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2014-03-28 12:26:43

A return to bipartisan, bicameral efforts to fix the Medicare physician payment system is needed WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the 17th short-term patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in the past decade. This action undermines the collaborative, bipartisan and...

2014-03-28 12:26:32

CHICAGO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Ohio - the 17(th) in a series of community forums held across the U.S. to share examples of how surgeon-led quality improvement programs have set higher standards, reduced costs and improved patient outcomes at a state and national level. The forum, held at The Ohio State University (OSU), featured a panel of health care leaders who...

2014-03-24 23:00:59

Understanding bone health is critical for advanced stage prostate cancer patients. Malecare Cancer Support is presenting a free teleconference for prostate cancer patients and their families with noted urologist Neil Shore, MD. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Malecare Prostate Cancer Support will present a teleconference titled, "Bone Health and Prostate Cancer.” The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6PM ET. The teleconference is available without cost and...

2014-03-13 12:28:48

LINTHICUM, Md., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) and Astellas US LLC, a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., have announced a $3 million commitment to the Urology Care Foundation and to the promising young urologists seeking careers in academic urology. The gift, the largest ever awarded to the Urology Care Foundation, will maintain its research program supporting surgeon-scientists, the Rising Star in Urology Research...

2014-03-10 16:32:17

RICKMANSWORTH, England, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightpoint Medical announced today that the company and its surgical collaborators have received GBP1.7M ($2.8M) in grant funding from the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The grant funding will be used for clinical trials of Lightpoint's intra-operative imaging technology in breast cancer and prostate cancer surgery. Collaborators on the clinical trials include Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation...

2014-03-04 23:28:32

Treatments are Top Procedure in 2013 Rolling Meadows, IL (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Not only are skin cancer treatments again the top procedure performed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members but the number of cases continues to rise, according to a recent ASDS survey. ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatments in 2013, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, according to the 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures released last month. Skin cancer is...

2014-03-03 23:01:06

Wisconsin doctor changes lives by offering skin cancer screenings to residents in remote areas; 10 percent of those screened had suspicious lesions. He has continued the screenings, with one to be held in Wautoma, Wis., April 12. Rolling Meadows, IL (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In real estate, the axiom is “location, location, location.” Dermatologist Burt Steffes, M.D., knows that adage also applies to access to preventive screenings for dangerous skin lesions. Yet another patient with an...

2014-02-12 23:00:52

Dr. Mitchel Goldman, Director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego and President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, discusses the organizations statistical data for 2013, including an increase in patient treatments. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Mitchel Goldman, commented today on statistical data released by the ASDS for data reported in 2013. The survey was conducted January 2 through 24, 2014...

2014-02-10 04:21:43

ASDS members perform nearly 9.5 million treatments ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 22 percent more medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2013 than the previous year, according to statistics released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/DC61362-INFO ASDS members performed 9.5 million treatments, up from nearly 8 million in 2012. Increases were seen across the...

2014-01-31 23:27:53

After a report from the New York Times singled out dermatology as a medical specialty that benefits from high patient costs, Dr. Mitchel Goldman of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery responded to the article’s claims. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 In a recent article in the New York Times about the rise in patient costs for medical specialists, dermatologists were singled out as physicians who charged a high amount for treatments due to the specialized nature of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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