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Abandoned hospital to be put back into service by Catholic-affiliated nonprofit

May 26, 2010 5:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A nonprofit affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has purchased a hospital that was abandoned after Hurricane Katrina and plans to put it back into service.St. Margaret's Daughters will open the former Lindy Boggs Medical Center late next year or early 2012 with a 116-bed nursing home....

Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Valtrex®

May 26, 2010 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , May 26 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Tablets, 500 mg...

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VisEn Announces New ProSense® 750 FAST and Neutrophil Elastase™ 680 FAST Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agents at European Molecular Imaging Meeting 2010

May 26, 2010 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass. and WARSAW, Poland , May 26 /- VisEn Medical Inc., a leader in fluorescence in vivo imaging from research through medicine, announced the commercial launch of two new imaging agents -- ProSense® 750 FAST for expanded versatility in imaging cathepsin activity, and...

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IPC The Hospitalist acquires Continuum Geriatric

May 26, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc., a provider of in-hospital medical services, said Wednesday it has acquired Continuum Geriatric Services, which practices in more than 60 Michigan nursing and assisted living facilities.Terms of the deal were not disclosed."The acquisition of CGS represents...

Boston Scientific Begins Platinum Plus Trial for Promus® Elementâ„¢ Stent System

May 25, 2010 10:40 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Randomized study of nearly 3,000 patients to evaluate Company's third-generation drug-eluting stent technology

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Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

May 25, 2010 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Journal of Pathology) The following highlights summarize research articles that are published in the June 2010 issue of the American Journal of Pathology.

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Appendectomy may be best for patients with positive CT exam

May 25, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) When CT results suggest appendicitis, but a patient's symptoms are inconsistent with the acute condition, physicians should consider a diagnosis of chronic or recurrent appendicitis and surgical treatment, according to a new study.

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Mobile access now available for Essential Evidence Plus

May 25, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Global scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publisher Wiley-Blackwell today announced the that its evidence-based clinical decision support product, Essential Evidence Plus, is now accessible from mobile devices. Physicians on the move can now easily find...

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Medtronic's Q4 sales rise, earnings soar

May 25, 2010 1:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. closed out fiscal 2010 on a high note, posting record Q4 sales of $4.2 billion and net earnings of $954 million; full-year profits near $3.1 billion on sales of $15.8 billion. Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) closed out fiscal 2010 in fine shape, posting record...

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MRI research highlights high-risk atherosclerotic plaque hidden in the vessel wall

May 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have shown that use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an animal model can noninvasively identify dangerous plaques. The findings, which appear in the May issue of Circulation...

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Springer launches Autoimmunity Highlights

May 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Springer is launching a new journal titled Autoimmunity Highlights. It is an independent, international peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers related to the diverse aspects of autoimmunity and seeks to be a bridge between the clinic, the laboratory and the...

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Adolescents cope with mental illness stigmas, report CWRU researchers

May 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve...

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI): Class Labeling Change

May 25, 2010 1:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine.

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Health Network Laboratories (HNL) Enters Into License Agreement With Hunter Laboratories to Provide HunterHeart Cardiovascular Disease Management Program.

May 25, 2010 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALLENTOWN, Pa. and CAMPBELL, Calif. , May 25 /- HunterHeart offers physicians and patients sophisticated risk characterization and personalized therapy guidelines for cardiovascular disease.  HNL will be performing a battery of advanced tests, offering an accompanying nutrition...

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Hanley Center Acquires the East Coast's First SPECT Scanner to Treat Addiction

May 25, 2010 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. , May 25 /- Hanley Center, one of the country's leading nonprofit addiction treatment centers, today announced plans to use SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans to capture brain images of patients with alcohol and drug addiction. These pictures...

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