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AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the launch of an Atlanta-based program aimed at improving self-management of diabetes among minority populations. In partnership with Emory University's Latino Diabetes Education Program...

Validation & Compliance Institute, LLC, to Provide Medical Device Regulatory Training for the University of Michigan's Medical Innovation Center

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Validation & Compliance Institute (VCI) is developing a series of training videos for the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center (MIC). The videos will introduce University of Michigan researchers to the regulations that are required by ...

Summer heat increases risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency, Ben-Gurion University study reveals

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 30, 2009 Pregnant women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer months due to dehydration, according to a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The retrospective population-b...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

New state reports also recognize performance of North Shore-LIJ surgeons Alan Hartman and Robert Palazzo, cardiologist Lawrence Ong NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart bypass surgery, ac...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Miami UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety has successfully launched a hand hygiene compliance (HHC) pilot project with the help of two Michigan-based technology businesses who specialize in health care real-time locatin...

Rush University Medical Center studies program to help older adults transition from hospital to home

In light of health care reform measures, Rush University Medical Center has launched a study of its program to help older adults transition from hospital to home. The goal of the study is to determine whether the program, first implemented two years ago, succeeds in reducing readmissions with...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stony Brook University Hospital Reach New Multi-year Agreement

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island announced today that they have reached agreement for a new contract, effective August 1, 2009. Under the multi-year agreement, Empire members will continue to have access to Stony Brook Hospi...

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

CLEVELAND July 23, 2009 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine if painful bladder syndrome may be caused by abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system rather than in the bladder itself. Princ...

Clarian Health/Indiana University School of Medicine Specialty Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

Clarian/IUSM programs are the only Indiana programs included in prestigious national rankings Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) July 21, 2009 -- Nine clinical programs at Clarian Health / Indiana University School of Medicine are ranked among the top 50 national programs in U....

Temple University Health System to Improve Supply Chain with Broadlane

Broadlane to provide variety of supply chain and procurement services to hospital Dallas, TX (Vocus) July 14, 2009 -- Broadlane announced today that Temple University Health System, Inc. (TUHS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has selected Broadlane as its provider of s...

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

Eye movement tests developed by Queen's University researchers to aid in understanding childhood brain development and healthy aging may also help in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and detecting the early onset of Parkinson's disease. The project has received close to $1...

Americans Wary of Health Legislation: University of Texas/Zogby Poll to be Released on July 15 -- National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of nearly 4,000 people showing that Americans are wary of health reform legislation will be released at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, in the Murrow Room, 13th floor, National ...

Inflammation may trigger Alzheimer's disease, Saint Louis University findings suggest

ST. LOUIS -- The anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin could hold promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, says a Saint Louis University doctor and researcher. Two research studies published by William A. Banks, M.D., professor of geriatrics and pharmacological and physiological science at...

DOE funds Clemson University clean energy research

Clemson University associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering David Bruce will participate in a multi-university Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded with $12.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Center for Atomic-Level Catalyst Design (CALCD) is focused on ...

Rice University team's award-winning device could benefit treatment of hand injuries

A team of Rice University bioengineering students who invented a device to measure intrinsic hand muscle strength has won two prestigious honors for their patent-pending creation, PRIME. The device could revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of hand injuries and neurological disorders, specifi...

Medizone International, Inc. (MZEI.PK) Announces it has Established its Own BSL2A Certified Laboratory Located in Innovation Park, Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "This is a fully equipped bio-safety level 2 laboratory dedicated exclusively to Medizone research," stated Dr. Michael Shannon Director of Medical Affairs for Medizone. "This new laboratory is located in the heart of one of the finest bio-medical c...

New Villanova University Online Course Enables Black Belts to Attain Lean Master Black Belt Certification

TAMPA, Fla., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Villanova University , the leader in Lean Six Sigma education, is enhancing its professional education offerings with the world's only 100% online Advanced Master Certificate in Lean Six Sigma. In addition to enabling those with Black Belt training to achie...

International Collaboration led by Dr. Pablo V. Gejman,Researcher At NorthShore University HealthSystem's Research Institute, Finds Genetic Association of Schizophrenia to Chromosome 6p Variant

The July 1, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature includes three companion papers describing the results of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an elusive and severe psychiatric disorder that affects up to 70 million people worldwide. The causes o...

Fate Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License By The Regents of the University of California to Stem Cell Modulators for Osteo-Regeneration

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has acquired exclusive intellectual property rights covering small molecule compositions and methods for inducing bone formation from The Regents of the University of California . These proprietary osteo...

Teens who believe they'll die young are more likely to engage in risky behavior, University of Minnesota research finds

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (June 24, 2009) University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Iris Borowsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will die before age 35, and this belief predicted that the adolescents' would engage i...

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M From Third Frontier Commission for the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Funding supports multiple commercial, emerging and pilot projects CLEVELAND, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), comprised of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland Clinic (CC), University Hospitals (UH), and Athersys, ...

Veran Medical Enables Breakthrough 4D Navigation to Cancer Lesions at University of Virginia Hospital

ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Marc Sarti from the University of Virginia recently used the Veran IG4 Plug-N-Play Navigation System on multiple patients to target small cancerous lung lesions that were located in extremely challenging locations. Dr. Sarti's unique use of the 4D capabili...

Morning People and Night Owls Show Different Brain Function: University of Alberta Study

Scientists at the University of Alberta have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we're early risers or night owls. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Are you a "morning person" or a "night owl?" ...

McGill University receives almost $63 million under CFI program to support 5 research projects

This release is available in French . Dr. Denis Thrien, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) of McGill University today welcomed the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) investment of $32,649,184 supporting five projects led by Dr. David Plant, Dr. Paul Lasko, Dr. Davi...

AACR CEO Margaret Foti receives honorary M.D. from the University of San Pablo CEU

MADRID The University of San Pablo CEU, a major academic and research institution in Madrid, Spain, today presented Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research, with an honorary doctorate in medicine that recognizes her exceptional co...

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Protocol Clinical Trial Conducted by NorthShore University HealthSystem

Prostate Cancer Patients See Benefit to Program Evanston, IL (Vocus) June 15, 2009 -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. Every three minutes, a man in the United States is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and every 20 minutes ...

Hebrew University research leads to advanced trials of new cancer treatment

Jerusalem, June 14, 2009 Research by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor has led to the development of a product that has been shown in clinical trials to be successful in halting the growth of various types of cancer cells. The research, conducted by Prof. Avraham Hochberg of the Silbe...

Western Governors University Offers Special Nursing Scholarships for Employees of Hospital Partners

RNs Working at Six Major U.S. Hospitals Eligible for $3,000 to Attend Online University SALT LAKE CITY, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University , www.wgu.edu , has announced a new program for nurses working at partner hospitals, the WGU Nursing Partners Scholarship...

Western Governors University Nursing Education Program Receives $500,000 Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission

Pilot Program for Nation's First Competency-Based B.S. in Nursing Leading to RN Licensure Set to Begin in Texas This Fall SALT LAKE CITY, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University , www.wgu.edu , has received a $500,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commissi...

Ekahau RTLS Selected by University of Kentucky Healthcare

RESTON, Virginia, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that UK HealthCare is deploying Ekahau RTLS to track mobile medical equipment at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY...

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the City of Miami, Microsoft and Resolute Solutions Seek to Improve Care of Diabetic Populations Using Collaborative Technology

Organizations team pilot chronic care management tools in a historic African-American community. MIAMI, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the city o...

The Physicians' Organization of the University Medical Center at Princeton Chooses iMedica's EHR and Practice Management Solutions

iMedica Selected as Best EHR/PM System to Help Physicians' Organization Deliver on Its Commitment to Clinically Integrate Member Practices Dallas, TX (PREWB) June 10, 2009 -- iMedica Corporation , a leading developer of healthcare software solutions for physician pract...

New Jersey University Hospital to Pay Additional $2 Million to Resolve Fraud Claims That Facility Double Billed Medicaid

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) has agreed to pay the United States $2 million to resolve federal civil fraud allegations that its hospital defrauded Medicaid, the Justice Department announced today. From 199...

Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection

Center will be the first in the world to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitro diagnostics to deliver blood and complementary imaging tests for solid tumor cancers PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in...

The Physicians' Organization of the University Medical Center at Princeton Chooses iMedica's EHR and Practice Management Solutions

iMedica Selected as Best EHR/PM System to Help Physicians' Organization Deliver on Its Commitment to Clinically Integrate Member Practices DALLAS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- iMedica Corporation , a leading developer of healthcare software solutions for physician practices, announced today that...

Ross University School of Medicine Expands Clinical Rotations in Miami

Ross University School of Medicine will add new clinical rotations in obstetrics and gynecology at the Center for Haitian Studies (CHS)/Greater Miami Health Education and Training Center (GMHETC). North Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) June 4, 2009-- Ross University School of Medi...

Leading University Hospital Completes System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry

Standardizing on Masimo SET Allows Clinicians to Overcome the Limitations of Conventional Pulse Oximetry, Offering Significant Clinical Advancements IRVINE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion Pul...

Duke University Health System Chooses SSI for Revenue Cycle Claims Management

MOBILE, Ala., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) announced their success in being selected as a primary vendor for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and its affiliated hospitals for a revenue cycle claims management solution. The contract names SSI as the primary supplier of cla...

People who wear rose-colored glasses see more, University of Toronto study shows

A University of Toronto study provides the first direct evidence that our mood literally changes the way our visual system filters our perceptual experience suggesting that seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses is more biological reality than metaphor. "Good and bad moods literally cha...

Gene Network Sciences Announces Cancer Collaboration with University of Connecticut Health Center's Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Network Sciences, Inc. (GNS) today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with The University of Connecticut Health Center's Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center in which the parties will incorporate genetic, genomic a...
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