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Researchers See Rising Prevalence Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Researchers See Rising Prevalence Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea In The US

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Obstructive sleep apnea has been growing in prevalence across the United States and according to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project – about 25 million Americans now have the...

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2014-09-30 23:26:17

Sarah E. Schiermeister, R. N., B.S.N., is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 NAPW honors Sarah E. Schiermeister, R.N., B.S.N., Clinical Manager Specialist, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Schiermeister is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in clinical care. As the largest networking organization of professional women in the country,...

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Aureus Medical's rehab therapy division will be exhibiting at the NPTA Fall Conference in Lincoln, NE October 10-11, 2014. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Aureus Medical Group (web: aureusmedical.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the NPTA Fall Conference to be held October 10 & 11, 2014 in Lincoln, NE. The NPTA Fall Conference offers educational programming, networking...

2014-09-30 23:24:21

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2014-09-30 23:22:48

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2014-09-30 23:22:34

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2014-09-30 23:22:10

A converted Winnebago is now a Spa On Wheels offering a unique form of advertising. Hands On Mobile Massage And Spa can be hired for tradeshows, corporate events, functions and more to entice prospects to consider a quick escape and leave a lasting impression and a feel good feeling about the sponsoring company. Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Recruiting new customers just takes the right touch at corporate events and functions, at least according to Hands On...

2014-09-30 23:21:32

Referral Management and Patient Engagement Platform Passes Rigorous THA Evaluation Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Texas Hospital Association announced today an exclusive endorsement agreement with LeadingReach, a referral management and patient engagement platform for the entire healthcare ecosystem. The partnership will enable Texas Hospital Association (THA) member hospitals and health systems to use LeadingReach's enhanced referral management capabilities, helping...

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...

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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...


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Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Indonesian Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii
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Cinnamomum burmannii is a flowering tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia or Korintje. C. burmannii belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is most commonly known for its spice; the household spice cinnamon is made from the tree’s bark. The species is found growing naturally in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, specifically in the West Sumatra and Western Jambi provinces. It prefers tropical climates, requiring wet environments....

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Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Schistosoma mansoni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...

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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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