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2010-03-02 08:57:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, today announced a partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital to implement one of the first integrations of the wireless Symbiq(TM) infusion device with built-in Hospira MedNet(TM) safety software and the Cerner Millennium® EHR through the Cerner CareAware iBus(TM) system....

2009-11-23 11:16:01

A new study by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers shows that body-mass index (BMI) and co-existing medical conditions (co-morbidity) do not explain the decreased survival observed among African-Americans compared to Caucasians who also have colon cancer. The study is published online Nov. 23 in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society. The finding indicates that although BMI and co-morbidity are independent predictors of poor survival for all patients, these factors...

2008-07-11 15:00:46

By Harry Wessel, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 11--Florida Hospital Orlando is one of just nine hospitals in the state, and the only one from Central Florida, to make U.S. News & World Report's annual America's Best Hospitals list, which was released this morning. Florida Hospital's diabetes program was ranked 46th in the country, down slightly from its ranking last year of 39th but still good enough to make the top 50 list for endocrinology. That's one of 16 specialties ranked by...

2008-06-15 15:00:46

By Patrice Stewart, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jun. 15--The call often comes in the middle of the night. But it's a call you've been wishing for and waiting for, and time is critical. You head to the hospital, knowing that somewhere a doctor is retrieving an organ that may soon put you back on the road to a healthy life. Wayne and Betty Hicks of Hartselle remember the phone call that awakened them at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 17, a Sunday. Sleep was replaced by anticipation, and they headed for...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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