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2014-08-28 16:27:41

Home health leaders advocate for value-based purchasing reform to replace arbitrary across-the-board cuts WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society found that house calls to elderly patients with chronic conditions keep healthcare costs down by reducing the need for expensive emergency room visits. The patients who utilize this care are some of Medicare's most costly patients with multiple chronic...

2014-08-12 23:12:17

This Annual Chipped Run/Walk Supports MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the 34th annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run/walk will be held on September 20 along the Potomac Parkway. Proceeds from this annual event support cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Sprint Four the Cure is a family-friendly event that includes a kids’ 100-yard...

2013-08-29 23:30:39

200 Podiatric Residents Competed at the 5th PRESENT Residency Education Summit and COTH Faculty Conference - $3,000 Awarded to the 5 Top Teams Teaneck, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Over 200 podiatric residents attended the 5th PRESENT Residency Education Summit and COTH Faculty Conference at the ResEd Summit East 2013, held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe this weekend in New Jersey. Almost 500 members of the residency education community made this the largest gathering ever in...

2011-07-26 10:30:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest MedStar, the region's critical emergency care transport service, has expanded its Moses Lake day-base operations to a full-time helicopter base, providing additional coverage for critically-ill and injured patients in the north central Washington region. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/SF40825) "The North Central region has been a long-time, loyal supporter of Northwest MedStar," said Eveline Bisson, program...

2011-07-02 02:51:53

Education needed to close the gap, improve outcomes A citywide study published online in today's issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association demonstrates racial disparities in the use of clot-busting drugs to treat acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke. According to the study's results, significantly fewer black patients receive the drug tPA than whites because of delays in seeking emergency care and the presence of medical conditions that exclude them from...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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