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2014-04-22 08:33:03

- Imprimis' ophthalmic formulations now commercially available with a physician's prescription - SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMY), a vertically-integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary sterile and topical compounded drug formulations, announced today its attendance and physicians' presentations at the upcoming American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)...

2014-04-21 23:11:11

Career Step will be exhibiting at the 2014 ICD-10/CAC Summit hosted by AHIMA in Washington, D.C. April 22 and 23 with information on its new assessment products and physician documentation training. Provo, UT (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, will be exhibiting at the 2014 ICD-10/CAC Summit hosted by the American Health Information Management Association in Washington, D.C. April 22 and 23. The company will be...

2014-04-21 16:25:22

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ninth annual MemorialCare physician advocacy days to educate state lawmakers on how their current and future decisions impact the health and wellness of California communities is set for April 22-23 in Sacramento. MemorialCare Health System, a leading Southern California not-for-profit integrated delivery system--with hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties--is the only health system that has created this...

2014-04-17 23:01:55

Brought to readers by The Leading Physicians of the World, The Waiting Room Magazine and its staff are hard at work finalizing the second issue, now in publication. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Brought to readers by The Leading Physicians of the World, The Waiting Room Magazine and its staff are hard at work finalizing the second issue, now in publication. An informative companion meant for easy reading, it is the magazine’s objective to educate patients on their own healthcare...

2014-04-16 12:30:05

USA TODAY Reports That Every Year 103,000 Medical Professionals Abuse Drugs, Placing Patient Lives At Risk SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A USA Today report finds that 103,000 medical professionals are abusing prescription drugs every year, yet most of the addicted doctors are never caught and place their patients at risk. California will be the first state in the nation to require random drug testing of doctors if voters approve an initiative measure...

2014-04-16 08:33:03

Providence Saint Joseph Selects Benchmark Hospitalists Due to Innovative Approach to Hospitalist Medicine MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Hospitalists ("Benchmark"), a premier provider of hospitalist services, has been selected to serve Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center ("PSJMC") as its Hospitalist services provider. This will be the first hospitalist program established at PSJMC and the first Providence Health & Services hospital for...

2014-04-16 08:30:38

Love of Medicine and Patients is Skin Deep for Some Physician Specialties NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released its annual Medscape Physician Compensation Report for 2014, which provides an in-depth look at how compensation influences physician career considerations and practice. Medscape surveyed 24,000 physicians across 25 specialties about issues related to compensation and found significant...

2014-04-15 23:13:53

Healthcare staffing agency, Aureus Medical Group, will exhibit at the CareerMD Career Fair on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 15, 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 Monday, April 28, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CareerMD Career Fairs provide employers with an...

2014-04-15 08:30:05

LONDON, ON, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Nurse Practitioner, Practice Integration Outcomes Study releases study findings. The aim of this study is to foster a greater understanding of the nurse practitioners' practices in Ontario that contribute to interprofessional collaboration among nurses, doctors, and other providers for the purpose of providing high quality, timely and safe care to hospitalized patients and long term care residents. "The study elicited some very interesting information on...

The Internet May Be The Worst Place For Info On Colon Cancer: Study
2014-04-15 07:06:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people surfing the Internet, information on colorectal cancer is too difficult to understand and doesn’t address the key risks of the disease and the biggest concerns that patients have, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center gastroenterologists. Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Deepak Agrawal, the lead author of the paper, and his colleague Dr. Chenlu Tian, reviewed dozens of popular...


Latest Physician Reference Libraries

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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  • A spider.
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