Health News Archive - January 01, 2009

- Crest and Oral-B Partner with Operation Smile to See the Difference, Make a Difference - CINCINNATI, Jan.

Cycle III accreditation indicates better outcomes for chest pain patients ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan.

General surgeons in rural America are becoming an endangered species for about one-quarter of the nation's population, medical officials say. They are described by their fellow doctors as an essential ingredient that keeps full-service medical care within reach for Americans living outside metropolitan areas. But, their ranks are dwindling, The Washington Post says, caused in large part by educational, medical and sociological forces. Many young physicians opt for non-surgical specialties, such as radiology or cardiology, while many young surgeons concentrate in fields such as transplant or plastic surgery. The shortage of general surgeons is at crisis dimensions, said George Sheldon, director of the American College of Surgery's Health Policy. Without general surgeons as backup, family practitioners can't deliver babies, most internists won't do complicated procedures or emergency rooms can't take trauma cases, the report says. In 1980, there were 945 newly trained general surgeons c

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital announced today the recruitment of nationally recognized burn surgeons Larry M. Jones, MD, FACS, and Roger R.


People who regularly suffer from migraines are more apt to have a headache before a stroke, according to new research by Italian scientists.


Colorado residents in Pueblo experienced a dramatic drop in heart attack hospital visits, and long-term research links the change to a smoking ban.

Johns Hopkins scientists identify receptor type that makes cancer cells resistant to therapy, more aggressive

Medicinal plants have been used as traditional remedies for hundreds of years - Among them, S. barbata has been traditionally used in treatment of hepatitis, inflammation, osteomyelitis and gynecological diseases in China.

Liver biopsy is still considered the gold standard for grading, staging and "stad-ging" the chronic liver disease.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").