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American Legion: St. Louis VA Acted Quickly, Correctly

February 22, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs acted swiftly and correctly to temporarily suspend surgeries earlier this month at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis after stains and water spots were noticed on some medical trays and...

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Vapotherm® Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Flowrest® Homecare Device

February 22, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, the global leader in High Flow Therapy (HFT™) products, has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Flowrest® homecare device.  The device also recently...

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Summary Box: Medco Health Solutions earns rise

February 22, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE GOODS: Medco Health Solutions Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit rose 11 percent, reflecting an increase in mail-order prescriptions and its expanded service business. The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager reaffirmed its 2011 guidance, but offered a forecast for the first quarter...

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Microsoft, athenahealth form EHR alliance

February 22, 2011 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is investing further in electronic health records (EHR), forming an alliance with Watertown company athenahealth Inc. to create an EHR platform, in which the cloud-based athenaClinicals and athenaCollector will be used with Microsoft Amalga.

International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop

February 22, 2011 8:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

ISiCPEAW 2011 in Stockholm is a two days event presenting advances in silicon carbide technology with the focus on power electronics applications. We expect 200 attendees from the industry and application oriented researchers from all over the world to join the meeting. This is an...

Omnicare CFO adds role of president

February 22, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer John Workman will take on the added role of president, effective immediately.Workman, 59, will continue in his role as CFO, reporting to CEO John Figueroa, the...

Using Amphetamines May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease

February 22, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows people who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American...

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Published Data From e-HEALING Registry Demonstrate Good Clinical Outcomes With Low Incidence of Repeat Revascularization and Stent Thrombosis for OrbusNeich's Genousâ„¢ Stent

February 22, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HONG KONG, Feb. 22, 2011 /- OrbusNeich today announced that 12-month follow-up data from the e-HEALING ( H ealthy E ndothelial A ccelerated L ining I nhibits N eointimal G rowth) registry published in the February issue of EuroIntervention demonstrated good clinical outcomes with low...

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Brain's 'reward' center also responds to bad experiences

February 22, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Health Sciences University) The so-called reward center of the brain may need a new name, say scientists who have shown it responds to good and bad experiences. The finding, published in PLoS One, may help explain the "thrill" of thrill-seeking behavior or maybe just the...

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Poor park planning drives kids indoors

February 22, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) In a study looking at the links between the quality of outdoor public spaces, parents' perception of them, and children's sedentary behavior, Dr. Jenny Veitch and colleagues, from the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University in Australia,...

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Health care disparities seen in epilepsy patients with low socioeconomic status

February 22, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A newly published report reveals patients with epilepsy and low socioeconomic status are more likely to have uncontrolled seizures, drug-related side effects, and a lower overall quality of life. The study also indicates that low SES patients used the hospital...

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Zell Lurie Institute Awards $106,300 to University of Michigan Students Through the Michigan Business Challenge and Dare to Dream Startup Grant Program

February 22, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today announced winners of its 2010-2011 Michigan Business Challenge competition awards and Eugene...

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Shockwave System Developed to Aid Concussion Detection

February 22, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /- An Illinois high school hockey coach is taking the pro-active approach to concussion awareness and detection. Tim Johannes, who coaches at Stevenson High School, invented the Shockwave System , designed for anyone wearing helmets with the risk of sustaining a...

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Masimo to Present at the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference

February 22, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference at The Marriott Copley Place in Boston on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 8:45 a.m. E.T.  A live audiocast of the...

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New Book From Siren Interactive Reveals How Parents of Children With Rare Diseases Play Major Roles in Diagnosis and Treatment

February 22, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Siren Interactive, a relationship marketing agency specializing in rare diseases, announces the publication of "Uncommon Challenges; Shared Journeys," a collection of 13 personal stories offering intimate views into the lives of families affected by rare...

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