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National Contest Encourages People with Depressive Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder to Speak Out

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. , July 20 /- Currently in its second year, the SPEAK and Be Heard… Living With Depression contest, made possible by AstraZeneca in partnership with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), encourages people with depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder and...

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Image-processing algorithm reduces CT radiation dose by as much as 95 percent

July 20, 2010 4:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) In the wake of recent radiation overdoses, researchers at the Mayo Clinic, excited by CT perfusion's promise for diagnosing stroke, cancer, and possibly heart disease, have developed a way to reduce the amount of radiation involved in the procedure...

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Mitralign draws $5 million credit from GE Capital

July 19, 2010 6:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

GE Capital Healthcare Services has provided Tewksbury-based medical device company Mitralign Inc. with a $5 million secured credit facility that Mitralign will use for working capital as it advances development of its mitral valve repair device.

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ICU Medical 2Q net income rises 34 percent

July 19, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Device maker ICU Medical Inc. said Monday its second-quarter net income rose 34 percent on a boost in domestic and direct sales.The company said it earned $7.7 million, or 56 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.7 million, or 38 cents per share, during the same period a year prior....

Lincare Holdings 2Q net income jumps 39 percent

July 19, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lincare Holdings Inc., which provides home delivery of oxygen and respiratory therapies, said Monday that its second-quarter profit jumped 39 percent on a boost in sales.Lincare said it earned $46.4 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with $33.5 million, or 33 cents per share, a year...

Hudson Valley Physician Testifies Before House Health Subcommittee Tuesday About Incentives for Adoption of Health Information Technology

July 19, 2010 2:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Eugene Heslin , MD of Bridge Street Medical Group will discuss use of health IT in his small practice with House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health July 20 FISHKILL, N.Y. , July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a small general medical practice in Saugerties, NY can use new health IT...

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Odyssey HealthCare sees net income above forecast

July 19, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospice care provider Odyssey HealthCare Inc. said Monday it expects second-quarter net income per share between 39 cents and 41 cents, or above Wall Street expectations.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect net income per share of about 38 cents, on average.Gentiva Health Services Inc.,...

Cytosol Laboratories sells to Indiana's Biomet

July 19, 2010 12:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cytosol Laboratories Inc., a Braintree maker of small volume anticoagulants, has been acquired by Biomet Inc., a manufacturer of musculoskeletal medical products, for an undisclosed amount.

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Sector Snap: Home health providers continue slide

July 19, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of home health providers continued to slide Monday in the wake of investigations by regulators.Four publicly traded home health companies are being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is looking into reports that they made unnecessary visits to some patients. By...

Cardiac Science takes charge to replace devices

July 19, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardiac diagnostics company Cardiac Science Corp. said Monday it will replace about 24,0000 automatic external defibrillators used by emergency first responders like police and firefighters.The Bothell, Wash., company said that will add $10 million to $15 million to an $18.5 million expense the...

BIO Calls on Congress to Maintain Support for Biofuels in Tax and Energy Legislation

July 19, 2010 11:34 am | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, July 19, 2010) - If the advanced biofuel industry is to grow to meet national goals for reducing reliance on imported oil, then enduring federal commitment is vital to maintaining progress in research, development and investment in building infrastructure. The...

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OCD doesn't have to result in life filled with anxiety

July 19, 2010 11:34 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Most people consider practices like hand washing and checking that the lights are turned off good habits. But for others these are compulsive behaviors that disrupt everyday life, said a Baylor College of Medicine clinical psychologist. When behavior gets to that point, it could be...

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DEKA Medical Announces Immediate Availability of High Power SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2 Laser

July 19, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO , July 19 /- DEKA Medical announced today the immediate availability of the High-Powered SmartXide DOT. The new SmartXide DOT HP Fractional CO2 laser, with average power of 50W, can attain irradiance of up to 250W of power with each pulse. This makes the new SmartXide DOT HP...

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MedWest Health System Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management for Employed Physicians

July 19, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO and SYLVA, N.C. , July 19 /- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX ) announced today that MedWest Health System , a three-hospital system in western North Carolina , has selected Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution for its 60 employed physicians....

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/C O R R E C T I O N -- IBA Dosimetry/

July 19, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

In the news release, "IBA Dosimetry Showcases Blue Phantom[2] Radiation Therapy Commissioning Innovation at AAPM" issued on 19 Jul 2010 12:00 GMT , by IBA Dosimetry over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that in the first paragraph, the third web link in...

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