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Concord buys stake in Chinese cancer facilities

July 12, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Concord Medical Services Holdings Ltd., which operates radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, said Monday it bought a 52 percent stake in Xi'an Wan Jie Hua Xiang Medical Technology Development Ltd. The 103 million renminbi ($15.2 million) deal, effective July 1, is part of a...

Covidien completes tender offer for ev3 shares

July 12, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Covidien said Monday it completed a tender offer for ev3 Inc. and moved closer to closing its $2.6 billion buyout of the company. Covidien announced plans to buy the company for $22.50 per share on June 1. At the time, the deal marked a 19 percent premium.In a...

S.D. Firm Brings 1st Two Open, Faster MRI Scanners to County

July 11, 2010 11:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Medical patients who need magnetic resonance imaging may find an oasis in the county's first two open, faster MRI scanners.

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Health, Tech Sectors Hasten to Untangle Wireless Issues

July 11, 2010 11:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

An urgent market need to drive down the bloated cost of health care delivery worldwide has spawned a new cooperative spirit among telecommunications, technology and investment companies wanting to develop wireless technology as a way to make health care less expensive and more efficient.

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Wireless Firms Reshape Medical Care With Retooled Equipment

July 11, 2010 11:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Due to rapid advancements in the integration of wireless technology and health care, the future of post-hospitalization patient care will soon be coming to a screen nearby: on BlackBerries, iPads and iPhones.

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Pain, dry mouth may play role in sleep quality of head and neck cancer patients

July 11, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) Head and neck cancer patients who reported poor sleep quality one year after diagnosis had more symptoms of chronic pain and complaints of dry mouth related to radiation treatments, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan...

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Bayer HealthCare Announces Recipients of 2010 WFH International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship

July 10, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina , July 10 /- Bayer HealthCare announced today the recipients of the 2010 World Federation of Hemophilia's International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship (IHNF).  This global initiative, supported by Bayer, provides hemophilia education and training to nurses in...

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Canadian earnings declared Friday: Opmedic's quarterly earnings, revenue up

July 9, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Friday as of 2:30 p.m. ET:Opmedic Group Inc. (TSX:OMG): Three months ended May 31, 2010, $600,000, $0.04 a share; 2009, $538,000, $0.03 a share. Revenue: 2010, $3,899,000; 2009, $3,586,000.

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Pioneer® Surgical Expands Product Specialists to Support Growing Biologics Business

July 9, 2010 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. , July 9 /- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. recently expanded its Biologics Product Specialist program to provide sales and technical biologic expertise to support their growing line of products that address bone and soft tissue repair. Mr. Shane Ray , General Manager for...

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Stereotaxis Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

July 9, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS , July 9 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announced today that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 , on Monday, August 2, 2010 after the close of the market. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, August 2,...

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New UC Davis study finds early Alzheimer's identification method

July 9, 2010 10:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Davis - Health System) Abnormal brain images combined with examination of the composition of the fluid that surrounds the spine may offer the earliest signs identifying healthy older adults at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, well before cognitive...

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Preliminary highlights of the AAPM 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., July 18-22, 2010

July 9, 2010 10:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) At the 52nd meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, which convenes from July 18-22, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pa., thousands of scientists and board-certified health professionals will gather to share the latest developments in...

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Air- or Gas-Pressurized Spray Devices: Risk of Air or Gas Embolism

July 9, 2010 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reports of life-threatening air or gas embolism occurring during or immediately after application of hemostatic drug or biological products.

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Insurer Humana buys Hummingbird Coaching Services

July 9, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Friday it acquired Hummingbird Coaching Services, which provides customers with advice on how to stay healthy.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Louisville, Ky., insurer said in a statement Hummingbird helps bolster Humana's "vision to help members achieve...

Stripping Machine Does Not Require Mechanical Adjustments for Different Sizes

July 9, 2010 6:19 am | Schleuniger, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative UniStrip 2300 is the only machine in its class that is fully programmable. The intuitive user interface makes it easy for the novice user to learn and operate the machine in minutes.

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