Ensign Group Names Snapper As CFO

May 12, 2009 (FinancialWire) The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG) has appointed Suzanne D. Snapper to succeed CFO Alan J. Norman, who is retiring. Snapper has been serving as the vice president of finance for an Ensign subsidiary that operates the companys service center. Norman plans to transition the CFO role to Snapper over a period of around 90 days, to coincide with the anticipated filing of the companys second quarter 2009 10-Q. Snappers appointment will become fully effective at the time of the filing. As VP of finance, Snapper played a role in taking the company public in 2007. […]

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FirstAlerttm 5/13, 2009: Sellers Make Their Presence Known

May 13, 2009 (FinancialWire) (By Dr. Joe Duarte) The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) moved higher, on the strength of companies like Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Dupont (NYSE: DD), but the Nasdaq Composite (COMPQ) and the S&P 500 (SPX) were lower and flat respectively. Also troubling was the markets breadth on a day when the industries recovered but the broader market did not. This, then, is what technicians call a negative divergence. And in this case its a sign of weakness. There are two ways for this market to go from here, if it is to correct. One is sideways. […]

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Patients Flocking Turkey for Low Cost Medical Treatment

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 12, 2009 ) New Delhi, India – According to our new research report titled Emerging Medical Tourism in Turkey, the medical tourism market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of over 50% between 2009 and 2013 on the back of low cost of treatment and improved healthcare infrastructure. Turkey is gaining the reputation of providing excellent medical and healthcare services in many fields, including cosmetic and plastic surgery, cardiac procedures, vision, orthopedics, dentistry and many more. A Senior Research Analyst at RNCOS says that one of the major driving forces for the Turkish medical tourism industry is […]

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Consulting Firm Gives Away Services to Celebrate National Hospital Week

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 12, 2009 ) DETROIT Enovasis Healthcare Solutions(http://www.enovasis.com), a Michigan-based health care consulting firm, is celebrating National Hospital Week by giving away its services to improve hospital profitability, quality and efficiency. During the week of May 10-16, 2009, which is designated as National Hospital Week, Enovasis will give away consulting hours and a WhereToFindCare.com Premium Home Page to one lucky hospital. The consulting hours will be applied to data analysis services that will identify opportunities within any patient population (up to 1,000 1,000 patients). Enovasis will analyze the data set for revenue, cost or quality improvement opportunities. Similar projects […]

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Veteran-owned Biotech Startup Company Charges Health Agency (NYSDOH) with Blackballing its Initiatives

Veteran-owned Biotech Startup Company Charges Health Agency (NYSDOH) with Blackballing its Initiatives /EIN News/ New York- May 13, 2009 – A U.S. company registered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Center for Veterans Enterprise as a veteran-run business filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and with NYS Governor David A. Paterson, alleging discriminatory practices by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Fortunately, the VA has programs for the support of veteran-owned enterprises, and I am grateful for them, said Gerard Sunnen, MD, president of Ozonics International, a startup company engaged in the research […]

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Economic Woes Hard on those with Alzheimer’s and their Caregivers

Miami, FL (MMD Newswire) May 11, 2009 — “With lost jobs and foreclosed homes, families caring for those in the moderate to advanced stages of Alzheimers disease at home are hitting the breaking point. Recalibrating their expectations in ways they never imagined, families are looking for answers and we can’t afford to ignore them.” Dr. Zo Ann Lewis stated at recent caregiver conference in Miami. “In this economy we are seeing financial barriers that prevent families from accessing help for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. For many confronting this disease, the finances targeted for their golden years evaporated and families […]

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Private Sector Makes Pledge for Health Care Reform

New Source: WiredPR News.comSeveral groups commit to helping with health care reform initiatives. Wired PR News Private sector health care groups have made a commitment to reduce growth in health care costs. As reported by CNNMoney.com, President Barack Obama is set to announce on Monday that a number of groups have made a commitment to assist with health care reform initiatives, which may lead to $2 trillion saved in spending on health care over the course of ten years. As quoted in the AP report, Obama is expected to state Monday, in accordance with prepared comments, It is a recognition […]

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Euro Holds Up Better Than Expected, Says Dr. Joe Duarte

May 11, 2009 (FinancialWire) Dr. Joe Duarte recently noted: The Currency Euroshares (NYSE: FXE) ETF is holding up quite well despite evidence that the European economy is far from any sustainable recovery. Duarte added: Currencies mirror the economic and political health of their country or region. Weakness in one or both of these variables usually leads to a weak currency. Yet, the euro, despite a weak economy is not falling out of bed, especially with regard to the U.S. dollar. Meanwhile, the dollar, which reflects the state of the U.S. economy and its political health, is weakening, despite a popular […]

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Chileans Spending More on Food Products

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 11, 2009 ) New Delhi, India – According to our new research report Chile Food and Beverages Market Outlook to 2013, consumer expenditure on food and beverages in Chile rose strongly during 2004-08, accounting for 51% of total retail sales. With growing awareness, changing consumption pattern and increasing demand for convenience food, the consumer spending is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6% between 2009 and 2013. The consumption pattern in Chile shows that there has been a move away from the consumption of locally produced staples towards more expensive branded products products and processed […]

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Younger Parkinson’s Patients Get Website and New Book

Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated four million people worldwide, with as many as one million in the US alone. SPRINGFIELD, GA, May 10, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated four million people worldwide, with as many as one million in the US alone. But it’s estimated that fewer than twenty percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of fifty, and even fewer before the age of forty. Now, new efforts are being made to reach out to these young-onset patients and the young children they often care for. The American Parkinson’s Disease Association recently launched […]

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