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New Multi-Million Dollar Healthcare Lawsuit Alleges Stanford Children's Hospital Billing Fraud

New Multi-Million Dollar Healthcare Lawsuit Alleges Stanford Children's Hospital Billing Fraud

The Wonderful Company filed a new lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of California against Stanford for alleged healthcare fraud at the Stanford Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. The multi-million dollar lawsuit is captioned The Wonderful Company vs. Anthem Blue Cross Life and... - June 29, 2021 - GJLaw

Nonprofit Releases 2020 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - Attacks by Bull Breeds Increase and Trends from the 16 Year Data Set

Nonprofit Releases 2020 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - Attacks by Bull Breeds Increase and Trends from the 16 Year Data Set

In 2020, canines inflicted at least 46 deadly human attacks. Pit bulls contributed to 72% (33) of these deaths. Overall, fatal dog mauling statistics in 2020 were dominated by bull breeds and mastiff-type dogs. When breed was known, only 3 fatal dog attacks did not involve these breeds. - June 01, 2021 - DogsBite.org Incorporated

Swedish Medical Center is Named a  Maternal and Infant Care Quality Champion

Swedish Medical Center is Named a Maternal and Infant Care Quality Champion

Swedish Medical Center is proud to announce it has been named a Maternal and Infant Care Quality Champion by Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC). This designation signifies that the hospital has access to the most current data, best practices and resources available, and is... - May 21, 2021 - Swedish Medical Center

Research Team in Canada Gives Hope to 100,000’s of Children Around the World with New Finding

Research Team in Canada Gives Hope to 100,000’s of Children Around the World with New Finding

Charity cheers as research team uses exosomes from amniotic fluid stem cells to treat underdeveloped fetal lungs, restarting growth & normal functioning. - May 17, 2021 - CDH International

NIDCAP Federation International Releases Videos for Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

NIDCAP Federation International Releases Videos for Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

The NIDCAP Federation International proudly presents a free series of family resource videos available on their website. Produced by The NIDCAP Federation International, and funded by Dräger, the family resource videos are a series of conversations recorded to help support parents who have a premature or medically fragile baby in the hospital. Three new videos have been released in honor of Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. - May 16, 2021 - NIDCAP Federation International

NIDCAP Federation International Releases Episodes 4 & 5 in Podcast Series, NICU Care with NIDCAP

The NIDCAP Federation International proudly presents two new podcast episodes in their series, NICU Care with NIDCAP. Episodes 4 and 5 are now available. Produced by The NIDCAP Federation International, alongside Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast Educational Network and funded by Jennifer Degl of... - May 03, 2021 - NIDCAP Federation International

This Innovative Trauma-Informed Training Has Teachers Raving About How It Has Transformed Their Classrooms

This Innovative Trauma-Informed Training Has Teachers Raving About How It Has Transformed Their Classrooms

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are much more common than many realize. Before the pandemic, 1 in 3 children in the U.S. had at least one ACE. Since then we have seen a skyrocket in suicide rates, drug overdoses and addiction, leaving even more children traumatized. Reverse the Adverse is a trauma-informed professional development that teaches urban educators how to better serve students impacted by trauma. Educators have reported seeing an 80% increase in grades in just one semester. - April 30, 2021 - GOAT Educators

Linshom Receives SBIR Phase II Contract Award from the United States Air Force for Its Dual Purpose Respiratory Device

Linshom announced today receipt of a phase II SBIR contract award with the United States Air Force (USAF) to fund ongoing development and deployment of the Linshom Predictive Continuous Respiratory Monitoring (LPCRM) System. The $748K contract follows successful completion of a SBIR phase 1 award... - April 27, 2021 - Linshom

The NIDCAP Federation International Releases a Podcast Series Called NICU Care with NIDCAP, Following World NIDCAP Day 2021

The NIDCAP Federation International Releases a Podcast Series Called NICU Care with NIDCAP, Following World NIDCAP Day 2021

The NIDCAP Federation International releases a podcast series called NICU Care With NIDCAP following the celebrations of World NIDCAP Day 2021. In each episode, best practices are discussed to support the health and development of hospitalized newborns, infants and their families, and those that care for them, in intensive care nursery settings and beyond. - April 17, 2021 - NIDCAP Federation International

Healthy Humor’s Dina Paul-Parks Named to Crain’s New York Business 2021 List of Notables in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Healthy Humor’s Dina Paul-Parks Named to Crain’s New York Business 2021 List of Notables in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

HH’s Co-Founder and CEO Honored for her Leadership During a Difficult Year. - April 07, 2021 - Healthy Humor, Inc.

Be Strong International Awards Community Leaders at Charity Event

Be Strong International Awards Community Leaders at Charity Event

Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Madame Daniella Levine Cava, will be presenting eight community leaders with an award honoring their contributions during the pandemic at Be Strong International’s Spring Charity Event on Thursday, April 22. The invite-only event is intended to honor donors,... - March 26, 2021 - Be Strong International, Inc.

Be Strong International’s Marriage Matters Program to Host Drive-Thru Community Fair and Food Distribution Event

Be Strong International’s Marriage Matters Program to Host Drive-Thru Community Fair and Food Distribution Event

Uncertainty in employment and daily living, including food, has caused a great amount of stress on relationships, particularly marriages, during the pandemic. In response, Strong International’s new Marriage Matters program will host a Drive-Thru Community Fair and Food Distribution next... - March 26, 2021 - Be Strong International, Inc.

Courage Therapeutics Raises $1M for Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Other Related Eating Disorders

Courage Therapeutics raised $1M towards development of treatments for eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, ARFID, BED and genetic obesity. The company is led by Dan Housman a parent of children with eating disorders. The round was led by Michigan Biomedical Ventures. Funding will be used to test Courage’s proprietary compounds in animal models of eating disorders. The technology is based on the research on MC3R at the University of Michigan from co-founder Dr. Roger Cone’s lab. - March 24, 2021 - Courage Therapeutics

Mika Medical, the First Developer and Manufacturer of Needlefree Injection System (Comfort-in) in Korea, is Entering the Global Market

Mika Medical's needle free injection system is suitable for people who fear needle pain and diabetic patients in need of frequent insulin administration. Micro-sized holes on the surface of the nozzles, strong spring pressure, and a high-velocity jets of medication, allow medication to penetrate... - March 19, 2021 - Mika Medical

Reach Out and Read Georgia Selected for AJC Peachtree Road Race Charity Partner Program

Reach Out and Read Georgia Selected for AJC Peachtree Road Race Charity Partner Program

Reach Out and Read Georgia is one of nine non-profit organizations that serve Atlantans selected as the first-ever AJC Peachtree Road Race Charity Partners. Reach Out and Read Georgia will have 25 guaranteed entries into the 52nd Running of the Peachtree, which will take place on July 3 and 4 in... - March 17, 2021 - Reach Out and Read Georgia

Be Strong International Becomes Sole Nonprofit Named as Best Place to Work

Be Strong International Becomes Sole Nonprofit Named as Best Place to Work

The South Florida Business Journal has recognized Be Strong International (BSI) as the only nonprofit to be ranked among the 15 “Best Places to Work” in the small business category for 2021. This annual award event highlights 45 companies of all sizes that realize the importance of... - March 03, 2021 - Be Strong International, Inc.

seca Corporation Awarded Patient Scales Sole-Supplier Contract with Premier Inc.’s SURPASS and ASCEND Purchasing Programs

seca Corporation Awarded Patient Scales Sole-Supplier Contract with Premier Inc.’s SURPASS and ASCEND Purchasing Programs

seca Corporation, the world's market leader in medical measuring and weighing announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Premier’s highly committed ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) program in the category of Patient Scales. In addition, seca was the only supplier of... - February 20, 2021 - seca Corporation

Special Needs Kids Get Exceptional Love from Be Strong Int’l for Valentine’s Day

Special Needs Kids Get Exceptional Love from Be Strong Int’l for Valentine’s Day

Special needs children between the ages of 4 to 14 and their families will experience the love and compassion of Valentine’s Day through Be Strong International’s Exceptional Love Valentine’s Day Event on Friday, February 12 in Homestead.  - February 10, 2021 - Be Strong International, Inc.

Clients Discover a Fresh Health Care Experience at Bellingham Respiratory Care and Equipment Company

Clients Discover a Fresh Health Care Experience at Bellingham Respiratory Care and Equipment Company

Respiratory therapist Kelly Maycumber and Amrit Kaur prioritize patient care and provide state-of-the-art equipment and service at AFresh Respiratory Therapy Services & Equipment in Bellingham, Washington. - February 10, 2021 - AFresh - Respiratory & Home Medical Equipment

National Early Literacy Nonprofit Organization Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

Reach Out and Read welcomes new board members, Laura Bailet, Ph.D., Nathan Chomilo, MD, Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSc, and Paul LeBlanc to the national, early literacy organization’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome four outstanding and committed individuals to the Reach Out... - January 19, 2021 - Reach Out and Read

Moms Take on the World for Sick Kids

Moms Take on the World for Sick Kids

Inspired by their children's fight for survival, moms take on the world for treatment of devastating birth defect to save other peoples' children. - December 31, 2020 - CDH International

So Cool Brands - Best Organic Children's Beverage Brand - North America, and Award for Excellence in Eco-Conscious Food Packaging

So Cool Brands - Best Organic Children's Beverage Brand - North America, and Award for Excellence in Eco-Conscious Food Packaging

So Cool Brands is a brand which consumers can trust. The manufacturer of organic flavored water drinks for children, package their products in eco-conscious cartons and use paper straws. So Cool Brands recently won 2 awards in the LUXlife 2020 Food and Drink Awards: Best Organic Children's Beverage Brand - North America, and Award for Excellence in Eco-Conscious Food Packaging 2020. Stephanie Brooke, Co-founder, discusses what has driven this success. - December 25, 2020 - So Cool Brands Inc.

Why It is Critical for Workers in Out-of-School Settings to Qualify for Vaccine Eligibility Within the Education Sector

Why It is Critical for Workers in Out-of-School Settings to Qualify for Vaccine Eligibility Within the Education Sector

The American Camp Association, along with the Afterschool Alliance, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, JCC Association of North America, and the YMCA of the USA, make a strong case to have out-of-school time workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the Education sector. - December 22, 2020 - American Camp Association

Center for Adoption Support and Education Awarded $50,000 Grant from Greater Washington Community Foundation to Serve Foster Children in Northern Virginia

Center for Adoption Support and Education Awarded $50,000 Grant from Greater Washington Community Foundation to Serve Foster Children in Northern Virginia

The Greater Washington Community Foundation (The Community Foundation) has awarded the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) a grant in the amount of $50,000 through the Fund for Children, Youth and Families to provide therapy sessions to 33 children in foster care in eight target jurisdictions in Northern Virginia; the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park and Leesburg. - December 10, 2020 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Aardvark Medical Announces BARDA Exercise of Contract Option 1 Valued at $2.8M

Advances Development of Specimen Collection System for Respiratory Pathogens for Viral Testing - November 20, 2020 - pNeo LLC

Center for Adoption Support and Education Received Accreditation of Its Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

Center for Adoption Support and Education Received Accreditation of Its Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) accredited the Center for Adoption Support (C.A.S.E)’s Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) program for a five-year period through 11/20/2025, making TAC part of an elite group of certificate programs dedicated to public protection and... - November 19, 2020 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Recognition of Wisconsin Pediatricians: Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) presented awards to deserving pediatricians and community members for their lifetime work and during the calendar year 2019. - November 01, 2020 - Wisconsin Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Volasertib, a Potential New Treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma, Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. FDA

Volasertib, a Potential New Treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma, Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. FDA

Oncoheroes Biosciences, a biotech focused on advancing new therapies for childhood cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to volasertib for its use in treating pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma and other rare soft tissue sarcomas. Key... - October 15, 2020 - Oncoheroes Biosciences Inc.

Helping Students Get Into and Through Physician Assistant School Seems to Have Gotten a Little Easier Thanks to This New Company

Helping Students Get Into and Through Physician Assistant School Seems to Have Gotten a Little Easier Thanks to This New Company

The number one most subscribed video producer of PA related content in the world, Adanna Hackett, PA-C (Adanna The PA), has partnered with the industry leading producer of test prep and question banks, Dr. Adam Rosh (Rosh Review) to create a unique and exciting online platform called, Get That C University to help Pre PA Students and PA Students get into and through PA School. - October 06, 2020 - Get That C University

FDA Grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) to Volasertib for Rhabdomyosarcoma

FDA Grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) to Volasertib for Rhabdomyosarcoma

Oncoheroes Biosciences, a biotech focused on advancing new therapies for childhood cancer, is pleased to announce that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of rare pediatric disease to volasertib, an investigational treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma. Key... - September 25, 2020 - Oncoheroes Biosciences Inc.

Your Kids Urgent Care to Open in New Providence, New Jersey

Florida-based Your Kids Urgent Care plans to open in New Providence, New Jersey offering a variety of pediatric services and after hour care. - September 04, 2020 - Your Kid's Urgent Care

Natural Medilube® Offers Ultra-Safe Lubricant to Fertility Clinics & Birthing Centers; Expectant Moms Can Now Protect Their Own Health & That of Their Newborns

Natural Medilube® Offers Ultra-Safe Lubricant to Fertility Clinics & Birthing Centers; Expectant Moms Can Now Protect Their Own Health & That of Their Newborns

Natural Medilube® offers a solution to a major health crisis at fertility clinics and birthing centers across North America that are using paraben-laced and petroleum-based lubricants on pregnant and TTC (Trying to Conceive) moms. Natural Medilube is 100%-plant-based and completely free of all petroleum, parabens and fragrances, thereby, promoting a healthy vaginal biome. - August 27, 2020 - Natural Medilube

UCLA and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) Kick Off Annual “Dribble for the Cure” with Urgent Call for Public to Help Save Lives of Children with Cancer

An annual event that raises money for children's cancer research is going virtual. - August 12, 2020 - Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

FDA's New Arsenic Guidelines Fail to Protect Babies from Neurological Impact

FDA's New Arsenic Guidelines Fail to Protect Babies from Neurological Impact

The 100 ppb limit suggested, released today, did not consider IQ loss or other forms of neurological impact, allowed cancer risks far outside of protective limits, and failed to account for children who have unusually high exposures to arsenic in rice. - August 05, 2020 - Healthy Babies Bright Futures

Millions of Children Continue to Benefit from Positive Experiences at Camps with Implications for Back to School

Millions of Children Continue to Benefit from Positive Experiences at Camps with Implications for Back to School

More than 3,000 day and overnight camps nationwide ran in-person programs with positive outcomes for families and significant insights for schools. - August 05, 2020 - American Camp Association

Touchstone Health Services Providing COVID-19 Blitz Testing to the Community on Saturdays

Touchstone Health Services Providing COVID-19 Blitz Testing to the Community on Saturdays

Touchstone Health Services will conduct a COVID-19 Testing Blitz in Maricopa County from 8 a.m. to noon for the next four Saturdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Patients can pre-register online, which will save time processing in-line, at https://www.touchstonehs.org. - August 05, 2020 - Touchstone Health Services

Readers of Colorado Parent Magazine Select Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children as Family Favorite Hospital for the 4th Year in a Row

Readers of Colorado Parent Magazine Select Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children as Family Favorite Hospital for the 4th Year in a Row

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) has been voted Family Favorite by the readers of Colorado Parent Magazine for the fourth year in a row. RMHC is a part of HealthONE and the Continental Division of HCA Healthcare. "Our Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children teams are humbled to be... - July 29, 2020 - Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Nonprofit Releases 2019 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - Attacks and Adult Victims Rise and Trends from the 15-Year Data Set

Nonprofit Releases 2019 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - Attacks and Adult Victims Rise and Trends from the 15-Year Data Set

In 2019, canines killed 48 Americans, the highest annual death count on record. Several other new records were also set in 2019: victims in the 30-49 age group outnumbered the 0-4 age group for the first time, multi-dog attacks comprised 63% of deaths and off-property attacks soared 75% above the 14-year average. - July 16, 2020 - DogsBite.org Incorporated

Thalassaemia International Federation and Hemanext® Inc. Announce New Strategic Alliance

Thalassaemia International Federation and Hemanext® Inc. Announce New Strategic Alliance

Organizations create partnership to support the needs of people living with hemoglobin disorders. - June 11, 2020 - Hemanext

Reach Out and Read Welcomes New Board Members

Key appointments including CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Mark DelMonte join the Reach Out and Read National Board of Directors to help promote early childhood literacy for nearly 5 million children in the United States. - May 16, 2020 - Reach Out and Read

Comedians Help Boy with Neuroblastoma

Comedians Help Boy with Neuroblastoma

Zoom for Owen - April 23, 2020 - SMILES FOR MILES

PHIT America Launches "50 Million Healthy Kids" Campaign with Online Petition

PHIT America Launches "50 Million Healthy Kids" Campaign with Online Petition

One Million American Signatures Needed to Create More Active Kids, Place Fitness Programs Back in Schools - April 21, 2020 - PHIT America

Immunostics Launches Two Rapid COVID-19 Ab Test Platforms - AFIAS and iChroma COVID-19 Ab Tests

Immunostics Launches Two Rapid COVID-19 Ab Test Platforms - AFIAS and iChroma COVID-19 Ab Tests

Both AFIAS and iChroma COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests Detect the Novel Coronavirus within 10 Minutes using a whole blood, serum or plasma sample. - April 13, 2020 - Immunostics Inc.

AlignLife Chiropractic Care Continues to be an Essential Healthcare  Resource Amidst the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

AlignLife Chiropractic Care Continues to be an Essential Healthcare Resource Amidst the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

AlignLife Chiropractic Clinics Nationwide Remain Open - March 31, 2020 - AlignLife - Chiropractic & Natural Health Center

FDA Clears Aluna Asthma Management Platform for Consumer Sale & Use; Aluna Designed in Consultation with Physicians to Measure Lung Health at Home & on the Go

FDA Clears Aluna Asthma Management Platform for Consumer Sale & Use; Aluna Designed in Consultation with Physicians to Measure Lung Health at Home & on the Go

FDA clearance of Aluna, a portable digital spirometer that provides respiratory health insights. - March 28, 2020 - Aluna

New White Paper from Percussion Play Explores the Positive Effects of Intergenerational Music-Making

Percussion Play, the leading outdoor musical instrument specialist, have published their latest White Paper "Play, Percussion and 'Post-Age' Pedagogy: The Positive Effects of Intergenerational Music-Making." - March 07, 2020 - Percussion Play Ltd.

Four Rose Medical Center Units Recognized for Nursing Excellence, Including Rose NICU Named #1 NICU in HCA Healthcare

NICU, Stapleton ER, ICU & Surgical Services-Recovery Units Honored by HCA Healthcare - February 29, 2020 - Rose Medical Center

Cribs for Kids® Honors More Than 20 Women at 2020 Women of Achievement Awards

Cribs for Kids® Honors More Than 20 Women at 2020 Women of Achievement Awards

Nonprofit celebrates Pittsburgh women making a difference at 15th annual ceremony. - February 26, 2020 - Cribs for Kids

Colorado’s First Behavioral Health Unit for Women Opens

Colorado’s First Behavioral Health Unit for Women Opens

HealthONE announced, today, the opening of a dedicated Women’s Unit at their Behavioral Health and Wellness Center. The first of its kind unit, located at The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) North Campus, is focused on caring for women throughout their journey to emotional... - February 21, 2020 - The Medical Center of Aurora

Autism Service Dog Delivered by SDWR to Family in Troutville, VA

Autism Service Dog Delivered by SDWR to Family in Troutville, VA

Charlie, a 4-year-old little boy from Troutville, VA, received a very special delivery today of his very own Service Dog from SDWR. Charlie’s service dog, Onyx, will be able to accompany him everywhere thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Charlie’s parents are looking forward... - February 16, 2020 - Service Dogs by SDWR

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