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2015-05-21 16:30:02

New course by Phoenix dentist teaches selection of the appropriate custom bite splint designs to treat TMJ disorders, muscle tension headaches & facial pain. GLENDALE, Ariz., May 21,

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MARLTON, N.J., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people are reluctant to discuss their wishes for care during serious illness and at end of life.

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Brantley Gilbert Joins WWP and Harley-Davidson to Raise Awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today

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LONDON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China hospital industry has been developing quickly in recent years, thanks to the market demand stimulus and steady progress in health

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2015-05-21 14:09:10

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, but this little iron fish is here to save the day!

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DALLAS, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Healthcare Mobility Solutions Market by Products & Services (Mobile Devices, Mobile

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DUBLIN, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cw25hr/global_joint)

2015-05-21 12:31:25

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Praises Medicare Part D Exemption Language in Drug Management Program That Protects Long-Term Care Patients WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-05-21 12:31:05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Comvest Partners ("Comvest") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of FastMed Urgent Care ("FastMed" or

2015-05-21 12:31:03

Second largest independent urgent care network in U.S.


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.