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American CareSource Holdings Increases ACS Network's Convenience and Quality With MinuteClinic Signing

DALLAS and WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANCI ), the nation's leading ancillary health care system, today announced the expansion of its ancillary services provider network with the signing of MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest prov...

Media invited to ACS Webinar on financing tips for start-ups and small businesses

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2009 News media covering chemical sciences, small business and entrepreneurships are invited to join an American Chemical Society (ACS) Small & Medium Business Webinar on opportunities for creating small business ventures for professionals, scientists and entrepreneurs. ...

News media registration opens for ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, Aug. 16-20

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2009 News media registration for one of 2009's largest and most important scientific meetings is now open. The 238th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be held Aug. 16-20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. More than 11,000 scientists and others a...

Media invited to ACS Webinar on chemistry and entreprenuership and small/medium business

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2009 News media covering the chemical sciences, small businesses, and entrepreneurships are invited to join an American Chemical Society (ACS) Small & Medium Business Webinar Series on technology commercialization in lean times. Scheduled for Thursday, April 23 from 2 ...

MIT scientist launches special nanoscience symposia at ACS National Meeting

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2009 Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D., a noted scientist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will deliver the Keynote Address in Nanoscience here today at the American Chemical Society's 237th National Meeting. Her presentation will launch more than 135 sympos...

New Editor, New Vision for ACS Surgery

BC Decker Inc, publisher of the acclaimed general surgical reference, ACS Surgery, is honored to announce the appointment of Stanley W. Ashley, MD, FACS as the new Editor-in-Chief Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 11, 2009 -- BC Decker Inc, publisher of the acclaimed gener...

ACS to Provide HSA Product to Regence; ACS HSA Solution Now Offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans in 28 States

DALLAS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS ) today announced that it will provide Regence with Health Savings Account (HSA) administration services for its members in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and select counties of Washington. Regence members will be offer...

News and features abound at ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, April 6-10

NEW ORLEANS Blood from the American crocodile the creature feared for attacks on people and pets may have a new role as a medical lifesaver. Crime scene investigators get a more accurate test for gunshot residue. How research on clay is pointing the way to new rub-on medicines for stubborn anti...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

...iliated Computer Services Inc. and leader of the health futures practice at acs Healthcare Solutions in Chicago. "People are already strapped to get a d...er, Affiliated Computer Services Inc., and leader, health futures practice, acs Healthcare Solutions, Chicago; David Chin, M.D., principal and leader, Heal...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

... "Before Effient was available, physicians and patients had limited antiplatelet therapy options. Effient is a new treatment option to help reduce an acs patient's risk of having a heart attack or stent thrombosis after PCI," said Dr. Dean Kereiakes, medical director at The Christ Hospital Heart and Vas...

Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage Estimates by County

...he Census Bureau in late September will release for the first time health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS). These acs single-year estimates will be available for all geographic areas with total populations of 65,000 or more, including all congressional districts. The ...

American Cancer Society - Hope Lodges Sign 29th Contract to Implement SoftBrands Systems

... operates 28 Hope Lodges throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The acs Hope Lodge North Phoenix will be the 29th facility and is scheduled to open...ased voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the acs has state division and more than 3400 local offices. Learn more about ACS,...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

...provide this new treatment option to patients with acs who are managed with PCI," said Takashi Shoda, pre...cardiovascular events to help those suffering with acs who are being managed with PCI." Effient sho...ugrel is an important new option for patients with acs who are managed with PCI. Prasugrel was associate...

American Chemical Society praises nomination of Collins as NIH Director

...shments of Dr. Collins certainly bring to life the acs vision of 'Improving people's lives through the tr... "As the world's largest scientific society, the acs strongly supports the Collins nomination. NIH will...hip role in guiding the agency in the years ahead. acs wishes Dr. Collins a speedy and successful Senate ...

JourneyLite of Houston Receives Center of Excellence Accreditation

...performance meets the requirements outlined by the acs BSCN Accreditation Program. These accredited outp...practices to all disciplines of surgical care, the acs BSCN Accreditation Program provides confirmation t...e, process, and quality of data using the current acs Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation P...

American College of Surgeons Supports Bill to Create New Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program

...ecialties now suffering from a shortage of physicians," said Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, executive director of the American College of Surgeons. acs believes this new program will not only help eliminate disparities in the availability and delivery of surgical and other health care in America, but ...

New American College of Surgeons risk calculator determines colorectal surgery risk

...fication," said Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, a surgical resident at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Using the acs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database, data on 28,863 patients who underwent colorectal operations at 182 hospitals in 2006 t...

Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack

...ated to reduce cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes patients following an acs event. Professor Robert Henry, SYNCHRONY Clinical Investigator and Chi...ality, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with a recent acs and type 2 diabetes. It is a rationally designed molecule providing ba...

Lung Cancer Alliance Calls American Cancer Society's Claim of Progress Selective

...that progress has been made with certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colon which have widely accepted screening tests for early detection and acs deserves credit for promulgating information to the public on the importance of these tests. "But this is not time to be celebrating when half of...

Florida's $1 Cigarette Tax Increase a Big Win for Public Health

...ealth victory," said Daniel E. Smith, president of acs CAN. "Raising the cigarette tax is good health pol...continue this life-saving trend." Society and acs CAN leaders also applauded the broad bipartisan su...or more information, visit www.cancer.org . acs CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate...

Is There a Meaningful Difference Between Healthcare IT Consulting Firms for Staff Augmentation?

...axIT Healthcare has shown to be the most successful in providing qualified resources for a wide range of applications. CTGHS, Vitalize Consulting, and acs also have solid application specialists. Providers should look for firms that can quickly deliver high-quality, experienced resources who are a good f...

Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate

...f endoscopy, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis; J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society, official acs blog ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of VIA-2291 in Cardiovascular Patients Using Serial MDCT Imaging of Coronary Plaque

...191 patients enrolled in the first 12 weeks of the acs trial, over 85 elected to continue in the study fo...vents (MACE) such as heart attack or stroke. This acs sub-study is the first clinical trial to use MDCT ...ntreal and principal investigator of the VIA-2291 acs trial. "In the...

ASA plus clopidogrel reduces heart attack risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome

...al comparisons, only one referred to patients with acs without ST-segment elevation. The other studies in...only study that could be assessed in patients with acs without ST-segment elevation provided proof that p...tion of a stroke. In contrast to patients with acs without ST-segment elevation, the additional use o...

Lilly Reports Strong First-Quarter 2009 Results

... The European Commission granted marketing authorization for Efient(R) (prasugrel) for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients with acs undergoing PCI. The product has now been launched in both Germany and the United Kingdom. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Wash...

Elekta Sponsors All Are Our Heroes to Raise Cancer Awareness

...urly, with members from 48 states and more than 21 countries," stated Jachinowski. We encourage you to visit AllAreOurHeroes.com to donate to acs and order the song, join the Facebook Group and learn more about the project. About Elekta Elekta is a human care company pioneering signif...

Milliman Care Guidelines(R) 2009 Release Emphasizes Efficiency, Quality Solutions

...- The Care Guidelines are integrated with 30 care management programs from 25 Strategic Alliance Partners. In addition to established alliances with acs MIDAS+, Allscripts, Landacorp(R)/SHPS(R), MEDecision(R) and TriZetto(R), integrations are on the way with programs from Altruista Health, CaseNet(R), ...

Cooperative Exchange Meeting to Tackle Stimulus Package Effects

...clearinghouse industry for the media, governmental bodies and other outside interested parties. It is comprised of several clearinghouses including: acs EDI Gateway, Inc.; Affiliated Network Services; LLC; Availity, LLC; Claimsnet; ENS, an Ingenix Company; Gateway EDI; GHN-Online; HDM Corp.; The SSI Gr...

Surgical Groups Form 'Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All' to Call Attention to Escalating Workforce Shortage

... dominate discussions and decisions to the extent that access to quality surgical care will be further compromised," said L.D. Britt, MD, FACS, Chair, acs Board of Regents. "Operation Patient Access is designed to help policymakers understand that patient access to quality surgical care is at risk and th...

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' Scientific Advisor Receives American Chemical Society's Highest Award

...ular Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia , will be presented this award for distinguished service in the field of chemistry at the Spring acs National Meeting to be held this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Dr. Hawthorne is a world-renowned scientist who has brought his impeccable crede...

American College of Surgeons recognizes Mayo hospitals for exemplary outcomes

...thodist and Saint Marys hospitals as two of the 26 acs NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States...mes for surgical patient care. As a participant in acs NSQIP, Mayo Clinic hospitals are required to track...owing patients to see how we're doing." The acs NSQIP recognition program commends a select group ...

American College of Surgeons Recognizes Mayo Hospitals for Exemplary Outcomes

...thodist and Saint Marys hospitals as two of the 26 acs NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States...mes for surgical patient care. As a participant in acs NSQIP, Mayo Clinic hospitals are required to track...ing patients to see how we're doing." The acs NSQIP recognition program commends a select group ...

ACP Medicine Names New Editor, Looks Toward Future of Medicine

... The company realizes half of its sales outside the United States through its relationships with the best international houses. Decker also publishes acs Surgery, née Scientific American Surgery, and 20 specialty journals in medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Every Decker publication is available...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009

... ADVANCE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michael Bernstein acs News Service Phone: 202-872-6042 Fax: 202-872-43...ems in C&EN's March 2 issue, click here . New acs pressroom blog The American Chemical Society's O...on a new use for magnolia tree bark. Join the acs satellite pressroom for daily news blasts on Twitt...

New Data Reveals That Gaps in Coverage for Those With Private Insurance Are Major Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

...urvey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of acs CAN and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Na... cancer data from 1999 to the present conducted by acs CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer...ld population over the past decade. According to acs CAN, the increase in screening rates can be partly...

American College of Surgeons Supports Steps to Shore Up Medicare Payment System In Proposed Federal Budget

...s. When it comes to funding new systems to measure performance and help set standards of care that are critical to effective health care reform, acs believes that priority should be given to supporting and expanding existing efforts, such as RQRS. About the American College of Surgeons T...

Local Gastroenterology Practice Gives Back to the Community During Colon Cancer Awareness Month

...ly diagnosed cancer in the country and third leading cause of cancer death. While early screening has reduced the incidence of colorectal cancer, the acs estimates that about half the eligible population has not been screened. "During this economic crisis, people may have to postpone preventati...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PessPac -- Feb. 18, 2009

... ADVANCE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michael Bernstein acs News Service Phone: 202-872-6042 Fax: 202-872-43...cs.org Journalists' Resources Join the acs satellite pressroom for daily news blasts on Twitt...the 'join' button beneath the press room logo. acs 237th National Meeting March 22-26 ...

Should intra-abdominal pressure measurement be a routine for all pancreatitis patients?

...). The diagnostic performance of scores predicting acs development, cut-off values and specificity and se...urve analysis. They found that the incidence of acs in our study population was 19.35%. IAP at admission of acs group was 22.0 (18.5-25.0) mmHg and 9.25 (3.0-12.4...

Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

... There will be about 150,090 new cases of invasive cancer diagnosed in U.S. blacks in 2009 and about 63,360 cancer deaths, according to the biannual acs report. The most commonly diagnosed cancers will be prostate (34 percent), lung (16 percent), and colon and rectum (10 percent). Among black women,...
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