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December Events Offer Hope for Healing External and Internal Wounds

  • Posted Dec 06, 2016
  • hchadmin

Holy Cross Hospital presents two events on December 7 and on December 15 to heal wounds - externally and internally. 

On December 7 at 4 pm, our wound care panel will discuss When Wounds are Heard to Heal at Dinner with the Doctors. 

The effective treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds requires careful assessment of the entire patient. Join our medical experts as they discuss the latest advances in chronic wound management, healing and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our panel of experts includes: Jennifer Boeri, DPM; Carlos Guerra, MD, CSWP; Cornelius Scannell, MD; Dulce Taveras, MD, CSWP. To register, call 954-351-5886 or click here.

Ladies, come back on December 15 at 530 pm at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center, where our panelists from the Zachariah Family Wellness Pavilion will discuss ways to Transform Negative Energy through the holidays and well into the new year.  Learn ways to overcome past hurts and tensions that may be holding you back from joyful living. Our physical trainer will advise on how to keep your body weight down and your energy levels up.
To register, call 954-351-7804 or click here.  

 


Research trial for chronic pain of the upper extremities open

  • Posted Nov 29, 2016
  • hchadmin

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A multi-center, prospective, clinical trial of the Senza® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system in the treatment of chronic pain of the upper extremities

Have you experienced arm or hand pain from any one of the following conditions?

  • Cervical fusion surgery
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Brachial plexus stretch/avulsion injury
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)?

And: 

  • Do not have a drug pump or active implantable device including pacemaker 
  • Average pain at least 5 out of 10  

For more information, please call: (954) 489-4578

W. Porter McRoberts, MD
Paul Wu, MD 


Clinical trial provides free BRCA testing for those eligible

  • Posted Oct 31, 2016
  • hchadmin

The Holy Cross Hospital cancer research program has available a clinical trial that provides BRCA testing at no charge for women and men with a certain type of breast cancer.

For BRCA-positive patients, the clinical trial involves an investigational medication given along with standard of care treatment.

The study is being conducted by Dr. Leonard Seigel, MD at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital.

For more information contact the study nurse, Eileen Georgi at 954-267-7748, ClinicalTrials@holy-cross.com.


Be Healthy During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
  • hchadmin

Holy Cross Hospital encourages you to take care of your breast health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and every month! 

Oct 27: Beyond Breast Cancer event 


And take advantage of the following opportunities for women who are either under- or uninsured. 

 

 


Holy Cross Expands Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

  • Posted Oct 04, 2016
  • hchadmin

Holy Cross Hospital has been accepted as a member institution into the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, which allows our physicians to enroll their patients in clinical trials being conducted in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials Network.

ECOG-ACRIN was  formed by the merger of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN).

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group has been awarded a grant by the NCI as a member of the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research involving adults who have or are at risk of developing cancer.

The Group is dedicated to its stated purpose, which is to achieve research advances in all aspects of cancer care and thereby reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life and survival in patients with cancer. ECOG-ACRIN is comprised of over 1,100 member institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Approximately 12,000 physicians, translational scientists, and associated research professionals from the member institutions are involved in Group research. 

 

 

 
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