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2014-07-24 23:13:39

Professional Healthcare at Home, an affiliate of Kindred at Home, is pleased to announce that Karen Schulkin, a nurse with the company’s Pleasant Hill, CA, home health care agency, has been named a Top 10 Finalist for the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year Award presented by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Pleasant Hill, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Professional Healthcare at Home, an affiliate of Kindred at Home, is pleased to announce that Karen...

2014-07-23 23:32:06

CareTouch launches new outreach program and selects first beneficiary – The Butterfly Program of Porter Hospice. CareTouch is a Peak Sponsor for the 9th Annual Hike for Hospice and will conduct additional fundraising as part of their CareTouch in the Community program. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 CareTouch Communications, Inc. has formed a new employee-driven outreach program called CareTouch in the Community. CareTouch employees will select causes they are passionate about...

2014-07-23 23:20:59

Ascend’s new rebranding will better represent its services as well as maintain continuity of care. The Ascend family now includes Ascend Hospice, Ascend Home Health and Ascend Concierge Home Care. Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Care Alternatives, Total Care, BergenCare Home Health, BergenCare Personal Touch and Total Care of Massachusetts are pleased to announce the completion of a rebranding effort that will better communicate their services as well as maintain continuity in the...

2014-07-23 23:11:25

Library Journal recently gave Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement (Viva Editions), by Sheila Himmel and Fran Smith, a starred review. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Once viewed with suspicion as a New Age indulgence or fringe religious practice, hospice has become a $14 billion-a-year business and arguably the most successful segment of health care in America. In Changing the Way We Die, award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel investigate...

2014-07-23 16:27:23

In the news release, "Mexican-American Leader Joins Nation's Leading End-of-Life Choice Organization," issued 23-Jul-2014 by Compassion & Choices via PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, first sentence, should be updated to include the fact that Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera was appointed to Compassion & Choices' Southern California advisory board in addition to its board of directors. As a result, the first sentence should read as follows: "Rev. Dr....

2014-07-23 12:31:46

Former Planned Parenthood National Chaplain Named to Board of Compassion & Choices LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera, a Mexican-American civil and human rights leader, has joined the board of directors for the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129906 A resident of Claremont, California, Rev. Castuera already has been interviewed by the Hispanic...

2014-07-18 23:00:43

The 2014 Robbie Smith Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Hospice Savannah has helped many people care for their loved ones dealing with a life-limiting illness. Now, the family of a special patient is showing their gratitude for that care with an event that will benefit the not-for-profit organization. The 2014 Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie...

2014-07-17 08:30:18

Ira Byock, M.D., to launch the new Providence Institute for Human Caring SEATTLE and LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providence Health & Services today announced that one of the nation's foremost experts in palliative care and a leading advocate for transforming care through the end of life is joining the health system to lead its new Institute for Human Caring. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/127872 Ira Byock, M.D., will serve as chief...

2014-07-16 08:28:07

ADYX-003, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Two Dose-Volume Levels of AYX1 for the Prevention of Pain Following Total Knee Replacement SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adynxx, developer of a first-in-class platform of therapeutics to address pain at its molecular roots, announced today that the first patient was dosed in ADYX-003, a Phase 2 dose-ranging study of AYX1, an investigational drug candidate for the prevention of...

2014-07-16 08:27:57

NEWARK, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEPO) today announced the appointment of Srinivas G. Rao, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Dr. Rao has extensive experience and background in pain and central nervous system diseases. He was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kyalin Biosciences, a privately held biotechnology company developing a potential breakthrough therapy for autism, from its formation in 2011 through to its...


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