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2014-07-21 16:26:06

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a September 2013 survey released by Makovsky Health and Kelton, the average American spends about 52 hours each year on the Internet looking up health information. While medical websites with symptom-checker tools-- such as WebMD, Isabel Symptom Checker and EverydayHealth-- can provide valuable health information to patients, they should not be used as a replacement for a visit to the physician. Members of the American...

2014-07-21 16:26:02

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment, like diabetic testing supplies and braces, often contact consumers directly about purchasing such supplies even if a physician has not authorized such use. The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates voted to support efforts to eliminate unsolicited requests from companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment unless such equipment has been prescribed and discussed between...

2014-07-18 08:24:33

Leading hospitalist organization takes over management of local hospitalist group. TACOMA, Wash., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization, focused on driving improvements in the quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced an acquisition of certain assets of Inpatient Specialists. Twenty-six full time hospitalists from Inpatient Specialists will join Sound Physicians and will continue to...

2014-07-17 12:30:57

New Manhattan Research Study from Decision Resources Group Helps Marketers Understand How Physicians Are Using Multichannel Information and Services from Pharma BURLINGTON, Mass., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's new Manhattan Research study, ePharma Physician(®) 2014, indicates that physicians are looking to pharmaceutical companies to help them keep patients engaged in their healthcare by providing patient services. The study shows strong physician interest in...

2014-07-17 12:30:42

California Ballot Initiative - The First To Require Random Drug Testing Of Doctors - Will Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark California initiative on the November 2014...

2014-07-16 12:27:53

Dodge joins SayAh with more than 30 years experience growing early stage businesses TULSA, Okla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SayAh, a cloud-based application company providing physicians and physician organizations the ability to improve the accuracy of patient satisfaction scores and take control of their online reputations, announced the appointment of Warren Dodge as the company's president and chief executive officer. According to company founder and chairman, Bryan Hawkins, MD, SayAh...

2014-07-15 23:01:13

Dr. Choi's chiropractic practice has been given the coveted "Preferred Provider" designation by Power Liens (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 With the expansion of their online directory of over 4,000 physicians, Power Liens has a special designation for their experienced and trusted doctors, who consistently deliver quality care. When you see the Power Liens designation of “Preferred Provider,” you can rest assured that the practice has been screened and meets a standard of high...

2014-07-14 23:05:46

Skin M.D. by The Cosmetic Medic is celebrating its Grand Opening the week of July 14th at 45 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830. Free consultations will be available for all new patients by appointment. Greenwich, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Skin M.D. by The Cosmetic Medic is celebrating its Grand Opening on Monday, July 14th, located at 45 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830. The celebration will last all week through Saturday, July 19th, with free...

2014-07-14 20:21:20

Study Reveals the Potential for Program Failure. CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /Good Intentions /- In a week long study conducted by De Paul University students, 294 physician offices were contacted from a list provided on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's physician profile search, and asked whether or not their practitioners would be certifying patients for the medical use of marijuana in Illinois. The offices ranged from small family practices with...

2014-07-11 23:03:21

Light Touch Healing, Dr. Jeffrey Benton’s chiropractic practice, has been given the coveted "Preferred Provider" designation by Power Liens. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 With the expansion of their online directory of over 4,000 physicians, Power Liens has a special designation for their most experienced and trusted doctors. Personal injury attorneys are constantly on the hunt to find doctors for their clients who work on a lien basis, so Preferred Providers are screened for their...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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