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Ochsner 1st in Louisiana to use Robotics in Living-Donor Kidney Transplant for Faster Recovery

NEW ORLEANS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Medical Center ( www.ochsner.org ) performed the first robotic-assisted kidney transplant in Louisiana, and one of only a handful in the nation. Utilizing daVinci robotic technology, Ochsner transplant surgeons are able to make living-d...

Video: Get Swimsuit Ready Faster and Easier Than Ever Before With New LifeSculpt Laser Treatment

LifeSculpt is minimally-invasive and offers a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction BURLINGTON, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading researcher and developer for cosmetic treatments, announced today the nationwide availability of the Lif...

Electronic Prior Authorization Program to Help Patients Get Faster Access to Prescription Medication

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Launch New CVS Caremark eHealth Technology CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., NEWARK, N.J. and WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining prior authorization for prescription medication requires phones calls, f...

Costs for Most Types of Long Term Care in the Nation's Capital Growing Faster than Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

Study Gives Capital-Area Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Throughout the District of Columbia RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of most types of long term care in the District of Columbia is...

MedPlus Centergy(TM) Suite for Hospitals and HIEs Paves a New, Faster Path to Healthcare Information Technology Benefits

The Choice of Leading Nationwide Health Information Network Contractors and Health Information Exchanges Connects Physicians to the Nation's Largest Provider Network Visit MedPlus at HIMSS Booth 2362 in Chicago , April 5-9 CINCINNATI, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedPlus, the h...

New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

Maybe you've been too embarrassed to talk about it with your doctor, but if childbirth left you with a very unpleasant rearrangement of your pelvic organs, you need to know help is possible. Urogynecologists Robert Harris, MD, and Steven Speights, MD, at Southeast Urogynecology at Women's Special...

'Patient Safety Can't Wait' - NQF Calls for Faster Spread of Safe Practices

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To guide healthcare systems in providing care that is free from error and harm the National Quality Forum (NQF) is releasing its 2009 Safe Practices for Better Healthcare. To accelerate the pace of adoption of Safe Practices nationwide, a year-long ...

Diabetes and Elevated Levels of Cholesterol Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Linked to Increased Cognitive Decline only in Alzheimer's Patients who carry the APOE-µ4 Gene - Previously Implicated in Late-Onset Disease New York -- A history of diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol,...

Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say,,,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 50, and your friends have noted that you can't handle that third glass of wine as well as you used to, a new study confirms it's not their imagination. Older adults who are...

New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment

Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic test that analyzes a set of 50 genes to identify four types of breast cancer could lead to quicker, more immediate treatment for patients, according to U.S. res...

Stroke treated significantly faster and just as safely by medical residents

St. Louis, February 24, 2009 Diagnosing acute stroke is a high-pressure decision. The speed with which treatment is delivered makes all the difference. Early treatment can stop brain damage, but if treatment is given inappropriately, it can dangerously increase the risk of bleeding in the brain. ...

Video: Solta Medical Introduces Advanced Thermage Body Tip 16.0 for Faster Body Shaping and Contouring Treatments

Larger Tip Enables Physicians to Perform Thermage Body Area Treatments Twice as Fast and Improves Patient Treatment Experience HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM ) today announced the launch of its new Body Tip 16.0 for the Thermage NXT syst...

New drug development still takes 8 years despite faster FDA review, according to Tufts CSDD

BOSTON Jan. 8, 2009 While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug has quickened review and approval of new medicines, the complex nature of diseases for which new therapeutics are being developed has resulted in longer clinical development times, according to the Tufts Center for the Study of...

New technique enables faster genetic diagnosis for hereditary diseases

Antwerp, Belgium − VIB researchers connected to the University of Antwerp have developed a new method that enables them to track down the cause of hereditary diseases more quickly and efficiently. By means of this technique, genetic tests that take a long time today − such as screening...

Tumors grow faster without blood-supply promoting molecule

Dense networks of blood vessels thought to spur cancer's growth could actually hinder rather than promote tumor progression, according to a new study at the University of California, San Diego. The findings partly explain why drugs designed to treat cancer by strangling its blood supply have be...

Breast Cancer Patients Experience a Faster Return to Normal Life

Radiation Therapy Treatment Takes Only Five Days ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A typical course of radiation therapy following breast cancer surgery involves 30 sessions over six weeks. But for certain women undergoing lumpectomy, Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (A...

Online Health Information Category Grows at Rate Four Times Faster Than Total Internet

Category Up 21 Percent in Past Year WebMD Health Ranks as Top Publisher of Display Ads RESTON, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results of a study showing that the health in...

HIV conquers immune system faster than previously realized

DURHAM, N.C. New research into the earliest events occurring immediately upon infection with HIV-I shows that the virus deals a stunning blow to the immune system earlier than was previously understood. According to scientists at Duke University Medical Center, this suggests the window of opportu...

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff Discusses "The Complete Phase Ib," A Clinical Trial Design Offering Faster Drug Development, Economies of Scale and Improved Therapeutic Benefit

Renowned oncology researcher Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a member of President Bush's National Cancer Advisory Board, provides an in-depth look at "The Complete Phase Ib," an oncology clinical trial design that creates rapid accrual rates, substantial economies of scale, significant time ...

New Ear Tube Device Helps Treat Infections Faster

Stainless steel rod reduces time of anesthesia, number of instruments inserted into canal WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new device meant to make surgical treatment of ear infections safer and faster has been developed by a University of Virginia team. The device, which com...

Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women

Finding could affect how screenings are conducted, analyzed, researchers say THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate at which breast cancer tumors grow varies among patients, that growth tends to be faster among younger women, Norwegian researchers report. These findings ...

Breast cancer tumors grow faster in younger women

A new approach to estimating tumour growth based on breast screening results from almost 400,000 women is published today BioMed Centrals open access journal, Breast Cancer Research. This new model can also estimate the proportion of breast cancers which are detected at screening (screen test sen...

Exercise may lead to faster prostate tumor growth

DURHAM, N.C. -- Prostate tumors grew more quickly in mice who exercised than in those who did not, leading to speculation that exercise may increase blood flow to tumors, according to a new study by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC) and the Duke Prostate Center. Our st...

Bones mend faster without marrow

COULD you strengthen bones and speed up recovery after fractures and breaks simply by removing some bone marrow with a syringe? A new study in rats suggests that the technique could kick-start rapid self-healing in weakened or fractured bones, if followed up with injections of a bone growth hormo...

Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes

Finding shows respiratory system suffers collateral damage from blood sugar disease FRIDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes, the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and non-traumatic amputations, can also cause the lungs to deteriorate quicker than ...

Damaged veins heal faster with heparin treatment, laboratory study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A commonly used medication that prevents blood clots from forming may also prevent existing clots from damaging delicate vein walls and may accelerate healing in a clot-damaged area of vein wall, according to new research from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. ...

Protein deficiency leads to faster fat burning in mice, study shows

COLUMBUS, Ohio Researchers have developed a new, lean mouse with characteristics suggesting that someday, using medication to manipulate a specific protein in humans could emerge as a strategy to treat obesity and disorders associated with excess weight, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome. ...

Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets

Findings could have implications for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, experts say THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-injured Vietnam war veterans experience a faster decline in cognitive functioning as they age than veterans without such trauma, a new study finds. The study looked at 1...

RACE: a statewide model of better, faster heart attack care

ORLANDO, FL A North Carolina team of doctors, nurses, hospitals and emergency medical service workers has come up with a way to provide faster, more effective treatment for heart attack patients. It doesnt require expensive drugs or fancy new equipment. But it does require competitors to beco...

Toward a faster prenatal test for Down syndrome

Scientists in California are reporting an advance toward rapid testing for pre-natal detection of Down syndrome and other birth defects that involve an abnormal number of chromosomes. In a study scheduled for the Oct. 1, 2007 issue of ACS journal, Analytical Chemistry, Stanford University bioen...

Health Insurance Premiums Rise 6.1 Percent in 2007, Less Rapidly Than in Recent Years But Still Faster Than Wages and Inflation

Annual Premiums for Family Coverage Now Average $12,106, With Workers Paying $3,281 Worker Enrollment in Consumer-Driven Health Plans Remains Modest WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 6.1 percent in 2007, less...

Experimental Antidepressants Offer Faster Relief

But initial research involved only rats; clinical trials involving people are next step WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of antidepressants dramatically cut the time needed to take effect when they were tested on rats, a study found. The study authors, from McGill...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and FORMA Therapeutics Enter Collaboration to Bring New Therapies to Patients Faster

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and FORMA Therapeutics today announced a partnership to accelerate LLS's pipeline of research projects entering late pre-clinical development. The collaboration will beg...

Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Loud music made hearts beat faster and blood pressure go up, while softer passages lowered both heart rates and blood pressure, a new study shows. It's the latest word on how music a...

New tool trains athlete brains to react 53 percent faster

All great athletes know that in order to perform well, they can't just depend on their physical capabilities. Speed and efficiency in decision-making are just as essential. Two researchers from the School of Optometry of the Universit de Montral have discovered how to train the brain of athletes t...

Abbott Opens New State-of-the-Art R&D Facility to Help Bring Medicines to Patients Faster

Company Invests $53 Million in New Lake County, Illinois, Pharmaceutical Development Center ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) officially opens its new Formulation Development Center at the company's headquarters in Abbott ...

Antidepressants that are more efficient and faster

In the PhD defended by the pharmacologist and biochemist Jorge Emilio Ortega Calvo at the University of the Basque Country, a new anti-depressant treatment strategy is proposed that is capable of improving on the current one with its drawbacks. Depression is a chronic and recurrent illness that...

Redesigned Blue Shield of California Website Makes Finding a Doctor Online Easier and Faster

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finding the right doctor just got a lot easier for Blue Shield of California members. The not-for-profit health plan has streamlined and simplified its "Find a Provider" service, its most frequently used online tool. Consumers can now complete ...

Aggressive Treatment for Whiplash Does Not Promote Faster Recovery

Whiplash, the most common traffic injury, leads to neck pain, headache and other symptoms, resulting in a significant burden of disability and health care utilization. Although there are few effective treatments for whiplash, a growing body of evidence suggests that the type and intensity of treat...

Lower the wages, the faster one ages, UK study shows

Health may be wealth, but wealth contributes not a little to maintaining one's health after all. A new UK study has confirmed such a common sense perception.// Some could philosophically muse about flesh being heir to a thousand natural shocks, in general, implying age catches up with us all. ...
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