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2014-07-24 16:26:54

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that it will report its second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after the close of the U.S. financial markets. The announcement will be followed by a conference call with the investment community at 2 p.m. PT. Participating in the call from Amgen will be Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer, and other members of Amgen's senior management team. Live audio of...

2014-07-24 16:26:49

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Physicians announced today that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated 134 United Physicians primary care practices representing 360 primary care physicians (PCPs) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). The designation period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. "Our physicians are dedicated to enhancing the overall health of our patient population and devoted to delivering high quality,...

2014-07-24 16:26:46

- Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT - MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTYV), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it will host a live webcast of a presentation to investors on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT. The presentation will include an overview of Asterias' business strategy and product development pipeline. To...

2014-07-24 16:26:45

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene marked the success of the city-wide BigAppleRx prescription discount card program. BigAppleRx has surpassed more than $25 million in savings for New Yorkers since it was launched in May 2011. The BigAppleRx program aims to provide savings on prescription medications to anyone experiencing coverage gaps, including those who have no health insurance or high co-pays or deductibles...

2014-07-24 16:26:43

Dr. William Feltner, DMD, and Team to Offer Full-Service Dental Care, Personalized Treatment Plans SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Aspen Dental office is opening in Somerset, KY on Thursday, July 31. Located at 2911 S. Highway 27, the conveniently located practice will provide dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration. Dr. William Feltner, lead dentist at the Somerset office, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine...

2014-07-24 16:26:40

Dentists are getting a jump on their competition by purchasing wholesale supplies online through e-commerce site DentalDisposables.net LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many new dentists who are opening their own offices often wonder what they can do to ensure that their practice will be a success. DentalDisposables.net is here to say that where dentists purchase the basic supplies they use the most can make all the difference. Dentistry is a business like any other, and...

2014-07-24 16:26:38

The estimated 2014 medical cost of obesity in the U.S. is $200 billion SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 3Pound Health(TM) announced the full commercial release of Euco(TM), a patient-engagement platform designed to expand the reach and impact of clinician-managed health and wellness programs. Euco is a disruptive innovation that recognizes the reality of today's behavior-driven healthcare challenges manifested most recognizably in obesity and chronic disease. 3Pound Health...

2014-07-24 16:26:34

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ECC West Africa, LLC (ECC) signed a contract in Denver, Colorado with University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan Board of Management for the first phase of a development project to finance, design, construct, and operate and maintain a new, state-of-the-art Cancer Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria. Under the first of the 4-phase project, ECC will conduct feasibility studies and prepare scoping documents and funding applications. UCH Ibadan...

2014-07-24 16:26:33

ATLANTA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) ("Alimera"), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that it will release its second quarter of fiscal year 2014 financial results after the market close on Thursday, August 7, 2014. An investor conference call will follow on the same day at 4:30 p.m. ET. The conference call will be hosted by...

2014-07-24 16:26:32

OTTAWA, July 24, 2014 The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) would like to comment on the death of Mrs. Lucie Roussel, Mayor of La Prairie, on Sunday. As previously reported, Mrs. Roussel stepped on a wasp nest and was stung multiple times. Unfortunately, the autopsy report is not yet available. It is thought that Mrs. Roussel died from a toxic reaction to the stings which usually requires at least 50 stings, or anaphylaxis which can occur after one sting....


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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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