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2014-09-12 23:00:50

The World’s Largest Medical School has Graduated 23,000 Doctors since 2005 Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 MEDICC today announced founder Gail

2014-09-11 23:12:34

Skin M.D. is the first exclusive retail store and Cosmetic Medical Practice with a full service facial bar/esthetician and exclusive physician medical grade skincare products.

2014-09-11 23:11:57

An article authored by PYA’s Darcy Devine and Briana Gordon and featured in the American Bar Association’s “The Health Lawyer” examines paying physicians for participating in meetings.

2014-09-11 23:00:33

Meritage Medical Network has been selected to participate in a Peri-Operative Surgical Home learning collaborative – a cutting edge, national program that improves patient outcomes and experience

2014-09-11 12:27:55

Automated software platform replaces previous 'home grown' solution ATLANTA and OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept.

2014-09-11 12:26:51

Provider coalition including Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health System, Mt.

2014-09-10 23:01:48

AirStrip ONE may speed the delivery of care by securely transmitting near real-time vital signs to care team members SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) September 10, 2014

2014-09-10 16:26:40

Emergency Medicine Specialists Merges with TeamHealth KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc.


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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
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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