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Medical Designer Lauded for Guidance in “Accessible” Communications


Medical communications expert Alicia Lane-Outlaw has been recognized in part for her rare expertise in making websites accessible to people with disabilities as well as mobile phone users.


Geisinger Launches Web Site Focused on the Needs of Veterans’ Families

Geisinger recently launched This Web site is designed to serve Pennsylvania families who are coping with military separations and multiple deployments of a service member as well as caregivers, wounded warriors, service members and military veterans.



Otolaryngology, Voice, Cell Phone, March Madness, Hoarse, yelling

Doctor Says Sports Events and Cell Phones Can Harm Voice

From the first tip-off during March Madness to the championship’s final buzzer, and with start of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, on Sunday, April 4, thousands of people will relentlessly scream and shout, placing tremendous strain on their voices. While no one is recommending complete silence, the constant pressure on the vocal cords can cause great damage.



SAMHSA and Ad Council Launch Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

Officials from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Ad Council will unveil a national public service campaign designed to urge parents to speak with their children about underage drinking in order to delay the onset of and ultimately reduce underage drinking. SAMHSA will also discuss findings of new report on underage alcohol use among youth.



Law and Public Policy


health reform, health reform legal challenges to, health reform constitutionality, interstate commerce, University Of Maryland, Health Care Policy

Health Reform Law 'Constitutionally Mainstream,' Says Expert


The newly signed health care reform law should stand up well to legal court challenges, says constitutional expert and political scientist Mark Graber of the University of Maryland. Graber describes the measure as "constitutionally mainstream."




Focus on Health Marketplace News


Increasing interest in health care has lead reporters to seek more sources for health news than ever before. And, as more and more consumers use the web to research health information, the growing demand for health news has an increasing influence on the health industry. In response to these trends, Newswise has developed a new category for medical news called Health Marketplace.


Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Center Brings Relief to Patients

Marijuana is not just for brownies anymore. It has touched the lives of thousands of Michigan residents who are struggling with chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, spasms or wasting syndrome.



Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Launches Pathology Network

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Launches Pathology Network Offering Individuals an Aggregated Solution of Full Text Content from its Complete Line of Pathology Journals


Dr. Bruce McLucas Hosts Fibroid Treatment Webinar

Join UCLA Professor Dr. Bruce McLucas and women across the country for a live webinar about fibroids and treatment options, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 5:30 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00). This webinar is free, lasts about 45 minutes and the doctor will cover fibroids in detail, including uterine artery embolization, a non-surgical treatment for symptomatic fibroids that allows women to retain fertility.


ViewSite™ Brain Access System (VBAS) Gaining Ground

BioTech Breakthrough: Vycor Medical's revolutionary ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) represents the first major neurosurgical retractor device redesign in over 80 years.

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