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  • Family Member Fighting Cancer? New Study Recommends Tips
    A new study by family therapists at Brigham Young University (BYU) found steps family members of cancer patients can take to better cope with the impact of the disease on their lives. Building on previous research that has shown family support is key to improving ...More
    October 3, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • 2006 "Colondar" Calendar Features Colon Cancer Survivors
    For the second year in a row, young cancer survivors have bared their bellies in a calendar that brings attention to a deadly disease few want to talk about -- colorectal cancer.  Tonya Adams Brown, MD, a gastroenterologist, and Jennifer Blaire, a nursing student, are ...More
    October 3, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Pediatricians Would Not Continue Care for Families Who Refuse Vaccines
    More than one-third of pediatricians say they would dismiss a family from their practice for refusing all vaccinations, according to a study in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The rate of unvaccinated children has risen ...More
    October 3, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Diverticular Disease: Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
    Diverticular disease often goes undetected until serious infection arises. Diverticular disease is a condition of the large intestine characterized by the growth of diverticula — small sacs or pouches that form in the wall of the large intestine. These small pouches bulge ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • What You Can Learn About Being a Leader
    Let’s get one thing straight: leadership is not about position. Sure, some people have the titles that would indicate they are in leadership positions. But just because someone is a manager of this department or a supervisor of that group does not automatically mean that he ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • May I Have Your Attention, Please?
    Hey You! Yes, I’m talking to you! Have you been reading the news? A hospital employee in Virginia — responsible for programming a new piece of endoscopic cleaning equipment — mistakenly set disinfectant immersion times to one minute instead of five minutes. The colonoscopes ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Advanced Chemical Sensors Co. Chemicals used in healthcare facilities can lead to harmful effects on healthcare workers. Before the mid-1970s, the measurement of personal exposure to toxic vapors was expensive and cumbersome. The development of the passive monitoring badge ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    The endoscopy department at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., has had an eventful year — increasing volumes (approximately 1,000 cases per month) while simultaneously moving into a new building. The endoscopy department, along with the hospital’s radiology ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • WhatYou Can Learn About Being a Leader
    What You Can Learn About Being a Leader By Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP Let’s get one thing straight: leadership is not about position. Sure, some people have the titles that would indicate they are in leadership positions. But just because someone is a manager of this ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Briefs
    People With IBD More Likely to Suffer Respiratory and Nerve Disorders BETHESDA, Md. –– According to two studies published in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Gastroenterology, people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more prone to ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures