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2014-07-03 23:01:46

The Firm is evaluating hysterectomy cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who experienced the spread of uterine sarcoma or other cancers, allegedly due to the use of a power morcellator in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 A petition to ban a surgical device named in several morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) is nearing 11,000 signatures, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a posting on...

2014-07-03 12:23:38

TGEN Lung cancer patients could especially benefit from new ‘QTA’ technique Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE. Genetic changes increasingly are recognized as driving cancer development. But obtaining evidence of these changes usually requires a biopsy, which can be problematic for...

2014-07-03 04:21:15

Indoor tanning is becoming increasingly popular with teens and young adults. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses a recent study suggesting that indoor tanning may increase the risk of early skin cancer. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel or GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Tanning bed use in youth may increase risk of early skin cancer" published by Medical News Today on...

2014-07-02 23:11:49

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, CQIP – A Valuable Performance Evaluation Tool, Karen Schmidt shares her thoughts on the topic. Over the years, the American College of Surgeons has had an unwavering focus on quality improvement programs that enhance patient care. From the implementation of the...

2014-07-02 23:01:24

Money raised from the ride from New York City to Mount Washington (N.H.) will benefit LIVESTRONG Foundation and people affected by cancer. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Last summer, Rob Holden, Ian Laurie and Matt Winstone rented a Boris bike (bike share) in London, drove it 700 miles to the base of Mount Ventoux in Southern France, rode it to the peak and returned it to its dock within 24 hours to avoid the late fee. The trip raised more than $40,000 for the UK’s Macmillan Cancer...

2014-07-02 16:24:28

In this phase two study, 50 percent of glioblastoma patients lived for two years, an encouraging result for one of the most deadly cancers that often kills patients within one year of diagnosis CHICAGO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor in addition to standard of care lived longer compared to those who received standard of care alone,...

2014-07-02 12:29:02

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that another hospital system is taking steps to mitigate risks associated with uterine morcellation in light of concerns that such procedures can promote the spread and upstaging of undetected cancers, including uterine sarcoma. According to a report published by The Pittsburgh Business Times on June 19(th), the...

2014-07-02 12:26:38

Yale University Breast cancer screening costs for Medicare patients skyrocketed between 2001 and 2009, but the increase did not lead to earlier detection of new breast cancer cases, according to a study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the July 1 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. While the number of screening mammograms performed among Medicare patients remained stable during the same time period, the study focused on the adoption of newer imaging...

2014-07-02 08:27:11

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is firmly convinced the vast majority of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their families lose out on hundreds of thousands to over a million dollars in compensation with the number one reason being they hired the wrong type of lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim. The group is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the...

2014-07-01 23:12:27

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is sharing two great pieces of advice in a new informational guide for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma concerned about protecting their loved ones with a will. The group is also taking the time this week to explain to diagnosed victims who call 866-714-6466 how vital it is to have a plan in place that includes a will, as well as teaching them how maintaining transparency with their family on an estate that could potentially involve a substantial...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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