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2015-05-04 12:27:35

TUCSON, Ariz., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician Michael Fitzgibbons, M.D., was awarded $5.2 million by a jury in compensation for distress he experienced because a hospital CEO

2015-05-01 23:05:49

PhysEmp.com, one of the first and leading physician job board sites, recently launched Career Beat, an all-new educational blog offering expert advice for job-seeking physicians and residents.

2015-05-01 08:27:27

National study published in American Journal of Critical Care identifies factors that impact ratios, provides guidance for staffing ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-05-01 08:24:54

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Association of Physician Recruiters has released the 2015 Physician Practice Search Guide, 2nd Edition, available

2015-04-30 23:06:42

Sports medicine program at Healthpointe LAX is now treating ankle fractures, sprains and other runners’ injuries. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

2015-04-30 16:38:49

HAUPPAUGE, New York, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransFirst(®), a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment-enabling technologies, and iNtelli-Bill, a division of American

2015-04-30 16:38:11

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc.

2015-04-30 12:34:15

Physician-led locum tenens placement firm takes non-traditional approach to physician staffing through understanding of today's healthcare challenges, partnership with hospitalist services firm

2015-04-29 23:12:12

AskTheDoctor.com is helping those in need of medical advice connect with physicians immediately via the Internet San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 29,

2015-04-29 23:05:36

More time for patients increases physician satisfaction and practice revenues Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 29, 2015


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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.