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I created and manage a social network for discussion of disability issues. The website address is: http://www.disabilityresourceexchange.com About the disability resource exchange Disability resource exchange is a place to discuss disability issues and exchange resources ideas and support. whether you have a disability/health issue or are just interested in disability issues you are welcome to join this social network. The disability resource exchange mission - to bring together all those interested in disability issues both people with and without disabilities - to bring together people and organizations within the disability community and to foster a spirit of cooperation - To be a place with a supportive atmosphere where we can all learn from each other Again anyone interested in disability issues is welcome to join. I hope to see you there :-) http://www.disabili... (more)

Cerebral Palsy: 10 Years of Chronic Pain and How I am Trying to Help People Now

About me I am currently 31 years old I have a disability called cerebral palsy and I am in a wheelchair I was born with cerebral palsy and I have had three operations to try and manage it.  My last operation went badly and I experienced very severe postoperative chronic pain for 10 years.  In 2006 in what I believe is largely a miracle in combination with the right medication the pain has gone away for the most part. A little bit about my educational history I started out in kindergarten in a special school for disabled children I was then invited to enter my local public school system around first-grade I was the first person in a wheelchair to be part of my local school system.  Around the time I entered middle school my local school system thought that I should go back  to a school for disabled children my local school system did not want to make the necessary acc... (more)

The Blues: is it in the Disability Community, Too?

An article by Karen Lynn from http://www.whispersofhope.org Often, the reality of our disabilities can lead to an increased instance of depression. Our physical scars may have heeled, but the physiological and sociological have not. Ninety-nine people out of one hundred and forty-four; according to a recent study linked their learning disabilities with depression and other depressive disorders. This is the result of a lack of flexibility in the education process. Students are often placed with those with emotional and behavior problems. Teachers are therefore, unable to give the time needed to each individual student because they must serve as baby-sitters to those who do not wish to participate in the learning process. Yet, within each of us their remains a strong desire to discover “the secret.” This means, that, most people given patience, tolerance, and a relaxe... (more)

Sanofi: Q3 2012 Business EPS(1) reflects patent expirations

PARIS, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (NYSE: SNY; EURONEXT: SAN) Q3 2012 Change on a reported basis Change at constant exchange rates1 9-month 2012 Change on a reported basis Change at constant exchange rates Net sales €9,040m +3.3% -3.1% €26,421m +6.2% +1.2% Business net income1 €2,221m -7.4% -15.9% €6,607m -1.7% -8.6% Business EPS1 €1.68 -6.1% -14.5% €5.01 -1.6% -8.4% In order to facilitate an understanding of our operational performance, we comment on our business net income statement. Business net income1 is a non-GAAP financial measure. The consolidated income statement for the 9 months of 2012 is provided in Appendix 7. A reconciliation of business net income to consolidated net income is provided in Appendix 6. Consolidated net income for the first 9 months of 2012 was €4,557 million, compared to €4,254 million for the first 9 mon... (more)

LimeTree partners with Searchmetrics for international search analytics

Expanding agency benefits from fast, accurate SEO data to support current campaigns and win new business London, 10 January 2013 - Fast growing digital marketing agency LimeTree has signed up to Searchmetrics' online search and social analytics software to support its Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) practice. It is using Searchmetrics to plan and evaluate international organic search campaigns for clients and drive new business activity. Based in London, LimeTree has doubled turnover and headcount over the last year. Through its transparent operating model, which relies on data and analysis, LimeTree provides organisations of all sizes with high profile SEO campaigns that deliver outstanding results. Clients include FT.com, The Epilepsy Society, Realex Payments and patent lawyers AvidityIP. As well as SEO, LimeTree provides website design and build, creates mobile ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 14, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly The European mobile health market forecasts strikingly high growth rates in coming years despite the global financial crisis. Frost & Sullivan expects the market to grow from €393 million in 2011 to €2.45 billion in 2016 therefore, creating vast opportunities for industry players. Read Original Content Mood Watch, a New Cross-Platform Mobile Health App, Makes It Easy to Track a Variety of Mo... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 17, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! With growing per capita healthcare expenditure both in developed and in advanced developing countries, the mobile healthcare market is further projected to reach $58.8 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 32.3 percent from 2013 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s.  Read Original Content Apple has been speaking with leading hospitals like Mount Sinai, the ... (more)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences, Amgen, Roche and Biogen

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACHN-Free Report), Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq:GILD-Free Report), Amgen (Nasdaq:AMGN-Free Report), Roche (OTC:RHHBY-Free Report) and Biogen (Nasdaq:BIIB-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from Wednesday's Analyst Blog: Biotech Stock Roundup With second quarter earnings season coming to an end, focus in the biotech sector is back on pipeline and regulatory updates. Last week's highlights included Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:ACHN-Free Report) im... (more)

American Association for Homecare Backs Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment

H.R. 3790 Will Reduce Medicare Spending, Preserve Patient Access to Quality Care, and Save Thousands of Small Businesses; Flawed Bid Process Begins on October 21 in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Riverside, Calif. ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare praised a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives for backing introduction of H.R. 3790, a bill to eliminate the controversial, deeply flawed "competitive" bidding program for durable medical equipment and services in Medicare. Durable, or home medical equipment, such as oxygen, wheelchairs, diabetic supplies, and hospital beds, enables seniors and people with disabilities to receive quality care at home. Home-based care represents a cost-effective alternative to institutio... (more)

Merck Serono a reçu une lettre de réponse de la FDA à sa demande d'enregistrement de 'Cladribine Comprimés'

GENÈVE, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Serono, division de Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Allemagne), a annoncé aujourd'hui avoir reçu une lettre de réponse (Complete Response Letter) de la U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relative à sa demande d'enregistrement de 'Cladribine Comprimés', la formulation orale exclusive de cladribine développée par Merck Serono pour le traitement des formes rémittentes-récidivantes de sclérose en plaques. Une Complete Response Letter est émise par la FDA lorsque l'agence a terminé l'analyse du dossier et que la demande d'enregistrement ne peut pas être approuvée en l'état. Dans la Complete Response Letter, la FDA conclut que l'étude CLARITY1 apporte une solide démonstration de l'efficacité de 'Cladribine Comprimés'. Cependant, la FDA demande à Merck Serono d'améliorer la compréhension des risques concernant la tolérance et du pro... (more)

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to recognize March as MS Awareness Month. During the month of March, MSAA will be highlighting various programs designed to expand knowledge, understanding, and support of individuals whose lives are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Such program offerings include:   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/PH20696LOGO ) Joining the 50,000 individuals who have already viewed one of MSAA's educational videos or webinars in the MSi Video Library. Taking charge of MS with My MS Manager ™, MSAA's mobile phone application. Navigating through the ever-changing landscape of MS treatments with MSAA's S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program. Attending one of MSAA's educational events! Check the calendar of events to see what is scheduled for your area. Want to help the ... (more)