Archive December 2009

[TR]-Hand and Wrist Injuries : Diagnosing Challenges

Dec31

Hand and Wrist Injuries : Diagnosing ChallengesAuthors:Michael C. Bond, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore; and George C. Willis, MD, Emergency Medicine PGY-3, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.Peer Reviewer:Richard J.L. Phillips, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Surgery (retired), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Co-chief […]

[PDMR]-Petechial Rashes

Dec31

Petechial RashesAuthor:Amy L. Puchalski, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.Peer Reviewer:Steven M. Winograd, MD, FACEP, Attending, Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph Medical Center, Yonkers, NY.Petechial rashes represent a common finding among pediatric patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs). By definition, a petechial lesion is a reddish-purple macule that does […]

Voice of America News

Dec31

A five-month-old baby born with a congenital heart defect undergoes a catheterization. The child is one of 36,000 babies born with a heart defect in the U.S. each year. Doctors are working on the infant’s heart without performing open heart surgery. Cardiologists, such as Dr. Gerard Martin, say that within the last four years, doctors […]

The top 10 stories of 2009; No. 4: Hospital changes [The Mountaineer, Waynesville, N.C.]

Dec31

Dec. 31Harrahs Cherokee CasinoIt was another big year for Haywood Regional Medical Center.In 2008, the hospital lost its Medicare and Medicaid certification and underwent major changes to regain its status. Part of that process included discussions on joining forces with a larger health care organization to help ensure the hospital’s success in an increasingly competitive […]

Swine flu vaccine moving into region’s pharmacies [Bristol Herald Courier, Va.]

Dec31

Jan. 1BRISTOL, Va. Even though the demand for their services might be down, local pharmacists and public health professionals are sending out a simple message to start the new year."It’s still a good idea for people to get the H1N1 [swine flu] vaccine," said Neal Hutton, pharmacy manager for the Walgreens on Lee Highway in […]

State AG sides with sheriff’s department [Kerrville Daily Times, Texas]

Dec31

Jan. 1Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released an opinion Monday that local law enforcement is not required to take patients to the hospital for an evaluation before transporting them to a mental health facility.Former Kerr County Attorney Rex Emerson, on behalf of the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, requested the opinion in June regarding whether a […]

Analyzing DNA directly from 30,000-year-old modern humans now made possible

Dec31

Washington, January 1 (ANI): A team of scientists has shown how it is possible to directly analyze DNA from ancient modern humans who lived around 30,000 years ago.DNA that is left in the remains of long-dead plants, animals, or humans allows a direct look into the history of evolution.So far, studies of this kind on […]

Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market Runs Ads Stating Congress Is Giving ‘Greatest Holiday Gift of All to Brand Pharmaceutical Companies’

Dec31

2010 JAN 1 – (NewsRx.com) Beginning Thursday, December 17th, the Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market (CCPM) will launch a print and electronic ad campaign inside-the-Beltway and in select states charging that, during this holiday season, Congress is giving the "greatest holiday gift of all to brand pharmaceutical companies" by putting brand company profits before […]

This Essential and Comprehensive Canada Pharmaceutical Industry Report is Now Available

Dec31

2010 JAN 1 – (NewsRx.com) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Canada Pharmaceutical Industry" report to their offering (see also Research and Markets).The Canadian pharmaceutical market is the eighth largest in the world, accounting for about two percent of the world market by sales. Canada also has the fourth fastest growing pharmaceutical […]

Iran Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q1 2010

Dec31

2010 JAN 1 – (NewsRx.com) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Iran Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q1 2010" report to their offering (see also Research and Markets).Iran Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, pharmaceutical associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on […]