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2014-09-16 23:10:26

New Line Medical has made bulky, confusing cholesterol screening supplies a thing of the past thanks to its new product: New Line Medical Universal Cholesterol Screening Kits. Lafayette, Louisiana (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 New Line Medical is proud to announce the launch of an amazing new product for corporate wellness programs and wellness events: the New Line Medical Universal Cholesterol Screening Kit. “In the past, cholesterol screening was a big hassle for wellness events because...

2014-09-15 16:26:30

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTRODUCTIONWorldwide statistics indicate that there is a high cholesterol burden despite the presence of many cholesterol-lowering drugs in the market. Out of all the available options, statins have been ubiquitously prescribed over the last 25 years. Researchers have concluded that reduction of plasma LDL cholesterol (LDLC) is the cornerstone of assessing heart risk. Irrespective of baseline cholesterol concentration, each mmol/L LDLC reduction...

2014-09-15 12:27:24

Expert Panel Re-affirms the Importance of Setting Cholesterol Goals for the Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Lipid Association (NLA) released new recommendations based on a panel of independent experts, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. The recommendations highlight the importance of doctors and patients setting cholesterol goals and focusing on patient's risk and risk factors, rather than on specific...

2014-09-15 08:26:44

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, has again been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The Inc. 5000 ranking is based on revenue growth over a three-year period. Chek Diagnostics earned its place on the list by growing its revenue by 80 percent from 2010 to 2013....

2014-09-10 23:11:45

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every six Americans has high cholesterol. New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify signs of high cholesterol and reduce cholesterol levels without the use of expensive medications. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that 17% of Americans--one out of every six adults--have...

2014-09-08 23:01:21

Free Mount Sinai Health System Cholesterol Fairs in September to Raise Awareness About the Importance of Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels New York, NY (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 This September the Mount Sinai Health System will host five, free cholesterol fairs in honor of National Cholesterol Education Month. The effort is meant to increase awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels to prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and to promote a daily...

2014-09-08 12:24:17

Broader Marketing Campaign Also Features Digital Video, Custom Articles & More CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mazola® corn oil, America's leading corn oil, announced today that it is launching a new digital marketing campaign with Womensforum.com, designed to effectively reach and engage the digital destination's female audience of nearly 35 million unique visitors per month.* At the heart of the campaign is the debut of "Pantry Pal," an online tool created to...

2014-09-07 11:59:54

Heart disease is an umbrella term for a wide range of related conditions that affect the heart. Coronary heart disease is one example, resulting from plaque build-up on the inner walls of arteries – this reduces the blood flow to the heart and thereby increases the chances of experiencing a heart attack or other complication. Other common heart conditions include: Brugada Syndrome This is a condition that affects the heart rhythm by restricting the sodium ions in heart cells,...

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2014-09-04 03:00:00

Vincent Lamontagne, University of Ottawa Heart Institute A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, led by Dr. Alexandre Stewart, have uncovered an intriguing link between heart attacks and a protein that is of great interest to drug companies for its impact on cholesterol. The team found that levels of the protein PCSK9 were elevated in the blood of patients having an acute heart attack, but not in those who never had a heart attack or who had recovered from one...

2014-09-03 12:29:54

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ (MHFI) announced today that it has commenced Factual Stock Report coverage on Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (MTNB), in the development stage as of September 2(nd), 2014, is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on identifying and developing novel pharmaceutical products for the treatment of abnormalities in blood lipids, referred to as dyslipidemia, and the treatment of cardiovascular and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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