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Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Pushes for Senate Bill to Assist Family Caregivers of the Most Severely Injured Veterans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Wounded Warrior Project commends the House of Representatives for passing a bill (H.R. 3155) that will assist the family caregivers of the most severely wounded veterans, but endorsed a Senate bill (S. 801) that would provide ...

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces $100,000 in Contributions to Organizations Working to Assist Problem Gamblers

LAS VEGAS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved $50,000 in contributions to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) based in Washington, D.C. and $50,000 for The International Pro...

Tribe Makes Payment of $945,000 to Assist County With Emergency Services and Fire Protection

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Funds El Dorado County Emergency Medical Services and Fire Protection SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians made a payment of $472,500 to the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority and $472,5...

Boston Medical Center Selects Bank of America to Assist with Payments Transformation

Electronification will enhance cash management efficiencies and reduce costs CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America announced today that Boston Medical Center, the largest safety net hospital in New England, has chosen Bank of America to transform a significant portion of ...

UNICEF Appeals for Funding to Urgently Assist Displaced Children and Women in Northwest Pakistan

NEW YORK and ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF has appealed for an additional $41.4 million to provide urgent assistance to people displaced by fighting in northwest Pakistan. Over half of the displaced are children. UNICEF Pakistan has now almost exhausted its contin...

The Sage Group Widens Strategic Role to Assist HemispherX Biopharma in Pandemic Influenza Initiatives as Pacific Rim/Japan Treatment/Prevention Programs Accelerate

CLINTON, N.J., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sage Group, a privately held international health care consulting group, announced today that HemispherX Biopharma has expanded the mandate for The Sage Group to include, in addition to the strategic partnering efforts related to Ampligen (an experimental ...

Silver Shield Masks Assist in the Fight Against Flu

Silver Shield facemasks offer an additional level of protection. Their patented antimicrobial layer incorporating a silver based microbicide significantly reduces the virus accumulated on the mask surface during use. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 1, 2009 -- This week over 2,...

Smallest full support heart assist device on trial at Northwestern Memorial

CHICAGO - Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is the first center in Chicago and among the first in the country to implant a new experimental left ventricular assist device (LVAD) into subjects with advanced heart failure, a condition where the heart cannot pump enoug...

Preoperative MR may assist surgeons in nerve sparing during robotic prostatectomy

Preoperative MR can help surgeons limit nerve damage while performing a robotic assisted laparascopic prostatectomy (RALP)saving some men from becoming impotent, according to a study performed at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Preoperative MR was used to evaluate 38 neurovascul...

David Kaye Launches a New Facilities Services Company to Assist the Growing Biotechnology Business in Maryland

David Kaye, President of Facilities Management Solutions, LLC has announced the start up of a facilities services company dedicated to working with the biotechnology/life sciences industry. Kaye, who has more than 40 years of experience operating, managing, maintaining, and renovating and constr...

Hahnemann University Hospital Awarded Certification From the Joint Commission for Ventricular Assist Devices

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital's ventricular assist device program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for health care quality. Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are mechanical pumps that allow damaged hearts to continue functioning while patient...

DaVita's Customized Lifestyle Management Programs Assist Employees to Meet Their Lifestyle Goals

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), one of the nation's leading providers of kidney care for those with chronic kidney disease, recently partnered with CIGNA to launch Lifestyle Management Programs for teammates (employees) interested in tobacco c...

VivoMetrics Partners With OBS Medical to Develop Decision Assist Software for Remote Patient Monitoring

New dynamic health status index aims to improve patient safety and enhance outcomes by enabling telehealth providers to intervene earlier in patient care VENTURA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- VivoMetrics, Inc., developer of LifeShirt(R), a continuous, integrated and wearable remote patien...

New Tool in the Radiography Approach Will Assist in Earlier Detection of Asbestos-Related Diseases

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Harbut, M.D., MPH, co-director of the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI, and chief of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Me...

USAID Provides $3.7 million to Assist with Global Food Security in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is providing more than $3.7 million in assistance to lower rates of malnutrition and increase food security of families in Senegal. Of ...

Ohio Patient Thanks India and WorldMed Assist For Heart Surgery Overseas; His Indian Surgeon Thanks U.S. for Superb Training

Henry Konczak logged on to www.WorldMedAssist.com to help him find the surgeon in India his U.S. cardiologist recommended. Just three weeks later, he was out of ICU with his mitral valve replacement overseas completed. He's now home and enjoying his new lease on life. ...

iVolution Medical Systems to Assist Healthcare Providers With Compliance of President Obama's Stimulus Plan

WILMINGTON, Del., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Capital Management, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UCMT.OB), a Wilmington, Delaware business development company that provides management and strategic growth resources to emerging growth companies, is pleased to announce that one of its...

Americans Will Soon Have Medical Butlers to Assist in Medical Tourism Research

SINGAPORE, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans traveling abroad for healthcare is on the rise. Medical tourism will be a major consumer trend as the recession worsens and more Americans are left without health insurance, facing huge medical bills at U.S. hospitals. According to th...

New Medical Air Transportation Program to Assist Southeast Patients

WALESKA, Ga., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients and families caught in a health crisis requiring distant travel can find assistance through a new program called Airlift Hope Southeast. Airlift Hope Southeast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers charitable and charitably-assis...

NCC and Wyeth Donation to Assist Cancer Patients in Latin America

LIMA, Peru, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Wyeth) are pleased to announce a pilot program to assist cancer patients in Latin America with donations of Wyeth's cancer-related medicines Mylotarg(TM) (gemtuzumab ozogamicin for injection) and Neu...

ConnextionsHealth Introduces Member Transition Services to Assist Health Plans in Efforts to Retain Members During Life Cycle Changes

Health insurers lose billions each year: Failing to retain plan members who leave due to early retirement, termination and loss of benefits. Orlando, FL (Vocus) December 15, 2008 -- ConnextionsHealth today announced the creation of its Member Transition Services® - ...

MetLife Mexico Life Insurance Company Partners with Assist America for Global Emergency Medical Assistance Services

MEXICO CITY and PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MetLife Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, the largest financial services and life insurance company in Mexico, and a leading provider of such services to individual and institutional customers, announced today that it has partnered with Assist Ame...

Warriors Unite: Mike Ditka & the Gridiron Greats Form Partnership to Assist Retired NFL Players & U.S. Military Special Operations Personnel

Super Bowl Week Kick Initiative with over 100 NFL Legends Announced TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) today announced an unprecedented humanitarian initiative to assist retired NFL Players in dire need while simultaneously supporting U.S...

First Implant of DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) in Japanese Clinical Trial

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Heart Inc. announced that the first DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) was implanted in October at the University of Tokyo Hospital in Japan. Terumo Corporation will continue efforts toward an early application for approval for ...

The Doctors Company Launches Litigation Education Retreats to Assist Physicians Involved in Medical Litigation

As part of its commitment to providing the industry's most aggressive defense, The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the U.S., is rolling out litigation education retreats for member physicians who are in the process of medical litigation....

Novel imaging approach may assist in predicting success of treatment for atrial fibrillation

SALT LAKE CITY University of Utah researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based method for detecting and quantifying injury to the wall of the heart's left atrium in patients who have undergone a procedure to treat atrial fibrillation. The results of the study are published ...

Preparations by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Will Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Ike

ALERT: BCBSTX Members Displaced by Hurricane Ike will Receive Benefits of Member Emergency Assistance Plans to Make Health Care Easier to Access. DALLAS, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As predictions increase for Hurricane Ike to become a category 3 or 4 storm when it reaches the Texas Gulf Coast, ...

National Health Plan Collaborative Launches Online Toolkit to Assist Health Plans in Reducing Disparities

Collaborative of major health plans launches online toolkit to help health plans reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Health Plan Collaborative has released an online toolkit of resources, lessons, case studies and vi...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Prepared to Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Gustav

ALERT: Emergency Procedures Implemented to Make Health Care More Accessible for BCBSTX Members Displaced by Hurricane Gustav DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread displacement caused by Hurricane Gustav, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced se...

Gustav: World Vision Teams Assist Evacuees in Jackson and Dallas, Prepare Response

- Agency coordinating with hundreds of churches, community groups hosting and helping evacuees - World Vision's emergency supplies ready in Mississippi, Dallas; more on standby in Los Angeles, Denver, Pittsburgh, Seattle and beyond - Relief director: Faith community...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), St. John's University, and Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Partner to Assist Wounded Warriors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In their effort to ensure this generation of veterans is the most successful and well-adjusted, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) partnered with St. Johns' University School of Risk Management, major Insurance leaders & the Insurance Industry Charitable ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Grants Gift to American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to Assist Rural Hungarian Women

Women's Health Empowerment Program Raises Awareness about Breast Cancer, Addresses Challenges to Access, Screening and Treatment BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, to...

Kimberly-Clark Professional Donates Supplies to Assist Columbus, Ind., in Flood Cleanup Efforts

ROSWELL, Ga., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional is donating thousands of health and hygiene products to help Columbus, Ind., businesses and residents clean up from the extensive damage caused by the recent flooding. "We know that Columbus was hit very hard by these storms a...

Developing unique brain maps to assist surgery and research

Researchers from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne are developing new technology to create individualised brain maps that will revolutionise diagnosis of disease and enhance the accuracy of brain surgery. Currently researchers and neurosurgeons rely on coarse maps of the brain's structu...

The American Red Cross Commits $10 Million to Assist China Earthquake Survivors

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is prepared to provide $10 million to support relief efforts following the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan province. This contribution will assist the Red Cross Society of China, whose employees and vo...

Improving survival rates among users of left ventricular assist devices

Houston, Tex. April 30, 2008 - Despite the general success of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) used in critically ill heart failure patients, implantation of these devices often leads to increased bleeding and a need for high-volume blood transfusions during and immediately after surgery. ...

Honda to Showcase Experimental Walking Assist Device

TOKYO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will showcase an experimental model of a walking assist device which could support walking for the elderly and other people with weakened leg muscles, at the International Trade Fair on Barrier Free Equipments & Rehabilitation for the Elder...

Precyse Solutions Launches Clinical Documentation Improvement Program to Assist Hospitals in Accelerating Revenues

Precyse Enhances Its CDI Program Utilizing the Expertise of Two Industry Veterans WAYNE, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse Solutions, the leader in driving peak performance within Health Information Management (HIM) departments, has added even more depth to i...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Involved in Projects To Develop Nation's First Heart Assist Devices for Young Children

Heart Center experts helping to develop first implantable and external pediatric heart pumps PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC -- a national leader in the use of lifesaving ventricular assist devices (VADs) for children...

ACM's Managed Medicaid Assist Program to Enhance Care Delivered to Carolina Crescent Health Plan Members

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, a leading healthcare benefits management company, today announced a new agreement with Carolina Crescent Health Plan that will bring a dynamic combination of authorization processing, claim adjudication, and provider network management to Medicai...
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