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2009-10-21 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that new clinical studies presented this week at the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, show Masimo noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb(TM)) technology is reliable and accurate compared to invasive blood tests for both healthy subjects and...

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...

2009-04-13 05:00:00

LOMA LINDA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University research just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compares the effects of walnuts and fatty fish in the fight against heart disease, demonstrating that in healthy individuals, walnuts lower cholesterol more than fish, while fatty fish lower triglycerides. Both can reduce the overall risk of coronary heart disease. "The practical significance of the study is that eating an easy-to-incorporate amount of...

2009-02-02 09:00:00

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (LLUCH) was awarded the "Baby-Friendly" designation over the weekend for its efforts in giving breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. LLUCH is the first Children's Hospital in the Nation to be awarded this status. "Because children's hospitals have neonatal intensive care units and other...

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...

2008-10-11 03:00:22

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Loma Linda University Medical Center officials hope to open a long-awaited speciality hospital on Barton Road by the end of the year. Jesse Mock, administrator of the facility now known as the Loma Linda University Heart and Surgical Hospital, anticipates approval from the state Public Health Department in December. "We plan to start seeing patients immediately after that happens," Mock said. The 66,000-square-foot facility was fiercely opposed when it...

2008-10-08 03:00:07

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - For years, doctors have been reluctant to prescribe medicine to infants. Researchers at Loma Linda University are studying how technology can be used to determine correct doses for newborns. The hospital recently received a $200,000 grant from the Gerber Foundation for the study, which is being performed by Dr. Arlin Blood and researchers in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. "The research studies that help doctors...

2008-10-06 21:00:11

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Relief is available for women who suffer from pelvic- floor disorders. Loma Linda University Medical Center recently opened the Inland Empire's only female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery center. In the past, women have had to go to separate doctors who specialize in urological, gynecological and colorectal testing and treatments. "Before, there was not one doctor that had training in all of these areas," said Dr. Sam Siddighi, who leads the...

2008-09-24 21:00:30

By Stephen Wall Photo Gallery: Police take over LLUCH LOMA LINDA - Seven-year-old Jennifer Hernandez was overcome with emotion as she pointed to the skies above Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Jennifer, who has leukemia, screamed for joy at the sight of three police helicopters blaring their sirens overhead. The arrival of the helicopters on the lawn north of the hospital on Tuesday highlighted the 10th annual Cops for Kids Fly-In. "This is a day our kids look forward...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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