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2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...

2014-09-17 00:21:05

Vercise DBS System is the First DBS System Offering Precise Neural Targeting and a 25-Year Battery Life MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark for the Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized by involuntary and rhythmic shaking, usually associated with difficulty in an...

2014-09-17 00:21:02

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million in cash will be distributed to ApolloMed ACO. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2014-09-16 23:17:11

Teen addiction expert outlines key information about the second most popular drug among teenagers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands. Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading...

2014-09-16 23:17:02

Career Step is pleased to announce that Panacea Healthcare Solutions will be reselling the company’s ICD-10-CM and PCS comprehensive skill assessments and the ICD-10-CM and PCS configured practice case studies through ICD University and Panacea’s consulting division. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Career Step, an online provider of online career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce that Panacea Healthcare Solutions will be reselling the company’s...

2014-09-16 23:16:57

1Heart Caregiver Services Training Director Randolph Neil conducted in-service training for most staff of Regency Park Oak Knoll during the assisted living national week, in collaboration with their Executive Director Gladys Broxton. This continuing professional education program is both the advocacy and initiative of 1Heart Shirley Billedo and Regency Park officers of the community, Wellness Director Ana Artiga, Marketing Director Jeanine Hernandez and Activities Coordinator Alfonso...

2014-09-16 23:16:51

Claire Wineland receives notable award for her dedication to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Claire Wineland, age 17, of Redondo Beach, California, has been named a national winner of the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates twenty-five inspiring, public-spirited young people from all across America who have made a significant positive difference to people and our...

2014-09-16 23:16:50

Scar Removal Treatment Company, Scarinex™, is pleased to announce the launch of their first blog in September. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Leading Scar Removal Treatment Company, Scarinex™, has announced that they are launching their first blog, in an effort to share insightful information and valuable tips related to scars, skincare and wellness as well as benefits of Scarinex™ products. Scarinex™ is the most comprehensive scar removal solution that successfully...

2014-09-16 23:15:57

The “small, rural hospital” laboratory boasts state-of-the-art capabilities, according to its bi-annual inspection. Tappahannock, Va. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 When people head to the doctor to have tests performed, it’s rare they think about what it takes to get those precise, accurate results. “The common misconception from the public is that we draw blood, put it on a machine and get an answer, when in fact, it’s much more than that,” said Angela Dove, the Senior...

2014-09-16 23:15:28

New Albany dental expert Dr. Ronald Receveur is offering the 90 million chronic bad breath sufferers in this country eight tips on serious issues that may be causing their problem. Dr. Receveur, a noted Louisville family cosmetic dentist said food is the number one reason for halitosis, but people shouldn’t assume it is the reason for bad breath that never seems to go away. NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 New Albany dental expert Dr. Ronald Receveur is offering the 90 million...


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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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