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Robotic Surgery May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival Odds

By: HealthLeaders Media Staff, December 30, 2010

Robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to research published in the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

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CDC Misplaced $8.2M in Property, Audit Shows

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

The federal government's top medical research laboratory either cannot account for about $8.2 million in missing or incorrectly processed government property, an Office of the Inspector General audit has found.

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Hospital Research Partnership Targets Obesity

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 30, 2010

Florida Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have teamed up with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. to research and evaluate new drug therapies for obesity and its negative health consequences such as diabetes and heart disease.

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CCHIT Certifies Allscripts EHR Products

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, December 30, 2010

Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care, Version 5.5 and Sunrise Emergency Care Version 5.5 have been certified as Complete Electronic Health Records for 2011/2012 by the federal government's Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, the company has announced.

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Bone Marrow Registry Campaign Runs Afoul of AGs

By: Jeff Elliot, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

A marketing campaign by a respected New England medical center to solicit individuals for bone marrow testing is under scrutiny by Attorneys general in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire after payers cried foul.

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What Health Plans Can Expect in 2011

By: Jeff Elliott, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

It was just last month we reported that health insurers were living the good life with strong balance sheets. That's likely to change soon, however, as certain healthcare reforms kick in.

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Pediatricians Needed in the Heartland

By: Cora Nucci, for HealthLeaders Media, December 29, 2010

The nation has a growing supply of pediatricians and family physicians, but they are geographically clustered in such a way that nearly 1 million children live in places without access to them.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts.

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Rounds: Cardiac Care Leadership for Improved Alignment and Outcomes

By: February 15, 2011

Join us live from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital on February 15, 2011 and share lessons learned from executives at leading national cardiac service lines and medical groups on shared governance, clinical integration, and physician alignment.

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