'We trained for this,' say doctors who treated shooting victims Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 09 January 2017 18:55

George Richards & Susan Miller Degnan reporting for the Miami Herald on 1/6/17:

It was a somber scene at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Health Medical Center following the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon, as dozens of reporters and camera crews crowded the entryways to the trauma center.

Victims of the shooting were brought to the hospital soon after the attack occurred at the Terminal 2 baggage claim...

Dr. Ralph Guarneri, the trauma surgeon on duty, said five gunshot victims came into the trauma center and two were undergoing surgery. All five, Guarneri said, were in stable condition.

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For daring to study a discredited therapy, this doctor earned scorn - and a $37 million grant Print E-mail
Written by Karen Weintraub | STAT   
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:09

MIAMI BEACH, FL - The new heart patient asked Dr. Gervasio Lamas if he thought chelation therapy was worth a try. "Of course not!" the cardiologist replied emphatically. His Harvard training had taught him that alternative therapies were a waste of time and money, and potentially risky to boot. "I told him it was quackery."

But Lamas went home that night unsure if he had given his patient the best medical advice. He looked up research on chelation therapy, which removes heavy metals from the body, and found very little data either supporting or contradicting the procedure.

Lamas was troubled by the idea that he had offered this man a medical opinion that wasn't supported by science. And he decided to conduct a study himself. He had no idea what he was getting into.

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'Late effects' of cancer treatment Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 December 2016 18:29

A 12/25/16 Washington Post article examines "late effects" of cancer treatment:

One of medicine's greatest successes is the sharp rise in survival rates for children with cancer. But the flip side of that success is that many of those children are turning up years or even decades later with serious and sometimes life-threatening complications, including second cancers, heart disorders, cognitive problems and infertility.

"These treatments seem to accelerate the aging process," said <Dr.> Greg Aune, a researcher and pediatric oncologist who works at a clinic for childhood cancer survivors at University Hospital in San Antonio.

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  • PetMed Express D/B/A 1-800-PETMEDS to Announce Its Third Quarter Financial Results on January 23, 2017

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS) will announce its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time, then at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time, Menderes Akdag, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, will host a conference call to review the financial results.

    To access the call, which is open to the public, please dial (888) 455-1758 (toll free) or (203) 827-7025, ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Callers will be required to supply PETMEDS as the passcode, and will be placed on hold with music until the call begins.

    For those unable to participate in the live event, the call will be available for replay from 10:00 A.M. on January 23, 2017 until February 6, 2017 at 11:59 P.M.  To access the replay, call (888) 568-0521 (toll free) or (402) 998-1495, and enter passcode 5500.

    Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs and cats at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at
    This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the Securities and Exchange Commission, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to meet the objectives included in its business plan.  Important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such “forward-looking” statements are set forth in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the PetMed Express Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2016.  The Company’s future results may also be impacted by other risk factors listed from time to time in its SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-Q and its Annual Report on Form 10-K.

    For investment relations contact PetMed Express, Inc., Bruce S. Rosenbloom, CFO, 561-526-4444.

    CONTACT: Contact: Bruce S. Rosenbloom, CFO
    Phone: (561) 526-4444                     
    Fax: (561) 526-4433
  • Summit Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Treatment for Victims of Car Accidents

    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Most auto accident victims are unaware that they need to quickly address their car accident injuries. Chiropractic appointments should be made soon after a car accident as those that experience optimal results and receive useful insurance coverage begin chiropractic rehabilitation within 14 days after a car accident. Victims of car accidents can experience symptoms and soft tissue injuries that are not immediately observable. Dizziness and migraines from whiplash are common symptoms often unaddressed and appear approximately 48 hours after an accident.  Undiagnosed and untreated injuries can lead to long-term discomfort and reduce the ability of car accident victims to perform routine activities.

    Whiplash is one of the many injuries that occur as a result of an auto accident. Whiplash often results from auto collisions which forcefully move the head past its normal range of motion. Misalignment of the spine, as well as soft tissue damage in the neck and shoulders, result. Symptoms include stiffness, neck pain and headaches. Chiropractic care can address injuries from car accidents, realign the spinal column and reduce pressure on damaged areas. Patients report less pain and an improved range of motion in the neck, shoulders, back, and hips with the use of chiropractic treatments and therapeutic massage. An individualized program of treatment at Summit Chiropractic may include myofascial release (MFR) and deep massage therapy integrated with cryotherapy and intersegmental traction.

    “Chiropractic is effective for recovery from soft tissue and spinal injuries following car accidents,” said Dr. Jamee Fike. “As an experienced chiropractor, I have seen the improvement experienced from many car accident victims after using chiropractic techniques and complementary approaches as part of an individualized program to holistically treat their injuries. Many clients appreciate how subtle manipulations help manage and reduce pain and relieve migraines that may be directly related to spinal misalignment, nerve impingement, and inflammation. Many patients want to reduce their reliance on medication and address the injury at its source. Chiropractic treatment uses the body’s innate healing ability to help patients alleviate inflammation and pain and assist in the optimal recovery of range of motion and strength. Patients often find the sessions educational and implement exercises and techniques to be used at home.”

    Dr. Jamee Fike and Dr. Daniel Warner serve residents of Waterford Lakes, Union Park, University Park, UCF, Avalon Park, and Orlando. The team at Summit Chiropractic helps patients reach their optimal health and recover from acute and chronic injuries with services including chiropractic care, massage therapy, spinal correction and rehabilitation services, migraine treatment, corrective exercises, and lifestyle advice. Their holistic approach promotes natural healing without invasive surgery.

    Call (407) 203-6745 to schedule a chiropractic exam after becoming the victim of a car accident, learn about car accident rehabilitation, or visit for details.

    CONTACT: Summit Chiropractic, (407) 203-6745
  • Dyadic International Announces the Purchase of 2.36 Million Shares of Its Common Stock From Pinnacle

    JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic” or the “Company”) (OTCQX:DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on further improving and leveraging the patented and proprietary C1 expression system to help speed up the development and production of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales, today announced that it entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Pinnacle Family Office Investments L.P (“Pinnacle”) effective as of January 11, 2017 pursuant to which Dyadic will repurchase an aggregate of 2,363,590 shares of its common stock at $1.54 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $3,639,929. The closing is expected to occur on January 20, 2017. Upon repurchase, the shares will be treated by Dyadic as treasury stock.  Subsequent to the repurchase, Pinnacle will continue to own approximately 2.1 million common shares of Dyadic.

    The repurchase of shares from Pinnacle is in addition to Dyadic’s previously announced share repurchase program, under which Dyadic has approximately $3.8 million remaining available for repurchase of Dyadic’s stock pursuant to such program as of January 12, 2017.  The extent to which Dyadic repurchases its shares, and the timing of such repurchases, will depend upon a variety of factors as determined by Dyadic, and the repurchase program may be modified, extended, suspended or discontinued at any time.

    This press release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

    About Dyadic International, Inc.

    Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company which is developing what it believes will be a potentially significant biopharmaceutical protein production system based on the fungus Myceliopthora thermophila, nicknamed C1. The C1 microorganism, which enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost proteins, has the potential to be further developed into a safe and efficient expression system that may help speed up the development, production and performance of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales.  Dyadic is using the C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the development and manufacturing of human and animal vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic proteins. Dyadic pursues research and development collaborations, licensing arrangements and other commercial opportunities with its partners and collaborators to leverage the value and benefits of these technologies in developing and manufacturing biopharmaceuticals which these technologies help produce. In particular, as the aging population grows in developed and undeveloped countries, Dyadic believes the C1 technology may help bring biologic drugs to market faster, in greater volumes, at lower cost, and with new properties to drug developers and manufacturers and, hopefully, improve access and cost to patients and the healthcare system, but most importantly saving lives.

    Please visit Dyadic’s website at for additional information, including details regarding Dyadic’s plans for its biopharmaceutical business.

    Dyadic trades on the OTCQX tier of the OTC marketplace. Investors can find real-time quotes, market information and financial reports for Dyadic, as well as additional information related to its professional liability lawsuit, in the company’s annual and quarterly reports which are filed with the OTC markets. Please visit the OTC markets website at

    Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Dyadic’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, Dyadic expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. Factors that could cause results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic, political and market conditions; (2) our ability to carry out and implement our biopharmaceutical research and business plans and strategic initiatives; (3) Dyadic’s ability to retain and attract employees, consultants, directors and advisors; (4) our ability to implement and successfully carry out Dyadic’s and third parties research and development efforts; (5) our ability to obtain new license and research agreements; (6) our ability to maintain our existing access to, and/or expand access to third party contract research organizations in order to carry out our research projects for ourselves and third parties; (7) competitive pressures and reliance on key customers and collaborators; (8) the outcome of the current litigation by Dyadic against its former counsel and; (9) other factors discussed in Dyadic’s publicly available filings, including information set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in our September 30, 2016 Quarterly Report filed with the OTC Markets on November 10, 2016 and our December 31, 2015 Annual Report filed with OTC Markets on March 29, 2016. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us.

    CONTACT: Contact:
    Dyadic International, Inc.
    Thomas L. Dubinski
    Chief Financial Officer
    Phone:  561-743-8333

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