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Citizens of the Commonwealth Urged to Prepare During Hurricane Preparedness Week

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today urged residents to prepare for possible severe weather during Hurricane Preparedness Week,...

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The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University Celebrates Inaugural MPH@GW Graduating Class

 The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University welcomed graduates of its online...

May 21, 2015, 16:01 ET

WebMD to Present at the Cowen and Company 43rd Annual Technology Media & Telecom Conference

 WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) today announced that David J. Schlanger, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the...

May 21, 2015, 08:05 ET
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Health Catalyst Chief Clinical Officer Recognized by Utah Business Magazine as a Top Woman Executive

 Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, today congratulated Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical...

May 21, 2015, 08:00 ET

Global Leaders Honor Senegal, the Philippines, and Uruguay for Advances in Reproductive Health

Today the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health (GLC) presents the 2015 Resolve Award to the governments of Senegal, the Philippines, and...

May 21, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Genomic Health Announces Favorable Draft Local Coverage Determination from Palmetto GBA® on Medicare Coverage for the Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test

 Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) that assesses molecular...

May 21, 2015, 07:00 ET
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Adeptus Health Inc. to Present at the Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference

 Adeptus Health Inc. (NYSE: ADPT), owner and operator of First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency...

May 21, 2015, 07:00 ET
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CVS Health and Omnicare Sign Definitive Agreement for CVS Health to Acquire Omnicare

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) and Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health...

May 20, 2015, 15:47 ET

Trade Group Applauds Skilled Nursing Company that Stands Up to Profiteering D.C. Lawyers

The New Mexico Health Care Association, a trade group of long term care providers delivering skilled nursing care to over 6,000 frail elderly...

May 20, 2015, 15:11 ET

Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition Presents Ninth Annual Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® Event

Saturday, June 6, 2015, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, along with the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, will present the 9th Annual...

May 20, 2015, 12:43 ET

Scripps Offers Insights into Nation's First All Pencil-Beam Proton Center

The nation's first and only proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in...

May 20, 2015, 12:15 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Convenes Second Achieving Better Care by Monitoring the All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today convened the second meeting of the ABC-MAP Board, which was created under Act 191 of 2014. The goal of this...

May 20, 2015, 10:30 ET
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., senior vice president of Community Health & Equity and chief wellness & diversity officer, Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System Ranked First in Health Care for Diversity

 Henry Ford Health System is ranked first in the country among health care systems and hospitals for diversity. The ranking by New...

May 20, 2015, 10:12 ET
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Health eCareers Launches SHIFT Mobile and Online Tool to Match Healthcare Employers with Temporary Job Seekers

 Health eCareers, the healthcare industry's online career hub, is connecting short-staffed healthcare organizations with job seekers looking...

May 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

Relevant Health Accelerator Now Recruiting Inaugural Class of Health Tech Startups for Fall 2015

 Today, Relevant Health, a newly launched innovative health technology startup accelerator focused on bringing products to market, announced...

May 20, 2015, 09:12 ET

OmniCanna (ENDO) Today Launches www.TheHempery.com "Specialized Hemp Based Health and Wellness" Online Store

OmniCanna Health Solutions, Inc. (OTC: ENDO), a U.S. Company specializing in hemp formulation-based health and wellness solutions, is pleased to...

May 20, 2015, 08:45 ET

Nordonia Hills Local Schools and Summa Health Announce New Naming Rights Partnership

 Nordonia Hills City School District today announced a long-term partnership with Summa Health for the naming rights to the high school...

May 20, 2015, 08:40 ET

92-Year-Old Boise Area Veteran Gets a New Lease on Life in Time for Memorial Day

 Buster "Bus" Hudson, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, athlete and bull rider, gets a new lease on life after a devastating car crash left...

May 20, 2015, 08:30 ET

Antipsychotic drug use varies widely across Ontario long-term care homes

TORONTO, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - There are major differences across Ontario's long-term care homes in the percentage of residents who are being...

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High School Senior to Take on Mt. Kilimanjaro to Ensure Girls No Longer Miss School Simply Because They Have their Periods

 Bella Wiener, a high school senior from Bend, OR, is preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro June 17-27, 2015. Her goal is to spark awareness for...