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$10,000 SDWR Autism Service Dog Grant Awarded to 8-Year-Old Boy in Gaithersburg, MD

$10,000 SDWR Autism Service Dog Grant Awarded to 8-Year-Old Boy in Gaithersburg, MD

SDWR has awarded several grant opportunities to help families with loved ones on the Autistic Spectrum alleviate funding efforts for their very own Autism Service Dog. - April 10, 2019 - Service Dogs by SDWR

SCPC to Senate Finance Committee: In Wake of Drug Pricing Reform Efforts, Policymakers Must Protect LTC Pharmacies from PBM Cost-Shifting to Reduce Seniors’ Costs

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Details Four Drug Pricing Reform Policy Recommendations. - April 09, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

APTQI Applauds Introduction of S. 970 in the U.S. Senate to Address Physical Therapist Professional Shortage

Bipartisan bill would enable physical therapists to participate in the National Health Service Corps student loan repayment program. - April 03, 2019 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

Michelle Caine of Prudential Financial Becomes the New NSSTA President

Michelle Caine of Prudential Financial Becomes the New NSSTA President

National Structured Settlements Trade Association announces Michelle Caine as President and Michael W. Goodman as President-Elect. - April 03, 2019 - National Structured Settlements Trade Association

"America’s Hidden Health Crisis" Heads for Congress on April 3rd Demanding Action for Millions with ME/CFS

"America’s Hidden Health Crisis" Heads for Congress on April 3rd Demanding Action for Millions with ME/CFS

Hundreds of severely ill people with ME/CFS, caregivers, allies, scientists, and clinicians from across the country are heading for Capitol Hill on April 3rd to urge Congress to give us hope, and fully fund ME/CFS medical research and education programs. The CDC has called ME/CFS “America’s hidden health crisis.” - April 03, 2019 - Solve ME/CFS Initiative

Best Association Website to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 23rd Annual WebAward Competition

Best Association Website to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 23rd Annual WebAward Competition

The Best Association Website of 2019 will be named as part of their 23rd annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including association websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for association web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2019. - April 02, 2019 - Web Marketing Association

New Comic Crime Thriller "The Don Con" Brings the Mafia -- and Criminal Hilarity -- to Comic-Con Nerd Culture

New Comic Crime Thriller "The Don Con" Brings the Mafia -- and Criminal Hilarity -- to Comic-Con Nerd Culture

Old-school gangsters and modern pop-culture fandom collide with action-packed and comical results in the new humorous crime thriller "The Don Con" by Richard Armstrong. Published by Pace Press; publication date April 2019. - April 02, 2019 - Linden Publishing

Guidance Residential Co-Sponsors Muslim Jurists' Conference

Guidance Residential Co-Sponsors Muslim Jurists' Conference

Guidance Residential received warm endorsements from numerous community leaders at an imams' conference focusing on contemporary financial issues March 1-4 in Houston. The conference explored real estate-related questions such as taking out government loans to buy a home and buying short-sales and bank-owned homes. Guidance Residential was a silver sponsor of the conference. - April 01, 2019 - Guidance Residential

Kidney Community Commends Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Support Private-Public “KidneyX” Partnership to Address Nation’s Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic

Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leaders Calls for $25 Million in Public Matching Funds to Support KidneyX to Boost Investment in Kidney Disease Research and Innovation. - April 01, 2019 - Kidney Care Partners

Patrick Henry College Announces New Dean of Academic Affairs

Patrick Henry College Announces New Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Mark T. Mitchell, a prolific scholar, has been named Patrick Henry College's new Dean of Academic Affairs. - March 29, 2019 - Patrick Henry College

Gregory J. Paul, MA Honored as a Most Influential Business Professional for Two Consecutive Years by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Gregory J. Paul, MA of Silver Spring, Maryland has been honored as a Most Influential Business Professional for two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding contributions and achievements for over 50 years in the healthcare field. About... - March 28, 2019 - Strathmore Worldwide

Survivors Ask FDA to Ban Textured Breast Implants Due to Rare Cancer Link; Dr. Neil J. Zemmel, Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, Respected Plastic Surgeon Agrees

Survivors Ask FDA to Ban Textured Breast Implants Due to Rare Cancer Link; Dr. Neil J. Zemmel, Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, Respected Plastic Surgeon Agrees

A Plastic Surgeon who diagnosed one of the earliest known cases of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma says the risks are too high with textured breast implants. - March 27, 2019 - Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

Houston, TX Based Cinch Kit, Expands Sales Team to Washington, DC to Support Customer Expansion

Houston, TX Based Cinch Kit, Expands Sales Team to Washington, DC to Support Customer Expansion

Cinch Kit is pleased to announce the addition of Dustin Creamer to their growing sales team. Dustin will service the VA, DC, MD and PA region for Cinch Kit, as their customer base continues to expand. - March 26, 2019 - Cinch Kit

NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, Provides Support to Critical Industry Victory in Illinois

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Fixed Index Annuities Are Not Securities. - March 22, 2019 - NAFA, National Association for Fixed Annuities

FrontRowTickets.com Announces New Website

FrontRowTickets.com, one of the most established and trusted companies in ticketing, has announced the launch of their new website for anyone searching for tickets to music, sports, theater or special events, which will debut in April 2019. Eventgoers will be able to search for and find tickets... - March 20, 2019 - Front Row Tickets

New Data Analysis: Improved Dialysis Care Nationwide Leads to Healthier Patients, Reduced Hospital Admissions, & More Savings for Medicare

During National Kidney Month, Kidney Care Partners celebrates improved care and how resultant reductions in healthcare utilization are benefiting both individuals with kidney failure and taxpayers. - March 18, 2019 - Kidney Care Partners

The Only Combat Veteran Ran Charity Serving Families Impacted by Breast Cancer

The Only Combat Veteran Ran Charity Serving Families Impacted by Breast Cancer

Combat Veteran, Anisa Palmer, hosts the 8th Annual Gala: A Night of Fashion to raise funds in order to help families impacted by breast cancer at The Gathering Spot. - March 18, 2019 - I Will Survive, Inc.

Vascular Care Leaders Underscore PAD Risks for Americans Living with Kidney Disease on World Kidney Day

Americans with CKD are at a higher risk than the general population of developing PAD. - March 14, 2019 - CardioVascular Coalition

Alliance For Site Neutral Payment Reform Applauds Inclusion of Site Neutral Payment Reforms in President’s FY2020 Budget

The Alliance For Site Neutral Payment Reform, a coalition of healthcare providers, insurers, employers and patient advocacy groups established to address growing access to care issues driven by disparities in payment rates for identical clinical services provided in different healthcare settings... - March 13, 2019 - Alliance For Site Neutral Payment Reform

Non-Invasive Screenings for Colorectal Cancer Should Encourage More Americans to Pursue Routine Testing, Advocates Say

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time for payers to recognize the value of CT Colonography to patients and the healthcare delivery system. - March 13, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

New Data Analysis: Improvements in Kidney Care Mean Americans with Kidney Failure Are Living Longer While Saving Nation's Health Care System Billions

Kidney Care Partners releases a new data analysis from Discern Health showing that better dialysis care has saved billions of Medicare dollars and helped patients with kidney failure who depend on dialysis live longer, healthier lives with reduced hospital admissions - March 11, 2019 - Kidney Care Partners

MITA Releases Servicing Standard for Medical Imaging Equipment

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced the publication of NEMA/MITA 2 – Requirements for Servicing of Medical Imaging Equipment, a voluntary Standard outlining the minimum quality management system requirements for medical imaging device servicing. The Standard,... - March 08, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

MITA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Bipartisan Legislation Would Repeal the Medical Device Tax and Safeguard American Medical Technology Innovation. - March 07, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

National LTC Pharmacy Group: DIR Fees Should be Eliminated, Not “Reformed”

Senate Aging Committee Hearing on Untangling “Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices” Provides Forum for Ongoing Discussion of Abolishing Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) Fees. - March 07, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

MITA Statement on FDA Commissioner Gottlieb’s Departure

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) – the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment manufacturers, innovators and developers – notes Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s departure from the agency: “Dr. - March 06, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Leesburg Plastic Surgery Practice Debunks diVa® Vaginal Therapy Myths

Leesburg Plastic Surgery Practice Debunks diVa® Vaginal Therapy Myths

Nancy Neiderer, RN of Parva Plastic Surgery shares her thoughts about common misconceptions about diVa Vaginal Laser Therapy, helping patients to better understand what to expect from the non-surgical procedure. - March 06, 2019 - Parva Plastic Surgery

Population Health Alliance Continues Its Lead in Health Care Transformation

Professional Leaders in Healthcare are now Eligible to Participate in the Nation’s Only Multi-Stakeholder Association Dedicated Solely to Population Health. - March 05, 2019 - Population Health Alliance

Gregory J. Paul, MA Commemorated as a Prominent Business Leader for 2018 and Lifetime Featured Member for 2019 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Gregory J. Paul, MA of Silver Spring, Maryland has been commemorated as a Prominent Business Leader for 2018 and a Lifetime Featured Member for 2019 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding achievements and high level of success for over 50 years in the healthcare... - March 01, 2019 - Strathmore Worldwide

MARC Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medicare Secondary Payer Policy

Commonsense legislation aims to reform a broken MSP process, increase stakeholder certainty and remove barriers to care. - February 28, 2019 - Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition

MITA Applauds Inclusion of Breast Density Notification Requirement in Federal Spending Bill

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today applauded the inclusion of a provision in a recent federal spending bill that would require mammography providers to include breast density information in reports to patients and providers. This information is crucial to ensuring... - February 25, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform Urges Congress to Consider Site Neutral Payment Reforms

In a letter to Congressional leaders, Alliance detailed how site neutral payment reforms can save U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars while increasing access to care in community-based settings. - February 22, 2019 - Alliance For Site Neutral Payment Reform

National LTC Pharmacy Group Praises SFC Momentum on PBM Rebate Transparency

Positive Grassley Sentiment on Greater PBM Transparency Draws Support from SCPC. - February 21, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Mr. Cameron Mathison, Actor and Host, Plays for Perthes

Mr. Cameron Mathison, Actor and Host, Plays for Perthes

The Legg Calve Perthes Foundation, dedicated to improving research, education, advocacy and awareness of Perthes Disease will be featured on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” this month. The show will air on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 on the nationally syndicated show. Cameron Mathison... - February 21, 2019 - Legg Calve Perthes Foundation

Brand Tango Has 12 ARDY Finalists for ARDA World 2019 President and CCO James Kluetz to Speak on Sales Panel

Brand Tango, a branding, design and digital strategy agency located in South Florida, has 12 finalists for the 2019 ARDY awards presented by the American Resort Development Association. Award winners will be announced on April 10 during the ARDA World 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo at the Hilton... - February 20, 2019 - Brand Tango

NACCE Observes National Entrepreneurship Week with Launch of New Book on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) celebrated National Entrepreneurship Week February 16-23, by launching its new book, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Communities and Students. The launch took place during a VIP reception hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in Washington, D.C. - February 19, 2019 - National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

The American Association on Health and Disability's (AAHD) Call to Action to Promote the All of Us Research Program to People with Disabilities

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Announces a Call to Action to People with Disabilities to Get Involved in the All of Us Research Program. - February 19, 2019 - American Association on Health and Disability

RWCO “Industry Barometer” Survey Shows 30% Win Rate is “New Normal” for Federal Contractors

RWCO “Industry Barometer” Survey Shows 30% Win Rate is “New Normal” for Federal Contractors

Survey findings and analysis are presented within RWCO industry-wide survey, entitled “RWCO’s Public Sector Procurement Barometer 2019.” This research examines industry trends, best practices, assumptions and market factors within the public sector. It provides public-sector contractors with reliable benchmarking data from which to assess their individual performance against their peers. - February 19, 2019 - Richard Wagner and Company

The Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) Lead More Than 500 in Solidarity at Grassroots Immigration Rally in Front of the White House on February 10th 2019

The Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) Lead More Than 500 in Solidarity at Grassroots Immigration Rally in Front of the White House on February 10th 2019

The RHC Organized a Grassroots Mass Rally for Its Bi-Partisan 5&5 Immigration Reform Policy in an Effort for Inclusion of DALCA and Green Card Backlog in Ongoing Congressional Negotiations. - February 19, 2019 - Republican Hindu Coalition

TechFlow to Provide Performance-Based Logistics Services to the Transportation Security Administration

TechFlow to Provide Performance-Based Logistics Services to the Transportation Security Administration

TechFlow, a forward-thinking logistics and digital services solutions company, has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to implement and operate a comprehensive performance based logistics (PBL) program to sustain Government-certified Explosives Detection Systems (EDS)... - February 14, 2019 - TechFlow

Revolutionary Lip Peel Unveiled at International Peeling Society’s Annual Educational Session

“Peeling Around the World” to be held on AAD’s Global Education Day. - February 13, 2019 - International Peeling Society-USA

Home Health Leaders Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Strengthen Medicare Home Health Reforms

Partnership and NAHC commend bipartisan lawmakers for introducing legislation to ensure Medicare payment reductions are based on actual changes in provider behaviors. - February 12, 2019 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

MITA White Paper Clarifying Distinction Between Medical Imaging Device Servicing and Remanufacturing

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced the release of a white paper outlining a framework for establishing the distinction between servicing and remanufacturing activities for medical imaging devices. The paper, titled “Considerations for Remanufacturing of... - February 07, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Immigration Voice announces support from a record number of bipartisan legislators for the introduction of legislation seeking for fair treatment for high-skilled immigrants on Green Card waiting times. - February 07, 2019 - Immigration Voice

Witlingo Announces the General Availability of Buildlingo

Witlingo Announces the General Availability of Buildlingo

Voice First Startup Witlingo releases Buildlingo, an offering that enables anyone to launch and maintain a voice first experience for customer care and digital marketing on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant by simply using a Mobile App. - February 06, 2019 - Witlingo

Perthera, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Gary L. Gregory as Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member

Perthera, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Gary L. Gregory as Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member

Mr. Gregory is recognized as a proven executive leader with big company capabilities and a keen start-up mindset, and his achievements include executing a successful IPO, driving substantial revenue & earning multiples for a publicly traded company, marshalling medical technologies through positive M&A efforts, and generating $50M+ in corporate financing efforts. - February 04, 2019 - Perthera, Inc.

Patrick Henry College Wins 12 of the Past 15 National Moot Court Championships

Patrick Henry College Wins 12 of the Past 15 National Moot Court Championships

Patrick Henry College is a forensics powerhouse with an unmatched legacy. No other college in the history of the American Moot Court Association has won more than once, and Patrick Henry College has just won its twelfth national championship. - February 04, 2019 - Patrick Henry College

National LTC Pharmacy Group: Senate, House Drug Pricing Hearings Kick-Off Vital 2019 Discussion on Transparency, Accountability, Reform

SCPC Urges Sweeping Congressional Focus on PDP/PBM Abuses, Culpability in Market Manipulation. - January 29, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

National LTC Pharmacy Group to CMS: Abolish DIR Fees – "A Windfall Profit" for Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

Citing Unique Nature of LTC Pharmacies and Elderly Patients They Serve, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Viewpoint on DIR Fees Differs from Other Pharmacy Sector Groups - January 29, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Gregory J. Paul, MA Showcased as the Biography of the Month for January 2019 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Gregory J. Paul, MA of Silver Spring, Maryland has been showcased as the Biography of the Month for January 2019 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding achievements and success for over 50 years in the field of healthcare. About Gregory J. Paul, MA Gregory Paul is a... - January 24, 2019 - Strathmore Worldwide

Operative Experience Announces TCCS Plus, a High-Fidelity Training Simulator for Medical Provider Level Tactical Casualty Care

Operative Experience Inc., (OEI) a company that develops the world’s only hands-in-the-body medical simulators for obstetrics, trauma and surgical training, today announced the launch of TCCS Plus, a military grade, high-fidelity simulator designed to provide hyper-real, clinically-responsive... - January 22, 2019 - Operative Experience, Inc.

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