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2013-04-15 23:01:16

Select specialties receive recognition that is a national designation given to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care. LOMA LINDA, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Blue Shield of California has named Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery® and a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement®. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded...

2012-10-22 04:01:48

Proton community leaders focus on Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 – In response to the growing demand for leading-edge cancer treatment and recent investments in new clinical facilities, the National Association for Proton Therapy announces its first annual plenary conference. Co-sponsored by the Proton Therapy Consortium, the National Proton Conference: Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy (npc2013.com) takes place...

2012-10-01 02:30:10

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its legacy of giving back to the communities it serves, Farmer Boys announced today the launch of its 12th Annual "Together we are Champions for Children" Help a Child in Need fundraiser, which begins Monday. October 1 and continues through Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The fundraiser benefits the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, which serves over 145,000 critically ill or injured children that come through their doors each...

2012-09-19 23:02:58

Brain cancer continues to be the main tumor target for proton therapy - an advanced form of radiation treatment according to the National Association for Proton Therapy and the Pediatric Proton Foundation. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 A total of 613 children and adolescents were treated at the nation's nine proton therapy centers in 2011, amounting to a 32 percent increase over 2010 cases, according to a new survey, presented recently at the Children's Oncology Group (COG)...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

A treatment that has virtually no side effects has been found to be an effective weapon for fighting early-stage breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 A treatment that has virtually no side effects has been found to be an effective weapon for fighting early-stage breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Results of the...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

University commended on their achievement during the three-day assessment, during which time they received accreditation for the maximum amount of time. Loma Linda, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 17, 2011 Loma Linda University, a leader in health and science education in the nation and home of the only operational medical school in the Inland Empire, has received renewal of its accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for the maximum amount of time"”10 years....

2009-10-14 13:46:00

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday, October 26, marks the 25-year anniversary of the first neonatal cross-species heart transplant in history. Dr. Leonard Bailey and a team of doctors at Loma Linda University Medical Center transplanted the heart of a baboon into an infant, born with uniformly lethal heart disease and known to the world as "Baby Fae," on October 26, 1984. Though she only lived 20 days following the operation, her legacy has extended the life of...

2008-10-23 09:00:38

Aurora Imaging Technology Inc. today announced that the Aurora(R) 1.5Tesla Dedicated Breast MRI System has been installed and now is available to patients of Loma Linda University Medical Center. As the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared dedicated breast MRI system specifically designed for 3-D bilateral breast imaging, the Aurora Breast MRI is built to cater to women's anatomy and is more sensitive to their unique needs for optimum imaging and patient comfort. The Aurora...

2008-09-29 09:00:58

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals can play an important role in helping employers reduce their healthcare costs by forming partnerships to manage and improve the health of employees. That finding, based on nearly 20 years of tracking such partnerships in hundreds of markets nationwide, was reported by Henry Ross, CEO of Aegis Health Group, during a joint presentation with Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) at the annual Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market...

2008-09-15 18:00:36

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated one in six men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), the nation's first hospital to utilize proton beam therapy for prostate cancer treatment, is urging men to get informed and take the appropriate steps to get screened regularly for prostate cancer if they are over 40 or in a high-risk group. "The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that in 2008 more than...