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2014-09-30 23:21:27

The American Sleep Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014, a national event focused on increasing public awareness about this potentially deadly sleep disorder. The event this year will occur during October 6 -13, 2014. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The American Sleep Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014, a national event focused on increasing public awareness about this potentially deadly sleep disorder. The event this year will...

2014-09-30 23:21:25

National Alliance for Caregiving to Participate in IOM Workshop on Home-Based Care Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) are today convening a workshop on the Future of Home Health Care to study how future models of home-based healthcare can better serve patients and families. The workshop will also identify research priorities for the community to move the field forward. This work is key for patients and family...

2014-10-01 00:21:25

DENVER, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimGenics Weight Loss Centers announced their Flagship Sponsorship of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) Walk. This free 5K walk raises awareness and donations for furthering research and prevention to finish the fight against breast cancer. One in every three cancer deaths can be prevented through proper nutrition and physical activity, according to the ACS. As a leader in nutritionally based weight...

2014-09-30 23:21:13

Approved online continuing education company announces addition of new course for healthcare providers. The course will assist in ending tobacco use. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CE-Classes.com has announced the addition of a new online course – Tobacco Free: A Toolkit for Healthcare Providers. This course on treating tobacco addiction is designed for healthcare providers who do clinical work - substance abuse counselors, social workers, professional counselors, psychologists,...

2014-09-30 23:21:11

Modern Healthcare named QHR Consulting Services as the tenth largest healthcare management consulting firm in its annual "Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms" survey. Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Modern Healthcare named QHR Consulting Services as the tenth largest healthcare management consulting firm in its annual "Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms" survey. This is the fifth time QHR has made Modern Healthcare's list....

2014-09-30 23:21:08

Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is the only Prosthetics and Orthotics facility in northern New Jersey to offer patients the Omega Tracer System scanner to speed the fabrication and fit of prosthetics. Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Today’s advanced medical technology allows Americans to survive injuries and disease that would have been untreatable in the past. Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is at the forefront of applying new technology to help...

2014-09-30 23:21:02

Miele Professional has a package of products for cleaning surgical instruments frequently used in outpatient procedures offering better throughput, safety, and economy. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 For Dr. Jim Pertsch, a skilled surgeon with his own surgery center in San Mateo, CA, the decision was simple. “I was familiar with Miele equipment and fascinated with the quality, so when I heard Miele offered a solution for cleaning surgical instruments, I was interested,” says...

2014-09-30 23:20:56

Portion of proceeds from ID jewelry sales will support foundation’s care-related mission. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 American Medical ID and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced a collaborative agreement to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the importance of wearing medical IDs for people with these brain disorders. American Medical ID will donate 20 percent of retail sales generated by AFA to the foundation to...

2014-09-30 23:20:43

Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Miami, Now Offers Breast Ultrasounds as Part of the Cancer Screening Process MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Doctors often order breast ultrasounds as a follow-up, after a patient has received abnormal mammogram results. Most breast ultrasounds are done at a specialized medical imaging center, such as the Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Miami. The Center for Diagnostic Imaging is now offering breast ultrasounds to patients as an alternative to MRI....

2014-09-30 23:20:34

The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) partner on projects aligning specialized nursing practices with ACRES mission of building a global system for clinical research. Clinical research nurses have a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the study process while protecting the rights and safety of the participant in investigational studies, including ensuring that patients are aware of...


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

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...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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