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2008-10-17 09:00:27

DALLAS, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned gastrointestinal (GI) specialists recently converged on Methodist Dallas Medical Center to participate in the largest live endoscopy course ever offered in Texas. Texas Live 2008 featured advanced interventional procedures performed at Methodist Dallas and was broadcast live to over 500 physicians and nurses attending the annual Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (TSGE) conference in Austin. Drs. Paul Tarnasky, Jeffrey Linder, and...

2008-10-01 09:00:48

HATBORO, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoLogix, Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise mobility and advanced wireless asset tracking solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, announced today that the first successful implementation in North America of a mobile wireless application for the healthcare industry running on the SAP NetWeaver(R) Mobile 7.1 offering is now live at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. (Logo:...

2008-09-29 12:00:40

Valence Health, a leading provider of clinical integration and data management solutions, today announced that St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital IPA (www.stlukestexas.com) in Houston, TX, has chosen Valence to help it become a clinically integrated provider organization. Valence offers the tools and technology infrastructure that enables entities like St. Luke's to integrate data, improve physician performance and advance the quality of care to patients without changing the way physicians do...

2008-09-19 18:00:24

Medical officials in Texas treating patients for Hurricane Ike-related maladies or other ailments say the storm also created a near health disaster. The Texas public health commission warned of a public health crisis if post-hurricane conditions persist for long, the USA Today. The University of Texas Medical Branch, a major hospital and trauma center in hard-hit Galveston, is closed because of water and wind damage. "We are getting slammed," says Jamie McCarthy, director of emergency...

2008-09-19 06:00:29

By Donna Leinwand Texas hospitals slammed as post-hurricane conditions deteriorate HOUSTON -- A 30-year-old man falls 25 feet from a cherry picker, smacking his head and breaking his leg so badly that bone pokes through his thigh. A trauma team at Texas Medical Center's Memorial Hermann Hospital crowds around him. Nearby, a trauma team prepares for a patient arriving by helicopter who was hit in the head by a falling tree. It is noon Thursday, five days after...

2008-09-16 18:00:33

As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, The Woman's Hospital of Texas remains open, caring for its patients and operating under city power. While Woman's weathered the storm with no injuries to patients or staff and only minimal structural damage, families of hospitalized patients are encouraged to stay safe and remain at home. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, Woman's cancelled all outpatient appointments and surgeries on Monday, Sept. 15, and those are being rescheduled. As of today, it is...

2008-09-03 18:00:41

HOUSTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You are on a true mission of good versus evil. But this time, it's personal. It is the up close and in-your-face adventure into the human body and its never-ending fight against disease. And you will experience it all in 4D for the first time in Houston, Texas. On Saturday, September 6, The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, will premiere its second permanent addition in three months,...

2008-08-11 09:01:39

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today released its annual study identifying hospitals that demonstrated the fastest, most consistent improvement in the nation over five consecutive years. Nine of the 100 leading hospitals are in Texas. Florida and New York are each home to eight, and Pennsylvania boasts seven. Kentucky and Tennessee each have six winning hospitals, and California and Michigan have five apiece. Overall, U.S. hospitals struggled to improve their...

2008-08-07 18:01:54

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital announced the selection of Insight, a performance management solution from SciHealth, Inc. which provides real-time access to key performance indicators and automatic performance updates from a multitude of existing data sources. In early 2008, St. Luke's deployed the initial metrics to improve quality performance. David C. Pate, MD, JD, chief executive officer, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and senior vice president, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, said,...

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle Jul. 27--When he was a sophomore in high school, Jim Willerson's parents decided it would be a treat for their son to meet Dr. Denton Cooley, then a rising star coming to San Antonio to lecture on heart surgery. Despite the aspiring doctor's protestations, they deposited him in a station wagon with four physicians who picked Cooley up at the airport, then proceeded to one's home. Willerson had never met any of them. "I thought it was the silliest...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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