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Henry Schein donates more than $25,000 in products to Henry Viscardi school

July 12, 2016

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has donated more than $25,000 in health care products to the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, a Long Island-based school for children with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. The donation will support the specialized care and treatments the school provides to each student.

Universities, business partner to advance oral health care in East Africa

May 5, 2016

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are collaborating with the University of Nairobi, Unilever East Africa and the Columbia Global Centers | Africa to improve oral health care and disease prevention in East Africa and other resource-poor countries in the region. The project was officially launched at the East Africa Oral Health Summit, hosted in March at Columbia Global Centers | Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer

April 13, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The findings, published recently in “Infectious Agents and Cancer,” only detected P. gingivalis in 12 percent of tissues adjacent to the cancerous cells, while this organism was undetected in normal esophageal tissue.

Research calls on dentists to increase role in treating sleep-related disorders

March 23, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist’s chair. According to a new study led by University at Buffalo orthodontic researcher Thikriat Al-Jewair, dentists are in the unique position as health care professionals to pinpoint signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Kess receives Lifetime Leadership Award from a state foundation

March 3, 2016

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. announced today that Steven W. Kess, vice president, global professional relations, and president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, received the Lifetime Leadership Award from the New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF). Kess was recognized at NYSDF’s Foundation of Excellence Awards Luncheon, held June 4 at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn.

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Neutrophil and cancer cell ‘crosstalk’ underlies oral cancer metastasis

February 17, 2016

An abnormal immune response or “feedback loop” could very well be the underlying cause of metastases in oral cancers, according to Dr. Marco Magalhaes, assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and lead researcher in a study published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research. Magalhaes has unearthed a significant connection between the inflammatory response of a very specific form of immune cells, neutrophils, and the spread of this deadly disease.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes first pediatric hospital to use exoskeleton

January 12, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: In an effort to remain a leading specialist in pediatric rehabilitation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to offer patients enhanced neuro-rehabilitation services through the use of Ekso Bionics’ patented technology. Children’s Healthcare is incorporating Ekso — a wearable robot, or exoskeleton — into its Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation to continue offering the latest technology to help children and teens recover from injuries or disorders that have hindered their motor skills.

Henry Schein Cares helps raise awareness about the need for bone marrow donors

October 9, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, part of the world’s largest network of bone marrow donor centers, has announced a new collaboration with Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein Inc. This collaboration follows a successful project in which multiple state dental associations partnered with Delete Blood Cancer to help grow the national bone marrow donor registry.

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Hu-Friedy announces free servicing for ortho, surgical instruments


July 13, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Hu-Friedy, a manufacturer of dental instruments and products, has announced the launch of its new U.S. Service Program for Surgical and Ortho Instruments. This program offers all private practitioners in the United States who purchase Hu-Friedy branded surgical or ortho instruments free servicing for the life of the instrument.

Treating gum disease helps heart, may lower overall health care costs

June 19, 2015

BOSTON, Mass., USA: Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. New research suggests that for people with both conditions, treating the gum disease may lower their health care costs and the number of times they end up in the hospital. A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviewed the medical and dental records of people who had gum disease in addition to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease (usually a stroke), or another chronic health problem.

Johnson joins School of Public Health & Information Sciences at University of Louisville

May 21, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Johnson came to UofL from University of Washington. “Chris brings incredible energy to the table,” said Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH, dean of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Students receive certificates in LGBT health and wellness competency

April 21, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Last year, the first year it was offered, the University of Louisville LGBT Center awarded 26 certificates in LGBT health and wellness competency. This year, that number nearly quadrupled to 102 certificates awarded in April 13 to students, faculty and staff members at the UofL Health Sciences Center campus.

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Deaths equivalent to 22 jumbo jets crashing every year due to organ donor shortage

March 11, 2015

RICHMOND, Va., USA: Transplant surgeon and researcher Christopher Barry, MD, PhD, recently presented new data analysis at the Donate Life America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., that indicates the average number of people who die each year before they can receive a lifesaving organ transplant is nearly 11,000 — or 30 people every day.

New brain tumor treatment shows promise

February 20, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Brain Tumor Association Discovery Grant funding of high-risk, high-impact projects continues to be a catalyst for moving innovative treatment concepts closer to the clinic. Recently, Curtana Pharmaceuticals, a privately held, preclinical stage pharmaceutical company, announced it will continue its OLIG2 inhibitor research.

Michigan becomes fourth state to adopt ‘right to try’ for terminally ill

January 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich., USA: Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed the “Right To Try Act” into law, making Michigan the fourth state in the country to adopt this innovative proposal aimed at helping terminally ill patients. Right To Try gives terminally ill patients the right to try investigational medicines that have passed the first phase of FDA approval but still may be years away from reaching pharmacy shelves.

New technologies threatening stitches’ dominance in wound closure market

December 12, 2014

The increasing reliability and versatility of adhesive approaches, and the growing need for better alternatives to surgical suturing and stapling, are ushering in a new era of wound repair devices that could one day replace stitches, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

MIT Sloan professor helps develops model to help patients measure outcomes

November 24, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., USA: For all the advances in both medicine and technology, patients still face a bewildering array of advice and information when trying to weigh the possible consequences of certain medical treatments. But an MIT Sloan School of Management professor and her team have developed a hands-on, data-driven tool that enables patients to obtain personalized predictions for their recovery from surgery.

Spinal fusion market size to suffer amid scrutiny and reimbursement changes

November 21, 2014

With spinal fusion surgeries receiving extensive scrutiny from various facets of the U.S. medical community, the number of procedures performed will be hindered mainly by reimbursement changes, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. Joseph Gregory, GlobalData’s analyst covering surgical devices, says that everyone, from health insurers and hospital management to spine surgeons and policy makers, has expressed concerns that the increasing procedure volumes in this market may not always be associated with medically necessary indications.

Improving care for brain tumor patients

November 8, 2014

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: To meet the unique needs of brain tumor patients, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) have announced the availability of the first ever clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of adults with brain tumors, called “The Care of the Adult Patient with a Brain Tumor Clinical Practice Guideline.”

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World Vasectomy Day aims to heighten awareness

October 1, 2014

New York, N.Y., USA: World Vasectomy Day is asking men whose families are complete to sign up for vasectomies on Nov. 7, 2014. Some states require a 30-day waiting period between initial consultation and vasectomy procedure, so time is of the essence. The World Vasectomy Day goal is to inspire 250 doctors in 30 countries to perform 1,500 vasectomies in 24 hours.

Orascoptic and Surgical Acuity unified under one brand

September 24, 2014

MIDDLETON, Wis., USA: Orascoptic, the leader in superior vision solutions for dental professionals, will consolidate its medical-centric brand – Surgical Acuity – under the same Orascoptic moniker. The Surgical Acuity brand will be phased out by the end of the year, at which time the single Orascoptic brand will be aligned with both dental and medical markets.

Wills Eye Hospital is recognized by magazine for excellence in ophthalmology

September 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., USA: Wills Eye Hospital has been ranked the No. 2 Best Hospital in the Nation for Ophthalmology in the new 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue. The annual issue, now in its 25th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The rankings are determined by the votes of thousands of doctors nationwide.

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Caries accounts for one-third of day surgeries for preschoolers

August 19, 2014

Although most Canadian children are treated for caries in community-based dental offices or clinics, a significant number of young children who do not benefit from prevention strategies develop serious dental diseases such as early childhood caries. According to a report, this condition accounts for about one-third of all day surgeries for preschoolers.

University of Louisville receives grant to support cancer research

August 5, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Noting the progress in drug and vaccine development over the past three years, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a three-year, $5.5 million grant to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville to develop new treatments and vaccines for various forms of cancer.

Grant helps expand military program at Texas A&M

July 24, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, USA – The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded $50,000 by The Blackstone Charitable Foundation for its support of veterans’ employment and business development. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was one of only six recipients across the nation to receive the 2014 Blackstone Veterans Grant from more than 200 submitted proposals.

Research reveals new, protective role for specialized cells in intestinal and respiratory systems

July 16, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif., USA: Ripping a page from the Star Trek script, specialized cells of the barrier that lines the inside of the intestines and airways of humans have invoked a biological version of Captain Kirk’s famous command “shields up” as a first defense against invading microbes.

Henry Schein Dental announces launch of Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions

July 3, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Dental, the global dental business of Henry Schein Inc., has announced the launch of Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions. The group will specialize in providing a comprehensive package of specialty products and services, as well as innovative and personalized business solutions, to oral and maxillofacial surgeons and periodontists.

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Minimal global growth projected for ovarian cancer therapeutics market

June 2, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The high inflation on the cost of ovarian cancer therapeutics in the United States, predominately on Avastin, will drive the global market through to 2020, despite Avastin’s current limitation to off-label usage in the country, according to a new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research.

Nurses play vital role in minimizing the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections

May 29, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Hospitals are meant to be places of healing, yet every year an estimated 1.7 million Americans will develop a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) while hospitalized — and 99,000 patients will die from one, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Screenings for chronic diseases could save the U.S. healthcare system millions

May 9, 2014

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Screenings by dentists for the most common chronic medical diseases could save the American health care system as much as $102.6 million annually, according to a new study conducted by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC). The findings were published recently in the American Journal of Public Health.

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