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2014-05-09 16:24:13

When she was three months pregnant, Robin Garren learned she had a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer. She also discovered something she never knew she had -- courage. CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Robin Garren celebrates Mother's Day on May 11, it will be just a month shy of her youngest daughter Sophia's second birthday - and the two-year anniversary of the surgery that saved Garren's life. In 2011, Garren was three months into her pregnancy when she...

2014-05-09 08:26:05

-- Expansion to Approximately 600 Sales Specialists Follows Initiation of National Television Advertising Campaign -- SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today reported that Eisai plans to add more than 200 new contract sales representatives to its Metabolic Business Unit, increasing the sales force for BELVIQ® by 50% to approximately 600, triple the size from the commercial launch of BELVIQ in June 2013. Eisai expects this expansion of the sales...

2014-05-08 23:04:01

Shareable Ink Prepare Organization for Pay for Performance Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Shareable Ink®, an enterprise cloud computing company that transforms point-of-care clinical documentation to structured data and analytics, today announced that University of Louisville Physicians Inc. has selected Shareable Ink’s Anesthesia Cloud and ShareMU for 45 of its providers across 20 operating rooms. This implementation will include interfaces to University of...

2014-05-08 20:24:44

Michael Feiz, MD, FACS knows that a bariatric procedure is only the first step towards sustainable, life-changing weight loss LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With research mounting showing the potential of lap band surgery to help sustain dramatic weight loss and, very often, the remission of type 2 diabetes, obese Americans are considering the procedure more than ever before. However, Dr. Michael Feiz realizes that the lap band is just a tool, not a complete solution, for weight...

2014-05-07 23:05:24

CHE Trinity Health and Ascension Health Form Michigan-Based Clinically Integrated Network to Transform Care in New Era of Population Health Management Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Physician leaders in Michigan, in collaboration with the health systems of Ascension Health and CHE-Trinity Health, have created a new statewide clinically integrated network of healthcare providers to improve access, cost and quality of care for the communities they serve. This new company, called...

2014-05-07 12:29:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Physician Life Care Planning, a healthcare information services company which provides physician-directed Life Care Plans and other high quality medical-legal services, announced today the addition of Sheila Natarajan to its team of board certified Physician Life Care Planners. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140507/85205 Dr. Natarajan, a practicing physician in North Carolina, has completed formal certification as a...

2014-05-07 12:29:39

Say dropping insurance improves patient care while slashing bills in half. MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), is hosting its 20(th) workshop on May 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota to help doctors drop insurance participation. Seven practicing physicians from across the country will tell their stories about transitioning to a direct pay practice. Reports reveal that cutting ties with insurance companies is a...

2014-05-07 08:31:33

Innovative big data healthcare company brings factual data about physicians to search engines, insurance health plan portals, and popular consumer doctor review sites SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Insider announced today a new set of cloud-based services that will enable consumer websites, including search engines, insurance health plan portals, and doctor review sites, to include MD Insider's Physician Performance Transparency data in their search results....

2014-05-06 23:17:51

Career Step will be exhibiting at the 7th Annual Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Conference in Las Vegas held May 7-9 with information on its ICD-10 readiness training for CDI specialists and physicians. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, will be exhibiting at the 7th Annual Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Conference in Las Vegas...

2014-05-06 23:09:38

Wide Spectrum of Lifestyle Medicine Topics to be Explored at the Fourth Annual American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 An outstanding group of world renowned and regional experts will present on a variety of topics covering the full spectrum of lifestyle medicine at Lifestyle Medicine 2014, October 19 – 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel in San Diego, California. Presented by The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM),...


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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