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Sutter Pacific Expands Cardiac Offerings with New Electrophysiology Team

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation announced today that Electrophysiologists Steven Hao, M.D. and Richard Hongo, M.D. have joined Andrea Natale, M.D. to provide comprehensive cardiac electrophysiology services.

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Creative Engagement and Cardiac Health Connection

The Foundation for Art & Healing releases the proceedings from its groundbreaking Arts and the Heart Roundtable (AHR), regarding the connection between creative engagement and cardiac health.

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Pharmacetical, Natural Products, Supplements, Herbal, Cholesterol, Cognitive Function, Cardiovascular Benefits

Company Licenses Rights for Botanical Compound from University, ARS

ChromaDex Corp. has signed an agreement for the commercial development of pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries, grapes and other small fruits, as well as the bark of some trees. In laboratory tests, it shows promise for improving cardiovascular health, glucose levels and cognitive function.

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The Addiction Conspiracy – It’s Not Just a Celebrity Problem

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How medical and social stigma prevents people from getting the help they need.

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Dialysis, Renal Disease, Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Patient Safety, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

UVA Amherst Dialysis Staff Recognized With National Patient Safety Award

The Renal Physicians Association has recognized the staff of the University of Virginia's Amherst Dialysis clinic with its second annual End Stage Renal Disease Patient Safety Improvement Award.

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College Of Medicine, Economic Impact, Economic Development, Kentucky, Physician, Doctor

Bringing $6.3 Billion Into Kentucky's Economy

University of Kentucky College of Medicine alumni, 2,730 in total, are currently practicing across the Commonwealth, generating $6.3 billion annually into Kentucky’s economy and creating at least 49,140 jobs, according to UK’s Office of Health Research and Development.

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National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in collaboration with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement PSA campaign designed to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts among teens in the United States.

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MITA Statement Regarding FDA Public Meeting on Medical Radiation

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading association representing the manufacturers, innovators and developers of medical imaging and radiation therapy systems, today said it is supportive of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing interest to further reduce exposure to unnecessary medical radiation and minimize medical errors.

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The Global Summit on International Breast Health, Following ASCO

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the fourth biennial BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, bringing together collaborating national and international organizations to address the optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries. The theme for the 2010 Summit is “Optimizing Health Care Delivery.”

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Health Care Reform, Health Care, Reconciliation, The George Washington University

Health Policy Experts Available for Comment

As the debate over healthcare insurance reform continues, faculty members of The George Washington University Medical Center are available to comment on topics regarding health insurance reform, including: general policy/political analysis, Medicare, Medicaid, compliance, community health centers, state health reform, affordability, finance and health technology information.

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Surgery, Siemens Artis zeego, Patient Aware Operating Room, Neurological Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Heart Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Milsom, Dr. Howard A. Riina, Dr. Mathew Williams

Operating Room Radiography to Transform Surgery

In a move that could change the way many patients undergo surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has installed five state-of-the-art Siemens Artis zeego® medical imaging systems that provide faster, more accurate 3-D images of the body with a quality never before attainable. With more complete information, surgeons can better assess a patient's condition, devise a detailed surgical plan, and provide more targeted surgical treatment.

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MediNurse Urges Spring Cleaning for Medicine Cabinets to Ensure Safety

MediNurse, now in its 25th year and the premier provider of private duty services and corporate wellness programs, reminds the public that spring cleaning is important for the medicines in your home.

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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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Rosemary Bakker, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Geriatics, Gerontology, Caregivers

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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Otolaryngology, Voice, Cell Phone, March Madness, Hoarse, yelling

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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