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  • Long Time Healthcare Industry Leader Dies
    Ralph A. Basile, founder of Basile, Inc. and Healthmark Industries Company, Inc., died on Thursday September 20, 2001 of complications due to stomach cancer. Ralph, the son of Italian immigrants, was born January 8, 1932 in Long Island City, New York. He attended Long ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Opioid Antagonist Speeds Abdominal Surgery Recovery
    BOSTON-A frequent problem with abdominal surgery is afterward, the digestive system has a tendency to shut down for several days. This extends a patient's recovery time, increasing healthcare costs and the time demanded on the hospital per patient. A new analgesic created ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • MMR Vaccine Not Linked to IBS, Autism
    LONDON-Contradicting a previous report, a new study published in the September issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood shows receiving a childhood vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) does not increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) or ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Boston Scientific Stent May Prevent Restenosis
    NEW YORK-A tiny scaffold created to prop open arteries after angioplasty procedures may help prevent restenosis-a reoccurring thickening of the cardiovascular arteries and vessels. The scaffold, also known as a stent, has been perfected by Boston Scientific-a medical ...More
    September 26, 2001 Posted in News
  • Swedish Farm Under Mad Cow Suspicion
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden-Two dairy cows that were acting suspiciously have forced Swedish agriculture officials to place a dairy farm in a northern region of the country under quarantine. Preliminary test results of both of the 3-year-old cows are expected later this week. Cattle ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Coping With Disaster: Drs Recommend Sleep, Food, Exercise
    WASHINGTON, DC-Researchers and physicians are calling on Americans to get "back to the basics" during this time of national unrest. With the terrorist attacks on September 11, many hospitals have reported increased numbers of depression and mental health patients. Coping ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Steris/Gemco Medical Partnership Announced
    MENTOR, Ohio-Steris Corporation has announced an agreement with Gemco Medical to market certain Steris products to the non-acute medical care market, including medical offices, long-term facilities, and home healthcare. The marketing agreement includes Steris's broad line ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Brain Stimulated, Comforted by Music
    WASHINGTON, DC-A new study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports brain structures that respond to food and sex are also stimulated by music. The report, authored by Anne Blood, MD, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • DRs Not Prescribing Abortion Pill
    WASHINGTON, DC-Surrounded by controversy years before becoming legal in the US one year ago, RU-486 was designed as a non-surgical abortion option. However, a new survey from the nonprofit Kasier Family Foundation reports 6% of American gynecologists are providing the ...More
    September 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Anthrax Vaccine Running Low
    WASHINGTON , DC-Pentagon officials do not want to discuss the decreasing levels of an anthrax vaccine that could help protect service people headed to the Middle East. Officials will not release the amount of vaccine they have left, but there is only one manufacturer of the ...More
    September 20, 2001 Posted in News