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2009-03-12 09:24:00

First surgical mesh in US to incorporate partially absorbable mesh for use in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders; material designed to improve healing and patient comfort SOMERVILLE, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Women's Health & Urology, a division of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, announced today that the GYNECARE PROLIFT+M(TM) Pelvic Floor Repair System is now available in the United States for use in surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse. GYNECARE...

2008-10-29 21:00:04

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), ETHICON Women's Health & Urology today announced results of a seven-country study measuring the effects of uterine fibroids and associated symptoms on quality of life (QoL). Researchers found that one in five women suffer with symptomatic fibroids for more than 5 years before getting medical treatment. Further, despite diagnosis, more than one-third of women remain...


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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