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2014-10-30 23:07:03

Mercy announced today that it has entered into a Care Collaboration Agreement with Senior Independence (SI) of Greater Toledo. This Care Collaboration Agreement seeks to increase the overall well-being of the patients through education and management of chronic diseases; reduce avoidable hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and emergency department visits; and decrease the overall costs of medical care. Toledo, OH (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Mercy announced today that it has entered into...

2014-10-30 12:30:36

Coverage for Pneumococcal Vaccine Needed for Flu Season WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In August, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a decision to recommend a pneumococcal vaccine, PCV13, to seniors and other at-risk populations. ACIP's off-cycle meeting and prompt decision was to ensure that the updated recommendation was in place in time for this year's flu season. Following the decision, the recommendation was sent to the Centers for...

2014-10-30 12:29:37

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hal Miner was rushed to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Southern California several years ago, complaining of severe headaches and unable to write his own name, the emergency room medical staff immediately sized up the situation and ordered a CT scan. After the results came back, there was no time to wait: Hal needed brain surgery that night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "We have to do brain surgery tonight on...

2014-10-30 12:26:53

High-Priced Specialty Medications Highlight Need for Pharmacy "Lock-In" Program in Medicare WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As policymakers examine ways to curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic, a new report by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), "Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight Prescription Drug Fraud," recommends allowing drug plans and beneficiaries to choose pharmacies to obtain prescriptions for commonly abused drugs, a policy...

2014-10-30 08:37:03

GeneSight® Psychotropic Test Doubles the Likelihood of Remission and Response for Patients with Depression; Lowers Healthcare Costs MASON, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The promise of genetic testing to guide more effective treatment for millions of older and disabled Americans suffering from depression has shifted from a futuristic vision to a practical reality. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130910/CL75944LOGO Assurex Health today announced that Medicare has...

2014-10-30 08:36:18

ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA), a leading long-term care provider, today announced that, as part of its ongoing strategic plan to transition from an owner and operator of healthcare facilities to a healthcare property holding and leasing company, it has signed agreements with local third party operators to lease seven of its skilled nursing facilities in Georgia and Ohio. The lease on the five facilities in Ohio...

2014-10-30 08:35:10

-- Unique Billing Code Allows Separate Payment for Omidria -- SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) announced today that it has received transitional pass-through status for its lead product Omidria((TM)) (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection) 1%/0.3% from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the Medicare program. Approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use...

2014-10-29 12:29:06

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy quality improvement experts at IPRO have created and field tested a unique audit tool aimed at reducing anticoagulant-related adverse drug events (ADEs) during care transitions. National estimates suggest that ADEs account for 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations annually, and The Department of Health and Human Services' recently released National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event...

2014-10-29 12:28:59

Following the lead of state Medicaid programs could curb prescription drug abuse in Medicare DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119718 "When Congress passed the Medicare Part D...

2014-10-29 12:27:33

Association's Voters Guides Cut Through Political Chatter, Give Voters Critical Information SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With less than a week to go before Election Day, financial security is the top concern for Illinois voters ages 50 and older. As Illinoisans ponder their votes for Congress, governor, state legislature and other elected offices, they can access AARP's Voter Guides and find reliable information on where candidates stand on Financial and...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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