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Philips Marks New Milestones to Improve People’s Health Across the Globe at WEF 2020

January 20, 2020  Philips’ products and solutions improved the lives of 1.64 billion globally in 2019 compared to 1.54 billion in 2018, and improved the lives of 194 million in underserved communities compared to 175 million in 2018 Global roll-out of Philips’ large medical systems take-bac...

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Philips Once Again Ranked Among the World's Top Global Companies for its Commitment to Action on Climate Change

January 20, 2020 Philips on CDP Climate Change A-list for seventh year running Philips recognized for its actions to reduce emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in he...

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Philips Partners with the United Nations Population Fund and the Government of Republic of the Congo to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

January 17, 2020 A comprehensive ‘Emergency obstetric and newborn care’ (EmONC) program will be implemented in healthcare facilities in underserved communities in the Republic of the Congo  The agreement is a tangible local milestone of the global partnership between Philips and UNFPA aime...

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Narayana Health City Performs Karnataka’s Youngest Heart Transplant

End stage heart failure is one of the conditions mired with high mortality. Around 1/4th of the children who suffer from end stage heart failure die within 6 months and a majority of them do not survive beyond two years of age. The pediatric cardiology department of Narayana Health City has brought ...

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China Can Use Lessons they Learned from SARS Outbreak to Tackle New Wuhan Coronavirus

Following the news that cases of people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus rose to more than 270 laboratory-confirmed cases and the virus may spread from human-to-human; Philipp Rosenbaum, Infectious Diseases Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, provides his view: “Chin...

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Antibiotic Stewardship Programs a Double-edged Sword for Tackling Sepsis

News earlier this week highlighted that new data have emerged suggesting that sepsis is a bigger killer than cancer. Sepsis has proven to be deadly, but perhaps its most pernicious aspect is that it results from myriad factors, including uncontrolled infection and inflammatory processes across multi...

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Radsource Experiences Record Growth with 59 New ProtonPACS Installations in 2019

Radsource, a leader in radiology clinical services and provider of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), ended 2019 on a strong note with 23 new installations of ProtonPACS in the fourth quarter, representing both new clients and expansions of existing clients. The company experienced...

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FDAnews Announces --17th Annual Medical Device Quality Congress April 20-22, 2020 - Bethesda, MD

Manage EU quality programs before the May 26 deadline -- hear from FDA officials, industry experts at Medical Device Quality Congress. FALLS CHURCH, Va. , Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 17th Annual Medical Device Quality Congress Monday, April 20 – Wednesday, April 22, 2020 The Bethe...

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The Latest Fitness Trends Can Often Use a Little Help to be Fully Effective, says Prime Body Sculpting

The Agoura Hills-based beauty group comments on a recent article that new body contouring techniques can be a boon to those who want to look and feel their absolute best. AGOURA HILLS, Calif. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A January 2 article on USA Today reported on 10 new fitne...

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Sunlit Gardens Proudly Receives a Deficiency-Free Survey

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has administered a deficiency-free survey in June 2019 to Sunlit Gardens, a Meridian Senior Living assisted living and memory care community in Alta Loma, CA. ALTA LOMA, Calif. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The California Department o...

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Centene and WellCare Have Now Satisfied All Regulatory Approvals for Acquisition

Transaction Expected to Close on or about January 23, 2020 ST. LOUIS and TAMPA, Fla. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) ("WellCare") today announced that they now have satisfied all regulatory requirements...

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The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health Notifies Patients of Incident

VORHEES, N.J., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health ("CNNH") announced today that it began mailing letters to patients potentially impacted by a recent incident. On November 22, 2019 , CNNH learned of suspicious activity related to an employe...

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The US contrast media injectors market is expected to reach US$ 350.4 Mn in 2027 from US$ 183.8 Mn in 2018

NEW YORK , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The US contrast media injectors market is expected to reach US$ 350.4 Mn in 2027 from US$ 183.8 Mn in 2018. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 7.5% from 2019-2027. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05774543/?utm_sourc...

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The global diabetes care devices market is expected to reach US$ 39,382.3 Mn in 2027 from US$ 23,354.3 Mn in 2018

NEW YORK , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The global diabetes care devices market is expected to reach US$ 39,382.3 Mn in 2027 from US$ 23,354.3 Mn in 2018. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 6.1% from 2019-2027. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05774503/?ut...

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China Virus Outbreak Concerns Can Be Covered By Travel Insurance Upgrade

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The outbreak of a mysterious new Coronavirus in China and other Asian countries is causing hundreds to fall ill and has travelers questioning if it is safe to visit the affected areas. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, warns tr...

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The National Children's Cancer Society to Award 58 College Scholarships to Childhood Cancer Survivors

The National Children's Cancer Society's (NCCS) is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarships. This program will award 58 college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to rise above the difficulties of cancer with determin...

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ASNC and ASE Announce 2020 QCDR Designation for the ImageGuide Registry: For ImageGuide Users, ASNC and ASE members, QCDR Status Eases MIPS Reporting Burden

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) are pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved the ImageGuide Registry® as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for 2020. The designation as a QCDR al...

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Makers Nutrition Garners Grand Trophy in the 4th Annual One Planet Awards with Most Amount of Wins

Makers Nutrition announced that it has been named one of the highest awarded honorees in the 2019 One Planet® Awards. HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Makers Nutrition announced that it has been named one of the highest awarded honorees in the 2019 One Planet® Awards. M...

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Will Dialysis Become a Thing of the Past? Sheba Medical Center Nephrologist in Israel Discovers Kidneys can be Rejuvenated

An innovative study led by Prof. Benjamin Dekel of Sheba Medical Center could make dialysis a defunct treatment through the development of advanced technology that allows for the generation of new kidney tissue to replace damaged tissue. RAMAT GAN , Israel , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/...

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Texas-based Empower Brokerage, Inc. teamed up with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. to ease the transition to Medicare after retirement

Empower Brokerage teamed up with Oppenheimer & Company to help their retirees transition into retirement equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions. SOUTHLAKE, Texas , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The fourth quarter of 2019 kicked off a new collaboration between Empower Br...

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The Assistance Fund Opens New Program for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1 - MPS Disease

Financial Assistance from The Assistance Fund Now Available for Eligible People Living with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1 ORLANDO, Fla. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Assistance Fund (TAF), an independent, charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing h...

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Enable Dental Raises Series A Financing to Expand Its Portable Dental Model

Enable Dental announced the closing of its Series A financing in December, led by FCA Venture Partners, to scale its proprietary portable dental solution model to in-need populations. AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Enable Dental announced the closing of its Series A fina...

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Ennis Plastic Surgery Grand Opening in Boca Raton, Florida

Dr L. Scott Ennis, world-renowned plastic surgeon specializing in surgical facial procedures, transaxilary breast augmentation, and revision surgery, together with his wife Donna S. Ennis, ARNP, expert injector and double-board-certified nurse practitioner with 25 years experience, have consolidate...

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Bellevue Pain and Wellness Begins Top Pain Management Services at New Clinic in Bellevue, Washington

Practice features the clinical acumen and compassion of double board certified pain management physician Dr. Robert Bowers BELLEVUE, Wash. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC, an interventional pain management practice, is pleased to announce the opening o...

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Dr. Manish Sheth Named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

With the association's highest honor, Dr. Sheth joins a select group of psychiatrists recognized for their contributions to this field. SAN DIEGO , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Manish Sheth , M.D., Ph.D, the medical director of Achieve TMS Centers , has been named a Distinguished ...

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The Rocky Mountain ADA Center Creates 2nd Pocket Guide, Interacting with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, for Colorado Springs Police Department

Pocket guide designed to increase effective communication between officers and people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  The Rocky Mountain ADA Center (RMADAC), a member of the National Network of ADA Centers , is...

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PURA Explores Acquisition of KALY CBD Confection Assets

DALLAS , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) ("PURA") and Kali-Extracts, Inc. (Kali, Inc. dba/Kali-Extracts, Inc.) (USOTC: KALY) ("KALY") today announced the two companies have entered into discussions regarding PURA's possible acquisition of KALY's CBD confection assets....

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Government of Canada announces funding to help LGBTQI2S+ young adults stop smoking

University of Toronto's All Together Now! project will work with LGBTQI2S+ communities to offer tailored support TORONTO , Jan. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in Canada . In Canada, young adults aged 18 to 24 who identify as LG...

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Targovax Announces Encouraging Data in Mesothelioma Study Combining ONCOS-102 and Standard of Care Chemotherapy

- Preliminary data show a numerical advantage in Progression Free Survival in ONCOS-102 treated patients OSLO, Norway , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Targovax ASA (OSE: TRVX), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing oncolytic viruses to target hard-to-treat solid tumors, today a...

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Lief Therapeutics Launches Lief Rx, World's First Smart Patch for Mental Health, Now Covered By Insurance

Lief Rx's insurance covered wearable smart patch addresses the growing need for cost efficient, clinically effective, scalable mental health care services, where patients can access tools that help them understand and manage their mental health with the support of a healthcare provider, no matter w...

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QCDx Announces Sale of the RareScope to the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health for Use in Clinical Research

QCDx's technology provides in-depth information for early cancer detection and treatment optimization for clinical trials of novel therapies and for companion diagnostic development FARMINGTON, Conn. , Jan. 21, 2020 QCDx , a private biotech company that has developed a breakthrough Circulati...

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Montefiore Health System Selects Healthfuse for Revenue Cycle Vendor Management Across New York

Healthfuse's Experience Helps Nationally Recognized Health System Improve Revenue Cycle Vendor Performance MILWAUKEE , Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  Healthfuse , the industry leader in managing and sourcing revenue cycle vendors for hospitals and health systems, has been selected by ...

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Modern Living with kathy ireland®: See ChemoBrain Co.™ Introduce Their Nutritional Supplements for Cancer Patients to Take During and After Chemotherapy

Modern Living with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with ChemoBrain Co.™ Co-Founder David Salo and Co-Founder Michele Salo to discuss their nutritional supplements that help cancer patients combat the cognitive effects of chemotherapy. LOS ANGELES , Jan. 21, 2020 ...

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