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Saint Thomas Health Services Partners With Curaspan on Patient Flow Initiative Resulting in Estimated Savings of Nearly $6 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Health Services ( www.sths.com ), the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, can point to its leadership in addressing today's ever-more pressing mandate to drive down the costs of delivering health care. STHS has done so in p...

Weight Watchers Members and Online Subscribers Lose an Estimated 4 Million Pounds in Six Week Period

The Lose For Good(TM) Campaign Reaches $1 Million Dollar Donation Goal and Collects 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Food Banks in Need NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW ) is pleased to announce the donation of one million...

Weight Watchers Members and Online Subscribers Lose an Estimated Million Pounds in Six Week Period

The Lose For Good(TM) Campaign Reaches $1 Million Dollar Donation Goal and Collects 1.5 Million Pounds of Food for Food Banks in Need NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW ) is pleased to announce the donation of one million dollars to two hung...

PA Budget Secretary Says Future Retiree Health Care Costs Estimated at $8.5 Billion

Says Pennsylvania Has Taken Major Steps to Control Costs, Preserve Promised Benefits HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Budget Secretary Michael J. Masch today released a final estimate of future state retiree health care costs, saying the $8.5 billion figure represents a co...

Medicare costs estimated to top $21.1 billion for 5 years of care for elderly cancer patients

The cost of cancer care for elderly Medicare patients varies by tumor type, stage at diagnosis, phase of care, and survival, according to a new study published online April 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The 5-year cost is highest for patients with lung, colorectal, and pros...

Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2000 children gets them to eat again

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammatory condition known as EE that often mimics reflux and can cause refusal to eat, affects about 1 in 2000 children in the United States and its prevalence is growing. Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital ...

QMed, Inc. Comments on Estimated 3rd Quarter Results & Medical Expense Ratio; Sets 2008 Revenue Guidance for Medicare SNPs at $88-95 Million

EATONTOWN, N.J., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QMed, Inc., (Nasdaq: QMED ) today announced it expects to report for the three and nine months ending August 31, 2007 revenue of approximately $10.8 million and $26.6 million and a net loss of approximately $9.2 and $13 million respectively....

AIDS Incidence in India Far Lower Than Previously Estimated New Study

Early analysis of the figures suggests that India really has between two and three million victims, and not 5.7 as per UN estimates of last year. The survey was carried out under international supervision with American financing. The lower figure for India would imply that India has manage...

An Estimated 150 Million Indians Suffer From Arthritis

As many as 150 million Indians, who comprise about 15 percent of the country's population, suffer from the crippling disease arthritis, according to latest reports by doctors//. This figure was projected at the Madras Institute Of Trauma in the meeting held in conjunction with World Arthrirtis Day....

Herbal treatment should be estimated

According to a new study in Texas, Hay fever sufferers should be turning to their garden for help, not trying to avoid it,. The study has found that a herbal treatment called butterbur is as effective as antihistamines with less side effects. A team headed by Andreas Schapowal, from the Allergy ...

Food Allergies In UK being Grossly Over Estimated

Food Allergies In UK being Grossly Over Estimated A UK doctor, and a leading expert warned today that the dangers of food allergies in children are being overstated, leading to unnecessary panic. // Professor Allan Clover from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne said there was very little...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million, according to the researchers. Analyzing almost half a million emergency room visits by homeless people, West Virgin...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

... topically applied Pennsaid. There are more than 27 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis and the United States market for this condition is estimated at US$4 billion annually. About Nuvo Research Inc. Nuvo is focused on the research and development of drug products delivered to and through...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

...enabled by KP HealthConnect(R) and an electronic care registry, increased the survival rate dramatically among patients enrolled in the service. It is estimated that more than 135 deaths and 260 costly emergency interventions were prevented annually as a result of improved care. Now, the latest study results s...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

...e-offs, if any) of deferred loan costs. These items are tax-effected at the estimated marginal rates attributable to them. In the quarter ended June 30, 2009, th...n the range of $81 to $84 million, which reflects an increase to previously estimated professional and legal fees. R&D spend is now expected to be in the ran...

Labopharm Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2009

...rm Notes, received in exchange of the Montreal Proposal ABCP, which have an estimated fair value of $2.9 million and that are recorded as a long-term investment....ease was primarily due to the reduction in the third quarter of 2008 of the estimated term over which the Company is recognizing the up-front payment of US$20 mi...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

...=== ===== Note: Certain per share amounts may not accurately add due to rounding. (1) Effective tax rate for last quarter of fiscal 2009 estimated to be in the range of 33% to 34%, excluding any future discrete tax items. (2) Reflects gains on sale of patient flow assets to TeleTracking ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...vailable-for-sale. In July 2009, Orexigen completed a public offering, the estimated net proceeds of which totaled $81.6 million. The pro forma balance of cash, cash equivalents and investments, available-for-sale, including the estimated net proceeds of the public offering, is $127.6 million. For the th...

IPC The Hospitalist Company Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

... and earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $1.05 to $1.12. The Company has provided this outlook based on the following assumptions: (i) an estimated 4.6% increase in the weighted average reimbursement rates for services provided to Medicare patients; (ii) continued growth in same-market areas wheth...

Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

...ber of stones needed to raise the water level to put the worm within reach. Instead of trying to get the worm after they dropped each stone, the rooks estimated the number of rocks they needed before they started dropping them into the water container. Only when the time was right did they retrieve the worm, t...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

... EBITDA of actual changes to CMS policies and payment rates will be between $5-$10 million. The most significant difference between the potential and estimated impact reflects our expectation that Congress, as in previous years, will enact legislation to avert a 21.5% Sustainable Growth Rate reduction. The f...

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...on stock at a public offering price of $9.70 per share. Net proceeds, after estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses, will be approximately $31.4 million. MAP Pharmaceuticals has gra...

Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus

...ially since 76 percent of food allergy-related deaths follow consumption of foods outside of the home. Food allergy is a growing concern, affecting an estimated 6 percent to 8 percent of children in the United States," study author Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta, of Children's Memorial Research Center in Chicago, said in ...

Sunrise Reports Financial Results for Second-Quarter 2009

...ith the lenders. Based on the bids the Company has received, Sunrise determined that the book value of the assets was in excess of the fair value less estimated costs to sell, and has therefore recorded an impairment charge of $52.4 million in discontinued operations. Sunrise expects to settle the German debt ...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

...own risks, uncertainties and other risks that may cause our actual financial results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from our estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Numerous factors could cause actual results to d...

Sinking Economy Hit Hard by Soaring Healthcare Costs, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...ling economy, according to President Obama. A February report by the Department of Health and Human Services indicates that health care costs are estimated to top $8,000 per person this year. The president said that is a serious blow to middle class families and small businesses that stimulate job growth....

MedCath Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings

...e decrease in net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA related to a reduction in the estimated amount of Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments certain h...ed share of the decrease in Adjusted EBITDA related to the reduction in the estimated amount of charges eligible for Medicaid reimbursement from fiscal 2004 to 2...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

...too many of certain white blood cells are made in the bone marrow. It is also called chronic granulocytic leukemia or chronic myelogenous leukemia. An estimated 5,050 men and women will be diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2009, and 470 will die of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institu...

$1 million grant to RI Hospital M.D. for primary care melanoma screening training program

...ill lead to earlier detection of melanoma and ultimately reduce the number of melanoma deaths by half. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 68,720 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the United States this year. While melanoma accounts for only about five percent of all skin cancer cases, i...

Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan

...ww.healthcareIT.frost.com ), European Outsourcing Market for Healthcare IT , finds that the market earned revenues of $710.0 million in 2008 and is estimated to reach $1,097.1 million in 2015. The following segments are covered in the research: business process outsourcing, clinical application outsourcing ...

Misonix Announces the Sale of Its Labcaire Business for up to $5.6 Million

...boratory equipment. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurger...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

...th will communicate the revised product labeling to both physicians and patients. ENBREL was first approved for JIA in the U.S. in 1999. It is estimated through postmarketing data that approximately 13,847 pediatric patients have been treated with ENBREL globally through February 2009, accounting for a...

The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill in the Senate Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma

...islation, co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), gives hope to the estimated 300,000 Americans and their families living with this devastating disease. ...oping systemic scleroderma, and women account for 80% of all diagnoses. The estimated total economic impact of scleroderma in the United States is $1.5 billion a...

Nanotechnology Transforms Pain Relief

...mergency room visits and the length of hospital stays. The financial burden of under-treated pain is enormous, costing the United States government an estimated $100 billion dollars annually due to increased healthcare expenses, lost income, and lost productivity (1998 study) (2). The emotional burden is eq...

BD and Direct Relief International Team Up to Provide Free Diabetes Insulin Injection Products to Americans Impacted by the Economic Downturn

...iagnosed diabetes.(1) Since the economic crisis began in December 2007, more than 7.2 million Americans have lost their jobs, and 400,000 of these are estimated to have diabetes.(1,2) Many now lack health insurance and access to affordable medical care, and could be at risk for a number of serious, sometimes...

PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA

... of the PEAK Surgery System in plastic and reconstructive, ENT and oncologic surgery. Initial study results are expected later this year. "An estimated 600,000 tonsillectomies are performed in the United States each year, many of which are accompanied by an adenoidectomy. Given the clinical benefits o...

The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Canadian and European Anti-Fraud Organizations

...g health care fraud in their respective jurisdictions as well as globally. "Health care fraud is a serious problem with a staggering price tag estimated between $67 billion and $226 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Our counterparts in Canada and Europe can also attest to the devastating effects of h...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

... eye exams on a regular basis to maintain their health and ensure academic success," states Dr. Leanne Liddicoat, a VSP Vision Care optometrist. "It's estimated that 80 percent of what a child learns is through vision." For additional eyecare tips and information, visit VSP's Eyecare Discovery Center ...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

...e Reconciliation of Product Sales Excluding Acquisitions, Divestitures, estimated Wholesaler Inventory Reductions, and Currency Impact For the Three Mont...008 excluding divestitures, estimated divestiture & estimated 2008 whol...

West Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...s "estimate," "expect," "intend," "believe," "plan," "anticipate" and other words and terms of similar meaning are forward-looking statements. West's estimated or anticipated future results, product performance or other non-historical facts are forward-looking and reflect our current perspective on existing t...
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