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2011-04-29 12:14:14

A study by Henry Ford Hospital shows a direct association between cotton swab use and ruptured eardrum. The study also shows that in most cases the rupture heals on its own and surgery is only necessary for the most severe cases. "In the past, many otolaryngologists have wondered if surgery is really necessary to treat a ruptured eardrum. The results of this study show that 97 percent of cases healed on their own within two months, proving that most cases do not require surgery," says Ilaaf...

2011-04-06 07:00:00

JERICHO, N.Y., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) announced today that Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, MI., has selected the COI-SMART system to streamline and automate tasks associated with the conflict of interest disclosure process. COI-SMART will handle the management of disclosures for more than 20,000 employees. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061010/NYTU194LOGO ) "Henry Ford's reputation is built upon credibility and...

2011-03-09 14:17:22

A history of alcohol abuse significantly impacts quality of life for patients after liver transplant, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. "Transplant recipients with alcoholic cirrhosis experienced less improvement in physical quality of life and reported greater pain and physical limitations than non-alcoholics after transplant surgery," says Anne Eshelman, Ph.D., Henry Ford Behavioral Health Services, lead author of the study. "Understanding alcoholic and nonalcoholic...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

DETROIT, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three nonprofit organizations with a history of innovation and service in Michigan today announce they have formed a first-of-its-kind collaboration to redevelop a neighborhood, create jobs and fill important health care and living needs for seniors in the City of Detroit. Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) and United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) plan to break ground in May 2011 on Phase I of the East...

2010-12-01 16:28:00

Children's Health Fund, Henry Ford Health System To Launch Children's Health Project of Detroit at Event Featuring Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Singer Paul Simon, CHF Co-founder Irwin Redlener, M.D. DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to a fragile health care system in which many children lack access to primary care providers, Children's Health Fund (CHF) and Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) are launching a new health care program involving a mobile medical clinic that...

2010-10-22 23:02:59

Patients were misdiagnosed with pneumonia at an alarming rate when they were readmitted to the hospital shortly after a previous hospitalization for the same illness, according to two Henry Ford Hospital companion studies. Researchers say the misdiagnoses led to overuse of antibiotics and increased health care costs. Pneumonia ranks second to congestive heart failure as the reason for readmission within 30 days of a previous hospitalization. Led by Henry Ford Infectious Diseases physicians...

2010-10-07 14:56:00

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Big Apple without ever leaving Metro Detroit! Thursday, October 21, Art Van Furniture is turning their Headquarters in Warren into the city that never sleeps. Complete with the New York City Rockettes, and replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the stage is set for the gala event of the year. Broadway artists will perform scenes from Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys and Wicked. Art Van is creating this one-of-a-kind affair...

2010-09-30 14:07:00

DETROIT, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital introduced today the Air Med 1 aeromedical helicopter as a new service for transporting critically ill and trauma patients to its facility from within a 150-mile radius in Michigan and Ontario. With demand growing for caring for critically ill patients, the air ambulance service positions Henry Ford to provide fast, emergency one-way transport to its medical complex, which boasts the largest intensive care capacity in Michigan and a...

2010-09-28 20:56:37

The old saying, "never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear," couldn't be truer for a patient who experienced vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear. But what makes this patient's case unique is that otolaryngologists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit were not only able to alleviate her vertigo with surgery, but restore her hearing "“ an extremely rare occurrence. "This case is rare because the goal of surgery is...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The first intestine (bowel) transplant in Michigan was performed on a 50-year-old patient from Port Austin by physicians at Henry Ford Hospital. The 11-hour surgery was performed on August 21 and 22. The composite multivisceral transplant procedure included transplant of the patient's small bowel, stomach and pancreas. Only a few centers in the United States offer intestine transplants and Henry Ford is the only one in Michigan with a program. The...


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  • 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.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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