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Pet Bite Injuries: K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips to Minimize Risk of Bites and Bite-Related Infections

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow. "Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than eight hours before seeking medical attention," said Dr. Kate Stenske, a cl...

New family-focused model of depression care needed to minimize risks

WASHINGTON -- Health and social service professionals who care for adults with depression should not only tackle their clients' physical and mental health, but also detect and prevent possible spillover effects on their children, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute o...

NASA's 'COLBERT' Supplied by Wyle is Designed to Minimize House Calls

El SEGUNDO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's newest piece of astronaut fitness gear headed for the International Space Station, the COLBERT, is perfect for a facility that wants to avoid too many house calls for repairs. The COLBERT is designed to go up to 150,000 miles without a belt...

The Doctors Company Provides Tips for Physicians to Minimize Risk While Practicing Medicine by Phone or E-mail

As telemedicine continues to increase in popularity, it is critical for physicians to understand potential risks when communicating with patients by e-mail or phone. The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability with 44,000 member physicians, has dev...

LMS CALM Shoulder Screen(TM) selected by New Jersey physician group to minimize obstetrical risks

MONTREAL, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - LMS Medical Systems (TSX:LMZ), a healthcare technology company and developer of the CALM(R) patient safety software systems for obstetrics, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Regional Women's Health Management, LLC (Regional) of...

After divorce, stable families help minimize long-term harm to children

COLUMBUS, Ohio For children of divorce, what happens after their parents split up may be just as important to their long-term well-being as the divorce itself. A new study found that children who lived in unstable family situations after their parents divorced fared much worse as adults on a v...

LMS working with MDAdvantage to minimize obstetrical risks

MONTREAL, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - LMS Medical Systems (AMEX: LMZ ; TSX:LMZ), a healthcare technology company and developer of the CALM(TM) clinical information system and risk management software for obstetrics, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with MDAdvantage Ins...

New Technology and Improved Techniques Arm Dermatologists With Tools to Minimize Facial Scars From Skin Cancer Surgery

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- While most skin cancer patients would like nothing more than to put their experience behind them, the majority carry constant reminders of their battle with cancer in the form of surgical scars. In some cases, skin cancer surgical scars can cause serious dis...

Study finds most TV prescription drug ads minimize risk information

Athens, Ga. Prescription drug ads on television first hit the airwaves just over a decade ago, but a new University of Georgia study finds that most of them still do not present a fair balance of information, especially when it comes to the risk of side effects. A team led by Wendy Macias, ass...

In vitro models will minimize animal use in arthritis studies

COLUMBIA, Mo. Its hard to think of scientists in laboratories working toward solutions for medical problems without mice or other laboratory animals, but animals roles in at least one major research laboratory may soon be minimal. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia's Comparati...

Vaccines That Kick Drug Habits, Minimize Withdrawal Symptoms Developed

Researchers have designed a pair of new vaccines that not only fight cocaine and methamphetamine addiction but also minimize its withdrawal symptoms. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Thomas Kosten and Jay H. Waggoner at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A...

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

Thousands of men facing surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer may someday have one less thing to worry about: post-surgical urinary incontinence. That's because a team of expert urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has devised a simple, e...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

Those men who are facing the surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer may hope that a day will come when they need not worry about the post-surgical urinary incontinence. That's because a team of expert urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center h...

Antioxidant Molecule Could Help Minimize Stroke-Linked Brain Damage

A novel peptide discovered by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College could prove a potent weapon against stroke, a new study// finds. The compound, called SS31, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and inhibit an oxidative stress molecule recently linked to stroke-related tissue dam...

Pregnant Women Can Minimize Risk Of Rodent-Based Virus

Pregnant women can minimize their risk of becoming infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), an infectious agent carried by house mice// and other rodents that can cause severe brain damage in a fetus. The risk of LCMV transmission increases in the winter months, when rodents ...

Targeted Anesthesia Can Minimize Pain During Prostate Biopsy

According to the latest study by the Mayo clinic, injecting an anesthetic at certain points can reduce the pain during prostate biopsy.// The new study that is being presented today at the annual meeting of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, in San Diego, had fo...

Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Minimize the Treatment Timings

Diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor, Barbara Wolfe underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to have the upper lobe of her right lung and the lymph nodes in her chest// removed. But the 54-year-old exercise instructor lost little time before going back to work, thanks to the minimally invasive ...

Soothing Approach Minimize Bawling Babies Cry – Study Find

When comparing the benefits of comforting crying babies or making them to settle themselves, the former approach was found to be better, through a study done by British researchers. // New Scientist magazine reported last Wednesday, that babies, who were only 2-5 weeks older fussed and cried 5...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...y of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said during a Friday morning news conference. "Schools must have clear guidance about how to minimize the spread of H1N1," Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, added during the same news conference. "The decisions...

CIBER Completes Commercial Software Redesign; Awarded New Contract From TeleTracking Technologies

...n's enhancements include visual alerts and timers to improve the monitoring and management of patient admission criteria, isolation indicators to help minimize cross contamination during transfers and easily configurable screens to help staff organize the information they need. This application offers a sing...

Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation

... About Care to Care Care to Care is a Radiology Benefit Management company that was founded to ensure effective use of radiology services and minimize or prevent waste in the care of acute and chronic illnesses. At the request of health plans and radiology facilities, Care to Care's panel of Board C...

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

... In this context, mindfulness refers in part to one's heightened awareness of an external stressor as the first step toward relaxing in a way that can minimize the effects of that stress on the body. While the traditional MBSR program practice takes up an hour per day for eight weeks supplemented by length...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

... sending kids to doctor's offices, hospitals and emergency departments. To minimize injury, the AAOS recommends: Purchasing backpacks with differen...tactics of play and risky techniques. Strictly enforce appropriate rules to minimize overuse of growing bones. Never push a child beyond the point of safe...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

...ld combine Medicare and Medicaid services in order to create a single source for consumers to work with both agencies, helping to reduce paperwork and minimize delays. "The Integrated Care Initiative is designed to make it easier for older adults to get medical and long-term living services," said Secr...

Chicagoland Motorcycle F.A.S.T. Ride to Fight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:

...should not drink alcohol during pregnancy A pregnant woman who has already consumed alcohol during her pregnancy should stop in order to further minimize risks. A woman who is considering becoming pregnant should abstain from alcohol. F.A.S.T. Ride sponsors include DKM Insurance...

Webinar Offers Tips for Meeting Compliance Communications and Provides HRCI Credit for Human Resource Professionals

...forms, and notices. This presentation will address the current IRS and Department of Labor guidance in this area, with practical suggestions on how to minimize the amount of paper used in plan administration. "Keeping on top of benefits and employment law is no easy task. Our goal is to help emplo...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

... that occurs naturally in the body and also happens to be used as a food additive it may be possible to improve the treatment of lipid disorders and minimize drug side effects by adding particular varieties of lecithin to food." Lecithin is found at high concentrations in egg whites. It also is in soybean...

Top-Five Global Pharmaceutical Company Names NewCardio as its Provider of Automated Thorough QT Solution

...nces, a number of pharmaceutical companies have expressed a strong desire to transition to fully automated methods in an effort to reduce human error, minimize intrinsic variability and increase efficiency. Going forward, all TQT study requests for proposals (RFPs) issued by the pharmaceutical company...

NuVasive to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference

...l product offering is based on its Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS(R) platform. The MAS platform combines four categories of products that collectively minimize soft tissue disruption during spine surgery with maximum visualization and safe, easy reproducibility for the surgeon: NeuroVision(R), a proprietary s...

CareFusion Issues Update Regarding Previously Disclosed June 12, 2009 Recall of the Alaris(R) System

...is/medical-device-recall/ . CareFusion will work with customers to minimize disruption while correcting units at their facilities. In the interim, c...n and the updated Notification for customers using the Alaris PCA module to minimize potential risk before implementation of the software and hardware updates. ...

As Medical Bills Contribute to 50% of U.S. Foreclosures, CreditFYI Shares 5 Tactics for Managing Medical Debt

... Consumers can take action to minimize chances of being overbilled, double-billed or billed for expenses they didn...ce and fraud, offers the following 5 specific actions consumers can take to minimize their chances of being overbilled, double-billed or billed for expenses the...

New Agreement Between Amerinet and B. Braun

...h May 31, 2012, the contract offers Amerinet members B. Braun's award winning Introcan Safety(R) IV Catheter , which is designed specifically to minimize accidental needlesticks without requiring user activation, providing an added measure of safety to healthcare professionals. About B. Braun M...

Smith & Nephew Announces Launch of ACTICOAT Flex Wound Care Products in the USA

...ion. These dressings are preferable when treating wounds in areas of the body that require a high level of conformability, and when it is important to minimize trauma to the wound when removing the dressing," stated Dr. Logsetty. "The Flex dressing allows exudate to pass through, which is a great advantage,"...

EDI Health Group Continues to Drive Growth of EDI Processing Services in the Dental Healthcare Industry Through Addition of 25 New Connections in the First Half of 2009

...s," stated EHG President Scott Wellwood. "The comprehensive EDI-based services that EHG provides to the industry enable payers and providers alike to minimize claims processing times, lower overhead costs and vastly reduce transactional errors. This provides our clients with a complete, fast, easy-to-use so...

WellPoint Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...mpany continues to introduce new, more affordable products to the marketplace and expand membership retention programs through initiatives designed to minimize the impact of rising unemployment on its businesses. Operating Revenue: Operating revenue was $15.3 billion in the second quarter of 2009, a ...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

...ary findings of the study with their study clinicians. They have been instructed to taper sildenafil treatment over a period of three to seven days to minimize problems associated with immediate withdrawal from the drug, such as worsening of symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. Researchers will continue to mon...

Valve Repair First in New England Done With Robotic Device

...tbone for access to the heart. The robot-assisted surgical option, which involves tiny incisions between ribs, also can reduce the risk of infection, minimize blood loss and cut recovery times by weeks. "I know other people who have had valve surgery without the robot, and they have a lot longer rec...

Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

... your pool or hot tub water clean and clear. Use proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases. Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as "no diving," "stay away from drai...

Students Connect with Stable Careers Through Updated Medical Assistant Career Resources on All Allied Health Schools

...mand has increased for skilled health care workers to meet their needs. At the same time, cost-conscious health care providers are looking for ways to minimize their expenses and are increasingly turning to medical assistants and nurses to perform more tasks that don't require the time and attention of a spec...

Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder

...LS has yet to be found, there are FDA-approved drugs on the market that can minimize the symptoms of RLS. There are also lifestyle changes and non-drug treatme...and alcohol intake and keeping your diet healthy and balanced may also help minimize the effects of RLS. About The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic The A...
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