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2011-05-17 00:00:27

Mount Sinai School of Medicine today honored U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and three scientific pioneers at its 42nd commencement ceremony held at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Senator Gillibrand also addressed the audience as commencement speaker. (PRWEB) May 15, 2011 Mount Sinai School of Medicine today honored U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the...

2011-03-28 23:01:00

DETROIT, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has four top ten hospitals and 29 High-Performing Specialties listed in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings. The four ranked hospitals are DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. "Detroit Medical Center is building one of America's most advanced medical centers, right here in Detroit....

2011-03-02 00:00:26

Academic and Community Medicine join to battle the fastest growing cancer in America which frequently presents with chronic cough. Tarrytown, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 The Mount Sinai Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates® (ENTA) today announced that they are expanding their first-of-its-kind clinical affiliation to screen and treat patients for esophageal cancer. The type of esophageal cancer that is related to acid reflux disease and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, has...

2011-01-04 14:58:00

DETROIT, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) officials today made good on their promise to get right to work on hospital construction projects, announcing contracts totaling over $60 million just four days after DMC's landmark partnership with Vanguard Health Systems was sealed. "What better way to start the new year than by moving forward with eight DMC construction projects?" said Michael Duggan, DMC president and CEO. "We promised our patients, our...

2010-12-14 00:01:26

Mark W. Babyatsky, MD, an experienced educator and international leader in medical genomics, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He plans to work closely with Mount Sinai's 16 translational research institutes and wants to propel Mount Sinai to the forefront of improving primary care under the new Affordable Care Act. New York, NY (Vocus) December 13, 2010 Mark W. Babyatsky, MD, an experienced educator and international leader in...

2010-11-17 07:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia Heaton and Eden Sher of the hit ABC sitcom, "The Middle"; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, kicked off more than 5,000 runners and walkers that took to the streets surrounding The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 14, 2010. The run for her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk was created to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and generate support for Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute (WCRI)...

2010-11-05 15:58:41

The system uses a unique triggering device to deliver antitumor drugs directly into brain tumors cells, unlike other drugs of its kind Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute detected a subtle shift occurring in the molecular makeup of the most aggressive type of brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme. With further study, they found that a specific protein called laminin-411 plays a major role in a tumor's ability to build new blood vessels to support...

2010-10-04 09:22:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will honor longtime supporters Vera and Paul Guerin at A Touch of Country gala, Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica. The gala is chaired by Guild members Brenda Fritz and Caryl Golden and will feature a special musical performance by Wynonna Judd. Over many years of leadership and giving, Vera and Paul Guerin have played a vital role in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's development as a...

2010-10-01 10:10:00

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital has selected Dallas-based Loopback Communications' technology-leading Readmission Reduction(TM) solution to support its efforts to reduce readmissions of discharged patients. "DMC Sinai-Grace is committed to continuous quality improvement and patient outcomes," says Katie Flannigan M. S. PA-C, an administrative director for the hospital and special assistant to the president. "We were one of the first hospitals to participate in the...

2010-08-12 14:15:29

Cedars-Sinai participates in international study suggesting that the underlying genetic weakness of cancer, not the organ of origin, is key to effective therapy Understanding the underlying genetic weakness of certain types of cancer may lead to targeted therapy and provide the key to effective treatment, a new study suggests. An international consortium of researchers has shown that an investigational drug, Olaparib, can reduce the size of tumors in women with advanced hereditary ovarian...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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