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Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Health Care Access, Health Care Costs, health reform, Cancer Screening Tests

Avoid Cancer with Health Care Reform

MD Anderson anticipates new law’s prevention benefits.

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UCSD Expert Urge Pregnant Women To Receive Influenza Vaccine

The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), a non-profit organization based at the University of California, San Diego with affiliates across North America, urges pregnant women to receive the influenza vaccine as soon as possible.

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Robot to Have First Clinical Trial Test in Prostate Cancer Patients

Researchers say the robot – the first worldwide to be tested in patients - is designed to be consistently accurate in placement of radioactive seeds during prostate brachytherapy.

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House Ear Institute’s Sound Partners Program Launches Confidential Help-Line For Audio Pros

At the 129th AES Convention, House Ear Institute is returning for its 13th year to provide hearing conservation education and screenings to thousands of Audio Engineering Society (AES) members, as well as launching a free and confidential help-line for audio pros.

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Kennedy Krieger Institute, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Heart Disease, Clinical Trial

Kennedy Krieger Institute Launches First Phase II Clinical Trial of Heart Disease Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the launch of a first‐of‐its‐kind, phase II clinical trial to investigate a treatment for heart disease in individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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Hospital Sees Improved Outcomes with New Secure Tracks Patient Support System; Major Breakthrough Represents the Future of Fall Prevention

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The walker most patients use today was patented in the 1940s; Innovative new Secure Tracks decreases patient falls and improves recovery times.

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Cardiovascular Surgery, mechanical heart device, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure, canadian first

Long-Lasting Mechanical Heart Device Implanted for the First Time in Canada in Advanced Heart Failure Patient

In a Canadian first, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre used a new kind of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat a patient with advanced heart failure. The new device is longer lasting than older generation LVADs and may eliminate the need for a second LVAD – a major drawback with the old technology.

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symptons of anaphylaxis, Life Threatening Allergies, Life Threatening Illness, Epinephrine, Anaphylaxis Community Experts , Allergist, Allergists, Aanma, ACAAI Annual Meeting Allergy Asthma Immunology, Anaphylactic Shock, Anaphylactic, Anaphylaxis, educational program

Would You Know the Symptoms of Life-Threatening Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACE) educational program launches today. Allergist and community member teams to bring program to 150 communities in U.S.

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ACOs, Accountable Care Organizations , Medical Groups, Physicians, Leadership Development, hosptials, Partnership, clinical integration, Patients

AMGA Workshop and Retreat Service Harnesses Expertise of Members to Help Medical Groups

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today unveiled the AMGA Workshop and Retreat Service, which harnesses the expertise of leaders in AMGA’s member group to help medical groups and organized systems of care accelerate their learning curve in key strategic areas.

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Study to Determine Whether Leptin Helps Type 1 Diabetes Patients

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A clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center aims to determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes.







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