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Health News Archive - May 19, 2011

LEUVEN, Belgium, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Materialise, a pioneer in medical imaging software and patient specific surgical guides, proudly donates a Chair to the University of Leuven, Campus Kortrijk. With the "Chair Materialise- Kulak - Hand surgery", Materialise commits itself to further investments in R&D for the upper limbs to gain more insights into this complex anatomy.

CINCINNATI and LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Counting calories is not the answer to sustained weight loss, says clinical pharmacist James LaValle, one of the nation's leading experts in natural health and medicine.

SAN DIEGO, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc.

Wills Eye Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Establish the Wills Vision Research Center at Jefferson PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new vision research center based in Philadelphia will foster regional, national and global collaborations among a diverse group of exceptional clinicians and researchers working to better diagnose, treat and prevent visual diseases. Wills Eye Institute and Thomas Jefferson University announce the creation of the Wills Vision Research Center at Jefferson, representing more than 15 scientific disciplines.

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Gaining more than the recommended weight during pregnancy can put women at increased risk of becoming obese and developing related health problems, including high blood pressure, later in life.

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New statistical approach doesn’t support claims that extra-sensory perception exists.

EXTON, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced initiation of a Phase 2 dose-ranging clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of VP 20621 for prevention of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults previously treated for CDI. The objectives of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose ranging study are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of VP 20621 dosed orally for up to 14 days in adults previously treated for CDI; characterize the frequency and duration of stool colonization with VP 20621 strain of C.

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD, INC., a business of Bayer HealthCare, has announced the launch of the next generation Intego(TM) PET Infusion System, which features a new design that is 38% smaller, power-driven and includes enhancements to technologist workflow.

WILMINGTON, Delaware, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians and Practice Managers across all specialties confidently outsource to experienced billers who choose to work from home but provide doctors efficient services in generating electronic claims, reviewing codes and modifiers, posting payments, and following up with account receivables for insurance payers and patients. Even though most of the small and medium offices prefer to outsource their medical billing and coding processes to home-based billers, but the fact that these billers are often unavailable makes it difficult for the Practice Managers to locate them. These home-based billers have low visibility and do not invest in reaching out to potential physician clients unlike billing companies who are all over the internet.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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