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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...

2014-01-31 16:23:44

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates, PA, the premier urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region, introduces Chesapeake Urology for Kids, a comprehensive program to treat urologic conditions in children from pre-natal to 18 years of age. This new division is being led by Robert Mevorach, MD, a fellowship trained pediatric urologist. An office exclusively for pediatric patients is now open at 25 Crossroads Drive in Owings Mills,...

2014-01-30 23:02:32

Mount Sinai experts share tips for prostate cancer prevention and new advancements in treatment and detection. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 230,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Overall, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent for men with the disease confined to the prostate or nearby tissue. Expert Available for Interview: Ash Tewari,...

2014-01-16 16:23:35

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates, PA, the premier urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to once again provide scholarships to college students exploring a career in the medical field. The scholarships are awarded through the Central Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization that has been connecting funders with students and awarding scholarships since 1924. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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