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2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...

2014-09-17 04:21:18

- Total Deal Valued at up to Approximately $133.5 Million; Approximately $18.1 million Upfront - SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) and Servier today jointly announced that they have entered into an exclusive license and collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize PIXUVRI(®) (pixantrone) in a transaction valued at up to EUR103.0 million (approximately $133.5 million) if all milestones are achieved. Under the agreement, CTI...

2014-09-17 04:20:02

Tokyo, Sept 17, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that a series of abstracts highlighting the latest clinical data on Halaven(R) (generic name: eribulin mesylate; non-taxane microtubule dynamics inhibitor, "Halaven") and lenvatinib mesylate (generic name; selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) with a novel binding mode, "lenvatinib") will be presented during the 39th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress...

2014-09-17 00:21:05

Vercise DBS System is the First DBS System Offering Precise Neural Targeting and a 25-Year Battery Life MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark for the Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized by involuntary and rhythmic shaking, usually associated with difficulty in an...

2014-09-17 00:21:02

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million in cash will be distributed to ApolloMed ACO. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2014-09-17 00:20:34

Article in Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Washington University cancer researcher Dr. Patricia Berg, former White House Drug Policy Spokesman and House Aging Committee Director Robert Weiner, and Solutions for Change Senior Policy Analyst Tom Sherman, are asserting that Federal cancer research funding cuts are threatening the nation's mortality rate. The trio wrote an article, "FUND CANCER RESEARCH TO KEEP BREAKTHROUGHS COMING," which...

2014-09-16 23:17:15

A St. Louis law firm that practices defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe reports on a Texas state trial involving the Boston Scientific Obtryx bladder sling, a vaginal mesh product. The jury found Boston Scientific liable for the plaintiff's injuries. St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The team of defective medical device and personal injury lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe report that the company behind the Obtryx bladder sling, Boston Scientific...

2014-09-16 23:17:02

Career Step is pleased to announce that Panacea Healthcare Solutions will be reselling the company’s ICD-10-CM and PCS comprehensive skill assessments and the ICD-10-CM and PCS configured practice case studies through ICD University and Panacea’s consulting division. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Career Step, an online provider of online career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce that Panacea Healthcare Solutions will be reselling the company’s...

2014-09-16 23:16:55

Smith & Jones Developed Lung Cancer Screening Campaign for Ellis Medicine Troy, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 More women die from lung cancer than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined, and lung cancer claims more lives of men than any other cancer. Ellis Medicine hopes to change the conversation surrounding lung cancer with a new community wellness campaign developed by healthcare marketing agency Smith & Jones. This multi-media campaign, which launched last month,...

2014-09-16 23:16:48

On September 12, Hospira, Inc. announced the recall of one lot of Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL), in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL due to particulate matter. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information...


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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...

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...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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