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2014-07-22 16:27:22

DUBLIN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that it will report its 2014 second quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, after the close of the financial markets. Company management will host a live audio webcast immediately following the announcement at 4:30 p.m. EDT/9:30 p.m. IST to provide a business and financial update and discuss second quarter 2014 financial results. Interested parties may access the live audio...

2014-07-22 16:27:10

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston received the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The award was presented July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:08

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:05

DETROIT, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:02

100% of donations raised will go to research KINGSTON, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 11,000 people from across the country came together on Saturday, April 26(th) in New York's Central Park in support of the 2014 Parkinson's Unity Walk. Friends and families were united in a common goal to raise awareness and funds to support research for better Parkinson's treatments and hopefully one day a cure. Through their collective efforts, more than $1.6 million in...

2014-07-22 16:26:47

COLUMBIA, Md., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. (www.maximhealthcare.com), an established provider of home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services, has appointed Bart Kelly as its new vice president of human resources. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130925/PH86527LOGO In his newly appointed role, Kelly will lead the direction of human resources strategies focused on fulfilling Maxim's mission to be the employer, the provider, and the...

2014-07-22 16:24:19

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) presented the 2014 AMA/AMAF Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award at its Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Arlington, VA, on July 22, 2014. This year's winner, Kate Grant, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fistula Foundation (San Jose, CA)--an organization that transforms the lives of women with the childbirth injury obstetric...

2014-07-22 12:30:46

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation backed by the drugstore lobby (H.R. 4577, "Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014") championing so-called "any willing pharmacy" mandates in Medicare Part D would undermine the availability of lower cost preferred pharmacy networks and increase Medicare spending by $21 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research from The Moran Company...

2014-07-22 12:30:44

Healthcare Access San Antonio Achieves the Highest Standards of Ensuring Security and Privacy of Health Information AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HIETexas today announced that Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange organization for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas, has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare...

2014-07-22 12:30:23

Funding Opportunity to Facilitate Events that Advance Patient-Centered Outcomes Research WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today launched a new funding opportunity through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program to support research meetings and events that will expand patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER). Eligible organizations...


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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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