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Sustaining Local Expertise, Responding to Global Health Threats

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

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Is Your Long-Term Care Exposure a Broader Danger Than Ebola or Terrorism?

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Americans concerned about terrorism and Ebola should be aware of a much more likely, though less scary, development: one day needing long-term care. ‘The risk is great and too many ignore it,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

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Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Announces Corporate Citizenship Initiative, ‘Paragon Gives’

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announces that it will be formally launching its corporate citizenship initiative coined, Paragon Gives. On Sunday October 19, 2014, Paragon BioTeck, will kick off its newly branded corporate social responsibility initiative at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in Chicago, Ill.

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Paragon BioTeck to Exhibit at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, will be exhibiting at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Booth #4550) in Chicago, Ill., on October 18 – 21.

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Novel Protein May Hold Promise for Enhancing Artificial Tear Formulations

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SilkTears, LLC, a privately held, research-based and product-driven biotechnology company, announced today that advances in protein-based excipient technology may allow for the development of artificial tear products that will more closely represent certain characteristics of the natural makeup of the tear film, and may help the significant population of patients suffering from dry eye syndrome.

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Does Recent Sharp Drop in Ebola Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Outbreak?

LONDON, U.K., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Replikins Global Surveillance System(TM) analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end to the current outbreak if adequate public health measures are implemented for containment of Ebola virus already in human hosts. (See Figure.)

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Four Seasons Leads in Significant Percentage of Hospice Patients in Mountain Area Counties

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a respected hospice and palliative care provider, again leads the state and Mountain Area counties for its significant percentage of patients served at their end of life through its hospice services and programs.

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Healthcare Insights, LLC and NOMISe Systems, Inc. Announce Merger Plans

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Healthcare Insights, LLC, a financial management software firm serving the healthcare industry, and NOMISe Systems, Inc., a provider of hospital cost accounting and patient analytics solutions, today announced the merger of their business operations. The new company will operate under the Healthcare Insights name with an expanded and improved suite of software products, consulting, and outsourced solutions marketed under the INSIGHTS(R) software and NOMISe(R) services brands.

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Viztek Licenses Zero Footprint Patent Portfolio From Heart Imaging Technologies

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Heart Imaging Technologies LLC (HeartIT) today announced that Viztek LLC (Viztek), a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, has licensed HeartIT’s zero footprint patent portfolio. The licensed patents cover the use of zero footprint technologies to provide access to diagnostic-quality medical images in a standard Internet web browser.

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Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Advances Community Partnerships for Successful Aging Initiative

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Increasing numbers of western North Carolina’s senior citizens will now be safe at home thanks to Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., or COA, and its newest community partners, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

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Hearing Professionals Unveils New Website and Marketing Plans

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Dr. Darshan Vyas and his staff at Hearing Professionals in Sidney, Ohio were looking for better ways to reach those suffering from minor to severe hearing loss in the upper Miami Valley, they called Mike McDermott and the digital marketing team at Bash Foo of Tipp City, Ohio.

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More Americans Are Seeking Long Term Care Insurance through Their Employers, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why isn’t long term care insurance, like health insurance, available at the workplace? Well, increasingly it is – and more Americans should take advantage of that fact, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long term care planning.

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Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Pardee co-host ‘Introduction to Palliative Care 101′ in Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Western North Carolina residents who wish to learn more about compassionate care during serious illness are invited to attend an event co-hosted by Four Seasons Compassion for Life and Pardee Hospital. The Lunch and Learn, ‘Introduction to Palliative Care 101,’ will be noon Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Pardee Signature Care Clinic in Blue Ridge Mall.

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Champagne Toast to a Cure for ALS

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By now, most people are familiar with the ALS ice bucket challenge that is sweeping the globe. But, what about the champagne challenge? This ALS fundraiser involves a partnership between the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and Tendil and Lombardi Champagne.

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The Prospect of ‘Empowered Living’ Could Motivate Millions to Plan for Long Term Care, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners introduces the concept of ‘empowered living,’ an idea they hope will catch on to help solve a big national problem: lack of planning for long term care.

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New Discovery Opens the Door to Possible Cure for Heart Disease

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis – the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.

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Four Seasons Featured in National Hospice ‘Moments of Life’ Campaign

FLAT ROCK, N.C., July 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life has been chosen by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as part of its new ‘Moments of Life: Made Possible By Hospice’ campaign. Through one patient’s personal story, Four Seasons demonstrates the hospice focus on living and enabling special moments and memories at end of life for patients and their loved ones.

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National LTC Network Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence in Long Term Care Insurance

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 1994, seven long term care insurance experts joined forces and started a new company. Their goal: to help more families protect themselves against the financial and emotional costs of an uninsured long term care need. Today, the National LTC Network (The Network) is comprised of over two dozen firms.

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Four Seasons Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

FLAT ROCK, N.C., July 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, an award-winning hospice and palliative care industry leader, has become a national partner of ‘We Honor Veterans,’ a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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Lakewood College announces program to allow students to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program debt-free

CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lakewood College is pleased to announce a new payment plan option that will allow students to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program without going thousands of dollars into debt.

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Paragon BioTeck, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug.

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Right At Home-Dayton Aligns Itself with The Ideal Company

DAYTON, Ohio, June 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Right at Home – Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance announced today that they have created a mutually beneficial alliance with Ideal Home Health Care. Right at Home – Dayton and Ideal HHC are offering a specialized collaborative approach, each with a locally focused expertise.

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‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving’ Now Available Online, Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An online collection, ‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving,’ is now available without charge. Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) and published by the Long Term Care Guild, it’s a concise set of links to caregiving experiences and advice of movie stars, politicians, and other luminaries.

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Paragon BioTeck announces FDA Approved Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution Readily Available

PORTLAND, Ore., June 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held U.S. biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and therapies, announces its FDA approved Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 2.5 percent and 10 percent, to dilate the pupil, is readily available through Bausch + Lomb or your primary wholesaler.

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Four Seasons to Receive $9.5 million to Pilot Medicare Reform through Innovative Community Palliative Care Model

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life today was notified they are the prospective recipients of a $9,596,123 grant award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a program of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The non-profit agency emerges as the sole hospice and palliative care provider nationwide chosen to implement health care reform over a three year period through its innovative community care model designed to deliver better care outcomes and lower costs.

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Forever Young MedSpa Introduces Exclusive New Product – PRP Gold

COOPER CITY, Fla., May 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forever Young MedSpa announces that it was recently granted a registered trademark for PRP Gold(R), its exclusive platelet rich plasma (PRP) for treating skin conditions. ‘PRP treatments have become very popular over the past few years,’ Brian Sidella, president and founder Forever Young MedSpa, says.

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Studies Conclude Mindfulness Treats Addiction More Effectively Than Traditional Treatments

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Experts say the results of two recent studies found a mindfulness approach to treating addiction helped more people kick habits long-term, in some cases, over four times the success rate from traditional treatment methods. ‘I’m delighted to read about this study. But it doesn’t surprise me. Having worked in many different treatment programs through the years, I find mindfulness to be the most effective approach,’ says Scott Kiloby of the Kiloby Center.

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Sales Spike Due to Launch of Therapy Partner 3.0 and New Integrated Scheduling, Billing, and Progress Note Features

DENVER, Colo., April 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 60 days after launch, Therapy Partner reports a quarterly spike in new sales secondary to launch of their new product release Therapy Partner 3.0. Therapy Partner 3.0 is the most advanced technology application released by Therapy Partner to date, a company known for bringing advanced technology to the business of practice market.

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Right at Home Dayton Partners with ClearCare to Bring Revolutionary Homecare Management Technology to Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio, April 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Right at Home – Dayton announced today that they are partnering with ClearCare to implement new technology that aims to help local seniors live independently as long as possible. The ClearCare technology is revolutionizing the home care industry and Right at Home-Dayton is the first established company in the Miami Valley to provide it to its clients and staff.

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