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2010-01-22 16:19:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, jointly announced the peer-reviewed publication of an in-depth, 21-month clinical study on the impact of the Masimo Patient SafetyNet remote monitoring and clinician notification system. The study, featured in the February 2010 issue of Anesthesiology, is the first published report...

2009-10-27 12:01:43

At the end of a 10-year, coast-to-coast study of women with an unusual form of breast cancer, Richard J. Barth Jr., M.D., and three fellow researchers are making the case for a particular combination of treatments to stop the tumors in their tracks. In the August 2009 issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Barth, an associate professor of surgery at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), and his colleagues"”among them Wendy Wells, M.D., a professor of pathology at DMS"”recommend using...

2009-05-19 06:45:00

Proof-of-Concept Established, Widespread Roll-Out to Specialty Providers Underway BOSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAptus(R), market leader for charge capture technologies, today announced that The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic will be broadening its deployment of the MedAptus Professional offering, Practice Plus Edition. The solution will be rolled out to 150 specialty providers with practices in southern New Hampshire, with an option for future expansion to all physicians across the sizeable...

2009-03-04 08:12:41

A Dartmouth-led study of young U.S. teens showed that between 11 and 20 percent own T-shirts or other items featuring an alcohol brand, and those who do appear more likely to transition through the stages of drinking from susceptibility, to beginning drinking, to binge drinking, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.Alcohol-branded merchandise includes T-shirts, hats or other items that feature a particular brand of beverage, according to...

2009-02-10 16:01:35

There is a growing movement among the healthcare community to help patients receive clear, unbiased reports of their conditions and the variety of approaches to therapy. Since there is no one-size fits-all approach to many disorders, the goal is to equip patients with the right amount of straightforward information so they can make an informed decision on the best treatment. "No matter how hard I tried to be objective, inevitably my personal biases got involved," breast surgeon Dr. Dale...

2008-06-10 12:00:58

CIGNA and Dartmouth-Hitchcock today announced they have launched a "patient-centered medical home" pilot program, with the goal of further enhancing the coordination of care and improving care quality for patients covered by a CIGNA plan. The program is focused on individuals who receive care from Dartmouth-Hitchcock primary care physicians practicing in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Currently, approximately 19,000 CIGNA members access care from a Dartmouth-Hitchcock...

2008-05-28 15:00:51

IRVINE, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Masimo , the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion-and-Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that initial results of an ongoing clinical evaluation show Masimo Patient SafetyNet with Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry provides early warning detection of impending patient deterioration on the general care floor, which helped keep patients safer. Early findings showed a...

2005-05-18 07:45:00

Middle school kids who had promotional materials started drinking earlier HealthDay News -- Adolescents who collect and brandish promotional hats, shirts, bags and other merchandise displaying popular alcohol logos are far more likely to start drinking while still underage, according to a new study. Researchers from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., were to present the finding Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Washington, D.C. In light...

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