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2014-05-01 16:31:45

DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Income from continuing operations attributable to DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $183.3 million, or $0.85 per share. This compares to adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. for the three months ended March 31, 2013 of $196.9 million, or $0.92 per share,...

2014-05-01 12:31:59

Partnership will deliver verified patient reviews to leading doctor ratings website ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, a healthcare technology company that helps doctors and hospitals improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation, today announced that it has entered into a data licensing partnership with Vitals, a leader in providing online tools and data that help consumers find top doctors and make informed decisions about their medical care....

2014-04-30 23:25:59

The Global Stem Cells Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina will host its first International Symposium on Stem Cell Research at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Resort October. Miami (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Global Stem Cells, Inc. and Global Stem Cell Foundation have announced plans to host the First International Symposium on Stem Cell Research in Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct. 2-4 2014. Some of the world’s leading stem cell researchers, treatment practitioners and investors, all...

2014-04-30 23:07:18

Pediatrician and resident from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children recognized nationally as leader, advocate. Philadelphia, PA & San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 No one knows better than pediatric resident Dr. Kanani Titchen of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Nemours-AI DuPont Hospital for Children that there is a medical millennial generation unlike its predecessors that is combining clinical expertise with global community...

2014-04-30 16:31:14

Good Intentions Offers Comprehensive Service Plan; CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first medical marijuana services company in Illinois today announced a new product designed to help people with chronic illness, debilitating medical conditions and life-threatening disease navigate the process of becoming a state cardholder for the use of medical cannabis. Good Intentions, which opened in Illinois in August 2013, unveiled a Comprehensive Service Plan for people...

2014-04-30 08:33:55

Innovative big data company leaps beyond simple cost transparency to provide key physician performance transparency data for self-insured employers. SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MD Insider introduced its Physician Performance Transparency solution. For the first time ever, employers can now clearly review the performance of the physicians in their healthcare networks, enabling them to significantly reduce healthcare costs while improving the quality of...

2014-04-29 23:07:10

A new Kalorama Information survey of retail clinic visitors may shed light on the use of these small medical practices within drugstores or grocery stores, in the wake of concerns expressed by the nation’s leading pediatric physician association. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 A new Kalorama Information survey of retail clinic visitors may shed light on the use of these small medical practices within drugstores or grocery stores, in the wake of concerns expressed by the nation’s...

2014-04-29 23:00:19

The Global Stem Cells Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina will host its first International Symposium on Stem Cell Research in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 29-July 2, 2014. Miami (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Global Stem Cells, Inc. and Global Stem Cell Foundation have announced plans for the First International Symposium on Stem Cell Research, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct. 7-12, 2014. Some of the world’s leading stem cell researchers, treatment practitioners and investors,...

2014-04-29 16:31:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A suspension of legislative rules in the Assembly allowed a bill introduced five days ago to divert drunk and high doctors from discipline to confidential treatment to pass the Assembly Business, Professions, and Consumer Protections Committee today. The author of AB 2346, Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez, refused to accept amendments proposed by the Center For Public Interest Law and Consumer Watchdog to make sure...

2014-04-28 12:31:07

New Manhattan Research Study from Decision Resources Group Highlights Physician Engagement Opportunities for Brands to Maximize Digital Investments in Global Markets BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that physician digital maturity and channel preference vary widely from market to market, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse(®) Global 2014 study. Because opportunities for physician engagement differ by market, marketers...


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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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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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