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2013-07-23 08:26:24

BETHESDA, Md., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New treatment guidelines on the diagnosis and management of achalasia, a primary motor disorder of the esophagus, appear in the August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The updated guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology include an overview of the disease and highlight new recommendations for its diagnosis and management, based on evidence-quality evaluations in patients with achalasia, as well...

2013-07-22 12:26:11

Study Comes as Medicare Considers Discontinuation of Bariatric Surgery Facility Certification GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study found non-accredited bariatric centers had an in-hospital mortality rate that was more than three times higher than accredited centers (0.22% vs. 0.06%, respectively) with similar volume. The study, in press for publication in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, provides new insights into the positive impact accreditation and...

2013-07-19 12:24:48

BETHESDA, Md., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is concerned with the enactment of laws in some states that prevent or restrict access to termination of pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders or congenital anomalies. The practice of medical genetics is predicated on the principle of providing patients with accurate information on the genetic disorder or congenital anomaly that affects them, a member...

2013-07-18 10:31:06

A Johns Hopkins study finds that healthy people who carry a genetic mutation for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) are at much higher risk of developing the symptoms of the life-threatening heart disease if they participate in endurance sports and frequent exercise. The study also suggests that those carriers who significantly cut back on their exercise regimen may reduce their risk or delay the onset of symptoms. An article on the study results is...

2013-07-15 16:24:05

CHICAGO, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many people give little thought to their big toes, many others are plagued by a painful condition that limits or eventually totally restricts movement of that all-important toe (digit). Once the big toe starts to hurt, it's obvious just how much we use it get around, bend over, or even stand. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, for those with this common degenerative disorder--known as hallux limitus...

2013-06-27 23:38:04

Currently Serves as Chair Scientific Research Committee for the Cardiovascular Division of the Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute at Scottsdale Healthcare and Immediate Past President of the American College of Cardiology, Arizona Chapter. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Aventyn Inc., an innovative provider of secure connected clinical information processing solutions, announced the appointment of Dr Kris Vijay to provide strategic guidance, medical advice and lead worldwide...

2013-06-25 12:30:46

BETHESDA, Md., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) praises the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for updating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening recommendations for all adults born between 1945 to 1965, the "boomer" generation. HCV is the most common chronic blood-borne disease in the United States and is a leading cause of complications from chronic liver disease. The USPSTF members concluded that "the benefit of...

2013-06-25 08:29:34

TAMPA, Fla., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives is launching a new certificate program designed to help experienced physicians build the leadership skills they need to be successful in today's rapidly evolving health care environment. ACPE's new Metaleadership certificate offers 48 hours of instruction on a variety of topics essential to building better leadership skills, including: Effective communication Resolving conflict Developing...

2013-06-13 16:25:54

BETHESDA, Md., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in a unanimous decision, held that natural isolated DNA is not patentable. This is a thrilling victory for patients and ACMG is proud to have been a plaintiff on this important case. "We hold that a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated," Justice Clarence Thomas said. As background, with breast cancer...

2013-06-11 23:26:35

The American College of Medical Toxicology has launched a national registry of patients with snakebite, with the goals of advancing our understanding of how venoms affect the human body and improving our ability to manage the effects of envenomation. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 ACMT has launched the North American Snakebite Registry in order to create opportunities for collaborative research and education among physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of snake...


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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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