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Six Health Plans Pay $1.5 Million in Incentives to Create Medical Homes for Nearly Half a Million Hudson Valley Residents

March 8, 2011 10:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FISHKILL, N.Y., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half a million patients in New York's Hudson Valley can now call their primary care physician offices patient-centered medical homes, thanks to a Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC) project that garnered...

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Inaugural Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal is awarded to Professor Gerard Karsenty

March 8, 2011 10:34 pm | by International Osteoporosis Foundation | Comments

The newly created award recognizes outstanding and groundbreaking achievements in basic bone science. It will be presented on March 23rd at  the opening of the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis in Valencia.

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A Better Disc for Back Repair

March 8, 2011 7:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Implants grown from living cells could offer better support and flexibility.

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Astute Wraps Up $13M Financing Round

March 8, 2011 4:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Astute Medical, a San Diego-based medical diagnostic company, said March 8 that it completed a $13 million financing round, which was an extension of a $12.5 million round completed in May.

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Lewent to quit Dell board in July(4)

March 8, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Former Merck & Co.'s chief financial officer, Judy Lewent, will not seek re-election to the board of computer maker Dell Inc. when her term ends in July, Dell said TuesdayLewent made the decision so she could devote more time to other business responsibilities, the company said.Lewent, who has...

Lewent to quit Dell board in July(3)

March 8, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

Former Merck & Co.'s chief financial officer, Judy Lewent, will not seek re-election to the board of computer maker Dell Inc. when her term ends in July, Dell said TuesdayLewent made the decision so she could devote more time to other business responsibilities, the company said.Lewent, who has...

Lewent to quit Dell board in July(2)

March 8, 2011 2:47 pm | Comments

Former Merck & Co.'s chief financial officer, Judy Lewent, will not seek re-election to the board of computer maker Dell Inc. when her term ends in July, Dell said TuesdayLewent made the decision so she could devote more time to other business responsibilities, the company said.Lewent, who has...

Emeritus names Barlow to board of directors

March 8, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Assisted living and dementia care services provider Emeritus Corp. said Tuesday that it named H. R. Brereton Barlow to its board of directors.Barlow has served as president and CEO of Premera Blue Cross since 2000.Shares of Emeritus shares rose 61 cents to close at $24.50.

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Cancer in HIV-positive patients

March 8, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Most HIV-positive patients die of cancer. In the latest issue of Deutsches Arzteblatt International, Manfred Hensel's research group presents epidemiological data.

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State delays action on $2.4B contract

March 8, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new $2.4 billion contract for a prescription drug plan for state employees has been pulled from the Board of Public Works agenda after a company competing for the contract filed a protest about the procurement process.Sheila McDonald, the executive secretary of the board, said she received...

Semprus BioSciences' Lucchino joins AdvaMed board

March 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

David L. Lucchino, CEO of Cambridge-based Semprus BioSciences, has been elected to the board of directors of the trade association Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

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Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction is double in Muslim teenagers than in Christian

March 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) Research conducted at the University of Granada is pioneer in addressing the relationship between religion, eating disorders and body image perception among adolescents. To carry out this study, researchers took a sample of 494 students aged 12-20 years from...

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LRI awards wide-ranging research grants to drive next generation of scientific discovery in lupus

March 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Spectrum) The Lupus Research Institute today announced the award of 12 new research grants, building on its decade-long commitment to drive innovation and discover novel approaches to understand and treat one of the world's most confounding and elusive diseases -- lupus.

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Could gene tests tell if kids can be sports stars?(2)

March 8, 2011 11:46 am | by LINDSEY TANNER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200.Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But skeptical doctors and ethicists say the tests are putting profit...

Could gene tests tell if kids can be sports stars?

March 8, 2011 11:45 am | Comments

Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200.Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But skeptical doctors and ethicists say the tests are putting profit...

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