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Cefaly for migraines
2014-03-12 11:06:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a statement released on Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the first-ever medical device made to prevent migraines. Called Cefaly, the device is shaped like a tiara and delivers a “tingling” electric current to the wearer’s forehead. According to a report published in the journal Neurology last month, Cefaly decreased chronic migraine onset by two per month on average, and 38 percent of users...

2014-03-06 16:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grandmother Sherry Jansma had never faced a serious health problem. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO But in 2011, Sherry became one of the 150,000 Americans to be diagnosed that year with colon cancer after an at-home screening test came back positive. Just a few weeks prior, Sherry had opened her mailbox to find the screening test, called a Fecal Immunochemical Test, known as FIT, from Kaiser Permanente. The test sat on...

2014-02-25 12:27:58

LONDON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Lu AE58054 (Alzheimer's Disease) - Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022Lu AE58054 (Alzheimer's Disease) - Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 SummaryGlobalData has released its new PharmaPoint Drug Evaluation report, "Lu AE58054 (Alzheimer's Disease) - Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022". There are no long-term effective therapies for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), so this remains at...

2014-02-20 23:28:14

This year’s HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium in Orlando FL on Sunday, February 23, 2014, is set to deliver some of the best content and speakers on the hard topic of ICD-10 compliance. Jvion, the leader in ICD-10 analytics, drove the agenda and content for what is expected to be a record crowd. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 This year’s HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium titled “Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real about ICD-10” is set to deliver some of the best content and speakers on the...

Stress Really Does Cause Headaches
2014-02-20 11:57:23

[ Watch the Video: Stress Causes Headaches ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study being presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia from April 26 to May 3, 2014 provides even more evidence that stress really does lead to more headaches. Researchers surveyed 5,159 people aged 21 to 71, asking questions about stress levels and headaches four times a year for two years. Participants were asked to say how many headaches...

2014-02-19 23:21:35

Organizations Share Common Goal of Education About Diagnostic Error Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to recognize CRICO, a leader in evidence-based health care risk management, as a new supporter of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Both NPSF and CRICO promote professional education exploring the underlying causes of diagnostic errors and how such errors might be...

2014-02-14 04:22:53

MIT's H@cking Medicine Program Will Deliver Technology Platform for Global Genes(TM) to Provide Novel Tools to Help Physicians Speed Diagnosis of Rare Disease Patients CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnosis is one of the most challenging problems faced by rare disease patients and caregivers. The Shire Rare Disease Impact Report found that it takes an average of 7.6 years for rare disease patients in the US to receive a proper diagnosis, with 2-3 misdiagnoses...

2014-02-13 23:20:34

Webcast series on diagnostic error begins during Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a...

2014-02-10 23:04:36

Major changes are coming for dentists who are billing medical insurance for their patients: The mandatory changes include a new claim form to be used as of April 1, 2014, and a new diagnostic coding set on October 1, 2014. Tequesta, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Nierman Practice Management is in the process of getting dentists ready for 2014 billing changes with their popular DentalWriter™ and CrossCode™ software systems. Many procedures performed in a dental office may be considered...

2014-02-05 23:26:33

Despite the numerous studies proving the effectiveness of medical checklists and protocols, many physicians and staff still resist using them calling them, “lame,” or “insulting,” After her newborn baby was mistakenly given to another mom for breast-feeding, there is one mom in Texas that wishes her hospital had used a checklist to double-check their work. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 In Richmond, Texas, Jessica Escobedo gave birth to a baby girl. The new mother...


Latest Medical diagnosis Reference Libraries

Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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