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2014-07-03 23:03:50

Leaders and experts from Mount Sinai appear at Aspen Ideas Festival Aspen, CO (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Significant findings are being made in medicine, but to support and develop effective new treatments, the United States will need to create innovative new public and fiscal policies, said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO and President of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Dr. Davis discussed his ideas for creating “an ecosystem of innovation,” during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival...

2014-06-23 23:04:14

The future of medicine, the cost of American health care, data and drug discovery, and biotech innovation are among the topics to be explored by leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The future of medicine, the cost of American health care, data and drug discovery, and biotech innovation are among the topics to be explored by leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, to be...

2014-06-16 16:24:59

First Program of Its Kind in Area Expands Access to Quality Palliative Care for Patients SHOW LOW, Ariz., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center announced today its partnership with industry leading, community-based hospice provider, Hospice Compassus, to launch Compassus Palliative Care. This consultative palliative care program is unique to the area, providing customized plans of care for Summit Healthcare patients with serious illnesses. The...

2014-05-30 12:25:58

National Institute of Nursing Research Unveils Campaign to Help Pediatric Patients BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When three-year-old Rachel was diagnosed with cancer, it was one of the worst days of her mother's life. Tests, medications, surgery--young Rachel's life turned upside down. She fought taking medicine and the frequent finger pricks. Rachel did not like to see the nurses and doctors come into the room because she was afraid of what was coming next. Then her...

2013-10-30 10:24:33

Intervention doubled palliative care consultations; lowered in-hospital mortality and hospital readmission rates A pilot initiative conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital offers compelling evidence that establishing standardized criteria for calling a palliative care consultation improves the quality of care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer. The investigators saw improvements in the use of hospice services, inpatient mortality, and hospital readmissions among patients offered the...

2013-10-29 23:01:49

Intervention doubled palliative care consultations; lowered in-hospital mortality and hospital readmission rates. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 A pilot initiative conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital offers compelling evidence that establishing standardized criteria for calling a palliative care consultation improves the quality of care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer. The investigators saw improvements in the use of hospice services, inpatient mortality, and hospital...

2013-10-24 23:02:41

Diane E. Meier, MD and Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD, recognized for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Two Mount Sinai physicians have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The two Mount Sinai honorees, recognized for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service, are:...

2013-07-26 23:01:58

Mount Sinai Recognized for Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care New York,NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 The Mount Sinai Medical Center has been honored with the Circle of Life Award by the American Hospital Association at a ceremony today in San Diego. The award was accepted by R. Sean Morrison, MD, Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Director of the National Palliative Care Research Center and Professor of Geriatrics, Palliative and Internal...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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