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Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill

- Exforge HCT combines a proven calcium channel blocker, angiotensin receptor blocker and diuretic (amlodipine, valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide) in one pill - In a clinical trial, Exforge HCT demonstrated significantly greater reductions in systolic and diastolic BP, compared to all dual comb...

Navilyst Medical Announces Global Debut Today : Former Boston Scientific Business Units Combine to Lead Fluid Management and Vascular Access Markets

Navilyst Medical, formerly Boston Scientific’s Fluid Management and Vascular Access businesses, today announced its new company name following the February 2008 acquisition by Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth-oriented healthcare, energy and media companies. ...

Sign Language Associates and Visual Language Interpreting Combine With GoAmerica to Form Nation's Premier Sign Language Interpreting Services Company

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GoAmerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOAM), a provider of relay and wireless communications and professional interpreter services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-disabled persons, today announced a merger with two of the nation's premier sign language int...

HRSA Proposes Rule to Revise, Combine HPSAs, MUPs

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed a new rule that will improve the way underserved areas and populations are designated and target federal resources...

UPMC Health Plan and Heritage Valley Health System Combine Resources in 'LifeSmart,' A Community Initiative Designed to Prevent Diabetes

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan and Heritage Valley Health System are combining resources to introduce an initiative designed to help prevent diabetes in the communities served by Heritage Valley Health System. The initiative -- known as "UPMC Health Plan Presents: Herit...

Polar Partners with Podfitness.com to Combine MP3 Play Lists and Heart Rate Training

Offering Equips Consumers with Customized Workouts Synced to MP3 Music Selections for Fun and Effective Exercise LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Polar, the leader in heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technology, and Podfitness.com, the world's first and onl...

Can cancer drugs combine forces?

Individuals with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are treated first with a drug known as imatinib (Gleevec), which targets the protein known to cause the cancer (BCR-ABL). If their disease returns, because BCR-ABL mutants emerge that are resistant to the effects of imatinib, individuals are treated ...

BAM Testing and the NBA Team Up for 2009 Draft Combine

CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BAM Testing (Basic Athletic Measurement) brings their proprietary and cutting edge technology to assist the NBA and their coaches with physical and performance assessments at this year's basketball combine. Brett Brungardt and the BAM team have created new ...

Highmark and Independence Blue Cross Withdraw Applications to Combine

PHILADELPHIA and PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. and Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced today that they have withdrawn their applications to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) to combine the two companies. They submitted the applications to the PID in April 2007. ...

Green Tea and COX-2 Inhibitors Combine to Slow Growth of Prostate Cancer

Drinking a nice warm cup of green tea has long been touted for its healthful benefits, both real and anecdotal. But now researchers have found// that a component of green tea, combined with low doses of a COX-2 inhibitor, could slow the spread of human prostate cancer. In the March 1 issue of...

Elements In Grape fruit Juice Combine Lethally with Certain Drugs, leading to potentially dangerous side effects, study.

Novel research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has zeroed in on a substance in grapefruit juice that could cause dangerous side effects when ingested with certain drugs.// Certain medications administered to patients for control of blood pressure and cholesterol and other d...

HRT And Alcohol Combine Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer

In what is a huge indictment of the hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institutet say that alcohol is contraindicated in women on HRT since it increases the risk of developing the most // common form of breast cancer in these women. Hormone Replacement Thera...

Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives

...ers." About Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, ...

Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. to Host Conference Call Announcing Second Quarter of 2009 Earnings Results

...nts. Progressive lenses are used to treat presbyopia, a vision condition where the eye loses its ability to focus on close objects. Progressive lenses combine several optical strengths into a single lens to provide a gradual and seamless transition from near to intermediate, to distant vision. Shamir differe...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

...(HCIT) solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. As the industry's "Technology-Enabled PBM"(TM), SXC's product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of advanced PBM services, software applications, application service provider (ASP) processing services, and professional services to hel...

Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

...g to motion as a contributor to the problem of gauging people's emotions. We now need to look further to see exactly how this happens and how this may combine with potential difficulties in attention." More information The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about ...

FileTrail Joins With Lexmark To Offer End-to-End RFID-Enabled Item Management, Tracking, and Printing Solutions

... FileTrail and Lexmark combine industry-leading RFID software, services with industry-first RFID laser printing capabilities to create a complete end-to-end, RFID-enabled solution f...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

... of the chemicals. "This study demonstrates the vital importance of looking at chemicals in combination," Schettler said. "This shows that when you combine chemicals, you can get unpredictable results." The authors, from different research institutions in France, say this is the first time a molecular ...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

...ed Care Initiative, an effort to make it easier for older consumers to deal with Medicare and Medicaid issues. The new health care option would combine Medicare and Medicaid services in order to create a single source for consumers to work with both agencies, helping to reduce paperwork and minimize d...

RecoverCare and MedaSTAT USA Complete Transaction

...private equity firm managing more than $2.0 billion in assets, today announced that it has completed the purchase and merger-of-equals transactions to combine RecoverCare, LLC, and MedaSTAT USA, LLC, both privately held companies. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined company,...

Journal of Clinical Oncology Publishes TREANDA Study Demonstrating Significant Improvement in Overall Response and Progression-Free Survival in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

...s and anaphylaxis, tumor lysis syndrome, skin reactions, and other malignancies. TREANDA has a unique chemical structure that is synthesized to combine an alkylating group and a purine-like benzimidazole component. Though the exact mechanism of action of TREANDA remains unknown, TREANDA may act in tw...

Webinar on "Physician Engagement - Diagnosing Generational Differences" Presented by Morehead Associates

...cians maintain toward key aspects of health systems, including quality of care, hospital strategies, leadership performance, and how these perceptions combine to impact their loyalty. In order to engage all generations, hospitals must understand these differences and how to address them. In this webcast,...

Webinar on "Physician Engagement - Diagnosing Generational Differences" Presented by Morehead Associates

...cians maintain toward key aspects of health systems, including quality of care, hospital strategies, leadership performance, and how these perceptions combine to impact their loyalty. In order to engage all generations, hospitals must understand these differences and how to address them. In this webcast,...

Growth in Personalized Medicine to Drive Alliances Between Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Industries, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers

...s understand the contribution of biomarkers and diagnostics in improving the design and probability of success of clinical trials. These factors will combine to accelerate the development of new diagnostics for personalized medicine. Together we anticipate that alliances and collaboration will be inevitable...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Today, July 28, 2009

...llution on an Air Quality Action Day, New York area residents are asked to take the following simple steps: Stay indoors when possible. combine errands into a single trip, rather than separate trips. Take the subway, bus or train to and from work or other destinations. Share a rid...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

...ents." About Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, ...

Clear Choice Health Plans Selects Thomson Reuters to Deliver Healthcare Cost Information to Members - and Exceed State Transparency Requirements

...uters. About Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, ...

Diabetes Screening Comes Home with A1c Testing

...ops of blood to a home test kit and dropping it in the mail for processing by a certified laboratory. Many of BioIQ's corporate screening programs combine an A1c test with a complete cholesterol panel to simultaneously screen for diabetes and heart disease. (1) Diabetes Care, June 5, 2009. ...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Saturday, July 25, 2009

...ution on an Air Quality Action Day, New York area residents are asked to take the following simple steps: Stay indoors when possible. combine errands into a single trip, rather than separate trips. Take the subway, bus or train to and from work or other destinations. Share a rid...

Medica Uses Hallmark Insights to Drive Participation in My Health Manager From Medica(Sm)

...r health and wellness programs, employee reward and recognition programs, sales and dealer programs and consumer programs. Hallmark Insights solutions combine the convenience of Internet shopping with easy-to-use service to promptly deliver personalized awards redeemable for gift cards and gift certificates ...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

...ne and is home to some of the most globally-recognized and world-renowned experts in all of virology. IHV is the first center in the United States to combine the disciplines of basic research, epidemiology and clinical research in a concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics for...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

...ne and is home to some of the most globally-recognized and world-renowned experts in all of virology. IHV is the first center in the United States to combine the disciplines of basic research, epidemiology and clinical research in a concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics for...

Gene linked to increasingly common type of blood cancer

... likely to develop follicular lymphoma. "There's clearly a genetic component to the disease. The hope is to one day be able to take these results, combine them with other tests, and turn them into an individualized assessment of disease risk,'' said Dr. Brown, the study's other co-lead author. "This is a...

SXC Health Solutions announces contract with largest worker's compensation organization in the U.S.

...(HCIT) solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. As the industry's "technology-enabled PBM"(TM), SXC's product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of advanced PBM services, software applications, application service provider (ASP) processing services, and professional services to hel...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners With Cell Culture Media Specialist SAFC Biosciences(R) to Provide World-Class Fluid Management and Liquid/Powder System Solutions

...products. The alliance is expected to provide more robust and comprehensive solutions to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. The companies will combine their expertise in generating application data on filter and mixing performance with critical purification buffers and cell culture media. Similarly, ...

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Announces the Availability of New Centrum Ultra Line of Multivitamins Specially Formulated For Women and Men

...han 30 years," says Paul Sturman, President, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. Sturman adds, "We listen closely to the needs of our consumers and combine these insights with the latest nutritional advances. Centrum Ultra provides a new, scientifically advanced option to meet consumers' growing demand f...

U.S. Debut: Holistic Health And Beauty From The Rainforest - New Book Reveals Closely Guarded Malaysian Health and Beauty Secrets Introducing the World to Time-Honored Tradition of Ramuan

...r co-author and one of the leading authorities on Traditional and Alternative Medicine. "The new book reveals the traditional Malay way to prepare and combine herbs with natural foods to achieve optimal health, and we feel this holistic approach to healthy living will resonate with Americans of all ages and ...

Queen's University study aims at early diagnosis for ADHD and Parkinson's disease

..., who leads the study. "Our project investigates how the brain provides this control by observing eye movements. Our experiments have been designed to combine high speed eye movement recording with modern brain imaging techniques to identify brain regions that control our behaviour." To test this, the tea...

RecoverCare and MedaSTAT USA to Merge, Creating Leading Provider of Wound Care and Bariatric Treatment Solutions for Acute and Post-Acute Care Markets

...re, LLC, and MedaSTAT USA, LLC, both privately held companies, today announced the signing of definitive agreements under which the two companies will combine in a merger-of-equals transaction led by private equity firm Aurora Capital Group (Los Angeles, CA) in partnership with Mark Bidner, Chairman of Holly...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

...on of molecular analysis, producing accurate results in a timely manner with minimal risk of contamination. The GeneXpert System is the only system to combine on-board sample preparation with real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) amplification and detection functions for fully integrated and automated nu...
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