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Higher-fat DASH diet significantly reduces blood pressure and triglycerides

Higher-fat DASH diet significantly reduces blood pressure and triglycerides

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern, which is high in fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy foods, significantly lowers blood pressure as well as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [More]
Strathspey Crown Holdings announces acquisition of Novus Via assets

Strathspey Crown Holdings announces acquisition of Novus Via assets

Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC announced today the acquisition of the portfolio companies of Novus Via LP, a Nevada-based venture capital investment firm focused on end-stage development and commercialization of advanced electromagnetic and electrochemical technologies spanning healthcare, clean energy and coherent acoustics. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [More]
MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic, and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stability Inc., d/b/a Stability Biologics, a provider of human tissue products to surgeons, facilities and distributors serving the surgical, spine and orthopedics sectors of the healthcare industry. [More]
UC San Diego School of Medicine study compares payments among different specialties

UC San Diego School of Medicine study compares payments among different specialties

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, passed under the Affordable Care Act, requires all pharmaceutical and medical device companies to report payments to physicians, including consulting fees, gifts, speaking fees, meals, travel and research grants. This information is searchable to the public on a database called Open Payments, managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medical Services. [More]
TeleHealth Services, UbiCare partner to provide unique patient education and engagement solution

TeleHealth Services, UbiCare partner to provide unique patient education and engagement solution

TeleHealth Services and UbiCare announce an exclusive business partnership that provides a unique, proven patient education and engagement solution for hospitals, healthcare systems, clinics and ambulatory centers. [More]
ALPHAEON announces acquisition of Rocol SA

ALPHAEON announces acquisition of Rocol SA

ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, today announced its acquisition of Rocol SA, a leader in the commercialization of medical equipment across Latin America. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. [More]
USF professors named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

USF professors named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

University of South Florida professors Selim A. Chacour, David M. Eddy, Dean F. Martin, and G. Douglas Letson have been named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Chacour and Eddy are in the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation, Martin is in the College of Arts and Sciences and Letson holds appointments at both Moffitt Cancer Center and USF. [More]
TeleHealth Services forms exclusive business partnership with UbiCare

TeleHealth Services forms exclusive business partnership with UbiCare

TeleHealth Services and UbiCare announce an exclusive business partnership that provides a unique, proven patient education and engagement solution for hospitals, healthcare systems, clinics and ambulatory centers. [More]
ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON Corporation, a subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, and Zelegent, Inc. jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into an exclusive worldwide agreement to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to board certified sleep specialists. [More]
Active individuals may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce risk of stress fractures

Active individuals may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce risk of stress fractures

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce their risk of stress fractures, report investigators in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. [More]
Treatment with antiplatelet therapy does not reduce pain crises in children with sickle cell disease

Treatment with antiplatelet therapy does not reduce pain crises in children with sickle cell disease

Treatment with the antiplatelet agent prasugrel does not significantly reduce the rate of pain crises or severe lung complications in children with sickle cell disease, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine describing one of the largest and most geographically diverse international clinical trials on sickle cell disease to date. [More]
Research shows how various organ systems change and adapt in ultra-distance runners

Research shows how various organ systems change and adapt in ultra-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
HSS researchers study outcomes of novel implant in patients undergoing wrist fracture surgery

HSS researchers study outcomes of novel implant in patients undergoing wrist fracture surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a study to determine if a novel implant allowing for less invasive surgery for a broken wrist leads to a quicker recovery, less post-operative pain and fewer complications compared to conventional surgical treatment. [More]
Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

A “secret shopper” style study by researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzing foot traffic in and out of operating rooms suggests that for the sake of patient safety, OR teams may want to stay put more often. [More]
Tocilizumab drug offers potential treatment for patients with polymyalgia rheumatics

Tocilizumab drug offers potential treatment for patients with polymyalgia rheumatics

A drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech), is a potential new therapy for patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, according to an open-label, phase II study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals on November 10. [More]
Purple Button mobile app helps HMC achieve overall goal of improving patient safety, quality

Purple Button mobile app helps HMC achieve overall goal of improving patient safety, quality

CRG Medical officially announced today the implementation of the ONC for IT award winning Purple Button mobile patient safety application at HMC. The Purple Button, powered by CRG Medical, supports the KB Core High Reliability Patient Safety Evaluation System and has been instrumental in assisting HMC toward their overall goal of improving patient safety, quality and satisfaction. [More]
HSS researchers help identify lupus patients at increased risk of problem pregnancies

HSS researchers help identify lupus patients at increased risk of problem pregnancies

For years doctors have been advising patients with lupus not to get pregnant. It was assumed that the likelihood of pregnancy complications was too high in this population. However, ongoing work by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery is helping identify those lupus patients who are - and aren't - at increased risk of problem pregnancies. [More]
Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Inhaled anesthetics are fairly common all over the world for minor and extensive surgical procedures in patients of all age groups. In the olden days when anesthesia was first developed, ether was the first inhaled anesthetic. That has been replaced, with the more recent discoveries of sevoflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane. [More]
Miriam Hospital enrolling local participants for Parachute implant clinical trial to treat heart failure

Miriam Hospital enrolling local participants for Parachute implant clinical trial to treat heart failure

The Miriam Hospital is actively recruiting local participants for a U.S. clinical trial of the Parachute device for treating heart failure. The study is focused on determining if the new minimally invasive catheter-based device can slow the progression of heart failure, reduce repeat hospitalizations and death, and significantly improve quality of life for patients who experience enlargement of the left ventricle after a heart attack. [More]
Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Blood drawing for patients with hard-to-reach veins just became a lot easier and less painful at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, thanks to a small hand-held device that lights up veins like a roadmap. [More]
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