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Gateway Health Celebrates 25th Anniversary

City of Pittsburgh Declares December 11-15 "Gateway Health Week" ...

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Dangerous Opioid Side Effects Shift Market Focus to Cannabis for Chronic Pain

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage NEW YORK , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The $58.6 billion global market for pain management drugs is on track to hit upward of $77.1 billion by 2023 on a 4 percent CAGR . North America was the largest segment of this massive market last year, a...

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ReShape Lifesciences Announces Stocking Order from Medical Supplier in Dubai

Obesity Rate in UAE is Estimated to be Twice the Worldwide Rate ...

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Natural Pigment Technology May Be Vital Alternative Due to Tight Synthetic Supply

Novus International's COLORTEK® Yellow Delivers Quality Pigmentation Through Natural Ingredients ...

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DURECT Announces NDA Acceptance of Indivior's RBP-7000 Risperidone Monthly Depot

CUPERTINO, Calif. , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) today announced that Indivior PLC (LON: INDV) has reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application (NDA) for RBP-7000.  RBP-7000 is an investigational, once-monthly...

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Janssen and Leading Advocacy Organizations Introduce Cancer.com, a Customizable Online Destination for People Impacted by Cancer

Cancer.com features content tailored to each user plus a wealth of resources, including My Care Activator™, an exclusive digital health coaching tool HORSHAM, Pa. , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are proud to announce the launch of...

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Capricor Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key U.S. Patent on Exosome Technology

U.S. Patent Expected to be in Force Until at Least 2033 ...

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Sirenas Receives Research Grant Totaling $1.68 M To Accelerate Its Drug Discovery Technology, ATLANTIS™

-Non-dilutive funds from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recognizes Sirenas' novel approach to drug discovery- ...

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Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care Receives Accreditation from the Urgent Care Association of America

Leading Urgent Care Operator Awarded the Industry's Highest Level of Recognition ...

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Sightsavers: Prof Stephen Hawking & US President Carter Commend Progress to End Neglected Diseases

CAMBRIDGE, England , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Stephen Hawking highlighted the pioneering work of his father, Frank Hawking , at a moving event to mark one billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) hosted by UK non-government organisation (NGO) Sightsavers ...

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ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. Announces its Plan to Spin Off its Wholly-owned Foreign Entity, CBD Biotechnology Co. Ltd., and its Wholly-owned Subsidiary, ChineseHempOil.com, Inc. to Allow the Company to Focus on its New Cryptocurrency Division and its Core Financial Education Business

CBD Biotechnology Co. Ltd. Announces Acquisition of Chinese Wholesale Alcohol License SAN GABRIEL, California , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) ('CIIX' or the 'Company'), the premier financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors, tod...

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Eccrine Systems Earns Recognition for Its Innovative Non-invasive Sweat-sensing Technology

The Sweatronics ® platform offers a rapid and mobile solution for monitoring dehydration status using sweat biomarkers SANTA CLARA, California , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the non-invasive wearables market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eccrine Systems ...

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Medical Tapes & Bandages Market Size Worth $10.97 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global  medical tapes & bandages market is anticipated to reach USD 10.97 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing geriatric population is resulting in increased incidence of chronic diseas...

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Pionyr Immunotherapeutics Completes $62 Million Series B Financing to Advance Antibody-based Therapeutics Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment

Two programs directed at myeloid tuning in the tumor microenvironment headed into the clinic SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pionyr Immunotherapeutics, Inc., a company developing antibody therapeutics that increase the body's antitumor immunity by rebalancing the myeloid infilt...

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Physiotherapy Devices Market Value to Reach US$2,838.9 Million by the End of 2025: Transparency Market Research

Global Physiotherapy Devices Market: Increasing Participation in Sporting Activities Ups Demand ALBANY, New York , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Transparency Market Research, the global physiotherapy devices market was valued at US$1,686.1 mn in 2016 and is expected to re...

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Free Research Reports on These Medical Equipment Stocks -- Corindus Vascular Robotics, InspireMD, Second Sight Medical Products, and ReShape Lifesciences

NEW YORK , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on CVRS, NSPR, EYES, and RSLS which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration . WallStEquities....

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Pre-Market Technical Scan on Biotech Equities -- Spectrum Pharma, Jazz Pharma, Intra-Cellular Therapies, and Dermira

NEW YORK , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on SPPI, JAZZ, ITCI, and DERM which is a click away at http://www.wallstequities.com/registration . On ...

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Cambridge University Scientist Wins Innovation Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Professor Robin Franklin to receive the 2017 Barancik Prize for pioneering work to restore function for people with progressive MS ...

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Freedom Debt Relief Offers Tips for People Struggling With Medical Debt

As health care costs rise, medical debt becomes a greater burden, Housser says SAN MATEO, Calif. , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care premiums and expenses are rising this year, so is medical debt. But people who struggle to pay medical expenses can take steps to tackle medical deb...

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MiMedx Forecasts 2018 Revenue To Be In The Range Of $383 Million To $387 Million

MARIETTA, Ga. , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, ...

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New Engineering Network Launches on SSRN - EngRN

ROCHESTER, New York , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announces SSRN , its world leading preprint server and early stage research platform, is launching a dedicated engineering network, EngRN . "EngRN will ...

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Lilly Announces 2018 Financial Guidance and Enhances Outlook Through 2020

-- 2018 revenue is expected to be between $23.0 billion and $23.5 billion, representing low-single-digit growth driven by volume from recently launched products, including Trulicity, Taltz, Basaglar, Jardiance, Verzenio, Cyramza, Olumiant and Lartruvo. ...

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Surgical Imaging Market to Spread a Predictable Worth of US$ 1,384.5 Million by 2026 - Persistence Market Research

Global Market Study on Surgical Imaging: North America to Lead the Global Market in Terms of Revenue during 2017 - 2026 NEW YORK , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As per the report by Persistence Market Research (PMR), the global surgical imaging market is expected to experience moderate ...

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Arterial Stents Market Value to Reach US$17.8 Billion by the End of 2025: Transparency Market Research

Global Arterial Stents Market: Increasing Prevalence of Coronary Artery Diseases and Increasing Preference for Minimally Invasive Procedures Boosts Growth ALBANY, New York , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the presence of several regional and global players, the vendor landscape of...

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Niacin and Niacinamide Market to Reach US$ 1,500 Mn by 2026 - Future Market Insights

End use of Niacin and Niacinamide to witness Fastest Expansion in Cosmeceuticals through 2026 VALLEY COTTAGE, New York , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In its newly compiled report, Future Market Insights (FMI) states that the global niacin and niacinamide market will showcase a steady r...

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Medical Adhesives Market Worth $17.02 Billion By 2025 | CAGR 9.5%: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global  medical adhesives market is expected to reach USD 17.02 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing use of medical adhesives in dental and medical device & equipment segment is antici...

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This Morning's Technical Outlook on Generic Drugs Stocks -- Versartis, Akorn, Rigel Pharma, and Medicines

NEW YORK , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on VSAR, AKRX, RIGL, and MDCO which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration .  WallStEquities....

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Partnership Enables Interoperability and Maximizes Power, Utility of Electronic Health Records

GEHRIMED and MatrixCare partner to provide real-time data exchange between the the medical practitioner's EHR (GEHRIMED) and the facility's EHR (MatrixCare). The partnership's level of integration will provide a higher-quality, and safer level of care for patients nationwide. ASHEVILLE, N.C. ,...

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Pall Life Sciences Commits to Innovative Technology Advances, Building Key Partnerships to Advance the Drug Production Industry in 2018

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has strengthened their commitment to advancing the drug production industry through key technology innovations and partnerships leading in to 2018. This commitment...

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The Most Group Renames Itself Simplify Healthcare

Name change reflects company focus on simplifying business systems and processes for Payers ...

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Drug of Abuse Testing Services Market Size Worth $2.9 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global  drug of abuse testing services market is expected to reach USD 2.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increase in demand for therapy for substance abuse is one of the crucial factors anticip...

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First Opinion, Inc. Acquires Behavioral Health Technology Company Incente, LLC; Announces New Business Unit, Voi

First Opinion, Inc. Acquires Behavioral Health Technology Company Incente, LLC; Announces New Business Unit, Voi. Voi's First Offering: Award-Winning Suicide Risk Detection and Analytics Platform Called Voi Detect. SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- First Opinion, Inc. annou...

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Food and Drug Administration Permits OmegaQuant to Market the Omega-3 Index Test™

Sioux Falls Based Company Provides Over the Counter Test for Omega-3 Levels ...

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Regeneron Collaboration Programs Highlighted During Sanofi Analyst Day

Media Relations Investor Relations Arleen Goldenberg Manisha Narasimhan, Ph.D. Tel: + 1 (914) 847-3456 Tel: +1 (914) 847-5126 Mobile: +1 (914) 260-8788 [email protected] [email protected] ...

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Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Topline Pivotal Results for PD-1 Antibody Cemiplimab in Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

High and Durable Response Rate in Disease without Any FDA-approved Therapies Contacts   Sanofi : Contacts   Regeneron :   Media   Relations Ashleigh Koss Tel: +1 (908) 981-8745 [email protected]   Investor   Relations George Grofik Tel: +33...

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MLS®: A Tailored Laser Therapy for Veterinary Medicine by ASAveterinary

VICENZA, Italy , December 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maximum tolerability, total non-toxicity, and clear results in few sessions: laser therapy in veterinary medicine has all the credentials to successfully tackle common diseases in pets, exotic and equine species.        (Photo: http://mma.p...

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HITLAB and Unitus Seed Fund Invite Healthcare Innovators to the 2018 HITLAB World Cup: India

Finalists will make pitches for up to $500,000 in funding NEW DELHI , Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HITLAB, in association with StartHealth, an initiative of Unitus Seed Fund and part of India's leading impact venture fund investing in early-stage startups innovating for the masses, toda...

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Physical Rehabilitation Network Opens a New Clinic in San Juan Capistrano, California

New outpatient clinic under the California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy brand ...

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Paradigm Diagnostics Announces Fusion Panel Addition to PCDx

PHOENIX , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paradigm is pleased to announce an upgrade to our offering. All Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic (PCDx) tests ordered for patients with lung cancer now also include 17 fusions, as well as EGFR and MET skipping events.  The fusions include: ALK, AXL, ...

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Standardizes on Varian Solution for Cancer Treatment Planning

PALO ALTO, Calif. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) in Melbourne, Australia has selected the Eclipse ™ treatment planning system to replace its existing cancer treatment planning systems across all five Peter Mac ...

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Windtree Therapeutics to Participate in Corporate Access Event in San Francisco, January 8 - 10, 2018

WARRINGTON, Pa. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Windtree Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: WINT), a biotechnology company focused on developing aerosolized KL4 surfactant therapies for respiratory diseases, today announced that its senior management team will host institutional investor and partnerin...

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Infinity Behavioral Health Services Acquires Health Assets Management Inc.

Infinity Behavioral Health Services Advances into New York Mental Health Practice Management with Acquisition of Health Assets Management ...

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Ministerial Statement from the Honourable Jane Philpott - 10th Anniversary of Jordan's Principle

OTTAWA , Dec. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott , issued the following statement today: "Today marks ten years since the House of Commons passed a motion on Jordan's Principle and committed to ensuring First Nations children can access the government servic...

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A Ton of Love Delivered to Animals Taking Refuge from California's Thomas Wildfire

American Humane, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food, the Banfield Foundation, Zoetis, and Philanthropist Lois Pope rush 3,000 pounds of food to Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center ...

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Willamette Surgery Center First in Oregon to Receive Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

SALEM, Ore. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Willamette Surgery Center , in partnership with Hope Orthopedics of Oregon , is the first facility in Oregon to receive advanced certification for outpatient total hip and total knee replacement. Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Kn...

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Service Corporation International Completes Offering of $550 Million of Senior Notes and Announces Redemption of Senior Notes Due 2018

HOUSTON , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) (the "Company") announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced public offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2027. J.P. Morgan acted as th...

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NuVasive To Acquire SafePassage

- Expands the Company's Position as the Leading Provider of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Services with Complementary Geographic Footprint ...

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Texas Institute for Surgery Receives 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Employee Engagement

DALLAS , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Institute for Surgery (TIS) is pleased to announce it has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award ® winner by Press Ganey . The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved ...

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CB Insights Unveils Second Annual AI 100 Companies at A-ha!

AiCure Named to the 2018 AI 100, Highlighting Advancements in Artificial Intelligence for Patient Monitoring ...

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Patricia B. Shaffer (R.N., M.N., B.S.) is recognized by Continental Who's Who

ATLANTA , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia B. Shaffer (R.N., M.N., B.S.) is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a VIP Member in the field of Nursing in recognition of her role as Chief Flight Nurse at Medway Air Ambulance.            Shaffer is currently the Chief Flight Nurse and me...

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Richard H. Klingeisen is recognized by Continental Who's Who

REEDSVILLE, Wis. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Richard H. Klingeisen is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member for his notable work in the Healthcare and Pastoral Care fields.             Mr. Klingeisen's professional title is Coordinator of Health Services ...

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Diego Pellicer Worldwide To Develop New, Industry Leading Premium Marijuana Branding And Retail Prototypes

Partners with world-renowned architect Michael Rotondi and original Apple retail store creative director Jill Savini CONTACTS:   Suzanne Herrick, 612-247-3079, [email protected] Nello Gonfiantini, 775-690-2188, [email protected] WEBSITE:    www.die...

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Totála is a New Dietary Supplement in the Phoenix Market & on Amazon

Offers Valley residents the best option for cellular health PHOENIX , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mineral BioSciences (MBS) is pleased to announce the successful test market of its new liquid supplement, Totála Cellular Health.  Totála, a fulvic ionic mineral complex, was placed in Healthy...

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New Report on Prescription Drug Costs: PBMs "Rife with Potential Conflicts of Interest"

SCPC Praises Senate HELP Committee's Ongoing Examination of Drug Costs, says "PBM Oligopoly Maintains Anti-Competitive Stranglehold on LTC Pharmacies and Patients Under Their Care" WASHINGTON , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In thanking U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pens...

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RESTANCE To Join 25th Anniversary AIDSWatch Presented by the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Washington DC March 26 and 27

SPARKS, Nevada , December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RESTANCE, Inc. (USOTC: ANCE) today announced plans to join in the 25 th Anniversary AIDS Watch presented by the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation in Washington DC on March 26 th and 27 th , 2018. From the RESTANCE CEO, Randy Torno : "AIDSWa...

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Capson Physicians Insurance Offering Attorneys, Not Claims Adjusters, to Facilitate Claims

AUSTIN, Texas , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a break from traditional professional liability carriers for solo and small practice physicians, Capson is providing in-house attorneys to help facilitate claims for insureds. According to Capson Physicians Insurance President & Founder, M...

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MiMedx Announces Release Of 2018 Guidance And Shareholder Conference Call

MARIETTA, Ga. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts and patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, a...

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Mercury Insurance Teams up with Anaheim Ducks and CHP to Teach Teens the Dos and Don'ts of Getting Behind the Wheel

LOS ANGELES , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Anaheim Ducks and Mercury Insurance joined forces at Honda Center in Anaheim on December 9 for the second "Drive Safe Challenge," a one-day driving school immersion designed to equip young drivers with the know...

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AAOS approves diagnostic and treatment criteria for osteoarthritis of the hip

New AUC supports corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and non-narcotic medications as first line of treatment for chronic hip pain ROSEMONT, Ill. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved new Appropriate ...

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Mars Petcare Turns to the Sun to Help Power a Better World for Pets

Company Partners with Ahana Renewables to Unveil New Solar Garden at California Facility to Achieve Ambitious Goals Laid Out in New Sustainable in a Generation Plan SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mars Petcare flipped the switch on a brand new solar garden linked...

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