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2009-12-11 16:49:00

DALLAS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Health Care System's website - BaylorHealth.com - took home the gold at the thirteenth annual Healthcare Internet Conference and silver at this year's W3 Awards. The Healthcare Internet Conference awards program recognizes the best websites of healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical and medical equipment firms, suppliers and business improvement initiatives. More than 1,100 entries were received from a wide range...

2009-09-01 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital is the first hospital in Houston to feature the CyberKnife((R)), a noninvasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The CyberKnife((R)) is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors using beams of high-dose radiation with extreme accuracy throughout the body, including the brain, prostate, lung, spine, pancreas, liver and kidney. As an...

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2009-06-12 10:25:00

Duo designed health-monitoring system at the Abramson Center, a collaborative effort between University of Houston and the Methodist Hospital Research InstituteThe IShow is for young inventors what "American Idol" is for young performers, and a pair of local researchers has won a coveted spot in the IShow finale in Palm Desert, Calif., this weekend.If their unique health-monitoring device wins at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase, also known as the IShow, on...

2009-06-10 07:00:00

DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When he arrived at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital Oct. 20, 2008, Michael Hulshouser was a quadriplegic, stricken by Guillain-Barre Syndrome and barely able to lift his head. Four months later, under the care of his physician, therapist and the rehabilitation staff, the 48-year-old father of two was able to walk by himself with the aid of a walker. "My son said that all he wanted for Christmas was for me to be able to walk," says Hulshouser. "Three weeks...

2009-06-04 04:00:00

- Objectives Include Interoperability, Collaboration, Clinical Research Advancement - SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading centers for cancer care and research, has been instrumental in establishing a Velos Advisory Group for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Five other leading academic medical centers and research institutions have helped to form this group. These include Columbia University, Duke...

2009-05-08 13:17:00

HOUSTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I had cancer. I have cancer. I will always have cancer." So begins Professor James S. Olson's richly detailed chronicle of the birth and growth of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to international eminence. Blending the roles of historian and narrator, Olson recounts an epic tale of vision, courage and frontier spirit that shaped the hospital, influenced the course of modern oncology and offered hope to those who too often had...

2009-05-06 04:00:00

Broadest Extension of M. D. Anderson Clinical Services Outside of Houston PHOENIX, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Banner Health and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center announced they will create the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center here. The initiative joins Arizona's leading provider of health care and the nation's leading cancer center to provide patients and their families with an unprecedented level of cancer care in Arizona. Located at US 60 and Higley Road on the...

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2009-04-16 07:55:00

For the first time in the United States, a stroke patient has been intravenously injected with his own bone marrow stem cells as part of a research trial at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.Roland "Bud" Henrich, 61, was transferred to Memorial Hermann "“ Texas Medical Center on March 25 after suffering a stroke while working on his farm in Liberty. He arrived too late to receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the only treatment for ischemic strokes. He became the...

2008-12-08 18:13:00

Center Named in Memory of Leading Health Advocate Congressman Mickey Leland WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today announced the appointment of Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S. to the Board of Directors of the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC), the Congressionally mandated non-profit public/private research organization. She becomes the first Hispanic and first Latina to be appointed to this prestigious board....

2008-11-13 09:00:36

HOUSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC announced today that it is opening its 15th Houston-area convenient care clinic in the new H-E-B store located at Bunker Hill and I-10. The 926-sq.-ft. clinic, featuring three exam rooms and a room specifically designed for blood draws, is the largest RediClinic in operation. According to the Convenient Care Association (CCA), it is also the largest retail-based convenient care clinic in the U.S. RediClinics are in-store facilities that offer...


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  • 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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