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Drinking Coffee Reduces The Risk Of Developing Oral Cancer
2012-12-13 10:01:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to coffee, there´s been good news and there´s been bad news. Some good news revolves around studies that have shown the aromatic beans help control symptoms of Parkinson´s disease and reduces the risk of diabetes. On the flip side, studies have also shown that drinking that morning cup of joe can lead to blindness. Now there is more good news. A new study, published online in the American Journal of...

2012-11-16 16:23:30

Forum co-hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) held the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum New York, the 10(th) program in a series of events to drive national discussions on effective quality improvement methods that surgeons, physicians and hospitals are using to improve patient safety and reduce costs. The forum was hosted by ACS in partnership with...

2012-11-08 12:25:58

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across...

2012-10-26 00:33:40

Study finds that prasugrel may reduce cardiovascular events among patients managed medically after an angiogram for acute coronary syndrome A study has found that the anti-clotting medication prasugrel reduced cardiovascular events among patients who present with an acute coronary syndrome and are managed medically after an angiogram is performed to determine coronary anatomy. Results of the TRILOGY ACS trial, Angiographic Cohort were presented today at the 24th annual Transcatheter...

2012-10-13 07:21:14

BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The pros and cons of newer versus older antiplatelet agents in patients with diabetes, the utility of genetic and platelet function testing, and the value of triple combination antiplatelet therapy will be debated by experts at a perennial favorite Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) session today. The "Hot Topics in Thrombosis and ACS" session is moderated by Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of...

2012-10-11 11:20:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and...

2012-10-07 23:00:24

ImplantInfo applauds ℠timely´ Breast Cancer Awareness Month official launch of WhatNext social network by SPANX Co-Founder and the ACS Park City, UT (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 SPANX Co-Founder and Former COO David Wasilewski has launched social network WhatNext.com with help from The American Cancer Society. The site works to connect people to share information about cancer. “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” says Shawn Miele for ImplantInfo. “It´s...

2012-09-30 10:20:08

CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, a world leader of medical simulation training and education products, will introduce a record number of new products at the upcoming American College of Surgeons Exhibition, including the MentorLearn(TM) [http://simbionix.com/training-management/mentorlearn ] Online solution for both the LAP Mentor(TM) and the GI-BRONCH Mentor(TM), the new LAP Mentor(TM) Appendectomy Module...

2012-09-20 23:03:21

ACS has released Version 1.1 of their Revit Families Casework Catalog. Marion, IN (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) of Marion, Indiana, has released Version 1.1 of their Revit Families Catalog. ACS is a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and retail store fixtures. The ACS Revit Catalog is designed to allow architects and interior designers to easily access the complete physical casework catalog in the Revit Family Format. Since the initial release...

2012-08-27 19:48:03

Prasugrel versus clopidogrel for ACS patients managed without revascularization The first trial to study the effect of platelet inhibition in patients with acute coronary syndromes managed medically without revascularization has found no significant difference between prasugrel and clopidogrel in the prevention of death, myocardial infarction or stroke. The findings, from the phase III Targeted Platelet Inhibition to Clarify the Optimal Strategy to Medically Manage Acute Coronary...