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Spinal Cancer Patient Finds New Hope at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Doctors Now Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology to Deliver Highly-Accurate Image-Guided Radiosurgery for Hard-to-Reach Tumors PALO ALTO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Karen Fry, 60, an administrator at UC Santa Cruz, was running out of options in her battle against metastatic breast c...

VA Announces $26 Million Construction Contract for Palo Alto

New Facility to Centralize Acute Psychiatric Care WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of a $26 million contract to a San Francisco firm to construct a new 80-bed acute psychiatric facility at VA's...

Varian Medical Systems Schedules Annual Stockholder Meeting in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that its Board of Directors has set the regular 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders for February 12, 2009 with a record date of December 15, 2008. The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza ...

Varian Medical Systems Schedules Annual Stockholder Meeting in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that its Board of Directors has scheduled the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders for February 14, 2008 with a record date of December 17, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Sherat...

CBI Announces the Agenda for Their Upcoming Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference

...star Communications, is pleased to announce their full agenda which includes Dr. Paul Tang, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo alto Medical Foundation, as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference . The foru...

Broad Coalition Says Consumer Role Is Key to Improving Health and Health Care

...or Women and Families * National Quality Forum * NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital * Northwest Health Foundation * Pacific Business Group on Health * Palo alto Medical Foundation * Partners Healthcare System * PatientsLikeMe * Prematics * Surescripts * U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs * Vanderbilt Center f...

Varian Medical Systems Schedules Third Quarter FY2009 News Release and Conference Call

...t Birgit Myles at 650-424-6637 or birgit.myles@varian.com " target="_new"> birgit.myles@varian.com . Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo alto , California , is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiother...

Avandia Attorney Says Study Based on 'Useless Trick Science'

...sregarding the safety of thousands of diabetes patients in the company's pursuit of the almighty dollar." With offices in Los Angeles , Palo alto , Houston and New York , The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms ...

ASGE and ASGE Foundation hold Crystal Awards Dinner as part of Digestive Disease Week

...rea Audiovisual Award Recipients Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, VA Palo alto & Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Michael J. Krier, MD, VA Palo alto & Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA PENTAX Advanced Fellows Video Awar...

Is it reasonable to perform polypectomy without interruption of anticoagulation?

...polyps. However, interruption of these medications can place patients at risk of stroke and blood clots. A group led by Shai Friedland at the VA Palo alto hospital in California reported their experience removing small colon polyps without interrupting anticoagulation. Their study will be published on Ap...
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Midge keeps invasive mosquito in check, aiding native mosquitoes

... AUDIO: Barry alto describes his research on the interactions of pred...oes in certain areas where predators are present," alto said. The Asian tiger mosquito was first detect...ctors that may contribute to disease transmission, alto said. "We want to know: Where do the invasive a...

Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

...on. This new study which includes the VA Medical Center in Augusta, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Veterans Affairs Palo alto Healthcare System and six affiliated medical schools included new patients as well as longer follow up on many of the original study patients. As wi...

New test helps identify hepatitis C patients at high risk of developing cirrhosis

...ent of cirrhosis patients is challenging," said Ramsey Cheung, MD, associate professor of medicine at the school and chief of hepatology at the Palo alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, who led the Stanford arm of the study. "This test is the first of its kind to use the genetic makeup of each pa...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

...n. The study, which will appear in the December issue of the journal AIDS, was led by Douglas Owens, MD, a researcher at the Veterans Affairs Palo alto Health Care System and professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Margaret Brandeau, PhD, professor of engineering at ...

Viagra improves high altitude exercise performance up to 45% for some

... Hsu, Kimberly E. Barnholt, and Nicolas K. Grundmann, Veterans Affairs Palo alto Health Care System; Joseph H. Lin and Stewart W. McCallum, Stanford University Medical Center; and Anne L. Friedlander, Veterans Affairs Palo alto Health Care System and Stanford University appears in the June issue of the...

Young Blood Revives Aging Muscles, Stanford Researchers Find

...m cells sit is as important in terms of stem cell aging as the cells themselves," said Rando, who is also an investigator at the Veterans Affairs Palo alto Health Care System. It could be the chemical soup surrounding the cells, not the cells themselves, that's at fault in aging. One clue to what might...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...ciate professor of medicine (infectious diseases and geographic medicine) and of microbiology and immunology. Relman's lab at the Veteran Affairs Palo alto Heath Care System specializes in microbial pathogen discovery and human microbial ecology, and in appreciating the roles played by microbes in human h...

Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective

...ion. Efforts to promote and finance routine, population-based HIV screening should be pursued aggressively." Douglas K. Owens, M.D., of the VA Palo alto Health Care System, and his team at the VA, Stanford and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, led another study in NEJM, which strongly supports Paltiel...
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Leading Refractive Eye Surgery Experts from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Educate Peers at ASCRS Annual Meeting

...innovative new pachymetric analysis may prove to be useful in the early diagnosis and tracking of corneal ectatic diseases like keratoconus. Palo alto and San Jose LASIK surgery expert Dr. Edward Manche, Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Stanford Eye Laser Center and Professor of Oph...

Roche and Genentech Reach a Friendly Agreement to Combine the Two Organizations and Create a Leader in Healthcare Innovation

...nhanced scale. Roche has already begun to wind down operations at its Palo alto facility and will relocate the site's Virology research and development activities to South San Francisco. Roche's Palo alto Inflammation group is in the process of becoming part of Roche's Nutley res...

CV Therapeutics Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

...6 $14,245 Estimated tax payments 439 10,324 Milestone obligation payment to Roche Palo alto LLC - 9,000 Cash received for upfront license payment from Menarini ...

Roche Intends to Commence Tender Offer to Acquire All Shares of Genentech for US$ 86.50 Per Share in Cash

... the strong brand value of Genentech in the U.S. market. Roche's Palo alto Virology research and development activities will relocate to South San Francisco, while its Palo alto Inflammation group will become part of Roche's Nutley, New Jersey research ...

Gordon, Familant Join Baker Botts as Part of Expanded Life Sciences IP Initiative

...ng from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York , Palo alto (California), Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 820 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to international, national an...

CV Therapeutics Reports 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results

...4.2 million to repurchase $14.9 million face value of our convertible subordinated notes and $9.0 million to meet a milestone obligation to Roche Palo alto LLC resulting from marketing authorization of ranolazine in the European Union. Additionally, the Company made an estimated tax payment of $10.3 milli...

FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania

...s longer than manic symptoms," said Dr. Trisha Suppes, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center and VA Palo alto Health Care System. "With the approval of SEROQUEL XR for the treatment of bipolar depression and mania, we have a once-daily treatment that has been ...

AHIC Successor, Inc. Announces Board of Directors

...d Policy Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital -- Paul Tang, M.D., M.S., Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo alto Medical Foundation In addition to the new Board members listed above, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt and Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake will ser...

Non-Invasive Radiosurgery with Novalis Tx(TM) Platform Rolling Out Worldwide

...s Duke University, UCLA, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Henry Ford Health System; Oregon Health & Science University; Palo alto Medical Foundation; Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai; and the University of Bern, Switzerland. About the Technology The Novalis Tx platform incorp...

Global Stem Cell Forum in China Showcases Cutting Edge Research, Focuses on New Findings for iPS Cells

... the symposium, renowned stem cell scientists like Dr. Hu Jifan of the Palo alto VA Health Care System under the Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Xia...ell therapies." Dr. Hu Jifan, noted senior research scientist at the Palo alto VA Health Care System under the Stanford University Medical School said, "L...
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