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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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Weitz and Luxenberg – Jury Awards $9 Billion to Diabetic Put at Cancer Risk by Actos

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, Weitz and Luxenberg announced today. The verdict, issued Monday night, orders Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion.

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Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 2.5 percent and 10 percent Readily Available

PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and therapies, received FDA approval of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 2.5 percent and 10 percent, to dilate the pupil on March 21, 2013.

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Southgate Surgery Center Offers LENSAR Advanced Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery Patients

SOUTHGATE, Mich., April 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southgate Surgery Center in Southgate, Michigan is now offering patients the FDA-approved LENSAR(TM) Laser System, a new femtosecond laser technology designed to remove cataracts and restore vision more safely and accurately than traditional cataract surgery.

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Violin, Wine and Art for Dementia Diary: Support a Family Caregiver of a Patient with Alzheimer’s

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The event, organized by GP Dementia Services New York, Inc., will happen in New York at the Kolping House located on 165 East 88th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue on the first floor. The research program intends to test the Dementia Diary, a psychoeducational support system, developed in 2008 in New York by Gianni Perilli, an Italian sociologist Ph.D.

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Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment Introduces a New Ultrasound That’s a Cut Above the Rest

DENVER, Colo., March 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment, a supplier of new and exclusive veterinary medical equipment, is excited to announce the Edan DUS 60 VET Ultrasound from Leading Edge now has even better image resolution. With exclusive patented technology, software algorithms have been improved, dramatically enhancing image quality. Equally exciting is that this improvement is included for the same low price.

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Permanent Weight Loss Solution in 5 Minutes Discovered by Behavior Modification Expert

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Center for Disease Control website, as of 2010 over 35 percent of Americans above the age of twenty are considered obese, and over 69 percent are considered overweight. Not surprisingly this has caused an increased interest in discovering easy and approachable weight loss plans. According to Gene Hirschel, Behavior Modification Expert and founder of Vital Trance, many of these do not provide lasting results for all. (*UPDATED*)

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Long-Term Care Leader Extends Strategic Partnership Offer to Hundreds of Senior-Market Professionals

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces a broad expansion of its strategic partnership program. ‘We’re opening our doors to seasoned senior-market professionals who want to expand their service offerings through a turn-key process,’ says Denise Gott, Executive Vice President for LTCFP.

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Global Health Leader Njekwa Lumbwe to Attend Hendersonville Premiere of ‘A Unified Presence’ March 22

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., March 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global health initiative leader, Njekwa Lumbwe, national coordinator of the Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia, is the guest of honor at a Hendersonville premiere film screening of ‘A Unified Presence,’ on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Hendersonville High School Auditorium. Lumbwe will host a ‘talk back’ session for audience members following the viewing. A V.I.P. welcome reception for Lumbwe will precede the event from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Palliative Care Clinic.

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Oklahoma Dental Organization Helps People in Need – Combined Gift of $400,000 will Buy a New 40-Chair Equipment Trailer

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Feb. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The number of Americans seeking help for dental-related pain at hospital emergency rooms is at a record high, says Delta Dental of Oklahoma. Dental ER visits increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010 and cost the healthcare system more than $2 billion annually.

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Evolving Tax Benefits Make Long-Term Care Planning More Attractive – Multiple Incentives Now Moderate the Cost

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-term care services, which are generally not covered by Medicare or regular health insurance, can be expensive. ‘Sticker shock keeps many from thinking about it,’ says Ken Dehn, General Counsel for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance solutions agencies.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Highlights Need for New Addiction Treatment Methods

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. But according to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, what most aren’t saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don’t work in the long term.

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Right at Home Dayton Keeps the Loves of a Lifetime Together

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Valentine’s Day approaching, our thoughts turn to lovers, yet no love is more enduring than the love that has lasted a lifetime. After spending a lifetime together, couples that have been separated by the chasm of the nursing home suffer the serious medical consequences of a literal broken heart. For nearly a decade, Right at Home – Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance has been keeping these loves together in their homes, supporting each other and spending time together, sometimes the last precious moments of their lives.

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