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2014-05-29 12:28:25

New Manhattan Research Study from Decision Resources Group Helps Marketers Understand How Physicians Are Using Digital Media and Technology in Their Practices BURLINGTON, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse(®) U.S. 2014 study. More than a third of physicians said...

2014-05-29 10:46:14

Boston University Medical Center Since it started more than 30 years ago, funding the graduate medical education (GME) system has not evolved even as there has been a revolution in GME. The United States contributes almost $10 billion a year from Medicare into funding the GME system. However this system fails to provide the workforce needed for the 21st century and lacks the necessary transparency and accountability. With an aging population and millions of people newly registered for...

2014-05-29 08:28:36

Leading hospitalist organization partners with another Abrazo Health hospital to improve quality, reduce cost of care TACOMA, Wash., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist group focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Arizona Heart Hospital. Arizona Heart Hospital, a campus of Phoenix Baptist Hospital and part of...

2014-05-27 23:09:32

Millions of American Suffer with Chronic Weight Control Problems, a Frederick Medical Office Offers A Unique and Cutting Edge Solution Frederick, MD (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Over 2 thirds of Americans suffer from being overweight or obese and many researchers say that this statistic is getting worse. A local medical office in Frederick, MD offers a unique and cutting edge procedure for weight-loss. Universal Healthcare Specialists in Frederick, MD offer the Lipo-Light Advanced slimming and...

2014-05-27 23:04:54

Physicians are you aware of your options when you are required to miss work due to illness, pregnancy, continuing education, or even vacation? Medorizon has been helping Physicians with reimbursements for over 25 years. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Physicians are you aware of your options when you are required to miss work due to illness, pregnancy, continuing education, or even vacation? Medorizon has been helping Physicians with reimbursements for over 25 years. If a physician...

2014-05-27 20:22:20

Even without a physical office, Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles offers comparable treatments to urgent care facilities LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician house calls are making a huge comeback, particularly in Los Angeles where not having to travel is a particular premium. In addition to home visits, sick patients are also enlisting these physicians for their telemedicine and office and hotel doctor services. What many are surprised to learn, however, is...

2014-05-27 12:27:38

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite having more family physicians per capita than many other jurisdictions, Quebec lags Ontario and Western Europe when it comes to access to primary care, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "The Case of the Vanishing Quebec Physicians: How to Improve Access to Care," author Claude E. Forget, former Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services, calls for primary care reforms that focus on providing more care in communities and...

2014-05-22 16:27:06

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 22, 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, is a finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for the southeast, which includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The prestigious award program recognizes entrepreneurs who...

2014-05-21 23:10:40

Definitive Healthcare announces the launch of its physician database—the latest addition to its comprehensive healthcare database including coverage on hospitals, health systems, physician groups, surgery centers, payors and much more. Framingham, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Definitive Healthcare (http://www.definitivehc.com) is pleased to announce the release of data and analytics on over 870,000 physicians to add to its comprehensive and daily updated information on healthcare providers...

2014-05-21 23:09:26

Healthpointe welcomes Dr. Cristian Santizo into their multidisciplinary team. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Healthpointe is pleased to announce the addition of a new board certified Occupational Medicine physician, Dr. Cristian Santizo, to their Ontario center. Dr. Cristian Santizo specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain syndromes and treating various ailments related to occupational health. Dr. Santizo completed his Medical Degree at the Yeshiva University – Albert Einstein...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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