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2014-09-30 16:28:45

DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Years of medical school and training doesn't necessarily equip physicians to run a successful medical practice. Yet these days, practicing medicine is running a business and doctors need to know a lot more than just caring for patients. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149486 A new program designed exclusively for physicians allows them to learn key business skills in a format that works around their busy schedules....

2014-09-29 23:06:14

This study, Impact of Physician Dispensing Reform in Georgia, 2nd Edition, is an update to the 2013 WCRI study that examined the early results of Georgia’s reform using pre- and post-reform data. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) showed that Georgia’s changes to the reimbursement rules for physician-dispensed drugs reduced the average price per pill paid by 25–40 percent for most of the drugs commonly...

2014-09-29 12:30:13

Medical Crowdsourcing Tool Gives Doctors Help with Diagnosis and Second Opinions From Hundreds Of Doctors Instantly BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of fully verified, licensed physicians in the U.S. with over 270,000 members, announced today it received a prestigious PM360 Trailblazer Award. The winners were announced on September 18(th) in New York City at the annual PM360 Trailblazer Awards Gala....

2014-09-29 08:31:40

Additional New Features Help Patients and Physicians Monitor and Manage Heart Health SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps patients and physicians manage existing conditions with intelligent, personalized and easy-to-use new features. Tracking...

2014-09-29 08:27:00

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients often ask, "Doc, is this something to worry about?" Patients fear the worst yet often choose to ignore potentially deadly warning signs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/148901 Cancer specialist, Dr. Edward T. Creagan, says, "The careful physician will encourage you to elaborate on how you're feeling, and then with insight, professionalism, and judgment can outline the most appropriate tests to home in on your...

2014-09-27 23:02:52

Aureus Medical's physician division will be exhibiting at the CareerMD Career Fair on October 9 in Iowa City, Iowa. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 Aureus Medical Group (web: aureuslocumtenens.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including Physician jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the CareerMD Career Fair to be held Thursday, October 9 in Iowa City, Iowa. CareerMD Career Fairs provide employers with an opportunity to meet job-seeking...

2014-09-26 08:24:53

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Physician Assistants welcomes a new report from the National Governors Association (NGA) that highlights the important--and rapidly growing--role of physician assistants (PAs) in the U.S. healthcare workforce. The 15-page report, titled "The Role of Physician Assistants in Health Care Delivery," is now available for download at the NGA website. "When PAs are allowed to practice medicine under laws and...

2014-09-25 23:09:09

Updox Launches Web Page that Shares Lessons Learned from Health Care Practices Successfully Leveraging Patient Communication Tools to Improve Health Outcomes and Lower Health Care Costs Dublin, Ohio (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Have you ever tried calling on a Monday morning to schedule a doctor’s appointment? You might easily spend 15 minutes on hold with a busy practice. Anyone with an Internet connection can order a pizza, schedule a car repair appointment or share their latest social...

2014-09-25 23:05:07

Organizations employing Verras’ Clinical Variation Solution demonstrate improved outcomes and lower operating costs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed the Clinical Variation Solution from Verras. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Following a...

2014-09-24 23:09:56

Previously only available in some counties, the California Medical Association is offering secure messaging solution, DocbookMD, to its nearly 40,000 members. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 DocbookMD is excited to partner with the California Medical Association (CMA), providing a secure physician-to-physician and physician-to-care team messaging solution to CMA’s nearly 40,000 member base. Previously only available in some counties, DocbookMD is now offered as a free member...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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