May 21, 2001 |
Audio professionals, such as recording engineers and sound mixers for the music and film industries, depend on their ability to discriminate among very high-frequency sounds that others may not pick up. Although such sounds are among the first to be lost through exposure to damaging noise, until now there has been no way to test acuity in those ranges. But last week, the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles began offering specialized hearing tests that evaluate extended high-frequency thresholds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1988
More than half of all doctors' orders for diagnostic tests are altered by hospital clerks or lab technicians, but the tests actually performed are usually more appropriate than the ones the doctor ordered, a study indicated last week. On average, the study of two New York hospitals found that clerical alterations or laboratory "interpretations" of doctors' orders decreased the amount of inappropriate testing from 37% to 25%. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990
Pop superstar Michael Jackson underwent a series of diagnostic tests at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica on Monday to determine the cause of chest pains that had been causing him discomfort him for several days. Jackson's physician, Dr. Steven Hoefflin, said the 31-year-old entertainer remained in stable condition. Neither the doctor nor Bob Jones, a spokesman for Jackson, would disclose any further details about the singer's illness.
July 22, 1988 |
Disease Detection International Inc. said it has received Food and Drug Administration approval to begin marketing a pregnancy test based on a technology that is at the root of a dispute between the Irvine-based company and its former parent, Environmental Diagnostics Inc. The test--which can be performed in doctors' offices, hospitals or medical labs--is one of five DDI diagnostic tests that will be marketed for the next five months by the Du Pont Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1993 |
While the President is speaking about the need to eliminate waste in health care, American hospitals are making thousands sick by peddling potentially harmful diagnostic tests. Like the "loss leaders" of supermarket and discount scores, free diagnostic tests are being offered across the nation--tests that will undoubtedly lead to subsequent purchases.
February 7, 2005 |
Newborns should be tested for hearing problems more than once before leaving the hospital, a new study has found, because initial tests may falsely indicate auditory problems, resulting in parental anxiety and costly follow-up evaluations later. A four-year study at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas -- whose 17,000 annual births make it the largest single birthing center in the U.S. -- found that between 2.4% and 4.
May 6, 1988 |
Doctors seeking new services for their patients and new sources of revenue are being courted by Disease Detection International Inc. The Irvine firm this week received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market another new blood test that doctors can perform in their offices, instead of sending their patients' blood to clinical laboratories.
November 14, 1991 |
When psychologist Doreen Kimura reported three years ago that women's performances on standardized tests vary with their hormonal cycles, she was roundly criticized for her "sexist" attitude. Critics charged that her results reinforced the idea that women could not handle certain jobs because they were prey to their emotions once a month.
May 27, 1997 |
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding will buy holding company Corange for $11 billion in a deal that will make it a world leader in the medical diagnostics business. Roche announced Monday it will take over Corange's holdings in Germany's Boehringer Mannheim, a market leader in cardiovascular and cancer treatments. It will also gain an 84.2% stake in DePuy, a Warsaw, Ind.-based producer of orthopedic products that had an initial public offering in October.
July 13, 1992 |
Pope John Paul II entered a hospital Sunday for tests, and his spokesman said the pontiff had an intestinal problem that might require surgery. Joaquin Navarro described the ailment as "intestinal dysfunction." He said the condition may be related to the stomach wound the Pope suffered during an assassination attempt in 1981 but that it still had not been determined. During his regular Sunday noon appearance from a window of his study overlooking St.