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2014-02-04 08:36:04

DETROIT, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announces the appointment of Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., as president of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital, effective immediately. She will report directly to Karmanos Cancer Institute President and CEO Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/DC57802) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) "We are honored to have Margaret Dimond join our...

2014-01-30 12:28:23

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the U.S., doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have used an artificial heart valve designed for aortic valve replacement to repair a mitral valve that was narrowed with calcium buildup. And they did it all through a catheter. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/DE56074 ) Approximately 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. With an aging population that is often too frail...

2014-01-28 23:03:54

An early stage study shows melatonin – a hormone that regulates the body’s sleep and awake cycles – may have the potential to help slow the growth of certain breast cancer tumors, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 An early stage study shows melatonin – a hormone that regulates the body’s sleep and awake cycles – may have the potential to...

2014-01-22 12:08:53

A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation. The research project – published online ahead of print in European Urology, the journal of the European Association of Urology – advances minimally invasive robotic surgery as a safe alternative to traditional open surgery. "Minimally...

2013-10-09 11:07:24

While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections, men are more prone to be hospitalized for treatment, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. The first-of-its-kind research for the most common bacterial infection in the U.S. is important in providing predictors of hospital admission at a time when the health care industry is searching for ways to reduce costs. "We found that those patients who were hospitalized for treatment of urinary tract infections...

2013-10-07 12:05:12

Three years after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left an estimated 1.5 million people homeless in Haiti, a Henry Ford Hospital study found that more mobilized medical care is necessary to bridge cultural and health care barriers and better serve the Haitian population. Highlights of the study: -79 percent said their religious leader was their main source of health care information. -76 percent said they felt insecure in their ability to care for loved ones who are...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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