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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)

Taconic Hosts Second Annual Global R&D Meeting

HUDSON, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 09/24/09 -- Taconic held its second annual Global R&D Meeting September 14-15 in Albany, New York, drawing industry leaders from the U.S. and Europe. The annual meeting brings together Taconic scientific experts and industry thought leaders to discuss strategies for further enhancing Taconic's position as the leading provider of rodent models that are vital to drug discovery. The meeting focused on topics including cutting-edge technologies for custom mouse model generation, reproduction technologies and strategies for optimizing the production of genetically modified mice. "Taconic continues to lead the industry in the introduction of advanced technologies that drive the development of highly relevant rodent models for use in biomedical research," said Todd Little, President & CEO of Taconic. "Our Global R&D meeting brings together so... (more)

Hamilton Thorne Announces Preliminary 2013 Financial Results

BEVERLY, MA and TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: HTL), a leading provider of precision laser devices and advanced image analysis systems for the fertility, stem cell and developmental biology research markets, today reported preliminary selected unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2013. "Our preliminary unaudited results show that Hamilton Thorne's 2013 annual sales increased 18% to approximately $7.5 million," said David Wolf, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Thorne Ltd. "Fourth quarter sales grew 10% to approximately $2.27 million versus the same quarter last year. Moreover we continued to generate positive quarterly net income and cash flow due to the combination of strong sales and the full impact of the strategic cost cutting that we executed in 2012, as w... (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)

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)

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)

Stem Cell Therapy International Reports the Successful Treatment of a Stroke Patient With Their Proprietary Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/29/06 -- Stem Cell Therapy International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SCII), a company in the field of research and development of stem cell transplantation therapy and regenerative medicine, announced today the successful treatment of a stroke patient from the United States with its stem cell transplantation therapy protocol conducted at one of their affiliate clinics in Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Rich James, 50, a practicing Chiropractor in New York City, whose left arm and left leg were paralyzed as a result of a stroke that he suffered in February of 2006, had undergone traditional medical treatment available for stroke survivors here in the US with only limited results. Dr. James said, "I realized that I could live for another thirty years. I did not want to live with the crippling effects of my stroke. Physical therapy and occupational therapy c... (more)

Governor General to Undertake Visit to the West Coast of the United States of America

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/14 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will conduct a visit to the West Coast of the United States of America, from April 28 to May 2, 2014. "I'm honoured to be the first Governor General of Canada to visit the West Coast of the United States of America," said His Excellency. "During my visits to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, I look forward to engaging with government representatives, business leaders, innovators, academic influencers and researchers to share knowledge and expertise on the themes of innovation and trade, education, and philanthropy. The Canada-United States bilateral relationship is a model for the world. This working visit will not only be a reflection of the ... (more)

Governor General to Undertake Visit to the West Coast of the United States of America

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/14 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will conduct a visit to the West Coast of the United States of America, from April 28 to May 2, 2014. "I'm honoured to be the first Governor General of Canada to visit the West Coast of the United States of America," said His Excellency. "During my visits to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, I look forward to engaging with government representatives, business leaders, innovators, academic influencers and researchers to share knowledge and expertise on the themes of innovation and trade, education, and philanthropy. The Canada-United States bilateral relationship is a model for the world. This working visit will not only be a reflection of the ... (more)

Web Users Have Spoken: Poker is the Most-Searched Term of 2006...LYCOS Announces the Most Popular Internet Search Terms of 2006 and the Ones to Watch in 2007

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- LYCOS, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/), a leading community destination for high-quality broadband entertainment content, today announced The LYCOS 50's annual list of top 50 search terms for the year 2006. The LYCOS 50(TM) is a weekly list of the most popular people, places and things LYCOS users search for every day. The LYCOS 50 2006 year-end list is based on LYCOS user searches from Jan. 1, 2006 through Nov. 25, 2006. For a complete list of The LYCOS 50 top 50 search terms of 2006, and for in-depth commentary of The LYCOS 50 2006 Report, go to http://50.lycos.com/. The LYCOS 50 Top 10 Search Terms for 2006 are: 1) Poker 6) Pokemon 2) MySpace 7) WWE 3) RuneScape 8) Golf 4) Pamela Anderson 9) Spyware 5) Paris Hilton 10) Britney Spears Poker generated more online interest than any other search term with LYCOS users in 2006. Se... (more)