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Gentiva's Odyssey purchase clears waiting period

July 7, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health care provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. said Wednesday a required waiting period has expired for its $912 million acquisition of hospice firm Odyssey HealthCare Inc. and it expects to complete the deal in the third quarter.Gentiva, which is based in Atlanta, said the waiting...

Zweena Selects ITelagen to Host Personal Health Records Application

July 7, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. , July 7 /- ITelagen, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) hosting and management announced that it was selected by Zweena, LLC of West Windsor, NJ to host their Zweena Health Record, personal health record application. ITelagen, which was selected for...

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Lotus Pharmaceuticals to Present at Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference

July 7, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , July 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a growing developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), today announced it will present at the...

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Tengion Appoints Sunita B. Sheth, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

July 7, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAST NORRITON, Pa. , July 7 /- Tengion Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ) today announced that it has appointed Sunita B. Sheth , M.D., to the position of Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Dr. Sheth will be responsible for developing clinical...

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Kindred says Medicare changes will cut revenue

July 7, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care services company Kindred Healthcare Inc. said Wednesday changes in Medicare reimbursements will likely reduce the company's Medicare revenue from Part B therapy services by about $11 million annually.The company had overall revenue of $4.27 billion in 2009, which means the expected...

Jury hits Skilled Healthcare with hefty damages

July 7, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. said Wednesday a jury returned a verdict awarding damages of $671 million against the nursing facility operator in a case that accuses it of failing to provide adequate staffing.Skilled Healthcare Chairman and CEO Boyd Hendrickson said in a statement the company...

Athlete Semenya free to compete

July 7, 2010 4:40 am | by BBC | News | Comments

South African athlete Caster Semenya is given the all-clear to return to competition by the international athletics body.

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Attitudes, beliefs and health literacy impact how patients manage chronic lower-back pain

July 7, 2010 4:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a study published in the August issue of Pain, a group of Australian researchers investigating the relevance of health literacy in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP) found that LBP-related beliefs and behaviors affect a person's disability...

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Microconnect update on emerging applications

July 7, 2010 4:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Despite the daunting challenges of getting new MEMS technologies into volume production, plenty of little companies with big ideas count on their innovations to grow new markets for MEMS.   Companies with innovative technologies that ...

Yole Développement MEMS Symposia at TechConnect

July 7, 2010 4:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

To continue the TechConnect theme of building the connection between technical design, applications and markets, Yole Développement developed a series of application and market oriented conference sessions covering a mix of established, emerging and rapidly evolving applications in the...

Back-side illumination, wafer-scale optics drive 2X-5X jump in CMOS image sensor performance

July 7, 2010 4:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

It's not just 3D packaging technology where CMOS image sensors are driving IC technology these days.

Nile Therapeutics Completes Dosing of Phase II Study

July 7, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO , July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for cardiovascular disease, today announced that it has completed the dosing of the last patient in NIL-CDNP-CT005, an...

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Concord Medical Files 2009 Annual Report on Form 20-F

July 7, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , July 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China , today announced that it has filed its annual report for...

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Invision Sally Jobe Introduces New Breast Cancer Screening Technology to Denver

July 7, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER , July 7 /- Invision Sally Jobe is among the first diagnostic imaging networks in the nation to offer a new breast ultrasound technology for the early detection of cancer. Screening Breast Ultrasound (SBU) is a highly effective technology developed to complement mammography in...

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Crux Biomedical Enrolls First Patient in Its Retrieve 2 U.S. Pivotal Trial

July 6, 2010 7:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. , July 6 /- Crux Biomedical®Inc. announced today that it has successfully enrolled the first patient in its Retrieve 2 pivotal U.S. IDE trial. The trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Crux's new Vena Cava Filter (VCF). The Crux VCF is a retrievable,...

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