Arkansas Panel: Expand Definition of Small Businesses
LITTLE ROCK - A legislative panel asked Arkansas' insurance commissioner on Thursday to expand the definition of small businesses so more companies can purchase coverage for their employees through a marketplace. But state Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said he doesn't have the power to make that revision, and it would require a change in state law. The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee voted to ask Kerr to change the definition to businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The state defines a small business as having between two and 50 employees. The move would allow more businesses to ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 24, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

OSH practices and interventions in small businesses: global issues in the Québec context - Champoux D, Brun JP.
In this paper, occupational safety and health in small businesses is considered from the standpoint of relations between small business employers, workers and occupational safety and health practitioners. Québec practitioners note that occupational safety... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Web.com's Online Community Provides a Wealth of Free Resources for Small Businesses
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 21, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insurance commissioner slams Aetna's small-business rate hike
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones slammed Aetna Thursday for an “unreasonable” quarterly rate hike on small-business owners that brings the annual average increase to more than 27 percent. The hike affects small employers that renew their health insurance policies in the fourth quarter — and an estimated 40,000 employees. Dept. of Insurance actuaries reviewed Aetna’s rate filing and found the average 27.4 percent increase was not based on Aetna’s most recent claims experience.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Some Legislators Think The Smoking Age Should Be 21
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. While a growing number of states have turned their attention to marijuana legalization, another proposal has been quietly catching fire among some legislators—raising the legal age to buy cigarettes. This summer, Hawaii became the first state to approve increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 starting Jan 1. A similar measure passed the California Senate, but stalled in the Assembly. And nearly a dozen other states have con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How You Can Create a Lifestyle of Freedom
First of all, if you are perfectly happy with your life, this blog may not be for you. This is for millions of people who go to work and are miserable. This is just my story, one person's story. I hope it will inspire you to take steps toward change, like I have, and my clients have. Learn In my early 30s, I began a journey to further my education. Being the first person in my immediate family to attend college, I remain confident I have set the bar higher for my children and their children as well. I started out on this journey with ambitious goals, and as I reached my Senior year, reality kicked me in the face: There ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allen Gutierrez
National Executive Director Allen Gutierrez serves as the National Executive Director of The Latino Coalition, a national organization that represents Latino interests with senior executives of many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies both federal and local. He is also the founder of The MCA Group based out of Maryland with emphasis on Federal & private sector procurement, special events management and multicultural marketing. Prior to joining the entrepreneur spirit and starting his own company he was the Chief Operating Officer of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce a national organization that r...
Source: PHRMA - October 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Source Type: news

Obama signs bill preserving the definition of 'small'
President Barack Obama has officially signed PACE — the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, which was passed by Congress late last week. The PACE Act, which maintains the definition of small group small businesses to between 1 and 50 employees, will prevent a provision in the Affordable Care Act from taking effect Jan. 1, 2016. That provision would have expanded the definition to 1-100 employees, resulting in premium increases of as much as 40 percent for some people. The PACE Act… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 8, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Sheffield Source Type: news

Obama signs bill preserving the definition of 'small'
President Barack Obama has officially signed PACE — the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, which was passed by Congress late last week. The PACE Act, which maintains the definition of small group small businesses to between 1 and 50 employees, will prevent a provision in the Affordable Care Act from taking effect Jan. 1, 2016. That provision would have expanded the definition to 1-100 employees, resulting in premium increases of as much as 40 percent for some people. The PACE Act… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - October 8, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Michael Sheffield Source Type: news

Interview With Andrea Rossi, LENR Energy Pioneer
We present here an interview with Andrea Rossi, in the form of a set of questions posed by us, and Rossi's responses (which we have lightly edited): Interview with Rossi 1. What originally inspired you to investigate low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) energy, and to pursue it for many years? AR: I have actually been working in the field of alternative energies since I was 20 years old, mainly because I was very shocked at the first oil crisis following the Yom Kippur war in 1973. So I vowed to work with the aim of making oil less necessary. I was fascinated by the Fleischmann-Pons work in 1989, and ever since then I have b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

FedEx Kicks Off the NFL Season with FANtastic News for the Red Cross
Written by Leigh-Anne Dennison, a Red Crosser from Browns Town (Cleveland, Ohio) Isn’t it great how the football season brings people together? From tailgates to Super Bowl parties, folks gather to cheer on their champs or root for their favorite underdogs. Even “casual fans” will do the touchdown dance when their local team scores in the final seconds to win the game. Now, FedEx and the NFL have another reason for fans to come together and cheer, and it involves supporting the humanitarian services provided by local American Red Cross chapters. For a second season, FedEx is teaming with the NFL to suppor...
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Development Air and Ground FedEx NFL Player of the Week red cross Source Type: news

Your Running Shoes Are Hurting You
The latest running shoe model is out. The price tag is $150. Professional athletes around the world say it's like running on air. It's a bestseller. With tag lines like, Just Do It and Evolve from the Inside Out, they promote better performance, better materials and better style. What they don't tell you, is that this shoe is precisely what's hurting your ability to run. Seriously. Despite billion-dollar revenues and decades of industry leadership, the athletic footwear giants--Nike, Adidas, Reebok and all the rest -- haven't publicized conclusive, independent evidence that their running shoes provide any form of injury re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipartisan Effort Fights Health Law Rule That Could Raise Premiums
Some lawmakers want to head off changes to the Affordable Care Act that could subject more small companies to greater insurance requirements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Senate House of Representatives United States Politics and Government Small Business Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Source Type: news

When Fed locks up funds, small businesses suffer
When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to slow down a speeding economy -- effectively raising the price of money -- banks often sell down their stockpile of securities to keep the financial assembly lines going. That's much like a widget-building company might rely on a warehouse of raw materials when prices rise.But according to newly published research, federal accounting rules can padlock those warehouses, particularly hurting small banks and their customers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

When Fed locks up funds, small businesses suffer
(Binghamton University) When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to slow down a speeding economy -- effectively raising the price of money -- banks often sell down their stockpile of securities to keep the financial assembly lines going. That's much like a widget-building company might rely on a warehouse of raw materials when prices rise.But according to newly published research from Binghamton University, federal accounting rules can padlock those warehouses, particularly hurting small banks and their customers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Northwestern receives $5 million for nanoscale research
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish, in collaboration with the University of Chicago, a new national resource that provides academic, small business and industry researchers access to cutting-edge nanotechnology facilities and expertise. The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource enables the hybridization of soft (biological) nanostructures with rigid nanoparticles, for applications such as microfluidic modules for bio-sensors and synthetic scaffolds for tissue regeneration, among others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Medical Device User Fee Small Business Qualification and Certification
The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concer... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 17, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

More confusing rules — and more choices — coming from the ACA, health care panelists say
Five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed, employers, providers, brokers and lawyers continue to grapple with changing requirements in the law, according to speakers on a Business Journal panel on health and benefits trends Friday morning. Watch the sparks fly this fall as new requirements kick in that ban non-compliant coverage and expand the definition of small business to up to 100 employees. After that, a hefty “Cadillac tax” on generous health plans looms in 2018. A good-bye… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Africa's Time Is Now
It's telling that people all over the world, in consultations with the United Nations, chose a goal that specifically addresses the need for economic growth and jobs to alleviate poverty. It is reflective of a broad shift in emphasis to more meaningful and inclusive economic growth across the globe. That growth is not just about expanding national economies, but the real emphasis is on ensuring that we reach the most vulnerable people in society. I am honored to be chairing the United Nations Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Council, and I aim to particularly focus on this opportunity for businesses to demonstrate thei...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oregon, OHSU expand small business grant program
Oregon's economic development agency and Oregon Health & Science University have expanded a small health care company grant program. Business Oregon and OHSU believe the $100,000 in state grants will offset costs small businesses face when they apply for National Institutes of Health funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The program can pay for up to $5,000 in costs for grant writers, technical support, data analysis or other uses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 10, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

7 Ways to Avoid Death Via the Rat Race
In case you haven't figured it out, the rat race is real, and it can be very dangerous to your health and soul. Whether you work for someone or own a small business and work for multiple clients, chances are you have felt the weight of the rat race. We live in a 24/7 world with access to our work at all moments of day. Unfortunately, the first thing that many of us do in the morning is check our phones and enter a never ending stream of data. In Japan, death by overwork is a very real problem. According to Economy Watch, thousands of workers die each year after working too much work, and the government is stepping in to c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia exposed as a blackmail racket that extorts small businesses while publishing corporate propaganda
(NaturalNews) Natural News has long documented the scandal, debauchery and bogusness surrounding the "online encyclopedia" known as Wikipedia – and each time we've been proven correct that the media giant is little more than a corrupt operation that has always attempted to downplay... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ONR: Big opportunities for small business at Navy Gold Coast
(Office of Naval Research) To maintain the technological superiority of the American warfighter -- and build partnerships with small businesses--the Office of Naval Research joined entrepreneurs, start-ups and already established companies last week at the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event at the San Diego Convention Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hawaii ambulatory surgery centers unite through new association
A local health care consultant has organized a new group to represent Hawaii’s ambulatory surgery centers. Longtime Kailua resident and health care consultant Woodrow Moore, also the founder of the Texas ASC Society, spearheaded the Hawaii ASC Association, which held its inaugural meeting in June. Moore also owns consulting firm The Physician's Advocate and is a member of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Small Business Entrepreneurship Advocacy Committee. “Hawaii's ASC's are organizing for local… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

Post-Affordable Care Act Trends in Health Coverage for Small Businesses
Interviews with stakeholders from Arkansas, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Vermont, and health coverage trends, suggest 2017 may be marked by big changes in the small-group health insurance market. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Health Insurance Coverage)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Health Insurance Coverage - September 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Lucia K Tags: Health Coverage National Montana (MT) M Arkansas (AR) WSC Pennsylvania (PA) MA Vermont (VT) NE New Mexico (NM) M Source Type: news

Global Digital Opens USA Digital Agency Hub
Successful Global Digital Community brings creative digital media services to the USA offering unique enterprise and small business solutions with innovative global hubs concept. Business owners and...(PRWeb August 31, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12924628.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cold Fusion Heats Up: Fusion Energy and LENR Update
Introduction The world faces a grim future if we do not immediately rein in consumption of fossil fuels. Risks include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought and conflicts among human societies. An eventual sea level rise of 6 meters now seems pretty much assured. Additionally, July 2015 is now officially the hottest single month in recorded history. In spite of these truly sobering developments, some are seeing rays of hope. Prices of solar photovoltaic panels have dropped considerably. Observers predicted in 2000 that wind-generated power worldwide would reach 30 GWatts by 2010; it ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cold Fusion Heats Up: Fusion Energy and LENR Update
Introduction The world faces a grim future if we do not immediately rein in consumption of fossil fuels. Risks include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought and conflicts among human societies. An eventual sea level rise of 6 meters now seems pretty much assured. Additionally, July 2015 is now officially the hottest single month in recorded history. In spite of these truly sobering developments, some are seeing rays of hope. Prices of solar photovoltaic panels have dropped considerably. Observers predicted in 2000 that wind-generated power worldwide would reach 30 GWatts by 2010; it...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pissing People Off Is Part of the Work Sometimes
I'm going to piss you off. You or someone else... it's going to happen. All because I'm going to touch on the things that make people feel unsettled and unsteady, and it's going to make someone mad. They may unsubscribe, unlike my social media pages, and tell the people around them that I'm the worst. Sometimes they may even send me a nasty email or comment letting me know just how angry I made them. How wrong I am for what I said or did. The thing about doing this kind of work -- work that's in service of supporting others in making amazing things happen in their lives -- is that it's going to trigger things in people tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chrono Therapeutics receives $2.3M grant from NCI for smoking cessation wearable
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Chrono Therapeutics a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of up to $2.3 million for product development of the digital portion of the company’s smoking cessation therapy offering. The new grant will fund Chrono’s final clinical trial for its product. This is the second grant Chrono has received from the NCI. The […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 26, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Funding/M&A Government/Regulation Uncategorized Chrono Therapeutics National Cancer Institute NCI SBIR Small Business Innovation Research smoking cessation smoking cessation app smoking cessation tool Source Type: news

2 local accelerators get boost from U.S. SBA
Funds won as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator Fund Competition will spur development in the digital health field in Philadelphia, and boost the number of women and minority owned businesses in the Reading, Pa. region. The University City Science Center Digital Health Accelerator and IDEA Food Accelerator at Kutztown University Small Business Development Center's Jump Start Diversity program each received $50,000 – part of the SBA's $4.4 million effort to help… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 25, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alison Burdo Source Type: news

Web.com Invites Portland, Oregon Area Small Businesses to Its Small Business Summit Marketing Seminar
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C4 raises $1.3M for multimodality marker
Device developer C4 Imaging said it has received $1.3 million in Small Business...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:C4 Imaging nets 510(k) clearance for MRI marker, December 9, 2013 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Moving forward in Carrefour-Feuilles, Haiti
This post was written by Michael de Vulpillieres, a member of the communications team at the American Red Cross Greater NY Region chapter. This past June, Michael traveled to Port-au-Prince to learn more about Red Cross programs in Haiti and to support the local Red Cross office. For more photos from Michael’s visit to Carrefour-Feuilles, click here. Building supplies and construction equipment lined a newly-built road as I approached Campeche, one of the eight neighborhoods that comprises the community of Carrefour-Feuilles in western Port-au-Prince. It was about 7 a.m. and I was to spend the next few hours vis...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: International earthquake haiti loan new york port-au-prince Source Type: news

Small business exchange offers tax credits, choice
Maryland’s small business health exchange is finally open for business, after more than a year of delays, technical glitches and changes of plan. The state-run or federal health exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act were designed to include benefits that would make health insurance more affordable for small business owners and give their employees more options. The Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, was originally envisioned to be a part of the online insurance marketplace… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Gantz Source Type: news

Lessons from the Small Business Health Options Program: The SHOP Experience in California and Colorado
This report examines California and Colorado's Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP), which opened in October 2013. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bellevue Area Small Businesses Invited to the Web.com Small Business Summit to Learn How to Improve Their Overall Business Performance
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Business groups issue warning ahead of EPA decision on ozone limits
If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clamps down on ozone levels, cutting acceptable limits to 65 parts per billion, 15 counties representing about 90 percent of the state’s economic activity could come up short, according to a study by a business group. The study, titled “Slamming the Brakes: How Washington’s Ozone Plan Will Hurt the Colorado Economy and Make Traffic Worse” and commissioned by the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of the Small Business Entrepreneurship… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cathy Proctor Source Type: news

Portland wellness company nets $1.4M NIH grant to help firefighters
A Portland company has received a $1.4 million grant it plans to use to take its wellness platform to firefighters across the U.S. Provata Health, formerly called Odyssey Science Innovations, received the funding through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II funding program. Provata’s wellness program, called Healthy Team Healthy U, was developed at Oregon Health & Science University. It was tested on a variety of populations, including Portland Fire… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Colorado Businesses Struggle As Toxic Waste Flows Through Animas River
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, on plans to aid small business owners after the toxic waste spill.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tibbetts Award recognizes NIEHS grantee innovation in rodent control
SenesTech received a Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award for its safe, innovative approach to reducing rodent populations. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 7, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS small business innovation shines at biotech convention
NIEHS grantees, including Microvi Biotech Inc., were selected to exhibit in a special innovation zone at the BIO International Convention. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 7, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Blue Shield of California owes $83 million to Obamacare enrollees, small businesses
Blue Shield of California owes nearly $83 million in 2014 rebates to Obamacare enrollees and small businesses in California, after running afoul of a key Affordable Care Act metric. The federal health reform law requires insurers to spend 80 percent or more of premiums from individual and small business customers on medical care. But San Francisco-based Blue Shield missed that mark, spending about 76.8 percent of premium dollars on medical care last year in those business segments. As a result,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 5, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Blue Shield of California owes $83 million to Obamacare enrollees, small businesses
Blue Shield of California owes nearly $83 million in 2014 rebates to Obamacare enrollees and small businesses in California, after running afoul of a key Affordable Care Act metric. The federal health reform law requires insurers to spend 80 percent or more of premiums from individual and small business customers on medical care. But San Francisco-based Blue Shield missed that mark, spending about 76.8 percent of premium dollars on medical care last year in those business segments. As a result,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - August 5, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Tibbetts Award recognizes NIEHS grantee innovation in rodent control
SenesTech received a Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award for its safe, innovative approach to reducing rodent populations. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 4, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS small business innovation shines at biotech convention
NIEHS grantees, including Microvi Biotech Inc., were selected to exhibit in a special innovation zone at the BIO International Convention. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 4, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for August 3, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. CR Bard’s Lutonix wins Medicare reimbursement add-on C.R. Bard said that angioplasty treatments with its Lutonix drug-coated balloon will now be eligible for add-on payments through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Medicare’s hospital impatient prospective payme...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

FDA raises medical device user fees more than 4%
The FDA is raising the user fees medical device makers pay for the safety watchdog to review its products by more than 4%. The user fees for fiscal 2016, which begins Oct. 1, 2015 are going up 4.2% over the fiscal 2015 fees for both small businesses making less that $100 million annually and for their larger brethren, the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health said today. The cuts are slated to cover applications for 510(k) clearance, the more stringent pre-market approval process and a raft of other applications to the FDA. The agency cut the fees by -2.9% for fiscal 2015, having raised them by 4.2% ...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

UPS Store launches 3D printing service across 100 stores
(NaturalNews) The growing popularity of open-source, three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology is now taking shape as a national franchise operation, with the UPS Store leading the charge on this pioneering technology. The all-in-one packing, shipping, and small business solutions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Seniors, Sexual Activity Is Linked To Higher Quality Of Life
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study in Scotland Older adults said "they miss and want to engage in sexual behaviors, whether that be a kiss to intercourse," said study coauthor Taylor-Jane Flynn in an email. "For many, these behaviors remained an important element in their life."  Flynn, a psychology PhD candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University, said the study was inspired by her work as a health care assistant for elderly people. Although quality of life is a key consideration...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news