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2014-06-05 08:29:30

Leading provider of oncology patient portals chosen to support the first oncology practice recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). SEATTLE, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, announces that Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, P.C. (CMOH) in Delaware county Pennsylvania has chosen Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal for its cancer...

2014-01-16 08:26:45

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care. "Our goal is to provide the highest...

2013-11-29 13:22:57

Senior patients with traumatic injuries ranging from rib fractures to head injuries are more dependent on others for daily living activities a year later Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles. Patients in the study were...

2013-05-24 23:23:42

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers survey of aging experts says that the most important thing you can do is to give all family members a chance to voice their concerns, questions and ideas. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Looking for tips on how to avoid a major family feud when dealing with the sensitive issue of caring for your aging parent? Today the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) released the results of a survey of 335...

2013-05-03 23:01:24

In May Professional Geriatric Care Managers Across the Country Are Holding Special Events to Educate the Public About How They Help Caregivers and Older Adults in Celebration of National Geriatric Care Managers Month. Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers will celebrate May 2013 as National Geriatric Care Managers Month by providing seminars, webinars and other special events to educate the public about the value they bring in...

2013-02-22 23:01:13

Families currently provide almost 80% of all care for Alzheimer's patients. The burden on the working family caregiver can be extreme — affecting resources and health of family care providers immensely. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 A recent study funded by the government and published in The Journal of Neurology said that by 2050 it is expected that 13.8 million people will have Alzheimer´s disease. Families currently provide almost 80% of all care and the burden on the...

2012-12-08 05:00:11

Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) can assist families and older adults in avoiding preventable hospital ER visits. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 A study released on October 5, 2012 from a Congressional Advisory board announced the staggering statistic that 60 percent of all Medicare beneficiary visits to emergency rooms -- and 25 percent of their hospital admissions-- were “potentially preventable.” The most common diagnosis for all of these ER visits was upper...

2012-07-30 23:02:49

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Members Provide Compassionate Alzheimer´s Guidance and Assistance Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 A recent survey titled Women and Alzheimer´s Disease: The Caregiver´s Crisis conducted by Working Mother Research, sponsored by GE and with input from the Alzheimer´s Association, revealed that 82% of current Alzheimer´s caregivers are keeping aging family members at home or in the patient´s home. The...

2012-06-17 23:02:00

Mount Sinai has received $12,728,753 to fund a Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations in Care Program known as GEDI WISE, which will provide clinical, workforce, and informatics enhancements to geriatric emergency care that are projected to improve patient outcomes while also producing a cost savings to Medicare and Mount Sinai of over $40 million over the next three years. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2012 The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York today received a “Health Care...

2012-02-17 17:00:00

In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate cancer disparities among adults in the Philadelphia region, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has established the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. Philadelphia, Pa (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate cancer disparities among adults in the Philadelphia region, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has established the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. Edith P. Mitchell, M.D., FACP, a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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