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A Cochrane Review, in January 2009, has concluded that the aid of a robotic assistant while removing a patients gallbladder through key-hole surgery is as safe as working with a human assistant.

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miraDry for Underarm Sweating -- Chicago Surgeons Discuss Revolutionary New Treatment
Excessive sweating in the underarms, medically referred to as axillary hyperhidrosis, has been shown to have a number of effects on people who suffer from it, including embarrassment, self-consciousness when meeting people, and even financial and emotional impacts

Novartis gains FDA approval for Signifor® LAR to treat patients with acromegaly, a rare and life-threatening hormonal disorder
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Novartis drug Signifor® approved in EU, marking an advance for patients with inadequately controlled acromegaly
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Novartis drug Signifor® LAR recommended by CHMP for EU approval to treat patients with rare hormonal disorder acromegaly
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Chemotherapy and Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Consecutively May Be Promising Treatment Option for Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

McHenry County Surgeon Offers Insight on Alarming Increase of Biliary Disease in Younger Patients Requiring Laparascopic Cholecystectomy
"The number of young people undergoing laparascopic cholecystectomy has nearly quadrupled in the last decade," sites McHenry general surgeon Basudeb Saha, MD, FACS. This shift is presumed primarily because of the growing prevalence of obesity in children. Gallstone or biliary disease in children was in the past considered very rare

Nuvilex Heads to the Clinic With an Opportunity to Treat a Wider Range of Cancers
Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) and its shareholders should soon experience an event that, to date, has not been enjoyed by the Maryland biotech firm

Nuvilex Positioned for Lucrative Deal With Cell-in-a-Box Technology's Diverse Treatments Amid Biotech Frenzy
Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) is up to much more than most are currently aware of, and it only takes a bit of digging to realize it

Single-Site Cholecystectomy Performed for First Time at Presence Saint Francis Hospital
A single-site cholecystectomy was performed for the first time at Presence Saint Francis Hospital this spring by Michael Prendergast, M.D., using new technology now available at the hospital. Dr. Prendergast removed the patient's gallbladder through a small incision in the belly button, making the surgical site virtually scarless.

Chicago Bariatric Surgeon Explains New Robotic Technology for Gallbladder Disease Treatment
Jonathan W. Wallace, MD, a Chicago bariatric surgeon at the Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center (SSCS), says he is dedicated to utilizing the latest advanced technologies in bariatric surgery to more effectively treat all of his patients, including those affected by gallbladder disease. Dr

Novartis drug Signifor® LAR shows superior efficacy in acromegaly patients not controlled on first generation somatostatin analogues
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Bluepoint Surgical Group Physicians Selected Among Top Doctors in Northern Virginia
The team of bariatric surgeons at Bluepoint Surgical Group helps patients overcome morbid obesity by implementing a comprehensive bariatric program. In addition to weight loss surgery, the physicians at Bluepoint Surgical Group also provide treatment for gallbladder disease and colorectal conditions.

Bluepoint Surgical Group Physicians Voted Among Top Doctors in Northern Virginia
The team of bariatric surgeons at Bluepoint Surgical Group helps patients overcome morbid obesity by implementing a comprehensive bariatric program. In addition to weight loss surgery, the physicians at Bluepoint Surgical Group also provide treatment for gallbladder disease and colorectal conditions.

Doctors Perform 200th Robotic Procedure at Presence Mercy
The gallbladder is an organ that stores digestive fluids to break down fats. Gallbladder disease -- inflammation, infection or blockage -- is a common yet painful disorder which can be treated with lifestyle changes, with medication, or surgical removal. Those are the clinical facts, but to St. Charles resident, Ronald McMillan, gallbladder disease was disruptive to his lifestyle

Bariatric Surgery Is Safer and More Effective Than Before, Says Alexandria Weight Loss Surgeon
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), bariatric surgery has been shown to have significant success rates in the long-term for weight loss. Dr

Qu Biologics Granted Broad European Patent for Targeted Treatment of Multiple Cancers
Qu Biologics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing Site Specific Immunomodulators (SSIs) that aim to reboot the body's immune system to treat cancer and autoimmune disease, announced it has been granted a broad European patent covering the use of vaccines derived from bacterial components to stimulate a targeted immune response to a variety of common cancers.

Bluepoint Surgical Group Transforms Retired Firefighter's Life With Weight Loss Surgery
For obese individuals looking to lose large amounts of weight, diet and exercise alone are often insufficient means when it comes to successful long-term weight loss

Gabriel Lee, M.D., Joins Houston-Bay Area Gastroenterology
Bay Area Gastroenterology welcomes Board Certified Gastroenterologist Dr. Gabriel Lee to the group -- expanding the scope of services they are able to offer in general and interventional gastroenterology.

Leading Nutricosmetic Line GliSODin Skin Nutrients Introduces Advanced Lymphatic Formula
GliSODin Skin Nutrients (GSN) has announced the release of their Advanced Lymphatic Formula. The nutricosmetic line, formulated by Paris-based Isocell, manufactures exclusive, physician-dispensed formulas for anti-aging, skin brightening, detoxification, slimming and surgical recovery

Novartis highlights new findings in advancing care for patients with 170 abstracts in breast, lung and blood cancers at ASCO and EHA
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Dallas Weight Loss Surgeons Highlight State-of-the-Art Office in Colleyville
Dr. David D. Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon, and Dr. Bridget Holden, a Kim Bariatric Institute (KBI) certified weight loss surgeon, each have devoted their surgical careers to the fight against obesity. Recently, they provided some insight into the unique attributes of their weight loss surgery practice, Kim Bariatric Institute. Located in Colleyville, TX, Dr

Houston's Bay Area Gastroenterology Specialists Launch Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The Bay Area Gastroenterology consultants remain committed to reducing the number of deaths from colorectal cancer -- speaking during March on the benefits of prevention and early screening in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.

Houston's Bay Area Gastroenterology Consultants Announce Endoscopy Center Earns the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Seal of Approval
The Bay Area Gastroenterology consultants' affiliated endoscopy center, Bay Area Houston Endoscopy Center, receives the honored Seal of Approval from The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), an honor bestowed to only a certain number of endoscopy units each year.

Redlands Community Hospital Named Among Top 5% in the Nation for Orthopedic Services and Joint Replacement, Report Finds
Redlands Community Hospital has once again been ranked among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for overall orthopedic, spine and joint replacement services, according to a study released by Healthgrades, the nation's leading source of hospital data. This is the third year in a row that the hospital has been recognized.

Novartis drug Signifor® gains FDA approval as the first medication to treat Cushing's disease, a serious endocrine disorder
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PropThink: Pfizer Spooks Durect Investors, Creates Opportunity
By Jason Napodano, CFAOn November 1, 2012, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) held a conference call (webcast link) to discuss its third quarter earnings and financial outlook with investors. In the past, Pfizer's conference calls have provided the best source of information on the status of Remoxy for DURECT (NASDAQ:DRRX) investors

Winthrop-University Hospital Physician Uses Miniature Microscope to Examine Live Tissue at the Cellular Level During Endoscopy
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD, Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Advanced Endoscopy Program at Winthrop-University Hospital, is using the world's smallest microscope to view internal tissues at the cellular level in real time during endoscopies

Houston's Bay Area Gastroenterology Specialists Discuss Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Baby Boomer Population and Treatments Saving Lives
The Houston gastroenterologists at Bay Area Gastroenterology alert patients to the prevalence of Hepatitis C among the "baby boomer" population and the simple blood test that can identify this silent disease.

Houston's Bay Area Gastroenterology Works to Reduce Deaths From Colon Cancer, Encourages Early Colon Screening With Advanced, Less Invasive Virtual Colonoscopy
The Bay Area Gastroenterology consultants work to reduce the number of colon cancer deaths by offering patients a less invasive colon cancer screening option, Virtual Colonoscopy.

Saint Joseph Hospital Surgeon Removes Gallbladder Robotically With One Incision
When Deidra Roberson, Ed.D., first learned she needed her gallbladder removed, she didn't know the diseased organ would be taken out via robotic surgery in a single incision in her navel.

Novartis drug pasireotide LAR shows superior efficacy compared to Sandostatin® LAR® in Phase III trial of patients with acromegaly
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Novartis drug Signifor® approved in the EU as the first medication to treat patients with Cushing's disease
Novartis International AG /Novartis drug Signifor® approved in the EU as the first medication to treat patients with Cushing's disease . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger Schiller Presents an Educational Series on Digestion
Board Certified Dr. Lawrence Jaeger Schiller is presenting an educational series for those who are interested in learning more about the importance of digestive tracts and why eating diets that are commensurable to keeping your intestines clean and clear of any potential threats that are commonly caused by eating what's known as the "Wrong Foods."

Women advised to steer clear of hormone replacement therapy
Women who are past menopause and healthy should not use hormone replacement therapy in hopes of warding off dementia, bone fractures or heart disease, says a new analysis that weighs the risks and benefits of screening and other therapies aimed at preventing illness.

Fatty liver disease poses no excess threat for mortality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is a common condition associated with obesity and heart disease long thought to undermine health and longevity, does not pose excess risk for death, a new study has claimed.

Milk thistle may help halt spread of lung cancers
An Indian origin scientist has suggested that silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, may be a promising therapeutic compound in the treatment of lung cancer.

Coal mining affected streams in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district can be normalized by green algae: Study
Acid Mining Drainage (AMD) affected streams in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya could be brought back to normalcy by the use of a type of green algae (microspora quadrata) that helps to remove the toxic metals from those streams, a recent study has found.

Houston-Clear Lake Bay Area Gastroenterology Physician Dr. Sezen Altug to Speak at LiveWell Women's Conference May 26, 2011
Bay Area Gastroenterology consultants of Houston-Clear Lake continue their educational initiative to reduce the number of colon cancer cases diagnosed every year. Dr

Reliv Highlights Health Benefits of Regular Exercise
Reliv International is urging everyone to get up and get moving for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May. Since 1983, this month-long celebration has aimed to raise awareness of the value of physical activity to any individual in leading a happier, healthier, more productive life.

Houston's Gastroenterology Consultants of Bay Area Gastroenterology Offer Colorectal Screening, Launch Patient Education Campaign as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off
The Bay Area Gastroenterology consultants of Houston-Clear Lake launch an educational initiative, helping the public and healthcare providers throughout Houston and the greater bay area understand the importance of early screening, as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month kicks off.

Novartis drug Afinitor® extends progression-free survival in patients with advanced pancreatic NET, study published in NEJM shows
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Brit great-grandma beats cancer 5 times to celebrate 100th birthday
A feisty great-grandmother in the UK has beaten cancer five times and is still going strong. She celebrated her 100th birthday recently.

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