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2014-01-28 23:29:50

Planet Drugs Direct, an accredited Canadian pharmacy, highlights safety tips for online prescription purchases. Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Today, with over 40,000 online pharmacy websites consumers need to be aware that illegitimate and counterfeit medicines are common. Planet Drugs Direct highlights one telltale sign of illegal selling operation - the website offers to sell a prescriptive medicine without requiring a physician's RX. The online pharmacy stresses to...

2014-01-28 16:25:03

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 24, 2014, in the matter Federal Trade Commission v. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd., Judge B. Lynn Winmill, of the US District Court in the District of Idaho, ordered divestiture of the affiliation between St. Luke's Health System (St. Luke's) and Saltzer Medical Group (Saltzer). In December 2012, St. Luke's, an Idaho-based system that operates nine hospitals and employs hundreds of physicians, acquired Saltzer, Idaho's largest...

2014-01-27 12:29:23

Equashield's Closed System Will Provide Medical Professionals with Unprecedented Protection while Compounding and Administering Hazardous Drugs AUGUSTA, Georgia and PORT WASHINGTON, New York, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equashield (http://www.equashield.com), the leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs, and the Georgia Regents Medical Center (http://www.grhealth.org), a world-class academic medical center located in Augusta, Georgia,...

2014-01-27 08:28:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) today released new guidance for graduate medical education in US teaching hospitals and medical centers. This effort creates the framework to reshape the clinical environments in which tomorrow's doctors learn to deliver quality patient care and respond to rapid developments in health care delivery. Summarized in a paper published in the January 27, 2014 online edition of the...

2014-01-27 08:26:12

The New Website Also Adds Dynamic Consumer Blog IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZO Skin Health, Inc., purveyor of innovative skincare solutions and brainchild of renowned dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, is proud to announce the launch of its new physician retail website - http://shop.zoskinhealth.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/LA49259LOGO) ZO® does not authorize any other website to sell ZO® products, including Amazon and eBay. The new...

2014-01-23 23:27:10

Family Medicine Physician Shaun Mathen, DO, and Internist Ghori Khan, MD, have begun seeing patients at a new KishHealth System Physician Group office located in the lower level of the Kishwaukee Professional Building, 8 Health Services Drive, Suite 5, DeKalb, on the Kishwaukee Hospital campus. Drs. Mathen and Khan are newly employed by the KishHealth System Physician Group. David Wester, PA-C, is now seeing patients in Waterman. DeKalb, Illinois (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Family Medicine...

2014-01-23 23:05:03

This is the year that drug- and devicemakers will need to begin reporting — for the whole world to see — the types of financial arrangements they have with physicians and teaching hospitals. Are manufacturers ready for the host of challenges, headaches and questions that are about to land on their desks? Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Managing Physician Payment Disclosures: Compliance in the New Era of Transparency **FDAnews Management Report**...

2014-01-23 16:24:53

Woman Harmed by Alcohol-Abusing Doctor Who Kept His Problem Secret Speaks Out OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog launched a billboard publicizing a new toll-free hotline, 1-844-DOCS-DUI, calling on the public and physicians to report suspected drug and alcohol abuse by doctors. A woman harmed by her physician, who found out only later that the doctor had an alcohol abuse problem, called for transparency and reform. The billboard says: "2 in 10...

2014-01-23 12:29:54

Alere(TM) i Transforms Influenza Testing by Providing Highly Accurate, Molecular Results via a Simple, User-Friendly Platform WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes....

2014-01-22 23:29:17

Damian Smith a chiropractor in Honolulu, Hawaii recently announced a partnership with Inception Chiropractic Websites to build a new chiropractic educational website. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Damian Smith a chiropractor in Honolulu, Hawaii recently announced a partnership with Inception Chiropractic Websites to build a new chiropractic educational website.         The chiropractic profession has grown significantly since its inception...


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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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