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2014-07-23 23:11:42

Improvement in Headaches Following Improved Cervical Curve Through Chiropractic Bio-Physics Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Millions of Americans visit their medical doctors each year complaining of headaches and migraines, hoping for quick and easy bandaid to their sometimes-debilitating headaches. Not surprisingly, most patients are sent home after a brief exam and a prescription for medication. According to a BioMed Central study which evaluated referral patterns of primary...

2014-07-23 23:11:40

Fall Prevention works—New data shows Contra Costa Seniors safer in homes. If all senior residents were to receive fall prevention services based on this data, we could prevent about three per cent of total 9-1-1 responses for these seniors who are falling. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 When Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services modifies a home, it cuts the chances of a senior calling 9-1-1 for a fall by about 53 per cent, according to new data compiled by American...

2014-07-23 23:11:33

Theravent® Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy, a clinically proven therapy to reduce or eliminate snoring, proudly announces two new snoring therapies. These new snoring therapies, Theravent LITE and Theravent MAX, will join the already successful Theravent REGULAR strength, to help address the full spectrum of snoring, from light, to moderate and heavy snoring. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Theravent® Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy is the first and only FDA-cleared Expiratory...

2014-07-23 23:11:25

Library Journal recently gave Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement (Viva Editions), by Sheila Himmel and Fran Smith, a starred review. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Once viewed with suspicion as a New Age indulgence or fringe religious practice, hospice has become a $14 billion-a-year business and arguably the most successful segment of health care in America. In Changing the Way We Die, award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel investigate...

2014-07-23 23:10:59

The Husson University announced today that its School of Nursing, a leading educator of healthcare professionals, has received a $684,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). As the only nursing program in Maine to receive this prestigious grant this year, this action is a testament to the quality of Husson’s nursing program and the institution's dedication to improving the lives of rural and underserved...

2014-07-23 23:10:41

Recommendations Guide States in Supporting People and Family Caregivers Facing Alzheimer's Disease New York, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 In an effort to help advance the goals of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease” at the state level, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) this week released a white paper that examines the scope of the Alzheimer’s crisis, and the need for wide-scale implementation of state...

2014-07-23 23:09:26

Woodland Hills’ top cosmetic dentists want to alert the 90 million Americans suffering from chronic bad breath that the condition is more than just a nuisance to those with whom they speak. Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., are concerned that some people may be overlooking an obvious sign of a larger problem. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Woodland Hills’ top cosmetic dentists want to alert the 90...

2014-07-23 23:09:23

Low enrollment and high administrative costs could push states to raise user fees or possibly move to the federal platform, say industry observers in the July 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Low enrollment and higher-than-expected administrative costs are prompting some state-run insurance exchanges to come up with alternative means to becoming self-sustaining. Industry observers identify some of the...

2014-07-23 23:08:24

Diet Doc’s new cholesterol diet plans focus on helping people in any part of the country lose weight fast and improve their health by reducing bad cholesterol levels Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Being overweight is no longer a mere cosmetic concern. Almost every day, new research suggests that eating a diet high in processed and sugar-laden foods significantly affects overall general health and increases the risk for a host of diseases and weight related conditions, including...

2014-07-23 23:08:18

Diet Doc’s new approach to dieting includes diet plans for men that allow those in any area of the country to melt dangerous belly fat without embarrassing, costly and time consuming visits to doctor’s offices. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 As the body ages, men tend to lose muscle because calories are burned more slowly resulting in old muscle being replaced by fatty tissue. The majority of American men tend to accumulate this excess fat in the belly region, the most dangerous area...


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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