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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Vaccinations Required for Calif. Day Care Center Workers Under Bill Approved by Senate Health Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Health Committee yesterday approved SB 792 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan 8...
We Care LA campaign march

We Care LA campaign gains momentum, supporters march urging County Supervisors to take action to lift caregivers from poverty

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As L.A. County home care providers struggle to make ends meet, thousands of caregivers and supporters marched and...

Universal Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment to help tackle Tuberculosis in California

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With 2145 cases of active TB in 2014, California alone has 23 percent of the nation's TB cases. However, this represents only a small fraction of the estimated 2.5 million Californians infected with TB. The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) released a Universal Adult TB Risk Assessment today to support efforts to find those infected with TB.

South Bay Community Mixer to Support Local Business Growth in Torrance welcomes Calif. Assembly Member David Hadley as Keynote Speaker

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) will be hosting a business mixer in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA). The event will take place on January 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. at IPM located at 3661 Torrance Blvd., Suite 201, Torrance.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces DNA Privacy Bill – AB 170

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A government repository of the DNA of all children born? It sounds like something out of 20th Century...

Gordon Brush FootMate System Receives Endorsement from College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

COMMERCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush has acquired a powerful partner. The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine ('ACFAOM') has endorsed the FootMate System. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.

Bionic Pioneers: New Book Profiles Pioneering Users of Neurotech Therapies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Press today announced publication of a new book that profiles some of the unsung heroes of medical technologies: the brave people who were among the first to use a new or experimental therapy or device. 'Bionic Pioneers: Brave Neurotech Users Blaze the Trail to New Therapies' (ISBN: 9780988234222), by Jennifer French and James Cavuoto, tells the stories of 10 courageous individuals.

Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis - the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.
Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Study on Calif. Nurse Practitioners Under the Affordable Care Act – More than $1.8 Billion in Savings Possible

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With more than 3.3 million more Californians now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act and Medi-Cal, granting...

Mindfulness Treats Addiction More Effectively than Traditional Treatments according to New Studies

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The results of two recent studies found a 'mindfulness approach' to treating addiction helped more people kick habits long-term, in some cases, over four times the success rate from traditional treatment methods. 'I'm delighted to read about this study. But it doesn't surprise me. Having worked in many different treatment programs through the years, I find mindfulness to be the most effective approach,' says Scott Kiloby of the Kiloby Center.

Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery says Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Highlights Need for New Addiction Treatment Methods

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman's probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. According to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, what most aren't saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don't work in the long term.

Majority Leader Toni Atkins will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California's Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California's Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is not now required as a condition of licensure.

SignatuRx Test Shown to Reduce Early Cancer Deaths is Now Available to CLL Patients

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SignatureCLL today announced that the first laboratory test ever shown in a clinical trial to improve one year survival rates in cancer is now available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. cancer physician who invented the test and the British scientist who used it to make discoveries in leukemia will offer the test under the trade name SignatuRx through their own, newly-formed laboratory company.

Neurotech Leaders Forum 2013 in S.F. Highlights Emerging Medical Technology Firms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Reports announced today that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco October 14-15. Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event.

Walk of Hope Event Supports California Families Struggling with Infertility

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento's first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.

Can Sounds Increase Your Intelligence? Pillai Center For Mind Science Brings Artists, Doctors, Researchers and Mystics to Google+ Hangout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pillai Center For Mind Science will host a free live-stream webcast and Google+ Hangout on July 28 to present the power of sounds to increase intelligence. The free webcast will provide a forum for collaborative discussion to researchers, doctors and mystics worldwide.

Desert Cities Dialysis gets help from San Bernardino Workforce Programs saving employer $7,000 in hiring and training costs

VICTORVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino's recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board screened all applicants and referred the most qualified.

Velplex LLC announces their TopProdeals portal drills down to top discounts for Dental Medical Supplies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Velplex, LLC announced this week that after one year, TopProdeals(TM), a technology platform that connects buyers and sellers of discount dental supplies, has evolved into being an industry leader. On average, dentists realize an average savings of 50 to 75 percent off retail prices. Product diversity is also a key to the site's success.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 6, 2013 including California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following governmental appointments: First, Dan Burch, 47, of Turlock,...

Hi-Desert Medical Center Meets Staffing Needs with Help from San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County's On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added 6 full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Continue Funding for Emergency Pediatric Trauma Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 191 today. The bill would allow counties to...

Jennifer French, who recently medaled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, will release her new book, 'On My Feet Again'...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jennifer French, a quadriplegic and competitive sailing athlete who recently medaled at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, will release her new book, 'On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology' (ISBN: 9780988234208; Neurotech Press), Oct. 23, 2012 at the Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco.

Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter presents award to Premier Medical Transportation

COLTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Premier Medical Transportation, Inc., a Colton-based medical transportation company, was selected from Assembly District 62 to be honored on Small Business Day. Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter presented the award on June 11, 2012 in Sacramento.

28th Annual Shoe Drive to Distribute Thousands of Shoes to Local Homeless Shelters in Long Beach and Orange County

SEAL BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since 1984 Dr. Marc Spitz of the Foot Pain Center has been conducting a Shoe Drive to distribute thousands of shoes to local homeless shelters in Long Beach and Orange County. The 28th annual Shoe Drive takes place June 11-15, 2012.

Epeius Biotechnologies Awarded Federal Grant Advancing Tumor-Targeted Cancer Therapy

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of targeted genetic medicine, announced today the receipt of additional financial support for the company's lead oncology product, Rexin-G, from the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the form of a prestigious competitive grant.

Affinity Healthcare Adds New Physicians

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Affinity Healthcare, the employed physician group of Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL is pleased to announce the addition of two Internal Medicine physicians to its 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL office.

PreViser Corporation Launches myDentalScore.com

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- PreViser Corporation, announced today the release of a Web based tool, myDentalScore, that allows individuals to calculate objective numeric scores for oral disease risk and severity. The tool is available for immediate use by dentists, companies and consumers.

Patient Air Transfer System Manufacturer Announces New Variable Flow Air Supply

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- HoverTech International Inc., the leading manufacturer of lateral patient air transfer systems today announced the introduction of their new Model HTAIR 1200 Air Supply to be used in conjunction with the HoverMatt Air Transfer System for safe patient handling.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Celebrates Grand Opening with 400 Physicians, Community Leaders and Supporters

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor, a new cutting edge multispecialty ambulatory surgery center in Orange County, celebrated its official Grand Opening on Oct. 23. Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor and Ronnie Guyer, district representative for Assemblyman Van Tran, were among the local officials, physicians and guests that celebrated the addition of Renaissance, and its new model for exceptional patient care, to the community.

The Thermal Angel Blood Warmer – Not Just for the Military Anymore

DALLAS, Texas -- Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer, announced this week its plans to distribute its fluid warming product line through Progressive Medical International (PMI).

Children's Non-Profit DesignWise Medical Reaches Milestone by Filing its First Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has applied for its first patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Formal application was prepared in cooperation with the William Mitchell School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic.

Thermal Angel Blood Warmer Company Recruits Former Air Force Surgeon General to Sit on Medical Advisory Board

DALLAS, Texas -- Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Thermal Angel Blood Warmer, announced this week that Paul K. Carlton, Jr., M.D., Lt. General, USAF (Ret) has joined its advisory board.

Failed IVF Fertility Patients Considering an Egg Donor or Adoption Now Have a New and Affordable Pregnancy Alternative

DAVIS, Calif. -- California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. is proud to announce the California Conceptions Donated Embryo program, a new and innovative anonymous embryo donation program that will help struggling IVF patients get pregnant quickly.

Sher Institute to Donate Free IVF Cycles at N.J. Fertility Seminars

BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) will be donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to two couples at upcoming seminars in Branchburg and Lehigh Valley. The initiative reflects Sher Institute's desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can't afford it during these tough economic times.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor today announced that it has met or exceeded compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, earning the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. This is the second accreditation for Renaissance, the multispecialty ambulatory surgery center opened in August 2010 with its accreditation from IMQ.

Sher Institute to Donate Free IVF Treatments at Upcoming Seminars – Dallas and Peoria Donations Part of Sher Institute 'Giving Back'...

PEORIA, Ill. -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced that they will be donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Dallas, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 26.

To Reach, Perchance to Kill the Cancer: A Soliloquy from Epeius Nanotechnologies Opposes that 'Sea of Troubles'

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of targeted genetic medicine, reports the publication of a landmark paper in clinical oncology. Following up on its advanced U.S. Phase I/II clinical trials of Rexin-G in chemo-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer (Molecular Therapy, 2010, 18: 435-441), which gained both Orphan Drug and FDA Fast Track Status, this new paper documents the molecular mechanisms-of-action of Rexin-G.

Cognitive Behavior Associates Announces Going Well for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Cognitive Behavior Associates, a group practice specializing in the delivery of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, is pleased to announce a new treatment program for individuals suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Going Well(R).

California IVF Fertility Doctor Welcomes Fairfield, Roseville, and Sacramento Area Western Health Advantage Members Who Need Help Getting Pregnant

DAVIS, Calif. -- California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. proudly announces a new contract with NorthBay Healthcare, a plan administrator for Western Health Advantage insurance. This contract expands infertility treatment options for NorthBay Healthcare members as well as members of other Western Health Advantage medical groups.

Fertility Patients Can Now Use One Screening for Multiple Types of Genetic Diseases Before Pregnancy

DAVIS, Calif. -- California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc., working in conjunction with Gene Security Network leads the field in bringing a new test to patients that combines the detection of single-gene genetic disorders with a 24 chromosome screening.

ContinuLink Health Technologies, a Leader in Web-based Home Care Software Responds to Regulatory Change with Rapid Fire Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. -- ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software understands the needs of their users. Within four days of a new CMS Regulation regarding PECOS, ContinuLink users were automatically having their physicians PECOS eligibility checked though our system. ContinuLink believes they were the first system in the country to have integrated real-time PECOS support.

Small, Smart, Stealth Nanoparticles Seek-and-Destroy Metastatic Cancers, as Epeius Biotechnologies Advances its Intellectual Property Estate with Additional U.S. Patents

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, an emerging leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, received a notice of allowance from the USPTO for another crucial patent covering its leading tumor-targeted gene delivery platform. The issuance of this high-value patent protection for targeting metastatic disease follows on the heels of two major patent issuances.

MMDI Named Among 'Top 50 Companies to Watch' in the Medical Device Industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine (MD+DI)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been named as one of the 'Top 50 Companies to Watch' in the medical device industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. MMDI was chosen because of its ability to achieve success and also for its ability to manufacture products that have the potential to revolutionize care practices.

Affinity Healthcare LLC Adds Neurology Specialty

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- Affinity Healthcare LLC, a multi-specialty medical group practice with northwest Chicago suburban offices located in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove announces the addition of a Neurology specialist to its cadre of 34 physicians. Dr. Daniel B. Cacioppo, MD will treat patients by appointment at the Affinity Healthcare LLC office located at 1450 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.

Advanced Phase I and Phase II Studies of Targeted Gene Delivery Confirm That Rexin-G Impacts Survival in Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft...

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical trial entitled 'Advanced Phase I/II Evaluation of Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery: Intravenous Rexin-G as Stand Alone Therapy for Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma' at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 8, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Kristen N. Ganjoo, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA.

Tumor-targeted Rexin-G Prolongs Survival in Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer in Advanced Phase I and II Studies (ASCO 2010)

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical study entitled 'Phase I and II Studies of Intravenous Rexin-G as Monotherapy for Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer' at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Howard W. Bruckner, Bruckner Oncology, New York, NY.

ContinuLink Health Technologies, A Leader in Web-based Home Care Software Announces Integration with Cardiocom

ATLANTA, Ga. -- ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software has announced that it has entered into a business development relationship with Cardiocom to provide a two way interface between Cardiocom's Omnivisor Pro software application and the Web-based ContinuLink application. Cardiocom is a developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

Epeius Biotechnologies Reports Major Clinical Advances: Noteworthy Clinical Case Studies in Cancer Gene Therapy

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, reports the publication of three major publications in the field. The first article entitled 'Rexin-G, A Targeted Genetic Medicine for Metastatic Cancer' (Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, May, 2010) documents the development of Rexin-G: a tumor-targeted retrovector bearing a cytocidal cyclin G1 construct; the first targeted gene therapy vector to gain FDA Fast Track designation and Orphan Drug priorities for multiple cancer indications in the USA.

Sher Institute Donating Free IVF Treatments at Upcoming Seminars – Mother's Day Donations Part of 'Giving Back' Program

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 11 and 12, in celebration of Mother's Day on May 9, 2010. The donated treatment cycles are part of the Sher Institute 'Giving Back' Program.

Topcon Introduces EyeRoute Mobile, First iPhone Application for Ophthalmic Image Management

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Topcon Medical Systems announced today that the mobile version of its successful EyeRoute(R) Image Management Suite is now available as a dedicated iPhone application from the Apple(R) iTunes store in North America. First presented in October 2009 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco, EyeRoute Mobile sets the stage for connectivity on the go.

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