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TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded Third TRICARE Contract, Remains Health Care Contractor for Department of Defense in 21-State TRICARE West Region

PHOENIX, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance today was awarded the contract to continue providing military families access to high quality health care and manage the 21-state TRICARE West Region for the Department of Defense (DoD). The contract enables TriWest to con...

Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Arizona researchers to unlock the genetic code of West African cultivated rice and along the way to gain knowledge that could help commercial rice strains to better withstand dwindling resources, a changing climate...

Gentiva(R) Health Services Acquisition Extends Certificate-of-Need Coverage in West Virginia

ATLANTA, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV ), a leading provider of comprehensive home health services, announced today that it has purchased the assets of a homecare operation from the Nicholas County Commission on behalf of the Nicholas County Board o...

Deploying the Power of Music to Save Lives West Africa's Most Beloved Singer Raises His Voice to End Malaria

DAKAR, Senegal, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World-famous singer Youssou Ndour has a voice that is recognized across the globe. Now he's using that voice to amplify the fight against malaria in his home country of Senegal with a new song "Xeex Sibbiru" ("Fight Malaria" in Wolof) an...

DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus

Warns Proposed Budget Cuts to Program Would Increase Threat of Disease PHILADELPHIA, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer weather at hand, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today asked Pennsylvanians to make every effort to control mosquitoes and reduce th...

LongHorn Steakhouse Brings the Spirit of the West to Homestead

Pre-opening event raises more than $1,000 for First Women's Center of Homestead ORLANDO, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LongHorn Steakhouse today announced the opening of its newest restaurant at 2531 NE 8th Street in Homestead, Fla. The Homestead location is the 51st LongHorn Steak...

Eklin Medical Systems Appoints Juan Thorn as West Coast Ultrasound Sales Representative

Leading Veterinary Care Digital Imaging and Data Management Providers Expands Area Market Role SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Eklin Medical Systems, a leading provider of digital radiography (DR), ultrasound, PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems) and practice manage...

Verizon Employees at Five Locations in West Virginia Donate Nearly $7,000 Worth of Household Items to Local Domestic Violence Shelters

Collection of Items, in Conjunction With the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Is Part of a Companywide Effort CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon employees at five work locations in West Virginia collected nearly $7,000 worth of items to donate to five local d...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

State Officials Remind People to Eliminate Standing Water to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials today reported the first finding of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania of 2009 -- the earliest in years -- and reminded residents of steps they c...

Winner Medical Establishes Joint Venture With West China Hospital in Chengdu, China

SHENZHEN, China, May 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc.'s (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG; "Winner Medical", or the "Company") wholly-owned subsidiary, Winner Industries (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., "Winner Shenzhen", and Chengdu Likang Industries Co., Ltd., "Likang", today announced the est...

Gov. Rendell Proposes Help for Counties Battling West Nile; Warns Future Amounts Could be Less

Senate Republican Budget Proposal Could Slash Grants by 40 Percent HARRISBURG, Pa., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a year in which the West Nile Virus was discovered in 33 counties and 14 Pennsylvanians were diagnosed with the disease, including one fatality, Governor Edward G. Rende...

International Coal Group Is Lead Sponsor for West Virginia Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO ) is proud to announce that it is the lead Pink Ribbon sponsor for the 2009 Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure on Saturday, May 2. The 5-kilometer race/walk is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in front of ...

Donate Life California to Hold Press Conference on Organ Donation Education, April 28, 1:30 p.m., on State Capitol West Steps

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Sacramento - On Tuesday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m., Donate Life California will hold a press conference to announce Padilla's legislation Senate Bill 552 requiring 9th or 10th grade health classes to in...

PLUS Diagnostics Opens West Coast Laboratory to Support Increased Demand for Anatomic Pathology Services

Company Continues National Expansion with Plans to Triple Overall Lab Capacity; Builds Foundation to Enter Hematology/Oncology Market LAKEWOOD, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PLUS Diagnostics, a leading anatomic pathology company, announced today that it is continuing its national expansion w...

Hondros College School of Nursing West Chester Campus Opens New Building; Honors Nursing Administrators

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, this past Friday, honoring the new addition to the Hondros College School of Nursing West Chester campus was a proud and exciting moment for Hondros College faculty, staff, and students. (Photo: http://www.newsc...

Aurora West Allis Medical Center Ranked Among the Top 100 U.S. Hospitals

Hospital Receives Two Prestigious Awards WEST ALLIS, Wis., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora West Allis Medical Center has two new awards among its accomplishments. Aurora West Allis is among the nation's top 100 hospitals according to Thomson Reuters, and it is one of a select group of...

Gary and Mary West Foundation Commits $45 Million to Create Wireless Health Institute

Scripps Health, Qualcomm Join Forces as Founding Health Care Affiliate, Founding Sponsor SAN DIEGO, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gary and Mary West Foundation today committed $45 million to create the West Wireless Health Institute, one of world's first medical research organizations ...

Streamline Health to Deliver Hosted Document Workflow Solution to Leading West Coast University-Affiliated Surgery Department

World class healthcare provider looks to improve operating efficiencies with advanced SaaS solution CINCINNATI, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) announced today that a leading West Coast university -affiliated surgery department will impl...

Course of West Nile Infection Charted

Scientists found levels of certain cytokines spiked during disease stage WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists in South Africa recently had the rare opportunity to follow the West Nile virus from initial infection through symptoms and recovery in a 29-year-old lab worker w...

Southern California Dentist First on the West Coast to Perform Concentrated Stem Cell Transplant for Dental Implant Procedure

Patient's Own Stem Cells to Be Harvested and Transplanted Into the Jaw to Generate Dense Bone Tissue for Permanent Dental Implantation RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Morgan needs a dental implant to restore his infectious grin, but to attach an implant would be...

UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training

Well-known for its preventive care initiatives, state's largest Medicaid managed care plan is collaborating with the American Lung Association to provide medical professionals the opportunity to become certified in conducting Breathe Well, Live Well program CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 12 /PRNews...

Retailers, Buyers to Learn how to Navigate Probiotic Marketplace at Natural Products Expo West 2009

- Probiotics expert Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders and food industry authority Donna Berry will give a probiotics seminar with insightful tips for retailers - TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last few years, literally hundreds of probiotic products have been introduced to the U.S....

Rx for Wellness: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Opens

DETROIT, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- When the doors to the new Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital open March 15, patients, their families and the community will find a health care experience unlike any other, offering the latest in medicine, technology and patient safety, integrated with wellness and...

The Journal of Nutrition Publishes Study Indicating that AHCC(R) Provides Immune Support against West Nile Virus

Results demonstrate potential for AHCC(R) in individuals living with West Nile Virus or susceptible populations such as the elderly or immune compromised PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published online from The Journal of Nutrition (2009 Jan 13.) has demonstrated that AHCC(...

Sayan Health Invites Attendees to Chug a Chaga at Expo West 2009

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- When 50,000+ attendees convene for Natural Products Expo West 2009 next month, they'll have an opportunity to sip the health benefits that the most powerful antioxidant in the world has to offer. Sayan(TM) Chaga, an all-natural, caffeine- and gluten-free health ...

Turner Reaches Milestone on $323 Million Virtua West Jersey Replacement Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has topped out the $323 million state-of-the-art Greenfield replacement hospital for Virtua Health. Turner is serving as the construction manager for the project that is schedu...

Thomson Reuters Installs Clinical Xpert at Catholic Healthcare West for HIS Downtime Solution

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters announced today that Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth largest hospital system in the United States, has implemented Clinical Xpert(TM) as its downtime solution when access to the hospital information system (HIS) and electroni...

Three Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet 'Success Stories' Bring Famous Cookies to Montreal Suburb of West Island

MONTREAL, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC, the worldwide distributor of Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) hunger-controlling cookies and other products, today announced that Dr. Siegal's cookies and shake mixes are now available at Diet D'Lite in Fairview Pointe Claire ...

Packard Children's Opens West Coast's Most Advanced Pediatric Surgery Center

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The surgical lights are on, the operating-room cameras rolling. Action is under way in the West Coast's most advanced pediatric surgery center, at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford . (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20...

China West II Files Suit Against Genesis Pharmaceuticals and Capital Research Group Inc, Announces Conference Call Details

MIAMI, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- China West II today announced it has filed an additional law suit in Miami Dade County, Florida state court against Genesis Pharmaceuticals (OTC Bulletin Board: GNPH), (Genesis) f/n/a Genesis Technology Group, Inc. (GTEC) and Genesis Equity Partners II (GEP II) for G...

BioTime CEO Dr. Michael West Announces the Launch of New Products and Discusses the State of the Stem Cell Industry under the Obama Administration at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters

BioTime, Inc. (OTCBB:BTIM) Chief Executive Officer Michael West, Ph.D. delivered the keynote presentation on Wednesday, November 19, at a meeting in Madison, Wisconsin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the publication describing the first derivation and culturing of human embryonic stem cells...

Standard & Poor's Removes West Penn Allegheny Health System Bonds From Credit Watch

S&P Also Affirms WPAHS Bond Rating PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) confirmed today that Standard & Poor's (S&P) has removed bonds issued by Allegheny County Hospital Development Authority for West Penn Allegheny Health System fro...

Moody's Removes West Penn Allegheny Health System From 'Watchlist'

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) confirmed today that Moody's Investors Service has removed it from its Watchlist for potential downgrade. Christopher T. Olivia, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of WPAHS, said: "This is an encouraging...

Millennium Pharmacy Systems Expands into West Virginia

WEXFORD, Pa., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pharmacy Systems, Inc (MPS) has signed a contract with Meadowview Manor Health Care Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia, its first facility in the state. The company is now servicing more than 100 facilities in four states: Pennsylvania, Maryland...

Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have zeroed in on more than 300 human genes that appear to impact West Nile virus infection of human cells. Finding ways to interfere with how these genes work may provide ways to...

Season for West Nile Virus/EEE Reportings Begin; Mosquito Vacuum Helps Reduce Backyard Mosquito Population

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Late summer and early fall are prime seasons for the detection and reporting of mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and EEE by health departments and mosquito control boards. (Editor's note: click here for a list of 2008 cases reported in ...

Streamline Health(R) Signs Catholic Healthcare West for Integrated Document Workflow Solutions

Streamline Health Solutions Enable Nation's Eighth Largest Healthcare System to Enhance the Flow of Health Information for a Complete Story of Patient Care CINCINNATI, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) today ann...

Remember West Nile Virus Safety This Fourth of July

Take Precautions - DEET, DRESS, DAWN AND DUSK, DRAIN SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Fourth of July weekend approaching and families and friends gathering outdoors, the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) is encouraging everyone to take p...

Sport Chalet Opens Store in West Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sport Chalet, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPCHA , SPCHB) is proud to celebrate the grand opening of its new 50,500 sq. ft. store located at 11801 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025. The Company now has 52 Sport Chalet locations. A grand opening ce...

New West Health Services Selects Perot Systems Xcelys(TM) 5.0 Software

Expansion Will Strengthen New West's Ability to Provide Outstanding Healthcare Service and Access PLANO, Texas, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER ) and New West Health Services -- Montana's second largest health services corporation -...
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