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2013-04-17 12:26:13

BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case seeking to invalidate patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) was one of the first plaintiffs to sign onto this historic legal case. ACMG was also the first professional medical association to establish a position against gene patenting. In its 1999 ACMG Position Statement on Gene...

2013-04-16 08:28:02

Improved access, integration of evidence-based academic research and return-to-work and absence management strategies among key benefits of new strategic partnership DENVER, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed Group, the recognized leader in managing employee absence, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the nation's largest association of occupational medicine physicians, announced today that Reed Group has acquired ACOEM's Occupational...

2013-04-14 23:01:53

Aesthetic Society Elects Top Officers at 2013 Annual Meeting in New York City New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 Nashville plastic surgeon Jack Fisher MD, is the new President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The Aesthetic Society, with nearly 2,600 members, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. The election of new officers was held on April 16th, during the ASAPS 2013...

2013-04-09 12:33:32

Matthew J. Padberg was recently honored to be made a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys. ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Matthew J. Padberg was recently honored to be made a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys. Fellowship is limited to the top one percent of practicing attorneys and is awarded to those who have shown mastery of the art of trial practice and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical...

2013-04-02 12:54:57

Loop diuretics, more commonly known as water pills, are the most widely prescribed heart failure medications, but few studies had extensively compared their effectiveness until Yale School of Medicine researchers examined three approved loop diuretics and found that even though one of them might offer more benefit, it is rarely prescribed. Published in the April 1 early edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the research compared the potential benefits of using one...

2013-03-28 12:30:23

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recently announced that six new directors have been elected to its Board. The Board of Directors are active participants in serving as advocates for the ACMG and for advancing its policies and programs. "It's a momentous time in medical genetics and genomics. We are excited to add these exemplary individuals to our Board," said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, ACMG Executive...

2013-03-28 08:28:05

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG of Columbus, Ohio, is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the national professional organization for clinical genetics professionals. Dr. Herman takes over from Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD, of Los Angeles, Calif., who completed his two-year term at the 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, in March. "I've been doing clinical genetics...

2013-03-22 08:24:48

Legislation Proposed to Ensure Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening under Medicare BETHESDA, Md., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) this week introduced the Supporting ColoRectal Examination and Education Now (SCREEN) Act (S. 608/H.R. 1320). The SCREEN Act would waive Medicare beneficiary cost-sharing for those colorectal cancer screenings where polyps are removed during colonoscopy. Currently, Medicare...

2013-03-19 16:29:23

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The small number of emergency patients who are ultimately discharged with "primary care treatable" diagnoses come to the ER with the same symptoms as other patients who need immediate or emergency care, hospital admission or surgery, according to a study to be published tomorrow in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has actively opposed the growing practice by...

2013-03-14 16:27:05

Journal of American College of Surgeons study shows ACS NSQIP data is a highly viable--and possibly the only--source for data on potentially preventable postoperative hospital readmissions CHICAGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to cut reimbursement to hospitals with high rates of patient readmissions, hospitals are looking for more accurate ways to track information on patients who end up being...


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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