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Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Although many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, it is actually exam time here in Georgia. Don't fret, the exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office instead of the t...

Career Step Launches New Exam Prep Course for Medical Transcription Industry Credential

Career Step has released a new online training program designed to help medical transcriptionists prepare to take the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam and earn their RMT credential. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- Career Step, a leading online healthcare ed...

Free Braces Screening Exam Day, June 19

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orthodontic Department at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in conjunction with Covenant Community Care Dental Center and Henry Ford School Based & Community Programs, will host a free Braces Screening Exam Day on Friday, June ...

MRI: Imaging technique of choice to exam pregnant patients with possible appendicitis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gives physicians a safe and accurate tool for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant patients without the increased risks of radiation to the patient and fetus, according to a study performed at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. "Appendicitis i...

Career Step Launches New Credential Exam Training Program for Medical Transcription Industry

Career Step has released a new online training program designed to help medical transcriptionists prepare for the Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) exam. Springville, Utah (PRWEB) April 22, 2009--Career Step, one of the leading training providers in the medical t...

The ASDS Introduces the First At-Home Skin Cancer Exam Kit

Kit offered on new Facebook site to help raise awareness of deadliest form of skin cancer ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the increasing incidence of skin cancer in the United States, the American Society for Dermato...

Free Bilingual Eye Exam Guide Now Available to Eyecare Professionals

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- To help facilitate dialogue during an eye examination between English-speaking eyecare professionals and Hispanic patients, Transitions Optical has developed the What to Expect: Bilingual Eye Exam Guide. This free bilingual guide illustrates key ste...

DRE Veterinary Unveils Line of Surgical and Exam Tables

The DRE VSE Series includes a variety of affordable, dependable surgery and exam tables, as well as a multipurpose transporter. (Vocus) February 16, 2009 -- DRE Veterinary — a premier supplier of veterinary surgery equipment — recently unveiled the DRE VSE S...

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Unveils New Testing Features for 2009: PTCB Exam to be Offered Daily; Test Results Given to Candidates Immediately in 2009

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) - the pioneer in the certification of pharmacy technicians - announced today that on April 1, 2009, the PTCB Examination will be available in continuous testing format at Pearson Professional Centers nationwide. PTCB also announced that exam can...

Colonoscopy Quality Critical Factor to Thorough Exam and Best Colon Cancer Detection

Flawed Analysis Misleading on Key Quality Indicators BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Publication of a meta-analysis by Wilkins et al. on colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer performed by primary care physicians raises several important issues regarding the quality of ...

Be Free From Exam Nerves

LONDON, January 9 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Online Service Provides the Best Chance of Excelling in Examinations and Tests at Whatever Age A new website has been launched by the Be Free From Partnership. It is designed specifically to get rid of all examination, test and interview ne...

Simple ultrasound exam may predict osteoporosis risk

OAK BROOK, Ill. An ultrasound exam of the heel may be able to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, according to a new multicenter study being published in the July issue of the journal Radiology . Along with certain risk factors, including age or recent fal...

Baseline Exam Is Key to Eye Health

Group urges greater screening for early signs of disease during 'Save Your Vision' month SUNDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even people with no signs or risk factors for eye disease can suffer vision loss and need to get baseline eye exams at age 40, says the American Academy of Oph...

The Cooper Institute Launches Nationwide Testing With Pearson VUE for Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) Exam

DALLAS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cooper Institute, the Dallas-based nonprofit research and education facility, now offers the Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) certification exam nationwide through Pearson VUE professional testing centers. Previously only offered at The Co...

A simple questionnaire to replace a doctor's exam

The good news you've been offered the perfect job. The not-so-good news it's contingent on a medical exam. For the disabled, people with diseases like HIV, or those who are simply mega-stressed at the thought of a doctor's waiting room, undergoing a medical exam to qualify for a job can be ...

AIUM and ACEP publish guidelines for performing emergency trauma ultrasound -- the FAST exam

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) officially announced today that they will publish jointly the Guideline for the Performance of the FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) Examination. The FAST examinatio...

NBME Appeals Massachusetts Judge's Reversal of Lower Court in Suit for Extra Break Time During Medical Licensing Exam

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Board of Medical Examiners is appealing the decision of Justice Gary Katzmann of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, which granted the petition of breastfeeding mother Sophie Currier for extra break time to express milk. "Our overriding concern...

Mass. Judge Denies Request by Breastfeeding Mother for More Break Time on Medical Licensing Exam

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judge Patrick Brady of Norfolk County, Massachusetts Superior Court has denied a motion by a breastfeeding mother for a preliminary injunction that would have given her additional break time for her to pump breast milk during the national medic...

Massachusetts State Court Hears Suit by Breastfeeding Mother on Medical Licensing Exam

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Judge Patrick Brady heard arguments yesterday in the lawsuit brought in Superior Court in Norfolk, Massachusetts by a breastfeeding mother seeking extra break time during the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). "Fairness to all examinees and the ...

Busting the Exam Blues

The month of March heralds spring in several parts of the world, while the temperature scales begin their steady ascend in tropical hinterlands//. But March is infamous for a strange 'fever', characterized by sweaty palms and sleepless nights, that grips several homes, especially those of schoo...

AIIMS Postpones Semester Exam due to Dengue Outbreak

With more than 55 dengue patients admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), including 18 from the campus itself, the premier hospital// has postponed its medical students' semester examination scheduled for later this month. Most of the students have vacated their hostel...

Seminar On US Medical Licencing Exam For Docs And Medicos

To help International medical graduates prepare for next year's Residency Match programme, Kaplan Medical is holding an educational seminar on United States Medical Licencing Exams (USMLE) here on May 24. // Kaplan is authorised under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students and t...

"Defensive Pessimism" Before Exam Results Not a Good Strategy

A new study by Margaret Marshall of Seattle Pacific University and Jonathon Brown of the University of Washington has found that the strategy// of expecting the worst results after an examination does not pay off in the long run and individuals who adopt such defensive pessimism are not better off ...

Dental exam reveals stroke risk

More than 60% of deaths from stroke in the US occur among postmenopausal women. Many of them have no warning symptoms. So how can women at risk be detected?// One way may be through having regular and thorough dental exams. A warning sign of stroke risk is atheroma - fatty deposits in the car...

Girls Outshines Boys In CICSE Exam

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared the results for both class 10 (ICSE) and class 12 (ISC) here Wednesday// with girls outshining boys for the second consecutive year. The pass percentage of girls in the Class 10 examination was 96.9 as against 95.29 amo...

Feline Pine Announces National 'Take Your Cat to the Vet Day' August 22

..., it's still very important to bring them to the veterinarian for an annual exam so they stay that way," says Dr. Gaspar. "We want to remind people that a thorough exam is the key to maintaining good health. With a thorough exam, a veterinarian...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

...vey participants have ever had a comprehensive eye exam -- an examination conducted in an office by an eye...nson Vision Care, Inc. "A comprehensive eye exam conducted by an eye care professional will not onl...arly half (46%) say they are not sure what such an exam involves, and more than one-third (39%) mistakenly...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...eir child's back-to-school health check-up." According to the recent Eye-Q(R) survey, 58 percent of parents did not take their child for an eye exam until age three or older. The AOA recommends that children have their first eye assessment at six months of age, then comprehensive eye exams beginnin...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

...hildren under the age of six have never had an eye exam by an eye doctor. One in four 6 to 11-year-...m, the child should be referred for a complete eye exam by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist)....sion screenings with a referral for a complete eye exam by an eye doctor is the recommendation of the Amer...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

... and once told his family, "When I die, I hope I die on my bike, because I'll die happy." On June 5, 2006, Michael took his last final exam before graduation. Ecstatic about his accomplishment, he called his mother and said, "I haven't felt this good in a long time." Michael plan...

Zepherella Enhances No Surprise Healthcare Pricing Solution for Physicians with iPhone Application

...out the cost of their medical care from inside the exam room. Chapel Hill, N.C....out the cost of their medical care from inside the exam room. Without zepherella.com, most self...et neither of us knows the cost while we're in the exam room," said Dr. Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD., Chap...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

... in Bruneck, Italy, 60 of whom underwent hip or knee replacement surgery due to severe OA in a 15-year follow-up period. Subjects underwent a baseline exam in 1990 and followup exams were performed every five years until 2005. Blood samples were analyzed for VCAM-1, a sialoglycoprotein (a combination suga...

Kaiser Permanente Honored for Efforts to Combat Obesity With 2009 Pioneering Innovation Award at Weight of the Nation Conference

...ves. "Clinical prevention is critical for a healthcare organization. Because we understand health and the challenges our patients face in the exam room and in the community, we know we need to do go further," said Keith Bachman, MD, clinical lead for the Weight Management Initiative. "We are prou...

Louisiana Optometrists Partner With Sens. Landrieu and Vitter, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

...hat improves public health while driving down future health care costs," said U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). "Louisiana doctors offering this no-cost exam are doing a great service to their community. I urge all families to take advantage of this free service. Early detection and treatment is the key t...

High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk

...assist in the diagnosis and treatment of CAD. Currently, calcium scoring--measuring the amount of calcium in the arteries--is used as a screening exam and in cases of suspected CAD, but not in cases of known CAD. Dr. Hacker and colleagues set out to determine if calcium scoring would lend additi...

High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk

...s to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of CAD. Currently, calcium scoringmeasuring the amount of calcium in the arteriesis used as a screening exam and in cases of suspected CAD, but not in cases of known CAD. Dr. Hacker and colleagues set out to determine if calcium scoring would lend additio...

Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for the Classroom?

...for his first complete eye exam. Pediatricians should perform a dilated eye exam to detect any serious eye problems within the first two months of life. Chi...atment when diagnosed early, so every child should have a comprehensive eye exam by age three. Some of the more serious eye diseases like amblyopia (lazy e...

Get Screened America Goes After The 'Silent Killers'

... likely to schedule a regular eye exam. Surprisingly, of the hundreds of people who took the EyeSite vision test, over 60% of them had not had an eye exam in the last 2 years," said Bart Foster, CEO and Founder of SoloHealth. "SoloHealth is excited to work with Get Screened America to help educate con...

Two Years Remain for Physicians to Obtain Sleep Medicine Certification without Fellowship Training

...s in 2006, one path towards taking the sleep board exam has been significantly shortened. Physicians who a...ctice pathway have the opportunity to sit for the exam without a one year sleep medicine fellowship. ...cally to prepare them for the national sleep board exam to be held on November 19, 2009. The school's...

College Intern Lives in Skilled Nursing Center, Apple Rehab, for Two Weeks

...e snacks. This is way better than my college dorm room," he said. Ben, who has almost finished his graduate work, will take his certification exam to become a licensed nursing home administrator in September. Offhandedly, he proposed to his supervisor while interning at Apple Health Care that he'...
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