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2014-07-01 16:29:57

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced today that Lynn Massingale, MD, co-founder and executive chairman of TeamHealth, won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(TM) award for the Southeast Region in the Services category. EY announced the award recipients on June 26 at a gala in Atlanta, Ga., where one winner was selected for each of...

2014-06-30 23:04:45

Healthpointe is treating patients with a combination of western medicine and a holistic approach to patients’ well-being. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Healthpointe is now providing holistic medicine for patients who seek a natural alternative to traditional healthcare. According to the American Holistic Medicine Association, holistic medicine is “the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.” Healthpointe exemplifies...

2014-06-29 23:03:31

Appilicious is revolutionizing personal healthcare through remote monitoring of weight-loss patients. Connecting the doctor's office to the patient's mobile app which is wliminating the information void between office visits. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 Appilicious App Development out of the tech hub of downtown Austin Texas is providing innovative technology solutions for weight-loss physicians. The focus is on setting up doctors with the company’s online monitoring...

2014-06-26 23:11:29

Team Care Medicine is offering the Kindle edition of The Familiar Physician for 99 cents in recognition of the pioneering work of Paul Grundy, MD. Yorktown, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 As a tribute to the ongoing efforts of IBM’s Paul Grundy, MD, and his advocacy on behalf of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Team Care Medicine and author Peter Anderson, MD, have made the Kindle edition of The Familiar Physician available for the special summertime price of 99 cents, from June through...

2014-06-26 23:00:22

Author Dan Andrews gives an engrossing account of his life as a doctor in ‘44 Years On The Frontline of Medicine’. Gatesville, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Being a doctor can be quite exciting, what with all the interesting patients and cases that come through the hospital doors every day. In “44 Years On The Frontline of Medicine” (published by Xlibris) author Dan Andrews writes down his many experiences in the world of medicine, and how they came to influence his life. “44...

2014-06-26 16:24:39

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IHA, the area's leading physician group practice, and Michigan Heart (MH), a nationally recognized cardiology practice, are pleased to announce their integration effective June 29, 2014. "After a long history of working together, discussions over the last six months determined that integration offered the best way for our groups to work much more closely to improve patient care and deliver greater value to consumers," said...

2014-06-24 23:15:12

Accreditation Demonstrates Updox’s Adherence to Highest Standards of Quality, Privacy, and Security for More Than 45 EHR Partners Ising Direct Messaging Network Dublin, Ohio (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Updox, the industry leader for physician connectivity and CRM solutions for health care, announced the organization achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) as a Health Information Service Provider/Registration Authority/Certificate Authority...

2014-06-23 12:29:42

Data Highlight Physician and Payer Receptivity to Emerging Agents for Treatment-Resistant Depression, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed U.S. psychiatrists are receptive to novel adjunctive therapies to antidepressants for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and would prescribe Otsuka/Lundbeck's emerging atypical antipsychotic brexpiprazole to a mean 12 percent of their drug-treated...

2014-06-23 12:25:15

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced it has been selected as one of The Washington Post's Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on results of an anonymous feedback survey completed by employees. APMA was one of 150 organizations awarded the distinction, selected from the over 1,600 companies evaluated in the Washington, D.C. area. "We're honored to be recognized as a Top...

2014-06-21 00:20:56

- Certain Locations to be Transitioned to Practice Physicians LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacKeyser Holdings, LLC, announced today that the Company and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in order to facilitate the wind down and ultimate liquidation of the Company. The filing will allow the Company to wind down its businesses in an orderly and expeditious fashion for the benefit of its stakeholders....


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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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