The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 12, including two children and five police officers, police said.Full Story >
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.Full Story >
A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:35 AM EDT2013-05-25 07:35:23 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
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Former patients and System One dialyzors to share experiences achieving work-life-dialysis balance with NxStage therapy
LAWRENCE, Mass. and SEATTLE, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADC 2013 Booth 417 -- NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that it will host a special educational event at the 33rd Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) on Sunday, March 10, 2013 featuring celebrity and former NxStage System One™ user Stephen Furst. The event highlights System One dialyzor experiences in achieving work-life-dialysis balance with NxStage therapy. The events at ADC bring together renal care leaders and patients to discuss ways to improve the lives of and care for people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
The educational discussion with actor and director Stephen Furst, former NxStage user Joe Collins and current NxStage dialyzor Dr. George Williams, will focus on the health and lifestyle benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One. The session will also discuss work-life balance as a dialysis patient, with each participant sharing the role of the NxStage System One in providing the flexibility to continue working in their distinct and diverse fields, from the entertainment industry to law enforcement and healthcare. While 64 percent of the general population aged 18 to 55 works, only 21 percent of hemodialysis patients are able to work three months after therapy has begun. Yet clinical data and other reports suggest that more frequent home hemodialysis enables some motivated patients to return to the workforce or to further education.[i]
Stephen Furst's successful career as an actor and director includes his most famous role as Flounder in the movie "Animal House." He has also appeared in television shows such as "St. Elsewhere" and "Babylon 5,"and provided character voices for animated films including "Little Mermaid II" and "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command." Joe Collins is a Massachusetts State Trooper who attributes his ability to continue working at this high-pressure, unpredictable job thanks to more frequent, at-home therapy with the System One, and receiving a kidney transplant in 2012. Dr. George Williams is a physician who was unable to work while receiving conventional, in-center hemodialysis therapy. After switching to more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One four years ago, he is now able to work again. The educational discussion among Furst, Collins and Williams will take place on Sunday, March 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Princessa & Foyer at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle during ADC.
"ADC is a tremendous event that enables the pioneers of renal care to come together, learn, share and work to improve the lives of people with kidney disease," says Jeffrey H. Burbank, Chief Executive Officer of NxStage. "We look forward to working with Stephen Furst, Joe Collins, Dr. George Williams and other patients and physicians to continue educating the renal community about the benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis. We are honored to play a critical role in helping dialysis patients lead healthier and more productive lives."
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The System One also has a CE mark and has been cleared by Health Canada. Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) provide convenient use in patients' homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs, at home or on the road.
About NxStage Medical
NxStage is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, MA, USA, which develops, manufactures, and markets innovative systems for the treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and acute kidney failure. The System One home hemodialysis device developed by NxStage is the only FDA approved portable hemodialysis machine cleared for home use. For more information on NxStage, or NxStage products, visit, http://www.nxstage.com.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this release that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including those that are discussed in NxStage's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. NxStage is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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