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2009-09-30 15:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Sleep Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center at Baylor Dallas is one of only two dozen accredited centers in North Texas. "Accreditation provides formal recognition of our commitment to quality scientific research and care for patients suffering from sleep disorders," said David L. Luterman, M.D., sleep medicine physician and pulmonologist...

2009-06-18 11:54:00

DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to the Honor Roll in this year's U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Of the more than 215 hospitals that serve children, 56 were ranked, and only an elite 10 are ranked in all 10 specialties, placing them on the coveted Honor Roll. The specific service lines surveyed included cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders,...

2009-04-22 08:00:00

Six Flags Parks to hold second annual Walk-a-thon event THIS SUMMER NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Friends, the philanthropic arm of Six Flags, and Cure Kids Cancer have teamed up once again to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancers through its "A Walk In The Park" program. This unique walk-a-thon event will take place at all domestic Six Flags properties April 26 through July 26 offering local neighborhoods a distinct, interactive setting to participate in a global...

2009-03-31 13:01:00

DALLAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sheraton Dallas Hotel announced recently that it has joined forces with Children's Medical Center to provide much-needed accommodations for the growing number of visiting families who have children being cared for at the hospital. In addition, the hotel will provide various in-kind items to the hospital throughout the year, as well as volunteer support. "Children's is a phenomenal institution with a standard of care unlike no other," said Ray Hammer,...

2009-01-28 09:00:00

WINNIPEG, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ - Primary Children's Medical Center of Salt Lake City, Utah, has drawn its first patient dose with its RIVA System (Robotic IV Automation) -a self-contained unit for filling IV syringes and bags- from Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems). Owned and operated by Intermountain Healthcare, Primary Children's Medical Center treats children with complex illness and injury from across the western states of the United States of America. Primary Children's is the...

2008-11-13 12:00:25

Less than a week after making history as Children's Medical Center's 400th liver transplant patient, 10-month-old Serenity Stephens of North Richland Hills met the patient that started it all -- on the anniversary of the day the first patient received her liver. Melissa Lively, a 26-year-old special education teacher from Ft. Worth, was the first patient at Children's to undergo the life-saving liver transplant procedure. In 1984, at the age of two, Lively received a new liver after over...

2008-09-12 12:00:35

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) and Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. have donated $150,000 to Children's Medical Center to expand clinical care and outreach for children with primary immunodeficiency (PI), the two organizations announced today. PI is a term that encompasses more than 150 diseases caused by an immune system that does not function properly. The program at Children's, one of 38 worldwide supported by the JMF, focuses on the diagnosis, care and treatment of those suffering...

2008-09-12 06:00:34

Top U.S. Hospital Successfully Uses Pediatric Oxygenator During Cardiac Surgery For Children The Sorin Group (MIL:SRN), the largest European cardiovascular company and world leader in medical technologies for cardiac surgery, announced today the first successful uses in the U.S. of its newest pediatric devices for cardiovascular surgery. The DidecoTM KIDS D101 Pediatric Oxygenator and the DidecoTM KIDS D131 Pediatric Arterial Filter have now been successfully used by Children's Medical...

2008-07-16 15:01:08

The St. Louis-based Nurses for Newborns Foundation (NFNF) Bridge to the Future program has been recognized by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for its work to improve the health of special needs babies. Bridge to the Future received recognition from AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange, a program intended to accelerate the development and adoption of innovations in healthcare delivery. The Innovation Exchange works to improve safety, effectiveness,...

2008-06-16 09:01:17

WINNIPEG, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IMRIS (TSX:IM) Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas today announced the purchase of IMRISneuro, the world's most advanced neurosurgical imaging solution, as part of the expansion of its neuroscience center. A world class leader in complex pediatric care, Dell Children's serves a 46-county region and strives to give families the option of expert neurosurgical care closer to home. "We are absolutely committed to becoming a world class...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.