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Health News Archive - May 09, 2011

Screening for hepatitis C based on age instead of conventional risk factors may help improve detection rates and prevent liver disease.

LAWRENCE, Mass., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today expressed its support for an initiative by three patient advocacy groups to educate U.S.

BATESVILLE, Ind., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) announced today that its board of directors has increased the company's third quarter common stock dividend 10 percent ($0.01) to $0.1125 per share.

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced they have been selected as an EHR vendor partner by the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC).

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Kevin Sands, DDS, knows how damaging gum disease can be to the oral health of a patient. Early detection is the key to avoiding advanced dental procedures to restore problems associated with periodontal disease. Dr.

MADISON, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services (NYSE: DGX), today announced its national sponsorship of Choose You®, the American Cancer Society's movement that inspires women to stay well by putting their health first and making healthy lifestyle choices to help prevent cancer.

MILPITAS, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc., makers of the top-selling OneTouch® Brand of Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems for people with diabetes, has fulfilled the terms of its exclusive, three-year agreement to provide Medtronic customers in the U.S.

NEWARK, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17-18, 2011, Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc., a non-profit organization created to support, mentor, and develop minority-, woman-, veteran/service-disabled-, HUBZone-, and LGBT-owned, life sciences businesses, will host its fourth annual networking conference and EXPO event.

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical, Inc. (TriReme), a leading developer of innovative catheters and stents for the treatment of complex vascular disease, announced today the appointment of Mr. Supratim Bose and Mr. Michael Kleine to their Board of Directors. Mr.

STOCKHOLM, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a global initiative between Nobel Media AB, the media company of the Nobel Foundation and AstraZeneca the pharmaceutical company, staff and students at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will have the rare opportunity to meet and learn from a Nobel Prize awarded scientist, Dr Michael Brown, on May 12, 2011. Awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Dr Brown will give a lecture at his alma mater, entitled 'Partnerships, Puzzles and Paradigms: A collaborative approach to cholesterol'.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.