Neuroene Therapeutics awarded $225,000 STTR research grant
(Medical University of South Carolina) Neuroene Therapeutics, a startup company born from unique research by two Medical University of South Carolina investigators, secured a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $225,000 in July from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Some Small Businesses Restore Group Health Coverage
Some small companies that dropped group health insurance are reversing course, driven by a tightening labor market and rising costs and fewer choices for individual coverage. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - August 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Turn Your Eyes To The Skies For The Latest Explorers
6 ways National Science Foundation-supported research is improving unmanned aerial systems for scientific and societal benefit From strengthening wildlife conservation efforts to improving disaster response, researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- also known as drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) -- to gather data, improve communication, and explore environments where humans and larger aircraft dare not go. These advances are due, in part, to improvements in UAV technology, as well as clearer ground rules that govern the many uses of unmanned aircraft. Increased federal fun...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

State awards $400K to four tech, health and energy up-and-comers
The state of Oregon's economic development department awarded grants to four small businesses in the technology realm. Business Oregon's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs look "to stimulate technological innovation and provide new opportunities for small businesses to conduct research and development with commercial potential." APDM, which makes wearable tech , landed $100,000 while Architectural Applications, an energy company, nabbed $98,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA reduces medical device 510(k) registration fees 10% for 2017
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The US Food and Drug Administration’s medical device registration user fees for the agency’s 2017 fiscal year have decreased nearly across the board, including 10% reductions for 510(k) premarket notifications. The 2017 user fee reductions stem from offset provisions of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, which came into effect after the FDA reported fee collections that exceeded appropriated cumulative amounts between the regulator’s 2013 and 2016 fiscal years. As a result, “the excess shall be credited to the appropriation account of the Food and Drug Adm...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

New Commonwealth Fund Report: Latinos and People with Low Incomes Are Most Likely to Be Uninsured, Despite Significant Gains Under Affordable Care Act
Of the U.S. adult population currently without health insurance, 88 percent is Latino, makes less than $16, 243 a year, is under age 35, and/or works for a small business, according to new Commonwealth Fund survey findings. Half (51%) of the remaining uninsured live in one of the 20 states that had not yet expanded Medicaid at the time of the survey.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ORNL collaborates with 6 small businesses on clean energy tech
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Six small companies will tap the expertise of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move their manufacturing, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)
Businesses, especially small businesses, have limited resources within the business to address risks and challenges, and the prospect of involving someone outside the business causes privacy concerns. Attorney-client privilege is a unique aspect of the attorney relationship that empowers a business to seek counsel while maintaining confidentiality.  The privilege protects both the communication from the business to the attorney and the attorney’s communications to the business. The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to encourage and promote open and honest communication with legal counsel.  Underst...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans
Being a trustee of our company retirement plan reminds me of the Biblical character Job, who asked, "Where shall wisdom be found and where is the place of understanding?” Retirement plan administration requires understanding of the continued regulatory oversight by Congress and the Department Of Labor, while consulting with a retirement plan attorney and Registered Investment Advisors provides wisdom. When Bell and Company started in 1982, I didn’t worry about retirement. My wife Lee and I were just trying to pay the mortgage and truck payment. I remember going to the North Little Rock post office each wee...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 17, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Do you agree with sugar tax on drinks? Four in ten want to add it to CHOCOLATE too
ORGANISATIONS representing small businesses have launched a campaign calling for the government to ditch the soft drinks tax. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CareFirst CEO says cost of health care is 'unsupportable' for consumers, insurers
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Chet Burrell said on Monday the cost of health care is at "unsupportable levels" for both consumers and providers, speaking at a state hearing on the insurer's proposal to increase 2017 rates by as much as 37 percent. Burrell fielded questions from community members, small business owners, state lawmakers and the Maryland Insurance Administration, which approves rates. Baltimore-based CareFirst, the region's dominant health insurer, initially requested a 12 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carley Milligan Source Type: news

Unanimous Supreme Court Forces V.A. To Shop Small
In 2006, Congress passed a law to funnel more V.A. funding to small businesses run by veterans. The agency read it differently. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robb Mandelbaum Source Type: news

Findings from the National Machine Guarding Program-a small business intervention: machine safety - Parker DL, Yamin SC, Xi M, Brosseau LM, Gordon R, Most IG, Stanley R.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this nationwide intervention was to improve machine safety in small metal fabrication businesses (3 to 150 employees). The failure to implement machine safety programs related to guarding and lockout/tagout (LOTO) are frequent ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

State-Run SHOPs: An Update Three Years Post ACA Implementation
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) was implemented as part of the ACA to make it easier for small-business owners and their employees to shop for and compare plan options online. This brief summarizes participation in SHOP since it was implemented. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Jay Amargos Leaves Startup Junkie To Start Small Business
Jay Amargos has left Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to run her own meditation studio. Amargos’ last day was July 25. She had been Startup Junkie’s minority outreach program director, as was highlighted in an Arkansas Business story in May. Amargos and Jessica Boyd co-founded i’Mindful Studio in Fayetteville. Amargos said the studio teaches a form of meditation called mindfulness stress reduction, and the studio has classes at its Fayetteville location or it can do sessions at places of work. i’Mindful has already worked with several companies in northwest Arkansas, such as Whole Foods Mar...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 1, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FY 2017 Medical Device User Fee Small Business Qualification and Certification - Guidance for Industry, Food and Drug Administration Staff and Foreign Governments
The Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA) require the payment of a user fee for most types of medical device applications. A business that is qualified and certified as a small business is eligible for a substantial reduction in most of these... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Newly Empowered Black Farmers Ruined by South Africa ’s Drought
A programme supporting emerging women small-scale farmers has been hit hard by the drought. Here a crop of peppers and tomatoes at a school farming scheme at Risenga Primary School, in Giyani, Limpopo province, wilts in the sun. Credit: Desmond Latham/IPSBy Desmond LathamCAPE TOWN, Jul 30 2016 (IPS)Almost half a decade of drought across most of South Africa has led to small towns in crisis and food imports for the first time in over 20 years, as well as severely hampering the government’s planned land redistribution programme.It’s the cost of food in an economic downturn that has been the immediate effect. But ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Desmond Latham Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Tra Source Type: news

GoDaddy launches new products, features targeted at entrepreneurs
Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. has released a new suite of services and products for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The recent launches include a new app for entrepreneurs, cloud servers in three countries overseas to help small businesses, and added new languages to its investor mobile app. These new features and products are just a piece of what’s new for the growing domain name registrar that is expanding further internationally and aims to help small businesses with their online technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

GoDaddy launches new products, features targeted at entrepreneurs
Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. has released a new suite of services and products for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The recent launches include a new app for entrepreneurs, cloud servers in three countries overseas to help small businesses, and added new languages to its investor mobile app. These new features and products are just a piece of what’s new for the growing domain name registrar that is expanding further internationally and aims to help small businesses with their online technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Premiums are going up (and other lessons from our Health Summit)
At Albuquerque Business First ’s Small Business Health Care Summit & Expo on July 21, panelists had some bad news: premiums are probably going up. Terry Linton, panel member and owner of Linton & Associates, said, while rates won ’t be officially posted until mid-September, he is hearing that carriers are asking for increases that range from single digit percentage increases to over 20 percent increases. “The high numbers are tough to swallow,” Linton said. “And tough to budget.” That… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marissa Higdon Source Type: news

18th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference
November 15-17, 2016. Orlando, FL. HHS has more than $870 million to fund small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (SBTT) research. Attendees will learn how to apply for these funds and meet with representatives from NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACL. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

T2 Translational Research on Aging: Small Business Innovation Awards (R43/R44)
NIA-funding that provides money for small business innovative research on translating scientific advances into health care devices, products, practices, and programs for older adults. Rolling applications. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health-research sector small businesses invited to learn about NIH funding at national conference
The 18th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is expected to attract nearly 800 participants from around the country. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 25, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

5 things you should know about health insurance in New Mexico
On Thursday, Albuquerque Business First hosted a summit so small businesses could learn the ins and outs of health insurance. We covered the main ideas already, but here's a list of the five things you've probably never thought about when it comes to health insurance and health care: 1. There is such thing as pet insurance, and it can be part of your health insurance plan . "Our employers are asking for pet insurance f or their employees," said Terry Linton, owner of Linton & Associates. "Our pets … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marissa Higdon Source Type: news

Health insurance for small businesses: three things you need to know
The panelists at Albuquerque Business First's Small Business Health Care Summit and Expo on Thursday all agreed: health insurance is complicated, especially for small businesses. Health insurance tends to eat up a large portion of a business' money, often payroll is the only expense that tops it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in March 2016, health insurance benefits cost small businesses (with less than 50 employees) an extra $1.61 for every hour worked by an employee. Multiply… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marissa Higdon Source Type: news

5 Types Of People You Should Never Allow To Waste Your Time
It seems like instant coffee takes forever anymore. The microwave, the buttons. Who has time for that? And Minute Rice is out of the question. If you're like most people, you have three days' worth of stuff on your list for today that can only get done if you ignore eating, emergencies and hygiene. It's outrageous. The last thing you need are time-wasters. With that in mind, here are five familiar and universal types of people you should avoid at all cost. The missing punctuation person. This is the incessant talker who can never find the end of a sentence. Once cornered, your deliverance is nearly hopeless."So I k...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-tech health: Karna LLC helps public health agencies in fight against diseases
In 2008, Ambica Yadav wanted to form a business that would use her master’s in public health from Emory University, her experience working with companies like Capgemini and WebMD and her know-how in marrying technology and the field of public health. She attained Small Business Administration 8a certification, for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals running a business, and created Karna LLC which provides health services to the government by supporting federal and local agencies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

Magnetic Insight raises $3m for magnetic particle imaging
Magnetic Insight said today that it raised a $3 million seed round for the magnetic particle imaging technology it’s developing. Alameda, Calif.-based Magnetic Insight said Sand Hill Angels led the round, with participation from ” other prominent angel investors” and funds including the Stanford-StartX Fund. Magnetic particle imaging is designed to detects magnetic nanoparticle tracers for deep-tissue imaging, the company said. Unlike conventional magnetic resonance imaging, which creates images of existing tissues, the tracers used in MPI scans deliver higher levels of contrast a...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Imaging Wall Street Beat Magnetic Insight Source Type: news

Profusa wins $7.5m DARPA grant for implantable biosensors
San Francisco-based tissue-integrated sensor maker Profusa said today it won a $7.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Army Research Office for the development of implantable biosensors. The new sensors will be designed for the simultaneous, continuous monitoring of multiple body chemistries, the company said, with their initial use slated to provide real-time monitoring of combat soldier’s health status. “Profusa’s vision is to replace a point-in-time chemistry panel that measures multiple bio­markers, such as oxygen, glucose, lactate, urea, and ions with a ...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Profusa Source Type: news

The importance of the Bayh-Dole Act
Over 35 years ago, leaders in Washington D.C. united in what would today be a strikingly bipartisan manner to pass the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 – better known as the Bayh-Dole Act. The legislation created a framework for technology transfer that helped rejuvenate the American economy and continues to be a model for the rest of the world. A new paper, “How the Bayh-Dole Act Propelled U.S. Global Leadership in the Life Sciences”, focuses on the contributions of the Act in fostering technology transfer. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Setareh Samii Tags: Innovation R & D IP Source Type: news

Ways and Means Takes Action to Support Rural Hospitals & Hold IRS Accountable to Taxpayers
The Ways and Means Committee passed the Continuing Access to Hospitals Act of 2016, protecting access to high-quality healthcare in rural areas, and the Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act, which helps ensure that small business owners' assets are not wrongly seized by the IRS under civil asset forfeitures policies. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 7, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cosmetic Surgery That’s Just a Click Away
Now there is an easier and more efficient way to connect doctors with new patients who seek plastic surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANET MORRISSEY Tags: Computers and the Internet Plastic Surgery Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

University of Utah spin-off awarded grant to develop new antibiotics
(University of Utah) Curza Global, LLC (Curza), a company based on technology developed at the University of Utah, has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of $598,770 entitled 'Natural product-inspired antibacterials with unique ribosomal binding' that will provide two years of support. Curza is a pharmaceutical startup company focused on small-molecule therapeutics. Curza's technology originates from the laboratories of Ryan Looper and Dustin Williams, both professors at the University of Utah. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Oregon insurance regulators finalize next year's rate hikes
Oregon insurance regulators made next year’s rate hikes official, with final decisions announced today. The rates, for individuals who buy their own coverage and small businesses, are in keeping with preliminary decisions the Department of Consumer and Business Services made two weeks ago. They range from an average increase of 9.8 percent for Health Net Health Plan of Oregon to an average increase of 32 percent for Moda Health Plan in the individual market. “Health insurance rates should… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

3 ways Obamacare isn't working for small business
Health insurance was a pain for small businesses before the Affordable Care Act, and it’s still a pain now, but in different ways. That’s the main takeaway from a Senate committee roundtable Tuesday on the small business health insurance marketplace. The focus of the hearing was on Obamacare’s problems, but one witness defended the program, so let’s acknowledge what’s good about the ACA before we rip it to shreds. Health care costs are still rising, but the rate of growth has slowed thanks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

3 ways Obamacare isn't working for small business
Health insurance was a pain for small businesses before the Affordable Care Act, and it’s still a pain now, but in different ways. That’s the main takeaway from a Senate committee roundtable Tuesday on the small business health insurance marketplace. The focus of the hearing was on Obamacare’s problems, but one witness defended the program, so let’s acknowledge what’s good about the ACA before we rip it to shreds. Health care costs are still rising, but the rate of growth has slowed thanks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

​Nominate for Small Business Person of the Year!
For the 30th year, the Small Business Person of the Year Awards will honor outstanding entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta. Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will host the awards in 2016. Nominations will be taken through the Chronicle’s website. The awards again will offer the opportunity for entrepreneurs to compete at three different experience levels from new to seasoned, while adding four new categories of competition: Rising Star, Top Job Creator, Best… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

​Nominate for Small Business Person of the Year!
For the 30th year, the Small Business Person of the Year Awards will honor outstanding entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta. Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will host the awards in 2016. Nominations will be taken through the Chronicle’s website. The awards again will offer the opportunity for entrepreneurs to compete at three different experience levels from new to seasoned, while adding four new categories of competition: Rising Star, Top Job Creator, Best… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Committees at Odds Over Balance of Funding Between Basic Research and Small Business R&D
Two committees are staking out divergent stances on funding for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs—with the House and Senate Small Business Committees both advancing bipartisan proposals to increase the fraction of agencies’ extramural R&D budgets allocated to these programs, while the House Science Committee appears united in opposing increases that would take resources away from other R&D programs. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 21, 2016 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Committees at Odds Over Balance of Funding Between Basic Research and Small Business R & D
Two committees are staking out divergent stances on funding for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs —with the House and Senate Small Business Committees both advancing bipartisan proposals to increase the fraction of agencies’ extramural R & amp;D budgets allocated to these programs, while the House Science Committee appears united in opposing increases that would take resources away from other R & amp;D programs. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 21, 2016 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Reimbursing workers for health costs would be OK again under new bill (and other news from Washington today)
Small businesses would no longer face steep fines for reimbursing employees for their health care costs under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday. These types of employer payment plans are group health plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms, according to the IRS. So employers who offer health reimbursement arrangements are subject to excise taxes of $100 a day per employee. Around 14 percent of small businesses that don’t provide health insurance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

​8 reasons small businesses may benefit from working with an insurance broker
Small-business owners take on multiple roles in their companies out of necessity, but being a health plan expert doesn’t need to be one of them. In order to maximize employee benefits, minimize costs and administrative work, and get help understanding the complexities of health care regulations, many small-business owners look to the expertise of a qualified health insurance broker. “It’s a balancing act to help employers find options that fit their budget and are affordable for employees,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monica Majors Source Type: news

Trailblazing solutions to global food crisis
Kelly Dumke At 29, Kelly Dumke is already working on the front lines in communities in L.A. County against a well-known and entrenched enemy. She’s aiming to keep nearly 1 million children from becoming obese during early childhood. The 2009 UCLA graduate is the assistant director for Choose Health LA Kids, a program that was designed and implemented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and funded by First 5 LA. Dumke is working with Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate vice provost for UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative and a clinical professor in the Geffen School of Medicine and an adjuct professor in the Fi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Choosing The Best Health Insurance For Your Baby -- I Mean Business
In the end, whichever small business health insurance market you choose ? individual or group ? depends on your unique needs. There are benefits to each, but they are absolutely different and will affect your business financially. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Z. Stahl Source Type: news

U.S. to invest $200 mln to shorten organ transplant wait lists
(Reuters) – The U.S. government announced plans on Monday to invest $200 million to help shorten the waiting list for patients waiting for organ transplants. The investment, to be led by the Department of Defense, was announced at a White House summit to discuss the role of science and technology and innovation in organ transplantation. It is designed to support technologies aimed at repairing and replacing cells and tissues, Jeff Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council told the meeting. More than 120,000 people in the United States are on a donor waiting list, Zients said. About 80% of the dema...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario
The alarm rang out on a stormy Sunday night, rattling employees at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and conjuring up two words that strike fear in modern American life: “active shooter.” The “Code Black” alert in early May was a false alarm. No gunman was active. But the fact that such an alarm exists at UAMS attests to how the world has changed since the Columbine attack of 1999 and the long string of shootings that have followed at schools, universities and workplaces. Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some train...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 3, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Your Utility Company Wants to Sell You More than Just Electricity
Utilities have operated more or less the same since the electrification of American cities began more than a century ago. Americans run their lights and appliances, the utility company sends a bill for the electricity consumed and customers send in a check. But major changes in the energy industry—driven by everything from technological advances to environmental regulation—have uprooted the business model of electric utility companies across the globe. Customers can now create and store their own power thanks to solar panels and batteries, while government incentives encourage utility companies to help customer...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

Virginia Cancer Specialists Receives 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Small Business Category
Fairfax, Va. (June 2, 2016) — Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS), Northern Virginia’s premier cancer care center with 40 years of service to patients battling cancer and blood diseases, today announced its Arlington office was awarded the prestigious 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - June 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news