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2014-08-19 12:29:09

Dr. Joseph Boscarino's research into disease that claimed his brother a major breakthrough DANVILLE, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Geisinger researcher on a personal crusade against hepatitis C has been nominated for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award recognizing his unprecedented approach to addressing a major public health concern. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137456 Joseph Boscarino, Ph.D. MPH, senior scientist, Geisinger...

2014-07-24 12:27:39

DANVILLE, Pa., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A parent's bariatric surgery could be an opportunity to break the cycle of obesity in an overweight son - body mass index (BMI) of 85 to 94 - according to a Geisinger research study published in the July issue of Obesity. The Geisinger study is considered the largest study of the effect of an adult's Roux-enY (RYGB) gastric bypass surgery on the weight of children in the same household. Leveraging Geisinger's advanced...

2014-07-23 08:32:17

DANVILLE, Pa. and CAMP HILL, Pa., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. announced today an agreement on a five-year contract extension through 2019. Under the new contract, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Geisinger Clinic physicians will remain network providers for Highmark's indemnity and managed care members, and will continue to participate in networks currently under contract. "We pride ourselves on the relationships and partnerships...

2014-07-15 12:29:13

This collaboration complements world-class cancer care with sophisticated scientific research focused on providing targeted therapies DANVILLE, Pa. and HAMBURG, Germany, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indivumed, a leading provider of services enabling individualized cancer therapy, and Geisinger Health System (Geisinger), one of the largest integrated health systems in the United States serving approximately 3 million people, today announced a partnership that will afford...

2014-06-27 04:21:23

Diabetes care system lowers risk of heart attack, stroke and retinopathy over a three-year period PLAINSBORO, N.J., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published today in The American Journal of Managed Care found that an all-or-none or "bundled" approach to primary care, deployed by Geisinger Health System for patients with diabetes, produced better health outcomes, and that the benefits happened quickly. More so than most chronic conditions, diabetes offers a window...

2014-06-11 23:12:53

NCHL is honoring Schlichting and Steele for bringing high quality and high value healthcare services to their communities with their innovative approaches to leadership development and organizational excellence, as they seek to improve population health. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), a not-for-profit that works to improve population health by enhancing the capacity of healthcare leaders, is pleased to announce the recipients of its...

2014-06-09 12:30:53

Geisinger, Henry Ford, Kaiser Permanente and CDC investigators team up to record new findings DETROIT, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). That was the finding of a study published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Investigators from Henry Ford Health System in...

2014-05-27 12:30:53

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. and DANVILLE, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AtlantiCare health system, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, announced today the signing of a definitive agreement for AtlantiCare to become a member of Geisinger Health System, creating the foundation for value-driven, population-based care delivery in southern New Jersey. AtlantiCare and Geisinger signed a letter of intent in November 2013, and since that...

2014-05-08 08:32:44

COLUMBIA, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of the recent expansion of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Geisinger Health System (GHS) and xG Health Solutions(TM) have announced partnerships with 20 additional hospitals and will support those organizations as they continue to work towards value-based care. All participants in the Geisinger-xG Health BPCI collaborative gain access...

2014-05-02 12:26:36

New research finds Vietnam vets with hepatitis C do not have higher rates of the disease DANVILLE, Pa., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from four health systems across the United States has published a study revealing that Vietnam era vets with hepatitis C virus (HCV) do not have higher rates of this disease due to injection drug abuse compared to nonveterans. The study was published electronically in the Journal of Community Health in April. It is...


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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