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2014-10-30 12:29:37

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hal Miner was rushed to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Southern California several years ago, complaining of severe headaches and unable to write his own name, the emergency room medical staff immediately sized up the situation and ordered a CT scan. After the results came back, there was no time to wait: Hal needed brain surgery that night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "We have to do brain surgery tonight on...

2014-10-30 12:29:33

ISNES, Belgium, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iSTAR Medical SA, a privately held ophthalmic device company, announced today that the first patient in its European multi-center clinical trial has been successfully implanted with the STARflo(TM) glaucoma drainage device. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126825 The study will be conducted at leading clinical study sites across Europe to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the STARflo(TM) system in patients with...

2014-10-30 12:29:27

The Bayat Foundation and Starkey Hearing Foundation partner to bring the gift of hearing to conflict regions in Afghanistan. KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the Bayat Foundation kicked off a partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide hearing health care to people in need across Afghanistan. During the first hearing mission in the country, the two organizations worked together to provide more than 1,700 customized hearing devices to...

2014-10-30 12:29:23

Collaboration to Expand Pioneering Education Program NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation announced today their collaboration on expanding and enhancing The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program to improve care for the nearly one million people in the United States living with Parkinson's disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155543LOGO It is estimated that the...

2014-10-30 12:29:20

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an analysis of GlidePath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's private health insurance exchange, employers and employees are benefitting from use of the private exchange by empowering employees as informed consumers of health care coverage. The analysis showed Glidepath increased employee cost awareness, encouraged employees to make effective cost choices to meet their needs, and strengthened knowledge and adoption of Health Savings...

2014-10-30 12:29:05

National Take the Tour Day Honors the 5.4 Million Americans Living with Dementia ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 6, Second Wind Dreams® will present the Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT®) at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY in the 2(nd) floor Ceremonial Chamber from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in recognition of Second Wind Dreams' National Take the Tour Day. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a...

2014-10-30 12:29:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania physicians and hospitals will see significant savings in the cost of the catastrophic level of medical malpractice insurance coverage next year. The assessment for Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) for 2015 will decrease 48 percent from the prior year. "Today's announcement reflects improvement in our medical malpractice climate due in part to tort...

2014-10-30 12:28:29

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today announced that I-27 Medical Center in Lubbock, TX has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through I-27 Medical Center, EHE members in the Lubbock region now have greater access to EHE's...

2014-10-30 12:28:27

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today announced that Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Austin, TX has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Austin Diagnostic Clinic, EHE members in the Austin region now have greater access to...

2014-10-30 12:28:18

2014 Distinguished Innovators Awards Recruit Immunology Leaders into Lupus Field to Find Root Causes that Can Propel New Treatments and a Cure NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) announced recipients of its 2014 Distinguished Innovator Awards with three cutting-edge projects that tackle the underlying causes of the disease. The world's largest private grants in novel lupus research, the LRI Distinguished Innovator Awards support major studies...


Latest Health Reference Libraries

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
2014-02-07 09:31:00

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....

Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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