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2014-09-23 12:30:36

Older Pennsylvanians Urged to Become Strong Today and Falls Free Tomorrow HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Health encouraged all Pennsylvania residents today at an event at the state capitol to join in the observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23. The theme of this year's Falls Prevention Awareness Day, "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," aims to promote practices that help protect people against...

2014-09-19 08:25:40

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $24.7 million inclusive of options by the US Department of Health and Human Service's National Institutes of Health (NIH) (specifically funded by the National Institute...

2014-08-21 12:29:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today kicked off Pennsylvania's second biennial Health Equity Conference, an event aimed at improving health care access and delivery. "The Department of Health is committed to improving the health of all Pennsylvanians," DeLone said. "Addressing the issues surrounding health care access for and delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations is a vital part of our...

2014-08-14 08:29:32

Gold Crest Care Center, a leading nursing home in the Bronx, is proud to announce this year's perfect clinical inspection score from the New York State Department of Health NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center, one of the leading Nursing Homes in NYC, is proud to announce the company's recent perfect clinical inspection score from the NYS Department of Health. As part of the company's recent expansion and re-dedication to the providing premium services to Bronx...

2014-08-11 23:02:13

The developers of a new patient verification system, Cannascan ®, has addressed the Massachusetts Department of Health’s concerns to verify – in real time – whether an individual is a valid medical marijuana patient. Springfield, MA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The developers of a new patient verification system, Cannascan ®, has addressed the Massachusetts Department of Health’s concerns to verify – in real time – whether an individual is a valid medical marijuana...

2014-08-08 16:21:41

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered. The departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to mosquitoes. "Detecting the first human case serves as a great reminder for...

2014-08-07 23:10:37

The Center for Health Affairs has been awarded $876,521 in hospital emergency preparedness funds through the Ohio Department of Health and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for responding to and preparing for public health emergencies for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Center for Health Affairs has been awarded $876,521 in hospital emergency...

2014-07-24 16:26:45

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene marked the success of the city-wide BigAppleRx prescription discount card program. BigAppleRx has surpassed more than $25 million in savings for New Yorkers since it was launched in May 2011. The BigAppleRx program aims to provide savings on prescription medications to anyone experiencing coverage gaps, including those who have no health insurance or high co-pays or deductibles...

2014-07-15 16:23:03

Legitimate public concerns with natural gas drilling activity "cannot be discounted or dismissed outright" HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental organizations in Pennsylvania today called for a full investigation into actions by the state Department of Health around natural gas drilling complaints. The request is on the heels of the revelation that the health department circulated a list of "buzzwords" to the department's employees with the...

2014-07-01 23:05:14

The Trenton Health Team has been awarded a grant from the state of New Jersey to develop a citywide Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system to improve outcomes for Trenton residents with diabetes and high blood pressure. The Clinical Decision Support system will allow clinicians to leverage the best information available for decisions about patient care. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Trenton Health Team has been awarded a $415,000 grant from the state to develop a clinical...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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