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2014-04-16 08:32:50

Dr. Marielena Guerra set to head new Elite OB/GYN West, provide another location to offer boutique health care for women FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lanalee Sam, founder of Elite OB/GYN, celebrates her 10-year anniversary in East Fort Lauderdale by opening a second branch at Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, FL. The West office, headed by Dr. Marielena Guerra, expands the practice's philosophy, offering a 360-degree view of women's health care...

2014-04-16 08:32:48

Komen Chicago has now donated nearly $15 million to Chicagoland organizations to fund research, navigation, screening, diagnostics and treatment support CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen® - Chicago today announced its 2014 class of grantees. The total award of nearly $1.3 million will be allocated across the 17 recipient organizations. Since its founding, Komen Chicago has awarded nearly $15 million to breast cancer programs of local organizations in an...

2014-04-16 08:32:44

U.S. Institutional Investors Lead Oversubscribed Round To Advance Monoclonal Antibody Clinical Programs For Companion Animal Health MELBOURNE, Australia, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexvet Biopharma, a leading veterinary biologic drug developer, today announced the closing of its US$31.5 million Series B round of financing. Top-tier U.S.-based institutional investors Farallon Capital Management, LLC, Adage Capital Partners, L.P, Foresite Capital, and Tavistock Life Sciences...

2014-04-16 08:32:42

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) will release its results for the first quarter 2014 after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Company has also scheduled a conference call on April 30(th) at 5:00 p.m. ET. During the conference call, James Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer, and Dan Crowe, Chief Technology Officer, will discuss the first quarter 2014 results...

2014-04-16 08:32:37

6.9 million people have a bleeding disorder. 75 percent of them don't know it. MONTREAL, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year on April 17, World Hemophilia Day is observed around the world to increase awareness of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. In 2014, World Hemophilia Day's theme will encourage the younger generation of the global bleeding disorders community to "Speak out. Create change." "World Hemophilia Day is part of our critical effort to aid in...

2014-04-16 08:32:35

Partnership to Offer Exclusive CMS-Sponsored Bundling Payment Program CLEVELAND, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) is partnering with Remedy Partners, Inc. (Remedy) to provide Skilled Nursing Facilities the opportunity to participate in an exclusive value-based program. The purpose of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program is to allow customers and partners to share in the cost savings derived from...

2014-04-16 08:32:33

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia President Heather Lavoie will present at Thursday's Business and Industry of New Hampshire Innovations in Health Care: Emerging Efforts to Deliver Quality, Affordable Care luncheon event at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Lavoie will be joined by Dr. Rick Phelps, President & COO, Elliot Health System, and Dr. Sarah Pletcher, Medical Director of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Center for Telehealth. "The advent of accountable...

2014-04-16 08:32:28

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTC: ZDPY) http://www.zonedproperties.com, a lessor of land, facilities and equipment to the medical marijuana industry has announced it has reached a decision with two large shareholders of the company, including the former CEO, to retire a total of 4,576,283 shares of common shares, which represent 15.8 % of the total outstanding shares of the company. These shares will return to the company...

2014-04-16 08:32:27

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 32,500,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price to the public of $0.85 per share, and 191,474 shares of its Series A convertible preferred stock, offered at a price to the public of $85.00 per share. The Series A convertible preferred stock is non-voting and is convertible into shares of Cardica common stock at a conversion rate...

2014-04-16 08:32:21

Kolltan Elects Daniel R. Vlock, M.D., as Director and Appoints William S. Slattery as Board Observer NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel biologics targeting receptor tyrosine kinases, today announced the election of Dr. Daniel R. Vlock to the Company's Board of Directors. In addition, William S. Slattery will join the Board of Directors as an observer representing...


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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