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2011-04-29 05:30:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System's Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The designation means Christiana Care has met the essential criteria to ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care...

2011-04-25 00:00:28

Serving patients from Glens Falls, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs with BOTOX® Cosmetic and related treatments, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Juan Garcia explains the recent rise in non-surgical skin care at his practice. Glens Falls, New York (PRWEB) April 23, 2011 For the last several years, BOTOX® Cosmetic has become increasingly popular. Board-certified Schenectady area plastic surgeon Dr. Juan Garcia (http://www.drgarciaplasticsurgery.com) attributes that popularity to...

2011-04-22 00:00:28

STAT!Ref and BC Decker Publishing offer premium online residency program resources. Jackson, WY (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 STAT!Ref, regarded as one of the premier e-resource companies, recently teamed with BC Decker Publishing to unveil a new online residency program resource. These premium clinical management, training and support tools include either ACP Medicine (ACPM) by the American College of Physicians, and/or ACS Surgery (ACSS) by American College of Surgeons. These e-resources are...

2011-04-22 00:00:27

Atlanta cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy celebrates nearly two decades of surgery with his open house Thursday, April 28th, 2011 from 6:30- 8:30 pm. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Over 100 friends and previous patients will gather next Thursday to celebrate 19 years of practice in cosmetic and plastic surgery. The event is slated to include a wine tasting, passed hor d'oeuvres, live music, gift bags, and drawings for special giveaways. Following a year-long fellowship at...

2011-04-12 14:35:00

CLEVELAND, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest surgical association in the world, is launching an online community powered by Within3 to support thousands of surgeons in the United States who practice in sparsely populated areas. The community will offer a range of collaborative tools to connect the surgeons and facilitate the sharing of advice, research, and other resources. Since many rural surgeons work alone, without access to leading...

2011-04-07 00:00:03

The Live Life Again Center for Bariatric Surgery and board-certified bariatric surgeon David D. Kim, MD are sponsoring a free weight loss surgery giveaway. One new patient will receive a free bariatric procedure following an in-office evaluation and online voting campaign based on video submissions in which potential patients explain how bariatric surgery would help them live their lives again. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 Dallas bariatric surgeon Dr. David Kim and the Live Life...

2011-04-04 22:30:49

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study shows new risk calculator can help surgeons and patients better understand and discuss risks prior to procedure A new risk calculator can predict the risk of postoperative complications occurring for individual bariatric surgery patients, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The risk calculator will help in surgical decision-making and will help patients better understand what...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

Renowned surgeon leads team specializing in plastic surgery for children Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Children's National Medical Center is pleased to announce that Gary F. Rogers, MD, JD, MBA, MPH, is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Rogers joins Children's National from Children's Hospital Boston and leads a team of fellowship-trained pediatric plastic surgeons, the largest of any medical center in the mid-Atlantic region. "We are pleased to add Dr. Rogers...

2011-03-30 14:10:00

PLANO, Texas, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano as a result of surveys performed during 2010. Baylor Plano is one of a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States and one of two programs in Texas to receive this recognition. This number represents approximately 17 percent...

2011-03-30 07:59:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers claim that the availability of surgeons is a critical factor in public health and suggests that surgery should become an important part of the primary healthcare system. A recent study led by David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, director of Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at UCSD School of Medicine, points out that surgery in the United States continues to be seen as tertiary care and is mainly centered at large urban hospitals, creating an...


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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