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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...

2010-03-02 06:00:00

HOUSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rice University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative for biomedical and life sciences research that features one of the most powerful supercomputers in the Texas Medical Center. Rice scientists will use the supercomputer in collaboration with researchers from across the medical center to study cancer, AIDS and other complex diseases. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2010-01-26 18:21:00

In the news release, Houston Technology Organizations Meet to Share Plans for Accelerating Entrepreneurship in 2010, issued 26-Jan-2010 by Houston Technology Center over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that radio personality Michael Garfield, host of "The High-Tech Texan Show" on Houston station "The 9-5-0", will be the guest speaker for Houston Technology Center's Tech Connection event this Thursday evening. His affiliation in the original press release was incorrect. Houston...

2010-01-26 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) and Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, jointly announced today that the Houston-based hospital is the first in Texas to use the Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) system to continuously monitor the physiological status of post-surgical patients -- ensuring early detection of patient deterioration and enabling potentially...

2010-01-26 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio personality, Michael Garfield, "The High-Tech Texan" from the Business Maker show, will host the annual Tech Connection event this Thursday evening. The event brings together ten (10) local organizations that offer access to the connections and resources necessary for building a successful technology company. Tech Connection is an opportunity to learn about these organizations, their plans for the future and what Houston is doing to create jobs in...

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...


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