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2014-06-26 23:01:59

Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance their access to drugs that target specific genetic mutations such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance...

2014-02-13 23:28:45

UC Davis Medical Center recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience by individualizing, personalizing and humanizing health care for women and their families. Sacramento, California (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 UC Davis Medical Center is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care. As more women self-manage their care and seek providers they can trust, the Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the...

2013-09-11 23:00:32

The largest study of computed tomographic (CT) scans taken in emergency departments across the country for children with head injuries describes the prevalence of "incidental findings" — results that were not expected from the injury — and categorizes them by urgency. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 The largest study of computed tomographic (CT) scans taken in emergency departments across the country for children with head injuries describes the prevalence of...

2013-09-05 23:01:10

Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old resident of Bishop, Calif., is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare infection with hantavirus, through the efforts of pediatric specialists at hospitals in Inyo County, Reno, Nev., and at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old resident of Bishop, Calif., is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare infection with hantavirus, through the efforts of pediatric specialists...

2013-08-08 23:00:53

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms,...

2013-02-12 10:21:12

A new commentary in the Annals of Internal Medicine from researchers with The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and University of California, Davis, calls for more physician engagement in the current gun policy dialogue. "Physicians are an important source of information for the public and a valued constituency for policymakers," said lead author Shannon Frattaroli, a faculty member with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2010-11-10 17:23:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage policyholders in the Sacramento area now have access to in-network care from the UC Davis Medical Center. UC Davis Medical Center serves a 33-county region across northern and central California that includes 6 million residents. With more than 6,500 employees, the 613-bed facility provides vital care to more than 200,000 patients every year, admitting 25,000 patients for extended care....

2009-05-20 12:48:00

Service That Saves California $70 Million In Health Care Costs And Prevents 164,000 Emergency Room Visits Annually To Close September 2009 SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Funding for poison control services has been completely eliminated from the California state budget. Beginning in September of 2009, California will become the only state in the nation without any emergency poison control services for residents or medical professionals. The California Poison Control...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.