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2014-08-26 12:28:13

Further Expanding Provider Reach, Secure Collaboration and Messaging Capabilities ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information, today announced an upgrade to its GeorgiaDirect product to include access to the DirectTrust Community. GeorgiaDirect now connects with a...

2014-08-26 12:28:10

LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synageva BioPharma Corp. ("Synageva") (NASDAQ: GEVA), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today announced that Sanj K. Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Synageva, will present at the Baird 2014 Healthcare Conference in New York City on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 11:25 a.m. EDT. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed from the "Webcasts &...

2014-08-26 12:28:08

-- The $2 million Gift provides significant support to build a new paradigm in outpatient care for children -- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $2 million gift from Leonard B. Kahn, a retired farmer and cattleman and longtime resident of Randolph Township, New Jersey. The gift will support the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility currently under...

2014-08-26 12:28:06

Flourish leverages the Patient Activation Measure® to achieve high engagement and improve outcomes. PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insignia Health, which works with more than 120 healthcare organizations and employers domestically and abroad to measure and improve patient activation, has launched the next-generation version of its Flourish(®) e-health platform. Flourish is anchored by Insignia's Patient Activation Measure (PAM(®)), a globally-validated...

2014-08-26 12:28:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Singh will lead the board's efforts to provide guidance and insight to advance Lycera's multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of...

2014-08-26 12:28:00

Premiums Are Higher but Overall Costs Lower When Out-of-Pocket Costs Included SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Using publicly released 2015 rate filings in 9 states, HealthPocket analyzed health plan costs for five common specialty drugs. Specialty drugs have been a growing concern for consumers given their high costs and shortage of generic alternatives. They treat complex medical conditions, can cost thousands per prescription, and are used for a broad...

2014-08-26 12:27:08

Younger Americans more likely than their elder counterparts to question vaccine safety NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With incidents on the rise for many diseases once considered dangers of the past, the subject of vaccinations has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent days. In fact, strong majorities of U.S. adults favor childhood vaccinations being mandatory for all children (77%), while seven in ten don't think unvaccinated children should be allowed to attend...

2014-08-26 12:26:17

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Biomarkers: Technologies and Global Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/biotechnology/biomarkers/biomarkers_technologies_global_markets.htmlREPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global biomarkers market is expected to grow from $29.3 billion in 2013 to $53.6 billion in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8%.This report provides:An overview of the global market for...

2014-08-26 12:24:54

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, have issued formal letters to the leaders of Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Google Inc., and the Microsoft Corporation calling on each of them to remove offensive fat-shaming applications from their online app stores and strengthen their review process to ensure no further fat-shaming apps are approved for download. "Applications such as "Fatify," "Fatbooth,"...

2014-08-26 12:24:39

Fifth Annual A Day with HIV Initiative Empowers Everyone to Take Your Best Shot Against HIV CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On one day, Tuesday, September 9, Positively Aware and TPAN are inviting everyone around the world, regardless of HIV status, to get in the picture and participate in A Day with HIV, the magazine's fifth annual anti-stigma photo campaign. On 9/9/2014 people across the world, whether HIV-positive or negative, will visually capture and share a...


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British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

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