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The WIN Consortium and the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Become Partners in Advancing Personalized Cancer Medicine

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

VILLEJUIF, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine is proud to announce that the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center has joined as a member of the Consortium. WIN is a global network of leading academic, industry, and patient advocacy organizations working to make personalized cancer care a reality for patients worldwide. UCSD Moores is NCI-designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, a ranking conferred on select institutions that stand at the forefront of NCI-supported cancer research. With a faculty that includes Nobel Laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences, advanced competencies in biobanking, and a new Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine equipped to conduct the most advanced genome-wide sequencing techniques, the UCSD Moores Cancer Center will play an integral role in developing and implementing innovative, worldwide WIN clinical trials and projects based on the latest discoveries in personalized cancer research. We are thrilled that UCSD Moores Cancer Center has become a member of WIN, stated Dr. John Mendelsohn, WIN Consortium Chairman. UCSDs outstanding faculty are strongly engaged in collaborative efforts to advance personalized cancer medicine. With its advanced technical capabilities and talented, motivated scientists, the Moores Cancer Center significantly enhances WINs … Continue reading

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Faded Cover of My Medicine – Video

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Faded Cover of My Medicine This is a Faded cover of My medicine by The pretty reckless. no copyright stuff intended. By: VashtiAndCharlee Faded More: Faded Cover of My Medicine - Video … Continue reading

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Oasis Exercise of the Week: Medicine Ball Mountain Climbers – Video

Posted: February 11, 2013 at 5:48 am

Oasis Exercise of the Week: Medicine Ball Mountain Climbers Check out Gina and Carly showing you a new way to do the mountain climber. This will help you to gain core strength . By: GoldfieldsOasis Read the original: Oasis Exercise of the Week: Medicine Ball Mountain Climbers - Video … Continue reading

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Obesity

Posted: February 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Obesity pregnancy - Good Medicine By: willgibbsmd See more here: Obesity … Continue reading

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Flu season, cold medicine and confusing labels

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Choosing medicine for a cold, flu, and other aches and pains can be overwhelming. Why is the drug aisle so confusing? Dr. Marvin Lipman, Consumer Reports Medical Adviser said, "The problem is labels like extra strength, maximum strength, or ultra-strength really have no standard definition." Take Ultra-Strength Tums. It has 100 percent more of its active ingredient than the regular version. But Gas-X Ultra-Strength has 125 percent more of its active ingredient. "The point is you really have to read the label in order to know how much you're taking," Lipman said. Claims like "all day" and "long acting" are tricky, too. All-day Aleve lasts up to 12 hours. But this all-day medicine lasts 24 hours. With drugs that promise to relieve multiple symptoms, like a cold, flu, and sore throat, you could end up taking something you don't need. "Drugs that treat multiple symptoms often have more than one ingredient, sometimes many," lipman said. So if you take another medicine that contains one of those ingredients, you might wind up taking too much. Consumer reports says best is choosing a single ingredient drug whenever you can, like ibuprofen for aches and pains or acetaminophen for … Continue reading

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Concierge Medicine Consulting Firm Celebrates a Decade of Personalized Care

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the last decade, Specialdocs Consultants, Inc. has been dedicated to successfully transitioning traditional medical practices to individually-designed concierge or personalized care models. During the past 10 years, Specialdocs has provided more than 100 physicians across the United Stateswith consulting, management and practice design services, along with financial processing, legal, and marketing support as they transition to a concierge practice, emphasizing personalized care. Creating Specialdocs was my vision for allowing physicians to return to the heart of the practice of medicine - caring for their patients, notes Roberta Greenspan, Founder and President of Specialdocs Consultants, Inc. This model of care ensures that physicians are able to devote more time and resources exclusively to patient care rather than to the business of modern healthcare. Our doctors increase their average face time spent with patients from less than 10 minutes to 30 minutes or more for routine appointments. As a seasoned healthcare executive and visionary with more than 30 years of professional experience, Greenspan founded and developed Specialdocs with the concept of bringing back patient-focused, high quality medical care to frustrated physicians and their equally frustrated patients. As the firm celebrates its 10th anniversary, it is already focusing on the … Continue reading

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Modernizing Medicine Sees Massive Adoption of Its EMR and More Than Doubles Staff in 2012

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 5:50 am

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - Modernizing Medicine, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), a cloud-based specialty-specific EMR application, announced today that in 2012 the company launched into a new market and scaled massively in existing markets, winning the business of numerous physician practices. The company also entered into agreements with several key vendors, increased its staff to triple digits and secured its largest round of funding to date. New Products and Gain in Market ShareIn October, Modernizing Medicine launched EMA Plastic Surgery at the American Society of Plastic Surgery's annual conference in New Orleans. The adoption rate of the already launched user-friendly and adaptive EMA Dermatology, EMA Ophthalmology and EMA Optometry grew by over 1000%, bringing the total number of providers using EMA to over 2,000. Modernizing Medicine won the business of numerous large physician practices, including the Beatrice Keller Clinic, a full service dermatology clinic in Arizona with three offices and 17 physicians.States Dan A. Nelson MD, Medical Director, Beatrice Keller Clinic: "We researched a number of products and chose EMA due to the ease of use, speed and quality of the medical records produced.I would say that EMA is far more Derm specific … Continue reading

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Muledeer Moondogg Medicine Show Denny Flannigan Gary Mule 1 – Video

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Muledeer Moondogg Medicine Show Denny Flannigan Gary Mule 1 This is a clip called Jesus Christ Mastercharge from a long lost performance of the great comedy team Muledeer and Moondogg Medicine Show from the seventies. The act appeared on many TV shows at the time including In Concert, The Midnight Special, The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The John Byner Show and more. Denny Flannigan was with Denver's Moonrakers band in the 60's, his partner here is Gary Muledeer. By: MrChasvid Read more here: Muledeer Moondogg Medicine Show Denny Flannigan Gary Mule 1 - Video … Continue reading

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Mind Over Medicine

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As far as children are concerned, to medicate or not to medicate is the big question. When it comes to the health of their offspring, the worry for parents is sometimes overwhelming. With so many in-your-face ad campaigns promoting health insurance for children, parents who have signed up for such plans often think they should "maximise" the benefits by taking their child to hospital every time they so much as suspect an illness. Many doctors in this country are inclined to prescribe remedies for the mildest symptoms and if this happens often enough the excessive medication can have negative effects on a youngster's health. While taking an incorrect dose or other improper use of over-the-counter medicine can be harmful for adults, it can be potentially fatal for very young children, warned Dr Terapong Boonyaleephun, a Bangkok-based paediatrician. He pointed out five common mistakes that parents make regarding the treatment of their kids' illnesses with drugs. MEDICINE IS THE BEST ANSWER Although first-time parents tend to get alarmed at the slightest sign of illness in their child, every single sneeze and cough doesn't have to be treated with drugs. Dr Terapong pointed out that some symptoms go away naturally without the … Continue reading

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Harborside Patients Speak: Where will I get my medicine? – Video

Posted: January 10, 2013 at 3:52 am

Harborside Patients Speak: Where will I get my medicine? On July 10, 2012, federal agents taped a notice of property forfeiture to the doors of Harborside Health Center, a medical cannabis dispensary located in Oakland and San Jose, Calif. If successful, this federal action would shut down Harborside, forcing thousands of patients back into the underground, illegal market. The closure of Harborside would have an especially destructive effect on California's most medically challenged patients, who are less able to negotiate the dangers of the illegal marketplace, and cannot risk using untested cannabis from unregulated sources. Likewise, the patients featured in this video who volunteered their stories are afraid that if Harborside closes, they will have no reliable, safe source for the medicine they depend on. NORML estimates that there are now over 1.1 million medical cannabis patients in the state of California alone. Patients use medical cannabis to alleviate suffering from a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, cancer, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and HIV-AIDS. Harborside Health Center was founded in 2006 to ensure these medical cannabis patients receive medicine that is safe and effective, and is provided in full compliance with state law. Since then Harborside has become … Continue reading

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