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Vision CRC Breakthrough Technology Controls Myopia in Children

Scientists from the Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) in Australia today announced that myopia, or short-sightedness, can be controlled with new technology. This ground breaking discovery was based on research conducted by Vision CRC partners – the University of Houston College of Optometry and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, located at the University of New South Wales.

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Hotel Offers Personalized Kids’ Food Allergy Menus

Traveling and dining with a young child with food allergies or special dietary needs can be a nightmare as most restaurants and hotels are not sensitive to this epidemic affecting more than three million children – one in 17 for those under age 3 - in the U.S. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa now offers personalized menus for guests’ children on restricted diets to make them feel special, not different.

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New Medical Training Simulator Aids Prostate Cancer Screening

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Early detection through physical examination is one of the key factors in successfully treating prostate cancer. Now, health care providers will be able to gain applied training early in their medical education and careers with new simulation technology developed at the University of Virginia that will allow them to experience numerous scenarios that simulate prostate cancer.

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Amazing Charts Releases Version 5.0

AmazingCharts.com, Inc., a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) systems, today announced the general availability of Amazing Charts V5, a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health.

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Assisting Alzheimer's Caregivers Online

It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease affects 5.3 million Americans and that number is expected to double by 2050. Caregivers shoulder a particularly heavy burden as the illness alters the dementia patient's behavior, mood and judgment, impeding his or her ability to engage in normal, everyday activities. In response to this mounting public health challenge, experts at Weill Cornell Medical College have spent four years creating ThisCaringHome.org, an interactive, multimedia Web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's and other dementia patients.

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Medical Designer Lauded for Guidance in “Accessible” Communications

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Medical communications expert Alicia Lane-Outlaw has been recognized in part for her rare expertise in making websites accessible to people with disabilities as well as mobile phone users.

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Geisinger Launches Web Site Focused on the Needs of Veterans’ Families

Geisinger recently launched www.PAVetFamilyWeb.com. This Web site is designed to serve Pennsylvania families who are coping with military separations and multiple deployments of a service member as well as caregivers, wounded warriors, service members and military veterans.

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Doctor Says Sports Events and Cell Phones Can Harm Voice

From the first tip-off during March Madness to the championship’s final buzzer, and with start of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, on Sunday, April 4, thousands of people will relentlessly scream and shout, placing tremendous strain on their voices. While no one is recommending complete silence, the constant pressure on the vocal cords can cause great damage.

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SAMHSA and Ad Council Launch Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

Officials from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Ad Council will unveil a national public service campaign designed to urge parents to speak with their children about underage drinking in order to delay the onset of and ultimately reduce underage drinking. SAMHSA will also discuss findings of new report on underage alcohol use among youth.

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Health Reform Law 'Constitutionally Mainstream,' Says Expert

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The newly signed health care reform law should stand up well to legal court challenges, says constitutional expert and political scientist Mark Graber of the University of Maryland. Graber describes the measure as "constitutionally mainstream."

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Focus on Health Marketplace News

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Increasing interest in health care has lead reporters to seek more sources for health news than ever before. And, as more and more consumers use the web to research health information, the growing demand for health news has an increasing influence on the health industry. In response to these trends, Newswise has developed a new category for medical news called Health Marketplace.

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Center Brings Relief to Patients

Marijuana is not just for brownies anymore. It has touched the lives of thousands of Michigan residents who are struggling with chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, spasms or wasting syndrome.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Launches Pathology Network

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Launches Pathology Network Offering Individuals an Aggregated Solution of Full Text Content from its Complete Line of Pathology Journals

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Dr. Bruce McLucas Hosts Fibroid Treatment Webinar

Join UCLA Professor Dr. Bruce McLucas and women across the country for a live webinar about fibroids and treatment options, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 5:30 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00). This webinar is free, lasts about 45 minutes and the doctor will cover fibroids in detail, including uterine artery embolization, a non-surgical treatment for symptomatic fibroids that allows women to retain fertility.

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ViewSite™ Brain Access System (VBAS) Gaining Ground

BioTech Breakthrough: Vycor Medical's revolutionary ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) represents the first major neurosurgical retractor device redesign in over 80 years.

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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Brain Tumors, Head And Neck Cancers, Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife eXtend, Radiosurgery

UVA First U.S. Hospital to Offer New Gamma Knife Technology for Cancers of the Head and Neck

UVA is offering the latest and most advanced technology in stereotactic radiosurgery, called Gamma Knife eXtend™, which allows physicians to treat larger tumors, multiple tumors and tumors near sensitive structures like the brainstem, facial nerves or the optic nerve.

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UVA Signs Research Collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc to Discover Women's Reproductive Health Drugs

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The University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) to discover novel drugs for women's reproductive health.

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Columbia University Licenses Student Health Information Solution to FairChoice Systems

Columbia University and FairChoice Systems, Inc. have signed a multi-year commercialization agreement that will bring to market a cost-effective, online student health information system developed and implemented by Columbia University’s own Student Health Services.

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Tocris Bioscience Extends Novel Range of Fast, Light-Sensitive Caged Compounds Developed by Columbia University

Tocris Bioscience and Columbia University today announced that they have expanded their license agreement to include RuBi-Glutamate and RuBi-4AP, two additional novel caged compounds with significant applications for basic science research.

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CWRU License to Ardiem Involves Neuromodulation Technology

Ardiem Medical Inc. has obtained a non-exclusive license to make and sell neuromodulation devices based on intellectual property developed at Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center in Cleveland.







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