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ACP Annual Session April 22-24, 2004

...new ACP initiatives. Most educational sessions are open to registered and credentialed reporters. The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include more than 115,000 internal medicine phys...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2004 class of inventors

...ous and backbreaking task of boiling sugar cane in open cauldrons. His process elevated the U.S. from a minor role in the sugar industry to a major producer. John Roebling (1806-1869) Suspension Bridge The age of the suspension bridge was ushered in by engineer and inventor Roebling. Roebling saw the...

Angioplasty clears clogged brain arteries

...the vessel. Balloon angioplasty is widely used to open blocked heart arteries but is not as commonly used... residual stenoses, some argue that the stent will open the vessel wider, Marks said. Some also believe stenting can help repair tears. The subgroup of 18...

Cooling helmets may provide innovative stroke treatment

...have a longer tissue survival time. Then, when we open the artery, we could salvage much more brain tissue and hopefully avoid adverse neurological effects," Wang said."Rapid and selective brain cooling is a simple but elegant strategy that has been shown to limit injury in stroke, brain trauma and cardi...

Corkscrew device retrieves clots, quickly reverses stroke damage

...es one to two hours for tPA to dissolve a clot and open a vessel, if at all," said Sidney Starkman, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center. The investigational device, the Concentric MERCI Retrieval Syst...

NHS set for 'airline style' transformation

...heart disease. The Government's recent attempts to open up the UK healthcare market to new providers look set to continue, says the author. Will it work? Only time will tell. But if the airline business is anything to go by, things will certainly be different, and the cosy duopoly of the NHS and mainstrea...

New technique for opening blocked carotid arteries significantly lowers complication risk

...ALO, N.Y. -- Patients who need a second surgery to open a re-clogged carotid artery, the large artery on e...ction (DEP)." It adapts techniques used widely to open vessels that feed the heart to the arteries serving the brain. L. Nelson Hopkins, III, M.D., chair o...

Endocrine Society hosts thyroid disease audioconference

... Participation in the audioconference is free and open to the press. For additional information about the audioconference, please visit http://www.endo-society.org/education/cme_audio.cfm#thyroid What: Audioconference: Current Issues in Thyroid Disease Management Implications from JAMA and JCEM Rep...

New report shows stomach cancer rates declining fast in Europe

... particularly over the most recent period, remains open to question."...

Bacterial DNA reduces inflammation in mice

...er, insights into mechanisms of probiotic activity open new possibilities for probiotic therapies. For example, say some researchers, purified probiotic DNA or irradiated probiotics may be safer than viable preparations, and could be used by people with compromised immune systems. Dr. Raz also received s...

Study shows low risk of vaccinia transfer after smallpox immunization

...washing procedures. Smallpox vaccinations leave an open wound on the upper arm containing a live virus that could infect others. If a child, a person with eczema or someone with an immune disorder is infected, the virus can cause serious health problems or death. Consequently, some hospitals decided that ...

Virtual reality helps breast cancer patients cope with chemotherapy

...on, lung and breast cancer. The goal of the study, open to men and women over the age of 21, will determine if age, diagnosis or coping style influence how well the virtual reality works during chemotherapy treatments. Schneider is encouraged by the results and said that virtual reality is a cost-effectiv...

Earth Institute at Columbia University hosts State of the Planet 2004

...ple. Day 1 of the conference is a discussion forum open to the public. Day 2 is working sessions open to invited experts only. Featured Speakers: Mary Robinson, Executive Director of the Ethical Global...

Robotic surgery for young heart patients shortens hospital stay and speeds recovery, study indicates

...ric Devaney, M.D. performed the robot-assisted and open surgeries compared in the report. Ohye and Devaney began using the robot at the U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in November 2002, one year after the U-M Health System acquired the $1 million da Vinci robot system. The surgeons use the robot for ...

Civil rights campaign issues at Harvard

...fternoon Keynote Address and panel discussions are open to the public and the media. Registration is required. WHO: 12:30-1:30 Julian Bond, Chairman, NAACP"2004: A Race Odyssey" 1:45-3:15 "How Far We Have Come: Changing the Face of Health Care"Panelists: H. Jack Geiger, CUNY Medical School; Alvin P...

UF research adds to evidence that unborn children hear 'melody' of speech

...ayed 64 recorded sentences on a loudspeaker in the open air near the mother sheep. The sounds the pickups ...microphone inside the uterus of the ewe and in the open air, then performed identical tests with human listeners. The results were surprising, with the int...

New vaccine for herpes in final trial phase

...ately 7,550 women. The Herpevac Trial for Women is open to healthy females between the ages of 18 and 30 who are negative for both HSV-1 and HSV-2. Women who are interested in volunteering for the clinical trial will receive a very accurate blood test that looks for antibodies (the immune system's respon...

Dr. Brenda Milner first foreign associate of the NAS to receive Award in the Neurosciences

...on and has been presented since 1988. The award is open to the international scientific community and past recipients include Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard and Lasker Awardees Drs. Vernon Mountcastle, Seymour Kety, Seymour Benzer and Louis Sokoloff. For more information on the NAS, please see http:/...

Melatonin may have an effect on nocturnal blood pressure

...es of their biological clocks. This finding might open the door for a new approach for treating hypertension." Scheer and colleagues conducted the study at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research in Amsterdam. They evaluated melatonin's effect after a single dose versus after a longer regimen. For...

Urban areas organized in well developed partnering 'markets'

...ighborhood provide an ambivalent resource by being open to gay people on the one hand, but also respectful of denominational perspectives that might not be open to gay marriage, for instance. The community also has no refuges for gay men and women who have suf...

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