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2014-08-18 23:02:04

Discover a new revolutionary product that is designed to nourish the brain. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee beginning his pioneering work leading to the invention of Vitalized Minerals, one of the first multivitamin supplements in the world, and many other groundbreaking products, Shaklee Corporation is once again demonstrating its commitment to safe, scientifically validated products that help people live healthier...

2014-08-18 23:01:50

FUNNBAR™ combines delicious with healthy in a gluten-free protein candy chew. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 In the wake of the rapidly growing sports nutrition protein bar category, comes the one and only FUNNBAR™. BPI Sports is proud to unleash the most innovative, exciting, and delicious new way to feed your protein needs - while satisfying your sweet tooth without the guilt. The first of its kind to hit the market, FUNNBAR™ is the convenient, mouth-watering, and...

2014-08-18 23:01:48

Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences received research awards totaling more than $2.4 million during the 2013-14 academic year, making significant advances in securing coveted extramural funds, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at...

2014-08-18 23:01:42

“Hunger in America” Study Reveals the Current Face of Hunger Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region, 12 percent of the area’s population, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America. Hunger in America 2014 is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking food assistance in the United...

2014-08-18 23:01:25

Dr. Steve Smith's practice, Smith Chiropractic, based in Buena Park, comes highly recommended by Power Liens, the largest directory of physicians working on lien and letter of protection. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 With over 4,000 physicians in their network, Power Liens has a special designation for their most experienced and trusted doctors, who consistently deliver quality care. When you see the Power Liens designation of “Preferred Provider,” you can rest...

2014-08-18 23:01:18

Hospice Savannah’s new video featured on the National Hospice and Palliative Care website. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 “Grief through a Child’s Eye,” a touching and inspiring three-minute video filmed during this year’s Hospice Savannah’s annual children’s grief camp, is being featured on the National Hospice and Palliative Care’s new website “Moments of Life made possible by Hospice.” The Moments of Life campaign is hoping to change the nation’s perception...

2014-08-18 23:00:29

National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) leadership and advisers consider current research needs of the graduate medical education (GME) community. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Earlier this month, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) hosted a meeting of its new Research Advisory Committee to consider ways in which to grow NRMP’s research agenda and address the needs of Match participants and stakeholders. The ten-member Committee includes individuals...

2014-08-18 23:00:16

A new vacation membership program has been unveiled by the rapidly expanding Unlimited Vacation Club. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts (UVC) is proud to announce the Lifestyle Collection, a dynamic new vacation program that offers a world of travel and leisure benefits with amazing offers and savings credits that can be applied toward payments for cruises, resorts, hotels, vacation packages, golf tee times, wine, merchandise and much more. UVC...

2014-08-18 20:22:15

Hernias are more common in women and children than many people assume, but laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair from Dr. Towfigh can reduce complications and risks LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Though common wisdom will tell you that hernias only occur in men, usually adult men, this is far from the truth. While the majority of hernias do occur in males - with inguinal hernia symptoms in men particularly common - some types of hernia are not at all rare in women and children of...

2014-08-18 20:22:14

Vaccines are necessary to protect children from illness, and Santa Monica Pediatrics and Adult Medicine ensures their patients are safe from unwanted side-effects LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before sending your kids off to school, it's more important than ever to keep them safe from potential illnesses through vaccination from an expertly trained medical professional. At Santa Monica Pediatrics and Adult Medicine, resident pediatrician Dr. Parisa A. Khorsandi is certified by...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.