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Watercrest Senior Living Group Launches Live Exhilarated™ Program at Palm Bay Memory Care

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:06pm

Thanks to Watercrest's newly created Live Exhilarated program, residents are engaging in diverse and enriching programs whose benefits greatly exceed the traditional activities found in memory care communities.

Key Points: 
  • Thanks to Watercrest's newly created Live Exhilarated program, residents are engaging in diverse and enriching programs whose benefits greatly exceed the traditional activities found in memory care communities.
  • Watercrest Senior Living, operator of Palm Bay Memory Care, takes a unique approach to healthy aging focusing on individuals achievingpersonal wholenessthrough participation in programs aligned with the seven facetsof wholeness.
  • The Live Exhilarated program was created specifically for Watercrest Senior Living by Hollie Kemp, a nationally recognized award-winning dementia and memory care specialist.
  • The program recently launched at Palm Bay Memory Care , focusing on the active pursuit of 'personal wholeness' for each resident.

StudyKIK Introduces its New Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment Call Center Technology Platform, Increasing its Pre-screen Volume to Over 4,000 Patients Daily

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

The "Patient Qualification Department" was created to support sites by reducing their workload, and increase the quality of patient referrals.

Key Points: 
  • The "Patient Qualification Department" was created to support sites by reducing their workload, and increase the quality of patient referrals.
  • By removing the time-consuming process of screening a high volume of referrals, sites can focus on their patients that are progressing through the trial.
  • StudyKIK is a patient recruitment and technology platform that was founded on patient communities on all major social media channels to increase awareness for clinical trials.
  • They have addressed the clinical trial patient recruitment problem by building the technology solutions needed for research sites and pharmaceutical companies to access, manage, and communicate with high-quality patients in real-time.

Federal watchdog seeks public's opinion on how to protect Canadians from excessively priced patented medicines

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Guidelines explain the steps taken by staff at the PMPRB in assessing whether a patented drug appears to be priced excessively in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • The Guidelines explain the steps taken by staff at the PMPRB in assessing whether a patented drug appears to be priced excessively in Canada.
  • It also explains what information patent-holding pharmaceutical companies must provide to the PMPRB to enable it to make that assessment.
  • On August 9, 2019, Health Canada announced amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations which will come into force on July 1, 2020.
  • The PMPRB ensures that prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for patented drugs sold in Canada are not excessive.

Patterson Companies Second-Quarter Fiscal 2020 Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that it will hold its fiscal 2020 second-quarter conference call on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m.

Key Points: 
  • Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that it will hold its fiscal 2020 second-quarter conference call on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m.
  • ET).
  • The second-quarter fiscal 2020 earnings conference call replay will be available beginning at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m.
  • Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.

ENA-Supported Workplace Violence Bill Passed by House of Representatives

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:21pm

OSHA further noted that between 2002-13, serious workplace violence incidents were four times more likely to occur to a health care worker compared to all other workers in the United States.

Key Points: 
  • OSHA further noted that between 2002-13, serious workplace violence incidents were four times more likely to occur to a health care worker compared to all other workers in the United States.
  • 1309, which passed by a 251-158 vote, ensures that health care and social service employers, including hospitals, take specific steps to prevent workplace violence and ensure the safety of patients and workers.
  • This legislation directs the Secretary of Labor, through OSHA, to require these employers to develop and implement workplace violence prevention plans that are worker driven and comprehensive.
  • "House passage of the workplace violence prevention act is a major victory for emergency nurses and all health care providers.

San Jose, CA Dentist, Dr. Amir HagShenas, Improves Dental Implant Surgery with Carestream CT Technology

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:20pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Experienced dentist , Dr. Amir HagShenas invests in new, leading-edge Carestream CT technology to improve the experience for patients seeking more permanent dentures solutions in San Jose, CA.

Key Points: 
  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Experienced dentist , Dr. Amir HagShenas invests in new, leading-edge Carestream CT technology to improve the experience for patients seeking more permanent dentures solutions in San Jose, CA.
  • The Carestream CT technology enhances the precision of placement with each dental implant.
  • Full arch dental implants are the most stable and long-term denture alternative utilizing four to six implants placed strategically into the jawbone.
  • One of the first steps in the full arch dental implant process is to receive x-rays of the jaw and mouth.

RADIUS® Announces Bold New Sustainability Goals for 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:19pm

KUTZTOWN, Pa., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, RADIUS, a leading innovator in specialty toothbrushes, toothpastes and personal care products, announced the company's bold new sustainability mission.

Key Points: 
  • KUTZTOWN, Pa., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, RADIUS, a leading innovator in specialty toothbrushes, toothpastes and personal care products, announced the company's bold new sustainability mission.
  • Saskia Foley, President and CEO of RADIUS says, "RADIUS has a new opportunity to be a leader in sustainably-focused brands.
  • Our goal is to have the entire RADIUS portfolio bio-based and 100% biodegradable by the end of 2020.
  • Another vital part of the RADIUS sustainability mission is a focus on replaceable head technology.

Alwaleed Philanthropies Joins the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Partners With New Commitment to Eradicate Polio

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:17pm

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) 'Endgame Strategy 2019-2023' aims to tackle the final obstacles to the eradication of polio and sustain a polio-free future.

Key Points: 
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) 'Endgame Strategy 2019-2023' aims to tackle the final obstacles to the eradication of polio and sustain a polio-free future.
  • Bill Gates, representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is one of the leading partners of the GPEI, announced and recognised the first funders of the strategy and called for more donors to come forward in a key pledge moment for the organisation.
  • Alwaleed Philanthropies' donation of US $2 million to GPEI will support the creation of action plans to expand access to polio vaccination and help reach children everywhere.
  • That's why I am here today with these renowned partners, calling on others to join us in this last battle to end polio for good."

Exchange Physical Therapy Group & Liberty Humane Raise $100,000 for NJ's 1st Mobile/Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Program

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

"When we learned about this situation and that a solution was within reach, we immediately knew we had to help," said Jaclyn Fulop, owner of Exchange Physical Therapy Group.

Key Points: 
  • "When we learned about this situation and that a solution was within reach, we immediately knew we had to help," said Jaclyn Fulop, owner of Exchange Physical Therapy Group.
  • Liberty Humane in partnership with Exchange Physical Therapy Group will continue to raise funds for this program over the next year.
  • About Exchange Physical Therapy Group Exchange Physical Therapy Group is the premier outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic with three locations in physical therapy Jersey City , physical therapy Hoboken and physical therapy Weehawken NJ.
  • About Liberty Humane Society Liberty Humane Society (LHS) is the only non-profit animal shelter and control facility in Hudson County, NJ.

Medical Properties Trust Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.26 Per Share

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:52pm

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the Company or MPT) (NYSE: MPW) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share of common stock to be paid on January 9, 2020, to stockholders of record on December 12, 2019.

Key Points: 
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the Company or MPT) (NYSE: MPW) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share of common stock to be paid on January 9, 2020, to stockholders of record on December 12, 2019.
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities.
  • The Companys financing model facilitates acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations.
  • For more information, please visit the Companys website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com .