11 Dec 2018

INSURANCE OBSTACLES TO TREATMENT BAFFLE PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM VENOUS REFLUX

    “My veins are covered by insurance, right? But, the XYZ Insurance Co. representative said my varicose veins are a covered benefit on my insurance plan.”    By James White, MD How many times have these words been uttered by potential patients upon arrival to our vein clinics? Yet,

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21 Nov 2018

ACP CHANGES ITS NAME TO AMERICAN VEIN & LYMPHATIC SOCIETY; AVLS OFFICIAL STATEMENT

By Vanessa Salvia The American College of Phlebology (ACP) has changed its name to the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS). The organization is still working on its new logo. The American College of Phlebology Foundation will be known as the Foundation for Venous and Lymphatic Disease, or FVLD. During

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14 Nov 2018

SUPERFICIAL THROMBOPHLEBITIS IN PREGNANCY: PRACTICE CHALLENGES WITH NO ENTIRELY COMPLETE GUIDELINES

By Manu Aggarwal There are a few things that make me take a longer pause in venous medicine. Of all venous disease complications, one of the top concerns is the pregnant patient. In the last year, I have seen a handful of pregnant patients with variable superficial venous thrombophlebitis (SVT)

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13 Nov 2018

VIETHsymposium: INTACT VASCULAR EVENTS

Intact Vascular Inc., a private medical device company committed to developing solutions for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, has announced the schedule of key presentations to be featured during a lunch symposium co-sponsored with Philips at the 45th annual VEITHsymposium in New York City on Thursday, Nov.15. Following the symposium, an

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12 Nov 2018

26,000-PERSON STUDY: FISH OIL AND VITAMIN D PILLS NO GUARD AGAINST CANCER OR SERIOUS HEART TROUBLE

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people, according to research presented Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Researchers defined serious heart problems as the

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12 Nov 2018

HHS RELEASES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS, 2ND EDITION

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting Nov. 11. The second edition provides evidence-based recommendations for youth ages 3 through 17 and adults to safely get the physical activity they

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06 Nov 2018

SYMANTEC BLOG POST: HEALTHCARE MAKES UP ONE-QUARTER OF SAMSAM RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

Healthcare organizations have accounted for one-quarter of SamSam ransomware attack victims so far this year, said security firm Symantec in a recent blog post. In total, 67 different organizations across sectors have been attacked by the SamSam ransomware, with 56 of those attacks located in the United States, Symantec related. “Why healthcare

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09 Oct 2018

HOW TO USE BLEACH BATHS TO HELP MANAGE ECZEMA FLARES

            Although hot water and bubble baths may sound relaxing to many, for those with atopic dermatitis, this can have the opposite effect, causing dry, scaly, red patches to develop on the skin. Affecting nearly 28 million Americans, atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is

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05 Oct 2018

FUJIFILM SONOSOFT SOLIDIFIES WORKFLOW WITH SYNCHRONICITY

  FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., developers of point-of-care ultrasound solutions, has entered the medical informatics space with the launch of SonoSite Synchronicity, designed to optimize workflows by integrating with existing data management systems and enabling the use of current user login credentials. The software can be implemented across multiple departments in an organization to standardize operations. In

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28 Sep 2018

STUDY DEMOS EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS IMPROVES PATIENT CONSENT PROCESS, SAVES TIME, DECREASES PHYSICIAN BURNOUT  

The School of Medicine at Emory University has published a study suggesting that educational videos significantly improve the patient consent process versus traditional face-to-face methods.   The physicians who participated in the study also believed that they spent less time during the face-to-face portion of the consent process following video

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