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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

  • Posted at 12:44 PM
    A new study shows that doing brain training exercises is more effective at improving cognitive function than performing knowledge games, like crossword puzzles. This is the preliminary analysis of the results from Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study (IHAMS) presented yesterday at Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston. The study will be completed in January and its interim results were published this week in BMJ Open. It found that 10 hours of using brain training ... read more
  • Posted at 12:44 PM
    Lockerz, the leader in rewarded social expression, today announced that its members can use PTZ (points) to get up to 50% off on select video games on Thanksgiving day, and up to 60% off ALL designer denim on Black Friday. Additionally, members who buy jeans will receive a $30 PayPal credit for each pair. Thanksgiving video games include the most popular titles of the season such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," "Batman: Arkham ... read more
  • Posted at 12:43 PM
    More than three-quarters of Americans believe narcotic pain killers are linked to drug addiction and 59.5 percent associate the drugs with depression, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll. Thomson Reuters and NPR conduct the monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions on a wide range of health issues. The survey, which asked respondents their opinions and concerns regarding narcotic pain killers, found that 49.7 percent have used these drugs in the past. Of those, over one-third of respondents said ... read more
  • Posted at 12:42 PM
    Transparent Language, Inc. now offers Transparent Language Online™, an effective and engaging language-learning program for library, education, and corporate organizations and their members. Accessible online via web-browser, Transparent Language Online is the company’s commercial version of their systems developed to deliver rapid and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:41 PM
    BICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, is pleased to announce its new affiliation as a founding member of The Sustainable Technology Environments Program(SM) (STEP) Foundation, a coalition of technology associations seeking to define sustainability for the broadband and electronics industry. Founded by InfoComm International® and CompTIA, STEP has been created by manufacturers, designers, integrators, programmers and the users of technology to guide project and building owners to implement practices that will ... read more
  • Posted at 12:40 PM
    From the buildings we live and work in and the machinery that powers our economy, to the vehicles that transport us and the infrastructure on which we travel, few aspects of our daily lives are left untouched by skilled welders. But the American Society of Welding (AWS) says the number of welders in the United States will fall nearly 240,000 short of the need by 2019. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial"></font> ) To address this looming shortage, AWS has launched the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:36 PM
    The first SAFARI Montage Texas Users Symposium will take place in Waco on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Senior level administrators and education-technology professionals from twelve districts from the Lone Star State will come together to share how they have implemented the SAFARI Montage solution and how ... read more
  • Posted at 12:35 PM
    CoActiv Medical announces a demonstrated ability to acquire, display and archive the new DICOM standard breast tomosynthesis exams in its EXAM-PACS® web-based PACS--including the Hologic 2D and 3D Combo multi-frame exams. The company will be demonstrating this new advanced capability at its booth, #7300, at the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:31 PM
    IndieGoGo, the world’s leading crowdfunding platform, will mark the start of the online holiday buying season with a 50% discount to anyone who launches a campaign on Cyber Monday before 11:59pm PT. The discount will apply for the duration of the campaign. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about the union's efforts to save civilian jobs at the Department of Defense (DoD). The show, which originally aired on Friday, Nov. 18, is now available on demand. AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discussed DoD's plan to slash thousands of civilian workforce jobs and how AFGE is responding. Hale also detailed the impact job cuts would have on service delivery and military support. AFGE Political Action Committee Director Bob Nicklas and the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:24 PM
    Maritz, a global leader in consumer loyalty, employee engagement and sales channel performance, is announcing a new brand in the recognition, incentive and rewards market. Maritz Motivation Solutions will work with companies to engage and motivate their employees and sales partners via recognition and incentive programs, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:24 PM
    BURLINGTON, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/11 -- MVP Health Care and Vermont Managed Care have entered into an innovative partnership to provide Vermont residents with "Vermont First," a unique approach to deliver high quality care through a Vermont focused network of providers. Under the partnership, Vermont Managed Care (VMC) and its network of high-quality health care providers have more control, share more data and partner with a prominent regional insurer, MVP Health Care. "Vermont First represents the future of health ... read more
  • Posted at 12:22 PM
    RHUB Communications, Inc., the leader in web conferencing and remote support appliance technology, today announced that the company’s TurboMeeting product was named a Best Product of 2011 by Government Computer News (GCN). TurboMeeting made the annual GCN list of only 11 ... read more
  • Posted at 12:22 PM
    The state Division of Revenue launched a new suite of online services to speed public access to business records. The upgrade is the second to New Jersey’s business records system this year. It follows a service launched in May that allows businesses to ... read more
  • Posted at 12:19 PM
    Average mortgage rates slipped week-over-week according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average mortgage rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network. <font size="2" face="Arial">(Logo: )</font> On November 21, average mortgage rates offered by LendingTree network lenders were 4.30 percent (4.57% APR) for 30-year fixed mortgages, 3.58 percent (4.03% APR) for 15-year fixed mortgages and 3.25 percent (3.49% APR) for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages (ARM), about a .20 percent decrease for each loan type. On ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    Industry data shows that the average skilled nursing facility resident has a complicated disease profile, including one primary disease and up to eight secondary diseases or afflictions. Over 70% of re-hospitalizations from a skilled nursing facility are due to a secondary or new disease progression. In an innovative plan to improve services to their patients and to control the associated costs to all involved, Kennon S. Shea and Associates ("KSA") has chosen the COMS Interactive (Clinical Outcomes Management System) Daylight IQ(TM) ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Today, the American Security Project (ASP) released a new, televised advertisement entitled, "Our Troops Deserve Better." The TV ad aims to promote the debate around responsible, smart, and effective defense spending while calling on elected leaders to not support proposed funding for a Cold War era nuclear strategy. The TV ad will air on CNN at 8 p.m. during the Republican GOP debate on Tuesday, November 22,( )2011. The ad can be viewed at the following link: BGen Steve ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Xceedium Inc., the leader in Zero Trust Privileged Access Management, today announced that John Suit has joined the company as vice president of product management. Suit brings more than 20 years of cyber security, software and security intelligence experience to the company. Suit will ... read more
  • Posted at 12:02 PM
    Dr. Prasadarao V. Nemani and Dr. Rahul Mittal, investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, published the first report of the role of neutrophils as essential in the development of Escherichia coli K1 meningitis. The paper appears today in Nature Communications. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:01 PM
    CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/11 -- Scalable Display Technologies announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's 2011 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1,000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, ... read more