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Life Line Screening Brings Necessary Personal Health Data to Light

For 35 years, Life Line Screening CMO Dr. Andrew Manganaro was in private practice for cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. Over those years, he saw many cases where asymptomatic diseases had lingered for months or even years before the crisis moment hit, urgently bringing the patients through his doors. When he retired, he joined Life Link Screening to continue work, identifying those patients early enough to catch the diseases before they become life threatening.

 

In recent interviews, Dr. Andrew Manganaro discussed the directions and challenges that he foresees for the company as it continues to grow and develop within the health screening practice. The entire team at Life Line Screening works to screen, identify, and connect treatment for vascular diseases. When screening patients they will oftentimes use the limited electrocardiographs to detect atrial fibrillation, ultrasounds, and finger prick blood screenings to detect many other diseases such as cardiovascular and liver conditions. Many times, the screenings do not show any major conditions, but when they do, early detection can be crucial in treatment.

Blood tests are typically available even before you walk out the door, and other screening results will normally be mailed within fifteen days. At that time, Life Line Screening recommends taking them to the doctor for a full analysis and to see if anything needs to be acted upon.

Much of their information on diseases is also used by the academic and scientific communities to better treat and identify diseases early on. According to Dr. Andrew Manganaro, there have been over 8 million people screened by Life Line Screening based on the recommendation of their doctor or physician, and their database is referenced by many peer-reviewed journals.

As CMO, Dr. Andrew Manganaro’s role is to ensure that the panel of physicians are reviewing the screenings correctly, and other aspects of quality control. He also works closely with new and emerging technologies that the screening industry uses to detect disease.

Life Line Screening began in 1996. It has provided millions of people with the information they need to gain peace of mind or treatment for various asymptomatic conditions.

A Devoted Heart in the Medical Fraternity – Avi Wisfogel

Various generic medical disorders have continuously surfaced throughout the world which includes sleep disorders, cleft lips, and cleft palates. Various medical practitioners have been in the forefront to research, address and provide a solution to curing the ailments. Avi Weisfogel has been among them doing an eminent job. Born in New Jersey, he became one of the best in marketing and in providing a business platform for dentist through joining the best dentistry market clubs available. Born in 1972, the general dentist, centralized in marketing implants and full mouth rehabs.

The graduate of Rutgers University and a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry, after not finding a successful marketing strategy on oral appliances he took a swift change to another field in 2010. He formed various companies which include Healthy Heart Sleep, Owner Unlimited sleep Patient before forming Dental Sleep Master, in 2014. This is a company that is solely dedicated to sleep disorders or sleep apnea. Though it took two years and millions of dollars investment, it is a worthwhile operation. Through Dental Sleep Master’s program, created in partnership with Barry it has increased its reach to dentists, physicians, and patients and has improved the sleep health care.

Avi discovered sleep, and sleep-related disorders like breathing while attending medical school at NYU. In his in-depth research, he also established a close relationship between sleep apnea and other conditions like diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular diseases. His philanthropic passion leads him to research, develop and find a method that can diagnose, and eventually treat sleep related ailments throughout the country. This would also release the patients from snoring, drowsiness, insomnia and headache discomforts.

In addition to his desire to help and give hope to the world, Avi launched GoFundMe campaign with an aim to fund the Operation Smile Organization charitable organization. This is an organization that provides free of charge surgery to children and has now encompassed all patients suffering from cleft lips and palates among other deformities. It also helps in importing medical expertise and equipment depending on the medical needs.

For Avi, his seven years dedication to his work and working alongside qualified, passionate and support staff also earned several accolades including the Best Dentist.

Life Line Screening- Prevention is Better than Cure

Life Line Screening is a private owned community focused company. It specializes in prevention and wellness, providing direct-to-consumer preventive community-based health screenings. The company’s based in Austin, Texas and operates across the USA. Life Line Screening is firmly committed to offering reliable and affordable preventive screenings by imparting health knowledge that will help people to lead wholesome and healthier lives.

Life Line Screening firmly believes that partnering with doctors is a successful way of significantly improving the quality of life by detecting health problems early. The employees of the company are well trained and licensed healthcare providers to offer quality services during screening events. These screenings take place in neighborhoods all over the USA, in corporations, community centers, senior centers, and places of worship.

Their screening services are not only affordable but also easy, painless, and convenient. Life Line Screening has three types of preventative screening; Ultrasound screening, Finger-stick blood screenings, and Limited electrocardiograph. Ultrasound/Sonography is a refined technique in which sound waves are used to image body structure. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted to a particular point in the body. The echoes that return are then recorded. Finger-stick blood screenings point out major risk factors linked to diabetes and heart disease. This is a simple procedure that involves taking a few blood droplets by pricking the soft pad of the finger. Tests are done by state of the art technology, and results are provided within ten minutes. Limited electrocardiograph detects the irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). The screening is quick and non-invasive and doesn’t need prior preparation.

Apart from screenings, Life Line Screening offers supplementary resources. An example is the Life Line Screening Health E-Newsletter. It helps one to center their focal point on individual wellness. This could involve making lifestyle choices that will help better manage a chronic disease or help avoid certain diseases by leading a lifestyle that will help prevent them.

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Eric Lefkofsky, the Co-Founder of Tempus

As written in the article, “This Is What’s Missing in the Data-Centric Approach to Cancer”, by Barb Darrow, doctors need a lot of data, to make good decisions, for their patient’s treatment of cancer. Eric Lefkofsky co-founded the company Tempus, when his wife was diagnosed with cancer, and he realized the doctors weren’t using all of the data they had available to them. There were privacy issues blocking the collection of data from hospitals, doctors, and researchers, and he felt it was necessary to share the results of their treatments on the many people who came through their doors. With all the different medical issues and medications they each took, the results of their treatments were all different.

The new data will alert the doctors to multiple patient results, and they will be better equipped to determine which treatment is best for their patient. Tempus is designed to collect their patient’s records, take the personal information from the record, and give the treatment results back to the doctors, researchers, and hospitals, so that they can properly analyze what has been working and not working so well on their patients. Lefkofsky would like to see cancer patients treated on a more individual basis for their needs. He would also like to see companies, like CRISPR, who are looking into personalized vaccines to use the data for their own research.

Mr Lefkofsky earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law. In 1994 he and his business partner, Bradley Keywell, took out a loan to buy Brandon Apparel, but it went under. In 1999, they started an internet business called, Starbelly, which they were able to sell for $240 million. Since then, Lefkofsky has co-founded Tempus, Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings, and Global Logistics. He also started a foundation with his wife, Liz, called, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation is private and focuses on improving the communities in the Chicago area, as well as, around the world. Eric Lefkofsky – Co-founder and CEO @ Tempus | Crunchbase