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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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Jim Brown of Colder Products Co. With New Connector Options

July 6, 2010 7:31 pm | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Jim Brown of Colder Products Company demonstrates a new connector technology for MDT Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske at the MD&M West 2010 show. Jim also discusses new connector options in their product line. Visit or for more information...

New Scale Technologies 2-minute overview

July 6, 2010 5:31 pm | by NewScaleTechnologies | Videos | Comments

New Scale specializes in ingeniously small motion systems ideal for use in consumer electronics, medical devices, security systems and scientific instrumentation. This 2-minute overview video introduces our SQUIGGLE micro motor and TRACKER position sensor technology.

Colder Product Company's Jim Brown Introduces a new Fluid/Electronics Hybrid Connector

July 6, 2010 5:31 pm | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Jim Brown, Medical Business Unit Manager at Colder Products Company, introduces a new connector that enables fluid, gas, and electronics to all be linked through one, easy to secure connector without the risk of shortage from exposure of the electronics to the fluid. Visit...

People With Disabilities Experience Their Possibilities at Abilities Expo Chicagoland

July 6, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO , July 6 /- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, July 9 , through Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Admission is free and show...



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