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XLHealth Appoints New Vice President of Contracting and Provider Relations

BALTIMORE, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- XLHealth, owner of one of the nation's largest Medicare chronic condition special needs plans and a leader in improving the quality of care for seniors with chronic illness, announced today that it has appointed Karl Broussard to serve as its vice president of con...

The Health Alliance's Dennis Robb Announced Contracting Professional of the Year by The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

Pioneer in healthcare supply chain honored for accomplishments Dallas (Vocus) March 3, 2009 -- Dennis Robb, senior vice president, supply chain management , The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, was recently announced 2008 Contracting Professional of the Year by T...

Employee Concerns About Contracting Serious Illnesses Spark Interest in Personal Insurance Products

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of working Americans covered by insurance are concerned about themselves or someone in their family being diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or another serious illness. In addition, a majority of working Americans covered by insurance ...

Regence Automates Provider Contracting with Kryptiq's Choreo Contract Manager

Blues Plan Creates 27,000 Contracts and Amendments with Industry Leading Solution PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Kryptiq, the leading provider of next generation healthcare connectivity solutions, today announced that Regence, the largest not-for-profit ...

Perdue AgriBusiness Announces Low Linolenic Soybean Contracting Opportunities with DuPont Business Pioneer Hi-Bred

SALISBURY, Md., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perdue AgriBusiness has announced it will be contracting low linolenic soybeans from DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred for the 2008 growing season to support the marketplace demand for healthier foods. "Perdue is excited about the opportunity l...

More Young Americans Are Contracting HIV

On eve of World AIDS Day, U.S. experts wonder what has gone wrong FRIDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- In the 26 years since scientists first spotted AIDS in America, millions of dollars have been poured into outreach efforts aimed at keeping young people clear of HIV, the virus that c...

Sean Hurley Joins Ameritox as Vice President for Insurance and Managed Care Contracting

BALTIMORE, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox, the U.S. leader in pain prescription monitoring, has announced the appointment of Sean Hurley as Vice President of Insurance and Managed Care Contracting. Hurley will oversee the company's contracting activities and support within the managed care marke...

Telecare Corporation Appoints Pat Doyle Vice President of Sales and Hospital Contracting

ALAMEDA, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecare Corporation has appointed Pat Doyle to Vice President of Sales, Hospital Contracting. In his new position, Doyle will focus on expanding Telecare's 40 + years of experience in delivering and managing acute psychiatric care services. Prior to join...

Patient and Staff of Two Hospitals at Risk Of Contracting TB

After an elderly patient was diagnosed with tuberculosis, precautionary letters have been sent to 500 people warning them about the possible danger of them contracting the// disease. The condition of the patient suffering from the disease was said to be satisfactory. The patient was diagnos...

Public Service in South Africa at a High Risk of Contracting AIDS

According to the study conducted by the Public Service Commission (PSC) it was shocking to find that a large number of public servants believe HIV/AIDS is curable//. More than 40% of public service respondents who ere surveyed fall in to the category of very high risk in contracting the disease. ...
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Project Zero Delay Accelerates Drug's Path to Clinical Trial

...at can cause lengthy negotiations. The master agreement ensures that new research projects and clinical trials are initiated without delays caused by contracting issues. New clinical trials can simply be appended to an existing master agreement, often as quickly as in a day. "Zero Delay demonstrates wh...

USAID Provides $5M in Emergency Support as Swine Flu Spreads

...se efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services, WHO, and PAHO. The use of this protective equipment helps to protect first responders from contracting or spreading disease from suspected outbreak sites. USAID has committed $543 million to support pandemic its Avian and Pandemic Influenza preven...

Adult Circumcision Reduces Risk of HIV Transmission Without Reducing Sexual Pleasure

...ological Association (AUA) show that adult circumcision reduces the risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the risk of coital injury -- wit... is most susceptible to HIV infection, reducing not eliminating the risk of contracting HIV. No differences were found in epithelial or keratin thickness between t...

Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin

...ng in one third of the 33 million HIV sufferers worldwide infected with TB. Left untreated, 90 percent of these people will die within months of first contracting the disease, reinforcing the urgent need for an accurate and rapid test. About the GeneXpert(R) System Molecular Diagnostic Platform The Ge...

Video: New Survey Finds Mothers See Influenza as a Serious Health Threat, but Often Don't Get Their Families Vaccinated

...d an average of 36,000 people die -- including about 100 children. CDC recommends immunization for anyone who wishes to reduce their risk of contracting influenza; children 6 months-18 years of age; adults over 50 years of age; pregnant women; and anyone with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, ...

Cepheid Announces CE IVD Release of First On-Demand Test for van A/van B Genes Most Associated With Hospital-Acquired VRE Infection

...wed 0.7 percent colonization in the general population and 7.8 percent colonization in hospitals. Immunocompromised patients are at highest risk for contracting VRE -- especially in the areas of oncology, hematology, nephrology, transplant and abdominal surgery units. Patients with compromised immune systems a...

Doctor Declares War on Hospital Infections, Patents MRSA-Killing Machine

..., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As a surgeon and clinical instructor, Dr. Jeffery Deal, MD, FACS, DTMH, knew firsthand about the growing number of patients contracting ... and dying from ... Hospital Acquired Infections. He was also keenly aware that infections are quickly spreading beyond the healthcare system into ...

AdvanDx Submits Yeast Traffic Light PNA FISH(TM) for FDA 510(k) Clearance for Detection of Candida species in Positive Blood Cultures

...ions, afflicting over 24,000 patients in the U.S. every year. Immunocompromised transplantation, oncology and AIDS patients are especially at risk for contracting the infection with mortality rates as high as 50%.(1) While identification of the infecting Candida species is used to guide effective antifungal ther...

ViroDefense Inc Announces Selection of Poliovirus Antiviral Preclinical Candidate

...ommittee on Poliomyelitis Eradication (ACPE) supported the proposal and recommended action. In June 2007, the CDC acted on the ACPE recommendations by contracting the Task Force to facilitate development of effective polio antiviral drugs for global public health applications. About ViroDefense Inc ViroDefen...

Wayne State University and Oakwood Partner in New Device to Combat Congestive Heart Failure

...stigational HeartNet is a mesh constructed of nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy. Because the device conforms to the shape of the heart -- expanding and contracting with each beat -- no sutures are required to attach it to the heart. The device is designed as a permanent implant. The HeartNet is implanted thro...
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Valley fever

...on in the ... Valley Fever is not a "contagious" disease, meaning it is not passed from person ... Are there times of the year when chances of contracting Valley Fever are greater than others? ... Why are pregnant women more at risk of disseminated Valley Fever ? ... Valley Fever is a dis...

Tension headache

...Family Physicians. ... Conditions A-Z > Brain & Nervous System Disorders > Tension Headaches ... Tension headaches are caused by contracting of the muscles in the back of the neck, on the scalp, ... A tension headache may occur on an episodic basis (less ... Tension headaches ar...

Muscle atrophy

...es, diseases, disorders, ... causes of symptom: Muscle atrophy : The following medical ... muscle n. A tissue composed of fibers capable of contracting to effect bodily ... Disorders of voluntary muscle cause weakening, atrophy , pain, and twitching. ... atrophy n. , pl. -phies . Pathology. A...

Giardiasis

...bed by doctors to treat giardiasis . ... do to prevent the spread of giardiasis ? ... Men who have sex with men may also be at increased risk of contracting giardiasis . ... Persons who are infected with giardiasis , or any diarrheal illness, should ... Giardiasis ... Some children with giardiasis...

Esophageal manometry

...ageal manometry is to see if the esophagus is contracting ... Over recent years, esophageal manometry...ageal manometry is to see if the esophagus is contracting ... Esophageal manometry ; Savannah Georgia...ageal manometry is to see if the esophagus is contracting properly. ... Esophageal manometry - Overv...

Contraction

...ontraction at Dictionary.com a free online ... contraction ... For example, isn't is a contraction of is not. ... contraction n. The act of contracting or the state of being contracted. ... For most people, a contraction in the economy can be source of economic hardship; ... muscle contraction ...
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Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ur DSL hardware products. Biometric factors include, but are not limited to: market acceptance of our biometric technologies and products; changes in contracting practices of government or law enforcement agencies; the failure of the biometrics market to experience continued growth; announcements or introductio...

World Day to Combat Desertification focuses on human security

...sion to DesertWatch to review and adapt the methodology developed during the first project so it can be applied globally, for the benefit of all UNCCD contracting Parties. The new methodology will be demonstrated in Portugal, Brazil and Mozambique. ESA, through its TIGER initiative, is also supporting Africa...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

...of drugs referred to as highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) have increased the incidence of oral complications, such as a quadrupled rate of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is more frequently associated with the genital tract and is now being seen in the mouth. Warts produced by HP...

NIH funds work at WPI on regenerating heart tissue and preventing urinary tract infections

...aged heart beat more effectively. Heart attacks cause significant scaring of cardiac tissue, which in turn prevents the scarred area of the heart from contracting to pump blood. Recent studies by Gaudette and others have shown that when hMSCs are injected into a damaged heart, they help improve cardiac function....

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ur DSL hardware products. Biometric factors include, but are not limited to: market acceptance of our biometric technologies and products; changes in contracting practices of government or law enforcement agencies; the failure of the biometrics market to experience continued growth; announcements or introductio...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

...c experts on selected projects, leveraging both the in-house scientific capabilities needed to carry out much of the preclinical development work, and contracting out other parts, as scientific opportunities dictate. Its strategies will be similar to approaches taken by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ur DSL hardware products. Biometric factors include, but are not limited to: market acceptance of our biometric technologies and products; changes in contracting practices of government or law enforcement agencies; the failure of the biometrics market to experience continued growth; announcements or introductio...

New hope for advances in treating malaria

...e World Health Organisation (WHO), malaria kills a million people across the globe each year, with forty per cent of the world's population at risk of contracting the disease. WHO also estimates that a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds. Dr McConkey says: "Our chemicals are particularly exciting as they ...

An underwater drugstore?

...cs. In people with compromised immune systems (like premature babies, AIDS victims or those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer) the risk is very high: contracting a fungal infection can be deadly. Now Tel Aviv University zoologists are diving deep into the sea to collect unique chemicals drugs of the future ...

Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2008 Financial Results

... subject to rapid technological change. The biometric factors include, but are not limited to: market acceptance of our biometric products, changes in contracting practices of government or law enforcement agencies, announcements or introductions of new products by our competitors, delays, failures or problems i...
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Cepheid Signs Group Purchasing Contract with Novation, the Nation's Largest Healthcare Contracting Organization

Through its affiliations, Novation represents 49 percent of admissions and 52 percent of total surgeries in the United States SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has signed a contract with Novation, the industry's leading contr...

Transposagen Creates a Rat Model of the Human Immune System

...ransposagen. SCID can also affect humans, such as the "Bubble Boy," who had to live inside of a sterile environment to reduce the likelihood of contracting a fatal infection. The SCID mouse has been one of the most often used animal models in the history of drug discovery and development research. Transpo...

SK Life Sciences has Licensed Pristima

...ts on the market, SKLSI selected Xybion's Pristima to manage its general toxicology data as well as licensing Xybion's Standard Validation Package and contracting Xybion to perform the full suite of installation, training and validation execution services. Additionally, SKLSI has contracted to have Xybion's pro...

Double Helix Strengthens its Strategic Pricing and Reimbursement Practice with Hire of Caryn Zieses

...lementing product development and launch strategies for the US market. Her intimate knowledge of managed care market structure, formulary management, contracting strategies, and marketing communications strengthens Double Helix's ability to meet our clients' commercial objectives in the increasingly cost-consci...

ClearTrial Selected to Lead Executive Panel from Pharmaceutical and Service Provider Companies at ExL Conference

...luding the latest trends in bundling services and collaborative technology partnerships. In addition, attendees will discover:   How contracting approaches and processes -- such as RFP review, contract structure, metrics and oversight -- have changed due to industry conditions. How service p...

Providence Health & Services Increases Revenue by $35 Million Using Concuity ClearContracts

... implementing ClearContracts into our organization we have increased collections by over $35 million in the course of 5 1/2 years, while improving our contracting capabilities significantly," stated Matt Blackmore, Manager of Contract Compliance for the Washington/Montana Region of Providence Health & Servic...

PTC Therapeutics Appoints Clare Kennedy as Vice President of Commercial Operations

.... "Clare's extensive expertise in national healthcare customer management, contracting and distribution will be a great asset as we expand our commercial organiza...ident of Account Planning, overseeing national account management, customer contracting and product access in the U.S. for the company's $21 billion portfolio. Ms...

Health Strategies Group Forecasts Emerging Trends in Future Sales Force Models at the SPBT 2009 Conference

...ccessful segmentation strategies, guide the design of training curricula, educate colleagues, benchmark staff performance, and develop more profitable contracting strategies. For additional information on Health Strategies Group, contact Karen Vandeven, director of marketing and communications, at (609) 397...

PRA International Presents Key Budgeting Strategies at 18th Annual CRO Partnerships Conference

... Annual Meeting April 28-30, 2009 in Orlando Florida. PRA's Greg Guarasci, Senior Vice President - General Partner will present " RFP Management & contracting with CROs to Minimize Change Orders " at 2PM on Wednesday, April 29. Drawing on his extensive experience with contracting, Mr. Guarasci will discuss s...

Essilor : 2009 First Quarter Report

...09, representing a reported 10.3% increase on the first quarter of 2008. Excluding the currency effect, growth was 5.4% for the period. Despite contracting demand early in the year, revenue was down just 1% like-for-like. This was primarily due to the instruments business, with lens revenue stable for the...
Contracting in Biological Definition

Actin

...olysis , the myosin head to extend up and bind with the actin filament. The myosin head then releases after moving the actin filament in a relaxing or contracting movement by usage of ADP. In contractile bundles, the actin-bundling protein actinin separates each filament by 40 nm . This increase in distance a...

Edward Jenner

...lready immune. There was a local folk tradition amongst those who milked cows, that an infection with the so-called ' cowpox ' protected one from contracting smallpox . (It has been theorized that the romantic image of the beautiful milkmaid came from the fact that milkmaids often contracted cowpox, and wo...

Lung

...rea of the lung itself. The lungs of humans are typical of this type of lung. Breathing is largely driven by the diaphragm below, a muscle that by contracting expands the cavity in which the lung is enclosed. The rib cage itself is also able to expand and contract to some degree. As a result, air is sucked...

Actin

...olysis , the myosin head to extend up and bind with the actin filament. The myosin head then releases after moving the actin filament in a relaxing or contracting movement by usage of ADP. In contractile bundles, the actin-bundling protein actinin separates each filament by 40 nm . This increase in distance a...

Skeleton

...drostatic skeletons are similar to a water-filled balloon. Located internally in cnidarians and annelids , among others, these animals can move by contracting the muscles surrounding the fluid-filled pouch, creating pressure within the pouch that causes movement. Animals such as earthworms use their hydrost...
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Spiracles

...ntacles ... ... the term spiracle . ... The spiracles , openings that allow gas exchange in insects, are ... can open or close the spiracles by contracting muscles along its ... What is Spiracles ? Meaning of Spiracles medical term. What does Spiracles mean? ... spiracle (redirected from Spirac...

Parasites

...e and what they ... Intestinal parasites and worms may cause many different health problems. ... Eliminate harmful parasites ... susceptible to contracting parasites in the future. ... Parasites Cleanse, different programs for cleansing parasite ... The single most undiagnosed health challenge to...
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