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Massachusetts doctors use medical GPS to treat deadly heart condition
CBS News
Similar to drivers, doctors are using medical GPS to help direct them through the difficult passageways of the body. Medical professionals at Massachusetts General Hospital are using the technology to help them treat atrial fibrillation, the most
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A Labor Union Hopes Medical Marijuana Will Cure Its Ills
The Atlantic
According to Reuters, the union has already organized three medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and has pending deals with 49 more. It claims that 3,000 of its 1.3 million members work in the pot industry today, but believes it could add
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DeVry sees cost savings in 2013, more medical students
Chicago Tribune
For-profit education company DeVry Inc. posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on lower costs and higher enrollments at its medical and healthcare colleges in the United States and Canada. Shares of DeVry, which had risen about 40 percent in
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Cigna’s 4Q Profit Tops Expectations as Medical Costs Improve
Fox Business
Cigna’s quarterly performance reflected favorable medical costs, as tighter expenses worked congruently with a rise in sales. Premiums climbed by 48% to $6.8 billion, led by the insurer’s 2011 purchase of Medicare provider HealthSpring for $3.8 billion.
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Michigan rakes in $9.9 million in medical marijuana card fees; see patient
MLive.com
As of December, the state has registered more than 124,400 patients and nearly 25,960 active primary caregivers for the use and dispersal of medical marijuana since voters approved the ballot measure in 2008. (See a break down by county here.)
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Two Dorchester health centers designated ‘Medical Homes’
Boston.com
The Codman Square Health Center and the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center were both designated Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. “Serving one of our most diverse neighborhoods,
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Violence and Intimidation Leave Tens of Thousands Without Medical Care
Doctors Without Borders
YANGON, MYANMAR/AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, February 7, 2013 — Eight months after deadly communal clashes broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, tens of thousands of people are still unable to access urgently needed medical care, the international
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Doctors Without Borders
GOP, Dems call for repeal of $30 billion medical device tax
The Hill (blog)
A bipartisan group of 180 House members — consisting of about 40 percent of the House — has reintroduced a bill to end the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices that was imposed under President Obama’s healthcare law. That tax took effect at the start
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Medical marijuana advocate to sue Washington for $6 million
MyNorthwest.com
A medical marijuana advocate plans to sue the State of Washington for $6 million after property was seized during an illegal raid on his home. Michael Adam Assenberg, who was arrested in May of 2011 for growing and distributing medicinal marijuana, is
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Acquisitions fuel strong 4Q for Medical Properties
Birmingham Business Journal
Birmingham-based real estate investment trust Medical Properties (NYSE: MPW) said its normalized funds from operations – a common measure of REIT performance – rose 65 percent to $33.9 million in the fourth quarter from $20.5 million in the same
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Unsightly varicose veins may require medical attention
The Denver Channel
About half of Americans older than 50 have varicose veins — veins that are swollen and often can be seen bulging beneath the skin. They often are colored dark purple or blue and found most often on the backs of the calves or the inside of the leg. For
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The Denver Channel
NFPA 1001 medical-exam amendment open for public comment
Fire Chief
The NFPA 1001 Technical Committee on Firefighter Training currently is considering a temporary interim amendment (TIA) that would require candidates complete a NFPA 1582 medical exam prior to participating in an NFPA 1001–compliant training program
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Medical records from Wise County, Virginia found in Alabama dumpster
WKYT
FLORENCE, Al. (WYMT/WJHL/WHNT) – Hundreds of medical records from Southwest Virginia ended up in the trash in Alabama. WHNT TV in Alabama reports the confidential files were from Dr. Kenneth Kiser’s office in Norton, Virginia. They were found more
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Syrian refugees denied medical care in Lebanon: MSF
Al-Arabiya
Lebanon should grant free medical care to destitute Syrian refugees, many of whom are denied treatment for heart disease and other chronic ailments because they cannot afford it, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday. Lebanese authorities should
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Bill Would Clear Way for Medical Marijuana Users to Receive Transplants
NJ Spotlight
Not according to a bill being considered by state legislators, which treats medical marijuana as no different from any other prescription drug. Such patients would be treated the same way as those using other prescription drugs under a bill being
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Medical Malpractice Attorney Stuart N. Ratzan Named “Top Lawyer” in 2013
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
MIAMI — Ratzan Law Group today announced that Stuart N. Ratzan, who is devoted to medical malpractice, product liability and commercial trials, has been named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide, an honor he has earned for more than
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Varsity concerns: physical exam rules, medical care
Brattleboro Reformer
WASHINGTON — Student athletes need access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment, a coalition of groups recommended Wednesday in a call to action aimed at protecting the almost 8 million students participating in
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Some residents await Supreme Court’s decision
OCRegister
The state Supreme Court began hearing arguments Tuesday on whether cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries – a ruling long awaited by both the municipalities that want to get rid of the clinics and the patients who say the medical
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Lawmaker supporting medical marijuana
Journal-Times
“We can’t cure everyone with cancer; we can’t cure anyone with AIDS,” Hopkins told about 100 people gathered in a room at the Capitol Annex Wednesday to voice support for passage of a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky. “But the least we
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