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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....

2013-08-19 15:28:40

While more patients in the U.S. are suffering from complications such as blood clots and infections after major cancer surgery, fewer are dying from their operations. The finding, part of a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital and others in the U.S., Canada and Germany, could lead to recommended changes in national health care policy and a reallocation of resources. The study was published online in British Medical Journal Open. Jesse Sammon, D.O., Henry Ford...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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