14 Feb 2019

ENCOURAGE AGING PATIENTS TO DEVELOP A LATE LIFE PLAN

  By Judith Graham About 25 million Americans who are aging in place rely on help from other people and devices such as canes, raised toilets or shower seats to perform essential daily activities, according to a new study documenting how older adults adapt to their changing physical abilities. But a substantial

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10 Feb 2019

ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC SURGERY NAMES VP OF MARKETING

  Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Maitland, Fla., and the largest dermatology practice in the country, today has named Cheryl Zelenak as vice president of marketing. Zelenak joins the practice with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, including brand management, strategy, public relations,

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10 Feb 2019

MICHIGAN CONGRESSMAN JOHN DINGELL, A FORCE IN HEALTHCARE POLICY, DIES AT 92

Former Rep. John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who holds the record as the longest-serving member of the U.S. House, died Feb. 7 in Michigan. He was 92. And while his name was not familiar to many, his impact on the nation, and on healthcare in particular, was immense. For more

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24 Jan 2019

AVLS EDUCATION: DELVE INTO LYMPHEDEMA IN A VENOUS WORLD FEB.1-2 IN HOUSTON

The venous and lymphatic systems are mutually interdependant. Learn how the failure of one affects the other as well as how to identify and treat phlebolymphedema.   Register Now     Friday Highlights Science of Compression lecture Presentations by leading companies in lymphedema     Saturday Highlights Clinical Manifestations of

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19 Jan 2019

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY WANTS A SLICE OF THE HEALTHCARE REVENUE PIE

By Eric Taub If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in January are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s worries about their health. The latest version of the watch, which was

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14 Jan 2019

GET OUT OF THE WAY OPIOIDS, METH IS MAKING A BIG, DEADLY COMEBACK

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez In 2016, news reports warned the public of an opioid epidemic gripping the nation. But Madeline Vaughn, then a lead clinical intake coordinator at the Houston-based addiction treatment organization Council on Recovery, sensed something different was going on with the patients she checked in from the

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14 Jan 2019

MEDTRONIC SETTLES DOJ CLAIMS LODGED AGAINST ACQUIRED FIRMS FOR $50.9M

  Medtronic has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $50.9 million to resolve three claims against Covidien and ev3, two companies Medtronic acquired in 2015. One payment is for $13 million and settles the DOJ’s investigation of the STRATIS Registry, which was designed to assess clinical outcomes of Covidien’s

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09 Jan 2019

PENUMBRA ACQUIRES 90% OF MVI HEALTH, LAUNCHES 2 ENHANCED THROMBECTOMY TOOLS

Penumbra has acquired 40 percent of the outstanding shares of virtual reality joint venture MVI Health from collaborator Sixense, boosting its interest to 90 percent, and said it launched the Penumbra Jet 7 and Jet D reperfusion catheters. The joint venture intends to commercialize healthcare applications of virtual reality technology, Alameda,

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09 Jan 2019

ENDOLOGIX RECALLS NELLIX SYSTEM FOR PATIENT SAFETY

Endologix Inc., a developer and marketer of treatments for aortic disorders, has stopped unrestricted sales and use of the Nellix System in order to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. The existing inventory will be voluntarily recalled as described in a Field Safety Notification (FSN) issued in January. The Nellix System

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09 Jan 2019

MEDTRONIC EXECS BUY SHARES

Two Medtronic plc (MDT) executives bought 15,000 shares of stock Jan. 9. Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak purchased 12,000 shares of Medtronic stock at at $84.045 per share. Executive Vice President and CFO Karen Parkhill has filed a Form 4 disclosing the purchase of 3K common shares at $83.87.

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