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Health Care Reform, Health Care, Reconciliation, The George Washington University

Health Policy Experts Available for Comment

As the debate over healthcare insurance reform continues, faculty members of The George Washington University Medical Center are available to comment on topics regarding health insurance reform, including: general policy/political analysis, Medicare, Medicaid, compliance, community health centers, state health reform, affordability, finance and health technology information.

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Surgery, Siemens Artis zeego, Patient Aware Operating Room, Neurological Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Heart Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Milsom, Dr. Howard A. Riina, Dr. Mathew Williams

Operating Room Radiography to Transform Surgery

In a move that could change the way many patients undergo surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has installed five state-of-the-art Siemens Artis zeego® medical imaging systems that provide faster, more accurate 3-D images of the body with a quality never before attainable. With more complete information, surgeons can better assess a patient's condition, devise a detailed surgical plan, and provide more targeted surgical treatment.

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MediNurse Urges Spring Cleaning for Medicine Cabinets to Ensure Safety

MediNurse, now in its 25th year and the premier provider of private duty services and corporate wellness programs, reminds the public that spring cleaning is important for the medicines in your home.

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Vision CRC Breakthrough Technology Controls Myopia in Children

Scientists from the Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) in Australia today announced that myopia, or short-sightedness, can be controlled with new technology. This ground breaking discovery was based on research conducted by Vision CRC partners – the University of Houston College of Optometry and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, located at the University of New South Wales.

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Hotel Offers Personalized Kids’ Food Allergy Menus

Traveling and dining with a young child with food allergies or special dietary needs can be a nightmare as most restaurants and hotels are not sensitive to this epidemic affecting more than three million children – one in 17 for those under age 3 - in the U.S. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa now offers personalized menus for guests’ children on restricted diets to make them feel special, not different.

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New Medical Training Simulator Aids Prostate Cancer Screening

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Early detection through physical examination is one of the key factors in successfully treating prostate cancer. Now, health care providers will be able to gain applied training early in their medical education and careers with new simulation technology developed at the University of Virginia that will allow them to experience numerous scenarios that simulate prostate cancer.

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Amazing Charts Releases Version 5.0

AmazingCharts.com, Inc., a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EMR) systems, today announced the general availability of Amazing Charts V5, a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health.

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Rosemary Bakker, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Geriatics, Gerontology, Caregivers

Assisting Alzheimer's Caregivers Online

It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease affects 5.3 million Americans and that number is expected to double by 2050. Caregivers shoulder a particularly heavy burden as the illness alters the dementia patient's behavior, mood and judgment, impeding his or her ability to engage in normal, everyday activities. In response to this mounting public health challenge, experts at Weill Cornell Medical College have spent four years creating ThisCaringHome.org, an interactive, multimedia Web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's and other dementia patients.

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Medical Designer Lauded for Guidance in “Accessible” Communications

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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.

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

Geisinger recently launched www.PAVetFamilyWeb.com. 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.







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