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2011-08-10 22:23:42

A pharmacist-directed anticoagulation service improves the coordination of care from the hospital to an outpatient clinic for patients treated with the anticoagulant drug warfarin, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. The study, published online today in the July/August issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, found that the transition of care directed by the anticoagulation service was seamless in more than 70 percent of patients treated and risk of bleeding and thrombosis declined by...

2011-08-03 13:35:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What gets your heart racing? A high-speed drive in a Mustang GT? Bidding on a "one of one" collector's car, a 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca? Access to an exclusive, highly restricted test track? A chat with Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally? You can do all of these at Get Your Heart Racing, 1 - 9 p.m., Saturday, October 15, at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan, as Ford and Henry Ford Health System partner to fight heart disease....

2011-07-28 08:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and DETROIT, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic and Henry Ford Health System are collaborating to improve access to health care in metropolitan Detroit. MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark, has 10 walk-in clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Southeast Michigan, staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can treat common illnesses, as well as offer wellness and prevention services, seven days a week. The new...

2011-06-22 12:00:00

DETROIT, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the country's economically hardest-hit areas: Employees gave back nearly $15 million A foundation donated $2 million to care for the sickest and tiniest babies A family fund provided more than $5 million for heart care There have been 45 gifts of $1 million or greater Launched in 2007, Henry Ford Health System's Envision Campaign has raised more than $176 million of its $250 million goal. Now the seven-year fund-raising campaign is...

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2011-06-13 14:03:06

A new study suggests that children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant. The researchers found that, compared to babies born into cat-free homes, those who grew up with cats were roughly half as likely to be allergic to them as teenagers. They found that growing up around a dog reduced the risk of dog allergies by about the same amount for boys, but not...

2011-06-03 13:26:52

Emergency department physicians are frustrated and burned out from treating patients who frequent the ED for their care, according to a Henry Ford Hospital survey of physicians from across the country. The survey found that 59 percent of physicians acknowledged having less empathy for so-called frequent users than other patients, and 77 percent held bias for frequent users. Physicians defined frequent users in the survey as patients who visit the ED at least 10 times a year. Other...


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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