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2013-05-10 23:02:20

New Green Light XPS laser treatment for prostate problems is now an option at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. This new treatment is faster and more efficient than earlier options. SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 A new laser treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) called Green Light XPS is being performed at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. There is little bleeding associated with the treatment, so even men taking blood thinners are...

2013-05-08 13:24:44

While the number of people — especially women — who have a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones has risen in recent years, so has the rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The research, from Khurshid R. Ghani, M.D., of Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute, is in press in the Journal of Urology. Those findings will be presented May 7 at the annual meeting of the American...

2013-05-08 13:05:15

Robot-assisted surgery to remove kidney cancers has seen a rapid increase in use, and has both replaced and proven safer than laparoscopic procedures for the same purpose, according to a study by the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. However, the study also shows that robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) — while resulting in fewer complications than both open (OPN) and laparoscopic (LPN) removal of cancerous kidney tissue — also involves more...

2013-05-06 23:17:32

Julia Spencer Barthold, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Urology; Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program; and Head, Urology Research Laboratory, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children/Nemours Biomedical Research, is a 2013 recipient of the Urology Care Foundation John W. Duckett Pediatric Urology Research Excellence Award. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pleased to announce that Julia Spencer Barthold, MD, Associate Chief,...

2013-05-03 23:01:00

Outside the National Cancer Institute, LIJ is one of only two US medical centers to offer new prostate fusion biopsy technology. New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Since the 1980s, men have undergone prostate biopsies in the same way with no reliable imaging tools to help diagnose prostate cancer — until now. North Shore-LIJ´s prostate cancer team is the first site to use the commercial version of a new prostate fusion biopsy technology, which combines magnetic resonance...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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