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Memorial Hospital Gardena Recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient

11 12 2017

GARDENA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Memorial Hospital of Gardena (MHG) has been recognized as a 5-Star recipient in Orthopedics for Hip Fracture Treatment, in Gastrointestinal for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, in Critical Care for Treatment of Sepsis, and in Labor and Delivery for both Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery according to this year's evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* These achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, for the 2018 Report to the Nation,...

Sanctions sought against supplement company's harassment campaign against law firm

11 12 2017

Enhanced Athlete, run by a convicted felon and a former attorney, urges customers to bully law firm into dropping lawsuits and offers sale as a reward Enhanced Athlete’s egregious, illegal, and vexatious harassment “directly impacts the integrity of the judicial process ... which justifies the imposition of sanctions.”” — Attorney Robert Tauler LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2017 -- A Sacramento company accused of touting a fertilizer used in explosives for human consumption as a weight loss drug will have to persuade a judge in January to support its latest attempt to attack the plaintiff trying to stop the illegal practice.In a recent press release, one of Enhanced Athlete’s principals, convicted felon Scott Cavell called the lawsuit “frivolous” and accused the company and the lawyer seeking to put an end to the illegal sale and harmful use of DNP (dinitrophenol) of being engaged in a “shakedown” scheme.Phoenix-based Nutrition Distribution LLC,...

miRagen Therapeutics Presents New Interim Clinical Data Expanding on Previous Data Suggesting Positive Impact From Systemically Administered MRG-106 on Mycosis Fungoides Form of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma at 2017 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeti

11 12 2017

Nine of fourteen (64%) of patients treated for more than one month showed a 50% or greater improvement in total skin diseaseSeven patients have achieved at least a 50% improvement that has been durable for at least four monthsMRG-106 continued to be generally well-tolerated at all dose levels evaluated as of December 4, 2017Initiated dosing in three additional oncology indications including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma within the ongoing MRG-106 Phase 1 trialBOULDER, Colo., Dec. 11, 2017 -- miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies, announced today new interim results from its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MRG-106 in patients with the mycosis fungoides (MF) form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The data are being presented at the 2017 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia,...

Flexion Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Scott Kelley, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

11 12 2017

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) today announced that Scott Kelley, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kelley previously served as the company’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, and in his new role, he assumes responsibility for all medical matters at Flexion, including Medical Affairs, Clinical Research and Clinical Operations.“Scott has demonstrated a singular combination of rigor and creativity with respect to clinical trial design, clinical data analysis and the consideration of pipeline candidates, and he melds those skills with an innate ability to communicate ideas and data with passion and clarity,” said Michael Clayman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Flexion. “Scott’s promotion reflects his impressive capabilities and accomplishments, and we look forward to his continued success in his expanded role at this critical juncture in the company’s evolution.”Prior to joining Flexion in May of 2016,...

FCPX Plugin Developer, Pixel Film Studios, releases ProIntro Sci-Tech

11 12 2017

ProIntro Sci-Tech - FCPX Effects - Pixel Film Studios Plugins ALISO VIEJO, Calif. December 11, 2017 Pixel Film Studios’ ProIntro Sci-Tech is a set of 30 self-animating title presets with fully customizable background distortion elements. ProIntro Sci-Tech features energetic, bright, and pulsing animations with bright and electric design elements that compliment the title presets perfectly. ProIntro Sci-Tech is designed to help with the production process, making editing titles simple and fun for all FCPX users. Use ProIntro: Sci-Tech to add a “neo-noir” essence to any Final Cut Pro X productions. ProIntro Sci-Tech delivers a “neo-noir” essence for any and all title animation productions. First of all, choose from a variety of styles including background distorting elements as well as neon glowing shapes and drop-zones. In addition, combine each preset with any production media to complete an energetic look that’s perfect for any Final Cut Pro X project. ProIntro Sci-Tech’s...

ProfNet Experts Available on Financial Resolutions, Benefit Plans, More

11 12 2017

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Team Kaliber Crowned Call of Duty World League Dallas Open Champions

11 12 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CWL Dallas Open culminated with Team Kaliber claiming the top-place finish during a fiercely competitive tournament in Call of Duty®: WWII. Teams Splyce, OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan rounded out the top four spots to conclude the three-day competition at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. CWL Dallas Open Champs Team Kaliber claimed the largest piece of the event’s $200,000 prize pool, as part of the new season’s $4.2 million prize pool, the largest in Call of Duty esports history. ”Team Kaliber winning CWL Dallas means everything to me. We’ve all been putting a lot of hard work in the last few years and I’ve had a chance to watch all my friends succeed in that time. I relive this moment through their eyes and now I’ve had my chance to win,” said Team Kaliber’s Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi after being named CWL Dallas Open MVP. “Thanks for all the fans in the crowd and watching online. This has been unbelievable.” The...

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to Southern California Wildfires

11 12 2017

Southern California wildfires “Our church partners have deeply engaged ministries,” said Katie Mears, Director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Team. “As the fires continue, we will leverage the expertise of our congregations and diocesan disaster coordinators.” NEW YORK December 11, 2017 Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to provide emergency support to help the most vulnerable impacted by the wildfires spreading across Southern California. This assistance includes gift cards and spiritual care for homeless and undocumented people in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Paula. “One of the challenges in a situation like this is figure out a response when new needs become apparent,” noted The Very Rev. Canon Michael Bamberger of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, a member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Partners in Response team and the Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for Los Angeles. “We used...

Smart Cups Debuts First-Ever 3D-Polycapsule Printed Line of Energy Drinks

11 12 2017

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Smart Cups, a technology company and cutting-edge drink manufacturer, today introduces its proprietary technology and first product line of energy drinks. The pioneer of an exclusive 3D-polycapsule printing delivery system technology, Smart Cups transforms a virtually empty vessel into a self-stirring energy drink with the simple addition of water. Smart Cups' innovative technology has applications across a variety of industries — from food to pharmaceuticals and beyond — and speaks to today's on-demand market needs, while encouraging a positive global impact. Smart Cups Launching its first product offering with a range of four tasty 9-ounce energy drinks including Tropical Recess™, Nerdy Lemon-T™, Pucker Up Brain Boost™ and Magna Cum Latte™, Smart Cups debuts its revolutionary technology to the beverage market by entering an industry valued at over $4 billion dollars, poised to completely disrupt...

CPI Radant Technologies Division To Develop Wideband Radome For Military Aircraft

11 12 2017

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 -- The Radant Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded an approximately $3 million contract to develop a satellite communications radome for a U.S. military airborne platform.  The radome will be compatible with, and enable connectivity with, any wideband satellite communications system, including commercial Ku-band and Ka-band systems and military Ka-band Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) systems. The design and implementation of this radome will be based on the patented design of a novel, quad-band satellite communications radome that CPI Radant Technologies Division first developed and demonstrated for a global communications company in 2014.  Subsequently, it was included in the FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) received by that customer in 2016 and has been used to support in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems on commercial transport aircraft. "CPI Radant Technologies...

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