Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
Levy Konigsberg LLP

Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1M Lung Cancer Verdict in Boston for Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds"), Philip Morris USA, Inc. ("Philip Morris") and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.
Brian Lichtlin, CEO of Advalent

Advalent Announces Launch of Network 360 to Drive Multi-Dimensional Provider Performance in Value-Based Care Contracting

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent, a market-leading healthcare technology company focusing on payer solutions announced today the launch of a new network contracting and analytics product - Network 360(TM). Designed for payers and risk bearing healthcare providers, Network 360 is a breakthrough analytics platform that analyzes network, enables value-based contracting, and manages both upside and downside risk.
Brian Lichtlin, CEO of Advalent

Advalent Corp. Partners with Novus Healthcare, Closing the Gap in Value-Based Care

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent Corporation signed a partnership in early 2018 with Novus Healthcare to identify patients who could benefit from value-based care and implement that approach using Advalent's Value-Based Care Platform and Novus' population health management programs.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Governor Baker Appoints Dr. John Christian Kryder to 2018 Health Policy Commission

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the appointment of Dr. John Christian Kryder to the Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Kryder is a primary care physician who has served in numerous management roles over the last three decades and will fill the board seat designated for a primary care physician.
ECHO Connection CEO Andrea Barnes

ECHO Connection CEO Andrea Barnes speaking at Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- ECHO Connection, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating the world, hosting collaborative platforms, and providing hope for those in need of cannabinoid-based therapies, announced today that it has appointed Andrea Barnes as its new CEO and President. Barnes will be speaking about the charity's work in guiding families seeking the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids by connecting them with resources that can help at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE) in Boston.
Governor Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration Signs Contract to Boost Patient Care at Bridgewater State Hospital in Mass.

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that it has signed a contract with Correct Care Solutions to provide clinical patient care at the Bridgewater State Hospital. Correct Care Solutions (CCS) was selected based on its extensive experience in treating individuals with serious behavioral health needs and for its specific knowledge of the Bridgewater State Hospital facility.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Governor Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Legislation into Law

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — On Monday, at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid...
Raising C. diff. Awareness

Third Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo comes to Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. A worldwide panel of experts, hosted by the C Diff Foundation, will gather at the 3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo in Boston on November 9, to discuss vital information for healthcare professionals.
Group therapy service

Group therapy service initiates program to provide psychological support for refugees from Middle East

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- An Internet group therapy service has initiated a program to provide psychological support for the thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa who are currently trekking across Europe seeking new homes. In cooperation with the Adelina Foundation and Friends Beyond Borders, Growthnet, a U.S. company that offers various kinds of group counseling via web conferencing, is offering no-cost online sessions to any refugee who applies, according to its CEO, John Toomey.
Forerun UrgiChart

Forerun Inc. joins the Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) as a Premier Partner

WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Forerun Inc. announces it has joined the Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) as a Premier Partner to help better serve the Urgent Care healthcare market with UrgiChart - an intuitive electronic health record system enabling physicians to document efficiently while streamlining clinical decision making thus freeing up more time for patient interaction and increasing operational improvement.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Boston Mayor Walsh Launches CEASE Boston, Part of National Initiative to Fight Sex Trafficking

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of CEASE Boston (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), a...
Weitz & Luxenberg

Massachusetts Community Schools file lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover cost of PCB's cleanup

WESTPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Town of Westport and Westport Community Schools have taken an important step to protect the health of students, teachers, administrators, and others who work in or visit schools in Westport. They filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover the costs of removing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) from their schools, says Weitz and Luxenberg.
Publisher Henry Quinlan

Massachusetts Seminar Offers New Concept in Retirement Planning, a Thoughtful Prep for the Next Stage of Life for Those about to...

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Omni Publishing Co. announces the launch of a new concept in retirement planning with a Dec. 4, 2012, seminar designed to address the non-financial, soft-side of retirement. Attendees to the seminar 'Building Your Emotional Pension' will be presented with the planning tools that will enable them to map out a retirement that works.
Mass Governor Patrick

Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Joslin Diabetes Center to Break Ground on Translational Center for Cure of Diabetes

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, on the fourth anniversary of Governor Deval Patrick signing his ten-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative at the...
Mass Governor Patrick

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Proposes Comprehensive Health Care Cost-Containment Legislation

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced comprehensive health care payment and delivery reform legislation designed to control rising health care...

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