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2014-10-27 12:30:47

Men deserve to know where they stand to have a fighting chance and with early detection, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be over 90 per cent TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada responds today to guidelines released from The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommending that the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test should be eliminated as a screening tool for prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Canada disagrees with the recommendations and wants...

2014-10-27 12:30:42

Task Force says harms of PSA screening outweigh the benefits OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released an updated guideline on screen­ing for prostate cancer using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. Based on the balance between the possible benefits and potential harms of early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, the CTFPHC recommends not screening for prostate cancer with the PSA test. Guidelines are published in...

2014-10-27 08:29:08

Academic Health System Selects Omnicell as a Collaborative Partner to Support Pharmacy, Nurse Workflow and Increase Patient Safety MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL), today announced that Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has selected the Company's pharmacy, nursing and data analytics solutions to drive workflow efficiencies that improve patient care. Omnicell's Unity enterprise platform will support...

2014-10-26 12:21:01

New functionality being highlighted includes enhanced mobile capabilities, real-time surveillance for risk managers, and the latest edition of RL6 ANAHEIM, CA, Oct. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, creators of easy-to-use healthcare quality and safety software, will be exhibiting at the annual American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Conference, taking place October 26th-29th, 2014, in Anaheim, CA. Attendees are invited to visit RL at booth 301, and experience RL Nation...

2014-10-24 16:25:39

Today's series covers Dr. Melvin Gurney - Impaired-At-Work Physician Ingested An Average Of 10,000 Pills Per Year SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2008, two of Dr. Gurney's employees reported that he was ordering large quantities of multiple controlled substances, on a regular basis, that were not used for patient care. They also reported that Dr. Gurney was practicing "all the time" while under the influence. The Medical Board reported that one of his...

2014-10-24 08:25:26

Even a modest increase in Canadians' movement would substantially reduce premature deaths, diminish prevalence of chronic diseases and boost economic growth OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - According to a report by The Conference Board of Canada, getting just 10 per cent of Canadian adults to sit less and move more would reduce Canada's health care costs by $2.6 billion and inject $7.5 billion into the Canadian economy by the year 2040. This report, Moving Ahead: The Economic Impact of...

2014-10-23 23:10:04

HSTpathways and CareWire Customers Experience Improved Utilization of Patient Portals and Patient Compliance With Pre-Surgical Instructions Lafayette, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 HSTpathways and CareWire, Inc. released a case study today that highlights the operational and technological efficiencies achieved at Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center as a result of the collaborative implementation. HSTpathways is an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) clinical and financial management software...

2014-10-23 08:35:40

New savings program provides prescription discount capability within the workflow, and can promote greater adherence and improve patient outcomes CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced that it has partnered with prescription savings solutions provider ScriptSave to deploy innovative capabilities that can promote patient adherence. The program is intended to help patients, whose insurance plans do not cover certain medications or who are...

2014-10-23 08:35:34

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will hold a conference call Thursday, October 30, to discuss the Company's Third Quarter 2014 financial results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120731/SF48971LOGO-a What: Omnicell Third Quarter 2014 earnings conference call and webcast When: October 30, 2014, 1:30...

2014-10-22 23:14:46

Skilled Care Pharmacy and Assurex Health announced a new strategic partnership in which Skilled Care Pharmacy’s consultant pharmacists will be able to provide important clinical information to its healthcare customers across the Midwest with the Assurex Health GeneSight® genetic test. Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Skilled Care Pharmacy, a medical dispensing and pharmaceutical consulting company, and Assurex Health, the leader in neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics, today...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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