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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...

Your Aquarium May Harbor Bacterial Organism Mycobacterium Marinum
2013-10-07 04:16:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mycobacterium marinum infection, a skin condition associated with exposure to contaminated water in home aquariums, is under-diagnosed, according to new research presented Saturday at the Infectious Diseases Society of America's annual meeting in San Francisco (IDWeek 2013). The study, which was sponsored by the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, reported that the infection is difficult to diagnose and treat because skin...

2013-10-03 23:02:23

Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, Named Director of Urology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Ashutosh K. Tewari, MB BS, one of the foremost leaders in robotic prostate surgery and prostate cancer research in the world, will serve as Chairman of The Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, effective October 15, 2013. “Dr. Tewari is a top-flight urologist and physician scientist of national and...

2013-10-01 23:02:30

You may be able to eat all of the ice cream you want after having your tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say you don’t necessarily need a prescription to reduce post-operative pain – an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 You may be able to eat all of the ice cream you want after having your tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say you don’t necessarily need a...

2013-09-24 23:25:17

The human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study reveals an overall 60 percent increase from 1973 and 2009 in cancers of the base...

2013-09-24 23:00:29

A highly targeted cancer radiation therapy may offer a safe and effective treatment option for elderly pancreatic cancer patients unable to undergo surgery or combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 A highly targeted cancer radiation therapy may offer a safe and effective treatment option for elderly pancreatic cancer patients unable to undergo surgery or combined chemotherapy and...

2013-09-16 23:01:32

The new “app” from the Center for Cancer Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital is the first to be developed in the U.S. specifically for cancer surgery patients. It is free and available for download in the App Store on Android and Apple devices. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 With a single tap on a smartphone, cancer patients now can access detailed information about treatment options by cancer type, GPS mapping to appointment locations, as well as schedule appointments and...

Chest Pain Duration Key To Diagnosing Heart Attack
2013-09-12 04:39:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When trying to determine whether or not chest pain is the result of a heart attack, the duration of the discomfort is key, according to researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Patients who have longer-lasting chest pain are more likely to be experiencing a cardiovascular event than with pain of a shorter duration, the researchers report in this month’s issue of the journal Critical Pathways in Cardiology....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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