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Eyevensys Appoints Dr. Patricia Zilliox as Chief Executive Officer

PARIS , December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyevensys, a clinical stage biotech company developing non-viral gene therapies for ophthalmic diseases, today announced the appointment of Dr. Patricia Zilliox as CEO. Dr. Zilliox, who joined the Eyevensys board in May 2016 , has more than 25 year...

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New Zealand Breast Center Chooses Sectra's Imaging Solution

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Pathologies from Overuse - ASA Laser Therapies, Remedy for Prevention

VICENZA, Italy , December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Excess of physical activity to put a brake on the overindulgence of the holidays can also be risky, determining the onset of problems from overload. Sessions of MLS® and Hilterapia® are confirmed to be functional in view of sustained training....

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Chair of Board of Hospital Council Announces Retirement of President, CEO Sponseller

SACRAMENTO, Calif. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Wagoner , chair of the board of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California , today announced that Arthur A. Sponseller , President and CEO of the Hospital Council since 2005, will retire when his employment contract ends o...

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ESSA Pharma Announces Financial Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year Ended September 30, 2017

ESSA PHARMA INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Amounts in thousands of United States dollars, except share and per share data Three monthsendedSeptember30, 2017 ...

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KRZZ-93.3FM La Raza hosted "Radiothon for Kids", a benefit for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals this past December 1st and 2nd in San Francisco, California

Mexican superstar Kevin Ortiz participated in this year's event and with your help we raised more than $407k in the Bay Area! SAN JOSE, Calif. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA) along with its leading radio station in the Bay area, 93.3FM L...

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Tessa Therapeutics Appoints Mr. Desmond Lim as Chief Financial Officer

SINGAPORE , Dec. 12 , 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tessa Therapeutics , a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on cellular immunotherapy treatments for solid tumors, today announces the appointment of Mr. Desmond Lim as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lim has over 25 years of finance ...

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Ramzan M. Zakir, M.D., F.A.CC., FSCAI is recognized by Continental Who's Who

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ramzan M. Zakir, M.D., F.A.CC., FSCAI is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Medicine at Heart & Vascular Institute of Central New Jersey in recognition of his role as Interventional Cardiolo...

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Irene Chatoor, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who

WASHINGTON , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Irene Chatoor , M.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional Member in the field of Mental Health and Psychiatry in recognition of her role as Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for Children's National Health System....

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Daiichi Sankyo Presents Phase 1 Data for EZH1/2 Dual Inhibitor DS-3201 in Patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

- Preliminary exploratory efficacy results from phase 1 study show an overall response rate of 58.8 percent with single agent DS-3201, an investigational and potential first-in-class EZH1/2 dual inhibitor, in patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphomas TOKYO and BASKING RIDGE,...

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Aeonian Pharmaceuticals closes Seed Funding from Apollo Ventures to develop mTORC1 inhibitors

SAN FRANCISCO , Dec 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeonian Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Aeonian"), a San Francisco Bay Area -based biopharmaceutical company, announced today the closing of a seed financing round. The financing was led by Apollo Ventures , a Life Sciences Venture Capital firm and Life Sc...

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New Data for DARZALEX® (daratumumab) Presented at ASH 2017 Showed Feasibility of Subcutaneous Use and Promise of DARZALEX as a Treatment for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Early data evaluated subcutaneous delivery of DARZALEX in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (oral presentation; Abstract #838) ATLANTA and RARITAN, N.J. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC today announced new data from the Phase 1b PAVO clinical...

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Boston Scientific Receives U.S. FDA Approval for the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation System

Platform Offers Physicians Advanced Technology to Treat Symptoms of Parkinson's disease MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Vercise ...

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Healthgrades Names East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital a Five-star Recipient in Labor and Delivery Services

LOS ANGELES , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital (ELADH) recently announced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance in Labor and Delivery in both Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive info...

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Public Health Notice - Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

OTTAWA , Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Why you should take note? The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157, commonly called E. coli. T...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Members Get Paid to Shop

New SmartShopper Program gives cash rewards to members who shop for care ...

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People Aged 75 Years and Older Are Underrepresented in Blood Cancer Clinical Trials

First broad look at clinical trial participation among older adults with hematologic malignancies underscores need to close gaps, apply strategies to increase enrollment ...

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Transfusion Dependence a Barrier to Quality End-of-Life Care for Some Patients with Leukemia

Study suggests improving access to blood transfusions could increase hospice care use among patients with advanced leukemia ...

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Viking Therapeutics Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

SAN DIEGO, Calif. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Therapeutics, Inc. ("Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwri...

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Diplomat Adds Chris Luthin as Executive Vice President

Executive with experience in pharmacy benefit manager integration joins the nation's largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services ...

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The New York Bariatric Group Announces Surgery Date of Pro Bono Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Winner

New York Bariatric Group Pro Bono Bariatric Surgery Winner ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Rodda – chiropractor, New York local, and winner of the New York Bariatric Group's pro bono vertical sleeve gastrectomy – is waiting with excited anticipation for her surg...

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Dannon, as a part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, Announces $50K in Grants for Graduate Studies

Dannon Sustains Commitment to Advancing the Study of Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome with Two $25K Grants ...

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Southeast Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak

Joint Press Release from Local Health Officers DETROIT , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2016, health departments across Southeast Michigan have mounted a strong effort to combat the Hepatitis A outbreak in the region. The outbreak is predominantly impacting Southeast Michi...

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Memorial Hospital Gardena Recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient

GARDENA, Calif. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Hospital of Gardena (MHG) has been recognized as a 5-Star recipient in Orthopedics for Hip Fracture Treatment, in Gastrointestinal for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, in Critical Care for Treatment of Sepsis, and in Labor and Delivery for...

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HeartStitch® Leading the growth of PFO Closure in Italy

HEARTSTITCH® ITALIAN DISTRIBUTOR, KARDIA LAUNCHES EXPANSION OF NOBLESTITCH™ THROUGHOUT ITALY AFTER PUBLICATION OF STRONG ITALIAN CLINICAL RESULTS ...

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Siena College Anti-Bullying Counselors Available for Media Interviews in Wake of Tennessee Child's Viral Video

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The whole country is talking about  Keaton Jones  and his newfound celebrity friends who are helping him cope with bullying. At  Siena College , a dedicated group of students has been traveling to high schools across New York state this s...

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Smart Choice MRI Forges Relationship With Barrington Orthopedic Specialists - Assumes Operations of Its MRI Clinic

Unique collaboration demonstrates continued trend towards improved patient-centered care CHICAGO , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago -based Smart Choice MRI has closed a unique relationship with Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, a large orthopedic group with four clinics in the Chicag...

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Blink Fitness Brings Groundbreaking Mood Above Muscle™ Approach to Los Angeles, Opening its 60th Location Nationwide

Blink Fitness Offers a Luxury Gym Experience at an Affordable Price for Those Looking to Get a Positive Feeling from Working Out ...

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Government of Canada addressing the opioid crisis through research

A further $1.8 M invested at the CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal) re-affirms life-saving opioids research in Quebec and the Maritimes MONTREAL , Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, met with resear...

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FDA Approves Sanofi's Admelog® (insulin lispro injection)

* First FDA-approved follow-on mealtime insulin US Media Relations Investor Relations Ashleigh Koss George Grofik Tel. : +1 (908) 981-8745 Tel. : +33 (0)1 53 77 45 45 Mobile: +1 (908) 205-2572 [email protected] [email protected] ...

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Kyowa Hakko Kirin Announces Results of Phase 3 Clinical Study of Mogamulizumab (KW-0761) in Patients with Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma at the American Society of Hematology 2017

The American Society of Hematology 2017 Oral Presentation 817: Title: Anti-CCR4 Monoclonal Antibody, Mogamulizumab, Demonstrates Significant Improvement in PFS Compared to Vorinostat in Patients with Previously Treated Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL): Results from the Phase III...

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Mitra Biotech received Innovation Gallery Award

BOSTON , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitra Biotech, a global leader in advancing the personalization of cancer treatment, has received the "Innovation Gallery Award" at the 2017 CPhI & P-MEC event in Mumbai, India . Mitra was given the award for its innovative CANscript™ platform, which...

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Patented Medicine Prices Review Board explores possible changes to how it conducts business

OTTAWA , Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) today published a scoping paper which provides its initial thoughts on how best to operationalize the Minister of Health's proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations , which were published in the C...

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March of Dimes Partners With Hospitals to Help Families Celebrate the Holidays in Newborn Intensive Care Units Across the Country

March of Dimes Staff, Hospital Staff & Volunteers Provide Holiday Celebrations for Babies and Their Families ...

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Zeel Launches In-Home Massage App In Santa Fe

Largest and Leading Massage Delivery Service Expands Reach In New Mexico ...

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FierceMedTech Names Endotronix as one of its "Fierce 15" MedTech Companies of 2017

LISLE, Ill. , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Endotronix, Inc., a digital health medtech company providing innovative solutions for heart failure management, today announced that it has been named by FierceMedTech as one of 2017's Fierce 15 MedTech companies, recognizing it as one of the mo...

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Candy Makers Share Four Festive Facts about the Winter Holidays

Three quarters of Americans will gift sweet treats this holiday season WASHINGTON , Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winter holidays are filled with family traditions, often with chocolate and candy as the centerpiece of the fun. This December, the National Confectioners Associat...

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Healthcare Payers and Providers Leverage OnBase by Hyland

OnBase empowers organizations to better serve patients through streamlined operations ...

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