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2014-08-05 23:10:11

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) says diagnostic errors are the biggest mistake doctors make. Dr. Ira Williams says diagnostic errors are only a subset of the much larger medical problem of the estimated annual rate of needless hospital deaths that has quadrupled during the past quarter century. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Dr. Ira Williams, author of Find The Black Box, continues his series of Open Letters (http://is.gd/wdU2CM) by comparing the efforts to...

2014-08-05 23:01:50

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions including diabetes and asthma. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

2014-08-05 12:09:30

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions...

2014-08-05 08:34:23

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading company focused on improving patient and economic outcomes on a global basis by developing and delivering innovative minimally invasive coronary and peripheral visualization, physiology diagnostics and therapies, said today that it will be participating in the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 13. The presentation by Scott Huennekens, president and chief executive officer,...

2014-08-04 09:37:10

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Neurons are the cells of our brain, spinal cord, and overall nervous system. They form complex networks to communicate with each other through electrical signals that are carried by chemicals. These chemicals bind to structures on the surface of neurons that are called neuroreceptors, opening or closing electrical pathways that allow transmission of the signal from neuron to neuron. One neuroreceptor, called 5HT3-R, is involved in conditions like...

2014-08-01 23:00:46

Power morcellators, used during hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures may potentially spread various hidden cancers in women’s bodies. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices and drugs reports that Johnson & Johnson announced it would be recalling its Ethicon surgical power morcellator devices used for the removal of fibroid masses. The device...

2014-08-01 08:26:17

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading company focused on improving patient and economic outcomes on a global basis by developing and delivering innovative minimally invasive coronary and peripheral visualization, physiology diagnostics and therapies, will hold its 2014 Analyst Day on Monday, August 11, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. A webcast of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time (5:30 a.m.,...

2014-07-31 23:04:34

Annual conference serves as capstone event for a year of programs and services centered on medication adherence and compliance. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Today, Good Neighbor Pharmacy reinforced its commitment to helping independent pharmacies enhance patient care by kicking off another year of programs focused on compliance and medication adherence. The first of many education sessions and initiatives took place today during the opening of ThoughtSpot 2014, Good Neighbor...

2014-07-31 16:27:58

Commercial Opportunities and Hurdles Discussed in New Decision Resources Group Executive Briefing BURLINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's experts are scoping healthcare funding changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has affected both reimbursement and prescribing of pharmaceutical therapies. The ACA altered how Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover beneficiaries through new regulations and expanded access via government-supported...

2014-07-31 08:36:28

Swisslog Heatlhcare Solutions announces a change management white paper designed to help hospitals manage technical change for greater operational gains. DENVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swisslog Healthcare Solutions, a leading supplier of automation and software solutions for material transport and medication management, today announced the release of its new white paper, "Managing Technological Change in Your Pharmacy" to guide hospitals in optimizing the value of process automation...


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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