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2014-04-24 12:30:19

LISLE, Ill., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With nearly 8 million Americans enrolled for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, staying with a health care organization and physician may still present a challenge. Some health organizations, hospitals and doctor's offices get bad reputations for mass producing health care that can limit doctor-patient interaction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130815/DC64853LOGO Patients, doctors and health insurance...

2014-04-24 12:30:17

-- Canadian and Ontario governments invest in Vineland's collaborative approach to research and innovation -- Investment will support 10 key research programs driving innovation across the horticulture sector VINELAND, ON, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the province's horticulture industry through a $26.5 million investment in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as part of...

2014-04-24 12:30:15

Piedmont embraces transparency by publishing patient survey results online ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, a healthcare technology company that helps doctors and hospitals improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation, today announced its participation in Piedmont Healthcare's latest initiative aimed at improving healthcare transparency. This week, Piedmont Healthcare became the second hospital system in the country to publish patient...

2014-04-24 12:30:09

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV that antibodies can attack to prevent infection from a broad range of the virus' many variants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131210/DC30761LOGO "HIV has very few known sites of vulnerability, but in this work we've described a new one, and we expect it will be useful in developing a...

2014-04-24 12:30:04

Watson to Be Applied in Federal Health Care Market, New Chief Medical Information Officer and Research Collaborations Bring Renewed Focus WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new investments in its US Federal Healthcare Practice to address the rapidly growing technology needs of public sector health institutions. The company added big data solutions for advanced clinical care from its IBM Watson Group, new collaborations with IBM Research focused on data...

2014-04-24 12:30:02

Group Explores the Latest Options for Retaining a Youthful, Natural Appearance SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of clinical skills to provide quality skin care, will be exploring the newest and best options in the field at their 20(th) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 24-26. "Medical skincare involves much more than facials or other...

2014-04-24 12:30:01

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- WCCT Global, a full service contract research organization announces today they will be in attendance at the 2014 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery ophthalmology conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The Full Service CRO will be exhibiting at booth #1304. In attendance from WCCT Global will be key personnel specializing in early and late phase ophthalmology clinical research to discuss our specialty clinical...

2014-04-24 12:29:59

PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Health, the leader in EHR software for outpatient specialty care, is pleased to announce that the Net Health Specialty Care Registry is qualified as a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting tool by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Net Health Specialty Care Registry is a software based collection and reporting tool that compiles and processes data from electronic health records (EHR) to enable...

2014-04-24 12:29:57

Liaison's cloud-based EMR-Link(TM) solution integrates lab orders and results with Answers(TM) Clinical EHR Solution for long term care and senior health facilities ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today their partnership with AOD Software, the leading integrated software solution for long-term care providers, to connect AOD customers to more...

2014-04-24 12:29:53

PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE), a medical device company developing its Symphony(®) CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that it has filed revised proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with Echo's 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, including a preliminary form of a revised proxy statement and a preliminary form of a revised WHITE...


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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...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Entomophobia
2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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