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2010-11-29 04:30:00

DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor Health Care System Foundation announces that Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons have pledged $20 million to benefit transplantation initiatives within Baylor Health Care System. In recognition of this transformational gift, Baylor will rename the institute the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/DA07628) "Because of our personal experience with transplantation, we knew we...

2010-11-05 15:19:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services today presented awards to 307 hospitals, 28 organ procurement organizations (OPOs), 157 transplant programs, and 11 individuals for their success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. All were recognized at the Sixth National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice held in Grapevine, Texas. Hospital representatives received...

2010-10-25 07:30:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation of North America has completed an investment in CardioNexus Corporation, a portfolio company of Houston's Fairway Medical Technologies which works closely with the Texas Medical Center. The move is part of Panasonic's plans to establish itself as a global leader in Personalized Preventive Medicine. The investment follows on an earlier Panasonic initiative to establish a presence in the world's largest medical complex, the Texas...

2010-10-08 13:14:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of United Recovery Systems, LP, a leading account receivables management company, made a charitable contribution to Texas Children's Hospital, one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101008/DA79233) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101008/DA79233) The money was raised during the company's annual employee appreciation day but doing so required the cooperation of both...

2010-09-07 11:32:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov) today announced expanded funding of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Microbiome Project clinical program initiated last year at Texas Children Hospital (www.texaschildrens.org). The program will receive $3.4 million over three years to broaden the current study of pediatric abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. A key question will be how human microbes affect pain signaling in the...

2010-07-28 08:19:00

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neurological research at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children's Hospital is getting a big boost in the form of a $14.85 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to complete two floors of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital. "More than 300 million children suffer from a neurological deficit, but the percentage of funding for neurological research is small...

2010-07-08 14:33:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ("HTA"), a self-managed, non-traded real estate investment trust, announced the acquisition of an approximately 84% interest in the partnership that owns a medical office building located in Houston, Texas for approximately $38,100,000. 7900 Fannin (the "Property") is a 100% leased Class-A medical office building in Houston, Texas. The Property is adjacent to The Woman's Hospital of Texas, an HCA-affiliated...

2010-06-08 16:28:00

DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently presented a $300,000 check to the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The check was accepted by the UNT Health Science Center Provost Thomas Yorio, Ph.D., and Richard Kurz, Ph.D., dean of the School of Public Health. "The UNT Health Science Center is pleased to be recognized by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for its continuing cancer...

2010-04-27 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ --- Pioneering health care system executives Richard Blakely, M.D., and James T. Heisler, M.D., have received The Advisory Board Company's CRIMSON Initiative® Founders Award for their path-breaking vision and extraordinary alpha-partner contributions from the outset of Crimson, a web-based platform for physician performance analysis and improvement. Dr. Blakely serves as Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers...

2010-03-09 12:26:00

HOUSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Spencer Berthelsen, MD of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100309/DC67651) The national health care debate is far from over. Days removed from his televised national health care forum, President Obama is calling for an "up or down" vote on the measure within the next few weeks. In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama asked if anyone had a better approach...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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