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    New Symbol of Hope for Colon Cancer Cure WASHINGTON — Just as the red ribbon has come to symbolize AIDS and pink represents breast cancer, the blue star symbol introduced by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) will now signify the fight against colon cancer. ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Chronic Liver Disease: Preventive Care By Tina Brooks Each year, 25 million Americans die from chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis — the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. CLD is particularly serious because it prevents the largest organ in the body ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • the scope of things
    Understanding Authority By Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP Let’s admit the obvious. In the workplace, each of us has seen authority used effectively and/or abused deliberately. Authority is an important concept as it applies to an individual’s quest to be a more respected and ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    ERCP has evolved from diagnostic tool to therapeutic alternative. While technological advancements and new techniques have enhanced ease and speed, the procedure still carries risks. Photo courtesy of Pentax Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is evolving ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Look! There at the keyboard!
    Typing faster than a person should! Extracting information from those in the know! Able to spell “cholangeopancreatography” without the aid of a dictionary! It’s a mild-mannered reporter… it’s a new managing editor… it’s ENDOMAN! Fate has landed me smack dab in the world of ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Pharma Update
    Shame. Embarrassment. Humiliation. These are just a handful of descriptors for the feelings experienced by individuals with fecal incontinence. More than 6.5 million Americans have this condition — affecting children as well as adults. Fecal incontinence is the involuntary ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    The Pulse of Endoscopy A look at some timely issues — what’s going on, what experts are talking about and what’s around the corner The Evolving Role of the Endonurse The advancement of technology and the shortage of nurses are strange bedfellows that have heightened the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Staffing the Suite
    Do you remember the passion you felt about your work when you first entered your field? In today's fast-paced healthcare settings, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of this excitement, and many young nurses lose their spark quickly and become burned out. Mentoring can help ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The scope of things
    While reading Ken Blanchard’s “The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams,” I experienced a direct download from God... We doctors simply don’t get it. We believe that by virtue of our years of medical training, and one and a quarter yards of stain-resistant white ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • HIPAA
    Revisions made last year to the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) have left many healthcare workers wondering what new responsibilities they’re required to take on.“I started Seacrest DocSecurity because I noted the confusion, the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles