|January 2013 · Vol. 25, No. 1
WEB SITE: SEXUAL HEALTH AFTER MENOPAUSE
Send your patients to MiddlesexMD.com for clinically sound sexual health information. It’s a guide to the biological changes that come with menopause and how those changes affect sexual experience. A blog and newsletter are facilitated by menopause-care specialist, Barb DePree, MD. Also available are books, CDs, DVDs, support pillows, vaginal dilators, lubricants and moisturizers, vibrators, etc; all purchases are secure and private.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.middlesexmd.com
MAMMOTOME® REVOLVE™ BIOPSY SYSTEM
Devicor Medical Products, Inc. just received FDA approval for the new, dual vacuum-assisted Mammotome Revolve Biopsy System. An advanced specimen management system is capable of collecting and organizing high-quality individual tissue samples in numbered, specimen radiography- and pathology-ready chambers that preserve tissue integrity. DualVac technology allows clinicians to secure larger contiguous tissue samples, and confirm and adjust sample acquisitions using the variable aperture.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.mammotome.com
MENOPAUSE BASICS FROM NAMS
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has recently updated its Menopause Basics Slide Set for use in presentations to clinicians and the general public. Over 200 fully referenced, full-color slides provide basic information about menopause, including the timing of menopause, vasomotor and vaginal symptoms, osteoporosis and cancer risks, hormone therapy, alternative therapies, and more. NAMS members ($20) and nonmembers ($24) can order slides on a flashdrive from the NAMS webstore.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.menopause.org
STARTCLEAN PREOPERATIVE CLEANSING
The StartClean Preoperative Cleansing Program from CareFusion increases compliance with preadmission physician bathing instructions. The kit contains one 4-oz bottle of 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and three single-use sponges. The program includes individualized reminders via text message, email, or voicemail, a patient education sheet in multiple languages, and supplemental online resources for health-care professionals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.carefusion.com
INTERACTING WITH YOUR PATIENTS BEYOND THE EXAM ROOM: A TELEVOX REPORT
TeleVox Software has released a study called Technology beyond the exam room: How digital media is helping doctors deliver the highest level of care. Researchers surveyed 2,200 health-care providers and 1,015 American adults. Study results address physician-patient trust, confidentiality concerns, topic preferences, digital communication according to a patient’s gender and age, and the value of incorporating high-tech engagement into treatment plans.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.televox.com
SCARAWAY® DIMINISHING SERUM
ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum from Mitchell-Vance Laboratories treats red, raised scars on the face, neck, ears, hands, joints, and other exposed parts of the body. The patient uses the pen applicator to dispense the clear, nongreasy, odor-free serum precisely to the scar, and then massages the serum into the scar using the tri-rollerball tip. Optimal results can be seen in 12 weeks for newer scars, 5 to 6 months for older scars. May be used under makeup and other skin-care products.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.scaraway.com
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