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2014-10-22 12:30:52

The fun frights of Halloween can give way to real fear when navigating dangerous L.A. freeways, so stay safe and healthy with in-home medicine from Dr. Farzam and his team LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween is fun for all ages, and in an entertainment-focused city like Los Angeles, this is particularly true. From world-class spook-fests like Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights to the glitz of the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnival that takes over the streets,...

2014-10-22 12:30:46

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has entered into an agreement with Linden Oaks, a Naperville-based regional behavioral healthcare provider that is part of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, to manage NCH's behavioral health services. Under the agreement, Linden Oaks will manage NCH's behavioral health services, including adult inpatient services, adolescent behavioral health and the NCH Youth Center substance abuse residential...

2014-10-22 12:30:45

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Glaucoma Foundation's recently concluded 2014 International Scientific Think Tank was TGF's third consecutive annual gathering to focus on exfoliation syndrome (XFS), an age-related systemic disease characterized by the production and accumulation of a whitish material in many ocular as well as non-ocular tissues. Three years ago TGF made a decision to devote its efforts to curing exfoliation syndrome. Worldwide, XFS is the most...

2014-10-22 12:30:43

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Linda A. Walsh, MD, a family physician at Jarrettsville Family Care in Jarrettsville, Maryland, was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The Humanitarian Award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts by AAFP members, both within and beyond the borders of the United States. Walsh is the medical director and chair of the Steering Committee for the...

2014-10-22 12:30:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, a family physician from Arlington, Virginia, was awarded the 2014 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary contributions to the health of the American public. Jarris is the executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, a former...

2014-10-22 12:30:39

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR; "Semler"), an emerging medical risk assessment company that develops patented products that assist healthcare providers in monitoring patients and evaluating chronic diseases, today announced that it will report third quarter 2014 financial results before the open of U.S. financial markets on October 31, 2014. Doug Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., chief executive officer of Semler, will host a conference call...

2014-10-22 12:30:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual meeting. The board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. The AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. -- Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP, is president of the board. Wergin is a family physician in...

2014-10-22 12:30:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Wergin was chosen president-elect in September 2013 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. As...

2014-10-22 12:30:21

VANCOUVER, BC and PLYMOUTH, MI, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ProNAi Therapeutics Inc., a private company dedicated to developing and commercializing a new class of therapies based on its proprietary DNAi® platform, today announced that it has added five seasoned executives to its senior management team. -- Dr. Angie You, Chief Business & Strategy Officer & Head of Commercial -- Wendy Chapman, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations...

2014-10-22 12:30:18

DALLAS, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report The "Single Tooth Implants and Dental Bridges Market by Product (Single Tooth Implants, Dental Bridges), by Type (3-unit, 4-unit, Maryland, Cantilever, Partial), by Material (PFM, All Ceramics and Metal Alloys) - Global Forecasts to 2019", published by marketsandmarkets, analyzes and studies major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the...


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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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