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2014-04-09 16:25:59

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, has named its 2014 Medical Directors of the Year for its Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Anesthesia and Specialty Hospitalist service lines. Selected by TeamHealth's operating presidents, 16 individuals were recognized for excellence in physician leadership. "We are very proud to announce our 2014 Medical Directors of the Year,"...

2014-04-09 08:29:46

One of the nation's largest health care information networks offers providers comprehensive ICD-10 training WAYNE, Pa. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Availity, one of the nation's largest health care information networks, has partnered with Precyse/HealthStream to offer its clients a powerful and unique ICD-10 education program for the physician office/ambulatory market. Precyse and HealthStream have teamed together to offer a unique and comprehensive ICD-10 education...

2014-04-08 23:33:57

To help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s job opportunities, Husson University announced today that it is launching a new Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree. With its strong emphasis on chemistry, biology, and physiology, the new Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree is well suited for individuals interested in becoming a doctor of medicine, medical specialist (podiatrist, optometrist, dermatologist, osteopathic physician, etc.), veterinarian, dentist, speech...

2014-04-08 12:32:01

MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians Join New Program That Improves Care and Coordination of Chronic Conditions with Strong Focus on Prevention and Added Services to Improve Health of Patients LOS ANGELES and ORANGE Counties, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare Medical Foundation, the physician division of MemorialCare Health System, announced that they are collaborating to offer Anthem's Enhanced Personal Care...

2014-04-08 12:30:45

Tandigm Health's innovative coordinated care model will provide higher-quality care, lower costs PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and DaVita HealthCare Partners today announced the creation of Tandigm Health. This unique joint venture, based in Philadelphia, Pa., will help deliver high-quality, affordable care to the region by combining the expertise of one of the country's largest, most innovative Blue insurers and a nationally...

2014-04-07 23:23:56

Two thousand primary care surveyed EHR users narrowed down an elite group of systems vendors across eighteen probing key performance indicators from a field of over 400 qualified healthcare software firms. As thousands of primary care practices still scramble to select and implement records systems, current adopters identify the firms that delivered on implementation success, productivity, outcomes, connectivity, meaningful use achievement and crucial stimulus fund requirements. New York,...

2014-04-07 12:30:02

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:2014 Opportunities in the US Clinical Chemistry and Immunodiagnostics Market"2014 Opportunities in the US Clinical Chemistry and Immunodiagnostic Market" is a new strategic analysis of major business opportunities emerging in the US clinical chemistry and immunodiagnostic markets during the next five years. The report explores future trends in the US market; provides estimates of the specimen,...

2014-04-07 12:29:18

Company launches new website to enable patients to access lab data under federal rule that takes effect today MADISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Americans nationwide can directly access their personal laboratory data through Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services to about 30% of American adults each year....

2014-04-05 23:02:38

The Leading Physicians of the World (LPW) is proud to announce the publication of its second issue of The Waiting Room Magazine... New York, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 The Leading Physicians of the World (LPW) is proud to announce the publication of its second issue of The Waiting Room Magazine; devoted to exclusive doctors and patients who are waiting to see the doctor alike. The magazine is in its final stages of production, featuring a variety of healthcare topics and specialties....

2014-04-04 23:30:13

120 physicians affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, officials from VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System announced today. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Ann Arbor (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 120 physicians affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, officials from VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System...


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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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