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2008-10-17 12:00:25

DALLAS, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Krause is a perfectly healthy 40-year-old woman. So it's surprising to learn she has oncologists, breast surgeons, radiologists and nurse practitioners watching over her like an army of cancer-killers, ready to pounce at the first sign of breast cancer. But a new Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Service at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas identified Elizabeth at "high risk" because she carries a mutation of the BRCA gene, which predisposes...

2008-08-27 09:01:27

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, the flagship hospital of the Presbyterian Healthcare System, has engaged Aegis Health Group to assist in a new community-based effort designed to improve local community health and save employers significant dollars in their healthcare expenditures, developing partnerships with local employers to improve the health of their workforce. For nearly 20 years Aegis has helped hospitals across the country form lasting...

2008-08-21 12:01:28

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas has received the highest accreditation for comprehensive cancer programs from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas received commendations in all nine categories for a community hospital to be designated an approved cancer center by the commission. The hospital is eligible for the commission's Outstanding Achievement award, which will be announced in the first quarter of 2009. In 2005, Presbyterian Hospital...

2008-07-29 09:00:00

DALLAS -- As more medications become available on an outpatient basis, the boom in infusion centers bodes well for nurses wanting to work in this niche. Infusion therapy is the intravenous administration of antibiotics, chemotherapy, pain control, nutritional support or other medicines. There are infusion centers in doctors' offices, hospitals and free-standing clinics. And some nurses travel to provide infusion as part of home health care. "The patients are happy to be an outpatient...

2008-07-15 15:00:53

DALLAS, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A man suffering a heart attack recently arrived at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas ER and was eventually treated with an angioplasty procedure in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab in 28 minutes. The procedure, performed by Dr. Kenneth Saland, an interventional cardiologist at Presbyterian, involved using a tiny balloon to open a blocked coronary artery and illustrates the importance of providing treatments in a safe, rapid way to those...

2008-05-29 12:00:50

Her iconic paintings, deeply personal yet universally powerful, continue to resonate with throngs of people despite her death over 50 years ago. Now, a new book looks into the life, times -- and mind -- of Frida Kahlo, the troubled Mexican artist who was one of the 20th century's most important painters. The book, Salomon Grimberg's "Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself," includes a psychological assessment of Kahlo by Dr. James B. Harris, a psychologist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The...

2008-04-11 12:00:09

When the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas opened 15 years ago, it was one of the only units of its kind in the region. Originally used to treat decompression illness in SCUBA divers and carbon monoxide poisoning, the science of hyperbaric medicine slowly expanded as researchers theorized it could treat other ailments. As the role of hyperbaric medicine has expanded over the years, so has the unit at Presbyterian Hospital. The team of specialized-trained doctors...

2007-09-12 15:00:50

DALLAS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the millions of Texans who suffers through the misery of fall allergies, hold on to your handkerchief: Allergy researchers at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas say the upcoming ragweed season could be the worst in decades. "The unusually wet weather this summer means ragweed plants are big and healthy, and that's bad news for lots of people," said Gary Gross, MD, an allergist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. "Ragweed tends to be...

2007-07-19 03:17:53

By Lachar, Whitney A Shahab, Imran; Saad, A Joe * Context.-Lymphomas have traditionally been diagnosed on excisional biopsies of lymph nodes in order to evaluate tissue architecture and cytomorphology. Recent lymphoma classification schemes emphasize immunophenotypic, genetic, and molecular aspects in addition to morphology as diagnostic features. Core needle biopsies are increasingly being used to obtain tissue for diagnosis in patients with lymphadenopathy and a clinical suspicion of...


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