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Nurses Choose Exergen TemporalScanner(TM) Thermometer as 'Most Valuable Product' in Annual Industry Survey

WATERTOWN, Mass., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Exergen Corporation's patented TemporalScanner(TM) Thermometer was selected by nurses as the 2009 Most Valuable Product in the annual survey by Therapy Times, the only all-inclusive community Web site for therapeutic professionals in the health...

Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer

NEW YORK (July 27, 2009) -- For the 29,000 patients in the United States with metastatic colorectal cancer, chemotherapy with irinotecan is a standard treatment that has been shown to improve survival. But for more than one in 10 of these patients, a variation in their DNA means that this treatmen...

New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 Questions and Valuable Answers to Help Families If They Are Not Happy With Their Long-Term Care

www.tenquestionstoanswer.org WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New questions and helpful answers designed to assist families if they are not receiving the long-term care they expect are now available online at www.tenquestionstoanswer.org - the latest in the Heinz Family Ph...

New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 Questions and Valuable Answers to Help Families Manage Long-Term Care

( www.tenquestionstoanswer.org ) WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New questions and valuable answers about helping families manage their long-term care are now available online at www.tenquestionstoanswer.org , the latest in the Heinz Family Philanthropies 10 Questions to Answ...

ATP Detection a Valuable Tool for All Industries

Midbrook, Inc., a Jackson, MI based manufacturer of cleaning systems and cleanliness testing equipment , is releasing their versatile ATP (adenosine triphosphate) detection kit for use in a variety of industries. The Midbrook ATP Detection kit is suitable for use in food service, dairy, agricu...

New oncogene gives valuable insight into hepatocellular tumors in humans

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 23 April: The first identification of GP130 somatic activating mutations* in human tumours was announced today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Liver Disease in Copenhagen, Denmark. Identification of recurrent somatic m...

Adult Well-Being Services Offers Valuable Resources for Caregivers

Four conferences scheduled for Wayne County this spring DETROIT, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult Well-Being Services will host four conferences in Detroit and western Wayne County this spring to provide vital information and critical support to persons caring for older adult...

DRE Medical Equipment Offers Valuable Discounts to GE Healthcare Customers

Following GE Healthcare’s announcement that it will discontinue several key anesthesia systems, DRE Medical Equipment is offering generous trade-in allowances to Ohmeda customers. Louisville, KY (Vocus) September 22, 2008 -- DRE, Inc., a premier international htt...

Same-day pregnancy test provides valuable guidance to pre-surgery patients

The first trimester of any pregnancy is a precarious time, as about 15 percent of women who know they are pregnant will spontaneously miscarry. This risk increases when pregnant women undergo surgery, which is why Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York instituted a same-day pregnancy testi...

PET/CT scan could be valuable noninvasive tool for determining stages of ovarian cancer

NEW ORLEANS, La.Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scanning of patients in the early stages of ovarian cancer can enable physicians to determine whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes without having to perform surgery, according to researchers at ...

Emory study of syphilis bacteria yields valuable diagnostic tool

Variations in a gene within the family of bacteria that causes syphilis may hold clinical, epidemiological and evolutionary significance, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta have found. The researchers' study results describe how sequence variations they identified in the acidic repeat...

St. Joseph Health System Caregivers Demand Foley & Lardner Stop Intimidation, and Waste of Valuable Patient Care Resources

St. Joseph Health System using high-priced legal team to discourage union organization by Healthcare workers LOS ANGELES, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Healthcare workers from Los Angeles and Orange County will demonstrate in front of the law offices of Foley & Lardner, LLP ...

New HIV browser gives researchers access to valuable data from vaccine trials

SANTA CRUZ, CA--A new HIV data browser developed by the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the nonprofit organization Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases (GSID) will give researchers access to a wealth of data collected during clinical trials of an AIDS vaccine. Although the vaccine di...

ACAAI Endorses Allergies in America Web Site as a Valuable Tool for Physician and Patient Education

CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) recently announced support of the Allergies in America surveys that highlight the importance of improving care for those who suffer from allergies. These survey findings and other important informati...

Best Practice Database: Valuable Strategies for Pharmaceutical Product Launches

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Developing and executing a successful product launch is one of the most complex, critical and valuable tasks that any organization can undertake. Product launches require many different parts of the organization come together and requires the right s...

PET confirmed as valuable cancer diagnostic and disease-staging tool

Reston, Va.The recent release of data by the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) showing that positron emission tomography (PET) produced scans revealing disease at a molecular level, which then caused physicians to change treatment plans for more than one-third of participating patients, has c...

Hazelden Publishing Unveils Valuable New Resource for Women Seeking Recovery From Addiction

A Woman's Guide to Recovery Arms Women with Knowledge and Tools for Lifelong Sobriety CENTER CITY, Minn., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hazelden Foundation today announced the release of a new addiction recovery resource for women, A Woman's Guide to Recovery. Writte...

State's Patient Safety Report a Valuable Tool For Hospitals' Quality Improvement Work

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a media statement attributable to Betsy Ryan, incoming President and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association: "NJHA applauds the state upon today's release of its 2006 Patient Safety Initiative report. This is a valuable d...

PreMD Announces Valuable Data on PREVU(x) LT Life Insurance Product

-Cost-Effective Indicator of Cardiovascular Disease Risk TORONTO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Predictive medicine company PreMD Inc. (TSX: PMD; Amex: PME) today announced that clinical data and preliminary actuarial analysis on its PREVU(x) LT test shows the product as a cost-effe...

PSA Testing Still Valuable for Prostate Cancer

What's key is whether the level of prostate-specific antigen is rising rapidly SUNDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- For several years, doctors have debated the value of the prostate-specific antigen test to determine a man's risk for prostate cancer. But now, a consensus seems to be e...

Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

The use of biologic agents for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may benefit patients, but doctors need to consider the potential associated side effects in determining treatment course, according to a consensus paper published in this month’s issue of Gastroenterology , the offic...

Poverty Claims Valuable Lives Of Children In Orissa

The infant mortality rate in Orissa would continue to soar if steps are not taken to improve the poverty level. Suni Naik’s family is still trying to recover after losing their third child, which died within a few hours following delivery. // Speaking at Talchampei village in tribal-dominated ...

Reindeer Provide Valuable Insights Into Sleep Disorders

It is a well-known fact that nearly 1/3rd of our lifetime is spent for sleep. The quality of the sleep is equally important as the quantity. People who have odd working hours such as drivers, shift workers and astronauts // suffer from chronic sleep deprivation that is responsible for fatigue and o...

Measuring disseminated cancer cells in bone marrow - valuable tool for detecting early breast cancer metastasis

Stephan Braun and colleagues have reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, that the detection of disseminated tumor cells in bone marrow samples is a more reliable determinant of metastasis and patient survival. // The disease progression is measured by taking biopsy samples from breas...

Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality recently conducted an analysis of 50 autopsy studies going back forty years to show the importance of autopsies in revealing discrepancies in diagnosis that could be clinically// informative. The study indicated that the correct cause of death escapes cl...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

According to a study, shapely sperm is the best indicator of a man's fertility, that rewrites the standards for analyzing semen samples. According to Dr. Dav Guzhik, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cleavland, every treatment for infertility depends upon first establishin...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...can be overused, Moray said, citing a woman she knew who had 11 ultrasounds during her pregnancy. But Copel and Moray agreed that ultrasound can be valuable in detecting breech babies. Once the ultrasound confirms a breech presentation, they explained, a technique called external cephalic version can be...

NATB Announces Partnership With Ronald McDonald House Charities(R)

...d Marty Coyne, president and CEO of RMHC. "RMHC and our local Chapters rely on the generous donations of our corporate partners and NATB is providing valuable contributions in terms of volunteers and entertainment for our families. Our families are going through difficult medical situations with their child...

China Pharma Events Keep Growing For UBM

...amatic contrast to 2009, fewer than 200 exhibitors and 7,000 visitors attended the first CPhI China, held in 2001. UBM's China events enjoy the valuable support of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMHPIE) - with which UBM recently formalized an agr...

Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system

...ons, Covidien. "Covidien now offers software that quickly adjusts for leakage, improving patient-ventilator synchrony and triggering. It is especially valuable for preventing auto-triggering when the leakage rate exceeds the flow-triggering threshold." The Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system with Leak Co...

CBI Announces the Agenda for Their Upcoming Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference

...r to President Obama's goal of healthcare reform and delegates will find the educational sessions and networking opportunities at this conference more valuable than ever. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.cbinet.com/federalstimulusconference. If you would like to apply for a ...

Inpatient Management, Inc. and Reid Hospital Achieve Performance Improvement and Cost Savings

...lient goals. "We are gratified by our program's impact and the savings of thousands of dollars at Reid," said Mathews. "IMI aims to build this valuable dynamic with all of our clients and provide the tools necessary for outstanding performance." The results were presented as one of eight top po...

Symmetry Medical Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...orthopedic market to remain soft during the second half of the year, our strong market position and excellent customer relationships are proving to be valuable to our orthopedic customers in these challenging times as we continue to gain market share. We believe that our business model will position us to e...

Lexi-Comp ONLINE™ for Oral Surgery

...cs, Dental Implants, and Endodontics. Thousands of detailed color photographs, drawings, and radiographs are included. With a subscription, this valuable tool can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Register for a free 30-day full access trial of Lexi-Comp ONLINE for Oral Surge...

Orphanage Receives Nearly $1 Million from Private Donor

...2008, and most recently, $300K in 2009. "For me, it's an opportunity to do something really worthwhile," Mower said. "This is the most valuable charity I've ever seen. I'm impressed with how much money goes straight to the orphans and not to administrative costs." But what is even mor...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

... health division's public health practice area, added: "We are confident that Liza's broad capabilities and unique perspective will enable her to make valuable contributions to our practice and our business." Dr. Solomon served for nine years as director of the AIDS Administration at the Maryland Depar...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

...patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance ...

Connectyx Partners with InstantAmber, a Leader in Child Safety and Missing Children Awareness

...g children awareness company. The agreement will enable InstantAmber to offer the MedFlash(TM) product to its membership base. The MedFlash(TM) is a valuable information tool that gives parents the ability to keep up to date medical records for their children. In addition, it can be used to quickly share im...

PDL BioPharma Elects Barry Selick to Its Board of Directors

.... "Barry's experience as a seasoned biotechnology executive and his extensive knowledge of PDL's humanization technology will allow him to make valuable contributions to our strategy and operations as we seek to maximize the value of our antibody humanization patents and related assets and monetize the...

New InfoLogix M24 Mobile Clinical Assistant Will Enable Hospitals to Access Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Directly at the Point of Care

...the missing link between busy clinicians who are always on the move and the valuable patient data that resides in hospital information systems. With the InfoLog...a microphone array. These innovative tools enable hospital staff to access valuable patient data quickly and easily which can help reduce the number of errors ...
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