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2014-04-18 23:00:51

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, presents data at Western University of Health Sciences event showing that life expectancy is relatively low and declining compared to the world's other wealthy nations. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Life expectancy in the United States, once firmly in the middle of the pack compared to most of the other major developed nations in the world, is relatively low and declining, a nationally recognized gerontology expert told Western University of Health Sciences...

2014-04-18 23:00:49

There is now a solution to the embarrassment of loose, slipping dentures. Dr. Todd Shatkin is now offering the most innovative dental implants in the great Buffalo, NY area. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Todd Shatkin of Aesthetic Associates Centre is now providing a full range of dental implants. What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are placed into the jaw to act as a replacement for the root of the tooth. They are placed there for missing teeth or to create a...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-18 23:00:41

Dr. Kaz Zymantas announces the availability of dental implants in Naperville, IL to gum disease patients after treatment with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP®.. Gum disease symptoms can affect the success of dental implants, and tooth loss and gum disease are similar in that many Americans are suffering from these issues and have not yet taken corrective action. Naperville, IL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Dr. Kaz Zymantas announces the availability of treatment for...

2014-04-18 23:00:17

Mr. Timothy B. McMurry, EdD, MSN, BSN; Brings Leadership and Proven Healthcare Experience to the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy B. McMurry, EdD, MSN, BSN, as the new Director of the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. McMurry will oversee the delivery of health care to nearly 74,000 unique Veteran patients via a workforce of nearly 2200...

2014-04-18 20:21:10

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's highly competitive and demanding healthcare landscape, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies greatly rely on thought leaders to influence the important decisions relevant to their products. Thought leaders are the bellwethers of market direction, as they help companies to better understand where therapeutic guidelines and practices are headed and they influence how practicing physicians respond to new...

2014-04-18 20:21:09

PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts has denied Teva's application for an injunction seeking to prevent Mylan's launch of a generic version of Copaxone(®) pending the Supreme Court's decision on Teva's appeal. This is the second time that the Chief Justice has denied Teva's request for such an injunction. In March, the Supreme Court granted Teva's petition for certiorari seeking clarification of...

2014-04-18 20:21:07

ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense today awarded Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) administration of the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract serving approximately 10 million beneficiaries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO "Express Scripts is proud to continue providing world-class service and specialized pharmacy care to our men and women in uniform, along with their dependents and also...

2014-04-18 20:21:05

Dr. Suzanne Grady of New York , New York has been honored with a recognition by New York Family in its selection of "Favorite Local Dentists." NEW YORK, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the April, 2014 issue of New York Family published by Manhattan Media. Dr. Suzanne Grady was selected for the following honor: "Favorite Local Dentists" http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140418/76481 Dr. Suzanne Grady commented on the...

2014-04-18 16:23:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today said raw milk collected during required routine sampling by a commercial laboratory on April 8 tested positive for the bacteria. Greenfield Dairy owned by Paul Weaver, sells directly to consumers at an...


Latest Health Medical Pharma Reference Libraries

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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