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Article ID: 564566

Coalition of Medical Societies Supports ‘The Health Care Truth and Transparency Act of 2010’

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

As the United States prepares to add 32 million more patients to the health care system through health care reform, 11 of the leading medical societies in the country joined together today to publicly support the introduction of the Health Care Truth and Transparency Act of 2010.

13-May-2010 12:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 564537

New York's Noted Philanthropist Iris Cantor Donates $20 Million to Establish Comprehensive, One-Stop-Shopping Center for Men's Health

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

Men concerned about their health will soon have a new health facility designed especially for them, thanks to the generosity of New York's pre-eminent philanthropist Iris Cantor, who donated $20 million toward its establishment. The first of its kind in the region, the Iris Cantor Men's Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center will provide one-stop comprehensive medical services for men. The Center is scheduled to open in 2012.

13-May-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 564399

Go Pink with TELUS to Bring Additional Digital Mammography Equipment to Princess Margaret Hospital

University Health Network (UHN)

Give the gift of health to women in your community with the purchase of a pink BlackBerry smartphone only from TELUS.

10-May-2010 11:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 564374

UT Southwestern Participates in Nationwide Study Offering Free Lung Tumor Genetic Testing

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is the only site in North Texas participating in a national study that offers advanced lung-cancer patients free screenings of their tumors for genetic mutations, some of which might be targets for treatment with existing or experimental therapies.

7-May-2010 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 564335

Geisinger Sets New National Standard for Osteoporosis Testing

Geisinger Health System

Geisinger has exceeded the national benchmark for testing women who are at risk for developing osteoporosis – a silent and serious disease.

6-May-2010 2:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 564296

Book provides simple checklist for health at every age

University of Chicago Medical Center

Driven by his mother's health questions and the difficulty of providing simple, reliable answers, Shantanu Nundy, MD, a resident in internal medicine, has collected all of the "generally accepted truths" about preventing disease, organized them into checklists based on age, and published them as Stay Healthy at Every Age.

5-May-2010 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 564282

Nursing Study Addresses Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

A new research study to be conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing associate professor Nancy Glass will help women plan for their personal safety when ending an abusive relationship.

5-May-2010 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 564260

Gene Patents Can Obstruct Access to Genetic Testing, Say Genetics in Medicine Editors

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Policies allowing genes to be patented can make it more difficult for patients to access testing for important disease-causing gene mutations, according to a series of papers in a special online supplement published by Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

5-May-2010 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 564257

New Online Service Helps Patients Find Info on Pricing, Financial Assistance

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (North Shore-LIJ Health System)

The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the launch of a new online service to help consumers find out the cost of medical services in advance, learn whether they are eligible for financial assistance and how to get help with paying their hospital bills.

5-May-2010 11:00 AM EDT


Public Health

Article ID: 564241

Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Works to Improve Efficacy of Nicotine Vaccination

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Backed by a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Pradeep Garg, Ph.D., and research colleagues at Wake Forest Baptist and Duke University Medical Center are conducting research to improve the effectiveness of nicotine vaccination for cigarette smokers.

5-May-2010 9:05 AM EDT

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