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Health News Archive - May 02, 2011

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) today announced that the company will webcast its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 12, 2011. A live broadcast of the meeting will begin on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

DALLAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 'Healthcare IT Market in Emerging Economies (2010 - 2015)' analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Korea, and Mexico. Browse market data tables and in-depth TOC on Healthcare IT Market in Emerging Economies: Early buyers will receive 10% customization of reports. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/healthcare-it-252.html The growth of medical tourism, demand for better quality healthcare delivery by growing aging population and increase in chronic disease patient population is driving the increased adoption of IT solutions in the emerging markets.

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoDa Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has named David E. Eisenbud, MD, as CMO (Chief Medical Officer). The appointment of Dr.

DARTMOUTH, NS, May 2 /PRNewswire/ - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued its first ever statement on triglyceride management that includes recommendations for Omega-3 EPA/DHA intake.  Elevated triglyceride levels have long been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD).  According to the AHA more than 31% of the United States population has borderline high triglyceride levels.  Furthermore, AHA's 2006 statistical data estimates that 81,100,000 people in the United States have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, claiming 831,272 lives in that same year. In conjunction with other important lifestyle changes, the AHA recommends 0.5 - 1g of Omega-3 EPA and DHA for individuals with borderline fasting triglyceride levels (150-199mg/dL), 1 - 2g for individuals with high fasting triglyceride levels (200-499mg/dL), and 2 - 4g for individuals with very high fasting triglyceride levels (>=500mg/dL).

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study found that the recommended blood test may not be enough to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight children, missing more than two-thirds of children at high-risk for the condition.

HOUSTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital is swapping out its existing electronic health records system in favor of ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR from Prognosis Health Information Systems.

Disciplining of employees, Policies for social media use "at work" and "away from work" growing New Survey results from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social Media - it IS all the rage! So, to find out what effect the social media explosion is having in the workplace and how companies are responding to its use, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and its affiliated Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) fielded a survey among compliance and ethics professionals.

DALLAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) have created hivandyourheart.org to help people living with HIV make changes to improve their heart health and overall wellness.

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshall Edwards, Inc.

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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