest in rural primary care.
Behavior Modification Expert and Founder of Vital Trance, Gene Hirschel, Offers Plan to Banish a Food Craving in 5-Minutes (*UPDATED*)
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: According to the Center for Disease Control website, as of 2010 over 35 percent of Americans above the age of 20 are considered obese, and over 69 percent are considered overweight. This has caused an increased interest in discovering easy and approachable weight loss plans. According to Gene Hirschel, Behavior Modification Expert and founder of Vital Trance, many of these do not provide lasting results. (UPDATED)
Premiere in N.C. of ‘A Unified Presence’ to include guest Njekwa Lumbwe, Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Njekwa Lumbwe, national coordinator of the Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia, is the guest of honor at a premiere film screening of ‘A Unified Presence,’ on Saturday, March 22, at Hendersonville High School Auditorium. Lumbwe will host a ‘talk back’ session for audience members following the viewing. A VIP welcome reception will precede the event at the Four Seasons Palliative Care Clinic.
Delta Dental of Oklahoma joins with members of Delta Dental Plans Assoc. to contribute $400K to America’s Dentists Care Foundation
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The number of Americans seeking help for dental-related pain at hospital emergency rooms is at a record high, says Delta Dental of Oklahoma. Dental ER visits increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010 and cost the healthcare system more than $2 billion annually.
OPINION: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Highlights Need for Better Addiction Treatment Methods, says Scott Kiloby
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. According to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, what most aren’t saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don’t work in the long term.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: For the third consecutive year, Healthcare Insights, LLC, a leading provider of financial management and decision-support solutions for the healthcare industry, has earned a #1 spot in the ‘Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services, Market Segment Category, Budgeting.’
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: North Carolina’s Four Seasons Compassion for Life today announced the addition of Callie Walston, philanthropy coordinator, to its development department. Four Seasons is a non-profit hospice and palliative care organization led by a dedicated team of health care professionals, social workers, spiritual care professionals and volunteers.
NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A new report from Thintri, Inc., says wireless technologies are poised to radically transform healthcare as we know it today. The emergence of these technologies coincides with a rapidly evolving regulatory environment, an overhauled insurance regime and new business models such as fee-for-outcome replacing fee-for-service and growing interest in using wireless technology in patient care, fitness and wellness, facilities management and other applications.
Landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly to be introduced by Assemblymember Atkins
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Calif. Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is not now required as a condition of licensure.
Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company announces Jason Lofton MD and Timothy Langford MD as 2014 New Board Members
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company today announced the election of two new members of their Board of Directors for 2014. As a mutual company, the two new board members were elected by the policyholders/owners of the insurance company. The two new board members are Jason Lofton, MD and Timothy Langford, MD.
Seniorcare trends for 2013 show residents 60+ doubled due to aging and relocation to western North Carolina
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A retrospective look at 2013 shows that the aging of western North Carolina’s population, together with retirement relocations, has resulted in a rise in the numbers of individuals who may need specialized care during serious illness or at end of life, according to Four Seasons Compassion for Life.
Five Common Ways of Knowing When it’s Time to Ask for Long Term Care Assistance for Aging Family Members
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ‘January is often the time when family members reassess the amount and quality of care they can give, versus what Grandma or Grandpa needs,’ says Chris Comeaux, Four Seasons Compassion for Life. As the holiday season draws to a close and families return home to resume work and school, the days following Christmas are frequently a time when the question of how to cope with an aging loved one’s long term illness is no longer a concern for the future.
Medical director of Med-West Health Systems, Sylva, Ron Fisher, M.D. to be Honored at Award Event in N.C.
SYLVA, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Respected physician and western North Carolina hospice and palliative care pioneer, Ron Fisher, M.D., will be honored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Highlands, peers and colleagues as he retires as medical director of Med-West Health Systems, Sylva, after 27 years of distinguished service. An informal, drop in reception will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment sign Midwest Veterinary Supply as the newest authorized distributor of Leading Edge products
DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment, an international supplier of new and exclusive veterinary medical equipment, announce their agreement with Midwest Veterinary Supply as the newest authorized distributor of Leading Edge products. Midwest Veterinary Supply is one of the country’s premier animal health companies, recently celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
Dual role caregivers are honored during informal reception, marking Mountain Home Care 10th anniversary
ARDEN, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: In celebration of Mountain Home Care’s 10th anniversary observance of November’s National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, Lana Wilde found it difficult, if not impossible, to choose only one dual role caregiver to receive the company’s ‘Caregiver Leadership Award.’ That’s why, in an informal, family-style reception themed ‘Caregivers are Everyday Heroes,’ the company’s owner and founder awarded each caregiver.
SignatureCLL SignatuRx Test for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Shown to Reduce Early Cancer Deaths
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: SignatureCLL today announced that the first laboratory test ever shown in a clinical trial to improve one year survival rates in cancer is now available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. cancer physician who invented the test and the British scientist who used it to make discoveries in leukemia will offer the test under the trade name SignatuRx through their own, newly-formed laboratory company.
COLUMBUS, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Janice Stanger, a leading wellness expert and benefits consultant for EPIC Insurance, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits brokerage, was a featured guest speaker at the 2013 Fall Wellness Forum Conference. At the conference, held November 8-10 in Columbus, Ohio, Stanger spoke on incorporating effective wellness programs into the workplace and on private healthcare exchanges.
Paragon BioTeck to launch new line of eyecare products at the Annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting
PORTLAND, Ore. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Biopharmaceutical company Paragon BioTeck, Inc. today announced that it plans to launch its new line of products, known as Ilast(R), at the Annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans. Paragon signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Horus Pharma to supply Ilast(R) ocular care products in the U.S. last month, and the company is excited to release these products to ophthalmology professionals.
North Carolina Holiday Season to Remember Loved Ones at 23rd annual ‘Tree of Lights’ and ‘Songs for the Seasons’
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Illuminate the joys of the holiday season with Four Seasons Compassion for Life’s community celebrations in North Carolina, the 23rd annual ‘Tree of Lights,’ Friday, December 6, 5:30 p.m., and ‘Songs for the Seasons,’ Sunday, December 15, from 2-4 p.m.
CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Nutronics Labs, a Natural supplement company, today released a statement encouraging deer antler spray consumers to do thorough product research before buying health supplements online. Nutronics Labs is the leading manufacturer of deer antler spray and boasts the world’s strongest supplements available.
Creation of ‘Caregiver Leadership Award’ in honor of its 10th anniversary celebration and National Family Caregiver’s Month
ARDEN, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: In celebration of its 10th anniversary and National Family Caregiver’s Month in November, Mountain Home Care announces the creation of its ‘Caregiver Leadership Award.’ The award recognizes exemplary professional caregivers with dual roles of service in the workplace and in their families.
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a respected hospice care provider in North Carolina for almost a decade, leads the western region of the state for its significant percentage of patients served. Four Seasons serves an average of 1,000 persons daily.
Paragon BioTeck Inc to Distribute Horus Pharma Ilast Ocular Hygiene in U.S. with Exclusive Agreement
PORTLAND, Ore. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Paragon BioTeck, Inc. signs a distribution agreement with Horus Pharma for rights to supply the Ilast range of its medical-grade ocular hygiene and lid care products within the United States. It begins on an exclusive basis this month.
BOULDER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: TeamSnap, Inc., the world’s number one web and mobile team management service, for sports and activities, today announced the formation of the TeamSnap Health and Fitness Advisory Board in cooperation with HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neuro Alert, a healthcare organization providing neuromonitoring services for surgeons and hospitals throughout the United States, is pleased to announce its participation in The North American Spine Society (NASS) 28th Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2013 in New Orleans.
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, has been named a Top 30 Visionary by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. A recognized, influential leader in her field, Bull specializes in hospice and palliative care, focusing on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for persons with serious illness.
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.
Neuro Alert Announces New Board of Advisors to Streamline Operations, and Carry the Business Forward
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neuro Alert, an established healthcare organization and recognized leader in neuromonitoring services for surgeons, surgical groups and hospitals across the United States, has recently appointed six members to serve on their board of advisors. The new members of the team come from a variety of backgrounds and have a proven track record of success in business.
New Documentary Film ‘A Unified Presence’ features Four Seasons Compassion for Life and the Palliative Care Association of Zambia
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A premiere screening of ‘A Unified Presence,’ a short documentary film featuring Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its cross-continental partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Zambia is slated for Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Asheville Community Theater, 6:30-9 p.m.
Four Seasons Compassion for Life receives HRSA Grant to expand Hospice and Palliative Care in North Carolina
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Rural and medically underserved populations of eight western North Carolina counties will now have improved end of life care, thanks to a model education and training program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life. The program is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Leading Edge announces the new Tec 3 Vaporizer that extends its offerings into anesthetics and carries a 72 month warranty. The Tec 3 uses proven design principles to ensure output concentration is unaffected by flow rate, temperature differences, length of use, liquid level, or back pressure fluctuation within its clinical range.
Danny Sachs, M.D., who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neurotech Reports announced today that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco October 14-15. Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento’s first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.
DAYTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Dr. James Apesos, a noted Dayton cosmetic surgeon, has launched a new website for his Ohio area clients, repositioning the practice’s web presence to make it easier for patients to find information about procedures, schedule appointments, and receive personal medical advice about plastic and cosmetic surgery considerations.
OPINION: Diabetics and Surgery, Hazards to Avoid and Some of the Risks, as shared by Dr. T.V. Seshan
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Diabetes is an increasingly common medical condition afflicting millions of people across the U.S., says Neuro Alert. This debilitating disorder causes excess glucose (a type of sugar) to build up in the blood. Patients with diabetes are more susceptible to infection and run a higher risk of developing certain disorders.
First nationwide consumer LTCi Claims Assistance Service proves more effective than when families handle complexities alone
KANSAS CITY, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: FCF Holding today announced the results of the market test of ClaimJockey, their new long-term care insurance claims assistance service, the first of its kind in America. ‘It’s proving more successful than when families tackle the claims process alone,’ says Wendy Rinehart, President.
Long Term Care: North Carolina Residents Living with Serious Illnesses are on the Rise, says Four Seasons Compassion for Life
ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: According to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, North Carolina area services, options and support result in relocation of patients in need of long-term care options. Fewer than 15 minutes: That’s how long it took for a Virginia neurologist to tell Karen Zimmerman, then 51, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer’s Association, the results of her medical tests.
SOUTHGATE, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Southgate Surgery Center today announced that it has acquired the groundbreaking ORA System to support its ophthalmic surgeon’s ability to bring more precise vision outcomes for patients having cataract surgery.
FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion For Life, is a nominee for American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s list of top 25 visionaries in the field. Bull provides psychological and spiritual support to her patients exceeding the norm in the wider medical field.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Pillai Center For Mind Science will host a free live-stream webcast and Google+ Hangout on July 28, 2013 to present the power of sounds to increase intelligence. The free webcast will provide a forum for collaborative discussion to researchers, doctors and mystics worldwide.
DURHAM, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Heart IT today announced the release of Version 8 of their flagship products: WebPAX PACS and Universal Viewer. Heart Imaging Technologies is the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation.
San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board On-The-Job Training program helps dialysis center expand staff through no-cost programs
VICTORVILLE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino’s recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board screened all applicants and referred the most qualified.
Evidence suggests that IONM has proven to be more effective in spotting certain types of neurological damage, says Neuro Alert
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Spinal surgery involves a wide variety of complex procedures, according to N.Y.-based Neuro Alert. There is a potential for major neurological deficits if they are not recognized during surgery, so effective corrective action can be taken quickly. It goes without saying that early detection of potential complications is crucial for patient safety.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — According to Neuro Alert, many major surgeries carry an inherent risk of damage to critical neural structures. Therefore, surgeons of various specialties are increasingly embracing Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM), a group of procedures to observe neural pathways during high-risk vascular, orthopedic, neurosurgical, and peripheral nerve surgeries.
Financial Problems, on the Heels of Cancer, Alzheimer’s, or Other, May Be Combated by Planning for Critical Illness in Advance
KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ — A new guide describes a form of insurance designed to protect against financial catastrophe on the heels of catastrophic illness. Titled ‘Surviving Critical Illness Financially,’ the guide is being offered free of charge by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), under a non-exclusive distribution agreement with business partners American Independent Marketing (AIM) and GoldenCare USA, the publishers.
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