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Vetex Medical Announces First Patient Treated in First-in-Man Study of Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment Designed to Remove Wall-Adherent Clot in Single Session, without Thrombolytic Drugs – Business Wire

Vetex Medical Announces First Patient Treated in First-in-Man Study of Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment Designed to Remove Wall-Adherent Clot in Single Session, without Thrombolytic Drugs – Business Wire

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GALWAY, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vetex™ Medical Ltd., an innovator in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treatment, today announced that the first patient has been treated in the VETEX (Venous Thrombus Extraction) Study, a first-in-man, multicenter study of the Vetex™ Thrombectomy Catheter. The Vetex device is the first DVT device to combine rotational and grasping action to quickly and gently remove large volumes of stubborn wall-adherent clot in a single session, without use of thrombolytic drugs. The first patient was treated by the study’s principal investigator Stephen Black, MD, Narayan Thulasidasan, MD, and their team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, in a study tha...
Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study Releases Annual 2018 Report on Advancing Medical Management – PRNewswire

Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study Releases Annual 2018 Report on Advancing Medical Management – PRNewswire

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CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study launched in 2013, claims leaders have consistently ranked medical management as the core competency most critical to claim outcomes. With medical costs representing more than 60 percent of claims costs in many jurisdictions, the study's Advisory Council recommended the 2018 study further investigate how high performing claims payers are surmounting this top industry challenge. "Five years of data shows the claims community ideologically agrees on what's most critical to successful claims resolution," says Rachel Fikes, Vice President and Study Program Director at Rising Medical Solutions. "However, the data does not show that medical performance management is a critical industry...
An Early Look at Over 2000 Oklahoma Medical Cannabis License… – New Cannabis Ventures

An Early Look at Over 2000 Oklahoma Medical Cannabis License… – New Cannabis Ventures

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Analysis of Oklahoma’s Approved Medical Marijuana Applications Guest post by Tarah Cole, Data Scientist at Cannabiz Media Recently, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) began approving dispensary, cultivator and manufacturer applications. As of November 15, there were a total of 2,004 approved medical marijuana applications provided to us by the OMMA. Background In late August, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) began accepting applications for only $2,500 for each activity. Then as we have seen in many states, cities have begun creating additional regulations and fees. The city of Tulsa, for example, says it no longer plans to consider a moratorium against prospective medical marijuana growing and processing facilities. There a...
Study affirms geographic discrimination in allocating lungs for transplant – EurekAlert

Study affirms geographic discrimination in allocating lungs for transplant – EurekAlert

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Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically "rigged" in some regions of the nation. In a report, published online Nov. 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation, the Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers who conducted the study say the findings hold lessons for further improving the current lung allocation system, as well as the process for assigning other organs for transplant. "Patients everywhere suffer from donor shortages, and we all want to do whatever is possible to most efficiently allocate organs to the sickest people most likely to benefit and survive," says Errol Bush, M.D., a member of the research team and the...
Transforming Transgender Care | Harvard Medical School – Harvard Medical School

Transforming Transgender Care | Harvard Medical School – Harvard Medical School

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When Perry Cohen experienced an urgent health concern earlier this year, his town’s only care provider who specializes in working with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) patients wasn’t available to see him.  He went to a different doctor, then to a second. Both times, when the providers learned that Cohen is transgender, “their faces fell,” he recalled. Get more HMS news here “It wasn’t about malice; it wasn’t about not affirming me,” he said, “but rather, they had this look of, ‘Oh, no, I don’t know if I’ll be able to help this patient.’ They didn’t want to get it wrong, but they were out of their element.” Cohen’s confidence in both doctors ebbed. “I fel...
New Jersey Doubles Medical Cannabis Licenses with Addition of 6… – New Cannabis Ventures

New Jersey Doubles Medical Cannabis Licenses with Addition of 6… – New Cannabis Ventures

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NJ Department of Health Selects Six Businesses To Apply for Permits to Grow Medical Marijuana, Open Dispensaries The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) today announced that six businesses have been selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana dispensaries. Two applicants were chosen for the north, central and southern parts of the state, ensuring patients have better access to pain-relieving medicine. Before receiving approval to grow medical marijuana, the chosen applicants now must pass background checks, provide evidence of a dispensary location and municipal approval, and comply with all regulations under the Division of Medical Marijuana, including safety and security requirements. DOH will make all 146 applications available for public rev...
Nebraska Petition Seeks Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure in 2020 – The New York Times

Nebraska Petition Seeks Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure in 2020 – The New York Times

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Supported byNebraska Petition Seeks Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure in 2020ImageAdvocates in Nebraska are trying again to introduce a medical marijuana measure to the state ballot.CreditCreditCarlos Osorio/Associated PressBy Liam StackDec. 17, 2018As more and more surrounding states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, advocates in Nebraska say it’s time for their state to accept the reality and embrace the medicinal use of cannabis. And they want it written into the State Constitution.Two lawmakers started a petition drive last week hoping to build on legalization efforts elsewhere, including other deep red bastions like Utah and North Dakota, and put a Constitutional Amendment on medical marijuana on the state ballot in 2020.Its backers describe their goal as a matter...
BitLife – Life Simulator Schools List – How to Get Into Law School, Medical School, and More – Gamezebo

BitLife – Life Simulator Schools List – How to Get Into Law School, Medical School, and More – Gamezebo

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So you have been playing BitLife but can’t seem to get the career of your dreams. Whether this job is a lawyer at a top law firm, becoming the worlds best doctor or just a hard-working CEO, for whatever reason you could not land your ideal job. Well, fear not friend, the key to success in BitLife is not just to study hard, but also to study smart. This guide will tell you all you need to know to get into the right school for your dream. Law School Law school is the hardest of all the schools to qualify for. There are several factors that can affect your ability to qualify, some of which can be out of your control. The first thing to note before you set your heart on law school is your own intelligence. Lawyers are no fools so you will have to be a clever individual ...
Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link – Medical News Today

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link – Medical News Today

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 5 years. New research suggests that type 2 diabetes may affect brain size in midlife. Michele Callisaya, from the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia, led the new research. Callisaya and her colleagues set out to investigate if there was an association between type 2 diabetes, on the one hand, and brain atrophy and cognitive decline, on the other. Moreover, in case the researchers found such a connection, they wanted to discover whether there was a causal relationship underlying it. The researc...
2 Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to shut down over use of pesticides – MassLive.com

2 Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to shut down over use of pesticides – MassLive.com

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A medical marijuana company with dispensaries in Plymouth and Mashpee was ordered to temporarily shut down by the Department of Public Health.The DPH said Triple M was using pesticides at its Plymouth cultivation facility. The use of any pesticides in medical marijuana is prohibited by both the Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.“The Department of Public Health has issued a cease and desist and quarantine order to M3 Ventures, Inc. a Registered Marijuana Dispensary, while we look into concerns about the use of pesticides at its cultivation facility in Plymouth,” said DPH spokeswoman Ann Scales. “The dispensary is required to suspend the sale of all medical marijuana products until further notice.”M3 Ventures is ...