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MedWish International trailer of medical supplies heading to Haiti — MedCity Evening Read, Jan. 13, 2010

On Thursday, MedWish International will send a fifty-three foot trailer full of 26 pallets of medical supplies to help in initial recovery efforts from the earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

News and notes from the day in MedCity, Ohio:

On Thursday, MedWish International will send a fifty-three foot trailer full of 26 pallets of medical supplies to help in initial recovery efforts from the earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday night, according to post at the MedWish Web site.

Cleveland leveraged buyout firm Riverside Co. has acquired EMP Canada Services Ltd., a Canadian company that publishes safety training manuals, for undisclosed terms, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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The high-intensity exercise performed by college football linemen does not protect them from obesity, related health problems and the potential for cardiovascular disease later in life, new research suggests, Ohio State University reported.

Construction begins in Madisonville Thursday on a $15 million headquarters for clinical research organization Medpace Inc., according to the Business Courier of Cincinnati.

In a new report from a national database on U.S. transplant programs, UC Health University Hospital’s kidney transplant program outpaces regional and national results on transplant survival rates, organ acceptance rates and wait-list times, according to a university press release.

Member employers of Health Action Council Ohio, the nonprofit organization of health care purchasers in Cleveland, now can offer health benefit options from Minneapolis-based health insurer UnitedHealthcare to their employees, according to a joint release by the organizations (pdf).

As the nation’s number of uninsured patients continues to rise, Cardinal Health is helping hospitals save $20 million pharmaceutical costs by using its eRecovery Onsite service to connect uninsured and low-income patients with pharmaceutical manufacturer programs that offer free or discounted medications, according to a Cardinal Health press release.

University Hospitals in Cleveland has implemented Everbridge Aware, the emergency notification system of Everbridge, in its emergency operations system-wide, Everbridge said in a press release.