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2011-05-24 01:00:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced that it has agreed to acquire AB Sanitas (NASDAQ OMX: SAN1L) for approximately EUR314 million in cash. The major shareholders of Sanitas have agreed to sell Valeant 87.2% of the outstanding shares of Sanitas, with at least 82.6% of the outstanding shares required to be delivered at closing. After the acquisition of this controlling block of shares,...

2011-05-23 13:55:00

LEEDS, England, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bupa has joined forces with charity The Reader Organisation to encourage its care home residents to 'get into reading' with special reading aloud groups. The 'Get into Reading' groups will be piloted in eight Bupa care homes for six months from April 2011. Get into Reading aims to bring the benefits of reading aloud and of social interaction to people in health and care environments, such as residential homes or homes offering nursing care....

2011-05-13 10:10:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avivia Health From Kaiser Permanente and Health Dialog will present as part of an Employee Benefit News webinar "Power to the Patient" on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2PM Eastern/ 11AM Pacific. The webinar focuses on empowering patients with reliable health information so they can be more active participants in their treatment choices. When patients and doctors engage in Shared Decision Making, patients often choose less invasive procedures that...

2011-04-20 07:48:00

LEEDS, England, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bupa has announced the results of this year's Bupa Care Services Customer Satisfaction Survey. 74% of Bupa care home residents rate the overall standard of care at their Bupa care homes 'excellent' and/or 'very good'. The results came from the annual independent survey of residents and relatives which has been running for 12 years. This is the eighth consecutive year the overall customer satisfaction score has risen. In addition to this 94%...

2011-04-06 15:37:00

ATLANTA, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a national association representing health insurance plans providing medical, long-term care, disability income, dental, supplemental, stop-loss and reinsurance to more than 200 million Americans, has posted a very intriguing podcast on its Hi-Wire Innovations Website (www.ahiphiwire.org). The podcast features a ten-minute interview with Barry Cambron about Avivia Health's one-of-a-kind Shared Decision Making...

2011-03-25 07:26:00

LONDON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an industry first, Bupa, the leading international healthcare group, has announced plans to improve the quality of its cancer cover by no longer selling corporate health insurance schemes which feature overall cost or time limits for cancer treatment. Cancer treatment costs increased sharply in 2005 and 2006 due to the introduction of new drugs. In response to the concerns this caused about rising costs, the health insurance market developed...

2011-03-08 09:00:00

LONDON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bupa International has announced the launch of its free online health assessment. The assessments are part of the Bupa International's new health section on its website, which has more than 50 factsheets and a series of health theme pages which include articles and videos explaining medical issues. The online health assessment is designed to help users find the answers to any health-related questions they may have. The health assessment will ask...

2011-03-07 07:43:00

LONDON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bupa has announced the launch of the first part of its new health section online at bupa-intl.com, featuring more interactive content and 50 medical factsheets for an international audience. The new factsheets have been organised into theme pages that address some of Bupa users' key concerns regarding issues such as travel and healthy living choices. The factsheets and health themes have been prioritised by Bupa International's managing director, Dr....

2011-02-02 08:45:00

LONDON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bupa has revealed that the over-60s are fitter than ever, leaving their younger counterparts behind when it comes to exercise. Research from the Bupa 'How are you Britain?' report reveals that UK residents who are 60 plus are three times more likely to exercise every day than those in their 20s*. In fact, nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of over 60s work out at least five times a week, with just 15 per cent of 20-somethings making a similar effort....

2011-01-24 08:06:00

LONDON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bupa and the RSPB have joined forces to bring wildlife gardening to over 300 of the health and care company's care homes in 2011. Using its Homes for Wildlife project, the RSPB hopes to bring many species that are currently in decline in British gardens to Bupa care homes, from house sparrows and song thrushes to butterflies, bees and hedgehogs. Bupa and the wildlife charity hopes that as well as creating more homes for birds and other creatures,...


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