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Empire Medical Training Acquires Rx Medical Web – PR Web (press release)

Posted: March 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Rx Medical Web is going to help our clients grow their business and increase revenue because they will be advertising their new services to patients.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 21, 2017

One of Empire Medical Trainings goals is to help their students learn more about how to create new revenue streams in their practice. Empire Medical Training provides a wide variety of courses that show participants how to implement proper techniques and procedures in services like aesthetics, pain management, and weight loss. With these added services members have learned, the next step for the members includes building a website and marketing their business.

Rx Medical Web is able to provide Empire Medical Training attendees with a one-on-one consultation at any of the seminars and workshops in regards to building a new website and beginning to market their practice online. Each member will now have the chance to meet with an expert marketing advisor to develop a personalized and effective business-marketing plan. As Dr. Stephen Cosentino, President and Founder of Empire Medical Training, states, Rx Medical Web is going to help our clients grow their business and increase revenue because they will be advertising their new services to patients. In addition, with Rx Medical Web working solely for Empire Medical Training, we are able to offer our members a discounted rate on their marketing and website efforts.

Empire Medical Training has worked with Rx Medical Web over the years and is impressed with the testimonials and compliments from customers. Before the acquisition, Rx Medical Web had limited availability to work with members attending the Empire Medical Training workshops. This acquisition has been in the works for over two years and has helped the vision of providing full-time services to Empire Medical Training clients come to fruition.

Rx Medical Web was founded in 2008 and has been building websites and creating marketing plans for physicians and other healthcare professionals ever since. Rx Medical Web specializes in the niche group of medical practices to help them expand their businesses. With Stephen Cosentino as their President, he is able to provide practices with proper content for their medical sites as well as email marketing campaigns.

Empire Medical Training has been training Physicians and Health Care Practitioners since 1998, longer than any other procedural training institution. With over 45,000 graduates in specialties such as Aesthetics, Anti Aging/Weight Management Medicine, and Pain Management, Empire Medical Training is renowned throughout the United States and abroad as the premier academy for providing academic excellence. Dr. Stephen Cosentino pioneered ways to add new procedures and services as well as business strategies to a practice and improve patient care. With Dr. Cosentinos commitment and dedication to the specialty and the field of medicine, Empire Medical Training is steadfast to developing new training programs and topics to broaden the scope of the primary care practitioner. All Empire courses are created through mainstream medicine using the most current technologies and standards of care.

For more information on Empire Medical Training, please visit their website or call 866-366-1576.

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Health pro: Dr. Saluja has skin in the game – Florida Today

Posted: March 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm

FLORIDA TODAY 9:22 a.m. ET March 21, 2017

Dr. Anita Saluja is a dematologist at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery in Suntree(Photo: Provided)

Q: What services do you provide?

A: We offer several services:

Injectables: This is truly a combination of science, art and mathematics where product selection, injection technique, anatomy and beauty ratios (such as the golden ratio or phi) are considered. Sculptra is my favorite injectable to recontour an aging face. Lips are my favorite area to enhance.

Skin cancer surgery.

Laser Services: Laser benefits both health and appearance. For example, a resurfacing laser treats precancerous lesions called actinic keratoses instead of freezing them off, as well as complexion and fine wrinkles. Our newest carbon dioxide laser has specialized attachments for turning back time on the hands and, most interesting, is used for comfortable laser vaginal rejuvenation, which has health benefits, as well.

Medical grade skin care: Science is at the heart of making sure we are really making changes in your skin that are more than temporary. If my team and I can get you on the right regimen at home, then we have set up a strong foundation for future skin health success.

Health Pro: Knee MRI led to radiology career

Q: What makes this area of medicine fulfilling for you?

A: I most enjoy long-term patient relationships and formulating a skin game plan with my patients, then seeing it through. My patients can also see the changes.

Q: When did you realize this was the right medical career path for you?

A: My father had his second heart attack when he was 45 years old and I was 10 years old. Thats the moment I became intrigued in medicine. My dermatology interest developed during medical school because, one, Im a visual person, and two, the field of dermatology seemed simple but, in fact, it was and is rather challenging. I liked that surprise.

Q: Whats the latest advancement in your field that will benefit patients?

A: Combination treatments using multiple tools and techniques together are getting more popular. Medical microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP), growth factors or radiofrequency is becoming very popular with our patients. Its safe skin rejuvenation for any skin type with no downtime.

New injectables are coming to the market each year, which is also exciting.

My aestheticians favorite treatment is dermaplaning facials. Our patients glow after.

Know Your Health Professional

Q: Best advice for current and potential patients.

A: A few pieces of advice:

You are never too young and never too old to make a positive change. Small changes can lead to a dramatic change over a lifetime. This is exemplified in aesthetic dermatology.

The dermatologist-patient relationship is special so lets work together to respect and preserve it. Aesthetically oriented dermatologists such as myself can take care of your preventive, surgical, and aesthetic skin issues. There is so much potential in dermatology because health and anti-aging are intertwined.

BOTOX Cosmetic is a good bucket list item if youve never tried it the sooner, the better.

Have a suggestion for the Know Your Health Pro feature. Contact Wayne T. Price at 321-242-3658 or [email protected].

Know Your Health Pro: Dr. Anita Saluja

Based: Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, 6559 N. Wickham Road, Suite C-105, Suntree (Brevard Medical City)

Education: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School; Dermatology residency, Emory University School of Medicine

Professional background: I moved to Brevard County in 2001 after getting board certified in dermatology. I was fortunate to be part of MIMA (Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates) for 11 years. For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure of caring for more patients at Health First Dermatology. In March, I opened my aesthetic dermatology practice alongside my partner, plastic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Novo. We are two specialist physicians with one shared mission helping patients achieve their best selves through prevention, treatment and maintenance. Happy patients lead to long-term relationships and a happy work life!

Contact: (321) 241-1160 [cell 321-917-3067]; e-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]

On the Web: http://www.foryourbestself.com

Why did you go into this career? Medicine combines science and humanity. Dermatology, specifically, combines science, surgical skill and art.

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AveXis SMA gene therapy advances toward pivotal trial – FierceBiotech

Posted: March 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

AveXis has posted top-line data from a phase 1 trial of its gene therapy against spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). All 15 patients were event-free at 13.6 months of age, a significant improvement over the natural history of the disease.

The phase 1 gave three babies with the genetic muscle weakness disease a low dose of a gene therapy designed to provide them with a functioning SMN gene. A further 12 babies received the larger amount of the gene therapy AveXis sees as the proposed therapeutic dose. By the age of 13.6 months, none of the subjects had suffered an event, defined by AveXis as death or the need for medically prescribed respiratory assistance for 16 hours a day for two weeks.

With natural history data suggesting 25% of babies with SMA would experience such an event by 13.6 months of age, the results have encouraged AveXis to push ahead with plans to start a pivotal trial of AVXS-101.

We plan to initiate a pivotal trial in the U.S. of AVXS-101 via IV delivery in patients with SMA type 1 in the second quarter of 2017, pending a successful outcome of the CMC type B meeting, AveXis CEO Sean Nolan said in a conference call with investors to discuss the data.

FDA has pushed back the CMC meeting to May 1, a delay AveXis attributed to the regulator needing more time to review the package submitted by the gene therapy company. But AveXis thinks it will nonetheless be able to get the pivotal trial underway on schedule.

That will move AveXis closer to finding out whether its gene therapy can carve out a niche in a market now being colonized by Biogen and Ionis recently approved SMA drug Spinraza. Biogen won approval for the drug on the basis of data linking it to an increase in the number of babies who achieved motor milestones.

AveXis has also generated data on the effect of its gene therapy on motor function. At the last count, seven of the 12 babies in the high-dose cohort could sit unassisted for 10 seconds or more. The September data drop reported eight babies achieved this milestone.

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Genetic Carrier Screening – Hopkins Medicine

Posted: March 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

At the time of your appointment we will be asking you some questions about your family history and ethnic background. There are several genetic conditions that are more common in specific ethnic groups. The information below briefly reviews some general information about testing for these conditions. If you have questions about this information, please address them with the doctor during your scheduled appointment.

What are genes? Genes are made up of a chemical called DNA and are the codes or instructions that tell the body how to grow and develop. These genes are arranged on strings of information called chromosomes. We have two copies of each chromosome, one that is inherited from our mother and one that is inherited from our father; as a result, we have one copy of each gene.

What are recessive diseases? Many conditions are now known to be caused by changes, or mutations, in genes. Some genetic conditions, known as recessive conditions, are caused when a change or mutation is present on both genes of a pair. This means that both the mother and father must pass on the same changed gene in order for a child to have a recessive condition.

What is a carrier?A carrier is a person who has a change in only one gene of a pair and the other gene of the pair is working normally. A carrier is sometimes said to have the disease trait but has no physical symptoms of the disease. In many families, a recessive gene change or trait can be passed on through generations without ever being known. A recessive disease can only occur if a person who is a carrier has a baby with another person who is also a carrier. Such a couple would have a 1 in 4 (25 percent) chance, in each pregnancy, of having a baby with that recessive disease.

Who should be screened? DNA tests are available to help a couple determine if they are carriers of the same recessive disease trait and are at risk for having children with that recessive condition. Some diseases occur more often in certain ethnic groups. Information about the carrier frequency of the more common recessive disease traits in certain ethnic groups is provided below. There are many other recessive conditions, not listed below, for which testing is not typically performed because the conditions are less common or because testing is not available.

ETHNICITY

DISEASE

CARRIER FREQUENCY

Ashkenazi Jewish:

Tay-Sachs

1/30

Canavan

1/40

Cystic fibrosis

1/29

Familial Dysautonomia

1/30

Mediterranean:

Thalassemia

1/20-1/50

Sickle cell anemia

1/30-1/50

European Caucasian:

Cystic fibrosis

1/29

African American:

Sickle cell anemia

1/10

Thalassemia

1/30-1/75

Cystic fibrosis

1/65

Asian:

Thalassemia

1/20-1/50

Cystic fibrosis

1/90

Hispanic:

Cystic fibrosis

1/46

French Canadian:

Tay-Sachs

1/15

Cystic fibrosis

1/29

Is there prenatal testing?If both parents are determined to be carriers of mutations for the same disease, a prenatal test is available to determine if the baby has that recessive disease. At some IVF centers in the country preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) may be available to test an embryo for a genetic disorder before that embryo is transferred into the mothers uterus.

How can I have carrier testing? If you are interested in learning more about the genetic conditions more common in your specific ethnic group and the availability of carrier testing for these conditions, please ask the genetic counselor during your scheduled counseling session, or speak to your obstetrician. You may also wish to check with your insurance company about whether this testing would be covered under your plan.

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Tame the hype: Is medical genetics plagued by unfilled promises? – Genetic Literacy Project

Posted: March 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

Recently, I read an article promising that medical genetics willmake medicine predictive and personalized through detailed knowledge of the patients genome.

The thing is, the article is from 1940Looking back, we knew almost exactly nothing about the genetic mechanisms of human disease.

While inflated medical promises are hardly peculiar to molecular medicine, that field does seem particularly prone to breathless rhetoric.

Bluster, overstatement and aspirations masquerading as hard targets have no single cause. One reason, surely, is the heady sense of impending omnipotence that accompanies major technological and scientific advances. Charles Darwins theory of evolution by natural selection, the cracking of the genetic code, [and] CRISPR all were followed by grandiose claims of the imminent total control over lifes fundamental processes.

Every generation of scientists looks back and shakes its collective head in condescending disbelief at how little the previous generation knew, rarely stopping to reflect that the next generation will do the same.

Its time to push back. One way is to hold scientists, philanthropists and the press accountable[We should fund]science liberally, but reward knowledge more than market value.Encourage science literacy, not just cheer-leading. And teach skepticism of technology, medicine and the media.

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Intraday Movers: Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) , ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI) – NYSE Journal (press release)

Posted: March 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

Intraday Movers: Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) , ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI)
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On 3/17/2017, Shares of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) closed at $19.05 in last trading day. After noting the initial trading entry at $18.89, it reached to a day's high of $19.21 and moved to a day's low of $18.83. The recent daily volume was 3

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