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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, June 18, 2009 – Harvey MacFenerstein, M.D., a medical toxicologist and president of Analytical Toxicology Corp., released the following statement related to questions raised about an affidavit in the case of NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield.  Thank you for this opportunity to clear up the facts regarding my background. As the founder and president of Analytical Toxicology Corp. and a person who is intimately familiar with standards and practices related to drug testing, I was asked to give my expert opinion on lab results. I examined the facts and offered my best and honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for my services. Before signing an affidavit, I noticed inaccuracies regarding my background and corrected them. Unfortunately, the revisions I made were not reflected in the affidavit that was filed. This error has hurt me and damaged my... (more)

Most Advanced Medical Alert System on the Market Today

The MediPendant has been on the market for only a few weeks and is already a hot topic in the Medical Alert Industry. The MediPendant is a personal emergency response system that gives users access to help at the press of a button, 24/7, 365 days a year. It is the only monitored medical alarm on the market today that allows the user to speak and listen to an operator directly through the pendant. The MediPendant Medical Alarm is designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities, health issues, and seniors. When seconds count a medical alarm could save your life. If you live alone, if you have a medical condition, if you have a special need, or if you have general concerns about falling or ailing, then it's time for a MediPendant. DigiKnox Security is known for their Affordable Wireless Home Security Systems in Southern California. Just a few month ago they s... (more)

Over 200 Young Global Leaders Recognized By The World Economic Forum

Tuesday 11 March, 2014 - 214 young leaders from 66 countries honoured for leadership and service to society; 109 are women. - Half of the YGL Class of 2014 comes from the private sector and half from the public sector. - Find out what it means to be a YGL at www.younggloballeaders.org. - Watch the YGL video http://wef.ch/yglvideo14 or download the brochure. The World Economic Forum announced today the new members selected to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. The 214 exceptional young individuals have been recognized for their achievements and contribution to society. The Young Global Leaders (YGLs) come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of expertise to the community from across the world. Over 50% of the new intake are women, half come from the private sector and half from the public sector, including academia, arts and culture, civil society, government, m... (more)

Miraculins Executes License Agreement With Mount Sinai Hospital for Portfolio of Diagnostic Biomarkers for Preeclampsia

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/15/08 -- Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MOM), a medical diagnostic company focused on developing and commercializing diagnostic tests for unmet clinical needs is pleased to announce that it has executed a license agreement with Mount Sinai Hospital ("MSH") to acquire the rights to commercialize a portfolio of biomarkers for use in developing diagnostic assays for the early detection of preeclampsia, a disease of growing incidence and the leading cause of maternal and prenatal deaths worldwide. A reliable test for preeclampsia has the potential to be used as a general screen for all pregnant women, representing a market of 6.4 million women annually in the US alone. Preeclampsia is a devastating disease of pregnancy that manifests abruptly and is characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of significant amounts of p... (more)

BMJ Award for NHS Choices Guide to the Medical Science in the News

LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The national NHS website, NHS Choices, has scooped the prestigious BMJ award for innovation in medical communications, for its evidence-based Behind the headlines service. Using a team of independent medical analysts, Bazian, the NHS website places an expert eye on the 'science' behind the day's most prominent medical research-based stories in the media. A daily stream of media stories, sometimes contradicting a report from the previous day, can leave both the public and healthcare professionals at a loss to be able to decipher which should be taken seriously and which should be taken with a pinch of salt. For the first time, the NHS is now providing an official evidence-based analyis of these stories, and this important contribution to medical communications has been recognised by the British Medical Journal. Stories analysed on NHS ... (more)

KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting Bedford, NH Named to Inc 500's Fastest Growing Private Companies

BEDFORD, N.H., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting NO. 100 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. "If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The... (more)

'Regenerative Medicine Market Will Reach $1.4 Billion in 2012' States Visiongain Report

LONDON, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by visiongain predicts that the overall world market for translational regenerative medicine will reach $1.4bn in 2012. That revenue forecast and others appear in Translational Regenerative Medicine Market Prospects 2012-2022, published in September 2012. Visiongain is a business information provider based in London, UK. Visiongain forecasts that the overall regenerative medicine market will multiply in size from 2012 to 2022. The regenerative medicine industry is in its infancy; however marketed products have achieved commercial success. Visiongain believes the strength of the regenerative medicine market is its potential to treat a plethora of diseases. Growth of the market will be driven by targeting serious, prevalent disorders such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In these areas, the potenti... (more)

Stem Cell Therapeutics Announces Participation at the 15th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference in New York City September 8-10th

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/06/13 -- Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS)(OTCQX:SCTPF), a biopharmaceutical company developing cancer stem cell-related therapeutics, today announced it will be featured as a presenting company at the 15th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC. The conference is being held September 8-10, 2013, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. Dr. Niclas Stiernholm, the CEO of Stem Cell Therapeutics, will provide an overview of the Company's business during the live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference. Event: 15th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference Date: September 9, 2013 Time: 2.50 pm (Eastern Time) Location: Room 7.01; Millennium Broadway Hot... (more)

A New Medical Journal Search Tool from DeepDyve

A new search site is in beta called DeepDyve that has some promise. First, they claim that they index millions of medical papers from paid journals and free sites. The problem in the past is that this content wasn’t too readily available. Yes, there is Medline, but not a very user-friendly tool. Second, getting copies of the papers to read has never been easy, particularly for those of us in the lay community that don’t have medical center accounts or access to medical libraries. This is where DeepDyve comes in. They charge a buck to rent the paper for 24 hours. You can get other “plans” that allow unlimited access for more money. Does this sound familiar, like renting movies? Got it. Their search engine is very simplistic — you can’t sort by date for example. But you can enter an entire abstract into the search query to narrow things down. ... (more)

Savvis Selects The Vitality Group to Help Improve Employee Health

Healthcare Innovation Journal The Vitality Group announced that Savvis, Inc. has selected its incentive-based wellness program to motivate and support Savvis associates as they take ownership of their personal health. Savvis, one of the largest IP network and hosting providers in the world employs more than 2,200 employees. The Vitality program will be made available to its U.S. employees. "We are incorporating this program as a key element of our overall benefits offering to provide our employees with the tools and support to be healthy," said Laura Fisher, VP, Human Resources Operations, Savvis. "We selected Vitality because it has tools to motivate those with good heath to maintain it, as well as tools to help employees with health challenges. We've already seen a significant improvement in participation of health screenings, increased 200 percent from last year,... (more)

The Doctor's Channel Launches First Medical Site with Short Streaming Videos That Allow Doctors to Learn From Each Other and the Healthcare Community

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With patient visits, healthcare bureaucracy and paperwork, and meetings with an onslaught of pharmaceutical reps, doctors' schedules are more packed than ever these days. The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com/), which launched in beta form today, is a useful, time-saving tool that condenses the overwhelming amount of information doctors are forced to navigate each day in a creative, informative way. The site allows doctors to learn from each other and the healthcare community about the latest news, ideas and information in professionally produced one- to-two minute video segments that will eventually cover 35 different medical specialties. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070822/NYW045 ) Exchange Ideas and Learn At Your Convenience The Doctor's Channel is designed to provide a dynamic platform for docto... (more)