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2014-08-14 02:00:48

DETROIT, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one - and placed it just outside the heart. Due to prior medical procedures, the metro Detroit woman was not a candidate for traditional open heart surgery to replace her failing tricuspid valve. One major U.S. medical center turned her down for treatment. Doctors at another said her...

2014-08-12 23:12:46

For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support from Midtown Concierge. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support to schedule an oil change, make dinner plans, buy gifts, get...

2014-05-29 23:01:48

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have uncovered previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring, a discovery that could unlock the mystery of keloid development and provide insight for more effective treatment. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have uncovered previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring, a discovery that could unlock the mystery of keloid development and...

2014-05-19 12:42:01

Henry Ford Health System A vast majority of so-called "super-frequent user" patients who seek care in the Emergency Department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. A patient is considered a super-frequent user who visits the ED at least 10 times a year. ED physicians have long theorized that patients who frequent the ED for their care have a substance abuse addiction. Few studies have actually measured the rate of addiction of these...

2014-05-06 15:05:11

Factors like the level of poverty in a neighborhood, living alone, and age affect a patient's chances of being readmitted to a hospital after discharge, even after possible variations in quality of care in the hospital have been taken into account. Those are the conclusions of a new study by Henry Ford Health System researchers who found links between readmission rates and social factors such as patients' marital status and neighborhood poverty, suggesting that readmissions are not just an...

2014-04-15 14:43:23

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25th successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan resident Viola Waller, 80, underwent Henry Ford’s first transcaval procedure on July 3, 2013 when...

2014-04-11 08:25:11

DETROIT, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25(th) successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140411/DE03523-INFO Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan...

2014-03-27 12:30:42

DETROIT, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at Henry Ford Hospital now have a new cancer treatment available that offers an alternative cancer surgery, without the incision or hospital stay, treating patients in 15 minutes or less and returning them to their everyday lives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140327/DE92316 The Edge(TM) Radiosurgery Suite is designed to perform advanced, non-invasive cancer procedures anywhere in the body - including the brain, spine, head and neck,...

2014-03-26 23:01:48

Patients at Henry Ford Hospital now have a new cancer treatment available that offers an alternative cancer surgery, without the incision or hospital stay, treating patients in 15 minutes or less and returning them to their everyday lives. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 DETROIT – Patients at Henry Ford Hospital now have a new cancer treatment available that offers an alternative cancer surgery, without the incision or hospital stay, treating patients in 15 minutes or less and...

2014-02-04 23:03:10

The Josephine Ford Cancer Institute, part of Henry Ford Health System, was granted a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The Josephine Ford Cancer Institute, part of Henry Ford Health System, was granted a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. It received compliance ratings on all 34 standards including six...


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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