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Posts Tagged ‘Health Care’

Pat Quinn Re-launches
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, last summer’s internet viral sensation, was officially re-launched August 2 in Yonkers, New York, sponsored by the City of Yonkers and the Empire City Casino. More than 700 people gathered at the casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway to mark the event, including Pat Quinn, co-founder of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and 2014Read more..

Darkness into Light

How a brave woman turned a dark moment in her family history into a beacon for many grappling with thoughts of suicide. Sharon Ní Chonchúir talks to Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House in Ireland. I live on the Dingle Peninsula, a place with a small and closely-knit community. In the past year alone, IRead more..

Irish American Wins Nobel
Prize in Medicine

Irish-American scientist John O’Keefe was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing the award with Norwegian husband-and-wife researchers May Britt-Moser and Edward Moser. O’Keefe’s groundbreaking work on the brain has opened up a new way of viewing how the mind works. He discovered a positioning system of the brain or an “innerRead more..

The Future of Clinical Trials

ICON plc. is pushing the boundaries of what clinical researchers thought was practical. Adam Farley speaks with Dr. Brendan Buckley, ICON’s Chief Medical Officer, about how it came to be and where it plans to go. The view from Brendan Buckley’s office at the ICON headquarters is east by northeast over the Leopardstown Racecourse. IfRead more..

Angel Smiles

Roma Downey on her work with Operation Smile and why she does it. I have been a spokesperson for a wonderful volunteer organization Operation Smile for almost 20 years. I have traveled with them on international medical missions to Asia, to Central America, and to the Middle East. The work they do is amazing asRead more..

Pharma Leaders

A selection of leaders in the pharmaceutical industry who have been featured on Irish America’s Business 100 list and who continue to shape the future of medicine.   Melanoma “We hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients living with metastatic melanoma.” Deirdre Connelly is president, North America Pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).Read more..

An Irish Tradition: Nursing

Compassion mixed with equal doses of technical competence and good humor has enabled Irish nurses to help generations of American patients. Nurses were Ireland’s biggest export in the late 1980s when Anne Kelly finished her five years of training, first as a nurse and then as a midwife. “The job situation at home was badRead more..

Spotlight On Community Health Care: Providing for Those in Need

Theresa Maloney Butler, CEO of Middletown Community Health Center, uses the values she learned growing up in St. Brendan’s Parish in the Bronx to bring affordable health care solutions to hundreds of New Yorkers.  Theresa Maloney Butler, the highly successful Chief Executive Officer of Middletown Community Health Center Inc – a growing network of healthRead more..

News In Brief

RESPONDING to a report by the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, Health Minister Mary Harney made a case for contraception to be available for girls as young as 11. The report revealed that girls aged 11-14 years are involved in sexual relationships and that pregnancies are possible in that age group. “I think we have to dealRead more..