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04 Aug 2018

HEALING AT THE MID-LEVEL: TWO MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONERS DISCUSS CHALLENGES, REWARDS, FUTURE OF THEIR PROFESSION

   By Larry Storer Mid-level practitioners in the medical field include occupations of nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants, to name a few. In this article, I asked two mid-level practitioners from American Vein & Vascular Institute to share their thoughts on the occupation,

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01 Aug 2018

FIRST MR THEATER IN U.S. OPENS AT PARRISH HEALTHCARE IN FLORIDA

  Patients at the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville, Fla., are the first to have access to enhanced comfort during Magnetic Resonance (MR) exams thanks to the installation of the nation’s first Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR Theater from Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. The new MR theater projects peaceful, virtual reality

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01 Aug 2018

GE HEALTHCARE, LANTHEUS BEGIN A PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL OF FLURPIRIDAZ TO TREAT CAD

GE Healthcare and Lantheus Holdings Inc., parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of Flurpiridaz 18F (called the AURORA study), an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.1 CAD affects an estimated

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31 Jul 2018

U.S. HEALTHCARE SPENDING NEARING 20 PERCENT OF GDP

Seeking Alpha cites a Wall Street Journal   report  on July 31 that healthcare spending in the United States will soon reach 20 percent of Gross Domestic Product, a significantly higher proportion than any other major economy. The key cost driver has been price hikes, not increased demand. Since 1960,

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28 Jul 2018

POLIDOCANOL INJECTABLE FOAM: WHEN VEINS DON’T TAKE A STRAIGHT PATH

Patient presents with bilateral bulging varicosities   By Ajit Naidu, MD An estimated one-third of the population in Western countries has untreated venous disease.[i] Some of these individuals have lived with debilitating symptoms of venous insufficiency for a decade or more because their primary care physicians or OB/GYNs have told

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