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2014-02-11 23:27:02

Do you know an individual, organization or community making a positive difference in emergency preparedness and disaster health care response? Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM®) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle of preparation, planning, response and recovery....

2014-02-11 23:26:15

Tolga Umar, CEO of VisitandCare.com, announced today that the company has seen a dramatic 62 percent increase in patients traveling to Mexico over the last 3 years. While the medical tourism company connects patients worldwide to specialists of infertility, plastic surgery, laser eye surgery, hair transplantation, weight loss surgery, heart surgery, cancer care, and orthopedic surgery, it has seen a sharp increase in demand for patients traveling to Mexico for cosmetic dentistry. Miami, FL...

2014-02-11 23:01:46

Nation’s Premier Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy Practice Welcomes Central Jersey Otolaryngology to the Team, Opens 41st Office Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 For patients in Shrewsbury, New Jersey and throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 2014 is starting off on a very healthy note. That’s because ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), whose 150+ otolaryngologists, laryngologists, neurotologists, rhinologists, sleep specialists, allergists, and audiologists in 40 offices...

2014-02-11 12:26:26

Leading liver disease society endorses point-of-care decision support tool RESTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- inPractice® Resources, LLC, today announced that the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has endorsed inPractice Hepatology, an education and reference tool for its members, hepatologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with liver disease. AASLD will also support additional content development, and inPractice will also...

2014-02-10 16:27:39

Reduces ED Length of Stay, Can Avoid Radiation from CT Scans NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, the Mt. Sinai...

2014-02-07 23:04:00

Aspen Advisors' Director of Clinical Informatics, Mark Van Kooy, MD, was among the first to receive board certification in the Clinical Informatics sub-specialty by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Aspen Advisors, a U.S.-based healthcare consulting firm, announced today that Aspen Director of Clinical Informatics, Mark Van Kooy, MD, was among the first to receive board certification in the Clinical Informatics sub-specialty by the...

2014-02-06 23:27:55

North Broward Radiologists, a sub-specialty radiology group comprised of American Board of Radiology-Certified Physicians, is joined by breast imaging expert. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Fort Lauderdale-based radiology group North Broward Radiologists (NBR) is excited to welcome Terrence J. Barrett, D.O., to its staff of American Board of Radiology-certified physicians. Dr. Barrett brings a wealth of experience in breast imaging and intervention with him as he joins...

2014-02-05 12:29:00

-Dr. Ben Burris, DDS, MDS Launches Landmark Patients' Rights Initiative to Protect Children, all Dental Consumers- FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the start of National Children's Dental Health Month, held nationwide each February, Dr. Ben Burris, DDS, MDS has introduced a Dental Patients' Bill of Rights outlining key protections that should be afforded to all dental patients by all dental professionals. Burris is a licensed orthodontist who owns the largest...

2014-02-04 11:49:50

Use fell for healthier patients--but rose for 'complex' patients with many other diseases Group Health studied how patients with treated hypertension used outpatient specialty care before, during, and after a primary-care redesign (the patient-centered medical home) was spread system-wide. David T. Liss, PhD, now a research assistant professor in medicine-general internal medicine and geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, led the report in the Journal of...

2014-02-04 08:32:51

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research conducted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) shows that the nationwide median compensation is $90,000 for PAs who are paid only a salary, and $100,000 when PAs earn a base salary plus a bonus. Across all practice settings and specialties, nearly half (46%) of PAs report receiving bonuses on top of their base salary. Bonuses are largely determined by performance outcomes such as productivity and...


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General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

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