Health and Medical News from Florida Organizations and Companies
MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- December 3, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first human-to-human heart transplant, notes Mark Oristano, author of "Surgeons' Story" (ISBN: 978-1935953784). South African physician Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the surgery which astonished the world in Capetown. The patient, 54-year old Louis Washkansky, lived with another person's heart pumping his blood for 18 days.
BRADENTON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Aggressive legal action by states to curb national opioid addiction crisis draws comments from southwest Florida civil trial lawyer Bernard Walsh. In response to growing political pressure to stop the opioid addiction crisis, many State and municipal governments are filing lawsuits against a range of drug manufacturers.
1st Annual Global C. diff. Walk in New Port Richey to raise awareness on importance of Clostridium difficile infection prevention
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Presented by the C Diff Foundation, the 1st Annual Global C.diff. Awareness 2K Walk will take place on Saturday, November 4 at Frances Park, New Port Richey, Florida. This event will include refreshments, hydration stations, and resourceful educational material and displays.
In major scientific discovery, never before seen biominerals found by CEO of BioMineral Tea, Frankie Alfonso
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The CEO of BioMineral Tea Organic Minerals Inc., Frankie Alfonso, discovered the visual evidence of biomineral structure and their various bio-photonic colors. A biomineral is an organic mineral from an herb which shares the same chemistry as the human body and is the key element which provides positive and negative electric charges to all cells and vital organs. Each different color biomineral represents a different frequency of energy which can also be measured in electron volts (eV).
C Diff Foundation Knocks on Governor’s Doors Nationwide to Proclaim November for Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- C Diff Foundation welcomes November as Clostridium difficile Awareness Month and it is an exciting time for patients, families, clinicians, and organizations. Governors in several states honor our efforts by signing proclamations declaring November to be Clostridium difficile Awareness Month in their states.
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- C Diff Foundation's, "C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network," is honored to announce Dr. Edmond Hooker, MD - Associate Professor of Health Services Administration at Xavier University, Darrel Hicks, a well-known hospital environment specialist and educator, and Bruce Rippe, CEO of Trinity Guardion, manufacturer of the Trinity Guardion Patient Protective Barrier, as our guest speakers on August 1, 2017.
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The C Diff Foundation is pleased to announce the Michael and Helen Caralla, Sr. Educational Scholarship program. The scholarship program is to help health care students succeed and reach their educational goals.
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The C Diff Foundation hosts "C. diff. Science" on Sept. 14 to honor professionals dedicated to the scientific research and development in the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, C. diff.) community worldwide, chaired by Professor Simon M. Cutting, PhD, of Molecular Microbiology at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Florida Attorney Bernard Walsh Recommends Increased Safety Regulations Needed for Energy Drinks After Teen Death
BRADENTON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The report that a teenager died as a result of drinking an energy drink in combination with other caffeinated drinks has prompted calls for improved safety regulations on energy supplements by Attorney Bernard F. Walsh.
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- This week, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state.
Sweet Treats Bake Sale Launched in Florida to Raise C. diff. Awareness Before Worldwide Volunteer Roll-out
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The C Diff Foundation announces its "Bake Sale for C.diff. Awareness," a month-long campaign beginning May 2017 in Florida and continuing in N.J., N.C., and across the USA to India, and Italy featuring education and advocacy on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified as a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile.
BOCA RATON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- LevelFunded Health is excited to announce that it was recently selected as one of the new top innovative insurance businesses by one of Silicon Valley's most active venture group, Plug and Play. The 12-week program connects promising start-ups, early and growth stage companies, to some of the world's largest insurance corporations.
Florida Lawyer David Goldman Offers Insight into Impact of a Trump Administration on Obamacare and Medicaid for Consumers
SARASOTA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, responds to clients' concerns about the impact of a Trump administration on healthcare coverage. David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations.
Florida Smiles: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers The Most Affordable Rates in Florida Health Insurance Marketplace
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida (LIBERTY) is proud to announce it is offering the most affordable rates for adult dental plans in the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly called the "Health Exchange"). This marks the first year that LIBERTY, which covers most of the state, has added the offering of Family Dental HMO plans in the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- C Diff Foundation(R) a leading non-profit patient advocacy organization, Global healthcare information system, today announced the scheduled events and launching of the 4th annual November C. diff. Awareness global campaign, the first month long awareness campaign of its kind in the healthcare industry. November 1st is dedicated to all C. diff. Survivors worldwide.
Following Confirmation of Zika in Mosquitoes, Fla. Gov. Scott Directs DOH to Aggressively Expand Prevention Measures
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) confirmed that they have detected Zika in three mosquito...
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With a $120,000 commitment, the SUDC Foundation is excited to announce the support of “The Moss Pieratt Foundation Memorial Neuropathology Fellowship" at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system, which includes the brain and is crucial to our better understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC). To date, there are no comprehensive brain studies on victims of SUDC.
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Super food celebrity author Stephanie Pederson hosts the peak "Berry Extravaganza," a free tele-summit event featuring a panel of today's "berry best" super food celebrity experts and authors, July 9-31, 2016.
The Pink Fund and Houston Area Fred Astaire Dance Studios Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event
HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R) presented by The Pink Fund, which makes its way to Houston on October 9, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom Houston, is the event for you.
Calif. State Leaders and Dental Plans Join Forces with the Center for Oral Health to Kick Off ‘Early Smiles’
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an unprecedented effort to address oral health disparities in the Sacramento region, the Center for Oral Health (COH), in partnership LIBERTY Dental Plan, Health Net and Access Dental plans, will kick off "Early Smiles" - a collaborative and innovative School Based Oral Health Program - today, at the State Capitol. The initiative has a goal of serving 12,000 children in Sacramento-area elementary schools in its first year.