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2014-09-30 16:28:09

Team led by Duke University researcher to build patient registry, study therapies' effectiveness WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced that AHRQ has selected the research team that will conduct a five-year, $20 million project funded by PCORI to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids....

2014-09-30 12:29:51

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA has joined the PPAHS Board of Advisors. Currently serving his last month as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Ascension Health's Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Dr. Rothfield will be assuming the role of System Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent's...

2014-09-30 08:44:01

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLoop® released an app version of its doctor-patient platform today, which integrates with HealthKit in iOS 8 and allows people to share medical device and activity data with their doctors. The app harnesses native iOS technologies to enhance the HealthLoop experience for iPhone users, enabling patients to maintain a robust connection with their doctors between visits. "This new flood of wearable health devices and the data...

2014-09-29 23:03:55

Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Bishop Noel Jones and Dick Gregory Support The Sara Soulati Health For Life Program With EECP to As Way of Lifestyle Modification Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Sara Soulati, CEO and Founder of Global Cardio Care, Inc., the firm that manages physician practices delivering Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), is aligning with African-American church leaders and activists to further spread a heart health message of prevention and lifestyle...

2014-09-29 08:31:04

Strongly Positive Results, Presented at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress, Demonstrated Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test was an Independent Predictor of Tumor Aggressiveness REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced strongly positive results from an additional independent clinical validation study of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test, conducted in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University...

2014-09-25 23:11:40

Low-cost app-device by LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical) that connects pulse oximeter sensors to mobile phones and tablets is now available on iOS 8. Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 LionsGate Technologies, Inc. (LGTmedical) has launched an iOS 8 pulse oximeter app-device called Kenek Edge™. “Apple says that iOS 8 just might be the beginning of a health revolution. Their timing is excellent. Mobile health is a rapidly growing market, responding to the increasing...

2014-09-25 08:27:37

University of Toledo's Dr. Sharrel Pinto to Lead Study Using MTS Adherence Packaging Solutions from Omnicell MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell® Inc. today announced the commencement of the STOMPP (Study the Effect of a Hybrid Pharmacy Practice Model on Medication Adherence) clinical study. The evaluation is led by Dr. Sharrel Pinto, Division Head and Associate Professor in the Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences Division and Research Director of the Center...

2014-09-24 16:25:54

- Data from 3.3 million lives in Washington illustrates successes and opportunities for improvement SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds that patients in Washington may be exposed to care that they don't need--and potential harm. The report, Less Waste, Less Harm: Choosing Wisely in Washington State, offers county-by-county results for nine different Choosing Wisely recommendations. The...

2014-09-24 12:29:53

Thomas R. Lamont will counsel company on strategy, business and government affairs PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas R. Lamont, former Assistant Secretary of the Army who oversaw 1.4 million U.S. Army military and civilian employees, has become a member of the Leaf Healthcare, Inc., advisory board. Lamont, who has spent more than 35 years managing legal, public and private sector organizations involving complex, multi-billion dollar infrastructure, will...

2014-09-24 12:28:57

PHILADELPHIA, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Incorporating extensive physician feedback, enhanced ClinicalKey supports a range of uses, from 'quick check' searches to 'short confirmations' and deeper research Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today launched an enhanced version of ClinicalKey that incorporates extensive feedback from clinician users. New...


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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