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2012-01-25 11:35:00

LINTHICUM, Md., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce that it was awarded two marketing and communications awards for its video, "Why Urology?" The video, developed for medical students curious about the field of urology, was awarded a Platinum "Best of Show" Aurora Award in the Recruiting category, as well as a Gold AVA Award in the Web Video/Recruiting category. The "Why Urology?" video was designed to...

2011-12-21 16:08:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its deep disappointment in Congress' inability to enact comprehensive and politically viable legislation to fix the Medicare physician payment system. ACS points out that despite having an entire year to address the 27.4 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates to physicians, Congress waited until the final two weeks of the year to engage in any type of significant discussion on the...

2011-10-23 07:00:00

Kidney Cancer Association commits $10,000.00 to research in honor of Dr. Linehan's work. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 W. Marston Linehan, M.D., Branch Chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was honored at the 10th International Kidney Cancer Symposium held recently in Chicago for his career-long commitment to advancing breakthroughs in kidney cancer research. In addition to delivering the Andrew C. Novick Memorial...

2011-10-12 17:34:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 23-27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover the health care and/or health policy beat to provide the latest information for their readers or viewers in topic areas such as: New...

2011-09-01 14:22:00

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Keynote; Speaks to Cost-Saving Benefits for Washington CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continued its surgical health care quality national tour on Aug. 30 with its second community forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, MD. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) served as...

2011-08-17 00:00:00

Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, the founder and medical director of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota was named this week as one of the "Top Doctors" in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, the founder and medical director of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota was named this week as one of the "Top Doctors" in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. This is the second consecutive year that Dr. Callahan has been named...

2011-08-16 14:00:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Lam, MD, a medical oncologist specializing in prostate cancer, has been named to the Super Doctors® list for a third year as recognized in a special advertising section in Los Angeles Magazine. In 2008, 2010 and 2011, Dr. Lam was selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing doctor in Southern California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/SF53280) A board-certified internist and...

2011-08-01 13:16:00

Editor at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Draws on Scores of Practicing Surgeons for a Comprehensive Resource PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians seeking a comprehensive reference book on the most current techniques in pediatric surgery have a new resource available -- Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, edited by Peter Mattei, M.D., an attending general pediatric surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo:...

2011-07-18 15:41:00

CHICAGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). The commitment is part of the ACS Inspiring Quality initiative launched today, an effort to raise awareness of proven models of quality improvement, coordinated care and disease management that can help improve the quality and value of health care. The...

2011-06-09 13:11:00

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is among a small number of facilities in the country to offer the less-invasive procedure for valve replacement. TAMPA, Fla., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When cardiologists at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital told 21-year-old Adam Romano that he needed to have his pulmonary valve replaced, the diagnosis was not a surprise. Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Adam underwent open-heart surgery when he was 2 years old and his...