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Formerly Conjoined Twins Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Surgery Performed At Montefiore Medical Center

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Formerly conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre celebrated the tenth anniversary of their separation today with the medical team that successfully separated and cared for them at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).

"We are thrilled to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of one...

No on Prop 45 Campaign Reports $37 Million Raised from Health Insurers; Amount is 3 Times the $12 Million Federal Refund Californians Just Got, says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six health insurance companies financing the No on Proposition 45 committee have donated $37.3 million through June 30, 2014 against the ballot measure to regulate health insurance rates in California, according to campaign finance reports filed recently with the Secretary of State...

Data Presented At ICE/ENDO 2014 Shows MicroBiome Therapeutics' NM504 Improves Blood Glucose Control In Diabetes And Prediabetes

CHICAGO and BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 23, 2014 -- MicroBiome TherapeuticsTM LLC, (MBT) today presented positive results from a clinical trial of microbiome modulator NM504 in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society. This is...

Confirmed Cases Of Chikungunya Fever In Florida And Georgia

ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 -- Florida and Georgia have confirmed cases of chikunguyna fever, a mosquito-borne illness that has migrated to the U.S. from the Caribbean and according to the CDC, a total of 80 cases have been reported nationwide as of June 17th.   Experts are concerned that conditions could be ideal for...

California Court of Appeal issues important decision requiring insurers to provide all medically necessary mental health treatment for insureds with Severe Mental Illnesses

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2014 -- On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Marissa Rea v. Blue Shield of California. The Court held that the California Mental Health Parity Act requires Blue Shield to provide all medically necessary treatment for people suffering from severe mental illnesses...

Aratana Therapeutics Expands Pain Franchise with Novel Regenerative Cell Therapy for Treating Osteoarthritis

KANSAS CITY, Kan., June 12, 2014 -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical products for cats, dogs and other companion animals, today announced it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Vet-Stem...

Edison Nation Medical Seeks Innovations To Reduce the Risk of EKG-Lead Wire Contamination

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2014 -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for product ideas to replace the existing EKG lead wires used throughout hospitals, in nursing homes, and within homes for the purpose of monitoring patients.  The goal of this search is to identify...

Questcor Provides Support to Lupus Foundation of America Awareness, Education and Advocacy Efforts

HAYWARD, Calif., June 3, 2014 -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:  QCOR) today announced its sponsorship of  the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) eight national office Walk to End Lupus Now™ events and its support of a variety of Lupus Awareness Month activities.

Questcor supported numerous lupus...