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Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

... as they're known, in Virginia: "I left my job a few months after seeing firsthand the ... get out in the field and see the people who are left out in the cold by a for-profit system, and make ... can satisfy their Wall Street investors. I left my job a few months after seeing firsthand the ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

... of things like waiting periods so that no one is left in a lurch like I was. We need portability to ... years and had health insurance, but in 2005, I left my job to work for my father at his restaurant in ... insurance to kick in. The $6,000 bill he was left with was only the beginning of his medical debt. ...

Large abdominal wall lipoma causes bowel obstruction

... large mass with unclear margins was found in the left lower quadrant of her abdominal wall. A plain ... deformity of the pelvic bone. Colon gas in the left colon shifted to the right upper side. Computed ... mass in the subcutaneous adipose tissue at the left lower abdominal wall. In the current case, the ...

New strategies to improve treatment and ultimately prevent heart failure in children

... diagnosis and treatment of non-compaction of the left ventricle - an abnormality of the major pumping ... and genetic mechanisms of noncompaction of the left ventricle, with the ultimate goal of finding ... outcomes of children with noncompaction of the left ventricle, Eric Ebenroth, M.D., associate ...

Brain section multitasks, handling phonetics and decision-making

... research. This section of the brain the left inferior frontal sulcus treats different ... Researchers found that the brain signal in the left inferior frontal sulcus changed when the final ... "What these results suggest is that [the left inferior frontal sulcus] is a shared resource ...

Bladder Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence

... conventional medicine until they had nothing left to offer but a poor prognosis, and then went out ... dropped to around nine months. The chemotherapy left him feeling exhausted and sick, and he suffered ... to this," Daniels says. "They had nothing left to offer me." "From the minute I walked into ...

Messages Heard Better in the Right Ear

... right-ear dominance, which reflects the brain's left hemisphere superiority for processing verbal ... for them to turn their head and offer their left or right ear. And in the third study, researchers intentionally spoke to 176 people in the right or left ear, asking for a cigarette. They got far more of ...

New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

... mitral valve controls the flow of blood from the left atrium into the left ventricle (from the upper left chamber into the ...

Need something? Talk to my right ear!

... stimuli, which is believed to reflect the brain's left hemisphere superiority for processing verbal ... to turn their head and offer either their left of their right ear. They then asked them for a ... 176 clubbers in either their right or their left ear when asking for a cigarette. They obtained ...

AGH Joins Select Group of Medical Centers in Study of Promising New Technology for Treatment of Heart Failure

... mechanical support technology, referred to as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), that is ... via a tube connected to the heart’s left ventricle that pulls blood into the pump, where ... who are at risk of death due to end-stage left ventricular failure. “The DuraHeart ...

Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

... with a progressive thickening of the heart's left ventricle, a blood-pumping chamber. This gradual ... that women had a greater and steeper rate of left ventricular thickening, and thus a higher risk of ... with fewer risk factors had almost no increase in left ventricular mass with age," Vasan noted. "People ...

Compirion Healthcare Cuts Emergency Department Throughput by 50% at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

... over 14% of patients got frustrated and left without being seen (LWBS). The Emergency ... hours. Reducing the percentage of patients who left without treatment was also high on the list. ... the effect of reducing the number of patients who left without being seen (LWBS) to 2.72% by the end of ...

SYNTAX Substudy Shows Positive Outcomes for Left Main Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System

... outcomes from a substudy of patients with left main coronary disease who were treated with the ... bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with left main disease and/or significant narrowing of all ... and clinical outcomes in 263 patients with left main disease (149 treated with the TAXUS Stent ...

Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for EuroPCR 2009

... treatment options for high-risk patients with left main and three-vessel disease." Schedule ... from an angiographic substudy of patients with left main disease from the SYNTAX trial, during a ... artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with left main disease and/or three-vessel disease. The ...

Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts

... 58 years. All of the men had heart failure and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 28 percent. ... measure of how well the heart is pumping, and the left ventricle is the heart's main pumping chamber. A normal left ventricular ejection fraction would be between 55 ...

Make No Small Plans: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Endeavors to Make Cancer History

... or recurrences, including the amputation of his left forearm. "The reader should know that M. D. ... and radiation therapy and the amputation of his left forearm. In an especially poignant moment in ... confront the imminent surgery to remove his left hand. The reader is provided with a passionate, ...

American Stroke Association Provides Tips for Caregivers as Part of Stroke Month in May

... loved one suffers a stroke, you'll probably be left overwhelmed with countless questions. What ... in 1996, when her mother suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side. "The things she did and said -- I ...

Compirion Healthcare Consulting Generates a 40:1 Return on Investment at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

... at the Medical Center Emergency Department left without being seen (LWBS). This is almost triple ... the effect of reducing the number of patients who left without being seen (LWBS) to 2.72% by the end of ... productivity and the percentage of patients who left without being seen (LWBS) have generated a return ...

U study shows MRI-based method holds promise for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with AF

... is associated with fibrosis (scar tissue) in the left atrium. Although DE-MRI is an established method ... using DE-CMRI to create 3-D images of the left atrium before RF ablation, which were processed ... computer algorithms to calculate the extent of left atrium wall injury. Patients were then assessed ...

Rigorous Visual Training Teaches the Brain to See Again After Stroke

... of cars on the road coming toward them from the left or right. Depending on where in the brain ... their normal field of view. Everything right or left of center, depending on the side of the stroke, ... appear to move as a group either to the left or the right, then disappear after about one-half ...

New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

... was that by isolating the damaged part of the left ventricle -- the chamber of the heart that pumps ... that can occur after heart attacks through left ventricular volume reduction surgery," said Dr. ... making an incision in the damaged part of the left ventricle. After surgeons identify the damaged ...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

... comes from a certain area of the heart called the left atrial appendage," Holmes said, explaining that the appendage is a muscular pouch connected to the left atrium. "The device isolates the left atrial appendage." To implant the device, an ...

Boston Scientific Announces Schedule For ACC 2009

... of drug-eluting stents in patients with left main and three-vessel disease," said Keith D. ... Bypass Surgery for Patients with Three-Vessel and left Main Coronary Artery Disease." SYNTAX is the ... bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with left main (LM) and/or three-vessel disease (3VD). The ...

Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

... developed problems with contraction of their left heart ventricle, called left ventricular systolic dysfunction. All seven had a ... researchers showed significant enlargement of the left ventricle in all seven, the study reported. ...

Anti-microbial catheter to cut infection risk for dialysis patients

... and replace them with dialysis solution, which is left in the body for around five hours and does the ... the length of time the catheter needs to be left in the body and its direct insertion into the ... in turn can lead to bladder infections and, if left untreated, the more serious condition of ...

Rice report shows lessons from Hurricane Rita not practiced during Ike

... increase over the 24 percent of residents who left during the Category 2 Hurricane Ike. It's also a ... Rita, but a large portion of the population left areas that were not under an evacuation order. ... said. "People evacuating from hurricane Ike all left too late, potentially creating the same ...

Mount Sinai first in US to implant FDA-cleared ring for mitral valve repair

... Dr. Adams. The mitral valve lies between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart. It prevents blood from leaking back into the left atrium during ejection (systole). Mitral valve ...

Is sex work?

... abuse their normative power. It was the German left that pushed through the legalisation of ... manifest itself for women and men, the German left emphasises that there is a large range of sexual ... with Swedish prostitution policy. However, the left opposes the moral argument and the view of ...

The Zen Way to Pain Relief

... thermal probes, the researchers exposed the left calf area of each participant to a series of ... shut their eyes and focus their attention on the left leg stimulation; or to close their eyes, focus on the left leg, and try not to judge the stimulation but ...

Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

... (when the heart is relaxed and expanded) in the left ventricle have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise. The left ventricle is one of the four chambers of the ... of the heart. The researchers also assessed left ventricular systolic (contraction) and diastolic ...

Delusions associated with consistent pattern of brain injury

... hemisphere, leads to the over compensation by the left hemisphere of the brain for the injury, resulting ... and duplications: Right brain lesions, left brain delusions" appears in the latest issue of ... functions as well as the over activation of the left hemisphere and its language structures, that ...

Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

... were shown pictures with arrows pointing either left or right and were asked to identify which way the ... simple version of the task, the arrows pointing left were on the left side of the screen and the right-directed arrows ...

Colonoscopy Has a 'Right Side' Blind Spot

... Procedure better at detecting problems on left side of colon, study says MONDAY, ... job of detecting early signs of disease on the left side of the colon, or large intestine, but is not ... of the colon as it is in detecting them on the left side." The findings are published online Dec. ...

Centenarian's Vision Restored With New Sutureless Corneal Transplant Technology

... no vision in her right eye and the vision in her left eye was declining. A doctor at Berkley Heights ... something done to improve the vision in her left eye. Dr. Perl performed a partial thickness ... than a full corneal transplant, on Ms. Rummler's left eye. This procedure is ideal for a person of ...

AGA Medical Receives European CE Mark Approval for AMPLATZER(R) Cardiac Plug

... occlude challenging anatomy such as the left atrial appendage," said Bernhard Meier, MD, ... and formation of thrombus in the left atrial appendage, which can increase the risk of ... Europe and plans to support the broad adoption of left atrial appendage occlusion for atrial ...

Medical Mystery, 8-Year-Old Hussein Balhas From Lebanon Survives Rare Disease Against All Odds, and Looks for Hope and Solutions From American Doctors

... with overwhelming congenital defects including a left eye completely covered with skin and a right one ... but so much more is needed. The child is left with little chance of survival. (Photo: ... so far see no way to resuscitate Hussein's left eye. Even the most ambitious operations will not ...

Airway Transplant Aided by Stem Cells a Medical First

... that they used in June to replace Castillo's left main bronchus, which connects the main trachea (windpipe) to the left lung. The donated organ underwent 25 "washing ... suffered no complications from the surgery and left the hospital 10 days after the procedure. ...

First Implant of DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) in Japanese Clinical Trial

... Heart Inc. announced that the first DuraHeart(TM) left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) was implanted in ... LVAS is the world's first third generation left ventricular assist system combining a centrifugal ... Health, Labor and Welfare highlighted implantable left ventricular assist devices in the "Council ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... underwent Doppler measurements of right and left femoral vein blood velocity while supine, at ... blood velocity was the same in the right and left femoral vein (17 cm/s). During exercise, while ... to remove a metallic pin from the trachea or left or right bronchial trees. Overall, 120 metallic ...

Northwestern Memorial trials implantable device to manage congestive heart failure symptoms

... effectiveness of placing a small device in the left ventricle, or main pumping chamber of the heart. ... which is the enlargement and thinning of the left ventricle. In time this can lead to more severe ... an upside down parachute, is implanted in the left ventricle using a catheter which is inserted via ...
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