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2014-04-15 08:30:52

Members will guide the next phase of the project, build adoption of model supporting a flexible health IT environment BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platforms project at Boston Children's Hospital--which is developing technology to create an app-driven health information economy--announced today the formation of an advisory committee that will guide the project on strategy, technical approach and business...

2014-04-11 23:01:26

The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a national center of health excellence and to improve health care and wellness, will host ‘Innovation Takes on the Diabetes Pandemic’ featuring John L. Brooks, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Joslin Diabetes Center on Thursday, April 17th from 7:30-9:30a.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Conn. Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) April...

2014-04-07 16:05:15

Researchers studying a rare, always fatal brain tumor in children have found several molecular alterations that drive the cancer, according to a new study from scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and McGill University. The findings identify potential new targets for drug treatments. The new research could help physicians choose targeted agents with a better chance of combating pediatric high-grade astrocytomas, which are extremely difficult to...

2014-04-04 23:39:03

The event raised more than $25,000 for diabetes research. Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Constellix sponsored the 9th Annual Dodging Diabetes charity dodge ball tournament March 9, with the ultimate goal of helping support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Joslin Diabetes Center. Team Constellix help round out the 30-team competition where participants dipped, dove, ducked and dodged their way through the weekend. The event raised more than $25,000 and 100 percent of...

2014-03-31 16:27:04

Health Insurance Claim Data Suggests Value of Screening BOSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston Children's Hospital based on health insurance claim data. The study, published online March 31, 2014 in JAMA Neurology, is the largest to date to look at the association between autoimmune disease and epilepsy without a recognized...

2014-03-29 23:01:20

The symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) often go away on their own, but they are a warning that a person is at greatly increased risk for a true stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 The term mini-stroke is often used to describe transient ischemic attack (TIA), a type of stroke. The "mini" has led to a lot of confusion about the true severity of this condition, according to the March 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "Because of what the term implies,...

2014-03-21 23:01:14

Becker's Hospital Review has published its "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Becker's Hospital Review has published its "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. With...

2014-03-18 16:25:27

NEW YORK and BOSTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ComQi, a global leader of shopper engagement technology, and Aceso, the healthcare industry's premiere interactive patient care and digital media solutions provider, announced today that they won the DSA Industry Excellence Awards for the Best Healthcare Digital Signage for their Spaulding Hospital Deployment. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85857 ComQi and Aceso(TM) are providing Spaulding Rehabilitation...

2014-03-17 04:21:49

DUBAI, UAE and BOSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center will work with the Private Equity firm's healthcare portfolio companies to offer regional expertise and training in the field of diabetes care. TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, the region's first private equity firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare sector, has signed an affiliation with Joslin Diabetes Center. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Joslin is the world's leading...

2014-03-07 23:21:46

Brock Will Share His Personal Account of Managing His Condition April 10 in Princeton, N.J., at Patient-Centered Diabetes Care: Putting Theory into Practice, sponsored by The American Journal of Managed Care PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock, best known as one of the game’s most prolific base stealers, will share his story of dealing with diabetes at an April conference, hosted by The American Journal of Managed Care, devoted to bringing the recent...