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2014-02-05 12:27:58

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute achieves another regional first CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas HealthCare System today announced it became the first healthcare system in North or South Carolina to implant the total artificial heart (TAH). The surgery was performed at Carolinas Medical Center on January 13, and was led by Eric Skipper, MD, the medical director of adult cardiac surgery at the System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute....

2010-11-23 16:28:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolinas Medical Center will be highlighted in a CBS Sports feature to air on Thanksgiving Day. The story recalls the fatal accident that took the life of NFL wide receiver Chris Henry in Charlotte, his mother's difficult decision to donate his organs, WHAT: and the "gift of life" that followed for four people. Visit Carolinas Medical Center website for more information...

2010-01-07 11:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolinas MED-1 - the first mobile hospital of its kind in the world - will be serving the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County when it is deployed this Saturday for an H1N1 vaccine clinic. This is the first time Carolinas MED-1 has been operational in Mecklenburg County. In other deployments it has been used to provide medical care to Hurricane Katrina victims and in the flood-ravaged Midwest. It was developed and is owned by Carolinas...

2008-10-03 12:00:26

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Kirstin Ashford of the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, +1-704-355-4327, kirstin.ashford@carolinas.org CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volatile financial markets and a pending merger with Bank of America did not stop the Merrill Lynch SouthPark office from successfully completing a fundraiser to benefit the Blumenthal Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center (http://www.carolinasmedicalcenter.org). The 100-person office selected Carolinas...

2007-11-08 09:01:06

CHICAGO and CONCORD, N.C., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that Carolinas Medical Center -- NorthEast (CMC-NorthEast) has selected HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) from Allscripts to automate emergency room operations and improve access to clinical information. CMC-NorthEast currently has 160 physicians in...

2007-07-01 06:19:10

By Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 1--Along Interstate 85, billboards boast of NorthEast Medical Center's new CyberKnife, a robot that performs "knifeless cancer surgery" with "precision accuracy." Ads call it "the world's most accurate robotic radiosurgery device." Despite the hype, the $3.7 million CyberKnife is just one of a number of technologies that deliver high-energy radiation with pinpoint accuracy to shrink or obliterate tumors with fewer treatments for patients...

2005-10-25 19:44:57

After completing the most comprehensive U.S.-based study of its kind, Dr. Charles Simonton reported that the performance of two competing coronary stents was "virtually identical" in head-to-head comparisons. Simonton, a cardiologist associated with the Carolinas Heart Institute at Carolinas Medical Center, summarized his conclusions at the annual TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) meeting in Washington DC. TCT is recognized as the world's largest scientific symposium for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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