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In brief: Big names partner for sleep, Etac reorganizes


WASHINGTON – The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and IBM have partnered on a SleepHealth app for the iPhone and Apple Watch and a SleepHealth Research Study to help identify connections between sleep habits and health outcomes.

Short takes: Medela


Medela has appointed Melissa Gonzales managing director of the Medela USA business unit. In this role, she will manage the largest market within the Medela group, overseeing both the human milk and healthcare businesses.

Breast pumps: Can you speak millennial?


ATLANTA – Among the changes in the Affordable Care Act was a new requirement for non-grandfathered health plans to cover breastfeeding support and supplies.

In brief: Invacare divests rentals biz, expo spotlights rehab


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has sold its device rentals business for long-term care facilities.

The business, comprised of Invacare Outcomes Management and Dynamic Medical Systems, sold for $15.5 million in cash. The buyer was not disclosed.

Medela’s staff gets certified


MCHENRY, Ill. – Medela has partnered with the Wound Care Education Institute to provide industry certification to its professional wound care staff.

Medela picks up Acacia’s enteral feeding division


MCHENRY, Ill. – Medela has completed its acquisition of the enteral feeding assets of Brea, Calif.-based Acacia, which produces neonatal feeding devices, according to a release.

Integrated Medical Services launches online store


TORRANCE, Calif. – Integrated Medical Services is now offering Medela’s Invia Liberty negative pressure wound therapy units. Alternative site customers may rent the Invia Liberty, which Integrated Medical Services also offers to home health partners.

Carolina's HME now offers Medela breast pumps


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment is now an authorized dealer of Medela breast pumps and negative pressure wound therapy devices, the company announced Jan. 3.