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Article ID: 564260

Gene Patents Can Obstruct Access to Genetic Testing, Say Genetics in Medicine Editors

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Policies allowing genes to be patented can make it more difficult for patients to access testing for important disease-causing gene mutations, according to a series of papers in a special online supplement published by Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

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5-May-2010 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 564257

New Online Service Helps Patients Find Info on Pricing, Financial Assistance

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (North Shore-LIJ Health System)

The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the launch of a new online service to help consumers find out the cost of medical services in advance, learn whether they are eligible for financial assistance and how to get help with paying their hospital bills.

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5-May-2010 11:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 564241

Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Works to Improve Efficacy of Nicotine Vaccination

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Backed by a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Pradeep Garg, Ph.D., and research colleagues at Wake Forest Baptist and Duke University Medical Center are conducting research to improve the effectiveness of nicotine vaccination for cigarette smokers.

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5-May-2010 9:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Derma Sciences Launches XTRASORB(TM) Foam Wound Dressing

Article ID: 564230

Derma Sciences Launches XTRASORB(TM) Foam Wound Dressing

Derma Sciences

Derma Sciences, Inc., a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, announced the launch of its new XTRASORB™ Foam dressing. The dressing is the company's first novel entry in the $300 million foam wound dressing market. First sales are expected during the second quarter of 2010.

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4-May-2010 3:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 564226

Geisinger Awarded $16M as a Health IT Beacon Community

Geisinger Health System

Today the Department of Health and Human Services announced that Geisinger Health System will receive $16 million to create the Keystone Beacon Community as part of HHS’s Beacon Community cooperative program.

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4-May-2010 2:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 564220

Seeking Health Info? Print Media Readers Make Healthier Choices

Health Behavior News Service

People who rely on the print media for their health information tend to do better than Web-seekers at following a healthy lifestyle

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4-May-2010 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 564217

Up to 85 Percent of Health Center Users Experience Unmet Legal Needs

George Washington University

Washington, D.C. and New York—Each year, between 50 and 85 percent of health center patients - or between ten and seventeen million people - experience unmet legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health, according to a new study from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. This number is likely to increase given the profound changes in eligibility, plan enrollment, provider selection, and service delivery embodied in the newly enacted health reform law.

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4-May-2010 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 564198

GW Researchers Study Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Educational Outreach to D.C. Youth

George Washington University

The George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services has partnered with the Grassroot Project, an organization of NCAA Division I varsity athletes using the universal language of sports to engage youth in educational outreach about HIV/AIDS. GW researchers are working with the Grassroot Project to develop and implement a sustainable monitoring and evaluation plan.

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4-May-2010 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 564100

How To Gain the “Survivor’s Edge” in Cancer Battle

Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment

A book offers an integrative action plan based on a 30-year clinical model.

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4-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 564184

$10M NIH Grant to Study Health Disparities in Breast Cancer

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $9.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study access to care and health disparities among underserved and minority women with breast cancer in Chicago.

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3-May-2010 5:05 PM EDT

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