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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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Therapy Partner, Announces Launch of 3.0, Including Integrated Scheduling, Billing, and Progress Notes

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Therapy Partner, a national leader in providing online, streamlined and clean technology for the needs of clinicians in private practice (psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists), has launched 3.0 a progressive, single device application, for complete practice management. Therapy Partner 3.0 has a user interface that is intuitive and is driven by ‘Book-Bill-Document’ proprietary technology; streamlining the daily tasks that clinicians are faced with in business.

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ImageWorks Corporation/AFP – The Leader in Veterinary Digital Dental Imaging, Acquired

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blackstone Holdings, LLC (Denver, Colo.) has acquired the veterinary division of ImageWorks Corporation/AFP (Elmsford, N.Y.). The new company will operate as ImageWorks Veterinary. Continuing the ‘Made in the USA’ tradition, all operations and manufacturing have been relocated to Colorado.

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Healthcare INSIGHTS(R) Named KLAS #1 Budgeting Software Three Years in a Row

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI), a leading provider of financial management and decision-support solutions for the healthcare industry, has earned a #1 spot in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services, Market Segment Category, Budgeting.

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New Answer to America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: LTC Insurance and Beyond

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nearly 70 percent of Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That includes the majority of Baby Boomers, 78 million strong, now moving into their retirement years. Yet only a small percentage are protected by long-term care insurance. Estimates range from 8 percent to 10 percent for adults 55 and older. For this reason, LTC Financial Partners, LLC announces their LTC Solutions campaign, which is a simple answer to a big, seemingly intractable problem.

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Callie Walston joins Four Seasons Compassion for Life Development Department

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life announces the addition of Callie Walston, philanthropy coordinator, to its development department. A lifetime resident of Asheville, Buncombe County, Walston holds a 2006 bachelor’s degree in communications from Appalachian State University, and is a 2002 graduate of North Buncombe High School.

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DrivenBI and The Loyola Group replace Spreadsheet Analysis, Introducing SRK, self-service analytics platform for Senior Living Industry

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DrivenBI and the Loyola Group announced their partnership today, empowering management to develop healthcare key performance indicators (KPIs) in entirely new ways. SRK simply replaces spreadsheets for analysis, delivering self-service analysis capability for Reporting and Dashboards demanded by the Senior Living Industry for Long Term Care, Skilled Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Retirement Community.

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Angie’s List Awards Medical Care Alert the Super Service Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

NOVI, Mich., Jan. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Medical Care Alert has earned the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the second year in a row, in recognition of superior customer service. This recognition is awarded only to the top 5 percent of all companies rated on Angie’s List with an overall ‘A’ rating and consistently high marks from subscribers.

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Emerging Wireless Technologies Create Opportunities In Healthcare

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a new report from Thintri, Inc., wireless technologies are poised to radically transform healthcare as we know it today. The emergence of these technologies coincides with a rapidly evolving regulatory environment, an overhauled insurance regime and new business models such as fee-for-outcome replacing fee-for-service and growing interest in using wireless technology in patient care, fitness and wellness, facilities management and other applications.

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Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Sponsors California RCFE Liability Insurance Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is now not required as a condition of licensure. Assembly Member Atkins’ bill is expected to require liability insurance for the approximate 7,500 assisted living facilities in the state.

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Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company Announces New Board Members for 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company announced the election of two new members of their Board of Directors for the year 2014. As a mutual company, the two new board members were elected by the policyholders/owners of the insurance company. The two new board members are Jason Lofton, MD and Timothy Langford, MD.

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Four Seasons Compassion for Life Meets the Emerging Needs of Buncombe, western North Carolina’s Aging Population in the 2014 New Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As celebrants welcome the 2014 New Year, a retrospective look at 2013 shows that the aging of western North Carolina’s population, together with retirement relocations, has resulted in a rise in the numbers of individuals who may need specialized care during serious illness or at end of life, according to Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

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Four Seasons CEO Shares Five Common Ways Families Know When it’s Time to Ask for Care Assistance for Aging Loved Ones

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the holiday season draws to a close and families return home to resume work and school, the days following Christmas are frequently a time when the question of how to cope with an aging loved one’s long term illness is no longer a concern for the future. ‘January is often the time when family members reassess the amount and quality of care they can give, versus what Grandma or Grandpa needs,’ says Chris Comeaux, Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

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Ron Fisher, M.D., Honored for Commitment to the Growth of Hospice and Palliative Care in Western North Carolina

SYLVA, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respected physician and western North Carolina hospice and palliative care pioneer Ron Fisher, M.D., will be honored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Highlands, peers and colleagues as he retires as medical director of Med-West Health Systems, Sylva, after 27 years of distinguished service.

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Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment Signs New Distributor, Midwest Veterinary Supply

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment, an international supplier of new and exclusive veterinary medical equipment, announce their agreement with Midwest Veterinary Supply as the newest authorized distributor of Leading Edge products. Midwest Veterinary Supply is one of the country’s premier animal health companies, recently celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

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Matt McCann, a Long-Term Care Leader, Joins LTC Financial Partners to Help Aging Americans Prepare for Mounting Care Needs

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann’s mom was 59 when she cut herself, a seemingly minor accident. The wound developed a staph infection that led to a long hospital stay with complications; and then, suddenly, she found herself needing ‘long-term care’ or help with the tasks of daily living, services not covered by regular health insurance. Today, 15 years later, he embarks on a new phase of his career by accepting the post of Senior Vice President with LTC Financial Partners, LLC.

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Give a Woman in Your Life the Gift of Long-Term Care Protection, Industry Leader Suggests

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Christmas, Hanukkah, and other gift-giving holidays near, how might you best delight a mother, wife, or other woman in your life? ‘Few things can beat a long-term care protection package,’ says Mark Goldberg, National Sales Manager of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP).

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Mountain Home Care’s ‘Caregiver Leadership Award’ Honors Everyday Heroes, Dual Roles

ARDEN, N.C., Nov. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of Mountain Home Care’s 10th anniversary observance of November’s National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, Lana Wilde found it difficult, if not impossible, to choose only one dual role caregiver to receive the company’s ‘Caregiver Leadership Award.’ That’s why, in an informal, family-style reception themed ‘Caregivers are Everyday Heroes,’ Friday, November 22, from 2-4 p.m., the company’s owner and founder awarded each caregiver with a commemorative pin, a warm smile, and a grateful hug.

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