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ASHA Supports US House of Representatives’ Vote to Reauthorize EHDI Act

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) commends the US House of Representatives on its October 3 vote to reauthorize the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act. This legislation will ensure continued federal funding for newborn hearing screening and intervention programs for the next five years. ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing…
Source: HR
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“Whattage” at the Deli Counter

By Roy F. Sullivan, PhD Monday mornings at our weekend Connecticut home typically involve an early morning session with my Pilates trainer followed by visits to local merchants. Stocking up at one of the local supermarkets, I always end my acquisitions at the deli counter where Jim, a tall, thin,…
Source: HR
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Compass Health Brands Acquires Richmar

Compass Health Brands has acquired Richmar, a manufacturer and marketer of therapy modality devices and consumables used by therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals. The acquisition of the Chattanooga, Tenn-based company will provide a way to help strengthen Compass Health Brands’ position in the rehabilitation market according to a…
Source: PTP
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Stimwave LLC Plans to Expand Nationwide

In response to an increasing demand for wireless systems as an alternative to opioids for managing chronic pain, Stimwave LLC announces plans to expand its commercialization efforts for its neuromodulation devices nationwide. As part of the expansion, as many as 75 new positions are being added to the company’s sales…
Source: PTP
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Taking the Wheel

By Alison Werner | Photography by Robin Rayne Nelson Robert Waugh, DMD, MS, doesn’t believe in turf battles—whether it be with the local orthodontic competition or the referring dentists in town. In the early 2000s, after 12 years spent establishing a successful two-office practice in Athens, Ga, Waugh knew he…
Source: OP
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Upcoming Orthodontic Products Webinar: Effective Strategies to Reduce White Spot Lesions for Orthodontic Practices

Are you familiar with that feeling of your stomach dropping to your feet when you debond and there are white spot lesions? Orthodontic patients are at a higher risk for developing white spot lesions and caries throughout treatment. Even those patients that have good oral hygiene habits can have less…
Source: OP
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Analysis Suggests Half of Americans Misuse Their Prescription Medications

  A majority of test results from patients taking prescription medications show signs of drug misuse, including potentially dangerous drug combinations, according to a new large-scale analysis of laboratory test results from Quest Diagnostics, Madison, NJ.1 The Quest Diagnostics study is based on analysis of the company’s deidentified laboratory data,…
Source: CLP
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Astute Medical Test with Guided Intervention May Prevent Acute Kidney Injury

Astute Medical Inc, San Diego, recently shared results from a trial of the company’s NephroCheck test for early assessment of patient risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). The study resulted in improved patient outcomes, shorter hospital stays, and cost savings associated with a 66% reduction in moderate and severe acute…
Source: CLP
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EDP Biotech Receives Patent for Colorectal Cancer Detection Method

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent 9,753,036 to EDP Biotech Corp, Knoxville, Tenn, covering methods and compositions for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer. The company’s first US patent, the milestone puts EDP Biotech in position to finalize development and commercialization of ColoMarker,…
Source: CLP
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VMI Acquires AMS Vans Inc

Wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacturer Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announces its acquisition of AMS Vans Inc, headquartered in Tucker, Georgia. The company was acquired as part of Phoenix-based VMI’s pursuit of providing wider access to mobility vehicles, according to the company in a media release. “AMS has developed an economy price…
Source: RM
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Why Do We Fall Asleep When Bored?

University of Tsukuba researcher discovers why we have the tendency to fall asleep in the absence of motivating stimuli, i.e., when bored. Tsukuba, Japan – Losing yourself in your favorite things without sleeping, or falling asleep during boring lectures — As humans, we often defy sleepiness and stay awake when…
Source: SR
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Director Jennifer Brea Exposes the Personal Pain of a Rare Sleep Disorder in the Documentary ‘Unrest’

Though chronic fatigue syndrome affects more than 1 million Americans, it is still largely misunderstood by both the public and the medical community; Jennifer Brea shares her personal experience, reports the Los Angeles Times. Which is why Brea made “Unrest,” a documentary about her battle with ME/CFS that opened in L.A.…
Source: SR
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Breast Cancer: 5 Other Celebrities In Recovery From The Illness

After Julia-Louis Dreyfus, star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld,” revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she received an outpouring of support from all corners — including other women in the public eye who have faced the same condition. As Louis-Dreyfus pointed out, women have a 1-in-8 chance of…
Source: PSP
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Volpara Names Chief Commercial Officer

Volpara Solutions recently appointed medical imaging industry veteran Mark Koeniguer as chief commercial officer. Koeniguer is a seasoned executive with more than 27 years of experience leading companies in the medical imaging, software and medical device space. He has extensive commercial experience working with both start-up and established companies leading high…
Source: AXIS
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