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  • New Trial to Test Implantable Pacemaker for Serious Depression
    (NEW YORK)Researchers at 20 leading medical centers in the US are testing a pacemaker-like device that may ease the symptoms of depression. Cyberonics, Inc., the device manufacturer, is currently awaiting approval form the Food and Drug Administration to begin clinical ...More
    September 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
    September 18 marked the first day of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, 2000. This year, it is estimated that over 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be detected in the US and 32,000 men will die from the disease - that is one diagnosis every three minutes, and one ...More
    September 18, 2000 Posted in News
  • Oral E. coli Vaccine Promising
    The August 2000 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity published findings that seem promising for an experimental oral vaccine against pathogenic Escherichia coli. Currently being tested on Israeli military volunteers, the vaccine appears to be safe and to stimulate an ...More
    September 18, 2000 Posted in News
  • Proposed Recommended Practices for Skin Care Preparation
    The Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) has developed and published a guideline for achieving skin preparation of the surgical site. The policies and procedures, according to AORN, are intended to be achievable recommendations representing what is believed to be an ...More
    September 15, 2000 Posted in News
  • IScibe and Johnson & Johnson Announce Joint-Market Deal
    (SAN MATEO, Calif.)IScribe, Inc., a provider of electronic, hand-held prescription-writing systems for doctors, is expected to announce a joint-market deal with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson sales force will promote iScribe to ...More
    September 13, 2000 Posted in News
  • Online Nursing Degree
    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering a BSN-LINC online. The program is conducted almost exclusively online and uses packs and materials provided through NursingCenter.com. The BSN-LINC complements NursingCenter.com's existing professional development services. ...More
    September 13, 2000 Posted in News
  • HCFA Reports the Outpatient Claims Being Processed Correctly
    The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has reported that the majority of claims being processed under the new outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) are being processed correctly. HCFA says that the system is functioning well enough that its first contingency ...More
    September 12, 2000 Posted in News
  • Calypte's HIV-1 Urine Test Approved for Use in People's Republic of China
    (ALAMEDA, CA) Calypte Biomedical Corporation has announced that the State Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has approved its HIV-1 antibody urine test. According to the Joint Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, half a million Chinese citizens are ...More
    September 12, 2000 Posted in News
  • 250,000 Deaths Per Year May Be Due To Iatrogenic Causes
    JAMA Commentary Reports that Deaths Within the US Healthcare System may be Third Leading Cause of Death ...More
    September 11, 2000 Posted in News
  • Enhancing Working Condition and Patient Safety: Best Practices October 17-18, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    The Enhancing Working Condition and Patient Safety Conference will discuss practical approaches to simultaneously improving the quality of patient care and working conditions for healthcare workers. Conference participants will share Best Practices, describing both the ...More
    September 11, 2000 Posted in News