Medimix International To Exhibit At American Society of Clinical Oncology AGM

May 27, 2009

Medimix International, a leader in global healthcare marketing research for life sciences industry, announced that it will be exhibiting at the 45th AGM of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which will take place in Orlando, Florida from May 29-June 2, 2009. The annual ASCO meeting is considered to be the premier educational and scientific event in the oncology community, a forum for cutting-edge scientific and educational developments in oncology with a focus on personalizing cancer care.
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Pixantrone Phase 3 Data To Be Presented At The 2009 American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

May 17, 2009

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced that data from CTI’s pivotal phase III EXTEND (PIX301) trial of pixantrone in patients with advanced, relapsed aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) will be presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which will be held from May 29 to June 2, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

Ruth Pettengell, M.D. of St. George’s Hospital, University of London, an investigator on the study, is scheduled to present the data on Monday, June 1, 2009 during the Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders session that will be held from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Eastern Time. The presentation, abstract #8523, is titled, “Randomized Phase III trial of pixantrone compared with other chemotherapeutic agents for third-line single-agent treatment of relapsed aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
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Latin American HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Launches Magazine For Women

March 27, 2009

The Inter Press Service on Monday examined a new magazine published by the Latin American branch of the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS. The magazine — called “No Estas Sola,” or “You Are Not Alone” — focuses on providing HIV-positive women in Latin America with information about the virus, stigma, their rights and empowerment. Maria Mansilla, the editor in charge of the publication, said, “What we are trying to do through the magazine is to break with the weepy approach, where there is only room for complaints or for the scientific-medical perspective.” The magazine is a quarterly publication that is distributed in the 20 Latin American countries where ICW Latina has national chapters. Daniel Barberis, media officer for ICW Latina, said the magazine could be published more frequently in the future.
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American Sentinel University To Offer MS Nursing Degree Programs With Four Areas Of Specialization

February 6, 2009

American Sentinel University (ASU) announced that it will offer Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs with four specialization options to allow students to concentrate in informatics, education, leadership or case management.

“Because there is a wide array of opportunities for nursing professionals-and a demand for trained nurses to fill those opportunities-we have customized our accredited MSN degree programs with several distinct tracks,” said Dr. Catherine Garner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean of Health Professions at American Sentinel University. “These specializations are designed to meet the needs of experienced nurses who want to expand their career options.”
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American Physical Therapy Launches Campaign To Brand Physical Therapists As Experts In Human Motion

February 5, 2009

A new branding campaign that positions physical therapists as the experts in human motion will launch during the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Feb 9-12, 2009, in Las Vegas, NV., at the Brand Launch Reception, Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Palm Foyer of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

As motion experts, physical therapists will be positioned as specialists who can help improve mobility and quality of life without the expense and pain of surgery or side effects of prescription medication. The tagline will be: “Move Forward. Physical Therapy Brings Motion To Life.”
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Some Sexually Transmitted Infections Increasing In South Dakota; Lack Of Education, Health Services On American Indian Reservations Partly To Blame

January 19, 2009

The number of gonorrhea and chlamydia cases in South Dakota peaked at record levels last year, and HIV/AIDS cases also are on the rise, according to the state Department of Health’s 2008 infectious disease report, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. The number of chlamydia infections reached an all-time high of 2,948 in 2008, up by 328 since 2007, according to provisional data in the report. Gonorrhea infections increased by 29.4% to 370. There were 34 HIV/AIDS infections reported in 2008, compared with 25 in 2007.
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American Veterinary Medical Association Urges Veterinarians To Support National Animal Identification System

January 17, 2009

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is showing its strong support for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) by urging veterinarians to actively participate in the system and utilize the new Veterinarian’s Toolkit.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (USDA-APHIS) Veterinarian’s Toolkit is an online resource developed by veterinarians for veterinarians. It provides a myriad of information including a detailed guide to how NAIS works and resources to help communicate its importance and benefits to producers.
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