Medical Industry News

NEWS: An epilepsy educational conference comes to Anchorage on Sept. 26, featuring presentations on epilepsy medications, treatments, neuroimaging, a medical panel for questions, and a Studio E Art Therapy session, hosted by The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW).

NEWS: Philosys, Inc. announces that all Kmart pharmacies nationwide are now offering the Gmate(R) SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the latest in mHealth technology for diabetes management. Gmate SMART is available in all Kmart pharmacies as of September 2015. The Gmate SMART meter and App deliver fast and accurate blood glucose test results right to your smartphone.

NEWS: Reliable group counseling by certified experts is now available online, according to a group of therapists, psychologists, and consultants who have coalesced to form Growthnet, the world's largest multi-lingual network of Web-based group counselors. According to founders John Toomey, Amy Chang, and Savithri Gandhi, current technology allows services to be provided in several languages, with simultaneous interpretation soon to be available in 17 different tongues.

NEWS: Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) is extremely excited to announce that their CloudCMR service now contains over 10,000 de-identified Cardiac MRI (CMR) procedures and their associated, finalized, clinical reports.

NEWS: N.C.-based Heart Imaging Technologies LLC (Heart IT) announced today that Vital Images Inc., a leader in advanced medical image visualization software, has licensed Heart IT's zero footprint patent portfolio.

NEWS: The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces an epilepsy educational conference to be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The conference is free and open to the public.

NEWS: MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc., (OTC:MDIT : OTCMKTS:MDIT) specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces its Mexican distributor, ATYDE won a public tender for delivery of 31 MEDITE tissue staining machines with a the total retail value of approximately $600,000. This is the first major sale to Mexico for MEDITE.

NEWS: North Carolina's Captiva Lab, LLC, Captiva Lab, LLC, in Charlotte, N.C., an innovative reference laboratory featuring advanced testing services, announced on August 20, 2015, that it has earned full Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization and received its coveted and highly regarded COLA Certification.

ORLANDO, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. ('Company,' OTCQB symbol: MDIT / OTCBB:MDIT / OTCMKTS:MDIT), specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces second quarter and six month 2015 results.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. has launched an investigation into injuries sustained by patients when catheters used during cardiac angiogram procedures to inject contrast dye into blood vessels malfunctioned by either splitting or separating, the firm announced.

HOUSTON, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Center of Reproductive Medicine has announced Dr. John R. Crochet, Jr., has been named as a 'Rising Star' - an honor bestowed to only 2.5 percent of physicians in Texas. Rising Stars are an elite subset of Super Doctors, an already distinguished listing of top doctors, all of whom are featured in the July 2015 issue of Texas Monthly.

CELINA, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Hearing Professionals, a leading area provider of hearing aids, today announced that they are opening a new office at 1939 Havemann Rd. Celina, OH to better meet the needs of those seeking out assistance with their hearing problems.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Weitz and Luxenberg today initiated an investigation into the harm suffered by patients whose private health and financial records were hacked during a recent data breach in Indiana, the law firm announced. Records of approximately 4 million patients found their way into criminal hands.

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractor in Marin County, Calif., received two complaints from the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners last week. 'I expected to be attacked by a government that not merely protects the medical industry; it actively promotes that industry, and forces their procedures upon us, especially the children, without regard to safety, efficacy or the right to choose.'

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Representatives are volunteering and advocating with the C Diff Foundation, raising Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) awareness and providing educational information to the thousands of fair-goers in North Central Pennsylvania and South Central New York.

AUSTIN, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Oncology Group today announced that Terry Massey has joined the company as vice president. Mr. Massey will lead The Oncology Group's newest consulting service, revenue recovery.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: If you're in the market for long-term care insurance, you've probably submitted some online forms. And your phone may be ringing. How should you respond? 'Cautiously at first,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency.

WALTHAM, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Forerun Inc. today announced it has joined the Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) as a Premier Partner to help better serve the Urgent Care healthcare market with UrgiChart - an intuitive electronic health record system enabling physicians to document efficiently while streamlining clinical decision making thus freeing up more time for patient interaction and increasing operational improvement.

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Trebius Promotions announces that Mauro Orthodontics is an official sponsor of Miyelo Music Festival presented by Dave Arbogast, a day-long summer music event to be held in Tipp City, Ohio's downtown merchant district this Saturday, July 18, 2015.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Dr. Samin Eftekhari of Spodak Dental Group has been named the Freedom Day USA State Co-Director for Florida. As a Captain in the ARMY Reserve, he is dedicated to giving back to our nation's personnel.

MCLEAN, Va. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: StemCell ARTS, an affiliate of National Spine and Pain Centers, is proud to announce that Dr. Mayo Friedlis was invited to co-lead the esteemed 'CUHK Primary Care Symposium 2015' on July 4, 2015 in Hong Kong, N.T., People's Republic of China. Dr. Friedlis presented a Plenary Lecture on 'Musculoskeletal Intervention of Primary Care Physicians: The Role on Injection Therapy.'

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Florida's Spodak Dental Group expands the team of eminently qualified doctors to include George Sanchez, DDS. He has a passion for excellence and is committed to providing his community with superior dental care.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Nationally prominent personal injury law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today said that 95 percent of registered eligible patients are now enrolled in the Stryker modular hip settlement program. This program has been established to ensure that each injured patient will receive a share of more than $1 billion as compensation for problems encountered with Rejuvenate and ABGII metal-on-metal modular hip implants.

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 'Giving voice to a growing public health problem,' notes Dr. Don Harte, Marin County chiropractor, 'a recent cover of TIME magazine bears a picture of a fishhook, with a pill as 'bait.' That cover proclaims 'They're the most powerful painkillers ever invented. And they're creating the worst addiction crisis America has ever seen.' No kidding!'

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. is investigating another privacy breach in 2015 that has resulted in the theft of patients' personal information at several hospitals in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These hospitals all used the billing services of Medical Management LLC, based in North Carolina, announced the law firm.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Government statistics have revealed a problem of epidemic proportion among our returning Military: a suicide rate of 22 Veterans a day. The cause of the problem is often Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury, according to the non-profit Drop 22 Challenge organization.

AUSTIN, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Oncology Group today announced that its owner and president, Marsha Fountain, will retire effective May 29, 2015. Steve Black, who has served as vice president of The Oncology Group since August 2013, will take over as president.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Healthcare Insights, LLC, a leader in providing financial management software and services to hospitals and health systems nationwide, will be presenting its solutions for reducing healthcare costs and improving patient care during the annual International MUSE Conference in Nashville.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company announced today that it will be joining Constellation, a mutual holding company, and its family of companies. Arkansas Mutual is a provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, located in Little Rock; it will be the third Constellation member company, joining MMIC and UMIA.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services awarded Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) a fixed price contract for a pilot project to create a rating system for the County's assisted living facilities, and to develop a consumer-friendly website to display the ratings and facility information.

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Denver-based Dialysis Scholarship Fund (DSF) will hold its 5th-year anniversary celebration at a 'Vegas Night' fundraising gala on May 31, 2015, at Ya Ya's Euro Bistro in Greenwood Village. DSF, a 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded by John 'JT' Turek, a former dialysis patient and kidney transplant recipient, to provide tuition aid assistance to dialysis patients waiting for kidney transplants.

PLANO, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Dr. Janice E. Brunstrom-Hernandez, also called 'Dr. Jan' by her patients, is a board certified pediatric neurologist. Her mission is to help children (0-22) with cerebral palsy (CP) to live their very best lives, now and in the future. And her new practice located in Texas - 1 CP Place - is designed to do just that.

PACIFICA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Sympathizing with those who started their tattoo removal process but whose service provider could no longer continue with the process, Rejuvatek Medical, Inc. of Sandy, Utah, flew in a top tattoo artist from Virginia, Melissa Lukeson, in order to continue the tattoo removal process for those 'incompleted' customers.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Spodak Dental Group is excited to announce that it has been selected as one of South Florida's Top Small Workplaces 2015. The company was recognized for its strong team culture, encouraging work environment and professional development efforts.

RALEIGH, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Claire Hicks, M.D., with Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, has been named 2015 Physician of the Year by the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina. Most recently, Hicks has introduced narrative medicine, the healing power of story, into her work with hospice patients and staff.

PUYALLUP, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today a new hiring initiative with the non-profit organization Hire America's Heroes(R). The purpose of the initiative is to provide a unique avenue for job-seeking Veterans in the Puget Sound, Washington area to find jobs in the health care industry. Interested Veterans will submit their resume to an online repository.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A white paper titled 'The Perfect Storm,' co-authored by Izabel E. T. de V. Souza, and Louis F. Provenzano Jr., has just been published, calling for a multi-stakeholder national effort to reimburse medical interpreting (MI) services.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: When more than 1,200 hospital business and strategy leaders gather in Chicago next month for Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI) will be exhibiting its solutions for reducing healthcare costs and improving patient care.

RALEIGH, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A resolution recognizing the importance of hospice care and honoring the memory of a western North Carolina visionary and Four Seasons Compassion for Life founder Jean Moulthrop Hoogstra is slated to be read this evening from the floor of the House of Representatives.

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: On Friday, April 17, the 'Great Disney Measles Epidemic' was declared over by state health officials. Dr. Don Harte, noted Marin chiropractic activist, says 'I am far more amused than relieved. This whole episode should be one of shame for medicine, and all of the associated political and big pharma troublemakers who sought to profit from it.'