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2014-05-06 08:36:01

Significant Improvements Observed in Quality-of-Life Measurements and Reduced Seizure Frequency Support VNS Therapy as Foundational Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy HOUSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced positive results from the PuLsE (Open Prospective Randomized Long-term Effectiveness) study conducted at 28 sites in Europe and Canada and published in the peer-reviewed journal Epilepsia. The goal of this comparative effectiveness...

2014-05-05 16:27:07

Analysis demonstrates how Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) approach significantly increases adherence and reduces disparities in cardiovascular care WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), Aetna and Brigham and Women's Hospital published today in the May issue of Health Affairs, finds that eliminating copays for preventive medications prescribed for post-heart attack patients, can significantly improve medication adherence and...

2014-05-05 12:29:13

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, introduced Ingenuity Health, a new service providing highly reliable data and analysis that helps doctors and behavioral health specialists better treat patients diagnosed with serious mental illness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140505/84034 With Ingenuity Health, Ameritox uses urine drug monitoring to address the knowledge gap around medication adherence for the...

2014-05-02 16:24:22

Medicare Committee Decision Leaves Medicare-Reliant At Risk WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation President Andrea Ferris today commented on the Medicare panel decision against funding for CT scans. Ms. Ferris said, "LUNGevity Foundation is disappointed in the Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) decision against covering annual CT scans to detect lung cancer in a high risk population. The results of the National Lung Cancer Screening...

2014-05-02 16:24:15

Regional and National Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Best Practices for Increasing Patient Safety CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The upcoming Georgia Association for Healthcare Quality (GAHQ) Patient Safety Summit aims to continually improve the quality of healthcare in Georgia by providing and supporting a strong education and networking process for members. The GAHQ is the state affiliate of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). Experts will come...

Preventable Deaths Are Leading Cause Of Premature Mortality, Especially In Southeastern US
2014-05-02 10:23:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some Americans are struck down by random accidents or hereditary conditions, many Americans are killed each year due to preventable diseases, such as lung cancer. According to the Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living in the southeastern US states comprised 28 to 33 percent of all possible preventable deaths – the largest percentage for any region. The...

2014-05-01 23:09:09

Three of BioPlus’ Doctors of Pharmacy will be presenting at the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit, providing insight about specialty pharmacy cost savings. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation’s largest specialty pharmacies specializing in hepatitis C, will be involved in educational panels at Armada’s 2014 Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo. The BioPlus speakers will focus on the changing landscape of...

2014-05-01 23:06:03

RxAnte launched the 2014 version of RxEffect on April 1 which includes user-driven enhancements to the successful pilot product. McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Today, RxAnte Inc., a health care predictive analytics and technology company that specializes in improving the use of prescription medications, announced positive results from its 2013 pilot program to for improving medication adherence in collaboration with Medicare Advantage plans and healthcare providers. RxEffect™, the...

2014-05-01 12:32:52

Premature deaths from each cause due to modifiable risks ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death - yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional...

2014-05-01 08:32:07

Industry Review Cites Impressive Client Focus, High-Caliber Counsel NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Makovsky, one of the leading independent integrated communications firms, was selected as "Healthcare Agency of the Year" by The Holmes Report. The prominent industry online publication attributes this recognition to the firm's agility in balancing "the communication of complex and highly specialized health messages with award-winning creativity" in bestowing the honor....


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