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Disability Nexus My friend and fellow blogger Karen Lynn from http://www.whispersofhope.org will be contributing articles that I will be posting on this website. Changing Attitudes, Changing Minds I have heard a lot of commentary about kids bullying others, and then those same children who could not handle the making fun of any longer; killing themselves or hurting someone.  Many people do not know how much that actually happens in the disabled community.  But it does.  Sometimes its even worse than out in the "regular world."  I know this because I lived through it, and experienced it a number of times first hand. When I was a child the kids around me would chastise me for having an over-weight parent.  Time and again, they would say mean and cruel words that stung deeply; of which all I could do was  swallow what they just said, and turn the other cheek.  Still ano... (more)

Contrary Opinion: CRM is a Hoax

I have a pet peeve concerning two things I’ve been meaning to write about lately, namely CRM and multi-tenancy. I recently read an excellent article referencing both concepts and thought itmight be a good stepping stone to a quick blog post. In his article Don’t Get Conned – The many disguises worn by software-as-a-service, Matt Wallach discusses CRM software and the concept of SaaS multi-tenancy. Matt’s business is life sciences, and he discusses the state of CRM software for his industry. His argument is along the lines of “be wary of on-premise wolves in SaaS sheep clothing”.... (more)

Research, Clinicians & Smartphones Answer the Call for Families Worried About Autism

When families or physicians suspect a child has autism, early intervention is critical, yet wait lists for in-clinic assessments and diagnosis can be several months or more than a year long. Medical technologies firm Behavior Imaging Solutions has collaborated with Arizona-based Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Georgia Tech to introduce NODA™, a new technology and clinician-based autism diagnostic service that can provide families with an autism diagnosis in two weeks or less, and at half the cos... (more)

Natus Executives to Present at Upcoming Financial Conferences

Natus Medical Incorporated (Nasdaq:BABY) today announced that executives of the Company are scheduled to speak at two upcoming financial conferences. Steven J. Murphy, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, will make a presentation at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009. The conference is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel at 200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts on September 9-11, 2009. Mr. Murphy is scheduled to present on Thursday, September 10 at 2:05 p.m. Eastern Time (11:05 a.m. PT). Attendance at the Thomas Weisel Partner... (more)

ART Time Domain Technology Applications to Be Presented at the World Molecular Imaging Congress in Montreal, Canada

MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/24/09 -- ART Advanced Research Technologies Inc. ("ART") (TSX: ARA), a Canadian medical device company and a leader in optical molecular imaging products for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, will be featured in several scientific research presentations based on ART's SoftScan® optical imaging device, Optix® in vivo fluorescence optical imaging system, and Fenestra® imaging agent for microCT, at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), being held at the Palais des congres in Montreal, Canada, from September 23 to 26, 2009. T... (more)

Zassi Medical Evolutions Spins out Electrical Stimulation Technology for Gastrointestinal Continence Control and Forms New Company with Technology Investment Firm

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zassi Medical Evolutions, a privately held organization that innovates, designs and develops high technology medical devices and software announced today that it has successfully spun out and formed a new company with Tucson, Arizona based Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) to pursue the continued development of a novel electrical stimulation technology for the gastrointestinal continence control market. The new company called Leto Medical, will employ an innovative electrical stimulation technology along with proprietary, ... (more)