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SmileDirectClub Shares Update In Response To COVID-19 Outbreak 

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmileDirectClub , the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced the company will extend its SmileShop closures until at least May 3, 2020. The extended closure of SmileShops in ...

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Conagen Receives a Strategic Investment from Sumitomo Chemical

Bedford, Mass., March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greater Boston-based biotech Conagen has received a strategic investment from Sumitomo Chemical, global chemical company in Japan. The investment will accelerate Conagen’s synthetic biology research and development contributing to a clean and...

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Philips to Postpone its Capital Markets Day to the Fourth Quarter of 2020

March 31, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – In connection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related precautionary measures, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it will postpone its Capital Markets Day – which w...

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Visiun® Releases Analytics for Newly Mandated Federal Daily Reporting of COVID-19 Testing and Additional COVID-19 Metrics

Visiun, the leader in laboratory analytics, announced the release of a report conforming to the newly mandated federal reporting of COVID-19 testing that must be submitted to HHS and FEMA on a daily basis. ANN ARBOR, Mich. , April 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Visiun, the leader in laborator...

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Stay Healthy and Secured For Any Uncertainties in Life this World Health Day

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. Theobjective of this day is to create awareness among people to achievegood health and secure their wellbeing. With the rapidly evolving timesit becomes essential to be prepared mentally physically and financiallyfor all kinds of uncert...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Enhance Capacity for COVID-19 Testing in India

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. theworld leader in serving science is accelerating its efforts withdiagnostic testing and vaccine development technologies to effectivelymanage COVID-19 outbreak in the country. In India Thermo Fisher is working closely with the relevant governmentorganizations as well...

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As Social Distancing Becomes "New Normal", PMD Alliance Community Remains Connected

Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance launches "Cheer Call!" initiative, calling hundreds of members in its community to spread hope during COVID-19 crisis. TUCSON, Ariz. , April 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This week, the Arizona -based national nonprofit Parkinson & Movement Disorde...

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Telemental Health Company Partners with Veteran Caregivers During COVID-19 Pandemic

MyAdvisor and Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) launches new program to offer mental health and care coordination services to over 1,500 veteran caregivers. EBENSBURG, Pa. , April 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MyAdvisor, a holistic wellness technology company powered by Three Wire Systems, LLC ...

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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Bitdefender Offers 12 months of FREE Enterprise Gradesecurity, for Healthcare Organizations

Bitdefender worlds leading security solution announces FreeEnterprise Grade Security for Healthcare Organizations WORLDWIDE. Withthis move Bitdefender helps healthcare providers to work at fullcapacity on delivering care during the pandemic without worryingabout falling victim to the ruthless opport...

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Cheeriodicals Continues to Deliver Cheer to Hospitalized Children and Veterans

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheeriodicals  today announced the delivery of more than 200 personalized cheer-up gifts to pediatric patients at Cottage Children's Medical Center and to Veteran patients at Santa Barbara Veterans Affairs Clinic.  Cheeriodicals' gifts are...

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Rx relief® Provides Critical Pharmacy Professionals to Help Essential Organizations Staff Up Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As more states are ordering businesses to temporarily close and millions of residents to stay at home because of the coronavirus, Rx relief, a division of PrideStaff, is proud to partner with essential businesses and healthcare organizations, helping to secure the pharmacy talent they need during t...

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Oklahoma residents; New Short Term Major Medical Plans introduced by United Security Health and Casualty

United Security Health and Casualty Insurance Company's Short Term Major Medical plan provides an affordable solution for those in need of comprehensive health care coverage. BEDFORD PARK, Ill. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  United Security Health and Casualty Insurance Company (Uni...

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Bright Hope Booklet Available: COVID-19 & the Extreme Poor: Why the Poor May Be Hit the Hardest

Extremely impoverished communities could be impacted with COVID-19 with devastating results. CHICAGO , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Hope is a faith-based international Relief and Development organization, based in Hoffman Estates , IL.  Food Security, health and hygiene, social dis...

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Dutch Bros Coffee dedicates 100% of April profits to #FirstRespondersFirst

Dutch Bros Coffee is donating all profits from the month of April to #FirstRespondersFirst, which provides essential supplies and equipment to protect frontline healthcare workers and their patients. GRANTS PASS, Ore. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This April, Dutch Bros Coffee is sup...

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Medical College of Wisconsin Recommends Everyone Wear Cloth Face Covering in Public to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

New guideline added to list of recommendations for 'flattening the curve' MILWAUKEE , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread easily. Simply being around people dramatically increases the chances of spreading the virus. Individuals may have the virus but not ...

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WHO and UNICEF to partner on pandemic response through COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Unprecedented fund an 'all-hands-on-deck' approach to tackle COVID-19 pandemic NEW YORK , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF today announced an agreement to work together on COVID-19 response, through the historic COVID-19 Solidarity Response F...

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Knight Family Chiropractic Releases Statement on Recent COVID-19 Events

Dear KFC Patient Family: While the news is dominated by Coronavirus or COVID-19, Knight Family Chiropractic wanted to personally reach out to let you know the enhanced protocols our team is taking to ensure your safety and wellbeing. KFC is closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organi...

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ASHP Calls on Trump Administration to Give States Access to Drugs Needed to Treat Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

Shortages of Critical Medications Threaten Care for COVID-19, Critically Ill Patients BETHESDA, Md. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) asked the Trump Administration to take steps, including releasing drugs from the Strategic National Sto...

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Roswell Park Reports Extended Survival Among Breast Cancer Survivors Who Exercise Regularly

For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided recommendations to Americans regarding the level and types of physical activity that have been shown to have health benefits. New research from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the Jour...

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Meeting with federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu - Federal government responding to the state of crisis at the frontlines of health care

OTTAWA , April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - I was pleased to meet with Minister Hajdu today to reinforce that we have a state of crisis on our hands on the frontlines of Canadian health care. She assured me that the federal government is working around the clock and using every lever available to secure and...

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Developer DMG Investments Donates Masks to First Responders & Hospitals

Real estate developer DMG Investments and its signature properties, One Park and Auden Living, have announced donations of masks to help communities and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW YORK , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Real estate developer DMG Investments and its...

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Local Nonprofit Receives Federal Grant for CA Newborn Hearing Screening Program

LEAD-K Family Services SACRAMENTO, Calif. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is being awarded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA-20-047) to support the current Newborn Hearing Screening Program (NHSP) with centralized...

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Danaher Prices Reopening Of Euro-Denominated Senior Notes

WASHINGTON , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) ("Danaher") announced today that it has priced a reopening of: €150,000,000 principal amount of additional 1.700% senior notes due 2024 at an offering price of 100.298% of the principal amount, plus accrued interest fr...

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Select Medical Holdings Corporation Withdraws its Business Outlook for 2020

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Holdings Corporation ("Select") (NYSE: SEM) has withdrawn its business outlook for calendar year 2020 previously provided in its press releases dated January 27, 2020 and February 20, 2020 . Select's decision was due to the ra...

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Fenway Health Commends FDA for New Blood Donation Guidance Amid COVID-19 Health Emergency

The Fenway Institute commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for issuing new guidance reducing the blood donation deferral period for men who have sex with men (MSM) from 12 months to three. The new FDA guidance recommends that blood collection agencies update screening protocols so th...

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ScanSTAT and DataFile Merge to Expand Health Information Services

Merger creates the largest founder-owned Release of Information company in the nation, expands services for Healthcare ALPHARETTA, Ga. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ScanSTAT Technologies and DataFile Technologies, leading providers of Health Information Management solutions, announce...

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Optima Health Waives Costs For Treatment Of COVID-19

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Optima Health announces that it is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19. This expanded benefit improves our members' ability to seek affordable and reliable care, while keeping our communities safe.  "We continue to remo...

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Benchmark Research maintaining all operations and continuing to conduct investigational studies during the Covid-19 pandemic

Benchmark Research, a multi-year (VIE) Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards winner, is maintaining all operations and continuing to conduct investigational studies for the development of new vaccines and medicines along with our partners during the Covid-19 pandemic. AUSTIN, Texas , April 3, 20...

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FPP and Inventia Sign Licensing and Supply Agreement

FPP and Inventia Sign a Licensing and Supply Agreement for an ANDA BOCA RATON, Fla. and MUMBAI, India , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Florida Pharmaceutical Products, LLC. (FPP), a pharmaceutical company involved in the Development, Sales, Marketing and Distribution of Generic Pharma...

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PrideStaff Provides Critical Personnel to Help Essential Businesses Staff Up Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As more states are ordering businesses to temporarily close and millions of residents to stay at home because of the coronavirus, PrideStaff, a national, franchised staffing organization, is proud to partner with essential businesses, helping to secure the talent they need during these challenging ...

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$10 Million Gift to Transform Nursing at Englewood Health

The Kaplen Foundation and its president, Maggie Kaplen, make health system's largest gift in history ENGLEWOOD, N.J. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Englewood Health Foundation has received a transformational philanthropic donation from The Kaplen Foundation and its president, Maggie Ka...

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Shenogen enters into an Exclusive License with BioArdis to Develop and Commercialize Novel FGFR4 Kinase Inhibitor for Asian Market

BEIJING and SHANGHAI and SAN DIEGO , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shenogen, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing transformative pharmaceutical products that address critical unmet medical needs for patients in China and beyond, today announced that it has e...

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Researchers Identify Mechanism To Explain Role Of Certain Gene Mutations In Kidney Disease

Study Could Pave the Way for Future Targeted Treatments for Kidney Disease BALTIMORE, Md. , April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Center for Precision Disease Modeling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have uncovered a mechanism that appears to explain h...

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