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New Focus Placed on Alternative Financing as Hospitals Seek Competitive Advantage During Challenging Economic Conditions

Specialized Leases from Elekta Facilitate Sharing of Financial Risk and Return ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and health systems are facing a "perfect storm" as traditional financing options close, revenue is squeezed by layoffs and federal cuts, and investment income dwindles. C...

New Website Offers Support to the 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Placed on Bed Rest Each Year

KeepEmCookin.com offers both an online community and breaking news for women on bed rest due to high-risk pregnancies BALTIMORE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1 million women in the United States are put on bed rest each year due to pregnancy complications that can result in preter...

Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- If doctors start taking results of a recent drug company-sponsored trial seriously, 11 million more older Americans might be taking cholesterol-lowering statin m...

20,000,000th Phone Order Placed at Doctors Foster & Smith Pet Supplies

87-Year-Old Man Orders 5-in-1 Vaccine for His Latest Litter of Puppies RHINELANDER, Wis., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the 1920's in Illinois, Gene Bost, now of Joshua Tree, California, has been an avid animal lover, trainer and sportsman. During the depression, everyone needed to earn h...

The First QPatch HT in China Placed in WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX)

SHANGHAI, China, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, announced today that it has acquired a QPatch HT automated patch cl...

Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly

Portland: An Oregon Health & Science University study has demonstrated that motion and door sensors placed in elders' homes can assist in keeping// a tab on the pattern of activity associated with memory changes, which make up the initial signs of onset of dementia. The study results, which were ma...

Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children

A unique study conducted by researchers at University of California on the backpack load of a number of middle school children in the U.S. reveals that it is much higher than that required for comfort and safety.// It has even warned about the possibility of back pain as a result of the excessive p...

U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

...n the United States, says a new study. The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, accounted for 941 of 1,217 requests, or 77 percent, placed by scientists since 1999 for human embryonic stem cell lines housed at the two largest stem cell banks in the country. Another line, H7, was reques...

X4 Labs to Create Solid Gold Male Enhancement Device for Rich Saudi Man

... MONTREAL, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's wealthiest Saudi Arabian businessmen recently placed a custom order for what is now considered the world's most expensive male enhancement device. Made of solid 18kt gold, this adult novelty product is r...

Thirteen Courage Center Youth Athletes Take Top Honors in National Sports Competition

...ed in 10 track and field and basketball events and placed in the top three in all of them, with five firsts. Evan Carlson, Champlin, Minn., placed first in table tennis-singles and second in doubles; he also placed second in three field events. Rose Hollerma...

Happy Employees Lead to Healthier Patients

..., more than ever, need to exercise "the personal touch" in caring for patients. In addition to what health care workers do, emphasis needs to be placed on how employees feel about what they do. Patient experiences will not be good if employees are not happy. Forum Managing Director Ann...

Streamline Health Appoints Jon Phillips Chairman of the Board of Directors

...t, and a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University with a major in Economics and Management. Mr. Phillips commented, "I appreciate the confidence placed in me by the board and I look forward to working with the board and the management team to move Streamline Health to the next level of its development...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

...ctical patient support and education during this difficult time in patients' lives, following a major cardiovascular event and possibly having a stent placed in an artery," said Joe Pieroni, president and chief executive officer for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. "We are dedicated to developing highly relevant, evide...

Report: Microsoft Sponsoring Ads for Rogue Internet Pharmacies

...Internet users." The study also found disclosure gaps in bing.com's advertising program, showing how an advertisement that appears to have been placed by a legitimate pharmacy links instead to a "rogue" online pharmacy. "We urge Microsoft to fix this problem," Horton and Bruen stated. "By cont...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

... RNs to file a complaint currently under investigation by Cal-OSHA. Nurses throughout California widely report that swine flu patients are being placed in non-negative pressure isolation rooms. Nurses at Kaiser-Oakland report that the facility has not properly fit tested their N-95 masks. ...

President's Council Announces Top 5 Winners of 2009 National President's Challenge

...ners of the 2009 National President's Challenge. Alaska, which had the highest participation rate in the nation based on state population, once again placed first in this year's challenge to successfully defend its claim to the title of "most active state" for 2009. Alaska previously won that title in the...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

... yes." She enjoyed the ride so much, she said she couldn't wait to go again. Quotes from Lynda Corea   "When he was placed on the transplant list, his whole life changed," said his mother, Lynda. "He made priorities and short-term goals and even wrote out his wil...

Crucial Finding Advances Spinal Cord Injury Research

... growth factor called neurotrophin-3 (NT-3). When the growth hormone was placed in the correct target, axons grew into it and formed electrical connections called synapses. When the growth factor was placed in the wrong target, the researchers found that the axons grew into that ta...

Cheerleading is Leading Cause of Catastrophic Injury in Young Women

...lack adequate supervision. If an adequately trained coach is not present to ensure participants are using proper techniques and make sure spotters are placed where they should, injuries may occur. In addition, there is no uniformity in training of cheerleading coaches. They can range from a child's p...

Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model

...ique Chimie Industrielles in France, first tested the flies' learning ability using a procedure he helped develop in Shaw's lab. For the test, Seugnet placed flies in a vial with two branches: one lighted branch containing quinine, a bitter-tasting substance flies prefer to avoid; and a darkened but quinine...

Solta Medical Reports Strong Second Quarter 2009 Results

...e quarter ended March 31, 2009, and other reports as filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, especially guidance on future financial performance, which speaks only as of the date they are made. Solta Medical unde...

Genoptix Reports Continued Strong Growth for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2009

...t recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking state...

Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...e the ongoing challenges in the broader economy, 105 GeneXpert Systems were placed during the second quarter, reflecting the unique aspects of the system in e..., a cumulative total of 1,147 GeneXpert systems and 6,128 modules have been placed worldwide. GAAP gross margin on product sales was 41% and non-GAAP gr...

Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers

...g in childhood and in adulthood. In a random sample of 1,138 women, who began participating in the study while they were pregnant, 649 (57 percent) placed their infants in some sort of day care before they were 6 months old. Half of the babies included in the study were female, and two-thirds were white....

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...asters Road National Championship, in the 1980s, who passed on in July, 2009. The RT300 FES bike is designed to send electrical impulses to electrodes placed on the patient's muscles, causing the muscles to contract and - essentially - perform a workout. The use of RT300 FES bikes provides people with spina...

American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic

... requirements for indoor tanning facilities: No minor should be permitted to use tanning devices. A Surgeon General's warning should be placed on all tanning devices. No person or facility should advertise the use of any ultraviolet A or ultraviolet B tanning device using wording such ...

Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

...of someone who is in cardiac arrest. So in what public spots should they be placed for maximum benefit? In two new studies published online July 27 in Cir...m 1994 through 2005. They compared this data with the locations of 104 AEDs placed in municipal institutions in the city. According to the analysis, AED c...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

...great risk to most people; consumer organization aghast at ruling TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities on Tuesday placed tighter safety controls on the use of mercury dental fillings. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will now categorize the fillings as Class II d...

Minnesotans to Keynote Materials for Medical Devices Conference

...onduit remains a major problem in clinical medicine today," he said. A solution is under development: A new "living" stent that can be placed over artery injury sites to function immediately as a new vessel. Third keynoter Sri Sridhar, Ph.D., chair of the physics department at Northeaste...

Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles

...e Lumineers® are ultra-thin, about the size of a contact lens, they are placed over the existing teeth as they are – reshaping the tooth is not nece...ly retouched to reflect the likely outcome if he or she has a Lumineer® placed onto their tooth. It can’t predict the future, but it can give patien...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

... cysts. No controlled study of this kind has been reported in the literature. RTA is a technique that converts electric power passing through a needle placed in an organ tissue into released heat, which then causes tissue necrosis. This technique is currently used for treatment of neoplasms, primarily hepat...

Study in this Week's Issue of Cell Finds Injected Growth Factor Spurs Heart Regeneration

...mpound called periostin that is abundant in the developing fetal heart (and in injured skeletal muscle) but scarce in adult hearts. When the patch was placed over the site of cardiac injury in rats, it induced cardiomyocyte proliferation and improved heart function (Nature Medicine 2007; 13:962-9). Similar...

National Science Foundation Announces $20M Research Award to South Carolina

..." said Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., MUSC President. "South Carolina has brought together strengths from many institutions and the collective effort has placed us among the leaders nationally in this important research area." The award provides for: Expansion of a current MUSC bioprinting p...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

...l-coated catheters will increase over the next five years as physicians take precautions against infections when using non-tunneled devices, which are placed directly into the vessel rather than buried under the skin. A small portion of access catheters implanted in 2008 were equipped with antimicr...

Sage Products Named a Top Five Medium Sized Company to Work For In America

... in the culture Sage has created," says Sage Vice President of Human Resources Pam Allen. "The people have truly spoken, and we're just thrilled to be placed so high on this year's list." As one of the few manufacturing companies selected for this year's list, Sage Products operates 24 hours a day,...

Child Care Centers Throughout Mexico Being Crucified Unjustly, Says Interchildren, Inc.

...t childcare owners in the gun-sights of possible kidnappers. In publishing gross income totals and adding up earnings per owner, it is as if they have placed a death warrant on the heads of these women, children and their entire families," Grey explains. "It's like a witch-hunt. They have come to o...

Researchers find that eating high levels of fructose impairs memory in rats

... Department of Psychology, fed a group of Sprague-Dawley rats a diet where fructose represented 60 percent of calories ingested during the day. She placed the rats in a pool of water to test their ability to learn to find a submerged platform, which allowed them to get out of the water. She then returned...

U.S. Students' Academic Interests Tend to Wane in Middle School

... on time spent studying. Among Chinese students, however, the value they placed on achievement, use of constructive learning strategies and time spent stud...study authors noted. "This may be because in China, a higher priority is placed on learning because it is seen as a key to future success and is considered...

Tube Feeding Error: Fatal Medical Mistakes

... themselves and are frequently among the most critically ill. EN is the delivery of food directly into the gastrointestinal tract (GI) through a tube placed in the nose, the stomach or the small intestines. These patients often have many other types of tubes such as IVs, oxygen, or drainage tubes in them. ...

"The Safe" Way To Protect Against The Anguish Of Disaster Recovery

... photographs, vital personal and legal documents plus much more. -     Lists and photographs are automatically alphabetized or placed in numeric order based on the names assigned by the user. -     Contains a detailed emergency preparedness list in which users...
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