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2014-09-17 12:28:01

Experts Applaud Food & Beverage Industry Actions to Improve the Food Environment SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of new research showing that 16 major food and beverage companies have collectively cut 6.4 trillion calories from U.S. food products, The Obesity Society (TOS) issues an official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in calories per unit of weight, or energy density, as a contributing factor for...

2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

2014-09-17 12:27:18

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OTEMR, Inc., ONETOUCH EMR, 2.0 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). ONETOUCH EMR 2.0 was certified on July 14, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification...

2014-09-17 12:27:12

$5.38 MILLION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO APOLLOMED ACO, WHICH WAS ONE OF ONLY 4 MSSP ACOs IN CALIFORNIA OUT OF 15 THAT ACHIEVED SHARED SAVINGS AND HAD THE 2nd HIGHEST MSSP ACO DISTRIBUTION IN THE STATE GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 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 will be distributed to...

2014-09-17 12:27:05

New multi-year grant furthers non-profit organization's work to accelerate the drug development process TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the organization $2.1 million in first year funding of a five-year grant with the potential of $10.5 million over the five years. This is the second five-year grant that C-Path has received from the FDA under the...

2014-09-17 12:27:00

Privacy-protected patient support apps now available in Mobile Health Library(TM) for patients prescribed Oxtellar XR® (oxcarbazapine extended-release tablets) and Trokendi XR® (topiramate extended-release capsules) DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adherent Health, LLC, a mobile health engagement advisory specializing in medication safe-use, adherence, and health outcomes attainment, announced today the introduction of patient support apps for two novel medications...

2014-09-17 12:26:51

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Total health care costs follow health risks and can be mitigated over time through incentivized workplace wellness programs, according to a five-year observational study by UPMC Health Plan. The report, "UPMC MyHealth: Managing the Health and Costs of U.S. Healthcare Workers," has been published today by the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine" (AJPM). The study was designed to evaluate the impact of UPMC's health management and...

2014-09-17 12:26:45

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that PediatricsConsultantLive, a leading online community for pediatricians and health care professionals who treat pediatric patients, offers special coverage to help clinicians promote vaccination and to help make sure kids stay-up-to date with their vaccines. The US government estimates that vaccination will save 322,000,000 children born after 1994 from vaccine-preventable infections, that 21,000,000 kids won't be...

2014-09-17 12:26:40

DALLAS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Medical Electronics Market by Component (Sensor, Battery, Memory Device, Display, & Microprocessor/MCU), by Application (Imaging, Medical Therapeutics, Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Fitness & Wellness), and by Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of medical electronics market is expected to reach $56.50 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR...

2014-09-17 12:25:34

Improved Efficacy and Lower List Price than the Anti-TNFs Will Be the Key Drivers for Prescribing of Emerging Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that among Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis (CD/UC) patients eligible for biologic therapy, only a proportion of patients currently receive a biologic. Surveyed gastroenterologists cite patients' discomfort with biological therapy as the...


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.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'