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2014-09-18 16:27:46

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Rainey, executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Airlines will be named national chair of the March of Dimes 2015 March for Babies at a ceremony in Phoenix tonight. Mr. Rainey commits to generating a minimum of $1 million for the organization, which supports research and other programs to give more babies a healthy start in life. "Many of our United employees and their families worldwide have been...

2014-09-18 16:27:41

HIGHLAND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation announced over $100K in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients. Five graduate researchers in the field of health policy and administration at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University received Dissertation Support Grants (DSGs)...

2014-09-18 16:27:38

Support will provide much-needed services for medical workers working to combat the worst Ebola outbreak on record SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced two additional partnerships with Medical Teams International and Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres as part of its comprehensive relief campaign to tackle the Ebola epidemic. More volunteer medical professionals and facilities are desperately needed in order to turn the tide on the...

2014-09-18 16:27:30

The Report Misses the Mark by Tying the Provision of those Services to Reimbursement Levels and Access to Federal Funding NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO As Berkshire Medical Center, local and state officials continue to work on re-establishing desperately needed health care services for Northern...

2014-09-18 16:27:20

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacPractice's MacPractice MD MU version 5.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). MacPractice MD MU version 5.0 was certified on June 6, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National...

2014-09-18 16:27:10

PaySpan's providers gain access to new group of direct-pay patients PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SpendWell Health(TM), an online marketplace for health care services, has partnered with PaySpan®, Inc., the leading provider of health care reimbursement and payment automation services. Through the partnership, the SpendWell consumer retail experience of shopping for routine health care services now reaches PaySpan's network of more than 700,000 health care...

2014-09-18 16:24:48

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The industry research report on "Latin America Nutraceuticals Industry Outlook to 2017 - Mexico and Brazil to Lead Growth" gives a comprehensive analysis of the nutraceutical industry past, present and future outlook. The report discusses Mexico and Brazil markets with outlook to 2017. Statistics include functional food, functional beverages and dietary supplements market size and competitive analysis. Additionally the...

2014-09-18 16:24:17

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Pneumococcal Disease and Its PreventionPneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumonia), a pathogenic bacterium, is the leading cause of serious illness across the globe. It is the main cause of pneumonia, sinusitis, blood infections, meningitis, and middle ear infections (otitis media). Pneumococcal disease affects children and the elderly, and it is one of the leading infectious diseases worldwide. It kills almost 1.6 million people (including more...

obesity
2014-09-18 03:30:43

Brittany Behm, The JAMA Network Journals The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. Waist circumference is a simple measure of total and intra-abdominal body fat. Although the prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United States through 2008, its trend in recent years has not been known, according to background information in the article. Earl...

2014-09-18 12:30:34

Interactive user group, exhibit hall, and live presentation offer SAHIVCS members multiple ways to experience inPractice Africa at annual conference RESTON, Va. and PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO) today announced that it will have a significant presence at the 2nd annual conference of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHIVCS) in Cape Town, South Africa, 24-27 September 2014. During the course of the 4-day...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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