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Varian Acquires Evinance Innovation, Inc.

Expands 360 Oncology care management platform with clinical decision support PALO ALTO, Calif. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has acquired privately-held Montreal -based Evinance Innovation, Inc., a clinical decision support (CDS) software company. Thi...

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Hologic Signs Exclusive Agreement with DEXALYTICS™ to Offer Groundbreaking Body Composition Analysis Software for Athletes

--Partnership leverages Hologic DXA systems to provide sports science market with first sport- and position-specific scores correlating body composition to performance-- MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today it has signed an agreement w...

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Henry Schein Animal Health's Canine Influenza Resource Center Helps Raise Awareness Of Disease And Promotes Prevention Amid Outbreaks

Web-Based Hub Offers Downloadable Infographic That Veterinary Practices Can Share Online and With Their Clients ...

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Englewood Community Hospital Announces Dr. Matthew Ercolani's Designation as UroLift® Center of Excellence

Designation Recognizes Dr. Matthew Ercolani's Commitment to Exemplary Care, Deep UroLift Experience ENGLEWOOD, Fla. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Englewood Community Hospital today announced that Dr. Matthew Ercolani has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The desig...

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Odds In Their Favor: Global BioLife Makes Significant Stride In Study Of Universal Drug, Linebacker

BETHESDA, Md. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A cancer diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was due to many cutting-edge treatments and innovations underway. That is even more encouraging news for the estimated 38.5 percent of men and who will be diagnosed with cancer at some point...

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Kelyniam Global Announces Multi-year Distribution Partnership

CANTON, Conn. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelyniam Global (KLYG), a maker of custom cranial implants, announced today that it has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with a leading medical device distributor in the neuroscience market.  Dr. Mark Smith , Kelyniam's Vice President o...

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Daiichi Sankyo Initiates Phase 1 Study of DS-1062 in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

- First-in-human phase 1 study will evaluate safety and tolerability of DS-1062, an investigational trophoblast cell-surface antigen 2-(TROP2)-targeting antibody drug conjugate (ADC), in patients with unresectable advanced non-small cell lung cancer TOKYO , BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and MUNICH , ...

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Abaxis, Inc. to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Animal Health Summit and the Raymond James 39th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Contact:   Clint Severson                       Lytham Partners, LLC                        Chief Executive Officer                           Joe Dorame, Joe Diaz & Robert Blum ABAXIS, Inc.                                            602-889-9700 ...

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FDA Acceptance of Medicines360's Filing for supplemental New Drug Application for LILETTA® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg

- Application Seeks to Extend Duration of Use Up to 5 Years for LILETTA - DUBLIN and SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN) a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a global nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company with a mission of...

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AbbVie to Present at the Cowen and Company 38th Annual Health Care Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Cowen and Company 38th Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 . Bill Chase , executive vice president and chief financial officer will present at 7:00 a.m. Central time . A li...

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Patient Safety Solutions to Prevent up to 70% of Adverse Events

Medication safety, antibiotic resistance, diagnostic errors, pressure ulcers, and sepsis, among others, will drive healthcare's avoidable cost burden of $383.7 billion by 2022, finds Frost & Sullivan SANTA CLARA, Calif. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, ...

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Key U.S. Dry Eye Patent Issued to RegeneRx

ROCKVILLE, Md. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX)("the Company" or "RegeneRx"), a clinical-stage drug development company focused on tissue protection, repair and regeneration, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has i...

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Partner Therapeutics (PTx) Announces the Appointment of Colleen Mockbee as Chief Development Officer

Former Lilly Executive will oversee Development, Regulatory Affairs and Quality ...

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World's Most Advanced and Hygienic Toothbrush Dentii Launches on Kickstarter

LONDON , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first truly hygienic toothbrush that collects data providing feedback for better technique and connects users to their dentists   Dentist Dr Sunny Sihra from London, UK , is bringing technical and design innovation to the $37billio...

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After Doctors, Apollo Hospitals to Train Paramedics From Africa

NEW DELHI , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Further strengthening India - Africa ties in healthcare, the Apollo Hospitals Group announced the commencement of a specialized training program for paramedical staff from nine African countries. Previously, the hospital chain had trained over 10...

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Benevolentai Acquires Advanced Cambridge Research Facility to Accelerate Its AI-Enabled Drug Development

Acquisition creates first AI company capable of covering entire drug development process from drug discovery to clinical development LONDON , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambrid ge research facility will advance BenevolentAI drug programmes into the clinic more quickly and a...

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Evoke Group Acquires AboveNation Media, LLC

Ad Tech & Media Firm AboveNation Expands Integrated Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Offering NEW YORK , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsworth plc (HNT: LSE) today announces the acquisition of New York -based AboveNation Media adding to its collection of leading health, wellness and lifest...

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Pre-Market Technical Scan on Medical Equipment Equities -- Intuitive Surgical, Invacare, Medtronic, and Neovasc

NEW YORK , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on ISRG, IVC, MDT, and NVCN which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration . On Wednesday, Febr...

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FirstLight Ranked No. 37 in Franchise Business Review's Overall Top 50 List

Leading national non-medical home care provider ranked as a 'Best of the Best' franchise out of all industries based on owner satisfaction ...

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Sangamo Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Company Also Separately Announced Collaboration with Kite, a Gilead Company, to Develop Next-Generation Engineered Cell Therapies for the Treatment of Cancer ...

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Kite, a Gilead Company, And Sangamo Therapeutics Announce Collaboration To Develop Next-Generation Engineered Cell Therapies For The Treatment Of Cancer

-- Kite to Receive Exclusive License to Leverage Sangamo's Gene Editing Technology in Allogeneic and Autologous Cell Therapy Programs in Oncology -- ...

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AMRI to Expand Container Closure Integrity Testing Services (CCIT) into European Union

Additional analytical services to be added throughout 2018 ...

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Syndax Announces Presentations at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

WALTHAM, Mass. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Syndax," the "Company" or "we") (Nasdaq: SNDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies, today announced eight presentations at the upcoming American Associatio...

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Microsemi's New RF Modules Speed Time to Market for Implantable Medical Device Designers

Next-Generation Off-the-Shelf "Med-Net" Radio Link Streamlines Product Design Efforts ...

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This Morning's Technical Outlook on REIT Stocks -- CareTrust REIT, GEO Group, HCP Inc., and Healthcare Realty Trust

NEW YORK , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on CTRE, GEO, HCP, and HR which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration . On Wednesday, benchmar...

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Pressure Relief Mattress Market Growing Steadily at 4.63% CAGR to 2021

PUNE, India , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 2021 Pressure Relief Mattress market is a new research report includes in ReportsnReports.com. The global pressure relief mattress market is growing steadily at a CAGR of 4.63%, owing to rise in demand from individual end-users and healthcare pro...

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Synthetic Biologics Reports 2017 Year End Operational Highlights and Financial Results

-- Company Provides Update on Late-stage Microbiome-focused Product Candidates -- ...

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Global Mobile Medical Apps Market to Reach $11.22 Billion by 2025, Reports BIS Research

EDINA, Minnesota , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market intelligence report by BIS Research, titled " Global Mobile Medical Apps Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2017 -202 5 ", the global mobile medical apps market was estimated at $1.40 billion in 2016, and is ...

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Quotidian Technical Highlights on Selected Generic Drugs Stocks -- Allergan, Catalyst Pharma, Flexion Therapeutics, and Supernus Pharma

NEW YORK , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on AGN, CPRX, FLXN, and SUPN which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration . Pre-market today, W...

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Technical Perspectives on Biotech Stocks -- Argos Therapeutics, Array BioPharma, Aurinia Pharma, and Auris Medical

NEW YORK , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on ARGS, ARRY, AUPH, and EARS which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration . Ahead of today's t...

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Fast&Up is the Official Hydration Partner for ORDI's Racefor7

MUMBAI and BENGALURU, February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 7,000 people will run for 7 kms to fight 7,000 Rare Diseases Fast&Up, a leading sports nutrition brand of Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited, is the official hydration partner for Racefor7, an awareness run where 7,000 peopl...

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New Manuscript from Dr. Mehryar "Ray" Taban Details Combined Orbital Decompression and Lower Eyelid Retraction Surgery

Widely-renowned Los Angeles oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar "Ray" Taban describes a combination surgery for the eye and eyelid that could have optimal benefits for patients. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Board-certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar "Ray" Ta...

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Brookdale Concludes Strategic Review and Announces Leadership Changes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) ("Brookdale" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has: Formally concluded the strategic review process; Appointed Chief Financial Officer Lucinda M. Baier as President and Chi...

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Brookdale Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Three Months EndedDecember 31, Years EndedDecember 31, (in thousands) 2017 2016 2017 2016 Net cash provided by operating activities $ 61,910 $ 40,994 $ 269,755 $ 198,524 ...

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Kallyope Inc. Announces $66M Series B Financing to Advance Programs Targeting the Gut-Brain Axis

- All existing backers including Lux Capital, The Column Group, and Polaris Partners joined by new investors Euclidean Capital and Two Sigma Ventures ...

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Indegene Charts Out the Most Longitudinal Model in its Digital Maturity Study for Life Sciences Companies

PRINCETON, N.J. , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cross-integration of Digital Infrastructure With Hyper-segmented Channel and Content Mix to E nhance Customer Centricity   Indegene, the leading healthcare solutions provider, today unveiled its Digital Maturity Study, ...

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Breast Pumps Market Size Worth $1.74 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 7.8%: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The global  breast pumps market  size is anticipated to reach USD 1.74 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. The market is expected to be driven by inc...

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Community Oncology Alliance Names Dr. Frederick M. Schnell to Newly Created Medical Director Position

Experienced Community Oncologist Will Provide Valuable Guidance on Patient Care and Practice Operations ...

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Essity to Strengthen the Professional Hygiene Business in Europe

http://mb.cision.com/Main/15798/2457667/795790.pdf Essity to strengthen the Professional Hygiene business in Europe ...

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Brain Research Foundation Launches Advisory Committee to Target Staggering Opioid Relapse Rate

CHICAGO , Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Opioid addiction contributed to more than 60,000 U.S. deaths in 2017, and those who sought treatment for their addiction relapsed at a staggering rate—90 percent, according to some studies. Brain Research Foundation (BRF) today announced that it has forme...

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The Endometriosis Foundation of America Joins 2018 Berlin Marathon

Join Team EndoFound and Raise Money for Endometriosis Research and Awareness ...

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Explore the Best Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum at Rishikul Yogshala

RISHIKESH, India , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rishikul Yogshala, a well-recognized yoga school in India , has announced the latest curriculum details of their Yoga Teacher Training programs   Successfully conducting globally certified Yoga TTC programs in the 200, 300, and 500 Hour c...

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UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah Wraps up on an Upbeat Note

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Activities and Workshops   Celebrate Young Nation ' s Pioneering Spirit   First-of-its-kind Event, Organized by the Sharjah Government, Dedicated To Scientific, Technological And Business Innovation A...

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Gerresheimer Reports Strong Fourth Quarter After Difficult First Nine Months

DÜSSELDORF, Germany , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth-quarter revenues up 4.7%, with organic growth of 6.7%. Slight 2.0% decrease for full year 2017 to EUR 1,348.3m . Revenues at constant exchange rates decreased by 1.8% to EUR 1,361 . 6m   Adjusted EBITDA climbs to EUR...

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WuXi STA and Regulus Announce microRNA Development and Manufacturing Collaboration

Agreement follows the recent opening of WuXi STA's oligonucleotide R&D labs in China and the USA ...

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Munmun Ganeriwal Bags 'Best Nutritionist' by FEMINA; Wins Accolades for her Contribution to the Health and Wellness Sector

MUMBAI , February 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Munmun Ganeriwal has been honoured as ' Best Nutritionist ' by FEMINA presents 5th World Women Leadership Congress & Awards (WWLC) 2018 on 17th Feb,2018   Munmun has also been awarded ' Most Impactful Healthcare Leadership Award ' by...

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Study Finding Type 2 Diabetes Benefits for Conscientious Dental Patients Underlines the Overall Importance of Oral Health, says Medical Center Dental Care

The Western San Fernando Valley dental group comments on a recent article that the evidence of the powerful connection between good dental hygiene and good overall health continues to mount. LOS ANGELES , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A February 1 article on Medical News Today repor...

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Imagion Biosystems Appoints Dr Farideh Bischoff as Vice President of Clinical Research

Cancer diagnostics industry veteran will lead first-in-human clinical trial program MELBOURNE, Australia , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagion Biosystems Limited (ASX:IBX) ( Imagion or the Company ), a company dedicated to improving healthcare through earlier detection of cancer, announces...

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Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year-Ended 2017 on Thursday, March 1, 2018, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets

SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2017, on Thursday, March 1, 2018, after the close of U.S.-based financial markets. Howard Robin, president and chief executive ...

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DFB Healthcare Acquisitions Corp. Closes $250 Million Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DFB Healthcare Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: DFBHU) ("DFB Healthcare") announced today that it closed its initial public offering of 25,000,000 units. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $250,000,000 . The Compan...

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Chicago Dental Society To Host Telephone Skills Master

On Friday, February 23rd, the 153rd Annual Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society will host Daniel A. 'Danny' Bobrow, MBA (finance), MBA (marketing), president of AIM Dental Marketing, and co-founder and creator, along with Bill Blatchford, DDS of The Art of First Impressions telephone ski...

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AAC Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Fourth quarter caps off a year of solid performance for the Company, reflecting continued operational efficiencies, an uptick in ADR and a strong and improving balance sheet AAC HOLDINGS, INC.  SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP DISCLOSURES  Unaudited (Dolla...

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Diplomat Managing Rising Drug Costs to Support Patients

The nation's largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services outlines initiatives to control rising drug costs. ...

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GemCare Wellness Announces First Recipient of Susan Raber-Satterfield Award

Kerry Fairchild announced as winner of first Coach of the Year Award ...

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Bayer Announces Publication of Larotrectinib Data in The New England Journal of Medicine

- Larotrectinib demonstrated anti-tumor activity in Tropomyosin Receptor Kinase (TRK) fusion cancers regardless of patient age or tumor type ...

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Assemblymember Autumn Burke Fights to Protect Children From Opioid Addiction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Asm. Autumn Burke (D- Inglewood ) introduced legislation today, AB 2741, that aims to stop the abuse of prescription opioids in minors.   This legislation addresses the opioid epidemic by tightening prescription regulations. "As a legislator...

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Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Results For Its Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2017

X. Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation Business Outlook for the Year Ending December 31, 2018 (In millions, unaudited) The following is a reconciliation of full year 2018 Adjusted EBITDA expectations as computed at the low and high points of the range to the close...

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Resources Available For California Victims Of Sexual Assault & Harassment

In the #MeToo Era, California Marriage and Family Therapists Can Help Victims of Sexual Harassment and Assault SAN DIEGO, Calif. , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With new cases of sexual harassment, assault and violence being reported nationwide each day, the California Association...

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Castlight Health Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Full Year 2017 Total Revenue of $131.4 million, Up 29% Year-over-Year ...

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2018 Top Black Book Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems Announced for Oncology and Hematology

Across eighteen key performance indicators, McKesson's iKnowMedSM retains its top satisfaction rating for the seventh consecutive year. ...

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Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Publishes Modern Refinement of Techniques in Open Rhinoplasty

Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, has published an in depth video series detailing recent refinements to the approach of certain, especially delicate, aspects of rhinoplasty surgery. DALLAS , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,...

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Therap's Software for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Providers offers HIPAA-Secure Document Storage Solution

Providers securely access individual and agency specific documents on Therap WATERBURY, Conn. , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Document Storage module allows agencies to store different external documents for an individual and access them from one central location within the system.  Docu...

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Therap Mobile Application for Disability Providers Allows for Point-of-Service Documentation

Providers use Therap Mobile apps on Android and Apple iOS devices to enter and review data in real time WATERBURY, Conn. , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Therap mobile app for Android and iOS enables support professionals working in the home or community to navigate service programs for the i...

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MiMedx to Host Conference Call on February 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM Eastern Time

MARIETTA, Ga. , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), a leading developer and marketer of regenerative and therapeutic biologics, announced today that it will host a live broadcast of the Company's conference call to provide an operational update on Friday, February ...

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Feinstein Institute, NIH release first datasets to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus

Multi-institute project provides important clues about potential research targets ...

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Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories Finalize Bilateral Agreement to Improve Health Care Services

OTTAWA , Feb. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's universal, publicly funded health system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to strengthen health care and adapt the system to the changing needs of Canadians. Today, the Government of...

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Mandi D. Conway is recognized by Continental Who's Who

SUN CITY, Ariz. , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandi D. Conway is recognized by Continental Who's Who as Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the field of Medicine in recognition of her role as a Medical Director for Arizona Retinal Specialists     Located in the heart of Sun City, Arizon...

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Vascular Interventions of Tampa Welcomes New Medical Director and UFE Specialist, Dr. Warren Krackov

Bringing Established Expertise in Dialysis Access Management and Uterine Fibroid Treatment to Tampa Area Residents ...

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Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health Announce Intent to Merge: A Common Mission of Bringing Compassion to Health Care and Creating Healthier Communities

Serving Communities Across 7 States; 43 Hospitals with more than 1,000 Sites of Care Providing $640 million annually in Community Benefit MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. and CINCINNATI , Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Secours Health System, a Catholic health ministry serving residents across the Ea...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Announces Support for Transplant Team Arizona

In collaboration with New Life Society, transplant participants will travel to Salt Lake City to compete in U.S. Transplant Games ...

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