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  • Feb 4, 2019
    Electrical Contractor

    A 2017 survey conducted by the National Safety Council found employee use of prescription drugs on the job had affected a majority of employers. The most significant effect was absenteeism or missed work (reported by 39 percent of respondents) followed by impaired or decreased job performance (reported by 29 percent) and safety concerns, such as injuries or near misses (reported by 15 percent). However, a more recent report from December 2018 is cause for even more concern—the use of non-prescription drugs in the workplace.

  • Feb 1, 2019

    Data detailed on Oncology - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Marlborough, Massachusetts, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The prognostic role of cytogenetic analysis is well-established in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Approximately 80% of patients have a cytogenetic aberration." Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Quest Diagnostics, "Interphase FISH panels have been the gold standard for cytogenetic evaluation, but conventional cytogenetics allows detection of additional abnormalities, including translocations, complex karyotypes and multiple clones.

  • Feb 1, 2019
    MyHeadlinez Online

    In 2018, five major healthcare companies - Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealthcare - formed the Synaptic Health Alliance (the `Alliance`) to explore how blockchain technology could resolve current healthcare issues.

  • Jan 31, 2019
    Delta County

    Delta County residents will want to mark their 2019 calendars for Delta County community-wide health fairs which include early blood draw events in early February or health fairs in mid-March in Paonia, Cedaredge and Delta. Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteers and Lions clubs in Delta, Cedaredge and Paonia will be partnering in the annual community health fair events again. There will be no price increases on the cost of any of the blood work in 2019. Quest Diagnostics will be providing the health screen results in a booklet format to help health fair participants easily understand the meaning of each of the health screen results.

  • Jan 31, 2019
    The Fix

    Marijuana is the substance most often detected in workplace drug screenings, according to a new study. More and more employees are testing positive for drugs in workplace screenings, an increase that is concerning for some employers and safety specialists. According to a study by Quest Diagnostics, positive drugs tests have increased significantly in a two-year period between 2015 and 2017.

  • Jan 24, 2019
    Yahoo Finance

    The idea of sunshine in a bottle vitamin D supplementation — has been promoted as a possible fix for everything from bone and immune system health to depression, dementia and diabetes, and the premise sells. According to recent CDC statistics, approximately 45% of middle-aged women and 38% of middle-aged men report taking a vitamin D supplement, and hundreds of thousands of Americans get tested for vitamin D deficiency each year. VITAL was supported by the NIH. Manson reports she received grants from the NIH, nonfinancial support from BASF, Pharmavite, Pronova BioPharma and Quest Diagnostics during the conduct of the VITAL study. Ng has received research funding from Pharmavite. Bernal-Mizrachi, Clarke and Michos report no relevant financial disclosures.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    IBM is collaborating with a group of major players in the healthcare space to improve the way sensitive data is shared and make health claims and transactions more efficient – all in the form of a “blockchain-based ecosystem.” In such a busy space it’s not surprising IBM is faced with some consortia competition. For example, in April of last year, Humana and United Health Group, two of the largest health insurers, teamed up on a blockchain pilot with data providers Quest Diagnostics, Multiplan and Optum.

  • Jan 22, 2019
    PR Newswire

    Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it has been selected as one of FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year. The annual survey designated Quest Diagnostics as one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category.

  • Jan 22, 2019
    KQCW-TV Online

    Good Leads has experience in generating technology sales leads with providers such as Quest Diagnostics, Samsung Neurologica , Fuji Medical, Statlife and Quality Interactions and regularly attends HIMSS and RSNA conferences in support of their IT healthcare and radiology focused customers.

  • Jan 21, 2019
    CAP Today

    Quest Diagnostics and Oxford Immunotec announced that Quest has completed its acquisition of the U.S. laboratory services business of Oxford Immunotec; the T-Spot.TB tuberculosis and the Accutix tick-borne disease testing services are now part of Quest’s portfolio of infectious disease testing services.